Previously, previously, previously, previously.
I was gonna make a dumb joke about 'I can see my house!', then :47-:49 comes up, which is clearly the Outer Sunset in San Francisco, and holy crap my house is about half a block off one of those frames. So damn close.
It weird how instantly recognizable so many of the frames are. The thumbnail is rotated and mirrored, but it really pops out as Barstow. Maybe because of Erin Brokovich? The PG&E plant is just out of frame.
I feel like a small snippet of volatile code was just sideloaded into my brain.
I felt it too.
This feels like a very short counterpoint to Koyaanisqatsi to me.
Related, and surprisingly not previously, The Jefferson Grid.
Well, that sucks... This finally led me back to that video that I've been trying to explain to other people and failing miserably... and yet, that video is no longer there! Argh, damnit, FUCK!
Oh, hey, good news! I found 30s of it, at least: Grid Corrections
This is just annoying.
It's videos like these, with a high-bitrate requirement that really demonstrate the need for 4K blu-ray, rather than streaming-quality. You can see the quanitization.
Ever notice that the TV-demos in Best Buy always show these slow-moving citiscapes: very low bitrate requirements. But show some fast moving news show on broadcast TV, with crowds rioting and throwing flaming molotovs and you really see the pixels. It's like pixellation censorship built into the protocol. As the video requires more detail, that nuance gets censored.