This is very good, if 70-minute documentaries about Monkey Island are your kind of thing.
(They are very much my kind of thing.)
Spoiler: yes they can.
(My favourite part was the jiggle to get the dowel into place.)
See also: Hikea, where people take LSD and try to assemble Ikea furniture.
Not kidding, this video made me so homesick, my heart actually hurt.
The composer of The VVitch designed an analogue instrument designed to create disturbing sounds. And I’m so jealous – this looks like so much fun. More about the background of the instrument.
Andrew Rea’s Binging With Babish is my new obsession. He’s a filmmaker and amateur chef who deadpans his way through recreating dishes from films and TV. Like, I was tempted to share the video where he made the “Moistmaker” Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich from Friends, where he went out and cooked an entire 20lb turkey just for ONE sandwich. Instead, I’m highlighting the video where he recreates Kevin’s chili from The Office and serves it authentically: on a sheet of cheap office carpet.
This is SO good. A great list, in a really great video.
In 1979, Tom Waits made a music video for “The One That Got Away”. 5,000 rotoscoped frames of animation. Here’s one of the live-action videos they used to make the animation, proving that in the 70s, Tom Waits was as close to a horny cat from a Looney Tunes cartoon as any human would be.
In 2001, BMW hired a bunch of amazing directors like John Frankenheimer and Tony Scott to create some short films for them. Branded content. The two common threads in each film were the make of car (obviously) and Clive Owen as “The Driver”
Fifteen years later, we’ve got a new one. This time it’s been directed by District 9’s Neill Blomkamp and starring Dakota Fanning and Jon Bernthal.
In case you missed it, here’s Tony Scott’s one from the original series, starring Gary Oldman as the Devil. It’s mid-career Tony Scott in all his most bonkers.
I have a bit of an obsession with Casey Neistat. Or rather, I’m obssessed with Casey Neistat’s process. He’s messy but organised, chaotic but meticulous. Watching this video made in 2010 about the 10 rules for Tom Sachs’ studio (Casey Neistat was one of Tom Sachs’ studio assistant), you can really see where he got a lot of his ideas.