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You Pick The Next YouTube Star: August On The Rise Nominees

You Pick The Next YouTube Star: August On The Rise Nominees

YouTube has spawned several new celebrities, from Bieber to Freddie Wong to Rhett & Link. But even as those singers and filmmakers are signing record deals and landing reality shows on IFC, there are more future YouTube stars waiting to take their place. And YouTube ...

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 ...

Film Riot Video Special Effects Tutorial: Harry Potter & Lightsaber Effects

Film Riot Video Special Effects Tutorial: Harry Potter & Lightsaber Effects

Internet TV provider Revision3 is a geek paradise filled with tech-savvy shows. If you want reviews and previews of all the latest gadgets, or how to give common electronics cool modifications, or how to make foods that would scare your mom, Revision3 has a show ...

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, ...

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 ...

Best Branded Viral Video Campaign – Beer Brands Show Video's Versatility

Best Branded Viral Video Campaign – Beer Brands Show Videos Versatility

I am always on the lookout for brands that are creating original, engaging online video content. I think brands, with their resources and big pockets, are able to push online video as a medium toward greater heights—at least, as long as they're eschewing traditional commercials ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons: Near-Misses & Romance

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons: Near Misses & Romance

This week's videos are sure to please, and we have content for everyone. We've got cat videos for the animal lovers, we've got time-lapse videos for the artistic audience, and even a few clips for the romantics among you. Just sit back, relax, click the ...

Blip.tv Partners With The Collective To Bring YouTube Stars More Exposure

Blip.tv Partners With The Collective To Bring YouTube Stars More Exposure

YouTube has been good to a lot of amateur filmmakers and video creators. It's given many of them a distribution platform, social and marketing tools, monetization options, legions of fans, and even serious profit. But apparently... there's still a lot that YouTube can't do for ...

YouTube Opens Door To Creator Institute Sessions With Live Streaming Broadcasts

YouTube Opens Door To Creator Institute Sessions With Live Streaming Broadcasts

Did you apply for the YouTube Creator Institute but not get in? The program, which consists of real-live college courses at USC School of Cinematic Arts and Columbia College Chicago taught by video professionals and media experts, had a limited number of spots available--far fewer than ...

Video on Demand Hits Facebook for Indie Filmmakers

Video on Demand Hits Facebook for Indie Filmmakers

Flicklaunch, the newest Facebook video-on-demand service, has launched. Sure, they've only got one flick to flick to users now, but they're hoping to hit the market of indie filmmakers who own the rights to their content and can launch it however they please. This might ...

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