Posts Tagged ‘web video’

#WakingtheFeminists Videos Online

16th November 2015 by Maura McHugh

Storyland III

25th August 2010 by Maura McHugh

RTÉ is searching for applications for the third year of its online video competition, Storyland:

We are looking for interesting, original, thoughtful drama series that people will want to watch and vote to see more of. We want ideas that are of the moment and respond to the experiences people have of living now or in the future.

To hear more about your chance to make a drama series for StoryLand 3 rsvp to: storyland3@rte.ie to come to our information session at 7pm on Wednesday 1 September 2010 in RTÉ.

For healthy and safety reasons we can only accommodate 90 people so make sure you secure your place by sending your name and email address to storyland3@rte.ie If you are unable to attend don’t worry we will video the event and post it here.

Original Web Content Develops

11th August 2010 by Maura McHugh

There’s an interesting article on The New York Times about how made-for-web original drama and comedy seems to be finally developing its place and market.

According to the measurement firm comScore, 86 percent of Internet users in the United States now watch at least one online video a month. Some of those shows originate on traditional TV, something that Hulu specializes in; others originate online, and that portion is growing.

“There’s an inevitability to Web video that makes it exciting,” said Rob Barnett, the chief executive of My Damn Channel, which features original comedy and music shows.

Reaffirming its belief in made-for-the-Web programming, YouTube last month announced $5 million in grants for online producers. The grants will seed new content for YouTube, a unit of Google, which has largely failed to persuade big television networks and studios to place TV episodes and films on the site. Encouraging more professional Web video is another way for YouTube to expand its inventory for advertisers.

Despite the evidence that viewers are eager to watch more on the Web, the recession was an ugly reality check for purveyors of such programming, and many start-ups were closed. At My Damn Channel, Mr. Barnett hunkered down, trimmed staff and took solace in the fact that he was seeing repeat business from his existing advertisers like Southern Comfort and HBO, even though he was struggling to add new ones. Now, he says, venture capital will allow him to hire more advertising sales staff, add business development workers and broaden the types of shows he creates.

“I often think of my daily business life as a guy running a cable network in the early 1980s,” at the dawn of that medium, Mr. Barnett said. “There is, no matter how you slice it, a timeline for any new industry to grow.”