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I'm new! [message #165551] Fri, 29 August 2008 09:08 Go to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: HeidelbergChad

I just joined this group a moment ago, I'm actually glad to have found
it, because I started my first blog ever yesterday, and it's devoted
to Independent Short Film.

I don't want to seem spammy, since I'm new and all, but please feel
free to stop by my blog, I'm sure you have something worthwhile to
contribute.

Here's the URL: http://independentshortfilm.brighterplanet.org/independent-s hort-film/independent-short-film

Thanks,
Chad
Re: I'm new! [message #165552 is a reply to message #165551] Fri, 29 August 2008 17:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Elrod is currently offline  Doug Elrod
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On Aug 29, 9:08 am, HeidelbergChad
<freelancetechret...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> I just joined this group a moment ago, I'm actually glad to have found
> it, because I started my first blog ever yesterday, and it's devoted
> to Independent Short Film.

Like "Mr. B Natural"? Or perhaps "Body Care and Grooming"? I just
wonder if the Oscars ever had a category that included these....

-Doug Elrod (dre1@cornell.edu)
often walks past some of the shooting locations for BCaG!
Re: I'm new! [message #165553 is a reply to message #165552] Sat, 30 August 2008 01:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Doug Elrod <dre1@cornell.edu> writes:

> On Aug 29, 9:08=A0am, HeidelbergChad
> <freelancetechret...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> I just joined this group a moment ago, I'm actually glad to have found
>> it, because I started my first blog ever yesterday, and it's devoted
>> to Independent Short Film.

> Like "Mr. B Natural"? Or perhaps "Body Care and Grooming"? I just
> wonder if the Oscars ever had a category that included these....

I can't offer any advice. I'm not new here. I don't know if
I've ever been new here, in fact. I can't even say if I'm here at all,
except to satisfy the requirements of Human Resources.


> -Doug Elrod (dre1@cornell.edu)
> often walks past some of the shooting locations for BCaG!

That's a peculiar occupation to have. Do you suppose there are
people on the payroll just to walk past the shooting locations of
'Speech: Platform Posture and Appearance'?

--
Joseph Nebus
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Re: I'm new! [message #165554 is a reply to message #165553] Sat, 30 August 2008 04:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: HeidelbergChad

Do you suppose someone could introduce me to "mst3k" a bit?

Chad
Re: I'm new! [message #165555 is a reply to message #165554] Sat, 30 August 2008 09:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"HeidelbergChad" <freelancetechretary@googlemail.com> wrote in message
news:2f58f0d5-cdbd-4f07-b709-d5bb33c56b43@e39g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
> Do you suppose someone could introduce me to "mst3k" a bit?
>
> Chad

Sure. MST3K = "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (The full name of the
show, but the acronym of MST3K is the common version for general
discussion).

The show itself is a precursor to the "Audio Commentary Tracks" found on
many DVD's these days.
Aside from the witty comedic commentary of MST3K, there were usually a
few comedic skits between commercial breaks as well as the "Invention
Exchange" opening skit with Joel (later replaced by Mike) and The Bots
(Crow, Tom Servo, & Gypsy) to engage the audience and let them know the
characters commenting on the movies.

You can see a generous sample of MST3K episodes on www.Youtube.com and
the talented perfomerers of the Best Brains gang would be quite happy to
have fans like yourself purchasing the episodes for your own personal
enjoyment (buy some DVDs for your friends and family too, these DVDs are fun
gifts) and also for you to consider looking at their current comedic
projects under "Cinematic Titanic" (similar comedic taunting format) and
"RiffTrax" (MP3 play-along commentary for your favorite commercial DVDs that
could not be licensed for comedic commentary by the MST3K talented crew and
guest humorists which include a few folks you already are familar with).

I find the MST3K Shorts (the MST3K gang mocking short informational
movie bits from the classic educational "classroom films") to be a decent
quick introduction on the comedic style of MST3K itself.

=======

GOOGLE video and YOUTUBE video search
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=mst3K
(Searching for [ MST3K shorts ] will bring up the list of short film
bits if you want to see them first)

General Mystery Science Theater 3000 info from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_Science_Theater_3000
As with the run on the Comedy Channel, the Sci Fi Channel run ended due to a
change in management. As a two-hour show involving long negotiations for the
use of third-party films, MST3K was a tough sell for networks, despite the
fan base and ratings. However, many former members of Best Brains insist to
this day that they would have loved to continue the show indefinitely, as
evidenced by similar new projects such as Cinematic Titanic, RiffTrax and
The Film Crew.

A more intense Wiki spinoff information location for MST3K
http://mst3k.wikia.com/wiki/Mystery_Science_Theater_3000_Wik i

Many MST3K DVDs are available on popular sales websites like
http://www.Amazon.com and http://www.bestbuy.com/ and
http://www.cduniverse.com/ for very good prices.
Re: I'm new! [message #165556 is a reply to message #165554] Sat, 30 August 2008 12:11 Go to previous message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Michael

On Aug 30, 4:23 am, HeidelbergChad
<freelancetechret...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Do you suppose someone could introduce me to "mst3k" a bit?
>
> Chad

Well, I'm new here to. I'm Michael, and I joined a month ago.
Everything you need to know about mst3k and its long history can be
found at http://www.mst3kinfo.com/history/index.html and if you want
to order any fan copies I highly recommend www.mst3ktapes.com, so I'm
glad you here!
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