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: Carrie Coffee Shop Stunt
18 million views in 2 days! If us internet folks who don’t watch commercials (or go outside really) didn’t know about the upcoming Carrie movie, we do now. From a creative stand point, I love the idea of setting up stage in unexpected places. But I do feel a little bad for the casual commuters getting their morning coffee. I’m sure as hell not ready for this at 8am.
Take Django Django, add in the loudest, tallest, most terrifying attraction at the carnival (the Well of Death), then pass it through the brain of Jim Demuth and you end up with a music video that’s half-documentary, half-eye-candy. It’s from Noisey – the Vice music people – which explains a lot. It’s surprisingly refreshing to see a Vice video without all the Vice nonsense.
Admittedly, I only understand about a third of this video. It’s fairly technical but nonetheless amazing. These robot cubes can move and assemble themselves into various shaped on their own. Imagine the potential Tetris, Minecraft, self-solving Rubix cubes. Speaking of robots, have you seen Darpa’s running robot. Also AWESOME!
It looks like the most magical place on earth. Actually, it doesn’t even look like Earth. This video shot last month by a roving traveler uses timelapse and sweeping camera moves to make the beauty of the landscape seem unreal. Admittedly, I’m going to Iceland in a few weeks so I have Iceland on the brain. But seriously, it must be one stunning place!
Viral Video Alert: Dance Break. I QUIT
I really hope the overworked under appreciated and now underemployed professional in this video waited for her boss to find this viral video on the Internet or at least posted it on his/her Facebook wall. Also when it comes to numbers, said boss might want to know that this video has jumped 4 million views since yesterday.
I was actually just thinking about this song the other day (it’s used to adorable effect in the BBC America series “Orphan Black”) as it was an adolescent favorite; Michael Cera and Jenny Slate’s take on the feminist rock anthem is indisputably weird, and not at all the way you might remember the original. But it’s also strangely compelling.
I grew up on Lisa Frank. Folders, trapper keepers, lunch boxes, coloring books, stickers, you name it and Lisa Frank was pretty much the only thing to buy if you were a girl in the late 80s early 90s. And not that I cared then, but at some point digging through piles of childhood relics I wondered, is Lisa Frank and actual person? Is this her art or just some brightly colored rainbows and unicorn brand that some one made up? In this short documentary by Urban Outfitters all is revealed.
More and more, I have to wonder what’s going on with French visual graphics, and why there are so many crazy great examples coming from the old world. This, from Marc-Antoine Locatelli, makes me hopeful about dancing in the future the way flying cars and space travel once inspired people. Is this as cool as teleporting around the universe or using hover board skateboards? Yes.
The newer episodes of Star Wars have never quite sat right to me. I couldn’t put my finger on what was off about them. But Turman did. He figured out exactly what is missing from the previous versions and pleaded with JJ Abrams in the way that’s most likely to get his attention: a stunning video. I 100% agree with and these 4 Rules to Make Star Wars Great Again. We’ve got your back Truman!