Unruly has unveiled something they call the "Social Diffusion Curve," which shows the life of a video measured through its shares. Not surprisingly, it's important for your video to be shared in the first three days. But what is surprising is that those first three days set the tone for the rest of a video's life.
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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Vimeo is introducing the Brand Creator Fund, a new feature where they will partner with brands to find filmmakers in their community to shoot long-form content. It looks like Vimeo is getting in the crowdsourcing game to generate content for brands.
YouTube Mix is a new experimental video discovery option on YouTube that shows up on the right-side suggestion box column. Now, YouTube is generating playlists of all those videos you click through one-by-one and streamlining the process.
Google Glass developers have found an interesting piece of code to look at and wonder about: winking. Apparently, the new Google Glass will have some sort of "winking" option that will likely give users the ability to wink photos. But we all know that's probably not all it will be if it's true and it takes off.
Despite a nearly universal professional loathing of Annoying Orange, the show has proved to be a huge hit on Cartoon Network and is getting a second season starting on May 16. Why is that, you ask? Well, there's the matter of boys aged 6-14. That's why.
YouTube-Viacom: Round II went to YouTube thanks to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Because YouTube has policies in place that take down copyrighted material when they are told about it, a Federal Court has denied Viacom's appeal.
YouTube will be changing how you see videos on the home page so that you see more videos in the subscriber box. Apparently taking place next week, the home page will have this new addition and maybe take up some of that white space you've been wondering about since the new layout.
Just in case you have a brand name that could potentially be sullied by copycats pretending to be you, there is a verification badge available through lots of connections with Google Plus and your website and your channel to make sure there's an iron clad identification for you and others.
Tons of videos for April 19, 2013 include a cat vs. a vacuum, super talented women, the Dove ad about "real beauty" and a subsequent parody of the Dove ad, Harrison Ford not wanting to talk about Star Wars on Jimmy Kimmel, tons of science, tons of cool...just watch these videos already.
Tribeca's #6SecFilms competition has narrowed the entries down to 40 pretty great uses of Vine to tell a story. We have animation, we have well-done "stories" told in 6 seconds, we have lots of people taking the 6-second limitation and spitting in its face!
What are the things you need to know when you tell a good story, and turn that into great content? Luckily, Stillmotion is going to lend us some tips on what you should be thinking about before you even pick up a camera. This makes things easier on you when you decide that you're going to go on a shoot.
Amazon unleashed their Zombieland: The Series trailer, and so far the reaction has been, "But where's all the people I loved in the movie?" Or at the very least, "Where is anyone I love at all?" Amazon's first entry into original series still looks pretty funny, though.
We are thrilled to announce The 2013 Video Marketing Summit, taking place July 25-26th in San Francisco. This intimate and unique two-day gathering will bring together some of the most brilliant minds in the online video advertising and marketing world. Speakers from YouTube, Revision3, Fullscreen, Unruly Media, Poptent, and of course, ReelSEO are among just a few of those scheduled to appear.
The first Google Glass videos have hit the web. Now everybody sit back and criticize their video quality and content! Actually, these are pretty cool, kind of giving us hints at the possibilities of Glass in the future, and we'll likely be seeing some better ones in the next few months.
One of the most basic "rules" when it comes to shot composition is the "rule of thirds," in which you divide your shot into 9 equal parts with intersecting horizontal and vertical lines and then frame the subject at the intersection of those lines. Here's a video tutorial on it.