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Super Slow-Motion Video of Snowballs Smashing Into Faces

16 minutes agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Creative design agency Exit10 recently got into the holiday spirit and captured super slow-motion video of snowballs smashing into faces using a Phantom high-speed camera. Nothing spreads holiday cheer like a slushy, well-hurled snowball to the face. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

‘Hug It Out’, A Colorful Animation Explaining the Many Benefits of Hugging

2 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Designer Ale Pixel and instructional video house DemoDuck partnered together to create “Hug It Out“, an entertaining animation about the many benefits of hugging. The video features a catchy tune written by Justin Gilman from Diamond Youth and the colorful illustrations were created by Ana Sanfelippo and Eugenia Mello. Feel like spending the whole day […]

‘The Incredible Hulk Hands’, A Short Film About a Nerd Who Finds a Pair of Magic Toy Hulk Hands

3 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“The Incredible Hulk Hands” is a short film by Ari Fararooy about a nerd who finds a pair of magic toy Hulk Hands and seeks revenge after being beaten up by bullies. The short stars the sketch comedy teams The Jasons and Momma Outta Bullets. Hulk Hands are toy gloves that make the wearer appear to […]

Giant Round Homemade Rocket Fired Off During Thai Rocket Festival

5 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In a video posted by LiveLeak user TwistedLogic, participants at a Rocket Festival in Thailand fire off a giant round homemade rocket which leaves a plume of braided smoke in its wake. via reddit

10 Christmas Episodes From Classic Sitcoms

23 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

(Image Link) Celebrating the holidays with your virtual family is an annual tradition for TV junkies like myself, but this year was sorely lacking in new Christmas episodes, especially in the sitcom world. so I had to go digging in the vaults. Show More Summary

‘Bingle Jells’, A Capacitive Touch Light Up Holiday Keyboard Created Using Small JELL-O Molds

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In “Bingle Jells,” ad agency redpepper created a capacitive touch keyboard using an Arduino microcontroller and LED lights embedded inside of small JELL-O molds that each play different notes when tapped. Taken altogether, they’re capable of a gelatinous rendition of “Jingle Bells.” submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Ten Oddball Movies Starring Santa Claus

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

(Image Link) Santa is huggable and lovable, and one heck of a nice guy, but these ten films show a different side of Santa, bringing a touch of the bizarre to a world full of run-of-the-mill Christmas movies. 1. Santa Claus ConquersShow More Summary

Skilled Graphic Designer Aaron Draplin Shows How to Create a Professional Logo From Scratch in 15 Minutes

3 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Skilled Portland, Oregon-based graphic designer Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. recently took part in a logo design challenge issued by lynda.com. Draplin ended up hitting the challenge out of the park as he shares his design knowledge and shows how to design a professional logo from scratch in 15 minutes. Most logos aren’t designed […]

‘Little Computer People’, An Animated Music Video by Chipocrite About a Superhero Obsessed With Video Games

3 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“Little Computer People” is an animated music video by Philadelphia-based chiptune artist Chipocrite featuring animations by Israeli artist Zach Cohen that follows the bumbling adventures of a superhero obsessed with video games. via Vimeo Staff Picks

‘Holiday BumperJam 2014?, An Hour-long Supercut of Classic, Obscure, and Bizarre Yuletide Media

3 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“Holiday BumperJam 2014” is an hour-long supercut of classic, obscure, and bizarre yuletide media compiled from decades of Christmas specials, commercials, and other holiday tie-ins. The video was put together by Neurotic Monkey and sponsored by Bumperactive. Neurotic Monkey put together a full list of the dozens of clips used to create the video including The […]

‘GIF-JAM 2014?, A Collaborative Animated Video Compiling the Works of 38 GIF Artists

3 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“GIF-JAM 2014? is an animated short created by 38 artists who were asked to produce animated GIFs based on a soundtrack by musician Paul Fraser. Fraser composed the track not knowing what the artists would produce and the artists had no idea what the final product would be. The results were then edited together by […]

‘GIF-JAM 2014?, A Collaborative Animated Video Compiling the Works of Three-Dozen GIF Artists

3 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“GIF-JAM 2014? is an animated short created by three-dozen artists who were asked to were asked to produce animated GIFs based on a soundtrack by musician Paul Fraser. The results were then edited together by animation producer Sukho into one trippy five minute video. via Vimeo Staff Picks

‘Houshi’, A Short Documentary About a Japanese Family That Runs a 1,300-Year-Old Hotel

3 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“Houshi” is a short documentary directed by German photographer Fritz Schumann about a family that has run the same Japanese hotel for around 1,300 years. Founded in 718, the Houshi Ryokan has been passed down from generation to generation. Since I was born and first cried, everyone told me I would take over the Houshi […]

A Flying Christmas Tree and Santa Claus Created Using Remote Controlled Aerial Vehicles

3 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Flyguy Promotions of San Diego is marking the holiday season with a flying Santa Claus and a Christmas tree attached to remote controlled aerial vehicles. There’s also a brief cameo by boy wizard, Harry Potter. via Kuriositas

If Rudolph Took Place Today

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

(Video Link) The 1964 television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a treasure of storytelling and stop-motion animation. Watching it every Christmas was a cherished tradition in my home, both when I was a kid and now that I have kids. Show More Summary

The Video Series ‘This Is Radio’ Asks Five Questions of Popular Public Radio Hosts

3 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The video series This Is Radio (previously) assembled a group of popular public radio hosts and asked them all the same five questions about the industry, podcasting, and who has the best hair in radio. The panel included Roman MarsShow More Summary

‘Carnivora Gardinum’, A Short Time Lapse Film That Captures the Unexpected Elegance of Carnivorous Plants

3 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Filmmaker Chris Field has created Carnivora Gardinum, a beautiful time lapse film that captures the unexpected elegance and grace of carnivorous plants as they trap their prey. While the project started out as a labor of love, Chris was able to turn the technology he was building into a business. The completed Biolapse film of […]

‘Self-Assembly’, A Short Comedy-Horror Film About Parents Who Adopt a Monster Baby

4 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“Self-Assembly” is a mildly disturbing short comedy-horror film in the vein of Eraserhead directed by Dublin-based filmmaker Ray Sullivan that centers on a couple who adopts a monster baby while mourning the loss of their own son. via Short of the Week

A Compilation Video Featuring Some of the Greatest Viral Videos From 2014

4 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

World Wide Interweb has created a compilation video packed full with some of the greatest viral videos from 2014. They feature the cute and funny five-year-old “apparently” kid, Noah Ritter, the heavy metal construction workers, and more. video via Dailymotion

Time-Lapse Video of Building Projections and Illuminated Sculptures at the Amsterdam Light Festival

4 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

London-based photographer Jack Fisher traveled to the Netherlands to shoot time-lapse video of the Amsterdam Light Festival, an event that lasts several months and fills the Western European city full of illuminated sculptures, building projections, and other ongoing light shows. via Daily Picks and Flicks

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