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Trending: How We Stream Now

nofilmschool   Monday October 31, 2016

This week Netflix announced it was taking on $800 million in debt in order to significantly bolster its original content slate. NoFilmSchool says it’s a wise move, considering the results of a recent study of streaming habits by ReportLinker. Half of the respondents in the survey used a VOD service; of that group, 72 percent have a monthly subscription. Sixty-five percent of millennials stream movies, as do 44 percent of other demographics; 77 percent watched on TVs, 52 percent watched on laptops, and 49 percent on smartphones. Importantly, 90 percent of VOD subscribers want original content. Repeat: Content is king, which is good news for content creators.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Honoring the First Women Filmmakers

KICKSTARTER   Monday October 31, 2016

Last year, art-house film distributor Kino Lorber mounted a very successful crowdfunding campaign to create a video collection called Pioneers of African-American Cinema. Now the company is back with a Kickstarter campaign for a new collection — Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers. So far, more than $26,000 has been raised, with a goal of $44,000. The project, created in association with the Library of Congress, will focus on American films made between 1910 and 1929.   Read the full Story >>

Resources: Vimeo Introduces Redesigned Profiles Pages

Vimeo   Monday October 31, 2016

You may have noticed some changes at Vimeo: The video-sharing and marketing platform recently introduced redesigned profile pages giving users more control over how to showcase their video work. The videos now appear in a less-cluttered layout; instead of adding links to your bio, you can display them as icons under your profile picture. There’s also a new “cover video”  button to choose a video or clip to loop silently at the top of your profile page. See the Vimeo blog for more. Fstoppers  likes the new look.    Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: This App for Stills Could Be Useful for Video

nofilmschool   Monday October 31, 2016

Using stock video footage is one way to keep costs down costs. “This can be frustrating due to the lack of stock motion footage as compared to stills; there is simply a lot more variety in stock stills than stock motion,” notes NoFilmSchool, which points to a possible solution: The Plotograph  app, which was designed for creating cinemagraphs — still photos in which a portion of the image moves. Filmmakers will find surprising uses for its powerful and easy-to-use animation interface, suggests NFS.   Read the full Story >>

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