Saturday, 31 January 2009

scary google

Weird things happening to the domain storygas.blogspot.com and a google search for storygas tonight.

Have I been hacked? (this post seems to work).
Is it a coincidence that "Google is hit by human error" technical problems today?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7862840.stm

And what would explain this?


UPDATE:-
Apparently, and according to a tweet from eNom
it was a "large Distributed Denial of Service attack"
Beginning at Noon PST on Saturday January 31, 2009, eNom DNS servers were victim to a large Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack
http://twitter.com/enom/statuses/1165836952

Ahhh.... {blank stare}

Bill Zimmerman's Writer Prompts

Thanks to a tweet from Nabeehak -
(and great blog at Vnoma.blogspot.com
- now added to "UPDATED BLOGS" in the sidebar down the right hand side)

Ended up making some comics here:-
http://makebeliefscomix.com/Comix



Which then sent me to creator Bill Zimmerman's Writer Prompts blog.
http://billztreasurechest.com/blog/index.html



WRITER PROMPT: The Most Beautiful Words You Know

WRITER PROMPT: Is Summer Always Within Us?

WRITER PROMPT: Please Add to Obama's Speech

WRITER PROMPT: What would Martin Luther King Jr. Say?

WRITER PROMPT: One Day in the Life of Another Person

WRITER PROMPT: Posting a Note About a Sorrow

WRITER PROMPT: What's Important in Your Life?

Friday, 30 January 2009

Investment Tip for 2009: Branded Video - and Online Comedy - Agency Of Record

Interesting article forwarded (ages ago) over by Emmet @ Element Pictures.



From TVweek.com:-
"It may not be as catchy as Year of the Rat or Year of the Dragon, but I’m declaring 2009 the year of branded Web video.

I’m not just talking about brand integration—i.e., product placement—in a Web series, though I think that category will continue to thrive as online video spending keeps rising next year.

(Remember, eMarketer predicts 45% growth in online video advertising dollars in 2009. Not too shabby, as Adam Sandler says in “The Chanukah Song.”)

I’m specifically talking about videos that are actually created by brands."
MORE HERE:-
http://www.tvweek.com/news/2009/01/column_investment_tip_for_2009.php

One of the shows mentioned in the article is the Adobe-funded show AGENCY OF RECORD
Set against the backdrop of her bosses' taurine-fueled slapfight, one young WTFWorldwide designer battles for relevance amid ridiculous deadlines, apathetic leadership, and ironic hipster fashion.


"AGENCY OF RECORD" EPISODE ONE HERE:-



Great review and interview with the team at Tilzy.tv
Here’s the premise: Dave and Rick are aging creatives (who are nothing like Don Draper). They’re basically your over-the-hill, embarrassing uncles who try way to hard too look like they still hang out with the ambivalently popular crowd at RISD.

They work at an advertising agency called WTF Worldwide, (which is nothing like Sterling Cooper - sorry, my only exposure to ad agencies is through Mad Men), and have a boss that holds virtual meetings in Second Life.

Sierra’s the new girl. She’s your aunt who’s more mature than anyone else in the family (like Peggy!). For the purpose of her career and emotional stability, she tries to set Dave and Rick straight.
MORE HERE:-
http://www.tilzy.tv/you-suck-at-photoshop-guys-and-adobe-debut-agency-of-record.htm

AGENCY OF RECORD HOME SITE HERE:-
http://www.mydamnchannel.com/Big_Fat_Brain/Agency_of_Record/Episode1_1076.aspx

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Random Lists of Surnames - and random name generator


This is more of a writing resource for myself.

You'll either find the next four columns extremely useful, or a complete waste of screen space.

Either way, they will be permanently linked with all the other WRITING RESOURCES in the sidebar down the right hand side. Suppose they could also work as first names, Christian names, or company names too. Over 1300 below.

Or, for another 300 names, try the 'last name generator' here:
http://www.geocities.com/simthingd2/surnames.html

Lister
Hawkins
Warren
Matthews
Hogarth
Knight
Atkins
Celliee
Muller
Ahmad
Dukes
Gerard
Fuller
Bradley
Smeeton
Boatman
Cripps
Mathias
Pearce
Galloway
Townshend
Harry
Jones
Mills
Mapes
Moore
Fraser
Delamarre
MacIntyre
More
Lawall
Oxley
Ferris
Warn
O'Donoghue
Charnock
Salisbury
Nisbet
Kinder
Barden
Cobley
Miles
Moorcroft
McMaster
Mayor
Hankins
Hosey
Bushnell
Sky
Coker
Ducon
Duvall
Cortes
Pigott
Pett
Bosher
Cunneen
Rodden
Gilfillan
Casson
Malton
Gledhill
Leahy
Palfrey
Tedd
Guilbert
Foston
Balderstone
Moult
Layden
Thornhill
Glacken
Allkins
Sommerton
Corran
Blinman
Ludick
Heighway
Ellam
Trennery
Noach
Reid
Springer
Blondel
Gartside
Wiglet
Paddock
Powney
Radnor
Keighley
Donagher
Garraghan
Beacon
Elling
Cockayne
Nettleton
Lingham
Ferwinckle
Candlin
Ainslie
O'Gorman
Braidwood
Filbey
Bass
Meryick
Hammond
Lotaris
Collier
Deadman
Champion
Breaknell
Muxworthy
Hayes
Dodkin
Gascoine
McMiven
Farre
Poultney
Murkin
Hardin
Cramman
Liston
Meehan
Stitchener
Crafter
Kettlewell
Wearing
Logg
Huntly
Deny
McDwing
West
Chang
Emmons
McManus
Trail
Whatford
Broadbent
Cherriman
Cole
Hopkin
Morrison
Metson
Christie
Chadwick
Joseph
Bailey
Goodman
Clegg
Nichols
Brann
Beaumont
Sopocko
Lockley
Pillay
Utton
Hardacre
Petticrew
Rand
Deehan
Eddison
Kanane
Kilroy
Templeton
Keynes
Darwin
Elliot
Rutherford
Seekings
Tolmay
Street
Burns
Mapp
Hartfield
Wenham
Chatters
Moreton
Bridge
Jewell
McWilliam
Pidgeon
Renwick
Mollard
Hamblett
Oram
McCormack
Snelson
Swales
Lanaway
Whitehall
Drohan
Hare
Haydon
Layland
Gorham
Chudley
Ross
Darby
Gallagher
Schleeter
Gordon
Pointon
Jason
Burke
Stockham
Whitby
Smale
Saylan
Jeffs
Fitzgerald
Kerry
Mayer
Clohesy
Magraw
Costello
Pyatt
Hields
Betchworth
Sergeant
Dumont
Heath
Hayman
Meltham
Seenan
Bibby
Johnstone
Chirchfield
Martin
Burnand
Sami
Cooley
Simmons
Murray
Huckle
Laver
Dale
WHetton
Cherry
Wardleworth
Paige
Lowman
Hawcroft
Kirkby
Chin
Bubbles
Pledger
Brannon
Baines
Craigen
Dermott
Campion
Lee
Thom
Thorman
Denton
Linn
Dodds
Bellars
Courtney-Evans
Parslow
O’Connor
Michel
Kacy
Ewin
Collyer
Bellis
Goodyear
Dearman
Godden
Kellie
Tonge
Barker
Jerome
Amstead
Wagstaff
Jowitt
Witchell
Binfield
Hoff
Barrass
Treanor
Duff
Tytler
Hallsworth
Hindle
Churne
Cromwell
Oates
Bank
Henderson
Cavanagh
Haylett
Lancashire
Buckenham
Braddick
Lumsden
MacKlam
Travill
BcGonagall
Stafford
Stockton
Warde
Rosenbloom
Jury
Samuel
Caddick
Turnell
Sugden
Blunden
Seager
Falsh
MacKey
Stead
Duffin
Soukal
Marriott
Chalcroft
Malas
Staniland
Reay
Ashley
Humprey
Trotman
Mynott
McCook
McLoughlin
Portrey
Hazelton
Rands
Gillen
Lack
Clapham
Dyball
Hastings
Dewey

Crossthwaite
Arnall
Emberey
Mabe
Sweeney
Kouma
Glend
Thirwall
Hargreaves
Ashdown
Abrams
Shearer
Jacques
Wakeham
Ferraby
Lockyer
Cliff
Burfitt
Ewart
Shelling
Sharma
Silverstein
Norbury
Hunter
Bobinson
Sproston
Gibbond
Wynne
Holgate
Harby
English
Cragg
Molloy
Grayson
Wallcraft
Hiddleston
Hamblin
Cuellar
Goldenfield
Ellison
Darlington
Hadiman
Stroud
Ulyatt
Mopp
Taggart
Lightfoot
Doleman
Fennelly
Carsley
Anness
Lyth
Faber
Stennett
Bentley
Bunston
Keal
McCord
Ruddin
Leeson
Elliman
Gowers
Medforth
Hollins
Pitcher
Sargent
Holroyd
Dent
Bosson
Corry
Svenson
Alldridge
Bruce
Barlow
Elliott
Holyland
Ganivet
Rosey
Feehan
Rodd
Cotterell
Albutt
Neill
Michagan
Shaye
Bourne
Probert
Messan
Burtle
Kilnan
Trent
Keery
D’Arcy
Cann
Corthorn
Willey
Modgill
Cadwallader
Cottingham
Elstone
McCade
Huetson
Heffernan
Goode
Wain
Munro
Hillyard
Goble
Tompson
Traynor
Marras
Cormack
Barwell
Selway
Picot
Bolden
Topley
Smaith
Sefton
Airey
Harken
Armsden
McGreger
Kingdon
Kore
McKelvie
Clack
Paines
Sellwood
Banks
Knowler
Elwood
Howes
Margitson
Eales
Wheatley
Rattigan
Flower
Lynskey
Fenton
Mennell
Upfield
Fogg
Corbishley
Waite
Whiting
Hambleton
Garton
Knighton
McBean
McGoff
McAree
Britnell
Full
Shea
McGuffie
Studd
Perrott
Hailwood
Welham
Bannigan
Furlong
Blackburn
Fielder
Lippeatt
Skillin
Houston
Tweddle
Barth
McGinley
Cordel
Ring
Dyer
Mussellwhite
Varndell
Stolliday
Fothergill
Will
Dornan
Razey
Stinson
Sulley
Tyler
Mundy
Benham
Conroy
Lahert
Sopp
Monson
Kennedy
Carleton
Lace
Swan
Mulholland
Abey
Southam
Trafford
Bullers
McDade
Pym
Chong
Dibble
Pyle
Conlan
Littlejohns
Bowles
Coop
Everitt
Toal
Malley
Sharrocks
Shiston
Busby
Waddell
Vale
Fitchett
Berry
Aleman
Hook
Aucott
Pilkington
Collard
Staron
Haney
Bebbington
O’Driscoll
Harris
Catlow
Dakin
Henville
Hussain
Hewson
Breen
Costigan
Adler
Innes
Acock
Frazier
Connelly
Brackstone
Penter
Tennant
Gardson
Seller
Kanber
Smullen
Cork
Downton
Band
Fulker
Haughey
Rogers
Pendleton
Castleton
Wallbridge
Bowden
Tang
Crook
Tobin
Nayler
Nicoll
Skerritt
Pinfield
Todd
Fordham
Catterall
Dummett
Bole
Underwood
Hallam
Healy
Heathcote
Dewy
Higham
Pandey
McBennett
Hinds
Forde
Dancer
MacRae
Hainey
Beggs
Curt
Myall
McCormack
Cotter
Stoker
Silva
Overfield
Reid
Twist
Sturney
Beeby
Whale
Burr
Ainsworth
Seemley
Loomes
Wares
Buttall
Crozier
Toomey
Bridden
Oaks
Asom
Guest
Axell
Apsey
Bayy Howitt
Redin
Pankhurst
Pearson
May
Buttle
Luckett
Gilbertson
Hastilow
Balke
Brune
Bonham
Alcroft
Bloom
Couldwell
Prince
Yapp
Dopson
Bolster
Goldsmith
Willcox
Gooding
Pringle
Murrell
Manton
MacLaren
Maddocks
Ryan
Chalmers
Wharram
Cottle
Brushette

Corris
Ebbs
Malyan
Abaraham
Dollard
Herd
McCairns
Laybourn
Smith
Wayman
Mogg
Bollard
Hoods
Denney
Alsop
Morgan
Barrass
Sells
Naysmith
Greensmith
Fosse
MacDonnell
Bartholomew
Kapoor
Vaughan
Lavery
Corne
Bradford
Stainton
Saxton
Weller
Cawley
Jaffray
Gallon
Wilkinson
Sills
Passingham
Hynds
Bergeron
Stockley
Kanes
Clements
Armitage
Orrell
Said
Topp
Roddam
Harl
Copeland
Schofield
Stott
Bestwick
Marwood
Sedgley
Trollope
Pleece
Lohan
Rook
Beedle
Doolin
Stewart
Bryant
McCready
Keith
Tipping
Hertey
Allcock
Carling
Horsefield
Descol
Keeling
Hove
Griffith
Meal
Shears
Jukes
Hunts
Aser
McCaw
Leal
Wiley
Khan
Stanway
Kearsley
Kearney
Watkin
Luxford
Handforth
Binks
Haunch
Renna
McNeill
Abrahams
Saville
Dunkley
Bellman
Hassani
Holledge
Delamere
Rollinson
Luft
Hayre
Handford
Buntain
Purdey
lipp
Berkely
Tufnall
Manher
Gover
Myddleton
Wales
McGlasson
Rosslington
Dawe
Purcell
Muhammad
Andrews
Cravey
Crisp
Sween
Leonard
Shedden
Britton
Inglefield
Gondal
Halley
Carey
Landing
Tolhurst
Short
Giles
Markey
Shalaby
Fryer
Griams
Burridge
Nevis
Tate
Ashurst
Hanger
Torin
Britt
Auberton
Grange
Timmer
Predergast
Kershaw
Peet
Emberson
Bosman
Wilmore
Banyard
Senior
Howard
Bowie
Faherty
Froy
Ritson
Brett
Wears
Coyle
Crabb
Render
Brattle
Redfern
Cusworth
Hedley
Woodhams
Durrant
Napier
Duke
Burdett
Millet
Lewin
Mardall
Brook
Lange
Driver
Tant
Hatherall
Griffin
Symmons
Banton
Hilbourne
Blakey
Ronflard
Mess
Casselden
Burgess
Wainwright
Storror
Blackmore
Robotham
Banning
Hobbs
Farrant
Bingham
Royle
Danes
Gillbanks
Gaffin
Robin
Ottley
Thelwell
Freebody
Tarbuck
Doyle
Hester
Mawson
Sears
Tosh
Hodgkins
Sillars
Dwyer
Lunness
Bicker
Burtin
Banford
Schirru
Russer
Scannell
Venables
Haynes
Jobson
Loxton
Martel
Cristy
Hennessey
Belmont
Michael
Waters
Cambell
Nood
Goatley
Salou
Broom
Kelk
Whittall
Merchant
Paine
Aylward
Harbour
Pridmore
Scud
Dermody
Steed
Nutt
Procter
Werner
Cadge
Moss
McNaught
Maudsley
Coulthard
Brace
Ansell
Bristowe
Bridgman
Carter
Coburn
Leslie
Greeman
Heward
Smalley
Coen
Oldfield
Coupland
Eastaway
Holcroft
Dallas
Graley
Briden
Knights
Loughran
Seer
Daley
Spruce
Davids
Matts
Illing
Lambert
Roach
Lass
Stoppard
McGillivray
Swingler
Pollock
Orman
Gardener
Stanfield
O’Boyle
Blakeley
McAllan
Barber
Wishart
Evrard
Reisser
Geeson
Holloway
Ledwith
Gruffudd
Sharratt
Mustang
Seago
Parkins
Ellingham
Hinman
Altham
McClory
Hustwith
Enright
Salthouse
Kyle
Corcoran
Bedlington
Macfarlane
Peat
Alam
Vickers
Spinks
Whiles
Barfield
Gidley
Picken
Bretherton
Garwood
Worth
Rafferty
Bartlett
Mennie
Rathmell
Crompton
Deane
Bostridge
Bean

Worburton
Peel
Solliss
Wakes
Paisley
Turke
Winlow
Deighton
Wiseman
Heritage
Gonzalez
Georgeson
Ottey
Rampton
Ashe
Tatnell
Gresham
Fenwick
Pollett
Cogman
Hiscocks
Blagg
Jennison
Challoner
Endroe
Gard
Westen
Brown
Reed
Cubitt
Crosthwaite
Lynham
Leese
Pendell
Suggur
Pomphrey
Hinch
Capper
Pole
Bains
Anley
Boatman
Goss
Dolman
Herron
McElroy
Bruwin
Bathard
Bellamey
Hemin
Thompson
Ellis
Gott
Falconer
Flintstone
Horricks
Lowe
Mansell
Horridge
Elliston
Vine
Woodhall
Wynn
Chisholm
Bunker
MacPhee
Ashwell
Jerry
Akingson
Beeman
Rothwell
Chowdrey
Lazenbury
Millsom
Cribb
Geoffroy
Salmond
Chappell
Killeen
Kinsey
Drewry
Whitley
Crowbar
Millar
Burg
Baskin
Towler
Mathieson
Miller
Meacock
Hundleby
Randall
Clelland
Tullett
Rutter
Devine
Eglin
Crutchley
Crampton
Woodrow
Kydd
Edon
Storer
Bryen
Cornell
Willetts
Garland
Le Tissier
Tinklin
Downier
Hasson
Crockford
Etherington
Wall
Yeoman
Elphick
Toseland
Wicks
Coughlan
Caswell
Carlsson
Sellars
Poulton
Gladwin
Maginnis
McMenemy
Giblin
Arter
Floss
Bowditch
Parratt
Cerveaux
Torrol
Malcolmson
Millward
Ingles
Pallister
Johns
Witts
Marlin
Syverson
Fallis
Ricard
Aspey
Wolfe
McIlwrath
Sapsworth
Roberton
Griggs
Plumpton
Hayles
Blaxley
Whomsley
Everson
Benton
Epton
Wilkshire
Calkin
Gaskell
Milns
Lapham
Peigne
Brandon
Tunks
Dempster
Hopton
Conyers
Matheson
Travis
Bowen
Devery
Sanders
Garbutt
Gallagher
Prentice
Cullingworth
Terrell
Bramald
Charlwood
Norwood
Tonner
Medlam
Cothier
Borill
Conte
Nevins
Halliday
Fiederling
Hart
Surgenor
Weeks
Grubb
Churchley
Althoff
Vardy
Keeley
Rodham
Bradman
Ware
McGlone
Bickle
Dorman
Emerick
Leaves
Scullion
Richer
Bannon
Kaur
Statter
Lonton
Sala
Reynolds
Beddows
Plumb
Bonnet
Danett
Keelan
Kumar
Colegrave
McGinn
Hepden
Mallender
Caulfield
Cunnington
Glassey
James
Borel
Yule
Merrett
Aikman
Handrie
Barry
Galert
Kipling
Leishman
Poulsen
Crane
Boardman
Swann
French
Sheldon
Asher
Pincombe
Skeggs
Jems
Binney
Foran
McGrevey
Steedman
Gresswell
Nickolls
Doone
Clifford
Devonport
Furnell
Best
Sladdin
Stokell
Lewington
Haycock
Aves
Proser
Stockwell
Rudd
McMillen
Garratty
Maynard
Applegate
Summerfield
Bellingham
Whalley
Redding
Finbow
Foden
Capel
Pooke
Budd
Tushingham
Collier
Billingsley
Clover
Nicolson
Holloran
Metcalfe
Lale
Cumpson
Sturman
Dingwall
Constantine
Lincoln
Stutton
Wardman
McGurran
Cockram
McCabe
Fagon
MacKereth
Durant
Avery
Walkden
Emmerson
Shurmer
Banwell
Downs
Spratt
Russ
Loftus
Lowen
Wythe
Martin
Olley
Hellewell
Truswell
Tyne
Cuffe
Curry
Bloggs
Nelms
Thonon
Shariff
McGlary
Knowles
Allardyce
Durber
Mortimer
Rolinson
Riley
Smiths
Edley
(HTML code for splitting this blogger post into 4 columns found here)
- don't know why that big gap appears above the lists though...

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Online Comedy... Nobody's Watching


From wikipedia:-
Nobody's Watching is a television program that was never aired. It originated with and was written by Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence, as well as Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, writers for Scrubs and Family Guy.

The pilot was developed for the WB Television Network, but network executives passed on the show for the 2005 schedule after test audiences seemed to be confused by its premise. However, in June 2006, the pilot was leaked onto YouTube, and quickly attracted attention from viewers around the world. On July 3, a report in the New York Times suggested that the show could yet make it to a full series, thanks to the positive response from YouTube viewers. During the Friday, July 21, 2006 airing of Last Call with Carson Daly, guests Neil Goldman, Taran Killam, and Paul Campbell called NBC president Kevin Reilly on air, who seemed to confirm a pickup for the series. He later recanted, but a deal was struck to produce webisodes. Webisodes of varying length were released consistently until January 12, 2007.
MORE HERE:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobody%27s_watching

"NOBODY'S WATCHING" SHOW HOME SITE not found(!)

NOBODY'S WATCHING YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE:-
http://www.youtube.com/user/impytherap

EPISODE 1 - PILOT - HERE



Nobody's Watching Diet Coke & Mentos



*****STORYGAS INTERACTIVE RATING*****
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Also on youtube? YES
Forums? not found
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Wednesday, 28 January 2009

The Great Internet Video Lie

Interesting blog post here: (from a tweet @capsulefilms)

From the mark cuban weblog:-
Internet Video. Its the salvation for content creators everywhere. Its the end to dependence on the big bad meanies, the cable and satellite companies. Right ? Hell no. The concept that “over the top” video creates a valid business alternative for content creators is as misguided an internet business myth as there is.

For grins, lets say you want to start a business for which you want to stream, live or on demand, any video. Any quality. You want the ability to reach merely 10k simultaneous viewers. Not a big number. In fact , its a tiny number. Its certainly not competitive with any form of traditional TV, but its a starting point. So to stream 10k simultaneous streams, what are your choices ?

Can you just do it from a PC in your dorm room ? From your house on your cable or DSL line ? No. You will need an outside vendor in order to offer a mere 10k simultaneous streams. Which leads to the question of who can provide a service as simple as 10k streams ? Who can do it with any level of reliability ?
MORE HERE:-
http://blogmaverick.com/2009/01/27/the-great-internet-video-lie/


But isn't it the legacy media’s job/ obsession/ 'reason for being' to try to get as many viewers for a single piece of content at time of release - say one million hits - rather than, say, 400 hundred pieces of content each pulling in 2500 hits.

And that’s before you even consider an editorial ability to build a community around that stream of content, and the ability for the audience to comment, post video responses, make content, to contribute to the stream (eg LG15: the show is yours, lg15today.blogspot.com, or even skulladay.com)

Surely the strength of internet content is that it isn’t a one way transmission?

I think I’m thinking, you don’t necessarily need 10,000 people to view a single piece of content simultaneously in order for something to become huge…?

What do you think?
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Online Drama... Beyond The Rave

Beyond The Rave Show Site
From beyondtherave.net:-
After more than two decades of absence, Hammer Films returns to horror with Beyond the Rave, an online serial that heralds the resurgence of one of Britain’s best-loved film companies.

Beyond the Rave is produced for Hammer by Pure Grass Films, from an original story by Tom Grass. Producer Ben Grass concludes, “Beyond the Rave was inspired by Tom and my own experiences of raves: the great highs, and the demons that can lurk in the dark before dawn. It's jam packed with great characters and encounters. The narrative hurtles along to a big, juicy conclusion, and all along it's peppered with great tunes and visceral action.”
MORE HERE:-
http://www.beyondtherave.net/

"BEYOND THE RAVE" SHOW SITE HERE:-
http://www.myspace.com/beyondtherave

"BEYOND THE RAVE" HOME SITE HERE:-
http://www.beyondtherave.net/

"BEYOND THE RAVE" PRODUCTION COMPANY SITE HERE:-
http://www.hammerfilms.com/

"BEYOND THE RAVE" IMDB LISTING:-
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104731/
A vampire story set in England's underground rave scene. The online serial follows the last hours of freedom of local soldier Ed, who is flying out to Iraq in the morning. With the help of his best friend Necro, he spends his last night in the UK tracking down his missing girlfriend Jen, last seen partying with a bizarre group of hardcore night-time ravers led by the mysterious Melech. But as he catches up with Jen at a party, Ed discovers that Melech's crowd, who are hosting the event, are looking for more than a night of fun, and that not everyone will make it through to dawn.



"Beyond The Rave Trailer from Hammer Horror"
This is the latest video to be released by Hammer Horror & MySpace entitled "Beyond The Rave". This series is set to be the most cool, funny as well as utterly horrible film you've ever seen. Featuring music from Justice, Digitalism, Teenage Bad Girl, The Black Ghosts and Switch. All music was selected by Pete Tong. Hammer Horror is well renowned for it's movies Dracula, The Mummy and the curse of Frankenstein - Well now it is reborn! The Series will also be out on a special xxx rated DVD. Should be bloody good!

Hammer Horror not Kate Bush but yes Christopher Lee! If you watch the entire series at www.myspacetv.com/beyondtherave then there is a fully interactive MIG game where you can win a trip to the final rave!!! Also, every episode will be available to watch in the crystal clear High Definition!!!!
"BEYOND THE RAVE" - "SET VISIT"



Beyond The Rave Show on MySpace

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Tuesday, 27 January 2009

HumToo - Connecting Music Makers and Content Creators



From humtoo.com:-
HUMTOO is a meeting place...
It is a meeting place where communication takes place between music makers and content creators regardless of geography or affiliation.

It is a meeting place that enables music makers to get their music into the hands of content creators quickly and easily and to make money from that music - regardless of where the music maker or the content creator are based. It is a meeting place that enables content creators to find the music they’re after and to forge relationships with music makers from all over the planet.

It is an ever-growing community which is constantly developing new ways to connect music makers and content creators.

HUMTOO makes it only about the music...
HUMTOO is a marketplace where content creators can list their projects that are in need of music. Music makers can then pitch their interpretation of a project and, if successful, earn the fee that the content creator is paying for music for that project...
MORE HERE:-
http://www.humtoo.com





"For Content Creators":-
If you're looking for music, you can create projects from within your profile - specifying the brief, due date, fee and other key information. Then upload your video file of up to 10 minutes in length. Your project can be an ad, a scene from your short or feature film - whatever you have that needs to find a music maker. The market is global - you can create projects based anywhere in the world that will attract music from all over the world and it is FREE to list.

You can view your project any time by returning to the project pitch marketplace. There you will hear new music pitches as they are added. Pitches are sorted by their rating so it is easy to see which music the community reacts well to.

Once the "music pitches due" date has passed view your project to choose a winning pitch. All of the "rate or comment" buttons will have become "select as winner" buttons. Select your favourite music and HUMTOO will automatically put you in touch with the music maker so that they can finish the music for your project.
MORE HERE:-
http://www.humtoo.com/for-content-creators.asp

HUMTOO YOUTUBE CHANNEL:-
http://www.youtube.com/user/humtoomusic

What do you think? Comments below!
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Monday, 26 January 2009

Storytelling 2.0

From a tweet @clevercelt...

Kathy Hansen poses a great question on her blog:
Does Storytelling 2.0 Mean Open Story Loop?
What other examples of open-loop storytelling are out there?
Is there a downside to this kind of storytelling?
From A Storied Career:-story telling 2.0 story structure in social media
Storytelling used to be a closed loop. As Aristotle said: “A story needs to have a beginning, a middle and an end.” Social storytelling flies in the face of that. It is open-ended. The objective is to tell a story in a way that leaves room for the consumers to fill in the blanks, to add their own tendrils to the main storyline.

Bastholm is primarily talking about branded stories in advertising, but I think this open-loop storytelling particularly applies to the types of storytelling we’re seeing in social media and lifestreaming in which we see ongoing snippets that tell people’s stories. Those stories remain open as long as the folks behind them are alive and telling their stories publicly.
MORE HERE:-
http://astoriedcareer.com/2009/01/does-storytelling-20-mean-open.html

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Whoopi Goldberg joins Internet TV revolution


From techradar.com:-
Whoopi Goldberg is moving into online science fiction, agreeing to star and produce in 'Stream' on VOD website FEARnet.

The 53-year-old Oscar-winning actress has come out of retirement to play a part in something that she considers 'the future'.

"I did retire. I hadn't made a movie in quite a while, and I lost my way with the things I was doing. It became entertainment by rote, and there wasn't a lot being done that I was interested in doing," Goldberg told Reuters.

"But the idea that you can be at work and check out a webisode tickles me because that is the future. ...
MORE HERE:-
http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/whoopi-goldberg-joins-internet-tv-revolution-501194

The show STREAM is here
http://www.fearnet.com/shows/stream/index.html

Hey, guess what...
"THE VIDEO YOU ARE TRYING TO WATCH CANNOT BE VIEWED FROM YOUR CURRENT COUNTRY OR LOCATION"

Yes. That's how I refer to my home too.
My "current country".

For those of us not lucky enough to live in the United States, you might be able to watch using Hotspotshield. Instructions here:-
http://storygas.blogspot.com/2009/01/access-hulucom-from-anywhere.html

I tried it and it worked.
But, you know,
- if the makers don't want an audience to follow it.........

The show also seems to be on YouTube.

Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95_xi9ZRlVs


Episode 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifRn-xpevqg



FEARnet's Youtube channel here:-
http://www.youtube.com/user/FEARnet



What do you think?
3 word review or marks out of 10?
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Sunday, 25 January 2009

500,000 Visits for LG15 Today!!!!!

One of the inspirations for starting StoryGas - and still one of the best places to track web series, and follow how communities form around content is
lg15today.blogspot.com


From lg15today.com:-
It is just a little under two years since LG15 Today launched and a few minutes ago the blogspot passed the 500,000 visit landmark with over 797,000 page views.

A long long time ago the 436 had taken away the official chat on the lonelygirl15 web site so a few fans got together to create the LG15 Addicts Userplane chat site. While chilling there the concept of the collaborative valentines card was hatched. It was a huge hit and it became quite apparent that given the opportunity this community had a huge capacity to collaborate creatively using the tools provided by the Internet. It was out of that spirit and the open free philosophy of lonelygirl15 comments that LG15 Today was born as a collaborative blog with the goal of keeping the community up to day with what was going on in the Breeniverse. Whether it be lonelygirl15 news, community videos, a snow ball fight on comments, lonelypirates15, the latest ARG puzzle or any of the other antics that were taking place in the community we wanted to find a way of keeping the community up to date on what was going on.
MORE HERE:-
http://lg15today.blogspot.com/2009/01/500000-visits-for-lg15-today.html

They link to great nuggets like this too - Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried of EQAL talking about the history and issues surrounding the writing and production lonelygirl15 and KateModern, and how they would describe them as "Social Shows".
(Here below I think talking at the launch of the Polish lonelygirl15 spinoff, n1ckola).

Friday, 23 January 2009

RTE STORYLAND - THE FINAL TEN ANNOUNCED

From RTÉ STORYLAND:-
So, after much debate we are thrilled to announce the winning ten who will be commissioned to make episode one of their series. A huge congratulations to everyone involved.

The competition kicks off on Fri 13th March when all 10 episodes will be on line and chasing your votes. Voting closes on Fri 27th March so put the date in your diary and get watching.

JENNY WAS A FRIEND OF MINE
By Thomas Martin & Steven Byrne
Screenworks

MORBID & SONS
By Patrick Kavanagh, idea Nicholas Kavanagh
Moocow productions

HARDY BUCKS
By Martin Maloney & Chris Tordoff
Hardy Productions

HAPPY SLAPPER
By Gary Duggan
Screenworks

SULLYBAGS
By Patrick O’Driscoll
Vico Pictures & Sound Ltd

CHEZ SPUDS
By Pat McCabe & Johnny Ferguson
Igloo Films

PSYCH WARD
By Luke & Sam McManus
Blinder Films

WHAT DOES JOE KNOW?
By Eoin Rogers
FastNet Films

RENTAL BOYS
By Gemma Creagh
Mixed Bag Media

RUNNING LOW
By Diarmuid O’Brien
Happy Endings Productions
MORE HERE:-
http://rte.ie/storyland


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RTÉ STORYLAND
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Have I missed any links? Any of these shows already out there?

Online Drama... Young American Bodies



From ifc.com:-
A candid, no-holds-barred look at the intersecting love lives of six 20-somethings in Chicago, Young American Bodies is intimate and fearless in its scope, and timely in its relevance and importance. The series first two seasons – 20 episodes in total – debuted on Nerve.com, and IFC.com will present the world premiere of Season 3 of this powerful narrative. Produced, written and directed by Joe Swanberg. Co-produced and co-written by Kris Williams.
MORE HERE:-
http://www.ifc.com/youngamericanbodies

YOUNG AMERICAN BODIES YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE:-
http://www.youtube.com/user/IFCYoungAmericanBodi

IFC Young American Bodies - Clip 1


SEASON 3 PROMO


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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Those Who Work Kill Without Fail 2009

Received this comment from Misa:
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Meanwhile, magistrates Minamityou, Kasahara Kenmotsu best known as the master of fence Edo (Meguro Yuuki) Taepyeong son (Hamada Manabu) are invited to be the coach.
I heard that practicing swordplay,小五郎concentric見廻RI Watanabe (Higashiyama Noriyuki) mainly water and自身番Nakamura (Fujitani Makoto) is a melancholy mood.
Meanwhile, Hazime Hutoshi (Ookura Tadayoshi), a young samurai who絡MA I was in traffic,数馬Sato (Oshinari Shugo) can help young people.

Online Comedy... The Burg



From TheBurg.tv:-
Welcome to Williamsburg, Brooklyn - a once run-down neighborhood now transformed into the hippest corner of New York City. Known as a hub for art, indie rock, and alternative fashion, the 'burg is the world capital of the 'hipster' movement – the young-and-oh-so-chic set who decide what is cool and not cool for an entire generation.

Only in the Burg can a CEO's son cry out against capitalism, while living off his parents' trust fund.

Only in the Burg can an actress nail a callback with an ironic credit card company slogan.

Only in the Burg can you pioneer a hip new neighborhood two blocks away from the old one.

Only in the Burg can a suburban kid strive to be a sitar player on the L train.

And only in the Burg can an unknown writer and director have the audacity to produce an indie sitcom about their ridiculous lives, and then see it become an internet hit.

In late 2005, we decided to do an internet sitcom about Williamsburg.

In early 2006, we wrote, cast and shot a few episodes. We were told we were mad to attempt an episodic series longer than three minutes on the internet. In June 2006 we debuted, and within one week had been mentioned in national blogs and press including the New York Times.
Since then we've posted one season and are soon beginning the second.
MORE HERE:-
http://www.theburg.tv/BehindTheScenes

THE BURG SHOW HOME SITE HERE:-
http://www.theburg.tv/

Wired article here:-
If your Internet TV diet has been restricted to Rocketboom and Ask a Ninja, you might think the YouTube revolution is being waged by the video equivalent of garage bands, low-budget productions with really crappy equipment. The Burg follows a different model: It’s produced with an actual cast and crew, using high-end digital video equipment. But then, the folks at The Burg aren’t trying to remake TV — they’re trying to break into it.

“It’s like doing an off-Broadway play,” Grace says during a pause in the shooting. “The actors do it because it’s creative and fun, and we give them a lot of flexibility.” And, in a perfect world, exposure to agents and casting directors. Naturally, these bene fits come in lieu of cash. “We pay them in Red Bull,” Grace says.
MORE HERE:-
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.02/posts.html?pg=2

"THE BURG" YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE:-
http://www.youtube.com/user/theburgshow

SEASON 1 - ALL EPISODES HERE:-
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=D0950D0BD367DD5D
Jed and Xander struggle with how to kick out their roommate and maintain their cred; Courtney tries to decide between a life of debt or a really cool shirt.





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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

RTE STORYLAND CONTENDER - The Agency

From Ben Keenan's blog:-
"The Agency is written by Emmett Scanlan and directed by myself. A lot of other details are up in the air, so I won't announce anything very subject to change."

"On a more personal note, I'm delighted to be working with Scan again, we first worked together on my first film The Rise of The Bricks, and this new piece written by Scan follows the format and sense of humour quite closely, but is far snappier and a lot more exciting!"
MORE HERE:-
http://adventuresinfilm.blogspot.com/2008/12/agency.html



The Agency - Meet Bruce Scanlington
A taste of the best screen and stage talent agent in the world, Bruce Scanlington.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDhagNMJ2oM

CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR ALL POSTS LABELLED RTÉ STORYLAND
http://storygas.blogspot.com/search/label/RT%C3%89%20storyland

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Online Comedy... The Progressive Adventures of Mr. Vista

The Progressive Adventures of Mr. Vista is back. Not strictly online narrative... but it is run with suggestions from the community around the show

http://mrvista.blogspot.com/2008/06/call-to-arms.html


Everyone loves Ctrl Z
by MrVista

HOME SITE HERE:-
http://www.mrvista.net/

RTE STORYLAND Contender - iCabalot


From Critical Junk:-
"Myself and LiveDrive producer extraordinaire John McEvoy submitted an idea to RTE for their Storyland project. The basic premise is that they will select 10 videos, put them on the RTE website and get viewers to vote for them. If your project gets selected, you get to make another episode, and so on until you get voted out or win.... They shortlisted 20 submissions and we were among the people who got to pitch. We were in with them today so fingers crossed..."

"Our show is called iCabalot, it's about a 20 year old philosophy graduate who unexpectedly inherits his dads taxi and discovers he has The Gift of the Cab."
BLOG POST HERE:-
http://criticaljunk.blogspot.com/2009/01/our-pitch-for-rte-storyland.html

Trailer here:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulLKoBiGKk4



Full shortlist here:
http://storygas.blogspot.com/2008/12/rte-storyland-shortlist-announced.html

Monday, 19 January 2009

Online Comedy... Red vs. Blue

red verses blue
From wikipedia:-
Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles, often abbreviated as RvB, is a machinima comic science fiction video series created by Rooster Teeth Productions and distributed primarily through the Internet and DVD. The series chronicles the story of two opposing teams of soldiers fighting a civil war in the middle of a desolate box canyon (Blood Gulch), in a parody of first-person shooter (FPS) games, military life, and science fiction films.
Initially intended to be a short series of six to eight episodes, the project quickly and unexpectedly achieved significant popularity following its Internet premiere on April 1, 2003. Rooster Teeth therefore decided to extend the series; the fifth and final season of the original series ended with episode 100, released on June 28, 2007. Two mini-series have been spun off resulting in a new full length series.
MORE HERE:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_vs_Blue

red versus blue

From rvb.roosterteeth.com:-
Red vs Blue is a series of videos we make every week using the Halo videogame engine. We write the script, act out the dialog and the animate it with the Xbox version of the...
Q: Yawn.
A: Hey, you asked.
Q: How do you make the videos?
A: We use four Xbox 360s, four copies of Halo 2 and a PC with a Canopus DV Storm capture card and a bunch of Adobe editing software. We run the video from one of teh Xboxes into the capture card and use that as the "camera", the other XBoxes are used for the characters and are run by our puppeteers --
MORE HERE:-
http://rvb.roosterteeth.com/faq/?id=3

SHOW HOME SITE HERE:-
http://rvb.roosterteeth.com/

RED VS. BLUE YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE:-
http://www.youtube.com/roosterteeth

RED VS. BLUE SEASON ONE HERE:-
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=49C4397CE9AC5260


RED VS. BLUE EPISODE 1 HERE:-


RED VS. BLUE EPISODE 2:
Red gets a delivery.


RED VS. BLUE EPISODE 39:


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Sunday, 18 January 2009

RTE Storyland Contender - Caped Crusader

Another candidate from the RTÉ STORYLAND shortlist takes to the Web...


From Caped Crusader home site:-
Welcome Heroes.
Justice has a new name and, though I don’t know what it is yet, I’m taking it to the streets. No more will crime go unpunished. No longer will bullies prevail. No more will fear dominate.

This day a new reign of justice begins. And when I say day, I mean every day like, not just today or any one day in particular. It’s all days, if you know what I mean.

So let it be known that if you seek to cause injustice on my streets, I will be there to stop you – other commitments permitting. And if I don’t stop you, I’ll do my best to find you and punish you. You have been warned.

Remember now…
Justice has a new name!
MORE HERE:-
http://crusader.ning.com

"CAPED CRUSADER" BLOG HERE:-
http://crusader.ning.com/profiles/blog/list

"CAPED CRUSADER" FORUM HERE:-
http://crusader.ning.com/forum

"CAPED CRUSADER" TRAILER




ALL posts labelled RTÉ STORYLAND are here:-
http://storygas.blogspot.com/search/label/RT%C3%89%20storyland

Or on the "RTE Storyland" label on the right hand sidebar...

Friday, 16 January 2009

Augmented Reality On A Mobile Phone and Immersive Video

A couple of glimpses into the future forwarded to me by Sam Michel at Chinwag.com

From Sébastien "Cb" Kuntz - A VR Geek Blog:-
You may have seen the slow (but full-featured ARToolkit) AR on an iPhone, so here’s a fast version by French company Int13 on Windows Mobile, much more smooth!


MORE HERE:-
http://cb.nowan.net/blog/2008/10/20/augmented-reality-on-a-mobile-phone-and-interview-of-int13/

And then...

From toodlepip.co.uk:-
Like being a virtual owl, but without any head movement required.

Click play, let the video load and then click and drag your mouse inside the video screen.

Whilst static 360 degree views have been de rigeur for estate agents and restaurant owners for a while, this is the first example I've seen moving video. Bonkers.
MORE HERE:-
http://www.toodlepip.co.uk/blog/2008/11/immersive-video-makes-my-head-spin

Something you'd use? COMMENTS below.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

RTE STORYLAND - Erase and Rewind Writer Blog

Good luck to all the (20) writers and production teams pitching to RTE for Storyland this week!

How are you all feeling?

Are there any pitches out there I've not managed to find links for here?:-
http://storygas.blogspot.com/2008/12/rte-storyland-shortlist-announced.html

Here's a link to writer Tina Pisco who's pitching tomorrow -- great post on the opportunities for online narrative...

From Erase and Rewind Blog:-
Back to writing Internet drama:
A single-layered narrative has a beginning, a middle and an ending. This gives you a timeline. It goes from Act 1-Act 2-Act 3. You can jumble them up, like Pulp Fiction, but it still has a timeline, a definite direction.

A multi-layered narrative has other narratives that run parallel to (and are linked to) the main narrative. They can go backwards, or forwards, or sideways. Much as you have a main character in a story and minor characters (whose parallel stories you get to know a bit about), you have a main narrative from which sprout other narratives. The fundamental shape and direction of an Internet narrative is different from any other writing.
MORE HERE:-
http://eraseandrewindstoryland.blogspot.com/2009/01/multi-layered-narratives_14.html


FEEL FREE TO SAY HI IF YOU'RE PITCHING TO RTE THIS WEEK BY CLICKING "COMMENTS" BELOW!
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Online Comedy... Break A Leg


From breakaleg.tv:-
BREAK A LEG is a independently-made internet sitcom in the vein of Arrested Development and The Office, with a bit of murder thrown in.

BREAK A LEG is the story of DAVID PENN, a writer who just got his first sitcom deal. GROOMMATES, his show about three ex-grooms living with their two ex-wives, replaces the previous hit, SWAMBLERS – a rollicking story of gambling cowboy swingers roughing it in the Wild West, Swambler-style. The writer/creator died – which is good news for David, because now he gets his own show.

Besides the regular trials and tribulations that come with shooting a sitcom, David has one other problem – he’s going to die at the end of the season. How? That remains to be seen. Why? That’s another important piece of information that David has yet to figure out. But as he narrates his story from beginning to end, one fact remains -- he will die, in the storage room, with a gun to his head and the sounds of a fake laugh track in his ears.
BREAK A LEG HOME SITE HERE:-
http://www.breakaleg.tv/

BREAK A LEG YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE:-
http://www.youtube.com/user/BreakaLegTV

BREAK A LEG EPISODES 1-9:-
David Penn has just gotten his sitcom, GROOMMATES, picked up. The problem is he's remembering this from what appears to be a storage room, with what appears to be a gun to his head -- that's being held by what appears to be his would-be killer. It all started here and it all may just end here as well.



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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

New Web comedy coming soon... Quest For The Golden Hot Dog

From EatFeats:-
A trailer for the web series Quest for the Golden Hot Dog can be viewed on youtube. The 60Frames production will be a parody of the world of competitive eating. A clip from the series of an interview with two hot dog girls (Bunettes) is also available.
MORE HERE:-
http://eatfeats.com/competitive-eating-mockumentary-trailer-available.html

MORE FROM tubefilter.tv:-

Watching the well-produced trailer, and the bonus clip that have so-far been leaked to YouTube, I’d say The Quest for the Golden Hot Dog has all the right elements — hot chicks, wiener eaters, and a veritable who’s who of the LA-indie comedy scene. The world of competitive eating also seems so ripe for parody-fodder it’s hard to believe Will Ferrell and Adam McKay haven’t already capitalized on the idea.
MORE HERE:-
http://news.tubefilter.tv/2008/11/19/quest-for-the-golden-hot-dog-is-60frames-entry-into-competitive-eating/

TRAILER:-
A documentary crew follows the top athletes in the world competing for the most important trophy in all sports - The Golden Hot Dog. The Quest for the Golden Hot Dog - New Web Series COMING SOON! ...



INTERVIEW WITH "THE BUNETTES":-


"QUEST FOR THE GOLDEN HOTDOG" PRODUCTION COMPANY HOME SITE HERE:-
http://www.60frames.com/

(UPDATE... apparently the show launched since drafting this post! Anyone watching it? What do you think?)
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Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Access Hulu.com from anywhere... - Hotspotshield.com

Aaagh! Whats with this! I have MONEY to spend on your brand, NBC, but I cant and wont spend it if I cant see it for myself
If, like me, you live in the UK - sometimes, geo-blocking can be a complete pain.
It means, for instance, we can't watch the new Rob Corddry show Children's Hospital.

On a completely unrelated topic, found this tip from tinkernut.com

From tinkernut.com:-
If you live outside of the US, you may not be able to play some Hulu.com videos. This tutorial will show you an easy way to bypass that using a proxy anonymizer found at: hotspotshield.com
MORE HERE:-
http://www.tinkernut.com/archives/139


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Monday, 12 January 2009

UK Comedy Web Series - PENELOPE PRINCESS OF PETS

Penelope Princess of Pets webseriesFrom Chortle.com:-

Quirky American comedian Kristen Schaal's web series Penelope: Princess Of Pets could be made into a pilot for Channel 4.

She and double-act partner Kurt Braunohler made five episodes of the offbeat show for now-defunct website Super Deluxe.

And now Schaal, who plays obsessed fan Mel in the Flight Of The Conchords TV series, says it ‘looks like' they will be developing the offbeat show for Channel 4.

She told US website Punchline: ‘This year, it's going to be me trying to figure out how to make a pilot in London.'

FULL ARTICLE ON CHORTLE HERE...


PENELOPE PRINCESS OF PETS creator Kristen Schaal on twitter


PENELOPE PRINCESS OF PETS youtube channel HERE



Penelope Princess of Pets - Episode 1




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Online Comedy... Something To Be Desired (STBD)


From somethingtobedesired.com:-
Something to Be Desired is a web sitcom (or web series, or web video series, webcom, webisodes, or whatever imprecise descriptor you’d choose to explain us to your friends) about life after college. Created and produced in Pittsburgh, PA, we’ve been online since the summer of 2003. In that time, we’ve developed over seven hours of original content, all of which can be seen here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and entirely free.

STBD films with a local cast and crew. We shoot our web series on mini-DV (the Panasonic DVX-100A model, to be exact), edit in Final Cut Pro, and distribute on multiple platforms
MORE HERE:-
http://www.somethingtobedesired.com/about/

"SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED" SHOW HOME SITE HERE:-
http://www.somethingtobedesired.com/

"SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED" LATEST EPISODE HERE:-
Episode 6.6 (Misunder)stand by me
At the Affogato cafe, it’s a full night of big fights, bad news, ugly puppets and unreadable autobiographies.


"WHAT IS 'SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED'"
The cast of the web sitcom Something to Be Desired (or STBD) explain what the show is... and isn't. (Like "worksafe"...)


"SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED" YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE:-
http://www.youtube.com/user/stbd

"SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED" SHOW TWITTER
http://twitter.com/stbd

BLOG TALK RADIO INTERVIEW WITH THE CAST OF "SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED" HERE:-
"Get to know the cast from one of the web's funniest and most innovative television shows, Something to Be Desired."
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/buzzworthyradio/2008/04/22/Something-to-Be-Desired-Cast-Interview

Online Comedy Something To Be Desired
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SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED
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Saturday, 10 January 2009

Online Drama... Quarterlife



From wikipedia:-
Quarterlife is an American web series, also briefly an NBC television series, created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, the creators of Thirtysomething and Once and Again, and producers of My So-Called Life. The show is about a group of twenty-something artists, who are coming of age in the digital generation.

The first season was released online in 36 parts, each approximately eight minutes, from November 2007 to March 2008. These were combined into six hour-long episodes for television.

Each part of the series premiered nearly simultaneously on MySpace and the official Quarterlife site. It garnered the third-highest views of any scripted series in Myspace history. In five months, total online views for the series -- on Myspace, quarterlife, and YouTube -- were over 9 million. After the series was picked up by NBC, some of the hour-long episodes were made available on the NBC and Hulu websites. During this time, Herskowitz claimed the show accrued an average of 300k views per episode.
MORE HERE:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarterlife

QUARTERLIFE SHOW HOME SITE HERE:-
http://quarterlife.com/

Now the series seems to have spun off a website/community to become a hub for more shows to be made...

From quarterlife youtube channel:-

quarterlife.com is home to the hit internet series quarterlife, as well as a social network for artists, thinkers, & doers. And we're looking to our users for our next TV series. Come to quarterlife.com, become a member, upload your scripts, videos, and ideas. If your work is chosen, you could be working with award winning filmmakers Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick on your very own series!



QUARTERLIFE - ALL 36 EPISODES HERE:-



QUARTERLIFE BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEOS HERE:-



*****STORYGAS INTERACTIVE RATING*****
QUARTERLIFE
Can you embed? YES from MySpace and youtube
Can you comment? YES on MySpace, youtube and home site
Also on youtube? YES
Forums? YES on MySpace
Blog? YES on MySpace
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