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[Now Playing] “Old Fangs” / August 18, 2010

Great work from Adrien Merigeau, Old Fangs is an animated short about three forest-friends going on a coming-of-age journey so one can confront the father he hasn’t seen since he was a child. The film was an Official Selection in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. It may be cute, but the story is adult and […]


[Now Playing] “(500) Days” Music Video / August 6, 2009

Commonplace in ad campaigns but less so in film and television campaigns, the bonus of consistency and authenticity feels refreshing. I think it’s a great strategy to work with the same people to produce supplemental content that continue the feeling of the film. “(500) Days of Summer” director Marc Webb — no stranger to the […]


[Now Playing] “IKEA Heights” / June 17, 2009

“IKEA Heights” is billed as a “furniture store melodrama” shot guerrilla-style at IKEA in Burbank. They just used a Rebel T1i, wireless lav mics and went about the store one afternoon. The web series teams David Seger and Paul Bartunek. Cast includes Randall Park, Whitney Avalon, Tom Kauffman, Jess Lane, Dean Pelton, Wade Randolph, Abed […]


[Now Playing] “Colin” / May 23, 2009

Currently abuzz at the 62nd Festival de Cannes is the feature zombie film, “Colin,” directed by newcomer Marc Price with an inspired budget of $70. Spent on a crowbar, a couple of tapes, and some tea and coffee, everything else came into place by leveraging volunteer zombies via Facebook and MySpace. One VFX make-up professional […]


[Now Playing] “No Country for Old Men” / November 6, 2007

I didn’t need to see the trailer, visit the web site, or notice the poster before I ordered a ticket last month during the New York Film Festival to see the new Coen Brothers film. It already got to me — word of mouth, because Roger Deakins shot it. But the film opens in limited […]


[Now Playing] “We Need Girlfriends” / September 16, 2007

“We Need Girlfriends” is one of the best shows online today. Good writing, regular programming, professional sensibilities and online commiserating bring this independent sitcom to the top of your inbox. The series follows Tom (Patrick Cohen), Henry (Seth Kirschner) and Rod (Evan Bass): recent college graduates, all dumped by their college girlfriends, and living together […]


[Now Playing] Peer-assisted, streaming mesh networks for video / March 19, 2007

At the OMMA conference today in Hollywood, the editor of Mediapost, Joe Mandese, told me the next big thing is “peer-assisted, streaming mesh networks.” Quite a mouthful of buzz; such a term seemly first appeared online in research (PDF) published by Microsoft in October 2005, but resurfaced in January with Shelly Palmer’s Media 3.0 blog. […]

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