Internet Killed Television

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Internet Killed Television
Also known as CTFxC
Genre vlogging, reality, comedy, travel
Created by Charles Trippy
Starring Charles Trippy (May 1, 2009 - Present)
Allison Speed (May 1, 2009 – April 7, 2014)
Allie Wesenberg (May, 2014 - Present)[1]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6[2]
Production
Camera setup Single-camera setup
Running time 8-12 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel YouTube
Picture format 1080p HD
720p HD
480p
360p
240p
144p
Audio format MP3, AAC
Original run May 1, 2009 (2009-05-01) – present
External links

[http://internetkilledtv.com/ Internet Killed TV

CTFxCAnswers Page]

Internet Killed Television is a web series hosted by Charles Trippy. For the first 5 years Charles's ex-wife Alli Speed, also appeared in the vlogs [3][4] which followed the daily events of their lives through their courtship, marriage, and divorce.

The show consists of episodes averaging around ten minutes that are filmed, edited, and then air on YouTube every day. The series was originally planned to last for only one year, however, after first season, he decided to continue. After four years, the show entered the Guinness Book of Records for the most consecutive daily video blogs posted on YouTube.[5] On May 1, 2014 the show entered its sixth consecutive year.[2]

Production

The show is currently shot with a Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS,[6] and sometimes a Canon EOS 70D or an iPhone 5S when the digital cameras are not available. They also occasionally film using a GoPro. Trippy has also used a Flip UltraHD camcorder, Canon ELPH model's Powershot D780IS, Powershot SD4500IS, ELPH Powershot 300 HS, ELPH Powershot 110 IS, ELPH Powershot 330 HS,[7] and older models of the iPhone. The series is edited using Apple's Final Cut Pro 7 on a MacBook Pro. Charlie Puth composed the show's early theme songs, and viewers have contributed their own versions. YouTube musicians Dubble Kick Rick and TeraBite have also created the most commonly used theme. The theme song currently features an instrumental collaboration of Travis Clark of We The Kings and TeraBrite. The theme song has changed several times- including one to celebrate the wedding of Charles Trippy to Alli Speed. The show also employs a 'title card', which others have contributed to the show (usually featuring the show's logo), that plays at the beginning of each episode. As of August 6, 2014, there has been a combined total of 1,456,795 subscribers and 585,669,837 views.[8]

Cast

Charles Paul Trippy III was born in Sarasota, Florida on September 2, 1984 and raised in the neighboring city of Bradenton, Florida. He attended Lakewood Ranch High School and graduated from the University of South Florida. He started making videos on YouTube in May 2006. He has also taken part in other web series and ongoing vlog series such as: ShayTards, Prank House, Shoot the Banker, The Elevator Show, Retarded Policeman (Epidode 15), PrankvsPrank", "YouTubers React, and The Annoying Orange, in which he plays a lemon in one episode and a potato in another.[9] His father, Charles "Chaz" Trippy, played percussion in the Gregg Allman Band.[10] In 2010, Trippy was nominated for a Teen Choice award.[11] He was also the bassist in a band called Suspense Thriller.[12] Since September 21, 2011, Trippy has been playing bass for the Florida based band We The Kings, with whom he has been friends since childhood. On March 11, 2012 Trippy announced in a live show that he is now the permanent bassist of the band.

Allison "Alli" Rose Speed was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Sarasota, Florida. Speed graduated from The NewGate School, a private Montessori school, in 2007. She graduated from Florida State University on April 29, 2011, where she majored in Spanish and studied abroad in Valencia, Spain for part of her degree. Since April 7, 2014, she ceased her involvement with the CTFxC Channel upon the announcement of the couple's separation. She confirmed on April 22, 2014, that she would continue to upload content to YouTube on her personal channel.[13]

Related channels

In addition to the CTFxC channel, Trippy and Speed had created a number of other YouTube channels. The vlogging started on the channel Charles which was created on July 21, 2005 and discontinued on November 20, 2009. Soclcrisis was Trippy's second channel, created October 13, 2005. The last video uploaded to this channel was on August 5, 2008.[14] The channel Trippy was created December 9, 2005, is where he posts short unedited videos shot on his iPhone. CharlesTrippy was created May 22, 2006, is his skit channel. It has 883,884 subscribers as of July 25, 2014.[15] Alli is Alli Speed's personal channel which hosts make up tutorials, travel vlogs, a series 'Ask Alli' and the series Drunk Gaming, where she and friends and family would play video games whilst intoxicated. This was also the channel in which the short lived CTFxC Cinema series was posted to help promote their sponsor, Netflix.

Guinness World Record

The CTFxC Channel currently holds the world record for the most consecutive number of video blogs (Vlogs) uploaded to YouTube.[5]

Coverage

The couple's wedding proposal was included in the Huffington Post list of top 10 wedding proposals.[16]

On Sunday, November 20, 2011, Trippy and Speed were married at the Powell Crosley Estate, Sarasota, Florida.[17] The montage video was produced by ApprenticeEh and directed by Corey Vidal. The vlog produced on the wedding day is 34 minutes. The Twitter hashtag "#CTFxCWedding" was trending worldwide on this day as second most popular Trending Topic.[18] This wedding appeared on many talk shows and news outlets, including Right This Minute.[19]

The series followed Trippy's treatment and surgery for brain cancer with the video of the surgery receiving more than 2.3 million hits.[20]

On April 7, 2014, Trippy posted a vlog stating that the couple would be separating.[21] The post had received 4,927,292 views by August 2014.[20]

Awards

Year Organization Nominated work Category Result
2009 Twitter Shorty Awards @CharlesTrippy Humor[22] Won
Mashable Open Web Awards Internet Killed Television Best Online Video Web Series[23] Won
Surprise Marriage Proposal in Spain! YouTube Video of The Year[23] Won
Internet Killed Television Best Brand Use of YouTube[23] Won
2010 Teen Choice Awards Charles Trippy Choice Web Star[24] Nominated
2011 Twitter Shorty Awards @CharlesTrippy Travel[25] Nominated
@AlliSpeed Weird[26] Won
2012 @CharlesTrippy Travel[27] Won
2013 Videoblogger[28] Nominated
Guinness World Records Internet Killed Television Most days of consecutive vlogging[5] Won

References

  1. ^ "CTFxC: Charles Trippy Introduces New Girlfriend Allie ‘Squiggles’". Newsforshoppers. 
  2. ^ a b "FELL ON MY FACE!!!". CTFxC. May 2, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ YouTube – Internet Killed Television YouTube – Retrieved March 19, 2009.
  4. ^ Leonora La Peter Anton (November 1, 2009). "Charles Trippy's video blog about his life, the Internet Killed TV, has built a YouTube following". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Video: Guinness World Records – Top 10 of 2013". Guinness World Records. December 13, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVEQtUpvgxc
  7. ^ "What Tech Does Charles Trippy Use for YouTube?". April 4, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "About CTFxC". YouTube. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ YouTube – Annoying Orange Wazzup 2: Wasssabi YouTube – April 30, 2010 – Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  10. ^ bsp;– January 6, 2010 – Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  11. ^ "2010 Teen Choice Award Nominees". Ontheredcarpet.com. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  12. ^ Internet Killed Television – Suspense Thriller (My Old Band) internetkilledtv.com – Retrieved June 17, 2010.
  13. ^ Alli Trippy. "The "D" Word". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Soclcrisis Channel". Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  15. ^ "charlestrippy". youtube channel. Chales Trippy. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  16. ^ Hallett, Stephanie (September 30, 2011). "Viral Proposal Videos: Our Favorites". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Charles Trippy and Alli Speed Wedding". Celebrity Bride Guide. November 20, 2011. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Love In The Age Of YouTube". Dailydot.com. November 23, 2011. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Internet Romance: Internet Bloggers Get Married". Rightthisminute.com. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  20. ^ a b Schumann, Rebecka (April 9, 2014). "CTFxC YouTube Stars Charles And Alli Trippy Announce Separation, Viewers Mourn Vlogging Duo’s Internet Love Story". International Business Times. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  21. ^ Stieber, Zachary (April 8, 2014). "Charles Trippy and Alli Trippy: ‘Internet Killed Television’ YouTube Stars Announce Break Up". Epoch Times. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  22. ^ "The Shorty Awards - humor leaderboard". The Shorty Awards. February 11, 2009. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  23. ^ a b c "Open Web Award 2009 Winners". Mashable. December 16, 2009. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2010: Second (Giant) Wave Of Nominees Announced!". Hollywood Crush. June 28, 2010. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Best Travel on Twitter - The Shorty Awards". The Shorty Awards. May 29, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Best Weird on Twitter - The Shorty Awards". The Shorty Awards. May 29, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Best Travel in Social Media". The Shorty Awards. January 15, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Best Video Blogger in Social Media". The Shorty Awards. January 15, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013.