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Jumpstart your video sales with 30 Days of Data

VHX publishers are selling more than six thousand video titles, and have over 1.2 million happy customers. So we’ve got a whole pile of data on what works and what doesn’t for selling video. 

That’s why we’re doing 30 Days of Data in August. Each day, you will get a quick tip delivered to your inbox with real data and examples of successful seller strategies. It’s everything you need to know to boost your video sales, boiled down to a one-minute read. 

How should I price my work? What do I do with coupons? Where should I post my trailer? Subscribe to the email list and get new ideas for marketing and sales, with real numbers to back it all up. Maybe read them over coffee, save them for later, or send them to your collaborators. It’s like a mini bootcamp! But less sweating, and more getting inspired to build your business. 

30 Days of Data starts August 1st! Subscribe now.  

 

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Buttons! Fresh hot VHX buttons!

 

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Four shiny Emmy noms for Sonic Highways

Big congrats to our friends at Sonic Highways! That makes four big Emmy nominations for the Foo Fighters and team: One for Dave Grohl’s direction, an Outstanding Series nom, plus two for sound mixing and editing. Feels right, since the series is all about the music.

Celebrate by watching an episode or two or all of Sonic Highways, directly from the Foo Fighters’ website

Such a great series. Well-deserved.

 

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What to watch for #Pride month

Our hearts are so full of love and videos! Celebrate Pride this weekend with some LGBT voices from the VHX community:

  • To Be Takei: Activist, Star Trek crewmate…an amazing look at the positive force that is George Takei. 
  • Gaming in Color: A rad doc about queer gaming culture. Out of the closet and into the arcade!
  • Julie Goldman “Lady Gentleman”: Goldman brings the heat with hilarious cultural criticism and a takedown of lesbian stereotypes in her standup special.
  • Before You Know It: Important documentary that puts a human face on an oft-forgotten LGBT generation: senior citizens.
  • Seventh Gay Adventists: Sad and touching. Three gay Seventh-Day Adventists wrestle with their faith and identity amidst a conservative church. 
  • Death to Prom: A fun, campy feature film about everyone’s least/most favorite high school event. Get it free with code “LOVEWINS” this weekend!
 

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10 Examples of Rotating Sets in Film

Featuring:

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
Royal Wedding (Stanley Donen, 1951)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)
The Quiet Earth (Geoff Murphy, 1985)
All is Lost (J. C. Chandor, 2013)
The Boat (Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton, 1921)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)
The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)
When the Clouds Roll By (Victor Fleming, 1919)

 

Kung Fury + VHX = 💜

 

CLOUDS: The first VR interactive documentary to release online, powered by VHX

CLOUDS is about creativity and code — an interactive conversation with 40 different artists, hackers, and thinkers who are revolutionizing art and design on the internet. With over 10 hours of interviews, CLOUDS blurs the line between film and video game, allowing the viewer to choose how the documentary unfolds. Funded on Kickstarter, and featured at Sundance and Tribeca in 2014, this project is itching to be seen by the world. 

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The challenge? CLOUDS is built with software, making traditional film or web distribution impossible. “We’ve traveled the world showing CLOUDS at film festivals and art exhibitions, but our dream from the beginning has been to allow people to explore it at home,” said CLOUDS co-director James George. So what do hackers do? We worked with James and the CLOUDS team to hack the VHX platform itself: using the VHX API, CLOUDS can stream volumetric 3D scanned videos from the web, while still delivering great interactive graphics. 

Now anyone can stream or download the entire CLOUDS experience directly from their website, powered by VHX.  

This is a huge first for digital releases! We’re excited to partner with CLOUDS, because we really believe in the power of technology to transform storytelling. (Our founders Jamie and Casey started VHX after working on Star Wars Uncut together, so our interactive roots run deep.) This is a project that is pushing the boundaries of filmmaking, and we are so happy to help them distribute it in a way that works and can reach people worldwide. 

Buy or rent CLOUDS to watch on your PC, Mac, or (yes!) your Oculus Rift headset. 

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Met some new friends today (at NEW INC)

 

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From our definitive history of Max Headroom: how make-up and visual effects brought the “digital” celebrity to life.

Max Headroom was ostensibly a computer-generated character, but Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel knew early on that the technology wasn’t there to make that happen. The solution was to place actor Matt Frewer in prosthetic make-up with special contact lenses and a fiberglass suit, light him with a single light source that mimicked the primitive computer graphics of the time, and then shoot him against a blue screen so backgrounds could be added later.
 

vhxtv:

Launching today: Your own subscription network, powered by VHX

Streaming video services are more popular than ever, but it’s incredibly expensive and difficult to launch one. It’s easy to forget that it’s taken Netflix almost 20 years to get to where they are today. 

In everything we do, we’re working to make it easier for people to build businesses selling video directly to their fans. Over the last three years we’ve helped thousands of filmmakers, studios, and distributors sell their work from their own websites, from a $5 comedy special, to a $10 feature film, to $40 for every episode in a series, and everything in between. We’ve heard the requests for tools to charge customers every month — especially from people selling webisodes, TV shows, catalogs, and classes.

So today, we’re launching
VHX Subscriptions. Now, anyone can launch their own streaming video service at no upfront cost, and charge fans monthly or annually for unlimited access to their videos. Upload your work, set a price, and start selling instantly, all from your own website — powered by the world-class watching experience and customer support we’re known for. 

Like the rest of our platform, this feature is open to anyone, you get full access to your customer data, and it’s free to get started. We can’t wait to see what the video-making world does with it. Check out our demo site, or see it in the wild with Black&Sexy NOW. And, don’t hesitate to email us or tweet @vhxtv with questions!

 

Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Broadway Video join as new investors in our Series B

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We’re excited to welcome BDMI (Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments) and Broadway Video (founded by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels) as new investors in VHX, joining Comcast Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Lowercase Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and others.

We’ve amended our recent Series B financing round from $4.25 million to a total raise of $5.8 million. The new funds will be dedicated to growing the VHX team and furthering our mission of helping video publishers build sustainable businesses online.

That means we’re hiring! Our New-York based team is passionate about building world-class video technology and creating the best tools to help video-makers succeed as creative entrepreneurs. Want to join the VHX team? Learn more here.

Very excited to have these two on board. 

 

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Sonic Highways releases worldwide + so much bonus content

Sonic Highways continues the journey that Dave Grohl started with acclaimed documentary Sound City. The series is a love letter to the amazing music scenes of eight American cities, told through intimate interviews with legendary musicians and all-around important music people. (Oh, and President Obama.) It’s part history lesson, part Foo Fighters concert, part reminder of how music communities develop their own rad sounds. 

Sonic Highways originally aired on HBO, but now anyone can download and stream the whole series, directly from the band’s website, powered by VHX. There are even more extras when you buy the full series package: extended interviews, 5.1 audio versions, and 2 hours of brand new behind-the-scenes footage. It’s a lot of rock. Watch it here. 

 

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YITT - Carly Rae Jepsen vs. Nine Inch Nails - I Really Like A Hole (Mashup - Duet Mix)

an unholy unity via @dontstaylong

 

 

VHX is hiring! Join us and you’ll receive some slick business cards. (Unfortunately, Broad City nail art not included)

 

VHX office perks

 

 
Hai, I'm Casey. I'm a creative technolgist.

I co-founded VHX.

I created Star Wars Uncut. In 2010 we won an Emmy.

In the past I helped make Boxee and Vimeo.

me at caseypugh dot com


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