What would Spongebob do (WWSD) if he found a fan remix of one of his ditties on YouTube? He’d rejoice. But Mr. Crabs? Probably send YouTube a DCMA “take-down” letter. It’s happened before with my homage to Cartoon Network’s Finn & Jake’s beloved “Treetrunks.”
And the problem with the Nick.com snippet is that I don’t want the comedic tension with Mr. Crabs and Squidward “busting the buzz.” I just want unbridled Spongebob singing like he hasn’t sung since the F.U.N. song. Weeee! Sure I could keep this clip to myself, but again… what would Spongebob do? He’d share it with the world!
Of course my remix has advertisements turned off (I don’t have it “monetized”). So while I’d contend I’m safe within the “spirit” of copyright law (promoting/celebrating the show and the episode, not cannibalizing Nick revenue or using it for commercial gains), the letter of the law says this is a no-no.
Do you suppose Nick’s reaction will be more Patrick (ah, have a go!) or Plankton (must steal crabby patty formula!)? If you see my responseofnalts account vanish, you’ll know… In the meantime, “listen again it takes you far away… trying to stop it is futile… do do do do do do do do doooo do.”
And all I can say (after a 1 hour binge of your videos) is that you’d better drop out of college and make College Musical 5, 6, and 7. Seriously. Don’t make me drive to Yale and kick you out of bed. Wait- you don’t sleep either.
YouTube began in 2005 with a focus on community, but in recent years has logically put most of its energy into luring more viewers with frequency, becoming profitable, and attracting professional content and ads. So it’s refreshing to see the birth of “Creators’ Corner,” with has both a blog and a spot on YouTube.
WillVideoForFood was, as the name implies, designed to help starving video creators improve and commercialize their work. But it’s written by a marketer (me), so it leans to the business and marketing side of the equation… leaving production and creative tips to more inspired websites and people. I consider myself creative, but not inspired enough to help others enrich their own creativity.
I’m adding it to my malnourished blogroll, and hope they’ll point back.
Beyond the cat videos, viral hits, and popularity contests, there are throngs of isolated people with wonderful talent that deserves to be shared. And YouTube is now not just the amateur’s platform, but an onramp to the stage.
Oh sure. It’s vogue to slam poor little Fred. But you know damned well this little Christmas Cash music video will have you singing the refrain just like iJustine’s dad. Try to resist it, and it will tempt you all the more.
For your convenience, I’m linking to the refrain to save you the 1:00 minute it takes to warm up. Fred Cash Music Video.
The bit borrows heavily from my favorite ImprovEverywhere clip “Food Court Musical,” but gives me goosebumps anyway. Charlie Todd’s mission is to to bring people a fun, harmless, interesting moment. And their reactions bring a wonderful richness to the experience. 5 of the largest stars possible.
I met Todd last year, and have remained puzzled why this format couldn’t substantiate an incredible 30-minute television show. It’s simply brilliant.
You may also like the Grocery Store Musical. “They turned life into a musical,” says a bystander. Could we ask for more?
Oh yeahhhh… Nalts ranking it up with some seriously online killers. Thanks Brentalfloss! Feeling cool! Here’s the Internet People original, which will remind you of some classics (most of which you’ll hear about again from your mom soon since she discovered Facebook).