Video-a-Go-Go: The local video roundup

Let’s start with something about as “Asheville” as it gets. Here’s a music video by local band Jeff Markham and the Last Call, filmed on location inside the LaZoom Comedy Tour bus. The song is “Baby It’s Gone,” and it’s the best possible song to start off this week’s local video roundup.

And what way to follow up that rollercoaster of a video than with a PowerPoint presentation about employment trends? The subject matter may be a little dry, but it’s worth noting that the world is changing when even the Ashevile Area Chamber of Commerce is posting their reports for the YouTube audience. Here, Research Director Tom Tveidt presents the findings of the 2009 Asheville Metro Economy Update, which talks through the hard data about rising unemployment, and how this impacts different sectors of the economy.

After that video, maybe we need a little something to get our blood pumping? How about this video of Michael “Tall Bike” Mooney riding his namesake vehicle down Greens Lick in Bent Creek?

Last week, we presented one of the many short film submissions to the recent 48 Hour Film Project here in Asheville. This week several more contributions surfaced, including this one by Rock Paper Scissors Productions. The film is called Still Life, and their randomly selected genre was “film de femme” (a genre invented by the project that seeks to encourage strong female characters).

Other local 48 Hour films include Glueman, Sister, Wicket Intentions, Stuck, That’s The Junk, The School, and The Ball Player.

This area has a wealth of parenting vloggers, and this week we bring you a video by Ghosthuntmom, a local vlogger/blogger who has some thoughts on indoctrination and parenting.

And since we started on a local video, why not end on one as well? Here’s Asheville-based indie rockers tHE POLES performing “We Dine in White.”

Of course, this is a mere handful of the dozens of interesting local videos uploaded just this week to YouTube, and a mere fraction of the Asheville-related videos available on the internet. 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.

Steve Shanafelt



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