March 17, 2005
So at INdTV (where I work), we’ve been running this “Pilot Project” contest to kick off our participatory TV model. It’s a very small start — just a glimmer of things to come — but it actually generated some pretty cool stuff.
Now we’ve got the ten finalists posted online; you can vote on your three faves. The top vote-getter will be $15,000 richer on April 4. That’ll buy a lot of DV tape and Mountain Dew. (Everyone knows those are the two required ingredients for independent digital video.) (Actually, wait, is Mountain Dew old-school now? Everybody probably drinks Red Bull instead, huh?) (Mountain Holla?)
My personal favorite is the World of Warcraft piece, both because it’s funny and well-shot and because it’s a thoughtful look at a video game. If you read Snarkmarket regularly, you know I think there ought to be more of that.
Anyway, go watch and vote!