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Top 10 Detroit Videos of 2010

With YouTube exceeding 2 billion views a day, it shouldn't be a surprise that not only did video kill the radio star but it’s also more popular than the 3 major television networks combined.

These are my picks for the top Detroit videos of 2010. They aren't listed in any particular order.

1. Lemonade: Detroit Trailer from Erik Proulx. Help fund this documentary; become a producer for $1 a frame and get a credit on IMDB. I'm a producer, are you?


2. The MakeShift Detroit from Stephen McGhee. Learn more about these 4 entrepeneurs who moved to Detroit and are starting their own businesses. 

The MakeShift Detroit from Stephen McGee on Vimeo.


3. Six Minutes from Final Five Productions. Do you hate parking in Royal Oak? If so, you'll love this video.  


4. Pato Margetic - Detroit. The city makes a beautiful backdrop in this video.

Pato Margetic - Detroit (Co-Director/Producer/Photography) from Adrienne Williams on Vimeo.


5. My Home from Brandi K. This is the winning video from the "I Love Detroit" video contest.


6. Future Midwest Opening Video. This kicked off the popular conference held last Spring.


7. "Wally Bronner (Christmas Always)" by The Hard Lessons. The Detroit band plays homage to Wally Bronner and our own Christmas wonderland that is just a short drive up I-75.


8. Stephen Clark's #Backchannel. Learn how the Channel 7 anchor started engaging viewers on Twitter and the birth of the #backchannel community.

Stephen Clark's #Backchannel from Tim Davis on Vimeo.


9. Detroit Lives with Johnny Knoxville for Palladium Boots.


10. blog 'n the D from Fafoutee Films. This trailer features bloggers in Detroit. Disclaimer: I am in this video and know almost all of the people featured in it.


Which one is your favorite? Did I leave any off the list?

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    Football is definitely 1 of the largest sports in America. It has a important following.

Reader Comments (7)

Great list. Thank you for making 2010 a better year for Detroit by helping us stay connected and showing us time after time what a dynamic, vibrant city we have.


December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHoward Collens

I hope "It's So Cold In The D" made this list last year. HAHA

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDJ Meph

Thanks Howard! Working on some big plans for 2011!

DJ Meph,
Ha! I didn't do a top 10 video list last year no. :D

December 29, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

i think black milk's album release video might be my favorite detroit video of the year. his two official music videos for "welcome (gotta go)" and "deadly medley" are good too, but this is stellar:

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjarred

Thanks for the addition Jarred!

December 30, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

Wow! Thanks for including us Becks!

I think that the teaser that Dennis Coffey did of Cee Lo's "F*ck You" for his upcoming release should be on the list. The guys at The Work are always on point and there are a lot of Detroit folk you'll recognize in this video. It's just a fun ass video.

Also, I second Black Milk's album release video... so tight.

Thanks again Becks! Your blog goes on my "Top 10 Blogs of 2010" :D

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Dibble

You're most welcome! I love your work. Thanks for sharing the Dennis Coffey/Cee Lo video, that's awesome! How did I miss that? Loved, loved, loved it!

January 2, 2011 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

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