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For the past ten years, Jürgen Henn has filmed over-height trucks crashing into the 11foot8 train bridge affectionately nicknamed the "Can Opener." In that time, millions have viewed the crashes online. Regional, national, and international news organizations have dined out on the story and the goofy crash reels. But why do motorists continue to crash despite the many warnings, sensors, and signs? And what is it about these crashes that holds our attention? In this piece, we look for the humanity in human error.
video  documentaries  accidents  failure 
21 days ago by xr
1984 EPCOT Advanced Information System - YouTube
EPCOT Advanced Information System is a film describing the development of the WorldKey Information System. The film was released in August of 1984. The WorldKey Information System was a precursor to search, reservation, and communication systems used by programs such as Google Search, OpenTable, and FaceTime. The system used fibre optic cabling, laser discs, touch screens, and video conferencing all which were cutting-edge technology at the time. Many of the helpful features in the WorldKey Information System are now handled by the "My Disney Experience" app for mobile devices. The WorldKey system was used at EPCOT Center from 1982 until March 21, 1999.

Disney A to Z (
Educational film about the development of the WorldKey Information System from concept to completion; released in August 1984.
epcot  1980s  1984  video  youtube  disney  computers 
10 weeks ago by xr
Watch YouTube & Vimeo videos frame by frame | Watch Frame by Frame
Watch YouTube and Vimeo videos frame by frame and in slow motion
video  tools  vimeo  youtube  slomo 
12 weeks ago by xr
Can I Stream.It?: Search Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, iTunes, and more, for movies to stream instantly, rent, and buy.
CanIStream.It is a free service created by Urban Pixels that allows you to search across the most popular streaming, rental, and purchase services to find where a movie is available. If the movie you're looking for is not available, just sign-up, set a reminder and voila we will shoot you an email when your chosen service makes the movie available. It's simple and fast.
streaming  video 
may 2018 by xr
JustWatch - Streaming Search Engine for movies and tv shows
We are glad you're here! On JustWatch you can easily find out where to watch your favorite movies & TV shows in the United States.
JustWatch is easy and effective: Choose your favorite streaming providers and see what’s new on Netflix and Co.
Filter by genre and release year to find the perfect movie to stream tonight. Search for a specific movie or TV show to find out where to watch it legally online.
streaming  video 
may 2018 by xr
Reelgood | Every Streaming Service In One Place
All Your Streaming Services in One Place.

Track, browse, and watch movies and shows from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO and 50+ others. Free forever!
streaming  video 
may 2018 by xr
Compare frames per second: which looks better?
Frame rate and motion blur are important aspects of video quality. This demo helps to show the visual differences between various frame rates and motion blur.
animation  video  demos 
may 2018 by xr
OSI 74
OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL is an “off world” production colony and distribution network bringing you unusual, experimental, and entertaining programs from many different creative worlds. We’re thinking beyond standard television and learning from the great pioneers of UHF, Home Video, and Early Cable that we grew up with. We’re also taking a bit of inspiration from Drive-In theaters, Backyard movies, Community media, Film festivals, Comic books, “Mom-N-Pop” video stores, and The Space Race.

Like it or not, this is the future of Cinema. We want you to be nostalgic about the future again.
streaming  video  retro  roku 
march 2018 by xr
Scanimate: The Origins of Computer Motion Graphics on Vimeo
Digital artists have been trying to replicate the ephemeral quality of graphics from the 70s and 80s for years. But nothing comes close to the real (analog) thing. Get to know the first computer used for motion graphics and animation, Scanimate, and the men who've kept the machine alive for the last four decades. In this short documentary, Nick Campbell of Greyscalegorilla talks to Roy Weinstock, one of the original Scanimate animators, and Dave Sieg, the engineer who has kept it running all these years. Find out how this system of "tubes and 2x4s" became the predecessor of many modern motion graphics plugins and controls, and how the unusual collaboration between operators and engineers led to some of the most iconic motion graphics of the 1980s—including spots for Super Bowl VIII, Star Wars, and children's shows like The Electric Company and Sesame Street.
video  animation  vimeo  graphics  motiongraphics  analog 
march 2018 by xr
The Third & The Seventh on Vimeo
A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.
video  animation 
march 2018 by xr
The Dream Called EPCOT | Walt Disney World - YouTube
We have an exciting find from our video vault to share with you just in time for Epcot’s anniversary celebration – the original “The Dream Called EPCOT” film.

It's already been on YouTube for years, but still, an official Disney upload is nice.  disney  themeparks  epcot  1980s  1981  video  promo 
october 2017 by xr
The Bugs Bunny Video Guide - The Looney Tunes Video History
The Complete, Illustrated History of the Warner Bros. Cartoons...on Home Video
cartoons  looneytunes  warnerbros  video 
july 2017 by xr
Multi-image slide show demo - YouTube
Here is a three projector multi image slideshow that is all about - multi image slideshows! Produced in the 1980's, it explains to the audience the rationale for multi-image vs other media - namely film and video. It itself is a really nice example of a multi-image show - it packs about as much action as is possible with three projectors. You are watching the slideshow from a viewpoint behind the projectors. In this way you can see where the images are coming from, and how the projectors are programmed to create the presentation.
youtube  presentations  deadmedia  multiimage  slideshows  video 
october 2015 by xr
Extracts the audio from videos on YouTube, Vimeo, and many more sites and sends it to Huffduffer.
audio  podcasts  video  youtube  bookmarklets  tools 
september 2015 by xr
quietube | Video without the distractions | Youtube, Viddler, Vimeo and more
To watch web videos without the comments and crap, just drag the button below to your browser's bookmarks bar. On any of the supported video pages, click the bookmark button to watch in peace.
video  tools 
august 2015 by xr
Thinking about Scarfolk - YouTube
Published on Jan 14, 2014
A 36-minute illustrated talk by Momus in which he thinks about Richard Littler's brilliant Scarfolk blog (and soon-to-be book), his own writing projects, and lots of other stuff.
video  momus  2014-01  scarfolk 
august 2015 by xr
WB Q&A - George Feltenstein |
Celebrating Six Years of the Warner Archive Collection
warnerbros  movies  video  2015-03 
august 2015 by xr
11 FOOT 8 — The Canopener Bridge
The train trestle prominently featured in all the videos here has earned a reputation for its unrelenting enforcement of the laws of physics. If your vehicle is taller than 11 feet and 8 inches, and you challenge this bridge, you might find footage of your experience on this website.
fail  video  transportation 
december 2014 by xr
The Living Room Candidate
An archive of presidential campaign commercials from 1952 to the present, organized by year, type, and issue, with teacher resources and playlists by experts.
politics  advertising  history  video 
december 2014 by xr
Llamasoft And The Space Giraffe - YouTube

Uploaded on Jul 24, 2007
Google Tech Talks
March 6, 2007


Jeff "Yak" Minter has been developing video games from the Sinclair Spectrum era on up through the present day. If you were alive in the 8-bit years, you've probably played one of his games: Llamatron, Attack of the Mutant Camels, Gridrunner and Idris Alpha were among the better-known ones. If you were one of the 30 people to buy an Atari Jaguar, you probably bought his "Tempest 2000" and "Defender 2000" cartridges. And if you own an Xbox 360, you've also seen his work: the builtin music visualizer is his creation. His current project is an XBox Live Arcade game temporarily titled "Space Giraffe", which is an attempt to bring the classic Atari game Tempest...  games  talks  video 
october 2014 by xr
How to Rip Laserdisc - Anarchivism
So you have a stack of laserdiscs that gather dust next to your LP collection. Some of these laserdiscs may be rare movies which have never seen DVD yet alone Blu-ray. Some of your laserdiscs might even contain commentaries that were held away from DVD or extra features available nowhere else. Ripping from laserdisc takes a lot more effort than ripping DVDs and possibly even more than a VHS rip depending on what features you want. Though it takes a lot of work, a laserdisc rip can make a unique and memorable addition to anyone's collection.
laserdiscs  video  deadmedia 
august 2014 by xr
A Mother’s Journey Through the Unnerving Universe of ‘Unboxing’ Videos -
Her most popular clip to date has the abstruse but keyword-dense title “Angry Birds Toy Surprise Jake and the Never Land Pirates Disney Pixar Cars 2 Easter Egg SpongeBob.” At last check, it had garnered more than 90 million hits. To put that into perspective: It’s as if every child under age 5 in the United States has seen it. Four times. This past July, DisneyCollector’s YouTube channel became the most-watched one in the United States.  nytimes  youtube  2014-08  video 
august 2014 by xr
Turbo Encabulator
For a number of years now work has been proceeding in order to bring perfection to the crudely conceived idea of a transmission that would not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters. Such an instrument is the turbo encabulator.
fakes  funny  industrialfilms  parody  technobabble  turboencabulators  video  youtube 
july 2014 by xr
Visual Pathfinders: Robert Abel & Associates : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Ripped from LaserDisc.

The full LD that was only released in Japan of Robert Abel's work in commercials, movies and other projects from the 70's into the 1980's. Features early computer animation
robertabel  1980s  animation  cgi  internetarchive  fx  commercials  laserdiscs  demos  video 
july 2014 by xr
Martin's Videos - Disney Park fan videos by Martin Smith
Welcome to Martins Videos - my non commercial, fan made videos available here and at for free, as always. Keeping the magic of past and present Disney park attractions alive.
disney  themeparks  video 
june 2014 by xr
1984 computer store display CED videodisc - YouTube
Right before RCA gave up on the CED format there were a few non-consumer applications in the works for it. This super-rare disc appears to be made for a computer store kiosk that never existed, showing promotional bits for computers, equipment and software of the era.
computers  youtube  marketing  ephemera  apple  demos  1980s  videodiscs  industrialfilms  commercials  video 
january 2014 by xr
1979 GMC Truck Action Theater laserdisc - YouTube
This was on the 'dead side' of a DiscoVision movie- the first laserdiscs instead of having things like the 'turtle' sides on unused disc sides, would have a random disc side slapped on them since every disc needed to have 2 physical sides, then it was coated to render it unplayable. This coating can easily be removed with rubbing alcohol. Usually these end up being a side to another DiscoVision title, but sometimes you can find stuff like this- General Motors used laserdiscs for sales training and promotion starting in 1979. The first segment is unique since it has the music isolated on the right channel. Many of them have English on the left and Spanish on the right. I transferred this one to DVD since the laserdisc's coding is non-standard and won't play on the later players- it did play on my 1984 top-loading player.
Features some fabulous library music.
youtube  1970s  trucks  gm  ephemera  eyeh8nbc  laserdiscs  librarymusic  gmc  marketing  industrialfilms  video 
january 2014 by xr
Loooooong videos
Train rides, crackling fireplaces, shots of the earth from space... /r/SlowTV is for longform ambient videos ten minutes or longer.
reddit  ambient  video 
january 2014 by xr
LaserVision Landmarks
The focus of this website is the software and hardware produced for the laser optical videodisc, LaserVision or LaserDisc (LD) system from its introduction in 1978 through 1985. In this period, the format saw Pioneer Video take the reins and guide LaserDisc into what it became in the late 1980s through its decline at the end of the 20th century.
laserdiscs  deadmedia  video  ephemera 
january 2014 by xr
Anarchivism - Archiving on a voluntary, cooperative basis when current methods to keep your favorite files around are undesirable.
archives  video 
january 2014 by xr
Dangerous Minds | LSD TV: Robert Abel’s mindbending television commercials of the 1970’s
From the early 1970’s into the 80’s, Robert Abel and Associates were pioneers in the use of computer graphics in TV commercials. His style was clearly influenced by Peter Max, Yellow Submarine, Milton Glaser, Stan Vanderbeek, Fillmore poster art and psychedelic culture in general. In addition to commercials, Abel did special effects work for films like Tron, The Andromeda Strain and Star Trek.

Abel’s style was nicknamed ‘photo-fusion,’ the combining of still photography with video. In his 1975 7-Up commercials, Abel used back-light techniques called ‘candy-apple neon,’ a highly stylized type of animation that created a day-glo effect. In 1982, Abel used ‘candy-apple neon’ to create the look of Tron.

Here’s a selection of Abel’s trippy commercials. The 7-Up ads are particularly lysergic. In addition to the commercials, I’ve included demo-reels and a short documentary on Abel.
robertabel  commercials  cgi  animation  1970s  1980s  fx  2012-03  dangerousminds  demos  video 
january 2014 by xr
Robert Abel & Associates 1982 Demo Reel - YouTube
Effects demo reel circa 1982 from Robert Abel & Associates. Includes creepy Nimslo 3D camera commercial!
youtube  robertabel  1980s  animation  cgi  fx  commercials  demos  video 
january 2014 by xr
Turboencabulator Information
For a number of years now, work has been proceeding in order to bring perfection to the crudely conceived idea of a transmission that would not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters. Such an instrument is the turbo-encabulator.
humor  jargon  tech  technobabble  turboencabulators  video 
december 2013 by xr
Serious Jibber-Jabber @
Conan O'Brien talks for a long time with interesting people.
interviews  conanobrien  video 
november 2013 by xr
Disney WOW: World of Wonder
PDF of booklet for Disney's calibration Blu-ray disc
pdf  internetarchive  disney  manuals  video 
november 2013 by xr
MCA DiscoVision
Welcome to MCA DiscoVision - The World on a Silver Platter
deadmedia  laserdiscs  movies  homevideo  video 
november 2013 by xr
RCA VideoDisc Web Site - CED Magic
This web site pertains to Capacitance Electronic Discs or CED's, a consumer video format on grooved vinyl discs that was marketed by RCA in the 1980's. This is the home site for the RCA SelectaVision VideoDisc FAQ and the CED Title Database. Additional information on the RCA VideoDisc System will appear here as it is prepared.
homevideo  history  deadmedia  obsess  tech  video 
november 2013 by xr
Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors - The Impossible Level - YouTube
This is the impossible level, boys. Impossible doesn't mean very difficult, very difficult is winning the Nobel Prize, impossible is eating the sun...

via ("Still the best cameo in videogame history"), retweeted by Penn Jillette]
games  loureed  pennandteller  youtube  video 
october 2013 by xr
Omni-Suzanne Ciani - YouTube
Suzanne Ciani working on the music and sounds for the Xenon pinball game from the Omni televsion show.
music  1980s  suzanneciani  audio  sounds  video 
october 2013 by xr
The S from Hell
From "Room 237" director Rodney Asher: "The shocking, true story of the most terrifying logo of all time."
logos  scary  movies  rodneyasher  screengems  video 
october 2013 by xr
Atari 800 in store demo
When I was in high school the Atari 800 had just come out. Back then this demo was the most inspiring thing ever! I would look at this demo and think computers were going to change the world. How I could imagine all that from this demo is hard to fathom I guess but I did.

It was one of the first Atari demos to show 128 colors on the screen (the beginning logo) and that was actually good music for a computer back then.
1980s  computers  atari  youtube  demos  video 
october 2013 by xr - J. Alan Wall's Television Station Sign-Off Site
This site is devoted to the memory of a bygone era in American broadcasting when all TV stations' programming ended at the conclusion of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show or The Late Movie. No homes were equipped with Direct TV DVRs and there was no such thing as "TV on-demand". This site will be featuring authentic recordings of U.S. television stations ending their broadcast day with the playing of the Star Spangled Banner (SSB), America The Beautiful (ATB) or some other patriotic piece before cutting the juice or going to a test pattern. With very few exceptions, all U.S. TV stations now operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, filling their overnight schedules with infomercials, home shopping fare, all-night network news, movies and daytime talk-show reruns.
tv  history  collections  archives  obsess  ephemera  video 
december 2012 by xr

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