I've talked about my undying love for Vimeo here on the blog before, but I've discovered so many amazing videos there lately that it felt like a good time to bring them up again. I've been using Vimeo myself for years to showcase my own videos (like the slideshow video I created earlier this year to showcase Essley's weekly pictures from her first year, and our homemade wedding video back in 2011). And even though my personal video postings are only occasional, I enjoy Vimeo so much that after only a couple months of using it, I upgraded to a Vimeo Plus membership, which allows for some great extras like 5 GB of weekly storage (up to 250 GB a year), priority video conversion, password protection and domain-level privacy, advanced customization and more.
As I've mentioned before, from a design perspective, I absolutely love their clean layout, which allows the videos themselves to be the focus instead of a bunch of clutter or ads. (There is little that I find more frustrating than going to watch a video and being forced to sit through a pre-roll commercial; Vimeo is 100% ad-free.) The aesthetic of the site itself so clearly aligns with the artistry of the videos as well - which vary from those made by professional filmmakers to simple personal videos like those I post. And the Vimeo community is equally as great - it's an engaged group of all sorts and levels of video enthusiasts that form an intimate network. I just love Vimeo you guys. Plain and simple.
I could go on and on, but instead I'll get right to sharing my 10 current favorites with you. Even if you don't watch all of these at once, whenever you have a few minutes here and there, I highly recommend checking these out. Exploring videos on Vimeo is one of my favorite ways to relax, and it's really amazing what I've been able to discover. My video picks feature many different styles and genres, and range from serious to gorgeous to trail blazing to hilarious - but each one is beautiful in its own way.
(Here are the links to the videos above, from the top, in case you'd prefer to watch them directly on Vimeo's site: Offline Dating // So You've Grown Attached // Green // BiPoland // Gigi Hadid for W Magazine // Subway Love // Cottage Sounds // A Big Backyard // Iceland // Moving On)
Before I go, I want to mention that the Vimeo Plus and Vimeo PRO accounts are super affordable (just $59.95 a year/$9.95 a month for the Plus subscription or $199 a year for the PRO). If you're a blogger like I am, a vlogger, a business owner, a filmmaker, or just an enthusiast who enjoys putting together your own personal videos, both of these paid subscription options can be invaluable ways to share and promote your videos. As I mentioned earlier, even though I only post the occasional video, having a Plus subscription over the past few years has been incredibly beneficial for me with the extra storage and customization options. I highly recommend joining Vimeo Plus or Pro. Your videos are worth it!
Do you use Vimeo? (If you have an account, post your URL below so I can check it out!) Which video from above is your favorite?
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