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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Acme This Week 09/06/08 "Opening" - With Jackson Davis



In September 2008, Jackson Davis was the guest host for the ACME Comedy Theater in Hollywood. The above video is the opening credits and Jackson's opening monologue, which pokes fun at his role on lonelygirl15. Sound quality is not great, but the show seems similar to Saturday Night Live in design. Other skits from that show are available in a youtube playlist:

Playlist for ACME videos when Jackson Davis guest starred

In other Jackson Davis news, you may remember that Jackson's entry on Wikipedia was nominated for deletion earlier this month. That deletion effort was ultimately unsuccessful, but unfortunately, the wikipedia editor who nominated the article the last time appears to now be on a personal vendetta against lonelygirl15 related articles on wikipedia. He has now RE-nominated Jackson Davis for deletion, despite having just lost this battle.

If you wish to weigh in with your own opinion and thoughts on whether Jackson Davis should have a page on wikipedia, you may go here: Jackson Davis Article for Deletion Discussion. Even if you don't choose to weigh in, if you like some drama, you'll see some if you review the discussion and some of the links within.

Earlier LG15Today post about Jackson's performance on ACME here (Dec. 08).

ABC’s ‘FlashForward’ ARG: What Did You See?

by Jenni Powell

The second prong of the game began with the launching last week of www.jointhemosaic.com , which contains all the data that The Mosaic Collective has gathered thus far as well as the ability for users to create profiles and add their own FlashForwards to the site.

http://news.tubefilter.tv/2009/08/28/abcs-flashforward-arg-what-did-you-see/

Edition #1 - The Global Blackout Strikes

Oscar Obregon reports on the Global Blackout and introduces his new blog truthhack.com.


Show Don’t Tell
by Tim Street

When I came across this video about ABC’s ‘FlashForward’ ARG on Tubefilter it just rubbed me the wrong way and I had to comment and blog about it.

http://1timstreet.com/blog/show-dont-tell/

Friday, August 28, 2009

New from Eqal: Hot and Retarded


The Hot The Retarded and The Ugly

Video Three: Starring Nicole "Nikki Big guns" Amato and Erica "Button Nose" Guaca.

http://www.youtube.com/user/HotandRetarded

Eqal powered web site for "Hot and Retarded": http://www.HotandRetarded.com


New from Eqal: Kijubi Girls




http://www.youtube.com/user/kijubilife

Eqal powered web site for "Kijubi Girls" http://www.kijubigirls.com

The Call - supersam73


A lead, or a dead end?


http://samandhayley.ning.com

Miles Says: (RE: LG15 and OpAphid Reunited!)

Thanks everyone, yeah we are really excited about this. To clarify, this DOES NOT mean that Redearth88 is canon. Even though it featured some characters from OpAphid, it’s a completely separate series. As of now there is no new OpAphid show planned, but that certainly would be cool! We’re excited to see what you guys come up with!

http://inside.lg15.com/2009/08/26/lg15-and-opaphid-reunited/#comments

Evan Ratliff: The first few days

This blog is all about the Wired Magazine contest to find the writer Evan Ratliff. Get the latest info about the contest from Wired.com/vanish

http://mescad-vanish.blogspot.com/2009/08/first-few-days.html

Manson: A Documentary (Part 1) (Level 26)

Publishing by Kristine Huntley


Charles Manson the Manson Family documentary, evil guy that preyed on the insecurities of some young american teenagers gave them lsd and manipulated them over a period of time into killing for his own vengence on the world believing they would take the wrap and he would commit the perfect crime by staying out of jail!

http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/3/290/1

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Level 26: Crime Scene Story Contest

Publishing by Anthony E. Zuiker

Here’s the contest: Tell a crime scene story in six photos. The photos can be originals from you or shots you've found online. With each photo, write a one-line plot point for your story.

The photos should run in the following order:

Photo #1: The dead body
Photo #2: The crime scene
Photo #3: The curious investigator
Photo #4: The key piece of evidence
Photo #5: The suspect
Photo #6: The resolution

Your six-line story, matching the six pictures, is your submission. To submit: upload the images to a folder in your profile, and write your story beats as photo captions. Then flag your images as “Cool”.

Your deadline is Friday, September 4th at 12pm PST.

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'Lonelygirl15' creators Beckett, Goodfried discuss new drama

From September 24, 2008

"We call the shows that we produce 'social shows,' and they're very different from a TV show or a film," says Miles Beckett, a creator of YouTube hit "Lonelygirl15" and the CEO of Eqal Inc., a production company he co-founded earlier this year with fellow "Lonelygirl15" creator Greg Goodfried.

"The way that you actually construct the narrative, the way that the plot points flow over the course of the week, the way the site interplays with the video, the way the community works together and talks to the videos and talks to the characters, is all different," Beckett tells Tech Confidential in our Behind the Money video interview with Beckett and Goodfried, who is president of Eqal.

Over the weekend, Beckett and Goodfried debuted their new online video show, a serial drama called "LG15: The Resistance." Including some of the original characters -- but not the leading role of Bree -- the new show is a bit like "Hamlet" meets "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" while working on the "Blair Witch Project" in the land of "The Matrix." The initial episodes are prompting considerable discussion, with 5,000-plus comments posted about them on YouTube already.

Since the first episode of "Lonelygirl15" went online in June 2006, the show has garnered more than 100 million visits, making it the most popular online video show to date. Its early popularity was fueled by mystery about its origins, with some fans insisting that it was the home-grown product of a lonely teenager and others believing professionals were behind it. Beckett, a former doctor, and Goodfried, a former lawyer, put the speculation but not the controversy to rest when they identified themselves and their cohorts as the creators of the video segments.

Beyond attracting a cult following with "Lonelygirl15" and its U.K. counterpart "KateModern," Beckett and Goodfried have attracted serious investors. In April, Boston's Spark Capital led Eqal's $5 million Series A, with angels Ron Conway and Marc Andreessen participating.

"I think they could become as ...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Maddison Atkins Post Game Interviews

Mr. Zipp is confirmed to be Channing!!!!!!!





















A Second Chance With Maddison Atkins
By Michael Andersen

Jeromy Barber’s media design company 12th Street House decided to give his audience a second chance to save the characters Maddison Atkins and Adam Wilmott from their grisly deaths with the launch of Maddison Atkins 2.0, a reboot of the alternate reality game Maddison Atkins 1.0.

http://www.argn.com/2009/08/a_second_chance_with_maddison_atkins/


Reference links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimethyltryptamine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayahuasca
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigma-1_receptor
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/323/5916/934
http://stke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/2/58/ec57
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKULTRA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folie_à_deux


From Wikipedia:

Oral ingestion: DMT is broken down by the digestive enzyme monoamine oxidase and is practically inactive if taken orally, unless combined with a MAOI. The traditional South American ayahuasca, or yage, is a tea mixture containing DMT and an MAOI.

Also:

Some believe it plays a role in mediating the visual effects of natural dreaming, and also near-death experiences.

And:

There have been reports that a phenomenon similar to folie à deux had been induced most recently by anthropologists in the South American rainforest by consuming ayahuasca and by military experiments for chemical warfare in the late 60's using the incapacitating agent BZ. In both incidents there were very rare claims of shared visual hallucinations.



Free video streaming by Ustream

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Chat is also at #remix-fiction channel on the chat1.ustream.tv server

See previous story for details: http://lg15today.blogspot.com/2009/08/live-interview-broadcast-with-maddison.html

From comments:

Terence Mckenna - Culture is your operating system

Taken from the show "Light of the 3rd Millenium". Pictures are from among various artists like Alex Grey, Mark Henson and google. :) Music is Murcof.

Venus Spa Episode 2: Like Hit Me With Your Best Shot!



So like Andrea totally challenged Nancy, the mondo head instructor at the Venus Health Spa to an aerobic duel!!! Now she has to do crappy jobs like taking out the garbage while she's training for her battle. Like gag me with a Burger King hat.

Music by the Pumps: http://www.thepumps.net

Me, not dying. - hollishillis



http://hollishillis.blogspot.com/2009/08/bit-of-portland-and-new-blog.html

See also: http://thecreationsoffanfiction.blogspot.com

Follow the Leader: Into the Minds of Cult Killers (Level 26)


Publishing by Jason Matthews

The concept of a serial killer is scary enough, but what about a killer who amasses a following?

http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/3/288/1

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Introducing Steve Dark (Level 26)


Publishing by Anthony E. Zuiker

http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/2/312/1

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

LG15 and OpAphid Reunited!

From insideLG15:

Hey Everyone,

As I mentioned in my last post, we have exciting news regarding the LG15 Universe. As you know, back in the early days of lonelygirl15 a fan just like you created an incredible LG15 spin-off called OpAphid. The OpAphid ARG added a dark and mysterious depth to the LG15 franchise and we were incredibly excited to see what someone could do with very few resources and a lot of talent and hard work. It truly inspired us and showed the potential of “social entertainment.” It’s what led us to found EQAL. We reached out and incorporated OpAphid in the LG15 narrative and hired its creator, Glenn Rubenstein, as a writer on lonelygirl15. For months, the OpAphid ARG was interwoven with lonelygirl15 and the two series elevated the franchise to its heights in terms of both audience and engagement. Unfortunately, in 2007 we parted ways with Glenn and the status of OpAphid has remained uncertain ever since.

Well, all of that is now behind us. I’m excited to announce that the rift in the LG15 Universe has been mended. OpAphid, Tachyon, Brother, and the entire OpAphid ARG is now officially part of the LG15 Universe canon. Yup, you heard me right. We’ll be featuring all of the OpAphid videos in their own section of the the new LG15.com just like lonelygirl15, KateModern, LG15: The Resistance, and LG15: The Last. We hope this will be the beginning of a newly invigorated and ever evolving LG15 Universe.

But that’s not all. To commemorate this momentous event we’re launching LG15: TSIY2. In this second iteration of TSIY, you can tap into the entire OpAphid back-story and characters along with the LG15 mythology you all know and love. In fact, Glenn Rubenstein will join the producers at EQAL as a judge determining the winner of LG15: TSIY2 and will provide some audiovisual assets to the winner if they choose to incorporate OpAphid characters in their show (details in the official rules).

We’ll post official rules and more information about TSIY2 in the very near future.

From: http://inside.lg15.com/2009/08/26/lg15-and-opaphid-reunited/

The Hunt for Evan Ratliff: podcast Q & A with @nxthompson & @EvansVanished

Evan's goal is to "vanish" for a month.
Gabcast! The Hunt for Evan Ratliff #1




http://www.gabcast.com/index.php?a=episodes&query=&b=play&id=31080&cast=144436&castPage=&autoplay=true

L26 Guest Blogger: Jeffrey Gent (Level 26)

Jeffrey Gent is an incredibly talented costume designer who has done some work for CSI: NY and CSI: Miami, as well as movies such as Bruno, Watchmen and Batman Returns.

http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/2/291/1

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Our OFFICIAL Message Boards!!!


Hey all,

Just letting everyone know that VENUS SPA has not one but TWO official message boards. So like if you wanna chat about Venus and the girls who run it, you can do it on Anchor Cove and/or PARAVERSE at http://www.paraverse.ca/forum/viewforum.php?f=26&sid=4ee8901d3e5b944a9db2e1ca4fa99b8a !!

The Web.Files #8 OzGirl

Episode 8 of the Web Files featuring the long awaited interview with the cast and crew of OzGirl.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The...unknown? - hollishillis

I need to make a valleygirl15/wereadbooks/hollishillis/thetwihardest video.

http://hollishillis.blogspot.com/2009/08/theunknown.html

I know this Site from EQAL


http://twitter.com/TJMarsh/statuses/3548939319 <== RESPOND!

Level 26 members can leave a message at: http://www.level26.com/user_profile/view/10070

WSJ on The Guild

The online addition of the Wall Street Journal has a nice article about The Guild's success as-well-as a look at the state of web series in general. The article does not have any new ground-breaking information... web series profitability is low, series with stars get more attention, boob shots rule YouTube; however, it is a well-written article and worth a look.

The article is available in its entirety here.

Crime Seen In Miami (Level 26)


Publishing by Anthony E. Zuiker

" I have another story about dead bodies – only this time it takes place in Miami. "

http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/2/289/1

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Purity Towers: Funnel Productions’ Crown Jewel

Have you ever wanted to be Luke Skywalker, a rebel fighting for the cause of the oppressed?

http://www.argn.com/2009/08/purity_towers_funnel_productions_crown_jewel/

What We Know About Evan Ratliff, So Far

For new readers, Wired is organizing a hunt for missing writer, Evan Ratliff, with a $5,000 reward.

http://www.wired.com/vanish/2009/08/what-we-know-about-evan-ratliff-so-far/

See previous story about the hunt for Evan Ratliff: http://lg15today.blogspot.com/2009/08/modern-day-lobby-lud-wireds-manhunt-for.html

Jack The Ripper: A Documentary (Parts 5 and 6) (Level 26)

Publishing by Kristine Huntley

Jack The Ripper documentary (part 5 of 6)

Documentary on Jack The Ripper, from the murders he committed, the clues he left behind, and the mystery of his unknown identity.

Jack The Ripper documentary (part 6 of 6)


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Working on top-secret new site w/ Umbrella (EQAL)



http://twitter.com/tarynsouthern/statuses/3521427477



http://twitter.com/shiralazar/statuses/3541213520

Gwen14 an Update of sorts. - Gwenavere14


Yes this is actually my voice at the moment.

Warning, there is a little bit of bad language... :p
For more links to LG15: The Last visit our LG15: The Last blogspot portal page.

I almost didn't post this... - HayleyQ17


this is where it gets a little personal

sorry i never told u sooner sam

http://samandhayley.ning.com

Crime Seen: Early Days of CSI


Publishing by Anthony E. Zuiker

"By the grace of God, I went to high school with Monte Spoor who’s a real-life CSI. He took me under his wing and we rode along together the entire week, ten hours a day, including midnight lunches at Caesar’s Palace."

http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/2/286/1

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Eye on Sophie Tilson

Sophie Tilson is the Melbourne based actress who plays Sadie Brown in the hit web series OzGirl. In addition, to playing the lead role, she also produces and helped create the show. Nicholas Carlton originally envisioned OzGirl as a video blog about a hairdresser, and approached Sophie about working on the project. The two of them went for a walk around the city and quickly retooled the series to its current form. Sophie and Nick actually attended the same high school in Melbourne, although she was a year ahead of him and Nick is fairly confident she did not know he existed. They eventually met when Sophie auditioned for a role in Nick’s short film Rock Shop, a role which eventually went to fellow OzGirl Shanrah Wakefield.

Sophie Tilson is currently a student at the Victorian College of the Arts working towards a B.A. in Media and Communications. She also has taken several courses at The Australian Film & Television Academy. In addition to acting, Sophie Tilson enjoys singing and, at least according to Nick, “…often breaks into song and dance in the middle of the street.”

Much of OzGirl’s success can be attributed to the warmth and charm that Sophie brings to the character of Sadie. Such an innocent an naïve character could easily come across as hooky, yet Sophie infuses Sadie with such genuine emotion that the audience cannot help but fall in love with her.




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