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Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. A ‘documentary film’ was originally shot on film stock — the only medium available — but now includes video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made as a television program or released for screening in cinemas. “Documentary” has been described ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons - Funky Song Edition

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   Funky Song Edition

Today I hoped to be playing with a new Galaxy Nexus phone from Verizon. Sadly, it was not to be. That's good news for you, though, because it means I actually had time to do my job and gather a list of great viral videos ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons - Galaxy Nexus Edition

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   Galaxy Nexus Edition

I have a new crush, and it's on the Galaxy Nexus phone. The true Google device, which has the latest Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich, installed, is rumored to be released within the next couple weeks. It boasts a giant screen, fast processor, no shutter ...

ASICS Interactive Video Wall Ad Lets You Race A Marathon Runner

ASICS Interactive Video Wall Ad Lets You Race A Marathon Runner

Online video excites me for a lot of different reasons, but it's the really creative stuff that geeks me out the most... the artistic experimentation and innovation that occurs out on the fringes. This weekend I saw an online video ad that combines exercise, art, ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons - Science Edition!

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   Science Edition!

If you're anything like me, you've had a rough week. You were sick, and fell behind on your work, and you could really use a pick me up before jumping into the last day of the work week. If so, you've come to the right ...

YouTube Documentary Life In A Day On YouTube For Free

YouTube Documentary Life In A Day On YouTube For Free

I've written quite a lot about Life In A Day over the course of the past year. If you're somehow not familiar with it by name, Life In A Day is the documentary shot by YouTube users, directed and edited by Kevin MacDonald, and produced ...

Current TV To Create New Series From Vimeo Documentary Contest Winner

Current TV To Create New Series From Vimeo Documentary Contest Winner

It seems to be online video contest week as I've got two assignments about online video contest platfoms and now Vimeo is launching a contest. The new partnership between Current TV and Vimeo is looking for some crowdsource action to kick off a series of ...

Popcorn Hackathon - Documentary Filmmakers Look To Make Videos More Interactive

Popcorn Hackathon   Documentary Filmmakers Look To Make Videos More Interactive

When we watch movies, we've been trained to watch them with as little distraction as possible.  Our minds are focused on the story, so we don't miss anything.  But maybe you start wondering who that actor is, or what the film is referencing, or go ...

Trailers & Mother Nature - The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Trailers & Mother Nature   The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

One of the best ways for brands and individuals to succeed with online video is to follow the examples set by those who've gone before them. What kind of videos have been a hit with viewers in the past? What kind of experiments have failed? ...

ESPN Explores Wider World Of Sports With Kenny Mayne Web Series

ESPN Explores Wider World Of Sports With Kenny Mayne Web Series

I don't watch ESPN much anymore, at least their flagship program Sportscenter, mainly because catch phrases and useless statistics rendered the show nearly unwatchable over the years.  Almost in a quiet fashion, however, ESPN has been doing good work with documentary series such as 30 ...

Star Wars, Musical Rarities & Steve Jobs - The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Star Wars, Musical Rarities & Steve Jobs   The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

In the two years or so that I've been writing this column, this is by far the highest number of videos I've ever crammed inside it. I don't know if that means there's more great video than ever out there, or if it's a sign ...

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