Emily Price

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Emily is a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. Her book "Productivity Hacks: 500+ Easy Ways to Accomplish More at Work--That Actually Work!” was published in late 2018 by Simon & Schuster / Adams Media.

Articles & Reviews by Emily Price

OpenCut Film Competition

If you’re a video editor you know there’s a million different ways to put together the same video. OpenCut is a open-source film competition that gives all entrants the same footage and then see’s what they can do with it. Each entrant pays $25 and sends a 160GB hard drive to the company that will then be returned with 160GB of RED footage on it.

The winner of OpenCut 1.0 will receive a brand new AJA IO HD from Silverado. They will also be recognized as the \"editor-of-record\" at IMDB and will have their cut submitted to multiple film festivals.

Pretty interesting concept, and it could be a great way to get your hands on some RED footage and start working with it. Check out all the rules for the competition here.

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Getting started on YouTube

If you’re just starting with online video, then WillVideoFor Food has an article up that’s for you. “Top 10 Ways to get Started on YouTube” is an article full of useful tips for new YouTube users. It’s full of some pretty decent tips that will get you up and running in no time. Check it out here.

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Weezer video stars viral video legends

You may see some familiar faces in Weezer’s latest music video. The band recently recorded a video for their newest single “Pork and Beans” and incorporated a variety of references to viral video hits of the past few years. There are a few cameo appearances in this video by YouTube video stars such as Chris Crocker from “Leave Britney Alone” and Tay Zonday from “Chocolate Rain”.

This is a fun one to watch if you’re a YouTube fanatic, if only for all the references. Is there anything that was left out you think should have been included in the video? Check it out here.

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Are the big guys taking over YouTube?

According to Silicon Alley Insider, the NBA was the big winner on YouTube last week as far as page views go. The National basketball Association scored 3.5 million views on their video channel. Other big page view winners were two channels that are dedicated to American Idol content.

With the top three spots going to network video content, one has to ask: isn’t YouTube for user generated content? Over the past year we’ve started to see channels show up for major networks and media organizations. Do you think that these big organizations are taking page views away from the little guy or adding to them? On one hand you have to think the content would have made it to the site somehow, so why not in high quality by the actual copyright owner? On the other hand YouTubes main purpose is to be an outlet for online content creators. The NBA and FOX have their own TV networks and websites to put their content. Are smaller content creators getting lost in the shadow of larger ones? Are the big guys taking over YouTube?

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YouTomb: A site for removed YouTube videos

Videos get taken off of YouTube everyday due to copyright violations. The website YouTomb is a new service that is designed to keep track of what videos are being taken down and report how long the video stayed on the site before it was removed.

The site isn’t designed to let you watch removed videos, only to keep track of the ones that have been removed. The service was started after YouTube started automatically scanning for copyrighted content and removing offending clips. In some cases YouTubes scanning process removes clips that are not in copyright violation at all. YouTomb hopes to educate people are real copyright laws, and help those who are victims of having their content taken down unjustly.

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Jaman adds ad-supported web streaming

Jaman has introduced ad-supported streaming. The new service adds another way for content creators to make money off their films. Currently users can make money off downloads and rentals of films they create and upload to the site.

The company was reportedly not doing very well selling downloads and rentals of films, the idea is that ad-supported videos (that will have no real cost to the viewer) can be a great way for content creators (and Jaman) to make some money without anyone having to hand over their credit card digits.

Do any of you have videos up on Jaman? Would you be more likely to watch an ad-supported streaming version of a film off the site rather than paying for a download?

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Ian Zeirling to star in an original series for MySpace

MySpace video is starting to pull in some big names. According to a report in the Hollywood Reporter, Ian Zierling (from 90210 fame) is expected to start in a new original online series based on “Man vs. Monday” a short film he directed. Zeirling was quoted as saying “I believe the digital world presents tremendous opportunities for the producers who understand it, and I am launching a digital production company, iMan Productions, to take advantage of this opportunity.\"

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