For the distribution of his latest film, In Your Eyes, Joss Whedon has taken a page from Beyonce’s "surprise digital release" playbook. After the film made its world premiere Sunday night at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival, Whedon and the film’s crew have made In Your Eyes available for a $5, 72-hour rental at Vimeo On Demand

"It’s exciting for us because it means we get to explore yet another new form of distribution – and we get $5…"

What do you think? 

Forbes investigates the immersive, 4-D Game of Thrones experience for Oculus Rift at South By Southwest.

So cool! 

interpretingthesoul:

Motherboard | Transmedia Shows are Winning the Internet

Awesome news for friends of DHCS, the Lizzie Bennet Diaries! 

interpretingthesoul:

Motherboard | Transmedia Shows are Winning the Internet

Awesome news for friends of DHCS, the Lizzie Bennet Diaries! 

The Culture of Netflix Binge Watching

geeksmirage:

The Culture of Netflix Binge Watching

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I read a Vogue article on Binge Watching, soon after House of Cards: Season 2 came out and have been meaning to write about this topic for quite some time.

What is Binge Watching? How do we get used to watching shows this way and why is Netflix going this route? These are the questions I am looking to address with this narrative.

My Experience:

Until 12th Grade (Senior Year of High School), I…

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digitalmediainsights:

"the agency is not strong enough to control how the internet – and, with it, users’ online behaviour – has developed."…BINGO!

click on the above link or here for the full article.

This is an excellent example of how content owners need to adjust their strategy to leverage digital platforms to their benefit whilst providing digital consumers with the freedom they demand in their content consumption. NB: Getty Images is allowing free use of their 35m images only for non-commercial purposes, but this is likely the majority of current copyright infringement cases.

Why is this such a good move? (i) no more wasted time, effort, and cash in pursuing copyright infringement that results in ZERO in-pocket revenues, (ii) facilitated virus distribution of their IP, which ultimately translates into free marketing, and most importantly (iii) once Getty achieves mass distribution of its IP for non-commercial use, they simply need to turn on their advertising model and they will make heaps of cash from advertising fees - converting a zero revenue copyright problem into a new revenue stream.

 

Now if only the music industry would catch on…sorry, but services like Spotify are not the same thing!

Interesting!

web-hostingindia:

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Traditional Marketing versus Digital Marketing

The level headed discussion proceeds concerning whether advanced showcasing is overwhelming and surpassing customary advertising or not. Numerous imagine that generally, computerized showcasing has assumed control and accepted stamping…

Do you feel this way?  

Do you feel this way?  

MAJOR KEYNOTE ANNOUNCEMENT! 

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We’re thrilled actor Matthew Modine will be joining us for DHCS to discuss his Kickstarter project, “Mathew Modine’s Full Metal Jacket Audio Diary” Audiobook! 

The Keynote will kick off the Crowdfunding Summit (Thursday, May 8, 9:00am). Click through to learn more and register for the conference. 

The award-winning Full Metal Jacket Diary limited edition book becomes an immersive audiobook experience performed by Matthew Modine with original music & sound effects.

dinosaurparty:

Muppet Movie 1979 camera test: The banter is so hilariously improvised. (by Brian Powell)
This is wonderful.

Join us, wont you?! 
DHCS | May 7-8 |The Ritz Carlton | Marina Del Ray, CA

Join us, wont you?! 

DHCS | May 7-8 |The Ritz Carlton | Marina Del Ray, CA

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YIKES

THIS IS EVERYTHING! PRODUCTIVITY FTW! 
Can a hobby ever translate into a business?”
“The two are distinct. A hobby is an interest, or even a passion. And that can sometimes blind you. Your business should exist to help fund a great life for you (and your family), including professional fulfillment and financial peace of mind. But often people who turn their hobbies or causes into a business overly sacrifice. For example, they don’t charge enough for their service because they love what they do so much. In those cases, they end up giving so much to the business, but the business doesn’t give enough back to survive.

Fast Company, on the Startup

Every month, some 543,000 new businesses are launched—but the hard truth is that only seven out of 10 survive the crucial first two years to stay in the game.

What do you think about the trailer for Zach Braff’s crowdfunded project, Wish I Was Here? 

Want to deep dive into funding your own project? Check out our line-up for the Crowdfunding Summit!