The increasing weirdness of kids targeted content on Youtube is something I began to notice last year, after the birth of my first daughter. James Bridle went down the rabbit hole of this genre, and found very frightening stuff:
“This is being done by people and by things and by a combination of things and people. Responsibility for its outcomes is impossible to assign but the damage is very, very real indeed”.
A History of Subversive Remix Video before YouTube: Thirty Political Video Mashups Made between World War II and 2005 – Curated by Jonathan McIntosh
“Filmmakers, fans, activists, artists, and media makers have been reediting television, movies, and news media for critical and political purposes since almost the very beginning of moving pictures. Over the past century, this subversive form of populist remixing has been called many things, including appropriation art, détournement, media jamming, found footage, avant-garde film, television hacking, telejusting, political remix, scratch video, vidding, outsider art, antiart, and even cultural terrorism.”
See the complete article and video collection via the Open Access online journal Transformative Works and Cultures:
“Sword, archery and video game enthusiast Will Keith (aka “bbillyk“) has created a large collection of sword and knife review / demonstration videos on his YouTube channel that sometimes show him slicing and dicing various sized bottles of water.”
The epic life of a world-class artist, jammed into six minutes. Narrated by Tom Waits.
Commissioned by LACMA for their first annual “Art + Film Gala” honoring John Baldessari and Clint Eastwood.
directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman (http://gosupermarche.com/)
Need some advices on practical stuff? HowToBasic is the Youtube Channel for you. The best tutorials you can find out there. Ever.
Steve Roggenbuck is a 24 year old poet/blogger. He is incredible. It’s like the beat generation spirit reborn on Youtube.
“Not all of us can afford fancy restaurant food to review.”
“Suddenly, one day some little fat girl in Ohio is gonna be the new Mozart…and make a beautiful film with her father’s little camera-corder, and for once this whole professionalism about movies will be destroyed, forever, and it will really become an art form.” – Francis Ford Coppola
(via Brain Pickings)
Be sure to find a giant african knife before you get started. And a chisel…
“This is a basically a “search engine for insults.” Type in a search term, and it’ll give you insults you can use against a person who doesn’t like that term.
For example, enter “the godfather,” and it’ll give you “You sleep with the fishes,” “You sleeps with horsehead in bed” and “You will get an offer you can’t refuse.” Enter “alfred hitchcock” and it’ll say “You had your eyes plucked out by crows” and “You have Vertigo.” Enter “mario brothers” and it’ll say “You aren’t Super enough for Mario,” “You can’t beat world 1-1″ and “You are bowser.” You get the idea.
It finds stuff only about 50% of the time, but it works surprisingly well when it does work. Try general terms (“car”) and pop culture (“michael jordan”, “i love lucy”). Each insult includes a link to its source YouTube video.”
[via the laughingsquid]
Find a valueless video on Youtube and submit it for the NoTube Contest!
1. No reason to make it
2. No reason to publish it
3. No reason to watch it
Unboxing Videos are a very popular genre on Youtube. And yes, most of the times they’re boring. Not this one…