Yo-yo's are kind of cool. Yo-yo's in space are really cool. Astronaut Don Pettit shows off some pretty awesome zero gravity yo-yo tricks from the International Space Station.
My personal musical talent tapers off at about the "rudimentary guitar knowledge"-level. I have never even attempted to play drums, unless you count wildly flailing and swearing at the plastic drum set in Rock Band. This lack of personal insight might skew my interpretation of what is technically impressive when it comes to percussionists, but I feel that it's a safe bet to assume my mind being absolutely blown by this Korean drummer named Kwon Soon Keun is entirely justified. The controlled madness and fury he demonstrates in these two videos is stunning to behold. Apparently, there is a documentary about his life called A Drummer's Passion, which I am now very eager to see.
"The Renter" is a short which was a student film by Jason Carpenter which has gone on to win several awards at various festivals. What I appreciate most, besides the absolutely stunning art style, is that the film manages to find a level of unsettling darkness to revel in while still remaining within accessible to a wider audience.
Here's a one hour and four minute long video of the entire 1980 Live in Rome concert by The Talking Heads. If you are a fan of the band, this is sort of a must-see.
Cinema is the art of visual storytelling. Unfortunately, due to the commercialization of the film industry and the general perception of cinema existing as a form of entertainment rather than a visual artform, the creativity and artistry involved in cinematic composition often falls by the wayside. In a sea of mediocre cinematography, it is always refreshing to see something like this video essay assembled by Flavorwire. The video hopes to remind those who are disheartened with the championing of lackluster filmmaking that there have been, and still are, great cinematographers who understand and excel at the art of visual storytelling.