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Re: [videoblogging] The Comedy Extender

By Christopher Weagel | Christopher Weagel <humandog@...> | ronnalddd
November 27, 2004 | Post #2004 | Topic #2000

Steve I've always thought about doing something like this, but haven't c= ause I'm lazy. This looks like a good start, but I was a little disappoin= ted. The stuff that pops up during this episode doesn't add much. Like a = watered down pop-up video. Still, this is a good first step, and it's pres= ented well for what it is. Chris On Nov 27, 2004, at 8:47 AM, Steve Ga= rfield wrote: > > My friend Ravi Jain just made available an episode of hi= s web-based > sitcom from 2002, Three Abreast. > > I love this show. Ravi = was way ahead of his time by triggering content > based on where you are in= the movie. You can pause the movie and visit > external websites. I hope= you like it, it's got a catchy theme song > too. ;-) > > http://ravijain.o= rg/threeabreast.html > > Click on the episode "Couple o' Cousins", and then= click "Current > Episode" and select "Comedy Extender Mode." > > Here's wh= at Ravi says about it: > > "Three Abreast <www.three-abreast.com> is a web-= based sitcom about my > life that utilizes technologies unique to the Inter= net. The conceptual > and technological innovation of the work is a mechani= sm termed, =93The > Comedy Extender=94. > > This feature automatically tr= iggers dynamic content that complements > the video narrative, such as: bac= kground notes, links to related web > sites, and downloadable material (MP3= files, text files, images). This > unique feature is a direct extension of= emerging narrative structures > that are heavily threaded with references.= =93The Comedy Extender=94 > acknowledges the multi-tasking aesthetic of na= rrative that the digital > / on-line culture has fostered. > > The storyl= ines are drawn from personal experiences and it is filmed > inside my actua= l home, drawing comparisons to other identity strategies > on the Internet = =96 such as home web-cam sites. As the concept of > identity continues to e= volve on the Internet, this work challenges the > viewer to question what i= s real in the on-line =91space=92 of the Internet. > > Three Abreast enjo= yed a whirlwind first run from March until July > 2002. The site is current= ly in hiatus, but will be 'relaunched' in some > form in 2004. Stay tuned! = For now, you can watch the acclaimed fifth > episode - Couple O' Cousins (a= ravijain.org exclusive!)" > > > --------- [ Web Sites ] --------- > Stev= e Garfield Video Production > http://stevegarfield.com > > Video Blog > htt= p://stevegarfield.blogs.com/videoblog/ > > Weblog: Off On A Tangent > http:= //offonatangent.blogspot.com/ > > Video Podcast > http://stevegarfield.blog= s.com/videopodcast/ > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > >