Throughout the year we try to introduce you to as many interesting people and events in Memphis as possible through our videos. Just in case you missed a few, we thought we’d share a top ten list of our videos from 2014 according to you, our viewers. This list is pulled from the videos we released in 2014 that got the greatest number of plays. So pour a cup of cocoa, and take a walk back through 2014. Rewatch your favorites, or catch up on a few videos you didn’t see! Starting with…
10. Jon Tobin
Jon Tobin is one of the many unsung heroes of our city. As a graduate of the Memphis Teacher Residency, he spends day in and day out in the classroom and on the track, teaching and training the next generating of Memphians in our public schools. We’re big supporters of our city’s teachers, and when we heard what Jon had done to get shoes donated for his girls’ track team, we wanted to share the story.
9. Victor Sawyer
Number 9 on the list happens to be another educator, teaching at the Stax Music Academy. He’s also seen on stages all across town with many of Memphis’ most popular bands.
8. Paper & Clay
Paper and Clay‘s midcentury modern inspired ceramics have quickly become your favorite locally made products. Brit McDaniels credits local support and Memphis’ close-knit creative community with her success. Fresh off her selection as a finalist in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards, she now finds herself in our top ten list.
7. Kyle Taylor
Kyle Taylor is one of the most visible artists around town, with original murals on walls all over the city. Check out his project to bring more public art to Lamar Avenue.
6. Moon River Festival
Back in June, we partnered up with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors to help present a day of music and fun at the Levitt Shell. We created this video to help promote it. It featured words written and narrated by Drew reflecting on his Memphis roots, and shots of some of his favorite spots around town. The festival was a lot of fun, and we’re looking forward to seeing it happen again in 2015! Some of our footage from this video and the festival later ended up in Drew’s video for “Tennessee.”
5. Jonathan Chu
Jonathan Chu is one of those Memphians that almost everyone in town seems to know, or at least know someone who knows him. He spends much of his time on the road with the rock band Skillet, but when he’s home in Memphis he makes the most of the city he loves, and shares about it as much as he can.
4. Silly Goose
Silly Goose is one of downtowns best kept secrets, but as much as you watched this video, it’s a little less of a secret now. They specialize in classic cocktails with an unbeatable $4 classic cocktail happy hour.
3. Now is the Time
We’re very proud of this video, which we produced to help christen the launch of our redesigned website in October. We set out to show case what we love about Memphis, and what inspires us to get involved in our city. The video visually highlights some of the exciting things happening now in Memphis, such as education reform, inventive health care approaches, increases in biking, and urban farming. We also got to highlight some of our favorite spots around town, from downtown to Soulsville, Crosstown to Cooper Young, and Binghampton to Overton Park.
2. Thursdays Squared
Overton Square launched Thursdays Squared a popular new music series in their outdoor performance space this year, and they asked us to help share the experience. You loved watching this video almost as much as you loved going to Overton Square!
1. Tennessee Brewery Untapped
This video was by far the most viewed video we’ve ever made. It’s apparent there were a lot of people VERY excited about what happens when a historic building comes together with a pop-up beer garden featuring our local brewers. The good news is, the building has been saved!