March 14, 2008

Support Hope - Video

By now many people have seen the video "Yes we can" by that took a speech by Obama and made it into a song with celebs. Pretty powerful stuff. Millions of views on YouTube and other sites and tons of press coverage.

Now, here's a site that took that video to the next level and really blew my mind. You can actually upload an image and have it added into the video -- and over 1700 people have added their image so far. I can't really explain it except to say you have to see it.

Even more amazing, it was created in a week by Syrup.

Here's a write up I found on it.

“This website is a place where people can come together to be a part of something bigger than themselves. People are able to submit their photos (and eventually videos and words) to the site and become a part of our “collective video”; a digitally rendered mosaic super-imposed on the Yes We Can Song video. This is the first in a planned series of data visualizations that will explore human collective intelligence and collaboration in an effort to bring about change - in this case, the course of American politics.

This has been an unbelievable project to say the least: a song written and recorded by multiple major recording artists, musicians and actors in 1 day; a video concepted, shot and produced 3 days and posted to the web, garnering nearly 30 million views in one week! …and finally a bleeding-edge website conceived, designed, programmed by Syrup and posted live on the web in 1 week.”