Digital Nasties Productions
Underground Movies Blog ~ We are a group of Amateur Filmmakers producing underground gore and horror films.

The disdain shown to our channel and it’s users.

It’s not surprising to learn, that Google continues to show disdain for our channel and it’s users, for a few months now, we had a big plan for uploading lots of our original films and videos content to youtube, with a lot of our content that is currently being used illegal on websites found through Google search without permission, we had the plan to use the Monetisation option available with our original creations.

So in the meantime Google and it’s products will steal millions of pounds/dollars with a service which pays Google but not the content owners.

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Hurray, Our Adsense account Banned.

On the 3rd of May our adsense account was banned, after 10 years and almost £63.89 in earnings, Luckily I don’t give a shit about adsence, and never really used it, until becoming a YouTube partner (which Google forced you to use adsense), that partnership is gone too.

Hello,

After reviewing our records, we’ve determined that your AdSense account
poses a risk of generating invalid activity. Because we have a
responsibility to protect our AdWords advertisers from inflated costs due
to invalid activity, we’ve found it necessary to disable your AdSense
account. Your outstanding balance and Google’s share of the revenue will
both be fully refunded to the affected advertisers.

Please understand that we need to take such steps to maintain the
effectiveness of Google’s advertising system, particularly the
advertiser-publisher relationship. We understand the inconvenience that
this may cause you, and we thank you in advance for your understanding and
cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns about the actions we’ve taken, how
you can appeal this decision or invalid activity in general, you can find
more information by visiting URL REMOVED

Yours sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

To me, the most disturbing aspect of being banned/disabled is the lack of any specifics why the account was disabled or any proof of whatever happened from them, so based on the appeal form it seems it was due to invalid clicks/click bombing, yet they give no specifics on what videos, channel or accounts, what IP address used or any real information from them.

But what really takes the biscuit (Cookie to our American readers), is that they don’t pay out the previous three months payments even though there was not one issue with the adSense account for those months, That to me is Google stealing money from honest, hard working people, And I highly doubt they are refunding anyone or even the advertisers that paid for those clicks from months ago and got the benefit of those FREE visitors we sent by the way for over 12 weeks so the only person to loses out on this is us, again.

There is nothing anyone can do, as there is just no way to contact anyone at google.

Hello,

Thank you for your appeal. We appreciate the additional information you’ve provided, as well as your continued interest in the AdSense program. However, after thoroughly re-reviewing your account data and taking your feedback into consideration, our specialists have confirmed that we’re unable to reinstate your AdSense account.

Please know that, once we’ve reached a decision on your appeal, further appeals may not be considered, and you might not receive any further communication from us. Note that AdSense publishers whose accounts are disabled for violations of our Terms and Conditions are not eligible for further participation in AdSense. For this reason, you may not open new accounts.

Also, accounts disabled for invalid click activity will receive no further payment nor any reissue of previous payment. Your outstanding balance and Google’s share of the revenue will both be fully refunded back to the affected advertisers. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

We understand that you may want more information about your account activity. However, because we have a need to protect our proprietary detection systems, we’re unable to provide our publishers with any details about their account activity.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

Making a appeal to Google is also a waste of time, as all you get back from them is a big Fuck You, but when you find out google also fails to pay to tax bills, maybe they need my funds to pay them.

Google accounts filed for its UK subsidiary, the search behemoth paid just £1.2million in corporation taxes here in 2010 – even though Britain is one of its biggest markets.

The UK accounts for around a tenth of Google’s global revenues, generating £2.15billion in sales last year.

In a series of complicated transactions known as a Double Irish or a Dutch Sandwich, the internet giant has managed to pay just 2.4 per cent of its overseas gains in tax.

The loopholes – which are legal – saved Google $3.1bn over three years by diverting cash through low-tax nations such as Ireland, the Netherlands and Bermuda.

They are all at it! Because these Multi-National/Global companies like google have the ways and means of avoiding tax, the rest of us have to make up the shortfall.

The ‘richest’ get richer by avoiding paying the tax all us little people are forced to pay. We’re easy pickings. No government wants to change this as they are all in cahoots. Michael Moore

Film Piracy

If I have bought and paid for the DVD or Blu-Ray, I will share it with whoever I like and there is nothing you or anyone can do about it, as I own the film.

Wrong you purchased a license to play the DVD or Blu-Ray disc on your player or pc, the license does not include uploading the content on the disc to the internet, you may back-up or lend your copy of the disc to a friend, you may not sell copies of the disc to other people.

With a digital file that would be Copyright theft if you uploaded the file to the internet then you still have your copy, and anyone else who wants it can make a copy as well.

 

Films cost too much or I don’t have a job and I only buy movies after watching them.

At the most extreme you are saying film makers should produce a film and give everyone a copy for free, do you see how that does not work?

Why would anyone produce a movie or any other creative work that cost money without making that back, in the real world not all movies are made in Hollywood and have budgets of millions of dollars/pounds, independent film makers live without backing from studios and work for a living and may never see a profit.

This is theft,  the only thing is that people have a distorted view of the world that all digital copies doesn’t count, it’s still the same as bootlegging, the film makers see no profits only the people violating.

By downloading and not buying new films and other media you condemn the world to films like SAW 8 and Hostal 4, and the music of  Justin Bieber, Rebecca Black  and Lady GaGa.

Production Diary #1

In the first issue of our new production diary we will be discussing some of our older production that have bitten the dust or have just proving hard to continue funding, and also a look at the upcoming movie Danger of Death.

1. DefCon
Just before filming stopped we ran into trouble over not being able to find suitable shooting locations within budget, and two of the actors unable to film there scenes midway into shooting, recasting the parts with two new actors was impossible, parts of this production will be used other films or shorts.

2. There’s Always Wednesday
This film was in it’s ninth draft and out on the indefinite hold list before filming even started.

3. Operation: Sweet Death
As some of you may know already know Operation: Sweet Death is now in pre-production with a fixed budget, with a opportunity to use an existing film franchise name worldwide, so the name for this production is using a place-holder name for the time being, Set in the aftermath of a nuclear power plant meltdown.

4. Danger of Death
This will be our last production released on DVD, as we move over to full HD workflow and Blu-Ray only releases, Danger of Death will have release a in December.

YouTube Is Not Counting Views

It seem that Youtube have stop counting my channel views, messages from other Youtubers and channel comments as well, I stopped using Youtube a few years ago after Youtube updated and made all my old videos look like bad with poor resolution, very bad compression, contrasts, pillarbox aspect ratios, having to crop and stretch videos with yt:stretch=16:9 and yt:crop=16:9.

Asking for help from Youtube and Google forums seems to be to much for them and they have started ignoring people looking for help, just checking the forums lots of users are not getting any replies, are Google really so cheap not to have support staff.

The last video I uploaded last week has now been stuck at 401 views since it first day online, I still have no idea why even though I get some comments and rating the view number keeps the same on all my videos, even the unlisted and private ones I share with other people.

It seems like an ongoing problem with Youtube, just doing a quick search on your favourite search engine comes up with tens of thousands of complaints.

Google Video Closing Down

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Years before Youtube, Google has it’s own video hosting service called Google Video, later Google discovered that they could not really compete with upstart Youtube, so went on a buy spree buying a little company called (You Guessed It) Youtube for $1.65 billion.

Not long after Google stopped users uploading new video to there old service, So people who have uploaded videos to the service, have received emails in the that informed them about the shutdown of the service on May 13 2011, and asked them to download the video files before Google forever deletes them.

So what is happing to all the Digital Nasties video’s hosted on Google Video, well nothing as you can view them on our Youtube channel.

But that not all, because we will be uploading new and exclusive content to the channel later this year, so check back for all the great updates.

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Into The Underground

This is just a quick update about a few things on the website, first Maniac and Maniac The Revenge have both been digitally re-mastered from the original master tapes, the last edition were taking from a lousy u-Matic master and to say the image quality was questionable was a understatement, anybody who ordered the first edition on DVD will be sent a the two replacement disc in the next few weeks.

Our first 1080p HD film is just about compete, and we are about to start testing the Blu-Ray disc for compatibility, reading a few forums about the issue, it seems a lot of brand name players can’t play burned disc without encryption on the discs which is something we don’t have access to, so it seems that our first HD feature film may only come out on the DVD format.

A few weeks ago “Pop Hak” emailed us about a bootleg DVD from china called Death Cemetery which is a renamed copy of our film The Graveyard of Death which is infact just the workprint from disc two of the Limited Edition and not the full 96 minutes edition, so keep a eye out for that.

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Nightmare of the Living Dead is just about finished too, a lot of video filtering has been done on the raw footage to improve visual quality of the film, just as with Zombie Ferox was our first test of this software, we hope to offer the best reconstruction of the film possible for the new DVD.

Conservative Party Destroy UK Film Industry

This week the new Tory-Lib Dem Government cut funds to the UK Film Council, set up in 2000 by the Labour Government as a non-departmental public body to develop and promote the film industry within the United Kingdom, films like Bend it Like Beckham, Gosford Park, Fish Tank or Sex Lives of the Potato Men, who will now invest? What is the state of the British Film Industry? Does the UK film industry have a future? How can we expect British Cinema to be able to compete and find new talents when the Tory-Lib Dem Government abolish a the only major player in the film industry in the UK?

Over the last ten year very few films were funded by the UK Film Council, only the elite of film producers and director had any access to funding from the UK Film Council, unless you were Mike Leigh, Danny Doyle the nepotism run deep within the UK film industry, it’s policies were mostly disastrous, staffed by mediocre slim-balls open in their contempt for the film makers who loved their jobs only for the inflated salaries, the organization was pompous, very lazy, slow and altogether partisan, and without critical insight or a commercial instinct, a lot of aspiring film makers will lose a livelihood that was quite frankly a struggle to begin with in this country, this news will encourage the already huge migration of anyone in the UK film industry to the United States, and seedy world of Los Angeles.

So will the British Film Institute undergo a shift in priorities in order to take the strain.

A total of 183 films are listed on IMDB but about 900 films were produced by the UK Film Council over the last ten years, with funds provided by UK National Lottery, out of the 900 films made only a few were Horror movies and one of them was the sequel 28 Weeks Later, investing in digital cinemas which has given Britain the most digital screens of any European country, As Variety reports, the UK Film Council has 75 staff, and roughly invested more than £160 million ($248 million) in Lottery funds over the past ten years, generating £700 million ($1 billion) at the box office worldwide.

Tim Bevan of the UK Film Council calls the move a “bad decision, People will rightly look back on today’s announcement and say it was a big mistake, driven by short-term thinking and political expediency, British film, which is one of the UK’s more successful growth industries, deserves better.

It is obvious the Tories are looking to take the UK back to the same level as the 1980′s under Margaret Thatcher making as many people as possible unemployed and also have no hope from oncoming onslaught of European migration, asylum seekers and illegal immigration plus moving jobs from the UK to India and the Far East, and tax increases in recoded levels, unlike the 1980′s we have no Coal Mining Unions striking over job losses to save the country.

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The Prince of Darkness Teaser Trailer

The teaser trailer for The Prince of Darkness is open for viewing on the in-production page with a few images from the shoot, we hope to have the film completed before the end of the year, but who knows it may be 2011 before a final edit is complete.

An Iranian vampire return to England to take back his monarchy over the nation of Great Britain, but first he must kill off the last of the blood lines that kept him in-poisoned for the last 200 years.

We try to give the film a hammer horror feel, with lots of shadows and deep blacks with off colour whites, yes and before you ask the final edit will be in Black and White but without the film damage.

There’s Always Wednesday

Coming this September There’s Always Wednesday, an Science Fiction film set in the Post Apocalyptic future, head over to our youtube page for an teaser trailer.

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More information about the film will be posted soon with images and more.

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