I originally planned to not participate in this CSO because I am not a fan of YouTube. Fortunately, that has all changed (at least at the moment) because I have been made aware of a YouTube collection that has really tickled my fancy.
The name of the video producer is Davidbugs. I just today came across his YouTube page because we both post at the same discussion forum where he had his YouTube page linked to in his forum signature. I was curious, so I clicked through and I’m really glad I did.
Though very intelligent, Mr. Davidbugs sometimes has trouble putting his thoughts into words. This is evident in his videos (and his forum posts) but despite this fact, Davidbugs is absolutely hilarious. Not only that, but he is very endearing and tends to grow on you. For me, it was nice to finally be able to put a face with his words that I’d be reading on forums for years.
Davidbugs currently has 20 videos published on YouTube and I spent the afternoon watching each and every one of them. You should watch them too. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll become immersed in Davidbugs’ life. I only expect great things from this new-ish YouTube producer in the future.
If I had to pick my single favorite video by Davidbugs, it would be the following short where Davidbugs brushes his teeth in his bedroom. He compiles all of the supplies he will need and then gets down to business for 2 minutes and 8 seconds. It’s a real gut buster! Once you have seen this video, I also recommend Davidbugs’ haircut update video where you can relive his adventures in finding the perfect barbershop and see his cutting-edge new hairstyle.
Davidbugs’ Hilarious Video
The other video that really impressed me was by a producer called macpulenta. It is entitled “LOST – John Locke – Speed Painting”. The author reportedly spent 3 hours drawing John Locke in Photoshop, and then fast-forwarded the recording so that the end length of the video is just under 6 minutes.
The maker of this video has some serious talent. I can’t imagine drawing something this good on paper, let alone on the computer. Needless to say, I have real respect for the artist’s work on this video. It was interesting to watch the picture unfold relatively quickly and amazing just how life-like the end result was.
Macpulenta currently has 16 videos published at YouTube, the majority of which are similar in nature to the one I’ve chosen as my favorite. If you are a fan of Ghost Whisperer, Scarlett Johansson, Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes, Thom Yorke, or Tim Burton, you will want to make a point of checking out macpulenta’s videos. As a matter of fact, if you are a fan of art in general you should be watching these videos.
Check out “LOST – John Locke – Speed Painting” below.
Incredible Artistic Abilities Video
To be honest, I have always assumed that the videos on YouTube were nothing more than webcam recordings from some kid in his parent’s basement. But now that I have taken the time to explore the site and its members’ offerings, I realize that there are a great number of interesting videos produced by some very interesting people. If those of you who read this have not given YouTube a chance, you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find there.