by Miles Weston
Social media video is big business, at least it is for Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit and the companies that were born on the iNet because wherever you find a few thousand or tens-of-thousands of viewers gather you'll find ads. That spells profits for them. The more viewers/followers, the more dollars they rake in. Along the way the social creators make money.They aren't my "gotta watch" OTT channels but when they start adding more real news we might tune in a little more often. But it is a great place for movies, TV series to reach new viewers. It can also be a great place for indie filmmakers to promote their work and themselves
Read more Content Insider #579 - Rescue Content
by Miles Weston
Theatres enjoyed financial growth for the first time in years. Providers are buying studios, studios are buying providers. Indie filmmakers/production people are suddenly getting calls from people they haven't heard from in years. Social media folks are strengthening their relationships with content producers. New productions, videos are coming from every creator with the hopes of capturing the interest of people young and old to watch until it becomes a habit. The opportunities seem almost endless as long as the content can find an audience. All people want is reliable delivery to their whatever screen and a constant stream of new stuff. How can folks possibly say there's nothing new to watch?
Read more Behind-the-Scenes on the Portland Indie Feature "Pretty Broken"
When her father goes missing during a mountaineering expedition, Lindsey Lou (Jillian Clare) sets out to find him - only, she's the least qualified candidate to do so. "Pretty Broken" follows Lindsey's journey as she struggles with the loss of her father, and deals with how life and family can be challenging (and funny). Directed by Brett Eichenberger, the film recently premiered at Newport Beach Film Festival.
Read more ASSIMILATE Announces New SCRATCH Play Pro
ASSIMILATE's new SCRATCH Play Pro is the Essential Media Toolkit: a universal professional format player, immersive media player, look creator with version management, transcoder, and QC tool all in one. Play Pro is able to playback nearly all formats - camera formats, raw or not, including h.264 and h.265 (HEVC), deliverable formats of any sort, even still frame formats. You can also show the image full screen on a second/output display, either attached to the GPU, or through SDI video-IO. Play Pro is not only fast, it's easy to operate. It runs on just about any system from laptop to a desktop monster, running Windows or OSX.