Chris Atkinson

Behind The Curtain: Everything I Learned About Video Was from ReelSEO eww behind curtain 260x170

Behind The Curtain: Everything I Learned About Video Was from ReelSEO

A bid adieu to ReelSEO as I move on to the wild and wonderful world of YouTube channel management full-time. It was a pleasure getting to know many of you and in my "farewell address," I tell you what makes a good YouTube channel can be found on this very site.
YouTube Pro Series Takes A Look at the Duties of a Showrunner youtube pro series 260x170

YouTube Pro Series Takes A Look at the Duties of a Showrunner

In the latest edition of the YouTube Pro Series, four big creators talk about all phases of showrunning: what you need to plan for, how to interact with your community, who you should look for when you hire a crew, and so on.
Unicycle Football and Super Mario Parkour: Its Fun Video Friday unicycle football 205x170

Unicycle Football and Super Mario Parkour: It's Fun Video Friday

Fun Video Friday crash lands onto your hard drive and gives you crazy goodness. I figure there's at least an hour...maybe two, of time-wasting fun here that can get you through the day and start your weekend right. You'll definitely get your fill of Super Mario Bros.
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Google Plus Hangouts to Upgrade to HD

Google Plus' Hangouts on Air is getting an HD upgrade. Some of you will be able to take advantage of it now, and the rest of us will have to wait as it rolls out in the next few weeks. Anyway, bandwidth improvements, video codecs, and more had to be improved to make this happen.
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How DoubleTree by Hilton Turned to Video to Engage Travelers

There's an interesting article on Google Insights about how the Doubletree by Hilton hotel chain began to use video to start driving engagement in their brand. They went with a user-generated content model that serves to create a fun travel experience around their hotels.
Movie Supercuts, Awesome Covers, and Mind Blowing Science: Fun Video Friday hishe 205x170

Movie Supercuts, Awesome Covers, and Mind-Blowing Science: Fun Video Friday

Fun Video Friday will cure your boredom by giving you tons of supercuts, a How It Should Have Ended for Pacific Rim, and even a Vsauce video on why you were bored in the first place. Plus, tons of terrific covers, a capella renditions, and a super stunt from Devin Supertramp.
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Yahoo! to Unload Tons of Content All at Once This Fall

Yahoo! is releasing 8 new series (planned around their SNL sketch acquisition) on September 9, and unlike most web series, it's being unloaded all at once on that day. Yahoo! is launching 1,000 hours of content on the same day. It's the first time an ad-supported platform has done this.
EyeMotion Finds the Video Win Win Scenario with Limelight [Case Study] eyemotion learning center 260x170

EyeMotion Finds the Video Win-Win Scenario with Limelight [Case Study]

In the panel Reel Case Studies--The Anatomy of Successful Video Marketing at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit, we were presented three great case studies where video drove up revenues and became a win-win for all involved. The first study is EyeMotion, presented by Limelight.
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Maker Buys Blip: Now Has Reach Outside of YouTube

Maker Studios has bought video platform Blip, which gives them a place outside of YouTube to generate ad revenue. It will be interesting to see if they can attract viewers off of YouTube and onto Blip, or at least make the kind of revenue they need to make off of YouTube to be viable.
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Outdoor Lighting Techniques & Tips for Video Production

Lighting outside can be a little bit of a pain sometimes, since the sun is always moving, cloud cover is always changing, it could rain, there are unexpected temperature changes...but, knowing how to use diffusers and reflectors outside can make your day a little more manageable.
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ComScore Releases July 2013 Online Video Rankings

ComScore's released their July 2013 Online Video Rankings. Not much changed from last month, ads continue to be strong, and Google Sites (aka YouTube) rule the online video world, as usual. There was a total overall increase in views but this online video machine is just humming along.