Tuesday 30th May 2017,
Televisual

Video (Web/Mobile/Transmedia)

YouTube: Video Effectively Integrated with Google News

YouTube: Video Effectively Integrated with Google News

So I’m a little late with this, but I hadn’t realized how seamlessly Google was integrating news video into Google News search results and on the homepage. If they could somehow convince major content providers to regularly and quickly post video to YouTube it could provide another way to monetize the site. The problem is [...]

May 23, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0

A Few Good Movies Amidst Lots of… Well…

A Few Good Movies Amidst Lots of… Well…

Yes, YouTube has been slow on getting premium content, and what they do have in TV and movies is mostly crap. But I was surprised after visiting YouTube’s movie section for the first time in a long while how many little gems they have. Sure there are some recent not-so-horrible films like The Mod Squad [...]

May 13, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0

Online Television, Web Serials Primer – Introduction (Part 2)

Online Television, Web Serials Primer – Introduction (Part 2)

DISTRIBUTION AND EXHIBITION: Where the Shows Go                               Web serials are also experimenting with distribution and exhibition online. The main debate centers on how to showcase the show, how people find it. This typically involves using either a video hosting site [...]

May 7, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 4

Online Television, Web Series Primer – Introduction

Online Television, Web Series Primer – Introduction

UPDATE!: I’ve updated the following post in a clearer format with better information on how the market works. Please see this post: “What is a Web Series?”   ORIGINAL: I wrote this primer on made-for-online TV serials for a seminar here at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania to orient myself [...]

May 6, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 9

YBC: YouTube Broadcasting Channel

YBC: YouTube Broadcasting Channel

I just wrote a piece on the changing nature of YouTube for a new site, Splice Today. I’ve posted it below. http://www.splicetoday.com/digital/beyond-youtub Beyond YouTube Aymar Jean Christian Now that YouTube is essentially another massive corporate conglomerate, it’s time to start looking elsewhere for truly grassroots, creative alternate media. NBC. CNN. TBS. And now YBC—the YouTube [...]

July 29, 2008 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0

“Video: The Aesthetics of Narcissism”

“Video: The Aesthetics of Narcissism”

Today, a reading of a classic essay by art history titan Rosalind Krauss: “Video: The Aesthetics of Narcissism.” Full of sharp insights still relevant to video art today, I found it especially relevant — though ultimately insufficient — for understanding the phenomenon of YouTube and mumblecore (a paper I’m working on). The central idea is simple: the [...]

May 22, 2008 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0

Michele White, The Body and the Screen

Michele White, The Body and the Screen

The first First Encounter! This is a small reading, Michele White’s chapter on webcams, “Too Close to See, Too Intimate a Screen,” from her book. For a review of the whole book by people more attentive than I see RCCS. (the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies is a brilliant resource regardless). White’s chapter will be [...]

April 20, 2008 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0