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Jennifer Ringley started JenniCAM in 1996. She was the first lifecaster to stream her life 24/7 and can be considered the woman who inspired "Reality TV." In 2003, CNN quoted her saying, "I keep JenniCam alive not because I want or need to be watched, but because I simply don't mind being watched." The site disappeared that year along with Jenni's internet identity, but she will always be remembered for the groundbreaking work she did on JenniCAM.
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http://pop17.com says there is no guarantee of success if you are an internet celebrity transitioning to Hollywood. We may have seen wild successes, but the uncertainty of abandoning the web in hopes of being big in Hollywood can end in a no win situation.
Today DECA, a digital entertainment company, announced that it's investing in the YouTube sensation Smosh to make original content for the web. The deal will make them an exclusive business partner in marketing and distribution. Anthony Padilla said, We are extremely excited about joining the DECA family. We love making videos and the feedback from our fans has been amazing. With DECAs help we look forward to bringing Smosh to even bigger audiences. How DECA plans to find bigger audiences for the most-subscribed YouTubers ever will be interesting to see.
DECA was founded in 2007 by experienced entertainment and Internet executives who previously held senior roles at Sony Pictures, ABC, and Yahoo! Music. DECA uniquely identifies, funds, markets and distributes web shows. Based in Santa Monica, California, the company is backed by Mayfield, General Catalyst, and Atomico.
In other development news, popular YouTube comedian and celebrity commentator Michael Buckley recently signed a deal with HBO Labs to create online video shows. Joshua Cohen of TilzyTV says Michael is just mean enough, just funny enough, and with the right dose of you-go-girl to make it big.
In addition, a web pilot called The Remnants which stars web celeb Ze Frank (with other stars like Justine Bateman and Ernie Hudson) is currently being considered by NBC. It has been described as a quirky and comedic story of a group of friends who search for answers and survival, upon realizing they are some of societys last living inhabitants in post-something Los Angeles.
As we fall deeper into an economic recession, the studios will likely consolidate their spending and turn to the web as a cheaper way to produce and reach audiences who use content to engage ...
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Felicia Day was at New Media Expo and I interviewed her for http://pop17.com. Felicia Day is widley known for her role in Buffy The Vampire Slayer in 2003. After tracking a long history in film and television, Felicia started her own web show, The Guild, which won the Greenlight Award for Best Original Digital Series Production at SXSW, the YouTube Video Award for Best Series, and the Yahoo! Video Award for Best Series. She stared in Dr. Horrible Sing Along Blog created by Joss Whedon, who also created Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Felicia wants to continue a career online and in film, but what medium will end up consuming her in the end?
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Brooke Allison Brodack, aka Brookers, was one of the first ever YouTubers. She's really sweet and super fun too. Check out her YouTube channel, her twitter, and her live broadcasts on blogtv to interact with her live.
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These guys are hilarious at http://collegehumor.com
Jake and Amir work at College Humor and run a serial web show on the side. Their show, Jake And Amir, runs twice a week and has seen enormous traction on their website, Vimeo and College Humor, however, they have yet to syndicate it to other video hosting sites. Their comedic style is one of a kind. They have a unique and predictable approach to filming when they are at their desks, however, when filming at other locations they effectively spice it up. They are a riot! I look forward to watching their shows and seeing what wacky and fun ideas they come up with.
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I have received several emails asking what equipment I use to make my daily show so I thought I would show you how it's done in today's episode.
My set has low budget basics including lighting, microphone and a HDV camera.
If you have any questions leave a comment or email me: Sarah at Pop17 dot com.
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I sat down with YouTube fame, Caitlin Hill. She is an actress, dancer, video blogger, blogger and is looking to get more involved with live video. I asked Caitlin to explain some of her greatest challenges. She says:
"The challenges that one faces when they are a video blogger is remaining true to themselves. There is so much criticism and when you are also editing yourself you get to see a side of you that you have never seen, and you become highly critical of yourself. You also start to change yourself to fit what the audience likes OR you change yourself to go against what the audience likes. It can shatter confidence and increase self-doubt.
The hardest thing I face now, is just getting back to basics and also just getting off my butt and making the videos I've been dreaming about for years. That's the problem, I'm too lazy. Another thing that is hard is keeping up with it all. The Internet is 24/7, as we all know, and as soon as you close your eyes, your whole digital world can change. It's not a very stable environment to grow up in ; )"
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Our very own Rebekah Austin hits the streets of San Francisco, asking people what they think about raising the debt ceiling. Is the government making a huge mistake? Is the country on the road to recovery? Find out what people are saying.. And leave your comment below!!