April 26th, 2019

Hooray for Friday!

It’s getting nicer outside. But don’t go outside just yet. There are videos to watch first…


“By reordering and distorting time ‘OCTAVE’ is an exploration of the frenetic architecture, rhythm and geometry of Hong Kong. Filmed from a moving vehicle, the film utilises motion and time to create a seamless evolving architectural canvas, viewing the urban environment from a unique perspective.”

Produced by James Medcraft, who has also written a breakdown of how it was shot, including a few behind-the-scenes short videos.

Beautifully executed.

Shaolin Kung Fu Training: Spectacular Display Caught From Satellite

Part of the BBC show “Earth From Space.”

The title is a little misleading. To be clear: not all of this is satellite footage. A great deal of it is drone photography.

But still!

Making the rounds and worth every second.

Hidden Details of the New York Public Library

“Find out about hidden details of the famed NYC building as these expert reveal the history behind the Winnie the Pooh toys, the Rose Main Reading Room, the iconic lion statues Patience and Fortitude, the Stephen A. Schwarzman building, the Milstein Division, the map collection, the book train and more.”

Produced by Architectural Digest. This is an engrossing short documentary.

The Hummingbird Whisperer

A very short film about UCLA assistant researcher Melanie Barboni and her insights into Hummingbird behaviors.

Great story available here.

Bonus Video!


“MOVE ZONE! a fitness tape to get your decaying flesh form in HOT SHAPE. Made for Game Show, A group show in Berlin on the 2nd of December 2017 ft.”

Posted by Vimeo member Jack Sachs, whose other videos are also worth a look.

We made it you guys!

Friday! And videos! We did it!!

See you in a week everybody. Happy Friday!


April 19th, 2019

Welcome to your Friday Videos!

It’s a long weekend so let’s whip through these!!

A Song of Vanilla Ice and Fire – Swedemason

Ice Ice Baby as “performed” by the cast of Game of Thrones.

“Commissioned by Sky Atlantic to promote the 7th series of Game of Thrones.”


NSU tunnel after A&T game.

One of the most precise, energetic and entertaining drum line videos I have ever seen in my life.

Venice Backstage. How does Venice work?

“Venice is not just a stage set. It is also a city with a resident population, which has productive activities, transportation and services. But how does the “Venice system” work? How do the tides in the lagoon behave?”

A really informative, fascinating shoert documentary.

Sent along by Emma S.

The Amazing Rainbow Spiral (12,000 Dominoes)

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Dominoes are so much work, for such a short event. But so amazing.

And that’s it!

Have a great Friday and a Happy Easter everybody!

See you in seven days.


April 12th, 2019

Oh hello there Friday!

It’s video time!

Here goes nothing…

DJ Cummerbund – Bird Parade

A real cavalcade of stars in this mashup. My Chemical Romance + Lynyrd Skynyrd + Elton John + several more

Cummerbund is a weird genius.

First Images of Black Holes!

Of all the coverage I saw these past few days regarding this historic first image of a black hole, this video describes the processes used to achieve it with the best detail and clarity.

Well done. Informative. Fascinating.

See also this great recap (seriously) from cosmologist Katie Mack. Some great insights.

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A bonkers site. People who just wanted to prove they can directly upload to YouTube with zero curation. So odd.

Your Face

One of several creative and hilarious “Plymptoons” created by Bill Plympton in the 1970s and 80s.

Bonus Video!

Anti-Drawing Machine

“The user will begin to draw on this ordinary paper – Until they find out the paper has a mind of its own!”

A goofy, hilarious quasi-invention from Soonho Kwon, a Design student at Carnegie Mellon University.

There we go! Easy!

Have a great, great Friday everybody!


April 5th, 2019

Welcome back Friday!

Finally here. Okay. Deep breaths…

Let’s go!!

Abandoned Skateboarding

“This is one of my favourite indoor places I’ve ever filmed. A big old wool factory in the middle of nowhere. Just wanted to keep this edit very simple and real. Just pure skateboarding, sound and a very nice looking location.”

Shot by Kristoffer Davidsson. Beautifully done.

Organ with reed pipes from paper

“This model is completely made of paper and cardboard, except of transparent plastic to view internals of pressure regulator.”

Note: honking noises!! Super interesting build though.

LET IT GO (Disney’s Frozen) on wine glasses, pots and pans

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A gadget maker’s worst nightmare…

“Creating a physical product is difficult, even without the added risk of someone stealing your idea.”

Exploring the complexities of people ripping off your original product idea once you finally produce it.

Sent along by Alison L.

Stan reinvents parking at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport

“For the first time in the world, Stanley Robotics’ outdoor automated robotic valet system, developed in partnership with Aéroports de Lyon, was presented in operation on Thursday, March 14.”

A pretty great idea. Since I live in Canada my first thought is: that little robot will not make it through snow very well. But still!

Have a great weekend everybody!