Web series and online video news worth clicking today:
The JetBlue flight attendant flip out has been all over the news this week—USA Today even put this guy on the front page—but there’s been a sore lack of good video showing just what happened on that fretful flight that set off 39 year-old Steven Slater on his expletive filled tirade and eventual escape down the plane’s inflatable slide. Luckily Chinese news service Next Media Animation has a nice reenactment for us. [NMA on YouTube]
Rocketboom, the long-running NYC-based web series that spawned a slew of offshoot series that would stand strong on their own, with Know Your Meme even overtaking the top spot. Well now the Rocketboom team is doing a little re-org on YouTube, breking out into Rocketboom Daily, RocketboomTech, Know Your Meme and Rocketboom NYC. And to be expected, they even made a video announcing the shake up. [Rocketboom]
The Legend of Neil poked a little fun at NBC’s The Office in the episode 2, (“The Gloffice”) of its new season which just got underway on Atom. The ep features features Steve Carell’s “replacement”…”With Neil back in Hyrule, Ganon and Wizrobe go back to the drawing board to plot his demise in… The Gloffice!” [Atom.com]Fast Company showed some serious love for web series today as it released a slew of articles on this emerging medium for its September issue of the magazine. There are profiles on Next New Networks, Funny or Die, Babelgum, The Guild creator Felicia Day, Odd Jobs creator Jeremy Redleaf, Easy to Assemble and more. “New-media networks like Funny or Die and performers such as Felicia Day are producing imaginative shows that redefine must-see viewing — whether you watch on an iPad or a Web-enabled TV.” [Fast Company]
Portland-based indie web series Wage Slaves released the trailer (below) for its second season today, with the premiere of the seven-episode season set for August 31. The tepid RomCom from Chris A. Bolton picks up where it left off with the clock punchers at the Rose City Coffeehouse. [Wage Slaves]
Johnny Carson is coming to web! (Or so the headlines read this morning.) Really the late great Carson’s archive of more than 3500 hours of The Tonight Show have been digitized and will be released online through the relaunched johnnycarson.com [New York Times]
Austin-based creative agency GSD&M Idea City lauched a five-episode web series Profiles in Creativity created by a handful of GSD&M’s interns. The web series profiles several local Austin artists as part of a campaign to build buzz for the city’s Launch787’s Austin Fashion Week later this month, with episodes on Touch of Sass boutique owner Currie Bucher, make-up artist Maris Malone Caldron, Ilios Lighting owner Brian Azar, sound engineer Richard Belisle and fashion photographer Gerry Hanan. [Austin Business Journal]
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