To celebrate the great tradition of the 1st of April, we’ve pull together 5 video productions we love for April Fools day.
April Fools’ Day is nearly upon us, which means that the papers will be full of stories about the discovery of fairies (2007), Disney making deals to buy the body of Lenin (1995) and Big Ben going digital (1980).
YouTube has of course has played its part on this famous day. They kicked things off in 2008 with ‘Rickrolling’ and continued ever since.
‘Rickrolling’ (as it has been termed) is when a you are directed away from what you actually clicked on and directed to Rick Astley’s “hit” song Never Gonna Give You Up. YouTube redirected everyone from their featured videos to the iconic music video on 1st April 2008. Deep Joy.
Here are some of our favourite April Fools Videos.
Uploaded on March 31, 2010 – the description read: Introducing Google Translate for Animals, a new application that can help you communicate with your pet.
Uploaded on March 31, 2008 – the description read: Film maker and writer Terry Jones discovers a colony of penguins, which are unlike any other penguins in the world.
Uploaded on March 31, 2011 – the description read: We’re hiring autocompleters for Google Search! Are you passionate about helping people? Are you intuitive? Do you often feel like you know what your friends and family are thinking and can finish their thoughts before they can? Are you an incredibly fast Google searcher? Like, so fast that you can do 20 searches before your mom does 1?
Uploaded on March 30, 2010 – the description simply read:
Caution: May Cause Excessive Performance.
On April 1, 1957 Panorama broadcast a three-minute segment about a bumper spaghetti harvest in southern Switzerland. Richard Dimbleby provided the voice over for the piece and it’s noted as the most famous April Fools’ Day Hoaxes of all time.
Let us know if you find any video gems for April Fools.
We can’t wait to produce our own video production for April Fools.