It’s interesting to see spots I recognize from a different point of view (the slow shot over Adler is really one of my favorites, with the vent coming out of the top). It’s amazing to me the kind of footage/views that one can get nowadays with drones, that seemed to previously be only available to people with helicopters.
This video really got me thinking about mixtapes again. Hearing some of the songs in the video brought back a very strong sense of nostalgia. Even though they weren’t necessarily songs I actively liked or listened to, they very much brought back a sense of being a teenager again.
I don’t know what it is about South America that makes it so ideal for these types of events: the narrow, labyrinthine walkways? The enthusiastic crowds that line the course, willing to risk life and limb for a glance or a photograph?
Most every camera or mobile device uses some kind of default naming convention (iPhone: IMG_1234.MOV, GoPro: GOPR1234.MP4). This site searches YouTube for those default file names, and serves up videos that have a low number of views. Because these videos still retain their default file names as titles, it’s unlikely that they’ve shown up in any searches. And it’s very likely these videos haven’t been seen by all that many people.
Curious about the overlay on this site? Hearing a lot about Net Neutrality, but not super sure what it’s all about? Check out two good overviews on Net Neutrality, from John Oliver and Vi Hart (below). You can also find out more via battleforthenet.com.
For my presentation, I answered the question of “Where Are We” by trying to track down all the different Felix Jungs out there in the world, using Facebook. My original goal was to gather as much information as I could on each Felix – and make a presentation on the similarities and differences within our lives.
“I lived the boys and their comedy, but it took me 25 years to ‘enjoy’ not knowing what is going to happen on a set. My acting training is formal and I was fresh out of Hamlet-land and the Julliard School. The boys always wanted me to have more fun, but I wanted to be good and I took it all way too seriously.”
In watching the endless shapes and colors float by, I found myself wondering how someone controls where a hot air balloon goes. I get that the flame thing helps the balloon to rise, but how does one control something that just has one button? Outside of the bursts of ascension, is a hot air balloon ride essentially a very slow descent?
There are lots of other fun links in the original MeFi thread. And to mirror the thoughts of a few others: I really hope Valve makes a longer series (or movie). If this short video is any indication of the quality, I would love to see a full-fledged series or film.
Guillaume Blanchet is a French filmmaker based in Montreal, and over the course of two years recorded himself playing with his soccer ball companion as he traveled the world.
Johnny Express is an incredibly well done animation, about a space delivery man trying to get a package to its recipient. It’s hysterically funny, even though you feel bad laughing most of the time.
The video itself is a little disturbing, once the guy starts to hiccup for the first time. You see him struggle to get the sword out in time, but… it’s not pretty. The footage isn’t all that bad, once the guy recording swings the camera out of the way. But it’s the sounds that the sword swallower makes (or rather, tries to make) that are really unsettling.