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Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 4:07am

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ssjaaron

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Well I was reading a film magazine and come to find out YOUTUBE gets more hits than Television does now. And alot of film makers have a better chance of being noticed. For example 2 collage students made some really funny shorts and eventually became very populare and won money and now they were given money to direct a TV show. So I the past 3 months I have been uploading my videos and its really great to get connected and people view and rate just like FXhome. So I was wondering how maney of you have an account? Here is mine!
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=InitialProductions
Please support me as I will you guys and view and rate my films! thanks FXHOME and good luck to all of you!
And if any of you have films on youtube or even a profile POST IT and share! I would love to be your youtube friend! Andreas and I already are! YIPPY!
Oh also I made 2 NEW music videos for a friend who is going to be on a national TV show called "nashville star" check them out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou11_aONL2U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhV4yO27tio&mode=related&search=
thanks again! wink
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 6:41am

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The problem I have with YouTube is your stuff just gets lost in it, True Love Waits got 810 veiws and 13 comments there while it got 2100 downloads and 40 comments here at FXhome.
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 8:23am

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Slick music videos man. She's pretty dang talented and the cinematography had a good flow to it.
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 8:33am

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Youtube is an international website, so you can't really compare it directly to television, which operates completely differently. If you were to take all international TV as a whole, which would be a fairer comparison, then its audience would be massively larger than Youtube.

And as Slothpaladin points out, it's incredibly difficult to actually get noticed on Youtube - viewer attention span has got to be even shorter than with television viewers. Plus there's the fact that Youtube is made up of amateur and illegal videos - you can't really take it seriously in the same way as a professional medium like television.

If you're wanting to promote a product, getting it on television is still far more effective than getting it on Youtube.

On the other hand, Youtube is an important step towards making the web a viable TV alternative.
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 8:43am

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YouTube is about 100million hits per day (although sometimes hits doesn't mean that much). While this is probably more than any single TV station it doesn't get anywhere near as much time with each viewer as a TV station would. Also, if you compare total TV it must be something like 2.5billion+ people a day with is rather larger than YouTube.com.
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 9:07am

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I think that short films on youtube get missed, the ones that get the best votes are silly or stupid things people have done.

One of the highest viewed was titled, Sarah sex, there was no sarah and no sex, but people clicked on it to see.

So if you put a short film on there, to get a lot of views you might have to lie a little with the title.
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 1:09pm

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I don't have any problems getting my stuff on television, but here is some of the things that I've done in the past that made in on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sN3kyQGhTc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0mQl74PEHo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-pGPNbIiwc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU00WEN02yo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8-ukwH-Cyg

But yes, the debate is still on whether the internet is, or is going to be, a viable place to watch television content! The idea that the internet is fast becoming a place where "jet-setters" will be getting their television content was furthered when Google bought YouTube: They must be doing something right!
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 1:46pm

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oh sorry for the mis information. Its just i read it in a magazine, here in the states. lol.
But the point is, LET the fxhomers ban together on YOUTUBE!
-Aaron
PS:and watch my vids
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 6:56pm

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http://youtube.com/profile?user=timmyd803

I even signed up for a "Director" account and got it, it allows you to upload films longer than ten minutes, you might wanna check that out.
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 7:26pm

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ssjaaron

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doesnt that cost money?
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 8:14pm

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nope -> you just apply for it and they approve you basically

-MAGIC
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 8:36pm

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TimmyD

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Hey, wouldn't it be a good idea to provide a link to a user's YouTube account in their profile? Malone, FXteam, what do you think?
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 8:45pm

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Youtube can be quite handy, I've had a lot more views of my stuff there than on here, and it's quite handy having something the composer can view the film with before he gets a copy of the film on DVD.
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 9:50pm

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http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ben3308 , though my username anywhere is incredibly easy to guess. The stupid quick stuff I do is mainly on there, for sharing with friends.
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 10:00pm

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Where do you apply for a director account?
Heres mine http://youtube.com/profile?user=Multiwagon

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Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 10:10pm

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Heres my YouTube Account:

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Dancamfx

All my videos are basicly just clips from my favorite movies and movie trailers. I think theres only one video on there that I actually filmed myself. Check it out!

Oh yeah and I have a question about the director account. Is it true that if you have a director account and you post somthing that you didnt make your self, then your account gets Deleted?
Posted: Wed, 25th Oct 2006, 10:20pm

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Here's me-- http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=catalystfilms
I think I may signup as a director account.
Posted: Thu, 26th Oct 2006, 6:30am

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Director accounts aren't all they're cracked up to be, especially if you don't set your company logo while signing up and you get stuck with a little white box.
Posted: Thu, 26th Oct 2006, 10:58am

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I've had an account for a long time, but I won't even bore you with a link. First of all, I intended from the beginning to pretty much keep my YouTube "filmmaking" activites totally separate from any actual movies I might try to make, and keep those to the cinema here or my own web site. For me, YouTube has always been about quick, short stuff to pass between friends. It's also not a bad forum for politically related materials, but again.. not the same side of the fence as any actual filmmaking.

As was already pointed out, it's incredibly hard to get noticed and start any big draw on YouTube unless is some sort of salacious content or if you're one of those teen/early twenty v-bloggers prattling on forever, which generally also involve some questionably sexual related material.

I've shot (mostly with my own digital camera) some quick, barely edited personal clips to exchange with people, and YouTube is great for that. I just don't see it as a platform for serious movie making.
Posted: Thu, 26th Oct 2006, 5:18pm

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I just made this account yesterday I wanted to start over from scratch.

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=5thWheelProductions
Posted: Thu, 26th Oct 2006, 6:32pm

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sorry guys i have to complain a little. well after i had posted about rating and commenting on my videos, someone jumped on youtube and gave me 1 star on EVERY video! that was very rude, and I would apperciate if I would have people honestly rate my videos. and if you do have a problem please leave a comment so at least I know what I am doing wrong. and if the person that did this wrong doing to me, I would apperciate if they would contact me so i may speak with them. thanks guys
sorry about the complaint. neutral I just want honesty
Posted: Thu, 26th Oct 2006, 7:04pm

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SSjaaron,

The same thing happend to me. This guy put up the lamest video that made fun of the croc hunter (steve irwin) and I was furious at him. I was giving him so much crap for his disrespectful video so he turned around a gave me a 1 star on all mine! He even admitted to doing it! If some one has the time to give all 24 of my videos a one then that person obviuosly has no life!
Posted: Thu, 26th Oct 2006, 11:59pm

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Dancamfx we are friends. smile
(that guy on youtube is not going to like me LOL) MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA! twisted
Posted: Fri, 27th Oct 2006, 4:10pm

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Just find a artist that is a director click it
Heres mine http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=butterside
Posted: Fri, 3rd Nov 2006, 1:03am

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Aaron, how'd you export your vids for youtube? What settings?
Posted: Fri, 3rd Nov 2006, 1:52am

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sgb4622 here. I basically dont use youtube, although i think i may start now.