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…Perkin’s 14 is crowdsourced horror?

Perkin's 14

Perkin’s 14 is the first ever feature film from Massify, a film production company that uses crowdsourcing to connect filmmakers, actors, critics and the community and help them collaborate to get films made.

From story selection and casting to post production, launch and promotion, the Massify community has been hands on with every part of the film, including the review of more than 400 initial story pitches, casting of each and every roll, and a competition for the official poster design.

The film is set to debut during January’s Horrorfest III, but if you’d like to sneak a peak into what Perkin’s 14 is all about, just visit the Massify site and check out some of the behind-the-scenes footage and other goodies that are sure to peak your interest.

[Massify – Perkin’s 14]

[Via: ReadWriteWeb]

…The Disposable Film Festival will change movie making?

The Disposable Film Festival

The Disposable Film Festival celebrates the artistic potential of disposable video: Short films made on non-professional devices such as one-time use video cameras, cell phones, point and shoot cameras, webcams, computer screen capture software, and other readily available video capture devices.

    Everyone has become a Disposable Filmmaker: directors of Saturday night cell phone videos, actors under the eyes of security cameras, and narrators before their webcams. Let’s face it – we live in an age of disposable film. Now it’s time to do something creative with it.

As new media and the rise of online distribution continue to change the video landscape, the Disposable Film Festival serves to highlight some of the best work currently being made, and hopefully inspire the growth and development of future work as well.

[The Disposable Film Festival]

…Cameron Hughes is a superfan?

Cameron HughesCameron Hughes is a professional superfan; paid by team owners to get crowds on their feet and to create team spirit wherever he goes.

“I’m that guy,” says Hughes “the funny, happy, dancing, possibly very drunk guy you’ve seen at the ballpark at least once.”

But he’s not drunk (he says he never drinks before games, and prefers to down three Red Bulls instead), and he’s not just doing it for fun either. Teams pay him an average of $2,000 per game to work his magic in the stands, and when you consider the fact that he works an average of 80 to 90 games per year, you’ll see that he’s making a comfortable six-figure salary by whipping fans, and maybe even you, into a frenzy.

So how did Cameron get his start?

After college, he moved to Los Angeles and tried to make it as an actor. At a Dodgers game, he put his acting skills to work in the stands, and was approached by the team about hiring him to do his “superfan” gig full time. Soon word of Cameron’s skills spread from team to team, and he started receiving unsolicited offers from all across the country. Before he knew it, the acting career was out the window, and he was doing a new kind of acting at any game that needed a little more spirit.

So keep Cameron in mind the next time you’re at a game and wondering what the guy dancing through the stands is doing, because he just might be paying the bills from your fun.

[Portfolio – Superfan Cameron Hughes]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Hollywood Stock Exchange?

Hollywood Stock Exchange

Think you know Hollywood? Then prove it.

The Hollywood Stock Exchange (aka The Entertainment Market) allows you to “buy shares of your favorite actors and their new movies”. Based on the success of their career and the success of each movie, values rise and fall, soaring with a blockbuster opening and plummeting with a “bomb no one goes to see”.

Insider trading is encouraged, so you can utilize any entertainment news, insider info, and tools of the trade that you think will help you make buys. Then, as you build up your portfolio, you can trade your ‘cash’ for prizes.

Do you have what it takes?

[Hollywood Stock Exchange]

…It’s Website Wednesday: WikiProject Porn Stars?

So somehow I got the days confused and managed to post a Things Thursday on a Wednesday, and completely ignore Website Wednesday in the process, so here’s my repentance:

Wikipedia Shauna O’Brien

Wikipedia is really looking to push the boundaries of decency with their latest project: Porn Stars. From the site:

    The project aims to implement a consistent format for articles of pornographic actors, actresses and models, as well as related infobox templates. Additionally, the project is to implement a standard means of procuring information on pornographic actresses, as well as to address what is proper for an encyclopedic article on porn stars.

I guess if you’re going to be the place to go for online information about anything and everything, you can’t just ignore the porn world. That would be like ignoring a substantial part of the history of the Internet. Surprisingly (or not surprsingly depending on how you view the ‘Pedia) the articles are actually pretty informative, giving a complete career history, filmography, appearances, and much more. Plus, you can finally get the “real or fake” question answered by more than just a “dude, totally”. It’s a dirty world, but somebody’s got to document it.

[Wikipedia – WikiProject Porn Stars]