Sunday, October 28, 2007

10 Videos

I've come across several fun/interesting videos on YouTube the past few weeks, never got around to posting them because I've been busy with stuff at college. The end of the semester is sadly always like this. Just tests, tests and more tests that keep you from doing anything else.

Anyway in a way it's a good thing, because now I get to make a whole post with just the videos! They would have otherwise ended up as footnotes, footnotes you'd probably not even notice. So here are Varun's Top 10 Recently Watched Videos, ranked in reverse chronological order. "Top 10" lists are always more fun than plain bulleted ones, aren't they?

10. If You Come Today — South Indian English Video
I'm sure most of you would have already seen this by now. If you haven't, you should.

9. Tale of Rock
A very well made 3D animated short film by Stevo Payne and John Godwin. It's funny too.

8. System of a Down - Chop Suey
A 2 year old kid rocking out to this SOAD song!

7. Pentagram - Electric
Indian rock band Pentagram's latest released video. Groovy.

6. Orestes — Piano Cover
I always thought Maynard's voice was unimitable. But this guy is just amazing.

5. Mel Blanc on David Letterman
Mel Blanc is the voice of classic cartoon cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and hundreds of others. Wonder how he remembers what his actual voice sounds like.

4. Content-Aware Image Resizing
A new technique of image resizing that keeps the important features of the image undistorted.

3. 300 — Speed Painting and Animation
I don't think I will ever have the patience to do something like this.

2. Linkin Park Parody

One of my friends had added this video to his favourite videos list on Orkut. I can see why.

1. Portal
And I thought people ran out of ideas for video games.


Karthik Abhiram said...

Good stuff Varun, nice selection of videos.

I like your descriptions too, especially the one for the Image Resizing video.

Poornaa Venkatesan said...

Portal: Damn good it looks. that concept looks fun and the voice is like sooooooper funny... :D

Linkin Park Parody: The best video man... THIS shud have been #1!! LOVED IT.... DAMN DAMN FUNNY... Couldn't stop laughing at all... esply tht time to yell part...!!!AMAZING.. that guy is extremely creative!!

300 — Speed Painting and Animation: Saw this a long time back. Smart it was.

Content-Aware Image Resizing: This too!! the NEW yahoo shud use this man...

Mel Blanc on David Letterman: Hehe! What else can I say. Cooool that man is!!

Orestes — Piano Cover: This also I heard off long back! Talents all over you tube!

Pentagram - Electric: Weird.

System of a Down - Chop Suey: Soooooo cute! The way he jumps and tries to sing.. Cuuuuute!

Tale of Rock: couldn't see this for longer than 40 seconds...

If You Come Today — South Indian English Video: Yahoo offlines would have made any1 listen to this a 100 times... Cha, South India izzat gawwwn wonly. :(

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