Not sure if the just announced YouTube video awards means more that some nice buzz, but the reality is that YouTube is changing. It is becoming a platform for serious content producers who have been leery of the site in the past.
The new channel strategy, where a producer can organize clips in one area, is gaining increased interest. We spoke with Brad Inman, who heads he Emeryville-based TurnHere. TurnHere is a sort on Internet film studio that draws on a group of talented independent vidoegraphers to make videos on all sorts of subjects — mostly travel at this point. The company is privately funded with a recent investment by William Randolph Hearst III.
Brad’s very enthusiastic about his company’s YouTube channel.
In this interview, he speaks with my colleague David Kavanaugh, a very talented young videographer who shoots and edits much of Beet.TV’s snazzy videos.
By the way, Beet.TV has a channel on YouTube too. I suppose we should apply for a YouTube Award?
SO, BEET.TV IS THROWING IT’S FIRST "BeetUp" on Wednesday Night in NYC!!!
We are holding a book party/networking event with MIT’s Henry Jenkins this Wednesday at the Beet.TV studios in New York City. We are running out space, but would be pleased to welcome some of our loyal fans. Please reply to this Evite. The event from 6-9 p.m. on March 21, 900 Broadway at 20th Street.