Other Online Goings-On
This Austin-based company exists to facilitate artists, musicians, filmmakers, or any content creator distributing on the Internet. Amplifier helps its clients get away from supporting their orders and back to creating, while maintaining a direct-to-audience distribution.
Since posting their first short in 2002, the wildly prolific (and Austin-based) Late Train Productions has flooded their site with strange and silly movies. Their Self-Inflicted 30 Day Film Festival debuted theatrically at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and can be viewed on the site.
Produced in an apartment tiki bar, the show follows an often-hilarious structure whereby each episode features a problem that must be rectified by Dr. Tiki (his doctorate is in "Tiki") and filled by leopard-print fez-wearing "mixologist" Johnny Johnny. Irreverent and bizarre, the series is only available online.
Each weekday morning, Rocketboom's videoblog offers oddities and assorted reporting or political commentary, which varies between satire and sincerity. By the spring of 2006, Rocketboom was receiving a minimum of 250,000 complete downloads per day.