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An Interesting Look Into Funny Or Die [Video]

TechCrunch's Ryan Lawler got to take a look at the Funny or Die offices. There are some interesting remarks about online video from Funny or Die CEO Dick Glover in the piece, as they have built a sustainable platform without throwing their videos on tons of video destination sites.
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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.
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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.
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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 [ReelRebel #49]

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.