Chris Atkinson: ReelSEO Author

Chris Atkinson joined ReelSEO in 2011. He is a longtime film and television reviewer, and has almost two decades of experience in the theater industry. He also writes on his personal blog - http://nymoviereviews.com.

Recent Posts by Chris Atkinson:

A Look at YouTube 'Tip Jar'-Style Services

A Look at YouTube Tip Jar Style Services

Recently, Patreon and Subbable came into being in order for creators to offer a unique opportunity: subscribers, fans, followers, etc. could, if they were so inclined, pay for the content they could easily watch for free. We take a look at four of these services, all with their slight differences.

Vine Compilation Shows All the Fun We're Having in 6 Seconds

Vine Compilation Shows All the Fun Were Having in 6 Seconds

You really like Vine...but sometimes you'd like to see a whole bunch of Vines strung together into one big mega-video. And they're all the "Greatest of 2013," or so says the title. Sometimes, actually most of the time, video is just about having fun.

Video Success Is Like Success of the 'Old Days:' It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know

Video Success Is Like Success of the Old Days: Its Not What You Know, Its Who You Know

Here we are again, to remind you that it's not just great content that gets your video shared. It's the ability to talk to others who might want to share your content. There are lots of great videos out there that don't get watched, and the reason they don't is that creators don't bother to do the additional work.

Want to Buffer YouTube Videos While on Pause? Try These Browser Add-Ons

Want to Buffer YouTube Videos While on Pause?  Try These Browser Add Ons

Do you hate that YouTube's buffering capability only works when the video is actually playing? Do you want buffering to happen while the video is paused? Here are a couple of browser add-ons that will help you do that.

The Remodeling of YouTube Deals: Jason Calacanis at VidCon: Points and Counterpoints

The Remodeling of YouTube Deals: Jason Calacanis at VidCon: Points and Counterpoints

Jason Calacanis gave a keynote that touched on many of the points of his controversial, "I Ain't Gonna Work on YouTube's Farm No More" post. It comes off more level-headed than the post does, and he looks like he's searching for answers, but of course there is plenty of disagreement with his suggestions.

Asking Girls Out at VidCon and Mumford and Sons Turns Into Comedians on Fun Video Friday

Asking Girls Out at VidCon and Mumford and Sons Turns Into Comedians on Fun Video Friday

Here we are for another Fun Video Friday...have you ever thought of what Mumford and Sons might be like with Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte manning the instruments? Well, Mumford and Sons has, and they made a video about it.

YouTube Founders Introduce Mixbit to Compete with Vine and Instagram

YouTube Founders Introduce Mixbit to Compete with Vine and Instagram

Another social video app has arrived to compete with Vine and Instagram video: Mixbit, created by YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. Announced way back on April 1, this could have been taken as an April Fools joke, but it is now a reality.

How the Top 100 Brands Use YouTube for Marketing

How the Top 100 Brands Use YouTube for Marketing

Pixability just did a report on the top 100 brands and how they use YouTube. These brands have a "YouTube Creator Playbook" mentality when it comes to publishing content, using the proper SEO, implementing strong social media practices, and more.

Winning Video Entries from the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit

Winning Video Entries from the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit

During the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit, we teamed with Spot Trender to create a contest for best videos in categories such as B2C, B2B, and PSA. Spot Trender used a reaction graph to select the winners. Would you like to see who won? Read on.

How to Blur Faces in Adobe Premiere [ReelRebel #47]

How to Blur Faces in Adobe Premiere [ReelRebel #47]

There are many reasons to blur out people's faces: protect their identity or privacy, or if they didn't sign a talent release for your broadcast. You can use it any time you need to blur anything out. This is how to use it in Adobe Premiere.

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