Posts Tagged ‘ YouTube ’

You Can’t Make A Viral Video: The Jennifer Aniston Sex Tape

You can’t make one.  It’s like trying to be ‘cool’, if you try, you just aren’t.  Viral videos go viral because they’re genuine, funny (often unintentionally), and they’re not thinly veiled advertisements.

However, ad agencies everywhere seem to fleece corporations out of millions if not billions of dollars each year producing ‘viral videos’, which in the long run are just three-minute commercials that cheapen the celebrities that appear in them and contribute to the growing amount of post-viral garbage that collects on Youtube.

Smartwater released this tired attempt:

Ultimately it takes a bunch of has-been viral video stars and whores them out for overpriced luxury water.  Which isn’t particularly viral when you think about it.

Personally, the only funny part is when they all agree to call the video the Jennifer Aniston Sex Tape, because I’m sure if they did it would have worked.  See, that’s viral video thinking right there.  Pique people’s interest and then give them the ol’ switcheroo.  It’s like getting Rick-Rolled, but instead of getting a good laugh that you fell for it, you just feel empty and kind of dirty.

A viral video is born, not made.  And if you read this because it said “Jennifer Aniston Sex Tape” shame on you for falling for it. Here’s something for you regardless.

– Bryan

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Dancing, dancing, dancing

I’m itchin’ my back.

This panda is awesome.
– Bryan

Some Quick Satisfying Action Scenes

Just perusing his videos, they’re all really interesting. Very much what you Sheridan Animation students should be doing with your educations!

Bryan

IRON BABY

This just happened,

Men in rabbit suits shooting at iron baby with AK’s… GENIUS!

Dre

I can’t fight the feeling

Hey everyone!

I’ve been taking it easy all weekend, I guess yesterday I got a lot of posting done, but today has been slow. Here’s what is in store for the next week or so:

– Possible band interviews/show reviews, we have some good things in the works, I won’t say what or who but we’re in talks!
– TRAVIS will continue to be really awesome, lots of good music, pictures, stuff to think about.
– We’ll play it by ear!

It’s been a good day, I picked up a few old books, 1984, Bridge of the River Kwai, How to Win Friends and Influence People (not that anyone here needs it), and The Great Gatsby. Not exactly the newest trendiest books, but reading classics has been in ever since Reading Rainbow.

And here’s something to think about:

It’s rare to find a really good cover of a song on youtube. I’ve spent a lot of time watching covers (and shopping channel bloopers/prank calls) and I have to say there’s a clear trend. This girl is really good, her voice is smoky and she’s jazzed the tune up a bit and made it her own, plus she’s attractive and Canadian. Often there are terrible covers down by fairly attractive girls that just can’t sing. If you check the comments they’re littered with guys complimenting these off-key girls on their voices.

This is a major problem: honesty. We know she can’t sing, and by telling her she can it only encourages her not to get better. That’s why you should be really honest with people. Remember that show that had all those terrible singers on, and they kept lying to them and making them worse until the end. White lies are a dangerous business. I would much rather people tell me the truth and be hurt, than to be embarrassed down the road for thinking I was much more talented than I am.

Okay… in my search to find a bad cover with lots of lame comments I found this: Hey Ya Cover When I really try to find one, I can never decide if I’m just being overly snooty or if they actually aren’t singing well, but sometimes it’s really obvious.

Send me bad covers of songs!!!

Bryan

TRAVIS Editor. Typewriter. YouTube. Social Media Conference.

The title says it all, really. Here’s a teaser about a social media conference that TRAVIS’ editor-in-chief will be partaking in. It’s about students, so you should probably watch this. And for the fact that Ryan’s an atrocious actor. But he does have a typewriter—we’ll give him that.

Driving a Real Car Like It’s A Video Game Car

This is a really nifty youtube video that popped up into my stumble. Here these funky dudes decide to attached an elevated camera to the back of a truck and con some chums into driving it with the windows blacked out.

Pretty innovative if you ask me, I just wish they had changed the car so the driver could steer with a PS3 controller. Now that would be fancy!