While we’re all staying at home, a lot of us are watching things online. With the plethora of videos available, and more being created every day, it’s an enjoyable way to pass the time and bring a little fun into our lives. Some of these may be brand new, some may be older, but here are a few of the videos I enjoyed this week.
The advent of visual effects has infinitely increased the types of stories filmmakers have been able to tell, and this video shows what some of your favorite movies have looked like before and after the visual effects have been added!
While visual effects go a long way, there is much to be said for practical effects, and bodysuits can help an actor that needs to undergo an extreme body change for a role that is either a small part of the film or is not realistically achievable. This video chronicles how bodysuits were used on both Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in the most recent Bill and Ted film as the duo jump through time. The attention to detail by the artists is simply staggering as they work to make the bodysuits look as realistic as possible.
Museums all over have been issuing various challenges on social media to keep patrons engaged while attendance has been slowed due to capacity limitations, with many people recreating famous works of art with using their imagination and items they find around their house. The new Art Filter on Google’s Arts & Culture app takes that a step further, allowing you to take photos using the style of famous artists. Using the app you can look like you were painted by the likes of Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Vermeer, and more!
Creators on YouTube may make it look easy, but do you really know how much money goes into it? Alpha Gaming breaks down just how much he’s invested in equipment, support staff, and more in order to maintain and grow a channel. This is by no means true for *everyone*, but it gives some insight at just how much some put into creating content for you to enjoy.
If you ever attended Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World, then you know the sheer ridiculousness that was the Hyperspace Hoopla. In case you’ve never heard of this spectacle, it was live show that featured Star Wars characters dancing off against each other to popular songs. If you think this sounds absolutely insane, then you would be 100% correct! Twitter user SithLeias recently brought this event back to the internet’s consciousness by posting clips from past shows complete with commentary. Make sure to click through for the entire thread – it’s not something you want to miss! You can also view full shows on Youtube, one of which I’ve included below.
Dogs shows are often filled with the best of the best – pure breeds that impress the judges with their skills and speed as they go through the competition – but sometimes those aren’t the ones that win the hearts of the crowd. This mastiff at the Rocky Mountain Cluster Dog Show back in 2014 is just one such case. He might not have been the fastest, but his determination as she slowly makes his way through the agility course is something to be admired. His trainer tries her best to keep him going, but he takes his own sweet time, leisurely making his way through the jumps and navigates around the poles. I certainly admire his determination, because, as the parable goes, it’s not always the hare that win the race.