Mad Nation Season 2 Kickstarter launched

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Sander, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Kickstarter is becoming a pretty big deal, it seems. Now the people behind Mad Nation are using it to launch the second series of their post-apocalyptic web series.

    Mad Nation creator Ethan Taranto-Kent is a long-time NMA member under the moniker InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit. He's regularly posted his videos on the forums and has done a DVD giveaway in the past for NMA members. He's told us that he is likely to do that for Season 2 as well.

    <center><iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/290975840/mad-nation-season-2/widget/video.html" frameborder="0"> </iframe></center>

    If you want to support Mad Nation to get to their $5,000 goal, the Kickstarter page is here.
     
  2. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I think its cool what they do, I mean really.

    But somehow ... I just cant see my self watching those movies. I guess I am to spoiled by block buster movies and all that.
     
  3. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 27, 2005
    I can understand that: web shows aren't for everybody. Hell even I prefer an hour TV show or a full length feature over watching shorts on my computer. We do it in the format that we do out of necessity: it will be a long time before we have the money to do a full length studio TV show or feature film. Someday I hope that we can use what we've build so far to pitch the show to a major TV network and hopefully get picked up on Cable TV, but that's a long way off and obviously a best case scenario.

    I will say that the nature of our narrative lends itself well to the short-episodic format though; we try to keep it very slice of life, and so the episodes tend to flow into each other. And I think the web series format has a lot of potential in the future, given the increasing use of smart phones and tablets for watching youtube videos and the like, and for what it's worth a ten minute episode is just long enough to keep a viewer entertained on the subway or while waiting in line somewhere.
     
  4. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    yeah, the entertainment industry is a very hard and harsh business. It always ways. The grave yard is full of dead but potentially awesome shows. Anyway! Thx for your answer. I wish you the best luck with your project.
     
  5. Zumbs

    Zumbs Lurking Swamp Thing

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    Oct 11, 2008
    I can't seem to find more than a handful of episodes on youtube. Am I going blind or have they been moved somewhere else?
     
  6. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 27, 2005
    Here's a link to the newest episode:

    https://vimeo.com/70527827

    We took a lot of stuff off YouTube because we don't like a lot of their policies. Primarily that they mistakenly labeled half our stuff as containing 3rd party content, which is untrue and happened as a result of their faulty Content-ID system. We're gradually transitioning to Vimeo as we make new stuff.
     
  7. Zumbs

    Zumbs Lurking Swamp Thing

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    Oct 11, 2008
    Aw, that sucks! I had suspected that automating take-downs would cause a lot of headaches for content contributors, but I haven't heard much about it, so I figured that their system was pretty good. Seems I figured wrong.

    Thanks for the link. I like what I have seen so far, so I've backed it. Best of luck!
     
  8. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 27, 2005
    Glad you like the show! Thanks a million for the support!

    And if you're curious about the content ID problems, you should check out this page, they explain it rather well:

    http://fairusetube.org/youtube-copyfraud

    It looks like things have gotten a bit better since I started pulling our videos off Youtube; back then, when Youtube wrongfully accused me of using 3rd party content, I had the option to appeal, but the appeal process lead to a dead end that went nowhere and my videos would still be blocked or marked with a 3rd party content message.
     
  9. babadook

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    Apr 2, 2005
    Good luck Ethan and crew!
     
  10. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 27, 2005
  11. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 27, 2005
    Only a few days left but we met the above goal so jump in now while there's still time!
     
  12. babadook

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    Apr 2, 2005
    Just wanted to say congratulations on a successful Kickstarter!