Best Online Videos for 2008
Best Short: Glory at Sea – A 25 minute tour de force that uses a contemporary tragedy (Katrina disaster) to create a powerful myth that seems as old as the hills.
Best Stop Motion: Illuminant – To experience this on a big screen like I did at Carrboro Film Festival was incredible.
Best Short Doc: Bullet Proof Vest
Best Hidden Product Placement: The Ramp
Best Acting in Shorts: R.L. Jackson & Tori Lee in Remember When
Best Abstract film: Pencil Face
Special mentions for Animations:
Best Web Video: Dr. Horrible – It is nice to see big name talent doing web content. It certainly lived up to the hype. Hopefully, this is a sign of good things to come.
Best Music video: Fleet Foxes: White Winter Hymnal – After a year full of shocking videos, especially in content, the one video that haunted me was Sean Pecknold‘s animated classic. Simple in style, resonant story and a great fuckin’ song.
Sexiest Music Video of the year: Toe Jam
Special mentions Music videos:
- How much of a woman
- Damien Jurado – Caskets
- Bjork – Wanderlust
- MGMT – Time to Pretend
- The New Pornographers – Myriad Harbour
Best Commercial: JC Penney: Aviator – Also the cutest video of the year. The direction is pitch perfect.
Best Interview of the Year: Katie Couric’s interview with Sarah Palin – Unintentionally hilarious that changed the course of the presidential elections.
Best Parody: SNL’s version of Katie Couric’s interview with Sarah Palin – Saturday Night Live came back with a bang. Even more wicked than the original.
Best Online Radio: This American Life: Super
Note: Some of these videos were not released in 2008, they are included here because this is when we discovered them.