September 27th, 2019

Happy Friday!

It’s the end of September and there are videos!!

Space Story: A Bad Day

A single sci-fi short story created by mashing up 25 existing sci-fi films.

Just beautifully executed.

Somehow not making the rounds.

A brief history of chess – Alex Gendler

A Ted-Ed talk from Sept. 19th.

“Trace the storied history of the game of chess, from its origins in 7th century India to the computer software we use today.”

I have always been awful at this game, but I love its history.

21 Levels of Skateboarding with Tony Hawk: Easy to Complex

A teeeeenytiny master class.

Level 21: The 1260. Holy crap.

Just A Closer Walk With Thee – Doreen’s Jazz

“Traditional Jazz, recorded 8th of October 2010 in New Orleans Royal St”

Dynamite!

And those are this week’s Friday Videos!

You’re freeeeeeee!

See you next week everybody.

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September 20th, 2019

Well Happy Friday!

And sadly, it is now Autumn. It’s here. Already. So fast.

But! I have videos!

You Can’t Take My Door

“Generated by Recursive Neural Network / Trained on Country Music”

Remember this era because at some point recursive neural network A.I. will become so adept at everything that this will seem so, so quaint by comparison.

Disney Classics I

“Disney wanted to pay tribute to some of their most symbolic animation movies. For that, they selected a scene from each movie and asked us to recreate it in a minimalist and abstract way, using geometric and color shapes.”

Created by “2veinte”. (website)

Interesting approaches. Sort of a deconstruction of well-known animation.

How a Costume Designer Creates an Iconic Look

“Costumes help to teach us more about a character, to better establish a setting, and to tell the story; this video essay aims to expand on the role of a costume designer and how they do what they do.”

From Film Radar. Very well researched.

Alex Trebek saying the word “genre” on Jeopardy!

[self explanatory]

His pronunciation is weird. 🙂

And that, as we say in the biz, is that!

Have a happy Friday! See you next week I hope.

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September 13th, 2019

Hooray for Friday!

It’s finally here. But also! Some videos. AND! It’s also Friday.

Oh wait.

OK Here goes.

Burning Man Art Tour 2019 4K

As usual, pretty inspiring works here. And crazy people.

Also caution: some nudity. (Inescapable. It’s Burning Man!)

Treasures In The Trash

“For 34 years, New York Sanitation worker, Nelson Molina collected items in the trash on his route in East Harlem. Over 45,000 items, all catalogued and organized on the second floor of the M11 garage.”

I bet there are a lot of people in the sanitation industry like this. Maybe not to this scale, but I bet they’re out there.

Interactive Gym Wall – 4th grade kidsInteractive Gym Wall – 4th grade kids

“Here is a glimpse of a new project we were prototyping today in a nice elementary school in Quebec City.”

From 2017. It’s unclear if this became a full-fledged product but it should be.

FACE SWAP

“A guy convinces his wife to try out a new A.I. technology to spice up their sex life, but ends up getting a bit more spice than he bargained for.”

A short film social commentary on the “deepfakes” era we’re currently in.

These have been your Friday Videos. I hope your weekend is amazing.

See you next week everybody.

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September 6th, 2019

Hap—-py Friday!

And happy September!

It’s video time…

Southern University Human Jukebox 2019 “Roses” by OutKast

The YouTube Channel is definitely also worth a look.

The band’s website states “Often imitated, but never duplicated, the band prides itself in the unique ability to execute precision drills better than any other marching ensemble in the country.”

Their musicianship and entertainment factor is off the charts.

A Year Ago I Put Saltwater in a Jar, This Happened

This led to me going down a multi video rabbithole about self-growing seawater ecosystems.

These people are super talented at taking care of these in-home aquariums. Super interesting.

Toy Wars 3

“Directed by Brian Cheng”

A very cleverly realized stop-motion short film in super-wide aspect ratio.

Surprisingly not making the rounds.

Watch this awesome droid orchestra! – LEGO Star Wars™ BOOST Droid Commander

“Watch what happens when LEGO and creative wiz Sam Battle join forces to create a Star Wars™ droid orchestra!”

Making the rounds.

There’s also a behind the scenes video on how it was made

Fairly complicated!

Well there we go. Friday Videos, allll wrapped up.

Have a great Friday everybody.

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