It’s out with the spoopy and in with the festivities…
Halloween has come and gone for another year and you know what that means. What, you mean early morning on Tuesday 1 November isn’t an appropriate time to put up our Christmas tree? Yeah, whatever. Too late now.
Anyway, there have been a load of great videos from the last week which you might have missed. Luckily for you, we’re here to round them up and present them to you in this handy little article. This is by no means the very best of it all, it’s just a little sampling from the last seven days. So sit down, grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte and treat yourself to the Weekly Round-Up.
FEMME – Melanie Murphy
Making your first cinematic slam poem is daunting as it is. Premiering that video at Buffer Festival alongside other world-renowned creators and industry professionals gives us butterflies just thinking about it. But that’s what Melanie Murphy did last week. No big deal.
In Femme, Melanie explores stereotypes and her feelings about bisexuality. As someone who has openly spoken about her experiences with anxiety, acne, food and eating issues, Melanie is no stranger to empowering those who might feel like they are the only person in the world going through their problems. This video is an eye-opening look at the reality that bisexual people face, even in 2016. We can’t wait to see more.
#YOUTUBEBLACK – Will Carne
What makes YouTube exciting is how it gives everyone a platform to make their voice heard. We’ve previously looked into ethnicity and diversity online and we recently covered the announcement that Oona King was hired as YouTube Global Director of Diversity. So why is YouTube STILL so white?
Will Carne released his video, albeit using the wrong #YouTubeBlack hashtag, with his views on the subject. It’s clear that Will is following the advice from Jana Dam that “even if you’re not from an ethnic minority, you shouldn’t feel you can’t speak about these topics, ask questions or learn”. Surely any video that opens up or continues the discussion with an audience is a good thing, right?
ARCTIC – Visual Vibes – Ben Brown
Ben Brown is no stranger to an adventure. That said, it’s fair to say that his latest expedition is probably one of the most extreme trips that he has taken so far. As part of The Generator Arctic Squad led by Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Ben and a bunch of other creators explored the Arctic to capture the unique experience of a rare time and space.
“The journey is so compelling, you’ll never be the same”, Ben says during the latest instalment of his Visual Vibes series. If this is your first glimpse at the series then you’re in for a treat. Not only does Ben fuse the highest quality video production with deeply immersive soundscapes, the stories he tells along the way paint a picture that leave a lasting impression on the viewer. And that’s pretty impressive.
On Tour With Twenty One Pilots – Bry and Candice
We still can’t get over this. Our boy done good.
If you’ve somehow been living under a rock and managed to miss this news, you can read more about Bry joining Twenty One Pilots on tour and his new album that comes out very soon.
PAPERKIDS Official Teaser Trailer – doyouknowellie
Do you know Ellie? If you don’t, you’ll probably want to after watching this trailer. YouTube NextUp 2016 winner Elisa Spigariol has been hard at work creating Paperkids, a story of three friends full of self doubt and uncertainty who take a trip to Italy where their friendship is pushed to the limits. Sound good? We know!
The film was funded by a Kickstarter that smashed its goal and raised nearly £1000. The short was filmed on location over the Italian Alps across an intensive five-day shoot. What you see in the teaser trailer is the result. You might also recognise the familiar face of Dan Stokes in the cast.
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