We iz serious web professionals from all different sides of the industry, with one thing that brings us together — we know a great video when we see it, and want to share great videos with others.
Five days of the week means one video a week from each of us, as follows:
The only rules we have for picking:
1) The poster can’t have been personally involved in the video’s making.
2) It has to be awesome.
Have something we should watch? Email us here.
Professional Weirdo, Jimbo Matison hand-made this music video for his friends, the Bloodthirsty Butchers, a punk band from Japan. When their frontman, Hideki (Yoo) Yoshimura, passed away earlier this year, Jimbo dove into a tribute for the band in the form of a sweet, cardboard, stop-motion music video, complete with a lot of psychedelic weirdness, and a moment of silence for Yoo.
Mashup + Cats + Eclectic Method… this is a recipe for success that clearly no one caught on to. Take note of it’s awesome because it truly is.
This animation consists of 12,597 handmade aquarelle paintings, each painting is approximately 1,5*3cm in size. Together they form my 35 minute long paraphrase on the motion picture Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott.
According to Anders Ramsell, the artist behind this beautifully executed homage, ‘Blade Runner – The Aquarelle Edition’ follows the original movie´s storyline but he took liberties to change things. “It was never my intent to make an exact version of the movie, that would fill no purpose. Instead I wanted to create a something different and never before seen — The Aquarelle Edition.”
Because the world is full of good things. Thank you, Jimmy Kimmel. We owe you one.
A few years I sat next to Josey, a very passionate and interesting guy, at a dinner party. He wasn’t a professional baker yet per se but he brought the bread and it was delicious. Now this same man has his own shop that happens to have a massive cult following in San Francisco. Am I surprised? Not really. He is awesome. And I want to support him and all the great things he is doing. I’ve yet to swing by and check out the Mill (I was previously spoiled buying his bread at Mission Pie) but it’s clearly worth the mile or so trip. Josey’s story is an inspirational one as you can see in this mini-documentary.
The few peaks I’ve seen of the photos of Vivian Maier in this trailer astounded me. To think someone could hide a secret hobby their whole life and be this talented seems unreal. Maybe that’s why this story warrants it’s own documentary. I will likely have to go see this. In case you were wondering, it just released in (select?) theaters earlier this week.
Viral Video Alert: GoldieBlox ‘Princess Machine’
In true tribute to the Beastie Boys, this ad for a toy targeted to the next generation of (female) engineers rocks. There are so many nerdy elements to it that you can easily get past all the pink to see the point being made: little girls can be more than just princesses.
…it would likely look something like this. Part of a four episode series, I think I like the Mario one the best, but also worth checking out a modern gritty take on Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toadstool.
(Potentially) Viral Video Alert: IKEA
We all know that like space, IKEA, is a dark void filled with matter. Shiny, Swedish-made, build-it-yourself matter. But what happens when you lose yourself? Lose track of time? Lose others? It all falls apart. A spoof on the trailer to the movie Gravity, this IKEA short shows how overwhelming and suspenseful furniture shopping can be.