Like the IGBP video created by the Broadway community—which I posted to Slog last night—this is another great representation of what we're calling "second-wave" IGBP videos. Most of the videos that went up in the first few weeks were—in addition to being moving and heartfelt—very quickly made, mostly with webcams, and the sound quality was sometimes poor. None of these things made the first-wave videos any less effective or necessary or welcome. Now, however, we're seeing more videos that have been professionally produced, shot, and edited. The rawness of the first-wave videos contributed to their emotional impact; the professionalism of these second-wave videos demonstrates that the IGBP didn't only inspire people who were with familiar with webcams and the aesthetics of YouTube confessionals.

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