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Rooster Teeth's Burnie Burns on/is the Future of TV

Rooster Teeth’s Burnie Burns joins Kevin Smith, Lisa Kudrow and others to discuss the Future of TV.  The thing is, Burnie and his wicked crew don’t need to speculate on where the Internet is going in the future.  They are BRINGING THE FUTURE into the now.  If you have ANY interest at all in where Internet, community and original content is going, you need to study every word that rapidly fires out of Burnie Burns’ mouth. 

Filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, etc.) summed up Rooster Teeth’s amazing accomplishment like this. “You’re my hero man, your generation is doing what we dreamed about doing… We’re like ‘We want to be independent!’ but we weren’t, ultimately we sold out.  You guys truly are independent, and you’re doing it from a great place, like, 'this is what we love to do.’ You’re like, 'I could wait for somebody else to give us some loot or I could build what I want over here.”

Follow @burnie and @roosterteeth on Twitter.

Henri the Existentialist Cat (And Merchify user)

Heard of Henri, the Existentialist cat? He’s only the biggest French export since Freedom Fries. When filmmaker Will Braden created a short film about his cat, he never imagined he was launching a viral video star.  But with “Paw De Deux,” Will spawned millions of Youtube views and profiles in Huffington Post, Gawker, MSN and more.

Internet fame brought Will, er, that is, Henri, thousands of Facebook fans.  And they all wanted to know one thing.

Buy Henri Le Chat Noir Merchandise.

So Will did what any reasonable person in his position would do.  He contacted Amplifier®. After all, we’ve helped some of the Internet’s biggest viral phenomena to sell original swag to their fans.  Once Will explained his success, we gave him early access to Merchify™ and a star was born!  He went from “absolute novice” to selling thousands of dollars of merch in only a week! And the orders just keep on coming! 

UPDATE: And Will Braden’s success just keeps on coming. Just last month, Will and Henri beat thousands of others to take Grand Prize at the First Annual Internet Cat Video Film Festival

Félicitations Henri and Will!