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Saturday, June 9, 2012

CTFxC

BUTT TATTOOS
UHH... IS THIS NORMAL?
DUBSTEP KITTEH

building43: How Chris Brogan feeds the blog beast

BlackBoxTV - The Hunger - Starring Azure Parsons, Bonnie Aarons, Edin Gali & Jon Gries

Sandbox MysteryGuitarMan: Free Play #3

Sync - Episode 4 (by Corridor Digital)

I Am Tim S1 Ep5 - "The Thing About Poncho"

All My Children & One Life To Live on Hulu???


The networks may not want our soaps but could Hulu be the answer??? Both AMC & OLTL are currently sitting on the shelf gathering dust while fans continue to clamor to see them- wouldn't it be great to have access to them on Hulu??  It would be a classy move on Hulu's part and smart- if they make these shows available and then track the audience viewership it will prove once and for all soaps are in DEMAND!  Please post a comment on this thread and let's make this happen!!!

BE HEARD!!!!


Friday, June 8, 2012

The Collectibles - A Super Comedy Web Series



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"

The Power Posse is still reeling from the career ending injury of their comrade The Crimson Pike, when the executives at CorpCo Inc. send Vance Vermicular downstairs to explain there may be a "shift in the team hierarchy." Where some see crisis, others see opportunity.

“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 Cinema
View full episodes and shop The Collectibles merchandise on www.the-collectibles.com

Apply at Work With No Pants Today!


Link us to your video resume, explaining why YOU would be the perfect imperfect employee at Work With No Pants! Respond to this video. And Visit: WorkwithNoPants.Com

"Work with No Pants is a month long Alternate Reality Game launching June, 2012. Think of this facebook page as the SPORTS COMMENTARY on the Game. THEREFORE: IT WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS OF PUZZLES THAT HAVE BEEN ALREADY SOLVED. Please be advised."



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorkWithNoPants


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It's Friday and I'm in love w/ @prisondancer EP. 08 -- LOVETEAMS

#transmedia #musical featuring Jeigh Madjus, Nicco Lorenzo Garcia, Catherine Ricafort and Mikey Bustos heats up the screen with a k-drama inspired episode




Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/prisondancer
Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/prisondancer or
Visit us at http://prisondancer.com/ for updates and more information!

Don't forget to subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/prisondancer and click on the choice points to learn more about the characters and special footage!

DOWNLOAD THIS TRACK ON BANDCAMP!
http://prisondancer.bandcamp.com/track/loveteams

COME SEE US at the NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL in JULY
http://nymf.org/prisondancer

Vlog of The Sock -- Vatican

The Philip DeFranco Show: JULIET STARLING WINS E3!!

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: 25 Douchebags and a Gentleman - EP:18

Video Game High School: VGHS – EPISODE 5

Dish Network Drops AMC, Sundance....

Once again, channels that offer award winning hit shows like Mad Men, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, The Killing and Indie films are being axed!  If you love WeTV, Sundance, IFC or AMC you'll have to find another cable provider that carries them.  I was livid that yet again, greed has raised its' ugly head and who gets screwed? The customers and fans! 

Trial is set for Sept. 18th re: a breach of contract between a subsiderary of DISH VOOM HD and DISHNET; Courts denied DISH NET's appeal, so they have decided to remove AMC.  They have also suggested dropping additional favorite networks and shows offered by major satellite & cable providers.  Per Nielsen Media Research- AMC released this statement: 

“AMC Networks has some of the most acclaimed programming on television, with shows like “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad.” In fact, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is the number one scripted drama with DISH subscribers."

If you're as upset as I am about this please let them know!  The website listed below also has a provider locator and using your zip code, can tell you which cable company carries these channels.  If you do switch providers, be sure to lodge a formal complaint and tell them why you are cancelling their service.  

Website: Keep AMC
Email or call: 855-KEEP-AMC
Twitter: @KeepAMC

Time for fans to rise up and BE HEARD!!!!  

Away We Happened - EP3

DAYBREAK • CHAPTER 2

Jan -- Ep. 14 of 15 (feat. Caitlin Gerard, Stephen Moyer, and Virginia Madsen)

Jan BTS: Laura Online -- 12 of 13

Shut Up Cartoons: BIG DOGS (Krogzilla #2)

TED Talks: Damian Palin: Mining minerals from seawater

Summer Playlist, Part 1 - Sexy Nerd Girl 129

Mystery Guitar Man: Classical Guitar

Munchkin - Gag Reel TableTop Episode 5

Celebrity Cameos - The Guild Behind-The-Scenes S5 Ep 9

Democracy Now: Resistance to NYPD's "Stop-and-Frisk" Policy Comes to DC as Lawmakers, Groups Urge DOJ Probe

CTFxC: ADORABLE ACCENT COACH

Justin Bieber Announces New Fragrance, ‘Girlfriend’ & Contest For Fans



See how you can win a chance to be his ‘girlfriend!’

Read the full post: http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2012/06/06/justin-bieber-new-fragrance-contest-news/ 



YOUR CHALLENGE: Search Youtube for the "Justin Bieber Girlfriend Contest" entry that you like the best and leave the link in a comment below!!!!!

HITMAN 101: Devil's In The Details - Ep. 5

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Russia test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile

CONTINUUM Season 1 Trailer

Season 1 is available NOW to watch as Video-On-Demand at http://www.watchcontinuum.com. Each of the nine episodes have been edited together to play seamlessly back-to-back (a total of 41 mins. of content). This is a trailer from Season 1 (nine episodes) of the independent sci-fi series "Continuum". You can also watch the series at indie TV network JTS at http://www.jts.tv/continuum. And, we will be doing a weekly YouTube release of Season 1 starting July 10th, 2012. So lots of great ways to see and support the show! Thanks for watching!

GUIDESTONES: Episode 2

Sign up for the 'real time' experience at guidestones.org


In episode 2 of Guidestones, Sandy and Trevor begin to uncover the mysterious circumstances of a grisly, unsolved murder. 

Guidestones has been nominated for a Rockie Award at the Banff World Media Festival, taking place June 10-13. The creators will also be speaking at the Digital Launch Pad presentation, alongside a select group of finalists.

Stay up to date on the latest Guidestones news: Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Let's Kill John Stamos! - Episode 1 ("Pilot")



The first episode of Let's Kill John Stamos!, cleverly titled "Pilot", is here!


Make sure to check out the Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter too!

What do you Like about BlogWorld - 6-05-12

What you Missed at BlogWorld & New Media Expo Day 2

Dad Drives - Ep. 2: Mr. Totney's Funeral

Alexis DeJoria: Her First Nitro Funny Car Season: Dallas - Ep. 3

Are you read for VidCon?







VidCon Schedule:

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

Source:
http://www.tubefilter.com/2012/06/05/official-vidcon-pre-party-go-karts-and-food-trucks-event/

Agenda:

The Future of Television
Redefining Celebrity in the Post-TV Era
Keeping the Video Flowing Online
Two Way Television is Here
Costume Designing for the Brave New World: How the Internet Changed Costumes
What I Wish I’d Known: Producing
The First Page: Non-Comedy
Building Your Business on YouTube
Platform Options for Online Creators
YouTube and the 2012 Election
What I Wish I’d Known: Social Media
Redefining Entertainment for the Masses: Meet the Next Gen Media CEOs
The First Page: Comedy
The transition from YouTuber to Web Series
Acting for the Web
Convincing Executives that We Need to Be on Online
Bunk It Up With a Network or Go It Alone
How One Man Challenged Society and Tested His Limits (And Put it Online)
Celebrate the Web: Level Up!Celebrate the Web: Level Up!
The Future of YouTube

http://vidcon.com/agenda

Indie Intertube TV Episode 38

Annoying Orange: Marshmallow Theme Song

What's Trending: S2E16: Quddus, Janina Gavankar, Tony Valenzuela, Anthony Zuiker & Cody Simpson

WIGS: Jan -- Ep. 13 of 15 (feat. Caitlin Gerard, Stephen Moyer, and Virginia Madsen)

Jan BTS: The Composer -- 11 of 12

VlogBrothers: The Dangling Rope of Terror: It's Question Tuesday

Beauty Vlogger Boot Camp: Boot Camp Bonus: Hauls in Heels

TED Talks: Terry Moore: Why is 'x' the unknown?

Shut Up Cartoons: DEVIN NITLEY LOVE (Pubertina #6)

Daily Grace: THINGS TO DO OVER THE SUMMER

Flock Episode 12

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Idol Hosts MyMusic News! Episode #8

Michelle Phan: Micro Bead Nails

lisbug: Dirty Secrets Tag (Dare Wednesday)

Jenna Marbles: How To Make Games More Fun

The Haunting Of Sunshine Girl: Ghost : Sighting in creepy cabin

Dark Horse Comics - Hellboy: The Fury Part 5

Democracy Now

Joseph Stiglitz: "The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers our Future"
Joseph Stiglitz on Occupy and Why U.S.-Europe Austerity Will Only Weaken Economic Recovery

CTFxC: BLACK EVIL MAGIC!!

BlackBoxTVExtras: Girls Only Film Fest!!!

Barely Political

iPhone 4S - John Malkovich Ad!
iPhone 4S - Kristen Stewart Ad!
iPhone 4S - Deleted Celebrity Ads!

Mike Diva Presents: Energy Drank

Orange Juice In Bishop's Garden: One Minute in the Life of Tamsin

Next Stop: Tahiti - Ep. 6

Scottish Ninjas Teaser

The teaser for upcoming Scottish Ninjas series. Get a taste of the upcoming story as well as your first glimpse at Drunken Master!

LIVE BLOG: Celebrate The Web 6: LEVEL UP: winners



Judges prize:
Winner: The Belle and The Bot
1st runner up: Gray
2nd runner up: Mana

Audience Choice:
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:
http://www.webseriestoday.com/search/label/Celebrate%20The%20Web%206%3A%20LEVEL%20UP

http://www.celebratetheweb.com

Inside The Legend - John Henry

John Henry visits Inside the Legend to discuss his quest to destroy the machines....and then some.

Milgram And The Fastwalkers- Prologue

How to get the most out of Web Series Today #4



Click on the image above to see it more clearly!

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.

Then make sure you have added a title for the post as shown in the graphic above.


Finally make sure that you have added the appropriate labels. You do this by clicking on the "Labels on the right under "Post Settings" and then adding your labels in the box that opens up.








NOTE: as part of the ongoing live beta test we have change the blog design to allow for embeds that are 640x360 rather than 560x315. We hope that this displays content better. However we need our readers help to tell us how well this works.

There are two areas of concern.

1. Screen size. Most modern computers should have a screen resolution that can handle the new width of the blog. If you have a problem with the new width on your screen size, let us know in a comment below.

2. Load time. Web Series Today has never been a fast blog to load. The reason for this is that there are approximately 12 posts on the front page of the blog at any given time. We do this to try and ensure that any given post gets at least 12 hours on the front page (sometimes it might be considerably more, other times it might be less). Video embeds tend to be more demanding on computers, so the more posts with video embeds, the slower the page will load. For that reason we encourage "authors" not to put more than 4 videos (and preferably less) in any given post except in special situations.

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.

Always remember that this is a community blog. This means that its survival is dependent on you, the community. If a fellow member of the community needs help, try and give it to them. If they ask a question about how to do something, try and give them the best answer you can. These posts are intended to help everyone: "authors", commenters and readers so we are all better informed and can work effectively together to fulfill the mission of Web Series Today: keeping the community up to date with what is going on in the World of Web series.

WIGS: Blue Trailer (feat. Julia Stiles)

Beauty Vlogger Boot Camp: Ep. 10: Hauls in Heels

TED Talks: Diane Kelly: What we didn't know about penis anatomy

The Philip DeFranco Show: E3 Booth Babes, Dead Redcoats & Battle Royale

Once You Leave, the web series, behind the scenes quickie episode 108.1

King of the Web: Steady Hands - Undiscovered Awesome

Democracy Now: As U.S. Drone Strikes Escalate in Pakistan, "Kill List" Stirs Fears of High Civilian Toll

Chop Socky Boom Episode IV: the Nude Scene

Daily Grace

I'M OBSESSED WITH YOU
REVIEW: MTV MOVIE AWARD FASHION

CTFxC: ZOMBIE OUTBREAK FOUND!!!

You're Thinking of Someone Else: Awkward Moments - Ep. 2

12-Steps To Recovery - Ep. 20 Parrish Goes Hollywood

Next Stop: Tahiti - Ep. 6

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Space Guys In Space - Confessional - FlurmJam 44.6

Stew has done something BIG.

Lizzie Bennet BTS: The Yay Charlotte Effect

Side note: I feel a little embarrassed that it took us 16 episodes to finally pass the bechdel test (where our characters don’t talk about men), but given the source material, it was no easy feat.

Read the full post:
http://berniesu.tumblr.com/post/24285172336/lizzie-bennet-bts-the-yay-charlotte-effect

NIMBLE Chapter One: Three Blind Mice


NIMBLE Chapter One: Three Blind Mice

visit us at www.nimbleseries.com
help us out at IndieGoGo
if you like it, spread the word!

MUST SEE! King Bachelor's Pad: Episode 1

MUST SEE! King Bachelor's Pad: Episode 1 
with Guest Star Robert Ri'chard (Cousin Skeeter, One on One, House of Wax)



Follow on Twitter! @BachelorsPadTV

I Am Tim s1 ep4 - "It Is Pitch Dark."

http://www.iamtimhelsing.com

Gunderson's Wicked Rank Brand of Humor Returns! @GundersonTV

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
on Facebook
on Twitter
on YouTube


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.

Playing God is such a rush!

Volunteers The Series: Rust
A chaotic tribute to true American spirit & the most dangerous job in the world, Volunteer firefighting, dating back to its inception in 1736, by founder Benjamin Franklin. Join us on Facebook

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Swimming with Scissors - EP: 17

How to get the most out of Web Series Today #3

Web Series Today is a "collaborative community based blog" about "Web series". When it began as LG15 Today in 2007 the concept was to involve the community at all levels of the blog including the design. Community members would work on a beta version of the site and when ready that design would be implemented. This philosophy continued into Web Series Today as it is designed to day.

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.

We need you to provide feedback on any technical problems generated by the menu bar. If it causes a problem leave a comment below describing the technical issue encountered and include:

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Note that for now, since the links in the menu bar are two years old we fully expect some of them will not work and those should NOT be reported as "technical issues", We want to focus the beta process and discussion on functional elements of the menu bar as they pertain to how your browser renders the Web page itself.

Thanks for your cooperation and we sincerely hope the risk we are taking here does not inconvenience you in any way. Live beta tests are always tricky but we think in the long run it will move things along much more effectively.

The Philip DeFranco Show: HALO 4 GAMEPLAY, TOMB RAIDER, SEXISM IN TECH

Jan -- Ep. 12 of 15 (feat. Caitlin Gerard, Stephen Moyer, and Virginia Madsen)

Jan BTS: The Production Designer -- 10 of 12

YOMYOMF: IT HAS BEGUN: BANANAPOCALYPSE

Vlog of The Sock -- Job Market

Monday, June 4, 2012

TED Talks: Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?

DESERTED ISLAND (Do's & Don'ts #6)

Annoying Orange: Midget Apple Theme Song

Olga Kay: HOW TO FALL IN LOVE

nayders07: South America - [Peru, Argentina]

New Media Moment: The Importance of Social Media

Luke Conard on MyMusic Live! (Taped 6/04/12)

Miss America: A Week In The Life...

iJustine: E3 LIVE 2012! WATCH NOW!

The Flog: Felicia Day Operates Heavy Machinery

Democracy Now: Mubarak Sentenced to Life Term in Egypt; Protests Erupt as Sons, Aides Avoid Convictions

Mister French Taste: The Secret of Etiquette - Ep. 6

Daily Grace: Q & A: WHAT I WAS LIKE IN HIGH SCHOOL

CTFxC: THAT'S GONNA LEAVE A MARK!

building43: StumbleUpon: Discover Interesting Things on the Web

VKO: ft. Dave Days, Supricky06 and Ethan Newberry - Parallel Parker Vs. Whiskey Shivers

Pillars - Ep. 2

King Bachelor's Pad: A New Sketch Comedy Web Series


King Bachelor's Pad: A New Sketch Comedy Web Series
(View Trailer Below)





King Bachelor’s Pad” is a brand new sketch comedy series hosted by YouTube sensation Andrew Bachelor. Set to premiere June 5th, at BachelorsPad.tv, the show parodies pop-culture themes of yesterday and today through a combination of outrageous shorts and sketches featuring television, film and YouTube celebrities. The series will also be featured on NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal’s new branded YouTube Channel The Comedy Shaq Network.

From adding a surprising twist to the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast to the multicultural spoof of the Blockbuster hit The Hunger Games, King Bachelor’s Pad takes modern sketch comedy to the next level with its shocking and extreme style of humor. The cinematic style of each sketch pulls viewers into scenes that could easily fit into a Hollywood major motion picture.

King Bachelor’s Pad will feature a dynamic cast of Bachelor’s actor-comedian friends, along with special guest stars. Guests include Robert Ri’chard (Coach Carter, Vampire Diaries), Tamala Jones (Castle, Head of State), Neil Brown Jr. (The Walking Dead, Fast & Furious) and Bree Olson (Tosh.0, Keeping Up with the Kardashians). YouTube superstars such as Iman “Alphacat” Crosson (Best known for impersonating President Barack Obama), Lyman Johnson (The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl) and Skye Townsend (BET’s 8 Days a Week) will also make appearances.

Bachelor, alum of The Groundlings and the New York Film Academy, created, executive produced and co-wrote this new series. Determined to develop his own platform to showcase diverse, unpredictable comedic content, Bachelor assembled a talented team of young writers, directors and producers to bring his vision to life. Comedy writers Sean Grant (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns), Ahmed Bharoocha (Tosh.0, Funny or Die) and Dion Lack (BET’s Comic View) lead the writing team while NYFA Alum Matei Dima serves as Supervising Director. Dima is also a Producer, alongside Adam Bradshaw and Jonathan Lesane.

King Bachelor’s Pad premieres on Tuesday, June 5th at www.BachelorsPad.tv!



Official Social Media Links:
Twitter: @BachelorsPadtv

Fumbling Thru The Pieces...




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...

First we have the psychic and ex-corporate executive Ellie, played by the incomparable Hilary B. Smith- a bit flighty but fiercely loyal to little sister Jesse, played by Kelsey Robinson, who has finally left her crazy neglectful, two-timing husband!  The fact Ellie didn't recognize her own sister's voice on the phone or tell her hubby of their new 'roommate' was priceless!  Then there's Ellie's next door neighbor and friend Chara, played by the ever so talented Diane Delano.  Though Chara explained she teaches actors how to release their inner primal urges, little does Jesse know she's actually making porn videos!  With witty quips such as "okie, dokie, smokie" and "poodle pants", Diane's character is the sidekick to Hilary's air-headed Ellie.  In an interesting soap opera twist- Chara's ex-best friend Stella, played by veteran Kitty Swank, actually married her father giving true meaning to the word step-monster!  Upon his death, though he left the talent agency to his wife, Stella must continue to get Chara acting auditions.  Funny Chara has been 'killed' 17 times!  Coincidence or is Stella trying to tell her something??  I smell conflict between these 'Frenemies' on the horizon!  

If one resident psychic isn't enough for you, how about another?  Ellie's psychic, free-spirited Vegan and alcoholic friend Barb played by Tara Charcol-Joyce, shows up unannounced...drunk after an impromptu sexual encounter! With all this estrogen how does Ellie's hard working blue-collar second husband Vince, played by the ever so sexy Robert Maffia, handle her crazy friends dropping in left and right?  Especially when he's about to have sex with his wife?!  He's got his hands full with this crew and there is no testosterone in sight...or "mattress mambo!"   I have a feeling he'll be running a 'bed & breakfast' any day now and better break out those cots soon based on the list of new residents about to arrive!

I see storm clouds forming on the horizon....Knots Landing veteran Michelle Lee joins the cast as Ellie & Jessie's mother who is about to blow into town.  Wonder what she has up her sleeve?  A Lesbian lover perhaps??  Bobby Eakes, whom you may recall as Krystal from All My Children, also joins the cast as 'Janice' and will not get a warm welcome from Ellie.  Finally, True Blood alum and veteran Dale Raoul enters the scene as a devious lawyer.  My guess is things are going to get very dicey, complicated and emotional! 

Better saddle up...as Jesse says, "It's like the Jerry Springer show and we're all starring in it!"

*Haven't seen Fumbling yet?  Just need to catch up on Season One?  Check out the recap video, then visit the website to watch full episodes!

Recap video: Fumbling Snapshot   WebsiteFumbling 


The XFiles to Ragged Isle???


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 videoRagged Isle Recap  WebsiteRagged Isle




The Fine Brothers: Kids React to Caramelldansen (Ft. Cimorelli)

Away We Happened - EP2

TED Talks: Jean-Baptiste Michel: The mathematics of history

SECRET LIVES (MyMusic Ep. 7)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Haunting Of Sunshine Girl

Ghost : Caught on camera? On the road with Haunted Sunshine Girl
Ghost : Paranormal Activity in Creepy Cabin in woods?

Democracy Now: Freed Bahraini Activists Nabeel Rajab & Zainab Alkhawaja Urge End to U.S.-Backed Crackdown

CTFxC: ARRESTED BY STORM TROOPERS

Barely Political: Maroon 5 Payphone PARODY: Game of Thrones! Key Of Awesome #59

THE MAKING OF SERBS IN SPACE

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiKmhfpIplc&feature=channel&list=UL

The Red Eye Project: PiaPhasma

A new character has emerged as part of The Red Eye Project. His/her channel name is PiaPhasma


Here's the video:

 

How to get the most out of Web Series Today #2

First, we just sent out some new "author invites", so a big welcome to new "authors". If you have not read part #1 in this series of posts you will find it here.  Note that there are still a number of pending invites that were sent out several weeks ago. If you think you did not get one, make sure that you check your junk mail/spam folder to see if it ended up there by mistake!


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.


Examples of story streams:


How to get the most out of Web Series Today


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If you are making a post, pay attention to the size of the embed code you use. The width that fits the available space on Web Series Today is 640. If you choose that size you will give viewers thee best impression of the video.


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.


Remember, the details count. 


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.


If you have a question leave a comment below.  If you read part #1 of this series and you do not leave a comment then you are dead to me. If you actually read part #1 you will know that is not true, but you will probably understand the significance.  See, I told you, the details count!

EVIL COMES IN ALL SIZES....


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 :)


Annoying Orange : Big Top Orange

My Story IS the Fan's Voice!

As the host of RHeart Radio, the Fan's Voice, I get a lot of feedback from fans frustrated by the lack of attention and relevance networks give them. Ultimately fans just want to be heard, which is why it is difficult for me to understand how getting behind this new web series has been an uphill battle.  While I sympathize with the fact that due to the economy budgets are tight (mine sure is!), but I don't see why any soap fan couldn't donate just one dollar to this project?  If all soap fans gave one dollar, we could ensure several seasons and get hit the ground running!  


'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!

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Heather has been hard at work shooting the first season, however in order to get it completed we need your help! All I'm asking is each of you please just donate $1 and we can hopefully unveil this great new series dedicated to soap fans!  We have less than 24 hours!  Not sure you want to support it yet?  Here's a little sneak peek.


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 donateMy Story Indiegogo


Please ensure season 1 of this innovative web series is finished!  Questions?  Contact Heather at: [email protected]


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A Soap Opera Convention???

All soap fans young and old have suffered great losses in the past year and a half at the hands of changing tides within network television.  But does that mean soaps are falling out of popularity??? Hardly!  In fact, soap operas continue to thrive on network primetime and now online, as many of our favorite daytime actors, creators and producers migrate to the web. 


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!




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DeVanity Update....

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!




*Follow us on twitter now and get ready for the big announcement... @DeVanityFans


*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: 


DeVanity Website






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