Aug. 19th, 2011

Friday again. Right on time.

» 25 Greatest Unscripted Scenes in Films

25 Greatest Unscripted Scenes in Films

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Well done!

» MÖBIUS

MÖBIUS

“A collaborative stop motion sculpture”.
A really creative venture. Must have taken quite a bit of planning to pull off.
Sent in by many subscribers.

» Be Near Me

Be Near Me

“A short love story in 1 minute 20 seconds based on a Tennyson poem.”
Created by John X. Carey.
Poignant.

» 8 Hours In Brooklyn

8 Hours In Brooklyn

“All footage was shot within an 8 hour span in Brooklyn, NYC.”
Some great stuff here from director Jonathan Bregel.

Bonus Video:

» The Sounds Of Silence

The Sounds Of Silence

A whoooole lot of instances of someone in a movie crying “Silence!!”. It becomes hypnotic after a while.

I hope your weekend is fantastic.

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Aug. 12th, 2011

Welcome back! And Congratulations: another week completed.

Here are some videos…

» Fulton Lights – Staring Out The Window

Fulton Lights - Staring Out The Window

A music video directed by Ninian Doff, featuring crows. With arms!!

» Metropolis II

Metropolis II

“Chris Burden has been building Metropolis II for four years.”
This is referred to as a “kinetic sculpture” and it’s pretty fantastic.

» Keith Medley: Ancestors

Keith Medley: Ancestors

Which he plays on a custom built 27 string guitar. A really talented performer.
Sent in by quite a few subscribers.

» I Love Lucy – On Stage Color Footage (1951)

I Love Lucy - On Stage Color Footage (1951)

In 1951, a member of the live audience for I Love Lucy snuck an 8mm camera into a taping of the show. Here is the footage intercut with the actual show. Fantastic.

» Mariachi Connecticut Serenades a Beluga Whale

Mariachi Connecticut Serenades a Beluga Whale

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Charming.
Sent in by virtually everybody.

I hope your weekend is fantastic.

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Aug. 5th, 2011

Friday. Already? (More like: At last!)

Here are some videos!

» Move

Move

“3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage…”
Really well done.

» blink-182: Up All Night Fan Montage

blink-182: Up All Night Fan Montage

“To launch our first single in eight years, AT&T helped us search YouTube for every instance of fans using our music without our permission. And then we rewarded them for it. This film is made out of clips from all those videos.”
Whether you like Blink 182 or not: I think this is a cool idea.
Sent in by many, many subscribers.

» Mr. T on 80’s Fashion

Mr. T on 80's Fashion

I have no words. This is mid-80’s gold.
Sent in by Larissa H.

» Zeitreise 1-4 (Zeitraffer am POS)

Zeitreise 1-4 (Zeitraffer am POS)

A really beautiful time-lapse video. Loooong exposures in here. Nicely done.
Sent in by Ashy.

Bonus Video:

» Colbert timelapse

Colbert timelapse

Time lapse video of a 3D printer creating a bust of Stephen Colbert.

Enjoy your weekend video peoples.

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Jul. 29th, 2011

Friday! Yaaaaay!

Who’s with me?

Let’s watch some videos!

» The Village

The Village

Really charming use of tilt-shift photography to make a real-live village look like a tiny toy-village. Nicely done.
P.S. Is it just me or is “tilt-shift” going to feel really dated really soon?

» 2D Photography Rube Goldberg

2D Photography Rube Goldberg

Crazy! 2D Photography is a company located in Toronto. Well done.

» Harry Potter: “Big Beat Repeat” Music Video

Harry Potter:

If Harry Potter were a teen comedy, its trailer might look like this. Really well done.

» His Girl Friday – Between The Lines Edit

His Girl Friday - Between The Lines Edit

“A radically shortened version of “his girl friday” (1940, with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell) – all the action without the dialogue – hard cuts for sound and picture only – strictly in chronological order”
It’s 8:26 long. 🙂 Hilarious.
Also: why?!

Bonus Video:

» Banned Calvin Klein Ads (1995)

Banned Calvin Klein Ads (1995)

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Possibly nsfw.

Have a great Friday everybody.

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Jul. 22nd, 2011

Friday Friday Fridayyyeee!!

Videos!

Here goes…

» Planet of the Apes Party Fun Time

Planet of the Apes Party Fun Time

One of the kookiest pairings I’ve seen in a while but it works. Benny Benassi + Charlton Heston = dance!
Sent in by many subscribers.

» Impressionist Does Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices

Impressionist Does Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices

The impressionist being one Jim Meskimen. The Shakespear being Richard III. Extremely well done.

» Telenoika Audiovisual Mapping

Telenoika Audiovisual Mapping

I know there are a lot of these building projections / takeovers taking place lately (pretty much always in Europe.) This one is mind blowing. Well done.
Caution: strobing.

» Toyota Window to the World (Prototype)

Toyota Window to the World (Prototype)

This is a pretty interesting idea. It’s still in the very early stages of development but if it does come to market it could be extremely cool.

Bonus Video:

» Justin Bieber vs. Slipknot: Psychosocial Baby

Justin Bieber vs. Slipknot: Psychosocial Baby

An odd mashup. Hm!
Suggested by Vadim T.

Enjoy your Friday and enjoy your weekend everybody.

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Jul. 15th, 2011

Friday again. Same time, same station.

Here you go…

» Eclectic Method: The Dark Side

Eclectic Method: The Dark Side

Dubstep DJ’s + the Star Wars trilogies = look out.

» Good Morning Chicago

Good Morning Chicago

“June was the first month this year that I had no travel plans so I challenged myself to wake up everyday at around 5am to capture the sunrise on downtown Chicago.”
Shot by Craig Shimala. Well done.

» Killer Queen Cover (FreddieGredde)

Killer Queen Cover (FreddieGredde)

This guy is amazing. He has several videos but by far this is his most accomplished. Fantastic.

» Fast Food Sushi

Fast Food Sushi

Gross! But also fascinating.
Sent in by Sarah P. and Sheri C.

Bonus Video:

» Kitten vs. TWO scary things

Kitten vs. TWO scary things

Really well-matched score makes this extra funny. Breaking my no-kitten rule as a result.
Sent in by Maria T.

Happy Friday! No go outside and enjoy mid-Summer.

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Jul. 8th, 2011

Friday at last. Am I right?

Here are some videos for you, three of which are brought to you by the letter “L”.

» 8,000 Paper Lanterns

8,000 Paper Lanterns

These were released in Poznań, Poland to celebrate the recent summer solstice. This looks really cool.

» Looks That Kill – Preview Video

Looks That Kill - Preview Video

A preview for a forthcoming book + dvd set. Really clever animation with impeccable style.

» Little Mermaid vs. Transformers 3

Little Mermaid vs. Transformers 3

A really well-done mashup of trailers. Funny!

» Lernert & Sander’s Natural Beauty

Lernert & Sander's Natural Beauty

A model endures a year’s worth of makeup in one sitting.
Yuck!
Sent in by Ashy

Bonus Video:

» CARP ATTACK

CARP ATTACK

This looks bizarre!
Sent in by Jennidub.

Have a happy Friday. Enjoy your weekend.

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Jul. 1st, 2011

Well whaddya know? Friday!

Here are this week’s Friday Videos!

» Seagull Stole GoPro

Seagull Stole GoPro

[A GoPro is a tiny, HD video camera]
Funny!

» Pogo: Mellow Brick Road

Pogo: Mellow Brick Road

This video came in third in a contest to place video to Pogo’s Wizard Of Oz mashup. This is actually my favorite. [The winner is here.]
Pogo is a genius.

» Markus Kayser – Solar Sinter Project

Markus Kayser - Solar Sinter Project

“In this experiment sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process, that combines natural energy and material with high-tech production technology.”
It’s kind of mesmerizing. A really unique project. Well done.

» Splitscreen: A Love Story

Splitscreen: A Love Story

Very cleverly shot.
Also: A Nokia N9 cellphone was the camera! Crazy.

Bonus Video:

» Sorry to Ruin Your Day

Sorry to Ruin Your Day

Long boarding in what looks like California. Wicked.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday, and your weekend.

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Jun. 24th, 2011

Welcome to the first Friday of Summer 2011.

And hey: here are some videos!

» 360-degree video of the Vancouver Riots

360-degree video of the Vancouver Riots

Crazy!
Sent in by many subscribers.

» Pogo: Bloom (Disney Remix)

Pogo: Bloom (Disney Remix)

Pogo is a genius remixer and masher-upper.
“This is the video for my track ‘Bloom’, a patchwork of vocals and musical chords from various Disney films. I recorded the harp sample from ‘Sleeping Beauty’, and a series of chords from ‘A.I: Artificial Intelligence’ to form the base of the chorus. The vocals are sampled from Disney films, each of which are illustrated in this video.”
This must have taken months. Well done (while it lasts, Disney being sue-happy.)

» How Green Is Your Internet

How Green Is Your Internet

YouTube apparently burns 4,000 metric tonnes of CO2 a day. Crazy!

» AKB48 – Making of Eguchi Aimi

AKB48 - Making of Eguchi Aimi

Eguchi Aimi is a 100% computer-generated Japanese pop singer.
This is quite the process.
This is apparently only one of many. Crazy!

Bonus Video:

» Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever

Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever

A fairly informative short film on Coffee.
Sent in by Ashy.

Have a great weekend everybody.

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Jun. 17th, 2011

It is Friday again!

Here’s some viewing for Friday or the weekend (yes: weekends are allowed.)

» Venice Fly Through

Venice Fly Through

This is an impressive, very carefully coreographed single-take shot of Venice Beach, California, shot by an independent cameraman using a remote control quad-rotor helicoptor.
Music is by Brian Eno from the album “Apollo”.

» Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No

Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No

“In celebration of the greatest athletic achievement by a man on a psychedelic journey, No Mas and artist James Blagden proudly present the animated tale of Dock Ellis’ legendary LSD no-hitter”
This is a great little animated segment of history, synced to dialogue from Ellis himself. Well done.
[Context: Dock Ellis played a no-hitter on June 12th, 1970 while extremely high on acid.]

» Cassini Mission

Cassini Mission

A short film by Chris Abbas (set to music by Nine Inch Nails) is a constructed time-lapse of Saturn and its moons covering several months of NASA’s Cassini mission to the ringed planet. It’s beautiful.

» 50 Impressions in 2 minutes

50 Impressions in 2 minutes

[self explanatory, sssssort of…]
Performed by Peter Serafinowicz. Funny (or die!)
He has also made several “Actor’s Studio” videos that are quite good.
Sent in by Tara P.

Bonus Video:

» Extremities

Extremities

a.k.a.: numerous views of a skateboarder. Seasickness may ensue.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday. Enjoy your weekend.

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