The rise of social media and social networking sites has created new arenas within which brands are competing for the attention of audiences.Humans are visual creatures and research shows that audiences are 12 times more likely to engage with a...
"The Creative Act: The defeat of habit by originality overcomes everything" George Lois
We need to look in the places we normally don’t look because it is there that we find fresh creative ideas “Creativity is the ability to connect the seemingly unconnected” William Plommer
Looking in unlikely places provides opportunities for Serendipity: chance events that become beneficial and useful If we want to “think different” then we need to shake up stiff mental habits that keep us locked in the status quo “The danger of habits is that a person can become a prisoner of familiarity.” Roger Von Oech
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"Contents for the latest issue of 3D World. Create breath-taking sci-fi scenes; focus on game development; motion tips; sculpting masterclass; behind the scenes on Tears of Steel. View over 56 minutes of sample videos here!"
This years festival includes 1. Great short films w/ live interactive Q&A sessions w/ the filmmakers. 2. Interactive film panels. 3. An interactive marketplace. 4. A public film festival lounge where anyone can interact with anyone attending. 5. Free live showings in both Los Angeles, CA and Asheville, NC.
See the complete schedule of events here. http://goo.gl/NXxcN or add the complete event to your iCal http://goo.gl/WN1WV
"By using some of the tools of Google+ like Hangouts On Air, as well as the easy of the internet, we are able to bring the film festival experience to your living room or computer. You will be able to interact directly with the filmmakers and participate as if you were actually sitting in a theater.
Join us for many of our exciting events between Fri. Nov. 30 - Sun. Dec. 2, 2012 for our second annual film festival. This event is FREE to anyone who wants to attend.
Please share this event and help make this one of the most exciting events on Google+ (and beyond).
Content curation is a highly effective inbound marketing strategy and because of this there has been a rise of content curation tools and platforms. So we did what we typically do, we tried to get a good handle on all the options that exist in the market. What follows is our best collection of tools that allow you to easily curate content.
Many states rely at least in part on television, movie and commercial productions to help support their local economies. Besides increasing visibility and boosting tourism, these operations positively impact catering businesses, restaurants, hotels, equipment rentals and more. They also provide paying jobs for local residents, who are often hired to do important grunt work or provide specialty services. When states are able to attract filmmakers, community residents reap the benefits.
Robin Good: Streamago is a live video streaming platform which allows anyone with an HD camcorder or a simple webcam to start video broadcasting directly on the web with the minimum fuss and at zero cost.
Streamago works also from smartphones and tablets, and it provides some fine controls to set the quality and resolution of your broadcast, as well as to add your brand name, tagline, or a RSS news ticker on top of your live streaming image.
Streamago provides you with unlimited channels you can use, storage of 20GB and SD video encoding quality. Streamago can also stream directly to your Facebook profile page and can record, if you want, each one of your live video streams.
Free version available (ad supported).
The premium version provides access to higher quality video encoding (up to 1.7Mbps), video scheduling/playlist, white labeling, extra storage and custom support and stats at 39.30eu/month.
N.B.: With the scheduling/playlist of the Premium version you can create a 24/7 professional TV schedule by assembling live transmissions, pre-registered videos or uploaded contents.
As a teaser for my upcoming blog post (“OTT distribution optimization technologies”), here is a bonus study for you, dear readers…
It aims at isolating the main OTT Video Services trends (End-user driven & Production driven) and at pointing out relevant technologies with their maturity estimation and corresponding Vendor + Technology offer tuples.
Enjoy and share your thoughts/technology suggestions in comments either here or on the blog !