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Clever is the best word to describe PES’s latest stop-motion short, a Michel Gondry-esque recreation of the cooking process in which artificial household items sub in for real ingredients. (Though, disturbingly, the end product almost looks delicious.) And while following online video means watching a lot […] Read more »

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“I’m not here to make friends,” you’ve probably heard more than one reality show contestant say. But how often has that cliche popped up? YouTube user richfofo has a montage of the best and brightest. Also, in Karina Longworth’s words, “In terms of sheer hilarity –– […] Read more »

Today, on the Station, we found out how they sell light bulbs in Thailand, and whether or not the US dollar contains secret Masonic messages. And we also reviewed the new Instablogs podcast Global Report, which uses its resources as a citizen journalism depot to gather […] Read more »

Paul Proulx’s montages are on the surface simply mashups of film clips, but the way in which he’s constructed these odes to late 20th-century film show an attention to detail beyond the amateur. At what point does expressing your love of movies become its own act […] Read more »

What happens when an independently produced political ad is stripped of its original intent? Well, it becomes a way of commentating on any public figure — from George Carlin to Cobra Commander. Today at the Station, we look at will.i.am’s Yes We Can — in both […] Read more »

Kanye West’s career at this point seems at least partially built on his ability to put on a good show — his music is solid, but it’s the presentation of his life as a brand that has made him a major player in all aspects of […] Read more »

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Need a quick break from the grind? WWD sister site NewTeeVee Station brings you Watercooler Clips, a selection from our collection of what’s good, interesting and/or of note in the online video world — whatever the web is talking about at the virtual watercooler. Today, we […] Read more »

Unless you work hard to suppress the child inside, you’re probably pretty excited about seeing WALL-E, the new Pixar movie out this weekend. But if you didn’t get a chance to hit a midnight screening last night and you’re jonesing for some quality storytelling and gorgeous […] Read more »

In 2005, Matt Harding had no idea that dancing silly on camera would help him become a corporate-sponsored world traveler. But when Stride Gum took notice of the first Where the Hell is Matt? short, they signed him up to continue jigging across the globe. What, […] Read more »

It’s a big week for the intersection of rap-related feuds and online video! Yesterday we brought you Shaq’s attack on Kobe, and today we have a comprehensive analysis of the Soulja Boy/Ice T back-and-forth that’s been popping. In the final analysis, who’s winning this battle of […] Read more »

Need a quick break from the grind? WWD sister site NewTeeVee Station brings you Watercooler Clips, a selection from our collection of what’s good, interesting and/or of note in the online video world — whatever the web is talking about at the virtual watercooler. Today, it’s […] Read more »

Ready? OK! Liz already linked to our George Carlin memorial earlier, but today we also have Karina Longworth’s review of the new science comedy series Improbable Research Collections. How to describe it? Karina puts it best: “Have you long felt that the one thing the web […] Read more »

Need a quick break from the grind? WWD sister site NewTeeVee Station now brings you Watercooler Clips, a selection from our collection of what’s good, interesting and/or of note in the online video world — whatever the web is talking about at the virtual watercooler. Today, […] Read more »

Today we’re all-too-aptly featuring Girl Friday, an Australian import that maybe should have stayed down under, if you ask reviewer Steve Bryant. But what do you think of the imported soap, which debuted last week on Bebo? You know the drill: Read what we think, then […] Read more »

What do you do with a failed TV pilot from 2006, starring then-unknown Thomas Dekker (John Conner in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)? If you’re director Billy Dickson and producer Chad Cooperman, you cut it up in into 5-minute chunks to create a web series, perfectly […] Read more »

This evening, I’m updating live from the YouTube Screening Room launch party in Los Angeles, where a press conference will reveal more details about YouTube’s plans to showcase and distribute online high-quality short films from around the world — four shorts to be released every two […] Read more »

Hey, remember laughing at Miss Teen USA South Carolina being an idiot on national television, and then feeling a bit guilty about making fun of someone having a really bad day? Well, this weekend at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, 13-year-old Sameer Mishra won the grand […] Read more »

The tricks being used by viral marketing campaigns are getting more and more transparent these days, but I still got fooled occasionally: most recently by the folks at Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners, who may have been revealed as the producers of Giant LEGO Boulder: What’s […] Read more »

Now in its 52nd year, the Eurovision Song Contest has made strides in uniting some of the world’s most chaotic areas under one common purpose: the creation of spectacularly awful pop music. Previous winners include ABBA and Celine Dion. They’re on the higher end of the […] Read more »

What’s It About: The original Facebook Gangsta raps about the trials and tribulations of being so damn good at social networking sites. Quality lyric writing, flawless cinematography and editing, and committed performances from Sean Modica and Arthur Colombino keep the beat pumping. Premiered: May 19, 2008. […] Read more »

Over the past six months, some quality online videos devoted to Barack Obama have come out, but how many of them featured the senator from Illinois in a “political horror rock musical”? Answer, none. Until, that is, the release last February of Barackula: The Musical. Written […] Read more »

This week, Fox announced plans at the upfronts to emphasize “Remote-Free TV” — which Chris redubbed “More-like-the-Web TV”. But, since the only commercials I really tolerate anymore are online video pre-rolls, perhaps TV trying to more closely emulate the web with its advertising schemes is a […] Read more »

Larry Strong and Kevin Arbouet, who directed the first few Obama Girl shorts for Barely Political, are shifting gears this summer — the two have tipped NewTeeVee that they’ll be producing a feature film tentatively starring DJ Qualls (Road Trip, Hustle and Flow) and Jerry Stiller […] Read more »

Moms, love ‘em or leave ‘em, are overall a class of human beings worth celebrating at least once a year (maybe twice, if your family is generous about birthdays). But how to do it? It depends on what kind of resources you have at your disposal. […] Read more »

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