June 29th, 2018

Welcome to the final Friday of June 2018.

We made it! And where I live, not only is it a long weekend, but also scorchingly hot.

And now: the videos!

Paper Planes but every time there’s a gun shot it’s a musket

Note: now the song is 12 minutes long. ๐Ÿ™‚

Making the rounds. Sent in by Alicia S.

A Brief History of Paramount Pictures

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Design, Modeling and Control of Aerial Robot DRAGON

In a nutshell: mimicking the movement of a Chinese parade dragon via purely autonomous mechanical means.

It’s beautiful!

Magic For Cats

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Despite the totally unnecessary top hat, I enjoyed this.

Sent in by Christine T.

Bonus Video!

G-Flip: About You

G-Flip = Georgia Flipo, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter.

The video is quite glitchy but the work here is excellent.

There we go. Videos! And Friday! Together at last!

Have a great (long? scorching?) weekend.


June 22nd, 2018

Well well well… Friday’s back again.

Hooray! (Right?)

Video time!!

The Dirty Car Artist – Scott Wade

“Scott Wade has been called the “da Vinci of Dust,” the “Michelangelo of Mud,” but he prefers the “Dirty Car Artist.” After years of experimentation, he’s perfected the techniques he now uses to transform filthy cars into mobile art galleries.”

There is, of course, a website.

His work really is pretty good.

Hacker Breaks Down ‘Ocean’s 8’ Hacking Scenes

A pretty straightforward walk-through of the terminology and the techniques implied in the new Oceans film.

Rihanna as hacker = win.

Presented by Samy Kamkar who to date has not released or recorded a multi-week #1 single of the summer… ๐Ÿ˜‰

How to make a Renaissance sugar sculpture

“Want to add some punch to your dinner parties? Or make a political statement at Sunday lunch? In this final recipe video of the Pleasant Vices series Tasha demonstrates how to make a sugar sculpture to adorn your table.”

Pretty great.

Very old cookbooks included these instructions. Plus other extravagant decorative touches like meringue swans.

People had way more time when there was no TV.

CYBORG Cyber Spin at Six Flags Great Adventure

I would go on this. What a crazy contraption!

Also: I would probably yack. But still! $15 well spent, yes?

That’s what I got. All video’d up.

Have a great weekend everybody. Summer’s here! Let’s get out there!!

See you next week.


June 15th, 2018

We’re at the halfway point of June, and the final Friday before Summer.

We can do this!

It’s also video time…

LEGO Car Factory (red car)

A mostly modular, fully automated car assembly line made completely out of Lego.


Cyclo Knitter by George Barratt-Jones

“I decided on making waiting for your train in the winter more enjoyable.

“By making a man-powered machine that creates scarfs in 5 minutes.”

Pretty great. The expressions on the peoples’ faces when they create their own scarf is kinda great.

Making-of gallery here.

KITKAT Online Factory Tour

This is actually a four part video playlist that tours the KitKat factory in Kasumigaura, Japan.

The Japanese really, really love KitKat, and make a bizarre range of flavors of them including Green Tea.

How to Make Donuts Vending Machine from Cardboard

No joke. A functional donut vending machine. Using the correct coins and everything. From cardboard.


Bonus Video!

Cat Explorer

A 3D VR demo that examines the insides of a cartoon cat.

Pretty well done! Created by Leap Motion, who have been making strides in the VR space for a while.

Note: may seem gross to some people. Your mileage may vary. Void where prohibited.

Have a lovely weekend everybody.


June 8th, 2018

It is, once again, Friday.

At last.

And it’s video time! Here we go…

Europe in March, 1939 Color Home Movies

Footage taken from a 1939 cruise on the SS Normandie. Not much else is known.

It’s super clear! Kind of amazing.

Smooth Criminal But Every Other Beat is Missing

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What a weird concept. It sounds vaguely experimental. And decidedly is a “march” now.

See also Toto’s Africa with the same treatment.

Robert DeLong – Favorite Color Is Blue ft. K.Flay

An odd song but I like it, and a really glitchy, 80’s inspired video.

Well done.

shin shinrashinge

An action scene created with paper and pencil, and an iphone.

Pretty well done!

The only description text in Japanese translates to “It is a shot”. And… yeah I guess it is. ๐Ÿ™‚

And there we go! Friday! And Videos! And Friday Videos!

Have a great, great weekend.


June 1st, 2018

Happy Friday! Happy June. Happy almost Summer.

Video time!!

KEYSCAPE – Greg Phillinganes: Electric Piano Hits!

This video is one of a series that demo keyboard emulation software made by SpectraSonics.

But this particular one features Greg Phillinganes, who has sessioned on more #1’s from the 70s, 80s and 90s than nearly anyone. His range is incredible. Plus: he’s funny.

STAR WARS 4.7: Skywalker vs Starkiller. Movie Mashup.

Combining footage from the first Star Wars and newer ones to create an epic dogfight sequence.

Editing. It’s a thing!

While Darwin Sleeps

“More than three thousand insects appear in this film each for a single frame. As the colours glow and change across their bodies and wings it seems that the genetic programme of millions of years is taking place in a few minutes.”

Beautifully shot. Meditative.

Ink – Written by Hand

“Not long ago, handwriting was taken for granted as something anyone could generally do well. Today, children are taught how to type on tablets – putting pen to paper is an afterthought.”

This is calligrapher / photographer Tanja Tiziana, from Toronto.

Hipsters and their old timey pen-and-ink skills… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Beautiful work.

That’s what I’ve got.

Happy Friday folks!

Have a great weekend.