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Mobile Technology Visual Web

Vimeo Goes Mobile. Adds HTML5 and 1080p

Vimeo have rolled out a shiny new mobile site – and yes it looks at gorgeous as website. All videos are served in H.264 goodness. I like the little touches, like the fact Vimeo removes the Safari “browser” shell. You’ll have to see what I mean for yourself.

Point your mobile to http://www.vimeo.com/m

The choice of H.264 encoding is significant because it means another prominent site is making video available in a non-Flash format. In a similar vein Vimeo also launched a beta of their new HTML5 player, and Google is now testing an HTML5 version of YouTube.

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Funny General Social

Gingers Do Have Souls!!


via youtube.com

This slightly scary dude has 20,000 comments and rising. And a t-shirt range. I might get one. And become a Christian.

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Creative Digital Social Visual

Ataque de Panico! (Panic Attack!)

YouTube link.

A 5min short film produced, directed and animated by Fede Alvarez.

Made in Uruguay on a budget of $300 (£186).

Uploaded to YouTube.

He received a Hollywood contract for $30,000,000 (£18.6m).

Result..!!

Take 5 minutes to watch and enjoy…

Read the full story on BBC News.

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Creative Music Visual

DJ Earworm – United State of Pop 2009 (Blame It on the Pop)

DJ Earworm delivers the 2009 mashup. Head and shoulders above anything else out there.

YouTube link.

United State of Pop 2009 (Blame It on the Pop)

A Mashup of the Top 25 Hits of 2009, according to Billboard.

The Black Eyed Peas – BOOM BOOM POW

Lady Gaga – POKER FACE

Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O’Donis – JUST DANCE

The Black Eyed Peas – I GOTTA FEELING

Taylor Swift – LOVE STORY

Flo Rida – RIGHT ROUND

Jason Mraz – I’M YOURS

Beyonce – SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT)

Kanye West – HEARTLESS

The All-American Rejects – GIVES YOU HELL

Taylor Swift – YOU BELONG WITH ME

T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake – DEAD AND GONE

The Fray – YOU FOUND ME

Kings Of Leon – USE SOMEBODY

Keri Hilson Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo – KNOCK YOU DOWN

Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain – BLAME IT

Pitbull – I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE OCHO)

T.I. Featuring Rihanna – LIVE YOUR LIFE

Soulja Boy Tell ’em Featuring Sammie – KISS ME THRU THE PHONE

Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne – DOWN

Miley Cyrus – THE CLIMB

Drake – BEST I EVER HAD

Kelly Clarkson – MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU

Beyonce – HALO

Katy Perry – HOT N COLD

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Will this be on iTunes?

–No, not the iTunes store, but it can be in your iTunes for free. Download it from my website, djearworm.com. You don’t need to pay the iTunes store to put free mp3s in your iTunes software, you just download the mp3 and then double-click on it (or drag it into your iTunes if that doesn’t work).

2. Why is that artist I hate in your list, and why isn’t that artist I love in your list?

–This is based on the Top 25 songs of Billboard’s 2009 year-end list. I didn’t choose the songs. The complete list is here: http://www.billboard.com/charts-year-…

3. Why is that song from last year in the list? Why isn’t that song which was so popular toward the end of the year on the list?

–Billboard’s cutoff date is Dec 1st, to give them time to calculate the results and publish them well before New Years Day, which is good for me, since I need a little time to put this together and release it before the end of the year!

4. How long did this take you?

–If you add it up, about a month. About two weeks earlier in the year using educated guesswork, and then two weeks between when Billboard released the list and when I put it out.

5. What software did you use?

–Ableton Live for arranging the music. It’s AWESOME, and it’s what I use to DJ live with as well. Final Cut Pro for the video. For acapella extraction, see the next question.

6. How did you get the vocals without the instruments?

–if you search for “acapella” with the name of your song, you might find an isolated vocal. In some cases, I use a bit of Adobe Audition (the Center Channel Extractor effect) for vocal isolation. This removes instruments that are to the left or right in your stereo, and leaves only the sound that’s in the center. You can also use this effect to take an instrumental and a full track to create an acapella. Check out my book “Audio Mashup Construction Kit” for more details on this technique, there’s a whole chapter on it. In a few instances I used Melodyne Studio for vocal isolation.

7. What are the lyrics? Who sang that one part? I didn’t hear that one artist!

–I’ve posted the complete lyrics as well as a guide to where each of the lyrics and instruments came from.

8. I want to make mashups, do you have any tips?

–Learn as much music theory as possible! Get ACID or Ableton Live, and learn it well. Make sure you understand key and tempo, so you can sync everything and get the parts to harmonize correctly. If you’re of a technical mindset, my book “Audio Mashup Construction Kit” covers my techniques in great detail.

9. Can I repost this video?

–PLEASE, NO, and thanks for asking! You can use the MUSIC if you want (please credit me), but don’t simply repost the video in its entirety. I don’t get paid for this and I like to keep the views, comments, and ratings on my video, not some leecher’s channel. I can’t seem to get some people to remove the video no matter how nicely I ask, and youtube can’t seem to help, even though I flag them. I think there’s like half a million views that I’m not getting. I like to be all about positivity, but it is frustrating! Feel free to leave appropriate feedback and ratings on any leechers videos or channels!

10. Doesn’t this prove how much pop music sucks nowadays and is basically interchangeable?

–Not at all. If you alter the tempo and pitch of any music enough, you could get anything to fit together, whether it’s Bach or the Black Eyed Peas. What it does prove is how far technology has come to make these alterations sound convincing. I’ve manipulated some of these vocals HEAVILY.

Great spot by Shealan

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Advertising Design Digital Social Web

Your Campaign On A Page

Love this campaign site SVT – a Swedish TV iPhone app.

Everything on a single page – campaign idea, open letter to steve job, video product demo, selection of screenshots, pre-filled twitter message and feed, twingly and facebook feeds, live video streaming from Apple HQ (I’m assuming it’s spoofed), click “Ya” to announce approval if you’re Steve Jobs, “Ya” ticker and Youtube webcam “Ya” uploads.

Sounds like a lot but it works really well for this.

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The kicker is that it turns out that the approval campaign is a PR stunt – the app was only submitted the day before it all broke. Not many people will know that. But Apple will.

Wonder if SVT might find themselves having a few ‘approval difficulties’ for this one.

http://www.dearstevejobs.com/

Update: Apple has just released the following statement:

The SVT app was just submitted for App Store approval today. We look forward to reviewing it as part of the normal review process in hopes that it may soon join the more than 100,000 apps already on the App Store.”

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Funny Social

Dont Say My Name You’ll Wear It Out

Remember this old diss you used to try and give at school? “Thats my name…. Don’t wear it out”

Yoof update. Sick tune alert…!!

YouTube link.

As ever the YouTube comments provide another layer of comedy genius.

– ps, you’re a fucking idiot

– you is defo not hard

– Don’t say his name. He’ll suck you off.

– FUCKING SICK TUNE

– WhT ThE FAk Is this???????

DONT WEAR IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!

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Advertising Mobile Technology

Becks iPhone App – Helps You Find Gigs

An alcohol brand launches an app aimed at providing a useful service rather than a pub diversion.

Beck’s release Gig Finder, a mash-up between Google Maps and Last.fm which lets you search for gigs in the area.

YouTube link.

I like that fact they’ve just combined a couple APIs to create a shiny new service. Wonder if the Last.fm team will roll this into their next update.

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Funny Web

Jones’ Good Ass BBQ & Foot Massage

Stand by your beds.

YouTube link.

Reminds me a bit of the brilliant Rhett & Link – At The Red House.

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Funny Social Web

Ben Stiller

Loving this from Ben Stiller.

Hey, this is my first “post”

YouTube link.

Buzzwords thrown about willy-nilly with a great comedy delivery.

Ben Stiller asks Ryan Seacrest to “Tweet” about him

YouTube link.

Looks like he’s planning to create content just for the web.

What a funny wee man.

There’s more funny shit going on at his Facebook and Twitter.