Shopping for a camcorder: Learn what to look for before buying one
Button basics: Master the most important buttons on the camcorder and how each of them works
Light and filter it right: Creative tips on lights and filters that will improve the look of your videos
Microphone techniques: Get the best sound from your mic with the least amount of hassle
The art of composition: Simple composition rules to set your video apart from ordinary videos
Smooth moves: Handheld camera techniques
These are very basic video production techniques but it will be interesting to see how far YouTube goes with this. They are already the #1 destination for aspiring filmmakers looking for mass distribution and have cultivated and grown their “YouTube All-Stars” base who create original content that amasses large numbers of subscribers and traffic. By holding these Webinars, YouTube is positioning itself to capture original content creators before they develop an affinity for competing sites such as Vimeo and Metacafe.
Will YouTube ever replace Film School? No. But from a filmmaking perspective, YouTube is quickly becoming a version of Film and Video 2.0 where the future of online film and video techniques can be found:
These are amazing digital tools for any aspiring filmmaker to have and should help usher in a new wave of “Online Educated Interactive Filmmakers” from the Gen Y / Gen Z demographic set that grow up using them.
If the Where The Hell Is Matt video and YouTube Symphony mated you would have the Stand By Me Video. The video features a mix of different artists from various countries contributing to a rendition of “Stand By Me”. There are times when it feels like the Internet brings the entire world closer together and this video is one of those times. Enjoy…
YouTube has now decided that in order to survive, they’re going to need to offer premium content like Hulu. This isn’t a surprise considering that YouTube has struggled to monetize videos on their site, but what is surprising is the manner in which YouTube is changing their fundamental design – by featuring more premium, commercial content. UGC content, which is the backbone of YouTube, is now relegated to a secondary role on the site. Sure 99.5% of the community videos on YouTube are barely watchable crap but it’s OUR barely watchable crap. How will the new HuluTube community respond? Most likely, they’ll move on to another platform or community where they feel their voice can be heard and aren’t reduced to second fiddle.
So what other video networks might this ostracized flock migrate to? My guess is there will be an uptick in members on some of the other UGC based online video sites like Veoh and Vimeo. However, I think the real winners out there will be the interactive online video sites like Justin.TV and Ustream. Ustream is already one of the top 5 most visited online video sites globally after YouTube and its recent announcement of its iPhone app has it poised to be the next gen heir to HuluTube’s crown.
IMO, the same shift and explosive growth we saw with real time interaction like Twitter is a similar shift that’s already occurring with interactive real-time video like Ustream.
We Are Organized Chaos (WAOC) is Zugara’s (www.zugara.com) interactive marketing and advertising blog where we’ll be featuring some great projects and discussing upcoming trends in the digital world. Work — good and bad — will be critiqued. Hope you’ll enjoy reading our insights and thoughts on interactive.