Monday, March 31, 2008

Tenacious D versus The Devil

If you havent seen Tenacious D:Pick of Destiny you might want to watch the movie at least once. I wouldnt watch it twice but the music is funny and original and the storyline stupidly entertaining bordering on pure stupidness. The song and video accompaniment of this part are well done. If you like Tenacious D or Flight of the Conchords or Might Boosh you may be a fan.

I love Time Lapse Drawings

You can basically learn how to use or do anything on youtube. If you wanna learn how to draw a Irish Sock-ness Terrier monster.

This is Sparta video

This is a video somebody made to the Funtastic Power! song "This is Sparta"

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Personality as Art

I've always enjoyed the subject of personality as a work of art. When we say someone is "charming" it is because they have something in their nature that makes us want to be around them or watch them. Chris Crocker is a good example of somebody who has a certain energy that makes his personality interesting to me, like an engaging art work. This guy is equally incredible to me. His crazy way of expressing himself, the freedom with which he lets himself follow any impulse. It's fantastic. It's pure and uplifting and I can watch this again and again with enjoyment (plus its a good song to begin with). I'd be interested to hear what all of you think of this kind of video. What thoughts fill your head when you watch it? How does it make you feel? Please comment.

P.A.N.T.S. dance

This is a video done by students at VCU. I think everyone will be able to relate to it.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

25 Short animated films

This is seriously too much content to digest in one sitting, but here is another crazy-good compilation by Smashing.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Fruitcake lady!

Great video, many more like it all over the net. What is it about old people cussing that makes it so funny?!?

Well trained dog I could only get the URL for this video but it is pretty great, the dog gets a tissue if you sneeze, gets the phone if it rings and even gets drinks from the fridge, and goes back if you want a different one.

Monday, March 24, 2008

surfing duck

I just thought this was interesting, it was shown on ESPN as a new era in sports.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter...Not for this bunny.

Painting done with ribs..?

There are so many of these.. just go under any one of these videos and youll find sweet paintings with absurd mediums.

Painting done with Ketchup and Fries

Express Yourself is such a great song. This is incredible though huh?

one man discovers how stonehenge may have been built

Wally Wallington is a retired construction worker who has figured out how to move massive blocks simply using pieces of wood and small stones. He moves these blocks BY HIMSELF. He is in the process of making a replica Stonehenge in his backyard, moving and raising every block by himself.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

How to Make a Waterfall Bong

Ok, so this video is stupid. But it has gotten 100,000 hits and almost 200 comments (all of them hilarious, ex:
"DAMNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!! sucked that motherfucker in you."

Saturday, March 15, 2008


This is a sweet music video that we could model our own project after. Take a look.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Human Giant: Viral Videos

These guys are funny. Check out some of their other sketch pieces on youtube when you have time.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Worst Promotional Video Ever

This is either real or real genius. Either way you'll be ROTFL and amazed. Enjoy!

Food Court Musical

You'll love this! So good. Watch immediately.

16 agents create a spontaneous musical in a food court in a Los Angeles mall. Using wireless microphones and the mall's PA system, both their voices and the music was amplified throughout the food court.

Sunday Afternoon

This is a fantastic brand new video from Jon Lajoie. He seems to be getting very prolific and consistent these days (see another new video of his below). The music here is high energy, with great outfits and camera presence, dry well-written lyrics, superb visuals with the repeating placement and energy of the disco ball. Despite the fact that some unfunny people will focus on the cliche juvenile-ness of masturbation humor, there is a tight aesthetic to the piece, and the fact that it's serious work that doesn't take itself too seriously, is great to see. Jon Lajoie has it.

Song For Britney

Again great execution, filming, and writing. I like the way the tabloid covers and paparazzi pictures work within the video. Jon Lajoie - who also did "The Everyday Normal Guy" videos - has a certain originality that can't be denied and I think he's someone to watch as he's doing something independently through the youtube marketplace and finding huge reception. Soon I think you will see him brought even more into the media limelight.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Famous Fat-Boy Slim video

Other than the floating segment; this might be cool type of project to try out on final cut.
You can do it that!

Cat eats with fork and chopsticks

youtube gold.


If you have never heard of RJD2. Get a taste with this video.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Possessed: a documentary about hoarders

This documentary takes a look into the lives of four people who have let their hoarding tendencies get out of control. It is about 20 minutes long.

Kanye Hands

You have all seen the Daft Punk "Stronger" hands video, but this is the next step. Great example of clever editing.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Saturday, March 8, 2008


This is really well done. This same artist does space invaders as well. Check it out.
Have a nice spring break everyone!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


i assume most people have seen this, but i like the way various web sites lately have been distorting comic strips to be something else. this is hysterical because garfield is DEFINITELY funnier without garfield -- there's something very ironic about that.

more: garfield minus garfield
and also: comics curmudgeon
and obviously: marmaduke explained


i love this. go to 1:26 to get past the credits.

hair care

here's an interesting ad for hair care products someone put in an unexpected place:

(originally posted here)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Amazing Speed Painting.

Very detailed. There is a feature on AfterEffects that imitate this: MotionSketch.
This video shows how much complexity aftereffects and photoshop is capable of.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

SANDWICH by Will Friebel

Here's a new video by Will Friebel from the 180 class. It's a nice piece of work. Great camera work/shots, editing, and music choice. The question now is: can he land that toast in the toaster with a hook shot?!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Queens of the Stone Age - Burn the Witch

A kick ass video, and a great example of the power of After Effects.

Pendulum - Slam

Another great video.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Trained horse

Check out this horse.

Shortest to Win Dunk Contest 1986

Spud Webb Standing at 5 feet 7 inches. Webb, the shortest person to compete in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, won the event in 1986.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

photos by elliott erwitt

wikipedia describes elliott erwitt as “an advertising and journalistic photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings — the master of the “indecisive moment”.

i think some of these are really, really striking. you can view them all here.

get undressed FAST

in case you ever need a REAL quickie:


“The 1301 fluorescent tubes are powered only by the electric fields generated by overhead powerlines. […] “There’s an interactive element to all this, too, if you go to the site itself. ‘You affect the lights by your proximity’, says Richard, ‘because you’re a much better conductor than a glass tube. And there’s sound as well as light - a crackling that corresponds to the flashing of the lights. There’s a certain smell too, and your hair stands slightly on end.’”