Tubemogul – PlayTime Now targeted ad program for youtube

For several years we (akirawing) (eyepatchentertainmen) have tracked our youtube channel performance with

Today they have announced Playtime which allows advertisers to “buy in-stream video ads on YouTube in real-time selecting specific publishers from a list of thousands of YouTube Partners, including top media companies, new media outlets and hit shows unique to YouTube.”

What is great about this that advertisers will have more tools to help bring even more focused and relevant advertising to our channels.

For our subscribers this means more detailed and focused equipment reviews which are at least partly subsidized by our youtube revenue.

For more information, check out the following link:
PlayTime Now Offers Real-Time Media Buying on YouTube

iPhone 4 Commercial ft. Morgan Freeman

Following the success of the original iPhone commercial released in August 2009, we created a new spot based on all of the features that are available with jailbreaking the new iPhone 4. This includes using “Display Out” and the variable functionality of BT Stack to use Bluetooth devices like Wiimotes and keyboards to extend features that are not implemented well with just a touch screen. Another objective of the spot was to give light to the iPhodroid project witch allows android to run on the 3G, and can currently be used to hack PS3’s with version 3.41 firmware. Akira created a hilarious “iPhone” song for the commercial and impersonated the voice of Morgan Freeman to lend a familiar tone to the spec commercial.

Shot on the hacked Panasonic GH1
iPhone 4 commercial on youtube

The Milkman – A story about a true man (2008)

Shooting format: Super 16mm Kodak Vision 2, Arri SR3


Creative Information:

Script was chosen as a finalist for the 2006 Dodge College Location Filmmaking competition. It was nominated in 2006 for a Chappy Award for Best Cinematography. Film played at the Sacramento International Film Festival in 2008. Film currently has nearly 700,000 hits on youtube fueled by a viral campaign which currently has over 4 million hits on youtube. At its current rate, The Milkman will be one of the most seen short films on the internet within the next 2 years.


The Milkman

Project Synopsis
The Milkman is a film based on real events that happened in the 1950’s. 

A retired hitman named Homer–now selling milk–finds himself in financial trouble. In order to save his family, he joins forces with Johnny, a local Irish gangster, and returns to the dark life of an assassin. When his family is jeopordized by the powerful Mr. Chow, he must make a choice between saving his life and that of his family.

Budget: $21,000

Currently the film is featured on youtube on the original District 9 short film directed by Neill Blomkamp

Project information page

Cast Info Page