Maybe you all know this already, but YouTube has recently added some new features to the site, under the rather dry title of YouTube Annotations, which allow you to add interactive commentary to your films. Another possibility is to add hyperlinks from your film to others, as is demonstrated in this sweet videoblog byRupert Howe.
YouTube Annotations is still in beta which means you can only get the “choose your own adventure” feature when watching the video on their site (not through embedded videos like the one below).
Remember the controversial “F#*@ It” Heineken viral ads we posted last week? (See ‘em here if you don’t.) Well, Quiet Glover did an exclusive interview with the creators to find out what’s behind the spots, and they were kind enough to send the link our way.
Did they imagine their work would be such a buzz on the internet? Do they think their work has a good or bad influence on the Heineken brand image? Do they agree with the fact that their work may be shocking or unethical?
A pretty nice way to call attention to a new car launch.
According to an article on the London se1 website:
A strange crater appeared in Potters Fields Park on Saturday as part of the launch of Vauxhall’s new Insignia car range.
The large object had ‘landed’ on the grass next to City Hall and was emitting smoke and a strange noise.
Men in dark glasses were guarding the crash site and refusing to explain to passers-by what was happening.
From what we can ascertain from our web search, (or at least the way we envisioned it going down) the object remained in the field all weekend, and was extracted via crane on Monday. The tubular object opened and “dropped” the car 45 feet. The women playing instruments are pretty cheesy, and you can tell it was actually lowered via cables, but it was still a pretty novel introduction.
Local dude Chris Reinhard has noticed a disturbing trend in the local scene: Guidos.
Lucky for all of us, he’s taken preemptive action and emailed Mayor Hickenlooper about it. An excerpt from his letter:
Dear Mayor Hickenlooper,
I recently was made aware of a disconcerting problem in the Denver Metro Area. Especially in and around nightclubs and bars, the subset of guidos is growing. You may not be familiar with guidos: these men and women wear exceptionally ‘loud’ clothing, misuse and abuse artificial tanning facilities throughout the city, and are usually associated with poor social behavior that is infringing upon the good nature of Denver’s other, more responsible and fun-loving residents. I obviously needn’t express further why this is such a dangerous issue, but I must stress that the longer it is neglected, the more problematic it is destined to become.