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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Walker Art Center cat video fest

Walker Art Center cat video fest serves up purr-fect viewing in Minneapolis

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis tested the boundaries of legitimate art with a film festival devoted to the online cat videos that pervade YouTube and social networks.

It's not unheard of for some cat videos to rack up as many as 50 million YouTube views. Most are simple: a cat tries and fails to jump into a cardboard box, or makes a ridiculously cute noise while eating a spoonful of sour cream. Some are more cinematic, with tricky angles, animated graphics, mood music and other tricks of the filmmaking trade.
Organizers of Thursday night's festival said they wanted to find out whether the private experience of viewing the videos online would translate to a shared and social experience when shown on an outdoor screen on the museum's grounds.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 09:03 PM
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Did you get to go? I was hoping it would run a couple times since my cat loving sister is coming to Mpls for the month of Sept.
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Slate online magazine did a nice review of it, too - with links to some of the best ones...

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Can you post the link Fran?

Gosh I was thinking this would be a great type of fund raiser that cat rescues or TNR groups should try. Im sure lots of cat lovers would fork out to attend something like this! wish I could of gone to see how it was done!
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I didn't go but there are links at the end of this article in the PAPER.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Direct link that will keep you entertained all day HERE!
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More than 10,000 Internet Cat Video Festival goers attend the first cat video festival on the
Open Field at the Walker Art Center on Thursday, August 31, 2012, in Minneapolis.

Wow how cool is that.. going now to view the videos. I was on my phone before and having trouble finding it.

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I squandered 1 hour and 56 minutes laughing and ooohing at all the videos!
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I wanted to go but people had been out there since noon to get seats and I couldn't get there early. I hope they do it again next year.

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