As online video becomes a commonplace in daily life, YouTube might just be the perfect venue for candidates looking to raise political awareness, or just bash the other guy for free. Might YouTube have more pull than traditional and costly campaign approaches? We'll surely find out.
For instance, the below ad has over one million views on YouTube.
British Star Trek fanatic Tony Alleyne started working on his 500 sq ft. studio apartment re-fit in 1994 after his wife left him. Read the full story (link below). You gotta give him credit for bringing his dreams to light... Little did his wife know that if she had just stuck in there for another decade or so, she could've had an in-home transporter control and all of the other luxuries that come with living on the Starfleet Voyager. Who's laughing now?
Electronic House [Via Gizmodo]
Cheers to bicoastal directing collective, "Brand New School". Check out their website. They have an excellent bank of videos and images they've directed and produced.
In the past twelve months, directing commercials for VW, Toyota, Target, Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and EA Sports, Brand New School has worked with agencies such as Arnold Worldwide, Wieden+Kennedy, TBWA\Chiat\Day, DDB and JWT. The company has also helmed viral ads for VW, Budweiser, and Adidas. On the music video front, BNS’ clips for The Polyphonic Spree and Muse each earned MVPA nominations with Muse “Hysteria” taking home the MVPA for Best Visual Effects of 2005.
Founded by Partner/CD Jonathan Notaro in 2000, BNS has supplied branding consultation and design to American Express, Apple, AT&T, Lexus, Motorola, Buick, UPS, and MTV2, in addition to designing the network identities for Fox Fuel, VH1 Classic, and IMF (International Music Feed). The company’s award-winning work for Fox Fuel included writing and directing over 20 station identifiers. The IDs BNS wrote and directed for VH1 Classic are still airing, five years after they were produced. For two years, BNS was responsible for promoting and designing MTV’s Sunday Stew programming block. Additionally, it has created over 80 Art Breaks for both MTV and MTV2, and has produced over 120 mini promos for the MTV 10 Spot Drop.
Brand New School website