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How to set up a WordPress website in under 10 minutes7m37s

How to set up a WordPress website in under 10 minutes

Creatives nowadays have a multitude of platforms to display their work. YouTube and Vimeo is where most video creators display their work. Graphic Designers use a platform like Behance and Photographers could not live without Instagram. But what happens when those platforms are no longer there? It’s always a good idea to have full control of your portfolio and content, and a website of your own is the best place to store all of it. This video will give you easy steps to set up your own website in 10 minutes or less! Let’s try to navigate these steps together...

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Tips - Narrated by George Takei1m01s

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Tips - Narrated by George Takei

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This video, narrated by actor George Takei, provides a few viewing tips for the public. Credit: NASA

How to grow your creative brand with stories5m10s

How to grow your creative brand with stories

Do brands create stories or do stories create brands? Is the power of storytelling for brands? Is branding simply so pervasive we can’t even begin to see the end and the beginning? Storytelling is an ancient art married with science and it’s tackled in so many domains, from the study of ancient cultures to movie making, fiction writing and branding. Yet, storytelling has never been ‘hotter’ than today. The principles and success factors are closely related with word-of-mouth, social sharing, social media in general, brand perception and the very essence of content marketing.

Published: August 1, 2017Updated: August 3, 201711 views
How are millennials affecting the state of television? 5m33s

How are millennials affecting the state of television?

Fast-changing consumer content is signaling dark days ahead for cable, as the option to avoid or drop cable service has grown more appealing and more popular than ever. The Digital Democracy Survey data about Millennials shows they represent nearly one-third of the U.S. population over age 13, and more than one-third of those between the ages of 14 and 66. Also, 56% of the TV and film viewing by Millennials aged 14-24 is on computer, smartphone, tablet, or a gaming device - only 44% is via TV. What about older Millennials (in the 24-30 age range)? They consume 47% of their film and TV content on those alternative devices. So on average, the 30-and-under crowd's primary means of consuming content is through mobile devices, streaming, and online. That's in sharp contrast to the over-30 crowd who still rely on television for an average of more than 80% of their film and TV show viewing. Love them or hate them, it is Millennials who are driving disruptive trends the most, consuming most of their TV and film content online rather than through television. Times like these are a creative shift in the way television is distributed. Network television content has seen 36 billion—yes billion— lifetime views on YouTube, along with 284 million audience engagements (such as likes, shares and comments). This shift will turn the television business inside out by placing the consumer at the center of the ecosystem and creating new opportunities for both content owners and marketers to align quality, reach and data.

Published: July 25, 2017Updated: July 26, 201727 views
How to make this helpful toy for children with autism1m40s

How to make this helpful toy for children with autism

This "curvy ring stack" is made out of a bird mister found at a yard sale. Clients with autism or other developmental disabilities enjoy the visual stimulation experienced when watching the rings spiral downward. They need to reach, pay visual attention and use their hands together as they develop eye-hand coordination.

Published: July 21, 2017Updated: July 24, 2017340 views
How to Promote Your Film on Patreon4m22s

How to Promote Your Film on Patreon

Patreon is an Internet-based membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service, as well as ways for artists to build relationships and provide exclusive experiences to their subscribers, or "patrons." I believe this particular platform was meant especially for artists. If you haven’t checked it out then you’re making a huge mistake. It is popular among YouTube videographers, webcomic artists, writers, podcasters, musicians, and other categories of creators who post regularly online. It allows artists to receive funding directly from their fans, or patrons, on a recurring basis or per work of art.

5 steps to finding your audience4m38s

5 steps to finding your audience

If you can make a connection with this smallest possible audience, you’re putting yourself in a position to succeed. If you focus all of your energy into converting this group into die-hard fans, you'll create evangelists who will help spread the message about your film.

Published: July 13, 2017Updated: July 14, 201710 views
Reclaimed DIY: From rusty old rasp to shiny Kiridashi3m10s

Reclaimed DIY: From rusty old rasp to shiny Kiridashi

After finding old rusty rasp next to a scrap metal container while on his way to the workshop, this guy knew he wanted to make a Kiridashi (Japanese pocket knife) out of it. Learn how it's done in this awesome DIY clip!

Published: July 11, 2017Updated: July 14, 201726 views
6 practical steps for film self-distribution7m15s

6 practical steps for film self-distribution

Filmmakers need to understand that it’s not practical to continue chasing down the distribution unicorn. Selling the rights to a major distributor in an exchange for a large check is not how things work anymore in the entertainment industry. Check out this clip to learn more!

Published: July 5, 2017Updated: July 7, 201730 views
How to market your film using Snapchat4m37s

How to market your film using Snapchat

Snapchat continues to innovate, and almost 160 million people today use the platform on a daily basis. You might be using the app for your personal account. There are innumerable opportunities for filmmakers to use the app and even build a successful career!

Published: June 28, 2017Updated: June 29, 2017493 views
Kinkajou Bottle Cutting and Candle Making Kit40s

Kinkajou Bottle Cutting and Candle Making Kit

Ever sipped a brew out of a fancy bottle and wished you could keep it? Now you can finally repurpose your favorite bottles with this handy bottle cutter. Watch the video to see how easy it actually is to create glassware just like that. This DIY duo also comes with your very own candle making set so you can fill your new glasses with homemade soy candles.

How to make a Snapchat film (and why you should)4m41s

How to make a Snapchat film (and why you should)

Tribeca recently released to the public the screenings for this year’s Snapchat Shorts. Really? The announcement was made today by Tribeca and Snap Inc. executives during the 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival during a celebration and screening of the work. Wait, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world is considering Snapchat shorts as an official segmented part of its celebration of art? Yes, they are. How exciting is that? The Tribeca Snapchat Shorts was created in an effort to discover visionary artists in the mobile space. We continue to see new technology being introduced to the film industry in a way that opens door to new creatives! Now, you might be wondering how that’s even possible... we'll show you!

5 clever ways to stand out on Snapchat5m07s

5 clever ways to stand out on Snapchat

Nowadays, everyone wants to have a cool social media. Some will go through great lengths to do so. With social media platforms gaining more and more popularity, everyone could use a few tips to help them stand out, even just a little. That is where this video comes in. These are 5 awesome tips for photo-sharing app, Snapchat. Here are a few tips for you as to how to break through the noise and create compelling content in order to reach the masses. That is, until it disappears after 24 hours. If you're a storyteller beyond sending boring selfies, blurry videos from the club, and photos of food that look prettier on camera, have no fear, we have some ideas for you! Check out these awesome Snapchat tips!

DIY home decoration made from old fence palings1m00s

DIY home decoration made from old fence palings

In today's time, reusing and re-purposing any old material has become quite popular. It helps the environment and can also provide for an affordable alternative to other products and decorations. Watch as this talented young girl from Australia redecorates her new home with this amazing DIY feature wall made from old fence palings. The rustic finish sure does bring this home some instant character and it looks amazing! Would you ever try something like this for your own home? Let us know in the comment section! Be sure to visit for more awesome DIY videos that you should try out. Check out this awesome DIY project.

Published: June 13, 2017Updated: June 14, 20173,490 viewsVirality: 13%
How to fix a zipper that doesn't close3m15s

How to fix a zipper that doesn't close

Almost everyone has had an encounter with a zipper before. Most pairs of jeans have them, as well as jackets and bags. Every once and a while, us zipper users are plagued with the misfortune of having what seems to be the most stubborn zipper in the world. It just won't zip up! This can leave you frustrated, and the frustration can stay with you for the rest of the day. No one wants that. So look no further, here we have the instant fix to your most stubborn zippers! In this video we learn how to fix a zipper that doesn't close correctly. Most of the time, this happens with bags and pouches. This quick and easy fix will make life so much easier for the lot of you. All you'll need are pliers. The main problem for zippers is that the mouth doesn't engage the teeth, so all you'll need to do is take your pliers, and squeeze, not too hard, on both sides of the mouth. And that should do the trick! With just a little bit of elbow grease, anything can be fixed. Now you'll have no more problems with your zippers. So the next time you get this problem, don't panic and grab your pliers! Check out this awesome fix to a common problem!

Published: June 1, 2017Updated: June 7, 201710,812,266 views
Help children with autism build hand skills with slap bracelets4m36s

Help children with autism build hand skills with slap bracelets

This video demonstrates how to cut fruit shapes out of plastic bottles to make fine motor activities for children or adults with autism or other developmental disabilities, as well as typically developing children. Connecting and separating the bracelets from the plastic is a fun sensory experience and develops eye-hand coordination.

Published: May 31, 2017Updated: June 2, 2017734 views
What counts as a video view on social media?4m23s

What counts as a video view on social media?

Measuring the success of your video content can be difficult. Almost every platform has a range of features and metrics. Some platforms count a video view as three seconds, others count a view as soon as you open a video. Some platforms auto-play videos, others don’t. Some channels have limits of 60 seconds for video and on others it’s unlimited. Get it all sorted out in this helpful clip!

Published: May 16, 2017Updated: May 22, 201733 views
How to reach more people on Instagram Live & Stories4m49s

How to reach more people on Instagram Live & Stories

If you’re a filmmaker climbing the career ladder, you need to know about the power of building a brand and growing your audience. There are several big names in the industry that adopted this concept and ran with it. Some names you might be familiar with include Jordan Peele, Casey Neistat, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and Kevin Hart. The concept of building your own brand online is still an untapped market, and one you should be utilizing to form your filmmaking career.

How to make money from screenwriting6m25s

How to make money from screenwriting

There are so many ways to describe content these days. The internet has paved the way for groups of people to build a brand and business around their passions. Gary Vaynerchuck was one of the first to talk about it in mainstream media and to readers around the world with his book Crush It. He shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses. His book was written in 2009, and the concept has gone global with the rise of multiple social media platforms bringing attention from users and consumers. So how do you benefit from it all as a screenwriter?

How to distribute your film on Facebook4m03s

How to distribute your film on Facebook

Pixels allow you to make TARGETED offers to individuals based off of pages they've visited on your website. Pretty cool right? This means that you can create your own custom audience based on the interests surrounding people who are also interested in YOU! There are millions of dollars generated by companies all over the world by targeting a customer that is most likely interested in their product. It's much more powerful than making users a broad offer (ex. Films), it allows us to target a specific interest for them (ex. Horror Indie Films).

Published: May 15, 2017Updated: May 19, 201728 views
How to make money as a music composer3m55s

How to make money as a music composer

While film making and video-graphy are primarily visual art forms, the importance of a gripping score can't be overstated. Music heightens the impact of moving pictures. With every frame, filmmakers and video-graphers are trying to convey a specific emotion. It can be argued that music is among the most vital and certainly one of the most powerful artistic tools at a filmmaker's disposal.

Here are the best practices for filmmakers3m20s

Here are the best practices for filmmakers

Google confirmed that its Q4 2016 net income rose over %25 to $5.06 billion year on year. RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney estimates the video platform's annual revenue has now reached $10 billion and is increasing by as much as 40% a year. This growth makes YouTube one of the strongest assets fundamentally on the internet today. Please understand that this does not focusing on just filmmakers at the moment. Research says that online traffic will consist of about %75 of video in 2020. That's powerful information to start digesting today!

Published: May 15, 2017Updated: May 18, 201723 views