May 25th, 2017

Welcome to Friday again!

Hopefully it is seasonably warm where you are.

It’s time for Friday Videos!

Neo Hides from Lumbergh

A pretty funny mashup of The Matrix and Office Space.

A Visual History of Light

Created by The Atlantic and animated by Atthar Mirza.

A beautiful video essay on human discovery and use of light.

The 50 State Nightmares

By Neil Cicierega.

“Colorado: You find a tiny dead human body inside a vacuum bag.”

Funny / Odd, which is to be expected.

Inside A Warehouse Where Thousands Of Robots Pack Groceries

This is a real warehouse for the UK online grocer Ocado.

It’s not a super informative video but it’s fascinating (even soothing?) to watch.

Only in the UK, for now.

And that’s that!

Have a lovely weekend everybody.

See you in a week.

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May 18th, 2018

Heyyyy youuuuu guyyyyyyys!

Welcome to Friday.

Video time go go go let’s go…

ThunderJump!

Bill McKlintock mashes up two massive rock hits into one… hit?

I liked it.

Sent in by Jennifer R.

History of The Universe in 13,799 Dominoes

“If you set up a row of dominoes as a timeline of history from the Big Bang to now, and had each domino represent 1 million years it would stretch over 300 meters long. I know because thats what I did for this video. The universe is very old.”

Fantastic! And pretty complicated. I wonder how many takes this took.

GoPro Hero4 in a Cannon Ball

“The Cannon Project – 7th Grade Science Fair Project. What does a girl do? Lets mount a GoPro to a Bowling Ball and send it flying. ”

Cheap video technology leads to some interesting experimentation. I love the number of high schools that have launched gopros into orbit (for example.) This is a new one though. Just great.

Note: spinning camera. Don’t hurl.

From Egg to Frog in 7 Weeks!

“The development of Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) eggs to froglets in 49 days, just 7 weeks!”

Some extremely patient camera work and editing here.

And there we go! Friday plus videos equals love, right?

Have a great Friday, and enjoy your weekend!

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May 11th, 2018

Happy Friday!

What a week. (I dunno about you.)

I am super glad it’s Friday, and time for videos!

Bergen Street Sign Shop

“MTA New York City Transit’s Bergen Street Sign Shop creates 99,000 signs for the subway system every year.”

Lego Soap Bubbles Generator

[self explanatory]

A great idea. 🙂

Pilot Steps onto Moving Ship

In Hailuoto, Finland. In icy waters. Using nothing but a ladder and incredible balance and timing.

Cool.

Simone Giertz: Why you should make useless things

Simone got some awful, awful, news in the past couple of weeks. Then she gave this TED talk.

I have nothing but massive respect for this woman. So good.

And these have been your Friday Videos!

Have a great Friday, and a fantastic weekend.

See you next week.

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May 4th, 2018

We arrive again at Friday.

Great to be back. Hopefully your day is going well.

Here are some videos!

Arrested Development: Star Wars with Ron Howard! | The Star Wars Show

“Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard narrates the story of Star Wars: A New Hope, Arrested Development style, in this sketch from The Star Wars Show.”

I really enjoyed this.

Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer [Emotion Picture]

“*EMOTION PICTURE (definition): a narrative film and accompanying musical album”

It’s Janelle Monae’s new album! In long-form video.

This is ambitious. This collection is already one of my favorite of the year.

Amazing.

Elton John Oven Manual Song

From September 1997, on Britain’s ITV program “An Audience With”.

More info here.

How a TV show gets made

A quick primer from Vox. Really well explained.

Bonus Video!

NASA ScienceCasts: New Science from Jupiter

I love these probe missions. They’re always toiling away in the background, and the science they’re uncovering every year is fascinating (to me.)

Happy Friday everybody!

See you next week. Enjoy your weekend.

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