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ZoomTilt TV Reset Finalists Vie for Branded Video Content Gold

ZoomTilt TV Reset Finalists Vie for Branded Video Content Gold

ZoomTilt, which I wrote about a while back, is in the business of finding talented filmmakers who have got financially sustainable web series they want to make. In order for them to be financially sustainable, they need to appeal to brands who will sponsor them …

A Case Study in How to Release Your Short Film Online

A Case Study in How to Release Your Short Film Online

This week, Vimeo reprinted an article from Short of the Week creators Andrew Allen and Jason Sondhi called "How We Launched Our Film Online: The Thomas Beale Cipher."  These filmmakers wanted their film to be seen by a larger audience after 8 months of festivals, …

Frame Your Shots the Easy Way with SL Director’s Digital Viewfinder App [Reel Rebel #19]

Frame Your Shots the Easy Way with SL Directors Digital Viewfinder App [Reel Rebel #19]

For this week's Reel Rebel video production tip, in an effort to dispel the myth that holding your hands in an L-shape for a shot makes you look like a professional filmmaker, we discuss and review the merits of the SL Director's Viewfinder app.  This …

ZoomTilt Matches up Filmmakers with Sponsors for Branded Original Web Series

ZoomTilt Matches up Filmmakers with Sponsors for Branded Original Web Series

I know, the word branding brings to mind red hot steel and the smell of burning cowhide, but I assure you, the branding of online video is, generally, less painful or gross smelling. This type of branding can help you make that original web series …

The Big IPTV Network List: Where to Watch Original Web Series, TV and More

The Big IPTV Network List: Where to Watch Original Web Series, TV and More

I've been doing a lot of online video viewing lately as I cut the cord a handful of months ago (60 hours in July). I started thinking that what I needed to do, aside from shining the spotlight on great shows, was to also shine …

Movie Slate App Review: An Organization Tool for Video Production Pros [Reel Rebel #8]

Movie Slate App Review: An Organization Tool for Video Production Pros [Reel Rebel #8]

For this week's Reel Rebel video production, Stephen Schweickart gives an overview of a great mobile app for Apple iOS devices called Movie Slate.  Essentially, Movie Slate acts as a digital slate and video production organization tool for videographers and filmmakers. It features a digital clapper board …

Want to See Rare Footage of Return of the Jedi? A Documentary 30 Years in the Making

Want to See Rare Footage of Return of the Jedi?  A Documentary 30 Years in the Making

Whenever I see videos like this, I wonder how many other treasures are out there that haven't been found.  "A Documentary by Jeff Broz" could use a better title, since it's FREAKING STAR WARS BEING FILMED in the footage, but I guess this will be …

Vimeo Announces Winners of 2012 Vimeo Awards

Vimeo Announces Winners of 2012 Vimeo Awards

The 2012 Vimeo Awards + Festival kicked off last night in New York City and in unique fashion, the awards were handed out at the beginning of the party.  Awards in 13 categories, plus one grand prize winner, were handed out along with some honorary …

Making Your Online Video Pop – My Top Tips for Web Series

Making Your Online Video Pop   My Top Tips for Web Series

I write a lot about research and trends and some technical aspects of online video. I hardly ever, really, get to talk about the content of the video that I watch and why I watch it. So I've compiled a list of things I think …

Poptent Launches Premium Global Video Production House for Major Brands

Poptent Launches Premium Global Video Production House for Major Brands

Poptent is known as a crowdsourced video production and social community platform for video creators, a nifty way for aspiring filmmakers and video producers to get experience shooting videos for a number of major brands, while keeping video production costs low for the client. Today, …

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