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Dell Online Video Contest To Find America's Favorite Small Business

Dell Online Video Contest To Find Americas Favorite Small Business

Dell is running a pretty interesting online video contest, with several elements that I think are worth talking about. The purpose of the contest? To find America's Favorite Small Business. There are 10 finalists, and the voting is up to you and the other YouTube ...

Sound Effects, Freebies, And Film Terms - Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

Sound Effects, Freebies, And Film Terms   Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

One of the best aspects of Ryan Connolly's short film Losses is its sound, although when you hear the Film Riot host talk about it, you get the feeling he's not entirely happy with it.  Well, that's what professionalism costs you sometimes.  You can't be ...

Netflix To Partner On New Arrested Development Episodes Ahead Of Feature Film?

Netflix To Partner On New Arrested Development Episodes Ahead Of Feature Film?

You know, for all the damage Netflix has done over the last few months to their reputation--not to mention their stock prices and bottom line--they're still making some positive moves in the area of content. AMC's Breaking Bad (seasons 1-3), which is one of my ...

Web Series Success Leads To New Mortal Kombat Movie

Web Series Success Leads To New Mortal Kombat Movie

It was only a matter of time.  It all began when TV director Kevin Tancharoen made a short Mortal Kombat film for YouTube called Rebirth, which led to the successful web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy.  Several million views and a DVD release later (set for ...

Live Action Toy Story Fan Film Shows The Marketing Power Of Superfans

Live Action Toy Story Fan Film Shows The Marketing Power Of Superfans

Most brands getting involved with video these days have pretty reasonable goals. They want to get as many viewers as they can, encourage those viewers toward as much sharing action as possible, and hopefully turn a few of them into long-term fans. But there are ...

Video Art & Warfare - The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Video Art & Warfare   The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Once a week, I take a little time out from the more serious online video pursuits to compile a round up of the week's best viral videos. Some are from amateurs, some come from brands, and some come from video producers who straddle the line ...

How To Shoot A Fight Scene & Practical Muzzle Flash Effects--Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

How To Shoot A Fight Scene & Practical Muzzle Flash Effects  Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

Fighting should be an easy thing to capture on film, right?  You just get a couple of guys fake punch each other in the face and have them react like a real punch just connected, with heads flying in the opposite direction.  Well, it shouldn't ...

An Exclusive Interview With Ryan Connolly, Creator & Host Of Film Riot

An Exclusive Interview With Ryan Connolly, Creator & Host Of Film Riot

Film Riot, which plays Mondays and Thursdays on Revision3, is a virtual film school right here on the web.  It is especially valuable for those who look to get into web video (or any kind of film and video work) and might not have that ...

Netflix Hopes To Quell The Crowds With New Content Licensing Deals

Netflix Hopes To Quell The Crowds With New Content Licensing Deals

Netflix's public apology, and ensuring announcement that the DVD service would be split off into its own service, called Quickster, have been met with a public reaction the company should be getting used to: disappointment, frustration, and scorn. But in the following days, the company ...

Ken Burns Documentary "Prohibition" To Debut On Apple Devices Before PBS Premiere

Ken Burns Documentary Prohibition To Debut On Apple Devices Before PBS Premiere

Ken Burns has been PBS' go-to documentary director since he unleashed the documentary mini-series Baseball way back in 1994.  Since then he's made similar series on jazz, national parks, and World War II.  So Burns is a name in which people are familiar, but that ...

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