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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

// SBS6+

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Friday, June 29, 2012

// Cerebral Ballzy: represent

Tonight going to Cerebral Ballzy live @area51… Represent!

 

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Monday, June 18, 2012

// Nieuw SBS Krijgt Vorm

Het moet allemaal nog wel ff gebeuren; maar leuk dat er nu al positief geluid ontstaat over hetgeen we 3 maanden geleden zijn begonnen...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

// Dutch Documentary “Transmedia Storytelling”


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Monday, May 28, 2012

// Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots

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Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots is a VH1-documentary which explores in very detail the animus between African-Americans and the LAPD. This documentary of writer-director Mark Ford marks the 20th anniversary of the widespread unrest unleashed by the “not guilty” verdict after Rodney King was beaten on the 29th of April in 1992. It captures the complexity and history of the hate and anger and what the role of (hip hop) music was during this powerfully community discontent. A must see.

Documentary was aired in the US on the first of May 2012. You can watch it here:

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

// Crowdfunding TV-platform

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By combining a crowd-funding platform with an online television channel, Mobcaster is the first and only place to find original, independent, audience-supported television shows.

First an example of an already funded Australian tv-show ‘The Weatherman’.



I like the fact that Mobcaster is able to disrupt the traditional TV creation process without destroying the system. But the only negative part is that the TV-shows are only aired on a mobcaster channel. How nice would it be that after filming a pilot (big) TV networks could also adopt the serie. That would make it even better for the makers, the audience and the believers who invested money in the pilot….

Hopefully something waiting to happen…

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Monday, April 30, 2012

// Branded Island - XXXX Gold

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Australian beer brand XXXX Gold has bought an island.To be more precise, they have taken a three-year lease on a 6ha Southern Great Barrier Reef island off the Capricorn Coast. What about that?!

From October 2012 XXXX Gold wants to send groups of beer drinking Australians who won in promotions to this so called ‘Pumpkin Island’ or as the beer brand calls it ‘the ingenious beer delivery system’.

Check out the video:


Or as the campaign-site points out:
“Right now XXXX Island is bursting at the seams with15 acres of, well not much. Besides potential. That’s why in the coming months we’re going to unleash your creativity, ingenuity and good old Aussie elbow grease to turn the island into the ultimate destination for mates’ trips away.”

Another great example of crowd sourcing and listening to your audience.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

// Enter Shikari

[this post is Dutch only]

Vanavond naar Enter Shikari in de Melkweg. Kijken hoe deze mix tussen hardcore-metal en electronica live klinkt… #represent

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

// Television For Dogs

[this post is English only]

To be clear on forehand: this blogpost is completely serious and has nothing to do with upcoming April Fool’s Day.

What is the deal: on the 13th February of 2012 the first and only television network for dogs, DOGTV, has making its debut in San Diego. Scientifically developed and tested for four years, DOGTV is “a new channel for man’s best friend”. Or as its website tells us “DOGTV’s 24/7 programming helps stimulate, entertain, relax and habituate dogs with shows that expose them to various movements, sounds, objects, experiences and behavior patterns, all from dog’s point of view.”

The thing I’m very curious about, is DOGTV’s second screen strategy…

 

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

// The Phantom Four & The Arguido

[this post is Dutch only]

Vanavond naar de cd-presentatie van The Phantom Four & The Arguido (=Rudeboy - die je kan kennen van Urban Dance Squad) in de Melkweg… #represent

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

// Page One: Inside The New York Times

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Recommendation for all those who are interested in the clash between old school media and digital media… (Rotten Tomatoes)

more

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

// Social TV: Loyalize and Fango

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Brand loyalization.
That’s what Loyalize believes in. This San Francisco based company builded an audience participation platform (white-labeled) that drives engagement across connected devices. See how it works:


They recently made a big global step by launching their first social TV app in Australia called Fango. They launched this service for Australian national broadcaster Seven. The main purpose of Seven is create engagement between their viewers and their tv-programs. Watch their demo over here.

Personally I believe in social TV, but I don’t believe in ‘general apps’ for ‘everything’. Why? Simple:
If you are a broadcaster always start with ‘your content’. Never start with just a technique or a tool. And that’s what is happening here. Don’t push your tool, but let them engage with your content. For example: organically put this platform in their soap community. Completely integrate the tool in their Australian Open Tennis broadcast or co-create news with it for Sevens’ newsportal etc.
So make it organic, make it easy. And always start with your content. That makes it way easier to explain to your audience and engaging will automatically follow. Even if you have to push this ‘new technique’...

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// Personal Branding: Karl Lagerfeld

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Loic Le Meur talks during Le Web with Karl Lagerfeld about (personal) branding and his use of digital media.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

// Edwin Valent’s Top 22 Albums of 2011

[this post is English only]

My most important list of the year:  My Best Albums of 2011.
Every album mentioned below should be in your cd rack or vinyl box. Definitely.

For you convenience I added for every album a YouTube video after the click.
Enjoy.

PS If you want to see My 22 Best Metal Albums of 2011 - check this.







Edwin Valent’s Top 22 Albums of 2011
1.  Burgerkill - Venomous
2.  L’Esprit Du Clan - Chapitre V: Drama
3.  Cerebral Ballzy - Cerebral Ballzy
4.  Truth Corroded - Worship The Bled
5.  Trapped Under Ice - Big Kiss Goodnight
6.  Death Grips - Exmilitary
7.  Jay Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne
8.  Rotting Out - Street Prowl
9.  Backtrack - Darker Half
10. Fair To Midland - Arrows & Anchors
11. The Browning - Burn This World
12. S.O.S. - I Owe You Nothing
13. Zion I & The Grouch - Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation
14. Floating Me - Floating Me
15. Sólstafir - Svartir Sandar
16. Frankenbok - The End Of All You Know
17. Vildhjarta - Masstaden
18. Gorki - Research & Development
19. The Warriors - See How You Are
20. Rise Against - Endgame
21. Morbid Angel - Illud Divinum Insanus
22. Exile & Free The Robots - All City L.A. Series #10

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// Edwin Valent’s Top 22 Metal Albums 2011

[this post is English only]

During 2011 you could listen every week to my best metaltracks @22tracks, but what are my 22 best metalalbums of 2011?

Here we go.

PS If you want my overall Top 22 Albums - click here






Edwin Valent’s Top 22 Metal Albums of 2011
1.  Burgerkill - Venomous
2.  L’Esprit Du Clan - Chapitre V: Drama
3.  Cerebral Ballzy - Cerebral Ballzy
4.  Truth Corroded - Worship The Bled
5.  Trapped Under Ice - Big Kiss Goodnight
6.  Death Grips - Exmilitary
7.  Rotting Out - Street Prowl
8.  Backtrack - Darker Half
9.  Fair To Midland - Arrows & Anchors
10. The Browning - Burn This World
11. S.O.S. - I Owe You Nothing
12. Floating Me - Floating Me
13. Sólstafir - Svartir Sandar
14. Frankenbok - The End Of All You Know
15. Vildhjarta - Masstaden
16. The Warriors - See How You Are
17. Rise Against - Endgame
18. Morbid Angel - Illud Divinum Insanus
19. Jasta - Jasta
20. Sleeping Giant - Kingdom Days In An Evil Age
21. Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising
22. Textures - Dualism

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