Posts Tagged ‘video’


March 10, 2011

We’ve covered the BBC Wildlife Finder before. Here’s another great site that provides a multimedia guide to animals, plants and fungi.

Gandalf goes to the world cup

November 29, 2010

This is a great deal of fun – but the technical excellence is something to behold as well:

Thanks to E for sending this in.

Walkman Central

November 9, 2010

TOTD learnt recently that Sony is to cease production of the cassette Walkman (TOTD was more surprised that these things were still being manufactured). Members of the current iPod generation may be amused to look back at some of the devices that revolutionised portable audio back in the late 70s/early 80s. Walkman Central is an independent site dedicated to Sony portable audio and video equipment. Take a look at the Walkman PS-F9, a rather impractical-looking device for playing vinyl records.

Useful Dog Tricks

November 3, 2010

David Allen (of ‘Getting Things Done’ fame – we have a copy in the Library if you’re struggling with the amount of ‘stuff’ to get through in your life) spotted this on YouTube while we’re on a theme of slightly surreal videos:

As he says: How cool to see what purely positive reinforcement training can accomplish!

You can follow David Allen on Twitter @gtdguy


tower climbing

September 30, 2010

You may have seen the video of a tower climb that circulated the internet three weeks ago.  It was here:

but it’s gone now.  (The video has been replaced with a photo).  It wasn’t pulled because it was scary.  There were other concerns.  You can read the story in subsequent blog posts:

Or simply scroll through the blog here:

We got that b-roll

March 22, 2010

Here’s something to cheer up a pewter coloured sky Monday:

Thanks to Patrick for finding that one.

Monumental videos

March 5, 2010

Vimeo hosts all sorts of video footage.  But if you’re interested in short and informative snippets about various London monuments, try:

TOTD has already learned something new. 

Well produced with an engaging presenter there don’t appear to be any recent postings – more please!


February 4, 2010

There has been much excited talk in the Library this week about ebook readers, Kindles, iPhones, the iPod Touch, and now the iPad. It didn’t take long for some to use the iPad launch as an excuse for a spot of parody, as these irreverant clips show.

Sixty Symbols

October 5, 2009

This collection of sixty videos from the University of Nottingham hopes to unravel some of the mysteries behind all those funny letters and squiggles used by scientists. Some of the symbols have been made up, but they link to  interesting topics in the fields of physics and astronomy. Try the Theramin, for example. A further sixty symbols are planned.

Extreem Sheep LED Art

March 27, 2009

What do you get if you wrap some gregarious woolly ruminants in blankets of light emitting diodes? Well Samsung teamed up with digital media and marketing company The Viral Factory to produce this excellent video that currently tops several viral video charts.