April 14th, 2017

Friday! Yesssss.

And it’s video time!

Building a Cedar Strip Canoe (Full Montage)

“This video is a montage of an 18-video canoe building series I spent 8 months making in 2016.”

Wow this is so much amazing work.

New York City in 1993 in HD – DTheater DVHS Demo Tape

“Captured from a D-Theater HD DVHS Demo Tape by Techmoan

I know: what the hell is D-Theater? WikiPedia says it was “a digital video recording format developed by JVC” (and others) which was really the first to allow high-definition video recording and playback.

This is great!

Revology Cars Reproduction 1966 Mustang – Coyote powered

Revology is a company that manufactures “brand new” 1966 Mustangs. They licensed the metal stampers from Ford, and engaged a lot of manufacturers to create the custom parts needed, and now for a price you can buy a spankin’ new 1966 Mustang. It’s a crazy idea but I kind of love it.

Ghost In The Shell – Reel

Created by Ash Thorp (one single person…?)

He’s also done cgi effects and direction work for a bunch of other movies. His work is pretty amazing.

Bonus Video!

The World’s Only Scaled Mammal Is ADORABLE

“There’s no mammal in the world quite like the tree pangolin. Covered in reptilian-like scales that protect it from predators in the wild, the pangolin will curl into a ball when threatened.”

Pangolins! Who knew? (I did not.)

And these have been your Friday Videos!

Have a great (long?) weekend everybody.


April 7th, 2017

Friday is back, and it’s cleanin’ up the streets…

Wait. No that’s a crappy action film teaser.

This!… is your Friday Videos!


“A first impression of Los Angeles as a struggling waiter in a world of wealth and coldness. I made this film to remember those times.”

From director Josh Shaffner.

Really beautifully rendered. I love this.

INORI (Prayer)

“Super High Speed Face Mapping (1000fps)”

Created by Nobumichi Asai at W0W.

I have included videos for this kind of tech a few years ago, and that was largely it. But this… this is fantastic. 🙂

It looks very dramatic. I wonder if they can pull this stuff off live yet. Just beautiful.

The Apple 1 Computer

A 2 minute video of an original Apple I computer being unpacked, plugged in, booted up and running a program. Recorded at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

This one was on loan to the museum from Glenn and Shannon Dellimore. They bought it for $365,000. (!)

These are very rare, and not all of them are in functioning condition. Kind of crazy.

If you want to see what it’s like to run one, there is an Apple I emulator written in JavaScript.

h/t kottke

Can You Control a Person With Electricity? (Real Life QWOP)

Remember QWOP? I still play this.

Well this guy decided to create (as much as possible) a physical device that would control a person’s arms and legs in the same way.

It’s crazy!

And of course: hilarious.

And those are your Friday Videos for April 7th. 🙂

Have a great Friday, and a fantastic weekend.


March 31st, 2017

Hey welcome back Friday Folks!

It is time… for your videos.

The Most Beautiful Black and White Shots in Movie History

[self explanatory]

I’m not sure I’m a fan of the song (especially its pairing with this montage) so I play it muted.

But it sure is beautiful.

(Not Another Lame) Fight Song by Kawehi

This is making the rounds (and she has other very popular videos as well.) This is a one-man-band setup being run while walking calmly through pedestrian traffic. And the song is pretty excellent too. Nicely done!

Sent in by many, many subscribers.

The Academy Where Butlers Are Born

“Learning to serve as a certified butler is both a skill and an art, and the world’s most elite butlers come from one place: The International Butler Academy in Simpelveld, Netherlands.”

I had no idea. But now we know.

Rayna meets a “robot”

(Shhh… it’s actually a water heater.)

Deffffinitely making the rounds and I do not care. 🙂

And that’s what I got.

Happy Friday everybody!


March 27th, 2017

Heyyyy look!


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!]


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

This has been your Friday Videos!

Have a great weekend everybody.


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.



March 10th, 2017

Gather round everybody it is time for your videooos!

On a Friday.


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! 🙂


March 3rd, 2017

Hey look! It’s Friday!


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.


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.)


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.


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.


“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!


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…