This week our continuing coverage of the Web Fests of the World returns to our home soil. Now entering its second year ATL WebFest is doing for the Southeast what sister festival LA WebFest has done for the Southwest: giving online creators a chance to showcase their work in front of fans, advertisers and content hosts. Running from Oct. 24-26 on the Georgia Tech campus in Hotlanta (Editor's note: Kyle refuses to spell it "Atlanta," and insists that modern language has "evolved" and I need to "get with the times"), the festival features some 50 of the best shows the internet has to offer.
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While we didn't send a crew to Hotlanter (Editor's note: Oh come on! You're not even trying!) this year, we are eagerly keeping tabs on the proceedings. This week we will be featuring reviews of many of official selections, as well as news and updates of the Fest's various panels and goings-on. We also have an interview with the creator and (some of the) cast of ATL WebFest Official Selection Johnny Dynamo going up this Wednesday so, as always, check back often!
By Yuri Baranovsky
I’ve been very lucky in my career -- I’ve gotten to work almost primarily with my friends.
When I say friends, I don’t mean, “people I got along with while on a job” – I mean, real life, “we’ve known each other since high school and/or college” friends. People who I grew up with and who happen to be a major part of HLG Studios – either as actors, crew or management.
A lot of people tell us we’re really lucky – and we are. Working in such close quarters with significant amount of money involved is a recipe for pushing a friend off a roof. Surprisingly, though, other than a few innocent arguments here and there and the time I almost stabbed one of the other founders in the stomach with a sword (it was his fault!) it’s been smooth sailing.
Which leads me to this blog and, more importantly, to the question of: how? How do you start a creative troupe in college and have it be successful twelve years later.
I’ll tell you how. Like this…
Our Writers Get Crunk: Reviews From ATL WebFest
Chris and Josh
Wow, I got assigned Chris and Josh. Whoopdey Effin Do! Another comedy show about a couple of millennial slackers. I know Chris and Josh has been an award winner and official selection at several web fests. But really, it’s not like the set-up hasn’t been done before on the web. Hey! 2007 called and asked if I still had those podcasts of Casanovas I downloaded from iTunes. But, something happened before I hit the intersection of Snark Street and Yawn Avenue. Funny happened. Like something really, really clever and funny happened.
Flip&Glib and the Theory of Everything
WebVee Guide has been spending a lot of time at web fests lately. We love seeing some of the best shows on the web get recognized for their accomplishments. One of the many wonderful aspects of a web festival is going to the screenings and seeing your favorite series on a big screen. Some of the shows are selections in many of the fests and are familiar to fans. Others are brand new and can only be seen at the screenings until they officially premiere online. One of these brand new shows is the comedy Flip and Glib and the Theory of Everything. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the first episode of this 2014 Atlanta Web Fest selection before its official debut.
Not a Review:
The No Name Game Show: Episode 1!
In this exciting new game show, Jonathan Robbins, Matthew Carvery, Tonya Dodds and Victoria Sullivan of Asset square off against Rachael Hip-Flores, Jenny Grace, Betty Kaplan and Kevin Sebastian of Producing Juliet!