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Learning Video Production – Introduction 

Few people would disagree that learning video production requires a great deal of hands-on experience and time spent learning the craft from more experienced producers. It may not be the only thing a person needs to know to make video, but there's a reason why internships and PA work have long been a part of …

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Lesson Resources – For Teh Lulz 

By the time you're reading this, the statistics in this episode will have changed a lot; for example, Muzak is now out of bankruptcy again. These statistics were accurate when we produced the episode: Viacom's profit fell 70% in the last quarter of 2008; 525 magazines had gone out of business in 2008; 19 of …

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Lesson Resources – Red Shirt Revue 

A few of the tropes we responded to in this episode were more abstract, and address how tropes are and should be used -- Tropes Are Tools and Lampshade Hanging. (more…)

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Lesson Resources – TV Tropes 

For more information about the tropes we mentioned in this episode, and where they appear in different movies, shows, comics, and even books, check out their specific pages on TVTropes: The Other Darrin Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome Reset Button Monster of the Week All Just A Dream ...And You Were There... Commercials I Hate …

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Lesson Resources – The Poop on Working in TV; Product Placement 

At The Media Show, we want people to know more about the jobs which are really available, and attainable, in the media industries. Not the jobs they choose to show you on reality shows; not the high-profile producers you see in interviews or at the Oscars. Some of the jobs, like Bryan's, are really weird, …

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Lesson Resources – TV-B-Gone 

Mitch Altman has done a number of talks at the Hackers On Planet Earth conference over the years. At HOPE 6, Mitch gave a talk with hardware developer Lady Ada about "defensive technology" like his TV-B-Gone; here is the audio from that talk, or you can also order the video. (more…)

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Lesson Resources – Hot Gossip  ☆

There was a sort of reverse psychology to the bad reviews Gossip Girl got, and the people promoting the show knew it. The article in that link talks about the ad campaign for the show which we showed in the episode. Initially, we wanted to include advertiser Martin Lindstrom's observations about how "realistic" details like …

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TV Tropes – The Media Show 

Have the feeling you've seen this movie before? We explore tvtropes.org, a website about the plotlines that TV, movies, manga, anime, cartoons, and literature use over and over and OVER. Click the yellow "subscribe" button above to hear about new episodes! Or join our Facebook group for weekly updates: www.facebook.com

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What’s Fair Use? (HI-DEF) – The Media Show 

HD Version of "What's Fair Use?" We're confused! youtube took down the video we made using the National Organization for Marriage's greenscreen auditions for their ad! Didn't we have a right to comment on it? In this episode, we talk with New York Law School professor James Grimmelmann, who talks to us about different …

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Hot Gossip (HI DEF) – The Media Show 

*HD version of "Hot Gossip!" OMG squeee! Scandalous show Gossip Girl films in New York, and Erna and Weena investigate!

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What’s Fair Use? – The Media Show 

We're confused! youtube took down the video we made using the National Organization for Marriage's greenscreen auditions for their ad! Didn't we have a right to comment on it? In this episode, we talk with New York Law School professor James Grimmelmann, who talks to us about different defenses for "fair use" and how …

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Hot Gossip – The Media Show 

OMG squeee! Scandalous show Gossip Girl films in New York, and Erna and Weena investigate!

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The Poop On Working In TV – The Media Show 

Weena interviews a production assistant for the show Gossip Girl and learns that TV is mostly about keeping people off the set, getting the coffee order right, and who you, um, know. SUBSCRIBE to hear about new episodes! Click the yellow "subscribe" button above. Join our Facebook group for weekly updates! www.facebook.com

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TV-B-Gone – The Media Show 

Erna and Weena talk to Mitch Altman, who invented the TV-B-Gone, a remote which will turn off any TV. SUBSCRIBE to hear about new episodes! Click the yellow "subscribe" button above. Join our Facebook group for weekly updates! www.facebook.com

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Product Placement – The Media Show 

Weird media jobs, part one: Product placement monitor. Weena interviews Bryan, whose job is to count the brands which show up in NASCAR races, write quizzes for the Internet, and give people really REALLY exciting prizes. Like dryer sheets. Plus, Weena gets mad at Stephen Colbert. MR. COLBERT, YOU'RE ON NOTICE! SUBSCRIBE to hear …

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