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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

WHAT TIME IS IT?...Coverage of Glenn on BreeFM

Glenn, live on BreeFM @11pm EST, Wednesday.

::::NEWSFLASH::::: The next RedEarth video will go live Thursday (31st) night at 6pm PST.
This article was being written live during the show. As such it may contain significant factual errors. Over time it is hoped that these will be corrected.
It was not dark when Glenn woke up today. He remembers Quantum Leap in terms of waking up. There was always some personal connection. It had the most disappointing ending ever. Some people might argue that it would be like LG15 ending with the Ceremony being just text.

Coming to America ( Eddy Murphy) is one of the funniest movies ever made. Everyone loves it and it holds up over time. It was rated R. Eddy Murphy became less funny when they made him more "family friendly".

Glenn talked about Richard Prior movies.: Brewster's Millions (1985 film). When you are a kid you have no point of reference so you think: "How would that play out?". As you get older you start to consider the odds and it calms you down a little.

Twin Peaks went downhill second season. Heather Graham joined the show; that was the high point. Glenn would give cautionary tales to Miles and Greg during LG15 story meetings when he thought someone had a bad idea for a story. Glenn would say: "We can't become like Twin Peaks in the second season".

Mystery Movies : was based a lot on Glenn's experiences of going to movies with his father. Glenn's dad really liked sports and he coached little league. Glenn sucked in little league. Only after the last game did Glenn realize he could throw better with his left hand. Needless to say Glenn and his father did not bond over baseball but Glenn did enjoy going to movies with him and it was that personal experience that he drew on when writing the script for the LG15 video "Mystery Movies"

"When I was little, my dad used to encourage me to read by buying me Nancy Drew novels, so ever since then, I've been obsessed with any movie, TV show, or book that involves detectives, spies, and secret codes, anything where it all sort of... fits together at the end. I wasn't always allowed to watch those kind of shows, except for one exception. My dad's research kept him really busy, but he always made sure to devote one afternoon a week to spend time with me. So on those afternoons, if there was a spy movie that he wanted to see, he knew that he wouldn't get any complaints out of me. (little laugh) But I think that my mother wasn't always happy when she'd find out."

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Greg Goodfried can bowl like noone else. He threw the flash bang during Human Ransom.

The next RedEarth video:
Glenn announced that the next RedEarth video will go live Thursday night at 6pm PST (see the article above).

Glenn said it would be nice if the total of the last five Rachel video views breaks 1 million total views. He said that Youtube comments are more fun when we all participate together and that is why he is announcing the time of the video release.

The new video is at the thumb nail stage so it is almost ready to go. There has been a lot of interest from people who would like to participate but would like advance notice. If you want to participate send an e-mail to [email protected].

You should also let Glenn know if you want to participate in the Red Army/custom tags which will be a bonus for anyone who has commented on the videos in the past or comments on the next video. As a guide Red Army members with 50-100 comments will be included in the custom tag bonus. ("spam codes", "the wall: both count).

The "custom endtags" will have the voice of OpAphid saying your Youtube screen name along with a custom phrase at the end so that you can attach them to your own videos.

Glenn said he will do whatever he can to help the community. He appreciates the community 24/7.

If you are already "in", and you participate again you can get a 2nd end tag which you can use on your own videos.

If you are trying to follow the comments open up all the comments and its easier to follow the thread.

We all watch the videos on youtube so its a good place to congregate for "random chat" because we are all watching the videos there.

Tomorrows video will have a shout out to Milo and an off screen cameo for V9000.
All the music in RedEarth is original compositions from Glenn Rubenstein. Glenn went through some of his old music for ideas.

In some videos it make sense to use Rachel's theme (the "baseline"). It fits Rachels character. He will look at a video and decide what it needs. Sometimes he will cut something first and then find something that works with it. Other times if you have a video that is not reliant on dialogue then you can "cut to the music". Cut it to the beat of the song. You can cut every measure, 4 beats, 8 beats. Have a cut happen every time you hear a snare drum. Your video will look tighter. In some Rachel videos Glenn will use a music score as a guide. It can be like cutting a music video.

You can't have music thats too fast. The limitation is you can only use stuff where you have permission. In OpAphid/Tachyon Glenn got permission from the bands. Josh Staples is from Petaluma and Glenn has known him from way back. Glenn does not like to just use "creative commons music". It has to fit. For example, for LG15 he used "Truth Has Failed" by Love Equals Death in the video " How Dumb Am I?"

Glenn plays guitar/base & key board. Its nice to be able to sequence things. Glenn now has 10-15 original songs that he has used in videos. Its nice to have original scores composed for each video. That makes RedEarth unique in terms of online videos. Glenn talked about his favorite pieces. For example:

Random fact: Glenn thinks Justin Timberlake is surprisingly attractive.

Glenn used "Beat box drum kits".

Q&A from #BreeFM chat:
Rachel is playing hard to get with Zarbod. Zarbod is a player and cannot be held down to one woman.

LG15: there was no plan for what would happen if Jessica left the show. Miles and Greg did not seem to want to believe it was possible. Glenn compared it to "Chico and the man" and Milo mentioned "8 Simple Rules" It is hard to make it work when you move away from the original concept. Perhaps Gina is an attempt to bring the show back.

B-man asked about Cloverfield.

Glenn has read 5 dozen to 100 articles about Cloverfield. He has seen no mention of how the style of video shooting mentions Lonelygirl15. We get the connection (since On The Run). In the public eye, Cloverfield "owns the concept".

With LG15 they only started to use the style after it was popular. In Blair Witch there was a reason for it. In comparison if you see any article that talks about video blogging it will mention LG15. This confirms to Glenn that people know LG15 for video blogs. If the LG15 phenomena had been sustained you would have seen references in the Cloverfield articles because LG15 did it first.

"Atmospheric scares" are better than "jump scares" which freak Glenn out. He likes the mythology of horror movies. He could not watch it in a theatre because it would freak him out too much. On the RedEarth comments someone posted some information about Cloverfield. If you watch Cloverfield in a small online screen such as youtube you will get the connection to Lonelygirl15.

The idea of shooting like this would have been part of a Lonelygirl15 movie which was discussed as on option after they ran out of the original financing from Miles parents.

When the pop culture thinks about Lonelygirl15 they think of a girl vlogging in a bedroom.

Miles and Greg and possibly Mesh got to hang out with the creators of LOST ( J. J. Abrams). CAA represents Miles and Mesh.

Shortly before Glenn started OpAphid he spent a lot of time on the Jaws game on the X-Box.
Tachyon point of view videos: Glenn quoted a comment from mm:

"My impression was that he was only saying that we will not see the Tachyon view again in this arc in response to what has been happening.

He did not say that we will never see the Tachyon view......we might just have to be patient. I think his point was more that if we follow the story so far we should understand the Tachyon viewpoint. That probably implies that we will only get a Tachyon video when there is an authentic need within the story to make a point that can only be told from that perspective."

If you go back and take into account what we know so far you will see that the story is being told in a different way. Think of it as a puzzle that will all come together. Rachel is giving you information in a context where the audience knows more than she does. Through Rachel's experience in the next video you will understand more about Tachyons point of view.

The story is in the video blog. It is just a different way of telling a story.

However, in the near future we will see a Tachyon/Brother video. From OpAphid? Stay tuned.

Here is the archive of of stories from LG15 TODAY concerning Glenn's radio show on BreeFM.

Send questions to [email protected]

Played @ Song Title
00:27:32 Another Bad Creation - Iesha <-----"THE OPPOSING VIEW TO THE PREVIOUS SONG"
00:22:57 Kris Kross - Warm It Up
00:19:03 Flickerstick - Hey or When The Drugs Wear Off Current Song
00:15:48 Fall Out Boy - Dead On Arrival
00:12:55 Beastie Boys v Debbie Gibson - Shake Your Love-Rump (Glenn Rubenstein Train Wreck)
00:09:26 Piebald - American Hearts
00:05:15 Bran Van 3000 - Drinking in LA
00:01:50 Knapsack - Cold Enough to Break
23:58:36 New Found Glory - All Downhill from Here
23:54:40 Eazy-E - No More ?'s
23:11:09 The New Trust - This Invitation Has Meant The World To Me
23:08:51 Mates of State - Proofs
23:04:25 Young MC - Bust A Move

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