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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Bleak

Anna's life just went splat in her face, having lost her home and being fired from work. It's been nearly 10 years since she last checked in with her family. She's not prepared for all the changes that have happened since then.

Awards: Best Ensemble at LA Web Fest!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZFXeozdia127Crld004UuA_wj65kZPHR


Sunday, December 6, 2015

My Lupine Life

Meet Louis Pine. He's a werewolf. So was his dad. Louis proves he's a werewolf through his videos.

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLouisPine

Note: None of the videos are captioned, despite our asking the producer. We asked Amara volunteers to do it, and they rose to the occasion! Thank you, pizzamarie and marneparney!

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Croissant Man

Imagine a webseries that involves food as its characters. There's Croissant Man, Biscotti, Donut, Peanut, and Pain Au Chocolat. Croissant Man is depressed and thinks he has an existence that's meaningless. Then along comes a beautiful vision.

Note: This is on Vimeo, Amazon Prime, and YouTube. Unfortunately, it's only captioned on Amazon Prime.

http://www.croissantman.com/
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014RZOG2Q/ref=nav_signin?ie=UTF8&redirect=true
https://vimeo.com/channels/croissantman
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgIv8JMHADFWWdQmClcZK9A



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

YidLife Crisis

Based in Montreal, Canada, two best friends Chaimie and Leizer constantly debate. They're foodies with a lactose intolerance, and in this webseries, they speak Yiddish, with on-screen English translations.

Note: There are English and French translations of the series. One version is English subtitled, and the other is French subtitled. They also have other videos, but none are captioned.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiiZwgrn8Hh9Z44fcVR8HEw

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Starship Sassafrass

Imagine if the Muppets went to outer space. That's Starship Sassafrass, a puppet web series for kids! The puppets, accompanied by a human (Scoutmaster Steve, who calls the puppets Sassacouts), have adventures as they travel through space. The puppets have kid-friendly names like "Dr. T" and "Mr. Pickles."

NOTE: Series stopped after 3 episodes. Only the first two are captioned.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8vfUnBJgwuEaDWB8EZ43ng


Monday, October 12, 2015

Con Man

This 13-episode web series made crowdsourcing history in early 2015 when it raised a record 3 million plus, becoming the most-funded web series ever on Indiegogo.  The series was conceived by two actors from a 2002 TV series called "Firefly." In this series, former actors from a cancelled TV show attend conventions. Unfortunately, we could not get a screenshot showing the captions,

https://www.comic-conhq.com/show/83146




Sunday, October 11, 2015

Archives of the Heart

Soap-opera style web series about a multiethnic group of people and their relationships, both straight and gay. Producer has pledged to caption all episodes. Even the trailer is captioned!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoiIUXCEmzW4R8Lb7kdniFw



Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Deaf Family

Before he was a star on "Switched at Birth," Sean Berdy appeared in other films, including this 12-part branded (it was sponsored by a VRS service) film about a deaf family. This film was released in 2008 and was not conceived as a web series - the term web series did not exist yet. However, since it is in 12 parts and is only available online it loosely meets the definition of web television. This may be the first known deaf web series. Sign language with subtitles only in parts 1 and 2. After part 2, there are no subtitles and only signing. Volunteers needed to help add subtitles! Add subtitles to the videos on Amara.org and notify us via a comment, or a tweet, to @captionaction2. Or message us on the Captioned Web TV facebook page.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thedeaffamilyhovrs/videos

Part 3 partially subtitled (help is needed to finish the subtitling - see the subtitles that have brackets around them): http://www.amara.org/en/videos/jcajOagjviuA/info/mosdeux-the-deaf-family-part-3-of-12/



Saturday, September 19, 2015

My Life as a Video Game

Some of us have probably dreamed of being stuck in a video game. Having had a couple drinks with a friend, Don goes to what he thinks is the restroom. Instead, he gets teleported right into a video game as a First Person Player. Imagine his confusion, and then surprise, when he realizes where he is. He's accompanied by MENU, a sarcastic holographic head and hands, and Kara, an actual character in the game, going from one game style to another game style.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcMwg93nTbMur0MerqevrfK9NVLfp4PcX

Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Chances

In this deaf and gay web series, Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman are friends. She is straight and married while he is gay and single. In ASL with open captioning.

http://series.superdeluxe.com/thechances

Note: Viewing video requires a Vimeo password. However, as of September 2016, the videos are not available yet.



Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Walking Fred

Hosted by the star of The Walking Dead who proclaims he's a star of the show. He shows various shots from the show and interviews some of his costars.

http://www.funnyordie.com/thewalkingfred

Monday, August 24, 2015

Troy's Big Break

A Deaf theatre director searches for the perfect actress. In his journey to complete the show's cast, he goes through disasters and struggles that life throws at him. It may be a little difficult to see in this picture (we can't make it any bigger) but the main character has a cochlear implant and signs. Strong language.

https://dpan.tv/originals/troys-big-break




Sunday, August 16, 2015

Tom Scott

Tom Scott vlogs about travel, his thoughts on different topics, and more. He has a series within a series called "Amazing Places." His captioning indicates he is semi-committed, with multiple gaps but the gaps are not severe enough to leave him off Captioned Web TV. Just make sure you look on his videos listing page for the ones that have captions. Who knew that the world's largest waterpark was in Germany?

https://www.youtube.com/user/enyay


That Couple You Know

Another winner from Above Average, this series is about an insufferable couple. His name is Jeff, her name is Susan. All episodes captioned except the trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLChmxKYOuWIKBRVUOukd2b_BXUf4VPP7q


Anthology

In this webseries from Nuanse Entertainment, young millenials living in New York City are growing into adulthood. Six captioned episodes. The pilot trailer is also captioned.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-BPgCCHt4qlUa52SNf26iEtxZTa9Ra_B


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Kat Blaque

Kat Blaque vlogs about transgender issues, and a smattering of other topics. She is what we would have to call semi-committed to captioning because while she captions plenty of her videos, there are some gaps.It looks like she first dabbled in captioning about a year ago, so to find her older videos you will need to go to her videos page and scroll way down.

https://www.youtube.com/user/TransDIYer


Don't Shoot the Messenger

Take an awkward not-quite-a-hunk single sign language interpreter who can't seem to get a date (or keep a relationship going) and what do you have? A funny deaf web series! One interpreter remarked that it is a little too close to home!

This series has over 2,000 subscribers! Subscribing is easy - sign in with a Google account and click the "Subscribe" button.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI3aACQE3NTyvlD4ol1m9fA



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Thug Notes

How do you like your literature served up to you? Straight-forward or with a gangsta take? Forget Cliff Notes, this is Thug Notes. Never saw "Lord of the Flies" described this way before! Or the "Great Gatsby" for that matter.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLghL9V9QTN0jTgA1qrhWrBCB_Ln4xlVlB


Minutesworth

In this unique web series, each video is just one minute long at most. Some don't even go for 30 seconds. Every week a different topic is focused on. The "stars" are a group of legal women and their men.

https://www.youtube.com/user/minutesworthdotcom


Lauren Fairweather

Lauren Fairweather blogs about a mixed bag of topics, particularly music and crafts. She has vlogged about Harry Potter crafts (who knew that existed?), her favorite Etsy shops, craft jewelry, Lauren started captioning in April 2015 and has been committed ever since.

https://www.youtube.com/user/devilishlypure


Cute Girls Hairstyles

You can find a channel about just about any topic on YouTube. Even hairstyles. That's right, there's a whole channel just for hairstyles for girls. Who knew there was so much interest in playing with dead skin (which is what hair is actually. Google it).

https://www.youtube.com/user/CuteGirlsHairstyles


Friday, August 14, 2015

Rincey Reads

Who said real books were dead? Even in the age of the ebook, plenty of folks still read - and review - real books! You know, the kind that have turnable paper pages and hard covers. She also reviews comic books. Rincey is so committed to captioning that below her video she announces closed captioning is available!

https://www.youtube.com/user/rinceyreads


More booktubers here: http://captionedwebtv.blogspot.com/search/label/Books

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Decoded

Franchesa Ramsey discusses race and racism in this weekly web series for MTV News. Topics have ranged from "if famous movie stars were black," an episode in which black actors re-enact famous scenes, to police brutality. In one episode she interviews people at Vidcon, asking about blacks on YouTube and other current racial issues. Captioning is slightly delayed.

Note: Franchesa is a YouTuber with her own channel, at Chescaleigh.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnvZ3PbKApGM-hHuQ9lNc5oSKsusjn0Z6


Blabbermom

Moms tell funny motherhood stories. Brought to you by MomCave TV. Topics include breastfeeding, poop, diapers, and quickie sex.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlszIcacHNCad8SlKah2v6VrrRX6xXRxI



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Friday, August 7, 2015

Someone Not There

In this romantic drama about two good friends who cross over into the more than friends state. How it happens: they sleep together. Five episodes, all captioned.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRVcGxDV7yz_3CaY0lLS511zq2mu_r3HP




Nominations:

LA Web Festival 2014
DC Web Fest 2014
TO Web Fest 2014
Miami Web Fest 2014
Urban Mediamakers Film Festival HollyWeb Fest 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Writing in the Margins

Different people discuss diversity in literature. Videos cover topics such as stereotypes about black people that writers should avoid, and diversity in superhero comic books.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMEZcH9XVOsdPyIEVhhLnXw


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Angelica Y Roberta

Captioned in English, this international web series is about about two unassuming young women. The young women decide to move out of their parents' homes. Described as an "oddball" comedy.

Season 1: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGVeJI-a_YI1iciTFecAbMEHpboHDb7ty
Season 2: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGVeJI-a_YI0JceR8cU-DCw8zWo0NYSf0


Monday, August 3, 2015

Abigail

In this science fiction web series, someone knocks on the door of a young woman and sets in motion a series of events. It turns out she has a tracking unit. It is unclear if she is human or a robot. Captions are imperfect, but understandable. Seven episodes, all captioned.

https://www.youtube.com/user/RedRaccoonEnt


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Tweet The Series

Take a broken iPhone named Freddie that sends paranormal tweets, a teenage girl, and spirits, and what do you have? Tweet the Series. All of season 1 is closed captioned, and most of season 2 except for the last two episodes which are missing captions.

https://www.youtube.com/user/SeeWorthyFilms2


Quella Sporca Sacca Nera

From Google Translate:

"The Dirty Bag Black" created and directed by Mauro Aragoni is a violent and raw Spaghetti Western. The director pays homage and takes the old school of the great Sergio Leone while taking into line his personal style dark and horror. Four episodes, each episodes 10 minutes or more in length.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5slbUalJNpUFpSUmiV77TLgvhgxZpfvn


Awards and Nominations:

LA Web Fest 2015 - nominations
Rome Web Fest 2014 - awards


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St. Peter Meets

In this funny short series, Disney bad guys try to get into Heaven any way they can. From Above Average. The trailer is not closed captioned; only the episodes are captioned. The bad guys are not animated here; they are played by human actors. The screenshot below is from the video with Ursula, a Little Mermaid bad woman. They had us at "bull shrimp."

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLChmxKYOuWIJT3_-Ngx1GHwDmNvLsiwI8


Friday, July 31, 2015

Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

Economics is the study of how the market works. Key topics such as competition, supply and demand, public goods, price determination, and more are covered, with a little humor here and there.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-uRhZ_p-BM4XnKSe3BJa23-XKJs_k4KY

ProfRobBob

Math is one of those subjects some of us groan at taking, no matter what the class level. Professor Rob passes on his math lessons that can help in understanding this subject and get better grades.

Note: He's committed to captioning, and is on the way to captioning all of them.
https://www.youtube.com/user/profrobbob


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

JamesESL

Want to learn English, but have trouble with its intricacies and strange ever-changing rules? JamesESL helps out by explaining pronunciations, idioms, word differences, vocabulary, expressions, and more. His way of explaining things with some humor here and there will help you learn English.

https://www.youtube.com/user/JamesESL

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Travis Bryant

Colorado-born Travis Bryant used to be an international male model before he became an author and screenwriter. He shares with his viewers his life, his community, his friends, his travels, and other things, including trying to make us laugh.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRjeLgZ0l5DpEQFUJcFOkQ

Cheryl Green

Short shorts and short films by and about those with disabilities.

Note: Her videos are a mixture of hardcoded captions and regular closed captioning.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDrSIVCehYLFHTKy8VeAAPA


Friday, July 17, 2015

Comic Misconceptions

How many of us have read comics growing up and into our adult years? We're familiar with the major superheroes and villains created by Marvel, DC, and others. The NerdSync narrator will interest you with little things about a character, including their histories and misconceptions as well as a weekly podcast. Note: Some gaps in the captioning but they are continuing to caption.

https://www.youtube.com/user/NerdSyncProductions



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Opposite of Sex

What's the opposite of sex asks this Brazilian series? It's not just the title of this series. It's two people in bed having conversations. Some intimacy, some dirty language, lots of humor, with a sprinkling of NSFW.

Award nominee: Best Comedy - IAWTV 2015

https://www.youtube.com/user/opostodosexo


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One Take Movies

Hollywood tends to make blockbuster movies and movies that you want to forget. It takes many people and many takes just to make a movie. In this case, it's very short movies done in one take with their own style of special effects. Brought to you by Above Average.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLChmxKYOuWIKaAGnuayOEQVPVSZsNseZE



Monday, July 13, 2015

Haphead

Imagine a world where game playing is encouraged. Imagine the game playing so immersive, that skills are learned just by playing the games. Maxine has a favorite fighting game that gets more painful when she turns on the haptic vibrations, coming from the device she stole from work. But will her employer discover her transgression?

Note: If you're familiar with the vibrations in your phone when you type something, when you receive a message, etc, those are haptic vibrations.

Nominee for Best Drama, IAWTV 2015.

https://www.youtube.com/user/hapheadvid



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Spell Tutor

Taking elements and inspiration from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, two young girls learn and use spells under their professor's tutelage.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4G4_gGqGO1naqoUzRDmbOw
 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thingstarter

How many of us are familiar with Kickstarter? For those of you who aren't familiar with it, read this FAQ page:

https://www.kickstarter.com/hello?ref=footer

Thingstarter is a parody of Kickstarter projects. In this case, appeals are made for way-oddball and misguided projects.  Brought to you by Above Average.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLChmxKYOuWII6tBQvv5HOjmYjmcRTmf5K



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

7 Minutes in Heaven

Mike O'Brien from Saturday Night Live interviews a celebrity. In this case, he's not interviewing them on a sound stage, but his closet at home. Brought to you by Above Average.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD8979137EF19CD7A


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Backseat Bitches

Two vain club-going and big-event-attending girls with a big ego come and go, all in the back seat of a black SUV with a bowtie in front. Brought to you by Above Average.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLChmxKYOuWIKeCbYPwjDTav6ukxaHy6e6



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sugarboy

Sugarboy's a young boy while on a sugar high, tells stories. The imagination that this kid has will keep you glued to your monitor! Brought to you by Above Average.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLChmxKYOuWIImgAKKiXzSr8orC19NusS6



Friday, June 12, 2015

Dave & Ethan's Dating Game

Dave and Ethan go out in public to interview possible contestants to be on their version of a dating game. Brought to you by Above Average.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLChmxKYOuWIISk5QXojIbxltqecisHrIH


Monday, June 8, 2015

Seriously Distracted

Join stars from the comedy world including Saturday Night Live and the Tonight Show. Seriously Distracted is a series of comedy shorts.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLChmxKYOuWIK_NFE6Njoz7cX4L187XPfW

(from Above Average, only the episodes are captioned)


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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Nerdist

Nerdist publishes entertaining videos on movies, comics, and cosplay. An examination of their video listing shows small gaps with new videos (there is an 80% chance a new video is captioned) and it appears that they are trying to do the older videos in their catalog as well. The screenshot below was taken from their Supergirl preview video!

https://www.youtube.com/user/Nerdist






Saturday, May 23, 2015

Rewboss

How many of us would like to live in a country and blog about the differences between our native country and our current country. Andrew Bossom, who is from Britain, does just this from his current home in Germany, adding a sprinkling of humor.

Note: Committed to captioning. All vids since Sept 2008 with dialogue have CCs; if no CCs, no dialogue. Opening titles indicate if CCs available.

https://www.youtube.com/user/rewboss

Saturday, May 16, 2015

NessaIrene

Meet Vanessa. She loves things related to Pokemon, beauty, music, food, and more. She's got tutorials, hauls, product reviews, how-tos, and a whole lot more.

She's committed to captioning. Some videos have no captioning because they are silent.
 
https://www.youtube.com/user/NessaIrene0206