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I won’t lie to you — I love Epic Meal Time. And though I can’t rightly call them “filmmakers,” I can say that they have brought incredibly entertaining content to YouTube in the form of their hilariously, well, Epic form of creative cuisine for a bit over two years now. They are a web video phenomenon among web video phenomena because as far as concept-YouTubers go, they are consistently, dependably, and simply awesome in every way such a channel could hope to be. This Thanksgiving, they’ve delivered not only their trademark excess, but they’ve brought it to those who need it most — the homeless and the hungry. In the spirit of a day in which everyone’s bellies should be joyously filled by its end, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving with Epic Meal Time. More »

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Among the many news stories that I missed recently, comedian Louis CK’s self-released Live at the Beacon Theater video might be the story that I feel the most remiss about missing. Louis is not only one of the funniest men alive, he’s also a writer/director/producer/editor (you may know his show on FX, which he not only writes and stars in, but also edited the entire second season himself). Louis recently shared some of his thoughts on the hot button topic of Final Cut Pro (X) (included below), but the larger story is that his self-produced, self-distributed downloadable video has raised over $1 million, and he’s been completely transparent about where that money is going (much of which is to charity). Here’s a sample of the routine, which includes NSFW language/subject matter: More »

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I don’t need to tell you that a earthquake of 9.0 magnitude struck off the coast of Japan Friday, resulting in a tsunami that has left thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. At least 15,000 people are reported missing. Yes, DSLRs and the vast majority of video cameras we talk about on this site are made in Japan. But that’s not a reason to care. The reason to care is simple humanity, and the desire to take something unfathomably terrible and to try to make something good happen out of it. More »

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The Humble Indie Bundle is a package of independently-developed games (5 in all), that work on all platforms, are free of DRM, and are currently being sold with a “pay what you want” model. On top of this, when you set your price, you can also determine what % of your purchase goes to the developers, and what goes to charity. The’ve sold over 120,000 bundles so far, and presumably a large portion of the one million dollars of revenue is going to charity. Deal expires Tuesday; here’s a video look at the bundle. More »