Saturday, January 17, 2015
Democracy Now,: Did Gitmo "Suicides" Cover Up Murder? US Sgt. Speaks Out on Deaths & Prison's Secret CIA Site
In a month marking its 13th anniversary, we look at one of the great mysteries of the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay: what happened the night of June 9, 2006, when three prisoners died. The Pentagon said the three — Yasser Talal al-Zahrani, Salah Ahmed al-Salami and Mani Shaman al-Utaybi — all committed suicide. But were they actually actually tortured to death at a secret CIA black site? In a broadcast exclusive, we are joined by Joseph Hickman, a Guantánamo staff sergeant and author of the new book, "Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeant's Pursuit of the Truth About Guantánamo Bay." We are also joined by professor Mark Denbeaux, director of Seton Hall University School of Law's Center for Policy and Research, which has just published the new report, "Guantánamo: America's Battle Lab."
Taryn Southern: Talking bears, Bromance, & Expert Hackers - MOVIE THERAPY (Blackhat, Paddington, Wedding Ringer)
L.A. Nites: Episode 03
Your Work Comes to Life
|...you may as well.|
|In order to accomplish things you've got to trick the brain into believing that it's done more than it has|
This episode was as far as Lawrence and imagined in his original concept. When we started, L.A. Nites was this: a guy meets this mysterious girl and she's killed because of a new drug on the streets of Los Angeles. The opening shot, seen below, is the fulfillment of Le's original vision.
|Howie under the pier|
This shot was nabbed under the Santa Monica pier with our good friend Krysten Jorgensen, who played Howie. Web series fun fact: you're going to be lucky to be getting people to fill roles for you so a stand-in is probably out of the question. When we wrote that we found Howie's body on the beach, we had to tell the actress that we killed her character and then get her to agree to film her body on the beach.
|She's going to wake up, right Mommy?|
|Tim Leavon, Actor/Comedian|
|The monkey mask was his idea|
|Emmett (actor/writer Caleb D. Manci)|
|Fascinating, yes, tell me about all the minor characters....|
|Going up to the roof|
This IS the episode you're looking for. Darby gets some unexpected news from a rebel spy that could change his life.
Friday, January 16, 2015
The Way of Web Series
2) Every premise is simple
What if the laundromat was fun?
"And breathe in..."
[I'm not going to tell you what happens but I will tell you it's epic]
Who is the "I"?
"A modern day rhyming triplet of visual poetry"
They say they don't do drugs but this video begs to differ
Also, if this isn't a drug reference then I guess I don't get it
Where film meets the local color
Yes, I'm okay with this.
This looks like a pretty funny show.
Trifecta of all things Kloon: Good filmwork, interesting premise & collaboration
Attention YOU, maker of web series(es)!
As it turns out, being smart, funny, talented, long-running and recognizable isn't enough to pay the bills. Sit back and think about that for a second. These guys have everything in place. So why hasn't it paid off for them? Why don't they have a creative studio with their friends? And one bigger question to highlight the absurdity of it all, why does this exist instead?
In the case of the Grumpy Cat, she has handlers to take her to events, think up merchandise and broker movie deals. I'm sure Tardar Sauce's owners know how quickly internet sensations come and go so there's a limited time to cash in. Obviously it's not the case with the Kloons since they've proven that they're more than just a pouty face but I can't help but to compare. Why aren't studios beating down their doors? Why aren't they being handed the hundred thousand it would take for them to make a decent feature, sitcom or sketch show?
I wish them much success in their endeavors this year and hope that their budget continues to propel them into the mainstream.
Don't mess around in Dark Lord's holochamber. A pending visit from the Emperor leads to an accidental promotion.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Continuing a Series
|What it feels like mid-production|
|Le onset with PA, Jeff Pollard|
|You know the feels|
|This is what 15 people feel like when crammed into a one-bedroom apartment|
|I don't want to start walking!!!|
|I want what they're having|
|An early morning puke|
|School kids watch our hero puke|
|Getting ready for work|
|You were supposed to be here 20 MINUTES AGO!!!|
|Yeah, I kinda see your point there.|
|Driving in LA = constant|
|This is how I feel about marketing|
|It may be an ugly baby but it yo' baby|
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Channel Awesome, aka The Guy With The Glasses fired 4 high profile and long standing members of their network this week. Lindsay Ellis (The Nostalgia Chick,) Phelous, Allison Pregler (Obscurus Lupa,) and Andrew Dickman (longtime thumbnail artist for Ellis, Phelous and Pregler,) were all removed from Channel Awesome's website entirely in one fell swoop over the weekend.
The parting of ways was a very volatile one and a massive blow to what was considered one of the most successful Multi Channel Networks in the web space.
Obscurus Lupa's Statement
Lindsay Ellis aka the Nostalgia Chick's Statement
Channel Awesome's Official Statement on the matter
This is a complete shock to the system on so many levels but hopefully everyone involved will continue to make great videos and continue to make a living doing it.
*UPDATE* Kyle Kallgren, aka the Oancitizen has also parted ways with Channel Awesome bringing this week's body count up to 5. CA confirmed this but Kyle has yet to release a statement.
Honestly there's too much talking on this show. More jumping people! That's really the only thing that's interesting.
An officer is dealt a cruel hand by the Dark Lord. Darby spots his chance to climb the evil corporate ladder, but not everyone is cut out for deck crew.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The making of a webseries
Your friends are funnier than anything a sitcom could come up with and execs know it because they know that you will sit and watch the above gif longer than you will watch say, "Hannibal".
Monday, January 12, 2015
I am writing on behalf of Miakoda Productions to share with you our first ever web series creation, in the form of The Launderette.
So far we have finished creation of the first episode and are in the process of writing more (we aim to do a full three episodes in total).
The series revolves around Alex (the owner) and Sam (his assistant) two twenty somethings, who must battle their way through their weird and wonderful customers.
I really hope you enjoy the first episode and feel free to leave any feedback, as it is in it's early stages, it'll be much appreciated.
Follow us on Twitter @Miakoda_
Hackers in name of Islamic State publish details of US personnel after appearing to hack @Centcom & YouTube channel http://t.co/aX8ArSVD56
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 12, 2015
Hackers claiming to be aligned with Islamic State took control of U.S. Central Command Twitter account http://t.co/4euSXR3Agm
— WSJ Breaking News (@WSJbreakingnews) January 12, 2015
“CyberCaliphate” which hacked @CENTCOM, has hacked @wboc, among others in the past http://t.co/iGR1dMKaH2
— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) January 12, 2015