We are fortunate enough to have some of the greatest clients around – check out a recent visit with the Orange Show Center for Visionary Arts in Houston. A great venue dedicated to the… you guessed it… orange (fruit, not the color).
How do you spend your weekend? Relaxing? Watching TV? Well your missing out because you could be experiencing the 48 Hour Film festival. What is it exactly? One weekend every year, 40+ teams of (crazy) filmmaker join together to achieve one common goal: To produce a short film, in a specific genre (comedy, superhero, even musical western!) in less than 48 hours. Starting Friday night, every team gathers at a local restaurant to pick a genre, afterwords the teams discover the character name, line of dialog and prop that they all have to use. For example: last year all the movies had to have the character name “Jarod Puller”, use a “bouncy ball” as a prop, and must use the line “I’m just not sure about that” in the movie. Now go watch my movie to see if you can find them!
I first entered the 48 Hour Film Fest. 2 years ago with two of my friends. We now call ourselves “The Posse” and continue to do projects together. We were featured in the River Oaks examiner last year, so be sure to check out our press! This year the 48 Hour Film Festival will be in June (exact time not known yet) but if you would like to find out more information, visit http://www.48hourfilm.com/
My Website– www.onewordfilms.com (be sure to subscribe to my site!)
My Vimeo- www.vimeo.com/onewordfilms
The Posse- www.vimeo.com/theposse
Our team are huge fans of WEG not just because we had a great time working on building their site and strategizing on Internet series world domination <bwahahaha>, but because we are nerds that love to be entertained via the Internet and the WEG exists to help us do just that.
Here are some of our favorite Web series that we think you too should know and love:
Leave us a comment and let us know what YOUR favorite Web series are!
Thanksgiving is coming up which means the famous Black Friday will follow. Some of you might have gaming consoles or know somebody with them but don’t know what games to get. This blog post is here to help you make the right choice this fall. 2009 happens to be a hot year for video game sequels so here is an overview of the really good ones.
The first game which came out last week is called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This has been the most highly anticipated game since the original came out in 2007. The online game play is the games major features. Girls if you have boyfriends you need to get them this game immediately if they haven’t bought it already. This game is available for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
Another game that is on multiply platforms is DJ Hero. The makers of Guitar Hero are bringing the DJ element into people’s home. Players well be available to play DJ and spin over 100 tracks from Jay-Z to the Foo-Fighters. This should provide hours of fun and will make you the life of the party. You might even be able to get gigs on the side too.
This next game is probably one of the best games ever made!!! Unchared 2: Among Thieves puts you as Nathan Drake, (imagine Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Jason Bourne all wrapped into one person) as a treasure hunter trying to figure out the mysteries of a Marco Polo voyage. The game play in this game is so ahead of its time that this title might single handily save the PS3 console. This game will make an avid 360 user want to buy a PS3 console.
The last game is for the Wii lovers who are looking for a more mature game on the console. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle follows the unlikely hero Travis in his quest to become the top hitman in fictional Santa Destroy, California. In this game you will be able to wield a beam two katanas (think Star Wars light saber) with the Wii controller. This has a January 2010 release.
If you haven’t played the originals to these sequels I encourage to go play them because they are equally fun. No you don’t have to play the original titles to understand and enjoy the sequels. Other honorable mentions are Assassins Creed 2, and Mass Effect 2.
In a matter of months Schipul will be celebrating it’s 12th anniversary. I can’t believe we’ve been around since 1997 and according to this video set in 1997 you will be able to ‘Master the Internet’ in a matter of months as well.
I found this video informative and topical as well. I’m thinking about ordering some for myself so I can learn how to do the following:
- Get sports scores
- Chatting with women
- Football scores
- Chatting with men about football
- Egyptian literature
- Sending electronic M
I love talking to men about football and I’ve always wanted to send an electronic M, who knows maybe some day I could learn how to send an electronic R or Q.
I feel so inspired!
And how wise is the Master of the Internet? If you ask him what the capital of Dallas is it will only take him 10 minutes on the internet to tell you the current temperature of Dallas. Not exactly what was asked but a Master should always be mysterious, according to Sun Tzu. Besides, everyone knows the capital of Dallas is Houston. wink
Another great piece of advice that Dale gives is that ‘no one can make money on the internet’ so don’t even bother trying!
Call 1 800 555 Dale to order your tapes today!
If you are in public relations and you are not neck deep in social media you may be in trouble. Tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube have become essential for PR pros. Not surprisingly, many still wonder how to get the greatest positive impact from these technologies, so Ed Schipul will be heading back out on the road this week to make sense of it all. His presentation, “Uncommon Storytelling: Putting the Relations Back Into Public Relations with Social Media,” will be featured at the Public Relations Society of America Gulfstream Chapter luncheon.
In today’s news release on the subject, Ed delivers (ha) a body blow to poor Dominos Pizza for its mishandling of last week’s embarrassing social media fiasco.
“Virtually every week we see examples of companies that make serious mistakes or miss opportunities because they don’t understand the rules of engagement in the online environment,” said Schipul. ‘Hoping nobody is going to notice when potentially harmful conversations are happening online is a recipe for disaster. The good news is that used strategically, social media can help to create deeper and more meaningful connections between brands and their communities.
Ed’s presentation is scheduled for noon, Thursday at JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach. Advance registration is $20 for PRSA members and $30 for non-members. For more information, visit www.prsagulfstream.org.
Hope to see you in Fort Lauderdale!
The Schipul team recently released a new Web site design for Safety Vision, a global provider of mobile digital video solutions. It is a great example of the power of incorporating video clips to illustrate the core benefits of an organization’s products and services. The site includes actual examples of video captured by Safety Vision’s client cameras, including one case in which a parent gets on a school bus and (I suppose we should say allegedly, although it’s right there in the video) attacks one of the students.
Take a moment to take a look. It might give you some ideas about taking some existing video of your operations and posting them on your site.
A news account of the attack from CBS Evening News that also featured the Safety Vision video is below.