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://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwXgJhtUQITpxcXGg-TA96A


Other deaf web series:

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 1,400 subscribers! Subscribing is easy - sign in with a Google account and click the "Subscribe" button.

Main channel:

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

Episodes below. Click the arrows to start playing the videos.




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Other deaf web series:

Troy's Big Break
Dine & Sign
Fridays

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


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

Tessa Netting

Tessa Netting is a YouTuber who also appears on a Disney channel program ("Bunk'd"). Her focus appears to be books like Harry Potter, movies, and fandom. After earlier having many gaps in the captioning, she has now committed to captioning each video as it is released.

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


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 they are working on producing season 2 which we have been assured will also be closed captioned. The season 2 trailer is already captioned.

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

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