Last week at NYU's Skirball Center, web video platform Vimeo hosted an awards show honoring the best in web-native video. The platform, known for no ads and an interface that puts the spotlight on filmmaking craft, gave its awards to a series of videos that are bringing innovation to the online video world.
The winner of each category received a $5,000 prize from Vimeo, and the Grand Prize winner, "Symmetry" by Everynone took home the $25,000 grand prize. The Vimeo Awards occurred for the first time in 2010. Four new categories, Action Sports, Advertising, Fashion and Lyrical, were added for the 2012 edition.
Take a few minutes out of your day to check out the best of online video:
Grand Prize Winner/Best Lyrical Video: "Symmetry" by Everynone
Best Remix Video: "Rear Window Timelapse" by Jeff Desom
Best Video Series: "Often Awesome" by All Aces Media
Best Action Sports Video: "Dark Side of the Lens" by Astray Films
Best Animation Video: "Umbra" by Malcolm Sutherland
Best Motion Graphics: "A History of the Title Sequence" by Jurjen Versteeg
Best Advertisement: "K-Swiss – Kenny Powers MFCEO" by Caviar
Best Captured Video (Video that shows the filmmakers artistic expression): "SWEATSHOPPE Video Painting Europe" by SWEATSHOPPE
Best Fashion Video: "Mulberry 'Skirt'" by Academy Plus
Best Music Video: Manchester Orchestra – "Simple Math" by DANIELS
Best Narrative Video: "Blinky™" by Ruairi Robinson
Best Documentary Video: "Amar (all great achievements require time)" by Pilgrim Films
Best Experimental Video: "Prie Dieu" by Cokau