March 27th, 2020

Happy Friday!

And it’s the last one of March. We made it. Phew!

And I really do hope it’s actually “Happy”.

It’s video time you guyyyyyssss…

Diemut Strebe: The Prayer

This… thing… sings and / or recites a “prayer” created completely from scratch by an Artificial Intelligence model.

Created by Diemut Strebe. A lot more information here.

Chinese father creates “Death Stranding” suit to protect baby from coronavirus

Death Stranding is a fairly popular game for the Playstation 4.

This is actually admirable. Beautifully crafted.

The Foster Portfolio

“Based on the original short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Foster Portfolio is an offbeat, mid-century tale about a rookie investment counselor who discovers that his penniless client is hiding a million-dollar inheritance in order to conceal a strange, double life.”

Created by Director Danielle Katvan

Beautifully realized. Also I love Vonnegut.

San Francisco Shut Down: COVID-19 Quarantine

“Driving through San Francisco during the pandemic is jaw dropping. Thankfully few people are outside (I wasn’t even close to a person), but seeing the shops boarded up is tough to see. I made sure the drone wasn’t a nuisance to anyone while shooting this short documentary of this…very weird time in San Francisco.”

Sent in by Alexis S.

We’re going to get through this.

And that’s what I’ve got for you.

Please stay safe. We can get through this. We can.

Happy Friday.

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March 20th, 2020

We made it! So far so good. Friday. Spring!

Positives. Right?

And I have some videos for you! Let’s gooooooo…

The Best Way to Face Difficult Times

“Life is – it goes without saying – for the most part a tragic affair. But being clear-eyed about the horror shouldn’t prevent us from taking great pleasure in the things that go right; we can laugh on our way to the gallows.”

Self explanatory.

Cats And Domino

[self explanatory]

Funny!

Suggested by Ziya T.

Relevant karate for 2020

Basically solving the “how do I do ‘x’ without using my hands?”

Funny. Well done!

SLAY-52s – “Raining Lobsters”

Yes. It’s a mashup between the B-52’s “Rock Lobster” and Slayer’s “Reign in Blood”.

It’s weird! But perfectly matched.

And that is what I have this week.

Hang in there people. We’re all in this together.

See you hopefully in a week.

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March 13th, 2019

Welcome back to Friday… the 13th!!

And your latest edition of the Friday Videos.

This has been a crazy week. We could all use a break. Let’s go…

Pamela Adlon (Bobby from ‘King of the Hill’) Improvises 8 New Cartoon Voices | Vanity Fair

“Pamela Adlon tries her hand at improvising the voices of 8 random cartoon characters that she has never seen before. Using a similar technique she used for Bobby (King of the Hill), Spinelli (Recess), and Lucky (101 Dalmatians), Pamela brings these characters to life.”

I find this process fascinating.

See also “Tom Kenny (SpongeBob) Improvises 5 New Cartoon Voices

Lego Technic Liebherr LTM 11200 Crane Details MOC by Jeroen Ottens

It includes full instructions.

This is huge!

Former Cult Member Hears Music For The First Time

Note: NOT a documentary.

“A former cult member is invited to a journalistic experiment: to hear music for the first time. You won’t believe her reaction.”

From a blog entry about this video:

“What is so entertaining about this Sundance 2020 film is that as the plot increases in absurdity, its characters become more familiar to us. In short, the longer the short goes on, the harder the laughs come. Those who create and/or watch documentaries may be laughing (or crying) the hardest. “

Time Travel Instruction Video (1980s)

[Note: not really from the 1980s.]

Created by SquirrelMonkey who have done a bunch of “what if X was created in the 1980s?” videos.

It’s pretty well done, and cleverly “aged” video.

And there we go. Videos. Friday. Friday Videos.

Stay safe and try to relax this weekend.

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March 6th, 2020

It is Friday!

And it is video time.

0107 – b moll

“The city is made up of much life, light.

“There is loneliness in the city where self-existence is buried.

“However, it also feels bright and lively.

“Each light affects the activities of the city, and the city is transformed by a lot of light.”

A beautiful, meditative short film from Director Hiroshi Kondo.

Spying On The Scammers | BBC Stories

“Millions of people fall victim to scams every year.

“Many are run from criminal call centres, where teams of fraudsters operate around the clock.

“An online vigilante, who goes by the name ‘Jim Browning’, decided to do something about it. He hacked into a call centre in India where scammers target victims around the world.”

This is excellent. The full episode aired on BBC on March 4th, 2020.

The VHS Guys

“Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher began collecting old VHS tapes in 1991 after stumbling across a hilariously hokey McDonald’s training video entitled, ‘Inside and Outside Custodial Duties.’ Since 2004 they’ve hosted Found Footage Festival events all over North America, showcasing the impressive collection of strange and outrageous videos they’ve accumulated.”

This made me actually laugh out loud. Some insane titles here.

202 way sequential world record skydive

2 point(almost 3) 202 person sequential world record skydive at Perris Valley

It made the rounds.

ABC News story here.

There we go! Short and sweet.

Enjoy your hopefully temperate, calm weekend.

See you next Friday!

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