Posts Tagged ‘Videos’

The Rarest Move in Chess

I am terrible at chess, but I also love it. I also love these kind of intense deep-dives into esoteric subjects.

How the U.S. Is Destroying Young People’s Future

The Suburbs are Subsidized

Taking 'Green' Out of the 'Green Screen'

Until the age of about 14 I was certain I wanted to do movie special effects when I got old enough. Plans changed, but I still enjoy watching how special effects are done. In this case, a small studio resurrected a decades-old technique for making a “green screen” effect using sodium vapour lighting and prisms. Neat!

How French is English?

This video, cheekily titled ‘Is English just badly pronounced French?‘ (spoiler: it’s not) goes into depth into all the ways that French has impacted English. Particularly mind-blowing is the fact that ‘warranty’ and ‘guarantee’ originated from different pronunciations of the same French word.

What If?

Speaking of XKCD, Randall Munroe also just launched a short video about the technical limits of using the Hubble Space Telescope to take pictures of the earth.

Why 'Random Access Memories' is a Masterpiece

YouTube channel Digging the Greats has a very good breakdown of how Daft Punk’s farewell album was made. See also his recent breakdown of the creation of their previous album Discovery.

Dog Does Parkour

Title says it all.

The Boy and the Heron Teaser

A teaser for Hayao Miyazaki’s upcoming film, his first since 2013.

Rose

Yet another abstract video in my series of 4K videos without sound.