Online Film Nominees for Webby Awards

Posted by Nadine Segal • April 13, 2014 at 02:11 PM

Girl with Clapperboard

The Webby Awards celebrate the best of the internet. The Webby Awards have been around since 1996 and for each category two winners are selected; one for the Webby Award and one for the People’s Voice Award.The awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

The Awards honor numerous categories, including 36 categories in Online Film and Video. While some are from well known creators and websites, others are more obscure.

Here are the nominees from some of the Online Film and Video Awards:

Online Film and Video: Remixes/Mashups

“Blurred Lines Parody” by Bart Baker

“World War G” by Funny or Die

“Music Video Without Music : We Cant Stop” by CollegeHumor

“Thru Tokyo” by PBS

 Online Film and Video: Viral

“Full Moon Silhouettes” by MARKG.COM.AU

“The 47 Percent Video” by Mother Jones

“Ylvis – The Fox” by Macklam Feldman Management

“Jimmy Kimmel Reveals “Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire” Prank ” by Jimmy Kimmel Live

“Climate Name Change” by Barton F. Graf 9000

 Online Film and Video: Comedy: Individual Short or Episode

“Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical” by Rhett and Link

“Billy on the Street: Christmas Carol Ambush With Amy Poehler: by Funny or Die

“Ylvis – The Fox” by Macklam Feldman Management

“HBO Should Show Dngs” by CollegeHumor

“Batman vs. The Penguin (with Patton Oswalt)” by CollegeHumor

 Online Film and Video: Best Editing

“Like a Rolling Stone – Interactive Music Video” by Interlude

“Google Zeitgeist – Here’s to 2012″ by Google Inc

“NPR Music Field Recording with Gregory Porter: A Lion in the Subway” by NPR Music

“The Centaur” by DDB Paris

“Die Hard – The Getaway” by Y&R Midwest/ Tool

You can check out all the nominees and cast your vote on The Webby Awards Website.

If you enjoy making your own videos for the web, remember that Koyote has all the video software you need.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I write about a variety of subjects including my favorites, technology and music. I often write about topics which combine the two, like audio software.

How to Monetize Your YouTube Videos

Posted by Nadine Segal • March 11, 2014 at 10:16 AM

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If you think that your video has the potential to become a viral hit and want to make a profit off of posting it on YouTube, find out how.

If you agree for YouTube to monetize your video, you are allowing YouTube to place ads on your videos. Once you then set your videos to your AdSense account you can start earning money from the ads that are displayed on your videos.

Here is how you do it.

Step 1.

Upload a video which is completely your own, making sure there are no copyright issues with any aspect of the video.

Step 2.

In your YouTube Account go to Video Manager, next to the video click on the “Dollar Sign” icon next to the video (or in the Video Settings, click where it says “Monetization”) and then click “Monetize Videos”

Step 3.

You will need to create an AdSense account and associate it with your YouTube account to complete the process.

You can monitor your videos success via YouTube’s Analytics and promote your video around the web to try and gain more exposure.

Have a video that is perfect for YouTube that isn’t in the right format? Use Koyote’s Free Video Converter , it is free and easy to use.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I write about a variety of subjects including my favorites, technology and music. I often write about topics which combine the two, like audio software.

Most Romantic Movies for Valentine’s Day

Posted by Nadine Segal • February 13, 2014 at 02:48 PM

Romantic Movie

If you want to enjoy a romantic movie this Valentine’s Day, here are some great choices for you. Some of these options are funny while others are sad but each and every one is truly romantic. So get a nice warm blanket and get ready to cuddle with one of these A list movies that are sure to tug at your heart strings.

Sleepless in Seattle – This classic romantic comedy takes place in a time where instead of turning to the internet to find love, people looked for love on a radio show. If you can’t make it to the Empire State Building this Valentine’s day, Sleepless in Seattle is definitely the next best thing. The movie stars Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

Titanic- Sure, we have all seen Titanic already, but it definitely deserves a replay every once in while. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for that, the tragic love story of Rose and Jack will get you every time.

The Proposal – If you are looking for something a bit lighter, try The Proposal. This comedy is about a powerful business woman who attempts to force her assistant to marry her to avoid deportation, don’t worry I promise it gets more romantic than that.

The Bodyguard- The late, great Whitney Houston plays a pop-star who is being threatened by a stalker. She hires a bodyguard, played by Kevin Costner, to protect her and they both get more than expected out of the arrangement. On top of being a great movie, the soundtrack features Whitney Houston in her prime.

When Harry Met Sally – This is the second option featuring Meg Ryan who acts alongside Billy Crystal. While most romantic movies fall in love in a heartbeat, this movie follows a couple for more than 10 years.  This movie is not only romantic, it will not only keep you laughing the entire time.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I write about a variety of subjects including my favorites, technology and music. I often write about topics which combine the two, like audio software.

Best Videos of 2013

Posted by Nadine Segal • December 18, 2013 at 10:37 AM

dog with trophy

Before we say goodbye to 2013 lets take a minute to reflect upon the important events that took place this year, like people recording themselves as they pretended to eat like animals and Jean-Claude Van Damme as he accomplished the near impossible, doing a full split as he leveraged himself between two moving trucks. Well maybe these weren’t the most important events of the year, but they did make us smile and that should count for something.

Here is the countdown for the best videos of 2013.

# 10

There are many that have the dream of telling off their boss and walking out but few do it.  One girl did and she danced her way out of the office.

# 9

The Harlem Shake just kept spawning new videos. Everyone and anyone did the Harlem shake in 2013.

Read more …

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I write about a variety of subjects including my favorites, technology and music. I often write about topics which combine the two, like audio software.

Home For The Holidays – Best Family Reunion Videos

Posted by Nadine Segal • December 11, 2013 at 10:03 AM

couple embraces

Above all the holiday season is a time to spend with your loved ones. Not all families are able to see one another on a daily basis. Some families take the holidays to visit family they couldn’t regularly see. Whether they are kept apart by work, travel or army service the reunions are always exciting.

These two young boys thought that they were opening a Christmas present from their father a solider, little did they know that their dad was inside the box.

Here is another great one of a soldier reuniting with his kids. The kids think they have discovered Santa Claus walking past their house, they are so adorably confused when Santa takes off his hat and beard.

Our pets are a part of the family. This adorable siberian husky was definitely not left out of the holiday cheer. Watch her get reunited with his soldier at Christmas.

Imagine living your life having a sister you never knew existed. Then after discovering she exists you talk to her for a year and finally get to meet her. That is exactly what happened in this video.

If you are enjoying this holiday season with your loved ones make sure to capture the memories on video and remember you can use free Koyote Software for all your video converting needs.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I write about a variety of subjects including my favorites, technology and music. I often write about topics which combine the two, like audio software.

Phone Features For Watching Video

Posted by Nadine Segal • December 03, 2013 at 02:01 PM

couple watching video on phone

If you like watching videos on the go, your options are carry to around a laptop or tablet or make due with a smartphone screen. If you are looking to purchase the perfect phone for watching videos, let me give you a few tips of what to look for.

Screen Size

You want to make sure the phone has an adequate screen for watching videos.  As it is you may be squinting to see the screen, so try to make it as easy as possible. Try for at least a 5 inch screen.

Resolution

In addition to the screen size you want to make sure you will be able to see a nice clear image when watching videos.

Storage Size

If you plan on storing a lot of videos on your phone, you will want to make sure you have substantial storage, also check out whether or not you can add storage from a memory card. Try for 32GB of memory or 16GB with the option of adding a miscroSD card.

Battery Life

If you will be watching videos on the go you will want to make sure that you can continue watching without having to recharge your battery.

Supported Formats

Check out which video formats are supported by your phone. Obviously, the more options the better but you want to make sure you can play the most popular file types.

If your video file is not supported by your phone remember you can always convert video files with free Koyote Software like the Free Video Converter.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I write about a variety of subjects including my favorites, technology and music. I often write about topics which combine the two, like audio software.

Best Family Videos to Make Over The Holidays

Posted by Nadine Segal • November 27, 2013 at 08:37 AM

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Over Thanksgiving and through the holiday season, you might have some extra time to spend with your family and maybe make some great family videos. If you are looking for some ideas of home videos to make, here are a few crowd-pleasers.

Asking your family what they are thankful for. If you want to make a traditional Thanksgiving video, try asking your family to describe what they are thankful for. For a little more fun, limit them to only a few words.

First experiences in snow. Seeing snow for the first time can be exciting, and not only for kids. Check out this cat playing in the snow for the first time.

Opening gifts. Seeing the excitement on your kids face when they open their gifts can be a very special moment. Unless of course, you are pulling a Jimmy Kimmel prank on them…

Meeting Santa Claus. If you have a child that still believes in Santa, you will definitely want to record their encounter with Saint Nick. Just hope they don’t run away crying, like this adorable little boy.

New Years resolutions. Recording New Years resolutions can be a great way to make sure you stick to your goal. After all, you don’t want to end up in the next New Years resolution fail video.

Remember that you can use Koyote’s free products for all of your video converting needs any time of the year.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I write about a variety of subjects including my favorites, technology and music. I often write about topics which combine the two, like audio software.

How to Use The Free Video to DVD Converter

Posted by Nadine Segal • November 21, 2013 at 03:05 PM

Watching a DVD

Burning DVD’s from videos on your computer is easy when you use Koyote’s Free Video to DVD Converter.

To begin Download Free Video to DVD Converter. Insert a writable DVD to your DVD drive.

When you open the program you can first name the DVD you are creating by typing the name into the box labeled; DVD Label.

Next, you must select which DVD Format you would like to use, NTSC is used in North America and Asia while PAL is used in Europe.

Then choose where on your computer the files you will be selecting are located in the field labeled “Project Path”, and click “Next”.

Step 1

Click “Add Chapters” and select videos you wish to add to the DVD, once you have selected a file it will appear on the list under “Filename”. When you have finished selecting files to add to the DVD click “Next”

Step 2

Now you will will have the option to edit the Menu Settings for your DVD. You can add a background image, change the title names, and change the fonts and styling of the menu. Once you have made any changes you wish to make, click Next.

Step 3

Then click “Burn project to DVD” and then click “Start”.

Step 4

It is as easy as that.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I write about a variety of subjects including my favorites, technology and music. I often write about topics which combine the two, like audio software.

Best Prank Videos

Posted by Nadine Segal • November 13, 2013 at 01:47 PM

Dog in Disguise

Pulling off a good prank can be very satisfying, and if you film that prank and put it online, you could have a viral hit. Here are some great pranks that went viral.

Every year Jimmy Kimmel challenges his viewers to pull a prank on their children the day after Halloween. The goal is to trick your children into believing you ate all of their Halloween candy. The results are always hysterical and adorable. This year was no exception.

Pranks can be a lot of fun, they can also get a lot of attention online. When the promoters of the movie Carrie wanted to make a video to draw up interest in the film they pulled off one incredible prank. This prank definitely scared the living daylights out of some people and the video was a huge success.

Who doesn’t love superheros? Imagine how surprised you would be if  you discovered a real superhero, well these people thought that they had.

Some pranks have a very happy ending, like in the below video. Would you accept an engagement proposal after that?

Pulling pranks on your friends can be a lot of fun just always make sure everyone is safe and it is always done in good fun.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I write about a variety of subjects including my favorites, technology and music. I often write about topics which combine the two, like audio software.

YouTube Awards’ Performances

Posted by Nadine Segal • November 05, 2013 at 09:11 AM

 award show

The website that changed the way we share videos online had an important milestone Sunday night. YouTube hosted the first Music Awards in New York City. The award show featured many famous performers, including Eminem, Arcade Fire and Lady Gaga. The award showed stayed true to the spirit of YouTube with its creative performances and improvisational feel. While the show was innovative and exciting the overall feel was still unpolished and hard to follow. That being said, the performances were pretty impressive. Here were some of the highlights of the night:

Lady Gaga performing “Dope”

Eminem performing “Rap God”

Arcade Fire performing “Afterlife”

MIA performing “Come Walk With Me”

Lindsey Stirling performing “Crystallize”

Which performances was your favorite?

 

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I write about a variety of subjects including my favorites, technology and music. I often write about topics which combine the two, like audio software.