June 11th, 2021

Welcome back to Friday!

Phew this was a fast week (for me) which I am okay with.

But here we are! And it’s video time!

Let’s go…

Playing With Time

From odd YouTube channel “Macro Room” which has other mind-bending videos.

Clever, clever editing.

518 pieces of Jenga on 1 (Timelapse)

“Watch how Captain Noodles build a massive 518-piece Jenga Tower!”

No joke this gives me anxiety!

Wwwwow insane.

Elmore Flies Again – First EVER #FPV Drone Wedding | Watch a Wedding in a Stately Home from 360°

“Fun and fabulous stately home & sustainable #weddingvenue in Gloucestershire Elmore Court lifts off as a new dawn beckons for post covid events…”

Odd music choices here but wwwwwow the footage. How many test flights before they shot this? Must have been quite a few.

It was shot by the staff of the estate (it’s featured on the estate’s website.)

Lemonade

“A refreshing glass of lemonade on a hot summer’s day.”

If that lemonade is made from felt animated lemons.

From YouTube animator Andrea Love.

Well done.

Making the rounds somewhat.

Also I love actual Lemonade!

Ta daaaaa! Friday videos! Allll wrapped up.

Have a Happy Friday and a most excellent weekend.

See you next week.

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June 4th, 2021

Happy Frriiiiidayyyyy!!

And welcome to the first Friday Videos edition of June 2021. Huzzah!

Video time!

This Dog Can “Talk” To Her Owner | Mashable

“Bunny, a Sheepadoodle, took TikTok by storm after using AAC, or Augmentative Alternative Communication, to “speak” with her owner.”

This is amazing.

There is also an Instagram to follow.

My cat has developed a vocabulary of around 10 “words” (based on cat vocalizations.) Almost all food related but also pretty specific.

I love this breakthrough.

THE VOYAGE – Bark Europa sails 10000 nautical miles from Ushuaia to Scheveningen

“In the first half of 2020, Bark Europa sailed nonstop from Argentina to the Netherlands amid the Covid-19 breakout and ongoing international restrictions and port lockdowns. This was the longest nonstop voyage she has ever done, over 10000 nautical miles, starting in Ushuaia in the southern tip of Argentina all the way to the her home port, Scheveningen in the Netherlands. This video is the first hand account fo the life on board during this voyage.”

This is amazing. You see a lot of teamwork and mutual support throughout this video. It’s a harrowing journey but this group makes it with good humor and a lot of professionalism. I could not do this.

Why do honeybees love hexagons?

“Honeybees are some of nature’s finest mathematicians. Not only can they calculate angles and comprehend the roundness of the earth, these smart insects build and live in one of the most mathematically efficient architectural designs around: the beehive.”

Sent along by Tianna S.

Before Beta: Sony’s 1969 “Camcorder”

“14 years before the first camcorder hit the market, Sony put out a machine that promised to be everything the camcorder would be. It wasn’t.”

From YouTuber Cathode Ray Dude, who does deep dives on some truly bizarre vintage home video equipment.

And there we have it. Friday Videos!

Stay safe and dry this weekend. Happy Friday!

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May 28th, 2021

It is Friday!

It is the last Friday in May!

It is Video Time!!

I hope you’re all well. Let’s begin…

Abandoned Store Left in 1963 | Everything is Still Inside

This is the “153 Mile Store” located in Williams Lake, in the interior of British Columbia.

The store is immaculate and has a crazy array of products in it in virtually untouched condition.

There is a movement underway to declare it a Canadian Heritage Site.

Fantastic!

Restoring a 85-year-old Leica camera

This is an amazing deep dive into how to take apart, clean, mildly improve, and reassemble a classic, vintage, iconic film camera.

The guy definitely knows what he’s doing.

Engineer Explains Every Roller Coaster For Every Thrill | A World of Difference

That engineer being one Korey Kiepert.

From Wired.

Really well presented.

Also: I miss roller coasters.

Mob Psycho 100 – Opening | 99

The animation reminds me somewhat of Cyriak only definitely smothered with Anime flourishes.

Recommended by Ana D.

There we go! Simple as that!

Happy Friday! And have an excellent weekend.

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May 21st, 2021

It is Friday!

It is late May!

Where I live: It is HOT! And a long weekend.

That’s pretty great!

And! Videos! Let’s gooooo.

Project Starline: Feel like you’re there, together

“Imagine looking through a sort of magic window, and through that window, you see another person, life-size and in three dimensions. Project Starline is a technology project from Google that combines advances in hardware and software to enable friends, families and co-workers to feel together, even when they’re cities (or countries) apart.”

I think I need to see this in person. The reactions here are everything.

Artificial Intelligence converts Spice Girls “Wannabe” into a Nine Inch Nails song [OpenAI Jukebox]

Open AI Jukebox remains a source of crazy entertainment over a year and a half later.

Take A Ride With Me

Take A Ride With Me

“Video Project by Nikolaj Juhlsen”

Select a random ride and watch with sound on or off. Note: Some of them are crazy!

Tender Umbrella Party Ben/VJ Jaren vjjaren.com

General Public mashup with Rihanna.

It works!

And there we go. Allll video’d up!

Happy Friday! See you in a week.

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May 14th, 2021

Well happy Friday everybody!

We made it again!

This was a good week. I hope yours was too.

Video time!

Mow-Rio Kart | How to play Mario Kart with a lawn mower & drone

“By Ian Padgham, aka @origiful on Instagram

This is BANANAS!!!

So well done. I watched it a few times.

The surprising reason behind Chinatown’s aesthetic

“The iconic ‘Chinatown’ look started as a survival strategy.”

From Vox. Well done.

Enhancing Photorealism Enhancement

Nothing about the title or the description actually tells you what this video is about. 🙂

This is Intel, using a very specific A.I., to make footage from GTA V look more photorealistic.

It’s fascinating!

A Day in Roaring 20’s Berlin | 1927 AI Enhanced Film [ 60 fps,4k]

I like many of these vintage film restoration efforts. The only exception is the audio, which feels tacked on.

This is great. Like it was shot by a time traveler.

Bonus Video!

Baby Got Bach

“Bach, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and conductor Leonard Bernstein join forces in this rousing masterpiece.”

From bizarre YouTuber “There I Ruined It“.

Ta daaaa! Friday Videos! Done!

Happy Friday! See you next week everybody.

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May 7th, 2021

Well hello there Friday people!

My week was a little slammed so I unfortunately only have three videos this week. Sorry.

Here we go!

Why a movie like Who Framed Roger Rabbit will NEVER be made again

I mean you can imagine the answer. The budget would be ridiculous.

A pretty great breakdown.

Also I forgot that Robert Zemeckis directed this film. It turns 34 years old this year. Still a great film.

Fly with us on a drone taxi!

The latest “E-Hang” flying taxi flying autonomously in Fuzhou, China a couple of weeks ago.

I’m not gonna lie: I kind of can’t wait to be able to do this. It looks fantastic.

My Metal bunny

A very brief, jaunty animation from YouTuber Aghilation. D’aw?

And there we go! Friday Videos (briefly.)

Happy Friday! Happy May! Happy Weekend!

See you in seven days.

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April 30th, 2021

Whuhoo Friday!

And that ends April! See yah!

And now: video time!

A Mind-Bending Discovery

An overly arranged pop song about the discovery that you can operate a smartphone with… a potato.

Realistic miniature model house with electricity is a marvel

Artist Annie Kampfe created a mid-century modern model house.

It’s pretty awesome!

ESSENTIAL WORKERS ANTHEM

Written and performed by Marc Rebillet.

He’s good!

Pig Calling Contest goes METAL!

From YouTuber Andre Antunes who has “metalized” a bunch of other things. But I like this one a lot.

And there we go!

Friday Videos! Sorted!

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!! Exclamation points!!

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April 23rd, 2021

Happy Friday everybody!

And where I live, it is finally warming up again. We had snow this week! Yikes.

Video time!

Cats and Ping Pong Trick Shots

Self explanatory.

Fascinating!

Binging with Babish: Biscuits from Ted Lasso

Since the tiny teaser for this recipe appeared in the Season 2 trailer for Ted Lasso, Twitter demanded to know what the recipe was. So here’s Binging with Babish to fill us in.

Can confirm: it’s an incredibly good recipe.

2″ Ampex “Quad” commercial dubbing for KIMA TV January 1991

Submitted without context. I started searching for very old TV workflow videos about two years ago and only now (!) did Youtube bother to suggest new ones.

This video is a tiny snapshot of what jobs for teenagers in the vintage TV industry looked like.

Everything is digital files and automation now.

Mealworms eating tomato, broccoli romanesco and corn – 10.000 worms! #3

It’s a timelapse, so maybe not quite as gross as at regular speed. 48 hours and literally everything is gone. So crazy.

And there it went: Friday Videos!!

Happoy Friday, have an amazing weekend, and please stay safe. We’re getting there. Slowly but surely.

See you next week.

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April 16th, 2021

Welcome back to Friday!

Apologies for the hiatus. It’s been a busy month. But I’m back!

Video time.

This Is How A Court Reporter Typewriter Works

Presented by Isabellel Umsden.

Meet Some Of The Last Papyrus Makers In Egypt Keeping A 5,000-Year-Old Craft Alive | Still Standing

“Papyrus paper originated in ancient Egypt. Today, just one village still makes the paper, but after a year without tourists, workers are struggling to keep their doors open.”

I mean, if it’s a purely tourist process, it kind of begs the question of how badly it’s still needed.

Still interesting.

Oh hey speaking of Egypt…

‘Lost golden city’ of 3,000 years unearthed in Egypt

“What is believed to be the largest ancient city found in Egypt, Aten, buried under sand for millennia, has been rediscovered, and experts say it is one of the most important finds since the unearthing of Tutankhamun’s tomb.”

Lots going on in the Egyptian archaeological world over the past two years. Love it.

Sandwich Assembly Robot

Wholly unnecessary but still super fun to watch.

Huzzah! We have successfully Friday Video’d together!

Happy Friday!

See you next week!

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April 9th, 2021

Hi all.

I got too busy this week and sadly have no videos for you today.

Also my city returned to a stay-at-home order for the next month. Rough week.

I hope your Friday is still awesome. It’s warming up! The days are getting longer!

See you next Friday.

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