Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to discuss an AMAZING new video that is ALL over the internet. In just 3 days (as of January 27th, 2014), this video has already gotten 1,753,423 views on YouTube. What started off as a simple school project for A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School (a high school in Dallas, TX) students has now grown into an epic viral video. It all began when Theatre Arts Teacher Scot Pankey asked his classes to ‘let go of their fears’ (as the video’s description says) and help create this project. The video was shot and edited by students at the school, and all of the participants worked tirelessly for weeks to get the chorography just right. Once I saw this video I just knew that I had to tell y’all about it, because it is such an incredible video! Now if you want to see this awesome video (over and over again, because honestly who how can you only watch it once right?), then you check it out at the end of this post. So y’all ready to talk about it? Let’s go!
I would have to say that the number 1 thing that I love about this video is the effort that seemed to go into it. The choreography is really cool and fun to watch. Even though the teacher is the one in all of the shots, the students all shine just as brightly. The fact that this video was done in 1 shot completely amazes me, because can you imagine how hard it must be to get that many people to do the correct chorography simultaneously on cue (#mindblown!). Another thing that I really love about this video is that this is an AWESOME project to assign to students who want to learn about technology. It’s really cool to see a school not only promoting the arts, but doing so in such a way that will encourage other people to try a similar project. I think it’s really cool that now these students might have been exposed to how much work and fun goes into a large scale project like this, because now they might create more awesome videos for us (fingers crossed we see more dance mob videos). With so many people trying to get a video to go viral these days, it’s cool to see a bunch of really awesome, creative people get together and make a fun project…that just happens to go viral. I think Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson would be proud!