Last week was a blur, on top of catching up on my work from the Digital Media Learning conference the week before, I came back to interviews for a fine arts professor hire, trying to write an article (which I suck at), working with faculty, the Domain of One’s Own Faculty Initiative, the Digital Scholars Institute, marvelling at the Domain of One’s Own Community site, and a lot more. You know, all the other stuff I do when I should be blogging 🙂
What struck me is that on more than a few occasions I found myself watching some really compelling videos in the office, and I wanted to share a few before I forget about them. Turns out three of the five videos below was referred by Tim Owens , who, in turn, found them on the video curation site Devour. I have since subscribed. Good videos on the internet make me very happy.
Rear Window Timelapse
While working with Art History professor JeanAnn Dabb on her Hitchcock course she turned me on to Jeff Desom‘s Rear Window Timelapse. It’s a film within a film that’s all about film, and the magic that must have been the set of Rear Window (1954). If you have three minutes and love movies, take the jump—I promise you you’ll be glad you did.
The DIY Engineer Who Built a Nuclear Reactor in His Basement
I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Doug Coulter is a rare character who mixes DIY culture with liberterian communism. But it’s his open source pursuit of sinking a number of multi-Trillion dollar energy corporations by cracking the nuclear fusion nut in his trailer that strikes me as beautiful. He’s quite the spokesmen of how open source could save the world 🙂 h/t Tim Owens
Monster Mash – by I AM KAWEHI
Monster Mash – by I AM KAWEHI from Kawehi on Vimeo.
Watching Kawehi take a simple audience request and turn it into ten minutes of a live looping set that is mesmerizing, brilliant, and she is just so cool about it all. I can’t get enough of this one. h/t Tim Owens
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama
This video was hysterical, this is the way to get the word out about Obamacare. Also, the use titles and lower thirds as a comedic presence got me thinking—I love that stuff.
Shark Attack 3-13-2014
I can’t go on a youtube binge without a near-death shark attack. This is as close as it gets. A man fends of a Caribbean Reef Shark while gathering lionfish in the western Caribbean.
Nice collection. That Rear Window mix is astonishing.
And leave it to the Bava to find fine shark attack clips – yaaaaa!
Rear Window video is crazy because it marks a whole new idea of making movies within movies that are all about movies. A crazy series of levels going on there, it is pretty magic.