Thursday, April 24, 2008

YouTube Advice Bleg

OK, I need some advice from all you YouTube users out there.

After more than a year of trying to get streaming video to work properly, I'm officially surrendering to YouTube. I'm going to post one of those now-legendary MediEvolution videos, just to see how it works out. I'll be posting my least-favorite* first, so that if the whole thing turns out to be a big mistake, I'll be able to cut my losses.

The clip is itself called "Larry Monarch Live," and is a Larry King spoof that obliquely critiques M. Knight Shyamalan's Lady in the Water as Arthuriana. My question is this -- should I categorize it as "comedy" or as "educational?" My impulse is to call it "educational," because that's the ultimate sneaky goal of MediEvolution, but most of the stuff in that category tends to be lectures. What do you folks think?

*It's my least favorite because it's already dated, and something about it just doesn't quite work. No insult is intended to those who wrote/acted/produced the episode.

1 comment:

  1. Been mulling this over, and since a search suggests you haven't posted the clip yet, I figure I can still jump in. A little bit hard to know without having seen the clip, of course, and I'm also not YouTube experienced enough to have known that you have to choose a single category. But I'd be inclined to say "comedy." It sounds as if that's more probably what a casual viewer with no particular motive for watching it would think of it. Plus, in the comedy category as opposed to the educational category, I think you've got a greater chance of having someone stumble across it and be "tricked" into learning something.