Archive for fun

Things That Sound Like…

I keep seeing more and more videos of objects that sound like other things. Whether this is a trend, I do not know. It’s fantastic for sure. For instance, a trash can that sounds like John Coltrane:

A car that plays light jazz:

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Da Veranda – Out Of Your Roof / Tweet

Tweet - By Da Veranda

Hi! We’ve released an album with playful beats. This is an experiment in which we created 11 songs with vocals without lyrics.

Come and enjoy this uncommon music on our veranda: crazy but lekker!* Groovy mellow beats accompanied by a velvet voice singing catchy melodies without lyrics. De-stress from the world that’s full of words and talk, because as Jobim said in his one note samba “there’s so many people that just talk and talk and talk and just say nothing, or nearly nothing” and slip into a universal global world without lyrics where everybody can understand everybody, or to quote Stevie Wonder “music is a world within itself with a language we all understand.”

The album consists of eleven songs in various styles and combinations, from tango to mambo, where occasional boogaloo meets balkan, while dance is mixed with reggae, a Brazilian groove is merged with Colombian cumbia and a smooth jazzy atmosphere dissolves into gospel. All songs are accompanied by deliciously contagious and harmonized vocals bringing a positive vibe to mankind! (age: from 0 – 100 +).

Here’s the video clip for ‘Tweet’.

And here you can find the other songs.

Put out fire with BASS! – Sonic Fire Extinguisher

A duo of undergraduates at George Mason University in Virginia created a device that they say puts out fires with a pretty daft bass tone.

Tug of Gore – iPad Party Game For 4 Players

Tug of Gore Promo

Today is the release date of Tug of Gore! In this hilarious tug-of-war-style party game up to 4 players simultaneously pull and stretch Gore, a slimy creature who crash landed on the wrong hungry-monster planet, towards the mouths of their DuDu-monsters. The first player to successfully feed their DuDu wins! Tapping a DuDu temporarily increases their tugging power. But beware – others can easily use this power too!

A standout feature of the game is that players are only allowed to touch the iPad with just one hand. The other hand may be used in whatever way the players see fit. They are given extra inspiration at the start of each new round by a small personal message such as “tug another player“ and “steal the iPad”.

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Music makes us dance

Music can be truly captivating. It has the wonderful ability to pursuade us to connect to our inner selves. This video of a woman waiting at a bus stop is fascinating. She’s trying to resist the urge to dance and conform to regular behaviour. I love what music does to people!

And should you read this Mrs. or Ms. Bus stop dancing queen, please keep on dancing!

Tug of Gore

This weekend, I participated with four other great designers in the Global Game Jam 2013. We made an iPad game called Tug of Gore in less than 48 hours. The goal is to pull and stretch Gore against 3 other players.

Below you find the trailer. Video sound was done in 2 minutes…we were running out of time and the only way to finish the trailer in time was to take a microphone and press record!

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Music videos without music: GANGNAM STYLE

Last week, one of our students showed us this video in the meme-tradition of music videos without music. In the video visual events are expressed with audio, while the original music has been omitted. It’s brilliantly done as the sounds make almost every scene bizarre as well as hilarious. In regular music videos you don’t hear what you see, and you don’t necessarily see what you hear. In this one, you do.
Love it.

People imitating Sound Effects

Although I’m not too fond of the battle of the sexes-theme in this video, I love people imitating Sound Effects! Nice to see how most people are in fact capable of getting to the essence of a sound (but still, imitating sounds isn’t something everyone is comfortable with).
By Filmmakers Marcella Coad and Paul Constantakis.

Bleep Blap Bloop from Paul Constantakis on Vimeo.