This nighttime demonstration with tracer bullets in an AR-15 shows why it's a bad idea to shoot a gun at water. This is why it's one of the first things they tell students not to do in middle school hunting safety class.
Laina Morris shot to fame in 2012 as the "overly attached girlfriend" meme. She shares what happens before, during, and after becoming a mega-meme.
Because she was always in on the joke (the look is from a comedy video about Justin Bieber), she never had to go through the "good sport" phase of some other memelebrities who woke up to find themselves unintentionally memed. She also discusses what has happened since she left YouTube to take a mental health break. Spoiler: it's a happy ending!
This video did not get the views it deserved when it went up a few years ago, so Jack Conte recently reuploaded it to his personal channel. He says:
No one talks about the epic failures that we all have. I fail most of the time. As a creator, and as CEO of Patreon, things can't go well all of the time. I wanted to share my epic failures because that is the interesting part of being a creator. The epic failures make up the journey along the way to getting the wins. No one ever talks about the duds, the fails, the things that you think are going to work that disappear into a puff of smoke, so I decided to talk about why nothing works.
Hong Kong-based sculptor Johnson Tsang (previously) is known for his fanciful ceramic artworks, and he was inspired during the pandemic to make a lovely piece that reflects the times, titled "Still in One Piece III."
Martin de Thurah blended sculpture, animation, and live action to amp up the dread in the video for Active Child's "Color Me." On the project's site, de Thurrah says, "I wanted to make something frightening, and I know it is very hard. To create a film in which someone was physically penetrated by their own anxiety. In a gentle way, with a lot of love and the possibility of healing," Active Child says:
At times you find yourself on a dark road in a deep black valley. It is hard to orient yourself. You vaguely recall who you are, but it is hard to completely grasp, you have to lay down to dissolve into the ground. We all contain darkness. A door to a strange place, where the world falls apart and becomes unrecognizable. A floaty reality, almost dreamlike. How do we respond when we have to face our own fears and mortality, and is it possible to find tranquility within the world of our nightmares?
They're exploring these themes on colormeproject.com, a site that donates to Danish mental health services.
Domo is a pink cat who has a lot of misadventures, each in a different animation style, like this 3D adventure where Domo sings. The series is part of Adult Swim smalls, which showcases short-form experimental animation. This one reminded me a lot of the classic comic Dream of a Rarebit Fiend, made into one of the first major experimental films in 1906. The rest of the series is below.
Artists at Visual Suspect draw on the groundbreaking aesthetic of Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi and Philip Glass's soundtrack for same in Circulatory Systems, described as "the major highways, the arteries and veins of our cities. "
It's always worth checking in with the film Koyaanisqatsi, which now has a retro feel to the "modern" section. Here's the Criterion trailer: