Mar. 23rd, 2012

Friday again. Spring again! (Where I am.)

…Videos again!



A cgi short about a post-apocalyptic future.
If this were part of a longer movie, I would go see that movie. No question. Really brilliantly executed. (Bonus: great orchestral score.)

» Adele’s Rolling In The Deep [Chinese Zither Cover]

Adele's Rolling In The Deep [Chinese Zither Cover]

Well done! (And somewhat unexpectedly good.)
Suggested by many subscribers, including Sihan S.

» Wrecking Crew Orchestra

Wrecking Crew Orchestra

This is one of the most innovative dance videos I’ve seen in ages. Well done!
Sent in by Kate S.

» The Simpsons: Itchy and Scratchy (All of them)

The Simpsons: Itchy and Scratchy (All of them)

Nearly 49 minutes of this seminal mini-cartoon within a cartoon.
I knew a guy who had them all recorded sequentially on VHS back in the day. In 1994 that tape lasted 18 minutes. Crazy.

Bonus Video:

» Improv Everywhere: Sleeper Car

Improv Everywhere: Sleeper Car

From the back story: “For our latest mission we converted a New York City subway car into a “sleeper car,” giving New Yorkers the chance to rest their heads during a late night commute. We set up three beds, each outfitted with a comforter, pillow, and sheets. Pajamas, sleep masks, and earplugs were also provided as part of this unauthorized free service.”

Have a great rest of your Friday everybody.


Mar. 16th, 2012

Friday at last. (amiright?)

Here we go everybody…

» NY Times: Bike Thief

NY Times: Bike Thief

This one’s making the rounds but it’s a good video, so here it is.
“The filmmaker Casey Neistat conducts an experiment in New York City, where he locks up his own bike and brazenly tries to steal it, to determine whether onlookers or the police would intervene.”
Sent along by Matt G. (and several other subscribers.)

» Sarah Palin versus Julianne Moore

Sarah Palin versus Julianne Moore

A stunning side-by-side of actual Sarah Palin clips and Julianne Moore’s portrayal of the same clip in the HBO original movie “Game Change”.
btw: That movie had the greatest viewership of any HBO movie in the past 8 years. Crazy!
Sent in by Catherine S.

» Jon Stewart interview Quentin Tarantino in 1994

Jon Stewart interview Quentin Tarantino in 1994

On what was then “The Jon Stewart Show”

» Diplo: Express Yourself (ft. Nicky Da B)

Diplo: Express Yourself (ft. Nicky Da B)

Dope. 🙂

Bonus Video:

» The Boneyard Project: Return Flight

The Boneyard Project: Return Flight

Turning abandoned, delapidated planes into art.
Kind of odd but I like it.

Have a fantastic weekend. I hope it is warm where you are (like it is where I am.)


Mar. 9th, 2012


And time for some Friday viewing…

» TED Talks: Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

TED Talks: Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

This is pretty much essential viewing, in my opinion. Well said. (P.S.: I heart TED Talks. I don’t normally link to them because I just assume everybody watches them already.)

» The Violin Maker

The Violin Maker

I’m always fascinated by this kind of process. Really beautiful.

» Britney Spears – face morph from baby to now. Through the years

Britney Spears - face morph from baby to now. Through the years

It’s more interesting than it sounds. Kind of crazy.

» The Day The World Went Away

The Day The World Went Away

Directed by Pierre Debusschere
Unexpectedly beautiful.

» Seeing in circles

Seeing in circles

A guy attaches a camera to an electric drill and records video that turns out to be unexpectedly beautiful.
How odd, but cool.

I hope your weekend is extremely satisfying.


Mar. 2nd, 2012

Well well well… Friday!

Here we go!

» Cassetteboy vs. the News

Cassetteboy vs. the News

I lol’d. A lot.

» Graffiti Rock

Graffiti Rock

According to Wikipedia, “Graffiti Rock was a hip-hop based television program, originally screened June 29, 1984. Intended as an on-going series, the show only received one pilot episode…”
This appears to be that episode.

» 8 bit Invader (maping)

8 bit Invader (maping)

(That should actually read “mapping”.)
Another cool building-sized projection / takeover. Well done.

» City of Samba

City of Samba

“Tilt shift of the Carnaval party in Rio de Janeiro.”
Tilt-shift is going to eventually be like Autotune in pop songs: representative of a very specific period in the early 2010’s.
But I still like this. 🙂

Enjoy your day everybody.


Feb. 24th, 2012


Yes! (Punching air.)

» Solo on a tiny drum kit

Solo on a tiny drum kit

No seriously.
This one is making the rounds but he’s really good.
Check out his Youtube channel, he has many more videos.

» Expert Cooking – AMAZING !!!

Expert Cooking - AMAZING !!!

An Asian street food vendor makes a banana crepe in flamboyant style. I love it.
No idea where this is, the uploader didn’t say.
Sent in by Jennidub.

» World’s Largest Rope Swing

World's Largest Rope Swing

That’s certainly what it is!
Located in Moab, Utah.
Sent in by Jennidub.

» Giant Globe OLED Display Geo-Cosmos

Giant Globe OLED Display Geo-Cosmos

“National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo displayed Mitsubishi Electric’s “Geo-Cosmos”, the world’s first large-scale spherical OLED. It was breathtaking.”

Bonus Video:

» Hong Kong Accelerate

Hong Kong Accelerate

“Timelapse project that we created to capture the beautiful side of Hong Kong.”

Happy Friday, video people.


Feb. 17th, 2012

Friday again. Whuhoo!

Let’s begin…

» FEIST – The bad in each other

FEIST - The bad in each other

An incredibly moving short film by Martin de Thurah. Really well done.

» Making of a Shade

Making of a Shade

“Soren Berger makes one of his unique wooden lampshades.”
No kidding. This apparently takes several days.
This one is definitely making the rounds but I think it’s cool.

» Fotoshop by Adobé (Adobe)

Fotoshop by Adobé (Adobe)

“This commercial isn’t real, neither are society’s standards of beauty.”
Well done.
Sent along by Bonnie P.

» 22 Bonds for One Minute

22 Bonds for One Minute

“The first minute of all the James Bond films at once.”

A happy belated Valentines Day to you all.

Have a great weekend!


Feb. 10th, 2012

Friiiiday! At last.

You know what that means…

» Batbomb


“Made using hundreds of collected sounds from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Every sound you hear in this video came from the audio track from the film.”
Stuff like this right here? It’s why I love the web.
Sent along by Kevin K.

» OK Go – Needing/Getting

OK Go - Needing/Getting

I know these extremely intricate videos are becoming (perhaps) a gimmick with this band, but the reality is I can’t stop watching them, and their music is really good. Crazy detailed work went into making this. Well done.
Note: made in conjunction with and with the assistance of Chevrolet.

» Robot readable world

Robot readable world

“How do robots see the world? How do they gather meaning from our streets, cities, media and from us?
This is an experiment in found machine-vision footage, exploring the aesthetics of the robot eye.”

» The Bicycle Animation

The Bicycle Animation

I’m not sure but this may only work when you’re shooting the bicycle on video. (Matched to a certain frame rate, etc.)
Still! Cool!

Bonus Video:

» Little Girls Imitates Street Dancer

Little Girls Imitates Street Dancer

[self explanatory]

Enjoy the rest of your Friday everybody.


Feb. 3rd, 2012

Welcome to Friday!

And welcome to February. Only a month and a half until Spring! (Yay!)

» Dicken feat. Milah & Korben: Everything Counts

Dicken feat. Milah & Korben: Everything Counts

a.k.a.: Dicken Schrader and his two kids covering this Depeche Mode nugget.
They’ve also covered Strangelove and Shake The Disease. Well done!

» aspergillus fumigatus botrytis mucor trichoderma cladosporium

aspergillus fumigatus botrytis mucor trichoderma cladosporium

aka: fungus.
But so pretty!
Music is apparently “Berceuse” by Amethystium.

» Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film

For you oldschool typesetting nerds. 🙂
Discovered by Kate S.

» Split Screen Bohemian Rhapsody – Richie Castellano

Split Screen Bohemian Rhapsody - Richie Castellano

Wow. Not bad at all. Entertaining!
Sent in by Cassie P.

Bonus Video:

» I Love Sonic

I Love Sonic

Giorgio Fareira musically orders his drive-through meal. It’s fantastic.
Sent in by many subscribers. Made my day.

Enjoy your Friday, folks.


Jan. 27th, 2012

Welcome to your Friday!

Welcome to your Friday Videos!!

» Boardwalk Empire VFX Breakdowns of Season 2

Boardwalk Empire VFX Breakdowns of Season 2

Posted by Brainstorm Digital, who do most of the post-production work on this series. It honestly blows my mind how much treatment even a single ordinary shot gets. I would never have known. Fantastic.

» The Page Turner

The Page Turner

A great little contraption.

» People Are Awesome

People Are Awesome

[Don’s version]
A compilation of amazing feats of human endeavour (mostly in extreme sports.)
Sent in by Ashy.

» A History of the Sky

A History of the Sky

“A time-lapse study of the sky for a year.”

Bonus Video:

» Club Drunk Party Hands

Club Drunk Party Hands

“This mashup contains every use of the words “club”, “party” and “drunk” in a Billboard Top 10 single from 2010.”
Is thaaaat right?

Have a wonderful weekend, everybody.


Jan. 20th, 2012


At last.

» 2011


“I shot a little video every day of 2011 on my Canon Powershot, then I edited it all down to a little over a second each.”
A very watchable video by Vimeo’s “hey_rabbit” set to LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends”. Just a great, great project.

» Hello


This one is blowing up in a big way, so most of you might have already seen it.
This (again) must have taken quite a bit of time to put together. Funny. Well done.

» Apocalypse Later, Surf Now

Apocalypse Later, Surf Now

A really well shot and edited film of surfers with an alien apocalypse as the backdrop. Really beautifully done.

» 2 Year Old Freestyle Raps in Gibberish with a Hype Man

2 Year Old Freestyle Raps in Gibberish with a Hype Man

Recommended by many, many subscribers including Emily D. 🙂

Bonus Video:

» Pogo: Jaaam (The Fresh Prince Remix)

Pogo: Jaaam (The Fresh Prince Remix)

I’ve featured this mashup / editor previously and he just continues to deliver. Fantastic.

Have a great weekend everybody!