Holy hell this would be bad, if it were permanent...
Twitter is notorious for integration/migration/server errors. Tonight the nearly 7 thousand followers I’ve spent the last 90 days earning and cultivating have…vanished!
There’s a 99.9999999% (the nines go on forever) chance that within the next few hours all of @SnagFilms followers will be back; however, can you imagine the virtual value that would be lost if all the connections were lost, twitter-wide? Companies spend millions a year to earn an audience on social media, and that value could be taken away with a “perfect storm” server crash, or virtual-terrorist attack.
Just something to think about…
Reset to zero on http://twitter.com
Reset to zero on an API platform. (TweetDeck)
So, I stumbled upon this video and now sleep is impossible unless I blog it, so here goes...
Well, I’m in the process of transferring schools so lately my eyes have been glued to my email making sure I get my paper work done and so on so forth. So its about 2am when I convince myself I won’t get any further emails and I get distracted by the news updates they have on AIM…..
Uhh something about weather, a kid is missing and some rich lady talking about how horrible it was to be married to an abusive pro-basketball player. At this point, I’m pretty much done and I tell myself that I’ll let it go through one more slide of news stories before I call it a night and then one video catches my eye…
Its this grey haired guy sitting at a table with a tape recorder and he has this expression on his face that is just priceless and the title reads
“One-man film sheds light on touchy subject” or something along those lines, So of course I had to click it. I mean come on, who doesn’t love a one-man show?
It led me to a one-man film about the “Don’t ask Don’t tell” um, law (for lack of better words) and I watched one clip….and I was hooked.
This man has recordings of almost 200 or so gay people and straight people in the military and he…
He voices them.
He takes their recorded voices and he acts them out. He becomes the mask for them to wear, but with their own voices.
Its fascinating to watch him, and it really fills you with emotion, I was crying at some parts, and I really want to share it, not because it makes you angry at the military. That’s not the point of the film…..I have full respect for the people who work their asses off in the military to make sure we’re safe.
…the point is that this man went across the U.S. and let them tell their story without fear of being judged and prosecuted so that one day, hopefully soon, it can help make our country better united.
You guys are lucky I can’t sleep, I really had to go through my history to find some of these. XD (then I realized just change the number at the end because I’m a dumbass and its nearly 4am)
I just discovered this gem of a site. http://www.snagfilms.com/
For those who are doc fans, plenty of free, glorious films are available for instant streaming. It’s pretty awesome. I just watched a 2 hour special Captain Beefheart - Under Review.
I am about to settle for another Tom Waits - Under Review.
This is the pleasure of freelance contract work. My Mondays are reserved for movies (sometimes, depending on the project I am currently working on). And I hope you can find the time to enjoy Snagfilms too.
Good news for Snagfilms (and me)
Ahead of the Sundance Film Festival, the Wall Street Journal’s Kara Swisher reports that online professional documentary distributor SnagFilms (which also distributes both of my films — playlist embedded above) has just “snagged” another $10 million in financing. That puts the site at a $50 million valuation.
The service, unlike the subscription-based video giant Netflix, currently distributes free non-fiction documentary films with advertising, as well as offers rental streaming and purchase options.
And it is profitable, said Ted Leonsis, the former AOL exec who is the founder and has been the driving investor in SnagFilms.
“It was always my personal frustration as a backer of documentaries that you could not get distribution far and wide,” he said in an interview earlier today.
He noted that while Netflix is really now focused on big studio fare, “what we’ve discovered is a big supply of independent video that has never seen light of day, but that has a big audience.”
SnagFilms’ strategy is to give broader reach to these films, which often don’t even have a theatrical opening–or, if they do, are very small.
Ok man & ma'am, I'm sorry.
The Bad News: (For me, this is good news) Recently I was hired by SnagFilms.com to direct their Social Media, and since then have had no time to post on here or re-blog anyone. I will be back once I get some free time and back to speed.
The good news: even though I have not blogged once in exactly one week, 49 more people have subscribed to my blog. I feel bad I’m giving you guys zero content to justify your recent follow.
More good news: I am going to post a picture of some notes I jotted while at Starbucks for my next blog entries.