Glenn, live on BreeFM @11pm EST.
It is Halloween. Glenn says there is nothing more compelling than being here with us. He is fascinated with the minutia of LG15, Opaphid and RedEarth88. Glenn will be talking about things that scare him among other things. What was in vogue for Halloween this year?
Glenn discussed the Dark City film..........Glenn does not get what is so great about it. He would like to do a commentary about how much it suxs.
Halloween: Glenn's best costume ever 1986: when he was in 4th grade, he dressed as Spiderman: the black outfit. Glenn's first comic was Secret Wars: issue number 8 (the episode where spiderman got the black costume). Its great when you make your own costume. You are failing if you wear the store bought vinyl costume.
" Music is my hot hot sex' song - CSS (CANSEI DE SER SEXY): A kid made his own commercial for the Apple iPod touch and posted it on YouTube. An advertising executive saw it and asked him to remake it as a real commercial. Go to Apple web site and you can see the new version (or the original is still on YouTube). In terms of UGC it is pretty remarkable. If you have the talent and know how to use existing resources it can open up a lot of doors. Opaphid (with LG15) is another example.
iPod Touch Ad - Nick Haley - njhaley
I loved the look of the new iPod Touch, found this music, and thought it was perfect for it. I made a commercial using material from apple.com and editing in Apple's Final Cut Pro.
*Sorry about the grey start, its the way YouTube deals with MPEGs*
Made on my MacBook - September 2007.
Music - CSS - Music is My Hot Hot Sex.
When you fall in love with something you fall in love with it on your own terms. People fell in love with the show where Bree was in her bedroom. When she went on the run the show initially felt different. This was well in motion before Glenn had anything to do with LG15. It was a coincidence that the OpAphid story was going in the same direction. When he saw the " On The Run' video is when he realized the stories were headed in the same direction.
With Rachel (Sarah) she does very well with the vlog format. He made a conscious effort to keep the "in bed room phase". Even during the lo-fi series it was presented as things that happen to her. He hopes that works as a formula. What is coming up is a reinterpretation of an established genre thru the vlog genre.
In the next day or two we should know more about Aly Zarin. Glenn is curious to see the reaction when a familiar face shows up as the character of Aly Zarin. It is someone who was extremely popular on LG15.
Deagol asked abou Tachyon on the run: it was independent. Glenn was establishing his own story to move the series away from LG15.
NEXT WEEK IT WILL ALL BE REVEALED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GPS KEY (GoodPurityStatus) from Drop 2 - the puzzle that led to the pizza/spin art (mid-november): This was after he had been in touch with LG15
Behind the Scenes: RedEarth88 Announcement: see the linked story.
A remix of a Headboard song will be in an upcoming Rachel video. Glenn co-wrote the music for Headboard and also did keyboard now and again.
Pictures of Headboard on Flickr.
Things that scare Glenn:
Montana Meth Project - Bathtub - badassmofo2
Check out all the PSAs in the project http://tinyurl.com/ywm4nn They are all exceptionally good. If you know any hard core "meth" users these videos are scary accurate! It is direct and effective. The guy who funded this is some millionaire who put up his own money before the state co-opted it. What would be the response if something like this went national? The approach of taking a horror movie style is impressive.
These ads are scary! One video was directed by Tony Kaye and another by Darren Aronofsky.
Montana Meth Project on Wikipedia
"The Montana Meth Project is a Montana-based anti-drug organization founded by billionaire Thomas Siebel. The main focus of the project is an advertising campaign, based on ads that are intended to horrify viewers concerning the possible dangers of methamphetamine. The advertisements are based on a theme of regret, occasionally with not-yet-addicted teens viewing their future selves warning them about the consequences of what they are pondering. Common elements are amphetamine psychosis and the decline of one's health and living conditions. As of 2007, the ads have been picked up in other states, such as Arizona and Idaho, as well."
A "drug abuse" component was considered for RedEarth88 early on but it was dropped. They have streamlined the story to make it more direct. Clara was going to be working on a documentary about amphetamine abuse before the Maddison documentary.
Allegory between relationships, drug abuse and codependency. Think about an"addict gene". People are addicted to somethings. Things like "meth" go above and beyond the "addict gene". These drugs can grab you and hook you.
There is research that shows that if you have a parent who is an alcoholic you have a higher change of becoming an alcoholic so their is some evidence for an "addict gene".
Red Territory: more next week!!!!!
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Glenn, live on BreeFM @11pm EST.