So Joe Connor just straight up sent a vintage television into space and filmed its descent for Kelvin Jones’ track “Call You Home”! Two separate televisions, attached to weather balloons, were sent from Snowdonia, Wales and eventually landed in Bury, Manchester. The television actually got 99.997% above the atmosphere. Watch the full video below!
In the late 90s everyone was getting out of the audio cassette game. Everyone, that is, except for The National Audio Company. “Too stubborn to quit,” the Spingfield, MO-based manufacturer is now the last remaining source for audio cassettes in the country. And thanks to the growing retro movement, they’re producing more cassettes than ever before!
Check out the video below! Besides sharing a great story, the short video has a great how-it’s-made vibe, reminiscent of old school Sesame Street. Enjoy!
— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) September 1, 2015
Here’s a really clever little skateboard video (thanks to a whole lot of post-production wizardry) from filmmaker Joe Pease. The sequences feel like something out of a Christopher Nolan film; what appears at first to be another boring old kaleidoscope video effect is shattered when the first skateboarder rolls right through the frame.
Watch Joe Pease’s “Level” below to see what I mean!
Brent Bielmann and Eric Sterman’s breathtaking drone footage from Tahiti is some of the best I’ve ever seen. Great perspective on one of the most famous surf breaks in the world. Watch “Teahupo’o, Du Ciel” below.
Yes, I’m posting a Macklemore song, and yes this song is pretty terrible. Macklemore and Co obviously wanted to cash in on the success of Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” brazenly calling this song “Downtown” and stuffing Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz and Eric Nally (who looks and sounds like Freddie Mercury) into a hackneyed Westside Story.
Having said all that, this video directed by Ryan Lewis, Jason Koenig, and Ben Haggerty is worth watching for the art direction. For whatever reason they didn’t give full credits in the video for a lot of people who I think made it worth watching, most notably: Art director John Lavin, cinematographer Christopher Probst, and stylists Therese Lefebvre and Paul White.
Watch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Downtown” below (and maybe mute it).