WHAT WHAT WHAT of course there is a genre known as the Zombie Short Film! Now then, this is great stuff. 2 Hours, a 25 minute film directed by Michael Baliff, is certainly something that should set boots quaking for ultra high-budget The Walking Dead. This is ridiculously awesome for something that is so far … Continue reading Jane’s Underrated (ZOMBIE!) Short Film of the Month
This is a film by Albert Gonzalez – not one of the most successful hackers in history, but Texan filmmaker who’s sure to be a star of drama film in the future. With over 250,000 hits, this kid has made a glorious, romantic bildungsroman – and something which far exceeds what’s expected as part of … Continue reading Jane’s Underrated (HOUSTON!) Short Film of the Month
In the beginning there was Cambridge, MA. 2004. The code for Facebook version 1.0 had its last tweaks clack-clack-clacked from a tiny room within the graduand folds of Harvard, before being released into the world. Today, it’s worth 4.27 BILLION dollars and calls Palo Alto, CA, home. Facebook is the social networking service that’s irreversibly … Continue reading The Unspoken Rules of Facebook
HEY, YOU! FUNKY YOUNG THING! Were you brought up on cartoons as a kid? Are you an official member of Generation Y/ Net Generation or a Millennial (unofficially until someone actually defines it in the future, born between 1982 and 1995)? Yes you are? Okay well you need to know there’s this dude – OY, … Continue reading Fredrik – the First Comedy Song Cover Star On YouTube?
Broadcast media is going to look so difference in a decade. I promise. YOUTUBE HAS ALREADY placed itself firmly as market-leader in boredom destruction; as the eternal and slick VHS recorder (back episodes of Sabrina the Teenage Witch online, anyone?) and the (almost) censorship success story. Why should we have pay per view online video? … Continue reading 2010 – YouTube begins testing livestreaming
Prelude: I wrote this when I was 17 for ‘Media Magazine‘, a publication from EMC in the UK which takes an academic look at the Media Industry in a fun way. With the gift of hindsight, can we make the claim that political candidates on both side of the pond can expect greater success if … Continue reading David Cameron and Media Spin: Politics, Youtube and The Gift of Hindsight 2010