MONEY IS ALWAYS NICE…
Okay, while checking out Sujewa Ekanayake’s excellent group blog Indie Features 06, which I’ve been remiss in doing for a while, I came across this link to an amazing chart by Scott Krisner of the CinemaTech blog. It’s one of those things that I immediately wish was an article in Filmmaker: a listing of all the sites and outlets that allow internet video producers to generate revenue from the exhibition and syndication of their work.
From Kirsner’s intro:
New revenue opportunities are emerging with the recent boom in video viewing on the Web. On this chart, I’ve tried to list all of the Web sites that enable video producers to make money from their work. I’ve ranked the sites subjectively, based on how much traffic and buzz they’ve been attracting, and also how likely it seems that a video producer would actually manage to earn a significant return by posting a video to them. The majority of these sites are geared shorter-form content, but a few, like Brightcove, EZTakes, and GreenCine, make it possible for producers of hour-long or feature-length projects to generate revenue.
This immediately gets printed out and pasted to the wall of our office.