Community Is Everything
As we enter 2011, it's become obvious how important Facebook is to enabling a community of like-minded people to interact with each other around things they care about. Very few people want to maintain multiple profiles on multiple social networks anymore.
MIX has been an amazing place for Zadi and me to get to know the people who care the most about Epic Fu and to create amazing projects together. You guys have been with us through thick and thin the past 3 years since we created the site, and it's been incredible.
It's time for our favorite five things this week! Mostly these just made us smile. :)
1. Video: Willhundredpercent's Object Part One
[ Via: Armored Heart ]
Congratulations, we made it to Friday! Now time for the reward. The very first installation of our favorite five things this week! This is what the week of September 3rd looked like:
1. Video: The Wilderness Downtown.
Arcade Fire teams up with Google to make a nostalgic HTML5 Music Video.
The Social Network has made it clear that we are now living our lives online. If you're new to exploring the social spaces of the Internet, we've provided you with a three part series that will give you quick and easy lessons (or reminders) on how to navigate through the web of social etiquette.
7 Steps to Building Your Online Identity
From the planning stages to your public internet presence, we show you how to construct an ID that will last in the constantly changing social web and examples of who's doing it right!
5 Ways to Make an Awesome Community
We give you five simple steps to finding and building your own online community. From finding your passion to engaging with an audience, we give you a 101 primer on how its done and point you to the web communities that can get you started.
Is Your Private Info Way Too Public?
In this episode we show you five simple steps to keeping your online privacy in check. From passwords to location tracking to cookies, we'll give you the skinny on the simple things you may be overlooking in order to keep your privacy on the web.
As work continues behind the scenes on the new Epic Fu blog network, I wanted to show you a blog that will be part of the network: Audioesque.
Created by Michael (Giannii) Calvert, Audioesque reviews an album each day of the week, uncovering the artistry of musicians and their creative process for each digital wax masterpiece they produce. With each review they reward one viewer for "filling in the blank" on one unanswered question within the show.
Here's a draft of the intro for the videos that Giannii's been putting together -- he's got a lot more up his sleeve.
We're still a few weeks away from launching the network, but we'll keep dropping tidbits to preview things as they become available.
Originally posted on the Smashface blog
Hello out there in Internetvision land! I'm really happy to be writing this blog post, because I get to let the world know that we're launching a new season of Epic Fu on January 21, 2010!
To celebrate we're going to drink a lot, and you're invited. But before we drink, the great folks at Tubefilter will feature Zadi and me in an onstage discussion as part of their monthly Web Television Meetup to talk about the show and our experiences creating and iterating it over the years. Our deals with Next New Networks and Revision3, our almost-multi-year cable television deal, assembling a team, building a brand, dealing with the ups and downs of new media -- it's all up for grabs.
From the Tubefilter announcement:
For the January edition of the Hollywood Web Television Meetup, we are proud to present a very special evening with popular internet culture show EPIC FU as they launch the new EPIC FU network. Join us as we screen the premiere of one of the web’s most revered and award-winning series, followed by an intimate discussion with its creators, Zadi Diaz and Steve Woolf. The evening is sponsored by HP and Intel, who will be onhand to give away a free HP Envy laptop and a free HP DreamScreen for Meetup attendees. This is definitely a night not to be missed!
A Special Evening with EPIC FU
Thursday, January 21, 2010
7:30 pm – Panel / 8:45 pm – Mixer
Busby’s East (Mid Wilshire)
5364 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
Come party with us this Sunday night as EPIC FU continues its Living Room Series with a Live performance by Paul Dateh & Ken Belcher. They'll be performing songs from their brand new EP, The Good Life, as well as giving away signed copies to a lucky few! I'll be hosting and taking questions from the live virtual audience - so make sure to drop by. Anything can (and will) happen!
Date: Sunday, November 8th, 2009
Time: 7pm PST
Place: YOUR living room! Meet us virtually at live.epicfu.com
Since first appearing on the music scene two years ago, singer and violinist Paul Dateh has gone on to garner millions of views on the web as well as national exposure on television and in print. Now, Dateh has teamed up with guitarist Ken Belcher to create "The Good Life" - a concept record that offers a fresh and original take on acoustic urban folk music.
"The Good Life" is a seven-song EP that follows the life of a man living out his adulthood. Classic, well-known stories of finding happiness in each moment and the search for love are presented in new ways with Dateh's pure voice and lush string harmonies while Belcher punctuates each sentence with the soulful strumming of his guitar.
In preparation for this release, Paul Dateh and Ken Belcher have been touring throughout the United States performing to sold-out crowds while also continuing to build a solid following online. The duo will also be making their first one-month tour in Japan starting in November.
Fans from around the world are joining forces to recreate the classic, Star Wars: A New Hope.
The entire movie is split up into 15 second scenes. Claim a scene, film it, and upload it! When it's all done, it'll be stitched together so we can watch the magic happen.
Check out the official Star Wars Uncut Tumblr blog as well.
A fun collaboration by students at the University of Quebec at Montreal!
[ Via: Ricky Van Veen on Tumblr ]