I-Video Killed the TV Stars

Web videos such as "David After the Dentist," "Kittens Inspired by Kittens", and "Take On Me (Literally)" are like manna, resulting in mad laughter and everlasting in-jokes. So how does one move beyond the realm of easily forgotten clips and actually forge a career, like the comedians of Human Giant and The Lonely Island guys? Find out when Mediocre Films' Greg Benson and Kim Evey share methods to their madness during the “Viral Videos and the New Media” event, co-presented by No Festival Required.

Benson and Evey have tasted sweet Internet success, making the iTunes Top 100 Comedy Podcast list and garnering nearly two million hits via YouTube. As part of their program, the comedy writing/filmmaking duo will screen some of their politically incorrect favorites and discuss the behind-the-scenes work that goes into capturing computer-video-obsessed eyeballs.

Sun., March 29, 1 p.m., 2009
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