November 15th, 2019

Yay Friday!

And now we’re officially in “the Holiday Season”. This year zipped right by.

But it’s Friday! And there are videos!

Even More Covers

“A series of 66 animated vintage book graphics”

Created by animator Henning M. Lederer

You can also see the two previous videos in the same vein. Really beautifully executed.

MRE GFX

MRE GFX

MRE® is a motion / Graphic designer from the UK.

Some incredible work here.

His Instagram feed is excellent as well (personal fave here.)

Inside a $5.5M Floating Mansion in Miami

I mean I guess that’s one way to react to climate change.

It’s beautiful, but also as expected: way over the top.

Sony Northlandz

This video offers no content in its description. It’s actually a short documentary about one of the world’s largest model railroad sets. Created by Bruce Zaccagnino (miniatures), Matthew Albanese (photographer)

This video is also a promo for the Sony DSC-QX100 camera module for mobile phones, which is now discontinued.

It’s actually an incredibly impressive setup. Crazy.

Also (related, and making the rounds) there’s this story about Rod Stewart’s incredibly detailed model railroad. Who knew?!

These have been your Friday Videos!

See you next week.

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November 8th, 2019

Howwwwwwwdy Friday people.

It’s video time. Are you ready?

Okay!

Stan Lee Sculpture Timelapse

By sculptor Steven Richter

Incredibly detailed.

Elements – Art film by Maxim Zhestkov

“Elements is an experimental art film by Maxim Zhestkov about nature, physics, art and love. More than 2 billion elements / particles governed by tensions and forces of nature were used to tell stories and show emotions through the motion of collective behavior.”

Large Formation Flight

“Formation flying, two or more aircraft traveling and maneuvering together in a disciplined, synchronized, predetermined manner. In a tight formation, such as is typically seen at an air show, aircraft may fly less than three feet (one metre) apart and must move in complete harmony, as if they are joined together.”

Mario Mathy “1987” Jumping Dance

Well it certainly is… uh… “energetic” I guess?

Sent in by Ashy T.

These have been your Friday Videos!

See you next week everybody.

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November 1st, 2019

Welcome to Friday!

It’s finally here. And so is November! That was really fast.

Nine Inch Nails – Closer But It’s Ghostbusters By Ray Parker Jr.

“A.K.A. Closebusters.”

I love this!

RACING DRONE VS ROLLERCOASTER HELIX! A different POV

Some incredibly intricate flying here. Really beautifully shot.

Careful: lots of twisty-turny angles.

The Finest Bird Song of 1890

“A mechanical singing bird mechanism. Made around 120 years ago in Paris, probably by Bontems.”

What an elegant little device! Beautiful.

Many more at The House Of Automata.

What If There Was No Friction for 1 Minute?

“Friction is what allows us to move…and to slow down. Friction is how we pick things up …and hold on to them. To be totally honest, there isn’t much we could do without friction!”

Funny, but also I never thought about this.

I bet astronauts do though!

And that’s what I’ve got for this windy, rainy November Friday.

Have a great day and a great weekend!

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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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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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