Jan 28


Coming to Austin, Texas this March: The 22nd annual South by South West (SXSW) Festivals!


South by South West (SXSW) is a set of music, interactive, and film festivals that occur every March in Austin, Texas. The festival was created to serve as a hub for artists, creators, and their audiences to develop and further their careers and expand upon each other’s creative ideas. It’s lively and artsy home of Austin attracts audiences from all over the globe and offers an ideal setting for people to meander from venue to venue, exploring live performances, sitting in on informational panels, and networking with others in their industry of choice. 

Music: March 17-22

The first SXSW festival was the 1987 South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. Since then, the festival has grown to become the largest of its kind in the world, with more than 2,000 artists performing at over 100 venues, and almost 28,000 conference participants.

Every year, the festival serves as a promotional platform for members of the music and media industries, including artists, panelists, businesses, and audiences. The music festival is unique in that incorporates thousands of live musical performances with panels, presentations, and other special events that are located at various venues throughout the area. About six events take place at each venue every night, meaning there are over 100 bands playing at any given moment. With a conference badge, you can start venue hopping at 8pm and attend as many events as you can make it to before the last show ends at the stroke of 2am. Strategy and efficiency is key!

Interactive: March 13-17

In 1994, SXSW added the Interactive Conference to accommodate the growing technology and digital industries. This branch of the festival features panels and presentations by some of the tech-world’s industry leaders along with special events that showcase the newest websites, video games, and startup ideas as a preview for the nearing future of technology.
This year’s Interactive Conference will include sessions such as the 18th annual SXSW Interactive Awards and the SXSW Trade Show, as well as the SXSW Gaming Expo – an open platform of game tournaments and game testing for consumers, developers, and game masters.

Film: March 13-21

Also added in 1994, the SXSW Film Conference and Festival gathers filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to preview the latest and most innovative film ideas. Over 150 film sessions occur throughout the week each year, which inspire discussion and networking among film industry members such as directors, actors, producers, and fans among many others.
The festival breathes creativity and collaboration, and is an opportune setting for making connections with some of the best in the biz.

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Jul 24



Author: kateni

It’s that glorious time of year again- COMIC-CON 2014!!! The annual convention celebrating all things comics, television, films, art and culture begins today in San Diego. There are preview screenings, panel discussions, celeb sightings, book signings, and the of course the spectacular exhibition hall with different vendors showing off their displays and selling exclusive merch. The entire area of downtown San Diego turns into mass chaos when nerds from all corners of the earth descend upon the city for the convention. While I am sadly not there this year (*crying*), here’s a quick preview on some of the things we’re missing out on

exclusives available at SDCC this year.


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Jul 02




  • Looped footage
  • Available on both iOS and Android platforms
  • Available on Amazon Kindle
  • Can imbed videos on desktop
  • Can mute videos on desktop
  • Full Twitter integration

  • Cons:

  • No filters
  • No Vine web profiles
  • No Photo Map

  • Future:

  • TechCrunch reported the Vine is teasing some possible App updates soon: Full screen video, ability to save Vine drafts and voiceover ability


  • 13 Filters for video
  • Choose a Cover Frame (as sort of a splash page for video)
  • Can edit out video frames after shooting
  • Double tap to focus while shooting video
  • “Cinema” feature: Image stabilization
  • Share to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Email
  • Instagram Web Profiles to watch videos on desktop

  • Cons:

  • No playback
  • Can’t play video on Android yet (can only see cover frame)

  • Future:

  • (possibly) more video filters

  • vine

    Also, this fun website plays two videos side by side (from Vine and Instagram respectively) and lets you pick which one you think is the best. Vine is currently winning the battle with 13657 votes, while Instagram has 11747 votes.

    So who is the better video sharing app? Only time will tell, but we have millions on millions (literally) of both Vine and Instagram videos to look through in the meantime.

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    May 29



    Our previous client and good friends at A Year Without War are bringing a brand new film titled Following the Ninth to Santa Barbara for its premiere.

    Following the Ninth is a documentary about the global impact that Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has had at this time in our history. The film praises, “From Europe through Africa to Asia and the Americas, the Ninth Symphony is continuously performed celebrating our common humanity and joyous existence.”

    The premiere will take place on June 4th at 7:00pm at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased either online, at the Marjorie Luke Theatre box office, or by calling 805-965-0581 #2476

    Head over to Following the Ninth’s website to view the trailer. We hope to see you all there!

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    May 02


    We’re already well into 2013, (which is scary) and there are loads of new, exciting films that are being released within the next few months. There’s some obvious ones that we’re stoked about, and some…  not so obvious ones. A ton of sequels, a few remakes and more. Check out our picks below and watch the trailers if you haven’t already!

    The Great Gatsby - Leonardo DiCaprio AND directed by Baz Luhrmann. This is going to be one extravagant depiction of the roaring 20’s, as it should be.
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Read all 3 books in about a week and it’s killing me that I have to wait all the way until November for this to be released.

    Ender’s Game

    Kick Ass 2
    The Way Way Back

    Monsters University - Pixar follow up to Monsters Inc with Billy Crystal & John Goodman!
    Anchorman: The Legend Continues - Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, again… enough said!
    The Hobbit: The The Desolation of Smaug - More 3D 48fps from Peter Jackson?  Why yes, I think so.
    Star Trek Into Darkness - J.J. Abrams brings back the cast of the Enterprise including a young Captain Kirk.

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    Apr 25


    Having paid my dues with the rest of the film students, I’m no stranger to the crowd-funding phenomenon known as Kickstarter. However, I’m used to it gathering backing for the most recent and “creative” post-apocalyptic student film trying to “make it” in the independent film festival circuit, not a big name from television/Hollywood. Thus begins an intriguing turn of events for the advent of crowdfunding and the (once) overlooked power it possesses. 

    I thought it was truly extraordinary when the Veronica Mars film gained 100% backing via Kickstarter in just over a day, but now we have Zach Braff embarking on the same tremendous crowd-funding voyage we witnessed in tech news just a couple months ago. Yes. Zach Braff of Scrubs and Garden State Fame has already garnered $1.6 million of the $2 million budget total with 28 days to go. 


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    Aug 23


    Autumn Reeser is a long-time client of Oniracom. With this most recent update to her web presence, we were able to advance her website to be more in line with her blossoming career. Her website still follows the same project-centric formula, with a clean and simple design to complete the experience.

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    Mar 08


    Jake Shimabukuro’s “Peace Love Ukulele” Documentary Trailer

    On March 14th, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival will premiere the documentary ‘Peace Love Ukulele,’ an in-depth profile of ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro, at the Castro theatre.

    Produced by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), the documentary follows Jake on tour throughout the United States and Japan and examines how he revolutionized the ukulele and became the most innovative player in the world.

    For tickets and more information go to: http://festival.caamedia.org/30/guide/program/jake-shimabukoro-project/

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    Dec 27


    Before the holidays we launched a clean website for the feature film, On The Ice. Here’s a brief synopsis of the film:

    In this engrossing and suspenseful feature film debut by filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, two teenage boys who have grown up like brothers go about their lives in the comfortable claustrophobia of an isolated Alaskan town. Early one morning, on a seal hunt with another teenager, an argument between the three boys quickly escalates into a tragic accident. Bonded by their dark secret, the two best friends are forced to create one fabrication after another in order to survive. The shocked boys stumble through guilt-fueled days, avoiding the suspicions of their community as they weave a web of deceit. With their future in the balance, they are forced to explore the limits of friendship and honor.

    In addition to being able to download the film directly from the site, there are some really great packages available too.

    To check out the store and learn more about the film, visit http://ontheicethemovie.com/!

    On The Ice

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    Aug 11


    Luke Archer, close Oniracom friend and partner, has launched a new project Cool Hand Look - a hands on marketing and production company.

    Together with Luke, we built CoolHandLook.com to create the platform from which to highlight all that this multi-faceted venture encompasses.

    Among some of his great projects has been working with fellow Oniracom client Courtney O’Donnell, including this music video  for her song, “Just Pretend.”

    You may also like this “Max Payne Viral Video” he made with rapper Ludacris to promote his role in “Max Payne.”

    Check out other Cool Hand Look projects and learn more at CoolHandLook.com


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    Apr 22


    By Tyler Blue

    Jerry Garcia struts offstage as the catharsis of a monumental “Morning Dew” still resonates through the air. The expressions on the audience member’s faces are as if they have been in the presence of God. The man who has just delivered the cosmic gospel only wants some cold water as he searches the green room. He exits, comes back in, sits down and takes a few bites of a cupcake before abruptly hustling back onstage to raise the roof with “Johnny B. Goode.” This is only one of many scenes you’ve never seen in any other concert video. In the discussion of that genre’s best, The Band’s The Last Waltz, Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense and Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii tend to get the most mention, and deservingly so. What sets The Grateful Dead Movie apart from those classics and all of its peers, is how comprehensive it is in capturing every possible angle of every aspect related to producing and attending this series of concerts. Among other unique perspectives, we get to hang with fans munching on psychedelics while camped out in line for tickets, talk to a hot dog vendor who prefers the music of Sha Na Na, sympathize with a backstage door attendant dealing with persistent hippies and grasp the concept of “work hard, play hard” while the band’s crew gets debaucherous with a tank of nitrous…

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    Mar 15


    Check out this short video of the Oniracom booth at SXSW.  To keep up with all the action at SXSW be sure to follow us: http://twitter.com/oniracom

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    Mar 15


    Oniracom is enjoying a full week of film, music & interactive at SXSW2011 by attending screenings, live shows and conference panels in Austin this week.  We have made a tremendous amount of quality contact with the true innovators of 2011 both for Oniracom and our newest venture ProducersPortal.com.

    Please follow us on Twitter throughout the week:

    Oniracom, Company
    Jacob Tell, CEO
    Justin Davis, Lead Strategist
    Tyler Singletary, Dir of Biz Dev

    We look forward to sharing more of our thoughts, experiences and media, so stay tuned…

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    Feb 24


    12 Inspiring Art and Design Documentaries

    Author: tbone
    POSTED AT 07:02 PM

    Here are a handful of great documentaries that I’ve found inspiring in one way or another.  I love watching artists work.  I love watching the focus, the intensity and all the small decisions that go into finishing a work of art or a completed designed object.  This all probably started with watching Bob Ross as a kid (Someone please make a Bob Ross documentary!)

    I hope you find some of these interesting and inspiring.  Please share your favorites in the comment section.

    • Beautiful Losers

    • Helvetica

    • Objectified

    • Mystery of Picasso

    • How to Draw a Bunny

    • The Cool School

    • Crumb

    • Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

    • Art: 21 - Art in the 21st Century

    • Frank Lloyd Wright

    • Rivers and Tides

    • Style Wars

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