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.
This short is made by drunk people for pretty much everyone (though it could be a bit confusing to watch while drunk). As a fan of Drunk History and SciFi as a genre, I find it hilarious to imagine trying to space command jargon while drunk. In fact, I’ve done it and it’s really hard. So sci-five to the crew who wrote and acted in this short while intoxicated!
Surrounded by Smartphones
In case you haven’t seen this video that blew up over the weekend, it follows a popular trend lately of showing how isolating social technology can be. I personally keep my phone packed away when I’m out and about town, occassionally falling victim to my Instagram habits. It’s amazing how often I find myself surrounded by phones rather than faces.
India is such a uniquely beautiful country full of people. So many people, in fact, that there is almost no room to skateboard. But that doesn’t stop this crew of skater dudes from finding quality spots to noseslide. At each city they stopped to skate, they drew crowds of people curious about what they were up to. As one of the skater says in the film, almost anything they shoot in India was going to look amazing, and it does. But equally interesting is watching the crews reaction to Indian culture and lifestyle.
World of Wonder, the production company behind RuPaul’s Drag Race, has a truly amazing deal with the world’s most famous and fabulous drag queen. Their latest collaboration: RuPaul Drives, an interview show featuring Ru, a vintage Volvo, and an eclectic mix of personalities. First up is the wonderful Tyler Oakley, and they have a surprisingly open and honest conversation for a five minute video. If you love either or both of these people, you’ll love this.
Beautifully drawn as if the background itself is weeping, this stunning animation of a telephone breakup is set the somberest of dream lands.
In this “crouching love, hidden breakup” story, inspired by 50’s Shanghai water ink animation & kung fu films, themes of distance, tradition, art and longing dominate a telephonic conversation as a martial arts tango provides the visual backdrop.
Sheep: are they really that opinionated or just following the herd? Baaah.
YouTube just wrapped up it’s Geek Week promotion and my daily dose of Dr.Who, Star Trek, and nerdy gamer videos will be sorely missed. Above is one from Nerdist that managed to combine multiple of the geek genres. I also recommend the Dr. Who Tardis into Orbit project and the School House Rock parody, Game Launch Rock!
Quite arguable more beautiful than anything I’ve seen in the theaters lately.
Ever feel like you have a lot of friends but not enough close ones? Or like social media is some how making you less social? Well according to this video, there is serious scientific rational as to why this may be true. Apparently, humans are social creature who can’t maintain more than 150 relationships in their life. This science is some seriously fascinating stuff (and the visuals are nice too).