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Win $25k, a laptop, a trip to Diggnation LIVE

January 27th, 2010 at 10:47 by Michele Husak in Shows

As many of you already know, My.Biz is running an incredible contest for all Revision3 fans. The first place prize is a check for $25,000 and a trip for 2 to see the Live Diggnation Show in Austin, TX on March 13th. And the two runner-ups are going to win sweet, high-performance laptops.

The contest is for anyone who has their own website or business. All you have to do is sign up for a .biz domain (if you don’t already have one) at www.godaddy.biz and then go to My.biz to enter to win. It takes about 2 minutes to enter….and just think about what you can do with $25k for your business.

This is the biggest prize we’ve ever given away and the contest is only running for another 2 weeks! The deadline is February 12th so hurry up and enter! We’ll see you in Austin!

Here’s Kevin and Alex on a recent Diggnation episode talking about the contest and what you can win:


Scam School 100th Episode Celebration and Tapings

January 26th, 2010 at 11:58 by Michele Husak in Live Events, Shows

It’s hard to believe that time has passed by so quickly, it seems that just yesterday a highly energetic dude with spiky hair came to Revision3 and scammed his way into our hearts. But here we are, almost 100 episodes later and Scam School is one of the most watched shows on Revision3 and a favorite of viewers around the world, showing you how to pull scams, tricks and cheats to make hanging out with your friends at a bar that much more fun every week.

To celebrate the upcoming milestone of 100 episode, Brian Brushwood is here in the San Francisco Bay Area for a week of Scam School related fun and episode tapings and we want YOU to come hang out and maybe even get on an episode of the show and later this week help us celebrate 100 episode with some Karaoke!

Here’s the rundown on this weeks’ Scam School Events:

Scam School Taping:
Tuesday, January 26th, 6 pm – 10 pm
Jay & Bee Bar
2736 20th Street
(between Hampshire St & York St)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Scam School Taping:
Wednesday, January 27th, 6 pm – 10 pm
Il Pirata
2007 16th St
(between Potrero Ave & Utah St)
San Francisco, CA 94103

100th episode celebration!
Thursday, January 28th, 6 PM – 9 PM
Encore Karaoke
1550 California Street
2nd floor
(between Larkin St & Polk St)
San Francisco, CA 94109

We hope you can make it out to congratulate Brian, Eileen Rivera (Scam School’s excellent producer) and the rest of the Scam School crew on 100 episodes and partake in some of the fun! See you there!


An Open Letter to Conan O'Brien

January 18th, 2010 at 12:32 by Rob Saurini in Announcements

Mr. Conan “CoCo” O’Brien,

I’m taking this opportunity to officially offer you a brand-new show of your choosing here at Revision3.  Rest assured, you’ll be able to bring your set, band and even Andy (especially Andy) with you as you transition to our cutting-edge online TV network.  We have room for the Masturbating Bear, FedEx Pope and even Mini Jay Leno here on the internet.

Have you seen the internet lately?  It’s huge!

Now I know what you’re thinking: “This is absolutely the offer I’ve been waiting for.”  I’m sure you’re also thinking: “but I have a traditional TV network show right now, and offers from others, why would I leave the traditional networks?”  One word, Conan: the future.  (OK, that’s two words).  I know you don’t have a big footprint in online media at the moment, but take our word for it: Internet television is the future.  The space has seen a 35% average increase in advertising spending in 2009.  (Just think how many cigars that would buy for Triumph The Comic Insult Dog).

Here’s another benefit the internet can offer: no official air time. That’s right. NO AIR TIME.  This is the world of non-linear entertainment: some may watch your show at 11:35, some at 12:05, some at 10:00…and who cares….you finished shooting the show at 6:30 and are asleep by then anyhow!

I know you’re also weighing countless job offers from extended cable networks and hardcore porn channels.  Just know we serve more videos than your average porn site (not true) and have more viewers than your average extended cable network (true).

To sum up, Conan, you have the keys to the kingdom here at Revision3. You want to change our studio around?  Done.  Want to move any of our existing shows to 10pm Please do.  Want to give Andy his own show so he can finally truly control the universe?  Done.  You name the game, we’ll make it happen.

Other benefits:
- A fantastic creative and supportive working environment
- No network censors
- Top notch adsales team monetizing your show
- Complimentary broadband
- “Competitive” salary (you’re going to have more money than Oprah from NBC, so what do you care?!)
- Managed social media strategy, building a dedicated audience around your show
- Decent benefits

Call me any time, day or night.  As one “really tall guy” to another, I promise never to pull a Jeff Zucker on you. Here’s hoping Revision3, internet television, can be the new home to countless string dances in the future!

Ryan Vance
VP Programming/Production


PixelPerfect Comes To An End

January 11th, 2010 at 08:37 by David Prager in Shows

Just about 4 years ago, I approached my friend, Bert Monroy, and told him that I started a fledgling little Internet TV network called Revision3. Bert and I became friends when I used to work as a segment producer for the now defunct cable television network, TechTV. I worked on a daily live technology variety show called The Screen Savers and Bert would frequent the show as a guest to demonstrate tips and tricks in Photoshop. A good percentage of the time, I would produce those segments.

It would be putting it lightly to say that Bert is an expert in digital artistry, specifically Photoshop. You can read plenty more about Bert here, including the fact that he is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

I approached Bert because I thought it would be a fantastic idea to expand on the types of segments that he did on The Screen Savers by turning the concept into an entire web television series. A few months later, and PixelPerfect with Bert Monroy was born!

Sans a brief hiatus for a couple of months in 2008, new episodes of Pixel Perfect have been released every week for 160 weeks. My math isn’t the greatest, but I think we’re talkin’ about 50 hours of PixelPerfect with Bert Monroy.

All good things usually come to an end, however. Bert has decided to spend the coming months focusing his energy on personal projects including his latest work of fine art entitled “Times Square” and his work for Lynda.com.

We wish Bert all the very best and hope he’ll come back to make guest appearances on shows like Tekzilla from time to time to share his wisdom on Hyper-realist art and Photoshop.

See Bert’s goodbye below from the last episode of PixelPerfect with Bert Monroy:

- David Prager


Revision3 Covers CES 2010

January 6th, 2010 at 11:53 by Michele Husak in Shows

Technology enthusiasts always look forward to the new year because that means it’s time for the biggest extravaganza of all things tech, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, affectionately known as CES. Computers, home theater equipment, gadgets, you name it, it’s at CES waiting to be ooh’d and aah’d at by tech geeks around the world.

Of course Revision3 is your place for coverage of the latest and greatest tech, and just like last year, we’ve headed to Las Vegas to bring you all the great product reviews and previews and updates from the show floor. Tekzilla, HD Nation and Hak5 will be there in full force as the CES main event gets underway. We don’t want you to miss a single moment of the action so we’re going to be releasing videos throughout the rest of the week from Wednesday, January 6 to Saturday, January 9. Tune into revision3.com/ces to watch all the videos! And don’t forget to check out Tekzilla, HD Nation and Hak5 next week as they come back with full episodes of their CES coverage.

Our CES coverage is being brought to you by Roku, the easiest way to watch Revision3 shows, Netflix movies, and more on your TV. Go to revision3.com/roku to try one risk free for 30 days.

And a big thank you to our friends at NBC Universal, whom we’ve teamed up again this year at CES to shoot from their booth. Be sure to check out all their CES happenings a nbcuatces.com

We hope everyone at CES has a great time, and for those of you who can’t be in Vegas, we hope you enjoy our coverage of the massive amounts of tech products out there. Be sure to tell your friends, tweet about it and spread the word that the best CES coverage is here at Revision3!