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.
I find the elderly using new technologies incredibly charming, generally. But this video strikes a special cord for me. First, because when the family emailed Oculus, they sent them a demo unit same day. Secondly, because in the last month of her life, the immobile Roberta Firstenberg had the chance to virtually see butterflies, hear the ocean, and walk outside before she finally gave in to cancer. At least she got to take one last trip up the stairs. (Sometimes the Internet makes you cry.)
“Tokyo Reverse” is nine hours of live music set to a man walking backwards in Tokyo. The footage was reversed so it looks like everyone else is walking backwards instead. Obviously, way cooler. Tokyo is such a foreign city in design and culture that seeing this way only adds to the beauty and alienation. It’s really quite mesmerising.
Oh, to be young and full of life and in Barcelona. A music video/travelogue that captures four months of a student’s life in six minutes.
This is one of those cases where the thing in the video is more impressive than anything related to the video itself. Meet Squarepusher’s Z-Machines, a robot band built by a team from the University of Tokyo. The music might not be for everyone (unless you’ve been longing for the glory days of Rush), but we’re talking about a rock band that looks something like an arachnid Daft Punk with one crucial difference – these are real robots. The song, “Sad Robots Go Funny” was an attempt to prove that robots could convey emotion. It’s a bit sterile, but it does provoke one clear response: wonder. (ViaWired.)
I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the fact that this commercial has been running on loops on every video streaming site lately and is permanently imprinted on my brain. Or maybe it’s how nonchalant yet completely spot on this Matthew McConaughey impression is. Whatever ‘it’ is, I kind of love it.
SPOILER ALERT (if you aren’t caught up on seasons 1-3)! As someone who never got into Game of Thrones, this animated spoof of Burton’s ‘What’s This’ song embodies my reaction to the popular show I know so little about. Until you are willing to 100% commit, Game of Thrones is a foreign world that makes no sense. Nor does what all your friends keep saying about it.
Recently selected as Artist of the Week by MTV, Supaman can apparently do everything but fly. Which, incidentally, is still hella fly.
Cats by nature are pretty evil but BaneCat? Well that’s just funny and weirdly adorable.
There is so much to love about this video: her voice, the visuals, pure raw talent. But what makes me smile just a bit brighter is the fact that Kawehi made it to thank supporters of her Kickstarter project who gave her just under ten grand to tour and make music. Also I enjoy that she’s chilling in a such classy joint with a glass of wine singing NIRVANA.
Viral Video Alert: Dogs React to Magic
In this cute and quite hilarious video a Nordic magician uses his skills to make a ordinary dog treat disappear. How do the dogs feel about that? Watch and see.