Could YouTube be the next curator of fine art? Well, today the Guggenheim Museum launched their YouTube Play contest, which invites YouTube creators to get their most creative videos recognized as digital art. The deadline is July 31, 2010 and a full list of submission criteria is available on their YouTube channel, but here are some of the highlights: (more…)
I normally don’t write about my video production company on this blog, but today I had to make an exception because I received my official award letter for my 3rd Place win in the international MCA-I Media Festival for the Public Service Announcement (PSA) I produced titled “Hope At Last.” MCA-I, or Media Communicators Association International, represents professional video producers from around the world who are making a living from video production. With this being their 41st year hosting the media festival, I’m definitely honored to have been recognized among producers who have dedicated the better part of their life to this industry.
The lesson I’ve learn about producing award-winning content is this: (more…)
I subscribe to a few different video training programs so I can keep up to speed on how other video professionals are perfecting their craft and, just today, I received an announcement from Izzy Video that he’s selling a new discounted version of his normal membership specifically designer for beginners. (NOTE: I’m not receiving any commission for this — I just wanted to share the good news with my readers, many of whom are also video beginners.) (more…)
The Webby Awards come around once a year to recognize the best of the web in categories such as Websites, Interactive Advertising, and — my personal favorite — Online Film and Video. Since 1997, they’ve been helping the average web-surfer navigate the neverending ocean of content to spotlight who’s making the best use of web tools and technology. (more…)
Yesterday, YouTube announced a new facelift to it’s popular website. I took a closer look to see if it’s new features equated to an experience that inspired or sucked. Here’s what I found:
The new look of YouTube is much cleaner and reminiscent of Apple’s minimalist advertising campaigns. The new interface features handy drop-down buttons to display more information if you’d like but keeping it hidden away until you need it.