Saturday, June 9, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
The Collectibles is an original comedy web series following the adventures of the world’s foremost super hero team, The Power Posse, who, in the wake of a teammate’s career ending injury, must navigate office politics and leverage their merchandising potential to appease their corporate sponsors.
No easy feat for this quirky collection of characters. Led by the intrepid Super Star, perpetual man-child and heart of the group, we find the The Power Posse reeling from the unexpected (and somewhat suspect) loss of their “beloved” team-mate, The Crimson Pike.The void left in his absence creates “challenge areas” for CorpCo Inc., the corporation that owns the rights to The Power Posse.
With worries about job security, market shares, and public opinion, our uncanny heroes must endure pressures from their corporate overlords as well as internal friction as new recruits are interviewed, relationships are strained and the very future of the team is placed in question.
EPISODE 1: "Pilot to Co-Pilot"
“I’ll come right out and say it: The Collectibles is the funniest thing I’ve seen all year. Yes, I’ve laughed at other stuff, and even laughed hard on occasion, but not as consistently as I have while watching this show. It is outstandingly hilarious, and yet there’s much more to it than that. The show is also smart, quick on its feet, and loaded with heart… and there’s no way you’d see something like this on regular television. Not without losing something essential, anyway. In short, The Collectibles is why you watch a webseries.” – Ziggy with Doom Cheez CinemaView full episodes and shop The Collectibles merchandise on www.the-collectibles.com
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#transmedia #musical featuring Jeigh Madjus, Nicco Lorenzo Garcia, Catherine Ricafort and Mikey Bustos heats up the screen with a k-drama inspired episode
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Democracy Now: Resistance to NYPD's "Stop-and-Frisk" Policy Comes to DC as Lawmakers, Groups Urge DOJ Probe
See how you can win a chance to be his ‘girlfriend!’
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Guidestones has been nominated for a Rockie Award at the Banff World Media Festival, taking place June 10-13
Wednesday - Official VidCon Pre-Party at K1 Race Track
Thursday – Industry Day – June 28, 2012 (Held at the Anaheim Hilton)
Friday – VidCon Day 1 – June 29, 2012
Saturday – VidCon Day 2 – June 30, 2012
Sunday- Disney Day – July 1, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Winner: The Belle and The Bot
1st runner up: Gray
2nd runner up: Mana
Winner: Political Machine
1st runner up: The Belle and The Bot
2nd runner up: Scarfman Origins
They discussed mentoring young creators including a young Canadian creator from last years contest.
Jenni gave credit to Hang Green/nerdfighters for a number of entries to Celebrate The Web 6: LEVEL.
See all the entries:
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A few new "authors" have had a hard time making posts using Blogger. Below you will find some tips and also a request for some feedback from our readers.
The first thing to notice is that there are two editing modes: "Compose", and "HTML". If you are pasting an embed code you should use the HTML mode. If you want to see what your final post will look like or make changes to the final appearance then use the compose mode after you have pasted your embed code.
If you are going to add text below a video you want to make sure that you first have an html tag called a "div". A quick way to create one is to switch to the compose mode after you have added the embed code in the html mode. Then switch back to the html and continue with your post.
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The size of the video embeds also has an impact on how well the page loads. For this reason we previously restricted the size to 560 wide. As computers get more powerful they are better able to handle larger embeds and it is our hope that we are now at a point where most of our readers computers will be able to handle 12 posts at the new 640 width. If on the other hand this causes a major problem leave a comment blow and let us know. Include the following information:
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If you are new to Blogger then it is very easy to create your own blog if you need to experiment. Once you feel comfortable go ahead and post on Web Series Today, but make sure you have carefully read all the tips and studied the frequently asked questions before you start posting. This is a shared collaborative space and you are responsible for making sure that your own post is done well.
Democracy Now: As U.S. Drone Strikes Escalate in Pakistan, "Kill List" Stirs Fears of High Civilian Toll
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Stew has done something BIG.
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Gunderson returns after a brief hiatus with "Gunderfun." See the fresh, most ambitious episode of the "wicked rank" series below. An animated sequence, a rap diss track, and a whole lot of NSFW content inside. The boys have included a recap, so newcomers can start here.
Follow the series at gunderson.tv
They've also released a music video version of an earlier episode's rap music video:
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.
Gunderson was produced with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, The Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit and the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative.
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While we believe collaboration on the content side of the blog is highly effective, collaboration on the design often led to conflicts that were difficult to resolve. The net result is that the design process stalled in 2009 and because of time limitations we have not attempted to move the design forward since then. Over the next year that is going to change. However, in order to provide a design consistent with the core open philosophy of the blog that process will be centrally controlled, at least in the short run (meaning that at the admin level the blog has been locked down). That does not mean community input is not welcomed. It is essential.
Today we implemented a menu bar at the top of the blog. This was actually part of the design process in 2009 so it will still require some work to bring it up to date. Ideally we planned to put this through a full beta test before deploying, but since two years have passed we feel it is best to deploy the menu bar and beta test it directly on the blog.
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Monday, June 4, 2012
Democracy Now: Mubarak Sentenced to Life Term in Egypt; Protests Erupt as Sons, Aides Avoid Convictions
This multiple award winning web series created by Julie A. Smith is a 'Dramedy' gem and if you love quirky characters mixed with soapy drama, this is the show for you! Of course if you're going to make a web series having Soap Goddess Hilary B. Smith heading up the cast doesn't hurt either! But that's not the only reason I fell in love with this show immediately- the cast really does have great chemistry and each character makes their indelible mark...
Anyone that loves the XFiles should be watching the award winning SciFi-Paranormal web series Ragged Isle. Season 2 began with 'Men In Black' (aka) FBI and the Center for Disease Control arriving by ferry, complete with black helicopters and more questions than answers. Those of us who have been missing the XFiles have a new series to sink our teeth into! What's going on? Well, here's a brief recap...maybe you'll be able to figure it out because I'm still scratching my head!
Ragged Isle centers around the residents of this mysterious island and all began when Vicki Burke stepped off the ferry. She immediately got a sense that things were not as they seemed, whispers on the wind warning of some underlying, unseen threat. Resident psychic Madam Clelia set the tone from her first meeting with the new local and from there, things just got more and more strange. Several townsfolk ended up dead, autopsies indicated drowning- what's so weird about that? Only the fact that the victims were completely dry and died several miles inland, away from the island's ominous shores! Vikki was warned never to enter the forbidden north-end of the island, however, she has yet to discover why. The annual 'Lobster Fest' turned out to be a 'Blood Fest', as residents suddenly dropped dead quicker than flies in an insect zapper! Now the FBI and Center for Disease Control have arrived. What will they uncover? Why are half of the residence on the island dead? Will Vikki uncover the cause or be the next victim? Tune in every other Tuesday for new episodes of Season 2....
Still confused? Check out the recap and then watch all episodes, available on the Ragged Isle website.
Recap video: Ragged Isle Recap Website: Ragged Isle
Sunday, June 3, 2012
This is Webisode 1 of THE MAKING OF SERBS IN SPACE which follows a group of Australian filmmakers as they embark on fulfilling their dream of making their first feature film. No matter what the cost. The script is by Damir Novkovik who is touted as the Serbian Shakespeare of our times. Steve Griwowsky the director of the project also has several awards for his short film COCAINE IS NOT AN ENERGY DRINK. Dave Davidson, the producer is also well known in the Australian film industry as a child actor who came back after battling alcohol and drug addiction when he was only twelve.
Together they form a team that is going to make their dream come true no matter the cost to them or anyone else.
Posted by Serbs in Space Productions at 6:02 PM
A key to getting the most out of Web Series Today is to set realistic expectations. This is not a sprint, its a long distance. If you expect to make one post and see a massive spike in views it is highly probable that you will be sadly disappointed. Set realistic expectations and be prepared to invest in the long run. As mentioned in part #1 of this series of posts, one of the keys is to interact with other "authors" and commenters on Web Series Today.
Pay attention to the "story stream" feature on Blogger. If you add a unique tag/label for your post on Blogger it will create a "category" for all those posts. By then clicking on the series name tag/label under the post it will take you to a "story stream" for that series. Basically it is like a blog with only posts about that series. If you created the show, or are just a fan of the show, take this link and share it with your friends. Normally other authors will not use the tag for a series unless they make a post related to that series, in which case it will be added to the story stream. If you are the author of the post make sure you have the correct tag/label added to all the posts in the series so that the story stream curates the entire series. Check the story stream and if you find one missing go back and add the tag/label to the post. From time to time we will also use a story stream to promote a series on Facebook or Google+ or a special header here on Web Series Today. Finally if a reader enjoys a post, most understand that they can click on the tag/label for the series and see more posts about it.
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Icons on videos count. This has been key since day one of Web series and it is just as true today. It is especially important on a blog like Web Series Today because you get one chance to make an impression and make a video stand out. Many will decide whether to watch a video, or not, based solely on the icon. If the video does not have a good icon then think of adding a screen shot to your post to entice the reader into watching the video. There is an old saying that a post is only as good as the title and the lead "photo".
Pay attention to the title of the post. Readers have previously made it very clear that they like to know which series a post is about, so having the name of the series in the title of the post is a good idea. This also helps with Google search which is a key way of getting hits/views on Web Series Today.
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Finally, almost all communications about Web Series Today take place here on the blog because we are a community blog. If you have a question about how to do something ask one of the authors. If they do not know, then ask another. That is how communities work. We help each other and with time we grow stronger.
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If someone told me last week I'd be writing a blog about a sock I would have told them they were ready for the looney bin! Alas, here I am at 1:30 in the morning doing just that...noooo, I'm not crazy!
When I first saw this new web series up for an award on Mingle TV I was like, seriously? However when I saw this sock with eyes my curiosity was peaked so I ventured on, thinking there is no way this could be worthy of an award nomination...I was wrong! I could not stop laughing with each new episode and I decided the world really needed to know all about 'Revenge of the Sock' and his evil plan for world domination! The series centers around a serial killer, who is trying to get enough money to hatch his evil plan- whichever one he's working on a the moment, like poisoning his roommate or ransoming him with his girlfriend for money! If you have an off-beat and somewhat morbid sense of humor, I highly recommend this unique, ingenious and diabolical series!
*Check it out at: Website Facebook Twitter YouTube
*RHeart Radio will have the creator of this hot new comedy Micah, on July 11th at 10pm (ET)...I just hope I don't become 'The Sock's' next victim! LOL :)
'My Story' is a new web series created by Heather DiPietro, whom you might recognize as an Associate Producer for the Soap Life Documentary produced by Matthew DeMatto, NYPSTV. It centers around a college student who has watched her soap opera 'Moments Of Our Time', for most of her life. We will see not only her life, but also follow her soap as the series unfolds. 'MY STORY' is one of the first web series that will weave soap fan's stories into the show, finally highlighting a lacking ingredient within modern network soap operas. How did you begin watching soaps? Was it with your mother, grandmother or did your soap opera help get you through a traumatic event in your life? Did it bring your family or friends closer together? Were there characters you identified with because you were going through a similar situation in your life? We'll follow our soap fan as she navigates the fan boards on the web, passionately defends her favorite characters and actors...all based on the realities of soap fans today!
You can also view other videos uploaded on YT that gives you an idea what the series will be about and who is the cast is: My Story YouTube Channel
To donate: My Story Indiegogo
Please ensure season 1 of this innovative web series is finished! Questions? Contact Heather at: [email protected]
Fans have been screaming to BE HEARD and counted...how do you feel about a large 2 or 3 day Soap Opera Convention that covers daytime, primetime and online scripted serials??? If you want it, you have to DEMAND IT!!! Jason Spitzer is interested in your thoughts on this. Please vote now and pass it along to your friends, post it on your blogs, facebook pages, tweet it out...this will be an unprecedented, long overdue homage to our soaps, but it won't happen unless you tell us you want it!
To vote, go to: Soap Opera Convention Poll by Save The Soap Genre
Let's be loud & clear...SOAPS AREN'T DEAD, WE WANT THEM & WILL CONTINUE TO POSITIVELY SUPPORT OUR ACTORS, PRODUCERS & WRITERS!
To say I have love for this web series is an understatement! Michael Caruso has created an amazing show that is about to get extra down & dirty!
Dynasty veteran Gordon Thomson has joined the cast as 'The Godfather' Preston Regis! You may all recognize him as Adam Carrington and today was his first day on set with the DeVanity crew. But he's not the only Regis in town. Another heavy hitter joining the cast is Arianne Zucker as Julia Regis. You may recognize her as Nichole from Days of Our Lives. She'll play alongside her real-life hubby Kyle Lowder, who returns as the scheming jewelry rival Andrew Regis. All I will say is I think Jason and family just might have to make a deal with the devil....
Not only will we see the Regis clan, we finally see Richard DeVanity! Maxwell Caulfield has been cast as the DeVanity Patriarch, but is he alive?? Do I smell a scandal?? Interestingly his sister Francesca DeVanity, played by Dallas darling Charlene Tilton strolls into town ready to lay down the law! Something tells me she's about to give the siblings a run for their money!
Also returning this season is Robin Riker as Angelica Roth. I have a feeling things are going to get very messy the for DeVanity clan! Does Alex survive the shooting? If not, now she'll have to grieve AGAIN for her son. What about her daughter? Last we heard she has been recovering in Pasadena under all of their noses!
Hang on tight, it's gonna be a bumpy but very fun Season 3, set to return January 12, 2013.
Are you going through DeVanity withdrawals like I am? Want to meet other fans and chat about all things DeVanity? RHeart is about to unveil the DeVanity Fan Club! We will have exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, the latest news, sneak peaks and more! We have the inside scoop on the first day of filming Season 3, so you won't want to be anywhere else for our guilty pleasure.... DeVanity!
*Don't have any idea what the show is about or why we love it? For a quick run down of what's happened so far, check out our recap video:
A Taste of DeVanity
*Just need to catch an episode you missed? Seasons 1 & 2 are available to watch for free at: