Encoding and uploading problems? Seems even the pros have their share of them. Back on Tuesday we ran the news that Lindsay Campbell is back in the web series world with her new series out of Next New Networks called Small Business Rules. the show was supposed to go live that day but a set of uploading issues with the AMEX Open Forum site, where the show is exclusively distributed for now, caused the release to be delayed until late last night. So today people are finally getting a look at the series, though for some reason there are no embeddable versions of it. Um, just a hunch, but there are probably more people that would dig this show than the handful that hang out on AMEX site. Their sponsor branding, after all, is built into the episodes. Kind of a launch fail if you ask us.
In other web series news of this Labor Day-shorted week, we had a two–part well worth reading interview with Streamy-winning director Blake Calhoun (Pink) on what he’s learned so far and some info on his upcoming series Exposed for TheWB.com. There’s was also news that long-running office comedy The Temp Life is gearing up for new episodes with renewal from lead sponsor Spherion and adding some new behind-the-camera talent. Also popular, especially amongst PS3 gamers, was our look at the groundbreaking machinima tools that are being built in to the upcoming PlayStation 3 game, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. We’ll be waiting for the first machinima web series to come out of that engine. Who’s it going to be?
Top stories of the week:
- Lindsay Campbell Back Online With ‘Small Business Rules’
- ‘Pink’ Anniversary, Interview With Streamy-Winning Director Blake Calhoun (Part 1)
- ‘Exposed’ On Deck, Interview With Streamy-Winning Director Blake Calhoun (Part 2)
- How PS3’s ‘Uncharted 2′ Will Change Machinima
- Spherion-backed ‘Temp Life’ Re-Staffs For New Season