Greetings, friends! It's time or another WebVee Update Special! So it turns out that sometimes the shows we review have the audacity to continue making episodes even after we've written about them! I know, we're as shocked as you. We aren't sure who these people are, how they dare, or what gives them the right to do so, but after a series of lengthy and expensive conversations with our crack team of attorneys, we have accepted that there is nothing we can legally do to stop them, and that things in the universe do in fact continue even when we aren't looking at them.
While we reel from the shock of this new existential crisis (and plan some illegal ways to stop these irresponsible creative machines), we thought we'd take a look back at a few favorites and see how things have gone since we saw them last.
You're All A Bunch of Toby Flendersons
We'll also have a new podcast and lots more cool features coming your way this week, check back frequently, and if you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out the first episode of our new game show (it's that thing right below this paragraph). We may be biased, but we're pretty big fans.
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!
By Yuri Baranovsky
I have a personal challenge for you that I hope you’ll be kind enough to accept.
Here’s the thing. Digital media is in a funny place right now. While the last few years there have been a slew of interesting, independent series funded by brands and networks, 2014 has been sorely lacking in this department. The brands and networks, it appears, have found two other places to go: one, TV and film creators who have significant credits to create significant projects at significant budgets.
And you: the scrappy, subscriber-building, personality-driven vloggers and sketch groups. The very successful YouTubers.
For a while – and maybe still – you had trouble gaining proper respect as entertainers, as creators who did things that mattered. People saw you as kids yelling into webcams and maybe, for some of you, that was exactly what you were when you started. But things have changed. As Harley Morenstein so aptly put it at the Streamys: “Any YouTuber that touched this microphone tonight is a millionaire. Don't you ever forget that.”
The WebVee Podcast: Episode 30: RAINDANCE London Web Fest and Digital Creators UK
Jeff chats with Rochelle Dancel, Elisar Cabrera, and Brett Snelgrove, directors of Raindance London Web Fest and Digital Creators UK about the organizations and the community of creators in the UK,
It's tough being a has-been. I mean, I assume anyway (I'm still classified as a never-was.) Still, if I had at some point “been,” and now I “wasn't” anymore, I think that would really bum me out. Such is the life of Robert Pierce Mitchell (Rick Wells).
I Am Tim
If Buffy: The Vampire Slayer had been a collaborative effort between Joss Whedon and Christopher Guest they might have produced something similar to I am Tim.
Take one isolated island, add a beautiful young reporter, a mystic, a menacing oligarch, several unexplained deaths, a couple of determined lawmen, and lots of lobsters and you have the recipe for absorbing suspense in Ragged Isle.
We Might Be Superheroes
Man, this show is smart!!! This little gem on the Internet does exactly what entertainment on the Internet should do; feature a talented cast and crew that produces something quick hitting, with a lot of anecdotal symbolism. This is fully achieved by our friends at Amusement Films. We Might Be Super Heroes as written and directed by Pat Bishow and Owen Cooper, tells the story of the misadventures of two unlikely super heroes, Christine (Alex Covington) and Riley (Rica De Ocampo). While debating the best plan of attack these two heroes take on their enemies with style and grace. Throughout the series, alter egos Faith and Hope developed within Christine and Riley are met with the challenges presented by Krew L. Fate (Matt Newby), one of their arch nemeses. Ironic? I think, not!
Pat and Myra Kill Somebody
My first real job was selling art supplies. It was a family-run business, but not my family. It was a pretty good place to work with one exception. The owner’s son-in-law was a royal pain in the ass. No matter how busy we were, everything had to be put on hold when Jack appeared. We were set to reorganizing shelves, cleaning and vacuuming, all while orders piled up. One day while I filled a huge order, Jack arrived and told me to start vacuuming. He must have caught me on a bad day. I told him where he could stick his vacuum. I quit my job and stormed out. Throwing Jack in an open sewer was just one revenge fantasy I had while standing in the unemployment line. Wanting to exact revenge for being wronged is pretty common. It’s when one tries to act upon that desire that trouble is bound to start.