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Saturday, April 28, 2012

CTFxC: CRAZY CAT LADY

Ep. 4 Sassy Girl: Squaresville

Annoying Orange - Buddy Cops

Project Nerdy

[4/26] Nick's Batteries Died
[4/27] Stacy Vs. Touch Screens

My Music Show: SPONGE LOVE! (THE MOSH Ep. 2)

BlackBoxTVExtras: THE RAVEN Premiere!!!

iJustine: Sexy socks

The Haunting Of Sunshine Girl: Ghost : Evil spirit overtakes Nolan

Geek and Sundry

Greg Kasavin full interview from our Subscribathon!
David Gaider full interview from our Subscribathon!
Matthew Lee Johnston full interview for our Subscribathon!
Sean Plott full interview for our Subscribathon!

Sword and Laser: "The Magicians" (Wrap-up!) & Interview w/ Saladin Ahmed

DoctorHolocaust

VEDA (April 26th) Friends & foes of FURY
VEDA (April 27th) R.O.A.C.H.

Daily Grace: HOW DO LESBIANS HAVE SEX

CTFxC: BIKINI TRY OUTS!

Beet.TV

Yahoo! Media Chief: "Video on the Internet has Come of Age"
Yahoo's Levinsohn: We Are Investing Heavily in Premium Content"

Barely Political: One Direction Parody - Comments!

Sync BTS: How to Make Guns VFX

NewFronts Web TV Leadership Luncheon presented by The International Academy of Web Television

The discussion will be moderated by Michael Learmonth, Digital Editor of Adage, and will include Eli Goodman, Chief Evangelist of comScore, Rob Barnett, CEO of My Damn Channel, Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3, and Allen DeBevoise, CEO and Chairman of Machinima.

Read the full post:
http://iawtv.org/2012/04/25/newfronts-web-tv-leadership-luncheon-presented-by-the-international-academy-of-web-television/

Acting Out - "ON SET" (Brennan Hillard)

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Newtown Girls S01E06

"Balls!" The book club went well and Scarlet made some new friends, but alas there were no love connections made (for her at least). With an updated online-dating profile, she is already getting a stack of hits; as it turns out lesbians like sports, which now Scarlet likes too! But her next adventure into the world of digital dating leaves Scarlet lost and delirious. Will Scarlet risk life and limb to find the woman of her dreams or will faking sporting interests be her demise?

Don't Touch This Dollar Bill!


The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Snobby Mr. Douchey Part 1

You were all quite specific that you wanted me to talk more about meeting Mr. Darcy, so today, I give you half the story. Boring, stuffy, and rude, I really don't get how Bing and him are friends. Regardless, watch Lydia and I reenact the events of the Gibson wedding for you. And then, next week, I'll give you the scoop on the rest of the evening.

What's Trending: Influencer: Ziggy Marley On the New Documentary "Marley"

Beauty Vlogger Boot Camp

Boot Camp: The Boot - Tony

The Philip DeFranco Show: ASHLEY KETCHUM, NORWAY BAMFS & TINKERBELL GETS NASTY!!

nayders07: Psycho Cyclo City Tours -[Hue - Hanoi, Vietnam]

THE TERROR SHIFT - La Chamba - Ep 112

Sexy Nerd Girl: Guy @ WWTCC2012

Rocketboom: News of Yesterday and Today

Mystery Guitar Man: Video Puzzle

Project Nerdy

On the "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" by Bernie Su

However, as a somewhat strong feminist, I do wonder at the slut shaming of Lydia.

Read the full post:
http://berniesu.tumblr.com/post/21862916681/first-off-i-love-the-series-its-absolutely

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Xtina + Cee Lo = Hot Problems - MyMusic News #2

LINK TO START THE SHOW - http://dft.ba/-2xyR

Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler update

Lisbug's April Haul Video (Birthday Gifts and Undies)

Campaign Update - April 26th - King of the Web

Jenna Marbles: My Dogs Hate Farts

FreddieW: Skyrim Badass

The Guild Behind-The-Scenes Episode 3 - Megagame-o-ramacon

Devine: The series - New IndieGoGo Promo Video

TableTop Episode 2: Settlers of Catan - Gag Reel

Usagi Yojimbo: A Life of Mush - Dark Horse Comics

DoctorHolocaust

VEDA (April 24th) Three ways a bad day
VEDA (April 25th) Petty but in the papers...

Democracy Now

CISPA Critics: Cybersecurity Act Will Increase Domestic Surveillance, Violate Privacy Rights
As it heads toward a House vote, critics say the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) would allow private internet companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft to hand over troves of confidential customer records and communications to the National Security Agency, FBI and Department of Homeland Security, effectively legalizing a secret domestic surveillance program already run by the NSA. Backers say the measure is needed to help private firms crackdown on foreign entities — including the Chinese and Russian governments — committing online economic espionage. The bill has faced widespread opposition from online privacy advocates and even the Obama administration, which has threatened a veto. We speak with Michelle Richardson, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. To watch the complete independent, weekday news hour, read the transcript and download the podcast, please visit http://www.democracynow.org.
Targeted Hacker Jacob Appelbaum on CISPA, Surveillance & the "Militarization of Cyberspace"
Computer security researcher Jacob Appelbaum argues the measures included in the proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) would essentially legalize military surveillance of U.S. citizens. "When they want to dramatically expand their ability to do these things in a so-called 'legal manner,' it's important to note what they're trying to do is to legalize what they have already been doing," Appelbaum says. He is a developer and advocate for the Tor Project, a network enabling its users to communicate anonymously on the internet, and has volunteered with WikiLeaks.

Daily Grace

WHAT'S GOING ON IN POP CULTURE
HOW TO GET OVER A HANGOVER

CTFxC

ZOMBIE GINGER
OMG SHOEZ!!!!!

Sci-Fi Short Action Film - The Feeling of Unreality

Science fiction short action film created by the 'Blood and Bone China' team. It was originally made for the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge 2012, but the running time was 3 minutes too long for submission. Starring Rachel Shenton, Anthony Miles and David Lemberg. Directed by Chris Stone. http://www.chrisstonefilms.com http://www.bloodandbonechina.com http://www.twitter.com/bloodbonechina http://www.facebook.com/bloodandbonechina

Beet.TV: AOL Launches Big Video Portal of Aggregated and Original Videos

AOL has launched new video destination comprised of 14 channels, involving some 1000 top video publishers and over 300,000 videos and a number of new, original made for the Web programs. Many of the video publishers have been part of AOL's big 5Min syndication engine. While these videos will continue to be syndicated, this is the first time that the videos have been organized on an AOL portal, as a destination. At the AOL Digital New Fronts in Manhattan, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong announced the new portal which is called AOL On. For an overview of the new strategy, we spoke with Ran Harnevo, SVP, Video at AOL On. According to comScore, AOL Video served nearly a half a billion videos in March. Andy Plesser Disclosure: Beet.TV has a commerical arrangement with AOL On where its videos are widely syndicated.

Barely Political: Puppets React - Tupac Hologram and Mel Gibson!

The Newtown Girls S01E05

"Juicy" Scarlet asks Alex to be her wingman for the evening at Newtown's inaugural lesbian book club, but Alex is somewhat sceptical of the potential for picking-up. Hoping to impress, Scarlet is hastily trying to finish the book on time, but as the hours tick down the task becomes that much more difficult. Meanwhile Alex is not impressed with Scarlet's new 'health-kick' purchase or her 'lingering-like-a-bad-smell' ex-girlfriend. Will the book club be the key to Scarlet finding love? Scarlet certainly hopes so!

Hollywood Girl: Season 2 Episode 1- Curves Ahead

Average scripted web series budget is $500k for a season???

paul kontonis ‏@kontonis Average scripted web series budget is $500k for a season, needs to be more like $2MM - dolphin digital media @CAA cc @Iawtv #dcnf #webseries

 https://twitter.com/#!/kontonis/status/195510657918058496



modelmotion ‏
@modelmotion
@kontonis Is average budget really meaningful in this context? Would the median not be more relevant. Popular series can cost much less.

 https://twitter.com/#!/modelmotion/status/195622969920335873



Blood and Bone China ‏@BloodBoneChina @kontonis @CAA @Iawtv Our web series was made on a budget of practically nothing. Won Best Webseries of 2011 @indie_intertube awards

 https://twitter.com/#!/BloodBoneChina/statuses/195544326355427329



Mark Gardner ‏@MarkGardnerATX RT @davidnett: @kontonis @CAA @Iawtv Average? Love to see data. sure none of us indies included. That said, avg needs to rise - investors?

https://twitter.com/#!/MarkGardnerATX/status/195559033661431808


Sandbox MysteryGuitarMan: Free Play

Mike Diva Presents: Close Encounters

Partners in Pretension - Ep. 6 - How to Stab a Friend in the Back

Meet the Mayfarers - Ep. 4.7 Sweet Ethel Marie

Home At Last: Welcome Home, Dad - Ep. 2

Home At Last - Pizza Boy - How to Deliver a Pizza

Bite Me: "The Official Game"

The official game for Bite Me, it looks pretty realistic.

The Philip DeFranco Show: KIM KARDASHIAN MAKES $40 MILLION OFF OF YOUR HATE!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Newtown Girls S01E04

"The Puppy Episode" Minus the Justin Bieber wig, Scarlet jumps online to try and find her soul mate, but an empty inbox tests her patience. She wants to do something and she wants to do it now. And then it hits her -- lesbians love dogs! If she can get her hands on a dog, the girls won't be able to stay away. She manages to find a dog but not only does it come with an unwanted guest, it's not exactly the chick magnet she thought it would be.

Hollishillis: Let's Talk About Things

BlackBoxTV Film Festival NOW OPEN!!!

VlogBrothers: Beneath an Abandoned Hospital: Thoughts from Places

Beauty Vlogger Boot Camp: Ep. 4: Improv Vlog

The Verge: Google Drive

The Philip DeFranco Show: WOULD YOU PUT THIS IN YOUR MOUTH??!

Rocketboom: Today's Top Story

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Project Nerdy

King of the WebL Nice shoes, wanna... - Undiscovered Awesome

iJustine: Escape!!!!! - Vlog University

DoctorHolocaust: VEDA (April 23rd) Design work

Democracy Now: "War is the Enemy of the Poor": Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on Poverty, MLK, Election 2012

Daily Grace: THANKS FOR KEEPING ME AVERAGE

4Villains

David Hayter Voice of SolidSnake from Metal Gear- 4Villains Love!
4Villains Love from Garry Chalk! Shadowsnake and Optimus Prime

CTFxC: FELL OFF A ROOF

You're Thinking Of Someone Else: Promo 4

The Newtown Girls S01E03

"The Justin Bieber Look" Still reeling from the "Xena incident", Scarlet's found it difficult to keep up the pure, healthy, Zen lifestyle she vowed to live on her return to Newtown. It takes a drunken epiphany for her to realise that her body is a temple and she has to treat it as such. She also realises she's not going to find her soul mate falling asleep on the couch after too many. Her soul mate's out there, she just has to find her. But first thing's first. Before she can do anything else, a new look is in order.

"If I wanted America to fail"

Celebrate The Web 6: LEVEL UP #CTW6


Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:00 AM PST: Live-streamed elements announcement.
Thursday, May 10 – Thursday, May 17, 2012: Pilot creation week – write, shoot, edit and upload!
Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:00 AM PST: Submission deadline – competition closes!
Monday, May 21 – Thursday, May 31st, 2012: Audience Voting / Judge’s Prize Voting
Tuesday, June 5, 2012: Winners Announced (Live-Streamed)!


Read the full post:
http://www.celebratetheweb.com/index.php/2012/04/celebrate-the-web-6-level-up/

Iran vs. Israel - Back to the Future

Space Guys In Space - Poddy Time, FlurmJam 8.6



Stew uses up all of the allotted daily bathroom time "problem solving."

Isccizo Film by Pedro Cunha the Trailer

Pink Slip Part 1 - Suzie

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: After the Wedding: The Real Bing Lee

So...this weekend was interesting. The wedding was lovely, barring some extremely unfortunate events that I will not get into right now. But Bing and Jane did, like, I mean, really hit it off, so Mom is unsurprisingly a 50 gallon barrel of pleased. Today though, I just wanted to grill Jane on the evening's events. Also, I have to admit that Bing is actually really nice. And Jane didn't even make me write that.

Battleground: Nothing About Chile

The Newtown Girls S01E02

"Dress Up" Things are going well for Scarlet, she's over her jet-lag and she's even managed to tick a few things off her list. She's enjoying work at the bookshop, she's found a yoga studio close to home and she's set up her twitter account. However, she's not having much luck finding her soul mate. So Scarlet does what any lesbian in her situation would do, and turns to her best friend for help. Having always found it difficult to say no to Scarlet, Alex reluctantly gives her the details for a private party that night. Scarlet arrives at the party all dressed up and ready for anything, however, as usually happens where Scarlet's involved, things don't quite turn out as planned.

Totally Sketch Originals : THE MAKE-OUT SESH - An Interactive Adventure

The Philip DeFranco Show: ROBOT PROSTITUTES & WHY YOUR MAJOR IS STUPID

Olga Kay: EMO GIRL and THE REN FAIRE

nayders07: MasterChef: Vietnamese Edition - [Hoi An, Vietnam]

MyMusic LIVE (Episode 2)

Felicia Day Plays Violin with Tom Lenk - The Flog, Ep 4

Venus Spa S3.17: Turning Dreams into Gold Part 2

Music by: The Pumps/Orphan http://www.thepumps.net
Digital Native Dance: http://www.youtube.com/digitalnativedance
Greg Arcade: http://www.gregarcade.com

OH MAH GOD JAMIE GOT AN AUDITION FOR SOLID GOLD!!!!!

So like Jamie totally got the chance of a lifetime to audition to be a Solid Gold Dancer. They like totally loved her tubular audition tape! Problem though: She didn't send one! What's been going on behind her back?

Democracy Now: Gulf Oil Spill: BP Execs Escape Punishment as Disaster Continues To Impact Sea life.

DoctorHolocaust: VEDA (April 22nd) You remind me of the babe...

Daily Grace: MY OPINION ON ANIMALS

CTFxC: CAFFEINE OVERDOSE!!!!!

4Villains - Kevin Sorbo And Shadowsnake!

Acting Out - "ON SET" (Cary Adams)

How do you prove to YouTube that you have the rights to your own work?

....they are now clamping down and disallowing content even if there is no copyright infringement claims against your work.

Read the full post:
http://higletfilms.com/2012/04/how-do-you-prove-to-youtube-that-you-have-the-rights-to-your-own-work/

GUNDERSON Episode 3 online now! Gunderson gets into deeper s**t!

Episode 3 of the very NSFW "wicked rank" comedy series GUNDERSON premiered online Sunday night. Blackmail is the name of the game this episode. Boomer also rocks the face off of fast food in the opening. Check out "Gundercash" right here!



GUNDERSON is a 10-episode series documenting a Yorkton summer in the life of Glen Gunderson, a loser at odds with his mayor candidate father.

The series was created and written by Daniel Redenbach and Tyson Off, and produced and directed by Redenbach.

Follow the series at gunderson.tv!
on Twitter!
on YouTube!

Gunderson was produced with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, The Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit, and the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative.

Divine The Series - a web series review by Those Video Guys

In this episode we review the supernatural monster web series Divine about a pair of demon hunters. For more info on Divine go to www.divinetheseries.com

Mermates: Episode #5 - The Wound



A web series about a man who moves in with an everted mermaid (human on the outside, fish on the inside). New episodes every Monday!

Don't forget to check out our YouTube Channel and Facebook Fan Page. You can also head over to our Official Site.

Drake, Funny Videos & Summer Love: VICE Today 001

:::::WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGAUGE

The Haute List: Our Prom Stories

Indie Intertube: Fan Expo Day

Pink Slip Trailer

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Newtown Girls S01E01

"I'm Home!" Scarlet arrives home after spending a year in South East Asia mending a broken heart. Not only is she back, but she knows exactly what she wants. In fact she has a list, of all the things she needs to be happy, including finding her soul mate. When she shows up on her best friend Alex's doorstep she isn't exactly welcomed back with open arms. But this doesn't deter Scarlet who drags Alex into helping her track down and tick off the items on her list. And it all goes to plan -- at first. While finding a job isn't that hard, finding your soul mate is a whole other story.

Annoying Orange : WazZOOM

Red Burns on the Red Carpet at the 15th Annual Webby Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Red Burns talks about the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, which she founded in 1979

The Vergecast

Google Drive leaks during App Hangout
Canon EOS C500 hands-on

Squaresville: MALLSCAPADE! Behind the Scenes Ep. 2

Rocketboom Returns From The Living Dead

Sexy Nerd Girl: Me @ WWTCC2012

Shane Dawson TV: *ONE DIRECTION* STALKER!

MyMusic: Displaced (Episode 2)

Home At Last: Pee Paw - Ep. 1

The Fine Brothers: KIDS REACT TO THE AVENGERS

M.I. Entertainment: ANGELINA JOLIE SAYS YES!

Beauty Vlogger Boot Camp: Boot Camp After Show: White Tee Shirt Contest

Boot Camp: New Episodes Every Tuesday (u look haute)
The Haute List, 4/20: Prom Prep
ReNailz: Behind The Nailz

VlogBrothers: Thoughts on Growing up

‘The Annoying Orange’ TV Series Fills out Human Cast

And two, at least one of the characters will be human.

Read the full post:
http://www.tubefilter.com/2012/04/22/annoying-orange-tv-series-toby-turner/

New Media Weekly interviews Jyl Ferris

nayders07: Wet'n Wild: Vinpearl Edition - [Nha Trang, Vietnam]

My Music Show: JOIN THE MOSH!

BlackBoxTV : TRUE STORIES: Linda Vista Hospital

Maxwell Glick: Six Flags Coke Radio Commercial

lisbug: Lisa's Inner Fat Kid Vlog

The Haunting Of Sunshine Girl: Ghost : Victoria is ready for me to help Anna.

Web Series and Genre

The big popular web series tend to be comedies.  Don't get me wrong, their a lot of dramas out there on the internet.  However, I think the ones that people outside the industry have heard of tend to be comedies, such as, The Guild, Legend of Neil, Cntrl, and Husbands, are all comedies.  And unless they are directly related to an already existing story (Star Trek: Phase 2 and Nightwing: Escalation), they rarely tend to be dramas AND bring in the same heavy hitting view numbers. 

My first thought was that it had to do with production value.  But, a lot of  these comedies actually have some pretty strong production value.  I mean,Legends of Atollhas some awesome looking castle sets.  CASTLES!!! 

But really, what I think it is, is that for some bizarre reason, the internet is becoming a place of cute and funny, and mostly, sarcastic and full of commentary.  We seem to have a lot of opinions about the things that we do for fun, what we read, write, etc...   We're almost obsessed w/ our hobbies.

I think this is the legacy of the Hipster Generation.  And I don't think this is a bad thing, I really don't.  I just hope we don't get so locked into writing web series about the video games we play or adapting the books we read (or didn't read) in high school (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, very well done!), that we completely lose the concept that there are other stories.  (And I'm the last to talk on this point.)  But honestly,  I really don't think I need to worry.  We're already seeing things like Husbands, by Jane Espenson, which is simply about a gay couple.  

What's also seeming to influence web content, is of course, getting things to go viral.  It's the internet version of a blockbuster, except the currency is views.  And it appears to me that there really is no one path to get these coveted views.  There are tricks like make your video on something that is trending or be Felicia Day.  But, what I find so much is how often the internet responds to  Quality.  Make it good. If it's good, it takes just a little bit of marketing for it to get the views.

And of course, Make Em' Laugh.  (sing it....you know you want to! And if you don't get the reference:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW02c5UNGl0.  Man, I love the internet)

And it turns out what makes people laugh is pretty mundane.  And mostly cats.

Which brings me to Little Cat  Version of Me. Which has got to be, like, the essence of video on the internet.  Little Cat Version of Me is a web series about two actors trying to make their own web series, so a camera crew is hired to film a documentary of them trying to accomplish exactly that.  And what is there web series about?  The cat copying what it's owner does, a little cat version, as it were.  

This web series has great improvisation between the actors is great.  And if the actors Aren't improvising, major kudos to the writers.  And, while I think that the characters are a tad bit standard,  I find myself not really caring.

And of course, this web series is meta.  Which means that the Web Series has officially just been around long enough  to comment on itself.  Or we're just coming into an era where meta commentary is the first place our brains go to after something's been around for any longer than 2 years.  Or the internet has sped up the process of how long it takes for something to be established.

Whatever it is, The cat.  It is awesome.  

I think what I'm trying to say, is that all web media will eventually be dominated by cats, regardless of genre.

CTFxC: SCARIEST RIDE EVER

Indie Intertube: Fan Expo Day

Indie Intertube: Fan Expo Day 1
Indie Intertube: End Of Expo Day 2
Indie Intertube: Fan Expo Day 2 - The Con

DoctorHolocaust

VEDA (April 19th) Hanging with Kevin MacLeod
VEDA (April 20th) 4:20
VEDA (April 21st) Stargazing

Arcana - Episode 0 "The Runner" Part 2

CTFxC: MOST DANGEROUS STUNT!

Beet.TV: Kit Digital Introduces Social TV Platform at NAB



LAS VEGAS, Kit Digital, the big global, Prague-based provider of digital video services, has introduced a set of social media tools to its platform at the NAB Show this week. We spoke with Alex Blum, COO, about the new social functionality and other developments at Kit and industry trends. Blum, an early AOL executive involved with Internet-based video more than a decade ago, was the CEO of New York-based KickApps which was acquired by Kit last year.

The Key of Awesome! : What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction Parody! Key of Awesome #57

Jon Hamm & Mad Men v. Hardwick & Nerdist - All Star Bowling - Sneak Peek

See the full episode of Chris Hardwick's All Star Bowling on Monday, April 23 at 7:30amPT! For now, check out this sneak peek as Chris and Team Nerdist takes on Jon Hamm, Vincent Kartheiser, Matt Weiner and Rich Sommer from Team Mad Men.

ALLOY TV: Pop Wars: Dramatic Reading of The Notebook

First Glance Film Festival

HOLLYWOOD 12 APRIL 20-22, 2012 http://firstglancefilms.com/

Lizzie Bennet Diaries BTS: Why is he ‘Bing Lee’?

...but if the name tweak (not change - tweak) bothers you to the point where you can’t enjoy the story that we are telling then I’m sorry for ruining the journey for you.

Read the full post:
http://berniesu.tumblr.com/post/21510376101/lizzie-bennet-diaries-bts-why-is-he-bing-lee




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