Kinda makes you wish you lived in France, no?
A commercial for Big Shake High Nutrition Shakes, directed by Bruno Mourral:
I guess it was inspired by this Thai commercial for Audition Dance Online:
Christopher Aiff thought he was cured, but then his doctors found 50 tumors in his lungs on his first check up. So he and his sister dropped out of school and started traveling the world to cross things off his bucket list.
Directed by Justin Baldoni, with music by Jamey Heath, for Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake YouTube channel:
Kevin Baillie, co-founder and visual effects supervisor at Atomic Fiction, talks about the techniques his team used to create the crash sequence effects in Flight, the new Denzel Washington film directed by Robert Zemeckis:
“Silence of Love,” a TV commercial created for Thai Life Insurance by Ogilvy and Mather Bangkok:
“Forget Me Not”
There are a bunch more on YouTube, but you get the idea.
Well I’ve got just the thing
This is a video of “contact juggling” by Akihiro Yanai at the 2012 Japan Juggling Festival:
Know what’d be even more impressive?
If instead of using plastic balls he used something fragile.
Or the eggs of an endangered bird.
…and fire. Lots and lots of fire…
“And that’s how you tailor something for the American market,” said every reality TV producer, ever.
You know, the kind of music that foreshadows the mass eradication of our species by a robot of our own design…whatever the soundtrack was for Terminator 2 should be fine.
This is the third demonstration video for an amateur robot design called MorpHex by Norway’s Kåre Halvorsen, an engineer who’s been fascinated by robotics since he was a kid, and who got serious about robotics as a hobby in 2006.
On his not-at-all-instrumental-in-bringing-about-the-inevitable-robot-apocalypse blog, he described his objectives for MorpHex:
This is a project I’ve been thinking on for a very long time. Shortly explained this is a sphere shaped hexapod that I plan to give the following features:
- Roll freely like a ball
- Have different sort of locomotion for moving in any direction
- Variable inner-body dimensions
- Transform from a sphere shape into a hexapod and vice versa
- Walk like a hexapod
Here’s the demonstration video, which they’ll no doubt show in a montage sequence at the beginning of the movie that chronicles our self-generated demise:
A baby elephant in Kenya is saved by the Amboseli Trust for Elephants and reunited with its mother:
Saturday Night Live takes on the critics of the iPhone 5. Pretty great.
Click here to watch the sketch in Canada.
The second official trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chrisoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, and Jonah Hill:
At the very least, you have to give Tarantino credit for knowing how to cut a trailer.