ReelSEO Posts from October, 2012

Cinemek Storyboard Composer: Mobile Storyboarding iPad App Review [ReelRebel #26]

Cinemek Storyboard Composer: Mobile Storyboarding iPad App Review [ReelRebel #26]

One of the most important aspects of pre-production is to create a storyboard.  While having a script perfected is important, it is just as important to have a storyboard before you start shooting so you don't miss any essential shots.  This will prevent you from ...

Viral Video Showdown on Syfy Has Teams Compete to Produce "Viral" YouTube Hits

Viral Video Showdown on Syfy Has Teams Compete to Produce Viral YouTube Hits

We have reality competitions for everything else in the world, why not viral videos?  Last night, Syfy premiered "Viral Video Showdown," in which two teams compete to make the best "viral" video with a certain theme, a few limited parameters, and very little time.  You ...

How To Outrank the Competition in YouTube Search [Reel Web #63]

How To Outrank the Competition in YouTube Search [Reel Web #63]

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a ton of changes at YouTube including a major change to their search algorithm, new annotations functionality, testing of a completely overhauled site design, and a lot of other stuff.  In this week's ReelWeb, we take ...

Halloween Trick or Treat or How-To Videos You Can Use

Halloween Trick or Treat or How To Videos You Can Use

You can always count on a ton of Halloween content to be swirling around this time of year, and the tent-pole opportunities during this holiday might be the best of all tent-pole opportunities in an given year.  The entertainment value provided by the spooky, the ...

YouTube Testing New Site Design Again: Here’s How to Preview It!

YouTube Testing New Site Design Again: Here’s How to Preview It!

What is certain in this world is death, taxes, and YouTube changing their site about every 5 minutes.  And also, not everyone will see the changes and it makes everyone else who knows their YouTube has changed seem crazy.  Heck, I have two laptops and ...

Online Video Rebounds to Over 39 Billion Videos and 9.5 Billion Ads, Total Viewers Drop

Online Video Rebounds to Over 39 Billion Videos and 9.5 Billion Ads, Total Viewers Drop

I'm in LA this week for Streaming Media West and I haven't got my spreadsheets with me for the month to month numbers I've been keeping. I'll get them input when I get back to Milwaukee, if the 13,000 canceled flights don't stop me from ...

Glocal Tries to Become Hulu For Local News Video: Will It Work?

Glocal Tries to Become Hulu For Local News Video: Will It Work?

Last week a new video curation site called Glocal came out of beta.  Their mission is to deliver an all-in-one site for local news provided by networks, newspapers, businesses, and other entities in order to get their videos more views and ad revenue.  The new ...

Using YouTube to Make 2012 Presidential Election Predictions

Using YouTube to Make 2012 Presidential Election Predictions

I’m very confident that Internet marketers and video content producers can use YouTube to make 2012 presidential election predictions. And, by that, I mean you can use YouTube to make accurate 2012 presidential election predictions. How is this even remotely possible? According to RealClearPolitics, Mitt ...

Research Finds B2B Marketers Increasing Investments in Online Video for Content Marketing

Research Finds B2B Marketers Increasing Investments in Online Video for Content Marketing

It's been kind of a B2B week for me and what I've got covered. Earlier in the week LinkedIn announced that they've now got video ads. Today I've got some research from Brightcove, Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs that generally talked about content marketing for ...

10 Tips: How to Book Celebrity Guests for Video Interviews [Creator's Tip #62]

Having guest appearances from time to time in your videos is a great way to add unique content to your channel and introduce your existing audience to new ideas and concepts.  Special Guests can provide expertise that you may not have and/or content that you ...

Social Graph Shows Video Marketing Effective for CPG, Retail and Entertainment

Social Graph Shows Video Marketing Effective for CPG, Retail and Entertainment

33Across put out the Q3 2012 Brand Graph today giving some interesting insight into what's happening with audiences across eight verticals. It's not all video related but for three key verts; CPG (consumer packaged goods), Entertainment and retail, there is some interesting insights, so I ...

Something Might Be A Bit Off About YouTube's 'On the Rise' Program, Here's Why

Something Might Be A Bit Off About YouTubes On the Rise Program, Heres Why

I've been covering YouTube's "On the Rise" winners for awhile now, and I thought they were good, monthly reminders of what certain channels are doing in order to build an audience.  The thing is, like many things YouTube does, the program is a bit of ...

TED Outlines Formulas for Winning Video Ad Campaigns in Ads Worth Spreading Report

TED Outlines Formulas for Winning Video Ad Campaigns in Ads Worth Spreading Report

For the third year, TED and YouTube will be looking for the top 10 global ad campaigns in the Ads Worth Spreading Initiative.  And while TED does a good job of finding and showing ads that truly hit the mark, they didn't stop there.  They ...

Looking to Market to Other Professionals? How About LinkedIn Video Ads?

Looking to Market to Other Professionals? How About LinkedIn Video Ads?

A recent blog post over at LinkedIn Marketing Solutions announced that they are now accepting video ads through their self-service video ad platform. Great news for those of us who have the video ads ready and who want to market to other business professionals.

How to Use Cross Dissolve Transitions Effectively in Video Editing [Reel Rebel #25]

How to Use Cross Dissolve Transitions Effectively in Video Editing [Reel Rebel #25]

A cross-dissolve transition is a great transitional editing technique that basically represents the passage of time.  While fast motion is also a great technique to show time passing, cross dissolves are much more common and easier to do.  Learning to do the technique is simple—don't ...