World-renowned cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, director of 18 Hollywood blockbusters such as Act Of Valor, and Need For Speed, and branded commercials for Ford, Amex, and Visa, is sharing his knowledge in a series of workshops around the U.S. We caught up with him about what attendees can expect.
Lovers of free music should be thrilled to hear that Spotify will be rolling out a half hour of it via its mobile app in exchange for simply watching a video ad. In a new trial, due for release later this year, anyone using the iOS or Android Spotify app will be given the option to also watch a 15-30 second video ad in return for 30 minutes of ad-free listening.
We had the privilege of catching up recently with Adam Epstein, who has been a key member of the Saturday Night Live editorial team since 2009. He agreed to share his tips and secrets about delivering great stories in a high pressure environment.
Vincent Laforet is a Pulitzer Prize winning photo-journalist turned director with a distinguished career behind both the still and motion camera. We jumped at the chance to ask him to choose his top five tips for anyone wanting to grow their expertise in directing motion.
Watching the BBC via iPlayer is fast becoming the method of choice for TV viewing in the UK. The state owned broadcaster logged 320 million TV and radio requests through the iPlayer in March 2014, up by 18% year-on-year. That's a new record for the online catch-up service.
We're adding Vine and Instagram short-form videos to our Viral Video Prediction Chart this week, and we'll count those videos as viral if they double their shares within the next 7 days. These are our predictions.
A recent study would suggest that people do act differently when it comes to YouTube as opposed to other websites, particularly when it comes to leaving comments for the creator or brand. And, no surprise, YouTube commenters are often much more negative about presenters when it comes to voicing their opinions.
For those who've been following the latest news on Google's 'Preferred Program' for Advertisers, the list of 'Preferred YouTube Channels' has been revealed, and there's no real surprises. Most of the big names are included such as VICE, Buzzfeed, The Young Turks, iJustine and PewDiePie.
The music industry has often cited piracy and illegal downloading as the main reason for the decline in revenues over the past decade, A recent report on the effect of sales of Warner Brother's artists during a YouTube blackout, suggests that YouTube may have played a more significant role in loss of earnings than previously thought.
A new partnership between CNN and Twitter will bring bite-sized video news to the social network every morning. The new series, 'Your 15 Second Morning' will be embedded on Twitter and shared from CNN's account. The initiative follows the trend for snappy news content currently doing well across Instagram and Vine.