(PG-13: Language) Filmmaker Ben Berman’s meta-documentary was made entirely under self-quarantine. He used the service Cameo to pay actors and other celebrities, along with news footage and search engine queries to paint a picture of the anxiety being fueled by social media and other rumor mills.
Automotive manufacturers have been called on to use their production expertise to help build ventilators to stem shortages and save lives. GM and Ford have already started to help, and now Tesla’s engineers are showing off their design for a custom respirator, made with car parts they already have on hand.
In the midst of the COVID-19 shutdown, filmmaker Dan Denegre of Space Race Studio headed to the streets of San Francisco with his drone. There, he captured this surreal and disquieting footage of the normally bustling city all but shuttered. Similarly haunting footage is popping up all around the world.
Even metal guitar gods are mortal. Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine is playing it safe by isolating at home with his family during the COVID-19 shutdown, so he and his daughter Electra (a monster singer in her own right) recorded a living room jam on a Beatles classic: “Come together! Right now… QUARANTINE!”
Video editor Cut to Black provides a bit of lighthearted relief from the stress and worry of the coronavirus epidemic with a pop culture supercut that recaps the news, then reminds us that we will prevail if we all follow the scientists’ advice and stay home as long as it takes.
Designed by a retired NY City paramedic, StatGear’s Hygiene Hand is a keychain-sized tool you can use to push buttons and open doors without touching them with your hand. It’s made from solid brass, which is an inherently antimicrobial metal. They hope to start shipping as soon as May 2020.
Like many of us, entertainer Brian David Gilbert is stuck at home for a while. But rather than sit there and whine about it, he’s making the most of it and using the time to perfect his dart-throwing (and song writing) skills. Our dart-throwing technique of choice? Spray-and-pray.
While we’re all practicing social distancing, it’s important to know how to handle yourself should you feel a cough or sneeze coming on. This fascinating video from Amayu Wakoya Gena at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar uses schlieren imaging to compare how our breath disperses in different coughing scenarios.
As much of the world is staying home to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we’re all looking for things to do while we’re not going out. UK creative guy Rob Wakefield is having no trouble keeping his mind entertained while he self isolates, and took a little of his time to create this amusing little clip.
We’ve all heard the advice to wash our hands, avoid touching our faces, and clean our smartphones if we want to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus or other bugs. Mark Rober uses some UV-reactive powder to demonstrate why that’s so important, and shows just how much stuff we touch and leave our germs on.
To help remind people to use proper hygiene during the horrible COVID-19 pandemic, grooming product maker Duke Cannon Supply Co. presents a series of free-to-print posters reminding us to clean up our acts. In addition to these habits, we’d like to add: Stay the F**k Home!