Archive for the 'Web Video'

Percussus

So AV artist Bartek Szlachcic attached a couple of sensors to a drummer’s sticks and recorded it, creating a motion-painting of a drum solo. It’s unsurprisingly amazing. I’ve been going to live shows for a while now, and impressive drumming can be one of the most visually delightful parts of the show. I’ve previously written about the late Jerry Fuchs, who was a drummer of such skill that his kit was on the front line with the guitarists. Watching Jeremy Barnes (Neutral...
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Buff

I don’t usually post funny videos for the sake of funny videos, but this one is …different. In that every single person I have shown it to has laughed and laughed and laughed. It’s a combination of factors, really. Not to dissect gossamer, but the unintentional physical comedy, general hopelessness of the situation and surprisingly funny (if dickish) commentary, it’s the perfect storm of a once in a lifetime comedy situation (comsit?) Once you’re done watching it...
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Procescape

A few years ago, a guy named Shamus Young coded something really cool: a procedurally generated city. Using just a few assets (a bit of texture, some general building models, a bit of code for cars) he makes and entire world appear. He explains it much better than I do in the video. You can download it here. It exists as a Windows screensaver file — .scr, remember those? — and is a whopping 127K.

Define “Well-Adjusted”

I, and most other people with functioning hearts and souls, love Calvin and Hobbes. And if there’s one C+H tradition reinforced above all others, it’s Calvin’s crazy-ass snowmen. Bill Watterson, through Calvin, created some marvels during the strip’s run, many of them being considerably (and hilariously) more adult-oriented than the rest of the strip. So, here’s a tribute to the man, the boy, and their mutual genius by Jim Frommeyer and Down in Front‘s Teague...
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Golem

I have absolutely nothing to say about this video by David Lewandowski, who also did a lot of the graphics for Tron: Legacy. Anyway, outside of the fact that the sound editing is brilliant. And also that it’s a modernd-day dadaist masterpiece. It’s under a minute long. Just watch it and be amazed.