March 31st, 2017

Hey welcome back Friday Folks!

It is time… for your videos.

The Most Beautiful Black and White Shots in Movie History

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I’m not sure I’m a fan of the song (especially its pairing with this montage) so I play it muted.

But it sure is beautiful.

(Not Another Lame) Fight Song by Kawehi

This is making the rounds (and she has other very popular videos as well.) This is a one-man-band setup being run while walking calmly through pedestrian traffic. And the song is pretty excellent too. Nicely done!

Sent in by many, many subscribers.

The Academy Where Butlers Are Born

“Learning to serve as a certified butler is both a skill and an art, and the world’s most elite butlers come from one place: The International Butler Academy in Simpelveld, Netherlands.”

I had no idea. But now we know.

Rayna meets a “robot”

(Shhh… it’s actually a water heater.)

Deffffinitely making the rounds and I do not care. 🙂

And that’s what I got.

Happy Friday everybody!

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March 27th, 2017

Heyyyy look!

Friday!

And Videos!

And Friday Videos!!

World Order: Singularity

Some impressive choreography in this crazy J-Pop video.

Suggested by several subscribers.

The Most Unsatisfying Video in the World ever made

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For some reason this one is making the rounds and deeply affecting a lot of people. 🙂

For me: The tomato. Ugh!!!

Hot Scots

An extremely well-rehearsed drum line. The crowd reaction is really half the entertainment. 🙂

UCLA’s Augmented Reality Sandbox

“The Augmented Reality Sandbox allows students and the public to interact with a miniature landscape, sculpting mountains, valleys, rivers and even volcanoes, with off the shelf readily available parts.”

Really interesting. Not the ideal user interface for really anything else. But cool nonetheless.

Bonus Video!

What Does A Sloth Say?

[spoiler alert: it says “aaa”. A lot!]

D’awwww?

Sent in by Traci T., who loves sloths. 🙂

This has been your Friday Videos!

Have a great weekend everybody.

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March 17th, 2017

Welcome to Friday.

And I guess it’s also St. Patrick’s day. Cheers / sláinte mhaith!

And now: your videos!

David Bowie Impersonates…

“The impersonations on this YouTube posting were recorded in August ’85, when Bowie came in to do the lead vocal. At the end of the session, he broke into the impersonations and I realized that these might get erased at some point, so I quickly put a cassette in and hit ‘record.’ I wish we could hear the other side of the dialogue but unfortunately that wasn’t being recorded.”

Actually read the entire story. It’s awesome.

P.S. I was really looking forward to linking to the recent “Breaking Bad: The Movie” post, but of course thanks to copyright lawyers: that is no longer a thing. Which sucks. Because it was awesome.

What’s The Most Difficult Place To Get To In the World?

I won’t spoil it for you. Nicely done.

REMAP at Anarchronism Espace Mulitmedia Ganter, Bourogne, France.

That title gives us absolutely no idea what’s actually going on here.

“This electro-mechanical sound installation is based on the Roland DXY pen plotter, a discontinued printing technology of the 1980s, with this artefact combined alongside audio cassette tape technology in order to playback prerecorded ‘found’ sound recordings from a magnetically encoded audio tape surface.”

So: they repurposed an ink plotter, fitted it with a play head for magnetic tape, and now it plays random strips of recorded magnetic tape in a weird audio / art installation.

Kind of obscure but I like it. It reminds me a little of a musical R2-D2.

Mean Bean – Official Teaser (2017)

Re-cut as a taut suspense thriller.

P.S. I was really looking forward to linking to the recent “Breaking Bad: The Movie” post, but of course thanks to copyright lawyers: that is no longer a thing. Which sucks. Because it was awesome.

Have a lovely weekend everybody.

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March 10th, 2017

Gather round everybody it is time for your videooos!

On a Friday.

(ahem!)

Here we go!

A Day On The Life

“Full day seen through the eyes of a working American everyboy named Average Jehoshaphat.”

A funny, creepy little short film. Hard to explain.

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

This mountain route “between Tateyama, Toyama and Omachi, Nagano, Japan” is also a super tall snow corridor.

It’s beautiful. And a little daunting.

Making An Espresso … Pot!

A man decides to create his own espresso maker. This is long but I really enjoyed it. A lot of craft and care went into making this. Looks amazing.

Detector lock by John Wilkes

An ingenious device created in 1680 (!) by clever locksmith John Wilkes. More info here.

And there you go!

Have a lovely weekend everybody! 🙂

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March 3rd, 2017

Hey look! It’s Friday!

Yay.

And look! Videos!!

To The Right / Candice Drouet

A montage of several right-tracking shots from familiar, iconic films.

Kind of hypnotic. I like it.

John Wick Style action scene I made alone at my apartment for filmmaking practice.

Mind blowing!

How LA LA LAND Stole Techniques from Old Hollywood Musicals – Frame by Frame

Specifically Vicente Minelli, but also others.

Nicely done.

Senri no michi mo ippo kara

“‘Even a road of thousand miles begins with a single step.’ Filmed and created by Nicolas Bailleul in Japan. Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Koyasan.”

His channel features other travel-related montages, and they are quite well-shot.

Beautiful.

Bonus Video!

The font that escaped the Nazis and landed on the moon

That font would be “Futura”. (Spoiler alert!)

A neat little documentary from Vox.

And there you go: all video’d up!

(Well… almost…)

Have a great, warm weekend. (Well: as warm as you can anyway.)

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