Wednesday, March 10, 2010

One-year experiment over: One Stop Video shutting down

In March 2009, I started One Stop Video as an experiment in video aggregation.
I wanted to see what a website would look like that curated the best videos from around the World Wide Web. I selected everything from viral videos, television commercials, amateur remixes and mashups, and professional comedy shorts. It was fun, but too much work for me right now.
I still believe there is a great need on the web for a premiere curator of online videos. No one likes to watch a bunch of lame videos to find one good one. That's the value that a curator would provide. Even the best original video websites are hit and miss -- the Onion News Network, CollegeHumor and Funny or Die. And they focus only on their own videos.
For One Stop Video, I tended to curate videos from aggregators such as the Huffington Post, Digg and I Am Bored, as well as those original content creators I previously mentioned.
Here's hoping that some group will step up to be the TV Guide of online short videos.
I expect to continue posting links to funny and interesting videos, just not embedding them, on my original blog Tech-media-tainment. Here's the first batch. I'll tag these lists "One Stop Video" for old time's sake.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Why David Lynch Turned Down 'Return of the Jedi'

Interesting and funny bit of film history: David Lynch discusses why he turned down the chance to direct the third "Star Wars" movie, "Return of the Jedi."
Posted to YouTube on Dec. 8, 2009.
Suggested rating: PG.

Below is a funny video that takes the audio track from conversation with David Lynch and animates it.
Posted to Vimeo on Feb. 26, 2010.
Suggested rating: PG.

When Lynch Met Lucas from Sascha Ciezata on Vimeo.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Undercover Celebrity Boss

Apple CEO Steve Jobs gets zinged again on "Saturday Night Live." And so do Richard Branson and Martha Stewart in this parody of the CBS reality show "Undercover Boss."
Forbes wrote an article on the segment today.
Originally aired on NBC on Feb. 27, 2010. Posted online to Hulu.
Suggested rating: PG.