Better Than TV
Television is dead. Sure, the body is still warm, but broadband Video-on-Demand beats traditional broadcasting just like microwave ovens beat campfires. Next year, it'll be silly to have a "Better Than TV" best-of list, but for now, here's a tiny sampling of video productions that cannot be found on television and, in every way, are genuinely better, more interesting, funnier, more creative... you get the idea.
Archive List: Better Than TV
OK, so 3D is a gimmick. And consumer 3D is THE ultra-geekiest video gimmick ever, trumping flying cameras and depth of field by a few magnitudes. Still... THIS is AWESOME!
Sorry about the ALLCAPS and the exclamation mark, but Ed Glaser created this EPIC (ahem... sorry) video on the consumer Aiptek 3-D pocket cam. Epic. Note that something can definitely be "epic" and "gimmicky" at the same time, but I DARE you to watch this without smiling and enjoying yourself and thinking "Dang, this is better than anything on cable tonight."
Mr. Glaser does say "I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to shoot in 3-D, even if the video quality is a little lower. :-)", but you'll also notice that the movie he reviews is a 3D movie: Right tool for the right job, and shooting the episode in 3D is definitely the right tool for THIS job. Kudos!
* There is another unimpeachably perfect reason to shoot 3D: because it's fun! By all means, do NOT let me pee on your parade. Shoot 3D. Watch 3D. Love 3D.
Deja View: Bollywood Harry Potter… in 3-D!