Watch the Top 12 Videos of 2012 Handpicked by the Vimeo Team

As the year comes to a close, we've got plenty of 'Best Of' lists coming down the pipeline over the next couple of weeks. We share videos throughout the year, but it is simply a snapshot of the hundreds and thousands of videos uploaded every day. The good people over at Vimeo, who consistently curate a steady stream of fantastic videos, from shorts and docs, to music videos, to experimental videos, and everything in between, have handpicked a list of their 12 favorite videos from 2012.

Here's a bit from the post about the picks:

The Curation Team has kindly asked me to present Vimeo’s Top 12 Videos of 2012. Why, you ask? Well, I don’t like to boast, but on the Staff Picks Channel you’ll notice that the videos are “hand-picked with <3.” Who do you think we’re talking about here? Sure, SamJasonJordan, and the rest watch a lot of videos, and some of them even have decent taste. But we all really know which hand is on the steering wheel.


So yes, we’ve got to hand it to these videos. Each singlehandedly captivated us with its cinematographic handiwork, candidly recorded offhand moments, and downright handsome filmmaking. Plus, each one received a Staff Pick nod during the year, so you can rest assured that they’ve all been handsticked with <3.

We've shared a few of these before, but be sure to head on over to the Vimeo blog to read more about them.

The City of Samba -- Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli

Moving Takahashi -- Josh Soskin

Solipsist -- Andrew Thomas Huang

Breezeblocks -- Ellis Bahl

Holi -- Variable

The Eagleman Stag -- Mikey Please

Quik -- Colin Kennedy

Always a Fire -- Union HZ

Everything is Incredible -- Tyler Bastian

As I Am --   and Mark Adams

Video is no longer available:

Le Taxidermiste -- Supinfocom

Tame Impala --  

What do you guys think? Which of these have you see before? Do you have any favorite Vimeo videos from 2012? Let us know in the comments.

Link: Handpicked with Love: Vimeo’s Top 12 Videos of 2012 -- Vimeo

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Some of my favorite Vimeo videos, ever:

Your Lucky Day by Dan Brown
The Division Of Gravity
Bluebird by CIAP
"Iron" and "Run, Boy, Run" by Woodkid
Heartbreaker Music Video by MSTRKRFT

and VCA 2010 RACE RUN! :D

December 17, 2012 at 10:45PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Division of Gravity is my #1. It captivates me every time I watch it.

December 18, 2012 at 1:42AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Samuel N.

I thought Division of Gravity was well shot but I couldn't take the acting.

My Vimeo Likes this year (which aren't featured above) are:
-Lolita Lempicka by Yoann Lemoine
-Kavinsky 'Protovision' by Marcus Herring
-Ni**as In Paris by Kayne West
-Mint Julep 'To The Sea' by A Nice Idea Every Day
-Louis Vuitton 'Dream' by Stuart A. McIntyre
-Combustion by Renaud Hallee (not strictly 2012)
-Fun - We Are Young ft. Janelle Monáe by Marc Klasfeld

December 18, 2012 at 7:48AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


A great way to kill some time :). So much holiday joy right there!

December 18, 2012 at 11:50AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Some of my favs:

"Eugene" by Spencer Susser
"Goyard - Le Rendez-Vous"
"The Sound of Dust" by Hidden Notice

December 20, 2012 at 9:29AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Vimeo is wonderful. For I'm tired of camera technology over taking story telling.
And most of these best of's confirm my this.
Great stuff but not for me.

December 20, 2012 at 5:42PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

bill kinzie

Great technlogy; great poetical potential, but regularly deserved by absence of content and meanly inadequate sound illustration. FILM is sound TOO ! Formatted to be formal.

December 20, 2012 at 10:31PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


I agree with the above. Watching a video with a bad soundtrack is like eating food that smells bad. You want the audience to have a total interactive experience.

December 27, 2012 at 12:59PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM