The Michael Shannon video where he reads the infamous Delta Gamma e-mail is amazing. And so is Will Sasso's Arnold Schwarzenegger Vines all culled together in one YouTube video. And you gotta love Jimmy Kimmel exposing people who think they know every band out there...even if they're made up names.
YouTube's view counter stops at 301 when a video gets a ton of views. It has been like that forever, and many curious types wondered why a video had 301 views and way more likes/dislikes than it should. Well, now, YouTube has added a little something to alleviate the confusion...sort of.
Hyundai's controversial "Pipe Job" ad has already been pulled. But let's take a look at why this ad doesn't work beyond the controversy. While going edgy has its place, trying to find humor in an extremely specific horrifying situation can be difficult.
Vimeo has changed their On Demand page to make it easier to find works that are monetized. They are sorted by a curation process called "Vimeo Selects," and also by genre, including spotlights and other fun categories.
The March 2013 comScore shows a lot more of the same, with a record amount of ads being watched last month...actually a bonkers amount of ads, blowing away all previous months by a wide margin. And that's likely to continue if the projections for video ads this year are to be believed.
There's an easy way for subscribers to get notified through e-mail when you upload a new video. They have total control over it and can make it stop any time. This is a handy thing to have when there's a channel of which you don't want to miss a single upload.
YouTube is going to have a good ol' fashioned Comedy Week starting May 19. There will be all kinds of celebrities, Hollywood and YouTube alike, doing live performances, stand-up, pranks, collaborations, musical performances, and more.
PSY's "Gangnam Style" is at 1.5 billion views an counting. Really, his next effort, "Gentleman," had nowhere to go but up based on all the goodwill generated by his first song. The second video mirrors the success we see from a lot from sequels in the movie industry.
Reel Rebel #36 breaks down the difference between omni-directional and cardioid mics. If you don't know the difference, then you should, because finding the right kind of mic for the right situation is a must for any video production. Sometimes you want sound coming from all directions, sometimes you don't. Which situations are those? Read on.
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.
YouTube's first video played 8 years ago today. Founded by Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley, and Steve Chen to share videos with people far away, it obviously kind of caught on. And it continues to grow and change and has become life itself for many.