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My Perfect Monday, GMVR Youtube Channel is Live!

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My Perfect Monday, GMVR Youtube Channel is Live!

GMVR is a new youtube Channel that I have created together with my good friend The Case. How did this channel come about? It started with a simple question. "What does your perfect Monday look like?"

What does your perfect Monday look like? This was the question I was asked during orientation at the recruiting agency Maandag. I was recently hired

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Cheat sheet graphic dimensions for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Twibbon

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Cheat sheet graphic dimensions for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Twibbon

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I often have to co-ordinate campaigns across multiple Social Media Platforms for clients. To make sure the graphics are delivered correctly I made this list. This cheat sheet has the graphic requirements for the sites Facebook, Twitter, Twibbon and Youtube. The list has the height and width, maximum upload size as well as other notes. I hope this free list helps you Make Epic Shit! If it does, give me a tweet or a Like.

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WARNING! IRAN VIDS R DISTURBING

Yesterday I saw this video come up onto facebook. Now I see it coming in on youtube. I had trouble watching it the first time, and it does not get better. It is the cold harsh truth of what is happening in Tehran at the moment. I must warn you that the video is extremely difficult to watch as you see and young girl killed by gunfire in Tehran, Iran. The videos and images coming out of IRAN via social media is mind blowing and you have to ask yourself, where to get the context without journalists there? These are citizen reporters. They are reporting, and it is up to us at the moment to filter these stories, verify them and make sense of what the context is. We have to be our own journalists for ourselves. Not something everyone is ready to do, espically when material such as this video is flashing across our facebook, twitters and blog posts. WARNING it is very graphic. update: Crooksandliars.com has more about the details of what happened.

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EVOM My new Fav Video App on Mac

So, I come across a video that I would like to save on the internet. I may wanna use it for a class, to create a mash-up, keep a copy of friends videos, use it to VJ, etc. I need to download a lot because of either copyright, or loss of account or some other issue, it is hard to find those AMZING vids again on the net. Yes the internet has an expiration date on video. more than it has on text. I guess because video files are larger than text, they don't seem to be archived and saved and distributed as much. Text is easier to find when the source is gone. Video, a lot harder.

My method was use some Video Download plug-in in FireFox which would download the flash file from sites like Youtube, Dailymotion, etc. However these don't always play so well on the Mac. I usually watch all my flash videos in Miro, which seems to be the best for me, and also FREE. However flash files don't work at ALL in editing programs such as iMovie or Final Cut Pro. Good bye mash-ups then. I am constantly fu*#ing with converters to get flash turned into quicktime to be able to edit them. That has all changed for me today with Evom.

Evom is a FREE app for the mac that allows you to drag and drop, and easily encode videos for the web. Wheter it be to convert for iPods, AppleTV, or even post directly to Youtube. However for me there are a number of other programs that do this better. But that's not why I like it.

A small (only seen in the small print) feature is that by adding a bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar, Evom will download, automatically convert, and even place a video from a website into your iTunes. YES!!! Thank you! I beleive my Msic Video collection as a VJ is about to grow a lot more. Damn I need to run and get another 1TB hardrive for all these great vids. Free for a Mac, go get a copy if you are into Video on the web and a Mac person.

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ATTN Universal Music Group, Lady GAGA wants 2 be Open 2 Viral!

I really loved the new campaign that Universal Music Group has put out. It starts with a segment from Lady GaGa "Poker Face". When you see the video on youtube it explains very easily that you must try to play the game. What is the game?

Watch 20 sec. of Universal Music Videos of artists and answer a trivia question of what you saw.

There are some great roots in the Viral and I suspect that the agency saw some viral hits like this awareness test video.

Test Your Awareness: Do The Test

Did you enjoy that? UMG feels it can capitalize on that idea and sell records. Great, do it. However It would be a HELL of a lot easier to spread this if they allowed people to at least embed the first video (the entry level) onto thier blogs, facebooks, etc. I'll put it in old school marketing terms for ya UMG so you understand. The first video in this sequence of interactively linked Youtube videos which create a game needs to have a point of entry. Not just people search Lady GAGA on youtube. Allow the mebed and it turns into an old school banner! You will not endanger the copyright more, you will not be loosing out. You will gain by opening up. Of course I admit I am proud of you for taking these first steps. Very good, you have your training wheels on now. Time for dad to take them off and push you down the hill. What are you afraid you will get hurt UMG?

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