documentary Articles

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 ...

Hollywood Directors Team With YouTube To Launch Historic YouTube Film Experiment

Everyone wants to leverage YouTube, and the professional film community is no different.  We've seen unknown directors land big Hollywood gigs because of a video they uploaded.  We've seen major film studios reap the benefits and word of mouth for new releases by adding the …

YouTube Teams With Guggenheim To Elevate Online Video To An Artform

YouTube wants you to think of their videos as little works of art with a new initiative called YouTube Play.  That's a tall order considering how many non-artistic videos show up on the site—not to mention the completely subjective definition of the word "art.”  But …

Common Sense Video Lessons for Businesses Courtesy of The NFL

Common Sense Video Lessons for Businesses Courtesy of The NFL

Sometimes the little guy can learn a lot by simply observing the bigger guy.  That's actually the fundamental logic behind my weekly Viral Video Round Up series, which attempts to find lessons in viral smash hits for the small business video marketer to think about.  …

YouTube’s Rental Store Is Now Open To The Public

PC World has discovered that YouTube rather stealthily opened up their official rental service, which appears to be called "Store.” You may remember somenews about them testing a rental service earlier this year.  It seems the testing is over, and the Store is now open …

Legal Online Video and Fair Use – Sharing Versus Ownership

Legal Online Video and Fair Use   Sharing Versus Ownership

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell interviews interview Dr. Shay David, VP of Business and Community Development and co-founder of the open source video platform and network Kaltura, and founding member of the Open Video Alliance, about what he considers to be the most important legal issues with open standards and technologies with online video today.

Adobe Sees Big Money In Video Analytics

Last week, Adobe Systems, maker of the ubiquitous Flash platform underlying most web video, announced the acquisition of Omniture for $1.8 billion. While Omniture's core business is web analytics (measuring how visitors interact with your website), one of the most emphasized aspects of the acquisition …

Hulu Beta Tests Subscriptions Model, Good Idea/ Bad Idea?

It's been reported that Hulu is currently beta testing a paid subscription service. But what implications does that have for the site, video advertising and the industry in general?

Vimeo Is Better Than YouTube for Sharing Video?

Someone recently dropped me a line to tell me that Vimeo was better than YouTube. Me, being the easy-going guy I am, said "OK." Of course this might have been a clever plot on their part to get me to check it out for one …

How The Rocky Mountain News Put Video SEO Hair On My Chest

How The Rocky Mountain News Put Video SEO Hair On My Chest

Some people are saying newspapers are dying, but one of them gave me my own "birth" into online video marketing and video search optimization. I speak of the Rocky Mountain News, the oldest newspaper in Colorado, which published its final edition on Friday, February 27, 2009. …

Films and TV Shows Being Screened Via Online Video

Remember our post on January 1st of this year, titled, "10 Online Video Predictions for 2008?” If you do, you will recall that # 7 in our list was – Exclusive Online TV: "I expect to see TV networks test and pilot new TV shows …

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