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Demonized and Demonetized: The 5 Things You Can’t Do On YouTube

A not so recent YouTube policy has Youtubers feeling “stabbed in the back.” Starting August 31st Youtubers began receiving notification from the site alerting them that specific videos of theirs violated guidelines and would no longer be monetized.  Many of YouTube’s stars, large and small, have suddenly realized that a number of their videos, going back many years, are not generating revenue because of violations. The majority of Youtuber’s are making it no secret they feel betrayed, as the most sacred...

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Networks Vs. Netflix: Don’t join them, beat them with OTT

How can Networks compete with established video streaming services?   It is no secret that online streaming services are the future of television. Consumers have already spoken, and their message is loud and clear; they want to watch what they want, when they want, on the devices they want. Video streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have all seen significant jumps in users, more than proving their business model. Rather suddenly, the networks that once ran the ‘world of...

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Goodbye Cable, Hello OTT!

Cable’s imminent demise is swiftly approaching.  An analog technology in an ever-expanding digital world, dishes and cables are about to go the way of the dinosaur, Brendon Frasiers acting career, and the Nae Nae.  As people have grown accustomed to content specifically tailored to their interests online, cable and satellite providers continue to bundle packages of hundreds of channels when their consumers only watch, on average, 17.  Rather than paying the costly cable bill, dealing with the necessary hardware/service, and...

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The new Unreel LA Office!

We’ve moved our main office to Santa Monica for the surf, sunshine, and most importantly, the creators. As a company that seeks to empower content creators, where better to be than the world epicenter for entertainment?   When it comes to video, you cannot throw a malfunctioning hover-board in this town without hitting a creator. Our new office in Downtown Santa Monica affords Unreel the privilege to rub elbows with both the largest and smallest content creators around. Between serendipitous meetings with a...

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How to get your fans to pay for your videos!

Most growing content creators know the frustration associated with having one of their videos go viral, generating thousands or even millions of dollars for the host platform, and only receiving a disappointing fraction of that revenue. An even worse feeling is being a content creator who grinds out hit after hit video and develops a large and dedicated fan-base but whose only source of revenue is selling T-shirts and accepting tips. Celebrity is fleeting and there is never a better...

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9 things we learned at VidCon

Unreel was representing at VidCon 2016 with a Booth on the creator level.  After 3-days of exploring the sights and sounds and speaking with creators, here is what we learned: 1. The YouTube community is everything it presents itself to be If you watch enough YouTube and ignore the infrequent petty drama, the pervasive vibe is that creators are supportive and grateful people. Meeting them all in real life at VidCon it is very clear that they are just that.   There is a...

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Meet Unreel at Vidcon 2016!

Unreel and Chill with us at Vidcon! We've got a booth, come by and say Hi!   Above the sea of chaotic teens and their ear-piercing screeches take haven at the Unreel Booth on the creator level. This year at Vidcon we will have an awesome booth located on the second floor, only accesable by those in the industry. Our booth will be providing bean bags to lounge on, refreshments to nom on, swag to swag on, and the opportunity to speak with...

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How Subnetworks can survive YouTube’s ban

A Brave New World for Subnetworks   On June 8th YouTube and Google made the decision to disallow “Subnetworks” from operating on YouTube — effectively disenfranchising all but the largest of MCN’s. It is understandable why the subnetwork system needed reformation; often misrepresenting themselves to up and coming YouTubers by selling false hopes and claims with little substance, some subnetworks were hurting the community as a whole. The system allowed for subnetworks to bait-and-switch their creators by posing as a larger prestigious...

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Why share the Glory? Self-Distribute your Film!

TL;DR: Filmmakers used to be limited by an unfair distribution system. Now, self-distribution allows creators to keep full control of their film and their community of fans while raking in the lion's share of the profits. Unreel.me offers an unparalleled option for filmmakers to claim their own site to stream and sell their film.   Don't lose control of your film From inception to distribution a film is the Creator’s child. Raised from a gleam in their eye to a completed audio and...

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ReelGenie: Our New Automagic Highlight Reel Creator!

  Automagically generate new content: What does it take to produce a popular video? You need a set, equipment, props, makeup, wardrobe, a crew, and a great idea. It is a costly and time consuming process that any accomplished content creator knows all too well. As a creator you also understand the importance of frequently releasing new content to keep your fans engaged. Videos go stale fast and followers begin to stray once they have seen all of your content. Our instant...

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