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Mar 31 2009

After-Lunch Breakdance: March 31, 2009

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Drive!
Do you ever want to get in a really great car and tear it up!? Remember being a little kid and making fake gear shifting noises as you pretended to drive your Little Tykes car? It’s in us from the time we’re kids and still appealing today!

Focus
This is a clip from the old rock band Focus. My friend Brant passed it along and it’s every bit of whacky and fantastic you can imagine! You’ll find yourself smiling/laughing for almost no reason at all. And then you’ll feel compelled to watch it again. And then maybe again and again.

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Mar 30 2009

After-Lunch Breakdance: March 30, 2009

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For those of you new to After-Lunch Breakdance, WELCOME!! Check this out to know what’s going on. If you can’t see the YouTube videos, it means your work or RSS reader is blocking them. Forward to yourself at home to see it!

Welcome back from the weekend, friends!

Suddenly
This little video is a hyper-creative use of two pretty sophisticated visual techniques. The still photography uses a technique called compositing. You take an image of a person and then replace the background (which is probably fairly normal) with an epic-looking background. You composite two images. The second technique used here is a video technique called 2.5D. You take a still photo (which is 2d) and edit it so that it appears to have a 3rd dimension. Top notch!

Office War
This video isn’t the best in terms of production quality, but there are so many people involved and they do such a good job of mimicking things that we’ve seen in war movies that this gets a nod on ALB.

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Mar 27 2009

After-Lunch Breakdance: March 27, 2009

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For those of you new to After-Lunch Breakdance, WELCOME!! Check this out to know what’s going on. If you can’t see the YouTube videos, it means your work or RSS reader is blocking them. Forward to yourself at home to see it!

Generally, I try to keep ALB about a 5-10 minute diversion. Today, that is completely taken up by one single video.

Some people are newshounds – they stay up on all the current events and happenings in the world. Other people aren’t – they stay up on what new flavors of Pringles are coming out. For the sake of argument, we’ll split these two groups of people into newshounds and chiphounds. Newshounds hate on the chiphounds and say, “I can’t believe you don’t care about the world. All you care about are potato chips. You need to get some global perspective.”

The chiphounds hate on the newshounds, saying, “You need to get a life. Following the news takes too much time and is too depressing. How does any of this news actually affect my life?”

Every once in a while, though, the chiphound sits down at the TV (with Pringles) in order to understand a major news story. Maybe a war, maybe the Olympics. Today, my treat for the chiphounds and newshounds alike is an explanation.

Subprime mortgages. Banks and insurance companies failing. What is the credit crisis about and how did it happen? Well, you could watch CNBC, which will inevitably have an hour-long show on later tonight but it won’t explain things even remotely close to this outstanding animated explanation by a graduate student in ART! How about that? An art student getting jiggy with finance and dropping some serious knowledge! Call ABC and wake up CNN. THIS is the future of media – simple, visual, accurate, entertaining. Even beautiful. Welcome to the Crisis of Credit Visualized by Jonathan Jarvis.

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Mar 26 2009

After-Lunch Breakdance: March 26, 2009

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For those of you new to After-Lunch Breakdance, WELCOME!! Check this out to know what’s going on. If you can’t see the YouTube videos, it means your work or RSS reader is blocking them. Forward to yourself at home to see it!

Last night someone in our house (but not me) threw something big into the kitchen sink. Clog City. So my brother and I have spent the morning trying to unclog it in an attempt to avoid calling a plumber. First we tried sink plunging (a weird phrase). No dice. Then, we took apart all the pipes under the sink. No dice. We think we moved the clog further down the pipe with the sink plunging. So now we’re calling the plumber. Combined, we spent 3 hours of our lives monkeying around with it. Boo.

Ferrari Power
To console myself, I returned to my desk and watched some Formula 1 videos. I know not everyone likes car racing, but the scream of these engines is ridiculous.

Star Wars Kid
And I know everyone probably remembers this, but nothing cures some discouragement like the Star Wars Kid!

Star Wars Kid Remix
The rebellion’s last hope. God forgive me for laughing so much at the last line of the video!

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