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Friday Night Videos

Jeff VanderMeer • June 27th, 2008 • Uncategorized, Videos


(Another of Catherine Cheek’s great books)

Go take a look at this week’s Friday Night Videos feature at Amazon, showcasing Catherine Cheek’s winning origami book entry and a video that demonstrates the right way to build excitement for a book tour: using flatulence.

And, for right here right now, DANGER! HIGH VOLTAGE!:

Friday Night Videos: Here and on Amazon

Jeff VanderMeer • June 13th, 2008 • Videos

Visit Amazon for the poppet version of Friday Night Videos. Long-time blog visitor David Kirkpatrick was involved in this one.

For your enjoyment right here on this blog, I present baby owls, lazy meerkats, and a mechanical tiger. All mercifully short.

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Friday Night Videos on Amazon (and cool animated flicks here)

Jeff VanderMeer • May 16th, 2008 • Videos

This time, I’ve saved the YouTube mash-up idea for the Amazon video feature. You’ll note you synch up two videos for one experience, all about a new graphic novel called Bluesman.

As for what I’m “offering” here–two kinda cool new (?) animated films. Curious what you think of them–the second one I really love. And then, two flicks by Svankmajer, the great Czech filmmaker. The second one is a remix in the sense that someone has set a soundtrack to it that isn’t from the original. I’m not sure if it qualifies as a travesty or not, but if you hate the music, the images are still cool. Check out all of Svankmajer’s videos on YouTube. One of my favorites.

Jeff

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Babelty Babbley Blab

Jeff VanderMeer • May 16th, 2008 • Videos

I’m not a huge fan of Chris Mathews–I think he’s a bit of a pompous ass much of the time, but here we see him nailing an idiot to the wall.

The Jeffrog-Squidmaster YouTube Mash-up (and Friday Night Videos)

Jeff VanderMeer • May 9th, 2008 • Culture, Uncategorized, Videos

Here’s the latest Friday Night Video face-off at Amazon: James Frey versus Chelsea Handler.

More (less?!) importantly, below the cut find my first attempt at a YouTube mash-up/mesh-up thing. I don’t know if anyone’s done this before, but my idea was to find three videos you could run at the same time and have them make a rough thematic and aural sense. So, to run this experiment, you start the first one, wait two or three seconds, then immediately start the second and third. And let ‘em run. Some may wish to mute the sound on the last one for the first minute. Your choice.

It ain’t perfect, this first experiment, and in fact may be remarkably lame, but I begin to see how you could take three or four or five YouTube videos and create a somewhat new experience. (In this case, the bottom scene ends first, followed by the middle, until you’re left with the first as a kind of requiem.) Or, maybe I’m just craaaazzzy. Why don’t ya tell me?

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Friday Night Videos on Amazon: Plummer as Nabokov versus Sexy Headless Man

Jeff VanderMeer • May 2nd, 2008 • Videos

Tonight’s Amazon book blog video face off, for the curious and insane. I suppose I should feel vaguely guilty I posted it right after James Frey did his first guest post

For those who like neither video, I have surrounded this post with weird cat stuff above and below…

Nabokov on Lolita

Jeff VanderMeer • May 2nd, 2008 • Videos

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James and Kathryn Morrow’s European SF Anthology

Jeff VanderMeer • April 27th, 2008 • Culture, Videos

My Pop Culture video interview, above, and Amazon feature. The book is just out in trade paperback.

Friday Night Videos at Amazon

Jeff VanderMeer • April 25th, 2008 • Videos

No, the thing above isn’t part of Amazon’s Friday Night Videos. It’s what you should play if you’re hanging around your computer on a Friday night. And then, when you’re done watching, go check out the feature: Lebbon and Golden’s Hidden Cities versus a Toddler Reading a Dinosaur Encyclopedia…

Friday Night Videos at Amazon

Jeff VanderMeer • April 18th, 2008 • Videos

So if you’re home for some reason or just bored, check out the new Amazon Friday night videos feature…it’ll get campier and stranger as I develop it…

Jeff