I have been a victim and also a pirate at times. Watch it.
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.
I bookmarked Goodie Bag so long ago (in internet time). Then they/he reinvented themselves and it is working. Even when they are clearly making fun of me (well, not really but it is fun to think the world revolves around oneself).
Fantastic stuff from Goodiebag.
- Goodiebag: Slumdog controversy
- Cadbury: Eyebrow Dance
- Fifty People / One Question: Brooklyn Version
- Kids expressions while playing video games
Kirby Ferguson can be quite insightful. I love how he uses status bars to illustrate a larger point: we (tech geeks in particular) have a problem being in the moment. Well, this is what I get out of it.
Smart and witty. Even if you are really a straight guy, I bet you have done some of the things described.
Everytime I see a Hummer on the streets, I seriously want to open a can of whop-ass. And I am not a violent guy but those ugly cars get my blood boiling.