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TIME MAGAZINE

Posted in Big Fat Brain, Donnie Hoyle, Snatchbuckler, Uncategorized, You Suck at Photoshop with tags , , , , , , , on April 25, 2008 by Rob Barnett


Matt Bledsoe & Troy Hitch

We’re launching our newest MY DAMN CHANNEL series today from the men who brought you You Suck at Photoshop (YSAP). Big Fat Brain is: Matt (Bledsoe) & Troy (Hitch) – one vowel away from South Park and please add Amy Austin to your consciousness – since every male lobe needs a brilliant woman behind them…or something like that. 

YSAP is nominated twice by the WEBBY AWARDS for Best Comedy Series and for Best How-To Series.
7 WEBBY nods in all, for our artists & our site.

From Genesis to Revelation & from “YSAP” to Sn4tchbuck3r’s Second Chance

Here’s the first exclusive interview with Big Fat Brain by TIME magazine’s Josh Quittner 

 

HEADLINING VEGAS

Posted in Andy Milonakis, Animation, Big Fat Brain, Harry Shearer, My Damn Channel, New Media, Presidential, Press, Vegas with tags , , , , on April 17, 2008 by Rob Barnett

Thanks to the NAB and especially to Ashley Howell, Chris Marlowe, and Rochelle Winters for inviting us to present in Vegas yesterday. Thanks to Jon Healey from the LA Times for moderating – and to Harry Shearer & Andy Milonakis for making the trip.

We filled a room of about 350-400 humans and started by showing a few of our original videos.  Fun seeing hundreds LOL at YSAP – up on a huge megascreen – and cool to see a crowd feel the bass of music produced by Don Was.

Harry Shearer made news – announcing “THE ALPHAS” – a project he’s been developing for 10 years – and the most ambitious new work making its way to My Damn Channel.

“THE ALPHAS” is motion-capture animation of the highest quality (Beowulf) – done in the fastest turnaround ever achieved (less than 5 day production cycles). Here’s more:

Imagine seeing the best-known people in politics and the media, every week, in hilariously private situations.  Not actors in makeup, but what looks and sounds like the real President, candidates, anchors, and the rest. That’s the idea behind “The Alphas”, a revolutionary new concept in topical sketch comedy.  Written and performed by Harry Shearer, who’s notched more than two decades as a creator of topical satire on his weekly public radio broadcast, “Le Show”, along with two memorable seasons on “Saturday Night Live”, “The Alphas” includes no makeup, no celebrity cameos.  Instead, utlizing a trio of cutting-edge motion-capture technologies–harnessed for the first time to a “week-of-air” production schedule, “The Alphas” features startlingly realistic computer-animated versions of the movers, shakers and yakkers.  They’re not lifelike–thanks to the technology and Shearer’s performances, they’re alive.  And every week, they’re deftly and drolly revealed for all their pretensions, resentments, jealousies and anxieties–all the good stuff, online just days after production.

Here’s the first news coverage from the LA Times and the Digital Content Producer Magazine with thanks for the ‘ink’ & correction to Michael Goldman.

WEBBY AWARDS SHOCKER

Posted in Big Fat Brain, David Wain, Donnie Hoyle, Found Objects, Harry Shearer, Katie Couric, My Damn Channel, Wainy Days, Waterboardin' USA, You Suck at Photoshop with tags , , , , , , on April 8, 2008 by Rob Barnett

The NY Times calls the WEBBY AWARDS “the Oscars of the web.” 

Over 10,000 entries from over 60 countries & today’s WEBBY announcements blew us away today with 7 honors in all. 

4 nominations & 3 Honors. Only 5 others have more nominations.

Here’s the list: 

1. My Damn Channel (Honoree for Best Humor Site)

2. Harry Shearer – Found Objects / Katie Couric (Honoree for Best Viral Video)

3. Wainy Days – Episode 10 – The Future (Honoree for Best Indiv. Comedy Episode)

4. Wainy Days (Nominated for Best Comedy Series)

5. Big Fat Brain’s You Suck At Photoshop (Nominated for Best Comedy Series)

6. Big Fat Brain’s You Suck at Photoshop (Nominated for Best How-To / DIY Series)

7. Harry Shearer – “Waterboardin’, USA” (Nominated for Best Music Video)

Nominations are decided by judges….and by you – so please vote!

A bit of a bitch – but it only takes a minute – here’s how:

Click here – then register

Go to Online Film & Video

Find COMEDY LONG FORM OR SERIES (& vote for WAINY DAYS or YSAP)

Find MUSIC (& vote for HARRY SHEARER)

Find HOW-TO/DIY (& vote for YSAP) 

48 HOURS TO ‘VANISHING POINT’

Posted in Big Fat Brain, You Suck at Photoshop with tags , , on April 2, 2008 by Rob Barnett

Be here Friday morning at 4a pt/7a et.

That is all.

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YOU SUCK

Posted in Big Fat Brain, You Suck at Photoshop with tags , , on March 7, 2008 by Rob Barnett

at PHOTOSHOP

episode 8 premieres today

over 5 million of you have sucked so far

and now…your weekend can begin:

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CO-CONS

Posted in Big Fat Brain, You Suck at Photoshop with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2008 by Rob Barnett

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We coined the phrase CO-CON at the start of our idea to launch this brand. In our quest for mass distribution, artistic freedom & more coin – we’re always looking for legit co-conspirators to bring heat. Big Fat Brain’s Matt Bledsoe & Troy Hitch were two of the first co-cons at My Damn Channel. We stumbled onto their homesite by chance when Holly Cara Price – the first CO-CON – handed me a list of about 40 urls. There’d be no THIS without BFB. There’d be no “You Suck at Photoshop” either. In a world filled with wannabes – Big Fat Brain is everything you want.  

VIDEO PREMIERES WEEK OF 2/25

Posted in Andy Milonakis, Big Fat Brain, Coolio, Don Was, Donnie Hoyle, Found Objects, Harry Shearer, Horrible People, Katie Couric, My Damn Channel, New Series, Steve Kerper, Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music, You Suck at Photoshop with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2008 by Rob Barnett

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Monday 2/25:  

HORRIBLE PEOPLE – episode 3 – the evil soap opera continues

Tuesday 2/26: 

HARRY SHEARER’s FOUND OBJECTS – BILL O’REILLY  /  ANN COULTER  / KATIE COURIC.

(O’Reilly is too beautiful for words. Coulter has an ugly addiction.  We still love Katie.)

Wednesday 2/27:  COOKIN’ with COOLIO – episode 3

ANDY MILONAKIS presents ANDY MILONAKIS

Thursday 2/28: 

CARNIVAL of STUFF presents INVASION – episode 3

DON WAS presents NEW MUSIC from the LA SKA BAND, COMMON SENSE

Friday 2/29: 

BIG FAT BRAIN presents “YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP” – episode 8  (it’s comin – it’s comin)