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From September 9, 2007 | Permalink

The game starts now! Below is the first video, which also features documentation of our creative process. From so many applicants we have narrowed the pool down to the best eight chances we have of finding the next Ultimate Blogger. And of course I'm sure you've noticed that things are very different. While we may only have eight contestants, they are artists, provocateurs, and also groups, teams, gangs, and entire communities. This is like the United Nations of blogging competitions.

Hi-Res Quicktime Version of Episode # 01

Rather than try to quickly sum up the contestants the first challenge they have is to create their own profile. Once they post it in The Den, we'll link their image to that profile. Of course, this is more than a mere introduction. One contestant will be awarded immunity for creating the best profile, and they will be the only one not at risk of elimination.

The profile is due on Thursday, September 13th at 3:00pm (pacific). We will award immunity and ask for the votes by 5:00pm that same day. Then, on Thursday we will post the new video which will include who has been eliminated.

We wish everyone luck, and we can't wait to see what you come up with.

A special thanks to Guest Director Matt McCormick and to PICA for their financial support. Also to our friends at Vimeo and across the internet.



1 Test 1:15 PM on 09/10/07


2 Matthew 1:27 PM on 09/10/07

Great job, guys!

I'm so glad that the documentary is a part of the videos this season, I just wish that all of the crazy behind the scenes moments from the first two seasons existed! I'm actually a little jealous with how well this is turning out! I wish I could be there to help, guys!


3 Jona 5:22 PM on 09/10/07

Fuuuuuuuuuck! This is such a profoundly meta, smart and insanely self-aware project that is somehow ACTUALLY VERY FUNNY as well.

Good job!

4 Claire 5:53 PM on 09/10/07

the post says that the profile is due Wednesday, September 9. September 9 was last Sunday, so I'm assuming it's due Wednesday, September 12.

team G-RAD

5 kevinb 8:12 PM on 09/10/07

or... i just realized that the profile could be due Wednesday, September 19? that would make me very happy. pleeeeeease let us know soon!

team G-RAD

6 kevinb 8:20 PM on 09/10/07

kevin (another one)
team G-RAD

7 kevin 9:42 PM on 09/10/07

Liz! Liz! Liz! Liz! Liz! Liz! Liz! Liz!

8 Zoe 9:13 AM on 09/11/07

Yes, it's actually the 12th! Sorry!

9 Kmikeym 10:05 AM on 09/11/07

Zoe Zoe Zoe Zoe.

10 Krista 11:05 AM on 09/11/07

Ha. No, no. That's *so* last year :)

Looking forward to meeting the rookies!!

11 Zoe 1:04 PM on 09/11/07

I love the languid pacing of these videos so far. Very, very good (a.k.a. funny).

12 Terry Garcia 8:45 AM on 09/12/07

I just cannot believe how good this video is. I was LOL'ing repeatedly. Very brilliant performances all around.

I hope others took the time to watch the video in full, and that the contestants' entries don't disappoint.

13 Terry Garcia 8:28 PM on 09/12/07

bold moves. very different type of humor. i like.

14 kevin 9:33 PM on 09/12/07

funny and classy, guys.

15 Adrian 12:12 PM on 09/13/07

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