On Friday at PAX, we became famous. OK, not really. We volunteered to help Paul and Storm make a short film. You can see the results at Paul and Storm Get Thirsty. Skip ahead to 3:00 for real famous people.
Sleeping in the glory hole would be awful messy. Oh no! Don't get bacon grease on the diamond shears! Don't get butter on the tag! That was more like "Breakfast with Chihuly" - he didn't even blow anything. This fits the format of a 48 Hour Film Project film...
Lastly, I love the typical Youtube comment "lino would have done all of this much differently". (Lino Tagliapietra is another renowned modern glass artist. )
Here are some advertising techniques in rich media (video clips) that irritate me.
Don't show the same advertisement multiple times during a single video. By the end of the clip, I'll hate your product.
Don't show ads on top of the video that I'm trying to watch. They often appear over subtitles or something else that I'm trying to look at.
Keep an eye on the playback experience. Give me an option to switch to a low resolution version of the video - not everyone has a good broadband connection. And if the playback chugs, take a good buffering pause to ensure that one pause for buffering is enough.
Here's a round up of entertaining videos and pictures.
Kitten-ba - Kittens on a Roomba. It's a little like a competition - which kitten will survive the longest? I also love the insanity of non-kitten organisms running through the end of the filmographer's grand opus.