February 28th, 2020

Welcome to the final February Friday, folks.

And now: the videos…

Robert Downey Jr and Tom Holland in Back to the future – This is heavy! [ deepfake ]

This is extremely impressive.

It looks like they were actually in the movie. So crazy.

Definitely making the rounds, but outstanding, so here it is.

He is shooting a 30 Year Timelapse of New York

“He” being Joe DiGiovanna, using a custom-created setup that’s pretty ingenious.

I think it’s a little obsessive but still super interesting.

[4k, 60 fps] A Trip Through New York City in 1911

“Restored with neural networks 1911 New York footage taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America.”

It’s not completely perfect – especially the colourization – but it is impressive. I love the long shots where you can make out individual cars and horse carriages in the distance.

Created by Denis Shiryaev.

A few weeks ago he released this neural network restoration of one of the earliest pieces of motion picture ever created. He’s done others as well.

This is incredible work.

What an interesting time for film restoration.

Food History: Ramen

“The history of ramen features cameos from The Yakuza crime syndicate, the U.S. Army, and a businessman who turned a simple idea into a worldwide convenience food. Ramen is so much more than a cheap and filling meal.”

From Mental Floss, who I usually don’t like this much.

Suggested by Kate S. (who loooOoOoOoOoves ramen.)

And that’s that! All Friday Video’d up!!

See you next week / month. Happy Friday!