Planes, Trains, and Automobiles! Well, maybe not trains. This week, I decided to go with a transportation theme for the video picks! Some of them are basically just commercials, but they’re the kind of commercials that make you go, “Whoa,” so I figure it’s not just shameless advertising. Let’s jump right in:
1. Honda Hands
Garrison Keillor provides a little voice talent at the beginning of this gem. So fun to watch how the little toy transforms and evolves!
2. Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6
This thing is just ridiculous. It looks ridiculous, what it can do is ridiculous. It is so ridiculous, it’s kind of awesome.
3. Jaguar Project 7
For a long time, I thought Jaguar had lost its way and they couldn’t be expected to make an exciting, stunning car. They proved me wrong with this single video. Not only is this car absolutely gorgeous, but the sound it makes is so very brutish and mighty. This is already one of my new favorite cars.
4. Bubba’s Hover
Here, we see a fantastic new take on something that’s already loads of fun: the golf cart. That, and we find out how Bubba really got into golf.
5. The PAL-V
As we gradually make our way a little further off the ground and into the air, we observe the PAL-V. This video is a little over a year old, but the technology and the concept are just wicked cool. As much as I would like to take one of these babies to work, I know that dream is still a little ways off.
6. Jetman vs. Jetteam
Yes, this is a video of a man with wings and jet engines strapped to his back flying next to real fighter jets. A real Iron Man suit can’t be that far behind.
7. Airventure 2010
This footage is from a few years back, but the footage and how it’s cut together is better than the other stuff I could find. Airventure 2013 is going on right now! Man, I would love to go.
I hope you enjoyed this extra-long set of videos with a transportation theme! Keep motoring, straighten up and fly right and all that. Cheers!
With Dan’s recent admission that there is quality content with great production value readily available on YouTube that deserves our attention, it seems only right to commence a new weekly series featuring choice picks from the YouTube-verse and similar sites for your viewing and listening enjoyment. Part of my objective in this venture is to bring you content you haven’t seen before, which means skipping over the super-viral videos that everyone’s already seen and doesn’t care about anymore (I’m looking at you, Harlem Shake) in favor of the diamonds in the rough. This week, I’ll be featuring 3 fantastic music tracks with great visual accompaniment, a super cool new gadget from Japan, and an inspiring message from Ze Frank. Here we go:
1. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Your Podcast hosts love Macklemore, so of course this is a great place to start. Fantastic song, amusing video. Listen to this first thing in the morning to get your day started right. This video was shot using RED cameras, the film industry’s favored camera.
2. Samuel Truth – Let Me Breathe
This is a Japanese animation from 1929 set to music by Troy Samuela, AKA Samuel Truth. He’s an experimental hip-hop artist who hails from Auckland, New Zealand. If you like this, you should hear his other tracks on soundcloud! Watch for the little pop ‘n’ lock move the man does when he gets out of the tree.
3. Bonobo – Cirrus
This one’s just trippy.
4. Spherical Flying Machine
Cooooooooooooool! How soon until I can buy one at Brookstone?
5. An Invocation for Beginnings – Ze Frank
Speaks for itself. Ze Frank has been creating funny, inspiring works for years and years.
That’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed the first installment.