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.
It’s New Year’s Eve, which means it’s time to listen to my favorite New Year’s Eve song and thank god that 2013 is almost over. Hope your celebrations are happy, safe and joyful. You are gonna make it through this year if it kills you.
I have a pro-crush on Casey Neistat. He travels the world living life to the fullest under the guise of making beautiful videos. What makes me love him even more is when he does this not for himself, but others. If you haven’t bumped into this story on the Internet already, it is pretty amazing. Casey Neistat spent $25,000 of 20th Century Fox’s marketing money for ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’ on Philippines typhoon relief. Even better is that Fox got back every pennies worth in promotion as this video now has over 1 million views on YouTube and has been picked up by some major press. Touche 20th Century Fox, Touche.
Need to set the holiday mood? You could find yourself a plain old boring (though still magical) yule log to toss onto your screen of choice OR you could maximize the experience with not only a fire but an adorable kitten purring and falling asleep next to it. Too cute!
I’m normally not one for the whole same story seven different ways thing, but I found this parody of Hollywood directors styles to be spot on. The Wes Anderson and Scorsese Christmas days made me giggle. So formulaic, so true!
…that runs on air! This is amazing. Now I know what I will be putting on my Christmas list (hint: more Legos).
First off, the whole concept of urban skiing is pretty bad ass. But, seeing for myself some of the more rundown spaces of a once thriving city was really shocking to me (as were the backflips). This video is a segment of a full length movie by Poor Boyz Productions so if you haven’t had enough of skiers hitting the bricks, you should check out more of their stuff.
Whoever the 20-something social media strategist who convinced Sesame Street that this was an awesome idea, thank you. Because it is. Over the past year or so Sesame Street studios has been parodying popular movies and television shows while staying true to their roots and teaching children with (muppets..er…) monsters. Clever titles in this series include Cookies of the Caribbean, Birdwalk Empire, and Upside Downtown Abbey. One of the most popular and my personal favorite is The Hungry Games – Catching Fur.
Professional Weirdo, Jimbo Matison hand-made this music video for his friends, the Bloodthirsty Butchers, a punk band from Japan. When their frontman, Hideki (Yoo) Yoshimura, passed away earlier this year, Jimbo dove into a tribute for the band in the form of a sweet, cardboard, stop-motion music video, complete with a lot of psychedelic weirdness, and a moment of silence for Yoo.