June 21st, 2019

Let’s hear it for Fridaaaaay!

Yeeeeeeah. And Summer (where I live.) And warm weather finally (where I live.)

And now: some videos (where I li– you get it!)

How Air Traffic Control Works

[self explanatory]

Still among the most stressful daily jobs on earth.

A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit

“A year through the distant eyes of meteorological satellite Himawari-8 – a hypnotic stream of Earth’s beauty, fragility and disasters.”

Cleverly realized by Felix Dierich.

How This Guy Makes Amazing Mechanical Mirrors

“Interactive artist Daniel Rozin makes mechanical “mirrors” out of uncommon objects that mimic the viewer’s movements and form.”

More on his website. Very cool work here.

Making the rounds. I like it.

Gideon Irving – Woke Up Looking

“This video does not use CGI or green screen.”

“Find out how we did it here.”

Crazy execution! I love it. (The song I’m kinda “meh” about but still…)

Sent in by Ashy T.

Have a lovely longest Friday of the year! And a fantastic weekend.

See you next Friday.

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June 14th, 2019

Well well well, Friday.

As I live and breathe…

It’s video time! Let’s go…

CHROMA GALAXIES

“All visuals were created on paper with many different paints, fluids and pigments.”

Created by visual artist Roman De Giuli. His website is also worth a look.

Ugly History: Witch Hunts – Brian A. Pavlac

“Uncover the history of the witch hunts that swept through Europe and the American colonies from the 15th century until the 18th century.”

Boy oh boy people have been awful to each other for like…. ever.

The Game of Thrones Finale Rewritten with A.I.

“George R.R. Martin better start looking for a new gig, because Bran can do beautiful flip kicks now.”

From the minds of College Humor.

I liked it! So weird.

Deborah Harry Does Not Like Interviews

“Blondie’s Debbie Harry endures years of superficial, tedious, and demeaning questions from journalists until she devises a brilliant way to turn interviews on their head.”

This is semi-making-the-rounds and definitely worth it.

Bonus Video!

The Evolution of Computer Speech

“More and more products seem to come out that make use of some form of a computer text-to-speech voice, with today’s voices sounding acceptably realistic. Even though speech-based products are fairly recent, the concept of electronically generating a voice has been around for nearly a century.”

I found this really fascinating.

And so there we are. Videos are done. Weekend can begin. Ahhhh

Have a great Friday everybody.

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June 7th, 2019

Friday people in the hooooouse!

Let’s get to it!

Hell Of A Week

“Mondays can be a drag. But imagine if everyday sucked. Well, that’s Roger’s life and… he’s having one hell of a week.”

Cleverly-drawn animated vengeance. Well done.

Making the rounds. Worth it.

Beauty Of Mathematics

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music.” —Bertrand Russell

Pond Scum Under the Microscope – Pondlife, Episode #1

“We are surrounded by microscopic organisms that are too small to see with the naked eye. Follow Museum microbiologist Sally Warring as she reveals the invisible inhabitants of the green slime at the surface of a pond in Central Park.”

Produced by the American Museum of Natural History

Robot Koch – Manifold

“The title ‘Manifold’ stands for the multitude of shapes that organic life takes, ever changing and shifting, like countless variations of a bigger theme, alien life forms included.”

This sort of has a Mark Romanek feel to it from a visual perspective. I like it.

And those are this week’s Friday Videos!

Have a fantastic Friday and an excellent June weekend.

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