Apple ‘Get A Mac’ Viruses ad selected in top 5 viral video of 2006 by IFILM

A viral video trailer expertly blending movie footage from “Brokeback Mountain” and “Back to the Future” plus a popular Folgers commercial are winners in IFILM’s annual “best of” awards which laud the most artistic and entertaining video offerings of 2006. IFILM editors made their selections across four categories including top 25 music videos, top 10 movie trailers, top 10 commercials and the 50 best viral videos. Both professionally produced and user-generated videos were chosen for the lists. A complete list of all video winners is available at http://www.ifilm.com

IFILM editors, who throughout the year qualify and organize the content across genres from users and TV, music and movie partners, made their “best of 2006” selections based on viewer popularity and artistic merit.

According to IFILM Producer Doug Hammond, “We vet out and organize content so our visitors don’t have to. 2006 was a bellwether year for online video so we have doubled the number of videos recognized in our annual list.”

The following are the top five in each category. For a complete list please visit http://www.ifilm.com

Top five of the 10 best commercials:

• Folgers: Happy Mornings — Folgers is now filled with hallucinogens to help us tolerate our mornings. http://www.ifilm.com/video/2743552
• Happydent White — Teeth gleam such a sparkling white that they light up the night in this creative spot from India. http://www.ifilm.com/video/2776978
• Smirnoff: Tea Partay — The P-Unit is here to represent all of their blue blooded homies and drink some malt liquor iced tea beverages. http://www.ifilm.com/video/2765416
• Coke: Happiness Factory — So what does happen exactly when we put our monies into the vending machine? http://www.ifilm.com/video/2749513
• Apple “Get a Mac”: Viruses — The hilariously dry John Hodgman stars with Justin Long in a new series of ads for Apple. http://www.ifilm.com/video/2724776

Apple ‘Get A Mac’ Viruses ad:

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Adam W.” for the heads up.]

12 Comments

  1. I have a low tolerence for whining about the cost of a Mac these days.

    Comparing the cost of the original 1984 Mac and what you got for the money, and the cost of living (what money itself is actually worth) between then and now, a bare bones MacPro is a steal.

    And don’t bring up the cost of a PC. Back then and excepting D.I.Y. PCs, even they were more expensive than contemporary Windows PCs. Besides, they don’t really enter into the equation. It’s not even an “Apples” to oranges comparison. Since Windows PCs don’t run Mac OS, it’s really a something to nothing comparison.

  2. Not too long ago, you could pick from 3 video formats on iFilm: RealMedia, Microsoft Video, or Apple QuickTime. I would choose QuickTime, of course. But now, it looks like iFilm has gotten aboard the Flash Video bandwagon. If FLV is not the dominant video format on the web yet, it will be in a few more months. The only place we’ll be seeing QuickTime is at Apple’s movie trailers section. Apple should buy Adobe already.

  3. For the record, in c.1986 my first Apple was an SE/30 4/40, some software and an HP inkjet b/w printer.

    This lot cost — £2450.00GBP / $4780USD.

    Equivalent price today — £4312 / $8415.

    We’re well spoiled and I rather like it.

    The SE/30 still works, as does my first laptop, a 145b.
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  4. DJ,

    Your memory is fuzzy….

    The SE/30, which was basically a 68030 powered Mac II stuffed in the original Mac case, wasn’t even introduced until 1989. The original Mac II, which had a 68020, wasn’t even introduced until 1987…

    Cheers

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