November 26th, 2021

It is Friday!

In America, yesterday was Thanksgiving. Huzzah!

And we have a weekend coming up. Life is okay!

Video time!!

Automaton

“A poetic interlude between a reality and an abstraction, this experimental short was produced by artists from Pixar’s Effects team, working in collaboration to create a startlingly original piece of filmmaking.”

It appears to be a 10% virtual depiction of the effects of climate change.

Beautiful. Scary.

The Polaroid Camera: Where did it come from?

“When Edwin Land’s daughter asked why she couldn’t see a photograph immediately after it was taken, inspiration struck. Learn how this prolific inventor polarized light and made every camera user an amateur film developer in this episode.”

Official World Record! Fantastic Classical Music Medley played by a Train

What a crazy setup!

Kind of delightful as we enter the holiday season for real.

One Man Does 40 Animal Sounds

This is YouTube goofball Rudi Rok, who previously performed 30 other animal sounds.

Ta-daaaaa!

Friday: All video’d up!

Thanks for following along at home.

Have a lovely weekend everybody. See you next Friday!

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November 19th, 2021

Welcome back to Friday!

There are 35 shopping days until Christmas. And next week is US Thanksgiving.

How are we already here? This year has disappeared. But also very much felt like three years.

It’s video time!!

HTK#94 Flower

“About 35k kapla, 8k dominoes, 5 builders over 3 days”

One of the largest actual multi-storey domino setups I have ever seen in my life.

Three full days to set up. Just under three minutes to knock it all down.

Absolutely epic.

Created by Domono enthusiast Crouzier Benjamin.

Verifying that you’re not a robot

“Please check the box that confirms you are a human.”

From UK comedian Stevie Martin, who creates other short videos about oter everyday situations.

Well done. She’s great!

How COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Work

How COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Work

“COVID-19 mRNA vaccines deliver directions to make a protein that educates our immune system, so it will neutralize the virus in future encounters. The mRNA-containing lipid particles are taken up by specialized immune system cells.”

One of the clearest, most succinct descriptions of how the MRNA vaccines work to prevent COVID-19 infection.

Also worth a look: “The Long History of mRNA Vaccines” (Spoiler alert: since the 1970s)

Playing banjo for a wild fox! He came back for an encore!

Despite the pandering, clickbait-y title, this is worth a look.

This is banjo player Andy Thorn (uncredited in most of the versions of this videos online.)

He’s good!

I love foxes but holy cow they are such an extremely volatile animal. Do not do this!

Well there we have it.

Your Friday night is ready to begin!

I hope you’re all as well as you can be.

Happy Friday!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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November 12th, 2021

Oh hello there Friday!

We have arrived! At last.

It is video time! Let’s go…

The Drink – Blender Short

“After a little more than 2 months of work here it finally is! “The Drink”, a short film that’s 100% CGI and made by me using Blender, After effects, Marvelous Designer and Davinci Resolve.”

Created by 14-year-old filmmaker William Landgren.

14 years old!

Wood Carving – Chevrolet Silverado uniqueness with ability to tow large container

This is an extremely detailed piece of decorative master woodworking. Wow!

Pixar Remix: Monsters, Inc. | Pixar

As a promotional item for Monsters Inc. on Disney+, Pixar “remixed” the film into a short silent cartoon.

It works!!

Definitely making the rounds but definitely for good reason.

Ocean DEPTH Comparison ?? (3D Animation)

“Here is shown the depth of different lakes and seas and other things of interest under the water. From the beach to the deepest part of the Mariana Trench”

Bonus Video!

Elvis without music

This is a bonkers little video! Awesome…

And there we go! Friday Videos allll figured out.

Have a happy Friday, and a lovely weekend.

See you next week!

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November 5th, 2021

Well look at that it’s Friday again!

And it’s November! Yay.

I only have three videos this week. I do what I can.

Let’s get it!

Radiohead – Follow Me Around (Official Video)

This is from the forthcoming Kid A Mnesia collection and while the song itself is pretty good, this video is NUTS!

How they achieved this is a huge puzzle. Beautifully shot.

Flying with 50 drone motors (homemade flying machine)

What a crazy setup. 3D-printed propellor chutes, 50 propellors, a graduated wireless controller and a parachute.

The thing works for very short trips. Crazy little setup.

Markus Eder’s The Ultimate Run – The Most Insane Ski Run Ever Imagined

“Sometimes my mind goes kind of crazy about skiing and I ask myself, what if…?” – Markus Eder

This is making the rounds, and for good reason.

A breathtaking ski run. Phew!

And there we go! Videos! Allll wrapped up on a Friday!

Have an excellent weekend everybody.

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