Posts Tagged ‘YouTube’

DreamWorksTV Hits YouTube With Shrek the Ogre ‘Vlogger’

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

DreamWorks Animation has launched its YouTube arm, DreamWorksTV, with a slew of “vloggers” that you’ve come to know on the big screen (including Shrek, Puss in Boots and Kung Fu Panda) — and quite a few original newcomers, too.

As of Monday morning, DWA is officially cashing in on the No. 1 reason it bought Awesomeness TV for $33 million plus incentives last year: so it could leverage its popular animated characters online and help launch a bunch of new ones.

DreamWorksTV “combines DreamWorks Animation’s expertise as a global family entertainment brand with the digital savvy of AwesomenessTV,” the company said in a statement. DWA also shared several video clips exclusively with Mashable that will appear on DreamWorksTV for its Monday launch and in the coming days, including Shrek dispensing dubious oral hygiene advice (above).

Besides vlog posts from its stable of time-tested ‘toons, DreamWorksTV is also featuring original live-action shorts, including family-friendly reality shows Prank My Parents and Record Setter Kids; original animated web series like Jimmy Blue Shorts and Report Card.

If there was any doubt that AwesomenessTV is a huge part of this new effort, look no further than its founder, Brian Robbins, who is overseeing it for DreamWorks Animation.

“We’re tapping into the invaluable knowledge that Brian has amassed from his success with AwesomenessTV to create a unique, short-form, laugh-out-loud mobile experience for families,” DWA’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said. “This is a huge opportunity for the DreamWorks brand.”

Additional series include kid-comedian sketch comedy show OMG; ensemble comedy Public Pool, which is actually about the goings-on at a public pool; Fifi: Cat Therapist, about a house cat who dispenses advice to neighborhood animals; best-of-web-shorts curation Watch This; and RetroToons, highlights from DreamWorks Animation’s classic media library.

Look for more original series on DreamWorksTV as summer rolls on, including Richie Rich, an original scripted series based on the comic book character.

Original post here.

Happy Belated 8th Birthday YouTube

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

On April 23, 2005, the first video was uploaded to YouTube. It was all of 20 seconds long and was shot at the San Diego Zoo by Yakov Lapitsky. The little gem has more than 10 million views!

Here are some fun facts about YouTube:

  • More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month
  • Over 4 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube
  • 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
  • 70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the US
  • YouTube is localized in 53 countries and across 61 languages

In 2011, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views or around 140 views for every person on Earth

Animation COMING!!!

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Final Student Animation Projects

Hey Everyone!

Just thought I would let you know that since this semester is coming to an end I have been talking to a few of the animators here. I asked them if I could feature their final projects on the Cogswell’s YouTube Channel and they said “no way”….. jk, they totally said yes! So I will have three amazing animation vids for you soon! Check back later this week!

Thanks Taylor, Jimmy and Robert!

-Zombie

Bobby Chiu’s YouTube Channel

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Bobby Chiu

Hey everyone!

I was surfing “The YouTube” and ran across another cool channel to follow if you are into painting or drawing or design. Bobby Chiu is an illustrator and concept artist, his work is very well known and in addition to being a great artist he is also a great teacher. His YouTube channel is packed full of his own tutorials as well as interviews with other amazing artists. Check it out sometime, its super inspiring!

Bobby Chiu’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/digitalbobert?blend=1&ob=video-mustangbase#p/u

-Zombie

ILM Official YouTube Channel

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

ILM on YouTube

So a friend and I were just talking about the guests from Industrial Light and Magic we having coming to the school on 24th of this month and we got onto the subject of visual effects. This isn’t surprising since our esteemed guests are wizards in visual effects, but i digress. Anyway, he was telling me how he is subscribed to ILM’s official behind the scenes channel on YouTube. This… REALLY surprised me since I love watching the behind the scenes features on DVD’s and whatnot. I had no idea that this page existed and it makes me super happy that I can now look behind the scenes of these amazing films. Thanks Davain!

I always encourage people to watch these kinds of things if they are interested in the film industry at all. If gives you tons of insight on how things work and it’s very inspirational. so here it is, go check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/user/ILMVisualFX

-Zombie

Cogswell Trailer Now Available to Watch on YouTube

Friday, October 1st, 2010

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Cogswell alumnus, Michael McConnell (2009), who works on campus with board member Michael Novak for their company Tertia, recently created a trailer for Cogswell to show to high school students.  The video is fast-paced and in one word, epic.  Thanks to Michael for lending his endless amount of talent! 

See the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjYY2h9HAlE