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Hello Super Chat, goodbye Fan Funding YouTube announced today that it is officially discontinuing Fan Funding, and introducing a brand new tool called Super Chat. We’ve been feeling the effects of a deprioritized Fan Funding tool for quite some time, and it’s nice to get the official word that it is no longer going to be available to creators. So what is Super Chat? Let’s jump in and give you the basics! Creator, fan connection Essentially Super Chat will let any fan watching your live stream on YouTube (including YouTube Gaming) pay to pin a comment to the top of your chat. The comment will be […]

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What is Vlogmas, and why should you do it The holiday season is officially here! It’s hard to believe 2016 is about to wrap up, and what a year it’s been! We hope it’s felt like a successful and productive year for you. Even though the end of the year is upon us, there’s still a lot to take advantage of this month. With CPMs higher than ever, Vlogmas is crazy popular during December, and we’re here to talk about all of it. Let’s jump in! Holiday CPMs are high. Take advantage! The end of the year brings some good news, and some bad news. The good news is […]

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If you don’t use new features, you won’t grow. Period. Last night at the Fullscreen offices, we hosted a chat by Facebook and Instagram, who were gracious enough to show off some of their exciting new features and gave us some insights into what’s been working for successful creators on each platform. Towards the end of the talk, Lauren from Facebook dropped this on us: “If you don’t use Stories on Instagram or Live on Facebook, you’re not going to grow. Period.” That’s quite the bold statement (and I’m not just talking about the type treatment), but how accurate is it? You may not like my answer, but it’s pretty on point. Companies like […]

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Emojis on YouTube?! Emojis. We use them to express emotion 🙃 , we describe our food with them 🍆 , and even use them – sometimes many of them – on our social posts. But what about on YouTube? Well, up until recently, there wasn’t much support for our tiny little friends, but that’s starting to change. Emoji it up! 👆 Now that YouTube is starting to support emojis, it’s time to throw a few in your titles and descriptions – but just like actual words, you must comply with YouTube’s community guidelines; don’t use too many, and only include relevant emojis. You don’t […]

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Demonetization on YouTube – #YouTubeIsOverParty The #YouTubeIsOverParty is in full swing – it’s trending on Twitter, videos are flooding in, and the conversation is hot and heavy – but let’s step away from the noise so we can chat about what all this means. Over the last few days, creators have begun receiving notifications from YouTube that some of their videos are no longer eligible for monetization due to the content being “controversial”. Understandably, you have many questions and concerns, so we’ve been hard at work gathering the facts, and here’s the lowdown. This policy is not new. Though it may seem like a new policy, the ‘advertiser-friendly […]

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Gaming Update: Pokémon GO has taken over our lives! It’s been another busy month in gaming, and we decided to take a few minutes to stop catching Pokémon and give you a quick rundown of what’s new. Pokémon GO taking over the world, new platform updates, what games you should playing, and so much more! Gotta Catch ’em All If you’ve been outside at all over the past week, you’ve probably seen at least one person embarking on their real life journey to catch ‘em all thanks to Niantic & Nintendo’s hit new app, Pokémon GO. The phenomenon has taken over mobile devices worldwide and is driving social interaction […]

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7 APPS EVERY FILMMAKER SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF So you make videos and tell stories right? Awesome, then you’re a filmmaker – and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! With filmmaking, just like all other art forms, there’s need for particular tools to make the process of creation smoother and easier. Luckily, we live in a world where we have access to hundreds of tools right on our phones – so, what’s stopping you? Below is a list of apps I use almost daily to create videos and short films. CELTX SCRIPT I’ve been using Celtx on my desktop for years now, but lately as I’ve been traveling […]

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Why you should be on all the video platforms Just a few years ago, the question “where do you upload your videos?” wasn’t really a thing. “YouTube” was the clear, and only answer. I think it’s fair to say that times are changing. Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram – just to name a few of the larger platforms you can now upload native video to – and they all continue to improve at rapid speeds. So let me ask again, “where do you upload your videos?”. Hopefully your answer is now “everywhere!”. Facebook Video Let’s start with the elephant in the room – Facebook. While some of us old-timers know Facebook as the […]

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6 gaming updates to keep you current Top 10 Things we want to see at E3 2016 It’s E3 week! And we’re super excited to see what’s in store. From the new Xbox One S, to the new Zelda game, and so much more. Here are the top 10 things we’re hoping to catch this week: 10. Injustice 2 – The original title was a blast to play and spawned a really deep ongoing comic book franchise, we can’t wait to see where the sequel takes us. 9. Kingdom Hearts 3 – It’s probably still a little early to expect much more than a new trailer, but even […]

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