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#FullscreenHoliday contest results Our #FullscreenHoliday Vine contest came to a close yesterday. We asked you to create a six-second Vine answering the question: “What does the holiday season mean to you?” And many of you replied with some excellent videos! Thanks to everyone for your submissions. And now, here are the winners! In third place: Congrats Chris Starr! You win a Fullscreen T-shirt. In second place: Congrats, Austin Porter! You win a $50 Spreadshirt credit and a Fullscreen T-shirt. And our first place winner . . . Congratulations, Jordan Paul! You win our grand prize of a $100 Spreadshirt credit, a Fullscreen T-shirt, […]

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YouTube as a marketing platform For some creators, online video is a living. Some of the very top stars earn as much as six or seven figures each year from YouTube alone. But the vast majority of online video creators don’t make enough ad revenue to support themselves and turn content creation into a full-time job. What’s more, literally millions of new monetizable videos are uploaded to YouTube each day, so YouTube’s ad inventory is spread out further than ever before—which means some creators are seeing their ad earnings drop. So how can you use YouTube as a marketing platform to drive earnings from other […]

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4 takeaways from the YouTube Brand Playbook YouTube is the second-largest search engine in the world, attracting 1 billion active, unique users every month. Its reach across U.S. adults (18–34) surpasses that of every cable network. Impressive, right? With more than 300 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute and usage continuing to rise, audiences have more options than ever to choose from and watch. They expect brands on YouTube to inform them, entertain them, and provide utility to them—when, where, and how they want it. Luckily, there’s a great resource to help brands figure out how to use the platform—it’s called the YouTube Creator Playbook […]

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Win $100 in 6 seconds in our Vine contest! Happy holidays! December is here, and it’s time to break open the egg nog, snuggle up with some warm blankets, and enjoy time spent with family and friends. We’re kicking off the festivities here at Fullscreen with a Vine contest for creators! Create a six-second Vine answering the following question: “What does the Holiday season mean to you?” Is it a family tradition? A certain food? The presents? Let us know! How to enter Record a six-second Vine! Tweet us the Vine! Make sure to tag @Fullscreen and #FullscreenHoliday Enter as many times as you want! What you can win 1st prize: $100 Spreadshirt credit, […]

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Manage your social presence with Epoxy! Fullscreeners! We love social media as much as you do, but there’s a company who loves it even more! Today we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Epoxy, which offers awesome social tools to help you engage with your fans across your entire social media presence. What’s Epoxy? Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, promoting your great content through social media is more important than ever before. Epoxy lets you share, engage, and analyze across all your social—all in one place! With Epoxy you can: Manage all your social networks in one place Share video seamlessly to Facebook and […]

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Audio on a shoestring budget Last month, we spoke about shooting videos on a budget. And if you’ve had sticker shock from researching cameras, get ready for more of the same when you look into audio equipment. True, quality audio is crucial to improving your videos—but there are great budget options so you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on audio equipment up front. Here are some of our favorites. Static mics Blue Yeti ($99) A USB microphone, this is great for podcasting, music, and narration. It gives great quality and is easy to set up. Logitech G35 7.1 ($59) Fantastic for gamers looking […]

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3 reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving Thanksgiving: a time of bonding with family and friends, eating great food, and giving thanks for what we have. Here at Fullscreen, we (and three of our top creators) have a short list of what to be thankful for this holiday. Food Be thankful for food. All the food you get on Thanksgiving. And the fact that you don’t have to cook the meals! Unless your family makes you help, or if you’re meeting your significant other’s family and want to impress them with your culinary skills. Listen to this song by Michelle Glavan and company—it’s bound to help you […]

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Black Friday on YouTube [infographic] Historically, Black Friday was a one-day shopping extravaganza, full of door-busting deals, extended shopping hours, and the occasional tug-of-war over the last remaining (suspiciously understocked) toy. In recent years, consumers have reshaped this free-for-all into a week-long event, avoiding long lines the day after Thanksgiving in favor of shopping on their own time, from the comfort of their homes. This evolution has changed the way retailers reach their customers and also transformed consumers’ buying process—inserting YouTube and mobile devices squarely into the process. Shopping research on YouTube In a recent study, 64% of people cited YouTube as the single most […]

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A video creator’s guide to constructive criticism The best way to improve as at anything—whether you’re an illustrator, a writer, or a video creator—is to get constructive feedback. It’s the negative feedback you might fear—but you shouldn’t! Of course, nonspecific negative feedback like “You suck!” or “I hate you!” don’t do much to help someone. But if you genuinely don’t like a video that someone created and you want to express that dislike, there’s a constructive way to approach it. If a serious video creator has done something that doesn’t click with their audience—whether it’s weak visuals, poor editing, bad audio, or an abrupt change in channel […]

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