June 30th, 2017

Welcome back everybody!

Are you ready for a (hopefully long) weekend?

And… videos?

Here goes…

The Weeknd, Phil & Michael – They don’t care about the Starboy in the air

Created by YouTuber Zveki with absolutely no other information. Nicely done, sir.

Vox: Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

Presented by Joss Fong while assembling a pretty badass scale model of the site.

time for sushi

A new and decidedly very weird video directed by David Lewandowski.

What is this I don’t even…

Who’s Who In The Movie Credits

“Have you ever sat through the end credits waiting for the post-credit teaser and wondered what exactly do all those people do? We’ll break down the positions in that sea of credits and explain who’s who on a major film production.”

This is informative, and entertaining.

Sent along by Kate S.Bonus Video!

Japan’s Yakuza: Inside the syndicate

“In 2011 a Belgian photographer was allowed entry into one of Japan’s Yakuza families. Over two years, he captured the lives of those living in the underworld.”

At a mere six minutes in length, this video is entirely too short.

Really interesting.

These have been your Friday Videos!

Have a happy July!


June 23rd, 2017

Wellllcome! [thunder]

To the Friday Videos… AH HA HA HA HAAAA!

In June. Not Hallowe’en (got it!)

Here we go!

Mixed Reality – THEORIZ – RnD test 002

“Second test of our currently in research and development technology for audiovisual production, using in house tracking system (Augmenta) and Vive VR tracking technologies with real time video and projection mapping in space.”

“There is no post-production on this video.”

Created by a group called “THÉORIZ” who describe themselves as “a creative studio designing beautiful and unconventional experiences with cutting-edge technologies.”

Holy cow! This is some impressive tech. It would be amazing to see in person. Really well done.


A new song by a band called “bedtimes“.

Although this looks like some kind of MRI scan of a log of wood, it’s actually a painstakingly animated film created via stop-motion.

Lots more information on it here.

Beautiful. Very creative. It’s also making the rounds.

h/t: Kottke

Oats Studios – Volume 1 – Rakka

“Rakka is the first short film from Oats Studios.”

They are being pretty cryptic about who they are but the rumor is that this studio is run by Neill Blomkamp (District 9.)

Making the rounds. Very well made.

Incredible team skipping challenge – Guinness World Records

“Fourteen young pupils from Fuji Municipal Harada Elementary School in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan have turned a fun playground game into an official Guinness World Records title after achieving the Most skips over a single rope in one minute by a team.”

This is a crazy, mesmerizing thing to watch. 🙂 Crazy fast!

Bonus Video!

Life without Stuff

“In a world where seemingly mundane objects mysteriously vanish without warning, Life Without Stuff highlights (with astonishing scientific accuracy) what life would be like without stuff.”

Animated by Garth Lee. Funny! Simple.

Thanks for joining me on this week’s Friday Videos.

See you again in seven days!


June 16th, 2017

It’s Friday everybody!

But hurry! Next week is officially Summer!!

And now: some videos.

La La Land Reimagined – The Fools Who Dream: Mixfilm

A pretty amazing remix / reimagining of La La Land featuring a very eclectic mix of “guest” characters. Well done.

Finger Kaleidoscope

Hands choreographed to the sounds of The Chainsmokers “Don’t Let Me Down”

Really beautifully conceived.

Twelve Grades of “First Day” Interviews

“I interviewed my daughter on her first day of school since the 1st grade. Today [June 10, 2017 – ed.] she graduated from high school.”

It’s making the rounds but it’s sweet, so here it is in case you missed it.

Sent along by Alecia S.

Eclectic Method: The Fifth Element Remix

I’ve featured Eclectic Method here a few times. This one does not disappoint. At all.

Bonus Video!

Coming Soon: Tanja Hollander’s “Are you really my friend?”

“Tanja Hollander has spent the past three years traveling to and photographing each of her Facebook friends in their homes across the world.”

Note: she has 626 friends on Facebook. 🙂

This is quite the project! More info here. I find this interesting!

These are your Friday Videos.

Our transaction is complete.

Good bye! 😉

(until next week)


June 9th, 2017

Holy cow do we ever need some Friday this week…

And here it is!

And here are your Friday Videos.


“Over 150 songs from more than 100 artists representing 40 years of hip hop all crammed into 4 minutes. It’s not a chronological history of hip hop. It’s rappers from different eras finishing each other’s rhymes over intersecting beats, all woven together to make one song.”

Which, actually, is pretty much precisely how hip-hop works! 🙂

I love this.

Mom Commercial

By Cole Escola.

Submitted with zero context, and amazing.

Unique Encounter Between 2 Polyglots In 21 Languages

Polyglot = someone who knows and speaks multiple languages.

This is both fascinating and a huge amount of show-offery.

An 11 Year Old Wrote This About His Bully

“I wrote a rap for him but Im shy. You are my favourite rapper and it would be an honour if you would sing this song to him in a video.”

For an eleven year old these are some killer lyrics, and obviously straight from the heart.

What a great gesture, Max Lethal!

Bonus Video!

BBC Science Club – Brain

Presented as an animated pop-up book.

A great overview here.

These have been your Friday Videos!

See you next week everybody!


June 2nd, 2017

Welcome back Friday!

Oh and I see you brought June with you. Hi June!


Directed, strangely, by Kouhei Nakama.

This reminds me quite a bit of Cyriak, only more playful, less creepy.

FRACTAL – 4k StormLapse

“This collection of timelapses was gathered over the last six years. The project started out as wanting to be able to see the life-cycles of these storms, just for my own enjoyment and to increase my understanding of them. Over time, it morphed into an obsession with wanting to document as many photogenic supercells as I could, in as high a resolution as possible, as to be able to share with those who couldn’t see first hand the majestic beauty that comes alive in the skies above America’s Great Plains every Spring.”

From photographer Chad Cowan.

These are just teriffic.

Biologist Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty – CRISPR

“CRISPR is a new area of biomedical science that enables gene editing and could be the key to eventually curing diseases like autism or cancer. WIRED has challenged biologist Neville Sanjana to explain this concept to 5 different people; a 7 year-old, a 14 year-old, a college student, a grad student and a CRISPR expert.”

This is actually not only a fascinating exercise in explaining complex topics to a range of audiences, but also highly informative of the ethical and biomedical impacts this burgeoning technology has introduced to the landscape. Really interesting conversations.

Max Cooper – Chromos

The title (and lack of description) doesn’t really describe what this is.

This article describes it as a visualization (and audio compilation) “inspired by the sound of your genetic material as it moves through cells.” Some of it is based on actual genetic / DNA data, though that’s as much as I can make out about it.

It’s also quite beautiful.

From the album of the same name, available now.

Suggested by Kim S.

Bonus Video!

100 Movies 100 Numbers 100 Seconds

[self explanatory]

Yay! Videos!

On a Friday!

And it’s June!

I’ll see myself out. Have a great weekend!