A video I love and why

You may credit (or blame) Tim Nekritz for inspiring me to post the following. It’s in response to his “invitation to join me in the blogosphere for a conversation titled A Video I Love And Why, where anyone is welcome to blog about or discuss great web video.”

For his entry, Tim chose the poignant and powerful With Glowing Hearts video from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. It’s a great video, and Tim provides a solid list of reasons for why it appeals to him.

And now for something completely different.

I’ve opted for a less polished, animated piece called Battle of the Album Covers. (Warning: Nothing poignant to see here, but there is some blood, gratuitous violence and frontal nudity.)

Why do I love it? Well, let’s see:

1. The concept. Breathing motion and cartoon life into album art is just a clever concept. I wish I’d thought of it.

2. A tribute to a lost art form. Album cover art is an under-appreciated and nearly extinct pop art form. This video captures many well-known album covers, along with some obscure titles, and sets them in motion through some brilliant animation.

3. How many can you spot? Don’t you love those games that challenge you to spot as many things as possible? I do. Hence, I love this video.

4. Four Pink Floyd album covers. Did you find them all?

5. The humor. OK, so it’s sick, twisted humor, maybe. But it’s funny. At least I think so.

6. The production values. What production values? Precisely. This is not high art. It’s folk art — of the people, by the people, for the people. It’s what YouTube was created for. It’s punk.

So, there’s my entry. Let’s keep this meme going. Blog about a video love and tell us why, then let Tim and me know about it.


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

8 thoughts on “A video I love and why”

  1. Thanks for this blog response, Andrew! And a great example: Compelling concept, funny and it has a “Where’s Waldo?” quality where you’re engaged in trying to find things and feel rewarded whenever you see one of your favorite albums. Good stuff!

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