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.
Fujifilm Sonosite produces portable, compact ultrasounds that can be used in point-of-care cases. This is how they use YouTube to spread the word about high-performance ultrasounds that can be taken to remote areas and help those in need, and meanwhile, rank highly for a coveted search phrase.
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!
There were some eyebrows raised when the Tribeca Film Festival announced a new category for content produced by Vine, but the winning videos show just how innovative and creative filmmakers can be, even when asked to work with such tight restrictions. Let's take a look at the winning entries.
U.S. Senate hopefuls in Massachusetts have oddly quiet YouTube channels, especially for Democratic and Republican primaries that are happening tomorrow. Is it because voters don't watch online video? Far from it.
In our round up of the weekly news stories in online video we learn that Netflix now has more U.S. subscribers than HBO and how their new package aims for more family friendly subscription service. We are excited about the first Google Glass apps to be announced as well as wondering what took a hacker so long to jailbreak the device.
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.