The Putter from shaun bloodworth on Vimeo. ~ Now that’s a pair of scissors. Found at This is Colossal.
A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards from Blue Chalk on Vimeo. Found on This is Colossal.
Aug(De)Mented Reality by Hombre_McSteez on YouTube. Found at This is Colossal.
Valley of Dolls from Fritz Schumann on Vimeo. ~ A resident of a small Japanese village replaces residents who have moved or died with handmade dolls. How weird it would be to just stumble upon this without any context, arts and crafts zombies. Related articles Woman makes dolls to replace people in her village
More videos at Action Movie Kid ~ Talk about raising the bar for editing home movies.
Who knew that in my 40s I would get a chance to interview and write an article about a member of one my favorite bands? Certainly not me. Feature Article: Morphine’s Jerome Deupree:
Cat Raptor by We Are Camera Studio ~Context is everything.
snowtime from Иванов Вячеслав on Vimeo. ~ Beautiful (and tiny) time-lapse. Found at Colossal.
Clip by Fernando Livschitz at Black Sheep Films on Vimeo. ~ If only. Found at Colossal.
~ I am in awe that this was built in the late 1700s. And is programmable. Never mind that is still actually works.
Table Manners from Rebecca Manley on Vimeo. ~ Cardboard has never looked so good.
SHAKE from Variable on Vimeo. ~ For those who enjoy dogs and excessive amounts of slobber spraying wildly in slow motion.
Midnight Moment: “Eye Test” – 2×4 from AIGA/NY on Vimeo. ~ I’m seeing spots, but in a good way. This would look amazing in Times Square.
~ Today calls for some Pixies. Old and new (the new is growing on me).
JACK from Grace Jackson on Vimeo. ~ I don’t like swarms of people either, but I have no illusion that I could ever be self-sufficient and escape them like this. Beautiful story.
Django Django – WOR from Jim Demuth on Vimeo. ~ As much as I would love to witness this in person, I have to admit that I would spend the entire time with my hands over my eyes. I mean, come on, it’s actually called the “Well of Death!”
Elemental Iceland from Stian Rekdal on Vimeo. ~ 40,000 timelapsed images of Iceland. If money were no object this would be the ultimate vacation (with a quick stop over in Tokyo, while I’m travel fantasizing). Found at Laughing Squid.
~ In honor of Government Shutdown Day, this seemed like an apt choice.
~ My kids don’t care for Sesame Street, but I’m nostalgic for that theme song. And while I’m more of a Jimmy Kimmel fan than Jimmy Fallon, this particular clip made me smile. The Roots and muppets playing simple instruments (and rapping!)? What’s not to like?
~ Convos with my Two Year Old, Season 2, Episode 1 (as I chant, “please don’t jump the shark, please don’t jump the shark”…)
Full Turn ECAL/Benjamin Muzzin from ECAL on Vimeo. ~ I’ve been meaning to link to this for a few days now. Spinning two flat panel televisions back to back at high speed creates fantastic images.
Lost & Found by Joey Bania on Vimeo. ~ I think this guy is fascinating and makes wonderful creations. I envy his simple living. Found at Colossal.
~ Hooked on this song (and now video) from Fryars.
~ I’m just a few episodes away from having my life back. I’ve also learned that my dog likes to sleep to the soothing sounds of Walter White.
Danielle from Anthony Cerniello on Vimeo. ~ Best to watch the aging process all the way through without skipping. Found at Colossal.
Phoenix – Entertainment | A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo. ~ A French hipster drone encounters a band. At the Palace of Versailles. Entertainment ensues.
Prefunerale Luigi Virgillito from Ground’s Oranges on Vimeo. ~ A pre-funeral celebration, parodying 18th birthday vanity videos popular in Southern Italy. And now that I’ve seen a few of those pre-diciottesimo videos this is so much better in every possible way. It’s weird, has great imagery, and shows that Americans haven’t cornered the market on narcissism in a strangely reassuring way. Oh you whacky Italians.
RIO from SCIENTIFANTASTIC on Vimeo. ~ Fantastic timelapse of Rio de Janeiro.
By BJ Schwartz from Citizen Schwartz. ~ This is a rabbit hole I’m not sure I want to go down. Found at Laughing Squid.
Breaking Bad as American Gothic by Milbo. I’ve gone on a full blown Netflix bender over the last few days, staying up to nearly 1 AM each morning in my attempt to squeeze every possible episode of Breaking Bad into the shortest amount of time possible. It’s a good thing I just gave the show a try because I love it […]
~ Brilliantly silly. Found at Laughing Squid.
~ I just sent my daughter off on her first day of Kindergarten. Gee, I wonder why this video appeals to me right now?
In Morocco – 2013 from Vincent Urban on Vimeo. ~ Like a dream. Beautiful.
~ I’m suddenly really interested in alternative housing and how ingenious people are in terms of making it work in surprising ways. A bicycle elevator to reach a 30 foot treehouse? Sounds like a good idea to me. Found at Colossal. Related articles Bicycle-Powered Treehouse Elevator (makezine.com)
~ A dinosaur chasing after unsuspecting, but targeted, people on TV. How am I supposed to work with stuff like this available at the click of a button? Oh, Japan. You had me at The Tale of Genji and I continue to love you more and more. Found at Laughing Squid. Part Two:
~ I’m in the mood for this today. Jack White performs Hotel Yorba live in London, 2012.
~ Any research that involves attaching LEDs to snails has to be good! Found at Colossal. Related articles VIDEO: Snails move quicker than thought (bbc.co.uk)
~ Green Day plays the album Dookie live in celebration of its release 20 years ago. If you’ve got a spare 37 minutes it’s worth a listen. Related articles Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Documentary Due in October (rollingstone.com)
~ Pink Floyd and animation from Aardman Animations? Some of my favorite things. Now to figure out how to hear this radio drama on August 26. Found at Laughing Squid. Related articles Aardman animates Pink Floyd trailer (bbc.co.uk)
~ Now this is a good ad (and a good beer).
Modern Ruin: Black Hole from Jeff Frost on Vimeo. ~ Really fantastic time-lapse using still images from riots and optical illusion paintings. Chaotic and violent beauty.
~ Wealthy businessman builds an unapproved faux mountain on the roof of his penthouse apartment in Beijing. Given the time and money spent on its construction, it may be more durable than the building itself. Related articles Doctor ordered to demolish ‘mountain’ built atop penthouse apartment in Beijing (photoblog.nbcnews.com)
The Secret Story of TOYS from Anthony Ladesich on Vimeo. ~ And here I thought it was all done with computers. Fascinating look at toy sculpting.
TIMING IS EVERYTHING from ABOVE on Vimeo. ~ Street artist spends 7 months trying to find ideal location for stencil art and shadow.
~ Me thinks this is a vast improvement to the original version.
NIGHTVISION from Luke Shepard on Vimeo. ~ Illuminated architectural hyperlapse. Oh my. See Luke Shepard’s website for list of buildings by location.
Peruvian Prison Aerobics by Storyhunter on Vimeo. ~ Eat your heart out, Jane Fonda. Prison aerobic program from Peru.
Pacific Light from Ruslan Khasanov on Vimeo. ~ Macro video of ink, oil, and soap. Related articles Pacific Light: Macro Footage of Ink, Oil and Soap Shot by Ruslan Khasanov (thisiscolossal.com)
Let me count the ways. ~ How Radiolab works for 9 glorious minutes (hipsters included). Radiolab by David Terry Fine on Vimeo Another good video by Fine can be found here with bonus hipsters.
~ Creepy fantastic bug-like robot from the University of Pennsylvania. Related articles RHex robot uses leaping ability to do ‘Parkour’ (video) (engadget.com)