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This is a guest post by filmmaker Robin Schmidt, who today courts controversy with his ongoing series Choosing an Online Video Platform. Next time you see a view count in the millions, you might wonder where some of those views came from! This is not to say that I’m suggesting filmmakers cheat, but NoFilmSchool is devoted to sharing the tools that might help a filmmaker succeed, and the ability to hack YouTube is certainly worth filing under “good to know” — even if you never employ such tactics. Without further ado, here’s Robin: More »

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With the new RED cameras featuring a built-in HDR mode, and with some shooters using a beam splitter to capture HDR images on two DSLRs, High Dynamic Range imaging seems all the rage these days. But what about the rest of us, who only have one DSLR? We can use After Effects to combine two shots with differing exposure settings. Here, Robin Schmidt shares a tutorial on how to do so: More »

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This is a guest post by filmmaker Robin Schmidt a.k.a. El Skid.

In Part 1 I talked about picking YouTube as the correct platform for our project Super Massive Raver, for the plain and simple reason that it had the greatest access to an audience of any of the current options. When looking to monetize video online I think you have to be pretty circumspect and accept that the general public are highly unlikely to pay for video content unless you give them a compelling reason to do so. More »

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This is a guest post by filmmaker Robin Schmidt a.k.a. El Skid.

If you receive Koo’s regular newsletter (and you should by the way) you’ll have recently read a short appraisal of the various video sharing sites currently around. I’ve been developing a weekly comedy show called Super Massive Raver which we’re looking to monetize online and, believe me, once you start digging into this area the reading gets pretty grim pretty quickly. More »