A ton of videos this week have cinematic qualities: a killer robot named Abe, a bunch of killer giant robots and monsters in Pacific Rim, how the Captain America shield is made, and a ton more. Plus the usual comedy and music videos. And VSauce answers the question to why we kiss.
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.
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Really? 6 billion hours a month? How do we have time to do anything at that rate? Anyway, YouTube is announcing in the middle of NewFront Week that the amount of hours we spend on YouTube has increased by 50 percent from 4 billion to 6 billion hours a month, and that's crazy.
LinkedIn, the professional connection site, is now adding rich media into the mix, which includes video. When it comes to professional connections, appearances can be important. And what better way to introduce yourself to a potential employer or someone you'd like to know in the professional world than through video?
Netflix just lost Warner Bros., MGM, and Universal from its streaming archive, as those studios have now decided to move to Warner Archive Instant. The move illustrates the difficulty a rental service has (not to mention the difficulties consumers have) when it comes to all the different choices created by exclusivity.
Major League Baseball has always been stubborn when it comes to finding classic clips and baseball highlights on YouTube. They take down everything someone tries to upload of its sport, and weren't too keen in allowing anyone to see them legally. Now, they're embracing YouTube...but there are still some issues.
It may seem like writing a script is simply going to your computer (or if you're old school, getting a pen and paper), sitting down and just writing. But it might surprise you to learn that's only part of the scriptwriting process. You need to build a structure for your story, and you need to test it out, before you shoot.
The highly-coveted YouTube Live Stream is being made available to Congress. How will politicians use this new tool to their advantage? Will they use it at all? Who will want to watch politicians talk about anything for an extended period of time? We shall soon see.
The IAB has a study that shows that 45 million unique visitors from the USA watch Online Professional Online Video. This is video that is produced solely for online and is never meant to be watched on TV. The numbers come out as the NewFronts take place this week in New York.
Stillmotion continues to give great storytelling advice in Part 2 of their instructional video series being played on Vimeo's Video School. In this one, they break down the "discovery" process during pre-production in order to come up with 5 keywords that you will follow throughout the production.
Ray William Johnson left Maker Studios back in October 2012, and then...things got ugly. Johnson is claiming that Maker Studios is holding his AdSense account and won't give it back. And now that the original contract has expired, he says he still hasn't gotten it. RWJ to Maker: Lawyer up.
Hank Green, one half of the Vlogbrothers, wrote a very good piece on the YouTube Original Channels Initiative, a full year after the program came to be and delivered at best mixed results. This is what Green learned, and he's sharing it with us!
In the effort to attract more advertisers at this year's NewFronts, YouTube is learning from the mistakes it made last year and being more flexible. While YouTube thought they had all they needed with the Original Channels Initiative last year, the focus will be more on content that is doing well rather than what simply has promise.
The Michael Shannon video where he reads the infamous Delta Gamma e-mail is amazing. And so is Will Sasso's Arnold Schwarzenegger Vines all culled together in one YouTube video. And you gotta love Jimmy Kimmel exposing people who think they know every band out there...even if they're made up names.
YouTube's view counter stops at 301 when a video gets a ton of views. It has been like that forever, and many curious types wondered why a video had 301 views and way more likes/dislikes than it should. Well, now, YouTube has added a little something to alleviate the confusion...sort of.
Hyundai's controversial "Pipe Job" ad has already been pulled. But let's take a look at why this ad doesn't work beyond the controversy. While going edgy has its place, trying to find humor in an extremely specific horrifying situation can be difficult.