July 29th, 2016

Welcome back to Friday, and the end of July.

Is it video time? Ooooh you betcha.

Without planning to, the theme of this week’s videos appears to be “NYC”. Here we go.

Day In The Life: NYC Ice Cream Truck Operator

Produced by Gothamist.

Pretty great. 🙂


“NYC FLOW is an exploration of video processing technics introduced by neural-style code.”

The sequence of trends we’ve seen in videos / image processing goes: Tilt/shift, Drones, and now neural networks. (You see this kind of thing in the new and very popular Prisma app as well.)

This video is breathtaking. Imagine how long this would have taken to achieve by hand. Amazing.

Jerry’s Map

There is no description for this video, but it depicts a really involved map of the world that one man is painting bit by bit, and then occasionally upgrading. He’s been working on it since 1963 (!)

It’s complicated, but really beautiful and interesting.

Seventy Years of Los Angeles, Then and Now

From the New Yorker. The careful attention to pacing and camera angle here is impressive. That and: look at how different it all is. 🙂

Bonus Video!

The Birth Of A Weapon. Part I. English longbow making.

Created by “bowyer” Maris Zvers (And “bowyer” is a word I had not heard before.)

Any maker video which includes the term “three years later” has my attention. 🙂

And so like… there it is. That’s all of the videos. We’re all out. Done.

Enjoy your final July weekend. (Where I am, it’s a long weekend. Huzzah!

See you in seven days.