August 30th, 2019

Happy Friiiiiday!

How a single-celled organism almost wiped out life on Earth – Anusuya Willis

“Anusuya Willis explains how cyanobacteria, simple organisms that don’t even have nuclei or any other organelles, wrote a pivotal chapter in the story of life on Earth. “

A very short little Ted-Ed talk. I found this super interesting.

The Super Zoom

“CG animation of amazing zoom to macro view to the “quantum world”, shown on an approximate scale of the reality of physics.”

Beautiful!

Rapper’s Delight – Performed by Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant

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Someone had to do it.

Someone should do “Hey Google, Can I Kick It?” next…

Egg McMuffin – Director’s Cut

“To promote McDonald’s Egg McMuffin, I worked with TBWA, on a campaign consisting of 15 ‘oddly satisfying gifs. This poject shows all my graphical search, as a director’s cut.”

Created by Matthieu Braccini and ssssort of making the rounds.

That’s that, everybody!

Have a great (long?) weekend.

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August 23rd, 2019

Heyooooo: Friday!

This month is just racing right along, huh?

How’s about some videos?

Star Wars: A.I. Explains What “A New Hope” is ACTUALLY About

“What happens when a computer watches #StarWars and tries to explain it? Something like this….”

“C-3PO takes a bath while a teenager plays with his toys the boy wastes time.”

Not real “A.I.”, but in some ways not far off from that kind of result.

Nigerian teens make sci-fi films with smartphones

“Using a smartphone and a tripod made from a broken microphone stand, they start. A blower generates air and buffets the actor who, in the film, will be flying through the air.”

The final result looks like this. Pretty impressive!

h/t: kottke

„SAY_SUPERSTRINGS“ / A Real-Time Generative Installation Performance Of Electrical Activity In The Musician’s Brain!

“Ouchhh created a cognitive performance that we generated real-time brain waves at the Deep Space with the South Korean/German trio. At a concert which we visualized the changes in brain wave activities in real-time, we transformed the Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta and Gamma brain waves into a real-time concert experience that is wrapped around by generating the data about emotion, focus & attention, some auditory and neural mechanisms with electroencephalogram (EEG).”

A complicated piece of technical art.

Much more information here.

Kind of Blue 60th Anniversary

“In 1959, Miles Davis went to Columbia Records in Manhattan to forge a new style of music improvisation. With the company of other legendary musicians, like John Coltrane and Bill Evans, Kind of Blue was recorded; the greatest selling jazz album of all time.”

Not even my favorite Miles Davis album, but obviously still great.

Bonus Video!

Shenzhen: City of the Future | Aerial Tour of Shenzhen China

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I heart stabilized drone photography.

That about wraps it up for this warm, fabulous Friday everybody.

Have a great weekend!

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August 16th, 2019

Hey Friday what’s up?

Guess what time it is…

It’s video time!

Here we go…

Cnc engraving on brass

Created by Phuc Nguyen. This appears to be a medallion-sized piece of metal (~5 inches in diameter.)

He doesn’t have too many videos, but he’s on to something.

Kathryn

“Kathryn Engberg (25), the third generation artist in her family, was exposed to art from a very young age. Watching her mother and grandmother paint and spending time in their respective studios was a regular and natural part of her childhood.”

Her work is really outstanding.

How Film Gets Processed

This is a quick video touring the Richard Photo Lab in Valencia, CA.

I still shoot film.

Stephen King’s CATS (Trailer Mashup)

Even Stephen King himself retweeted this video. Amazing.

And there go our Friday Videos for this week.

Have a great, warm, safe, relaxing Friday everybody.

See you next Friday!

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August 9th, 2019

Well hello Friday people!

It’s Friday Video fun times!!

New York frozen with 960fps Super Slow Motion

“Made using the Galaxy S10 super slow mo feature.”

That’s pretty great. I had no idea that was a thing.

Flurry

Created by Mike Pelletier

In this animation he creates a large number of 3d human models, removes all bone structure from them, and throws them into each other.

It looks frantic and weird.

His website features many more of these experiments.

Making the rounds.

Jakarta Joy (4k – Time lapse – Tilt Shift)

By Berlin-based photography Joerg Daiber, aka: Spoonfilm.

Beautiful!

Beastie Boys | Sabotage | Sesame Street Mashup

“Mashup of the cast of Sesame Street reenacting “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys.”

Footage mostly from the movie “Follow That Bird”.

Excellently done.

There we go! Ta daaaa!

See you next week everybody.

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August 2nd, 2019

Welcome to Friday everybody!

And now it’s August, fyi. Just like that. Boom!

And where I live, it’s a long weekend. Yaaaaaaay!

Video time…

the Comet

“2017 Esa released over 400000 images from Rosettas comet mission.

“Based on these material Motion Designer Christian Stangl and Composer Wolfgang Stangl worked together to create this shortfilm.

“The sequences are digitally enhanced real-footage from the probe.”

This is hypnotic. Really beautifully rendered.

Also: what an era of exploration we are in right now.

Sony Wearable Air Conditioner – “The CoolMan”

Actual product name (in Japan) is “Reon Pocket”.

It involves a specially designed shirt into which the device gets inserted. In hot weather, it cools you. Vice versa for cold weather.

Expected to be released in mid-2020.

Super interesting!

Freequences – Alexandre DUBOSC

“Caketrope animation”

This took three months to achieve!

More information on his website.

Have a lovely Friday everybody!

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