OK Go – I Won’t Let You Down

OK GoI Won’t Let You Down.

OK Go have done it again, creating yet another superb video. It is shot all in one take, as has become the norm for them, and involves the use of precise choreography, Japanese dance students, 2328 umbrellas, Honda UNI-CUB personal mobility devices, and one drone with mounted camera. A few behind-the-scenes images, as well as an interview with lead singer Damian Kulash, can be found over at Japan Times.

I’m fascinated by the whole sequence, and especially by the drone. Drones can accomplish amazing things, like flying through fireworks, and this is no exception. It allows a wealth of freedom in the angles to shoot from, whether these are at eye level or 200 metres above the ground.

It’s great how the video builds up and up, with more and more people and intricate moves. The whole video seems sped up as well, which would mean the singers are singing slower than they should. The last sequence of the video is mind-bogglingly complex and awesome. Four groups of different coloured umbrellas, being opened and closed in specific sequences, for a long time. It’s phenomenal.

The final shot of the surrounding Japanese landscape isn’t half bad either. Onwards!

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What Is Random? What Is Not Random?

What is Random and What is Not Random are two interesting videos by VSauce and Veritasium. They tackle what randomness is, whether anything is truly random, how to tell if it is, and talk about the underlying principles and physical forces behind randomness.

Both videos are worth watching, and really make you question what you think you know of randomness. It’s all rather fascinating. Onwards!

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Five Fallacies – PBS Digital Studios

Arguing on the internet, everyone’s favorite pastime! But unfortunately, some people don’t do it very well — or at least they could do it better. You owe it to them (and yourself!) to help them out and make their claims and/or arguments less fallacious. In doing so, you’ll increase the quality of discourse between the both of you, perhaps even helping you finally figure out DEEP QUESTIONS like “WHAT IS LOVE” and “WHY IS SRIRACHA SO DANG TASTY.” Educate yourself and your fellow internet commenters in this week’s Idea Channel episode.” (YouTube)

An interesting and amusing video by PBS Digital Studios about five different and common fallacies used when arguing on the internet. The five fallacies explained are: the straw man fallacy; the ad hominem fallacy; the black and white fallacy; the authority fallacy; and the no true Scotsman fallacy.

These fallacies are useful for everyone to know. Onwards!

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt ”The Trail” Opening Cinematic

Foreshadowing the story of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Trail Opening Cinematic is an epic sneak peek into the adventure that awaits gamers in Wild Hunt. See witchers Geralt of Rivia and his mentor Vesemir pursue Geralt’s long lost love, the immensely powerful, raven-black-haired sorceress — Yennefer of Vengerberg.” (YouTube)

Epic, bloody, beautiful opening cinematic trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I love the music in these trailers too. The trailer throws up many questions, like who is Yennefer, what is she running from, who were those different armies, will Geralt succeed in his search? It’s all very exciting. Onwards!

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The Hobbit OST – The Misty Mountains Cold

The Hobbit OST – The Misty Mountains Cold.

Sad yet beautiful track sung by the dwarves in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Brings me chills each time I hear it.

Onwards!

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The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made #airnzhobbit

As the official airline of Middle-earth, Air New Zealand has gone all out to celebrate the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Starring Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson; we’re thrilled to unveil The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.

Special cameos by Sylvester McCoy, Dean O’Gorman and Weta Workshop co-founder Sir Richard Taylor. Directed by Taika Waititi. Enjoy!” (YouTube)

This is a fantastic airline safety video by Air New Zealand. They’ve done something similar before, but this one is much more epic. It’s all in celebration of the upcoming The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies film, which I’m super excited for. Onwards!

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Teaser Trailer

Get your first look at Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the world in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters May 1, 2015!” (YouTube)

Super shiny brand new teaser trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron! Hands up who is excited for it? Onwards!

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