Even though it was an early day for this Insomniac, MR. LOBO is very grateful for the opportunity to speak to the “adults of the future” attending DELCASTLE HIGH SCHOOL on Tuesday. I was overwhelmed by their amazing facility and outstanding curriculum. We didn’t have anything like this back in California when I was growing up. I would have killed to focus on my media career while still in High School.
Not sure if I had much in the way of “words of wisdom” but I hope I was able to show how stubborn persistence and precious little professionalism can make a horrible student into a semi-famous horror movie host and the head of a streaming channel/creative collective.
They combined The New Media Class and the Video Production Class into one room for my talk. Here is one of the videos we showed to represent OSI 74…our collective of independent video producers that enjoys cross promotion and shared resources for a larger impact.
We talked about how Mr. Lobo got started on this path to cult success(fame without fortune)and the origin of the independently produced TV show CINEMA INSOMNIA.
We compared early and later episodes and discussed low-budget and no-budget techniques…
Looking at them now–I hope they were not TOO subversive for school use. Please direct any angry parents or faculty in my direction. My apologies.
I especially would like to thank MRS. QUANN for suggesting that I address these students and Instructor MR. PHILLIPS of the NEW MEDIA DEPARTMENT and MRS. ABELL of DIGITAL MEDIA FILM/TV DEPARTMENT for actually inviting me and allowing me to once again–at my advanced age–waste valuable school time.
Both media instructors mentioned that I made them feel like teenagers again, at the drive-in or in front of the old Zenith TV watching DR. SCHOCK–More high praise for my already inflated ego! Let’s hope we can create that kind of optimistic fun and memories for today’s teens. It was interesting to note that none of these media students ever heard of ELVIRA and only 3 of them ever saw MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER–So needless to say there is a lot of work to be done!
Thank you for your confidence in letting me show these students my work and do what I do best–talk. Your group not only listened but made me feel welcome! I ran out of business cards and stickers–so I think that means that we may have the good fortune of working with some of these young talented and tech savvy cadets in the months and years ahead.
The audience asked some tough questions–but the eager silence on their faces was even more challenging…let them know they can always message MR . LOBO if public speaking is not “their thing”.
I think it would be great to plan some activities together creating content and making media magic–I think our organization could benefit and learn a lot from some new blood. I think they could gain valuable experience working on projects for a larger audience, sharpen their skills, build their confidence, and have something they can put on their resume. Maybe even help make a brand NEW SEASON of CINEMA INSOMNIA!
Thanks-A-Billion for inviting me to come back next year to work with these Sophomores as Juniors…
I’d also like to thank DELLCASTLE staffer MRS. QUANN for sweetening the deal by giving MR. LOBO a Tuxedo…and MR. PHILLIPS NEW MEDIA class for giving me a wonderful trophy in the shape of a Starbuck’s Coffee Travel Mug as a “Thank You” that says “Mr. Lobo, Mentor / Advisor”.
I must admit I was choked up for a bit.
When I think of words like “Mentor” and “Advisor” I never think of MR. LOBO–I think of someone special who influences and inspires people…like my Mentor and Advisor, “BOB WILKINS” of CREATURE FEATURES. To be acknowledged in this way is a true honor and makes me feel like I’ve arrived and gives what I do extra meaning. I will strive to rise to this challenge. I will work harder to share what I discover and to deeply listen to the needs those I am attempting to serve in this role.
All Systems Go,
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Per request of Sleepless Knight, David Ross, join us for this classic episode featuring Dario Argento’s DEEP RED (1975)!
What episode would you like to see posted next? Let us know in the comments below!
If you’d like to catch more CINEMA INSOMNIA fun, check us out on the ROKU channel OSI 74!
Join us for this classic episode featuring MAXWELL STEIN!
What episodes you’d like to see posted next? Let us know in the comments below!
If you’d like to catch more CINEMA INSOMNIA fun, add check us out on the ROKU channel OSI 74!
Shot last Saturday! A great timeless Special produced by Paul Sanders of Creative Continuity! CINEMA INSOMNIA’s MR. LOBO celebrates FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at Isle of Comics in South Williamsport, PA. A close encounter of the Nerd kind. With guests Audiobox, Nerdcore of the Comic-bookster podcast, Mark McKenna, Rob Robbins, Darren Auck, Mike Oppenheimer, Jason Lenox, Joe Herb, Joe Figured and Tracey Yeagle.
Do you have an idea for another “MR. LOBO DOES…?” Follow the link to Bestow TV’s YouTube and leave your comments and suggestions! And don’t forget to buy your collectible comic book BIZARRE DIMENSIONS #1 featuring Mr. Lobo…Signed, numbered, bagged, and boarded personally by Mr. Lobo, himself!
It’s annual Frankenstein Month here at CINEMA INSOMNIA headquarters! This month we are honoring the National Donate Life Month with our celebration of all things FRANKENSTEIN! Clips, classic posters, videos, and so much more will be coming your way. If you’d like to share your favorite FRANKENSTEIN moment, pictures, or art-send them in and we’ll share them!
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Start off this new month off right, tune in and share the classic episode CINEMA INSOMNIA: FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE CREATURE FROM BLOOD COVE!
Prepare for all things FRANKENSTEIN!
~Cay-CI Your Cinema Insomnia Intern
Fantastic news, CInsomniacs! OSI74 has brought you a double dose of LOBO, a double dose of MISS MITTENS, and a double dose of all the goodies only CINEMA INSOMNIA can provide! First up on the menu, it’s a OSI74 TRASH NIGHT expose on TROMA STUDIOS hosted by our very own MR. LOBO and produced by BESTOW TV makers of the web series CREATIVE CONTINUITY. We join MR. LOBO and company as they go into the Bowels of the Best of the Worst B-Movies in all of Outer Space as well as capture a behind-the-scenes look on all things TROMA!
Next, we to 2002 for a CINEMA INSOMNIA classic restored and formatted for OSI by AARON M LANE, GIGANTIS THE FIRE MONSTER!
Pop some popcorn, Gather the family, and Ready for the ride of your life!
~CayCI – Your Cinema Insomnia Intern
Sleepless Knights, we find MR. LOBO today believing he is allowed to play BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. But, He’s not…. but have no fear, instead he shows PRISONERS OF THE LOST UNIVERSE – filled with masses of Battlestar Galactica toys, props, trivia and more from DALE “GOLD CYLON”LONG’s GALACTICA WAR ROOM!
MISS MITTENS, left behind on the set of CINEMA INSOMNIA, goes on her bullying rampage and attacks PRISONERS OF THE LOST UNIVERSE with poisonous quips and killer riffs.
It’s a spectacular years in the making, edited by AARON M. LANE who is a producer along with Toy Guru ANDREW LEUNG and DIXIE DELLAMORTO who also plays MR. LOBO’s companion RO-MANA. With additional material by ROB McCARTHY of the HELL ON WHEELS comic. This episode covers nearly all of time and space and was shot at in Deep Space 1978, South Africa 1981, WONDERCON San Francisco 2005, DALE LONG’s BATTLESTAR GALACTICA WAR ROOM 2012, and the current set of CINEMA INSOMNIA in Pennsylvania 2017. Loaded with Vintage commercials, previews, and an interview with RICHARD HATCH for the show’s intermission segment.
So what are you waiting for? Turn on OSI74 on your ROKU CInsomniacs and tune into PRISONER OF THE LOST UNIVERSE!
Imagine your old comics and shows like TALES FROM THE CRYPT and THE TWILIGHT ZONE. What if there were a comic book that combines the two to bring out those not only memories but awaken a new set of stories. Get ready, THEY ARE FINALLY HERE!
Originally published in the UK from WRENCH PRODUCTIONS, the BIZARRE DIMENSIONS comic book is now available in the US! Get your signed Comic Book starring MR. LOBO as your Twilight Zone type anthology host, guiding you into the world of BIZARRE DIMENSIONS. Not to be confused with the BIZARRE TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE show on OSI 74-BIZARRE TRANSMISSIONS is a horror anthology magazine.
How would we describe this series? Well…BIZARRE is the only way to describe the stories you will find within written by CLIFF JONES with way-out art by GRAYHAM PUTTOCK and ANDREW RICHMOND! Fans of the classic 1970’s comics like CREEPY and EERIE will love this. Issue 2 of BIZARRE DIMENSIONS is currently in the works now and we will keep you updated on it’s release.
If you’d like to support this indie project and would like your own personal copy, you can get it ONLY through US Direct from MR. LOBO in the OSI 74 shop for $10 an issue! With this Limited Edition copy, it is also personally autographed by MISTER LOBO of CINEMA INSOMNIA, PLAN 9 and more. Order today and journey into weird worlds with this rare collectible signed, bagged, boarded and shipped straight to you while supplies last!
Don’t forget to grab your copy today, Sleepless Knights!
Your Cinema Insomnia Intern,