Spidvid Vying to be a Social Platform for Video Production

Spidvid, a website currently in beta, is offering a "social platform" for producers to post projects, build and manage a team, and distribute video. Editors, shooters, and other production folk can bid on tasks and get reviewed upon project completion, theoretically moving up to bigger and better projects as they accumulate positive feedback. I haven't used the site itself but their intro video explains it all:

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They've also published a manifesto entitled Hollywood Is Doomed - The Rise of Creative Collaboration Teams. While I didn't go so far as to declare Hollywood dead in my own manifesto, I get where they're coming from.

Most sites of this ilk are made or broken by whether or not they can build a large enough community, and that remains to be seen with SpidVid. While the site's tools seem fairly lightweight at this early stage, it might be worth a look if you're looking to put together a decentralized video production team.

Link: Spidvid - Connecting Video Production Individuals

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Like what you have to say about Spidvid, it's all about opening up video/film production to make it more connected, collaborative, and allowing individuals to form or be part of what can be global teams.

Thanks for taking the time to write this post Ryan, much appreciated.

June 11, 2010 at 12:56PM, Edited September 4, 7:26AM


Seems like there is no such thing as an original idea. My website - www.reelpost.com is another post-production social platform. It's been in development for over 2 years but just launched 3 months ago. It's simpler and IMO, more fun than the spidvid approach. Being dedicated to post-production, it's got a pretty narrow focus. The upside is the collaboration potential and talent search factor for studios looking to book freelancers. Hope you check it out, Ryan.

June 14, 2010 at 1:47PM, Edited September 4, 7:26AM


Thanks for the comment, Rob -- I will definitely check it out.

June 15, 2010 at 11:48AM, Edited September 4, 7:26AM

Ryan Koo

@Rob Hoffman Just looked over your site and it looks like you guys are focused on more on the corporate side than Spidvid is, and focused only on post production. With Spidvid it's all about opening the video production model from pre to shoot to post so that anyone can get involved whether they are an arts student in high school, a film student in college, or a 55 year old who does video editing as a hobby.

It's great to see innovation in video production because most companies are so focused on distribution and monetization, that the production process is usually overlooked.

June 23, 2010 at 7:12AM, Edited September 4, 7:26AM