05 February 2010

the magic of youtube

My dear friend Leah's blog post recently about youtube had me remembering some pretty memorable stuff I've been entertained with on that website...not so much about babies or funny home videos....

Most recently was the Shorecrest High School vs. Shorewood High School lip dub & continuous shot smack down. Shorecrest was first, putting together Outkast's song "Hey Ya" and what looks like the entire high school for our entertainment. And while Shoreline's work is indeed quite entertaining and an interesting tour of their school, the one thing that I came away with was a sad feeling because I noticed that it doesn't look like the students actually have real polaroids in their hands during that section of the song (although I could be wrong, but the shaking of the "polaroids" looked too flimsy and floppy for them to be real and looked instead like sheets of paper). This brought out the photo geek side of me who is so very very very sad that Polaroid went out of business. *tear* Some day soon kids will hear that song on the oldies station and be asking their parents, "What's a polaroid? You mean there were pictures that were made without a digital camera?!?! How would that even work?!?!?!"

Thankfully Shorewood took up the challenge and they created their own lip dub in retaliation. This one definitely got my attention, and I wasn't able to keep from gushing about it for a week. Made me proud that these schools are in Washington State, although we won't talk about why it had to be Shoreline schools rather than Seattle schools that came up with these great creative videos. Come on Seattle high schools!!! Get your butts moving and show Shoreline that you're the best!!! ahem, right...well..back to the lip dubs...all I'll say about Shorewood's work is that it was superb, and you have to also watch the making of. :)

Another fun youtube experience (that has nothing to do with high schools) is watching the stop motion greatness that is Tony vs. Paul. Pure wonderfulness! I could watch that every day all day!

04 February 2010

The best thing about my job...

...is the random presents and gifts we get from time to time from a client who was especially happy with the job we did and the extra mile we try to always go in completing a job.

Today's awesome gift basket that will be devoured at lunch (except for the mangoes which need to ripen more):