The Importance of online video outlets
Independent Award-Winning Film-maker,Writer and Researcher TEDxGeorgiaStrait Organizer
Working as an independent writer and new filmmaker, I have noticed the importance of online video outlets grow significantly in recent years. While YouTube remains the most used and watched source online, filmmakers prefer to use Vimeo, often referred to as the professional YouTube.
Amazingly enough, my online addictions haven’t extended to YouTube, my fix comes directly from Facebook, Twitter and numerous email accounts where friends send links to videos they deem fit for my interests.
The site I spend most of my time watching videos on is TED.com, where I can justify the time spent as educational research and enlightenment. In fact, it has become part of my daily routine to watch at least one TED.com video and I encourage others to do the same.
Recently, I signed onto Netflix.ca, which has been brilliant for watching all types of film and TV, in particular, it has a fantastically diverse documentary film library. As someone who does not own a television set, I watch all my videos on my laptop, either in transit or at home.
…more by the talented Merecedes Grant in Part 2- This week.