davemadson, aka dnm728part3, is a respected TTS video maker from St. Louis, Missouri. He has created over 500 TTS videos since February 2010 under his former account, dnm728part3, and his current account until April 7, 2014. On January 10, 2017, davemadson reopened his channel as "davemadson davemadson," and as of September 20, 2020, he changed his name to "the real davemadson."
He became active on YouTube on February 14, 2010 as dnm728part3 ("dnm" stands for "Dave's New Maintenance" or possibly his full name, "728" doesn't mean anything or possibly his birthday, and "part3" means that this is the third part of his life), which he has uploaded his first Funny Signs videos. He also did his first Looney Tunes Intro Bloopers, the longest being the fourth episode titled "Sam, Mike and Mary Join in the Fun". In those videos, he wanted them to be text-to-speech voice videos; they featured the text-to-speech voices:
- Microsoft Sam
- Microsoft Mike
- Microsoft Mary
- Microsoft Anna
- Microsoft Zira
- Microsoft Eva
- Microsoft Mark
- The TruVoice, Lernout and Hauspie and RoboSoft voices (Example Speakonia Male 1, 2, 3 and Speakonia Female 1, 2, Robosoft 3 and 4)
He closed his original channel on April 14, 2011 due to two copyright strikes caused by Warner Bros. (for including Looney Tunes Characters) and Universal Music Group (for using U2 songs in these videos), serving 7 months of Sam-and-friends fun.
He continued to be active on YouTube on April 15, 2011 as "davemadson" (his own name "Dave Madson" is written in one word in all lowercase letters). His channel logo is a Windows XP error with the channel name adding "films inc.", reading "davemadson films inc." At that time, he uploaded channel and television logos from the 1950s to 1990s. On April 18, 2011, Madson's first TTS video was "Quantum Ducks", but it was removed a couple years later for unknown reasons. He uploaded his first new Looney Tunes Intro Bloopers episode on April 20, 2011 (in the takes, most of the ring backgrounds were from the original Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons, but in dnm728part3's LT Intro Bloopers, they were made with MS Paint), starting with "The Shield Gets An Attitude". He redid some of his old episodes, some of 2, 3 with the exception of the V of Doom, which was replaced with the S from Hell, 4, and 5. They were redone to davemadson's ep 5, 9, 4 and probably 32. His 9 was remade again to 31. He returned to his Funny Signs videos on May 1, 2011, starting with "Resistance is Futile", and marks the first appearance of two new voices:
- RoboSoft 2 as the Devil
- RoboSoft 5 as the She-Devil
At this point, he uploaded more LTIB and Funny Signs episodes. He also uploaded remakes of the logos he's uploaded so far, and logos for his own channel that are based off them. In October 2011, he created Screen Gems S From Hell Bloopers.
Starting in March 2012, Dave gave his characters onscreen appearances beginning with "LTIB 19: Shield Riders". The characters beginning in the next episode are on a navy blue background this time. This trend would remain throughout Looney Tunes Intro Bloopers, although this could not be applied with Screen Gems S from Hell Bloopers during it's original run, which had a yellow background instead, and Funny Signs, which had no characters onscreen at all, except when there were tantrums. As of 2020, apart from Funny Signs, all characters appear on a navy blue background.
Starting in August 2012, Dave himself made onscreen appearances beginning with "LTIB 33: Commercial Cannibalization."
Starting in March 2013, Dave had to put disclaimers at the beginning of his videos to prove they're not geared to little kids, beginning with "LTIB 52: The Return of Logo Mayhem," due to NoAverageJill telling Dave that his videos kept harming her kids. They were eventually terminated from YT by a user named "childishmammal12". The same month, Dave decided to implement built-in captions in his videos instead of captioning them himself.
On April 6, 2014, Dave announced, that, due to his busy personal life and Microsoft discontinuing support for Windows XP, he has decided to close down his channel after almost 3 years on YouTube. Dave had also noted that he might create a new account and return to YouTube someday, but it was unclear if he would return or not. The next day, he closed down his account, deleted his videos with it, and faded into obscurity.
As “davemadson davemadson”
On July 3, 2014, it was discovered that his channel was restored, under the name "davemadson davemadson" but it had no videos, according to a video from Geraint Lewis.
Despite this, not much was heard from Dave and it appeared as if he really has faded into obscurity, but on January 2015, davemadson liked a video called "Hollywood Squares (May 29, 1967) - Larry vs. Candy," which can be seen here.
In August 2016, he liked another video called "NBC - WBZ-TV Boston - Top of Hour Break 1970 - audio" (was private before, now available on YouTube again). He also left a comment on said video, stating "The reason I stopped posting vids on YT is that YT no longer supports Windows XP, and I haven't as yet gotten a newer system. However, I appreciate that YouTubers like FilePreserver saved many of my old vids. Be patient." This comment got many replies, one of which by File Preserver, who was the main source for old davemadson videos (And of course, on closer inspection, it is then clear why Davemadson has disabled comments. No, he doesn't take requests.).
On January 10, 2017, davemadson made an announcement saying that he's returning to YouTube after a 3-year hiatus. He also announced that he's uploading the 8 "lost" LTIB episodes that he made while he was absent from YouTube. He also said to stay tuned for a "coming attractions" trailer. The channel name, according to Dave, is "redundant." The next day, he liked another video called "Hollywood Squares (1968) - Loretta vs. Dean" (watch here).
After davemadson released all of the lost episodes, he announced to make new LTIB episodes as "LT Bloopers" with new characters like Wally (Mr. Warner's son) and Rhonda Raven (Dave's new GF). The characters formerly known as the Devil and She-Devil now go by Lucifer and Lucretia McEvil. Sam's evil twin was introduced in the next episode, and Vulcanna Ash and the Chairman of Hades were introduced the episode after that. He also teased to return Funny Signs as well. Starting from LT Bloopers 101 onwards, he has a cartoon avatar to blend in with the rest of the cast.
Back in February 2018, davemadson hit 4,000 subscribers. Then somewhere in Summer 2018, davemadson hit 5,000 subscribers. But, as of August 8, 2019, davemadson has hit 6,000 subscribers as seen here in Victor Daniel The Object Thingy's channel:
☀https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWEukHxaLx4XNOB4LZvSzAA/community . and also in Thunderbirds501's Video:
As “the real davemadson”
Due to a kid copying logo blooper channels (including Dave's, of course), when "Funny Signs: First Aid Lions" was released, "davemadson davemadson" had yet another name change to just "the real davemadson". Although as of September 21, 2020, he gained 7.26K subscribers for his name, it is yet to be revealed why davemadson truly changed his name.
He also started NET Bloopers on Aug 17, 2020, using the 1967–1970 logo of NET as a parody. This also shows his usage of Corel PaintShop has really improved.
Series made by davemadson
Currently in production
- LT Bloopers (218 episodes as of April 5, 2021)
- Funny Signs (137 episodes as of April 2, 2021)
- PBS Bloopers (36 episodes as of March 10, 2021)
- SG Bloopers (20 episodes as of February 26, 2021)
- SEGA Logo Bloopers (4 episodes as of October 11, 2017)
- CBS Color ID Bloopers (10 episodes as of March 15, 2021)
- NET Bloopers (3 episodes as of March 26, 2021)
- TLH Bloopers
- Dave & Friends (3 episodes as of May 18, 2019)
- Logos Gone Wrong (11 episodes as of March 24, 2014; Episode 3 is currently missing, likely permanently lost)
- The Adventures of Microsoft Sam and His Friends (10 episodes as of February 19, 2021)
- NYET (5 episodes as of July 13, 2011)
- Fugitive Television (3 episodes as of 2012, not to be confused with Gawain Hale Films' version)