Monthly Archives: diciembre 2012

Rewind YouTube Style 2012

The era of video its here to stay!
2013 it will be the next step.

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Rewind YouTube Style 2012 is the latest iteration of YouTube’s #Rewind video. It’s a condensed look at what videos the world watched most on the world’s most-watched online video sharing platform over the past 12 months.

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The 2011 version of #Rewind was straightforward. But this year the producers that be at YouTube forewent a simple series of clips for their year-end vid in favor of a 4:15 music video that packs in a wide variety of freshly-shot action. That action is set to the beat and lyrics of a Gangnam Style / Call Me Maybe mashup and stars some of the most famous online video personalities on the planet, who coarsely reenact the top 10 videos with the highest view counts of 2012.

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via Tubefilter

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How To Use Video Marketing to Attract More Clients

It is estimated that 123 million people watched 7 billion or more videos on the Internet last year alone.

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Video marketing can be a very powerful tool in the hands of business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs alike. It seems that it is easier to watch and listen to a video than it is to sit and read through text.

Think about it, how many times are you spurred to take action and purchase a product because you saw a commercial on TV? The odds are that you have received more exposure to the products or services you have taken advantage of by watching an ad than by any kind of print media.

Video marketing helps you to get closer to the people you are targeting as potential customers or clients and it helps to build relationships better too. When you place a video featuring yourself or another member of your company on your website, you will be able to portray not only the identity of your business, but also the personality of it as well. Video let you speak directly to your potential customers or clients and allows them to get the feeling that they know and can trust you.

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via Lighthouse Internet Marketing

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Out of my window

Interactive views from the global Highrise
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Out of my window, a film unlike any you have seen before. Katerina Cizek, the director, put it together over the course of years, and the award-winning film uses its novel approach to explore life, as it goes on, within highrises – the most commonly built structures during the past century. Created with 360º video and high end web technology, Out My Window brings you to 13 different locations across the globe, moving from Chicago to São Paulo, to Bangalore and Johannesburg. And the story doesn’t unfold linearly. You choose where and when you want the stories (49 in total) to begin and end. The film is better experienced than described. So my recommendation: Watch the trailer, or just jump into the interactive documentary and see for yourself.

Check the documentary here.

via Openculture/Dan Colman

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Filmic Map of a Country – MAFI.tv

A new generation of Chilean filmmakers joins forces on this online platform with snapshots of everyday goings-on in Chile.

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Chile is an emerging country when it comes to film, and the new generation switches easily from fiction to documentary, like a chameleon changing colors. Jose Luis Torres Leiva, Christopher Murray, Pablo Carrera, Maite Alberdi, Cristián Jiménez and other filmmakers have joined forces on the online platform MAFI.tv – Filmic Map of a Country, where you’ll find snapshots of what’s going on in Chile today. The short documentaries last from one to two minutes, always consist of one shot, and only feature the natural sound of the recording. We see two tourists goofing around by a lake in a snow-white salt desert, a little boy in a hospital waiting for a risky operation. curious goats wandering about in an inhospitable landscape, and an imitation horserace at a theme park. Different events at different places and times. MAFI.tv isn’t a story with a beginning and an end, but a mosaic of story fragments, as ragged and scattered as reality itself.

Check the project here.

via IDFA Doclab

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The big internet museum

WELCOME TO THE MUSEUM

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The big internet museum its an interactive and ever-growing collection about the Internet and its remarkable graphic interface: the World Wide Web.
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Computational Thinking in the 21st Century

One of the things teachers (and parents) will need to know more about is the concept of computational thinking.

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Smartphones, iPads, tablets, and other gadgets will be given as gifts to spread the holiday cheer, putting more computational power in the hands of people of all ages and walks of life than ever before. Walk into any toy section, and you’ll see tablets, games, and accessories designed for toddlers. Many little ones have not known a world without a “computing device”. Although not all children will grow up to be computer scientists, they will need to be prepared during their school years for an increasingly technology-infused society.
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Where are we heading to!?

The audience takes control
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Now that stereoscopic 3d is firmly embedded into the mainstream, it will soon be yesterday’s news – so, what’s next?
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via televisual

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Cowbird, a place to share your life story

“The most beautiful place in the world to tell stories”: a platform where users can share their life stories in pictures, text and audio”
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Cowbird calls itself “the most beautiful place in the world to tell stories,” and “the free public library of human experience.” This platform offers its users – which it calls “citizens” – the opportunity to tell their life stories. Their basic layout is usually the same – a single photograph is accompanied by a short text, although there are also audio stories or visual essays. The stories can be browsed by the cities and countries they are set in, the roles people play in them (“Boyfriend,” “Free Spirit,” “Lover of Life”), and keywords. Furthermore, they are grouped in “Sagas,” such as “First Loves,” “Working,” and “Occupy.” The site was initiated by artist and computer scientist Jonathan Harris, with an eye to distill new forms of narrative from large amounts of data, as well as to offer its users a place for a deeper, longer-lasting kind of self-expression than is likely to be found on Facebook. These are the kinds of stories that will continue to resonate 50 years from now. And that name? “Slow like a cow, fast like a bird.”

Check the project here.

via IDFA Doclab

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What Social Media trends are hatching for 2013

The Can’t-Miss Social Media Trends For 2013
What Social Media trends are hatching for 2013
Will Facebook continue its reign atop the social hierarchy? Will businesses get better returns on their social media investment? Will your CEO finally learn to tweet? Here’s a look at the biggest social media trends set to unfold in the year ahead.
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Clouds Over Cuba

Clouds Over Cuba: Interactive Documentary Revisits the Cuban Missile Crisis on Its 50th Anniversary

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50 years ago, the Cuban Missile Crisis put the US and the USSR on a seemingly catastrophic collision course. As the crisis played out, both sides feared the worst — that the long-simmering Cold War might suddenly turn hot, nuclear hot. Mercifully, after 13 days, cooler heads prevailed.

Now, on the 50th anniversary of the crisis, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum has released an interactive documentary called Clouds Over Cuba. Narrated by actor Matthew Modine, the film vividly explains the events before, during and after the historic crisis. As the story unfolds, the documentary prompts viewers to access an impressive amount of historical documents (photos, documents, audio recordings, etc.) that add real texture to the story. Clouds Over Cuba is educational. It’s impressively put together. You can watch the trailer above, or start watching the complete film right here.

via openculture

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