If you are like me you get a lot of links that come from friends to see this or that video. I've collected the ten that I still go to again and again for inspiration or that just make me smile.
1. Her Morning Elegance
I've seen this 10 times and I still get a kick out of it.
3. A Thousand Words
Lovely short story told on film with no dialogue and an Asian guy in the lead role!
4. The Hush Sounds - The Lions Roar.
I'm cheating. This is from 2007, but I learned of it from a terrific 2009 post by Web Designer Depot.
There are lots of Kinetic Typography videos but this was a real pioneer and it's still so inventive.
5. Michael Jackson Vs. Mr. Bean
Every video Patrick Boivin makes is better than the last one. I don't know how he does it. I'm just glad he's making these wonderful witty artful films for us. (Couldn't embed. But click the pic).
6. Be Amazing
Maybe the most expensive book trailer, I've ever seen. But it's so SPOT ON.
Funny and terrifying if it came to be...
7. HBO Cube: "The Affair"
Some really neat narrative possibilities are explored in this cool demo that HBO has put together that shows four different views of the same action. Most impressive is the sleek cubed housing that the video plays in. On the coolness meter this is an 11.
Can't embed this one, so click the picture or here.
8. 100 Questions Answered - Vlog Brothers
The Vlog brothers, Hank and John Green, started a video meme last year. They decided to forgo text based communication in favor of creating video messages to each other. Lo and behold what they said was informative, funny and hit a nerve with the massive Young Adult literature audience.
They've continued making YouTube videos. Simple ones - talking into the camera - but using jump cuts to keep the message crisp and highly watchable.
Their YouTube Channel is here http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers
9. The Long Haul
Sylvain Dumais was featured here on my post earlier in the year. I like this video a lot but more than that I like how he used social media to pull in demand for his services. Using his own money, Sylvain created this video (with a team of talented producers, designers, production crew and actors). He uploaded to vimeo and the blogoshpere went wild as did mainstream media.
I recently asked Sylvain on Facebook how what he working on and if he was busy. He said, "Many things! I shot 3 spots for a US client and I'm now trying to sell a viral to a big corporation... I think it could be wicked - stay tuned!"
10. Your Video Here.
Yep. This spot is reserved for your video. Make it with still camera, a filp, a computer laptop camera, your cell phone.... Just keep making it. Shoot. Edit. Post it on the web. Tweet me. I'm looking forward to watching.
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