September 29th, 2017

Happy Friday!

It is time… for some videos! This week, dance appears to have been a theme.

Here goes…

ballet rotoscope

“This is an experimental video created by developing an animation technique called rotoscope. Rotoscope is usually a method of tracing the outline of a person to produce animation, but in this work it is a curve tracing exactly the movement of the ballerina shot and drawing a trajectory of dance from it using a computer.”

Just beautiful.

Created by “Euphrates”, who have a few other pretty great videos.

Who Invented Time?

“The origins of how we measure time can be traced back as far as 4000 years ago to the Sumerians who devised an accurate celestial calendar using the number 60.”

Drone Racer VS Roller Coaster / Nigloland

Caution: some sweeping motion going on here, so if you’re watching this on a large screen you… might want to be cautious.

Great shooting though. Really dynamic.


A poignant, haunting short animated film from Aram Sarkisian.

Check out his overall artworks. So good!

Bonus Video!

A Stroll In Paris

Only it’s not really a “stroll.” 🙂 Featuring talented dancers Kimberly Braylock and Anthony Spaulding from the San Francisco Ballet.

I love this. Spontaneous, graceful, but most importantly fun.

And there we go! Friday! Videos! Yes!

Have a lovely Friday everybody. See you next month.


September 22nd, 2017

And so we bid farewell to Summer 2017

Welcome to a 90% music-related Friday Videos! Let’s get going…

AUTOMATICA 4k – Robots Vs. Music – Nigel Stanford

Mr. Stanford gets industrial robots to perform his latest track.

That would be an expensive tour. 🙂 Imagine the maintenance! “Bass player is down!” Pretty great little video though.

How Flea Plays Bass

Speaking of “bass player down”…

Perhaps especially if you are not a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this is one you should check out. The man is a monster.

Making the rounds.

Reminds me of this video I was sent last year promoting Fender basses. He’s fun to watch.

A masterpiece in the making – your Leica M10.

“The Leica M10 is built with our legendary passion for quality, precision, and perfection. It is exclusively manufactured by the highly-qualified specialists at our factory in Wetzlar, Germany.”

Yes, it’s basically an advertisement. But so well done.

Lego GTA

GTA as in: Grand Theft Auto

This has remarkably high production value!

From YouTuber (and, evidently, video post production guru) Nukazooka, whose other videos are certainly worth a look as well.

Bonus Video!

Making a Guitar | Handcrafted Woodworking

“Making Acoustic Steel-string Guitars”

Make some popcorn. 🙂 An hour long documentary on how an acoustic guitar is made, from scratch, by hand. Really incredible work here.

This has been your Friday Videos for the beginning of Autumn, 2017.

Have a great Friday!


September 15th, 2017

September is just cruising right along…

And now: some videos!

BINKBEATS – Little Nerves feat. Niels Broos

This videos was suggested to me by… YouTube!

These guys are great. I really enjoyed this track. It starts off pretty basically but it definitely progresses in interesting ways. Really great musical chemistry here.

There are several more such collaborations on the BINKBEATS channel but this one is still the stand-out for me.

iPhone X (parody)

“A $1000 Emoji Machine!”

Making the rounds. Sent in by Carla Y.

See also: “Notch Mode” 🙂 Hastily created after the demo.

30 Day Time-Lapse At Sea

Aboard a container ship.

Oddly soothing.

Wet Book Rescue

[self explanatory]

I knew it must be possible but it never crossed my mind exactly how.

Bonus Video!

Cassies Take a Tour of Agility Robotics

“No CG: 100% actual robots.”

More info on the Cassies bipedal autonomous robot here.

Have a lovely Friday, and a spectactular weekend.


September 8th, 2017

Welcome Friday. Great to see you again. Of course.

And it’s video time!

Drinking Coke From 1956

[self explanatory]

From the somewhat delightful Vimeo series “Don’t Put That In Your Mouth“.

Self-Playing Orchestra with 17 Instruments – Philipps Paganini

Also known as an “Orchestrion.”

This appears to be from ~1921 or so.

Beautiful. But also (sort of): what a racket! 🙂

Once Upon A Time In Pulp Fiction

A great, great mashup of Tarantino and Sergio Leone strictly via editing and score.

This Is a Generic Millennial Ad

“This Is a Generic Millennial Ad, created with And/Or studio, shows how easy it is to appeal to anyone born between 1980 and 2000. The good news? Thanks to social media, it’s easy to connect with this influential audience. The bad news? They hate spending money on things. (Except for maybe avocados.)”

Bonus Video!

ANVIL Vs. FRIDGE! Crazy 45m Drop Test!!!

(THREE exclamation points!)

Yup. These guys drop an anvil. On a fridge.

And other stuff. Basically dropping heavy things, on things, from a crane.

Gravity. It works!

And there we have it! Friday! Videoooooos! [echo]

Have a wonderful long weekend everybody.


September 1st, 2017

Happy Friday!

And welcome to the Friday Videos!

Radiohead – No Surprises (Piano Cover)

Performed by Josh Cohen. Really beautifully played.

Getting dressed in the 18th century

Getting dressed in the 18th century

“A lady gets dressed in the fashion of 18th century. She puts on her clothes, with help in a particular order, including, a shift, stays, petticoats, pockets, roll, stockings and garters, gown and stomacher, apron and shoes.”

The Story of Jon Burgerman

“Jon asked me to make photo’s for his new book It’s Great To Create. A few cool pic’s didn’t make it to the final print. So I thought I’d make a film with the leftovers.”

Whimsical. I like it!

Time Lapse of Sol LeWitt’s “Wall Drawing #797” | Blanton Museum of Art

“In February of 2014, the Blanton team was hard at work preparing to open “Converging Lines,” our exhibition celebrating the friendship between Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt.”

49 people, over 11 days, completed this.

Bonus Video!

“Dance For Your Life, Puny Human”

“An unfortunate oaf finds himself pitted against a sassy, dancing robot in a deadly dance off competition. Can this puny human out dance his robotic challenger to save his own life?”


And so happy Friday, and happy September everybody.

See you next week.