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Science Fiction & Horror Web Series Try To Claw Into Comedy's Stronghold

Science Fiction & Horror Web Series Try To Claw Into Comedys Stronghold

Over the past few months, some very intriguing science fiction and horror web series with high production values and mind-bending mysteries at their core have hit the web, seeking out a new audience that doesn't just want comedy 24/7.  Other genres have been sorely misrepresented, ...

VEVO, Google, Hulu Still On Top In comScore August 2011 Video Metrix

VEVO, Google, Hulu Still On Top In comScore August 2011 Video Metrix

So here we are another month in the books (and this one a full week later than the normal video metrix numbers) and we see the release of the comScore August 2011 video metrix. No surprise that VEVO topped the YouTube partners, Google topped all sites, ...

RCVR Series Is Machinima's Answer To X-Files And Lost

RCVR Series Is Machinimas Answer To X Files And Lost

New or recycled perspectives on extraterrestrial life will always be the fascination of sci-fi producers everywhere.  Aliens and UFO sightings continue to capture the imagination, and as web series begin to evolve and boost production value, a quality story can be told on the web, ...

Machinima To Bring Fanboys What They Want: Lots of Tommy Wiseau

Machinima To Bring Fanboys What They Want: Lots of Tommy Wiseau

Tommy Wiseau has become this generation's type of celebrity: a man who has a cult following for all the wrong reasons, but embraces the attention.  His film The Room makes regular rounds at (often sold out) midnight showings around the country, a movie so uniquely ...

The Importance Of Publishing Video Frequently & Regularly - YouTube Creator Playbook

The Importance Of Publishing Video Frequently & Regularly   YouTube Creator Playbook

Your first video hits YouTube and you get lucky, and you get quite the audience.  This is fantastic.  People are coming to realize what you thought all along: that you are talented and have a perspective that is unique and entertaining.  You get tons of ...

How To Choose The Correct YouTube Channel Type For Your Video Content

How To Choose The Correct YouTube Channel Type For Your Video Content

So you want to upload videos on YouTube and you're ready to start a channel.  You go to the settings, you give your channel a name, and then there's this thing called Channel Type.  You click on it and there's these six options that come ...

How To Create A Web Series Using Popular Content Without Infringing On Copyrights

How To Create A Web Series Using Popular Content Without Infringing On Copyrights

In a previous article titled, "How to Market A Web Series To Generate Interest & Gain Viewers," we talked about a number of ways web series have tried to increase awareness. One of the segments, called "Tie The Web Series to a Companion Piece," discussed ...

YouTube Partner Channels Added To comScore Video Metrix for July 2011

YouTube Partner Channels Added To comScore Video Metrix for July 2011

With the July 2011 report, comScore has expanded their monthly video metrix, which tracks online video services and viewers, to include what they call "Select YouTube Partners" (see table below). What that sounds like to me is that they are NOT including all of the ...

comScore's YouTube Partner Reporting Reveals New Media Moguls in the Making

comScores YouTube Partner Reporting Reveals New Media Moguls in the Making

While Mark Robertson and I were busy speaking at SES San Francisco last week, comScore and YouTube rolled out Partner Reporting, a new feature that highlights the dedicated audiences garnered by YouTube content partners.  Since we were tied up talking about "Next Gen YouTube Marketing" ...

LEGO Gets into Online Video Contests

LEGO Gets into Online Video Contests

This story actually came into my Gamers Daily News email account but I thought you might find it interesting. LEGO, and their partners are teaming up to start an online video machinima contest. The Ones and Zeros Pixelshow, a non-profit group committed to promoting the ...