Monday, March 26, 2007

 

Cinema du jour 20 - Music, Skit, Quotes




This is part 20 in our continuing series, Cinema du jour, the movie of the day. In this episode we'll see another great singer/guitarist music video, watch and listen to an interesting lipsync, see a short self-parody, and witness the start of a huge chain of videos on wonderful quotes.

First, let's have a look at this week's YouTube Top 100 Weekly Chart. The first thing you'll notice is that this week's Featured Video is from KrisShred who we wrote about in the last Cinema du jour. Kris made this video as a response to another version of the same song. We'll be seeing that video in this post! Daxflame continues to climb the chart. This week, he is at Number 52, up 9 from last week. Also, making his debut at Number 85 is EclecticAsylumArt, the fabulous artist we mentioned in our last post.

And now, on with the show...


You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

Here is a very nice cover of a Beatles tune that was in the movie "Help!" It is from Rockstar122083, also known as Justina, a 23 year old singer/songwriter/guitarist. She has 11 videos posted so far and some are from live gigs that she has done. Watch and enjoy the beautiful performance, then stick around for the blooper reel at the end!


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

I Think I'm Singing

I'd like to introduce you to a talented and entertaining woman named UndiscoveredJulie. Julie is an 18 year old college student who likes to act and do improv's. She has 30 videos on YouTube. Most are entertaining skits and a few are blogs in which Julie gives her views on things. You should subscribe to this smart and funny woman; I did! Here is a cute singing video with a surprise ending!


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

A Message from the Creators

One of the coolest guys on YouTube is MysteryGuitarMan. Joe's videos are clever, funny and entertaining. This film is no different. I don't want to say much about it here because I don't want to give the plot away. You'll just have to see it for yourself. Watch and enjoy!


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

Collective Wisdom- Be A Part of It!

U2bianSynic made a video on March 10 in which she asked YouTubers to find three quotes and make a video response with them. The quotes were to be any that the person found to be inspiring - about success, pushing the limits, facing fears, etc. Today, March 26, there are 31 excellent responses! I found this video by viewing Logana13's response video. The original video is "Embedding disabled by request", but you can follow this link to watch it. Then watch some of the great responses!


Be sure to read our last Cinema du jour, Number 19 - Singers with Guitars, featuring CreativeFisher, stealurface1976, KrisShred and PeriUrban.

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

 

More Music!




A few weeks ago, I did a post on four talented singer/songwriters who make music videos on YouTube, often accompanying themselves on Guitar. I wrote about videos by Creativefisher, stealurface1976, KrisShred and PeriUrban in that post. This time, I'll tell you about two more talented singer/strummers. I'll also show a music video made for a song by one of my all time favorite bands - The Ramones! I'll close with a rap video that everyone is talking about!

First, a word about last post's featured videomaker, Daxflame. There has been speculation that Dax - or Bernice - is a member of the Patrello family from Texas. His uncle has done some work in Improv and his sister Dylan has a YouTube channel of her own: lalaDylalan. Check out her first video in which she sings the classic song, Summertime. I think you can see the family resemblance! It has also been said that some of Dylan's college girlfriends are responding to some Daxflame videos. Is HayleyDontDoIt one of Dylan's friends? I have no idea! But she has made a few good responses to Dax, so check her out. Also, in Dax news, Dax has entered EclecticAsylumArt's "Strike a Pose" contest. EclecticAsylumArt is an amazing painter/sketch artist who has made pictures of several YouTubers, check out his channel!

This Just IN - Breaking YouTube News!

According to a story from the AP found on Yahoo.com:
[YouTube] announced Monday that it will hold the first YouTube Video Awards to recognize the best-user created videos of 2006. The awards will be handed out in seven categories: most creative, most inspirational, best series, best comedy,musician of the year, best commentary and "most adorable video ever."
YouTube community members can vote on their favorites, here, beginning Monday (3/19) and concluding on Friday (3/23). Winners will be announced March 25. This looks like fun!



Seasons

A recent addition to the list of talented YouTubers who sing and play the guitar, logana13 is a 22 year old college student named Polly who lives in the UK. She has a great smile and shows her love of music in her videos. She just joined YouTube about a month ago, but she already has 6 entertaining videos on her channel. Let's have a look at a song she wrote in a short period of time. It's a catchy tune and Polly performs it with joy and enthusiasm!


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

Greensleeves on fingerstyle acoustic guitar

Here's a delightful video from bsondahl. Brad Sondahl is a 53 year old man from Idaho who has been uploading loads of guitar/banjo vids over the last year. In this one, we hear Brad play the old Celtic melody that was transformed into a Christmas carol in the late 1800s - "What Child is This?" I've always loved this song and I thank DeepInTheWoods for pointing me to this and all of Brad's videos.


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

HEY! HO! LET'S GO!

I've been visiting YouTube for almost a year now, and I'm happy to say that I'm still finding new and interesting people to watch! Here's my newest find, and I'm her newest fan. =D I would like you to meet mememolly, a 17 year old woman who lives in Canada but is originally from the UK. Molly makes thoughtful and entertaining videos and looks great on camera! Here she is, trimming her "fringe" (bangs), followed by a music video she filmed and starred in, of "Judy is a Punk" from The Ramones first album. After only the first 4 seconds of this video, I knew I was going to subscribe to Molly - you should too!


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

Fast Food Freestyle

Here's a great video that went totally viral! It has way over 4 million views already and all the kids are talking about it at school. Two guys pull up to a MickyD's Drive-through and place their order in the form of a rap. Check it out - it's creative and funny!


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

 

Daxflame - YouTubeStar!




Here we go again! YouTube is experiencing another Real/Fake debate over Daxflame, an alleged 15 year old socially awkward young man who vblogs, often emotionally, sometimes in a dinner jacket. Daxflame, who claims that his real first name is Bernice, debuted this week in the Top 100 Weekly Chart at number 73 with 8798 subscribers! Dax just joined YouTube on January 2nd of this year and he already has uploaded 43 videos, most of them are what he calls "video diaries". Have a look at these four video diary episodes and decide for yourself - is this a socially awkward young man who sometimes has a fit, or is this a talented actor with writers and a crew? Is Dax real or is he following in the footsteps of Lonelygirl15, LittleLoca and the Emo Kids?


My First Video Diary Entry

In this first video, Daxflame introduces himself and talks about his real name, Bernice. Although he stumbles over his words, he does appear somewhat confident about himself. Look at the tags he chose for this video: diary video blog teenager boy human cool very handsome. The video has almost 60 thousand views and almost 200 comments including: "That was hilarious! I love it!", "You are so cute.", "ur a good actor man keep putting up them movies." and "GOD I WANNA PUNCH U IN THE FACE".


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

Second Blog Entry: I will befriend Jacob.

In the second Daxflame video, we are introduced to the Jacob character. Jacob is featured in many of the early Dax vids. In the video description, Dax says that there's "a little bit of a plot twist in the last 6-7 seconds." In the video, Dax ends by saying that "you gotta take a risk sometimes." At the 21 second mark, Dax mentions that Jacob has a girlfriend. Now, some commenters have theorized that Dax is romantically interested in Jacob, but it's clear that Dax knows from the start that Jacob likes girls. So is this "risk" about trying to start a romantic relationship with Jacob, is it about making new friends in general, or is it about the risk of putting out a new show on YouTube?


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

Third Video Diary Entry: I blew it!

Dax starts out this third episode calmly enough, but he comes completely unhinged by the end of the film. Is this a very strange comedy or a wierd but true tale of teenage awkwardness?


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

Sixteenth video diary entry: The best Friday EVER!!!

Jumping ahead in the series, we'll end this look at the Dax man with a totally strange comedy/mania performance/episode. It's really two videos in one. It starts with Dax pouring Hershey's chocolate syrup on his face and ends with Dax stuffing lots of Orbit gum in his mouth. If you appreciate this kind of comedy, check out the rest of Daxflame's videos. You might want to start with the recent I bit my orthodontist's finger off!, or the one that YouTube recently featured and now has almost a half million views: Video diary entry 32: TAPE FACE!


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

 

News Videos, New Faces




Here are a few videos that related by the tag News or New. Either they provide news or showcase a new face on YouTube. So here's some of what's new on YouTube:

Pure Madness

Here's some interesting NEWS! TheHill88, from Australia, is visiting Boh3m3, in Alabama. Caitlin and Ben sure look happy! Is it just two YouTube friends meeting up for a friendly visit? Watch all the way to the end and you'll have your answer!


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.


Introduction

I watched some of those San Fran Gathering videos and saw an interesting New face that I did not recognize. After a little research, I found out that the attractive woman I saw makes videos under the name of theslyestfox. Callianne is 23 and lives in Canada. She has been making videos since she was 14. Watch her intro video and then check out the rest of her work!


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

Vlog 2
The always charming and entertaining Angharad John from Wales, a.k.a. Darahgna, is now doing video blogs under the screen name of AngylionAngharad. This is the second one she did (first one is here), and it contains the News that she is taking a one month hiatus from the internet. All of her fans are missing her already!


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

Kenny The Snowman ... Down-under
Speaking of Angharad's fans, here is the first video from IgnatiusJones, a 49 year old New Zealander. He tries to copy Angharad by making his own snowman named Kenny (for me!). But the weather isn't quite the same down there as it is up in the Northern hemisphere. Watch what happens! Welcome to YouTube, my New friend. =D


If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

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