Chris Atkinson

Buzzer-Beating Shot Shows Video at Its Best [Video]

When New Rochelle threw up a desperation heave in a high school basketball championship, the power of video captured the moment: the craziest 2.9 seconds you'll ever see. A play that during all the confusion, both teams were celebrating in the end.

YouTube’s SMOSH First to 8 Million Subscribers

It's doubtful when Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla started SMOSH they thought they'd have 8 million subscribers, but the long-time YouTubers keep achieving milestones and breaking records in 2013, being the first to achieve the 8 million mark.

Try Out YouTube’s Harlem Shake Easter Egg

The Harlem Shake isn't going anywhere soon, and while it's going strong, we might as well have as much fun with it as we can. And YouTube sure is, as they've added an Easter Egg to their search results when you type in "Do the Harlem Shake." It's a lighthearted, fun thing YouTube decided to add and brighten your day, even if in the slightest manner.

Google Adds Sign Language Interpreter App to Hangouts

Google has added a Sign Language Interpreter to Hangouts, so even more people can enjoy Hangouts now. The ability for everyone to be able to communicate with each other makes for a better Hang, and no one has to be left out because of technological limitations. The app allows the hearing impaired to invite interpreters to the Hangout.

Miami Heat Harlem Shake Video and Extreme Sports [Fun Video Friday]

Fun Video Friday for March 1, 2013 has all the extreme sports you'll ever want, plus a Harlem Shake from Lebron and the Miami Heat, and they even managed to pit Gandhi vs. Martin Luther King. See what they're beefing about in this week's roundup of awesome videos, hand-picked for you, the loyal reader.

More Delicious Video Good News: Ooyala’s 2012 Report

Ooyala just released their Global Video Index for 2012. No surprise here, video is being watched more and more at crazier and crazier rates, and over a wide range of devices. There is still a huge opportunity for brands to get on board and take advantage of the wave.

Vimeo Gives Creators Video Enhancement Capabilities with ‘Looks’

Vimeo introduced a new addition to their Enhancer today called "Looks," a video filter system that allows you to try on different kinds of looks to your video to give it a more professional-looking quality. Partnering with Vivoom, Vimeo now has video and music options on site for creators looking to enhance their videos a little more cheaply than buying expensive software to do the job.

YouTube, TED, Announce Ads Worth Spreading for 2013

Ads Worth Spreading, a joint effort from TED and YouTube, has selected the ads that blew other advertising experts away and will be featured at this year's TED. Ads were picked in categories representing Talk, Social Good, Cultural Compass, Creative Wonder, Brand Bravery, and Education. A couple of these ads you've probably seen before, but many are great ads that you may not have.

How VidIQ Grows Audiences: Announces YouTube Marketing Suite for Brands

Sometimes, a content creator has no idea what they need to do after the video is finished and uploaded. A ton of work has to be done to ensure that it will be seen. How do brands do that? VidIQ is a service that does all that hard work for brands, so that they can rest easy that their video's visibility has been optimized.

YouTube Testing Viewer’s Choice Pre-Roll Advertising

Giving the viewer choice in which ad they want to see, if they really have to, increases the goodwill towards those ads. Hulu has been doing it for a couple of years, and now we're seeing YouTube experimenting with it on long-form content. Could a full-blown implementation of "viewer's choice" ads be popping up soon?

Brightcove Enhances HTML5 Monetization Across Multiple Platforms

Trying to get ads to play across a variety of platforms: desktop, mobile, tablet, etc. can be a headache. Everything uses a different browser or operating system, and ad networks need something that can help bridge the gap so that their ads play cleanly across all devices. Brightcove is announcing an advancement in HTML5 video monetization.

5 New Video Ad Formats Selected by IAB Hope to Get You Watching and Clicking

Five ad formats from IAB's "Rising Stars" will be vying for viewers' attention soon. Giving ads interactivity, social media buttons, the ability to find local dealers and to find out more about the product will enhance digital advertising, but the question is, will it make people want to watch more? No doubt the people who want to watch ads will enjoy the enhancements, but those who hate ads won't like sitting through them any more than usual.

YouTube Android App Clues Paid Channel Subscriptions Coming Soon

YouTube's updated Android app is letting on that paid subscriptions are coming very soon. With code in the app explicitly stating options concerning paid channels, the only question that still remains concerning paid subscriptions is "How soon?"

Digital-Originated Ad Revenue to Increase 70% in 2013 [Report]

Revenue in online-originated content is expected to jump a fantastic 70% in 2013, or $2 billion in revenue, a big jump from 2010's $350 million. There will be an overall decline in spending of 2% across all media, but online ads will be more plentiful than before.

Chris Atkinson

Chris Atkinson joined ReelSEO in 2011. He is a longtime film and television reviewer, and has almost two decades of experience in the theater industry.