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Saturday, October 12, 2013

ForHumanPeoples Teaser!

ForHumanPeoples is a playground for creativity, where we make epic videos, showcase cool artists, and try to put a little good back into the world. We can't wait to create cool stuff with you and for you!

TED Talks: Andrew Fitzgerald: Adventures in Twitter fiction

In the 1930s, broadcast radio introduced an entirely new form of storytelling; today, micro-blogging platforms like Twitter are changing the scene again. Andrew Fitzgerald takes a look at the (aptly) short but fascinating history of new forms of creative experimentation in fiction and storytelling.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Elements (Orchestral Version) - Lindsey Stirling - Dracula

The Alarm | Project: Library

4 Tips For Creating and Marketing Your Web Series

Tip Jar
This article was written by Jeremy Campbell who's Founder and President of the video production freelancing site Spidvid

For every well created web series, there are hundreds that are poor and find audiences under 100 viewers per episode. Just remember that when creating a web series, you need to showcase your passion through the lens of the camera, and capture your audience's undivided attention.

Below are 4 tips for creating and marketing your web series:

1. Write Engaging Scripts - Many web series creators spend very little time on their scripts, and it clearly shows. These creators are in such a hurry to start filming their project that they neglect what all remarkable films are built upon, and that's engaging writing and storytelling.

Take your time during this phase of the project by thinking out compelling characters that will resonate with your audience, and scenes filled full of interesting situations. If you want your content to stand out, you need to focus on creating something original but at the same time take a look at some of the top viewed and rated videos on YouTube to get a sense of what works and what doesn`t.

Online audiences expect to watch web series that pushes the envelop more than network TV shows do, so don't be afraid to tap into your inner Seth McFarlane and be radically original. I recommend that you write your scripts using Celtx, as the software is free and provides a simple and elegant solution for all your pre-production needs.

2. Production Value Matters - If you saw this year's breakout film "Super 8" then you likely know that production value is key, as the filmmaking kids in the film were constantly out to get as much as they possibly could for free. You don't have to compete with Steven Spielberg, but you need to get the basics right. Simple key things such as quality sound, lighting, and shot selection.

Make sure that the dialog between characters can be easily heard, which means that you need to invest some money into sound equipment. Every web series creator or people on his or her team should have a decent camera, sound equipment, and lighting at the very least.

Once you have got solid acting talent on your team and a tightly written script, then your execution and production values will next determine the success of your project. Don`t forget that online viewers can watch anything they want, so your productions have to stand out from the 99% of crap out there. It's trial and error, so see what concepts stick with your viewers, and then figure out how you can improve everything by 10x to appeal and reach a wider audience.

3. Understand Your Medium - The ideal length for most online videos is five minutes or less. You need to understand that attention spans are short online, so prepare your script and production accordingly. Within your 5 minutes or less you need a beginning, middle, and end.

You need to hook viewers within the first 5-10 seconds or your series will either be turned off, or will be pushed to the background in favor of a text message or tweet. Also remember that many viewers watch video alone while online, but are inclined to share content if it will raise their social status in a positive way. Don't hesitate to ask viewers to share your series with their friends, family, and followers at the end, just remember to do it in a friendly and appreciative way.

4. Marketing, marketing, marketing - What many creators and producers do when they first release their videos and web series is get Twitter profiles and Facebook pages, and start yelling and screaming at people to pay attention. Doing this is like yelling into a chasm that's filled with the echoes from thousands of people who simply don`t care. Attention is too valuable and coveted now, so you can't expect to earn it by broadcasting content that only matters to you. Marketing is all about getting people to know, like, and trust you and your content.

The most effective way to build a grassroots marketing campaign is giving for getting. It's a slow process but in order to receive attention, at least in the beginning, you must pay attention to what others are doing and engage with their content. If you come across a web series that is in the same niche is yours then comment on their episodes, blog posts, and jump into the conversation with them on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus. Sharing is caring, so if you come across outstanding video entertainment then please give your followers a break from your content and mix in others too.

These are just some basic tips, but ones that should serve as a starting point for getting your projects off the ground, and hopefully into a successful flight path high above the clouds.

Do you have any tips you'd like to share? If so, feel free to add number 5 below with a comment! 

Flash Pulp - Blow

Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – three to ten minutes of fiction brought to you Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
Tonight we encounter a former drunk with monkeys on her back, and her mystic friend nowhere in sight.
If you happen to know any of the three mooks in tonight's tale, please pass along the link so that they might receive a brief, but pointed, lesson.
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Victory Productions presents THE LYONS DEN (Episode 4.29)

Ryan returns to some unanswered questions from his siblings; meanwhile, Sherri gets an unexpected opportunity.

PROJECT: LIBRARY | Episode 1 | Overdue

Continuum Ep 17 (S2): Phone Home


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ninja the Mission Force: The Real Bruce

The best web series in the business is back with another episode named after a Bruceploitation flick! Plus any excuse to get Brad Jones in a bathtub is good enough for me!

Victory Productions presents THE LYONS DEN (Episode 4.28)

Noah and Jonah may not be too happy with Sherri's new friend; meanwhile, family members and friends come together for Gabby's first birthday party as one family member brings a big surprise.

Victory Productions presents THE LYONS DEN (Episode 4.27)

As Keysha continues to drink her sorrows away, Raven is still stressing over Gabby's party receiving some unexpected help; meanwhile, the battle between J.C. and Ashley heats up.

TED Talks: Michael Porter: Why business can be good at solving social problem

Why do we turn to nonprofits, NGOs and governments to solve society's biggest problems? Michael Porter admits he's biased, as a business school professor, but he wants you to hear his case for letting business try to solve massive problems like climate change and access to water. Why? Because when business solves a problem, it makes a profit -- which lets that solution grow.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden: Casting Couch: Ep. 2.6 with Ellen Winter, Part 2

In part two, Ellen & Otessa talk love for Ellen’s on-screen mom, the back & forth relationship between Gwen & Sarah, the quintessential teenage guilt look, & more.

Tapestry - Philippa Hughes's Life Motto

Philippa Hughes, art collector and founder of the Pink Line Project, shares her favorite slogan and the new tattoo she has to remind herself of it.

Who wants to remix?

Space-Time Experiment is a project to make a feature film based on several short films. The story is about a time traveler. You can participate in this project in several ways:

  1. You can write a story of this traveler. 
  2. You can make one of the short films. 
  3. You can remix all the short films that have been made. 
  4. You can make a feature film from these short films.
Today is a good day to do something different.

What do you do?

If you want to know more about the project, visit us on the WEB.

If you want to be a fan, HERE we are.

Here are some of the short films and you can remix them:

This is a teaser of one of the short films:

Monday, October 7, 2013

I am Emma Woodhouse - Emma Approved: Ep 1

Make your life better and remember to like, favorite, and share.

Emma's look - http://bit.ly/EA_el1
Annie's dress - http://bit.ly/EA_d1

Website - http://EmmaApproved.com
Twitter - https://twitter.com/EmmaApproved
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EmmaApproved
Tumblr - http://EmmaApproved.tumblr.com/
Google + - http://gplus.to/EmmaApproved

Emma Approved is a modernized adaptation of Emma, a novel by Jane Austen. It is a Pemberley Digital Project, a company founded by Hank Green and Bernie Su.
Emma Approved is developed by Bernie Su.

Emma Woodhouse - Joanna Sotomura - http://twitter.com/JoannaSotomura
Alex Knightley - Brent Bailey - http://twitter.com/brentmbailey
Annie Taylor - Alexis Boozer - http://twitter.com/alexisboozer
Ryan Weston - Gabriel Voss - https://twitter.com/thegabrielvoss

Emma Approved is a modernized adaptation of Emma, a novel by Jane Austen. The series is developed by Bernie Su. See more details at http://www.pemberleydigital.com/Emma-Approved/

Executive Producer - Bernie Su - http://twitter.com/BernieSu
Executive Producer - Hank Green - http://youtube.com/HanksChannel
Producer - Jenni Powell - http://twitter.com/JenniPowell
Co-Producer - Kate Rorick - http://twitter.com/KateNobleWriter
Consulting Producer - Tracy Wilcoxen - http://twitter.com/tracyfeather
Director - Bernie Su - http://twitter.com/BernieSu 
Writer - Bernie Su - http://twitter.com/BernieSu
Cinematography - Raphe Wolfgang - http://twitter.com/MrRaphe
Production Manager - Brit Weisman - http://twitter.com/BritWeisman
Editor - Sam Mollo - http://www.sammollo.com
Transmedia Producer - Alexandra Edwards - http://twitter.com/nonmodernist
Transmedia Editor - Anglique Hanus Production Designer - Katie Moest - http://twitter.com/orangepenguino
Art Direction - Adam Levermore - http://twitter.com/lexigeek
Stylist - Jessica Snyder - http://twitter.com/MintTheBlog
Makeup - Jennifer Jackson
Sound Mixer/Boom - Geoff Allison -
Key Grip - Adrian Pacheco - http://twitter.com/Goodguy818
Gaffer - Tristan Starr
Post Production Coordinator - Chris Kwon - http://twitter.com/cykwon
Social Media Manager - Christina Cooper - http://twitter.com/cncooper

CTFxC: Charles, you are in our thoughts.

Charles Trippy is one of the pioneers of "life casting" on YouTube. For some time now he has been facing serious health issues which deeply saddens many in the community. We wish Charles a speedy recovery, and would like to let him know how much he means to this community, and how much he has contributed to not only the development of YouTube, but to the lives of many in the community as well.


Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2013 Part 6: The Curse of Frankenstein

The Madness continues with an obscure sequel to the Boris Karloff classic Curse of Frankenstein!

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