Try not to cry. I dare you. A girl in North Carolina asks Santa for her dad’s return from Iraq. Santa removes his beard and she gets her wish.
I’m a huge fan of iJustine (Justine Ezarik), and we did a video a few years ago when (believe it or not) I had twice the subscribers as her. Now she’s appearing in Fast Company and on a recent episode of Criminal Minds (the episode is called “Middle Man”) so I’m exploiting it of course.
- Check out iJustine’s video about the shoot (with links to her behind-the-scene footage).
- To see her in the November 3, 2010 episode of Criminal Minds, here’s a link to the iTunes episode.
- Here’s the original video we shot, which I excerpted for this one (iJustine Gets Nalts)
- Here’s the video that had the shot of me in the corn field (from Fred’s Dad):
- And here’s the video of me meeting her at YouTube Live:
- Did you see her and MGM in Fast Company?
Justine is also profiled in my book, so go buy it, damnit. It’s not as entertaining as watching her get killed in a corn field, but whatever.
YouTube launches television shows and movies. Lionsgate gets support from Youtube stars to promote Crank
YouTube has launched its answer to Hulu. Fred is doomed. Alf is back. The new sections are “shows” and “movies,” and involve content from Sony, CBS, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, BBC, and independent film studio Lions Gate Entertainment.
In perhaps an effort to soften the blow to amateurs, YouTube & Lionsgate hired well-known YouTube weblebrities including LisaNova and DaveDays to promote Lions Gate’s recent Crank movie.
YouTube amateurs and professionals playing together like dogs and cats? What next? Fred promotes Alf?
It’s worth noting that the combination of the YouTube star power yielded more views (nearly 1 million) than an average homepage ad unit.
I was interviewed Friday by a major U.S. television network on the subject of online video, and caught some footage of the reporter’s loaded questions and biased reporting. You’ll hear how he tries to shape the discussion to confirm his own belief that online video is crap, and that big media will continue its reign. See it on YouTube, where it’s titled “Big Media Lies!”
The footage was shot documentary style, so the reporter is off camera and I’m against a green screen. Be sure to watch the “debrief” video before you render judgment but after watching the first one.
P.S. Leave the shoes alone, Sukatra.