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Saturday, August 17, 2013


Cast: Elias Bermudez y Andrea Cuenca

Space-Time Experiment is a project for the realization of a sci-fi movie.

This is a collaborative project through the Web and you can be part of it.

This project is to create a feature-film joining several short films.

Satrac is the second shortfilm to will be shot.

If you're interested, you join us here and participate with your shortfilm in this audiovisual experiment.

Sexy Blue Girls and Giant Spiders! A new episode of Spellfury! Season 2 Episode 5

Here's 2 other thumbnails I almost went with:

The Dark Knight Retires - Episode 2

Video Game High School: Season 2 - Episode 4

To watch the High Frame Rate (HFR) version, Click the Settings icon in the video player and select any resolution with the HFR tag.

Live: from Fateh Mosque in Ramses Square, Egypt

Hundreds barricade themselves in Cairo mosque

Day after violence leaves up to 95 dead in Egyptian capital, protesters refuse to leave Fateh Mosque for fear of arrest.

Read more: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/08/201381742936960875.html

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Tapestry - Daniel Johnston

The Tapestry - Daniel Johnston, a London native, shares his experience of meeting people and experiencing different cultures in America.

The Tapestry - Andy Shallal, owner of popular DC restaurants

The Tapestry - Andy Shallal, owner of popular Washington, DC restaurants Busboys & Poets and Eatonville. Andy explains what inspired the cultural and artistic focus of his establishments, and speaks on how race issues have affected and empowered him.

Apple Scoops Up Matcha.tv To Pack More Smarts Into Apple TV

"the company acquired video recommendation site, Matcha.tv, a service which let users aggregate programming guides for different video services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon"



Live in #Egypt: 124 dead in security crackdown on pro-Morsi protests

Monday, August 12, 2013

Kids React to Don't Hug Me I'm Scared

Tapestry: Renee Davidson of CASS Tells About the Anti-Street Harassment Movement

Communications Director for Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS)Renee shares how she got involved with CASS and why she’s passionate about ending street harassment. www.collectiveactiondc.org

Group: Season 1, Episode 11

Macy battles her Principal, her coffee shop, and some texting teens; but ultimately, she realizes she must learn to forgive. Watch more episode here: twentytwentyproductions.com

The 12 Step Process To Successfully Producing Web Series

Article published by Jeremy Campbell who's the Founder and President Spidvid. Spidvid is where video producers hire cast, crew, pre-production, and post-production talent, manage projects from start to finish, and network with thousands of individuals in the video production space. You can grab a free profile at Spidvid.com now!

The 12 Step Process To Successfully Producing Web Series:

1. Be passionate about the story you want to tell. Don’t create something just because you think other people will like it. In other words, if you hate Musicals, don’t make a “Glee” style program because it’s popular.

2. Don’t try to do every job yourself. It sounds prestigious to be a Writer-Producer-Director-Actor-Editor…until you realize that if no one else is a part of your project it means either a) you’re a control freak, or b) you couldn’t sell anyone else on your idea. Your project WILL be better if you use your passion to bring others together to create it–provided that you:

3. Assemble the right team to bring your project to life. That doesn’t mean find people who think exactly like you, and who know exactly what you know. It means find people who have complementary ideas to yours and skills that you don’t. It’s scary to do this–you’ll see your project become something different from what you first conceived, but its life force will grow exponentially as more people add their inspirations to yours.

4. Organize the team like a business. Define roles clearly, have regular meetings with agendas, action items and deadlines, and create a level of accountability. Even if no one is getting paid, setting a professional tone will help keep things on track and encourage the team to continue to take their jobs seriously.

5. Set a schedule, and do your best to stick to it. As early as you can, decide when the key steps of production will be done: When will the script be finalized? Pre-production begin? Principal Photography? When will the final product be ready to post? Of course, things will happen that may change your schedule, but creating a timeline and setting goals will keep you and your team from losing motivation, and it will prevent having an unreasonable number of steps to take all at once.

6. Research where you want to publicize your finished product. You may think it’s too early to worry about that if you’re just starting pre-production, but it isn’t. There are dozens of sites that host and promote independently created content, and they are all different. Some will allow anyone to post, whereas others require submission and acceptance like a film festival. Some are considered more prestigious than others, or specialize in specific genres (Like www.Scifinal.com. They stick to Science Fiction, obviously.) Knowing your target distribution site(s) will help you plan, and remind you to keep the genre and/or quality requirements in mind, so that when you’re finished you can post your project in the most prestigious locations possible, draw a large audience who likes your topics, and potentially court sponsors.

7. Develop a community around your project from the start. Even back in the days when film festivals were the only way to get your work seen, smart producers spread the word about their films whenever and however they could That way, there was already an audience waiting to get into their screenings when they played at festivals. It was much harder then, but now you have the Internet. Use it! A lot. Blog, Tweet, and Facebook, about your project. Be careful not to just barrage people with promotional messages, but make it interesting to become part of your project’s community. Have a contest, give away merchandise, invite others to contribute creatively, offer parts in your show, whatever you can do without jeopardizing the quality of your work.

8. Become part of the community of creators. The mechanics of production have become much easier since the advent of consumer cameras and editing systems, so a heck of a lot of people are making things and posting them online. Quality and professionalism varies quite a bit, so find some shows/films/sites that you respect, and develop relationships with the creators. Most of them are doing what I recommended in step 7, so you can find them all over the place, like Twitter, Facebook, Spidvid, etc. At this point in the evolution of online entertainment, we all want to encourage the world at large to take us seriously and introduce more people to quality independent online productions. So, even though there is an element of competition, most creators are excited to connect with others who have a similar goal.

9. Use resources where you live. Many large and mid size city governments have a Film Commission or Media department that can help with locations, permits, etc., and many places have private organizations that are dedicated to helping artists. I live in Toronto where we are lucky to have several places to look to. Look around– it’s a safe bet that no matter where you live, there are places not too far away that can offer some support.

10. Don’t spend all your own money! If you’re trying to be a professional, you can’t just self-finance your work. If you want to build a career, you need to show that you can convince others to invest in your vision, and spend that money wisely. Unless you’re established already, or have lots of wealthy patrons, you will likely have to spend some of your own money; but don’t neglect crowdfunding outlets such as indiegogo.com and kickstarter.com. There are other creative ways to raise funds as well, including pursuing product placement sponsorships. So see what others are doing, and decide how you can preserve your own Retirement Fund and still make your project.

11. Don’t get discouraged. Things will not always go well. People you were depending on will back out, time and money will be limited, shoots will go poorly, and you’ll wonder if anyone really cares about this thing you’re making. That’s a normal part of production, so roll with it. I don’t mean keep a false sense of positivity–recognize what went wrong, figure out why, and take steps to prevent it from happening again. But don’t let it derail your project. Leadership is very important. If you can show that positive action is being taken to make things better, your team will stick with you, and help you move forward to better days.

12. Expect Success. This is your chance. If you followed Step 1, you chose to commit to making something that you dream about a reality. Don’t skimp on that. Use your passion to draw together the most talented collaborators and know that you CAN find the time and money that you need to produce your project. Don’t let people tell you what can’t be done. Evaluate challenges realistically, but keep the attitude that you WILL do what you set out to do. If you find you can’t go over an obstacle, go around it. Expect to complete your project, draw millions of fans, and get funding for your next idea. Take comfort in the fact that many before you have done it, and strive to do it even better than they did.

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