If you haven’t been following what’s happening with video online – or the growing community of Web TV Series (oh, yeah… hello, all of us here at Mingle Media TV want you to go to sign up for our weekly reminders for our 30 LIVE web shows...) then you will want to start at the TOP with the “Safety Geeks: 3D” award-winning, scripted, web series.
Some background… Mingle Media TV met the cast of Safety Geeks on the Red Carpet at the Streamy Awards…
They hinted about their 3D production for season 1 and then invited Mingle Media TV to a LIVE press conference where we were able to SEE with our own eyes (using 3D glasses that are super cool looking – not like the ones from the 1950’s) the awesome FX of what 3D looks like in your living room… (Sony, Samsung, Panasonic – this is a shameful plug in hopes of sponsorship)… All I can say is Christmas can’t come soon enough, I want a 3D HD TV (my son says 72″ but I don’t think I can sell him for enough money to pay for that model).
Here’s some background on how they made the 3D web series along with our reaction to viewing it during the press conference yesterday:
Now, if you still haven’t seen the Safety Geeks series… we’re gonna make it easy for you -> here’s Season 1 Episode 1 entitled: Sexy Lap Dance of Doom!
Here’s the back story: Produced by Dave Beeler and Tom Konkle, “Safety Geeks: 3D”, follows the comic adventures of a semi-elite force of safety experts; the P.O.S.H. (Professional Occupational Safety Hazard) team who is obsessed with making the world along with bits of Canada a safer place. The CSI-like team investigates accidents to find out what went wrong and who is to blame, however, their involvement causes far more damage than they prevent, leaving a trail of chaos and destruction in their wake.
Be sure to visit http://www.yabazam.com to download your 3D version of this hysterically funny web series today!
Our good friends at be Network (creators of “A Moment of Wellness” segments) would like to share some perfect “mommy me time” 90 second segments packed with awesome wellness tips on variety of topics including fitness, simple yoga movements that can help alleviate every day back pain, eliminate insomnia and stress; economic well-being, overall nutrition and relationship advice – and much more.
We have posted a couple of these segments here on Mingle Media TV.
If you want to hop over to be Network and watch the special “A Moment of Wellness” play-list they recommend, click here and find the title that captures your interest:
Simple Yoga to Ease Tension in Lower Back – What do you do for a sore back? AMW Anusara Yoga founder John Friend shares a simple yoga pose that you can do at home or in the office to align the lower back and alleviate discomfort.
Simple Yoga for Insomnia – Ever use yoga to get to sleep? In today’s AMW expert Maya Fiennes demonstrates a simple yoga technique that can help you relax and get a good night’s sleep without the need for medication.
Simple Yoga for Anti-aging – Wishing you felt and looked younger? be Network’s AMW expert Maya Fiennes shows a simple posture you can do at work or at home that helps remove toxins, increases circulation and give your skin a healthy glow.
Friendship and Well Being – Spring is a perfect time to re-evaluate friendships. AMW expert Sophie Keller offers some practical tips on how to maintain your good friendships and recognize which ones are contributing to your well-being.
Enhancing Brain Power – What do you think of brain gymnastics? AMW Andrea Adler explains how making simple changes to your daily routine can improve your health and mental well-being.
Okay, I’ve been in the digital media space for a while… in the early 90’s (yeah, I’m that old) I was working in the newspaper industry developing technology that helped newspapers adopt WYSIWYG pagination systems output digitally in one page – which meant you needed digital images… and very expensive digital cameras. Fast forward to 18 months ago when I started working with Mom Bloggers handing out FLIP video cameras and then partnered with Creative Labs and handed out over 150 more VADO pocket video cameras while I was creating, launching and managing MomTV, a site where we streamed live web shows for Moms by Moms. It’s great to see the number of mom bloggers now using video for more than capturing memories but to do vlogs on.
On February 8th, I officially launched Mingle Media TV, a web TV network hosting a variety of shows with content providers who are experts in Parenting, Travel, Health, Fashion, Relationships, Lifestyle, and Fitness as well as popular Mom & Dad Bloggers. These live streaming webshows are marketed and syndicated across many sites including streaming on your smart phone with the ability to chat with the show host and the audience. Many of our show hosts capture a lot of video outside of their show and feature video segments during their live broadcasts. We’ve gone from a few hundred to several thousand live viewers during shows in a short time (love SEO and sphere’s of influence using Twitter!).
The Streamy Awards are important to us as they represent the emerging industry of “Web Television” and how we are all part of changing the entertainment industry. Plus, Mingle Media TV will be on the red carpet with Jeff Rago (new show host) as our correspondent so we are excited to see the event from our birds-eye viewpoint.
The Streamy’s will be held on April 11th so between now and then, we’re going to feature each of the Audience Choice Award finalists and their shows in a special post on our MMTVN blog so you can get to know them too and because they need your vote… we all need your vote. You will be supporting not only the amazing talent that are nominated but supporting the efforts of your digital peers as they follow their passion in creating video for more than capturing memories, but sharing opinions, ideas, interviews, and more.
Oh and if you want to host a live web TV show on Mingle Media TV – connect with @MingleMediaTV or email email@example.com with your idea.
Mingle Media TV was invited to see the big reveal of the Disney Pixar Toy Story LEGO mural put together by 6 groups of Boy and Girls Club kids from across the country.
We were there and captured the footage from talking to the experts to watching the kids countdown to see the completed masterpiece. Watch the video to see all the fun!
Pixar Story Supervisor Jason Katz (Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3) and LEGO Master Builder Erik Varszegi joined kids from the Hollywood Boys & Girls Club to assemble a one-of-a-kind Toy Story & Toy Story 2 mural (just in time for the release on Blu-ray™).
Kids from six different Boys & Girls Clubs across the US in regional markets each built a portion of the elaborate Toy Story mural out of LEGO® bricks, which were joined together for the first time in Los Angeles. Participating Cities included: Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles.
Special Thanks to Disney for their long standing relationship with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) – over 50 years. Disney has donated millions in financial and in-kind donations as well as volunteer services to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Be sure to mark your calendars for June 18th 2010 as Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 will be in theaters around the US.
Before SXSW we had the good fortune to go to the Blue Microphone studios to check out their facilities and interview The Ruse band, interview them and check out their music. Watch the video below – they really rocked! Our correspondent, Eddie Simeon, (used to work for MTV) was on hand to talk to the guys.
Today, The Ruse, had a new album drop – check them out
You can get their album at iTunes –> go get it!
Now more about Blue Microphone! Our tech guys got to check out some of the different equipment from Blue Microphone – from awesome mics to their EYEBALL 2.0 webcam. Being Mac geeks, we really loved the ease of use and quality of their products.
They have an amazing line of mics from in home quality to studio quality… yup, these people really take the sound quality seriously – and how amazing that they do it from their studios with musicians who try it out – live and in recording… like our time at their Westlake Studios a few weeks ago.
If you are looking for a great productline that is trusted by musicians all around the world, then check out our friends at Blue Microphone online.