So much good information out there. So little time to read it. I've tried to help by cataloging it.
As a follow up to my 37 Video Tips, Sites and Posts here are 34 more posts to help you and many of your video concerns.
The one and only. For the video blogger or producer, YouTube represents your gateway to the world. There are some ways to optimize what you do there for the best results.
- Tim Street - 10 Things You Should Do Before You Upload Your Online Video
Nice cogent ebook on steps to take to maximize your video's chances of helping you.
- Tim Street - How Do You Become Number 1 on YouTube. A charming interview with Ryan Higa a YouTube megastar whose videos pulling in some serious eyeballs.
- 10 YouTube URL Tricks You Should Know About - Varun Kashyap. Really neat tips like turning off related video suggestions. Why should you give a competitor with a similar service a free plug.
- Optimizing Your Video Uploads - YouTube Help. Best codec to use, size, frame rate. It's all here.
- Top 20 YouTube and Video Memes of All Time - Mashable From Dancing Baby to Susan Boyle... Videos that have stuck a chord for some insane reason or another.
- YouTube Annotations - Google Operating System. A good primer on how to use annotations and interactivity in your videos.
- Bboy Joker Patick Boivan. A master animator uses YouTube interactivity to its fullest.
- YouTube’s Game-Changing New Feature for Nonprofits - Michael Hoffman Guest Post on Beth's Blog. Michael Hoffman explains the wonderful YouTube feature for non-profits that allows them to add interactivity to their videos that allows linking to URLs outside the YouTube fire wall.
- YouTube Creator's Corner Blog A blog made just for video content makers. Read up on equipment lists of talented Vloggers and other advice, how-to tips.
- How Much Money Can You Make on YouTube? Nalts being Nalts. Good advice.
- The State of Online Video: Getting Paid for Content. Informative TechCrunch 4 part series by Ashkan Karbasfrooshan. Hat tip to Talmadge.
Keep an eye on what's out there. It's your job to know how video is being used in creative ways for marketing, promotion, and web entertainment. These sites can help.
- Mag.ma I found this site through a twitter search. They are doing a neat job of showing what is popular on the web at this very instant. Video meets real time.
- I've talked about the super content that Vimeo nurtures because of its community. But if you want to see where video is going check out the vimeo channels of filmmakers who are using DSLR cameras as video cameras. Here and here.
- USTREAM Recommended Live. Broadcasting for the people by the people.
- Alltop Video. Alltop's Video section is a great place to start your day.
- Just Book Trailers. A FB site devoted to a marketing genre that was invented on the web. Trailers picked by a book trailer producer (me).
- eguiders. High quality video clips picked by an diverse panel of professionals. Sign up for the email alerts.
We're very lucky that there are so many people stretching the boundaries of web video and willing to share and or categorize the work. Here are a few folks that fill my Google reader and Alltop page.
- George Boutilier - A NYC Creative Director. From his blog: I am that all too rare commodity: The innovative creative director who years ago successfully crossed from traditional advertising to the interactive arena. And it has allowed me to produce strategic executions in an increasingly convergent media environment.
- Vook on Twitter. Vooks are books with video delivered on computers and mobile devices. They plan to go into overdrive this year and are "lining up hundreds" of books for production.
- Phillip Bloom is a DP from the UK. He's on the forefront on using DSLRs to shoot video.
- Gary Nadeau has a great eye for detail. No one mixes compositions of architecture and people better then Gary.
- Yuri Baranovsky. Let's Save the Web Series. A good rant from one who knows. Baranovsky is the talented creator of the web series Break A Leg.
- Khalid Mohtaseb. This past August, Khalid and a few friends set off for Cairo, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon for 6 weeks to shoot a documentary. This site shows some great before pictures of the original Canon 5D footage and then after with Bullet Looks.
- Ted Hope's Twitter List of truly free filmmakers. They work outside the system. Ted's got 10 other must follow lists.
- iJustine: How To Make A Video. Sure she makes it look easy. But here's a peek behind the curtain to one of the most popular YouTubers.
- Zacuto's content marketing videos. Zacuto puts together high-end camera packages and makes their own line of camera accessories. Their marketing, spearheaded by Steve Weiss, is unique. It has nothing to do with what they sell.
- 20 Beautiful Video Motion Pieces - Smashing Magazine
- Olivia Bee. A 15 year old with a camera. Amazing.
- 50 Examples of Vintage Typography. So many of my marketing videos are about communicating with text and sometimes a font on a poster can inspire a whole video for me.
- New York Times Lens Blog. Lens is the photography blog of The New York Times and includes photographs, videos and slide shows. A showcase for Times photographers, it also seeks to highlight the best work of other newspapers, magazines and news and picture agencies; in print, in books, in galleries, in museums and on the Web.
- 30 Unforgettable Movie Opening Sequences - Smashing Magazine. A great opening title sequence is like a microcosm of the movie.
- The Complete Guide To Video Blogging by Leah Betancourt Via Mashable. A good primer if you want to start Vlogging today.
- Why Video Blogging Blogging Hasn't Taken Off by Adam Singer. Some reasons why you may not be vlogging at the moment but the space is wide open...
- The Way We Watch. Available on iPhone, RSS, Newsletter and Email (see the box at the top right).