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The producers of Kinzai Ninjas, a new animated web series.



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ASK A NINJA: Question 13 "Ninjas Hate Clooney"

Sat, 13 Jan 2007 08:13:01 PST

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Kyle asks the Ninja about the movie, "The Perfect Storm," and finds out about a ninja named Perfect Storm.
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ASK A NINJA: Special Delivery 1 "What is Podcasting?"

Thu, 25 May 2006 18:02:45 PDT

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The Ninja explains podcasting to people over the age of 12.
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ASK A NINJA: Question 12 "Ninja Colds"

Sat, 25 Nov 2006 23:03:25 PST

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Marty asks the Ninja if ninjas can catch colds.
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MEDIA: Business Week Interviews Douglas And Kent

Wed, 22 Feb 2006 10:56:23 PST

http://www.businessweek.com/mediacenter/podcasts/podcasting/podcastbiz_02_22_06.htm

Douglas Sarine and Kent Nichols, the co-creators of the Ask a Ninja video blog, talk about why they see an opportunity for video bloggers to break out. Veterans of the TV and animated world, they discuss their plans to help other video bloggers commercialize their works by creating a network. And they share some of the lessons they've learned about blogging, including the all-important need for consistency


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ASK A NINJA: Question 11 "Ninja Dogs"

Tue, 14 Feb 2006 22:19:06 PST

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John asks the Ninja if he can train his dog to be a ninja.

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Ask A Ninja: Question 10 "Ninja Metal"

Tue, 09 May 2006 20:26:07 PDT

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Matt asks the Ninja if ninjas are metal.
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Ask A Ninja: Question 9 "Ninja Love"

Wed, 01 Feb 2006 12:01:15 PST

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Jason's "wife" asks the Ninja if ninjas can love.

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Ask A Ninja: Question 8 "Roger"

Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:54:16 PDT

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Mark asks the Ninja if ninjas are following him.

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Ask A Ninja: Question 7 "Ninja Grub"

Sun, 15 Oct 2006 19:34:53 PDT

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Sandeep asks the Ninja about what kind of food Ninjas eat.

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Ask A Ninja: Question 6 "Master of Disguise"

Sat, 14 Jan 2006 23:16:24 PST

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Nina asks a Ninja about how one can become a master of disguise.

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Askaninja.com

Mon, 09 Jan 2006 02:08:18 PST

A lot of people have been asking us to get better organized on the site.

One of the limitations of Blogger is that there's no neat little categories -- but they do allow you to have multiple blogs.

So AskANinja.com is live and points to AskANinja.blogspot.com. It has it's own Podcast feed, so if you're only interested in Ninja-type stuff, go there and subscribe.

This site will continue to feature Ask A Ninja, as well as our video journals and our other projects.(image)



Ask A Ninja: Question 5 "Ninja Skills"

Mon, 09 Jan 2006 06:23:04 PST

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Andy asks a Ninja about the different types of Ninja skills.

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Ask A Ninja: Question 4 "Hiring A Ninja"

Thu, 05 Jan 2006 22:22:09 PST

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Have you ever wondered how you can hire a ninja if you want someone killed? The ninja tells you how.

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To the huffy man at the post office

Thu, 05 Jan 2006 12:17:56 PST

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When you go to the post office a certain amount of abuse and neglect is
expected. The lines are long, the employees few.

You cussing loudly on your cell phone was a particular delight. Your
inability to call 411 was charming, the failure of your 1999-era cell
phone and wired-in earpiece was inspired.

Thank you for making our shared time in line just fly right by.

--
Kent Nichols
Kinzai Ninjas

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Small Gift From LA

Thu, 29 Dec 2005 19:29:01 PST

I'm sitting in my car listening to Gene Wilder talking about Richard
Pryor and Mel Brooks.

Looking at the view of LA from the top of the Arclight's parking lot is
a small treasure. The structure is busier than I thought it would be,
and I found myself guided to the top level.

When I got here I saw the quiet, mist-shrouded city. This week LA gets
abandoned by its temporary lovers, the summer sun residents who return
to the hinterlands to visit their spawning grounds.

For those of us native to this sunny shangrila(sp?) we enjoy the empty
freeways and uncrowded malls. But it feels empty, less than whole. A
university town on summer break.

This view is the perfect small gift from the city I've grew up next to
and that I now call home.

Thanks LA, thanks Arclight.

--
Kent Nichols
Kinzai Ninjas

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Ask A Ninja: Question 3 "Ninja Training"

Thu, 29 Dec 2005 03:13:15 PST

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A ninja answers Jeff's question about how to become a ninja.

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Ask A Ninja: Question 2 "Ninja Santa"

Sun, 19 Mar 2006 08:57:06 PST

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A ninja answers Simone's question: Do Ninjas celebrate Christmas?

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The New World

Mon, 19 Dec 2005 22:02:41 PST

This is Terrence Malick's new film starring Colin Ferrell.

The opening sequence is amazing. No words are spoken and there's this
great music and it just builds a feeling like everything is going to
change. Two huge forces are about to collide and nothing in the world
will ever be the same.

So those first few moments are transcendant. Then the whole thing bogs
down into a swamp of boredom and malaise.

Slooooow.

We left after two hours.

--
Kent Nichols
Kinzai Ninjas

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GROSS-OUT FLICK TOPS IFILM VIRAL VIDEOS

Sun, 18 Dec 2005 23:56:45 PST

Los Angeles—“Four Years Running” has raced to the top of the iFilm.com Viral Comedy Videos with over 12,000 views in just four days. This is a testament to the skill of emerging filmmakers who are showing Hollywood what works in this dynamic new medium. The film has stormed up the iFilm charts and boasts more views than many mainstream movie trailers.

“Our budget was less than $500,” said writer/director Kent Nichols. “It’s cool that we can compete with the big boys and win on sites like iFilm.”

The success of “Four Years Running” proves that in the world of Internet films it pays to be outrageous. The film is about a woman who grew up on a semen farm.

“The topic may be a little gross, but it’s also very touching and sweet,” said Nichols, “I think that’s why it works, when you are creating content for the net you have to play by a different set of rules.”

Nichols is leveraging his expertise in Internet content creation to produce an original animated series called, “Kinzai Ninjas.” He feels independent producers have finally found a place where they have an advantage over more established players because they are only beholden to their audience.

“On the Internet there are no gatekeepers,” he said. “If people like your stuff they watch it, if the don’t, they won’t”.

Kent Nichols is the winner of the 2003 International 48 Film Project. In 2005 he co-founded Beatbox Giant Productions, LLC to produce “Kinzai Ninjas” an original animated series that will be distributed by a major Internet portal in 2006.(image)



Kent's Video Journal: Ep. 10 "Santee Alley"

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 03:50:54 PST

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King Kong

Wed, 14 Dec 2005 00:05:02 PST

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I went to go see King Kong at the midnight show at the Arc Light. Great
festive mood. A couple Xboxen 360 playing the Kong game, a Lexus 350 (a
car I've lusted after, but after sitting in it I'm way too tall to own
one) and a ton of people. Sorta shocking to see on a Tuesday night.

--
Kent Nichols
Kinzai Ninjas

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The Indie TV Movement is Here

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 15:23:51 PST

We have crossed a milestone with this weekend's announcement that TiVo has entered into an agreement with the popular web show Rocketboom.  Finally a model for independent television is upon us.Right now the television shows are developed by a handful of trusted writer/producers in Hollywood who have become trusted enough to pitch there show ideas to the Networks.  They've gained this trust by working on other television shows or by being incredibly success in another medium such as film, or books, or porn.  If you're not one of these trusted people, the networks will not talk to you about your ideas. These pitches are then considered by the network suits and a few are chosen to be turned into full fledged pilot scripts.  These scripts are then read and fewer still are made into actual pilots and then the best pilots make it to air where most of them fail to generate the 8-15 million viewers required to stay on the air. In the last year with maturity of mRSS and the wide dispersal of high-quality digital video production tools, video podcasting has exploded.  For the new kids on the block, video podcasting allows programs like iTunes and FireAnt to automatically download video content.  It's like signing up for a season pass on TiVo.  Once you find a podcast you like, you can tell these programs to always download the newest content when it appears on the net. That's the groundwork, and now with this TiVo deal you can add that same sort of functionality to your television set through TiVo.Great.  But how does that change anything?  Well, it changes things because it gives TiVo an incentive to make other deals with indie producers so that they can distinguish themselves from the generic PVR boxes more and more cable and satellite providers are giving to their customers. It also will allow for a model where indie producers will have incentive to create longer DVD-length pilots for their shows on the cheap.  Why go to a big network that's just going to shit all over your idea when you can produce your own content the way you want it and then take it to the network when you have built a following through TiVo and iTunes.  If you can prove your show is being watched by a million people, you're getting close to what the average viewership is on basic cable. How will the producers make money?  Subscribers, DVD sales, and small interactive ads for the people who don't subscribe.  The subscribers is a simple extension of how people pay for cable today.  ESPN gets around $2.50 out of your monthly cable bill to support it's programming.  That works out to $30 a year and about eight cents for each day's Sports Center. If you charge people $5 or $10 a year to subscribe to your entire archive and get extra content and early access to your new shows you should see a fairly sizable subscriber base (10%-ish).  It's important to not that you still give away your content freely on the net and TiVo, but you just charge a reasonable fee for subscription and you treat your free customers with respect. The market for DVDs is impressive.  Sales of TV show DVD is very strong, and it costs under $2 to physically produce a DVD.  Add the usual bevvy of special features and DVD only content and you should be able to sell enough discs to recoup your costs with a healthy profit. Advertising.  Again this should not be intrusive.  But a simple ad at the end of your content will bring in [...]



Kent's Video Journal: Ep. 9 "HVX200"

Wed, 28 Dec 2005 20:51:18 PST

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Kent visits the DV Expo West and checks out a revolutionary new camera, the Panasonic HVX200 that runs on Linux.

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Ask A Ninja: Question #1: The Ninja-Mart Store

Sat, 07 Jan 2006 15:10:29 PST

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A ninja answers Matt's questions about when and where ninjas get their uniforms.

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Kent's Video Journal: Ep. 8 "Japan Expo"

Mon, 21 Nov 2005 03:22:45 PST

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Kent talks about editing the Kinzai Ninjas trailer and visits the Japan Expo.

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