I took alittle break for awhile & I thought this website was about supplying & helping with Inventor Information, What Happened?
Jack, I have not submitted anything to the Shark Tank show & the only way I would is if I had a finished product with Inventory for the marketplace to get the free airtime & with that being said, That would apply to any Inventor contest or Inventor show & I personally would not take any deals from any of them but I do encourage the best to anyone that does apply to them
I did apply for the American Inventor Show which I was a finalist but I declined do to their contract
I thought it was Interesting that ABC played reruns all summer long
Here is an update & what has been happening since my last post
•InTheSharkTank.com needs some help
Posted: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 05:31:58 +0000
UPDATE 7/14: Help has arrived!
I am excited to see that Shark Tank has been renewed for a 3rd season, unfortunately I may not have the time to continue this blog this season. So I am looking for someone who is willing to help me run this blog or to sell inthesharktank.com to someone who is interested in taking it over.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
•A Note from Brenden and a New Site Owner
Posted: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 06:40:33 +0000
Dear Shark Tank Fans,
I’m happy to announce that InTheSharkTank.com is under new ownership, and new posts (not including site announcements) will resume on Wednesday, July 20th. We’re huge fans of the show and the possibility to pitch in and run things here was too good to pass up. A special thank you to Brenden (the site’s founder). InTheSharkTank is a testament to a ton of hard work and long hours put in by Brenden, and we’re honored that he’s passed the torch to us.
Here’s a note from Brenden:
For the past several years I have worked hard to develop InTheSharkTank.com into the #1 fan destination for news on ABC’s Shark Tank. It has been a pleasure to write this blog, and share my passion for entrepreneurship with you.
A while back I decided that I no longer have the time to keep up with all the latest news on Shark Tank, so I began looking for somebody to hand this website over to. I talk to a lot of great people, but I didn’t want to just give this website to somebody who would let it die. I’m pleased to hand this website over to Andrew, who is an entrepreneur with a talent for new media. I have no doubt that InTheSharkTank.com will grow and prosper under his team’s management.
Thanks again for all your continued support over the last several years, please feel free to follow me on twitter @BSherratt, and share your passion for entrepreneurship with me. I wish the sharks, and entrepreneurs (past and present) success.
Please do follow Brenden on Twitter (we did). Speaking of Twitter, we’re getting to know a few of you there (@SharkTankABC). Please feel free to leave a comment below or a reply via Twitter and let us know what you think about Shark Tank, the website transition or anything else.
We can’t wait to bring you the latest and best coverage of Shark Tank (even this summer’s repeats). Stay tuned!
•Mark Cuban to Appear In Season 3 of Shark Tank
Posted: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 17:26:31 +0000
We expressed hope in a recent tweet that billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban would be a regular on the next season of Shark Tank, and according to OnTheRedCarpet.com, that’s exactly what we’re in store for.
According to the article:
Mark Cuban is set to return to ABC’s critically-acclaimed reality investment show “Shark Tank,” when it returns for its third season in the fall.
Appearing mid-season in this Fall’s TV lineup, ABC’s Shark Tank is set to have Cuban appear on 10 of the 13 upcoming episodes. We can’t think of a better way to see the show continue its upward climb in the U.S. Kudos to the show’s producers for wrapping up a guy that undoubtedly brings entertainment value (and a defending-NBA championship) into the mix of Sharks.
Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts on this development. Also, we hope to have an exact date of the Season 3 premier soon!
•Rumor: Shark Tank Season 3 Finalists To Be Notified By Friday
Posted: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:14:51 +0000
Note: The title of this blog post originally began with “Breaking:” instead of “Rumor:” We have since revised the title to reflect the nature of the tip we received earlier this week.
Happy Shark Week! Thanks to a tip we received it sounds like things are full steam ahead for Shark Tank’s producers, who are rumored to be notifying contestants of their “final selections” by this Friday, August 5th. There has been rampant speculation in recent comments on this website and on Twitter. We can’t blame contestants for being anxious!
We’ll have more filming details soon, but the early word is that shooting will happen during the month of September. As Shark Tank news or rumors break, we’ll report it here.
Stay tuned and be sure to follow @SharkTankABC on Twitter for additional updates and info.
Best of luck to everyone that is in the running.
•Behind the Scenes of the New InTheSharkTank.com
Posted: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 20:56:00 +0000
Ever since I learned of the opportunity to own and operate InTheSharkTank back in June, my head has been swimming (hey, it’s Shark Week) with ideas on how to improve this website. Brenden, the previous owner, started the site from scratch and laid a solid foundation and I’m thankful for that. It’s time to build upon that foundation, and today I’d like to offer a glimpse of what’s going on behind the scenes.
One of my top priorities is to improve the site’s branding and design, in addition to offering new features that connect with fans of the show and entrepreneurs in general. Since my background is in web development, I leave branding/design to the experts. I’m happy to report that things are moving along very well, thanks to the incredible team of aforementioned experts at Up All Day Creative Solutions. They took a rough concept/sketch from my end and have created a beautiful new interface and brand for InTheSharkTank.
Here’s a preview:
Cool, huh? In the coming weeks I’ll be developing the site ahead of a relaunch on Tuesday, September 6th, exactly one month and one day from tomorrow. In addition to the new interface we’ll be rolling out several new features that will benefit fans of the show and entrepreneurs alike. I’m an entrepreneur through and through, so like many of you my day-to-day is spent wrangling the big idea. Thankfully in the case of the new design, I can consider it wrangled.
If you have thoughts on the new design, or a story (good or bad) about your web design/development experience, please comment. Also if you have graphic/web design, e-mail campaign, or development needs, please consider hiring the guys at Up All Day! They didn’t know I was going to post this or give them this plug.
•An Interview with Nathaniel Howe, Shark Tank’s Brand Design Pioneer
Posted: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:29:21 +0000
If you’ve watched an episode of Shark Tank in the last two years, chances are you’ve seen the handiwork of Nathaniel Howe without ever realizing it. Nathaniel, a talented LA-based motion graphics designer, created the design boards that anchor many of the show’s intro/outro teasers and clip sequences. In addition to Shark Tank, if you’ve tuned in to the NBA Finals or shows like It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Louis and American Pickers (to name a few) you’ve already been well-introduced. Recently we caught up with Nathaniel and asked him about his unique role, process, and interests.
1. For an average viewer (including myself) that lacks knowledge of what your process looks like, how would you describe what you do on a daily basis?
Hi Andrew, thank you for taking the time to speak with me.
My day job is to create artwork that conveys a clients communication goals in an unique way. As a Creative Director my role is to develop the aesthetic tone and strategic positioning of a multimedia campaign and to ensure quality from pre-production through execution.
My work is primarily based in film and television, being freelance I work with a diverse set of clients ranging from Madonna music videos, Men In Black 3 special effects, all the way to title design and promo graphics for Shark Tank.
2. What’s the purpose of a “design board”?
A large portion of my day to day work is to create still pictures called styleframes or storyboards. These still pictures are used to convey the visual language of a campaign and guarantee everybody likes the artistic direction before the more time consuming and expensive process of animation begins.
A styleframe will define a visual language (what do the graphics and typography look like, what style photography is used and why, what’s the tone and mood, what are the main colors, how does the look of the graphics connect with marketing goals and target audience etc).
When ABC approached us to brand Shark Tank we began by learning about the show, the target audience, and the brand qualities of ABC as a channel. We then took what we learned and started creating multiple
sets of styleframes to give ABC creative choices as to how they wanted their show represented. Once everybody agreed on a show logo and a style was selected we began animating the motion graphics that you see on-air to this day.
3. In a typical episode of Shark Tank, images of sharks swimming above Manhattan skyscrapers are shown just before the start of the show as well as immediately before new segments. What can you tell us about the genesis of this idea?
The sharks circling the skyscrapers was a visual motif I came up with during the early style development for Shark Tank and it was one of the first things ABC really responded to. I began by thinking about
the raw qualities of cut-throat, tense business negotiations. I thought about the way the investors would fight for a deal and turn on each-other, doing whatever it would take once there was blood in the water.
I wanted to create a striking image that would juxtapose the world of business and the metaphorical similarities of a school blood-thirsty sharks ready to strike. The animation team did a great job blending
animated sharks and footage of real sharks to create the final composite used during the title sequence.
4. What can you tell us about your role in creating design boards for Shark Tank?
I had an amazing team of artists and producers working on Shark Tank with me and it was an absolute pleasure to brand the show. It is always more fun when you actually enjoy the show you are working
on, I remember watching the early pilot episodes of Shark Tank and getting really into it. To this day I still set my DVR to record every episode.
Shark Tank has gone beyond the initial entertainment value of negotiations to a rich and eclectic show that conveys many different emotions. Shark Tank has truly developed into something that changes lives and rewards hardworking entrepreneurs and I am proud to have worked on it.
5. Television post-production like the production itself appears to be a very collaborative environment. Does that hold true with your work in general, and specifically on Shark Tank?
Absolutely. I am fortunate enough to work with some of the best artists and producers in the world and through collaboration we ensure our clients receive a well-rounded diverse style exploration and
On Shark Tank we would sit and watch the pilot episode together and discuss how the show made us feel, what imagery or adjectives it brought to mind, what colors it invoked etc. All of this collaborative
dialogue was extremely important to the creative process.
6. Based on your portfolio, you routinely work with iconic brands and television properties. Is it daunting to put a new spin on an established brand? After working with both existing and new brands, do you enjoy one challenge over the other?
The freedom of working with a new brand is liberating and exciting, however the visual power and thrill of dropping in a Coke or Nike logo into your design feels nice also! I honestly don’t prefer one over the
other, I just want a project that gets my team and I fired up and passionate, I want my clients to feel passionate and to be excited about how we can push the brand. Sometimes you need to push a brand or
style too far, then let it get dialed back into a zone where everybody from the corporate suits, to the sponsors feel comfortable. I try and push a little past the edge because we can always bring it down a
notch, it’s better to turn heads too far then to not move them at all.
7. In addition to wrangling motion graphics and brands on a daily basis, your Twitter profile mentions that you trade stocks and commodities on the side. What sparked your interest in investing? What keeps you interested when it comes to investing?
My father is a professional trader, so that is part of what sparked my interest. Growing up I was captivated by film, cinematography and art, I wanted nothing to do with math or finance but one day about 5 years ago I woke up and wondered if I could be a successful trader. To be honest, I thought trading would be easy, so I decided to give it a chance. I quickly learned that trading is an incredibly difficult
and complex art with it’s own rules and nuances.
My first big winners showed me the potential to generate wealth, my first big losers taught me to be humble and respect the market. I primarily day-trade futures contracts, and swing trade securities in
the equity market. I have enormous respect for the difficulty, focus, patience and discipline it takes to be a successful and consistently profitable trader. Trading is a lot like golf, it’s “you vs yourself”
I really enjoy the challenge of trying to master myself and the art of trading it is a nice change of pace from the design world.
8. For all your fellow entrepreneurs (and Shark Tank fans), is there an entrepreneurial tip or piece of advice that you’d like to share?
“If you want something, make yourself ready to receive it.”
Develop an burning passion to create the life and business you desire, spend time everyday to reaffirm and realign yourself with those goals. Look for win-win situations in business, that is the only way to
create sustainable success and grow a loyal client/employee base. Treat people well, protect your reputation and pursue your dreams with unrelenting effort and determination.
Make sure to laugh along the way.
Thanks again for taking the time to speak with me, and a special
thanks to our whole team involved with Shark Tank!
Our thanks to Nathaniel for the great insight into his creative process, and also the encouragement and advice! We encourage all Shark Tank fans and entrepreneurs to follow Nathaniel on Twitter. And of course if you’re looking for an experienced Creative Director or motion graphics expert for your next project, check out his online portfolio.
•Shark Tank Season 3 Semi-Finalists Await Final Word
Posted: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 23:16:54 +0000
The comment threads on InTheSharkTank have been very active over the past couple weeks as applicants and semi-finalists for Shark Tank’s upcoming third season have found this community of fans and entrepreneurs.
Thanks to insight from many including Hail Guardian for a birds-eye view of the casting process. Semi-finalists were asked to fill out a large contract and send in a video submission at various times this summer, and many that did so have not heard back as of today.
In order to make it easy for those still waiting to hear from casting, we invite semi-finalists to add a comment letting us know where you are in the casting process.
Stay tuned to InTheSharkTank and @SharkTankABC for breaking news/info on Season 3 casting. Also if you’re an applicant or semi-finalist, sign up for Twitter — it’s a great way to communicate with current and future show participants.
•Join Us for a “Live Tweet” During Friday Night’s Episode
Posted: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 16:05:11 +0000
Over the last month we’ve organized weekly live tweets on Fridays during the 8ET/7CT showing of Shark Tank on ABC. Everyone is invited to join in, whether you’re a longtime viewer/fan of the show or someone that is planning to check it out for the first time.
To participate you just need to:
1) Set up a free account at Twitter (if you don’t already have one)
2) Be able to watch Friday’s episode live
3) Send tweets to @SharkTankABC and/or use the #sharktank hashtag in your tweets
We’re thrilled to be involved with so many Shark Tank fans/viewers, business owners, and entrepreneurs. The live tweets have been an excellent source of advice and community. If you’re looking for help in any area of your business, this is a great place to ask!
Many thanks to live tweet sponsors over the last couple weeks as well, JobSearch and Zenful Goods. If you or your company is interested in learning more about sponsoring live tweets, send an email to email@example.com
See you on Friday!
Follow us on Twitter: @SharkTankABC
•Shark Tank Season 3 Shooting/Casting Is Wrapped
Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 02:25:30 +0000
It’s official! I had a chance to visit the Shark Tank set recently and the ABC Publicity team confirmed that today was the final day of scheduled shooting for Season 3. Big congrats to all the entrepreneurs and companies that shot segments this summer. Now begins post-production ahead of the Season 3 premiere, which will likely be in December or January.
For all the people that submitted applications, videos and jumped through the various casting hoops, this ends a long road of waiting for word. Take heart, and stay tuned for plenty of information on how to take your best shot at making it on Season 4.
Over 9,000 applications were submitted for this season. Less than 100 segments were filmed. There’s no shame in being part of the former group.
In the meantime our coverage continues, we’ll be live tweeting Friday’s episode and also will be rolling out the new web design and content very soon.
That is all the Info I have for now