Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Social Media In Plain English

Social Media in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

Great short information based video.

Social Media in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

The ice cream analogy is cool but could be supplanted with many things as the video explains.

This particular analogy certainly resonates here in Glasgow, well it does now after the notorious "Ice Cream Wars" back in the 80's.

(Very much a case of that was then - this is now)

For the whole series, simply visit CommonCraft for all the free, share and remix downloads.

H/T again to PharmaGossip

Monday, 9 June 2008

You Suck at Photoshop is Back... Thanks Donnie Hoyle

+++JUST OUT+++

The following is great news (plus more) and with over 9 million online fans like me, the return of "You Suck at Photoshop" (YSAP) is cool.

I last blogged about YSAP Jan 2008

From today's email "press release":-


Donnie Hoyle Returns With “You Suck at Photoshop”

Plus Season 3 of “Wainy Days” and a New Daily Show

NEW YORK, June 9, 2008 - My Damn Channel (www.MyDamnChannel.com), the entertainment studio and new media platform, today announced the return of two of the most popular, original series on the web.

Tonight, the Webby Awards will honor My Damn Channel seven times with accolades including Best Comedy series for “Wainy Days,” plus Best How-To series and People’s Voice wins for “You Suck at Photoshop.”

You Suck at Photoshop” is produced by the creative duo Big Fat Brain. The series has been viewed over 9 million times. Donnie Hoyle, the mysterious lead character for these “mockutorials” vanished after episode 10.

Deluged by fan requests for Hoyle’s return, My Damn Channel successfully negotiated a follow-up season with the emotionally unstable screencaster. The series will reboot with all new episodes Friday, June 27.

David Wain is the creator, writer and director of “Wainy Days”. This hit web series follows one man’s absurd quest for love and sex in the big city. The first 2 seasons have been viewed over 5 million times. Guest stars have included Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Elizabeth Banks, Rob Corddry, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter.

Wain is a founding member of the comedy troupes The State and Stella. He is a successful film director whose credits include “Wet Hot American Summer” and “The Ten.” Wain is currently filming a new comedy starring Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

The third season of “Wainy Days” premieres Monday, June 16th, with a long list of guest stars from top Hollywood films and hit television series including Elizabeth Banks, Lee Majors (“The Six Million Dollar Man”), Janeane Garofalo, Jeffrey Ross, Ed Helms, Alicia Witt, Saffron Burrows, Elizabeth Reaser, A.D. Miles, Mather Zickel, Zandy Hartig, Lucy Punch, Matt Ballard, Christine Lakin, Xander Berkeley, Sarah Clarke, Jorma Taccone and Joe Lo Truglio. “Wainy Days” is produced by Jonathan Stern.

Finally, My Damn Channel announces a new, daily show. Grace Helbig is the star of “Daily Grace”, premiering weekday mornings. Grace hosts a daily, freeform vlog delivering unfiltered commentary on new video premieres, featured clips and life behind the scenes at My Damn Channel. “Daily Grace” features two-way communication with the website’s growing community of music and comedy fans. Grace is a writer, improv artist, actress and comedian. She was previously featured on My Damn Channel’s “Bedtime Stories.”

Founder and CEO of My Damn Channel, Rob Barnett says, “In ten months, we’ve captured over 24 million views for our original videos. We’ll never be able to see the beach this summer now that advertisers are signing up to be associated with our quality content. Later this month, we’ll announce a major, mid-six figure deal for branded entertainment. Better than a sun tan.”

Thanks for reading,

Gary Savelson
Community Director
My Damn Channel
Email: Gary@MyDamnChannel.com