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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February 9th, 2018

Happy Friday!

What a week… I am ready for the weekend. I hope you are too.

Video time!

Photographing the Real Life of Bees

“National Geographic asked photographer Anand Varma to work on a story about honey bees. What he came up with is a work of art.”

The Pinball Doctors: The Last Arcade Technicians in NYC

“Pinball was once an American obsession. Now, the arcade classic is making a comeback, but the repair technicians skilled enough to repair these complex machines are limited.”

This kind of work gives me a pain my stomach a little bit. It’s a dying industry but there are a tiny handful of people who still know this stuff. Interesting, and a bit obsessive.

Worlds Largest Lego Wooden Roller Coaster – Passenger view – 4 rounds

Which I guess begs the question: what was the largest Lego wooden roller coaster before this one? Crazy

More info here.

Human Fountains

[self explanatory]

With no further information.

Bonus Video!

Vandal caught on camera (with play-by-play)

“On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, KIRO Radio captured surveillance footage of a vandal trying to break in to one of our employee’s vehicles in our parking lot. While the suspect is still at large, we took the liberty to have John Curley give his play-by-play of the incident.”

This is great. Also: ouch. Making the rounds already. Fantastic.

And there we go! Friday! Videos!

Friday Videos!

See you all in a week.

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February 2nd, 2018

Look at that: Friday! And a whole new month!

Same price!

Here are some videos.

George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

This may be the most joyous 13 minutes of your day.

DJ Cummerbund – Jereloose

Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” crazily mashed up with Kenny Loggins’ “Footloose” = insane.

But I like it! Some great editing here too.

Giant Cotton Candy Flower

“It took 10 minutes to make this massive, massive, massive cotton candy flower….

“Price: 50 RMB – 8 USD

“Filmed in Chongqing, China”

Ccccrrazy! Also: ow, my teeth.

Timelapse of Death Star Construction

“This is a personal project that I worked on with my brother. I enjoyed watching a little bit of Death Star assembly in Rogue One, but I wanted to see more.”

I love this era. Someone, at home, in their spare time, can create something like this. Amazing.

Bonus Video!

World’s first talking killer whale

Technically: the first “English speaking” Killer whale. But still!

Making the rounds. Amazing.

Happy Friday everybody! See you in a week.

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