March 03, 2006
YouTube, MeTube, and EveryoneWeKnowTube

Here's the deal. I JUST got broadband internet in December (I know, sad) so for years, if I wanted to watch a trailer or video clip I had to find a way to download it because my connection couldn't handle the stream. Because of that I have various clips scatted all over my hard drive in folders called things like "clips", "stuff2sort", and "misc junk". So I decided to clean up my drive because a) I need the space & b) the old Gateway is probably not long for this world. I decided to start uploading things to because it's free, it makes it easy to share/embed clips and when I looked at what was available when I searched YouTube for 'Keanu', the pickins were pretty slim, and had a lot of parody stuff.

I tossed the Action! clip up there because it was handy to include in the entry, and I wanted to see if the player would work here on the blog. It didn't occur to me to link or publicize the other clips I put up just yet because there was no context. Anyway, I see now that some of the Dogstar clips have gotten some attention on other sites which is fine by me, and I just want to go ahead and link my YouTube profile for anyone that wants to check it out. This morning I added clips from an old (circa Matrix promo) Tonight Show interview that I THINK may have come from, which doesn't seem to be updated any longer so I hope there's no problem, I'm probably going to go ahead and add to the description in the clips just in case. Anyway, there are 10 parts, start here. Check my videos for the rest.

*update:I got DMCA'd on the Leno clips, so they're gone from YouTube.

I have some other odds and ends that I will put up as well, mostly entertainment show footage and such.

Now, because I am a HIGHLY DISORGANIZED PERSON, I really don't know where most of this crap came from. The only thing I have that I won't be uploading are becky clips that I know Keanuette filmed herself, and I hope that maybe she'll put those up on her profile, which already has the Walk of Fame footage if you haven't seen it yet.

I've also been contacted by some of the other sites about hosting the clips on their site and what I think I'm going to do is toward the end of the month, when I know a few big downloads won't make me exceed my bandwidth, I will put the originals in a protected directory and give the site owners access to download them and put them on their sites. So if anyone feels ownership of any of the clips, they should let me know if they don't want them out there. I realize that some of the sites have the videos in a premium access subscription part of the site and frankly, I understand that it costs bandwidth to serve files this size. However, I also understand that some folks went to the trouble of making these clips for the fans and may have a problem with their work seemingly used for someone else's "profit", which is why I want to give anyone a chance to claim these clips.

Again, I'll repeat that I really can't remember where I got some of this stuff, so if you see a clip in my videos and feel that it's YOURS, I'll happily credit you for making it, or take it down if you're fussy that way.

I'd also like to ask anyone that has clips to think about creating a YouTube profile and sharing what they have. Tag it with 'Keanu' and leave a link in the comments so others can see. Let's create an archive that's not full of stuff that mocks the man, but instead lets others see what we see.

Finally, in the extended entry, I give you my favorite non-Keanu thing EVER found on YouTube....

This song will be stuck in your head FOREVER.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at March 03, 2006 11:05 AM .

A few things:
I put "profit" in quotes because while unfortunately someone that created content out of the goodness of their heart might see it that way, I really don't think that any of the sites I'm intending to share these clips with are in it for the money. Maintaining a big site is not cheap and a lot of work, and how anyone chooses to offset the costs of their site is between them and their subscribers.

Also PLEASE, someone PLEASE share Oscar and IFC clips from this weekend for those of us that won't be able to watch the shows.

Posted by: krix on March 3, 2006 12:42 PM

Oh, and if anyone has clips to share and *doesn't* for some reason want to create a YouTube account, you can send them to me at keanuvisionary AT gmail D0T com and I'll upload them. Send them one at a time, and don't zip them because gmail doesn't like .zip files.

Posted by: krix on March 3, 2006 01:33 PM

I was going to profess my love for you until you made me watch that video.

Posted by: laura on March 3, 2006 07:31 PM

That clip was mesmerising!

Miaow miaow miaow, miaow miaow miaow. That's gonna be in my head for days...

Great idea for the archive krix!

Posted by: Nettie on March 4, 2006 08:22 AM

...on the "Catwalk" ;-)

Posted by: lizzie on March 4, 2006 11:51 AM

well, this was a little bit out of my internet userŽs class. i Žm just happy that it works here and other details iŽll leave for you - experts.
as it happens at the same time i did some cut from movie and iŽll send you krix (and iŽll donŽt zip it *wink*).

miau, miau (translation: miaow miaow)

Posted by: vika on March 6, 2006 01:06 AM

as a new cat owner (of a 10 year old, one-eyed 12 lb. black and white hunka hunka purring love), i have to say i absolutely adored this dancing kitty cat. you go krix!

Posted by: lori on March 6, 2006 12:38 PM

AWESOME!! Thanks for all the clips, krix!! And this clip with the cat has me rolling here at work! Fun!

Posted by: Jena on March 10, 2006 11:15 AM
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