From Becki's myspace:
I have an audition for a new film called "Ghosts in the Machine" for After Dark Films that's up on www.massify.com. This film will be part of the 8 Films to Die For in the After Dark Horrorfest!
It would mean the world to me if you would all head on over and vote for my audition! You have to register, but it's free and only takes a minute!
My Audition :)
In case you can't see the above, here's the link: http://www.massify.com/auditions/478
Thank you all so much! And I'm sorry in advance for all of the bulletins I'm going to post about it :D
-Becki, BexterK, Bexter, Bex, Taylor, Lovin' you all :)
Becki Kregoski on LGPedia.
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Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
We went to alcomb antiques, sarah is good. - Daniel
WHO WAS ALEISTER CROWLEY?
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) (last name rhymes with "holy") was a figure in late 19th and early 20th century occultism. Bree had a picture of him on the wall of her bedroom (above her bookcase, to the left of her door), leading many to assume that her religion is affiliated in some way with Thelema.
Crowley grew up in a strict Plymouth Brethren family where his mother sometimes referred to him as the "Beast of Revelations". After his father's death, he became disillusioned with his religious upbringing and began to explore alternative religions. This eventually led him to discover magick and The Golden Dawn.
Crowley and Arthur Edward Waite (1857-1942) were associates in the early days of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, but became rivals after the destruction of the Golden Dawn. After leaving to found rival organizations (Crowley the A.: A.: (Argenteum Astrum) and Waite the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross), the men mocked each other in published works.
Crowley's life largely consisted of exploring the far reaches of the once great British Empire, studying various forms of Vajrayana Buddhism, theosophy, occultism, ceremonial magick, and ancient ritual. He incorporated these into his own comprehensive methodology in an extensive body of literature consisting of poetry, prose, essays, and syncretized occultism.
Dubbed the "Wickedest Man in the World" by the British yellow press, Crowley is perhaps best known for his seemingly contradictory but esoterically linked instructions called the Law of Thelema: "Do what thou Wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under Will". Sometimes taken erroneously to mean "do what you want", he published several statements explaining the meaning of the Law and how it does not equate to that. He is also associated with the number 93, since qabalistically love and will both enumerate to 93, thus it is shorthand for the Law of Thelema.
In 1920 he and a small group of followers moved to Cefalu, in Sicily, where they attempted to establish a Thelemic monastery called "The Abbey of Thelema". In his Confessions, he wrote of his life in this first Thelemic monastery.
Aleister Crowley has had an influence on Rock and Roll music, although none of this music is used in the lonelygirl15 production. There are many connections between Jimmy Page of the rock band Led Zeppelin and Aleister Crowley.
In the video Aleister Crowley, Daniel reads a story from an unspecified Arizona newspaper that associates Crowley with an abduction in 1943. However, Crowley never lived in Arizona nor owned a house there, so the reference was complete fiction.
Crowley's birthday is October 12, which was the date of the fake ceremony that Lucy used to trick Daniel. The occasion is casually celebrated by modern Thelemites under the title of Crowleymas, typically with curry, wine and lots of mirth.
Aleister Crowley and Bree
The reason that Aleister Crowley has attracted so much attention is that Bree has a picture of him as part of what some describe as a "shrine" in her bedroom.
This screenshot from the A Change In My Life video clearly shows the "shrine" in the context of Bree's bedroom. (The image has been digitally enhanced to show the area with the "shrine " more clearly). Bree has never referred to Crowley directly but she has made several references to her religion
Ordo Templi Orientis
The Ordo Templis Orientis was founded by German freemason and mystic Carl Kellner. It was continued after his death by Theodor Reuss, who initiated Aleister Crowley and made him its head in Great Britain. Crowley made the OTO the first organization to accept the Law of Thelema, which is expressed as "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."
After Reuss's death, Aleister Crowley took over the Ordo Templi Orientis as Outer Head of the Order (OHO). He served in that capacity until his death. However, after his death, there was some dispute over who Crowley had named to become his successor. These matters were taken up in court and Hymaneus Alpha (Grady McMurtry) was decided to be the true OHO. The others who thought they should have been named were not satisfied with the rulings so went on to establish their own factions of the OTO even though they are prevented from calling themselves the OTO in the United States where the rulings were decided. However, these factions still contest the legitimacy of the OTO's succession from Crowley.
Magick is "any act designed to cause intentional change. This term is often spelled with a terminal "k" to differentiate it from other practices, such as "stage magic"". "Aleister Crowley saw magick as the essential method for a person to reach true understanding of the self and to act according to one's True Will" Many people believed that Bree's ritual was going to involve a fictitious ceremony drawn in part at least from one of Crowleys real ceremonies.
People Crowley knew
Among the influential contemporary religious leaders that Crowley knew are Israel Regardie, Jack Parsons, and Allan Bennett. Crowley knew of L. Ron Hubbard, but there is no evidence they knew each other personally; only through Parson.
Aleister Crowley on LGPedia.
Shop of Horrors!!! -Daniel (LG15) on LGPedia.
Screen capture provided by Renegade15
Could the writing say " Liber AL vel Legis"?
Screen captures from the Lonelygirl15 video "Shop of Horrors!!!"
Coat of arms on Wikipedia
"A coat of arms or armorial bearings (often just arms for short), in European tradition, is a design belonging to a particular person (or group of people) and used by them in a wide variety of ways. They were once used by knights to identify them apart from enemy soldiers. Unlike seals and emblems, coats of arms have a formal description that is expressed as a blazon. In the 21st century, coats of arms still continue to be in use, in a variety of institutions, e.g. several universities have guidelines on how their coats of arms may be used and protect their use. The art of designing, displaying, describing, and recording arms is called heraldry."
"The Reichsadler was an historic eagle national insignia during various times of Germany's history, including the German Empire, Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. It can be traced back to the banner of the Holy Roman Emperor. The modern German coat of arms is called Bundesadler."
A unicursal hexagram is a symbol used in various occult traditions but is often most closely linked with Aleister Crowley. The banner and footer of the former Lonelygirl15.com website design contained one, suggesting a link between Bree and Thelema
Aleister Crowley and Thelema
According to Wikipedia the unicursal hexagram, as pictured to the left, "is one of the key symbols within Thelema, the tradition founded by Aleister Crowley in the early part of the twentieth-century. Crowley did not invent the unicursal hexagram, the emblem was created by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and adapted by Crowley for his own use.
Crowley's adaptation of the unicursal hexagram placed a five petaled rose, symbolizing a pentacle (and the divine feminine), in the center; the symbol as a whole making eleven (five petals of the rose plus six points of the hexagram), the number of divine union.
Combined with the Marian Rose, the unicursal hexagram becomes Crowley's personal sigil, which is the magical union of 5 and 6 giving 11, the number of magick and new beginnings.
When Crowley introduces the unicursal hexagram in his The Book of Thoth he writes that "The lines, however, are strictly Euclidean; they have no depth."
The ritual where he makes use of the unicursal hexagram is 'Reguli' (He also uses the "averse" pentagram in it). In the commentary he writes that
"...for the True Will has no goal, its nature being To Go. Similarly, a parabola is bound by one law which fixes its relation to two lines at every point; yet it has no end short of infinity, and it constantly changes its direction."
"Perhaps he may come at long last, leaping beyond the limits of his own law, to conceive of that sublimely stupendous outrage to Reason, the Cone! Utterly inscrutable to him, he is yet aware that he exists in the nature thereof, that he is necessary thereto, that he is ordered thereby, and that therefrom he is sprung, from the loins of so fearful a Father."
The unicursal hexagram is not the invention of the Golden Dawn order. It has been used as early as the beginning of the 15th century in works by painter Andrey Rublev."
Note: please read the e-mail from the Creators regarding the topic of Thelema and Lonelygirl15.
As most of you know community member TJ Marsh (AKA Iris2009, Tenduza, Etc.) Recently posted on the LG15 Comment Board, the LG15 Forum, and many other places, as his grieving family claiming to tell the community about his death. (See Screencap below)
This thread was locked on the LG15 Forum, due to speculation about the vailidity of this claim I would imagine.
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Today TJ left a comment on Jackson Davis's myspace, claiming he was still alive. (See screencap below)
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TJ Marsh claimed to be dead within days of the actual suicide of community member Scarlette, making this one of the most heartless and twisted attempts for attention I have ever seen.
View the RIP Scarlette post
I am asking for a community wide ban on TJ Marsh. From the Lonelygirl15 site (Including comment boards and forums), The Chat Channels (#lg15chat, #breefm, etc.), LG15Today, Anchor Cove, Bree.FM, TheCoalition.tv, simply everywhere. We have suffered from the drama, and in this case heartache, of TJ Marsh far too long. If TJ is capable of lying about his own death, what else could he do? Is someone who lies about life and death in an attempt to manipulate emotions someone we should trust around the younger members of our community? This, my friends, is the last straw.
I set up a petition to have TJ banned from all aspects of the Breeniverse. Please show your support by signing it and leaving a comment below.
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Is this a new Web Series? What could this student be researching? Say tuned in to find out!
A thank you to the 2 or 3 people that have taken the time to check out my blog, and my first attempt at interaction in the vlog-o-sphere!
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Posted by GregGallows at 1:50 PM
"Jessica Rose is back again, not as lonelygirl15 or Julia in "Blood Cell," but as 15(!!)-year-old Tina, the sister of Lee, the varsity wrestling captain at Victory High School around whom "Perfect Sport" revolves.
The movie, from Building Block pictures, is debuting April 13 at the 41st Annual WorldFest in Houston."
My entry for the competition on LG15.com
Royalty-Free Music "Interloper" by Kevin MacLeod.
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Posted by Jenna at 7:34 AM
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*Stock footage: Power Director
*Stock photos: wikipedia
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Lat night my subscription box was full of Fight The Order contest submissions, I hope you enjoy all of them as much as I did.
Mason Is Happy - Fight The ORDER
We Will Persevere.
Evergreen214 - Fight The Order!
They never had a choice! The Elders will not be denied. It's time we fight!
LJacks37 - Fight The Order (Parts 1 & 2)
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and magnatune.com for song
Song: The Order
Artist: Roots of Rebellion
Rekidk - Fight the Order!
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All music is original, hence why it is so crappy. ;)
stretchandmayonaise - Fight the Order
SORRY FOR THE 10 EXTRA SECS!!!!
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Posted by GregGallows at 5:04 AM
music: "Echoes" by Fat Satchel
OpErase posted a video with the puzzle solve ...
OpErase - Reversed Audio from Shiver
I really have more important matters than this to handle, but I wanted to beat that Greg kid to the post.
Too slow little turtle, the hare wins this time.
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Mike started off the show tonight talking about playing and winning in a laser tag convention in 2001. This same team was the focus of Mike's first web series that he created, produced and edited. Called "The Real Tag", a reality based web-series on NY's laser taggers, it got the attention of Tiger/Hasbro which earned the team development credits and gear. Considering this was before the days of youtube Mike realised it was quite an accomplishment and saw the potential of online entertainment.
Premier date for the series is this Sunday, April 13, 2008 (approx 11am - Noon pacific). So far the test runs for youtube are looking good (Mike thanks Glenn Rubenstein for his encoding advice).
Mike secured the actress that he felt was perfect for the series. Her name is Ellen Clifford. Ellen likes the synopsis of the series and is looking forward to interacting with the community in character. When asked, Mike explained the genre of this series as a mix of mystery, drama, and a bit of comedy. Basically a dramystedy!
Mike may compose one or two pieces of music for the series but he has found many interesting pieces to use. The first episode of the series Mike produced and posted previously while still living in NYC to test the waters. When he knew it was probable that he would move to California, he stopped production until the move as not to affect the storyline to heavily. Mike is greatful that he took the time he needed to develop the series more in depth while in California. The name of the series is "Third Triad." Mike implored everyone to go to the youtube page and subscribe.
Mike predicted on air that the impostor Jennie in LG15chat was a fake. Mike praised Hammy on her kicking and banning of the impostor.
Good Charlotte - The Anthem
Green Day - Holiday
Flogging Molly - Light of A Fading Star
JerryPwjr - Cassie
Fuel - Shimmer
Foo Fighters - Times Like These
Elvis Crespo - Suavemente
Garbage - Stupid Girl
Posted by micfranxon at 1:31 AM
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Earlier this evening there were unconfirmed sightings of "jenniethebear" in LG15 chat. The person was suspected to be an impostor!!!!!!!!! The always awesome Hammy who was the operator in the room banned the IP of the alleged impostor from the chat room!
NOTE: if you impersonate a character in chat you will be banned from the room. Those are the rules!!!!!! Don't say you were not warned.
Go to LG15.com to Fight the Order!
Here's my entry. Hope you all enjoy it!
So Far-Heavy Mellow
Something about Eve-Falling You
Never Get Out-Brad Sucks
THIS IS A REAL WORLD STORY THAT WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING.
"Ms. Kajouji's grief-stricken father now fears that his daughter took her own life. Apparently she had an online conversation about suicide with a U.S. woman who was similarly suicidal."
Ominous Net chat surfaces
NOTE: if you, or a friend ever needs help, or just someone to talk to we have a "Crisis Hotlines" link in the top right hand menu of the blogspot. Either use that link, or talk to someone from the community. We are all there for each other.
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We all know that the Lonelygirl15 video "Girl Tied Up" had a huge number of views (currently 9,203,268 views; date posted - January 17th, 2008). The question has always been how sustainable the Girl Tied Up influence would be. Now that the direct effect of Girl Tied Up has worn off we can now see a trend line beginning to develop in the daily views for the series.
Girl Tied Up on LGPedia.
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the spikes are directly related to boobs. here is a messier graph i did with the boob vids marked at anchor cove:
Why Bouncy and Flouncy Are HEre To Stay
well, off to watch today's video. i sense boobage coming.
Tune in tonight at 9pm for my show on BreeFm, because I got some awesome updates on the series I'm working on, such as:
*The prologue, which you will have a link to tonight exclusively during the show in the BreeFM chat.
*I'll be fielding questions via PM throughout the broadcast.
*Christopher Walken on SNL - reviews
*Music, banter and good times
That's tonight @ 9pm only on BreeFM and join the chat!
Bebo is now using the Ooyala player for both KateModern and Sofia's Diary. We know there have been a lot of complaints about the player not functioning properly so we would like to collect all the information we can about the problem in one place.
Ooyala is a new company, and as such are fully dedicated to making this player work for everyone. If you leave a detailed description of your problem below we will make sure it gets passed along.
Computer type and model:
Operating system and version:
Browser type and version:
Flash version (check here):
Do you observe the problem on LG15today, Bebo, or both:
Exact nature of the problem (give any details you think might help by describing what you actually see when the page loads.:
If you prefer to provide the information by e-mail send it to LG15today@gmail.com
Note: It appears that "wildvlad" who has left several comments is a developer at Ooyala and is actually in charge of the player loading. It appears that some new stuff which was introduced by Adobe in Flash 9.0.115 is broken for some users.
We received the following by e-mail:
"Please let me know if you got any email messages from users who is using older version of Flash who has permanent access problem (i.e. after browser refresh player does not come up)."
It also indicated they are working on the problem and hope to have a solution soon.
NYTimes.com - David Pogue discusses Casio's new high-speed camera, which takes as many as 60 images per second.
ED: Off the LG15 track, this item falls in the more general 'tools of the trade' category for producing online content.
As anyone who has used a digital camera knows, it's hard to get the shot you want because there is usually a noticable delay between when you press the button, and when the camera takes the picture. Even in older non-digital cameras which trigger faster, it has always been hard to capture an exact moment in a moving scene because of the limited reaction speed of the photographer. The solution to this for high speed sports photography or super slow motion stop-action photography (i.e. like the bullet through the apple in the video) has been very expensive cameras or arrays of cameras with precisely timed triggers and fast shutter speeds, that take multiple shots per second.
In the 1870's, Eadweard Muybridge used multiple cameras to create stop-action images of a galloping horse, proving that all four hooves leave the ground simultaneously. The cameras were triggered by the horse running through strings across it's path. The shutter speed of Muybridge's cameras was about 1/2000 of a second which matches top end of the automatic shutter speed on the Casio EX-F1 (but the manual shutter speed for the Casio is as fast as 1/40000 of a second).
The $1000 Casio EX-F1 consumer high speed digital camera not only shoots 60 frames of 6 megapixel still images as quickly as 60 frames per second (fps), it also can capture high definition or high speed video (from 1920 × 1080 pixel HD video at 60 fps down to 336 × 96 pixel super-slow motion video at 1200 fps), has a mode where it captures what happened shortly *before* you press the shutter trigger (i.e. it is constantly sampling the scene, so by pressing the button, you are just telling it to save what was recently sampled), and can trigger "burst shooting" on its own automatically when it detects motion.
Notably, the memory size, recording capacity, and battery life are listed as "to be advised" on the EXILIM Pro EX-F1 Specifications page. But it stores 60 still images in "burst shooting" mode (1 fps up to 60 fps). Also interesting, it has a recording mode called "YouTube™ Capture Mode" and a jack for an external microphone, so clearly the designers of this camera have the internet and video in mind.
Cool toy. It will be interesting to see what kinds of content appears online as cameras with these kinds of features become more common and affordable.
Anyone for happy food sangas?
NOTE: This video was posted to Sophie's account... but it's pretty obvious it's a Chaz video.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I spent most of the day there - people kept looking at me, but that didn't stop me. Clearly.
Like I said, names, numbers, information. I'll talk more about it tomorrow. She didn't want to be on camera - I get that - so I didn't put her on camera. I'd done enough to annoy her as it was. But I got her out. So there.
Youtube was doing "maintenance" tonight - LAME - so the video is late.
Oh, and make fun of the way I say "subwoofer" and I'll fight you.
Less Than Three.
PS - Greg if you see this, I'm doing something. See?
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Glenn, live on BreeFM @11pm EST, Wednesday.
This article was written live during the show. As such it may contain significant factual errors. Over time it is hoped that these will be corrected. Please note that we try to provide a context to what is said on the show and to some degree I think that is accomplished. However with a summary like this it is hard to prevent a reader putting their own spin on what is said in this summary in a "comment" and that should not be taken at face value unless you actually listened to the show.
Glenn got sick this week.
Clarification of what was said last week and to the comments.
Last week Glenn put out the idea that OpAphid did some things that were innovative. It mixed different elements in a new form that was scalable. He did preface it by the fact it was a question trying to probe what was unique. It was not just a dynamic alternate reality game, but it was also blended with a "mass video series". Imagine 2005 before YouTube? Outside of pornography there was not much else mass market in terms of streaming video.
Lonelygirl15: there has been stories online before taking a similar approach but because of YouTube this was the first time a lot of people had seen it.
Cassieiswatching had done an alternate reality game mixed with a video but it was not dynamic and it also did not scale. A handful of people wrote to Cassie and got replies back in morse code. Some of the videos were very well done but the games were not the most participatory.
With OpAphid Glenn wanted the "players" to have a larger impact on the game/story. Some of Glenn's puzzles took as long to create as it took people to solve them (sometimes up to a week). Because it was not a for profit business it allowed some cool things to be done. Glenn wanted more people to participate on a greater level. There was in person interaction and greater on line interaction. There were friendships and rivalries with the online interactions.
Glenn is NOT trying to say he invented ARGs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Neither is he trying to say that Lonelygirl15 was not popular before him. In fact it had spiked before Glenn joined the team. It had been speculated that it might be an ARG and Miles wanted to include ARG elements but this was easier to achieve by including an ARG such as OpAphid. In the same way they brough in Jan Libby after Glenn was gone. Glenn was brought in to develop interactivity for Lonelygirl15. Today the interactivity is more modular.
Glenn feels very fortunate to have the place in the community that he has. When Glenn started doing his radio show a lot of people were dissatisfied with Lonelygirl15. People were most satisfied in the summer of 2006. Glenn's participation with Lonelygirl15 probably helped when the show was beginning to lag. Since Glenn left the show it had began to lag again by the time his radio show had begun.
It reminds Glenn of Kevin Smith. You can read one negative comment and you feel a need to respond to it.
V9 asked Glenn about Blood Cell. Glenn has checked out the trailer. "It is what it is".
What is right and what is wrong with online video?
Glenn thinks Lonelygirl15, KateModern, RedEarth88, Maddison Atkins, and the "community video series" such as the Coalition, LonelyJew15 etc etc are doing it right, and everyone else is doing it wrong.
Back in the mid/late 90s there was a revolution/evolution. A lot of attention was placed on the internet and the arena of video games. It really all started in 1993 with 3DO. Multimedia came about because of the introduction of CD-rom technology into computers. It was going to allow for different types of experiences. Not only would you be able to watch movies but games would have a more cinematic quality. This was the start of the entertainment business looking at video games as a new source of revenue. People thought this could be a replacement for the standard movie experience.
Multimedia coincided with the first Mosaic web browser and people began to talk about the World Wide Web. The internet had existed for many years before with BBS and other terminal based activities. You could check email, browse news groups, gopher etc. IRC was around. MUDs were around. The WWW was like witnessing the dawn of a new media. There was a term called "screenagers" and Glenn was hired to be editor in chief for Blast. It would be "Wired for the younger set".
Glenn had been working with Leo Laporte on a radio show called "On Computers". They had a live chat. "On Computers" had thousands of listeners but there would be very few people in chat because there were not that many people online. Leo talked to Glenn about Mosaic. There was very little to look at on the WWW. The first band to have a homepage was the Beastie Boys. In the summer of '94 the web was born in the form we know it now. The 'information super highway" became the buzz phrase.
If you get the Science channel there is a show called "Download: The True Story of the Internet" It is awesome!
From 94-99 we had this era. Everyone had a web site. It was all about "hype". There were a lot of bad web sites and a lot of "shitty web games". It was Hollywood seeing that there was money in the "game thing". They either wanted a piece of the pie or they wanted to mess it up so people would go back to watching movies. Jurrasic Park the game for example was horrible. "It is not just a game it is an experience" became the buzz phrase.
It is not that "interactive" is bad, but they did not understand the marketplace. They did not know what made the WWW work. They did not understand what made a good video game.
Glenn liked "The Hoard" for 3DO starring Kirk Cameron.
They had a phrase for all of this. The era of Digital Hollywood. What we learned is that Hollywoods involvement alone is not enough. It was a very costly experience for Hollywood.
When Glenn watches the new video series he sees people ignoring what has worked.
Look at Lonelygirl15, KateModern, RedEarth88, Maddison Atkins and our "community video series". Then you have the like of Smosh and the Guild. Beyond cpm you cannot monetize a viral video.
Now ARGs are getting attention because of big tie ins. Batman, Lost, Cloverfield work because people are interested in the shows/movies. You are not going to see an indie movie come out and be a hit because of an ARG (eg Napoleon Dynomite or Juno.). Blair Witch was more of an illusion. Even the NIN ARG had a pre-existing audience and the ARG built up the expectations. If ARGs could make or break a product it would be a very different world.
Hollywood is looking for online components.
The new 90210: There is a character who goes by the name of Silver. She posts videos on YouTube. It will either be launched by an online marketing campaign, or some other online component.
NBC: new season will have online components to everything. They want to extend the experience. They will call it "interactive".
Sofia's diary is a good example of this. It is essentially just voting. Whether you call it synergistic or supplemental it is not really interactive.
Blood Cell: it is online video but that's about it. They have Jess. It is video and it is online....what do you want?
Hollywood is treating it like everything else, just in smaller proportions. Everyone thinks they understand how to use the internet so they must be an expert if they already know how to produce a TV series. $10k an episode, no problem.
Michael Eisner is smarter than the rest because he partnered with Big Fantastic. You want to partner with people who know what they are doing. (Michael, if you are reading this, give Glenn Rubenstein a call, or send him an e-mail at email@example.com).
When you don't see any real communication with the audience you are not going to build a community. The audience is being entertained, but it is not being engaged. "We" get it right. We go about it in a madder that offers people something greater. Whether its in character interaction, dead drops, "on rails" interactions etc it is all greater than we are seeing out of the Hollywood people.
People are pumping money into these new series. This will be the era Digtal Hollywood 2.0: the worst aspects of Hollywood: people who are too arogant to figure out what actually works. It will give us some of the worse possible online series imaginable. These people are not smart enough to copy what has worked before online. They will take what worked in movies/tv and dump it online.
Chad Vadar and Smosh are doing original comedy online. There have not been a lot of online series that have worked.
Glenn hopes he can take what has worked already and take it in new directions with RedEarth88. Hopefully it will grab some of the attention and money. $5K per episode is too much money!!!! Glenn has a kick ass power point presentation, so if you know any VC or angel investors with say $50K-100K, then hook them up with Glenn (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is a business model, so there is a way to make money off this.
If it was not for this community none of these shows would mean anything. It is a testament to how much you can engage an audience. This is its own unique media and its own art form in a way. It is crazy how far we have come as a community.
Mathieas asked Glenn:
1. Is Glenn character driven or plot driven?
The plot for Glenn is the blueprint of the story. That is how he starts thinking about it. From there the characters become the people involved in the story. Glenn's weakness is that once he starts involving the characters he becomes fascinated with the back story of each character and becomes fascinated with "their plots" He wants every character to be compelling. That is the influence he gets from comic books. It is almost like each character has their own mini series. For example, Tachyon has her own existence beyond RedEarth88. Even Brother (who is one of the least developed characters ....he is mainly there to serve the plot in RedEarth88) originally did have a back story.
2 If Glenn had the budget what would he add?
More episodes, more interaction and then an expanded universe with a much bigger story.
3 How does Glenn view the 1st person vs 3rd person point of view dilemma?
Glenn used to think the uploading of videos by characters was a weakness......as in it was a limitation. But, it is actually part of what works about the medium. It adds to the experience. The characters have to have a perception of who is watching the videos. It would not make sense for Rachel to have an understanding of the greater danger. You have to construct the plot to the point that it makes sense who the audience is in terms of the characters. Rachel thinks it is random people. She feels safe in posting videos.
With LG15 you have a big problem because the "bad guys" can watch the video. It is different per series. As Glenn comes up with new ideas of series he has to think through who the character sees as an audience. There needs to be a good logic for why the characters are posting the videos. LG15 experimented with private vs public transmissions.
The "warspy device" is a great core "gimmick" for overcoming the problem with a 3rd person camera angle.
The world that we live in is one where there are many cameras so that increases the potential for the genre in terms of having to upload videos.
Keeping it real: sometimes you can be too real for the people you work with. If the relationship matters to you let go of your reality and go with the flow. Being right is cool. Glenn likes to be right and his track record is pretty good. Glenn tries to have his finger on the pulse. It sucks to be right if you cannot ride the wave.
Here is the archive of of stories from LG15 TODAY concerning Glenn's radio show on BreeFM.
Send questions to GlennFM@gmail.com
Played @ Song Title
01:53:42 Har Mar Superstar - Bird In The Hand
01:50:49 Plus 44 - Baby, Come On
01:46:46 JFJ Band - Sold Me Out
00:17:37 Len - Steal my sunshine
00:12:01 Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars
00:07:37 The Used - Buried Myself Alive
00:05:17 Loveline with Will Arnett - Voiceover Work
23:59:03 Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes
23:54:36 Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
23:51:41 Sting - Can't Stand Losing You
23:48:36 Ridel High - Self Destructive
23:18:40 Glenn Rubenstein - Emotional Ambience Current Song
23:18:00 RES2 Ep2D Music Comp+EQ
23:15:23 The Stereo - Three Hundred
23:13:07 The New Trust - This Invitation Has Meant The World To Me
23:09:05 The Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
23:06:20 Glenn Rubenstein - 46 Mash-Up of Doom
23:03:03 Kelly Clarkson vs The Pixies - Where U Been Gone (Glenn Rubenstein Remix)
Posted by modelmotion at 7:58 PM
We're off to find Alcombe Antiques... hopefully Daniel doesn't puke the whole way there. - Jonas
Music: Artist: Revival
Artist Link: http://www.gypsyeyesrecords.com/artists/revival
There appears to be a Watcher in the frame behind Jonas at 1:17. Discussion link: http://www.lg15.com/lonelygirl15/forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=17009
Cruisin' With The Ladies - Jonas (LG15) on LGPedia.
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It appears that TAAG is going to Catalina Island.
Posted by modelmotion at 6:11 PM
April 9th, 2008 at 4:01 pm
I would recommend using magnatune, creative commons, or your original music. If the music isn’t cleared we cannot use it in one of our videos. Hope that helps!
Amanda Goodfried on LGPedia.
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Posted by modelmotion at 3:42 PM
"The reason it really works on its platform is that the producing teams have deep familiarity with online video conventions and integrate them into their creative architecture."
Posted by modelmotion at 3:32 PM
I Miss Her marks the return of the P. Monkey email written by Bree in August 2007
Remember to enter the lonelygirl15 Fight The Order Contest and you may win a walk-on role on lonelygirl15.
The deadline is Friday, April 11, at 12:00 pm in Los Angeles, 3:00 pm in New York, and 8:00 pm in London.
Posted by modelmotion at 11:51 AM
Everyone’s a bit miserable so I thought lashings of E numbers would help! Music: Burning Babylon - "Pressure Tones" Burning Babylon - "7 Nine Skank" http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/babylon-stereo/
This is my video submission for the "Help Us Fight The Order!" contest hosted at http://inside.lg15.com/2008/04/02/help-us-fight-the-order-contest-details/
Could ApotheosisAZ Bikini Car Wash and Deli Sandwiches be a front for The Order?
Discuss at Anchor Cove
"Yahoo Inc. will begin showing homemade videos on its online photo-sharing site, Flickr, in a long-anticipated move that may be too late to lure most people away from the Internet's dominant video channel, Google Inc.'s YouTube."
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
This is the video that we submitted to the Webby's. We posted it here so you could embed it on your profile pages or blogs and get people to vote for lonelygirl15 (or KateModern) to win the Webby Award. Here is a link of where to vote:
Thanks to CCF and others in the LG15 Forum for picking up on "marionette." Wow, I haven't seen one of those since my mom dragged me antique shopping a few years back. - Daniel
Music: Artist: Nikos Kourkoulis
Track: Mera Me Ti Mera
Artist Link: http://www.last.fm/music/Nikos+Kourkoulis
P Monkey email
on Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:35 pm
Hey guys. Here's what Bree said in the email. Well...you can see it for yourself.
I know you’re probably worried. But everyone here is so kind. It’s been great being with the Hymn these last few days. Honestly, if I had to complain about anything, it’s that I only wish they’d treat P. Monkey with the same kindness.
They tried to replace him -- can you believe that?! One morning I woke up and next to my bed was this toy box. The card was signed “an everlasting admirer.” It had this silly puppet in it with strings attached. To think I could ever accept another boy toy in my life other than P. Monkey! Or should that be girl toy? Wink.
Of course I had to tell the Hymn if they want me to sing, P. Monkey is my only back-up singer. Ha! So I put their puppet right back in the stinky box he came from. Seriously, the thing reeked. All musty and stuff. The label on it said Alcombe, so basically that’s where you should go if you wanna smell like a retirement home...
I miss you guys. Hopefully we’ll talk soon.
NOTE: There is speculating that Everlasting Admirer = EA = Elizabeth Avery
The Elders, also known as The Order of Denderah (A Solid Lead, April 26th, 2007) are the utmost figures of authority in the Hymn of One.
Many members of the Hymn of One believe it is an honor to be in the presence of an Elder. They greatly respect and revere these men and women. Because they are so important, Elders are extremely well protected by their aggressive, inhumane bodyguards called Shadows, who cannot leave their sides unless permission is given.
However, it seems that the Elders are nothing more than the greedy masterminds behind the Order and more specifically, the Ceremony. The Elders are very old, as their name implies, and in order to stay alive as long as possible, they receive a transfusion of the blood of trait positive girls, such as Bree. Each transfusion extends an Elder's life 40 - 50 years. Apparently there are twelve Elders who rotate in turn for a chance to be the recepient of a new Ceremony girl's life-giving blood.
Dr. William Porter
Elder on LGPedia.
I Miss Her - Daniel (LG15) on LGPedia.
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Talk to all the characters in our character lounge.
posts by Daniel.
" Alcombe is a town in Somerset, England. It has been absorbed into the municipality of Minehead. An unusual feature of Alcombe is what used to be the Parish Church in Grove Place which is now a Christian Spiritualist Church."
However, according to LGPedia "Alcombe is a reference to Alcombe Antiques"
Eqal, Inc. <--------------------------
201 Wilshire Blvd. Second Floor
Santa Monica, California 90401
Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: ALCOMBEANTIQUES.COM
Created on: 21-Mar-08
Expires on: 21-Mar-10
Last Updated on: 21-Mar-08
Goodfried, Amanda email@example.com
201 Wilshire Blvd. Second Floor
Santa Monica, California 90401
Goodfried, Amanda firstname.lastname@example.org
201 Wilshire Blvd. Second Floor
Santa Monica, California 90401
Domain servers in listed order:
THIS VIDEO WAS TAKEN BY THE 436 AND MAY NEVER RETURN.
Let's continue our journey, shall we?
However, before the 436 got its power over it we were able to learn a few things.
" Gregory Stock is a biophysicist, best-selling author, biotech entrepreneur, and the former director of the Program on Medicine, Technology and Society at UCLA’s School of Medicine. He has written extensively on the implications for society, medicine and business of the human genome project and associated developments in molecular genetics and bioinformatics. His interests lie in the scientific and evolutionary as well as ethical, social and political implications of today's revolutions in the life sciences and in information technology and computers."
" Lee M. Silver (born 1952) is a professor at Princeton University in the Department of Molecular Biology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He also has joint appointments in the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, the Office of Population Research, and the Princeton Environmental Institute, all at Princeton University.
Silver is the author of the controversial book Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family (1998). In the book he takes a positive view on human cloning, designer babies and similar prospects. This attracted harsh criticism from various sides. In this book he coined the term reprogenetics to describe the prospective fusion of reproductive technologies and genetics.
His new book, Challenging Nature: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life, was released in June 2006."
" Allen Buchanan is the James B. Duke Professor of philosophy at Duke University. He received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975. He taught at the University of Arizona, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Minnesota before joining Duke's faculty in 2002 as professor of public policy and philosophy. He has written six books.
Buchanan served as staff philosopher for the President's Commission on Medical Ethics in 1983. From 1996 to 2000 he served on the Advisory Council for the National Human Genome Research Institute."
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Written by Terryfic
"Both My Damn Channel and LG15 Studios have had a great year by getting nominated twice in their categories. Also this year My Damn Channel has picked up a YouTube Best Series nomination and LG15 Studios has earned two BAFTA nominations."
See story: http://www.anchorcove.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=173:12-annual-webby-nominees-announced-my-damn-channel-and-lg15-studios-are-the-big-winners&catid=42:web-series-news