June 26, 2016

"The most satisfying video in the world."

51 comments:

Magson said...

An oddly compelling watch.

Darrell said...

Not a single tit.
Fail.

Michael McClain said...

Hardly the most satisfying video I've ever seen.

Achilles said...

I actually finished a "viral video."

Bob said...

Reminiscent of the video imagery that Amelie Poulain used to inspire the artist Dufayel in the movie Amelie.

JAORE said...

Several of the shots were industrial lines operating. I am old enough to recall when times before regular programming would show such films on television. As a child I delighted at the dance of the soup cans or the parade of auto parts as they transformed into finished products.

Thanks for that memory jog.

mikee said...

Repetitive motions are nice, but satisfaction can also be derived from the one-off, unique event. Here is Mount St. Helens erupting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H_HZVY1tT4&t=0m58s

David said...

The dogs and flocking birds were best. Modern industrial process is fascinating as is artistic process, but this must have been a Chinese video.Good but Not fully satisfying.

mezzrow said...

Ooh, there's a "How It's Made" marathon on Science Channel. That guy's voice is so soothing, too.

Oso Negro said...

Did Meadehouse wander into the hallucinogenic fungi zone last night?

toxdoc said...

Mezzrow
thanks for the notice. How it's Made is the best. All of the other Science Channel shows just have to have personalities explain neat things because....science. I do that 24/7. I like to just watch the cans dance and shavings pile up

EDH said...

I'm thinking about the aural properties of the words that describe some of what is shown.

Extrusion. Undulation. etc. (Can you think of others?)

There is something about those word that captures and conveys the same "satisfaction" those images deliver to the brain.

Unless, of course...

Johanna Lapp said...

Wasn't that the alien spaceship from Cleopatra 2525?
Or was that the alien, no ship?

halojones-fan said...

Did that video credit ANYTHING?!

Here's the glass printer:
https://vimeo.com/136764796

MIT's "Mediated Matter"

Laslo Spatula said...

Cheese does not count as a money shot.

I am Laslo.

Sydney said...

I was at MOMA in February. They were running a video in a continuous loop of a bearded man in a flowing white dress making interacting with the camera with facial and hand expressions while hypnotic music played in the background. The man had the most expressive eyes I have ever seen. That was the most compelling video I have ever seen. I had trouble tearing myself away from it. Not sure I would say satisfying, but I would say the posted video is satisfying, either. Of course, the MOMA piece isn't available on line, at least that I can find.

Paddy O said...

Althouse, have you seen Rivers and Tides? That's one of my few soul-cleansing movies that I rewatch whenever I feel parched.

Jake said...

I found it oddly unnerving.

whitney said...

If you like that then you should watch "How it's made" on the science channel. Same trance like effect but you learn a lot.

Hagar said...

The film on the science channels are often very good, but you have to keep our brain cells working while listening to the audio.

Like on How Cars are Made the commentary several times says "installing a powerful V-6 engine" in the Porsche 911.

And the science show audios frequently have similar howlers.

BDNYC said...

Meh. Talk about over-promising.

John said...

Certainly the most interesting video I have seen all month. Thanks for sharing this with us.

I've spent the last 30 years going into all different kinds of factories making all different kinds of products. I never get tired of it. I've never been in a plant, even for the hundredth time, where I didn't learn or think something new.

For example, I know how to package tablets in single pouches. the machine is called a "strip packager" I used to sell machines to do it. I know how to make different kinds of pasta and have worked in pasta plants.

I never thought about how to make ravioli. The hand cranked machine in the video is the same as the automated high speed machine used to pack Alka-Seltzer.

If you want to know more about how different kinds of machines work, at least packaging machines, my Packaging Machinery Handbook, available via Ann's Amazon portal, will explain.

I've got some videos on different machines here http://www.fraingroup.com/resource-videos/

John Henry

John said...

I used to watch all those shows: How it's made, Modern Factories, Unwrapped, Made in America and more. I loved them all. I had brushes with 2 of them:

I was hired to do a presentation in a golf ball factory. They sent me some pictures and explanations but I was still pretty vague on how the process worked. The Saturday before I was to go I ran across a repeat of Made in America done in the same plant. In a 10 minute segment, I got an excellent understanding of the process.

When I showed up Monday, I told the plant manager I had seen him Saturday. (On the show) John Ratzenberger is great at this.

7-8 years ago I did some work in the plant that makes marshmallow Peeps. I was all over the plant except for one area where they put the eyes on. It was supersecret process. OK, fine, plenty of other stuff to work on.

A month or two later I was watching Unwrapped on the food network and they explained, with video, the process of putting the eyes on. Pretty much as I imagined it was done. I told the plant manager and he was pissed.

John Henry

John said...

If you like industrial and production machinery, there are two great shows coming up in Chicago. Both are huge filling all 5 halls of McCormick Place (1mm+ ft2)

International Manufacturing Technology Show in September http://www.imts.com/ I think it is the largest trade show in the US.

PackExpo in November http://www.packexpointernational.com/ I think it is the 2nd largest.

I'll be at both. Anyone who wants to meet up, call me at 787-550-9650

John Henry

buwaya puti said...

Ditto re the Chicago show, IMT. Go. That is art, which most liberal arts educated people havent seen. A big hole in their educations.
Any machine tool show really.

Mary Beth said...

They have over a dozen videos, all with the title of Most Satisfying Video in the World. The one I watched was interesting, I'm not so sure about satisfying, though. Maybe it was because I set the speed to 2x normal.

Farmer said...

A minute-plus ad for Life Fone isn't really that satisfying.

Farmer said...

I do want a Life Fone now though.

buwaya puti said...

I think a lot of Liberal Arts colleges would be much improved if everyone had to take a required shop class. Or had to do agricultural labor. Much modern madness would come into better perspective.
Imagine teaching machining class at Oberlin or Smith. Or Harvard.

gadfly said...

@Bob said...
Reminiscent of the video imagery that Amelie Poulain used to inspire the artist Dufayel in the movie Amelie.

Yeah - about as satisfying as reading "Bob" backwards and forwards.

gadfly said...

@JAORE said...
Several of the shots were industrial lines operating. I am old enough to recall when times before regular programming would show such films on television. As a child I delighted at the dance of the soup cans or the parade of auto parts as they transformed into finished products.

And then there was the plant tour of the Budweiser plant just outside of Williamsburg, watching the blur of aluminum cans running through a high-speed filler. The fun part was the siren going off when a can jam occurred - with beer spraying everywhere.

ndspinelli said...

This is a satisfying video for pompous, pretentious, elitists. They all voted for Remain and plan on voting for Hillary. In other words, it's for LOSERS!!

Ignorance is Bliss said...

John-

I'll be at IMTS this year. Never been, I have no idea what my schedule would be like, but would be happy to meet up if it is feasible.

Diamondhead said...

"I found it oddly unnerving."

So did I. For me I think it was the music.

John said...

Blogger gadfly said...

And then there was the plant tour of the Budweiser plant just outside of Williamsburg, watching the blur of aluminum cans running through a high-speed filler. The fun part was the siren going off when a can jam occurred - with beer spraying everywhere.

Never been to A-B but I have done work in other breweries. Last 2 weeks I've been in a soft drink canning plant putting some monitoring equipment on their medium speed can line. I am close enough to get sprayed and am working to reduce the frequency of occurrance. Medium speed means rinse, fill, seam, and package 25 cans per second/1500 cans/minute.

A-B and others have some newer, high speed, lines that run 46 cans/second, 2800 cans/min. it is really cool technology.

John Henry

John said...

IIB,

I don't know what my schedule will be either. Mostly just wandering around looking for cool stuff to write about and learning about new technologies

The number is my cell. Call/text me from the floor, or anytime, and we'll figure something out.

Will you be working a booth or just spectating?

John Henry

grimson said...

Great visuals, but a terrible soundtrack--really bad.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

John-
My company has a booth ( I think ) but I'm a software developer. If my company has any sense I won't be doing anything customr-facing. I suspect they want me to see how our products are presented to our customers, what our competitors are presenting, that sort of thing.

Paddy O said...

"I think a lot of Liberal Arts colleges would be much improved if everyone had to take a required shop class. Or had to do agricultural labor."

I'm trying to encourage this as part of seminary education.

Paddy O said...

"I think a lot of Liberal Arts colleges would be much improved if everyone had to take a required shop class. Or had to do agricultural labor."

To add, I think a lot of liberal arts students would be much improved if they had to take a required shop class or do agricultural labor.

And I say this as a liberal arts graduate. It would have been quite good for me.

FullMoon said...

ndspinelli said... [hush]​[hide comment]

This is a satisfying video for pompous, pretentious, elitists. They all voted for Remain and plan on voting for Hillary. In other words, it's for LOSERS!!


Yep, and Hillary hiding her involvement in production. Gucifer hacked her relevant info, Trump will expose her in a speech next week.

Phil 3:14 said...

Interesting but why the one insertion of the video game/car in a virtual reality?

Phil 3:14 said...

FullMoon;
You're supposed to chuckle at ndspinelli's satire not retort.

FullMoon said...


Phil 3:14 said... [hush]​[hide comment]

FullMoon;
You're supposed to chuckle at ndspinelli's satire not retort.

Oops, not nuanced enough. I thought ndspinelli was pretty dang funny !

MikeD said...

Having bailed after 2 minutes of video, and having bailed after first 12 or so comments I can categorically state, our civilization is doomed. BTW, soon to be released, my two financial success books: "How to Harvest Belly Button Lint for Profit" & second edition "Growing Earwax for Fun & Profit". Residuals to be paid to early MAD Magazine.
BTW, reCAPTCHA keeps forcing me to deny my true robot identity, where's Obama?

Paul Zrimsek said...

When did OKGo start doing instrumentals?

Quaestor said...

That toroid of creepy gelatinous stuff at 4:40 is much more repellent than satisfying. It reminds me of Brown 25.

Quaestor said...

The Lang CNC milling machine can make some very interesting things. Democrat gun grabbers should learn a few things before going off half-cocked about so-called gun control.

Brian McKim & Traci Skene said...

Cheese? I thought that was printer's ink. A Rohrschach video. Makes me sad I never learned tool and die making from my old man. I wonder if he was ever disappointed that none of his three sons ever made a living at t & d. Mantegna las manos fuera de la machina.

Brian McKim & Traci Skene said...

Mantegna. Damn that Spanish auto correcto.

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

I jumped around. But, never landed on something good.

Maybe, ironically, this would look better on something other than 32" 4k monitors. It was grainy. Maybe this is the most satisfying video for folks who can only see lower quality images.

My 4k screen saver images appear as though I'm looking through a window at an actual scene.