May 5th, 2017

Hello and welcome.

We’re happy to see you.

And show you these… videos…

Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans/With Illicit Help From Your Friend

Youtubers “Palette-Swap Ninja” ladies and gentlemen.

Take Beatles Sgt. Pepper songs, rewrite them to exist in the Star Wars universe, then cut together videos using Star Wars footage. This (and all the other videos in this series) is making the rounds and for very good reason.

There’s one for each track of the album. Think about how long this took to accomplish!

Nerd note: Legally, this is “fair use” since it falls under both parody and also reinterpretation, but Disney / Lucasfilm / lawyers will probably still pull it down, so enjoy while you can.

[Hat tip: kottke]

Samuel Barber – Adagio for Strings

“With the recent events that have happened in society, it has really taken a toll on me mentally/emotionally. My heart is hurting and there’s nothing I can really say. So since music is the thing I know best I figured I’d just play.”

Performed, eloquently, by “ThatCelloGuy“, aka Cremaine Booker.

I have always loved this piece and his arrangement here is sublime.

Mr. Booker is an accomplished musician and is mid-blowing-up on Youtube and elsewhere. Definitely worth a deeper dive.

Hand engraving from start to finish Skull and Scrolls Lincoln Cent

From engraver Shaun Hughes. This is long, and indepth, and features opera overtures as the backing music, but holy crap: the detail and the creativity of this work is mind-blowing.

Amazing Roller Coaster Model Shooting Star

Roller coaster model being built for Entertrainment Junction in West Chester, OH. Part of a 1/2″ scale model of the old Coney Island amusement park once located near Cincinnati, OH on the Ohio River.

Created by YouTuber Adam Throgmorton.

There are also 2 longer videos that show this setup in greater detail.

Bonus Video!

Lecaudé – Circles

Elliot Schulz creates turntable slipmats which feature zeotrope animations. He’s made a few custom ones for specific musical artists. More info here.

These are wonderful.

Well that about wraps it up for this week’s Friday Videos.

Get out there and do something creative! And Happy Friday!