Posts Tagged "video"

3 Minutes

3 Minutes by Ross Ching is a slick looking video that’s (you guessed it) only 3 minutes long. I know the swordplay effects aren’t anything new (people have been dabbling with these effects for a long time now). But I liked how crisp and convincing this looked, and enjoyed the storyline as well. [via Ektopia] Related:Damn, That’s the Best Light…

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Larry Griswold: The Diving Fool (1951)

I had never heard of Larry Griswold before, but thanks to BoingBoing, I just saw this amazing video. Griswold is an incredible physical comedian, and you can tell how convincing his antics are due to how often the crowd gasps or screams. Part of the pleasure you get watching him move about is how quickly things shift from danger to…

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A Brief History of Conspicuous Product Placment in Movies

This is a pretty crazy history of product placement in movies. There were some new ones I never knew about. It’s odd to think how normal product placement seems now, as though it’s some inevitable thing that couldn’t be avoided. Always glad to see both The Wizard and Mac and Me mentioned. TJ and Chris… I’m looking in your direction….

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The Chase

It’s an advertisement for Intel, but it’s cool enough that it warranted sharing. Really well done. [via MetaFilter] Related:I Love the Whole World: Discovery Channel Ad That’s Just AwesomeJaw-Droppingly Awesome Helmet-Cam CommercialCarousel: Philips Video Featuring Clowns and a Slow Reveal

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Luke, I Am Your… Mother

I woke up this morning to find a comment left on blog: it was from MJ Kim, who was the mother in one of the Flickr photos I used in my 20×2 presentation. What a random and lovely surprise! Turns out, she knows some of the 20×2 folks to boot. How random is that? In case you missed the Chicago…

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How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

The first few seconds had me mocking the woman, but by the end of the video… consider me impressed. And, for old times’ sake… here’s the Japanese “How to Fold a T-Shirt” video that made the rounds oh so many years ago. This is one of the first viral videos I remember, and it still impressive after all this time….

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Thought of You: Lovely Dance Animation

I’m not a big fan of dance, but I found this particular animation by Ryan Woodward incredibly moving. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that my friend Ann, who used to be a dancer, was always fascinated with the body’s movements. I remember her explaining the concepts of dance to me, but I never really got it….

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President Bartlet and the Butterball Hotline

During Thanksgiving, I thought of this classic episode of The West Wing, where President Barlet discusses stuffing with his staff. He learns of the existence of the Butterball hotline, and proceeds to get some advice. Here’s the degree of my nerdiness: I found a clip of it on YouTube, but the quality was a little crappy. So I ripped the…

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Jenga Pistol

Perhaps the reason why you suck at Jenga is that you’ve never had the right equipment. You wouldn’t play tennis using just the palm of your hand, would you? Of course not – you’d get a racquet. The same logic applies. The Jenga Pistol is the creation of Matthias Wandel, an engineer who has taken his math-y and science-y skills…

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Jesse’s Useful Dog Tricks

Baxter and Quincy really need to take some notes here. Those two need to start pulling their weight around the apartment! //Edit: On watching this another time, I noticed two other dogs in the video (mostly wandering around or napping in the background). Hilarious!

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Jaw-Droppingly Awesome Helmet-Cam Commercial

This is a collection of some seriously amazing video clips, featuring people skiiing, snowboarding, surfing and flying with a squirrel suit. FYI it’s an ad for a camera (the HD Hero from GoPro). But as far as ads go, I have to say… this is some pretty stellar footage. Most of the clips are based off of a helmet-mounted camera,…

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Going West – A Book Brought to Life

A pretty amazing stop-motion animation based on the opening pages of Going West, by Maurice Gee. Made by Andersen M Studio, there are some pretty impressive moments (my favorite is of the identitcal houses, self-forming). Sadly, I wish I could track down the text, as it was a little hard to make out at points. Thanks to Gretchen for the…

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Old Grey Bonnet: Elderly Couple’s Piano Duet

Fran and Marlo Cowan have been married for 62 years. They played an impromptu song on a piano in the Mayo Clinic atrium in 2008, and YouTube fame arrived soon after. I like to think I’m someone who keeps pretty current on the latest online memes, but I had no idea about this video until just today. Really glad I…

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