April 29th, 2022

Welcome back to Friday!

Whuhoooooo we did it.

Final April Friday video time…

Michelle Yeoh Breaks Down ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Scene with Directors | Vanity Fair

This little video is so full of complicated filmmaking information, but also immense creativity and adventurousness.

The mixture of the complexity of the film’s story (anyway!) and THEN adding Covid-19 lockdowns to the shooting schedule means they really had to improvise a lot.

Really amazing.

Guitar through modular synth sounds ridiculous

From quite popular YouTuber and accomplished musician Andrew Huang this shows the crazy range of things you can do to the sound of a guitar using various parts of a massive modular synthesizer.

I’m not sure it’s particularly “musical” but it’s… interesting.

Pachelbel train horn – Prague Main Railway Station

Exactly what it says. Pachelbel’s Canon performed by carefully edited train horns.

Want to see a quokka eat a leaf?

…Of course you do!

I hope your Friday has been happy, and calm, and positive, and I hope your weekend is lovely.

See you next week.


April 22nd, 2022

Well hello Friday folks!

It’s video tiiiiiiime!!!!

Let’s get it!

T-Pain reacting to “HOW IS PRANGENT FORMED” by J.T. Sexkik

I dunno about you but I defffffinitely needed this video this week. Holy crap. He loses his mind!!

The original is here but I believe the T-Pain reaction video is the way better choice.

I Made This Crazy Clock!

Alexandre Chappel 3d-printed a custom-designed timepiece.

It’s a lot of work, and a very clever design. Well done.

Plastic bricks in Kenya – NZAMBI MATEE – Young Champion of the Earth 2020 for Africa

Not just any bricks: these are stronger than concrete.

We certainly have enough plastic waste in the world. I sure hope this is the first of millions of ideas of how to re-use all of that.

Well done.

Strandbeest Evolution 2021

“Every spring I go to the beach with a new beast. During the summer I do all kinds of experiments with the wind, sand and water. In the fall I grew a bit wiser about how these beasts can survive the circumstances on the beach. At that point I declare them extinct and they go to the bone yard.”

Making the rounds, and for good reason.

Some magnificent creations here. So complex but also so beautiful when they’re in motion. All powered by wind. Amazing.

Well there we are. We did it! We got through the week AND we got to watch some clever videos. Nice!

Have a great weekend everybody.


April 15th, 2022

Happy Friday!

And of course in many places, today is also a holiday. Happy Easter!

It’s time for Friday Videos!

How pigeons took over the world – Elizabeth Carlen and Joanna Moles

A recent TED talk.

As usual, some interesting details are uncovered.

Sent in by Kate S.

Building a Mid Century Vinyl Record Media Cabinet / Modern Plywood Furniture

From maker and YouTuber Madebyraphael.

He makes all of this look super easy. A great little design.

Inside The Factory Kinder Joy Eggs Making Machines

Self explanatory.

Parkour Challenges On A MASSIVE Rollercoaster

This is definitely very “produced”, but the work here is still pretty cool.

This is the Erlebnispark Tripsdrill, near Cleebronn in Germany. One of the largest rollercoasters in the world.

Well happy Good Friday everybody!

I hope your weekend is long, and relaxing, and calm.

Stay safe, and see you next Friday!


April 8th, 2022

Holy cow it’s already Friday!

This week went by quickly (for me.) I hope your Friday is most excellent.

To the videos!!

Anthony Howe Fabricates a Kinetic Wind Sculpture

These are beautiful and complicated. Well done.

Flying Through Giga Berlin

“Giga Berlin” is a new Tesla factory.

Some impressive drone skills here. Crrrrazy video.

Making the rounds.

Turning a penny into a light bulb

“For this one, I’m going to be turning a copper penny, into a light bulb. The magic happens when a red hot penny, is lowered into a beaker, over some acetone.”

Do not try this at home. Interesting little experiment though!

Sent in by Alexis S.

Guess the hand shadow animal III hand shadow puppets show.

I know this sounds really basic, but this is a dying skill.

Little kids still light up when this is done well. This and some sleight of hand “magic” tricks.

And there you have it! Friday Videos!

Have an amazing weekend. See you in seven days.


April 1st, 2022

Welcome to the first Friday in April!

And where I live… it’s… it’s snowing…?!

Seems like a good time to watch some videos!

Mii Channel Theme played by 4 teleporting violists

Created cleverly by YouTube Violist Beanzo, whose channel is worth a look.

Well done.

Also this theme makes me somehow feel old.

How Silent Movie Special Effects Were Done

The answer is: “In camera”.

Some very clever achievements here.

Making Marbles

“We supply industrial marbles manufactured in China. Here is a quick tour of our factory and the marble making process. We also supply decorative marbles packaged as you request.”

From the Sino Sales factory in Ningbo, China.

Gold Bronze Metallic Paint To Sample 911 GT3 Timelapse

This video is poorly titled. It should literally instead be “Porsche 911 Complete Build Time Lapse”

You can watch the entire build process of a full size Porsche (several hours) in only four minutes.

Well done.

Well there we go! Friday videos achievement unlocked!

Have a fantastic weeekend everybody. See you next Friday.