- 24 hours of video are posted every minute
- The most popular video on YT is Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”
- More video is uploaded to YT in 60 days than the traditional TV networks created in 60 years
- It is now monetizing (mostly through Google Ads) more than one billion video views per week
- Hundreds of millions of videos are watched every month on YouTube
Interviewed Jason White, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback from the University of Oklahoma, on Friday night in Norman. White is the honorary chairman for the Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation.
You never know how people will be about going on camera or even if they will. Granted, if you’re promoting your charity you probably should be pretty willing to go on cam. And White was. Seemed like a great guy, well spoken and took the time to knock out a few answers about the charity.
Nancy Thomason was equally gracious. She’s the charity’s founder and very passionate about the cause, having lost her son to a brain tumor.
I can’t even imagine going through anything that traumatic or having a loved one suffer like that. I hope they raised a lot of money Friday night and tomorrow during the related golf tournament.
I use Twitter a lot. I don’t post many updates on Facebook, but I use Facebook every day. The article below from the NYT says, regardless of what social media you use, it’s all accessible on the open web. Except the Facebook stuff that Google can’t crawl, of course.
Pretty cool marketing video. Well edited, only a glimpse of the actual product, wrapped around a storyline with characters.
We’ve done a handful of these videos with Lacey for Look at OKC. I’ve edited 3-4 now, but the above vid outside the Rok Bar in Bricktown was the first I shot with her. Jose Rodriguez shot the nighttime club scenes with a Vado HD.
Watch for videos from Look at OKC every two weeks. Each week we’ll highlight various events around the metro and state, hosted by Lacey in a new location.
For the shoot I went with the usual set up: Canon 7D with 50mm 1.4 lens and Zoom H4N for audio. And Lacey did a great job knocking out the script, delivered the lines and setting up the shot glasses for the transitions.
Lacey can also be seen on AM.com’s new Seven in 7, a very slick production.
Yesterday afternoon I notice Matt Johnson (@matt_uvizz on Twitter) ripping the local media and social media peeps for not covering Edmond sixth grader Greyson Michael Chance’s video going insanely viral. Matt runs a cool video operation called UVizz, check them out here. But I’m thinking, great, I apparently missed something big, better check into this. So I click on his link and watch the video millions of others have watched now too.
Pretty impressive. It shows some kid mashing his way through “Paparazzi” on the piano in front of his classmates and, more impressively, nailing the vocals. Not just a karaoke version, but with some personality and soul. Maybe a little heart.
One thing is clear in the video: he has talent.
So I message Matt on Twitter for any contact info, and we at OPUBCO Studios start to find ways to track down the young star. At this point the vid had about one million video views.
This morning, it had about 8 million.
Holy cats, that’s impressive. So was his performance on Ellen. Can’t be easy to perform under such expectations in a whirlwind trip from OKC to LaLa land with the bright lights and big cameras focused.
I wrote the above video, knocked it out with Angi and handed it over to Kyle Roberts to edit. Kyle had some fun editing the hair flip into a transition/wipe. It’s a fairly informative video of what you should know about the video everyone’s buzzing about.
Hopefully we’ll track down the man himself for another close-up.