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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January 13th, 2017

Welcome back to Friday!

We made it!

And yes, it’s the 13th. But so what! Right?

Here we go. Video time!

Madeline the Robot Tamer & Mimus

“Mimus is a giant industrial robot that’s curious about the world around her. Mimus sees the world differently than us – she uses sensors embedded in the ceiling above to see everyone around her simultaneously. Mimus can react and move quickly around her space to follow your actions and try to decipher your body language.”

A fascinating video. I like it!

Arrival – Making Of – Oblique FX

Oblique FX‘s VFX reel for this amazing film. (Seriously, if you haven’t seen it, it’s recommended.)

Arborio, where the rice was born.

“Arborio is a little village outside of Milan, approximately 60 km. The best ‘arborio and Carnaroli rice is produced in this village of 500 souls. Enjoy this ‘corto’ about Arborio rice and the paniscia, recipe for risotto with nduja (salame cover with lard)”

Mmmmmm risottoooooo… 🙂

Beautiful Reactions

(Chemical reactions, that is.)

I think my favorite is Zn + Pb(NO3)2 -> Pb + Zn(NO3)2

Bonus Video!

We Went Inside A Secret Train Buried Under Grand Central

Note: A BuzzFeed video.

I’m a little late to this (Aug. 2016) but it’s pretty interesting!

And there we go! Videos! For your Friday the 13th!

Have a lovely weekend everybody.

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January 6th, 2017

Heyyyy look! It’s 2017!

And it is also Friday (of course.)

And! I have some videos. Huzzah!

Happy New Year from the Gab707 family!

There’s unfortunately not much detail about where this is, or how it was shot. Gab707 is an avid drone photographer and has several other very well made mountain-ascending videos. (Like this one, for example.)

It’s making the rounds and it is magnificent.

The Synchronization of 100 Metronomes

“It is known that when multiple metronomes are placed on a moving table and the metronome is moved, all metronomes eventually synchronize and carve the sound at the same timing.”

This is mesmerizing… and kind of freaky!

Knitting Noodles

Specifically ramen noodles.

Looks difficult…

China From Above

“China is a vast country with a seemingly endless variety of landscapes. From the modern skylines of Shanghai and Hong Kong to the ancient city walls of Xi’an, the former capital of the ‘Middle Kingdom’. Imposing rice terraces contrast with stark desert scenery, massive coal factories rub shoulders with newly built cities.”

Bonus Video!

Amazon Go: Just Steal Stuff – RT Shorts

Revolutionary! 😉

And there we go. Videos! Done!

I will see you in 7 days.

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December 30th, 2016

Friday hey? That was fast.

And it’s the last one! Better make some time for a few short videos.

Here we go…

2016: The Movie

[self explanatory]

Funny… sort of…

Star Wars but every time someone shoots a laser it speeds up

I don’t know why videos like this are suddenly a thing, but they make me laugh.

Everybody wants to kill Bruce 2

Yes, there is a part 1.

Crafted with care by Pierre-Alexandre Chauvat. Some excellent editing choices being made here.

Nat and Lo: A Journey To The Bottom Of The Internet

Technically, a journey to where undersea cables lie, and how they get there.

Illuminating.

Bonus Video!

How To Wrap A Duck for Christmas

Now we finally know how! 🙂

Have a lovely weekend, a Happy New Year, and enjoy the last days of the awful year that was 2016.

See you next week.

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December 23rd, 2016

Welcome to Friday before Xmas! (Xmas Eve’s Eve.)

I found you some videos!

Google – Year In Search 2016

Warning: 2016

An annual tradition. Well edited and composed. This has been a crazy year.

The Nutcracker Zoetrope

This Zoetrope is made of 20 Dancing Ballerinas, 18 Jumping mice, 17 Marching Nutcrackers and 1 christmas tree.

Whimsically executed. 🙂

Simpsons All Movie References 8 Seasons

[self explanatory]

Every film reference made within 8 seasons of the Simpsons.

Cars of the Future (1948)

Quaint. Odd! I think if this announcer saw a Tesla he would have a meltdown.

Bonus Video!

The Somniloquist

“I recorded myself talking in my sleep nearly every night for a year. These are some of the things I said.”

Fun-ny!

There we go. 🙂 Friday Videos!

Only one more Friday left in 2016. I hope your holidays are fantastic and warm and lovely.

See you in a week.

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December 16th, 2016

Friday Videos!

Ya got yer Friday, ya got yer videos. Ya got Friday Videos!

And we’re in the thick of the holiday season! Whuhoo!

So here we go…

Home Alone (Eclectic Method Remix)

This is making the rounds. I like it. Also: festive.

3D optical illusion wall art made using one sheet of paper

[self explanatory]

Almost too short.

all star but the vocals are pitch shifted to the initial note

(Conversely, almost too long…)

Better? Worse? What an odd project.

“The Night Before Christmas” Read In 27 Celebrity Impressions

Performed by “master impressionist” Jim Meskimen.

Making the rounds. Not bad!

Bonus Video!

My Child Is Dreaming

“The idyllic world of children against adults’ dreamlike visions.”

Animated by Mr. Klesha.

Beautiful.

Happy Holidays everybody!

See you in one week.

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December 9th, 2016

Ohhhh the weather outside is an upper level depression…

Or maybe not where you live. 🙂

Happy Friday!

Some videos you say… Coming right up!

Secret World of Stuff SuperCut No. 1

Created by Sean Charmatz, who has created several of these.

Adorable. Hilarious.

THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (A Tribute)

“A Tribute to the Post-Apocalyptic Cinema.”

I’ll say!

This is making the rounds but I figure, even if you did see it already, it’s worth seeing again. 🙂

Richard Feynman to Arline – Read by Oscar Isaac

“Richard Feynman was one of the most influential physicists of his generation and in 1965, he and two colleagues were awarded the Nobel Prize. In June of 1945, his 25-year-old wife and high-school sweetheart, Arline, passed away after succumbing to tuberculosis. 16 months later, Richard wrote his late wife a love letter and sealed it in an envelope. It remained unopened until after his death in 1988.”

For some reason this is also making the rounds. It’s very poignant and touching. So here it is.

Sent in by numerous subscribers.

How To Make A Clock In The Home Machine Shop – Part 23 – Making The Key, Polishing And Assembly

This is one of a dizzyingly long list of videos made by ClickSpring, who specializes in making videos of the entire manufacturing process involved in creating a mechanical timepiece.

This is a bit of a rabbit hole, but wow is there some loving attention to detail here.

Bonus Video!

Freshpet Holiday Feast – 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands

Love. 🙂

Boom! Friday videos – complete!!

Stay warm this weekend, and have a fantastic Friday everybody.

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December 2nd, 2016

December, just like that.

So fast. But! It’s also Friday. Which is my favorite.

And also: videos!

DJ Cummerbund – YYMilk

This insane, complicated mashup places Kelis’s “Milkshake” vocal tracks overtop of Rush’s prog instrumental “YYZ”.

I like it!

X-Story

This dark futuristic animated short from animator Vitaly Shushko is kind of like what a side-scrolling video game would be like to live in, only darker.

All told without dialogue of any kind. Beautifully executed.

The Witch as a Wes Anderson Movie – Trailer Mix

“H&M just released a Christmas commercial ad directed by the great auteur, Wes Anderson. Now what if he directed a supernatural thriller? Would it be as thrilling? We’ve taken it upon ourselves to do the dirty work!”

Subtle. But it works! (btw the actual Vvitches movie is a must.

The Map of Physics

“Everything we know about physics – and a few things we don’t – in a simple map.”

Well… “simple.” Hm. This is a great educational tool if you have any interest in the subject, but maybe especially if you never thought you did.

Bonus Video!

DuoSkin:Functional, stylish on-skin user interfaces

What a time to be alive. 🙂 I’m only sort-of joking. A lot of effort goes into making this. It’s interesting.