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You know, nothing makes my day like seeing something I've done on Boing Boing.
It's like, the ultimate thing. Link (Thanks, Cory!)

If you're coming here from Boing Boing, feel free to digg Blogumentary.

UPDATE: Jackson West posted about the Big B on NewTeeVee too. All my dreams are coming true today! If I get my poop together I should have a little interview snippet on Veoh's Viral too.

I thought the NYC theatrical premiere would be Blogumentary's last hurrah, but it's sure exciting to turn it loose on the great wide internets, where it can finally roam free. Cue Free Willy theme music.

February 6, 2007 at 11:02 AM in Blogumentary | Permalink


I know you put a ton of blood, sweat, and beer into Blogumentary. How do you feel, now that your baby has graduated to the interwebs?

Posted by: taulpaul at Feb 6, 2007 12:52:44 PM

you know, i feel pretty good whenever i pump a ton of bodily fluids into something.

i also feel like i should've done this a long time ago, but better late than never.

Posted by: chuck at Feb 6, 2007 1:22:21 PM

Chuck! Great film! Nice job. I'm a filmmaker and blogger in Burlington, Vermont (we met at sxsw last year) and I'd love to run your film on local TV here (old model showcasing the new model) if you would grant permission (I'm the production manager of a community access station). Plus, I'd love to buy a DVD.

Going to sxsw this year?

Posted by: Bill Simmon at Feb 6, 2007 1:39:38 PM

Is this the first time you've Dugg your own content? What is your experience submitting to Digg? It seems like it took a few days for the Blogumentary on Google video story to get traction.

Posted by: taulpaul at Feb 6, 2007 2:05:05 PM

Just chiming in to say that -- questionable typeface aside -- I loved your film! It gave me that same fuzzy nerd feeling I got from Weinberger's SPLJ book a few years back.

Came to it from Boing Boing btw.

Posted by: helgi at Feb 6, 2007 3:43:43 PM

Was wondering is maybe you could put up a high quality version maybe on itunes - that way when the apple tv box comes out really soon i can watch it on there. At the same time as showing off the box via vlog?

Yeah, nah? - great video.

Posted by: phil at Feb 6, 2007 3:45:55 PM

thanks! really getting a lot of good response, including some nice emails and blog posts. i've worried that people had high expectations, since it's been around awhile and really an amateur production, but so far i think people are happy to see a film like this out there.

Bill: That sounds great - go for it. Yep, I'll be rockin' SXSW again this year. See you there? I'll have some DVDs with me if you can wait that long...

Phil, Bill, and any name that rhymes: A DVD-quality version is going to be hosted soon by Swarmcast.

No iTunes or the like, since the copyrighted material is not cleared for commercial distribution of any sort. I wouldn't be surprised if the film eventually has to be removed from Google - get it while supplies last. :-)

Posted by: chuck at Feb 6, 2007 8:40:33 PM

If I read you correctly, it was music rights that stopped you from releasing this on DVD. If true, that is the silliest thing in the world, Chuck.

Posted by: Jason Scott at Feb 6, 2007 9:11:42 PM

I sold a limited # of DVDs and still do. The main thing that stops me from self-distributing on a larger scale is: I'm a lousy distributor. :-)

But it would be difficult to commercially release on DVD because of music, video, and image clearances. Negativland had to manufacture No Business in small enough batches to not draw attention to the content, because any sort of copyright review would've prevented it from being released.

Posted by: chuck at Feb 6, 2007 11:01:41 PM

Actually, Negativland manufactures their work with a sense of impunity because at this point it's known it's not worth suing them.

Posted by: Jason Scott at Feb 7, 2007 12:15:16 AM

It's not about being sued, it's about even being allowed to release their work... they explain it in the No Business booklet, which is all about Fair Use.

Posted by: chuck at Feb 7, 2007 12:19:41 AM

Hey, I mentioned your film!


Hope it brings a few hits.

Posted by: Jason Scott at Feb 7, 2007 1:36:49 AM

anti-advice for filmmakers, i like it!

i will say this: if I didn't have the deadline of a film festival screening, i may have never finished the damn thing.

Posted by: chuck at Feb 7, 2007 9:44:59 AM

You would have replaced it with the deadline of coming out with a DVD. That's what I did...

Posted by: Jason Scott at Feb 7, 2007 11:38:30 AM