The Throat Clearer webcams script (first draft)

6 02 2011

So this is the first draft proposal to the Throat Clearer episode, that I sent to krumbine. So over the years I have been on this earth I have come across numerous throat clearer’s. I had a Grandfather, rest his soul, who used to clear his throat more than several times in a four-hour period. I’m guessing how often, but it was quite disgusting being in the same house when he cleared his throat. I have worked with a person who cleared his throat every time he would enter a room. I amuse myself with the theory that he is trying to assert his dominance with his throat clearing ability. Sort of like an inferior complex, it’s a game in his own mind. And of course there are others who do have a legitimate medical reason, like an excessive build up of phlegm. I myself have had this problem from time to time.
Now the twist to this sometimes socially awkward problem is inspired by Seinfeld. Elaine, Jerry, Kramer and George would all have ridiculous reasons for breaking up with their partner and this one fits in that category, perfectly.

Webcams proposal 4

Characters
A = female
B = male or female
C = male or female
D = male

A
So I dropped him like a hot potato!

B
Oh you go girl! But really, it cant be that bad?!

C
Who’s dropping who? Give me the goss, the goss, goss, goss! Like yesterday.

B
OK, Brittany here dropped Drake cause he clears his throat, like, like, nobodies business.

C
You’re kidding me?! That hunk a man meat, dropped like a hot potato because he clears his throat?

A
That’s right. Totally weirds me out!

C
Kinda harsh don’t you think?

A
(Resolute)
You wanna talk harsh baby. Like, try standing in the same room when he clears his throat?

B
So have you told him why?

A
Oh, …I haven’t quite told him yet.

C
So we’re witnessing a break up before the break up?

B
Really? Like, like you’re ok with telling us before him?

A
Oh totally cool as a cucumber!

C
So this is some weird shit right here. Give us an example of how he might clear his throat.

B
Yeah and we can tell you if its, like a dumpable offense.

A
Ok then.
(clears throat as if shifting a truck load of phlegm)

C
(blown away)
Oh wow!

A
I know, see?!

B
(convinced)
Oh now that sounds like a cry for help.

C
Cry for help?!

A
No, its shocking! You never know what I might, like, like catch!

C
Have you asked him if he has a problem at all?

A
Like derr! Its clear he has a problem, don’t need to ask.

B
He’s overdoing it, he has issues!

A
Issues?!

C
He might have a dairy intolerance.

A
But he doesn’t work at a dairy.

C
No I mean a build up of phlegm as a reaction to dairy products he eats.

A
Huh?

B
An inferiority complex.

A
Infer-whaty plex?

B
Like, he’s asserting his dominance by clearing his throat, extremely hard and loud, for everyone to hear.

A
(confused look)

C
I’m putting my money on lactose intolerant.

B
Like, inferiority complex, all my money!

C
Is it really worth it?

D
(clears throat)
Is what worth what?

B
If Brittany should drop Drake because, like, he clears his throat like T-Rex would.
(puts hand over mouth, realising the cats out of the bag)

A
Oh they don’t know what they are talking about Drake. Don’t listen to them. How did it, like go at the doctors?

D
(clears throat)
Doc says I should cut back on dairy intake.

C
Boo yeah! Can you feel it?! Feel the righteousness!

B
(defeated)
Oh my god!

D
(clears throat)
So when were you going to tell me? After telling the local newspaper?

A
Like, like I was just kidding Drake.

B
Sounds like Brittany needs to apologise to Drake.

A
Ah yes, like, I need to apologise to you Drake.

D
(waiting for the apology)
OK?

C
Oh this is awkward. Exit stage left.
(turns off cam)

B
(grimaced look of embarrassment as turns off cam)

D
Well …?

A
Wanna get pizza?

End credits






Pouring some sugar on the love

22 01 2011

Recently I had been approved for partnership on YouTube and since then I have been stuck in the middle without an AdSense account. Without this AdSense account I am like a dog without a bone, not complete. Its like I have the right to be a dog, but I have to tone it down, because without the bone I may as well be a cat. So who out there hears a small cat meowing, hissing and raising his back hairs with complaints? Well these three people whom I call colleagues made a video in support for me to raise that all elusive AdSense account high in the air and chant “We are the champions, my friend. And we’ll keep on fighting till the end”. So while I have the full confidence this will happen, it hasn’t happened yet, but my friends are in my corner raising awareness and fighting the fight. Thank you so much guys, I am officially pouring the sugar on the love. You guys rock!!!
MattyHo07 and Chris LeBrane acting naturally!

Great episode of the “Beanie Boy Show” from krumbine.





Adsense denied, but Partner Approved

19 01 2011

I just had to make a vlog on this subject as a last-ditch effort for information that might help my application for an Adsense account go forward instead of standing still.
So I have been accepted as a partner for YouTube, but Adsense has denied my application for an account on the grounds of domain ownership. It clearly says please make a separate page on your website stating you own the website, then re apply, but if you are applying through the YT partnership please apply through the emails you receive from YT. So they seem to have gotten it wrong, going by the rules they laid out. So now they denied my second application on the same grounds and consequent other applications.
Being on the forum in the hope to find out more info hasn’t helped either, but I did learn that the only way an Adsense Pro will look at your account is if a partner talks to the Adsense Pro about your dilemma , then they fix it so you can go forward with your application.

I am sorry Victor (gimmeabreakman) if I seemed too intense when I asked you for some advice, it has dominated my time and the only way it will free me up is if it is solved or I just give up. At this stage I will not give up, but the frustrating thing is I haven’t had any tangible answers as to why and what to do next.

Some people on the forum in the exact same situation as me have had their account move forward after an Adsense Pro looked at their account application. Seems as though they cancelled their first application that was denied so that the next application can be considered. Apparently you are not considered for an account with one already denied and you aren’t allowed two accounts. It would be so much easier and make sense if you could talk to someone directly from Adsense about the next steps to be taken, but sadly that does not seem to be the case.

I really would appreciate any help that is thrown my way. If you know what I should do or can try to get this Adsense account accepted, please don’t hesitate in suggesting what can be done,
Kind regards Ben.





Canned laughter.

4 01 2011

Canned laughter in my head.
Canned laughter in my bed.
More meaning to my life, I said.
Other side, comfort zone, I shred.
Canned laughter in my head.
Pluck it from the whole in the wall,
Dignity so tall.
Comfort zone, I dread.
Canned laughter in my head.

Numb in the bum with resounding laughter, canned to make me smarter.

Yeah!





Playing around with photo editing!

31 12 2010

Ice Octopus!

So handy to have the iPhone cam at hand.


Sunset Skräddartorp.

Good night Grythyttan sun.


Santa blocking my moves!

Savy Santa knows his Tic-Tac-Toe!

The point of this blog post is to, …I don’t know really, but I am so fascinated with the perfect shot on the spot, where ever I may be at the time and the use of filters built into my phone via apps is awesome. And the sharability, if there is such a word is mind blowing, going out to facebook, tumblr and twitter in a second. I am a relative new comer to photoshop via Adobe, but I must say it is very awesome! Through Adobe I think I may be able to achieve the right size for uploading to http://www.tailcast.com/ in order to make my photo’s into cards, gift cards and the like.

The film I shot to suit Dusty’s music is here

He has such awesome trippy instrumentals and he makes them available for download to use free in your videos. He asks for attribution to the work by links
http://www.youtube.com/user/NOVICEstudios
http://www.youtube.com/NoviceIndustries
http://www.youtube.com/user/BETonthisHORSE

My character playing Santa in Tic-Tac-Toe

Ought to get a little better at Tic-Tac-Toe

Happy New Year to you all, Ben.





Haven’t blogged for a while

3 11 2010

I haven’t blogged in this blog for nearly a month now. I feel a little guilty for that. Really I don’t know why, or I should say I do know why. It’s one of those “Promises I have made to myself to post regularly here and haven’t followed through with guilt trips”. Really I’m over it now. There will be more blogs on the first drafts that made it to the final cuts of webcams in the future. They have ground to a halt because of laptop problems.

Update: HP laptop decided not to recognize the DVD drive around April this year. I got by without using it and now about two weeks ago the sound just drops out. Relying heavily on video medium as a source of creativity has really upped the anti on my proactiveness. This problem sometimes
consumes me and after a few hours struggling through troubleshooting, recovery manager and reinstalling driver software, I’m back at square one. Up shit creek without a paddle, or a laptop without sound and a DVD drive. This routine I have carried out in varying detail and ways, more than several times. So I decided to hand my laptop over to Rune, a friend of mine. I’m hoping his knowledge and expertise will rub off on the gods of all things laptopish. I also have a feeling it might be dusty in the inner workings of the laptop. It has been easily overheating.
Whether that makes it overheat and affect the graphic and sound card I don’t know.
Fairly important for me to get this laptop fixed within the next couple of days as I am involved in the “One day on Earth” project, which is due on the 10th November. The idea is to film anything you like on the 24 hours of 10/10-10. I filmed and interviewed a friend during the preparations of the Elk hunting season, which started on 11/10-10 here in Sweden, just a day after filming. You upload your film and the organizers pick the best films from around the world to make a feature length film, a sort of world diary for that day.
The other important project I need to edit is the Indiana Jones film we shot with my son and his friends back in October. We try to make at least one film with the kids each year. They get a real buzz out of shooting and watching the final product.

I have been enjoying the writing process in webcams format and found myself working on more than one script at a time. That is not something I like doing because it inevitably means I drop the ball completely on one or all of them.
As for subjects to write about, I like to keep a variety of themes going. I listen to many podcasts and read news fed to
My iPhone regularly. The research into subjects is initially to give my characters a little depth. I think it’s important for some of the characters to know about the core subject of every, on average 5 to 7 minute episode. In fact I am listening to a podcast right now called “Beer Sessions”. All about craft beers. I think I might centre a script around this episode. It’s all about malts and the malting process. I used to brew my own beer back in the 90’s and never knew too much about the malt process. Malt was something you just bought to add flavor and character to your home brew. Turns out its quite an important process in a great tasting beer.

Well that’s all from me and it’s bye from me.
Ben