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Press on NBC News

This video was broadcast on NBC 11 in San Francisco Wednesday, November 28th during the 6 o’clock news (they also showed it at 11am and 5:30am):

Special thanks to Gregory Chew for recording the video for us, and to NBC11 and Bob Redell for the wonderful exposure! Bob did a great job on the video; aren’t the effects awesome?

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One great mobmov tonight!

Thanks all who came to tonight’s showing of A Simple Curve. The movie was great, but the company was even better. We ate snacks under the stars, had an indulgently long intermission playing the Nintendo Wii, and I think I speak for all of us when I say we all had a memorable time. About a dozen cars and thirty people showed up. A great crowd for such an unknown film.

Thanks to Film Movement for providing another one of their great films! Everyone loved it!

And a very hearty thanks to the person who dropped a very large bill into the donation jar. I am still recovering from the shock and hoping that it wasn’t actually a mistake where you intended to put in a one! Nevertheless, I thank you for your kindness and anonymous generosity. You’ve made my day!

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Public Access Media: bring about change in public media

The Mobile Movie’s goal is to provide an alternative path for film artists to release their films. Fruition of this goal means a world in which independent films, those which challenge our opinions and views, are given the same chance at the public stage as mainstream, corporate-backed pictures.

In this video, Tony Shawcross of Deproduction.org provides a compelling picture for how the public can take control of our media. Watch it now.

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Happy summer, everyone!

I’ve decided to bring back the old blog to start communicating about all the great stuff that’s been happening with the mobmov! Stay tuned for more posts soon.

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Fixing the site

Hold tight, drivers. We’re moving to a new, larger server. As is promised with any such move, there have been speedbumps during the transition. But the new server will be much better.

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Up next: mobmov corporate?

It was bound to happen. People talked and things tipped. Last week I got about 50 e-mails from people looking to partner and sponsor the mobmov. I’m still sorting through them all, and am running at full speed to turn this into tried and true business. Everything will still be free, and it will still be easy to sign up to be a mobmov, but there will be a lot more money making opportunities, exciting new show options, and more for you. I’ll keep all of you posted.

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A great final show in Berkeley for me

That surely was a great final showing on Friday. Thanks so much for everyone who came. Video, games, everything was flawless!

I’ll be heading to Boston/Cambridge next week, so no more shows in Berkeley from me until at least September. I probably will be doing shows in Cambridge though. There are talks to get other people involved in running the event here in Berkeley – if interested, please e-mail me. info AT mobmov.org

Again, thanks so much for making this event so great. I was and am, proud to be a part of it.
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Sorry!

Last Friday’s showing was a complete disaster. I’m really, really sorry to all those that came.

What happened, you ask? Over the winter, my equipment got a little rusty. I moved it from my car, and mixed it around. When I moved it back, things got a little funky. We saw that in the showing before last. Not to be caught with my pants down again, I invested some serious cash in a new DVD player and cables. Big mistake.

I wasn’t able to test the new DVD player before the show, and just assumed it would work based on how much I paid for it. Not at all. It mangled my poor titles and intros, and then played the sound a full three seconds behind the movie. Thanks Toshiba.

Seeing this, I decided to switch to my old DVD player, but it failed as well. I suppose I could have switched back to the sound delaying player, but at that point I wasn’t having any fun.

In any case, it was my fault for not testing. And I’m sorry I dragged you all out on a Friday night only to be let down by a crappy show. But I appreciate everyone for being so friendly and nice about it.

The game plan now is to rework all the equipment, buy some new stuff, and relaunch the season in about a month. Before then I will do a few private showings to make sure that things are spit and polished like they were last year. So hold tight and thanks for being patient with me.

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Awesome halloween showing

Last night was a great showing. Our largest yet. 10 (?) cars showed, and we lined up in two rows. We watched the horror classic “Creature from the Black Lagoon” which while unspeakably cheesy, was great fun to laugh at.

Everyone brought candy and we had a t-shirt giveaway during the intermission. We had people give their best impressions of the monster (kudos to Julia for the idea!). There was one funny problem with the titles – I lengthened the intermission so we could have time to eat candy, but I didn’t move the countdown – which now was a solid three minutes from the ending of the intermission. I saw the countdown – and told everyone to race back to their cars. And then we all sat in confused silence as the intermission continued. It was a little embarrassing but it was really the only screw up this time. Everything else was perfect! Anyway…

You guys are awesome!

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Welcome Hollywood!

MobMov #2 has been officially started, in a fitting location: Hollywood. Sign up now on our home page (even if you’re already on the Berkeley list) and expect to hear about the first showing in a month or so.