Eyespot makes us all movie mavericks

[intro] Another day, another Web 2.0 wonder – this time, it's the bastard son of YouTube, MySpace and b3ta. If that's anatomically possible [/intro]

[intro] Another day, another Web 2.0 wonder – this time, it's the bastard son of YouTube, MySpace and b3ta. If that's anatomically possible [/intro]

I've recently been creating a video mix for The Rapture, making a trailer for a hot new Brit flick and shooting my own slo-mo Western bloodbath starring Lego men and lots of ketchup. Sadly, I do not have a dazzling new career as a film director, but thanks to Eyespot.com, I can pretend to be Sam Peckinpah whenever the fancy takes me.

Essentially Eyespot is an online video sharing service paired with excellent community features that'll keep you going back for more. Just upload your own video content (or even send from your mobile via MMS) and use Eyespot's online editor to cut, paste and generally monkey around with your clip – which is really easy, thanks to a lovely Ajax/Flash interface and drag and drop functions – and the site looks ten times better than YouTube.

Tag your videos, join social groups, remix other users' content and generally have a monster mobile mashup. Creating your own dedicated blog is a doddle, while a section where bands and film companies have issued footage for punters to meddle with suggests that Eyespot might be one of this year's ones to watch... literally.