Viral videos are fantastic. They're awesome, and I would be willing to bet quite a bit of money that the majority of people have seen one that they liked so much, they showed other people (but I guess that's kind of what a viral video is) The closest thing I ever came to being in a viral video was for a talent show the college I went to put on every year. We did a music video to “Uptown Girl” which you can see here.
It can't be all that hard to make a viral video, right? I mean, there are millions of them. So I took the liberty to see what some key elements are when it comes to popular online videos. Here are the spark notes.
- Catchy music.
- Someone hurting themselves.
- Some sort of stupid internet trend/meme.
- a baby or cute animal.
- Usually short.
While I was unable to get a hold of a baby, and I completely forgot I owned a hamster, I think I did the best I could with my resources. So, while my wife was at work, I set about making this video. Enjoy, and make it viral.