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:
(Note: We post to Tumblr on a one day delay)
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.
As someone who watches too many videos, I have come to realize that when I click the play button my expectation is that I will be entertained and informed. The secondhand benefit is that independent media serves as an escape that calms and relaxes me. I have established these presumptions for myself. There are no rules for what makes a compelling video. It’s easy to forget that video is perfectly suited for capturing beauty. And when the beauty of nature is paired with the right music, magic happens. Magic that can be relaxing and emotional without having to make you laugh or have a message.
Maybe I’ve been watching too much West Wing lately, but this series of sketches remaking recent films with two talented ladies and Aaron Sorkin’s signature rapid-paced dialogue amused me quite a bit. The Twilight one here is probably the best-produced, but the Star Wars and Avatar parodies are also worth checking out, especially for their recreation of costumes and scenery from both films.
I admit that this is the first episode of the Machinima Prime series Good Cops I’ve ever seen, but it’s damn impressive: In part because it’s a silly yet fresh take on over-dramatic cop dramas, but more importantly because it’s a silly yet fresh take on over-dramatic cop dramas that, for this episode, was filmed in a single five-minute take. There are fight scenes and taco jokes, all set against a beautifully setting sun. It’s a damn impressive achievement for anyone, but most especially for a web series.
I’d imagine it would feel a little something like this. Initially, I was thrown off by this videos overly scientific title and gritty, scifi opening but once the beat kicked in, it was not at all what I expected.
You’ve probably seen/heard the video where REM’s Losing My Religion is pitch shifted so that all those depressing minor notes are replaced by upbeat major notes. It’s all the work of Vimeo’s Major Scaled – but as awesome as Hearing REM sounding all happy is, personally I think their best work was done on Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters, above.
I know this song back and forth from my high school years spent blasting it through 80 watts of pure, angsty, four speaker power out the open windows of my Volvo Station Wagon. It was cool, and therefore by association I was cool. Together, we were awesome.
And now…now…all I hear is…
This reader submission from the lovely François will be great fun for any Run Lola Run fans, as well as anyone who’s ever ridden on the subway and thought “man, I could have run there by now.” Beautifully put together, this video. Congrats!
I really like the way your more web-savvy talk shows repackage episodes for YouTube these days, and here’s a great example of that: During last week’s appearance on Conan, Ryan Gosling made one audience member very happy — a moment with plenty of evergreen potential, even after we’ve all forgotten about Gangster Squad. Enjoy.
It is seriously no secret that all of us at Here’s Some Awesome love Dr. Who. Due to our over all nerdiness, it should be assumed that we also are big fans of Back to the Future (which we are). What really jumps out at me about this original animated parody is that instead of taking video clips (in the usual fan tribute style) the creators animated a Saturday morning cartoon-style homage filled with giggles for fans.
Note: this video, though cool, will likely make no sense if you missed out on the David Tennant Doctor years.
And what better way to get into shape than with Slacktory’s training montage montage?