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Crowdsourced Fan Film, Star Wars Uncut, Is Finished... and It's Awesome

Crowdsourced Fan Film, Star Wars Uncut, Is Finished... and Its Awesome

I've been interested in the Star Wars: Uncut project ever since I heard about it last October.  The premise:  let fans pick their favorite 15-second scenes from the original Star Wars: A New Hope movie and re-film it—fan film style—and then stitch together everyone's scenes ...

Reel Weekend: Social Networks Targeted By Video Spoofs and One Real Film

Reel Weekend: Social Networks Targeted By Video Spoofs and One Real Film

So, everyone in the Social Networking realm is all a flutter (bet you thought I'd say a twitter) about a string of spoof trailers for imaginary films based on the creation and usage of the social networks, spawned from a real trailer for a real ...

5 Actions You Want Every One of Your Video Viewers To Take

5 Actions You Want Every One of Your Video Viewers To Take

I read a fantastic article over at Visible Gains called Tuning Website Video For Higher Conversion – Part 1.  It has some really great insight into how webmasters can help nudge users toward certain desired behaviors through different choices in video placement and style.  The ...

5 Crazy Things You Can Learn From 5min of Online Video

5 Crazy Things You Can Learn From 5min of Online Video

It's the weekend and so we here at ReelSEO want to wind down and take it easy. Something came across our desk late Friday that talked about 5min.com and Answers.com teaming up. The deal is that 1,000 questions on Answers.com have been done up as ...

YouTube Adds HTML5 Iframe Embed Code, Doesn't Work On IPhone

YouTube Adds HTML5 Iframe Embed Code, Doesnt Work On IPhone

On Thursday the YouTube blog popped up some new embed code. This time round they're giving us some <iframe> code so you can offer up both HTML 5 and Flash in one quick embed. That's pretty cool.The new iframe is a quick bit of code ...

PopScreen Unveils Viral Video Prediction Tool To The Public, Sort Of

PopScreen has officially launched their viral video prediction tool, which they're calling "On Our Radar.”  You may remember we wrote about this new feature back in June when we were afforded a sneak peak (thanks again, PopScreen!).  Well, now it's out in the wild for ...

Vimeo Announces Creative Commons Licensing - But Are Users' Hands Tied?

Video hosting platform Vimeo yesterday announced on its blog its support for Creative Commons licensing, providing its members a more precise control over where and how others can use their own videos. But restrictions persist with how members can feature other rights-owners videos and other original works on Vimeo, even if they have the same clearances that Creative Commons provides.

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 ...

PopScreen To Help Monitor and Predict The Rise of Viral Videos

PopScreen, which I first wrote about last fall, is a fantastic service.  I remarked at the time that it filled a definite void for me as a video viewer—specifically in how it allowed me to keep a running list of all my favorite web videos ...

Muppets, Stunts, and Illusions - Viral Video Round Up

It's time again for our weekly Viral Video Round Up series, where we analyze the very hottest viral video hits for clues about how we, too, can go viral.  We have some excellent examples this week—including a bonus forth example beyond our traditional three—and some ...

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