Thursday, March 29, 2012

Film Streaming Will Beat Films on Disc this Year

Online streaming viewing of films will outpace disc viewing this year for the first time. This isn't too surprising given the tendency for the audience to want to watch what they want, where and when they want and their increasing expectations that they will be able to do so more and more.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

How to Double Fist Punch

Amber, David and Tanner learn how to double fist punch like a real sci-fi hero.

How to Batman

David does not understand where Tanner brought him.

Friday, March 16, 2012

How to Descend a Mountain

David shows us how to climb down a mountain, Tanner doesn't think this is a good idea.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Show the Audience Your Process

Find what it is about your business that makes you unique, whether its artistry, creativity, or service. And then find a way to bring the video camera into that process. More often than you think, people actually do want to see how the sausage is made

(from ReelSEO).

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Red Yellow and Orange Rose

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Mobile Devices Overtaking PCs for Accessing Web

With current growth rates, web access by people on the move - via laptops and smart mobile devices - is likely to exceed web access from desktop computers within the next five years.

From an International Telecommunication Union press release from June 2010. There are some that say ...in the next 18–24 months, mobile devices will overtake PCs as the most popular way to access the web and vitally point out the need to stop treating the mobile web as a separate thing.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

How to Jump from a Train

David shows us how to jump from a moving train, Tanner doesn't think this is a good idea.

Figure 8 Follow Through

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(click to expand). Often used to tie one's harness to the climbing rope. A video on how to tie a figure eight knot.

A Figure 8 Knot

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(click to expand). A video on how to tie a figure eight knot.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Orange Flowers and Leaves

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The Haircut

Forwarded to me by my Dad.

Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his  bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill , the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you ' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill , the barber again replied, 'I can not accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Congressman was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.

 

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Business Model for New Media

The discussion of business models to provide for sustainability is not particularly new for new media. However, some patterns have emerged (yet there is no one solution to the challenge. Dilettante Douchebag sums things up like this:

  1. Make something with your resources as they exist now. Start off small, even if it's one five minute episode.
  2. Put it out on any distribution channel you have available to you. Your website, social media, YouTube, or one of the thousand independent film streaming services.
  3. Determine how it was received and how you can better capture you audience's love next time.
  4. Repeat one through four for a bit before moving on to step 5. If you have enough content, you may now repackage it into a pilot, a feature, whatever your heart desires.
  5. If you cannot develop a fan base, start over on step one with a new product. Or quit and become an organic mushroom farmer in Carnation. If you have developed a fan base, move on to step 7.
  6. Give the fans an opportunity to show their love for your product based on what you have already done. You may use Kickstarter if you would like. If they show the love, move on to step 8.
  7. Create more of what your fans love, except better. Because of your fan’s support you will have a larger budget.
  8. Repeat step 7.
  9. Create a new product that will appeal to your existing fan base and bring them along for the journey. Start at step 1.

Tragedies Become

Tragedies have to become comedies, because if they don't, you're gonna go crazy

- Kevin Sorbo

Friday, March 2, 2012

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