Hands up if you’re still sticking to your New Year’s resolutions.
The third week of January is upon us. Blink and before you know it we’ll be carolling around the Christmas tree all over again. We’re barrelling towards awards season. (AKA, our favourite time of the year.) Whether it’s Frances McDormand potentially winning every Best Actress award for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri or Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq) winning a Shorty Award for Breakout YouTuber, who do you think deserves a statue as a form of recognition?
Okay, we’ll stop chatting now. Here’s this week’s Round-Up!
How a TV Works in Slow Motion | The Slow Mo Guys
Have you ever wondered what goes into a TV’s ability to show your favourite creator in all their glory? Using a combination of a super slow motion camera, a number of different TVs and the all-important macro lens, Gavin goes all the way past white and black and breaks each pixel down to its red, green and blue portions. He also does this with old and new TVs to show the evolution of the technology through the years. It’s a fascinating deep dive into something a large amount of consumers wouldn’t even think to think about.
HOW TO GET OUT OF A RUT | MY EXPERIENCE | Estée Lalonde
We’ve all been there before. Maybe it’s a project that won’t seem to come together properly or maybe you only just now realised that you’ve had spaghetti bolognese four times this week because that’s the only thing you truly know how to cook. Being in a rut is a completely natural part of life, and usually shows you’re comfortable, which is almost always a good thing. Positivity, people, positivity!
Estée Lalonde is here to try and help you freshen up your life choices by sprinkling something new in amongst them. Take up a new hobby, for example. Her tips will help you if you are looking for answers.
LIFE | Daniel Dobbs
Daniel Dobbs is back with new music and it’s giving us so much life. (Geddit?)
The video is wonderfully shot and put together – seriously, have a watch for yourselves! And the song? Well, the song is catchy as hell, while talking about topics such as mental health. We think that it’s pretty important. It’s great for it to also be great.
Youtube | RageNineteen
We all hate the way YouTube treats small creators. But guess what we love? Animation! This short video perfectly dissects the current online landscape, and is very reminiscent of Rick and Morty. And while the show takes months and months to come to fruition, this video has only taken a matter of days – well done, Jamie Spicer-Lewis, for that.
We’ve got to be honest, though, that Vimeo character is looking more and more appealing.
MY TOP 10 PLACES TO SHOP ONLINE | Samantha Maria
In 2018, who likes to have to go outside and face the crappy winter weather? Certainly not us. (We’re more of a sit in front of the fire under a blanket until it’s at least 20°C outside group.) However, we find this lifestyle keeps us from taking advantage of all the awesome sales our fave stores have to offer, which is why we’re glad Samantha Maria has got our backs.
In this week’s video, Samantha offers us her top choices for places to shop online. Take a look, so you don’t have to get your umbrella out. (Or your snow boots, from the looks of recent weather.)
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Jamie Jo does so many wonderful art videos and her latest one of Pixar’s Coco is no exception. Young protagonist Miguel is brought to life incredibly so. The final product could very well be a still from the film itself. The use of paints to create light and shadows is exquisite.
Melanie Murphy and her sister Jessica Brennan answered plenty of questions you perhaps don’t normally fancy bringing up as dinner time conversation. The sisters ask each other them, so you don’t have to, and we thank them for it!