I’ve been kinda obsessed with discovering new videos on Vimeo lately.
So what’s the big deal with Vimeo and how is it different from YouTube?
For starters and the way I see it- Vimeo has quality video. The videos are shot and edited by professionals and the videos alone are real works of art. (whereas on youtube it’s usually about what and/or who is infront of the camera and as a result, the video quality usually sucks.)
However, I’ve yet to find a whole channel I like. That’s what I’ve found particularly difficult about Vimeo- discovering new videos. I’m still pretty new to this whole discovering-new-videos-on-Vimeo-thing but here are a few I’ve really enjoyed.
Video Description: This video was written and produced while traveling through Chile & Patagonia with my girlfriend. We spent 5 weeks exploring this amazing country, and this is how we chose to document it.
Why I love it: Dare I say it, (because my fav videos are always changing) but this is by far my most favorite video right now. It has all the elements of a good video: a solid story, great narration and incredible cinematography. I also love the two questions: 1) Is it possible to be happy with this life? and 2) Did you enjoy your story?
I checked out gnarly bay’s channel and they have quite a few other travel videos that are just as good. This one is from their time in Thailand. And it’s amazing.
(**There are three separate videos linked above. One under each word.**)
Video Description: 3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films….. = a trip of a lifetime.
Why I love it: Watching these makes you want to a) book a ticket and discover some place new b) eat something delicious or c) learn something new. Isn’t that the point of life?
Video Description: Ben and I taking photos in different locations in Hawaii.
Why I love it: I have no idea how they did the transitions. The shots are seamless and as a result the viewer is mezmerized, unable to take her eyes off the screen for the entire duration of the video.
Video Description: A 9 year old boy – who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto part store – is about to have the best day of his life.
Why I love it: The story is heartwarming and that boy’s smile is absolutely adorable.
Video description: Lorimerworks filmed this piece for Jasmine in October of 2010, shot primarily in Tuscany.
Why I love it: Jasmine Star is one of my favorite wedding photographers. I’m not sure if I like her blog or her actual photographs more- but this video was beautifully written and I love the story.
So there you have it- some of my favorite videos on Vimeo. The underlying theme in my favs is definitely a good inspirational story. What are some of your favorites? And how do you discover more of what you like?