March 19th, 2021

It’s Friday again! Yaaaaay!

Yay? Yay!

And it’s video time!

Here we go…

How Silent Movie Special Effects Were Done

Basically a lot of “in camera” effects, forced perspective, and general cleverness.

I’ve been watching a fairly in depth series about the history of the silent film era and the inventiveness of that period is breathtaking.

My 70s TV

My 70s TV

They also have one for the 80s and the 90s.

I was certain I had linked to this previously, but also I kind of don’t care. This is a great set of sites.

Side note I built a vintage TV setup for my favourite bar (bluebird) using a raspberry pi to basically do the same thing, but on a real tv. It’s been pretty popular (even during pandemic times.)

Sent in by David A.M.

Glitterbomb Trap Catches Phone Scammer (who gets arrested)

Former NASA engineer and all around amazing inventor Mark Rober (featured here and everywhere previously) partnered up with renowned scam fighter Jim Browning to go after money mules who collect cash shipments for robocall scammers in Kolkata, India.

This is most excellent!

Treehouse Build Timelapse

“This is a tree house that my friend Aza and I built for a customer shortly after I built my original tree house. The build took about six months start to finish, but we weren’t working on it full time. It is located in Sandpoint Idaho.”

Note: this is a long video, and it shows a lot of pretty excellent technique.

I think this is fantastic!

I hope you’re all doing well. It’s starting to gently warm up where I live. I’m looking forward to the next month or so.

Stay safe! Stay well! Hold the line!

See you next Friday everybody.