Friday, November 16, 2018

The B-Movie Part and Watercolour Art of Jan Hart (Interview Part 2)

movie poster design
poster design by Movie Vigilante
Part 1 of this interview was published Feb. 2, 2015. I had always wanted to do a follow-up and fill in some of the gaps. To help out, I asked Jan if she could get in contact with her friend and co-star in Teenagers Battle the Thing (TBTT), Ruth Ann Mannella, who played "Linda". Jan provided a copy of the questions to Ruth Ann, who was able to provide some additional information.

In reply to Jan, Ruth Ann had this to say:

"So glad you shared this latest experience with me. The movie now seems to have a little life of its own, interesting... I would like to share some of my memories as well."

While I was at it, I decided to design a new poster for TBTT to dress up this post. It's a portrait version of the "Orange Pop" landscape version I designed a few years ago with a few alterations. Of course, I had to include the prayer stick.

Part 2: Jan Hart Interview

Some of these questions are some that were asked and answered by Jan in Part 1. I am repeating them here, this time including Ruth Ann's responses with her own memories of filming TBTT, for context.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Can BitTube Lure Content Creators and Viewers Away from YouTube?

BitTube With more and more YouTuber's channels being demonetized in recent months for unspecified reasons, many video content creators are searching for alternatives to the video platform. I've mentioned previously that DTube is a good option but now a new platform called BitTube may end up being the one that challenges YouTube for the throne.

There are several reasons why I think this might happen, which I'll explain. First though, what is BitTube and how is it different?

What is BitTube?

BitTube is a fast-growing network designed to empower video creators and live streamers, entertaining far-reaching audiences through a seamless user experience — ad-free and always monetized.
BitTube is a video platform similar to YouTube where contentent creators can upload their videos and be paid for it. There are some differences, however. Unlike YouTube, BitTube is decentralized. Also, in addition to creators getting paid, viewers also earn currency. That currency is called TUBE.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Customize Your DTube Apparel and Merchandise

The 'D' is for Decentralized 

I've written about this platform before but in case you haven't heard, D.Tube is an alternative to YouTube. It's decentralized and is built on the Steem blockchain. What that means is that it is censorship free with users determining how much your video earns in Steem by upvoting it or downvoting. Steem is a crypto currency.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Kickstarter Campaign for Undergrads Movie

Five years ago, I wrote about Pete Williams trying to bring back Undergrads, possibly as a movie. Undergrads was an animated show on MTV that focused on four friends as they experienced college life. MTV cancelled it into the 6th of 13 episodes.

However, it gained a loyal following in Canada when it was constantly shown on the Teletoon channel, which is how I became familiar with it. Episodes of the show were in heavy rotation and Teletoon viewers were always hopeful that the cliffhanger in episode 13 would be resolved sooner or later.

It turns out it would be much later.

Pete Williams Launches Undergrads Kickstarter

The last episode of Undergrads was produced in 2001, but fans of the show will finally get closure on the fate of the show's quirky characters. That's because Williams has secured the movie rights and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get one made.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Captain America's Rubber Ears Shield Him from Insults

Snappy, Cappy Comeback!

Social media is great to interact with friends and like-minded people but it can also sometimes be a mine field of fiendish foes and terrible trolls who enjoy hurling insults at you. That's why I decided to create this animated GIF that you can use whenever you need a snappy, Cappy comeback to deflect any insults thrown at you.

You won't be using a shield to deflect the hurtful comments, though. Nope. Instead, you will rely on your rubber ears.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Weird Paul World Premiere!

Weird Paul movie poster

'Will Work For Views' Movie World Premiere

Will Work For Views: The Lo-Fi Life of Weird Paul is finally slated to premiere on June 23, 2018 at the Regent Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA.

Paul Petroskey is a lo-fi musician who has written over 700 songs. He has also been vlogging since 1984, long before YouTube was around.

Will Work For Views was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign, to which I happily contributed. My reward was receiving a video recording of Paul playing live in a bar in Hollywood, some of which will be shown in the movie.

Monday, March 12, 2018

'Manos Returns' World Premiere at Crypticon

Sequel to 'Manos: The Hands of Fate'

After launching a Kickstarter campaign a couple of years ago to raise money for a sequel to one of the worst movies ever, Manos Returns finally has a date for its world premiere.


Appearing at Crypticon

Manos Returns will be shown May 4 at 9 PM at the Seattle Crypticon and in attendance will be returning cast member Jackey Raye Neyman Jones (aka Debbie), director Tonjia Atomic, assistant director Rachel Jackson and director of photography, Joe Sherlock.

Manos Returns (teaser)

The teaser for Manos Returns not only gives us a glimpse of returning cast member Diane Adelson (Maggie) credited as Diane Mahree in the original, we also hear her voice singing a haunting rendition of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."

Jackey's Hand of Horror Podcast

Jackey also has her own podcast too. She is joined by her Manos Returns colleagues as they discuss horror movies.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Bcast Cult Podcast

I found out about Bcast Cult Podcast only a few weeks ago while browsing new uploads on DTube. As you might surmise, it's a podcast that discusses B-movies, so I was happy to have discovered it. Apparently, the show has been around for a few years and the episodes that are currently being uploaded are from its beginning. They're all new to me so I've listened to each one so far.

The episodes are hosted by Mike and Mal (aka Malaria) and feature very casual conversations about bad movies they've watched, as well as B-movie news and nerd culture.

Mal also draws really cool reproductions of the movie posters related to each episode, often in crayon or color pencils.

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