November 27th, 2020

Happy Friday!

We are in the “Holiday Season”. That’s what it says right here. It may not feel like it, but we are.

We can make it. I feel it.

And also: it is now time for the Friday Videos…

This Is Competitive Double Dutch

“These pint-sized players can probably outjump you.”

They 100% can!

Holy crap!

Making the rounds (absolutely right it is!)

Dolly Parton Watches Fan Covers on YouTube

“On this episode of ‘You Sang My Song,’ country music legend Dolly Parton watches fan covers of her songs on YouTube.”

Demonstration on Flowave

“Monochromatic and random waves generated in the Flowave tank. Also single and multiple water spouts.”

And here’s a quick explainer about how the FloWave device works.

Company website here.

Super interesting.

Mixtape for the Milky Way – Video Games

An origami animation about playing arcade games by Eric Power.

And there ya go! Friday Videos! Sorted!

Happy Friday. Happy belated US ThanksGiving. Happy Holidays!

Stay safe and stay sane. And we’ll see you next week.

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November 20th, 2020

Happy Friday!

We made it! We’re making it! We can make it!

And! It’s video time!

Exclamation points!!

Shot on iPhone 12 — Everyday Experiments. Get creative at home.

These are actually some super creative experiments you can try using really any camera.

Great ideas! I was sceptical. The results looks like CGI.

What Happens When A Freerunner Loses His Phone? w/ Jason Paul

“The moment freerunner Jason Paul is dropping his phone from a roof is when a spectacular hunt through Hamburg, Germany begins.”

More than the outstanding stunt jumping, check out the editing!

Really well done.

Shamelessly promoted by Red Bull

Growing Sunflower Time Lapse – Seed To Flower In 83 Days

From BoxLapse which is a channel all about plant growth time-lapse videos.

Beautiful.

Also features the jazz stylings of Hara Noda.

David Lynch on his daily routine – why habits are useful for creativity

An interview with Charlie Rose from what appears to be the early 1990s.

And there we go. Friday Videos allll wrapped up.

I hope you are safe and healthy and sane.

We’re going to get through this.

Stay safe. Happy Friday.

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November 13th, 2020

We have arrived… at Friday…

The Thirteenth!! [orchestra!]

Trying to Catch a 1,000 MPH Baseball

This is the follow-up video for the build of a baseball cannon that can actually fire a baseball faster than the speed of sound.

Hilarity… ensues. 🙂

How to Make the World’s Best Paper Airplane

“John Collins, also known as ‘The Paper Airplane Guy,’ teaches us how to fold and fly our very own version of his ‘world record’ paper airplane.”

That record, which still stands, is 226 feet, 10 inches.

There’s an additional video where he talks about general aerodynamics as well.

Being 10 in 2020

“Every ten-year-old kid goes through big changes, all while simultaneously learning to navigate and understand the wider world. By nature, this makes them incredibly resilient and adaptable. Their resilience might give them an edge when it comes to taking on the huge shifts happening in 2020, from COVID-19 to nationwide protests to a polarizing election.”

This is a moving short film. Also we should all look at this video again in 2 years.

Japanese meal for cats

The cats are suuuuuper attentive.

Sent in by Tia T.

And there we are. There it is. There you have it. There we go.

Friday!

Video’d up!

Happy Friday, and I hope your weekend is fannnnnntastic.

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November 6th, 2020

Well hello there Friday folks!

Welcome to Friday! And your Friday Videos!

Are we ready?

Let’s gooooooo…

Animals With Autotune Compilation

You are welcome!

My cat always responds angrily to any video featuring pet voices. He didn’t move a muscle for this one, which indicates how weirdly mangled these voices are.

A Taste of Los Angeles

Created by Viennese filmmaking group “FilmSpektakel” [https://vimeo.com/filmspektakel] who have also made “taste of” hyperlapse videos of New York and (duh) Vienna. Beautifully done.

How Do We Know How Old The Sun Is?

You know what? That is an excellent question!

An illuminating short doc on this topic. Well done!

The Forgotten History of Home Video

“In this essay I will tell you about 15-30 years of home video history that you have never heard about from anyone, anywhere.”

Honest to god I found this very illuminating.

It might be a bit too nerdy but man: the tech we used to use feels like caveman tools now.

Well that’s the Friday Videos all wrapped up!

I hope your Friday is fantastic, and that your weekend will be relaxing and calm.

Happy Friday!

See you next week.

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October 30th, 2020

Happy SpooooOOOOoooky Friday!

It’s Hallowe’en! Although, yes, of course, 2020, it’s weird, it’s not the same, it’s much much different.

But still!

SpoooOOOOOOooky!

Video time!!

RIP

Cyriak! He’s back!

A Killer Zoom Meeting Costume

2020 – There it is.

This is super innovative. Very well done.

Beastie Boys – Intergalactic But It’s Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.

From YouTuber / remixer William Maranci.

Well done!

Tenacious D: “Time Warp”

A welcome Hallowe’en rock-out.

Making the rounds. Still worth it.

Sent in by many, many subscribers.

And there we go! Friday! Videos!

Friday Videos!

Thanks for playing along at home folks.

See you next week!

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October 23rd, 2020

Happy Friday!

And welcome to your Friday Links!

Let’s get into it!

Wear a Mask

An adaptation of “Be Our Guest” from the classic Beauty and the Beast.

Making the rounnnnnds but definitely worth it.

The Keep Going Song (title track)

This is beautiful, and whimsical, and great.

Roosevelt’s Playhouse Halloween Special

This is somewhat inspired by Pee Wee’s Playhouse and IT. IS. BANANAS!

If this is the content we get from Covid-19 lockdown I think I am HERE for it!

Kings Dominion Roller Coasters! Front Seat POVs!

Since it’s no longer Summer, and currently none of us can go to an amusement park, this is pretty great.

I miss rollercoasters. 🙁

Pretty stable photography. Obviously: caution if you have motion fatigue. It goes fast!

And we have reached the end for this week.

I hope your Friday is excellent, and that your weekend is even better!

See you in seven days.

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October 16th, 2020

Happy Friday! Woohoo!

I’m glad we made it. I’m always glad we made it.

Who’s ready for a few Videos?

Let’s get to it!

The Commercial that Killed a Fast Food Chain

Being from Canada, I had never even heard of this chain before.

This is quite the story!

Bizet’s Carmen on Glassware

This appears to be Petr Spatina from the Czech Republic. Suuuuuper talented performer. Wow.

Another: La Campanella (from Liszt.) These are challenging pieces to perform on any instrument, never mind a glass harmonica. Well done!

World Record of the longest Urban Downhill Track | Race Run | Medellin, Colombia

YIKES!

Paddington Horror Trailer

“A loving family takes in a needy bear to show him what family means”

All done! Short and sweet.

Have a happy Friday and an excellent weekend.

See you next week.

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October 9th, 2020

Happy Friday! Woohoo!

Where I live, we’re experiencing highly unusual / abnormal far warmer weather fr October. And it’s a long weekend.

And it’s Friday!

And it’s video time!!

We Remade TRON in One Day

“Inspired by the recent ‘VFX Artists React to TRON,’ Niko and Peter set out to recreate the Light Cycle Scene from the original TRON film.”

Emmit Fenn – Who Dat

An adorable little music video featuring a funky, strutting pigeon. (via CG)

The future of faces

“I built a device that brings Animoji, camera filters, and deep fakes to the real life.”

A virtual “face replacer” created by Lenny3000.

Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self Part 3

“What would happen if I tried to explain what’s happening now to the June 2020 version of myself?”

The lovely and talented Julie Nolke, everybody. This is making the rounds and worth every moment of it.

I hope you’re all safe and sound, and healthy and happy.

Happy Friday!

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October 2nd, 2020

Happy Friday!

Man what a week. Yikes.

But we’re here! And we made it to Friday and there are videos!

Let’s gooooo!!

If Cardi B Did The Sound Effects For Star Wars – Episode II

(self explanatory)

Gold!

I Put The Fresh Prince Mansion on Airbnb (HOUSE TOUR)

This is Will Smith. Putting the mansion from The Fresh Prince of BelAir on AirBNB.

It’s already fully booked. This is great.

What If You Feed a Venus Flytrap Candy Instead of Flies?

See this is why I like YouTube. 🙂

Stuff I would never even consider: there it is.

(NEW) World Record Elephant Toothpaste w/ David Dobrik

Just insane.

Speaking of “Stuff I would never even consider”…

Also today I learned: that chemical reaction will stain surfaces!! Don’t do this people!

Bonus Video!

ACTION USA | Trailer (Uncensored)

More information here.

This is presented by Alamo On Demand who (in the US) have made the film available on demand. [https://ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/virtual-cinema-action-usa/]

1989! Over the frikkin’ top!

Well there we go. Friday: all video’d up!

Thanks for following along at home everybody.

Stay safe! We’re getting through this year by golly.

See you next Friday!

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September 25th, 2020

Well happy Friday everybody!

We are officially in Autumn (in my hemisphere of the planet.)

Keep going! We can do this!

But first: some videos!!

ROME – Eternal city

Created by filmmaker Alex Soloviev.

Some excellent camerawork here. The soundtrack is also amazing.

Sent along by Ashleigh T.

Fleetwood Fire – “You Make September Fun”

A Bill McClintock mashup of Earth Wind and Fire’s “September” and Fleetwood Mac’s “You Make Loving Fun”

With a little Pantera thrown in.

This works! I was really surprised.

Hey speaking of September…

9/21/20

This is an annual affair by Demi Adejuyigbe.

Honestly: watch it a couple of times. The amount of planning and setup that went into making this is astounding.

Making the rounds, and for good reason.

Sent in by many, many subscribers.

The Best Of The Internet (2020) My work

A “jigsaw puzzle apple” created by YouTuber and precision knife user Scuruchi Vincenzo.

His other works are worth a look as well.

Viiiiiideos!

On a Friday.

Friday Viiiiiideos!

Thanks for watching with me again.

Stay safe. Stay dry.

Happy Friday!

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