Saturday, June 12, 2010
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FOR NEDA (English)
"Today the YouTube blog begins a series of posts exploring the issues around human rights and video in partnership with WITNESS, an international human rights organization that supports people using video to document and expose human rights violations."
From the press release:
"After nearly two years of development, pre and post production, the highly anticipated teen online soap opera, Miss Behave, will globally launch on Thursday, June 24th, both on their official home, http://missbehave.tv and the web network http://koldcast.tv."
"Leading the cast of Miss Behave is seventeen year old actress, recording artist and executive producer Jillian Clare, most recognized from her award winning performance as pre-teen Abby Deveraux on NBC's Days of Our Lives. Joining Jillian are Trevor Nelson (portraying older sibling Billy), plus best friends on and off screen Brett DelBuono and Jenna Stone. Rounding out the series regular cast is Marco James, Bianca Magick and Daytime Emmy winner Darin Brooks, now starring on Spike TV's Blue Mountain State. An elite group of other recognizable names guest star throughout the series including ex-Days of Our Lives stars Patrika Darbo and Jacee Jule plus Brendan Robinson from ABC Family's new hit Pretty Little Liars.
A full scale premiere and launch party is slated for Wednesday evening, June 23rd with red carpet arrivals beginning at 6:30 pm. The VIP party is scheduled from 7-9 pm, with general admittance at 9, followed by the screening of the first two webisodes at 9:30pm and a special musical performance by Kim DiVine (http://kimdivine.com) following. The event will then switch to party mode as DJ Kyle Kaplan (10 Things I Hate About You) spins us to the midnight hour."
When: Wednesday 06/23/2010
Where: Cinespace – 6356 Hollywood Boulevard
Media Check-in: 6:00 pm
Red Carpet Arrivals: 6:30 pm
‘Miss Behave’ Is Coming, Created For Teens, By Teens
Tubefilter had a chance to catch up with Claire on her experiences being a first-time New Media producer, how her age was an asset to the project, and her advice to other young creators looking for an outlet.
Is ‘Bud House’ The World’s Most Expensive Online Reality Show?
As the Cup progresses, these so called ‘fans’ will be eliminated as their country’s team is eliminated from the competition.
Step back into time at the ancient ruins of the Mayan civilization of Tikal. Peter spends the night in El Remate, then makes his way to the famous temples where he discovers himself in a past life.
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If you enjoy travel, check out previous episodes at: http://www.youtube.com/user/pdrop
Had we known this going in to our pitch for "Afterbirth..." we would might have done fewer jokes and talked more personally and passionately about the deeper truths of the development of this show/book and now web series.
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Cool Mom and emcee of this year's Digital Content NewFront, Daphne Brogdon (and her son Rex) talks about the new FTC blogger rules, promotion and transparency on the web.
For more information about the DCNF 2010 visit http://www.digitalcontentnewfront.com
Orbit Dirty Shorts presents, 'The Prom Date' - the first of a new web content series from Orbit gum that highlights unusually dirty situations and how Orbit cleans it up. In 'The Prom Date' see what happens when Jason Bateman and Will Arnett take on the dirty world of student and teacher dating - and how the parents of the student involved react.
Launch First Web Series: ‘Dirty Shorts’
Last night, Electus unveiled the first episode of its new branded entertainment series from Jason Bateman and Will Arnett’s New York based production company, DumbDumb.
Jason Bateman, Will Arnett Don’t Inspire LOLs In DumbDumb’s Prom Date
BY LIZ SHANNON MILLER
Give two talented dudes some cash from a brand partner, let them make comedy for the internets on their own terms — what could go wrong?
by Jenni Powell
Our story begins with a pair of teens, Josh and Brian, in small town in Texas by the name of Nacogdoches who are visited in class by independent ARG producer Jeromy Barber (Maddison Atkins).
Friday, June 11, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Are we ready for another next Sex and the City? Sex and the City 2 proves the market is still hungry to follow a women's journey about life, love, friendship and sex. And we've been on this journey way before Sex and the City started in 1998. But can the creators of Sex and the City take it any further with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda or have they exhausted these stories and are ready to pass the martini to someone new?
Doesn't sound unreasonable by any stretch, as long as the execution meets the expectations. Sure Darren Star, Michael Patrick King and Candace Bushnell hit a home run with the fabulous four best friends, but whose to say it can't happen again?
Take for instance a new underdog web series Party Girl Plus One [www.partygirlplusone.com] created by an unknown actress and writer Jennifer Dawson. The web series follows Jennifer, referred to as "Jen", a 30 something divorcee whose abandoned her previous dating criteria and will date anyone and everyone until she finds her true Plus One. Chronicling each date in her dating diary, Jen uncovers a journey about life, love and self discovery.
The show takes off from a very simple premise. After a divorce and a stint in the rebound party lane, Jen has to start dating again. A series of strange and awkward outings prompt her to start keeping a diary. Party Girl Plus One is a look at that diary, as each episode is a self contained recount of the engagements. Through narration, each 4 minute episode chronicles the different social, cultural, religious and or economic (to name a few) obstacles Jen faces on her quest for true love, proving no one is exempt from their own dating neurosis including Jen herself.
For a web series, which often face the pressure of keeping the content between 4 to 6 minutes, the tone and comedy of the series is right on par with any HBO or cable comedy. The subject matter of dating, life and love is nothing new and yet in execution, this web series seems to have the raw hook and appeal that Sex and the City had when it first aired. The writing, performances and use of music are seamless and provide an excellent canvas to see this series played out as a half hour show including the dates of an ensemble cast. Not to mention the network style production value for a web series.
And the best part about Party Girl Plus One is that these dates really happened. The material is drawn from Dawson's own personal dating diary and each episodes is a scripted reenactment of actual dating situations that she experienced (of course names and identities have been changed). Dealing with adult themes for mature audiences in a humorous tone while maintaining relatability to the audience seals the deal.
Sex and the City, do not worry. You're stories about love, sex and relationships will continue to be told. Trust that Party Girl Plus One can handle the tall order.
Watch Party Girl Plus One at www.partygirlplusone.com or www.youtube.com/partygirlplusone.
Posted by Party Girl Plus One at 11:27 AM
Thursday, June 10, 2010
With the Web.Files recap linked to earlier today, Web Series Today contributor Mathieas McNaughton began what we hope is a long and fruitful contributing writer stint at Tubefilter News.
A long time contributor to this site (since November 2008), Mathieas began posting longer pieces as far back as April 2009, when he contributed a great piece about Ashton Kutcher being the first to reach one million followers on Twitter, which was met with general acclaim.
But just like John Updike and the Reading Eagle, Mr. McNaughton has left home, surely for a bright future, and we will be watching.
And I can't wait to see my next video plastered on the front of Tubefilter. Or else there will be hell to pay!
by Steve Pavlina
"What if there are important growth experiences to be found within your procrastination?"
"spoiler alert in the video if you’ve haven’t watched S3 yet!"
The Squatters Red Carpet Launch Party exceeded all expectations!
On this week’s show, special guests Yomi Ayeni (Expanding Universe) and Lewis Hamilton join host Steve Peters (NoMimes Media) in talking about the power and pitfalls of taking Transmedia and ARGs to the extreme.
Well, you know me - I tried to keep it to three, but I just had to include five! But as always, I wish I could post every single one of these mouth-waterin' masterpieces!
How Philly Cream Cheese Gave Its Flat Sales a Kick
"The long awaited release of SOLO - The Series is here! To kick off the web launch we are hosting the world premiere at a fav Hollywood venue, Cinespace, on June 10, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm. Mark your calendars and invite your friends!"
This is a little preview promo of the italian sci-fi project "The Experiment - H12" who will become a shortfilm
Follow on Twitter The Experiment: http://twitter.com/Jacob_Nav
Watch the teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqCLmLHKiEM
Greg Benson is the CEO of Mediocre Films and his YouTube channel recently passed 100 Million views. That's an incredible achievement.
Follow Greg on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mediocrefilms
Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MediocreFilms
VIsit his website: http://www.mediocrefilms.com/
He moved to Hollywood to finesse his waiting skills but soon found that he just wasn't cut out for the service industry. To pass the time Greg wrote, produced and directed some of the funniest web videos of recent years like "Greg Hits Hollywood" and "Yeshmin Blechin". He also directed for other hit shows like "The Guild" and "Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show".
In Part 1 Greg talks about how he started in show business and takes us from his Texan roots to his Hollywood home with the stars, how he met his wife, ace producer Kim Evey, and why he moved from TV to web video.
Tune in tomorrow when we talk about Greg's first taste of Internet fame and just how so many stars of the webseries world like Felicia Day, Payman Benz, Wil Wheaton and Sean Becker have ended up looking down the camera at him.
In our final installment Greg answers some fan questions and tell us exactly how much he enjoys his neighbours.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Oh yeah. Hi Youtube! Let me introduce myself by putting on skin tight leotards from Goodwill.
Brian and I are trying to get into the ARG world this summer, and when we named our company, we errrr didn't buy the site right. We meant to. We bought hosting. Anyway, once we thought we were all in the clear, we started following ARG people on twitter. That's when our error was illuminated by Rowan72 with a beautiful bunny with a pancake on its head. For now, see that here:
Hi Rowan! Hi Strifey
Accepting defeat and embarrassed, we bought a backup site ( http://www.bigandawesomeproductions.com ..so looooonnnnggg!!!)
In a tremendous act of kindness, Rowan has offered us a trade to get our original sleek domain back...or for the first time. We have to accomplish three challenges. This video is the first: We were instructed to perform an interpretive dance to Christopher Cross' "Think of Laura." I think you will probably never think of Laura the same way again after you watch this.
Song Ba-Donk'd at http://www.donkdj.com , and we definitely don't have the rights to it or a license to wear a leotard. Do not blame us for the 5 hours you spend at donkdj.com.
This is so embarrassing it should count double. Let us know what #2 will be, and we will do our best.
A Big and Awesome Introduction
Now that you've seen me in skin tight clothing, I think it's time for introductions.
I don't have much to add to the video except perhaps some links.
ARG at wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternate_reality_game
Doghouse Challenges Explained (for now) - http://www.bigandawesome.com
Our Companies current website until we win the challenge - http://www.bigandawesomeproductions.com
Challenge 1 video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wOeqE6F2Xg
Follow us at twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bigandawesome
I have an amazing idea for the 2nd Challenge from Rowan72, but it's so huge. I need to be using all my time to work on our game (which is also pretty badass BTW).
I should definitely give respect to the inspiration behind the shooting and editing of this vlog.
This guy makes me laugh, and I think his vlogs are great. If we are half as entertaining as he is, then win!
One day, Brian will be able to edit as well as this guy.
Web Files’ host, Kristyn Burtt, takes over a patch of red carpet real estate to snag interviews with the cast and crew of Squatters at their web series premiere. Squatters is an original new comedy web series from DailyMotion.
Web.Files #40 Recap: ‘Squatters’ Premiere
In addition to hosting, Kristyn Burtt created the show along with the series’ producer, Sandra Payne (Life with Kat & McKay).
Now, Expanding Universe has plans to transform the experience into a recurring event either later in 2010 or in early 2011.
by Jenni Powell
We’re currently in production on our next web series called s01dier and are working on Season 2 of Zerks Log.
A piece in the Wall Street Journal highlights the shift in consumer behavior, noting that web video distributors are finding that their shows are increasingly being watched at the same time that TV programmers broadcast their hottest shows.
Web Series Tap Prime Time
Original Web series are finding a niche at night.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
...basically, instead of adding lots of new content, a subscription to Hulu will mean that you’ll be able to watch older episodes.
BY LIZ SHANNON MILLER
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Digitas and its digital content arm The Third Act hosts its third Digital Content NewFront tomorrow at the Skylight Soho in New York.
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Crackle just got a few more passport stamps today. Sony’s online entertainment network, which until now had geoblocked its collection of original web shows...
HackFWD is pre-seed fund focused on supporting and investing in “Europe’s most passionate geeks”.
Trailer for 2010's Summer Reading Alternate Reality Game: The Mystery Guest. Coming soon to Carroll County Public Library!
DISCLAIMER: No library books were harmed in the making of this trailer.
Local Summer Reading ARG: The Mystery Guest
The Mystery Guest is a strange, out-of-place fellow who has fallen out from the pages of a book, and local teens in Finksburg are trying to find a way to put him back.
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"Yet while Americans continue to see their local newspapers as more reliable than online news sources, they also have consistently questioned government assistance to keep those papers in business."
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Monday, June 7, 2010
Directed by: Iacopo Navari
With: Alessio Cherubini
Episode "zero" (or teaser-trailer) of Experiment H12. Attempted serial episodes with post-apocalyptic setting.
The earth as we know it has changed completely.
Groups of people how they can seek salvation in a world of desolation and death.
A world where nothing is as before.
Are the few survivors to 'Experiment H12
Music from: Lost Soundtrack
Diretto da: Iacopo Navari
Con: Alessio Cherubini
Episodio "zero" (o teaser-trailer) di Experiment H12. Tentativo di serie a episodi con ambientazione post-apocalittica.
La terra come noi la conosciamo è cambiata completamente.
Gruppi di persone cercano salvezza come possono in un mondo di desolazione e morte.
Un mondo dove nulla è come prima.
Sono i pochi sopravvissuti all' Esperimento H12"
Musica da: Lost Soundtrack
To see the full Anyone But Me series: http://www.anyonebutmeseries.com/Anyone But Me Season 2: Ep. 10 "Curtain Up"
Vivian & Archibald's comic strip makes its controversial debut with the introduction of the Lesbian Reporter Chick. And passions are stirred when friends rallying to help one of their own out of a jam end up creating emotional havoc.
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Jaleel White (From Steve Urkel Of Family Matters) Comes Out With A New Web Series Called "Fake It Til You Make It" [Full Episode #1]
Jaleel White and Hulu ‘Fake It’
Directed by web series vet Todd Pellegrino (Mayne Street), Fake It Til You Make It series stars White as entertainment mogul Reggie Culkin, and sports a supporting cast of Culkin protegés played by Betsy Rue, Steve Rifkin, and Chris Smith. Wayne Brady, Kurt Fuller, Tatyana Ali,...
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From the press release:
“Vampire Mob” an original, episodic comedy web series, with cast members from “The Simpsons,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Criminal Minds,” premieres June 30, 2010 on the web (http://www.VampireMob.com), with a preview screening party June 27, 2010.
“Vampire Mob” follows Don Grigioni, a hitman and vampire, who just found out his mother-in-law is moving in, for eternity. Don became a vampire because “it was a good fit” for is nocturnal life of crime. He never planned on biting his wife, Annie, and making her immortal, “but then I got hungry.” Annie felt bad that her mom would die one day and bit her, never discussing it with Don, and now mom needs a place to stay and blood to drink. With Don’s hit business slowing down, the last thing he needs is more “grocery shopping” to do.
Actress and author, Marcia Wallace, the voice of Mrs. Krabappel on “The Simpsons” is the mother-in-law, Virginia Jones, and her daughter, Laura is played by Kirsten Vangsness, known for her role as Penelope Garcia on “Criminal Minds.” Chris Mulkey (Twin Peaks. Friday Night Lights) who will be seen in HBO’s upcoming “Boardwalk Empire” appears in ‘Vampire Mob” as the owner of Marty Five’s Castle & New Life Organic Dispensary.
The lead role of hitman and vampire, Don, is filled by John Colella (CSI: NY, The West Wing), a graduate of the Goodman School of Drama, who will also be seen in the upcoming Sebastian Guitierrez film “Girl Walks Into a Bar,” premiering on YouTube and Hulu, and starring Carla Gugino, Rosario Dawson, Danny DeVito, and Zach Quinto. Reamy Hall (General Hospital, Bowfinger) plays Don’s wife Annie Grigioni, who guest starred this past season on “Criminal Minds” and will also be on screen in Sebastian Guitierrez’s upcoming “Girl Walks Into a Bar.”
Also appearing in “Vampire Mob” are Elizabeth Beckwith (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Andrea Cansler (The Groundlings Sunday Company), Jim Roof (The Swear Police), & Cris D'Annunzio (As The World Turns).
“Vampire Mob” was written & directed by award-winning filmmaker and comedian, Joe Wilson, who was working as a private investigator when he got the idea for “Vampire Mob” during an investigation. Wilson’s “The Swear Police” won best short under five minutes at the 2009 LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival. He is also responsible for the celebrity sex tape of Tickle Me Elmo “Tickle Me Harder,” which has over a half million views on YouTube and for selling “a jar of celebrity air,” air captured within proximity to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, on Ebay.
A Call to Action for Alternate Reality Game Developers: Play ARGs
By Michael Andersen
Whether you’re an aspiring developers or one with a number of successful campaigns under your belt, you should be playing ARGs as often as you can.
ARG Tools for iPhone: Pocket-Sized Power
Netninja.com released the ARG Tools iPhone app this week—a well thought-out collection of tools, resources, and links for alternate reality gamers of all levels
The show also featured Tom Cruise using a cane to represent a penis, at least two homosexual kisses played for comedic effect, simulated masturbation and ejaculation onto the audience, simulated oral sex between a performer and a dancer, and ....
Despite the tragic loss of her twin sister, seven year-old Mari seems oddly chipper...and none too sharp. 'Mari-Kari,' an original animated web horror-comedy starring Shannen Doherty.
Shooting a military or spy film and need some awesome night vision goggles?!? Well you've come to the right place! Watch as Zach teaches you how to make a light up pair of night vision goggles for less then $35 bucks! You can be just like Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell!!!
Indy Mogul's Backyard FX features cheap, DIY filmmaking tips and tutorials including special effects, props, and camera equipment. 'Build' episodes on Mondays and 'Original Short' test films on Tuesdays featuring the build.
by Jenni Powell
In the first episode we see Steampunk references, an homage to the Terminator films, a wacky cast of characters including an actress who thinks headshots of her as a chimney-sweep are going to set her career ablaze ....
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When Hunger Calls. When Flavor Falls. When Value=Lame. Call on Taco Bell's Super Delicious Ingredient Force, defenders of taste buds throughout the United States AND Canada. http://www.sdif.com/
The Cruddy Combo Clan is no match for the SDIF. Lunch is saved!
Yup, Taco Bell’s First Web Series Went Racy
But a major brand like Taco Bell wouldn’t go there, would they?
"These folks didn’t go to all this trouble to just get a poster or a t-shirt. They did it for the story. And for the community."
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The iPhone 4 features 720p HD video recording at 30fps, an LED flash that doubles as a spotlight source for video recording and the ability to edit any video footage right on the device.
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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last geek bus home: http://worldofhiglet.blogspot.com/
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/evilworld...
Thanks for watching!
Bonus points for spotting the Dr Horrible, The Two Ronnies and Red Dwarf references.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Cheri probes Amanda's bi-curiosity while Spark and Doug shoot a training video of Americans providing customer service to India.
For earlier episodes in this series:
BY LIZ SHANNON MILLER
"Many people don’t understand the fact that YouTube is a totally different kind of entertainment medium, which is much more personal and connective with the audience."
Rich Mbariket, creator and editor of http://www.webseriesnetwork.com explains the June 28 Web Series Webinar on monetization solutions, strategies and concepts.