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WIRED on the Future of Music

December 28th, 2007

The latest issue of WIRED has two fascinating articles by David Byrne on the value of music. The first is an interview with Radiohead's Thom Yorke on the band's decision to release their new album digitally first and have fans name their own purchase price. Interesting idea.

The second is about the changing landscape of the music industry. Byrne discusses "Six possible music distribution models, ranging from one in which the artist is pretty much hands-off to one where the artist does nearly everything."

It's a digital age; discussions on content and form of delivery apply to all creative industries.
Posted by Aaron Carriere on December 28th, 2007 at 5:53 AM
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Xtrepreneur: Helping Ex-Convicts Succeed

December 20th, 2007

Rob Tillman founded Xtrepreneur to help ex-convicts and marginalized people escape “recidivism,” or “The Cycle” of repeated crime and incarceration, by equipping them to become successful entrepreneurs. We scripted and created a 2-minute animated video explaining Xtrepreneur. Our video has received an “amazing” response and has been viewed by producers at Oprah and NBC.

Watch it below to find out more about Rob’s work.

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Posted by Aaron Carriere on December 20th, 2007 at 12:05 PM
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A Revolutionary, Global IT Platform

We scripted and created an animated 30-second spot for the launch of a global IT solution for small to medium sized businesses. UFlexData was created by Mandragore, aPhoenixand NYC based firm. It allows businesses to connect its entire computer network virtually from the Internet—it’s a brilliant, efficient system and the future of IT technology.

We’re excited about the video and the quality of the 3D animation. Watch it below or as a high quality QuickTime file on Mandragore’s site. Feel free to email us if you’re interested in connecting your business with Mandragore.

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Posted by Aaron Carriere on December 20th, 2007 at 12:03 PM
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Give the Gift of Yester

December 14th, 2007

GRnow.com profiled The Yesterdog Documentary, calling it "an impressive twenty five minute video. Halfway through the film, I wanted a Yesterdog. The craving intensified as the credits ran. Later that night, I indulged. It was everything I hoped for." Read the full article here (and bookmark the handy site to keep track of local GR life).

The Grand Rapids Press also recommended the documentary as a great Christmas gift for under $25, writing, "A documentary on DVD compiled by West Michigan filmmakers delving into the history and appeal of Grand Rapids' beloved hot dog joint. It's almost as good as having an Ultradog." The link to the article is here.

Our founders' Alma mater, Ferris State University, also profiled our company and the documentary in the alumni magazine Crimson & Gold. Check out the article here.

(If it's your first experience with The Yesterdog Documentary, check out trailer and read more about the project at www.YesterdogDocumentary.com.)
Posted by Aaron Carriere on December 14th, 2007 at 10:52 AM
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