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Ragazzi ho scoperto questa ragazza (ma in realtà ha una sorella che spesso è protagonista come lei dei filmati, ed è anche più carina) e sono rimasto impressionato...
Non è una ragazza stupenda, ma sta già spopolando in youtube per il modo in cui si è inserita in maniera sapiente e silenziosa con i suoi video, che prendono spunto da vecchie idee già provate, ma le rivoluziona...come fa? Semplice, agisce da regista, cantante, giornalista, attrice, autrice, danzatrice, scenografa, montatrice,tecnico del suono...tutto in una maniera davvero singolare...
Essendo in inglese mi dispiace non aver colto tutti i suoi dialoghi, ma se nonostante questo mi ha colpito, significa che c'è davvero del maggior parte dei video sono playback di canzoni, e già si può notare la sua straordinaria espressività, aggiungiamo che tutto deve avere un ordine, niente va lasciato al caso, ed ecco che viene fuori la vena da regista che è in vediamo così esibirsi in montaggi difficili per qualsiasi principiante, ma anche in semplici riprese quotidiane sempre però ricche di originalità e spensieratezza...
Aggiungiamo il live motive della sua voglia di fare questi video, ovvero la scomparsa del padre, a cui fa sempre una dedica, e scopriamo perchè moltissimi navigatori sono non solo diventati suoi fans, ma si sono presi la briga di farle dei tributi, o di ringraziarla personalmente per le sue perle...sono solo 5 mesi che fa filmati, ma io la seguirò, perchè per me è nata una star...

Ecco il primo video che ho visto, una specie di riassunto di questi mesi, sulle note di una delle mie canzoni preferite, e che mi ha spinto a ricercare gli altri...

Brookers - Everything changes


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A quanto pare è già una piccola star...infatti le si dedicano articoli sui giornali e le hanno già fatt ouna proposta di scritturazione per una sit com... Very Happy

Daly digs YouTube talent
Brodack goes from online to on-screen


YouTube has churned out its first crossover viral video star.
Carson Daly has signed Brooke "Brookers" Brodack to a talent/development deal, making the 20-year-old the first talent to emerge, in an official capacity, from the online service.

Via his Carson Daly Prods. banner, Daly will work with Brodack on content for TV, Internet and mobile outlets.

Brodack's portfolio of vids range from comedic shorts and parodies to video diaries. Her video "Zuma," a sendup of the widespread musicvideo for "Dragosteta din Tei," by Romanian boy band O-Zone, has been viewed more than 1 million times.

Daly said he became mesmerized by her videos after recently stumbling upon them online.

"The Internet has become a new platform for identifying emerging artists such as Brookers. I hope to give her the opportunity to expose her talent on a much larger scale," he said. While Brodack isn't the first talent to surface from the Web -- MTV star Andy Milonakis got his start with online video sketches -- hers is one of the first deals struck based on YouTube popularity.

"Several things immediately caught my eye watching her videos," Daly said. "She's got a fresh point of view, considerable directing skills and a great sense of music and how to use it."

Next step for Brodack will be to discuss longformlongform content with Daly and CDP development senior VP Ruth Caruso, in addition to more of the shortform clips she's been producing on her own for the past several years.

"There is potential for Webisodes, mobile series and definitely a great TV show here. She'll be an exciting package to present to networks," Daly said.

Date in print: Tue., Jun. 13, 2006, Los Angeles

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Video makers find a vast and eager audience

Vloggers are finding an eager audience for their on-line antics


Brooke A. Brodack bounced around a messy bedroom, lip-synching a Romanian pop song as if it were her personal anthem.

“Mayyah-hee!” the song’s chorus seemed to go, which Ms. Brodack delivered with a crazed look obscured by crazier hair. “Mayyah-hoo! Mayyah-ha! Mayyah-ha-ha!”

It’s the kind of frenetic goofiness this 20-year-old Holden resident often gets caught up in, making her no different from perhaps every other teenager and 20-something who has ever owned a stereo. But unlike the rest, her fun was far from private: Ms. Brodack videotaped the homespun performance and posted it online, and it’s been viewed more than 1.1 million times.

That’s more than five times the population of Worcester. Some cable television shows would be lucky to have such viewership. And when she posted other videos — more than 20 in total, dancing or rambling or making prank phone calls — people continued to come in droves.

“I don’t know who they are,” Ms. Brodack … known online as “Brookers” … said recently as she sat in a coffee shop. “I don’t know what they want. In a way, it’s really stressful.”

Without knowing exactly how or why, Ms. Brodack and other video-makers across the world have found a vast and eager audience. They’re often not doing anything particularly notable — just ruminating or playing around, and occasionally busting a move — but somehow it’s working.

The entertainment industry has taken notice, and representatives troll the Web for new ideas or stars. When a video hits big, it’s not uncommon for its creator to hear from production companies. Ms. Brodack has talked with a few, and is in contact with Carson Daly Productions.

As broadband connections become more widespread, videos get easier to post and download. Some creators like Ms. Brodack now get recognized when they walk into stores. Others haven’t attracted huge audiences, but instead have created small, tight communities among mutual watchers.

When large files such as videos were harder to access, they were passed almost exclusively among friends or posted on a handful of Web sites devoted to silliness. That gave rise to such gems as the “Star Wars Kid,” a chubby boy flailing around as if he were in a light-saber battle, and “Numa Numa Dance,” in which a teenager lip-synced the same Romanian song Ms. Brodack did. (She was paying homage to him.)

About two years ago came a shift in the way personal video was used on the Web. Bloggers realized they could chronicle their lives and interests through video instead of text, and that gave birth to vlogging, or video blogging. Most participants posted videos on their personal sites and attracted a small viewership, but others, such as, built large audiences by producing funny content daily.

The biggest jolt to Internet video may have come from the December 2005 launch of, a site that allows users to upload videos that can be easily shared and accessed by anyone. About 35,000 videos are uploaded and 40 million are watched every day, according to the company.

Because the content is created exclusively by users, and because anyone can see how many times a video has been viewed, a stroll through YouTube is like a survey of cultural whims. Films of people falling down or messing up on live television are popular, just as they have been for years. Well-executed bits from comedy troupes also play well.

But YouTube and vlogging have given rise to a relatively new genre of video, one in which the appeal is less obvious. It is the personal video, like Ms. Brodack’s: anywhere between a few seconds and a few minutes, typically featuring one person sitting in front of a camera and talking, singing or joking around as if with friends.

YouTube’s numbers show that millions of people are watching.

But why?

“We are a culture of voyeurs,” said Clark University screen studies professor Timothy Shary, author of “Teen Movies: American Youth on Screen.” “We love to look, and we especially love to look at other people. We primarily like sensational events because they are so unusual, but even sometimes just looking at the mundane can be quite fascinating.”

If that’s the case, these videos are perfect voyeuristic material. They’re often casual and intimate, and the featured filmmakers act without the self-consciousness that cameras often create. In watching them, viewers get to know the person filling their screen — their mannerisms, expressions, even their sense of self. That’s what originally made online video so attractive, according to Boston-based vlogger Steve Garfield, who is often called “the father of vlogging.” Video conveys people’s lives in a way that text-based blogs never could, he said.

Video-makers are often also avid video viewers, and their interchange spawns friendships. Mr. Garfield said he’s met many of the people behind his favorite vlogs, and they’re always just what he expects them to be. When they’re in town, some have even stayed at his house.

“The whole thing is, it’s more than just putting video on the Web,” he said. “There’s a whole community of people behind it. And that’s kind of the cool thing that people don’t really see.”

That’s also what attracted Worcester vlogger Carl E. Weaver. He said he loves video’s ability to succinctly tell people’s stories and lives, and he became hooked on the concept after discovering it a year ago.

He now has a few of his own Web sites, one of which features short documentaries he’s made about Worcester residents and neighborhoods. It is at He started it as a way to explore the city and highlight its hidden parts, but found that he most enjoys the online conversations his videos inspire.

“I think what’s really cool is it makes the world a smaller place,” he said. “If you can log on and see this guy in Worcester has the same story as you have in L.A. or Bangkok, then there’s this common thread of human existence.”

And yet for all the time and care Mr. Weaver puts into his videos, they’re not getting nearly as many visitors as, say, a St. Petersburg, Fla., teenager who pretends that a box of Chex magically changes his clothing.

That video, made by 18-year-old Tyler Rowe, has been viewed more than 175,000 times since it was uploaded to YouTube one day last month. Other hits include videos of him sitting on the ground making farting noises (more than 20,500 views) and talking to puppets (more than 27,000 views).

It’s not all gold, though: Some of his stuff flops — for example, a spoof rap video that has only been viewed about 800 times. Mr. Rowe said he has no idea why some videos are popular and others aren’t. Even his self-judgment is off: Some of his least favorite videos, such as the farting one, become the most successful.

He’s tried figuring it out, though. When he first discovered YouTube two months ago, he sifted through its content to figure out what was in style. He concluded that lip-syncing videos do well, and produced one of his own.

When it attracted some viewers, he was hooked.

“A lot of the ones there, they’re not even good,” he said. “I can make a crappy video just as good as anyone. I just tried, and it ended up working.”

Mr. Rowe’s assessment was a wise one. Perhaps more than any other genre, lip-syncing videos have the potential to rocket up the YouTube charts. There’s no rhyme or reason. The video can feature popular or obscure music, and the faux-singer doesn’t even have to be good.

It’s no surprise that popularity comes at random, according to Mr. Shary, the Clark professor. Pop culture’s whims have always been elusive, and will likely remain so. There’s no formula, only fortune. “If the culture industries could figure out what was popular and why, that’s all they would do and they would do it consistently,” he said. “But they can’t. These are people who have degrees and careers in trying to figure out what’s popular and why — and look at how many movies fail, how many TV shows fail, how many albums fail.”

That’s not to say YouTube viewers are in agreement about everything, or anything. Each video has a comments section, in which viewers can leave their thoughts. For every gushing fan who writes to someone like Ms. Brodack — she said she gets one e-mail every four minutes, many of them positive — there’s someone being nasty, and practically vitriolic.

It’s a lesson every popular YouTube member has learned. Uploading videos is like throwing yourself to the lions — petty, insulting lions who go straight for the ego’s jugular. They may start out responding to the video’s content, but will quickly move on to character assassination.

In reaction to one of Ms. Brodack’s videos, a person describes her as “pathetic” and writes, “Your future is as black as charcoal.”

It can become too much for some. Popular YouTube members have been known to disappear entirely, erasing all their videos without any explanation. Some will resurface later, bitterly addressing the critics they call “haters.”

A pretty blond teenage girl from Indiana who goes by the moniker sexxiebebe23 did that recently. In one of her first videos as a returning user, she shrugged off a long list of insults.

“I like my teeth. I think I’m fine,” she said at one point. “And other people think that too. So I don’t really care about the 1 in 10 people who think I’m ugly or whatever, because I know I’m not.”

Ms. Brodack said she initially tried responding to all the hate mail, but decided it wasn’t constructive. There’s no arguing with these people.

And yet, in an unexpected way, the critics helped her.

Seven months ago, when she first began posting videos, she was shy and self-conscious. In high school, she said, she was invisible. Some classmates never heard her voice.

But on YouTube, she found a way to show off her more relaxed, absurdist side. It was like being in the spotlight, but at a safe distance from the crowd. When positive feedback began pouring in, she was encouraged. She had always enjoyed making people laugh, and now she was doing it en masse.

The hate mail only toughened her, she said. She learned to ignore it, and to stop caring so much about what other people think. And in these seven months, she said, she’s emerged from a shell — confident, determined, talking about her successful future in terms of when, not if.

Anyone can see it ... online.

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