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:
(Note: We post to Tumblr on a one day delay)
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.
And what better way to get into shape than with Slacktory’s training montage montage?
I love road trips because it’s one of the few chances I get to see the nothingness that surrounds many of Americas cities. This video is a visual road trip of San Diego County. All of the locations are within a two hour drive of the city itself and according to the videographer, Jeff Morris, he ‘could take you to every single location in this film in the same day.’ Though the cinematography-like motion makes each scene appear to be a recording, this timelapse consists of over 40,000 still photographs all shot on the Canon 5D Mark (II or III).
Today you get a double feature. Both of these surreal, futuristic shorts were made on the cheap (hundreds or thousands vs millions of dollars) to test what a few people with a high-quality consumer camera, a Macbook, and some special effect software can do. And as you will see, the answer to that question is quite a lot. I highly recommend watching both films in full screen HD.
Here’s the link to the second short, Memorize: http://vimeo.com/54362905
Happy holidays, Here’s Some Awesome fans! I got you this mopey black cat who philosophizes about nihilism in French. You’re welcome.
When the robots inevitably rise for the final battle against humanity, this is the video that we’ll mark as the beginning of the end. That being said, the concept of “Cognitive Computing” is pretty cool…
Good year for film? Bad year for film? Pretty year for film? One of those things, for sure.
There are few GIFs in life that I think are awesome enough to pass along. I’m personally more of a video person. However, this video about GIFs totally makes the cut (maybe I’m not such a GIF hater after all). When I think about it, a GIF is basically a snapshot of a video that can be played over and over to everyone’s amusement. And photography is one of the most expressive form of art. But is a GIF as expressive as claymation?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a HUGE Tron fan, but this is above and beyond fandom and delving straight into pure unadulterated awesomeness.
In the past five or so years, knitting has resurfaced as a social and obsessive hobby. I however would much rather skip the ‘stitch and bitch’ and hack a machine to knit scarves for me. Taking an old knitting machine that runs off of floppy disks, Fabienne reverse engineered a system that allows her to ‘print’ almost any pattern with yard. If you are interested in creating your own knitting machine, there are open source tools available online to help you hack your way into a new hobby.