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Saturday, June 5, 2010

weareeverywhere - the Abolition

Been waiting so long for another LG15: Awakening video from FemaleProdigy and 11 and it's finally here. The videos are always so well done. Can't wait to see where this goes!

The Next Wave of Social Apps Will Change Your TV Forever

Social TV is on the way and it’s set to change the very fabric of the television industry itself.


So what comes next after steampunk and zombies?

I'm going to crawl out on a limb and say that our world will keep feeling apocalyptic for the foreseeable future.

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I Heart Vampires: True Confessions - take180com

Watch episodes one week early at http://take180.com/vampires

While Wyatt and Sam try to break them out, Luci and Corbin have a heart-to-heart.

Team YouTube Gets More Support: Creators File Amicus Brief

"...arguing that to make YouTube responsible for the content posted on the site could destroy what has been built there."


The brief (pdf):

The Sideshow Coalition

If Viacom wins this lawsuit, YouTube may be forced to manually approve every video uploaded to the website, making it impossible but for a select few to post videos on the site.

The Knight Shift is standing up for The Sideshow Coalition

"One of the things that has galled me most is how Viacom and its mega-hypocrite of a CEO Sumner Redstone have shown such disdain toward independent content producers such as myself."

Weekend Poll: What Will You Do If YouTube Loses The Viacom Lawsuit?


Potato...Potato - TheZarbodShow

Zarbod Boid discuss a new job applicant.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking ways to "reinvent" journalism

For instance, one proposal would, "Allow news organizations to agree jointly on a mechanism to require news aggregators and others to pay for the use of online content, perhaps through the use of copyright licenses."


A Good Knight’s Quest: Episode 15

The Chosen One must find his guide in the In-between.


For our July 15th event we want to pass it over to the web community at large: what do YOU what to hear more about for the second Celebrate the Web event? Should the event focus on production? Storytelling? Challenges of working in the space?

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Jeff Gomez: Transmedia is a Responsibility Not a Privilege

by Jenni Powell

...Gomez openly shared years upon years of experience in creating story universes designed to not only extend beyond just one entertainment platform but indeed should work in tandem to create a cohesive and engaging whole

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The Secret Is Out There: Coca Cola Creator Doc Pemberton Stars in “Secret Formula” Campaign

The Secret is Out There. - CocaColaCo

Who knows the secret ingredients? How is the secret formula protected? Who is Doc. Pemberton? We've released this video in an attempt to shed some light on the answers... but many more are out there. You just need to know where to look. Hint: unlock bottles.

By Michael Andersen

The Secret Formula campaign launched with the above video bears many of the trappings of an alternate reality game, with links leading to artifacts across the web, and the promise of expansion out into the real world...


Can Columbia College Students Make ‘The Rent’ as Successful as ‘Sexperts’?

"The Rent follows Columbia College’s successful 2009 web series Sexperts, which cleverly leveraged the audiences of YouTube celebrities like Michael Buckley, Valentina of Val’s Art Diary, and Tony Huyin (thewinekone) .....

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Next New Networks’ Next New Business Model

"But it’s a milestone that comes as the company has shifted away from its dream of creating compelling, quality, made-for-the-web video programming."

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Universal Dead -- Episode 1 & 2

Episode 1 - SpatterTelevision

Planet Earth is ravaged by a strange disease that turns people into mindless murderers. As civilization struggles to survive, a small team of US Navy SEALs must protect a doctor from the Center for Disease Control on a mission to evaluate the claims of an erratic scientist who may have discovered the secret to mankind's salvation. Starring DB Sweeney, Gary Graham and Doug Jones.

Universal Dead -- Episode 2


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J.J. Abrams "Super 8" ARG - E11EVEN72




Thursday, June 3, 2010

Paranormal with a Twist of Context

Jenni Powell took a moment to discuss Bumps in the Night with me from the perspective of a producer.


New FEARnet Series 'Mari-Kari' Features Shannen Doherty


Shannen Doherty (Beverly Hills 90210, Charmed and current contestant on Dancing with the Stars) provides the voices for both Mari and Kari.


Mari-Kari centers around a grade school girl and her super-spooky, revenge minded wraith-of-a sister.

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Tagged, Riddlespider and Coldwood - TheZarbodShow

This is a response to Riddlespider.

Check out the Offical Coldwood Fan Page (Become a Fan!)

Coldwood tells the story of a young woman named Ashley. She travels to Alaska to help her uncle Clive with his Paranormal Investigation business.

CAA & ELLE Share a ‘Dirty Little Secret’

... TRESemmé and ELLE magazine brought the two together in a new graphic novel web series, Dirty Little Secret, which follows the adventures of aspiring stylist Riley Kendrick as she navigates the worlds of fashion and style in New York City.


What Newspapers Can Learn From Facebook and Mobile, how Google was the big loser in the FB Privacy Debate

The net result is that Google’s mission to index all the world’s information has been irreparably damaged.


"Bumps in the Night" Live Tip #14: Pod People

"Pod" spelled backwards is "dop."

Online Video Viewers: The Young, the Rich, the Educated

The biggest shift came in the number of viewers who turn to the Internet for comedy or humorous videos, growing from a third to half of all Internet viewers in just two years.

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“Soul Fire Rising” has been picked up by KoldCast.tv

From the press release:

Jodi Lyn O’Keefe (“Prison Break”) has joined the cast in the lead role of “Lilith.”

Kelly Stables (“Romantically Challenged,” “The Ring Two”) executive produces & stars in the supernatural series, which premieres May 3. KoldCast.tv is set to run 8 episodes, each of which will be 3 and 5 minutes in length.

SOUL FIRE RISING takes us on a journey between heaven and hell, where Demons and Wingers fight for human souls in the ultimate battle for supremacy. Kurt Patino created and wrote, and Dale Fabrigar directed and produced, the project.

Co-Stars include Daz Crawford, Mitchell Fink, Marlene Forte, Jordan Rider, Melissa Paulo, Jackie Geary, Jamison Haase, Nikita Ramsey, Jade Ramsey, Ashton Blanchard, Aimee Lynn Chadwick, Ryan Freeman and Mark Overholt.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hamilton Carver: Zombie P.I. is now on Koldcast.Tv


The Guild season 4 behind the scenes with Higlet, part 1 - evilworldofhiglet

Exclusive footage from the set of The Guild Season 4 as seen through the eyes of Higlet.

THE GUILD SEASON 4 is out in JULY 2010


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You can also find me here:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/worldofhiglet
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For real BTS of The Guild go to Knight of The Guild podcast:

Check out my other webseries: "Evil League of Evil Applications Processing Office", an original (and Award-winning) series based around Joss Whedon's smash hit Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: http://www.youtube.com/user/evilworldofhiglet#p/c/DDEB50DDAC9D16D6

Thanks for watching!

How The Webventures of Justin & Alden Survived the Streamy Awards


"The five episodes ruthlessly parody major web series like The Guild and The Bannen Way, but do so with the guidance of some of the best comedic talent in web content today...."


Interview: Wilson Cleveland – Producer of The Webventures of Justin & Alden

In Part One of this interview, Wilson talks about how Webventures started and what it was like working with so many stars....

Interview: Wilson Cleveland – Part Two

In the end, I give Trident so much credit and respect for moving forward with Webventures and refusing to judge the entire web video community based on what they saw that night.


‘The Bannen Way:’ A Comedy on HBO?

"This distribution strategy—reformating a highly popular Crackle web series as a feature-length movie—is emerging as a standard model for Sony Pictures Television,...."

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The Web.Files #39 – Backyard FX

Web Files' host, Kristyn Burtt, hangs out on the backyard patio with Zack Finfrock, the multi-talented host of the popular web series, Backyard FX. The show, created by Erik Beck, founder of Indy Mogul, helps budget filmmakers create special effects on the cheap. It is an interview that has a lot of effects going on--of some kind or another.


Dating In The Middle Ages - Trailer - Datinginthemiddleage

Musical Comedy Webseries launching in Summer 2010.
Follow Samantha Collins as she looks for Mr. Right through a series of very Wrong dates. Stars Devin Mills as Samantha Collins. Produced by Rogue Cowgirl Productions, Inc. in association with Market Street Productions. Directed by Chris Ekstein. For more info go to: http://www.datinginthemiddleages.com

Dating Just Got Medieval On Yo Ass

"Such are the challenges of recently-divorced historical romance writer Samantha Collins as she goes on bad date after bad date searching for her “middle-aged Mr. Right” ....."

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Streamy Award-Winning Writer: Bernie Su, COMPULSIONS

Script asked Bernie a few questions about his writing background, his take on online media, and where he’s going from here:


Six to Start Makes a Game Out of Wired UK Issue

Wired UK has teamed up with alternate reality game designers Six to Start, creators of the 2010 SXSW Best Game Award winner Smokescreen, to make this month’s issue of Wired UK a platform for a transmedia game contest.

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Level 26: Dark Prophecy is Wrapped

Posted by Anthony E. Zuiker

Big Yellow Hero and FemaleProdigy were flown out for their set visit and appearance in the bridges.

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‘The Specials’ Shows Life with Special Needs, Especially Watchable

The cast of the 10-episode reality series features five young adults who have slightly varying degrees of learning disabilities...

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Secret Millionaire’s Club: Lawn and Order

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Episode 4: Lawn and Order
The Secret Millionaires Club explore why saving money is so important and help their friend expand her lawn care business.

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Featuring Warren Buffett, “Secret Millionaire’s Club” is a fun, new animated Web series created to teach children financial literacy. Kids can also visit SMCKids.com to play games, participate in a Buffett Bucks rewards program and ask Warren himself a question.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

SANGRÍA Teaser - LinceStudios

Hidden in the grayer corner, the persisting fog of the putrid landfill next to the forest, surrounded by a river of toxic organic waste, live apart from society's the SANGRIA family, a "family" of monsters, murderers, cannibals and smelly, but most of all ... with the common IQ of a walnut.

A converted psycho-priest, an old times witch, a big & ugly monster, a mad doctor, a possessed child, a butcher in the broadest sense, a ghost with a chainsaw and a "normal" who's heavy metal lifer, are the members of this bloody grotesque family that through their stupid and unfortunate plans are going to literally stab laughs to viewers.


Julie continues her search for love. New episodes every month!


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Nikki Limo as Julie
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Edited by Stephan Gray

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Shift Experiment Update
Date: 05282010 1530

Josh: This may be my last communication with you for a while.


Squatters Episode 1: It Starts With A Bet (101)

Hank and Alex are faced with a Rent Increase Notice from their landlord. Instead of paying, they make a bet to see who can last longer without an apartment. Waking up on the subway surrounded by their belongings, Hank and Alex desperately look for a new home. At work, Alex’s Supervisor jokes about “living” at the office while Hank discovers a unique breed of busking.



Review: ‘Squatters’ Opens Funny, Shines When It Isn’t Trying
by Logan Rapp

With the first episode of Squatters, it seems to me that a show with a unique and fun hook, great cinematography, and good writing is held up in its pilot by two things: a lack of confidence in the viewer, and in its editing.

‘Squatters’ Hit Dailymotion Tomorrow

We had an early exclusive peek at Squatters, which hinted at its lineup of web series notables like The Guild’s Sandeep Parkih, Circle of Eight’s Austin Highsmith, and The Legend of Neil’s Tony Janning.


Top 100 YouTube Videos of All Time – LIVE!

... "as This Week In YouTube kicks off its live streaming marathon countdown today at 12:00 PM (PT) of the Top 100 YouTube videos of All Time"



Monday, May 31, 2010

A brief history of alternate history fiction

Did you know such historical luminaries as Benjamin Disraeli, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and H.G. Wells were alternate history aficionados?


Understanding Their Sacrifice: ‘In Their Boots’

In Their Boots documents the stories of troops coming home from the battlefield, the young wife whose husband never returns, the child who will never know her mother.


Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Web Files Buzz, Episode 5


George Romero on Zombie Games & Movies - FEARnet

FEARnet and G4TV.com talk to the zombie film grandmaster about the influence of games like Left 4 Dead 2 on zombie movies. See more at FEARnet.com.

Mr Blue Jay On My Shoulder - TheZarbodShow

Mr Blue Jay On My Shoulder

5 Questions With… Agent Brandon Martinez


Martinez created Abrams’ new media division, and his clients include The Crew‘s Brett Register, Compulsions creator Bernie Su, and Scotty “Got An Office Job” Iseri.


Cocorico! For ARGs in France: A Point of View on Supernatural Oddities

"In recent years, Orange, a French public telecommunications company, has moved its core business model from selling telecommunications pipes to global production in the mobile, web, and content sectors."


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