Saturday 20th January 2018,
Televisual

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‘Anyone But Me’ Concludes Quietly With Super-Sized Finale

‘Anyone But Me’ Concludes Quietly With Super-Sized Finale

Readers of this blog might suspect I play favorites. It’s kind of true: I have a soft spot for series by and about historically underserved groups. Anyone But Me is not merely a “lesbian series” (what show is?). The show premiered in 2008 after the Writers Strike and gradually built a large and impassioned fan base. [...]

March 22, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video 3

Programming Your YouTube Channel With the IAWTV

Programming Your YouTube Channel With the IAWTV

As YouTube scales up, independent creators are increasingly looking for standards and strategies to increase views and revenue. For years the most successful YouTubers have run their channels like networks, adopting tricks and routines to keep and grow audiences. The audience and potential ad revenue has never been greater, so obviously more people are looking [...]

March 9, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video 1

Ten ’30 Rock’ Web Spoofs Inspired By ‘Inspector Spacetime’

Ten ’30 Rock’ Web Spoofs Inspired By ‘Inspector Spacetime’

A few days ago actor Travis Richey, a YouTuber who played Community‘s Doctor Who-spoof Inspector Spacetime in a recent episode of the series, proposed making the show-within-a-show its own fan-driven web series, without Sony and NBC’s involvement. Richey started a Kickstarter campaign, already almost halfway to its modest $20,000 goal — web series are cheap, and Inspector Spacetime [...]

February 27, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video Comments Off on Ten ’30 Rock’ Web Spoofs Inspired By ‘Inspector Spacetime’

Soaps Online: The Revolution That Wasn’t?

Soaps Online: The Revolution That Wasn’t?

Originally posted at In Media Res. Comment there! “This is the future,” Sheri Anderson-Thomas once said of “cybersoaps.” Soap opera is arguably America’s most durable audiovisual genre, delivering consistent and engaged audiences for advertisers for decades. No wonder the earliest web programs were “cybersoaps,” expensively produced to replace television and institutionalize online entertainment. The Spot, a text-based show [...]

February 18, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video Comments Off on Soaps Online: The Revolution That Wasn’t?