Got a new video camera for Christmas?
Digital video cameras are as cheap as chips nowadays. On one level this is great – opening up a new creative medium to millions of people. On the other hand – well, have you actually ever sat through and enjoyed someone else’s wedding/holiday/children being cute video? The only time I’ve ever come close to enjoying anything like that is many years back when I had to sit through a close relatives wedding video. Unbeknown to everyone prior to the grand premier the bloke who’d done the video had over-dubbed the film with Billy Joel’s ‘Good Night Saigon’ rather than the requested ‘Always a Woman’, meaning the bride came down the aisle to the accompaniment of the thwap-thwap of helicopter blades…
Anyway, a few months ago we set up a ‘Stronger Unions’ Youtube channel to accompany this blog. There’s some good stuff on there – but I’d be the first to admit we probably need to spend a little bit of time thinking about how we use this more effectively. And we’re not the only ones. This great little piece from The Onion – hat-tip to the WGGB blog – accurately reflects how well or otherwise most unions and others are using Youtube!
If, like me, watching that clip is making you blush a little bit in recognition of your own Youtube inadequacies, you could do worse than check out this course being run by the TUC.
Please post links to the best/worst trade union film clips you can find in the comments section. Feel free to pilfer our channel for entries in either category!