by Oliver Kunkel is a disturbing but also funny little video piece (NSFW).
posted by namagomi
on Apr 22, 2006 -
Along with activities like chomping grass, flicking flies, mooing and hanging out at the watering hole, the cow-cams capture such fun-loving antics as stealing snacks from the human production crew to roaming the fields in search of the best siesta spot. With spring in the air, alert viewers may catch a glimpse of cattle locking horns in the heat of pixilated romance. Press Release Here
posted by thisisdrew
on Apr 20, 2006 -
In the US there are three major forms of manual communication ASL
(American Sign Language, PSE
(Pidgin Signed English or Contact), and SEE
(Signing Exact English). Translating from English to any one of these is hard enough. That's not stopping this team
from trying taking on the added challenge of a machine translation. I can't imagine them doing half as well as this man's efforts
at live translating rap, switching between all three variants (video, with voice over).
posted by plinth
on Apr 18, 2006 -
You can keep your Simon, Randy and Paula, I'll take Barbara Cook any day.
Here is the Broadway legend's two hour master class (it's a REALTIME video from
The New York Public Library) and it'll teach you more about singing, phrasing and music than every moment of American Idol combined. At least watch the first 20 minutes, you'll be amazed.
posted by adrober
on Apr 10, 2006 -
"You know the bad thing about it? You're matchin' up to him."
Richard Lee McNair, who was serving a life sentence for the 1988 murder of a truck driver in North Dakota, escaped from a federal penitentiary by hiding in a postal van as it left the prison grounds.
McNair convinced a police officer in the tiny community of Ball, Louisiana, that he wasn't the man they were looking for. The conversation between McNair and police officer Karl Bordelon was recorded by the video camera on the dashboard of Bordelon's patrol car.
posted by MotorNeuron
on Apr 8, 2006 -
from the online New England Journal of Medicine of live parasitic worms scurrying around the inside of a patient's colon was not nearly as sexy as I thought it would be after reading the description. warning: link goes to nonsexy new england journal of medicine video of live parasitic worms scurrying around the inside of a patient's colon
posted by jonson
on Apr 7, 2006 -
Can you survive the deadly ghosts in this text adventure?
via languagehat's blog in an oblique fashion.
posted by boo_radley
on Mar 24, 2006 -
Star Trek Kid?
One man video reconstruction of First Contact, the scene in which Alfre Woodard quotes Moby Dick at Picard. Interesting choice. YouTube link.
posted by feelinglistless
on Mar 21, 2006 -
is perfect for people who want to embarrass themselves in front of large audiences, but couldn't make it onto the American
, New Zealander
, South African
, or Swedish
incarnations of the show. There's also, of course, YouTube Idol
posted by scottreynen
on Mar 20, 2006 -
I guess it had to happen eventually, but an iPod Film Festival
has launched. You can watch them online (sans iPod) or offline (mit iPod!), and they've got indie and student films as well as music videos, all formated for the new players. The music videos are surprisingly good.
posted by mathowie
on Mar 14, 2006 -
is an excellent web based utility for downloading web video from many of the most popular sites (iFilm, google video, YouTube & a ton of others) to your hard drive.
posted by jonson
on Mar 12, 2006 -
Excellent music video
for an interesting cover version of Radiohead's Just (originally off of The Bends
) by British musician Mark Ronson. Song is done in a more 1960's Stax-Volt
Records style, using gratuitous horn samples; video is shot on the streets of an English city (I believe London, but am not sure) and features animated graffiti coming to life & dancing to the song, as well as a cameo by the tiled creations of Invader
. First link goes to a page about the song, with video download links in wmv & qt at the bottom. Still no answer as to what that guy was saying in the original version of the video, sadly.
posted by jonson
on Mar 9, 2006 -
Download Flash Video.
This site makes it easy to download all of the You Tube, Google Video and iFilm content that has been appearing on the front page. Ideal if you can't view them at work and your home connection is arthritic. Similiar functionality can be provided for Google and You Tube by a greasemonky script
. The downloaded file is in .FLV format which can be viewed with VLC
or FLV Player
. .FLV can be converted to other formats with TVC
once you have it on your system.
posted by Mitheral
on Mar 8, 2006 -
vows to fight Bill Cosby's lawyers and continue to provide hosting to House of Cosbys
despite receiving a cease & desist letter [PDF]
. Andy Baio, founder of waxy.org, discusses this in the NY Times
and provides updates on his site. As previously posted
, Bill Cosby's lawyers were successful in getting the creators of House of Cosbys
to stop hosting and making new episodes of their parody series.
It appears that threatening letters and lawsuits will continue to be filed against internet parody sites as celebrities try to protect what they view as their copyright, according to the Wall Street Journal
posted by Mijo Bijo
on Mar 6, 2006 -
"Damn, Natalie, you a crazy chick!" (video)
Natalie Portman, rapper and riot grrl? Maybe Lazy Sunday (video
) wasn't a freak occurence after all. Personally, I had expected the Lonely Planet guys
to end up a one-hit wonder, but in my book they've (at least) moved up a notch to talented one-trick pony. Another very well-done digital short that should be seen by a lot more people than SNL's dismal ratings will allow.
posted by Sinner
on Mar 5, 2006 -
For the past few days I have been mainly totally jealous of the guys in this video
(linked google video). It features Toronto's Team Ryouko
performing martial arts and breakdancing moves that look lifted straight out of beat-em-up computer games. I wish this
(linked google video) was me on the beach (rather than this
). Some more here
Others doing similar stuff include "Martial Arts Trickz" from bilang.com
which despite a pretty lame name are capable of some amazing things
(linked google video, few more
(yesterdays post on breakdancers reminded me of how jealous I am of these kinda guys because they appear to me to be so free of gravity)
posted by 13twelve
on Feb 28, 2006 -