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Rdio introduces Vdio - for buying, renting and watching Internet video
When Rdio launched in 2010, their
ambition was to design the best experience for the
stream-it-now era of content distribution. They started
and built the most beautiful way to discover, listen,
and share an endless stream of music — 18 million songs.
Today, they are previewing the next step on that journey, Vdio,
a beautiful new way to buy, rent, and share your favorite movies and TV
shows with your friends, in real-time.
How to Get Ready for the Big Game
- Is Your TV and Sound System Properly Set Up to Entertain You and Your
Friends? If you invest a little effort into getting your entertainment
system prepared, it could pay off big time.
This article provides great
tips for getting the best performance out of the equipment you own, as well
as links to complete home entertainment kits, in case you want to upgrade
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: ONLINE
VIDEO, ONLINE MARKETING, AND HOW THEY’LL INTEGRATE - article by By Jason Miletsky, CEO of MyPod Studios
Viewers who whine, cry and moan about
pre-roll advertising, rejoice! I’ve seen the future, and it is far more
tolerable! No, pre-roll ads aren’t going away…but online marketing will
evolve in ways that will allow you to watch your silly animal videos just a
little bit quicker.
New Online Video Contests - New Internet Video
Contests and Competitions
Looking for a way to break
into the web video production space? You have the chops, the
camcorder and editing gear but just need a break? Check out one
or more of the online video contests listed below. These are
great opportunities to get your name and expertise exposed as
well as to win some money and goods.
You don't have to be a video
professional - you just need creative ideas and energy.
Was Here," a song from Beyonce's 2011 album "4," at the United
Nations, served as the inspiration and name for the
Day campaign, which encouraged people
to make their mark in the world by doing something to help another
person. That video takes the No. 1 spot on the chart this week with
3.6 million views.
hat has been improved?
DailyMotion has revamped its social video
discovery experience. A Facebook-style feed layout will also be launched,
and viewers can toggle between each – and select the types of content they
like – to create a custom video discovery and viewing experience unlike any
This unrivaled new immersion for watching
video online combines premium content from providers like FOX Sports, Hulu,
HBO, Showtime and more with millions of user videos and artistic “Motion
Makers” content from Dailymotion’s competitive program to YouTube’s premium
Awards HAve ARRIVED
The Streamy Awards is devoted to honoring excellence in original web video
programming and those who create it. The annual event brings together the
leading creative talent from the online entertainment industry.
Tubefilter and dick clark productions have partnered to honor and
recognize online video's finest.
The Streamy Awards is now accepting submissions from content creators of all
types—from independents to studios and
networks—in all categories. Click on that button below for
eligibility requirements and a complete list of our categories. The race to
the Streamys begins now!
apps for Android devices and iOS that can host four four
simultaneous video streams at once on screen for free, the ability
to text chat to anyone during video-chats, and deep Android
integration to serve the growing audience. -
read the press release
There are now over 100
Channels on YouTube - lots of stuff to watch - short videos, news
programming, regular programming, new web series - how do you keep track of
it? Check out this new feature from AdAge Magazine -
This page provides a snapshot
of what's working (and not working) now on the channels at
The default view ranks channels popularity of all new videos posted that
week (as well as the top video). The second view ranks the channels on
all-time views, a measure of what's working long-term.
"Viral Video" is the
signature phenomenon of internet media. Something akin to pop songs,
these videos with irresistible hooks have saturated video culture
online and have now evolved into a multitude of sophisticated forms.
Whether rooted in comedy, spectacle, schadenfreude, cuteness,
politics, performance, or deep meaning, the idea of viral videos,
and the huge audiences they generate, have forever changed the
values and potential impact of video online.
Where do you stand regarding internet cat videos?
Go to YouTube or any other video sharing sites (Internet
Video Magazine cat page) and you will be besieged by
zillions of cat videos. cats playing, cats eating, cats doing silly
things. Even cats sleeping. When will it end? Well, it won't end
soon as the Walker Art Institute has announced its Internet Cat
Video Film Festival to be held August 30, 2012. You still have time
More info here
Filmmaker Mark Thimijan’s Once A Week Online
Film Festival -
Even the most gifted
independent filmmakers face serious challenges in finding an audience for
their work. Pursuing the festival circuit targets an appreciative but
limited audience, and posting on popular online sites like YouTube runs
the risk of being lost among countless amateurs. That’s why filmmaker Mark
Thimijan launched the Once
A Week Online Film Festivalin
September, 2010. His inventive format matches high quality independent films
with a worldwide audience.
After years of
experimenting, the top video destinations on the Web are suddenly flush with
original programming: documentaries, reality shows and scripted series.
Over the next few months, YouTube,
Netflix and Hulu will roll out their most ambitious original programming yet
– a digital push into a traditional television business that has money, a
bevy of stars and a bold attitude of reinvention.
Read this story at CED Magzine
- What goes around comes around. This charming short film depicts the
ripple-effect of kind acts -- the way in which receiving an unexpected
moment of generosity from a stranger can cause us to become more aware of
the needs of those around us and to take action to become a vector of
goodness. Very well directed, shot and acted.
Studios VidBlogger Nation is the first national social t.v.
network features self-portraits by hometown
tastemakers who share the
stories of people, places and things in their city
read the press release
Sex, porn and rock
and roll. Check out this article from TheSlingShot. Sasha Grey, Faye
Runaway, Hailey Young, Tommy Gunn, Ron Jeremy, Ginger Lynn, Janine
Lindemulder, Traci Lords, Vanessa del Rio, and Gina Lynn.
GreenPeak and ZIGBEE Remote Control Slash
Cable & Satellite TV Customer Churn -
the ads audiences actually choose to watch. Creative plays a
significant role in the success of each campaign, but paid media has
become a critical factor in driving to a campaign's tipping point
for generating earned media.
Have you made a
full length movie and need some help with distribution? Check out
the path the makers of
Bad is Bad
A locally loved suburban family man has to pay for
the worst thing he's ever done when two mysterious young criminals
break into his home. "Bad is Bad is our first feature length movie,
shot over 3 weeks in Richmond, Virginia in the summer of 2010 using
the Canon 7d."
In February 2011, 170
million U.S. Internet users watched online video content for an average of 13.6
hours per viewer. The total U.S. Internet audience engaged in more than 5.0
billion viewing sessions during the course of the month.
Picnik is a FUN online application
that enables you convert your personal photos and images into something
very, very scary. This is really cool! Some effects are free - some require
upgrading to the inexpensive premium version
The 3 Reasons why Home Technology Integration is
about to Ignite -
Tom Abell - It is time we
realize that we can now expect the same functionality that we get on that 4.3”
screen of our Smartphone from the 46” HDTV in our living room, the laptop or
all-in-one PC in the kitchen, and even from the tablet we use sitting out on the
patio enjoying nature.
The JW Video Player is perfect
for small business that want to host videos.
JW Player video player -
Since the launch of the first JW Player in 2005 (which a little
company named YouTube used as their first player), individuals
and companies have downloaded nearly five million copies.
YouTube's new CitizenTube
is a feed of the latest breaking news videos on YouTube. If you have
uploaded or discovered news footage, please tweet it to them
(@citizentube) with as much context as you are able to provide.
"The Elements of Humanity" Video Series - Twelve scientists share stories on what motivated them to get involved in their profession and provide inspiration and insight into their fascination More Info
The Top 10 Most Watched Web TV Shows Mashable - *The Visible Measures Top 10 Webisodes Chart focuses on digital studio-driven Web series that appear on Internet video-sharing destinations.
Is Free Video on the Internet Over? If Consumers Would Only Cooperate, Everything Would Be Just Fine. Monetizing Video Content: How will we consume digital video entertainment in the future
Welcome to Renderyard a digital playground that gives film makers and musicians the chance to watch independent films from around the world and listen to new music and contact each other and provide a strong network facility for emerging new talent. more info