This week on the Reel Web we discuss AOL’s announcement about "AOL On," their new video service that will host all of the videos from their service and also feature some new original shows. We also cover YouTube tips from Charlie McDonell, YouTube’s new workshop series and much more.
Charlie McDonell’s Seven Rules for YouTube
Vlogger Charlie McDonell of Charlieisocoollike discuss his rules that have made him successful on YouTube. Many of his rules go against what most popular YouTubers suggest including not asking for likes, limiting annotations and more. Watch his full vlog and let us know your thoughts about what he has to say.
QUESTION 1: Which of the "YouTube Rules" do you agree and disagree with? Why?
YouTube to Stream May Workshops
This May YouTube will hold a series of workshops that will be accessible to everyone via live stream. Topics include, Introduction to Cinematography, Importing & Exporting: Dealing with Codecs and Compressions, Building Your Audience on YouTube and Improving Your Channel with YouTube Analytics. You need to register to participate. Each session will be 1 hour with a 30 minute Q&A following the presentation.
Jim Louderback’s Discusses View Trends
In this video Jim Louderback of Revision 3 talks about the differences in viewing habits on smartphones, tablets and computers. It appears that latest trends find that views come mostly from tablets versus other options since viewers are using them as mini TVs they can take with them anywhere. In addition, Jim also covers common questions on how to engage with advertiser – or if you are a brand, the best ways to build relationships with content providers to help grow your brand.
AOL On Attempts to Compete with YouTube
QUESTION 2: What do you think about AOL On?
Fund Your Video Project Through Kickstarter
If you have a video idea but don’t have the funds to get the project going, Kickstarter offers solutions to help you fund your projects as well as provides information and stats on what you can expect as far as performance from your video. To date they have funded over six thousands videos.