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Watch This, Not That: 6 Amazing St. Louis Videos and Their Terrible Counterparts

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Tree 9 Films
Don't watch this.
It's easy to lose your way in the sea of videos that is YouTube, especially when looking for videos about the Lou.

Never fear, Daily RFT readers! We're here to guide you. Check out six St. Louis YouTube videos you absolutely have to watch and their horrible, wannabe opposites:

1. Hipsters Dancing Edition If you're going to be a hipster, just embrace it. The Charleston dancers clearly love their 1920s dance moves, so we do, too. Besides, watching a couple performing aerobics in matching uniforms makes us want to tear our own eyes out. (Also, you'll be hearing from our lawyers about re-appropriating the "Best of St. Louis" title, you irritating copycats.)

Watch: I Charleston St. Louis

Not: Best of St. Louis

Best of St. Louis from Tree9 Films on Vimeo.

2. St. Louis Isn't THAT Dangerous Edition These Washington University students explain the complicated intricacies of St. Louis crime statistics in verse and without pretending like black people don't exist.

Watch: St. Louis Crime Report

Not: The Truth About St. Louis Crime

See also: St. Louis is Safe, We Promise! 5 Steps to Making a Viral Propaganda Video

More dancing and a look at racism in St. Louis after the jump!


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10 comments
David J. McCutcheon
David J. McCutcheon

"In case you missed RFT picking on someone's family video with 60 views..."

Jeremy Schwartz
Jeremy Schwartz

Here is St. Louis part one was really good actually.

izzy10
izzy10

Is this a joke? Can't believe someone's getting paid for this garbage.

David J. McCutcheon
David J. McCutcheon

Seems a little mean spirited to pick on a family video with 47 views of kids being happy about the Cardinals winning, RFT. I get that you want to watch YouTube videos for a living and call it journalism, but this is beneath even you guys.

Don Occhi
Don Occhi

I love seeing positive videos,and clips about St.Louis.

maghnuis
maghnuis

Apparently, RFT is loosing touch with capacity for understanding hip, hipsterism and quality. The Charleston video was fun and had great music. The Tree9 one kicks its butt for actually showing off the Best of St. Louis.(Not a TM) Its production values, thru-line, and videography were way superior to a bunch of friends dancing through barely recognizable landmarks. 
RFT makes an intermittently valuable fish wrapper, but should leave the video reviews to someone that knows what they are talking about.

shannonburgdorf
shannonburgdorf

In the case of the first two videos, I disagree. While both videos are clearly highlighting points of interest in St. Louis, the Tree 9 video is better in several respects. The creativity of the shots, the vibrancy of the colors, a cute love story, and the accompanying music fit perfectly. All of the details were coordinated down to the characters costume pieces. And it was a minute shorter while encompassing more story and places. 

The winner of this is clearly the Tree 9 video, across the board from concept to cinematography to editing. Hands down.


Susie Nicholson
Susie Nicholson

My favorites are I Charleston St. Louis and St. Louis Crime Report.

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