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Articles and reviews about excellent videos

Video | Top 10 funniest Curb Your Enthusiasm scenes

Here is a very funny compilation of the Top 10 funniest “Curb Your Enthusiasm” scenes to hold over Larry David fans until/if a new season starts.

The plots and subplots of the episodes are established in an outline written by David and the dialogue is largely improvised by the actors themselves. Much like Seinfeld, the subject matter in Curb Your Enthusiasm often involves the minutiae of daily life, and plots often revolve around Larry David’s many faux pas, and his problems with certain social conventions and expectations, as well as his annoyance with other people’s behavior. The character has a hard time letting such annoyances go unexpressed, which leads him often into awkward situations.

Top 10 Curb Your Enthusiasm episode scenes

Top Ten funniest scenes - Larry_David_& JB Smoove in_Curb_Your_Enthusiasm tv show

Top Ten funniest scenes – Larry_David_& JB Smoove in_Curb_Your_Enthusiasm tv show

Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO, which premiered on October 15, 2000. As of 2011, it has completed 80 episodes over eight seasons. The series was created by Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, who stars as a fictionalized version of himself. The series follows David in his life as a semi-retired television writer and producer in Los Angeles and later New York City. Also starring are Cheryl Hines as David’s wife Cheryl, Jeff Garlin as David’s manager Jeff, and Susie Essman as Jeff’s wife Susie. Curb Your Enthusiasm often features guest stars, and many of these appearances are by celebrities playing versions of themselves fictionalized to varying degrees. Continue reading »

Video | “Back to Water” ethereal video explores beauty in liquid form

Moody and ethereal video explores beauty in liquid form.

I don’t normally show commercials, but this epic, one-minute video created for Tribord, the French board sport company, is a valid exception to the rule. Produced by Fred & Farid Paris, the video offers proof that a powerful story can be told with strong visuals and a simple soundtrack.

Shot on location in Bali, “Back to Water” features a stunning woman diving, paddling and swimming in the sea, a lone figure in the ocean’s vast expanse.



TRIBORD | BACK TO WATER | 60 SECONDS from Fred & Farid Group on Vimeo.

Video | Top 10 Biggest and Best Jumps Ever

Get ready to be amazed by this range of insane and/or gutsy moves by humans defying gravity.

Video-of-Top-10-Biggest-and-Best-Jumps-Ever, crazy, funny

Video-of-Top-10-Biggest-and-Best-Jumps-Ever, crazy, funny

Included is Joseph Kittinger, the first man to reach the speed of sound without an aircraft. This video features outrageous ski jumps, insanely long motor cross jumps, soaring base jumping meters from cliff faces, stupidly high dives into water and the biggest sky dive of all time. A lot of crazy-funny and breathtaking stuff here.

Top 10 biggest and best jumps ever crazy funny video

Video | “Bicycle Sounds” features bikes as creative musical instruments

Stephen Meierding’s entry into the “Bike Shorts” film competition features bikes as creative musical instruments.

From Brian Eno to Autechre, musicians have long used found objects to create sounds for songs. Hell, one of the greatest records of all time, the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, has a song (“You Still Believe In Me”) featuring bike bells and horns. But this we’ve never seen.

In “Bicycle Sounds,” a short film from photographer Stephen Meierding we watch and listen to an intricate arrangement of beats created using only moving bike parts. Okay, so maybe “music” isn’t the correct term here. But the film is totally mesmerizing. Definitely worth a watch.

Bicycle Sounds from Stephen Meierding on Vimeo.

Video | “10 Bets You Will Always Win” – easy tricks to guarantee winning bar bets

Easy to follow video shows a few tricks to impress your friends, and maybe even put cash in your pocket.

A funny video demonstrating how to win bar bets with 10 easy tricks.

A funny video demonstrating how to win bar bets with 10 easy tricks.

The summer is a good time for get-togethers with friends and family. This viral video, “10 Bets You Will Always Win” , shows you a few tricks that can impress your friends, and maybe even put some cash in your pocket. It easily demonstrates ten different ways you can pretty much guarantee a win when it comes to bar bets and wagers. Although if you attempt trick #10, don’t be surprised if you get two drinks thrown at you. This video is pretty funny in the way it addresses the flaws in human nature.

This video comes to us from Brit psychologist, Professor Richard Wiseman, who has published in some of the world’s leading academic journals, had his best-selling books translated into over 30 languages, presented keynote addresses at Microsoft and Google, created YouTube videos that have received over 30 millions views,  and was recently listed in the Independent On Sunday’s top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live.

Video showing ten tricks to win bets

Video | “Vanishing Point” visually creative animation abstraction from Takuya Hosogane

Well done and visually creative animation abstraction from Takuya Hosogane

Immerse yourself in visual joy, “Vanishing Point,” an expressionistic piece of 3D abstraction from Takuya Hosogane.

The animated clip, made with next-gen software like After Effects, Cinema 4D and iModeller 3D, features basic shapes shifting and morphing in synch with electronic sounds. This is pure A/V catharsis.

Vanishing Point from Takuya Hosogane on Vimeo.

Video | why spiders don’t stick to their web

Video shows why spiders don’t stick to their web

Video shows why spiders don’t stick to their web

William Eberhard, of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and colleague Daniel Briceno film spiders in the lab, in the field and under a dissecting microscope to untangle this longstanding arachnological mystery.

The age-old mystery is finally solved. The secret to not getting stuck? Watch.

Video – why spiders don’t stick to their web

Video comes from those smart geeks at Science Friday.

Video | Top 10 funny laughing babies – instant stress relief

When stress levels rise, try a few seconds of these funny babes for instant relief. This is the best video compilation of laughing babies that I’ve ever seen. Hilarious top 10 baby clips. If you don’t crack a smile watching these wonderful kids, check your pulse.  Enjoy!

Top-Ten-Funny laughing babies in humorous youtube video clips, four babies

Top-Ten-Funny laughing babies in humorous youtube video clips, four babies

Top-Ten-Funny laughing babies in humorous youtube video clips

Top-Ten-Funny laughing babies in humorous youtube video clips

Video | Earth – a look at the fascinating way science and art combine to create images of our home sweet home

There’s artistry to creating the world and Rob Simmon, art director of NASA Earth Observatory, shows us how.

Video---Earth-thumbNASA’s collection of Earth-from-space imagery dates back to the Apollo 8 mission, when astronauts snapped a picture of Earth rising over the moon. Simmon and NASA scientist Gene Feldman explain how the modern “Blue Marble” images are made and how they relate to scientific study of the Earth. Video comes from those smart geeks at Science Friday.

Video | LUCK – a trifecta of great writing, acting & cinemtography makes this HBO series the best thing going by a long shot

After getting blown away by the fourth episode, all I can say is–whoa what a show! Although the series can be confusing and wandering in the early episodes, if you give this nag a chance, she’s going to race into your heart.

hbo show luckEven though I never even liked horseracing, this drama, set in that world, has got me hooked and betting the farm. I was a little skeptical and sometimes confused in the early going. It’s tough juggling a big cast of characters, and there’s a lot of racing lingo to decipher, and the plot is almost non-existant.

But it all starts to come together in episode four with an especially stirring race that will send your heart racing and your eyes misting. My TV pal and fave reviewer, Alan Sepinwall (see my post about him here) tipped me off to the show and can describe it much better than I, so I’ll turn the show over to him…   Continue reading »

Video | Masters Of Camouflage – nature’s best camouflage artists strut their stuff in this remarkable video

A marine biologist captures nature’s finest underwater camouflage artists performing their almost magical transformations in this intriguing video.

Video of nature's camoflage mastersWhen marine biologist Roger Hanlon captured the first scene in this video he started screaming. Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, studies camouflage in cephalopods–squid, cuttlefish and octopus. They are masters of optical illusion.

These are some of Hanlon’s top video picks of sea creatures going in and out of hiding. Cephalopods have several impressive tricks for blending in with their undersea surroundings: they can change color, pattern and even the shape of their skin.




Video | OK GO – stupendous & artsy Rube Goldberg machine “performs” w band

Ok Go, and arts group Syyn Labs, build the most stupendous and creative Rube Goldberg machine ever and synch its “performance” to a great song.

The band, OK Go, and an LA based arts and technology collective, Syyn Labs, collaborate and build the most gigantic and elaborate Rube Goldberg machine I’ve ever seen or imagined. This is quite a fascinating and visually arresting music video.

The video was filmed in a two story warehouse, in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The “machine” was designed and built by the band, along with members of Syyn Labs over the course of several months.

video of OK GO performance art Rube Goldberg machine

Check out Dylan Tweney’s excellent article about the music video project for WIRED magazine…

How OK Go’s Amazing Rube Goldberg Machine Was Built  By Dylan Tweney

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Video | Funny or Die – When Harry Met Sally 2, the Landlord & its outtakes

Here’s a few fine videos from Funny Or Die. A new one with Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren, a classic you’ve likely seen before, and the outtakes you may not have caught.

When Harry Met Sally 2, Funny or Die

If you’re not familiar with Funny Or Die, I’ll tell you it’s a comedy video website that combines user-generated content with original, exclusive content. Will Ferrell started the site and it’s is a place where celebrities, established and up-and-coming comedians and regular users can all put up stuff they think is funny. At the same time, the site hopes to eliminate all the junk that people have to pick through to find videos. So at the site, you get to vote on what videos are funny and what videos deserve to die.

When Harry Met Sally 2 with Billy Crystal & Helen Mirren


The Landlord


The Landlord Outakes

Funny Or Die was created by the guys at Gary Sanchez Productions (Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy) and a bunch of Silicon Valley dudes and ladies. Michael Kvamme, an aspiring young comedian, came up with a concept for a new kind of comedy site and told his dad, Mark Kvamme of Sequoia Capital to write a check.

Some of the other comedians you’ll find here include Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Michael Cera, Ron Howard, Ryan Reynolds, Sarah Silverman, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis.

Video | Heartwarming clip of dog with his injured friend amid Japan’s devastation

Japan earthquake dog helping friend,GregoryMancuso.comHeartwarming display of empathy & loyalty shown by dog for his injured friend amid Japan’s devastation. The dog’s a Brittany Spaniel who happens to look just like my dog, Enzo, with identical mannerisms & expressions that made me do a double-take. I thought maybe Enzo hopped a flight to Japan to help, and since he’s a hard working hospital Therapy dog, it wouldn’t have surprised me in the least.

This is the full version–in Japanese