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Posts tagged ‘youtube’

Dubstep Power Tools

There is no denying the creativity and skill of MysteryGuitarMan. Below is his latest video where he does audio loops of power tools to create a great dubstep track, enjoy :)

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Video Game High School

VGHS is a web series created by Freddie Wong (FreddieW), Brandon Laatsch, and Matt Arnold. It revolves around a young man in the near future when gaming is the worlds biggest professional sport who gets to attend VGHS.

Its a great series because Freddie and Brandon always do great work, check out their YouTube Channel but whats more unique is how they got funding for the project. They started a kickstarter and raised $273,725 to date. WOW!

Whats really interesting is that this is becoming a trend with independent film and video game projects, creators are going directly to fans instead of having to go through a major production company. This allows for more creativity and versatility on the part of the creator and is opening doors for people who haven’t made it in the “industry”.

Watch the trailer below and then click the link below to visit their website and watch the first episode. I would also checkout the kickstarter page, it has some great stuff and might just inspire you to start your own project.

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Watch Episode 1

Visit the KickStarter Page

SourceFed addresses the KickStarter phenomenon in the video below:

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Video Puzzle by MysteryGuitarMan

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A really cool video concept by one of my favorite YouTubers, MysteryGuitarMan (Joe Penna). In case you don’t know, Joe is a visual effects artist in SoCal who’s worked with major brands like McDonalds on ad campaigns and has been making YouTube videos for years and is one of the top 10 most subscribed channels.

Above is a recent video he made that just blew me away, its a simple video but was presented in a really cool way by splitting it into 4 pieces and showing it on 4 different constantly moving iPhones like a puzzle.

Check out his main channel: www.youtube.com/MysteryGuitarMan

Second Channel (Behind the scenes and vlogs): www.youtube.com/jp

Website: mysteryguitarman.com

 

Google Makes Driving Easier

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Google’s self driving car program has completed over 200,000 miles so they shot this special video taking a blind man on a ride to Taco Bell to showcase its potential. The program has been active since 2010, they are actively using the technology for Google Maps and are doing amazing research to be able to make this a reality for the public.

PC Mag’s Article:

Blind Driver’s Trip in Google’s Self-Driving Car Was Legal

This article elaborates on the programs and has statements from the police department that aided in the test drive and from the California Highway Patrol

SourceFed Coverage:

Also here is SourceFed’s coverage of it. SourceFed is a great news source on YouTube that was established by Philip DeFranco, they are new on the block but doing really well, I recommend you check them out.

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Google Current – New App for Android & iOS

In case you didn’t know, Google released a new free App/Service called Google Current for Android and iOS. Its a news app that will show you articles from hundreds of publications in a uniform interface making it really easy to read. I have been using the app for 2 days and I’ll probably be doing most of my reading from the app from now on. Also its good to see Google succed at something after some recent flops (cough – Buzz and Google+ – cough).

Watch the video to get some details.

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Knoxville Vlogs Series

I recently went to Knoxville, TN with my family to visit a friend, AbdelRahman Murphy who is the new Youth Director for the Muslim Community of Knoxville. Below is the vlog series I filmed while there. I vlogged our daily activities along with some previews of the lectures I will be posting soon on Salam Studios. Enjoy!

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Congress Tries to Censor the Internet!

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Write to your Congressman: http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/

An explanation by Philip DeFranco

 http://youtu.be/82dIKa70DXU?t=4m20

Director Darren Aronofsky makes Anti-Meth PSA’s

Director Darren Aronofsky most popularly know for making “Requiem for a Dream”, the scariest drug movie ever, has made 4 Anti-Meth PSA’s. They are well directed and really get the message across. Warning, some of these are graphic.

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Review: Margin Call

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I got a chance to watch an early screening of this movie and I thought the writing and acting was pheonominal. I was also very impressed by the rookie director J. C. Chandor, overall a great movie and very real diptiction of what Wall Street really is. Below is a review by Jonathan Crow that I really agree with.

Review by Jonathan Crow

The new movie “Margin Call,” which opens in select cities today, centers on a 24-hour period in a Lehman Brothers-like firm that finds itself on the wrong side of some very bad investments. First time writer-director J. C. Chandor could have made an overblown movie a la Oliver Stone, with clear good guys and villains squaring off in dramatic monologues against the backdrop of Hamptons mansions and private jets. Instead, Chandor, who is the son of a Wall Street stockbroker, offers a much quieter, and, one surmises, realistic, take. The film takes place in the sterile halls and boardrooms of a Manhattan office building. The conversations are tense and hushed. No one is an overt villain, with one exception: Everyone approaches the crisis, which could be ruinous to millions, with a completely amoral logic.

Also if you don’t wanna go to the theaters to watch this you can rent it now on YouTube: CLICK HERE!

 

Review: Little Mosque on the Prairie

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Today my professor made us watch Little Mosque on the Prairie. There are far to many things wrong with this show for me to let it go. In the past I have seen characters use the word Allahu Akbar as a greeting on 24. I have seen characters in the 3rd Rambo use inshAllah as a greeting but one mistake is tolerable, the amount of mistakes this show makes is not. Below is a list of things they got wrong, hope they read this, because if your gonna produce a TV show  I would hope that you would have the budget to hire a real life Muslim to advise you on whats realistic and whats nonsense.

  • The Imam in the show says Salam like my Mom
  • Trying to see the moon out of a telescope
  • The Imam is the most clean shaven guy I haven ever seen
  • The guy leading Salah has THE WORST TAJWEED IN THE WORLD!
  • The Imam can’t pronounce the word Imam
  • Why is there a redneck community in Canada?
  • Not all muslims hate American Idol
  • Muslim communities are more diverse than Caucasian and Nigerian
  • Women in the community don’t openly hit on the Imam
  • Last time I checked Rayyan is a guys name
  • When someone walks into the masjid mid salah the whole congregation doesn’t turn around and look

I can go on and on about this show but I don’t wanna spend that much time on it and I don’t wanna watch anymore of it to find mistakes. The only thing I could find that was accurate was that they couldn’t afford to pay the Imam.