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I've pawed through a lot of "Island Caretaker" videos and thought I'd start a list of some that stand out, both good and bad. Have a look.
I consider myself a "realist" and understand that while I've got a pretty good resume for the Aussie 'Island Caretaker' job, I'm not the only one. Who knows? Maybe Tourism Queensland already has an idea of the kind of person they're looking for and I'm not it.
Before I put my video together, I viewed a LOT of the videos that had already been loaded. After I uploaded my video, I've viewed a LOT of videos too.
While the majority are crap (really), there are some that stand out as 'worthy competitors'.
I've learned several things here. One: If you open up a fabulous opportunity to the world, the wannabies and idiots come out in droves! Two: There's some really cool people out there that are doing some very interesting things with their lives! Three: What some people will do to attract attention is ... well ... to put it nicely ... creative!
On the next page is my (growing) list of videos I've found that have struck me as either very good, or very bad ... for the reasons I mention.
Shirley, you've found some you like (or dislike)! Post the link. (I'm curious to see what floats or sinks your boat, not just Shirley's)
The Picks I've Found:
- My current favorite (I've been in contact with Cindy, via email. I like the 'buzz' she creates in her video. She looks like a real people-person.)
- World Traveler (Rachel was an intern at STA for 2 months. She's a coed, cute and bet she looks hot in a bikini too!)
- Amazing Animation This is just beautiful to watch! Corrie - excellent work!
- Excellent Music & Videography Philippe does a great job with this. It's just too bad I have a difficult time understanding him (and the English error in his credits - "leave" instead of "live" - is a killer).
- Cute Cartoon Work The level of videography work is amazing. It's a cute video with a good message. English is good, though a bit carefully spoken, as if she's having to work at it.
The Pans I've found
- Old Guy Dancing - (Not against mature folks in the fray, but this guy just looks spooky).
- Balancing a Chunk of Snow - (Can't see Brian's face and he's balancing a chunk of snow on his head. The message went right by me b/c of the delivery.)
- Clever Teaser? - (Michael's video is all about a tease. It's creative, daring, but ... what's the message? Even Michael admitted this on his blog ... "it didn't demonstrate I could actually speak". I agree, but put it in the undecided column. Who knows, eh? He also has a contest to win an iPod, if you vote for him.)
More to come ... just put up the few I had, to get started.