With 2011 drawing to a close, this month’s ‘videos we’re watching’ post lists some of our favourites this year including some new videos that have caught our eye recently. Enjoy!
Google Zeitgeist 2011
What better way to introduce some of our favourite videos from this year than to start with Google Zeitgeist 2011 which reveals the most popular Google search terms this year.
What a wonderful world
We could listen to David Attenborough read the phone book, but Frozen Planet is much more exciting to watch! This stunning series aired this year to critical acclaim and it’s summed up beautifully in this trailer with David Attenborough narrating the lyrics to ‘What a wonderful world’.
Volkswagon the force
Darth Vader appeared a few times in our video posts this year but our favourite features a pint sized Darth Vader who uses the Force when he discovers the family’s new Passat in the driveway.
Angry Birds Live
Filmed in Barcelona, this video from T-Mobile brought the cult Angry Birds game to life, allowing people to interact with a real life version of the game using a smartphone.
The ultimate dog tease video
This topped a list of the most-watched videos on YouTube in Ireland this year. Talking animal videos have been around for a long time but this one is very cleverly edited featuring a star turn from Clark, the exasperated dog who groans and whines throughout the video to let his owner know how frustrated he has become at all of the talk of food.
STA Travel – Move
This is one of three videos from STA Travel which was filmed by three guys who embarked on an amazing trip around the world using two cameras to capture 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano and almost a terabyte of footage.
This campaign by McCann Erickson won the Grand Prix in the Promo and Activation Lions at this year’s Cannes International Festival of Creativity. Watch the video below for a snapshot of the campaign which resulted in €300,000 value in free media and a 79% increase in market share which put the product on top of its category.
Air New Zealand safety video
In honour of the All Blacks winning the RWC, here’s a reminder of Air New Zealand’s funny yet informative safety video starring some of the All Blacks players. The safety video was screened on Air New Zealand flights for the rugby world cup.
The irate voice of a man chasing his dog called Fenton has inspired countless spoof videos since it was posted to Youtube earlier this year. In the video, the man can be seen running after his Labrador repeatedly shouting the dog’s name as the dog chases after deer in London’s Richmond Park.
Polite bear waves hello
Grizzly bears are not known for their manners so visitors to a safari park were surprised when this bear waved back at them.