Saturday, July 3, 2010
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The title explains it all. In the middle of nowhere, local men gamble on roosters.
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NOTE: There is a bit of debate about this video over on YouTube but it does reflect "real life" and that is the objective of the inTransit web series.
We have provided a "Graphic Warning" and so has inTransit itself so view at your own discretion.
Lanie, I think I'm in trouble too. http://theexperimentwip.wordpress.com/
Some of the most notable are Toyota's "Sienna Family" ( www.YouTube.com), Hidden Valley Ranch's "Garden Party" ( www.iVillage.com) and Bertolli's "Into the Heart of Italy" ( www.intotheheartofitaly.yahoo.com).
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From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100703/ENT10/7030349/Advertisers-tap-into-Web-s-popularity
These full-meal videos have more narrative structure, developed characters and arching story lines," he said. "You get attached to the characters and you want to see what happens in the next episode."
From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100703/ENT10/7030368/More-viewers-turn-to-Web-to-watch-TV-#ixzz0sengtgAv
From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100703/ENT10/7030368/More-viewers-turn-to-Web-to-watch-TV-#ixzz0senJrMva
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Animus Cross Series II, Episode 3 is now live at http://www.animuscross.com. Sherriff Sarcous and Henry try to survive stumbling into the Creatures backwoods camp, and everything changes when a face form Sarcous' past appears. Meanwhile, Judith and Pastor Carver have an encounter of their own, when they finally reach the outskirts of Animus Cross!
But brands must discover what the dynamics are that get people to share or rate videos and what impact that has on the brand.”
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by Jenni Powell
Jessica Noboa, who is not only on the producing team but will also star in the film, has put together some fundraising events that are not only enjoyable but that take advantage of talents at her disposal and fit in with the theme o
Friday, July 2, 2010
The Secret Millionaires Club learns how to take less of one thing in order to get more of something else. Also known as a trade-off.
There's nothing better than two hotties conspiring to take over a kingdom. One agreeing to be Olek's wife and the other agreeing to be his mistress. This is the type of co-operation that is missing in America today.
Combine this with the sight of Olek trying his hand at farming and you've got a fun second episode!
An elf with a magic sword, an evil sorcerer and assorted mythical creatures provide the ingredients for a classic Lord of the Rings-style tale of myth and magic.
BY LIZ SHANNON MILLER
Created by Joe Wilson, the series invokes The Sopranos, both with its logo and its focus on hitman Don (John Colella), who finds himself struggling to find...
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... I took nine seasons of the X-Files, four seasons of Supernatural, four seasons of House, seven seasons of 24, three Resident Evil movies, Dawn of the Dead, Zombieland, two Twilight movies and finally the Blade trilogy as well as the show that used to run on Spike TV, and sat down and watched a little of each.
Contagion: Part 1 "Just Another Dead Vampire"
What if all your favorite characters existed in the same universe? How would things be different? What if Movie events had repercussions across various television shows? If Jack Bauer was trying to solve a string of unsolved murders across the country, would he employ the use of CTU or would he also enlist the help of 2 former FBI agents named Mulder and Scully? What if Blade, the ultimate vampire hunter found out about the existence of a small group of vampires residing in Washington called the Cullens? What if the Zombie virus featured in Resident Evil were to actually happen...would the Winchester brothers from Supernatural assist in stopping the plague before its too late?
The possibilities of these events occurring will be explored in the new web series.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I think I covered all the top stories of the week here in this vlog. You're welcome.
What did you think of Eminem's new album "Recovery"? :)
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Harry Shum Jr (Glee and Step Up 2 and LXD) explains how you can prepare for the Launch of THE LXD series by getting a shirt and in doing so help change the world. LXD has partnered with Invisible Children.com to help provide for the children in war torn Uganda by creating a shirt that can be purchased by you. Half the proceeds go to Invisible Children directly. Check out what invisible children does by visiting invisiiblechildren.com
to buy a shirt go to thelxd.com and click the link at the bottom of the page.
Something tells me Mr. Owens will end up doing more than running lines with his young pupil!
Jillian Clare: Miss Behave Is Live!
The series follows sixteen year old Tori (Clare) who has two sets of friends, two sets of problems, two sets of mistakes, and most importantly, a giant circle of lies
Some of our readers love video and want to get involved, but have no earthly idea how to go about doing that. It is for the people in this last group—the beginners—that we offer this first article in a planned series called Online Video Basics.
Ever wonder about the dangers of space travel? Scott Drizhal finds out, first hand, just how dangerous space can be…Starring: Jonathan Nail, Michele Boyd, Jason Burns, Jay Caputo, Amol Shah and Melissa Dalton. Created and written by Jonathan Nail. Directed by Jorge Luis Urbina & Allison Vanore. Produced by Allison Vanore. Scored by Rob Gokee. Edited by Frank Mohler.
“This game was great press for them, and was written up literally everywhere. All these companies that want ‘viral’ press, here it was in wildfire, and they pulled it down,” they said.
"According to the Brothers, after getting in touch with the digital department at Summit, everything was “cleared up” and the game is now back in action."
I thought you should know what your dearest ex has been up to. Tantalzing details about your dearest Addison. Contact me, and maybe we can work something out. She is a dear girl, after all...
Posted by Paula Deen
You know, now that we have Mandy, Caryn, Sheila and KC as our Real Women of Philadelphia hosts, there is so much more in store for all of us, and I just can't wait for the recipe competition to begin, y'all!
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Prove your mettle to the Most Interesting Man in the World by helping him recover his lost artifacts in the Dos Equis Cargo Hunt.
UPDATE: @thefinebros :
"Thanks to everyone for the support! Again, the game is back. Thanks to Summit for working with us to bring 8-Bit Twilight back!"
8-Bit Twilight Eclipse Interactive -
Will Bella end up with Edward or Jacob? Find out in Twilight: Eclipse in this 8-Bit Interactive!
How it all began:
PLAY 8-BIT TWILIGHT!
NOTE: It is not clear at this time why "PLAY 8-BIT TWILIGHT" was removed but according to YouTube "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Summit Entertainment LLC."
According to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit_Entertainment
"After a string of flops including P2, Penelope, Never Back Down and Sex Drive, Summit finally found success in November 2008 with the release of Twilight, a teen romance about vampires based on the best-selling book of the same name by Stephenie Meyer that made $408,773,703 worldwide."
Awesome Twilight homage YouTube game shut down over copyright infringement claim
"We have a follow up to this, as less than an hour ago, Twilight shut down our game claiming copyright infringement."
YouTube Takes Down Twilight Eclipse: The 8-Bit Interactive Game
"This is clearly fair use/parody, we took no actual media from Twilight, everything was created from scratch, no different than South Park or Saturday Night Live...."
"Canada's Rogers Media is to debut the latest "Prom Queen: The Homecoming" web drama from Michael Eisner's Vuguru studio...."
Rogers Media premieres Prom Queen: The Homecoming available online, on iPhone, and iPad
The newest installment in the Prom Queen series, will premiere on July 5, 2010, and is the latest show to be added to the Citytv.com multi-screen initiative, Shorts in the City presented by Nissan.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
BY LIZ SHANNON MILLER
What inspired director Jon M. Chu to create the LXD (hint: Miley Cyrus is directly involved).
Everyone must decide how they are going to individually respond to the attack.
In the midst of post-attack boredom, Annabelle and Derek discover some unsettling news.
An ominous phone call from their Mother begins a new chapter of Derek and Annabelle’s life.
Though branded entertainment was not immune from the recession, it wasn't hit nearly as hard as other media, setting the stage for a rapid recovery.
Thanks to all those who came out to the Hug A Chugger event a few weeks ago!
To all those who couldn't make it, don't fret: Go to http://www.culturelabel.com/Products.... and purchase a t-shirt and show your support! Make sure to check our other CFG products. All proceeds go to Room to Read! (http://www.roomtoread.org)
Episode One: "We are all famous to a few people"
Jaleel White’s Fake It Til You Make It Falls A Bit Flat
BY LIZ SHANNON MILLER
...but White brings a certain self-effacing spark to his portrayal, especially when it comes to his status within the industry.
This is aimed at everyone who produces and creates content for the web.
Luck has a LOT to do with the success of many artists in general, not just Youtubers or web series creators. In some cases it's just a case of being the right person in the right place at the right time. In other cases it's knowing the right person. Then there's some who make it by the virtue of sheer dumb luck.
Having said that it is talent and hard work that dictate whether said artist sinks or swims after getting that initial break. Case in point James Rolfe:
Now I've covered James a few times this week but this video is an example of why he is successful and why he is able to make a living making videos even though he is based in Philadelphia. (Not exactly a hotbed for entertainment.) James got famous for his Angry Video Game Nerd character but this video shows you just how much work he has put into his filmmaking. Most if not all of his works have been labours of love and he is very dedicated to his craft.
We can all learn something from Rolfe. He shows us that it doesn't matter what kind of technology you have or whether the budget is 10 million or 10 dollars as long as your heart is in it. He also shows us that it really doesn't matter what your production values are as long as the content is fun to watch.
Having witnessed so much upheaval in the industry over the last year, this video inspired me more than anything I've seen in the last 3 years of making web shows. I hope people involved in the web series industry on all levels watch this video. James' passion shows us what got us into the business in the first place and for this he will always have my respect and my thanks.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
An intriguing visual was proposed to me by an independent producer who said that he'd love to see a story about a Demon Girl and an Angel Girl.
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See more: http://www.koldcast.tv/video/i_give_you_my_soul
All the latest indications are pointing to both Nadirah and the contract being in Berlin, and we need all the help we can get
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So, we finally finished Rowan72's Challenge #2 of the Doghouse Challenges. Use the link above to test it out for yourself.
This is a great summary on Tubefilter about the mini-mess we got ourselves into:
Here's a link to the long-ass chat in its original form
And...uh... I think that is it right? Leave a comment or message us if you have any notes on "Escape From Crispy's Room"
It's 7 simple steps to building your online identity, from the planning stages to your public internet presence. We show you how to construct an ID that will last in the constantly changing social web and examples of who's doing it right!
A celebration of scifi/horror/fantasy/gaming web series is heading to San Diego on July 24th, hosted by web series multi-hyphenates Stephanie Thorpe, Taryn O’Neill and Jenni Powell, in conjunction with Kim Evey and Jenni Powell’s Celebrate the Web.
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Recently James Rolfe and Mike Matte went to New York City on a pilgramage to see every location used in the first 2 Ghostbusters movies. (A 3rd is in the works, YAY more Slimer!) They decided to make a documentary about their trip and their findings.
This is yet another example of just how good a documentary filmmaker James Rolfe really is. I would rank this up there as the best fan made documentary for a movie franchise ever made.
Monday, June 28, 2010
I'm not sure if this show has been posted on WST before but it is a very underrated show if you're into Hercules or Xena type shows!
The series centers around Olek's fight to restore his birthright as King of Boria. Unable to claim his throne at his former Kingdom he builds a new one in the forests in the wilderness of Boria. In the new season Olek is dealing with the complexities of leading a fledgling Kingdom and the resurrection of his trusted friend.
This time around, the game will be more of a roleplay story, still with some puzzle elements of an ARG, but the way you play the game will determine the outcome.
In this episode of Your FX you'll see Lightsabers, Guns, Explosions and fire breathing monsters! And that's just in the Random Effects Montage. You'll also see 2 awesome tutorials send in by Indy Mogul viewers just like you! Sit back, relax and let Puppet Zack guide you through the June Edition of YourFX!
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REMNANTS is a post-apocalyptic thriller that focuses on the lives of a single family amidst the horror of a nuclear holocaust on American soil.
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The characters that Pardee has created are dynamic, beautiful, and full of heart.
Check it out here: http://www.thewb.com/search/site/?q=chadam
For those of you who aren't familair with the online work of James Rolfe, James is best known as the Angry Video Game Nerd. James has been making films, (mostly monster shorts and movie reviews of the Ed Wood variety,) since he was a teenager. His documentary films are always second to none on the web and here's his latest. Here James tells his story, a lot like Cinemassacre 200 except this one is far more personal and arguably his best.
"Through something called phase-inversion (I’m probably going to make a fool out of myself here, but I think it’s got something to do with certain tones blocking out other tones), one of our unmembers found a message from the Steward."
Episodes and Series begin Summer 2010. If you are an writer with a bizarre story to tell please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with "BlackBoxTV" in the subject. "My Face Itches" (The BlackBoxTV promo) was directed by youtube.com/MeTonyV filmed by youtube.com/JoeNationTV and featured youtube.com/tarynoneillTV with music from The Epilogues www.myspace.com/epiloguemusic and effects by Mike Ashton. Special Thanks to youtube.com/MusicKillsKate
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Veteran producers, writers and actors are creating a variety of clever and slick series that are helping to bring Web video watching into the mainstream.
The series follows the duplicitous life of Tori, a 16-year-old, and her older brother, Billy, who is dealing with sexual identity issues.
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Leprechaun returns to get revenge with a secret weapon.
‘Fred’ and ‘Annoying Orange’ Team Up; Someone Please Kill Me Now
....and on Thursday they released a video in which the two square off for the title of the “most annoying entity in the world.”
"The Awkward Man is a series of 9 comedy skits about a socially
awkward guy who's just broken up with his childhood sweetheart. He's
looking for a new girlfriend but, through lack of action,
inappropriate action, or just being really nervous, he manages to
screw things up.... Hilarity ensues The protagonist (Jesse, played by
Regis Broadway) is a genuinely nice guy who is looking for a
girlfriend; he's not sleazy. He's reasonably handsome, intelligent,
sporty, and kind natured. Girls are interested in him (initially) but
somehow he manages to destroy all chances of getting to know them
better by being, well, awkward "
http://casthim.com/c2c/ — The introduction.
Follow me (Gary Ploski) through the process an actor goes through learning lines, preparing for rehearsal, pre- and post-show feelings, thoughts, and more!
Watch more episodes: http://www.youtube.com/user/garyploski
He states the rumor to be that Google will be building a “Facebook competitor”, and we’ll take this as a firm “maybe”.
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Google Should Stop Going After Facebook & Twitter & Go After LinkedIn Instead
...this may be an updated/enhanced version of the current Google Profiles, which would be supported by the fact that Rick Klau, the developer who built Buzz (which requires you to create a Google Profile if you don’t have on already), is now working on Profiles, according to Louis Gray.
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Now, he leads the premium video platform, whose wide range of clients, including Warner Brothers, Fremantle, Armani, Dell and Electronic Arts.
"When I put the coordinates in from where Jerrod and Paige each showed up, I found that on the day of May 25 at 8:15 am, there were specific small anomalies that showed up at those places. After extensive research, I have found that over the entire planet, there were 11 of them, not including the obvious one where the lab is, so 12 in all."
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The Experiment: A Work in Progress…
I was asked to find the best dancers on YouTube for the Dr. Pepper Cherry/YouTube Dance Studio Contest where YOU at home can show me your skills. And if you impress me and some of your own colleagues enough, you will get FLOWN OUT TO HOLLYWOOD and hang out with me and my dancers! Plus you get a chance to be in an Ultra Records Music video. Pretty cool right? Anyway, tell your friends! Spread the word. I want to see you do your thing.
"Black-clad protesters set fire to four police cars and used bricks and hammers to smash windows in downtown Toronto in demonstrations against the G20 summit Saturday."
See also: G20 Protesters Clash With Police
Anarchists protesting the G20 summit in Toronto set fire to police cars and clash with riot cops, prompting Canadian officials to tighten security in the city. Video Courtesy of Reuters.
See also: What the media ignored: 25,000 peacefully demonstrate against G20 policies in Toronto