I love everything about this music video and overall campaign for Virgin America’s safety video. The self-awareness (“for the .001% of you who have never operated a seatbelt before…”), catchiness, and entertainment value is not hard to produce but is a much more enjoyable (required) experience. My guess is other airlines aren’t doing something like this for two reasons: 1) safety is a priority and should not be relegated to a side show, and 2) it’s not the way it’s been done before.
This whole thing makes me step back and wonder why the safety and instructional videos are shown (or demonstrated) in-flight and not something all fliers should pre-qualify for1 (like a drivers license test) before getting on a plane.
Obviously this is a compilation of hand-picked interviews, but this video certainly shows a refreshing amount of “a-ha” moments after asking a different (better?) question.
I was surprised to learn this was conducted in Colorado Springs given the composure of the community (very large population but not very diverse demographically, very Evangelical Christian and politically Conservative).
Anita takes a good look at the use of “damsels” in video games and provides some excellent analysis. I’m a bit surprised, looking back, at how blatantly bad this has been (and still is).
This is a pleasure to watch.
If you’ve not seen: Aereo is a new startup backed by Barry Diller to free the television airwaves and put them online. In short: they create a farm of television antennas, put them online, and then allow you to watch your broadcast television online.
It’s currently running in New York and has already met some legal challenges (incumbents certainly don’t like threats). Sign up online to get updates when it arrives in your city.
I love the reactions of these fast food “drive thru” window employees. I can’t stop laughing…
What happens when you combine the popular “Mahna Mahna” tune from The Muppets and Cee Lo Green’s spin on Christmas music? Well, probably the most catchy holiday song of 2012. This recent reboot of The Muppets appears to have gone really well.
Here’s a fun music video with a large cast of characters (played by just the two). Fun fact: half of Tanlines is Joshua Topolsky’s (of The Verge) brother.
Not only should you watch this music video by Matt and Kim because they’re great musicians, but because the choreography displayed is very creative and fun to watch.
Be sure to watch this five minute timelapse of amazing shots, over two days, by Dustin Henderlong.
We’ve all watched a campfire and know what that looks like, but when you zoom out and place that campfire atop a mountain range… wow.