Facebook is everywhere and continuously taking over other social networks, with Twitter activity in the filmmaking world noticeably dwindling in recent months and years. There seems to be no escape from the giant when it comes to media consumption, considering it’s already by far the largest photo hosting platform in the world. But they are not stopping there: Facebook recently announced that they reached 8 billion daily video views, which sounds impressive – but as YouTuber In a Nutshell points out in this new 5-minute video, 725 of the 1000 top Facebook videos were simply stolen from YouTube, totaling 17 billion views. Also, content that is hosted directly on Facebook gets preferred by their algorithm, meaning that these stolen videos get more eyeballs than posted YouTube links. Their autoplay feature already counts a video as a play after 3 seconds, and even without sound, which also explains the outrageously high number. Regular Facebook visitors will already have noticed the omnipresence of video content on the site which has really only become extremely prevalent over the past year or so. This is a huge issue for a billion dollar enterprise – Facebook is effectively making money off copyrighted content by serving ads around those videos. Every content creator should be concerned about this. While YouTube shares a tiny amount of its ad revenues with the content creators via its Partner Program which has created a vibrant ecosystem of YouTubers, Facebook does no such thing. In a Nutshell suggests to alert the original content creators of videos about reuploads to Facebook as one way of action against the social media giant’s bad practices. Another one would be to comment below the reuploaded video and post the link to the original source, pointing out that it has been stolen (or “freebooted”, a term which has come up about this form of theft). Last but not least also watch this video by Smarter Every Day, a very popular YouTuber, and his own personal experience with the problem. What else can be done against this behavior? Let us know in the comment section! via PetapixelRead more
Here’s the latest work by cinematographer/director Ruben Latre. This is an ad for the company TMG health and it was shot on a dslr in Iceland. To me this work looks highly professional and it might be revealing for many of us to see that the actual filmset consisted of not much more than a few people and a dslr with a small lens on a tripod. So once again we see that the bigger camera doesn’t make the bigger pictures. In fact the set doesn’t look very different than a cheap indie filmset and when we see a dozen black horses run along the beach we understand that the budget probably wasn’t cheap indie.Read more
One of our members Richard Ang posted this very well done 30 second tv ad over on the videolog some days ago. Respect from my side for shooting such an ad on a 60D and making it look and feel that good. Maybe he will share some of his experience in the comments. The clip is currently the highest rated video on the cinema5D videolog.Read more
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