MTV is dead. It was a long horrible drawn out process, but MTV the legendary music video format originators have passed away. In it's place, stands some awfully unoriginal programming. Unless you have been living in a cave for the last 20 years, you might have noticed that MTV really doesn't air music videos anymore. The truth is, since about 1993 the channel began to stray from the music video format and hasn't stoped since. Music videos used to be forced down our throats growing up. Which in turn ended up inspiring a generation of indy filmmakers to perfect their craft.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; better known as ASCAP, is targeting videos on YouTube for royalty payment for it's professional creative members. This is a good thing for producers who work hard at making their product, only to see that someone has "borrowed" some of that property clips for their own use. But the average consumer who just wants to make a simple video using a well-know song as their music bed might get confused.
As more video comes to light from the struggle inside Iran, one must marvel at the technology making this all possible. Even a decade ago, people had to reply mostly on images smuggled out of an area of conflict by journalists working for the traditional media. Now, with all the quick down-n-dirty ways of getting images on the airwaves, anyone who can get footage to the right sources can get their footage seen by the world.
A while back I wrote about the crazy Twittering life many people have gotten into, sending updates about everything theyve been doing in their day-to-day routine. As if the world cares. Yet it seems like everyone, even
Videomaker's Video Production Associate, Igor Zarubin, passed an interesting 12-minute video along to us the other day. It's called Signs, and it is such a simple yet well-produced video that I thought I'd share it with our readers, too.
Youtube, is the the second biggest search engine in the world. The reason behind Google's huge $1.65 bn purchase, was that the media giant thought that they could rake in the bejamins, by selling advertising through popular videos on the site. Well according to Credit Suisse analyst Spencer Wang, the video site is due to lose $470m this year! That is a HUGE loss, even for Google.