March 27th, 2017

Heyyyy look!

Friday!

And Videos!

And Friday Videos!!

World Order: Singularity

Some impressive choreography in this crazy J-Pop video.

Suggested by several subscribers.

The Most Unsatisfying Video in the World ever made

[self explanatory]

For some reason this one is making the rounds and deeply affecting a lot of people. 🙂

For me: The tomato. Ugh!!!

Hot Scots

An extremely well-rehearsed drum line. The crowd reaction is really half the entertainment. 🙂

UCLA’s Augmented Reality Sandbox

“The Augmented Reality Sandbox allows students and the public to interact with a miniature landscape, sculpting mountains, valleys, rivers and even volcanoes, with off the shelf readily available parts.”

Really interesting. Not the ideal user interface for really anything else. But cool nonetheless.

Bonus Video!

What Does A Sloth Say?

[spoiler alert: it says “aaa”. A lot!]

D’awwww?

Sent in by Traci T., who loves sloths. 🙂

This has been your Friday Videos!

Have a great weekend everybody.

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March 17th, 2017

Welcome to Friday.

And I guess it’s also St. Patrick’s day. Cheers / sláinte mhaith!

And now: your videos!

David Bowie Impersonates…

“The impersonations on this YouTube posting were recorded in August ’85, when Bowie came in to do the lead vocal. At the end of the session, he broke into the impersonations and I realized that these might get erased at some point, so I quickly put a cassette in and hit ‘record.’ I wish we could hear the other side of the dialogue but unfortunately that wasn’t being recorded.”

Actually read the entire story. It’s awesome.

P.S. I was really looking forward to linking to the recent “Breaking Bad: The Movie” post, but of course thanks to copyright lawyers: that is no longer a thing. Which sucks. Because it was awesome.

What’s The Most Difficult Place To Get To In the World?

I won’t spoil it for you. Nicely done.

REMAP at Anarchronism Espace Mulitmedia Ganter, Bourogne, France.

That title gives us absolutely no idea what’s actually going on here.

“This electro-mechanical sound installation is based on the Roland DXY pen plotter, a discontinued printing technology of the 1980s, with this artefact combined alongside audio cassette tape technology in order to playback prerecorded ‘found’ sound recordings from a magnetically encoded audio tape surface.”

So: they repurposed an ink plotter, fitted it with a play head for magnetic tape, and now it plays random strips of recorded magnetic tape in a weird audio / art installation.

Kind of obscure but I like it. It reminds me a little of a musical R2-D2.

Mean Bean – Official Teaser (2017)

Re-cut as a taut suspense thriller.

P.S. I was really looking forward to linking to the recent “Breaking Bad: The Movie” post, but of course thanks to copyright lawyers: that is no longer a thing. Which sucks. Because it was awesome.

Have a lovely weekend everybody.

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March 10th, 2017

Gather round everybody it is time for your videooos!

On a Friday.

(ahem!)

Here we go!

A Day On The Life

“Full day seen through the eyes of a working American everyboy named Average Jehoshaphat.”

A funny, creepy little short film. Hard to explain.

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

This mountain route “between Tateyama, Toyama and Omachi, Nagano, Japan” is also a super tall snow corridor.

It’s beautiful. And a little daunting.

Making An Espresso … Pot!

A man decides to create his own espresso maker. This is long but I really enjoyed it. A lot of craft and care went into making this. Looks amazing.

Detector lock by John Wilkes

An ingenious device created in 1680 (!) by clever locksmith John Wilkes. More info here.

And there you go!

Have a lovely weekend everybody! 🙂

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March 3rd, 2017

Hey look! It’s Friday!

Yay.

And look! Videos!!

To The Right / Candice Drouet

A montage of several right-tracking shots from familiar, iconic films.

Kind of hypnotic. I like it.

John Wick Style action scene I made alone at my apartment for filmmaking practice.

Mind blowing!

How LA LA LAND Stole Techniques from Old Hollywood Musicals – Frame by Frame

Specifically Vicente Minelli, but also others.

Nicely done.

Senri no michi mo ippo kara

“‘Even a road of thousand miles begins with a single step.’ Filmed and created by Nicolas Bailleul in Japan. Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Koyasan.”

His channel features other travel-related montages, and they are quite well-shot.

Beautiful.

Bonus Video!

The font that escaped the Nazis and landed on the moon

That font would be “Futura”. (Spoiler alert!)

A neat little documentary from Vox.

And there you go: all video’d up!

(Well… almost…)

Have a great, warm weekend. (Well: as warm as you can anyway.)

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February 24th, 2017

Friday heeeere! Check out your hot new Friday heeeeere!

Welcome! And happy Friday.

Video time. Places, everybody!

G.I. Joe PSA Compilation – [Remastered HD]

These are the Eric Fensler re-imaginings of the original 70s G.I. Joe shorts.

Even many years later these are still hilarious.

Glorious MIDI Unicorn

YouTuber Andrew Huang created a drawing of a unicorn using Midi software, and it turns out it interprets as a pretty okay little tune! 🙂

This obviously took more effort than just drawing it and playing it.

A weird idea but it’s making the rounds.

Tiny Trump / The Pocket Potus

“We saw all those stills of tiny trump and were like. Thats cool but why not do it in motion aka next level meme it… Wait we could do that. So we did.” [sic]

A one-trick pony video but it works. 🙂

Every NYT front page since 1852

… in 55 seconds. 🙂

It’s been mentioned a few places. It’s kind of mesmerizing. It might have been good to have a little year counter on it somewhere.

Bonus Video!

La La Land as directed by David Lynch – Trailer Mix

This has some pretty smart touches to it. I like!

I would most definitely watch this.

Also: Emma Stone in an actual Lynch movie: this should be a thing.

There we go. All done. No more.

See you next week everybody.

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February 17th, 2017

And we’re back! And it’s Friday, and there are videos to see!

Donald Trump’s Tweets As An Early 2000s Emo Song

“We noticed that Trump’s tweets are basically the lyrics to an early 2000s emo song, so we turned them into one.”

Super Deluxe delivers again. This is amazing.

Cancer Gigalain | Timelapse Making-Of

“This timelapse making-of video shows the creation of one drawing from my project Mechanical / Biological [Crustacean Study]

From artist Steeven Salvat. Just stunning.

VR Partner Life. Happy Valentines Day

This is from the consistently witty YouTuber Community Channel (aka: Natalie Tran.) It’s making the rounds and it is fantastic.

Alike

“In a busy life,Copi is a father who tries to teach the right way to his son,Paste. But… what is the correct path?”

A lovely short animated film. Nicely done.

Bonus Video!

Astronaut Ice Cream Is A Lie

[self explanatory]

Sent in by Trevor L.

And there are your Friday Videos!

I will see you again in one week!

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February 10th, 2017

Fridayyyyyeeee… (and the livin’ is eeeeasyyy)

It’s video time!

Google Maps: Hyperlapse Around the World

This impressive animation of Google Maps and Google Streetview visuals is a little jarring but super fun to watch.

Pendulus ( for one hour )

A “pendulus” with a light pen on top of a light-sensitive surface for 1 hour = beautiful self-generated art.

The video is indeed 1 hour in length but you can jump ahead and see the progression of the work. Very cool.

Hey btw if you enjoy longer videos with a repetitive, passive style, you may enjoy this beach video as well. (Somewhat different / similar…)

protula bispiralis

This is a 2 minute video of what is known as a “red fanworm” opening up in real time.

The music (Orff’s Carmina Burana, of course) makes it sound like impending doom. Beautiful and ancient.

Bonobo- No Reason (ft. Nick Murphy)

“a film about staying indoors. all visual effects achieved entirely in-camera… a very small camera… and a very big set.”

From apparently-gifted director Oscar Hudson.

I love this band, and I love this video.

Bonus Video!

Wind Games 2017 freestyle Maja Kuczynska final Exceptional

It’s 2017 so we apparently have a new sport called “Wind games”.

I like it! This is an impressive run.

And there you go! All video’d away.

See you in a week, Friday Video fans…

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February 3rd, 2017

It’s Friday!

I am so excited!!

And it’s video time. Here we go!

Useless Salad Machine

From the Useless Duck Company.

This is a 3d-printed bot that tosses salad. (Simple!)

Over-inflating Footballs in Super Slow Motion – The Slow Mo Guys

[self explanatory]

Just in time for the Superbowl.

How To Make Eyeglasses From Scratch

“With some guidance from Dr. Lewis Dartnell, I collected sand, limestone, and hardwood ashes to melt down into the glass. Then I figured out how to grind the lenses down to the correct curvature to match my prescription. I also made the frames for them out of a tree.”

Not surprisingly, this is an extremely complicated thing to do properly.

The Funny, Amazing and Most Viral Ping Pong Trick Shots Video of 2016

For some reason someone named this “Boring Ping Pong” (and there are numerous re-posts of this video that use that title.)

Anything but boring. Some insane tricks here.

Bonus Video!

Spectacular Footage of a Butterfly Leaving Its Cocoon

[because I wish Spring was a lot closer than it is…]

“The transition from caterpillar to butterfly is a process that consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Observe one caterpillar as it developments into a gorgeous winged insect.”

This video only briefly covers the actual metamorphosis stage but that is definitely worth a read [here]. I first learned about this last year and it is frankly mind-blowing.

And there you go! Your Friday is all set!

See you in seven days everybody.

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January 27th, 2017

Friday. At last!

Ahhhhh [kicks feet up, relaxes]

Videos! Let’s go!

“INAUGURATION DAY” — A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration

“I make grease pellets in my sweat” is possibly not that far from how these people actually speak.

I know you have all probably seen it, but really everybody should. 🙂

Gathering Paradise: Bill Murray Reads to Construction Workers at Poets House

“Members of the construction team which built Poets House’s new home joined actor Bill Murray in May 2009 for the first poetry reading at 10 River Terrace.”

Sent in by Ashy T.

Poignant. I love Bill Murray. He’s a force of nature.

How Did Sony Start?

This was essentially a corporate orientation video but it’s made a little cooler in this presentation. Nicely done.

How to be a Human !!!

This is “animation dancee” Marquese “Non-Stop” Scott.

I love this guy’s work. So amazing to watch. A Master.

The track is “I Am You” by Haywyre. Also pretty damn good.

Bonus Video!

Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya’ but everytime they say ‘Uh’ or ‘Alright’ it gets faster

Continuing this… thing. Which has gone a little out of control. There are so many videos in this weird genre. I like some of them. This is one.

Happy Friday everybody! Have a great weekend.

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January 20th, 2017

Welcome to Friday! It’s the second-last Friday in January. 🙂

That was fast.

Here we go…

Life accordion to Donald Trump

uh… okay!

At least it’s funny. (Today of all days.)

Object Masking – The Wolf of Wall Street

“A program removing everything but the objects it recognises when watching the trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street”

This is, effectively, a computer “watching” a movie trailer, and identifying what it sees.

The future is here!

Max Cooper/Tom Hodge – Fragments of Self

“This track and video are about emergence from the combination of polar opposites. Fragments of self from very different places, but part of the same whole. Soft vs jagged, quiet vs loud, beautiful vs horrible, smooth vs abrasive, natural vs unnatural….you get the idea.”

This is part of a larger art collection named “Emergence” from these two visual artists. All of them are great. This is just my favorite one.

The Internet As It Was In 1996

“Transferred from a VHS video tape, this 1996 video shows how to use a PC and how to use the PC to access the new ‘world wide web.'”

Ugh. It’s long, so you’d be forgiven for skimming it. Some cringe-worthy performances in here.

Maybe not as good/bad as this video from only one year earlier. Yikes!

Bonus Video!

Finally Alex Jones is Watchable – Info Derps!

How do we make Alex Jones a little funnier to watch? Digitally remove his nose.

I watched this no fewer than three times.

In fact I’m watching it right now. 😀

Have a splendid weekend everybody.

See you next week.

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