Welcome to the YouTube Re:View. This week we have a surprise in store with a two-part special. That's right, we are releasing two new exclusive Re:Views all in one week. This feature brings you a YouTube Re:View but with a twist as our very own Editor of The Drum, Stephen Lepitak, gives you his view on some of the hottest videos on YouTube over the last couple of weeks.
Getting some air, Atlas?
It’s a short video of a robot walking through a park and jumping over a log independently. Why would you not want to watch that?
(View Count - 6,535,571)*
Laurel Vs Yanny
So it’s been a slow news week apparently as pretty much every media outlet has decided to jump on the viral fascination over whether Oliver Hardy once said ‘Laurel’ or ‘Yanny’ – it’s the sound equivalent over the debate of the Blue or Gold dress that stirred some people up a few years back.
It’ll be honest, I wasn’t really interested in the debate, but what is fascinating is this descriptor by AsapSCIENCE which goes into detail why people might be hearing different things when they play the clip. Now that’s interesting!
There are a number of factors at play in influencing what is heard and that is worth your time alone to understand.
I wonder with Oliver Hardy would have made of this fuss over him speaking to his performing partner decades after their deaths. I hope this isn’t what they become remembered for now too (see The Music Box, their finest hour.)
(View Count - 41,974,933)*
The first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody dropped, telling the story of Queen’s enigmatic front-man Freddy Mercury and it looks absolutely fantastic. It’s obviously going to have an incredible soundtrack (even if it probably won’t feature anything from Flash Gordon, shame) and, if the trailer is anything to go by, the films appears to have caught the energy and fun that Queen was able to bring to their performances, videos and music.
The central performance will be key to it’s success, but in Mr Robot’s Rami Malek, the producers seem to have made the perfect casting and there a few chuckles from watching this first look trailer along the way.
I’m lining up at the cinema already.
(View Count - 12,611,087)*
Eurovision 2018 Winner
I’ll admit it – I love Eurovision. Always will, always have. But only recently has the world woken up to the power it has as a media entity in itself – it’s flipping huge!!!
Sure, the politics at play can somewhat ruin the event each year, and the kitsch has lessened somewhat, but it’s the crazy entries that still stand out – and often win – and this year was no different. At the very end, Israel was named the winner with Netta singing ‘Toy’.
In reality, it’s bloody awful – both the song and the video which has been viewed by nearly 45 million people as I write this. But it’s worth seeing once. Probably.
(View Count - 60,494,461)*
How The BBC Made Its Animated World Cup Film | Anatomy Of An Ad
So if you haven’t seen the BBC’s trailer promoting its World Cup coverage then YOU MUST. Ahead of it going out we made a behind the scenes video about the making of it which I also recommend you watch as the work that went into making it (its entirely animated using tapestry!!!!) is incredible in itself. You know when there is real love put into a video and it’s entirely evident here.
(View Count - 6,980)*
(*all view count numbers, correct at time of publication)
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