As I was going back over files, I happened across my blog archives. And discovered this gem of a video, where several of us at Emmis Interactive were watching a Connie’s delivery guy bring in a big order from his car.
I first came across these two way back in 2005 (a year before YouTube was a thing). I’m certain every episode I saw was done in Flash (RIP).
On seeing this video, I didn’t realize/remember there were multiple stories. I recall “Cake Dance” for the viral earworm that it is… but had forgotten everything that came after.
I love the act of finding old photographs at a flea market. And in picking up those old photos, I’m instantly transported into someone else’s life, from a different time.
These videos evoke that same intimacy. I’m immediately drawn into the person speaking, and I’m walking alongside them as they talk to the camera. So much good stuff on her channel to explore.
The odd thing for me: I didn’t really know who Mason was. But on hearing the impressions and the sound of his voice, immediately recognized it at someone who had been in films.
I’m not well versed in dance, but I really enjoy these combinations of motion and the exploration of physical spaces. I’m also quite taken at how stories/narratives emerge, between the dancers, as the piece continues onward.
I love fun Star Trek videos, particularly the ones where repetition plays a key role. Here’s a supercut of every time McCoy reports that someone’s dead.
The effect of the building’s windows adds a great touch to this performance, as the mirror effect seems to double the number of participants (and also provides a counter-motion to each performer).
“Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect”
“Dear Diary: I have been stalking an insect on the wall for the past three days, now. All of my attempts to capture it have been thwarted. However today, on further inspection, I found out the insect was in fact a thumbtack.
There is no logic in this place.”
“we only text each other on our birthdays now”
The combination of a child’s art-direction with an adult’s implementation has always struck me as a thing of magic and entertainment. Seeing Netflix’s take on this makes me excited for the whole series.
I’m awed at how, at times, there are these side streets that seem incredibly peaceful… and almost desolate. And then a few corners later, it’s a completely busy street full of pedestrians and cars.
Relocated wires, and tried to “clean up” a bit. This isn’t code, but definitely feels like refactoring. Might even be able to get away with a half-size breadboard.
So I found this to be a fascinating moment: I knew the song through a meme, and not on its own merits. And in fact had no association at all with the original artist, as the song to me just evokes a slowly moving car down a street in suburban Portland.
“Did you lose your mind all of a sudden, or was it a slow, gradual process?”