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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 ...

Crowdsourced Film “One Day On Earth” Hopes To Duplicate Success Of “Life In A Day”

Crowdsourced Film One Day On Earth Hopes To Duplicate Success Of Life In A Day

Life in a Day, the so-called 'YouTube movie' that was shot by amateurs around the world and then edited together by director Kevin MacDonald and producer Ridley Scott, has gotten a lot of press. With good reason. It's an inspiring project that sought to bring …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Internet TV Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Internet TV Edition

Greetings, and a good Sunday morning/afternoon to you. If you're like me, you had a pretty busy week. And if that's the case, then there's a good chance you missed a major news story or fantastic editorial article in the world of online video. But …

Hulu Will Create Original Content, Hires Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock

Hulu Will Create Original Content, Hires Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock

Hulu is following Netflix's lead again, and has announced that they will begin creating their own original content. You might remember that Netflix outbid all the major television networks for the rights to House of Cards, which will star Kevin Spacey and represent the company's …

The YouTube Movie That Could: Life In A Day Drawing Rave Reviews

The YouTube Movie That Could: Life In A Day Drawing Rave Reviews

It's hard to believe that Life In A Day began its existence over a year ago. It was June 24, 2010, and tens of thousands of YouTubers accepted Ridley Scott and director Kevin MacDonald's challenge to film their everyday routines. Over the next few months, …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons – Fireworks & Bloopers

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   Fireworks & Bloopers

This was an especially difficult week to group the videos together according to a common theme. While there were plenty of viral video success stories this week, it was about as diverse a bunch as I've ever seen. We have accident videos, we have animal …

YouTube Stars Rhett & Link Premiere New IFC Television Show

YouTube Stars Rhett & Link Premiere New IFC Television Show

As Nalts writes today, there aren't too many YouTube stars who have crossed over from the Internet to television with much success. Whether audiences aren't ready to embrace web stars on the TV or the web content doesn't easily translate to the traditional TV format, …

Life In A Day Tapping Audience To Help With Film Promotion

Life In A Day Tapping Audience To Help With Film Promotion

Life In A Day, the documentary from Kevin Macdonald, Ridley Scott, and thousands of amateur filmmakers–otherwise known as "the YouTube movie"–is coming to a movie theater near you this summer. Before that time, though, the producers are asking the YouTube crowd for help one more …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons: Short Films & Fakes

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons: Short Films & Fakes

It's that time once again–Friday morning, to be exact–when I provide you with a list of some of the best viral videos I found and read about throughout the week. Some are branded advertisements, some are artistic projects in nature, and of course some are …

Who is JW? A Documentary of an Online Video Superhero

Who is JW? A Documentary of an Online Video Superhero

Jeroen "JW" Wijering is an online video pioneer, Chief Digital Architect of LongTail Video and the creator of the Internet's most popular and ubiquitous media players, the JW Players, which have generated millions of downloads since their launch in 2005.

Logitech Revue & Google TV Bring Back World’s Biggest Kevin Bacon Fan

Logitech Revue & Google TV Bring Back Worlds Biggest Kevin Bacon Fan

Logitech (& Google) scored a viral hit with their Logitech Revue/Google TV commercial back in December of 2010. It starred Kevin Bacon as Ivan Cobenk–the world's biggest Kevin Bacon fan (Ivan Cobenk is actually an anagram of Kevin Bacon). The humor was spot on, and …

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