March 22nd, 2019

Guys! It’s Friday!

And where I live: it’s finally warming up.

You know what that means: Video time!

Kyoto Tachibana High School Band Club Otosuji Shopping Street Parade

At 27 minutes, it’s a little longer than most, but I guarantee you will be entertained. Some excellent musicianship, and a ridiculous array of marching choreography.

Sent in by Tia T.

Inside Game of Thrones: A Story in Stunts

“Stunt Coordinator Rowley Irlam describes the work that goes into creating a ‘dynamic frame of action’ for every epic moment in the series.”

Holy crap no kidding. We take the CGI for granted so much that it’s easy to forget real live human beings are moving heaven and earth to perform these crazy stunts.

New season drops April 14th.

Where Hollywood Shoots All Its Plane Scenes

“Many of the most iconic plane and airport scenes were filmed in the same place — Air Hollywood, the LA production studio entirely dedicated to aviation.”

It’s more than just the plane interiors too (of which, of course, they have several.) They do departure lounges, luggage pick-up staging, gates, etc.

I never thought about any of this. What an interesting thing to be the best at.

The Best Baguette in Paris

“Each morning, under cover of darkness, Mahmoud M’seddi makes a special delivery to a distinguished Parisian address. As the 2018 winner of an elite competition to determine the city’s best baguette, he has the honor of baking fresh bread for President Emmanuel Macron.”

I make a lot of bread, and I approve this message.

Bonus Video!

Police Logs of Port Townsend

“Actual Police reports taken from Port Townsend and Jefferson County. Read by local residents. Animation by Michael McCurdy.”

These are gold.

There you go! Alllll video’d up!

Have a great weekend everybody, and Happy Spring!

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March 15th, 2019

Well hellooooo Friday!

And welcome to your Friday Videos!

Let’s do this!

The Chemical Brothers – We’ve Got To Try

Directed by Ninian Doff, who is quite prolific in the music video world, and has worked with the Chemical Brothers previously.

Really just an incredible short film. One of the best things I’ve seen on YouTube in a while. So good.

Hiking Interactions

Posted by YouTuber “miel“,aka Miel Bredouw, this is a supercut of every interaction you’re likely to experience during a hike.

And it’s funny.

Making the rounds. Worth it.

How Speech Synthesizers Work

A surprisingly in-depth examination of speech synthesis, going back quite a ways.

How To Drive A Car (Feat. VALUE SELECT)

From lunacy-inspired YouTubers “CrackerMilk“.

Their other videos are also worth a brief look (they’re all quite short.)

Sent in by Emma S.

And “That’s That,” as they say.

See you next week everybody. Stay dry out there!

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March 8th, 2019

Happy Friday!

It’s been a busy month but by golly we made it to Friday y’all. (Y’all?!)

Video time!

Tiny Murder Scenes Come to Life in These Dioramas

“By day, she visits morgues, observes autopsies, and studies pictures of crime scenes. By night, she turns nightmarish imaginings into precise, red-splattered miniatures.”

“She” being Abigail Goldman, an investigator with the Las Vegas public defender’s office. Her Instagram is worth a look.

More info here.

The Worst Planet on Earth

“Trapped in the future after humanity has become extinct, Penny the astronaut attempts to find a way home alongside her new best friend, a useless wizard named Cola.”

Exec. produced by Sam Raimi!

Funny!

seoul_wave

From YouTuber Brandon Li

“I spent a month in Seoul and saw a city racing to the future. Here’s the film I made with the help of the great people I met along the way.”

How Music Was Made On Super Nintendo

aka: super complicated and full of restrictions.

A pretty great little explainer.

And that’s what I’ve got this March Friday afternoon.

Enjoy your (Spring Break?) weekend.

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March 1st, 2019

It is Friday!

And hoooo boy do we have some videos.

Well: just, you know, five. But still! Friday!!

Here goes.

Tamburo Meccanico XXI – [Electro-mechanical rhythm machine]

Inspired by an invention from Leonardo da Vinci.

More information here.

How ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Was Animated

A pretty great breakdown of the technical tweaks that were devised to introduce certain emotional elements to characters in this quite-well-made filme.

From Movies Insider. Worth a look, especially if you’re an animation nerd.

My 4,566,300,000 Year Old Ring – crafted from a Swedish Meteorite

“Showing this ring to new people really is amazing. Some people freak out completely when told this story and rightfully so. It’s freaking 20 million years older than the earth!”

That’s four point five six billion years old.

This is beautifully done. I love it. And his attitude is great too.

Assyria vs Elam: The battle of Til Tuba

Presented by British Museum curator Gareth Brereton.

“The battle of Til Tuba reliefs are among some of the great masterpieces of ancient Assyrian art. The movement and details are truly stunning. That said, the scenes actually being depicted are anything but easy on the eye.”

A really excellent description of how these pieces should be viewed in order to appreciate the history they depict. I was especially blown away by Brereton’s discussion of the sequential nature of the imagery. This is well produced and interesting.

Bonus Video!

Juan Delcan: Golf Match

Discovered here.

Their Instagram is worth a follow for sure. Expertly animated and so, so fun.

That’s what I’ve got for you this week.

Have a great Friday and a safe, warm weekend.

See you next Friday!

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