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Ridley Scott’s Life In A Day YouTube Movie Gets A Trailer

Ridley Scotts Life In A Day YouTube Movie Gets A Trailer

Producer Ridley Scott's YouTube movie, "Life In A Day," which we've talked about before, is anything but a traditional Hollywood film.  It was shot by thousands of amateurs, has only a loose plot or theme, and will be released online instead of in theaters.  But there …

Vimeo Increases Upload Limits To 5GB for Paid Members

Vimeo Increases Upload Limits To 5GB for Paid Members

Vimeo has always been a home for creative individuals and independent filmmakers.  In fact, they've almost gone out of their way to avoid courting just any video creators, specifically focusing on members of the artistic community.  And today they've announced a change to their service …

The Top Viral Video Marketing Lessons Learned From 2010

The Top Viral Video Marketing Lessons Learned From 2010

2010 was a spectacular year for viral video, as more people than ever uploaded, watched, and shared videos online. While it’s virtually impossible to know what innovative videos await us in 2011, we can find some clues in a trip down memory lane. What can we learn from the year in viral video that might give us an edge in the year ahead?

Web Video Production Advice for Aspiring Filmmakers – Interview With Demand Media

Web Video Production Advice for Aspiring Filmmakers   Interview With Demand Media

We caught up with Jay Holzer a few weeks back and he was gracious enough to chat with us for a bit about online video.  He is the Senior Director of Video Production at Demand Media, the publisher of websites like eHow, Cracked, LiveStrong, and …

Vimeo Video School Offers Free Video Production Training – Learn How To Produce Better Videos

Vimeo Video School Offers Free Video Production Training   Learn How To Produce Better Videos

Video-sharing website Vimeo has recently launched something called Vimeo Video School, a sort of online university for video creators.  Specifically, it aims to be "a fun place for anyone to learn how to make better videos.”  Oh, and it's completely free. A free, online, video …

Money Never Sleeps As Oliver Stone Invests In Online Video Platform

Money Never Sleeps As Oliver Stone Invests In Online Video Platform

There's plenty of room in the online video space for all sorts of platforms, products, and services.  It's easy to see YouTube as the big dog–and they are–but plenty of other video solutions exist for businesses, and many of them are thriving.  And when you're …

AOL Gets Serious About The Power of Online Video Content

AOL Gets Serious About The Power of Online Video Content

I just saw this press release (even though I was done working for the day mostly) about AOL and the creation of AOL Video. I thought, well, that's timely (in that I saw it, not that they've waited so long to get it done).  You …

Amazon Goes Hollywood With Amazon Studios – Filmmakers and Screenwriters Wanted

Amazon Goes Hollywood With Amazon Studios – Filmmakers and Screenwriters Wanted

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell I interviewed a spokesperson from Amazon.com’s new online business, Amazon Studios to learn about the program’s new business model for discovering and paying new filmmaking talent with an eye on making big motion pictures. But do they plan to expand beyond feature length-films, and offer these same business opportunities and incentives to web-based video producers as well?

YouTube Replaces Home Page Moderators With Algorithm, Winks At Google

YouTube Replaces Home Page Moderators With Algorithm, Winks At Google

Aspiring YouTube filmmakers will be happy to learn that it recently got a little bit easier to get your videos featured on the YouTube home page.  A little.  It still won't be easy, but the process has definitely been demystified.

How To Make Money On YouTube: Successful Stars Recommend Patience, Persistence, and Hard Work

How To Make Money On YouTube: Successful Stars Recommend Patience, Persistence, and Hard Work

ABC News has cracked the code on online video riches, and now they're sharing it with the world in a piece called Top YouTube Earners Share Their Strategies.  It's a great read (seriously) and contains insight gleaned from their interviews with several of the top …

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