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Monday, November 8, 2010

Videos Worth Watching

It is hard to believe that YouTube was first introduced into society on Valentine's Day, 2005. Who HASN'T watched a video on YouTube? It has grown exponentially since that day.

Recently, YouTube, in connection with the Guggenheim Museum in New York City,




sent a call out to the world for artists to submit their videos. They were looking for creative videos, something that people haven't seen before.

Over 23,000 people responded.

From 90 countries.

A panel of jurors selected a "shortlist" of 200 videos. From THAT list, 25 videos were chosen to be the best. 

On October 21, 2010, the 25 winning videos were announced at a huge party at the Guggenheim Museum. The videos were also broadcast outside on the side of the building.



One of my favorites is called, "Birds on a Wire". A man was reading the newspaper and saw a photo of birds sitting on a wire. The birds reminded him of notes on a scale, so he cut the picture out and converted the "birds" to notes and made music. How creative is that?




Click here for the link to everything you'd need to know. It gives you the background about YouTube/Play, the shortlist, and the links to all the videos. And then, when you have time, just start clicking on some of them and enjoy. They are cool, and they are different.

18 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

I love youtube....these vids are brilliant, thanx for posting my friend.

David Waters said...

bRILLIANT POST...love the videos.

Brian Miller said...

that is way cool...bet that was some party...and the bird vid amazing...

Fragrant Liar said...

Wow, I loved that video. How creative!

Joann Mannix said...

Thank you, Pat. Not only am I going to watch them, I'm going to send this link to my daughter. She's a film major and those film kids are constantly searching youtube for all the latest. We were on board early on in Youtube because my film girl was so enamored with it.

becky said...

Pat, I agree the musical notes was the best! Thought you should know it was very windy between Winslow & Flagstaff today... it would have been quite the ride in big blue! i'm now holed up in a cheap motel wishing I were in a nice, cushy, cozy quiet one! A girl can dream can't she?
:)

misslynda said...

FUN! You definitely post some things I have never seen or even thought about. Thanks for the light side of life again.

Ami said...

The bird one has been a family favorite for ages... but I never knew the history of YouTube.

I'm on there somewhere.

Singing.

SquirrelQueen said...

YouTube is amazing, I have been viewing and posting on it for several years. The Birds on a Wire is a great video, I'm going over to check out the rest.

Valerie said...

You have the greatest ideas, Pat. The musical notes is great. I like YouTube, even have some of my pathetic attempts on there.

Allen said...

Thanks for sharing the videos, love em!

Eva Gallant said...

What a great couple of videos! Especially the birds on a wire!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

What great videos! Thanks for sharing them.
My favorite is the birds on a wire. Great music too!!

Big hugs!
B xx

Mama Zen said...

Wonder if they included Dramatic Chipmunk . . .

Missy said...

Love the videos!

Marka said...

I heard about this contest when it was first announced, but hadn't realized that top 25 had been chosen. I'll have to check the videos out one day soon.

Donna B said...

Thank you Pat for yet another unique and interesting post. I too loved the birds on a wire. Talk about creative!

Sunny said...

Some people of so creative! I love the bird video, thanks for sharing :)
☼ Sunny
P.S. Speaking of notes, yours was greatly appreciated, thank you.