Here we are. We're entertainment junkies. When we're not pouring our blood, sweat and tears into creating 15 Seconds of Fame, we wearing out the fretboard on our Rock Band guitars, throwing spontaneous dance parties and trying to make each other bust a gut laughing.
We hail from all over the country. From Detroit, the birthplace of the Motown sound, Enimem and Bob Segar. From Orlando, where every day is a vacation and entertainment reigns supreme at Universal Studios and the House of Mouse. And from San Francisco, the incubator of cool technology and what's next.
The web is too huge. Videos are too long. Time is too short. And after way too many seasons of over-produced, cookie cutter Idols, we're ready for something new.
Besides, no one has 15 minutes to waste on boring stuff. We wanted to boil the millions of clips on the web down to the highlights, the entertaining bits, the good stuff. We have short attention spans and we want to be entertained!
We decided to give the rest of America their moment in the sun. There's no more long audition lines, smirky judges or silly hoops to jump through (unless jumping through silly hoops is your talent). We believe anyone can be a star, be an idol and become internet famous. And we believe it's time to get paid!
Best of all, we've compressed a whole season of a reality TV talent competitions down to just 3 short days.
He's a standup comedian from Detroit, and he's the face of 15sof.com.
Jason will show you around the site. Jason will praise you when your video is the most viewed and highest rated. Jason will lead the laughter when you submit the worst video ever. Jason will give you the lowdown on the winners, the losers, and maybe pick you from the crowd if you're somewhere in between.
You should try to impress him, maybe he'll say something nice.
This website is founded on three principles:
1. America loves contests
2. America loves user-generated content
3. America loves voting on each other
It was logic that brought these together in an original and entertaining place to showcase the talents of every John and Jane Doe on the Web. The concept is simple: JOIN our site for free, record a 15 second video of your talent, upload and submit it to one of numerous contests, then wait and see if America loves you. Anyone can vote, and anyone (regardless if you've submitted to a contest or not) can make a profile, vote and even win prizes like a new iPod.
We hope 15SOF provides an active, social, stimulating place to discover awesome talent and pitifully amusing lack of talent. Contests are designed to be fair, fun, interactive and lucrative for contestants. Your brother can submit a video of his worst wipeout, and that barbershop guy can show Adam Lambert what real vocal talent is. We make it easy for everyone and anyone to submit, view, vote and comment.
All winners are determined solely by vote, meaning they're genuinely and honestly the most talented and entertaining people as chosen by America.