'Samurai Girl' to help launch new experiment from Diet Coke and Mentos team
Post-it notes will be the prop that the EepyBird team will use in their next online video experiment. This time the clip will debut on cable TV instead of the Web.
Can the team from EepyBird.com, which brought us the "The Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments," duplicate their success with Post-it notes?
Stephen Voltz and Fritz Grobe, are the performance artists behind EepyBird. The pair will unveil their new "Sticky Note Experiment" Friday at the ComicCon Conference in San Diego.
As an example of how far Web-video fame can take you, the clip of the "Sticky Note Experiment" will debut not on the Web but on cable television. On September 5, the video will appear on ABC Family's Samurai Girl
Voltz and Grobe have had a good run with their Diet Coke and Mentos video, which shows the men creating acaused when dropping thousands of Mentos into carbonated water. The clips has been viewed more than 11 million times on Revver.
They've appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show, and Mythbusters.
The financial rewards don't look shabby either. EepyBird gets a cut from Revver for ad revenue generated by their video. Grobe and Voltz had an endorsement deal with Diet Coke. Check out their site and it appears they might also have some kind of agreement with the producers of Samurai Girl.
I couldn't reach Voltz by phone to ask him about Samurai Girl.
Judging from the videos the two have already released, a copy of which is below, Grobe and Voltz are working on creating cascades of multi-colored Post-it notes.
Whatever it is, it has to be good to top the Mentos and Diet Coke trick.