Thursday 27th April 2017,
Televisual

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Break

Break

Now that my first quarter of teaching is done, I’m headed to Europe for a conference and a little vacation. I will return to blogging in July! [...]

June 10, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1

Oh hey.

Oh hey.

So, hi there. If you’re here, that means you have an interest in storytelling–particularly, probably, the kind that happens in online video. The web series, if you will. This is an exciting moment to be interested in web series content: it’s a frontier that nobody knows much about. It’s easier than ever to cobble something [...]

November 29, 2012 Adam Goldman News and Updates, uncategorized 1

Mobcaster Finances and Distributes Independent Traditional TV Projects

Mobcaster Finances and Distributes Independent Traditional TV Projects

Original article posted on Tubefilter. Filmmakers have plenty of places to raise money these days, the most popular of which are Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, both quite popular in the space and elsewhere. Even prominent writers like Bret Easton Ellis and directors like Hal Hartley use them. But Aubrey Levy thinks independent television creators need a space of their own. His new [...]

May 9, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized, Video 0

Will This Time Be Different for Web TV?

Will This Time Be Different for Web TV?

Originally posted at Hacktivision. In This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, economists diagnose an incurable syndrome in finance history: the tendency to believe each crisis is “different” than previous economic collapses. They show how, in fact, most debt crises have a small set of core similarities. This time is not so different. [...]

February 23, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0

Witnessing Whitney on YouTube (and Vintage Television)

Witnessing Whitney on YouTube (and Vintage Television)

Originally posted at Hacktivision Some of us are too young to remember watching Whitney Houston’s iconic rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” live. But now we can see it! Thanks to YouTube, the privately-owned public archive. [...]

February 12, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0

Investigating YouTube at Hacktivision

Investigating YouTube at Hacktivision

We’ve had a great couple of weeks over at Hacktivision! Of particular interest to our writers have been recent developments with YouTube as a cultural, legal and industrial entity. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve been talking about. [...]

January 30, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1

Introducing: Hacktivision

Introducing: Hacktivision

I couldn’t think of a more perfect time to announce a new blog about the future of video and television! Within the last month, YouTube’s re-launch has changed the video landscape, Hulu and Netflix announced more original content, and the web series community has been experimenting with award shows. Hacktivision is the brainchild of Josh Braun, a Quinnipiac [...]

January 16, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0

Over-The-Top, Top-Down and Bottom-Up

Over-The-Top, Top-Down and Bottom-Up

If we’ve learned anything about over-the-top video, it has been its agnosticism. Web video distribution can be progressive or regressive, support diversity or concentrate eyeballs at the top. Whether a company loves it or hates it depends very much on how much it has and how much it has to lose. Last week saw a [...]

January 9, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1

Web Series Spotlight: ‘Mythomania’ Strives For Comic Book Stardom

Web Series Spotlight: ‘Mythomania’ Strives For Comic Book Stardom

If the 2000s taught filmgoers anything, it was “comics are marketable.” Hollywood mined superhero classics, artier graphic novels like The Watchmen got their due, and even original franchises like Inception were comic book’ed. Popularity opened up a space for edgier fare: Stan Lee and Alan Moore weren’t the only ones to profit. So did Derek Kirk Kim, [...]

January 5, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 2

Can — And Should — YouTube Recreate TV?

Can — And Should — YouTube Recreate TV?

Thanks to Chuck Tryon for linking! A redesign can make or break a website — remember Facebook before the News Feed? — or it can mean nothing at all. The consequences of YouTube’s latest redesign are unknown, but I view it with some ambivalence. I’m excited, but I have my reservations. Clearly I’m in the minority. As [...]

December 20, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 8