Tuesday, May 22, 2007

VD Music Video Challenge Champion: theburg.tv

Congratulations to theburg.tv, music video makers who overcame a formidable field of entrants to stand with past Vlog Deathmatch winners in the pantheon of history.

The variety, breadth of talent, and artistry in this deathmatch was inspiring. We reached wider and farther than ever before to bring creators into the fold.

While I'm always rooting for the knives to be sharpened and the ugly side of competition to rear its head, these contestants conducted themselves with grace and class. Kudos to you all.

But of course, there cannot be a winner unless everyone else loses. This is the nature of Vlog Deathmatch--a zero sum gain--and it is incontrovertible. The glory belongs to theburg.tv, and the rest of you are simply cast into the dustbin of history.

Perhaps someday the light of victory will shine on your path to righteousness, but for now losers must wander alone in the dark waiting for another opportunity to demonstrate that your parents were wrong about your choice to pursue online video as a career.

Theburg.tv owns Bedford Ave. while the rest of you ride at least two L stops into East Williamsburg.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

It's Time To Vote, Mutha f*ckas!

The Music Video Challenge deathmatch deadline has passed as of May 14, 2007, 11:59PM PST.

Despite the absence of almost any fun, nasty, spiteful, shit-talking, this was a remarkable deathmatch. 20 entries. 20! From all over the world, no less. The array of different talents and styles would make my mother proud if she still spoke to me.

We now hand the final decision over to the community. Vlog Deathmatch is, first and foremost, a competition. No one can win unless everyone else loses. No bitching, no moaning, no crying, no whining. Shut up and take what's coming to you.

Voting ends Monday, May 21, 11:59 PM PST. 2 votes allowed per IP address. Please cast your vote:

UPDATE: If you spy any unusual voting activity, please email me -- swoolf-----AT--gmail-----DOT----com

Monday, May 14, 2007

Lan Bui - Don't vote for me, I didn't try very hard

Music by: Al Stravinsky

I think a Vlog Deathmatch is supposed to be a challenge to do. It should put us out of our normal comfort zone of what we normally do so that being in the deathmatch is facing a creative challenge and an opponent challenge. "Anything Goes" should not be a rule in Vlog Deathmatch. I didn't try very hard in this entry so don't vote for me.

Vlog Deathmatch Entry- missbhavens- "Crimson & Clover"

Third time's a charm, right? missb had upload troubles...NO EXCUSES!!

Featuring a Secret Special Vlog Guest Star!


Rupert's Vlog Anarchy Entry

Music is The Sex Pistols: Anarchy in the UK. Lyrics here

i can now never hear the Pistols or the word Anarchy without thinking 'Vlog Anarchy', a post by Verdi in 2005 - check it out.

Ryan Bailey / Viddyou's Official Vlog Deathmatch Entry

"Everybody DeathVlog!" -by Halcyon

Bass Nectar's "Everybody" video using footage from the 2007 Lightning in a Bottle festival (may 12-13).

Chuck Olsen sez "Time Out 4 Fun"

Shortened song by DEVO. Some footage came from this documentary

Wreck & Salvage - Ballade de Melody Nelson

Quicktime Link

Homage de Serge Gainsbourg, from Wreck & Salvage.

Original can be seen here.

Michael Verdi / nscape.tv Vlog Deathmatch Entry

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Notes: The song is "Me! I Disconnect From You" by Gary Numan from the album "Replicas." We edited about a minute out of it because it took like a million years just to do this much.
P.S. Don't sue us Gary, aren't Friends Electric?

Permalink - nscape.tv

Jackson West's Vlog Deathmatch Entry

"Amen Brother on the Slide: NY to SF Mix"*

Special Thanks to Ralph Jackson

*Most certainly will cause seizures.


Vergel Evans & his Vlog Deathmatch Entry

Click HERE for Quicktime version & embed codes. Special thanks to Ann Marie for the support and inspiration. Emotions is one of many songs featured on the Lx7 Podcast.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Kary Rogers' Vlog Deathmatch Entry "My Step Cats"

A cheesy song I made for my lolstepcatz.

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Justin (Colbert) Adams Vlog Deathmatch entry "Ironic"

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Vloggies Vlog Deathmatch Entry "Irina Slutsky"

The Clip Show Vlog Deathmatch Entry

Jim Kirks and Charlie Baker of The Clip Show official entry.

music - "Anything Goes" Frank Sinatra

Francisco Daum's Official Vlog Deathmatch Entry

Music: "Song of Friendship in Poverty"

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Phil Campbell & Estabans Deathmatch Entry

Hope you like it. Onion renamed to estaban recently because it works better for them in the "music industry" - a friend of mine sam and his band agreed to rock out seeing as they were hosting a night locally anyway. Hope you like it. :)

Watch the Video

Someone teach me FCP please!!!! :) - love to all my fellow vloggers.

Jackson West's Vlog Deathmatch Promo

Theburg.tv's Official Vlog Deathmatch Entry

In case you've never seen the original video.

We're so retro-ironic-chic.

Starring: Bob McClure, Lindsey Broad, Chris O'Connor, Matt Yeager, Jeff Skowron, and Kelli Giddish

Music by The Buggles

Edited by: Chris Chan Roberson

Special Thanks: Zandy Mangold

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Nathan Miller's Vlog Deathmatch Entry

This is a music video I made for Vlog Deathmatch. Enjoy

Click here for Quicktime.

Had a lot fun with this one...

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Bill Cammack's OFFICIAL Music Video Challenge Entry

Monday, May 07, 2007

missbhavens' Vlog Deathmatch Promo: "gloss"

Quicktime here

Some people hear the words "music video" and immediately think of The Buggles, or REM or even Panic! At The Disco (infants).

Not me. I hear the words "music video" and immediately think of Cherry Pie.

Talking 'bout my generation.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Irina Slutsky Vlog Deathmatch Trailer

Watch Irina strut her stuff in her Vlog Deathmatch trailer.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Drew Olanoff's Vlog Deathmatch Entry


"Maybe There's A World" by Yusuf Islam.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Bill Cammack's Vlog Deathmatch Promo

Click here to play Quicktime version on Blip.tv, download video or get embed codes.

Bill Cammack's promo for the 2007 Vlog Deathmatch Music Video Challenge.

Clips from: (in order of appearance)

Steve Woolf - smashface.com
Casey McKinnon - galacticast.com
Bill Cammack - billcammack.com
Eric Rey - ericrey.net
Rick Rey - rickrey.com
Dany Gehshan - galacticast.com
Veronica Belmont - veronicabelmont.com
Bonny & The Bui Brothers - noodlescar.com
Zadi Diaz - smashface.com

Special Mention goes out to Vergel Evans - Lx7.ca who gets to take a long walk... on a short plank! :D