This week’s video was something I saw on this weeks episode of Frame Rate. A very funny on take on the after life: wouldn’t be great if you could upload your memories in to a virtual host and continue living when you die? But– that sounds kind of costly. Let’s not even mention what will happen if lawyers get involved! Or just let Tom Scott mention it for you:
In this video, Earthereal, you have several high resolution photos taken from the international space station strung together to make a beautiful series of time-lapse trips around the earth. I suggest turning OFF the “HD” mode to watch it once, then turning it on to watch it again. I don’t know if it was my end or Vimeo’s, but the HD video did NOT want to buffer for me. Let’s hope you all have better luck.
If American news outlets advertised like this, I’d be far more interested in watching the news, rather than reading it from a hundred different sources and trying to decipher the truth. This video even makes TheGuardian seem like an actually balanced news organization. I don’t know how accurate that really is, but I have more hope for them than the biased coverages we get in the States! Still, no matter where you stand on how fairly the headlines are covered or how much you like one company or another, you have to admit when someone does something creative, and this commercial for TheGuardian is pretty impressive. Enjoy it.
I have a particularly fond memory for the one that starts at 1:06 – the Mario commercial featured in the still picture above. I remember wondering, as a child, how it was that I never heard of this North American “dress up and make Mario visible from outerspace” stunt when I was a kid. It never occured to me that there might be some editing trickery, and, as a Pennsylvanian, had never been so jealous of all of those states who make up the center of our nation – like those lucky people in colorado who got to be part of Mario’s face. I was so jealous. It’s great to look back at these and see just how vividly I remember these commercials.