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YouTube's Ponies Up $5 Million To Help Partners Produce Better Videos

YouTube has a lot to say this week.  First they announced a new mobile version of their site—and it rocks.  Then they officially released Leanback into the wild—it's also very cool.  Now they've announced a new grant program designed to help members of the Partner ...

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 ...

Friendly Music Service Lets YouTubers Buy Licensed Songs for Use In Video

One of the most common ways that YouTube users violate copyright laws is by using unlicensed background music in their video.  Unfortunately, this act also tends to get videos pulled, after copyright holders are alerted to the infringement via YouTube's Content ID service.  And to ...

Yelp and TurnHere Parter To Bring Local Video To Small Business

Video is still riding an incredible wave of popularity.  Users have an insatiable appetite for it, and businesses are discovering new ways every day to use video to help them grow their brand and customer base.  What's more… video seems to be increasing conversions for ...

Rube Goldberg, Slow-Motion and Legos - Viral Video Round Up

This has been one of the busier weeks for viral video that I can remember… at least in terms of the sheer volume of buzzed-about vids.  Let's jump right into our look at three of the best, breaking them down to find their recipe for ...

LA Filmmakers Tackle Ambitious Recreation of Landmark Gay Marriage Trial On YouTube

A few weeks back, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow to online video when they ruled that the Proposition 8 court case in California could not be broadcast on YouTube.  I was disappointed.   And it seems like I wasn't the only one. Two Los ...

You Could Be The Next Overnight Filmmaking Success

A couple of days ago we told you about Fede Alvarez, a filmmaker from Uruguay whose YouTube film's impressive direction and effects landed him a real life Hollywood development deal with Sam Raimi and Ghost Town Pictures. Well, now you have a chance to be ...

YouTube Success Lands Filmmaker A Real Hollywood Directing Gig

Remember how hard it used to be to get famous or get your foot in the door in Hollywood? It used to be that you had to either know someone in the industry

Star Wars Uncut Aims To Reinvent Online Video

Every once in a while, the Internet does something completely unpredictable and amazing.  And I love it.  I love when someone pushes the envelope with online video and does something truly unique. There have been plenty of these trailblazers.  The LonelyGirl15 guys were really the ...

TurnHere Productizes Video for SMBs - Filmmakers for All

With more than 8000 independent filmmakers, and an online video offering perfectly catered for SMBs, Turnhere has successfully formed partnerships with many high-volume sales channel partners and publishers like Yellowpages.com, Superpages and Citysearch.  In fact, business has been so good according to their COO, John McWeeny, that they ...

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