Video a-go-go

Perhaps the best way of starting this week’s YouTube roundup is with a video almost none of us will actually be able to completely comprehend. It’s a short tour of Asheville eateries for produced by LaoWai in America, and it’s intended for a Mandarin Chinese-speaking viewership. What do we learn? The Chocolate Fetish speaks the international language of Yum.


It’s fairly easy to take our regional crafts community for granted. Sure, you may know on an intellectual level that something like item #0904 from Zirconia, NC, based Northern Crescent Iron is hand-made, but you might not realize all of the work that went into actually making that $13 cabinet handle. This video shows you the step-by-step process even a relatively simple product like this requires.


Speaking of locally made metalwork, Asheville Steel recently started making their own promotional videos for their Paragon line of knives. While the sound quality isn’t very good, if you’re a fanatic for both locally made goods and sharp things, this might be the best video of the week for you!


If there’s one hunt a knife won’t be of much help on, it’s a ghost hunt. And as we all know, ghost hunting is serious business. So when these talented young ghost hunters from Asheville School tell is that they’re being very, very serious about their talent for finding these ethereal apparitions, we should take them, you know, seriously.


Because shooting video is so cheap and easy to do these days, there’s plenty of room to experiment with the format. While a traditional way of shooting a performance video of a local band might be to get the entire group in frame, or to focus on the front-person, Brushfire Stankgrass is instead opting to focus on just one element. Hence “BASSCAM,” which, as you’ve probably gathered already, focuses on bassist Bryan White. The song is “Autumn Amble,” and the video comes from a performance earlier this month at Jack of the Wood.


Each week, dozens upon dozens of interesting local videos are uploaded to YouTube. It’s a lot to keep up with. Did we miss a particularly interesting, recently uploaded local video? Share it by leaving the videos URL (but not the embed code) in the comment fields below. Also, please mark it Not Work Safe if there’s any controversial content to the video.



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One thought on “Video a-go-go

  1. brushfirebass

    Wow Steve, thanks for the mention and the link. This was indeed from our gig at Jack Of The Wood on Friday, 3/5. We’re hoping to put all of our cameras to use down the road and do a full-band D.I.Y. video once again, incorporating this angle and many others when the venue permits. It’s easy to stick a camera on an amp or music stand and roll tape, so I gave it a go! You hear the whole band and sort of feel like you’re on-stage.

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