Top 10 finalists reviewed one by one…
Here they are. The loyalists. Only a BlackBerry fanatic is willing to make a video for free in these times.. Love the passion… Keep going guys… See the videos here.
Video #1 - Really? I Mean Really?
Too bad he didn’t know that you cannot use any song in your video on YouTube. Although, so many people do it anyways…I wonder what song he used? And how it got pulled so fast…
UPDATE 4/18/12 - It appears he removed the copyright material and was able to re-post. I like the video, the kid is funny and it’s a good concept. Not Be Bold per se, but this would make a funny commercial if it got a bigger budget.
Video #2 - What is This?
Is this a remix of that Parkour video finalist we saw last year, Ong Bak and Rumble in the Bronx? Well shot though, good choreography and love the athleticism. Congrats.
Video #3 - Inspector Gadget Bad Guy is Always a Good Call.
Congrats for the editing work, awesome music (no copyright issues here folks) the BlackBerry gear with the combo beanie-gloves-jacket, neat Batman spin. I am noticing a tendency toward violence in these videos…I’ll expand on this later…
On the down side, I wish we’d have seen a better fitness coming from Bruce Wayne. I guess you don’t have to go to the gym to protect the city from crimes and villains as long as you have your BlackBerry in your hands.
Video #4 - Damn That Was Loud!
Love the energy here. Bring it on girl. Seriously, starting from the name to the costume/outfit she’s wearing to the size of that girl, it’s colorful, fresh, it’s new to our eyes, maybe too new, you know, just like when that futuristic looking device come out and you’re like, it looks terrible! even though you know that 10 years from now you’ll be loving those shapes and designs. Chipmunks voice over, was it her real voice? If I wasn’t passionate, i wouldn’t have watched the video until the end. On the plus side, now I don’t need to ever try LSD.
Video #5 - Family Recital
How cute is it to get the family involved into something he obviously loves; the BlackBerry products. I find it very pleasant to see how much passion this kid has for his BlackBerry, enough to get everybody on board from the parents to his little sister acting as the PlayBook. Cute! Also, this is actually a great script.
Video #6 - Grand Canyon Tour
Awesome intro, user experience POV, very inventive way to bring us into his world. Do not watch if you’re afraid of heights, seriously the guy almost lost me when he looked down the “abyss” of the canyon with his camera. Oh wait a minute, I jumped out of a plane texting on my BlackBerry ; )
Video #7 - Good Cause
Love the concept and the dedication, and he’s raising money for a great charity. I like it when the BlackBerry Nation can make a difference in the real World. The guy is long-time iPhone Fanboy but his buddy convinced him to take on the Bold 9900. I’m glad he realized the potential of a Bold 9900 and a PlayBook. Better late than never!
Video #8 - That’s How We Roll
Laughed long and hard here, well done. Love the attitude, and that it is pride in supporting the BlackBerry community, is this a real business?
Video #9 - “The Most Interesting Berry In the World”
Hmmm, we can also redo the scene from the SuperBowl Budweiser “Wazzzzaaaaaa” ad using BlackBerry Smartphones. Hey! that was a good commercial too.
Video #10 - Kids in the Hall!
Very funny. I like the guy. He’s the only one coming from a different angle, with a true humorous tone, cliché German accent with emphasis on the Fuhrer speech techniques. Portraying the new german-born CEO answering journalist’s questions and telling, in the process, his vision for the company. Great value in these tough times. Either you make people laugh, make them dream/escape their daily lives or you pay them. One of the three. I wonder if Thorsten has seen this…I bet he laughed!