(Flashing images) We already know that confetti and other small, moving objects can wreak havoc on video compression algorithms. Now, The Slow-Mo Guys have gone all out to push YouTube to its limit with some ultra high-definition, high-speed footage of glitter falling towards their camera’s lens.
Do you love trucks (or SUVs)? Then check out our friend Tim Esterdahl’s excellent YouTube channel. Tim’s honest, matter-of-fact style, and no B.S. opinions are a refreshing change of pace from slickly-produced automotive content, and he really knows his vehicles. Check out some of his videos, then subscribe.
Like most people who post videos on YouTube, musician Madilyn Bailey has been subjected to an endless stream of hateful, poorly spelled comments by 12 year olds. Rather than taking them to heart, she turned their trolling into a song, and so far has racked up over 6 million views as the ultimate sweet revenge.
(PG-13: Language) Omri presents one of the more entertaining and enigmatic videos we’ve seen in a while. The first episode of the highly meta This Is Not a Show follows its creator as he searches for ways to make himself more popular and interesting on YouTube. Show your support for more episodes on Kickstarter.
Disney is releasing a series of animated shorts on YouTube that will retell stories from the Star Wars movies. If you’re worried about the voice acting, fear not: Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures will use dialogue and sounds from the original films. Premieres 11/30/18.
(PG-13: Language) If you can believe it, YouTube has only been around since 2005. Lots of things have changed with the service since then, and Casually Explained is here to casually explain the history of Google’s video juggernaut, and what its changes have meant for creators.
Abacaba used a combination of line graphs and sounds to represent the history of YouTube’s most popular viral videos from Charlie Bit my Finger to Gangnam Style to Despacito. Frankly, we’re not sure the sounds added much value, but the moving chart was fascinating.
Captain Disillusion takes on yet another internet myth – this time its the guy who claims to be able to aim his tape measure with the precision of a crossbow. With the help of a fan, he yet again illustrates how VFX, camera angles, and editing can make anything believable.
What was one of the most popular videos in the early days of YouTube gets revisited, with the cast of finger puppet Harry Potter reuniting to celebrate 10 years since the original, and taking advantage of today’s much improved video streaming quality.
Super Bowl ads cost up to $5 million for 30 seconds of air time. The Film Theory turns into to the Digital Marketing Theory to argue that those ads don’t work. So companies are better off spending their money on a spot where their ad can be on primetime all the time: YouTube.
Conan O’Brien recently stopped by New York City’s YouTube Space to check out their virtual reality lab, where he doodled a 3D self portrait, destroyed some guy’s cubicle, ate some virtual food, and learned how the tech might change our lives (or at least porn) for the better.