October 25th, 2019

Happy Friday everybody!

And I guess it’s the last one of October. Already!

But never mind that: To the videooooos!

Top 10 Easy and Scary Halloween Makeup Tutorials

These are terrific!

Why are Restaurant Burritos Better than Homemade?

Presented by the rather interesting YouTuber Internet Shaquille.

Unpacking Gameplay

“Unpacking is a zen puzzle game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part ‘item Tetris’, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking.”

This is a game called “Unpacking“, which is being released in “late 2020”.

What an interesting game idea.

Follow the Blue Ball (Chain Reaction Machine)

aka a Rube Goldberg Machine.

The environment looks… haphazard. But it’s still fun to watch!

Lattice

“Iridescent waves, geometrical gardens, and spiraling sand dunes found in the landscapes of a crystal’s microscopic structure.”

Shot (unclear how!) by Maria Constanza Ferreira.

And those were this week’s Friday Videos!

Have a great weekend, and a happy and safe Hallowe’en!

See you next Friday!

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October 18th, 2019

Happy Friday!

And now we’re into the spookier part of October.

SpOoOoOoOoky…

Video time!

A Deeper Look Into The Life of An Impressionist

Expert impressionist Jim Meskimen reels through several of his best impressions (De Niro, Walken, etc.) and, thanks to a developer named Shamook, his face transforms into each of those people’s faces.

The effect is so subtle. Really well done.

MASHUP – The Slip Girls – “If You Wanna Breathe My Sulfur”

A mashup of Slipknot, Spice Girls and The Black Crowes created by Bill McClintock, who says “Sorry for this.”

Pretty great!

The Lost Art of Paste-Up

“Arranging and rearranging a magazine’s layout before it goes to press is all done on computers now. But in the years before desktop publishing software, the work of cutting and pasting required a sharp scalpel, a parallel-motion board and plenty of glue.”

And that’s how all print setup was done from the 40s to the 90s. So complicated!

The Incredible Way This Man Moved Historic Home Across River

“You’ve never seen a moving day like this. A 4,000-square-foot house was transported upriver on a barge.”

Pretty amazing what people can do.

And there we go! Video’d up!

See you next week everybody!

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October 11th, 2019

Well happy Friday everybody!

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

But never mind that, let’s get to the videooooos.

For whatever reason, cars played a big part in this week’s videos. It’s just the way it turned out.

Universal Machine

“Shot in the Arabian desert with a haunting backdrop of the Burj Khalifa, Universal Machine is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a gifted young girl must find a way to understand and overcome a violent encounter with a life-like android”

Really well executed.

The Self-Driving Race Car

“I got an email asking if I wanted to be driven around the most famous racetrack in Britain by an autonomous racing car. I wasn’t going to refuse that offer.”

From the ubiquitous Tom Scott.

Not run at full speed but still pretty cool.

1000 Abandoned Cars Found in Cave Mysteriously – Caverns Of Lost Souls

That’s a lot of cars! Wow.

This is located in Ceredigion, Wales.

BATMAN: A Story by Keaton Patti’s Bot

A video inspired by this tweet from comedian Keaton Patti.

I like it!

Have a happy Friday and a lovely (long?) weekend everybody!

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October 4th, 2019

Welcome to Friday! And October! And videos!

Here we go!

Skydio 2

A smart, fully autonomous drone camera.

I don’t need it, but holy cow this is an interesting product.

GrossDomesticProduct™ – Banksy Installation

It’s a housewares store. Sort of. It’s Banksy. It’s complicated.

Much more info at Colossal. [h/t: kottke, among others]

LEGO Technic Roller Coaster-ish Ride

“Making them in LEGO technic figure scale is very challenging because unlike the smaller mini figure scale, there’s no curved track parts to make it go around corners.”

Quite a piece of work, and beautifully shot and edited.

Japan – Senri no michi mo ippo kara

Phonetic Japanese for the phrase: “Even a road of thousand miles begins with a single step.”

“Filmed and created by Nicolas Bailleul in Japan. Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Koyasan.”

Beautifully shot.

That…. is that. We’re all video’d up.

See you in a week, Friday people.

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