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Please enjoy an eclectic diversity of content and subjects created by Matt Chapman. This blog page gives more in depth detail and cool anecdotes pertaining to each video, film, or perhaps something else completely. On top of that, you will find info about the online video making paradigm, production, post-production and more. ChappyShowcase has content channels all over the web. All links for each channel are located for your convenience at a click of the button. Be sure to check the blog regularly to be updated on what is happening with Growing Up Guide Pup, ChappyShowcase, and GurillaTV. Or, better yet, subscribe to one of the RSS feeds so every new post is automatically emailed to you. Enjoy...and remember, keep that camera rollin!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

JUNK MAIL: a unsustainable disaster

Junk mail has reached a point of unsustainability beyond my comprehension. I can't remember the last time I actually did anything other than take my junk mail from the mailbox and drop into right into the recycling bin.

Interesting Facts:

1) 4,000,000 million tons of paper is wasted every year on junk mail

2) 28,000,000 million gallons of water are used to make that paper

3) 100,000,000 million trees are destroyed every year by this unresponsible industry

4) More than 98% of junk mail is uneffective for the intended marketing purpose

LETS PUT A STOP TO THIS. My freind, and colleague has made a video addressing this issue in his own special way.

This is his profile page on Metacafe.

Please enjoy the video, and remember, keep that camera rollin!

NO MORE JUNK MAIL! - Amazing videos are here

Dog Scared of His Own Farts

Yeah, yeah, this is a rediculously immature subject. Never-the-less, I just have to talk about it. My dog Eli, a career changed guide dog, can't stand the sound nor the smell of his own farts. It's so bad that he literally tucks his butt under and runs for the hills when he cuts one. His phobia has gotten so bad that all I have to do is make a fart noise with my armpit and he runs faster than an Ethiopian chicken.

I decided I had to record this and make a video. I didn't consider how difficult a task this would actually be. I set the camera on record at least a dozen times over the period of a month. Yep, stuck the cam on a tripod and pointed it at Eli hoping a magical moment would happen. Eli is a flatulent dog, so I figured I would get it eventually. After tons of wasted hours of footage it finally happened. The event caught on camera is genuine and hilarious, however not the best display I've ever seen; not even close. But I had to take what I could get. Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2008

The HOW-TO video phenomenon

Lets talk about a new emerging online genre...HOW-TO. Sites like Instructables.com, WonderHowTo.com, Metacafe.com, and Videojug.com have business models that thrive off of this sort of content. Although there are no standards or written rules on what exactly they are supposed to consist of per say...the basic format consists of a person or creator narrating a video tutorial on how-to do something. The videos are usually straight foward, factual, and very niche based. They can be how-to on magic tricks, how-to prank videos, how-to cooking videos, how-to videos on just about anything you can think of.

The person who has made the most noise in this new arena and is partially responsible for the explosion of the genre is Metacafe's KIPKAY. With 3,500 subscribers and more than 2 million profile views he has made quite a name for himself. To this date, he has earned over $118,000 making him the most succesful producer on Metacafe. Below is his most succesful video entitled LASER FLASHLIGHT HACK

Laser Flashlight Hack! - Watch more funny videos here

Wonder how to do something? There is a good chance that a video is floating around on cyberspace with the answer your looking for. Start at one of the three sites I mentioned at the beginning of the article and see what you can find. You might just find something very helpful, and what is really cool is it's all free to the consumer.

Below is my first how-to video. It's located all over the internet and has had a good reception thus far. It's called HOW TO BUILD A POTATO LAUNCHER. It's a quick, easy tutorial based on the typical potato launcher archetype designs that I have seen over the years. It's fun and has a hilarious ending at the end.
Check it out...and remember, keep that camera rollin!

Gadgets:How To Build A Potato Launcher