We iz serious web professionals from all different sides of the industry, with one thing that brings us together — we know a great video when we see it, and want to share great videos with others.
Five days of the week means one video a week from each of us, as follows:
The only rules we have for picking:
1) The poster can’t have been personally involved in the video’s making.
2) It has to be awesome.
Have something we should watch? Email us here.
Viral Video Alert: Conference Call in Real Life
5 million people have watched this video over the past week. If you are not one of them and you have ever worked a corporate job, you should take a break from whatever you are doing and be ready to feel equal parts giggly and deeply frustrated.
This is stunning. It seems near impossible that anyone could stand at a ledge on the ocean floor and dive head first off of it. But what is even more mind-blowing is that they could do all this in one breath.
World champion freediver Guillaume Nery calmly walks into the water then dives into the deepest blue hole in the world, Dean’s Blue Hole, which measures 663 feet to the bottom.
The cinematography is beautiful. I have no idea how they knew to put the cameras where they did. Was there a diver filming? Nope. It was his girlfriend is also a freediver. So many mysteries. I want to become a champion freediver so I too can fall into the cracks in the ocean.
To be honest, I don’t know if this is the best or worst idea ever. That said, it’s still incredibly cool. I was all about Scholastic’s Magic Eye as a kid and relished in seeing things my friends couldn’t. Now as a grown-ass adult who stares at a computer screen all day, I’m not seeing so clearly through all that fuzz. But that doesn’t stop me from trying and admiring the Young Revel’s awesome concept.
By using one of several different techniques to view them, an autostereogram produces the illusion of depth perception. To view autostereograms, people have to “decouple” or defocus their eyes, which tricks the brain into seeing the slight variations in the repeating pattern as depth information, Raab wrote in this post on the band’s website.
In 24hrs. Shot entirely on iPhones, this rumored Apple commercial skipped the Superbowl and went straight the the Internet. Pretty smart of you Apple. It’s no ’1984′ but it definately makes a statement. iPhones are everywhere. It’s amazing how different the world has become now that amazing, creative, talented people carry mini-computers in their pockets.
If you want to know how to package a talk show for the Internet, look no further than BBC America’s The Graham Norton Show. The format already benefits from giving a bunch of random celebrities a drink and letting them gab with the delightful Norton about all sorts of random topics.
This clip features a nice young audience member from Norway, Girls creator Lena Dunham, IDRIS ELBA and some very solid advice. I shall not say any more.
It’s no question that we all fell in love with the Make A Wish Batkid stunt and most of us could care less that it cost the city of San Francisco over 100k. Totally worth it. A sick little boy got to fulfill any nerd’s wildest dream. Above is the official behind the scenes video with the family talking about the caper. It’s a great recap of the whole event, not to mention down right charming.
Viral Video Alert: Nooooo Husky
Most dogs have people like tendencies. But it’s the best is when they not only show their similarities but they say them in toddler like tantrums. Take Blaze, he’s a husky pup who really protests getting into his crate. I love how like anyone would he fights back with a series of soft, loud, and stern ‘Nooos’ to show that he means business. With over 2 million views on YouTube, I think this dog deserves a treat (or seven).
I’m an audio learner and a huge chunk of my memory is saturated with song lyrics. And since I never see them written out about 10% of those lyrics are totally wrong (which often ends in public singing embarrassment). For those of you who, like me, have been belting it out from your misinformed brain, here’s a breakdown of popular lyrics from 2013 that you might be singing wrong. To make it even more clear, these are the ones that will get you laughed at.