Friday, June 23, 2006

Sneak Preview of New Revver Design


The guys at Revver have been tight lipped about the new design, but I was able to find this screen grab on one of their staging servers by using a python encription pass to access the extranet ASP database.

The new site looks nice but strangely familiar.

ZeFrank's Eyes Are Frightening Me


ZeFrankis one of the best contributions to Revver in a while. Funny, abstract and super quick bits. BUT I'm afraid his bulging eyes all over the "most watched" section... are starting to freak me out. I'm using post-it notes to cover him now, but does anyone else know about a filter patch I can download?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

David Chappelle Competition

Stop procrastinating on your David Chappelle video. I’m sure there are some ringers that will wait until Sunday night (deadline is 6/25), but right now the odds are nearly guaranteed that I’ll win a 4-day, 3-night expense-paid trip to New York City.

Why? I’m one of only 3 entries.
Here’s my entry (it’s actually my kids). You can't vote yet, but rest assured I'll tell you when you can.

The Kiss Kiss Bang Bang contest saw about 20-30 videos that arrived within hours of the deadline, so hopefully that’s what will happen here. I’m all for some competition. My piece isn’t that great, so I welcome the opportunity to lose to something better. I do, however, want that that damned plasma tv from the KissKiss competition.
Note that after you upload it, you need to market it. Get it on social networking sites, blogs, and e-mail. Manipulate the votes- it helps you and Chappelle.

Here are the guidelines
, and below is an overview:
Promotion from major Hollywood studio and video-sharing service encourages users to submit funny and creative personal video content. To celebrate the DVD release of Dave Chappelle’s Block Party on June 13th, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Revver.com (Revver Inc.) today launched “Invite Dave Chappelle to Your Block Party,” a national online promotion encouraging fans to submit funny, creative personal videos through the contest’s Web site, http://www.blockpartycontest.com. In the spirit of Dave Chappelle’s trademark comedy, contestants will upload their videos humorously begging the comic superstar to attend their fictional block party.

Help Nalts Win an iPod or Two?

Okay, the competition for the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is better than I expected. Which means I have to blog a desperate plea for votes. If you have a second, please give the following 3 short videos "5 stars." You don't even have to suffer through them or click the ads. And if I win, I'll let you borrow the iPod whenever you want.

Bar Scene- my wife and me

My kids do Apology scene (mostly bloopers)

EvilFist's entry

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Animator vs. Animation

This is fantastic. That's all I can say.

Only video posted by AlanB, but hopefully more will follow. Thanks Revver Editor's pick for identifying it.

My GPS device on PMS

I caught my GPS device on tape when she was going through PMS. I'm now on the market for a new one. By the way, this video (last I checked) had exactly one view. Since Aquadad wrote me an e-mail about it, I know the name of precisely everyone that has ever seen it.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Millions of Views to Revver Diet Coke and Mentos Videos


Okay, Revver fans. We're all very happy for Revver and Eepy Bird, who together have gone well past $30K on the Diet Coke & Mentos videos. But at the same time, which of us isn't INSANELY jealous? Admit it.

I just wrote up the story about it on http://nalts.wordpress.com/2006/06/19/get-rick-quick-amazing-case-study-on-viral-video-impact-diet-coke-and-mentos/.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Entry: Need Your Votes! :)


If you give a 5 rating to my Kiss Kiss Bang Bang video contest submissions, I'll invite you over to listen to my iPod WHENEVER you want:

Bar Scene


Lake (featuring EvilFist and his cousin)


Here's the one my kids did, but they wouldn't accept it because they're under 18. So I had to post it on YouTube. Mostly bloopers since we couldn't finish it.

Patience Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (for Cash)

GoldBlogger Podcast on Revver


Here's a podcast by GoldBlogger on Revver. If you're already familiar with Revver, you won't learn much. But if you're new, this is a nice way to get an overview and not have the painful task of reading. Gold Blogger is all about making money online, so the review focuses on the financial angle.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

First to 500 Contest

Who's going to hit 500 videos first? Nobelchain or Marquisdejolie? Place your best. Last I checked it was 456 vs. 469.