Janica Kaneshiro | Staff Writer
Whether trying to become a celebrity or just sharing their videos with the lives of others, now that YouTube is accessible to the average high school student, students at Mason High School, such as senior Jacob Burress, now have the opportunity to show fellow “YouTubers” their talents.
“I believe people should be aware of the talent that we have as high schoolers, and we should express it.” Burress said, “The art classes have art shows; Drama Club has plays and musicals, and us aspiring filmmakers have Youtube.”
Here are some student videos on YouTube to check out:
1. Kit Kat Kate
Best way to look it up? Search “Kit Kat Kate”
Length: 3:33 Minutes
Channel Name: Wicked8DefyGravity
When was it made? First trimester for an English II propaganda project
What is it? A group of girls taking to the aisles in Wal-Mart and spreading the word that “Kit Kats are so good, they’re jumping off the shelves,” sophomore Shelby Stevenson said — which is also the slogan of the girls’ campaign. They roam Wal-Mart as Kit Kat Kate does her best to convince shoppers that Kit Kats are the best candy.
Why watch? The girls take an ordinary English project to comical levels as sophomore Shelby Stevenson runs about the candy aisle of Wal-Mart wearing a red box clearly marked with a Kit Kat logo.
Who else is in it? Sophomores Lauren Burt, Jordan Young, and Kristen Rebles. Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujw5lKvYGaA
2. Ben Woycke – “Dreaming With a Broken Heart” (Cover)
Best way to look it up? Search “Ben Woycke” for his videos
Length: 4:16 minutes
Channel name: LIVEbytheMIC
When was it made? February 2009
What is it? Junior Ben Woycke sings and plays John Mayer’s “Dreaming With a Broken Heart” on piano. Woycke, a wide receiver for Mason’s varsity football team, said this video shows that when he is not on the football field, he has a softer side.
Why watch? In his first ever video, Ben shows off his vocals, putting an original spin on the John Mayer original. Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFVM9xDF13Q
3. The Real Peter the Great
Best way to look it up? Search “The Real Peter the Great”
Length: 3:55 minutes
Channel name: DJDREX100
When was it made? First trimester for AP European History
What is it? An historically accurate rap about Peter the Great, played by junior Britt Prescott. “It’s a parody of ‘The Real Slim Shady’ by Eminem,” junior Phillip Terry, who raps in the video, said.
Why watch? It’s a group of guys putting a creative twist on an ordinary subject of history.
Who else is in it? Junior Tyler Erjavec, sophomores Ashley Erickson and Amy Achberger; made and produced by junior Derek Sisson. Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5rpDg66Nj4
4. Mason High School Basketball Tribute Video Highlights 2008-2009 (Parts 1 and 2)
Best way to look it up: Search the Masonblackhole channel
Length: 8 minutes
Channel name: Masonblackhole
When was it made? Last year after Basketball season ended, as a tribute to show at the basketball banquet
What is it? A video to highlight the great moments and players of the year, according to senior Nick Angstadt, one of the people who made the video.
Why watch? “It’s a great video with highlights and lots of cool moments from last year, and it has great music.” Angstadt said. “Every time I see the players now, I think of the music we put behind them [on the video].” Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anqznYDXtpY
5. New Moon trailer
Best way to look it up? Search Jacob’s channel
Length: 4:42 Minutes
Channel name: JtBurress
When was it made? Filmed between October 20th through November 16th of 2009
What is it? A spoof of the movie New Moon from the Twilight saga starring senior Livvy Berry as Bella Swan, senior Ben Kleykamp as Edward Cullen, sophomore Elias Magana as Jacob Black, University of Cincinnati freshman Nuri Nelson as Laurent, senior Amanda Adkins as Alice Cullen, senior Nathan Hartshorn as Jasper Cullen, senior Danielle Holste as Jessica Stanlely and Jacob Burress as Emmett Cullen.
Why watch? This group of students poked fun at one of the year’s most anticipated movies, following the layout of the commercial for the actual film, but changing a few elements for comical effect.Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF57ftxg0ic