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Friday Night Flicks: Waiting Out Winter

This short video by Andrew David Watson is described by the filmmaker as A homage to all craftspeople who spend their winters tucked inside their workshops waiting for better weather.     For those living through the coldest February ever, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: #jeezleycold

My apologies: I have had only intermittent contact with the world wide web for a few days now because it has been #jeezley cold! We came home from shopping (because one needs food) to find an amazing cable guy kneeling … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Medieval Help Desk (repeat)

I first posted this video in 2014, so many of my more recent readers may not have seen it. It seemed appropriate to re-post it, since I recently upgraded my computer’s operating system and I am still getting used to … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Winter’s Magic

Back in March of 2016 I showed a Friday Night Flick called Frozen Soap Bubbles. It was a sort of farewell to Winter. This winter still has some weeks to run, so although the last few days have been far … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: New Year’s Eve in Reykjavik

New Year’s Eve is almost here. Many cities will have large displays of fireworks. I doubt that anywhere has quite as large a display, at least in terms of area, as Reykjavik, Iceland. Tonight’s short video by Siggi Helgason gives … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Scrambled

Tonight’s flick has nothing to do with book binding or paper making, or paper folding or anything bookish at all. It’s just a lovely little story from Polder Animation doing what animation does best: rendering the impossible possible.     … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Paper Cuts (a different one)

Tonight’s video Paper Cuts (yes, it has the same title as last week’s flick) is the Michigan Daily’s look at the processes and products of University of Michigan lecturer Matt Shlian. Shlian’s approach to paper cutting is strikingly different from … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Paper Cuts

Paper Cuts, a short film by Bradley Tangonan, is a brief glimpse into the work and thoughts of Ryan De La Hoz.     Perhaps looking at Ryan’s work will inspire you to experiment with cutting some paper this weekend.

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Friday Night Flicks: A Paper Record Player

Tonight’s flick was chosen mostly as a demonstration of a concept. I have long held that you can make anything out of paper, and here’s a working (well, manually operated) record player to help prove the point.     You … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Origami (2012)

At a workshop last Saturday I taught three star book structures involving paper folding. This coming Sunday I will be posting instructions for the little books we made. Since there seems to be a paper folding theme going on, I … Continue reading

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