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Viral Video Lessons Round Up – Tributes, Controversies, and Amateur Filmmaking At Its Best

Viral Video Lessons Round Up   Tributes, Controversies, and Amateur Filmmaking At Its Best

Every week I scour the web, searching for the most popular viral videos.  And because of this weekly Viral Video Lessons Round Up column, I get to claim that it's all in the name of work.  Outstanding.  This week saw some fine examples of viral …

The Vimeo Festival and Awards – An In-Depth Look At What To Expect

The Vimeo Festival and Awards – An In Depth Look At What To Expect

You might have notice our contest announcement yesterday regarding the Vimeo Festival+Awards—we're giving away 4 pairs of tickets to the event for free, and all you have to do is submit a video with a tip for using Vimeo.  I though it might be a …

YouTube and The Guggenheim Announce Finalists for YouTube Play

YouTube and The Guggenheim Announce Finalists for YouTube Play

You may remember us writing about the announcement of the YouTube Play initiative back in June of this year.  It's the art-focused contest sponsored by the video portal and the Guggenheim museum in New York that's seeking to find video creators who are pushing the …

How Web Video and YouTube Are Driving A New Age of Innovation

How Web Video and YouTube Are Driving A New Age of Innovation

Chris Anderson, the curator of nonprofit organization TED, has written an op-ed piece today at CNN.com, and I think it's well worth a read.  Titled "The Secret Power of YouTube," it's a bit of a defense of the online video portal, but it's much more …

Viral Video Lessons Round Up – Wordplay, Time-Lapse, and Rare Storms

Viral Video Lessons Round Up   Wordplay, Time Lapse, and Rare Storms

Welcome to another Viral Video Lessons Round Up.  It's our attempt to have some fun by watching some of the week's biggest viral hits.  But we also attempt to learn something.  By reverse-engineering these clips—analyzing them to see if we can determine why they got …

Viral Video Lessons Round Up – Rockets, Collaborations, and Camera Glitches

Viral Video Lessons Round Up   Rockets, Collaborations, and Camera Glitches

Every Friday I like to share some of the week's biggest viral video hits with you.  I also like deconstructing them, trying to put our finger on what it was about each video that hit the viewing public just right enough to make them share …

YouTube and Ridley Scott’s Life In A Day Project Releases Raw Submission Footage

YouTube and Ridley Scotts Life In A Day Project Releases Raw Submission Footage

I've been following the Life in a Day project for some time now, because it's incredibly fascinating to me.  The project—a joint venture between YouTube and Hollywood producer Ridley Scott—asked YouTube users to film upload footage of themselves going about their normal daily routine, and …

YouTube’s Life In A Day Experiment Nets 80,000 User-Submitted Videos

YouTubes Life In A Day Experiment Nets 80,000 User Submitted Videos

The YouTube Life In A Day experiment appears to have gone very well, at least in terms of participation.  You might remember the project, in which the video site partnered with Hollywood directors Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald to create a documentary film out of …

Viral Video Lessons Round Up: Hip Weddings, Stop Motion Jeans, and Soccer Celebrations

Viral Video Lessons Round Up: Hip Weddings, Stop Motion Jeans, and Soccer Celebrations

It's Friday, and that means it's time for another Viral Video Marketing Round Up. This week we saw some truly exceptional viral stories, and I'm looking forward to discussing them and breaking down what helped them get so popular. Without further ado, let's begin:

Online Video Marketing Basics Part 3 – Self-Produce or Hire A Professional?

Online Video Marketing Basics Part 3   Self Produce or Hire A Professional?

Once you've made the decision to get involved in online video, and picked the video style that you think fits both your personality and your goals, it's time to start thinking about production.  And in online video production, there are really only two choices:  self-produce, …

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