Created by the popular (and immensely talented) digital director FreddieW, VGHS started as a kickstarter campaign where Freddie asked fans and video game enthusiasts to pitch in $75,000 so that he could make this series. Supporters blew Freddie’s modest goal out of the water and helped him raise over a quarter million dollars.
I mean why wouldn’t you want to pitch in some money to watch your favorite YouTuber make a series that sounds awesome? It’s about a school where students live video games (insert drama here)! VGHS is also jam packed with cameos from online and TV celebrities including Harley from Epic Meal Time, Zackery Levi from Chuck, and iJustine).
So tune in for VGHS’s first run on RocketJump. It’s also being released to Freddie’s channel on YouTube on a week delay. The pilot (above) sets the stage for the series. Episode two is expected to release this afternoon.
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On, Two
I just posted this a few months ago, but I still love it! Marcel the Shell is my favorite and most quoted video of the year by far (‘treats and snoozing, snoozing and treats’) and Marcel makes me smile every time I see him (‘because it’s worth it’). (original post)
Ultimate Dog Tease
Though every week I write about the new video I love most, some weeks our timing is off and a video blows up before any of us had the chance to showcase it’s ‘awesome.’ This is one of those videos. Made by the same guy who voiced my favorite cat video, this doggie dub is hilarious and plays to every pet-owner curiosity about what their pups are thinking.
Bon Iver “Calgary”
This is just stunning! As some one who’s been a fan of Bon Iver’s music for awhile now, I’m partial to the floating, haunting melodies. But, what I love most about this video is how well the dreamlike visuals complement the song, largely due to the sharp, pale features of Riana from Top Model. (original post)
World Order “Machine Civilization”
This Japanese music video made it to my favorites for two reasons: 1) it’s crazy impressive that all five of those guys could pull of such precise movements in live slow motion 2) the video was released to promote a healthily post-earthquake Japan and embody the message that it’s possible to rise form the chaos and create order. (original post)
“Llama llama llama llama llama” (original post)