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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

30c3: To Protect And Infect

by: Jacob "@ioerror" Applebaum

success is incremental

 People always talk about overnight successes and for some it might seem this way but it's really an illusion. If a check shows up at your door one day there's usually a back story where you had to do something to get it. I say this because I've been busy promoting my web series The Invadershttp://www.Facebook.com/TheInvadersWebSeries and I see each day a couple of new people will like the page or subscribe to the You Tube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/theinvaderswebseries. They each gain a couple of people per day, but it requires me to reach out to people everyday. Sometimes this can be exhausting, but that's the process, I guess its like saving money a few dollars here a few dollars there and before you know it you have a few dollars more. (which is a cool Clint Eastwood movie despite him acting like an asshole Republican sometimes) So where was I oh yes so if you haven't liked The Invaders on Facebook don't make a New Year's resolution to do it. Do it now! The same with You Tube, watch subscribe, tell your friends, wash, rinse repeat! Sorry sometimes I get caught up in this loop and if you're still reading this that means you're a loyal web series today friend or have a lot of time on your hands. 

Return To The Chrysalis: Zoey 2013

"The Legend of Zoey"... 26 years later: Return To The Chrysalis

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZOEY!!!

This is a mashup video using clips from a number of sources: see Youtube for details.

 View the entire series: "The Legend of Zoey":
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPFUbWzJ02Y&list=PLD4C112F96D23BD2E 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Ushers Ep 2 - The cursed girl - #Theusherswebseries



Ep. 2 -  The cursed girl


Second episode of The Ushers - A Dark Tale of a Bright Night, the webseries written by Chiara De Caroli and directed by Andrea Galatà - follow us also here https://www.facebook.com/TheUshersWebseries

Remember: madness is the way we call what we don't know, and that we fear…believe it’s an hallucination, a dream or a ghost, Edgar Usher is warning Father Damien he’ll have to understand a new meaning of the word “believe”. While in Madrid a painter seems to have gone crazy for too much falling into the power of a symbol, Maria tear her heart apart confessing to Father Damien how her desire to have a baby drove her to a “curse” hidden somewhere in a hospital in Berlin. And another call from London comes…

Starring: Andrea Galatà, Chiara De Caroli, Gerry Shanahan, Tom Shaker, Francesca Lana, Manuel Pena Suarez, Estela Calabuig Lòpez
DoP: Guglielmo Pinsone (Italy and Berlin), Niamh Kennedy (Ireland)
Music by Alessandro Fusto
Main Theme Marco Buschini


Shot in: Rome (Italy), Madrid (Spain); London (UK), Berlin (Germany)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Philip DeFranco Show: A VERY DEFRANCO CHRISTMAS


Nation, I wanted to thank all of you for the amazing year we've had in 2013. And I wanted to throw some awesome at yo faces!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Meet Gayla Johnson "Pamela" on Dating Savannah Love

Meet Gayla Johnson who plays "Pamela" on Dating Savannah Love. Be sure to tune in for the premiere of Episode 1 launching Jan 3, 2013!

Life After Fat Releases Season 1 Teaser

The new web series Life After Fat, which focuses on Maddie, a 24-year old thrift store employee who lost 90 lbs over the course of a year, released a short teaser for their upcoming debut season Friday exclusively on their Facebook page.

The clip, entitled "Morning", depicts Maddie and Jeremy (a boy from her best friend Lauren's past) the morning after the events in the pilot episode. It also revealed that five new episodes of Life After Fat will come out this Spring.

This is the first clip coming from Life After Fat since the completion of their Indiegogo campaign, which the young web series raised $3,729 to go towards funding for Season 1. Viewers and fans can now contribute to their production fund through their web site.

"Morning" has since been released on the show's YouTube page, and you can watch it below!



Life After Fat is created and written by Julia Pugachevsky, directed by Jason Hood, and produced by Will Patterson.

YOUTUBE IS CHANGING! A Heads Up On Copyright & Content ID Claims! (How To Avoid Strikes)

Sesame Street: Lord of the Crumbs (Lord of the Rings Parody)

CHRISTMAS PUDDING from A Christmas Carol, Feast of Fiction S3 Ep3

GAMING NEWZ: Namco Beta Supports DOTA's Dark Pad & LIVESTREAM UPDATE!: Treating Peoples Like Peoples



THE GIFT - Bree Essrig & Brett Annese

Kids React To XBOX ONE vs. PlayStation 4!


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Nick & Seaton's Palace of Sexy Secrets say Merry Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, lurking like some kind of midnight creeper, there in the shadows waiting for its prey, wearing a trench coat knitted from green and red wool, now is the season for Christmas themed web videos.

There are all kinds of Christmas themed web videos out there; there's the musical extravaganzas like Jan Terri's Excuse Me Christmas, there's the viral family greeting cards such as the Holderness Families Xmas Jammies and there's the pornographic videos featuring ho ho ho's who promise to delight your baubels wearing little more than a thin strip of tinsel and singing joyous Christmas Carols, provided the carol's a series of atonal grunts and groans. (No link included here).

And Nick & Seaton's Palace of Sexy Secrets is no different. (No different from the Christmas themed web videos in general, not the specifically nude, wrestling and covered in egg nog thing).

After two seasons of sketch comedy, Nick Hunter and Seaton Kay-Smith, the two creators of the series  have dipped into the Christmas Turkey and pulled from it's stuffed innards a short christmas inspired sketch to ring in the holidays, A Very Sexy (Secret) Christmas. It features the two characters, Nick as Civilian and Seaton as Anti-Terrorism Agent as they deal with a suspicious package which has been left under the Christmas tree overnight.

So get that yule log burning and cover yourself in sexy tinsel with this Christmas themed video from Nick & Seaton's Palace of Sexy Secrets and if you would like to see their two previous seasons, you can check out their youtube channel or find them on Facebook and Twitter.


YouTubers React To Short Viral Videos


DETROIT - "Tracing Skylines" - POOR BOYZ PRODUCTIONS

LGPedia to be "restored" in 2014

From Miles Beckett:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/saveLGPedia /

'Hey everyone. Yes, I will be restoring the LGPedia in the New Year when I am back from my honeymoon. More info then. Thanks for your patience, I know it has been frustrating, I only recently acquired the lonelygirl15 IP back from Everyday Health."




DISCUSSION: Help get LGPedia back online!!!!!

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Meet A.J. Davis of Dating Savannah Love

Meet A.J. Davis who plays the role of "Derrick" on Dating Savannah Love. Be sure to tune in for the premiere of Episode 1 that launches on Jan 3, 2014!!!

Survivors ShortFilm

 
Space-Time Experiment is a collaborative online project for making a film. You can participate.

Survivors is one of the shortfilms of this project.

Find free material for editing and remixing here

The Philip DeFranco Show to end in 2014?

Emma Blackery: AIRPLANE FAIL!

Are you a nervous flyer? I found out that I was... while we were airborne. Oh dear!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

American Food Quest Filming In St. Louis December 21st


American Food Quest is filming a new episode for it’s web series in St. Louis on December 21st including Strange Donuts at 10:30, Courtesy Diner with Dr. Dan the Pancake Man and his pancake art at noon and at the Dan Kelley Christmas concert at 7:30 at the Jefferson Warehouse. If you are in St. Louis, stop by these locations and be part of the show. Contact Paul Kakert for more information at [email protected].




Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Dating Savannah Love-Meet Donna Cerise "Savannah"

Meet the star of Dating Savannah Love-----Donna Cerise "Savannah"! Don't forget to tune in for the premiere of Episode 1 on Jan 3, 2014!

Forgive Me Father - Episode 12

Another episode of the dark serial drama about a stalker. In the previous episode, he'd seen the error of his ways and resolved to end it all... but things haven't gone quite to plan. Well worth watching the series from the beginning if you're a newcomer.


Monday, December 16, 2013

Dating Savannah Love-Official Trailer

Don't forget to check out the Official Trailer of Dating Savannah Love & SUBSCRIBE! Episode 1 premieres Friday, 3 Jan 2014-TUNE IN!!!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Invaders webseries nominated fr an award by IAWTV


Congratualtions to Catori Crawford on being nominated by the IAWT awards for Best Actress in a comedy in The Invaders web series: Angie's Logs You can see the first two episode here: http://tinyurl.com/kmueg9l

China's Chang'e 3 landing on the Moon | December 14


China has landed the first rover on the moon in 37 years, since the height of the space race, with its Jade Rabbit Lunar Rover, or Chang'e 3 (嫦娥3號). This is also the first soft landing of a spacecraft on the lunar surface in nearly four decades, making it a significant step in the country's ambitious space programme which plans to send a manned mission to the moon by 2030.

Chinese scientists are hoping to gather valuable information on lunar soil from this rover, which contains some of the most advanced robotics ever developed in china. Meanwhile, the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program will use the overall mission specs itself to see how to make an ideal manned moon landing in the coming decades.

Ouyang Ziyuan, a prominent Chinese geologist and cosmochemist, was among the first people to advocate the exploitation not only of known lunar reserves of metals such as iron, but also of lunar helium-3, an ideal fuel for future nuclear fusion power plants. Therefore the science, engineering and industry base in China have a strong incentive to explore and colonise the moon.

NEW EPISODE: Broken At Love Episode #14: "Taken to the Woodshed"

The sixth new episode of Broken At Love Season 2 (and 14th of the series) is here.

Episode #14: "Taken to the Woodshed" is an entirely female driven episode. Starring Karolina Sivas, Co-Starring Carly Reeves, and Guest Starring Tobie Elizabeth Easton, Kelsey Long, Myiea Coy, Rachel Wilde, and Thia Schuessler.

Watch Here:

And you can catch up on the entire series at www.brokenatlovetheseries.com or www.youtube.com/BrokenAtLove

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This is Bob

Christmas Barf

The Perfect Gift

Friday, December 13, 2013

What's Trending: #Tubeathon 2013


:::::NOTE: Tubeathon 2013 video stream begins at: 9 min 40 secs.

Tales From The Lab, Episode 3 "Madman Tape 3"

A man is accused of murdering a woman in Central Park, but the man claims he's innocent and blames the crime on a person he calls Jake. But is Jake real or the product of a delusional mind?

Venus Spa LIVES!!!

Canada's greatest scripted comedy series is returning for the ultimate crossover with Ninjas! This January, get excited... no, get PHYSICAL, again!!!

The Fall

Elders React to Brain Surgery Vlog (CTFxC)



Emma Blackery: Taken By The T-Rex

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Out With Dad: "Out with (Song and) Dance" - episode 3x06


Your mid-season finale is our proudest achievement. It's Out With Dad as you've never seen it before. Rose may be down but Claire has a cure for that.

We're Storytellers on a New Journey (+playlist)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Out With Dad: "Outed" - episode 3x05


Days since the events of the previous episodes, and something is different at school... soon Rose is mortified to discover she has become suddenly famous. But it's Vanessa's life that is really falling apart. No best friend, no girlfriend and parents who refuse to let her be herself. What do you think Vanessa is going to do next?

ENGLISHMAN IN L.A OFFICIAL TRAILER (New Web Series)

ENGLISHMAN IN L.A PREMIERES JANUARY 7TH 2014.

CHECK OUT THE TRAILER HERE:


SUBSCRIBE!

Englishman In L.A follows the story of British Author, Tom Dingle, who comes to Los Angeles to promote his best-selling romance novel, only to be swallowed up by "the biz" when his book is threatened to become a Hollywood cliche movie. The Series stars Cameron Moir (Non-Stop), Ashley Fink (Glee) and Eddie Jemison (Ocean's 11,12,13). Be sure to Subscribe!

Ayone But Me (new web series) - Episodes 5 and 6 (finale)

Hello, guys! Here's the last 2 episodes of "Anyone But Me". This web series is about a guy who only sees himself, and he's always at his house. Doesn't matter who he sees, and doesn't matter where he goes. It's a comedy-drama, with some parodies. Nothing much serious. Hope you guys enjoy it!

Every Fighting Game, Ever.

YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?


To celebrate 2013, we invited some YouTubers to star in a mashup of popular moments this year. Can you spot all the references?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Out With Dad: "Swashbuckling Adventures of Making Out" - episode 3x04


The night of "Dining In & Out" and "Storming In & Out" continues when Rose and Claire decide to escape the messy real world by going to the movies. Nothing says escape like the swashbuckling adventures of Pete Winning and the Pirates.

Hayley G. Hoover: How to be 22


It's miserable and magical, oh yeeeeeeaaaaaaah.

TownSpot.tv and New Box Sets!

The work to build the audience Shotgun Mythos continues.  And we are pleased to have found a distribution partner in TownSpot.tv.  The site started out as most of us web series creators did...something in their local markets, but they have recently expanded nationwide and we are thrilled that they contacted us to let us know about their expansion and give us the opportunity to join them. Unlike most portals, it allows visitors to the site to sort by market.  So if you are looking for works by indie creators in your area, you can get on there, sort it and find the local talent.  Makes it a great networking opportunity as well as entertainment site.  They do view shows prior to putting them up, to ensure that they are putting up quality programming.  If you are interested in checking them out, visit TownSpot.tv.

Also, Season One is finally done...no really this time.  I mean it. The finale aired in November, and we have been doing the mad dash to get the box sets out for the holidays.  We have recorded behind the scenes interviews, cast commentary, added music videos and family trees for the characters in the show.  4 dual layer discs stuffed full of content! And we created limited edition posters to go out with the DVDs.  You can check out the DVDs on our site.

To all of our fellow web series creators and web series fans, Happy Holidays!


TED Talks: Boyd Varty: What I learned from Nelson Mandela


"In the cathedral of the wild, we get to see the best parts of ourselves reflected back to us." Boyd Varty, a wildlife activist, shares stories of animals, humans and their interrelatedness, or "ubuntu" -- defined as, "I am, because of you." And he dedicates the talk to South African leader Nelson Mandela, the human embodiment of that same great-hearted, generous spirit.

Dating Savannah Love-Official Trailer

Name Brand Films presents.....Dating Savannah Love. A new webseries about finding love online. Check out the trailer NOW & tune in Jan 3, 2014 for the premiere of Episode 1!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Out With Dad: Storming In & Out" - episode 3x03


Picking up right when we left off in "Dining In & Out", is "Storming In & Out". Rose and Claire's evening has turned out to be a bit more dramatic than they bargained for. Surprisingly for Rose, the drama doesn't stop when she gets home. What do you think of Nathan's reaction to Rose's request?

Why Some Web Series Catch On And Many Don't


This article was published by Jeremy Campbell who's Founder and President of the collaborative freelancing website specifically for video and film projects, Spidvid.

I do my best to read a book a month, and it's something I really enjoy doing. The book I recently read is called Contagious by Jonah Berger. In Jonah's very well written book he articulates 6 principles, or STEPPS as he calls them, which cause things to be talked about, shared, and even imitated.

I'm going to do my best to apply the 6 principles to the web series space below. Be sure to buy and read the book too as it is truly an incredible product with many interesting insights. 4.4 stars out of 5 on Amazon certainly doesn't lie!

1. Social Currency - How does it make viewers look to share or talk about your web series? People like to share cool content with their friends, family, followers, and fans to build credibility and influence. Or in today's world, "social currency."

2. Triggers - Create shows that stimulate viewers enough to think about them in social environments. When a video can trigger something in someone's mind, that's huge because your video has made a memorable impression, which can lead to it being organically shared. Make sure that your Episode 1 totally kicks ass!

3. Emotion - How can we create shows that make people feel something? Emotional content often gets shared. Videos must make viewers feel something in their gut, often negative emotion trumps positive emotion. Just watch your evening news, there's a reason you see more bad stories than good unfortunately.

4. Public - Can others see what you're watching while online? Most of the time the answer is likely no, unless you are killing time at work, or perhaps on your iPad at school. But for the most part, we tend to watch videos on our computers alone. If you create episodic content that is being watched in groups, this can be an amazing thing to generate conversation around your content.

5. Practical Value - If you can create shows which add some sort of value to someone's life then good on you. I enjoy creating how-to cooking videos with my girlfriend, and collaborating with other creative talent. I have received many comments, tweets, and emails thanking my team and I for helping viewers discover new delicious recipes which they go onto make and love. That's very rewarding, and generates plenty of positive word of mouth/mouse too. I have embedded one of my favorite episodes below, How To Make Chicken Enchiladas. Click the play button to watch the video, but I warn you not to watch while hungry!



6. Stories - Viewers don't just share information or entertainment, they tell and share stories which resonate with them personally or professionally. Storytelling helps to break through the clutter, and captures the essence of a meaningful connection to viewers. We tend not to remember stats and most details so well, but stories can travel with us for years, or in some cases last a lifetime.

I'll be honest, I haven't re-read many books, but Contagious could be one of those that I pick back up in 5 or 10 years from now, it's that good. Thanks Jonah for writing a compelling story that I'm motivated to and passionate about sharing here on Web Series Today!

Batman vs. Superman - The SuperVillain

It's the big controversy. Who will the next super villain be on Batman vs. Superman? With Wonder Woman in the mix, things just got a whole lot harder.

Behind the Scenes: A HAUNTED set???

More behind the scenes fun as the gang from Chad Media shoots their first video for their very first major sponsor! But is the set haunted? Watch the footage we found and judge for yourself!

Kids React To going to the store!



Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bart Baker: Lorde - "Royals" PARODY

Out With Dad: "Dining In & Out" - episode 3x02


All families are strange in their own way. Now, it's time for Rose to meet Claire's. Meanwhile, Angela has been understanding until now with Nathan's dating failures but how will she deal with his latest, most serious, misstep? Both Rose and Nathan explore the challenges of dating in "Dining In & Out"

Protesters Topple The Lenin Statue In Kiev



Protesters Just Toppled The Lenin Statue In Kiev — This Video Captures The Historic Moment

Read the full story:
http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/protesters-just-toppled-the-lenin-statue-in-kiev-this-video-captures-the-historic-moment/68098

The Ushers Ep 1 - Prologue - #Theusherswebseries

Ep. 1 -  Prologue
First episode of The Ushers - A Dark Tale of a Bright Night, the webseries written by Chiara De Caroli and directed by Andrea Galatà - follow us also here: https://www.facebook.com/TheUshersWebseries




Ep. 1 - Prologue
A young priest meets in Rome a girl in need for help, while a man calls him from the UK telling the priest he’s dead. Somebody asks to be exorcised, and a man with no name kills himself in Berlin...and this is just the beginning.

Directed by Andrea Galatà
Written By Chiara De Caroli, Andrea Galatà
Starring: Andrea Galatà, Chiara De Caroli, Gerry Shanahan, Marcel Romeijn
DoP: Guglielmo Pinsone (Italy), Niamh Kennedy (UK)
Music by Alessandro Fusto
Main Theme Marco Buschini

Shot in: Rome (Italy), London (UK); Berlin (Germany)

"We're Storytellers on a new Journey"

GAMING NEWZ: Wars of Hero Monster Develop Last Reset

Friday, December 6, 2013

Do you have important Web series related news to share?


Finding the top news stories about Web series is hard. Yes, there are a few good blogs, but few carry every thing, and when they try to, the important news gets buried in the clutter. Also news that is, on the surface, only tangentially related to Web series (social media, technology news, etc, etc) can also be extremely important to understanding the context of Web series.

This is where crowd source information becomes invaluable.

To this end we have created a new SubReddit for Web series news: Webseriesnews

The purpose of this SubReddit is to help surface the most important news, of importance to Web series. This should not be confused with the existing Web Series Today SubReddit that focusses on news provided directly by Web series creators about their series. The new SubReddit is intended for more general news stories written by blog and news Web sites.

Participation is very easy. To add a relevant news story just hit the "submit button and paste in the URL for the article of interest. The SubReddit will even suggest a title for you, making the submission process a simple cut and paste operation. The second way to participate is to vote up (or down) the news stories that have been submitted. This is how to find out what news the Web series community thinks collectively is the most important news of the day. The third way to participate is to leave a comment. This is where the community can have a conversation around a new article exploring its relevance and implications for Web series.

Of course we hope that some of these conversations will extend into our Web series Today Google+ community for closer examination, but as always we leave the choice up to you, the community, to determine where best to discuss any particular news story.

Changes at TWiT: Tech News Today

"So it's with a heavy heart that I'm announcing that we're not going to renew Tom's contract as host of TNT. His last show will be at the end of the month."

Read the full post:
http://inside.twit.tv/blog/2013/12/5/changes-at-twit-part-1.html


"We are pleased to announce that Silicon Valley technology journalist Mike Elgan has joined TWiT as our News Director and the Lead Anchor of our daily news netcast, Tech News Today (starting January 2, 2014)."

Read the full post:
http://inside.twit.tv/blog/2013/12/5/changes-at-twit-part-2.html


Discussion: 
https://plus.google.com/+Webseriestoday/posts/GEcS6ZLYPYq

Google could launch 'Nexus TV' Android set-top next year, says report

Rumors of a Google-made Android set top box go back to July of this year, when The Wall Street Journal reported that such a device was demoed by Andy Rubin behind closed doors at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Read the full post:
http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/6/5183372/google-nexus-tv-set-top-box-rumored-for-2014

Discussion: 
https://plus.google.com/+Webseriestoday/posts/NoHTFFirTRM

DC Web Fest to Accept Submissions

Attention all web series creators, the DC Web Fest has opened its preliminary submissions for the 2nd annual festival! Also, its accepting applications to be a judge during the 3rd annual festival in 2015. For more information about both applications, visit the DC Web Fest site.

Emma Blackery: BOTTLING IT UP

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Out With Dad: "Starting Out" - episode 3x01


New beginnings for Rose & Nathan as they are finished moving into a new place, and Rose receives a meaningful new present from dad. Later, Claire invites her to dinner. Now she just has to figure out one thing: Is this a date?

TO WebFest 2014: TO WEBFEST ANNOUNCES DATES AND LOCATION


The Independent Web Series Creators of Canada (IWCC) is pleased to announce the date and location of TO WebFest 2014, the inaugural year for this upcoming annual screening festival/conference exclusively dedicated to web series. TO WebFest 2014 will take place at Harbourfront Centre, May 9-11th.

 Read the full post:
 http://www.towebfest.com/to-webfest-announces-dates-and-location/

Nelson Mandela Dead at 95...


From Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

A Xhosa born to the Thembu royal family, Mandela attended the Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand, where he studied law. Living in Johannesburg, he became involved in anti-colonial politics, joining the ANC and becoming a founding member of its Youth League. After the Afrikaner nationalists of the National Party came to power in 1948 and began implementing the policy of apartheid, he rose to prominence in the ANC's 1952 Defiance Campaign, was elected President of the Transvaal ANC Branch and oversaw the 1955 Congress of the People. Working as a lawyer, he was repeatedly arrested for seditious activities and, with the ANC leadership, was prosecuted in the Treason Trial from 1956 to 1961 but was found not guilty. Although initially committed to non-violent protest, in association with the South African Communist Party he co-founded the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) in 1961, leading a bombing campaign against government targets. In 1962 he was arrested, convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government, and sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia Trial.

Mandela served 27 years in prison, first on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison. An international campaign lobbied for his release, which was granted in 1990 amid escalating civil strife. Becoming ANC President, Mandela published his autobiography and led negotiations with President F.W. de Klerk to abolish apartheid and establish multiracial elections in 1994, in which he led the ANC to victory. He was elected President and formed a Government of National Unity in an attempt to defuse ethnic tensions. As President, he promulgated a new constitution and initiated the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate past human rights abuses. Continuing the former government's liberal economic policy, his administration introduced measures to encourage land reform, combat poverty, and expand healthcare services. Internationally, he acted as mediator between Libya and the United Kingdom in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial, and oversaw military intervention in Lesotho. He declined to run for a second term, and was succeeded by his deputy, Thabo Mbeki. Mandela subsequently became an elder statesman, focusing on charitable work in combating poverty and HIV/AIDS through the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Mandela was a controversial figure for much of his life. Right-wing critics denounced him as a terrorist and communist sympathiser. He nevertheless gained international acclaim for his anti-colonial and anti-apartheid stance, having received more than 250 honours, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Soviet Order of Lenin. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba, or as Tata ("Father"); he is often described as "the father of the nation". Mandela died following a long illness on 5 December 2013 at his home in Johannesburg.



Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, diesy

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Join The Round Table at American Food Quest


American Food Quest has added a new feature to their website call The Round Table. It's designed to allow site visitors to become A Food Questant by sharing their own food quests with other visitors of the website.

We want to hear all about your yummiest hidden culinary secrets from homemade stinky cheese to specialty libations and everything in between.

Does your grandma make the best pie you’ve ever had? Tell us all about her and why her pie recipe is so special.

Do you like a special topping on your pizza that’s only available in your area? Share your faves with us. We promise we won’t laugh (we like saur kraut here in Iowa).

Have you ever visited a restaurant in the middle-of-nowhere that attracts people from near and far? We’d love to hear all about it.

Does your town offer homegrown produce or livestock options that put the mass-produced stuff to shame? Tell us where you are!

So put down your fork, wipe that BBQ sauce off your chin, and share your favorite foodie stories and pix at our Round Table.

While you’re at it, be sure to let us know where our next adventure should lead us by Requesting a Quest.

Anyone But Me (new web series) - Episodes 3 and 4

Hello, guys! Here's the next 2 episodes from the new web series, Anyone But Me. The story is about a guy who only sees himself, and he's always at his house, doesn't matter who he sees, doesn't matter where he goes. The web series have only 6 episodes, and it's a comedy-drama, with some parodies, nothing much serious. Here's the episodes 3 and 4.    
 Youtube channel: OMJ Productions Twitter: Flávio Francis

Dungeon Bastard - Bill Cavalier's Super Bastard Game Changer Bodywear!

The best new gamer gift for the holidays!

PUMPKIN PASTIES from HARRY POTTER, Feast of Fiction S3 Ep2

Oh Come, Emmanuel - Lindsey Stirling & Kuha'o Case

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

FORCE PUSH: Episode 3

Leila and her friends continue their quest to get Force Powers. This week they meditate and take some medicinal aids. Though mentioning Mitichlorians is ground for any break up.

Rebecca Black Reacts to "Friday"

American Food Quest is looking for America's Most Interesting People, Places and Food

American Food Quest

Chef Robert Lewis, The Happy Diabetic, and award-winning film producer Paul Kakert are throwing down their foodie gauntlets in search of America’s most interesting people, places & food. Join these hungry questants on their adventure of a lifetime to unveil the nation’s yummiest hidden culinary secrets and discover fantastic American food, healthy recipes, and unusual places along the way.





Just another cooking or travel show? I don’t think so. After all, not just any show will take you on a Booze Quest to the banks of the Mississippi where Chef Robert will teach you how to creatively use gin and vodka in recipes shared by a small family-owned distillery.

What’s that? Spirited recipes not your style? Then tag along on a SPAM Quest. That’s SPAM as in pork shoulder and ham (not those nasty emails nobody wants). We find out what’s cooking in Hormel SPAM Town USA in Austin, MN.

Chef Robert and his camera crew (you’ll meet his cameraman, Paul, on many of the quests) are in for endless cooking and travel adventures as they embark on food quests that bring you the most interesting people, places and food across America.

AFQ is a web-based show, so our audience (that’s you) will interact with us through comments, ratings, and the most important interaction of all, the ‘Request A Quest’ where you tell us exactly what you want to see. Do you want to see Chef and Paul go on a quest for the smelliest cheese? No problem. Cooking with the Amish? Hmmm, we’ll look into it. Does your grandma have the best-kept secret family recipe for apple pie (and can you expose her secret on the Internet)? We’re on it. We want to hear it all. We will even let our website audience vote on some of the top suggestions we receive.

What’s The Show Really About?

We are tracking down hometown culinary America. We are searching for America’s best kept cooking secrets, from grandma’s famous apple pie that has been handed down for generations, to that middle-of-nowhere restaurant that people drive hours to get to just for their one specialty.

We’re also after that special ingredient or homegrown produce or livestock that beats the mass-produced grocers hands down. From characters to creations we want to find the unique, the tastiest, the healthiest and the just plain fun foods, places and people across the country.

Visit AmericanFoodQuest.com to discover all our episodes and videos and sign up for show updates.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sign Spinner NINJA!

Anyone but Me (New webseries)

Hello, everyone! I'm bringing to you all a web series called "Anyone But Me". The story is about a guy who only sees himself, and he's always at his house, doesn't matter who he sees, doesn't matter where he goes. The web series have only 6 episodes, and it's a comedy-drama, with some parodies, nothing much serious. Here's the first 2 episodes. Hope you enjoy it!    
The youtube channel: OMJ Productions Twitter: OMJ

Monday, December 2, 2013

Pilot episode

Pilot episode

This is our pilot episode for The Invaders web-series "Angie's Logs" is a live action comedy sci fi web-series which chronicles the adventures of eight year old Angie Martinez and her babysitter Beth Adleman as they attempt repel an alien invasion of Earth from all powerful, unseen, other worldly beings.

Invaders webseries: Angie Logs



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We have officially launched The  Invaders webseries: Angie Logs  a live action comedy sci fi web-series. It chronicles the adventures of eight year old Angie Martinez and her babysitter Beth Adleman as they attempt repel an alien invasion of Earth from all powerful, unseen, other worldly beings. With the help of her teddy bear, Mr. Snuggles, a cardboard space ship Angie has made out of a discarded refrigerator appliance boxes and her home made laser gun she will wage war against impossible odds with the fate of the world in the balance. Put on your Captain Blasto space helmet, and fasten you seat belts it's going to be a bumpy night!

Bear Force One



The first episode of a new webseries where we take a different ridiculous movie concept every month and make a 20-25 minute movie out of it.

Yes, it's silly. Yes, the animations are ridiculous. Hope you enjoy!

Directed by: Andy Mogren

Starring (in alphabetical order): Luke Barats, Alex Barbatsis, Joe Bereta , Tony Cavalero, Brian Corsetti, Olivia Henry, Matt Houchin, John Lange, Jonny Loquasto, Sandra McCoy, Alex Mogren, Bruce Mogren, and Caitlin Thompson

More awesome videos at RocketJump.com!

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Launch of Chinese Chang'e 3 Lunar Exploration Rover on Long March 3B


A Chinese Long March 3B rocket launched from the Xichang launch site in China carrying the countries first Rover destined for the Moon - Chang'e 3. Liftoff occurred December 1st 2013 at 17:30 UTC. Chang'e 3 contains a lander from which the Rover will deploy from after landing on the Moon surface on December 14th 2013.

The Rover will be the first spacecraft in 37 years to make a soft landing on the Moon after Russia's Luna 24 mission in 1976. The Rover weighs 120kg and is 1.5 meters tall, it's onboard systems allow it to transmit live video and also dig - performing soil analysis.

The Ushers Ep 0 - Trailer - #Theusherswebseries



The Ushers -  A Dark Tale of a Bright Night is an international sci-fi written by Chiara De Caroli and directed by Andrea Galatà. Shot in 4 continents around the world with an innovative experimental system of direction "by distance", The Ushers shows the potential of spreading creativity in the gobalization era.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Forgive Me Father - Episode 9

The dark serial drama continues with a gripping episode in which the stalker protagonist's actions become more intrusive than ever before.

"Forgive me father for I have sinned. It's been four days since my last confession. This is a bad one. I killed someone today."

Behind the scenes interviews from British comedy 3some

Actors Peter Halpin and Euan King discuss their characters and working on the British rom-com web series, 3some.
For more on 3some visit their channel at: youtube.com/watch3some

Fame: For Sale


In this investigative news special, correspondent Frank Elaridi goes behind the supply and demand of the social media industry. He interviews Sexy Sax Man, whose video has more than 21 million legitimate views and YouTube mega-producer Benny Fine, who explains how the YouTube industry operates.Celebrity ghost blogger Kinsey Schofield reveals the number of fake followers big stars have, and says her clients ask her to buy views. There is also commentary from Social Media professors at USC and a very revealing speakerphone interview with Vince, who runs a rogue agency that sells millions of fake Twitter followers to clients, who include Yolanda Foster and Paris Hilton. 

Executive Producers: Frank Elaridi, David Beebe. A David Beebe Projects production.

Contact: [email protected]


Discussion:
https://plus.google.com/+Webseriestoday/posts/5xedt5ZbxTH

Terminal Velocity

Emma Blackery: A Guide To: The "Friend Zone"

JustKiddingFilms: Black Friday (OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

BROKEN AT LOVE SEASON 2 IN FULL SWING!

Have you ever dreamed of meeting your celebrity crush? Well "Broken At Love" lead character Vivienne "Vivie" Taylor (Karolina Sivas) did just that, and it turned her life upside down. Season 2 explores her life being turned upside down, and this morning marked the release of season 2's fifth episode. The series boasts fantastic guest stars from soap stars to professional athletes.

Catch up on Season 2 now:

Here's a link - Season 2 playlist  -- the most recently released episodes are below.







Monday, November 25, 2013

Welcome to the world of Cicada 3301

This Cryptic Internet Scavenger Hunt Has Baffled Cyber Experts For Two Years

....he was embarking on one of the internet’s most enduring puzzles; a scavenger hunt that has led thousands of competitors across the web, down telephone lines, out to several physical locations around the globe, and into unchartered areas of the "darknet”. 

Read more:
http://www.businessinsider.com/this-cryptic-internet-scavenger-hunt-has-baffled-cyber-experts-for-two-years-2013-11#ixzz2lhTIvSTq

The Dark Knight Retires - EPISODE 8 (Season Finale)

KIDS REACT TO BatDad!



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Anime Samurai: Kimagure Orange RAW!

The year 2000: Before the Angry Video Game Nerd, before the Nostalgia Critic and before Youtube, I made this VHS fan parody in the vein of MST3K. It brought the house down at various sci-fi and anime conventions all through the midwest and now you can see it in all it's primitive glory!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Victory Productions presents THE LYONS DEN (Episode 4.34)

Keysha continues to try and connect the dots with what obviously seems to be another secret from William's past; meanwhile, Trip makes a decision that could impact Malcolm and Aisha.

Our Finale and a New venue for Web Series

Been a busy week. The Finale aired today!! 39 webisodes, completed and released! 60 weeks of releasing new content! We also are making the leap into TV, and Shotgun Mythos has been picked up by television stations in 6 states. We also are very excited to be joining TownSpot.tv. This new video distribution platform screens videos before posting, to ensure that they are promoting quality shows. And unlike other platforms, they focus on the local as well as the national market. It is a great opportunity to share your own show and discover other web series that are being created in your area. Check out the site, and submit your series!

Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden - Casting Couch: The Cast Watches '95 ep.11 (Part 2)



Jesse Swire (Slake), Clayton Pelham (Colin), and Billie Krishawn (Brianna) discuss the love between cast with OJBG creator Otessa Ghadar, as they watch Summer of '95, Episode 11 — "Trouble in Paradise."

Tapestry - A Sneak Peak at A.G. Henley's Self-Submission



Get a glimpse of award winning author A.G. Henley's self submission to Tapestry. She discusses what inspired her to write about young adult fiction. Full video coming soon!

http://www.aghenley.com/

The World of Steam - The Clockwork Heart (Episode 1 - HD)



The World of Steam - The Clockwork Heart (Episode 1 - HD)

Episode 1 (Pilot): Hieronymous Smythe has lost his wife, and tries to rebuild his shattered heart... from clockwork. But unfortunately he has not considered if you can do something, whether or not you should...

Web: http://theworldofsteam.com
FB: http://facebook.com/theworldofsteam
TW: http://twitter.com/worldofsteam
PIN: http://pinterest.com/steamuniverse
KICKSTARTER: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2...

Producers: Matt Yang King, Peyton Skelton, Richie Metcalfe
Written and Directed by: Matt Yang King
Bear McCreary - Composer
Peyton Skelton - Director of Photography
Chad Witt - 1st Assistant Director
Tim Muir - 2nd Assistant Director
Andrew Paulsen - Set P.A.
Scott Folsom: Specialty Prop Design/Construction
Gail Folsom: Specialty Prop Design/Costume Design Concept Art
Zafer "Zafe" Mustafa - Visual FX
Rey Reyes - Steadicam
Dan Colmeneres - A camera operator
Jason Zakrzewski - b camera operator
Dan Delude a camera 1st AC
Greg Meta B camera 1st AC
Greg stoops - grip
Aaron Hendricks -- Opening Titles/Graphic Design
Lisa Lassek -- Green Screen Editor
Tommy Aagaard -- Editor/Color Correction
Amy Brozowski- PA
Steve Reese -- grip
Carolyn Lassek - Props
Sebastian Brown -- Greenscreen onset VFX supervisor
Thomas Surprenant - Makeup
Vicki Eleni -- Website Manager
Evelyn Kriete - Online Development Manager
Sarah Ault - Hair
Wig Design -- Wigboys
Hauk Heimdallsman boom mic, sound editor
Michael Shubin - sound mixer, foley artist, foley recordist
Rachel Tejada -- Locations
Jenny Kay -- Craft Services
Linda Mendoza --Storyboards
Shawn Reed - Graphic Design, Online Item Manager

Additional VFX - Digital Domain
Special thanks: Adam Jamal Craig, Video Symphony, East Dog Town Studios, EVS stages, Hypernerd, Cheyenne Wright, Tarol Hunt, and to all our families!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Forgive Me Father - Episode 1


Forgive Me Father is a dark serial drama told through a series of confessions by the central character, a lonely and confused young man on the verge of suicide when the story opens. So far eight episodes have been released, with another episode every Monday. Occasionally difficult viewing, but gripping stuff.

Friday, November 15, 2013

TED Talks: Jane McGonigal: Massively multi-player... thumb-wrestling?


What happens when you get an entire audience to stand up and connect with one another? Chaos, that's what. At least, that's what happened when Jane McGonigal tried to teach TED to play her favorite game. Then again, when the game is "massively multiplayer thumb-wrestling," what else would you expect?

Jessica Forever: Episode One "The Rental Part 1" (New Web Series)


"Jessica Forever" is a new web-series about Jessica Huberman (Kate Horn): a young, single mother who is dealing with the struggle of sobriety while she is drawn into the underworld of Vampires that know what her true purpose is.
Jessica Forever: Episode Two "The Rental Part 2"

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Look TV: Olga Kay: My Domain with Taryn Southern


YouTube star Taryn Southern gives viewers an exclusive look inside the homes of some of today's hottest YouTubers in her new series, "My Domain." In this episode of "My Domain," Taryn visits her fellow YouTube star friend, Olga Kay. Explore Olga's life from the beginning of her & Taryn's friendship, how she manages to upload 23 videos a week, and more. Thumbs up for Olga Kay!

TED Talks: Mohamed Ali: The link between unemployment and terrorism


For the young and unemployed in the world's big cities, dreams of opportunity and wealth do come true -- but too often because they're heavily recruited by terrorist groups and other violent organizations. Human rights advocate Mohamed Ali draws on stories from his native Mogadishu to make a powerful case for innovation incubators for our cities' young and ambitious.

Victory Productions presents THE LYONS DEN (Episode 4.33)

The battle between Raven and Eric wages on while Noah's attitude puts Sherri over the edge; meanwhile, Sean confronts Shayquan, but Bobbi's lies may soon catch up with her.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Victory Productions presents THE LYONS DEN (Episode 4.32)

While Delilah's past seems to be catching up to her, Ryan and Sean finally come face-to-face; meanwhile, Sherri continues to deal with her rocky relationship with Noah.

Victory Productions presents THE LYONS DEN (Episode 4.31)

Tammi continues her affair with Trip, but her trust in him leads him to another family connection; meanwhile, as Ashley starts wearing out her welcome at Keysha's, Malcolm and Aisha continue to inch closer to finding the money.

Victory Productions presents THE LYONS DEN (Episode 4.30)

Charles and Tammi are trying to go to counseling in order to prepare their marriage after Charles' infidelities, but Tammi may be hiding a secret of her own.

Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden - Casting Couch: The Cast Watches Ep. 2.12 (Part 1)




DeAndre Baker (Drew), Clayton Pelham (Colin), Billie Krishawn (Brianna), and Jesse Swire (Slake) discuss the infamous first rave scene with OJBG creator Otessa Ghadar, as they watch Season 2, Episode 12 -- "The Lunar Landing".

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Website: http://OJinBG.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/OJBishopsGarden
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OJBishopsGarden

Tapestry - DC Mayoral Candidate Andy Shallal on Poverty




In part 2 of our interview, Andy Shallal gives his opinion on the cycle of poverty and the importance of addressing wages, health care and incarceration as a solution. Shallal just announced his bid for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Washington, DC, and is also owner of popular DC restaurants Bustboys & Poets and Eatonville. View part 1 of this interview where Andy Shallal discusses racial & cultural connections: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wazJuqw9IS0 ABOUT TAPESTRY: Tapestry is a source for the progressive and alternative communities to connect with the latest news about non-mainstream entertainment, the arts and fashion trends focusing on self discovery and weaving it all together into a tapestry of the human experience in our time. http://www.twentytwentyproductions.com/tapestry/

Shane Dawson TV: MY BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

YouTube Fan Finder



Learn more about YouTube Fan Finder (http://youtube.com/yt/fanfinder ).

Thanks to Vice, Laura in the Kitchen and Chester See.


Introducing YouTube Fan Finder

To get started with Fan Finder, just create and upload a video introducing new fans to your channel (more on that below) and then submit it to Fan Finder.

Read more:
http://youtubecreator.blogspot.com/2013/11/introducing-youtube-fan-finder.html




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