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.
Mega Man Comes to Life (and Destroys the Joint)
The guy who made the Mario post-its video is back with another video game jumping to life. This time, it’s Mega Man. I don’t have much to add on the video. Stop motion animation is clearly a labor of love and it had to take FinalCutKing ages to make this. Speaking of FinalCutKing, he has lots of other nerdy videos that you might want to check out if you are into this type of thing.
Some dogs are fluffy, drooly, or have weird hair cuts. But, all dogs look like monsters when shaking in slow motion.
Improv Everywhere has been gracing the Internet with flash mobs and real world tomfoolery since 2006, which is seriously impressive since online video is only about that old. But eventually, they would have to run out of ideas right? Nope. Instead of expanding on their usual masses of people dressed up or doing crazy things, they have moved to the dark side of movie making (in the most hilarious way). The Matrix video above is the fourth and latest in their series of ‘Movies In Real Life’. Previous episodes include Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, and Rocky.
If you’ve visited New York, you’ve wondered why one of the country’s oldest cities always looks like it is still being built. Since living here for a little more than a year, I have heard of a lot of mixed feelings toward the scaffolding that is shifting from block to block, in a never-ending cycle. The team behind the ODD NY vimeo channel have a great new animation paying homage to the metal webs of construction as the third installment in their series on New York. The narrator perfectly encapsulates the New York I know with the final lines,”This city is going to be great one day. Whenever it’s finished.”
That’s it, pack up the Internet. We’re done now. (I regret nothing.)
Yes, there are already so many well-shot sports documentary style videos out there, but this one leaves many of the cliches behind and focuses on the power of the visual. You can tell its by a solid group of shooters and editors and producers that just love making great video that tells great stories. Let this be your inspiration to finish the week strong.
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!