Vimeo Is Better Than YouTube

Whilst flicking from one task to another I've been checking out some of the "Videos We Like" on Vimeo. I didn't know much about Vimeo until Dan Meyer did his dy/av series and hosted his awesome summer series (during our wintertime) there in mid 2008. He's pointed to a few since then and I find it's more of an arty hangout for filmmakers of varying types and small ad agencies. So, I'm poaching an idea directly from Dan and asking a simple question:

What could you do with this in a classroom?

Suddenly from Magnus Engsfors on Vimeo.

Or this?


lost in a moment from dennis wheatley on Vimeo.

The quality is way better than YouTube and there seems to be less wading through the junk to get to the interesting stuff. But maybe that's just me. These will look great on the interactive whiteboard - but in what context?

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2 thoughts on “Vimeo Is Better Than YouTube

  1. Charlie A. Roy

    I think youtube will be loosing many users to vimeo. I’ve began to switch over primarily because of vimeo’s quality and also youtube’s new addition of declaring everything as a copyright infringement. I guess they’ve never heard of repurposing.

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  2. Levi

    These videos are amazing! I can imagine tons of writing prompts in each of the videos. “What led up to this moment?” “Why are these people in this restaurant?” There is so much emotion in the song in the second video. Awesome. What about doing a story on the lives of the people in the restaurant and then having a dialogue about racial profiling and and stereotypes. That could be really intense.

    Vimeo is classy. That’s all there is to it.

    Love your stuff. Check out http://k20center.ou.edu/k20alt.

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