I’m a few weeks behind, but this video on the fallen from World War II is really well done and worth the time to watch.
Absolutely incredible work from Disney Research. DuctTake is the Photoshop of the video world.
Pretty raw footage though. He needs a producer to shine things up.
I love it when I find viral videos after the fact. Roger Federer hitting a can off some guy’s head? Perfection.
Might even be better than Bill Clinton playing Daft Punk on his sax…
Nothing like Big Gas Savings…
A lot harder than I’d imagined.
The Glossary put David Foster Wallace’s Kenyon College commencement speech to video, adding in quite a bit of context. It uses an abridged version of the audio recording, but is well worth watching.
Be sure to read the entire 2005 commencement speech.
From the Hotpipes’ album “Dust.”
From Cassandra Brooks, a five minute video of her two month trip in the Ross Sea of Antarctica on an ice breaker. Not footage you get to see very often.
A Spock-based Audi commercial.
The 2004 Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of Indonesia, is considered the deadliest tsunami of all time, taking over 230,000 lives. A couple of videos have covered it including this one called Tsunami, Caught on Camera. It uses survivors’ footage and testimony from Indonesia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka to paint a fairly grim picture. Warning: It can be pretty graphic at times.
More recently, the Perennial Plate went back to Sri Lanka where eight members of a small fishing family were taken in the tsunami.
Just last year, Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor starred in an English-language Spanish true-story film called The Impossible about a family caught in the midst of the tsunami.
Short film from Rob McLellan. So yeah, maybe we shouldn’t teach robots to love…
Since the premier of the final season of Breaking Bad is getting ever closer, I’m not surprised to see this spoof on what a LEGO video game of the AMC series would look like. It should go without saying that if you’ve never seen the show… spoilers!
An animated short from Adam Patch, in which his wife tells a story after a bottle of wine and he animates it.
Japanese game shows are the best. Gaki No Tsukai apparently has a Wall of Boxes challenge.
An animated short from Ben Barrett-Forrest.
A Boy and His Atom is a short from IBM that uses atoms to create frames of a movie. They zoom in over 100 million times and take pictures, frame-by-frame to create a film. Impressive work. The behind-the-scenes short film talks a bit about how they did it.
You’ve seen all the horrible things that Russian dashcams have caught. From severe accidents to part of an airplane crash, it’s pretty unbelievable. But those same dashcams have also caught good people doing random acts of kindess.
A dog takes care of its master, a short from Madeline Sharafian.