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"Imperial troops have entered the base", Star Wars Uncut Scene 121 - http://vimeo.com/67978608
"Imperial troops have entered the base", Star Wars Uncut Scene 121
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SmackDownOnYou! - Search For NZB | The Best NZBMatrix Alternative 2013 - https://www.smackdownonyou.com/
vhxtv: IndieWire just launched their 2013 Influencers List and VHX is proudly listed alongside some of our favorite people! It’s great to see the likes of Tim League (Drafthouse), Radius TWC, Parts and Labor, James and Lisanne of Indie Game, Vimeo, Marc Shiller, and Ted Hope, to name just a few. Check out the full list to get to know other people... - http://jamiew.tumblr.com/post...
vhxtv:
 
IndieWire just launched their 2013 Influencers List and VHX is proudly listed alongside some of our favorite people! It’s great to see the likes of Tim League (Drafthouse), Radius TWC, Parts and Labor, James and Lisanne of Indie Game, Vimeo, Marc Shiller, and Ted Hope, to name just a few.
 
Check out the full list to get to know other people trying to figure out what the indie film industry looks like today and in the future. Also to see our founders’ special secret bond over…ahem…The Fifth Element. 
CHILDREN'S FAIRYLAND 1962 ( OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA ) - http://vimeo.com/68356095
CHILDREN'S FAIRYLAND 1962 ( OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA )
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Shopify/shopify_theme · GitHub - https://github.com/Shopify...
Unofficial Y Combinator Company List - http://yclist.com/
vhxtv: Direct Distribution is Important for Artists, Audiences, Everyone There’s a lot of talk about new ways of watching, streaming, funding, and everything else-ing video. Which is why we’re so excited to be VHX right now, working in this intersection of video content and technology. Artists are generating an amazing amount of great content.... - http://jamiew.tumblr.com/post...
vhxtv:
 Direct Distribution is Important for Artists, Audiences, Everyone 
There’s a lot of talk about new ways of watching, streaming, funding, and everything else-ing video.   
 
Which is why we’re so excited to be VHX right now, working in this intersection of video content and technology. Artists are generating an amazing amount of great content. While there are great options for distributing free and ad-supported videos, there are not great options for actually selling your work. We are making a platform to get artists’ work seen, loved, and paid for.
 
Direct distribution is creators selling directly to their fans.
 
Instead of using other people’s stores and marketplaces, artists can sell from their own websites. This model points to the kind of close relationship between audience and creator that both parties want - axing the middleman idea that has come to define old structures. We are part of a new developing ecosystem of distribution, offering better, more flexible options to help anyone sell their work to the people who want it.
 
1. Because, Internet.
 
With the perpetual advance of bandwidth and plethora of devices to consume content, it’s just plain easy to watch online. We strongly believe that a digital copy of content can and should be superior to its physical ancestor. You can stuff your “digital DVD” with bonus content, subtitles, bundle with other goodies, or even change or release more content over time, free of old school restrictions like region-blocking. Miami Connection - a film that was barely available on VHS when it was made in 1987 - is now easy to watch anytime with hours of bonus content, anywhere in the world. 
 
Additionally, the Internet has enabled makers and their audiences to build real relationships, from #TeamCoco to Taylor Swift to Amanda Palmer. The webs of social networks that have developed over the last decade mean that artists are able to communicate en masse, for free, and connect to the fans that are interested in their work. Dave Grohl uses social media platforms as a way to tell fans about his doc, Sound City, connect them to upcoming concerts, and even answer personal questions. Content discovery is powered by people, and artists can have a direct connection to that process.
 
2. Direct distribution allows artists less restrictions, more control
 
Distributing directly to fans online relieves a lot of restrictions. Content does not need to fit into a specific package, like “feature-length film,” to be something that fans want to buy. House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon explains that content like TV programming must adapt to the desires of a digital audience: 
  
“There’s not even a reason to stick the half hour or hour-long models. You can have an episode that’s 20 minutes, an episode that’s 90 minutes.”
  
A flexible platform allows artists to sell freeform content they may not have even considered.
 
Direct distribution also allows artists to command long-term control of the work they generate. They can be as creative with how they release content as they are with how they make it. Mike Birbiglia partnered with IFC to sell Sleepwalk With Me in the United States, but kept many of the international rights and sold his movie directly from his own site everywhere else in the world.
 
Keeping that control empowers artists to choose the distribution methods that work best. Technology offers precise information about audiences that you simply can’t get elsewhere. The filmmakers behind Stuck tracked their site referrals and focused their resources on what worked, while Indie Game: The Movie used audience and sales data to experiment with the optimal price point. Selling directly is a viable, accountable complement to everything else in the seller’s arsenal of tools, and what they learn from their web traffic can inform the rest of their distribution strategy.
 
3. And it’s better for fans anyway
 
Artists have the ability to make more money from their work when we connect them directly to fans. Think of it as the technology piece that’s been missing from their distribution toolbelt.
 
Every creator that we’ve worked with at VHX is so excited to be able to put their work online in a way that reaches individual fans in a personal way, and in a way that showcases the content: 
  
Minecraft: The Story of Mojang includes a bonus mini doc of the making-of their next big game. 
   
The Invisible Made Visible offers an extra Q&A with the man/myth/legend Ira Glass, plus a custom game for fans to play along with OK Go’s music. 
   
Doin’ It In the Park gave Kickstarter backers early access to the movie.
   
Dave Grohl includes a personal letter of thanks in each purchase email confirmation of Sound City.
  
And those are just a few. The freedom of selling directly empowers artists to be creative with their content and creative with how they show the world.
 
And that couldn’t be better news for us as fans. The nature and quality of video experiences keep evolving, and artists continue to explore ways for audiences to interact with their work online. As an audience, we get to keep supporting creators as they make things we want to watch - your wallet is a powerful way to vote.
 
We want to make direct distribution easy, so creators can reach fans, audiences can watch great content, and we can all support work we love without wondering where the money is going. 
 
 
The VHX platform is in action - check out some awesome artists distributing directly to fans. And drop us a line with distribution experiences you have, whether as an artist or content-consumer.
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"How did you get into making videos?" - Jamie Wilkinson
Professor Kliq - Plastic and Flashing Lights - http://vimeo.com/65902068
Professor Kliq - Plastic and Flashing Lights
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DIY Ugandan action movies, fuck yeah wakaliwood: Wakaliwood’s replica of Rambo’s M60 machine gun. It’s welded scrap metal and car parts. Note the bullets are carved from wood. - http://jamiew.tumblr.com/post...
DIY Ugandan action movies, fuck yeah
 
wakaliwood:
 
Wakaliwood’s replica of Rambo’s M60 machine gun. It’s welded scrap metal and car parts. Note the bullets are carved from wood.
starstruck with White Rabbit after Alice in Wonderland - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
starstruck with White Rabbit after Alice in Wonderland
jamesgolick/rollout · GitHub - https://github.com/jamesgo...
Feature flags for ruby, using redis. Assignable per-user, can setup % of users who should see, etc. - Jamie Wilkinson
Find files in git repo over x megabytes, that don't exist in HEAD - Stack Overflow - http://stackoverflow.com/questio...
Scripts to use `git-find-blob` to identify large files inside a git repository - Jamie Wilkinson
gitlabhq/gitlab-ci · GitHub - https://github.com/gitlabh...
Exclusive: Ted Hope's A2E Labs End With Vimeo, Gravitas, Tugg and More Offering Discounts, Consultations and Other Services to Participating Filmmakers | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | Indiewire - http://www.indiewire.com/article...
We attended and got a minor mention towards the end - Jamie Wilkinson
GIZMODO - Robotic Bartender at Google I/O - http://vimeo.com/66349778
GIZMODO - Robotic Bartender at Google I/O
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Showing Hollywood the way: how 'Upstream Color' hit iTunes without leaving theaters | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2013...
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