Mike Relm

RelmVision

So I decided to create a whole new YouTube channel, dedicated to remixes that I create. Sounds simple enough, but as many of you might be thinking (...and a lot of my friends have wondered this as well), why have more than one channel? The easiest way I can describe it is, it's like when ESPN created ESPN Classic. Or CNN and CNN Headline News. The content is similar, but really doesn't need to live on the same channel. Same goes for me, albeit on a much smaller scale. I'm calling it RelmVision, so head on over there and subscribe!


Why subscribe to channels on YouTube? Every single person I know has watched countless hours of videos on YouTube. Yet the majority of them do not subscribe to any channels, favorite, or 'like' any videos. They create an account simply to be able to watch the '18 and over' stuff. That's fine and all, but if you see a video you like, especially if it's an original work, it's likely you'll enjoy more stuff from that person or production company. By subscribing to the channel that the video is on, you'll see all the latest vids in your subscription 'inbox'.

It's very likely that you saw the Crush on Obama video in 2007. It was everywhere. If I hadn't subscribed to Barely Political's channel, I may have missed out on one of their current series The Key of Awesome, which in my opinion, is made up of the best musical parodies on the web. If you didn't subscribe to OkGo's channel when you saw Here it Goes Again, you probably missed a lot of their other genius videos and behind the scenes features.

I spend a lot more time on YouTube than the average person. And that's not counting the time spent uploading videos or responding to messages. I'm talking about just viewing. That's probably because I have a pretty good flow of videos that end up in my subscription box. YouTube is much more than just the memes you see on the news. I highly encourage subscribing to channels on YouTube, it's really a great way to see more of what you like, as soon as it's uploaded!

By the way, the 'subscribe' button is located just above the video, underneath the title. A pretty good place to start is at the channels with the most subscribers in YouTube history.

Iron Man 2 TV Spot

It's been an amazing couple weeks. Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau caught my IM2 trailer remix on YouTube and brought it over to Paramount and Marvel with the idea of having me create something new for them. One thing lead to another and I found myself doing an Iron Man 2 TV spot!

A huge thank you (and major props) to Jon Favreau, Marvel, and Paramount for having the guts to get behind new and creative ways of doing things. As a fan, it's great to know that the Marvel Universe is in good hands.

The Nexus

Check out my latest collaboration with Chantal Claret! We used Google's Nexus One, and since I'm the world's worst dancer, I got my good friend Jon "Bionic" Bayani to do his thing!

In case you're wondering, yes the video on the phone is the actual video being played on the Nexus, NOT added in post-production.

You can also download the song on iTunes!

Watch Clown Alley!

It's been about a year since the official release of Clown Alley on DVD, so I thought it might be a good time to make it available for viewing online! You can watch it here in its entirety (sans DVD extras). Of course, you'll need 3D glasses to fully enjoy the action scenes (2 pairs of 3D glasses and Clown Alley poster come with each DVD). A lot of hard work went into this project, and I'm happy to have gotten overwhelmingly great response from those who have the DVD. Enjoy!

My First Zoetrope

My life has been pretty digital lately so I decided to put a project together that let me step away from the computer and get arts and craftsy, at least for part of the building process. The idea behind this piece was to use the turntable in two ways that are on opposite sides of the technical spectrum. One being video scratching, which at the moment is the most advanced thing you can do with a turntable. The second thing is the zoetrope, which is the origin of motion picture. Anyone who has taken a film class will recognize the Muybridge images!

This was so much fun to make, definitely one of the best production experiences I've had. Helps to have a kick-ass crew, a few good ideas, and a beautiful location. We got to shoot at the Regency Center in San Francisco, which was built exactly 100 years ago, in a room that not too many people get to step foot in.