Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Video Round-Up: January 6, 2016

Screen Junkies gives their "Honest Trailer" to director Ridley Scott's 2015 Matt Damon-led science fiction thriller, The Martian. "It's kind of like every other movie Matt Damon has done, but with a little more space and a lot more math."

Barack Obama Sings Drake’s 'Jumpman’ - President Barack Obama "sings" Drake's hit song "Jumpman" in the latest "Barack Dub" mashup music video by Memphis-based video editor, Fadi Saleh.

Defog your windows TWICE as fast using SCIENCE - Former NASA engineer Mark Rober uses the scientific method to determine the best climate settings to defog a car windshield the fastest. Rober created consistent conditions inside his car for ten consecutive mornings to compare the impact of the different settings, and claims his results can defog a car in half the time.

Directors Making Cameos in Their Own Movies - Video editor Jacob T. Swinney compiled this amusing supercut of acclaimed film directors, like Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock, and more, making small appearances in their own movies.

Inside Out: Riley’s First Date? (A Pixar Short Film) - Riley's First Date? is a recently released follow-up short film to Pixar's Inside Out about Riley's parents struggling with their emotions when they suspect Riley, who's now twelve, is about to go on her first date with a boy named Jordan.

Metalcore Vocalist Linzey Rae Sings How to Make a Shepherd’s Pie - Linzey Rae, lead singer of the Denver, Colorado-based metalcore band The Anchor, recently sang an awesome heavy metal tutorial on how to make a shepherd’s pie. Her band’s clever parody cover of the original song “The Great Unknown” by The Ghost Inside is available to purchase on Bandcamp.

Moullinex and Stormtroopers Perform a Funky Star Wars Disco Concert - On the day that The Force Awakens premiered in theaters on December 18th, Portuguese DJ and musician Luis Clara Gomes (a.k.a. “Moullinex“) joined forces with a band of skilled Stormtroopers to play a funky Star Wars disco concert at the Lux Frágil nightclub in Lisbon, Portugal. They used the classic 1977 Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk album by Meco as a basis for their arrangement of disco Star Wars songs, based on the original music by John Williams. May the funk be with you!

Outtakes and Bloopers from the First Six Star Wars Films - Film Is Now put together this amusing 12-minute compilation of bloopers from the casts and crews of the first six films in George Lucas' Star Wars saga.

Roman Candle Minigun (1001 shots in 45 seconds) - Two young men combine seven large roman candles to create a fireworks minigun that fires 1001 shots in about 45 seconds.

Stephen Colbert Learns How to Cook Traditional Indian Food - Late Show host Stephen Colbert learns about The League of Kitchens from founder Lisa Gross, which her website defines as "an immersive culinary adventure in NYC where immigrants teach intimate cooking workshops in their homes." Then Stephen experiences one of the workshops first hand when he visits Yamini Joshi's apartment to get a private Indian cooking lesson. (Watch Part 2)

Stephen Fry welcomes you to Heathrow - In an effort to acclimate visitors to the local culture upon entering the United Kingdom, Heathrow Airport employed the magnificently dry wit of comedian Stephen Fry to offer a short tutorial on the specific particulars of British etiquette, particularly when standing in a line.

Yoda Trains Three Aspiring Jedi Ferrets - A realistic-looking toy replica of Master Yoda from the Star Wars saga teaches three ferret padawans the ways of The Force.

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