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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Video from stands of NASCAR wreck

Django Unchained - Parody with Celeb Guest Stars!!!

Hi Guys,
So after checking out ones more King Bachelor's Pad - here is his new Parody of Django.

Not only the quality is top "quality" (did you see what I did here ;)), but also the acting is awesome.
Celeb Actors like Lamorne Morris from "NEW GIRL", Bresha Webb and Lyman Johnson join Bachelor's Pad for a quirky parody of Django.

Check it out!!!



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Before Cuentizun, I made a video about democracy. My fingers were "stars". It was shot in a park in the afternoon and It was a beautiful day.

The Lyons Den: Episode 1.6 - "Daddy Dearest"

The Lyons family throws a party in honor of their father's birthday which brings up different memories for each of the siblings. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Lyons Den: Episode 1.5 - "Kissing You Is All That I've Been Thinking Of"

While things between Norman and Sherrí continue to heat up, Keysha is worried that she may yield to temptation; meanwhile, Detective Cameron Willis continues to try to solve the case of William Lyons' murder.

I Am Tim ep2.04 - Tim vs the Sheeple pt2

Tim and Anna learn more about the mysterious Sheeple and go for a nice, possibly fatal walk in the countryside. But will they find what they're looking for? And will there be blood? Yes and yes. Obviously. New episode released EVERY SECOND THURSDAY at 8PM GMT!

  Trent & Tilly EP 6: Total Pussy

Trent & DeSean get into it about Vinny Chase, the TV show Entourage, and a five letter word that just drives Tilly crazy.  Please click the link below to watch the latest episode!


Rising to the Challenge...(the nightmare shoot.)

Behind the scenes shot of Steve Matos

We are entrepreneurs.  We run our own business during the week and film Shotgun Mythos on the weekends.  As such, though, we don't have the benefit of regular paychecks.  Sometimes clients are late paying, or skip out all together which leaves us in a bind when it comes for funding for the show.   When that happens we can either throw up our hands in frustration, or move on and come up with a creative solution.

This week was a definite 'think on your feet" adventure.  We do most of our filming in our studio, but there are some scenes which require a setting that we do not have here.  This weekend we were scheduled to be at a rustic cabin on Saturday, and an old hospital on Sunday.  But Mother Nature has plans of her worn.  Early in the week we got a call from the owner of the cabin, saying that the road up the mountain was iced over and impassable.  Nuts.  Ok, onto Plan B.  Looks like we will be in the studio on Saturday anyway.  But I need furniture to fit the location...and no budget for it.  Then a fortuitous message comes in.  An associate of Marcus' has a storage unit full of furniture which he is willing to donate to the show.  Our saving grace!!  So Friday found me on the road for 8 hours, driving a moving truck to get the furniture and get everything set up for Saturday's shoot.  

Filming Saturday went beautifully, and everyone excited about Sunday's shoot.  The county recently built a new state-of-the-art hospital facility, and is in the process of turning the old one into a business center.  But for now, it still has the look of an old hospital.  (And you can imagine how much fun the actors had when they discovered the morgue!)  We also were excited that an old house was also part of the hospital property, and we could use it to get the exteriors that we had planned to get at the cabin.  Everything was falling into place.  But apparently Mother Nature did not get the memo.  After a week of 40 and 50 degree weather, the temperature dipped into the low 20s, with bitter, gusting wind on Sunday.  Not a problem, except that three of our scenes had to be filmed outdoors.  We showed up to shoot, and to the actors' credit, they all braved the elements, and delivered great performances in spite of the weather.  Nate Nelson was up on a roof in short sleeves, in spite of the chill, because that was how his character would operate.  Steve Matos came in, scouted the location, moved the scene of one gunfight into a more sheltered courtyard and it came together beautifully.  

Which just left the problem of the wind on the exterior scenes.  Anyone who has tried to film outdoors with high winds knows what a mess that makes of your audio.  We had made a homemade dead cat for the microphone, but weren't sure it would be enough.  (Instructions below, in case you need one!)   But we figured that if we got the footage, we could always lay in the audio later.  Imagine my surprise when I got a message from Clint saying "your dead cat rocks!!"  (If anyone ever read my messages, they would wonder what kind of psycho family we have here!)  So apparently the audio worked fine.  

Which just left the interior fight scene.  We have two little kids (our own) who were scheduled to be in this scene.  But of course, by the time we were ready to film this scene, the kids were done.  They wanted no part of it, and there is nothing like uncooperative toddlers to make filming a challenge.  After half a dozen trips up and down the elevator to try to get what he needed, Clint finally looked at me and said, "Just walk away."  We did.  Apparently he got the shots he needed because after 30+ hours of editing the scene this week, he is grinning like the Cheshire Cat.  

So while I hope to never have another weekend of filming like this one, at least it came together, and will be a bonding point for the cast...they will watch those scenes and laugh, remembering that it was so cold that Marcus didn't realize he had two fingers on the trigger instead of one.  

***On Dead Cats:  If you don't have a dead cat for your mic for outdoor shoots, they cost about $10 to make, and can save your shoot if the wind gets high.  There are quite a few online tutorials that show you how to make these.  We followed this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDD5dsLSkPc and it worked great!

Elders React to The Lonely Island

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome: "The Finale Trailer"

FreddieW: First Person Mario - Endgame

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Django Unchained Parody by @KingBach ft. @LamorneMorris @BreshaWebb http://youtu.be/xN1fofxwgkU

Taryn Southern: My Wrong Hole is His Right Hole

Advice With Emma: How To Get A Boy To Like You

This video smells of teenage angst and disappointment.
Big thanks to fluffyscunderbot2001 for the question!
The shirt I'm wearing is merch from Johnny Get The Gun (gotta help out yo friendz)

HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES? -- A hilarious new comedy series starring Dot-Marie Jones, Patty McCormack, James Kyson, Art LaFleur and introducing James Di Giacomo.

A mentally unstable 30-something widow ANGELINA JONES, works as a fame-struck, low level Hollywood gossip news reporter. Hell bent on finding a father figure for her gay teenage son JOE, Angelina frequents Miss Lolly's (Dot Jones) Speed Dating Club, where she meets: JACOB, (James Kyson) a devout Atheist; a CHRISTIAN GLAM ROCKER who is a recovering heroin addict; KELLY an amorous deviant who mistake's Angelina to be a chick with d*ck, and DOUBLE D a celebrity transsexual mafia hit-man from the FBI's Witness Protection Program. Angelina's delusional hopes of making a better life for herself and her son gets blindsided by the sudden reappearance of her foul-mouthed, married-to-the-mob mother, CONNIE CAMPOLITARRO (Patty McCormack).


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Meter Maids 16-18 The Series Ends.

Meter Maids is a kinda-sorta NSFW show that follows a group of four traffic officers as they strive to make the streets of Los Angeles safe from parking offenders. The show skewers serious subjects like gun control, affirmative action, sexual harassment, girl-on-girl stuff, and Satanic human sacrifice of cute children. 

What’s unique about the show is that every episode features one or more guest stars that have an online fan base. The guest stars for the three episodes below included:

Clownvis Presley (Musician/Comedian/Clown) 
Amy Aniobi (The Slutty Years)
Dawna Lee Heising (Eye On Entertainment)
Kevin Finn (Angry Video Game Nerd)

Meter Maids Ep. 16 - Marked

Meter Maids Ep. 17 - Coming Out

Meter Maids Ep. 18 - Finn

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Twitter: @GrumpyPanda 

Hi, Cuentizun

Left to Right: Simon, Melody, Rauly, Nando, Angelinda, teacher Claudia, Arkedi and Emily
Hello, hello, my name is Claudia and I am the teacher of seven children. I tell them tales and fables. Sometimes we make trips to the zoo or elsewhere.

I hope you like Cuentizun and you're a fan of my page on Facebook.

Here is first episode The little miller and his little donkey.


Have You Watched My Videos?

{Changes in the YouTube Culture and why they matter}

Some of you may have been around the online video World a long time; some of you are probably new to it. If you have been around for a while then you, like the rest of us have probably seen a lot of changes (not all positive) in the YouTube community. Some of the changes are a natural outcome of a maturing community, some are related to changes in the design of the YouTube site: changes that Google made to meet its own advertising needs, and changes that arguably have hurt the YouTube community.

So back to the title of the post. Have you watched my videos? No, this is NOT shameless self promotion. The point is more that in the "old days" people would watch each others videos BEFORE asking them to watch one of their own. It was considered only appropriate to do so. This was not a hard and fast rule, but if you were developing a new channel it was almost essential behavior. You had to act like a "good community member", or you were regarded as a spammer. 

More importantly people liked to do it. It was considered a sign of friendship. Perhaps the analogy in the real World would be shaking someones hand. The point is that it worked. It made for a great community, and it resulted in people being able to build their channels organically.

So where did we loose our way? It is hard to say exactly, but over time a sense of "entitlement" has entered the space. It is not easy to make quality content, and some people feel that alone entitles them to views. They fail to understand that YouTube is at its core a community. It was in the beginning, and it still is today. Many of the younger members of the YouTube community have retained the culture and it is wonderful to watch them interact, collaborate, celebrate every subscription, and rejoice in every view.

However Google has also played a role in changing the culture. They have removed some of the tools community members used to communicate, and they have buried others so deeply in the design that they are almost useless.

So here we are in 2013 building a Web Series Today Community on Google+, and expanding our reach here on the blog. It is not the same as the "old YouTube", but it does allow us to build a new community and that is exactly what we are doing. Perhaps in some small way we can recreate some of the good we have lost in the years in between. Perhaps we can build something different, but still useful. The choice is up to you.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013


The 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards Winners

The 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards Winners

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Live Stream for ISA4: The 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards

Join us for the livestream of ISA4: the 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards from New World Stages in New York.

Live video from your Android device on Ustream

Behind the Scenes: Interview with Robbie Whiplash

For this post, we asked Robbie Whiplash to join us. Robbie pulls double duty on Shotgun Mythos. He plays Ari and he composes the music for Shotgun Mythos.

Robbie:  "Annnnnnnd done! Another episode in the bag."

Clint:  Good to hear. So, what's it like playing Ari?

Robbie:  "Well, we filmed an awesome scene with Nate Nelson this week (AKA Gryson). I wish I could say what exactly was in the scene but I can't give anything away! And, since you're editing this blog entry, my guess is you'd just take it out anyway. Which I think is really the hardest part about both scoring Shotgun Mythos, as well as acting in it. I get to see all the episodes before anyone but you has seen them, so it’s tough to not talk about any of it even to the other actors, cause I want them to be surprised as well! It’s hard keeping my mouth shut on set."

Clint:  What goes into the scoring process?

Robbie:  "It's pretty simple really. Once you assemble the episode, you send it to me and I drop it in Garageband and I watch it … over and over and over again. I keep watching until I figure out how everything feels rather then what’s actually going on in the scene. I think it’s more about making an audience feel what’s going on so that they are absorbed by what they hear, and it takes you back to the same kind of zone when you were a kid …you would just zone out and daydream. I aim to poke at the emotions of the audience and make them feel what’s going on:  Summer being hyper and happy, Amadan being dark cold and riff raff like, or Thales wise and mysterious. I've never acted before, nor have I ever scored a series or anything for that matter. But after all the Industrial metal, or Psychobilly Rock and Roll, or Power 80s metal that I play with my bands, Shotgun Mythos is where I get to lay out everything that I can't release in the bands that I'm in. Picture if you will, a solo album written by some one, then take all the music and make an orchestrated version of it, and that’s what comes out."

Clint:  What about your acting process?

Robbie:  "As far as the acting goes I try to put my self in that place , What does Ari's dungeon look like … what kind of sounds are going on around me … and I go to that place every time you say action."

Clint:  So, you and I hadn't met prior to Shotgun Mythos. How did you get involved in this madness?

Robbie: "Months ago, I saw a Facebook post shared by Nate Nelson describing a young man between 20-30 , tall , dark and what not, I never thought by commenting on the post with "<----- right here",that I would land one of the most awesome gigs I've had the pleasure of taking part in. Though I don't see how I fit the description that I read in the script book once I met with you, but you have a vision and when you said, "you are Ari." Then, I just didn't question the vision. So now I get the pleasure of being the spit in the face of Slau Pharmaceutical and be a little defiant smart ass with an attitude problem. I mean how would you feel if you where just tossed in a dungeon to have Gryson pound you in the face every day, wouldn't be happy would ya?

Clint:  How did you end up scoring as well as acting?

Robbie:  "I wasn't even the original choice. To be honest I have no idea who was going to do it before, but I do remember when we stepped out for a smoke and you mentioned that the score guy had not been in contact with you for quite awhile, DING! So I spoke up, "Hey man, why don't you just let me do it .. I won't disappoint you". And, so far I really hope I haven't."

Clint:  You haven’t.  Not by a long shot.  Any closing thoughts?

Robbie:  "There is a long, long road ahead of us for my self and the rest of the Shotgun Mythos team and I wouldn't have it any other way. Although, I haven't gotten to interact with most of the cast, I feel like I get to hang out with them every Thursday when a finished webisode comes out. I've gotten to hang out with Steve Matos, Ray, Nate, Marcus, Monique and Chris for a couple minutes but that’s about it. Sucks being in Baltimore sometimes, cause I would love to just come up every weekend there is filming to hang out with everyone and watch as things are actually filmed. I was told this past weekend that I looked like a little kid glued to the TV during a cartoon, the way I was zoned in watching Ray bring Amadan to life like I don't think anyone else could. I made it a point, "No, we can't leave till Ray gets here" .. just so I could watch him and Nate go at it.
I really could go on forever and ever about how awesome this is and how I go about scoring the series, but I'd rather you go watch more episodes then read my babble. I'd like to take this time to say thank you to everyone that I have met so far and to Clint, Darla and Marcus. Thank you for letting me be a part of this and assist in setting the mood for this world you have created.


PS:  The story behind that final line is funny and a testament to Robbie's work ethic. He drove two hours from Baltimore one Saturday to film one line...and that one line was "Damn...", once we were finished, he said, "thanks, gotta get back." And, off he went, no complaints.

Corridor Digital: Kittens On The Beat

PressHeartToContinue: GAMING NEWZ: Rockband's Days of Destiny

Mortal Kombat Legacy: Season 2 Trailer

Teens React To My Wedding Speech

Youtubers React Extra Q&A #4!

The Multi-Channel Network Debate (a.k.a. YouTube Network Wars)

In this "thread" we will discuss the ongoing wars surrounding the relationship between Multi-Channel Networks and individual YouTube channels.

What do you think about Multi-Channel Networks?

Are Multi-Channel Networks helping grow the "space", or divide the community?

In todays web video environment, do you really need a Multi-Channel Network to get ahead, or would you be better empowering your own channel?

Tell us what YOU think on our Community page: http://www.tinyurl.com/webseriescommunity

Monday, February 18, 2013

My Ruined Life: Quest

My Ruined Life: an original, comedy Web series starring Brian Cowden, Nathan Holt, Kristen Egermeier and Greg Bailey. Friends Brian and Nate relax on various city benches after work, discussing theories about their "ruined" lives. Maybe one day they will decide on one of them and move along.

My Ruined Life was recently named BEST WEB SERIES SHOT IN PHILLY & AUDIENCE FAVORITE (WEB SERIES) by FirstGlance Film Festival 2012 (Philadelphia).

Season 1, in its entirety, is available online now. Season 2 recently began and runs throughout this winter/spring with new episodes posted almost every Sunday evening. Follow MY RUINED LIFE on Facebook & Twitter for more laughs as new episodes are released.

My Ruined Life: Life is full of theories and benches. When your life is ruined, you sit on a lot of them.


The Lyons Den: Episode 1.4 - "So Gone"

Alexander "AJ" Moore, Jr., an old friend of the Lyons family, comes to town to visit and seems to have his eye on Keysha.

The Distance: Episode 1

The Distance: Episode 1 - "Sam" from C&I Studios on Vimeo.

Changelings: The Webseries

Hi everyone! I'm Carly Bryann Young, writer and director of an original fantasy action-adventure webseries that is currently in pre-production, called ‘Changelings’

Synopsis for 'Changelings: The Webseries'

“Legends, folktales, and bedtime stories all spoke of creatures called Fae. But no one thought they were real - until the Fae invaded. Now it is up to a rag-tag group of teenage survivors to save the town of Hawthorne:

Miranda, chronicler of the Fae invasion, who is hiding a dark secret...
Gordi, an escaped human prisoner of the Fae, in search of his long-lost parents...
Darcy, a mysterious girl who looks like Miranda...
Surder-dude Jaron, nature-activist Clair and pacifist Emerson - royal heirs of the various Fae clans who are having trouble reconciling with the cruel customs of their people...
And then there is bad-boy rocker Axel, who helped instigate the invasion in the first place - but is he evil, or just misguided?

These teenagers are the only ones who can bring bring peace... if they don't kill each other first.”

Here is the promo for 'Changelings: The Webseries':

[Note that there have been some minor adjustments since this was first posted to Youtube – for example, due to a new plot twist my sister Audrey is now playing both Darcy and Miranda]

If you want an idea of what the finished webseries is going to be like, I have a novelization of it published as a serial on Wattpad, with a new chapter posted each week: Wattpad

Check out our website for concept art, updates and more: Palladine Studios

A little bit about me: I've filmed original film shorts that have gotten a lot of views on Youtube - one was edited at the studio of my friend Terry Rossio (writer of 'Pirates of the Carribean') and another got over 10,000 views and was featured on Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer's blogs. One of my stageplays placed in the Top 20 of the 2007 Young National Playwright's Competition in New York.  If you want to know all the stuff I’ve been up to, check out my resume on Linkedin.

If you have any questions or comments about my webseries, please let me know!
Carly Bryann Young

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