Thank you so much local news coverage. Only you know how to best cover a fairly well known automobile related activity.
Confused? Here's what's up:
Samsung put on a contest where they would select five teams of "Mobile Explorers" to send to the Winter Games with full press credentials and behind the scenes access. My friend David and I were selected as one of the five finalists! This is our "we're finalists" video.
We'll be blogging, tweeting, and doing video updates of our wacky adventures during the whole time. After the Olympics are over, Samsung will select one of the five teams to receive a hefty $24k grand prize.
Thing is, we'll need your votes on our videos to propel us to the top!
(Also, this'll force your boy Freddie to actually be consistent with his video updates, for once)
Become a fan at: http://www.facebook.com/samsungusa
And follow our coverage at: http://www.samsung.com/mobileexplorers
I'll also be providing twitter updates. Follow me fwong
The first challenge we faced as Samsung Mobile Explorers. David and I win the hearts of an entire generation with our verve and spread good cheer and tidings in the form of miniature maple syrup bottles.
Check out http://hannahsgold.com for some kickin' rad maple syrup from good ol' Vermont. Samsung will match anything you spend up to $30,000 for charity work in Kirindon, Kenya.
GET THOSE 3D GLASSES READY KIDDOS!
David and I arrive in Vancouver in ultra style, with awesome 3D zipline footage from the free zipline they've set up in downtown Vancouver! We check out the sea wall, the downtown zipline, and CityLive.
I like this video because it seems to imply David and I exist in a totally separate universe than the other mobile explorers, which is not true in the slightest - it just came out that way.
Subscribe to be notified when our CONTEST VIDS get put up - we're vying for $24k and we need your votes! http://facebook.com/samsungUSA
A little late for Valentines Day, but love endures forever, as you are well aware. Like a child without a watch, this video is timeless.
2nd Challenge was to create a music video in a day. This is David and my tribute to the 80s - music videos' finest decade. Bonus points if you can guess which CLASSIC MUSIC VIDEO I drew direct inspiration from!
I take full responsibility for all bad event pun lyrics and cheesy harp lines.
Our third challenge was a scavenger hunt. We were paired with the super awesome Tara and Hilary from the Canadian Mobile Explorer team Two Peas in a Vlog (Check out their stuff at http://mobileexplorers.ca.msn.com/ )
There sure were a lot of clues, but scavenger hunts are easy with a mobile phone and alternate versions of yourself helping you on the other line!
A long hard look at the Olympic pin trade. Investigative journalism at its finest. We remind you to trade pins responsibly.
My favorite joke happens at 1:30, although nobody else seems to think so!
The fifth challenge was a respectful look at one of the Olympic events - we drew the Ski Jump out of a hat. Respectful means we're a little more restrained than our usual buffoonery, but hopefully you are sufficiently EDUTAINED
I did cut my face up after that fall. Look for sweet scars in the next videos.
This challenge tasked us to create a PSA for cell phone recycling, the second best kind of recycling.
Everyone got up in arms about the supposed racism of HP's facial recognition and how it can't recognize black faces, but conveniently overlooked Apple's racial recognition feature on their iSight cameras.
I recorded this using Photo Booth. For shame, Apple!
The new Mortar Simulator mode in Modern Warfare 2, which allows players of all ages to simulate the intensity of launching explosives at each other endlessly across the map!
This glitch has been going around on multiplayer servers on Xbox 360.
This is the most fun I've had all year!
If you are looking for funny cat videos, a video of a funny cat, or an entertaining video of cats featuring hilarious felines etc., then this is the video for you! Featuring great footage of a great cat (His name is C-Pain and he is my friend Brian's awesome cat).
What am I even talking about I hate cats.
If this makes no sense to you whatsoever, it eventually will, trust me.
Yes, I am serious. November 22nd, I will be performing at YouTube live, just destroying legions of fans with prowess.
My YouTube 101 Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OnfLEDAcB4
Want to have your video HD and widescreen? Make sure your output is 720p, i.e. 1280x720. You're also going to want to compress it so you aren't uploading a huge file - use h.264 at 1500-2500 kbps.
For more detailed instructions, click here: http://www.freddiew.com/2008/12/31/how-to-make-hd-720p-widescreen-youtube-videos/
After you upload, be patient - YouTube needs time to process it before it throws up the "Watch in HD" link.
I use Final Cut Pro and a smattering of After Effects when necessary. Music/Sound is Logic. But remember! The program doesn't make your movie for you - if you've got the fundamentals down, you could use iMovie on an old iMac and still rock faces.
Stupid YouTube wanting to revert to 4:3 resolution. Sometimes you gotta use some FORCE.
Featured in Hong Kong. That's because Hong Kong knows what's up.
Chief Armoror Brandon Laatsch and Black Bar Wrangler Matt Arnold once again to the rescue for this one.
The contest is over! The winners are here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXnSJ1WcX5Y
SEE, 1UP.COM!? WHEN YOU HOLD A CONTEST, YOU ANNOUNCE YOUR WINNERS!
The guitar has "Dell Lounge" on it because that's where I won it. I have no affiliation with Dell or their lounges. I also have no affiliation with Peavey. Here's more info on the guitar: http://www.peavey.com/controller/
The guitar is for Xbox 360, and should work for all Guitar Hero and Rock Band games. I cannot be held responsible if you get made fun of for owning it.
I'll pay ground shipping. If you win, you must agree to make a video or something to otherwise prove that you've received it, and hopefully that you are happy with your insanely awesome Guitar Hero controller.
Thanks! No purchase necessary! Void where prohibited!
The results from the 2008 ROCK GIVEAWAY, with totally unexpected but altogether not unwelcome BONUS GIFTS!
Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to the winners! You guys are all awesome, and I wish I had more random Guitar Hero stuff I could giveaway! Oh well, maybe next year.
For high quality, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o20TXzotVw&fmt=18
For the original video, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q6KAg6qEGY
Article on the protest: http://media.www.browndailyherald.com/media/storage/paper472/news/2009/02/25/HigherEd/Protest.Stalls.Nyu-3647293.shtml
On February 19th, dozens of NYU students barricaded themselves in a cafeteria.
At the top of their demands, they asked for amnesty for all the students involved. They also asked for stuff about financial transparency and scholarships to students from Gaza.
But most importantly, they wanted to make sure they didn't get in trouble.
Marksism from the Awful Forums had this to say:
"Let's do some math: a semester at NYU costs roughly $19,000 for the sake of even numbers. That's $38,000 a year. There are about 50 or so students here. Barring some with scholarships, they are paying a total of about $1,900,000 yearly...
Take, for example, SUNY Purchase. It's also a decent school, not far from NYC. A semester there costs $2,890, or $5,780 a year. A yearly savings vs. NYU, per student: $13,220.
Now, if only 10 students, just 1/5 of this protest group switched colleges and were able to give the difference away, they would total $132,200. That's enough for just almost 7 Gaza students to attend NYU. Or almost 23 students to Purchase."
Join me on an audio visual journey through the eyes of a generation that wishes it was the 70s all over again - the first generation to ever envy all the cool political stuff their parents got to do.
Come on guys! You make sweet dudes like me who use a Macbook to do sweet stuff and not look up vegan recipes all day long look like a total dweebo!
I am committed to only bringing my viewers PREMIUM QUALITY CONTENT! This video is all about my hair pretty much. The strobing is due to the crappy fluorescent lighting in the motel room.
Watch in HD - it's the whole point! This was shot on the Red digital camera in super slow-mo at 2k. This video is very likely the most frivolous footage ever shot on a Red camera, aka the Cadillac of digital cameras. It is certainly YouTube's most expensive vanity video.
The camera was rented last weekend to shoot a short film my friend Kevin Klauber (http://www.youtube.com/user/klauber901 ) wrote and directed. The film's director of photography was my friend Jon Salmon (http://www.youtube.com/jsalmon ), who you may know as the guy who directed/shot the MGMT Kids video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIEOZCcaXzE
Both those dudes are rad dudes so you should consider subscribing to their work!
We were bored the night before the shoot and decided to get some rad slow mo footage in the motel room. Even at 4x slower than real time, I believe the intensity of my rocking out shines like a radiant star in the depths of space.
The music is provided by beat legends The Forbidden Blingdom. Check out their MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/theforbiddenblingdom
I rock a guitar solo on the track they have up right now.