Vimeo Awards Celebrate Creativity in Online Video
In a night marked by music, humor, and just a few technical snafus, video-sharing site Vimeo gave out its second round of Vimeo Awards Thursday night at a ceremony in New York City. Vimeo first gave out awards in 2010.
Comedian and musician Reggie Watts and humorous beatboxer Beardyman hosted the night. Presenters and judges included some winners from Vimeo's first award ceremony two years ago.
"I still don't know what I'm doing, but the Vimeo award has tricked others into thinking that I do," said Gabriel Bisset-Smith, who won the narrative category in 2010.
The awards show was the kick-off event for the second Vimeo Festival, which takes place today and tomorrow at Vimeo's IAC Center home.
Scroll down for a list of this year's Vimeo Award winners.
Will Hoffman and Julius Metoyer of the filmmaking team Everynone (shown at right) accepted the award for best lyrical video, as well as the overall grand prize. Each category winner received a $5,000 grant, while the grand prize winner took an additional $25,000.
The hip online filmmaker's festival makes its second appearance, offering provocative discussions, helpful advice, and free beer.
Video site presents a cleaner look, clearer navigation, and a multiple upload tool that warns users of problems.
A universal iOS app in in the works, soon bringing video editing to the Apple iPad.
Successful two-day event impresses with creativity, shows that conferences don't need to be stuffy.