Well so things around here have been a little bit heavy. And I don't know about you but I can only do heavy for so long and then it gets old and things need to get silly again. So what is better to lighten the mood then youtube videos. Now one of the downsides to the good old world wide web is there a lot of poo out there (that's right I said it). But one of the upsides of it is that there is a lot of amazing, wonderful, some might say life changing (I sure would) sort of things that can just turn your entire day around. And no I am not talking about videos about cats, while those are great and all there are so many other things out there. The internet as served as this mystical free publishing service with endless possibilities for sharing a little creativity and beauty with the world, much of which can be found on vimeo rather than youtube (what can I say I am biased). Also some of these are adds, I love good advertising, mostly cause there is a lot of really bad advertising out there.
So here we go..... (a little warning: not all of these are cheery some of them are real deep)
Four Times the Detail. This add by Sony is just awesome. Visually amazing. And it was filmed in Costa Rica.
The Sounds of AHH. Although I have been working on my Coca-Cola addiction I will always love that bubbly drink. This is just another example of amazing advertising. Something so simple and yet so beautiful. There are lots of not so great things about big companies but I do love the fact that they are funding a very unique form of art.
The Umbrella Man. This is a wonderful example of the art of storytelling. And a reminder that there are always an infinite possibility of reasons behind something and often many that are beyond your wildest wonders.
What Makes Your Heart Beat? This little gem was created for Darling Magazine. Take a moment and breathe it in. You'll be happy you did.
The Gap. This video was created to accompany an interview with Ira Glass where he discusses the creative gap. That is the gap between having good taste and creating good things. It is just a little reminder that creating can be challenging, but just because it is hard doesn't mean that you should give up.
This is Water. This is a video that accompanies a commencement speech by David Foster Wallace. When it comes down to it, it is an excellent reminder that life is all about choices, not necessarily big monumental ones but the day to day ones where we choose how to see the world, where we make a conscious choice to show ourselves and the people around us a little grace because life is hard, for everyone.
LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome. Now you may not be a fan of Greenpeace's tactics. I most definitely am. Their creativity never ceases to amaze me. This little video definitely pulls at your heart strings.
Borrowed Light. A graduate student created this video for her final project. It is spectacular. You can read all about it here.
Exploring the Parallels. A little video series with Red Bull athletes demonstrating the often times missed parallels between dance and every other sport.
The Fresh Exchange went on a sailing trip. You can watch a little video about it. And then we should all probably take a break and go sailing. Find yourself a boat, find yourself a friend with a boat, just get to the water.
And those are just a few of my favorites. Wait you didn't include any music videos or TED talks!!!! Well that is right. Because there will be entire other posts on those two!