French Canadian director Patrick Boivin has a rather niche series of selfproduced viral gems. And they feature the most awesome special effects on the cutest babies ever! No lie. Boivin creates some jawdropping eye candy that needs to be seen. Enjoy Dragon Baby and Iron Babypintsized Enter The Dragon and Iron Man spoofs.
Hunter Walk, the director of product management at YouTube recently wrote a piece for Fast Company and their Co. Exist division that asks Can Online VIdeo Usher In A New Age Of Empathy? According to him, yes! He points out several examples in his article, including one about a a boston woman who started teaching English via her kitchen and now has over 30 million students that watch her lessons from across the globe! Peep the entire piece here.
French candidate, Francois Hollande, is officially using The Throne’s Niggas In Paris tune for his viral campaign. The move, although brave, has attracted a lot of controversy from naysayers that claim Hollande’s tactic is only a ploy to attract the young black and Muslim community. Poli “tricks” anyone?
Nothing like a wellexecuted viral video to make us smile over here at República. We’re pretty easy to please and funky shoe/boot company, Native, does just that with the funny 17 Things You Should Do In Your Veronas. Sit back and watch the laughs fly. Nicely done!
One misplaced cellphone has led to quite the viral sensation (500K+ hits in half a day). We’re talking about the revealing pictures of a Chinese gangster posing with Porches, BMWs, stacks of cash, and ummm…teddy bears. Oh yea, there’s also gratuitous violence. You know, the usual mobster stuff. Yikes!
As HBO prepares to roll out its second season of the everpopular How To Make It In America, funny man (and supporting character in the series) Luis Guzman gets his own viral tribute video courtesy of the DJ duo known as Duck Sauce. Aside from being shot in New York City’s famous Lower East Side, the video also includes cameos from the likes of Justin Bieber, Mark Wahlberg, Kid Cudi, Terry Richardson, Victor Rasuk, QTip, Pharrell Williams, Asher Roth, Pusha T, and a few others. Sing it. “Luis Guzman!”
No, it’s not a misprint, you read right. French luxury brand, Hermès, is concentrating on its viral market via new microsite, Les Ailes D’ Hermès. The pagea colorful mosaic of creative videosencourages users to interact with respective collaborative “pieces” that highlight the brand and artist(s) responsible. One example is visual artist and skater, Alexis Milant’s “Take A Ride,” a short fingerskating film. Wicked!
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A few days ago we wrote about Eyespot a Youtubeesque service that allows you to edit your own video’s on their site as well as post, share, embed etc. Well, today we got an email from them announcing 19 new video effects for the filmmaker in you. Here are samples of all 19 effects.