If Samuel L. Jackson wants to raise money for Alzheimer's, he could simply create a YouTube channel and just say things the way we know Sam Jackson says things. The AdSense money he could bring in just by saying things would be amazing. Welcome to Fun Video Friday.
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:
HowToBasic has a very entertaining, and very cathartic, way to return to the old YouTube design. Hate the new design? Just watch this video and be amazed at what you can do to defeat the new YouTube One Channel. You'll probably have to watch it more than once to get the concept.
Are YouTube search queries an indicator of a movie's success? It should come as no surprise that the most popular movies are also the one people search for the most, but how predictive are they when you compare the data between different movies? Google found some answers.
It's interesting trying to figure out "how to make a viral video." Chances are, though, if you have "viral" in mind while making a video you're probably not thinking the right way. Anyway, here's a video from Hunka Wunda (and bonus vids from Daily Grace and Nigahiga) that tell you the secrets of viral video creation.
Your likes and dislikes bar can mean something...but probably only after you get an established presence on YouTube. Like many things on YouTube, it really depends on the type of video. Heavily opinionated pieces on controversial subjects, music, and comedy can all be subject to intense engagement on both sides.
"Haunting Melissa" is a horror series being made available through an iOS app. It's a unique strategy for distributing a video: get people to download a free app, watch the first episode for nothing, then charge if people want to see new chapters.
One of the most overlooked aspects of uploading videos to YouTube and Vimeo is the proper export settings from your editing software, such as Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere. Selecting the correct export settings means having the highest quality video possible when it uploads to a popular video site.
Today is June 4, which means that tomorrow, which is June 5, will be the day that all channels that haven't switched to the new One Channel design will be automatically switched over. So, you might as well learn some things about it if you're going to be forced to deal with it.
Amazon and Viacom have struck an exclusive deal, and Netflix no longer will have shows from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, or MTV. That's all well and good for Viacom and Amazon, I guess. But for the rest of us, it just means having to buy more than one streaming service to "have it all."
Dollar Shave Club is back with a new video for a new product: One Wipe Charlies. Yep, we're talking about #2 here, in more ways than one. The same stream-of-consciousness style is back, and it looks like they have another winner here.
A Cheerios ad showing an interracial family forced Cheerios to turn off the comments, which is of course, stupid. The move illustrates that YouTube probably needs an automatic moderation system, because it's nearly impossible to keep the discussion entirely civil 24 hours a day on your own.
Vine is on Android, finally. It only took 5 months, but the app that iOS users downloaded 13 million times has finally arrived on Android. Users of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One will be able to use the zooming feature on this app, which makes this version unique from the iOS app.
Animoto is offering a new service called Pro Premium, which integrates their branding, video styles, music tracks, and more with the included Vimeo Pro membership. A service like this is cool to know about when you're a business looking to brand your videos, and not have to use that same old YouTube player.
It's easy for marketers to get hung up on the amount of views a video gets, but there are perhaps even more important factors to look for when it comes to a successful video campaign. ReelSurfer has given us an infographic detailing what you should look for.
A ton of videos again for your perfectly decent Friday: How Iron Man 3 should have ended, a tribe discusses whether they should do "samesies" anymore, Vsauce asks why we feel nostalgia, and does music make you smarter? All that and more in this week's Fun Video Friday.