April 20th, 2018

It is Friday and there is nothing we can do about it. 🙂

Welcome! It’s time for your weekly video dosage.

Let’s begin…

Musicless Musicvideo / JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – Say Something

I love these. This is also part-“shred”.

Hilarious.

Sent in by Alison L.

Can this robot build an IKEA chair faster than you?

[self explantory]

A great idea!

1911 – A Trip Through New York City (speed corrected w/ added sound)

I wish more people had done this way, way earlier with very old silent footage. It changes completely how I perceive this film. People move like real people instead of the old-timey super-fast speed these have always been shown at.

It’s a lot of just “ordinary” footage, but at normal speed and with some clever sound effects editing, it really comes alive.

Now who’s going to colourize it? 😉

Seinfeld but instead of Jerry it’s Barry B. Benson

Barry being the lead character in Seinfeld’s 2007 animated feature “Bee Movie”.

Think of the effort this took.

Amazing.

Bonus Video!

1.000.000 Frames / Candice Drouet

One million individual frames from a variety of films.

Kind of fun to randomly pause.

Sent in by Emma S.

And there you have it. Friday Videos.

I hope your Friday is excellent, and warm, and relaxing.

See you in a week.

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April 13th, 2018

Happy Friday! The thirteenth!

Tour of the Moon in 4K

Tour of the Moon in 4K

“…thanks to data provided by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.”

Some great footage and analysis here. Sent along by many, many subscribers.

This virtual stuntman could improve video game physics

This virtual stuntman could improve video game physics

“It can kick. Punch. And even flip.

“UC Berkeley researchers created a virtual stuntman

“that could make computer animated characters more lifelike.”

So fascinating. I love the segment where they show it trying to practise. It made me spit water. 🙂

Much more information here.

Couch Wisdom: Questlove on J Dilla’s sampling technique

Couch Wisdom: Questlove on J Dilla's sampling technique

This segment just covers a tiny, tiny portion of beats created by Dilla. If you’re a fan, or a beats nerd, the full interview is 2 hours and I recommend it.

Never Just A Car

Never Just A Car

“Cars are everywhere in the movies. Why are filmmakers so obsessed with automobiles?”

Sort of making the rounds. It’s an interesting little piece about the choices and motivations for putting a specific car in a specific scene.

Thanks for watching along at home, Friday peoples!

Have a lovely weekend!

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April 6th, 2018

Welcome…. To your Friday Videos.

Join usss…

Spaxels Lightpainting

“The Ars Electronica Futurelab is experimenting with long-time-exposure shots to create 3d-Models and animations in the sky.”

This must have taken some crazy planning and coordination. Well done.

This Artist Makes Incredible Sculptures Out of Fabric

“From Bergdorf Goodman and Givenchy to Sotheby’s — and across much of the internet — artist Benjamin Shine’s ethereal work with tulle has made him perhaps the foremost fabric sculptor in practice today.”

… I mean, I guess I just don’t *know* any other “fabric sculptors”… so… I guess… cool?

All kidding aside: this is beautiful work.

I’m Back® pro. Low cost 35mm digital Back by Samuel Mello Medeiros

This is a device you can use with your analog / film 35mm camera. It’s powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero, and allows your old film camera to take digital still photos.

What a great idea!

There have been pro-market “camera backs” for years but they all cost thousands of dollars. This one is around $300.

iPad Spirograph : LEGO Technic

YouTuber and apparently talented innovator Yoshihito Isogawa created this amazing contraption from Lego that draws geometric designs on an iPad screen.

Philcraft Penny Steam Engine

“Made by Phil Gravett in the UK, mounted on a 1962 penny.”

Because he can. 🙂 Pretty amazing. Unnecessary, but still amazing.

Thanks for playing along at home.

See you again next week.

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March 30th, 2018

Happy Friday!

Galen Hartley builds a violin

As you probably know, I like this kind of thing. Meticulous, painstakingly difficult handmade items. This one is great. But additionally: I like the narration.

Great work here.

My Indiana Muse (trailer 1)

“Through an unconventional sequence of events, artist Robert Townsend discovers his kodachrome muse and embarks on an ambitious and emotional project that will take more than a decade to complete.”

I think I definitely need to check this out. It’s currently prepping to play quite a few film festivals.

A-ha – Take On Me (Alexandr Misko) (Fingerstyle Guitar)

[self explanatory]

A really inventive performance

See also: Billy Jean.

See also also Luca Stricagnoli.

Sent in by Emma S.

Kanye West as a Tame Impala Song

From SuperDeluxe.

This is dynamite.

That’s all I got this week. I hope your (long?) weekend is fantastic.

See you again in seven days!

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March 23rd, 2018

Happy Friday!

And finally Spring. That felt like forever. Hopefully it’s warming up where you are.

To the videos!

ISLE OF DOGS | Cast Interviews | FOX Searchlight

A promo short for the new Wes Anderson movie “Isle Of Dogs”. (Say it out loud.)

These are great. The facial expressions they’ve managed to apply here are so good.

Crown Candy Kitchen creating misfit chocolates

Creating weird, mildly disturbing creations from leftover or imperfect molded chocolate parts is pretty ingenius.

Sent along by Alyssa H.

This Film Used To Be About Rum

What starts as a documentary about rum making in Cuba turns into one about living in an “active miltary dictatorship”.

It’s worth a look.

Club Palace: Real or CGI?

“For this surreal new film, Club Palace, Montreal-based creative agency Caravane collaborated with creative director Camille Boyer and cinematographer Nik Mirus to conjure a playful and perplexing landscape that challenges our perceptions of space.”

An interesting little project!

And there we go! Friday Videos.

See you next week everybody.

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March 16th, 2018

It’s already Friday again!

See? Daylight savings! It works!!

(kidding)

It is video time. Let’s go!

A New View of the Moon

“We took a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give passersby an up-close look at a familiar object: a new view of the moon.”

These reactions are everything.

2 .sorB oiraM repuS

“[Xkeeper] We found the music frequency table

[Xkeeper] Let’s see what happens when we reverse its order

[Raspberry] … oh dear.”

Extremely nerdy, and weird-sounding.

saudis changing tyres while driving

[self explanatory…?!]

DO NOT Try this at home. Or anywhere. Yikes.

Only Slightly Exaggerated | Travel Oregon

“Based on actual events. More or less.”

Oregon tourism video in the style of Miyazaki.

This is making the rounds but I liked it

Bonus Video!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail as a serious action drama

[self explanatory]

Well done, despite the choice of voice-over actor.

And that’s it. Friday: all video’d up.

Have a great final-winter weekend everybody!

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March 9th, 2018

Welcome to Friday Videos!

We made it to another Friday you guys!

Here we go…

I Heard it Round and Round the Grapevine

1984 Ratt song + essential Marvin Gaye song = … a surprisingly good mashup!

Steve Smith: Facelift

His other short videos are similarly bizarre. [https://vimeo.com/sleevesmith]

81 Year Old Commodore Amiga Artist – Samia Halaby

“Samia Halaby is a world renowned painter who purchased a Commodore Amiga 1000 in 1985 at the tender age of 50 years old. She taught herself the BASIC and C programming languages to create “kinetic paintings” with the Amiga and has been using the Amiga ever since.”

I love this story. Her art feels very modern despite using such an old processor to create it. Just lovely.

PAL-V Flying Car – Maiden Flight

This video is from 2012. But it’s still under development.

See also: Hang-E manned flight tests.

Rube Goldberg Trick Shot Machine | Harlem Globetrotters

“We teamed up with students from Georgia Tech’s colleges of Industrial Design and Music to bring this trick shot machine to life.”

So that’s that! Friday Videos. Sorted.

See you next week everybody.

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March 2nd, 2018

Happy Friday!

It’s already March. Crazy! And where I am, it snowed. So… yay?

Here we go!

How Criterion Collection Brings Movies Back From the Dead

[self explanatory]

Vintage film distributor “Kino” used to have a great 10 minute video of how they restored classics like Metroplis and Nosferatu but they aren’t freely available online.

The process is laborious and painstaking, but the results are so good.

ChickenWatch: Is Tokyo Fried Chicken The Best In The World?

This is an episode of Buzzfeed’s new food series “ChickenWatch” and it is… uh… a little weird.

It’s funny, and it reminds me of Tim and Eric a little bit. There are several episodes. Choose wisely. 🙂

DANCE DANCE

“From an artistic point of view, the flowers are represented in the 4 seasons.”

Super Mario Bros. Ragtime Piano Medley – Scott Bradlee

Not purely ragtime, but super entertaining anyway. He covers a few levels. Really well played.

If HAL9000 was Amazon.com’s Alexa

[sort of self explanatory]

Suggested by James H.

Well that’s the end of that!

Thanks for following the Friday Videos. See you next week!

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February 23rd, 2018

Happy Friday!

It’s the last one in February. That was fast!

Heeeeere we go.

Tyler Warren – Rush’s Permanent Waves (full album performance)

Now right off the bat I know I’ve lost some people here, but this performance – these performances – are just amazing.

Tyler Warren – One guy! – recreates the entire 1979 Rush album “Permanent Waves” during his “off days” from touring with The Queen Extravanganza and Adam Lambert.

To perform just the drum parts on their own would be impressive, and Warren tours as a drummer. However here he performs everything. It’s ridiculous. There are no credits concerning recording or mixing but the whole thing sounds virtually identical to the original.

This blew my mind. Great, great work.

How do birds learn to sing?

I never really thought about it but this is a pretty interesting video. It’s also making the rounds.

Sent along by Erin C.

RAGDOLL MAN

YouTuber “Nukazooka” (using a crap-ton of CGI) recreates some of the effects we see in videogames like Goat Simulator.

It’s a little nuts. Funny!

a-ha – Take On Me (Dance Video) @Ghetto.Spider

Making the rounds and… wow I understand why. 🙂

Bonus Video!

Back to the Carpet

Created by YouTuber “swedemason“.

Fantastic.

That’s all the Friday Videos merriment I have for you this week. Have a great Friday and a fantastic weekend.

See you next week.

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February 16th, 2018

Happy Friday!

What a week. I only have four videos for you. Four is a lot though!

31 Tricks for a 31 Year Old

Shot by Thom Wall, who performs with Cirque du Soleil.

Pretty amazing.

How Overnight Shipping Works

The huge, unimaginable logistics of getting your package from A to B overnight.

I find this stuff fascinating.

Tractor Hacking: The Farmers Breaking Big Tech’s Repair Monopoly

“When it comes to repair, farmers have always been self reliant. But the modernization of tractors and other farm equipment over the past few decades has left most farmers in the dust thanks to diagnostic software that large manufacturers hold a monopoly over. ”

This is such a ridiculous, aggravating situation.

But good on the hacker farmers for figuring it out themselves.

PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games – Robot Skiing!

“Robots ski down hill in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games showing off some of the latest in downhill skill robotic technology.”

Which… still needs some work. An oddly entertaining video.

These have been your Friday Videos.

Have a great Friday everybody. Stay safe.

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