Friday 24th November 2017,
Televisual

Video (Web/Mobile/Transmedia)

How Much Video Can We Buy? Chill.com and Direct-to-Consumer Marketing

How Much Video Can We Buy? Chill.com and Direct-to-Consumer Marketing

Ask anyone in the indie web video market about their biggest problem, and you’ll get a bunch of different answers: subpar production quality, too many shows, not enough viewers, etc. But the biggest issue facing web video is pretty simple: not enough buyers and not enough money. Sure, YouTube has pumped tens of millions into [...]

December 6, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video Comments Off on How Much Video Can We Buy? Chill.com and Direct-to-Consumer Marketing

Mapping the Video Market, and Where Crowdfunding Fits In

Mapping the Video Market, and Where Crowdfunding Fits In

Published at Hacktivision. Below you’ll see a map of the digital video ecosystem, as created in a keynote conversation at the New York Television Festival, assembled by Paul Kontonis, head of the IAWTV. I’ve found there’s a lot of demand for maps of what’s going on online. And it’s easy to see why: it’s complicated! The graph above [...]

November 10, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video Comments Off on Mapping the Video Market, and Where Crowdfunding Fits In

What OTHER Shows Will Pharrell Distribute on YouTube?

What OTHER Shows Will Pharrell Distribute on YouTube?

Fans of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl were greeted with a surprise today when Pharrell Williams’ premium YouTube channel, iamOTHER, premiered the trailer for the popular web series’ anticipated second season, for which fans raised tens of thousands of dollars last year. In it (below), Issa Rae’s J does her rap thing, recapping last season’s events [...]

May 25, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video 2

What If Facebook Became A Television Network?

What If Facebook Became A Television Network?

Originally posted at Hacktivision. UPDATE: And it’s happening. Facebook has a short-form content distribution deal with TBS. Last week brought a lot of rampant speculation about the past and future of Facebook, now worth slightly less than $100 billion. Most media commenters, particularly on cable television, seem mostly nonplussed about how the company plans to [...]

May 21, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Television and Film Comments Off on What If Facebook Became A Television Network?

Ten ’30 Rock’ Web Spoofs Inspired By ‘Inspector Spacetime’

Ten ’30 Rock’ Web Spoofs Inspired By ‘Inspector Spacetime’

A few days ago actor Travis Richey, a YouTuber who played Community‘s Doctor Who-spoof Inspector Spacetime in a recent episode of the series, proposed making the show-within-a-show its own fan-driven web series, without Sony and NBC’s involvement. Richey started a Kickstarter campaign, already almost halfway to its modest $20,000 goal — web series are cheap, and Inspector Spacetime [...]

February 27, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Video Comments Off on Ten ’30 Rock’ Web Spoofs Inspired By ‘Inspector Spacetime’

Investigating YouTube at Hacktivision

Investigating YouTube at Hacktivision

We’ve had a great couple of weeks over at Hacktivision! Of particular interest to our writers have been recent developments with YouTube as a cultural, legal and industrial entity. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve been talking about. [...]

January 30, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1

Looking Beyond Big Video in ‘Continuum’

Looking Beyond Big Video in ‘Continuum’

Click for journal article at Continuum. As video networks become increasingly successful monetizing audiences — through either advertising or subscription — the question arises: what about everyone else? Most Americans are unaware of the rich ecosystem for video online, from smaller omnibus sites like Blip to minority networks like GLO. Yet as dynamic as the space [...]

January 30, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates Comments Off on Looking Beyond Big Video in ‘Continuum’

Outsiders After Viral Video

Outsiders After Viral Video

Originally posted at Hacktivision If YouTube’s massive overhaul – many years in the making – revealed anything, it was our deep investments in the transformative potential of web video. Many observers have criticized the company’s move as selling out, a way to streamline the site’s chaos for the benefit of advertisers. (What else is a [...]

January 27, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Culture Comments Off on Outsiders After Viral Video

Introducing: Hacktivision

Introducing: Hacktivision

I couldn’t think of a more perfect time to announce a new blog about the future of video and television! Within the last month, YouTube’s re-launch has changed the video landscape, Hulu and Netflix announced more original content, and the web series community has been experimenting with award shows. Hacktivision is the brainchild of Josh Braun, a Quinnipiac [...]

January 16, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on Introducing: Hacktivision

Over-The-Top, Top-Down and Bottom-Up

Over-The-Top, Top-Down and Bottom-Up

If we’ve learned anything about over-the-top video, it has been its agnosticism. Web video distribution can be progressive or regressive, support diversity or concentrate eyeballs at the top. Whether a company loves it or hates it depends very much on how much it has and how much it has to lose. Last week saw a [...]

January 9, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1