Tonight, let's get abstract! Here are some of my favorite non-narrative videos on the web -- stuff without plots, characters, narratives, none of that messy stuff. Just beautiful images and, in most cases, sounds.
Lights and Water
Described by its creator: "No cuts, no movement, no nothing, 1 minute. This was taken from my car in Downtown SF." This is utterly beautiful.
Color + Modulation #7
By Portland artist Rob Tyler, this is one of his hand-painted photography projects. Basically he paints every frame of the film by hand, then edits it on a computer. Look him up if you want lots more of this (he sells a DVD of very mesmerizing stuff).
Timescapes Timelapse: Learning to Fly
A collection of imagery set to "Learning to Fly." Includes a lot of night-timelapse. The watermark is annoying, but the timelapse is well done.
I actually posted this back when it came out (see Birds on Wires). It's just a shot of birds on power lines.
Soap Bubble Art
Soap bubbles and Philip Glass music. What's not to love?
Abstract color art by Josh Weide (no sound).
Video shot from a glider...or some sort of aircraft, anyway.