Posts tagged video
Posts tagged video
Film Annex aired a short documentary called Sandy on Coney Island, documenting the damage and the devastation Hurricane Sandy caused in the Coney Island area in October, 2012. The documentary was filmed by the Film Annex production crew on location and edited at the Film Annex studios in Manhattan. The entire process including production and post-production took less than a week.
Shortly after the Hurricane, Film Annex cinematographers and editors, Alexey Levchenko and Semyon Maltsev, drove to Coney Island to witness the storm’s aftermath with their cameras and interview local residents. In the video above, the main interviewee who is a young Russian woman, talks about what she and her family went through during the storm, the current state of the neighborhood, recovery efforts, and more.
Calling all FILMMAKERS!
In the age of social media, filmmakers need all the support they can get. Believe it or not, a student in Afghanistan can be that support! And you, the filmmaker, can make an impact on that student’s life. How?
Film Annex has recently developed a new technology platform called EXAMER, which allows students in Afghanistan to take exams, submit their homework, publish essays and blogs, and most importantly, learn how to use social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Film Annex, amongst others.
Examer is changing the way Afghan students are educated, and there’s something you can do to contribute to this revolution!
Here’s the challenge! Create a short (2-3 minute) video about Examer that introduces the platform to students and audiences around the world in a unique, entertaining way. Pitch us your idea in a blog and send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. The filmmakers with selected pitches will receive a budget from Film Annex to work on their projects.
Click on the list of topics below to take a look at the social media questions we prepared for the students.
Citadel of New York was founded to develop and promote Examer, an Interactive and Educational Social Networking platform with a Micro Scholarship Payment System. Examer is “universal” as it is easily tailored to the needs of regional languages and cultures. Examer was developed for the education of Afghan children by three exceptional Afghan women, Roya Mahboob, Fereshteh Forough, and Elaha Mahboob. Additional development on Examer was architected by Francesco Rulli in collaboration with European and American software engineers.
Examer will allow students to use Social Media platforms such as Facebook, take school tests, do homework, and publish essays, films, and blogs on Film Annex. The highest achieving students will be paid by Citadel of New York and/or win educational scholarships from Citadel partners. Instead of being rewarded for a “Like” or a “Tweet”, Examer students are rewarded for their good grades with payments by Examer mobile payment systems. Better performance means more money that can be paid directly to students and their families. Examer’s mobile payment system will help to implement USAID’s vision for education in developing countries.
Citadel of New York next plans to extend Examer to Central Asia.
In a new interview in the Conversations with Giants in Medicine series, Francis Collins, a scientist who needs little introduction to the biomedical community, joins JCI Editor Ushma Neill for a conversation about his work and career.
After getting his PhD in Physical Chemistry at Yale and his medical degree at the University of North Carolina, Collins zeroed in on genetics as his area of concentration. He is noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes, and later his leadership of the International Human Genome Project, which culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human genome. Since August 2009, Collins has served as the Director of the National Institutes of Health, the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world.
Videos speak louder than words! We created an entertaining and informative video, featuring the one and only Charlie Chaplin, to guide you through the steps of using Google+ to your advantage to promote and monetize your content on Film Annex.
Create a Tumblr blog to share your videos and blog posts and connect with your friends. Tumblr allows you to share information via text, pictures, videos, and links. Tumblr is a user-friendly blogging website with several customization options, where you can also follow other Tumblr blogs and see their updates on a news feed.
Here are some tips on how you can use Tumblr to promote your content on Film Annex:
Hello! Hollywood brings viewers around the world the latest in Hollywood celebrity news, lifestyle, and culture, travels to the red carpets and movie premieres, and offers exclusive behind-the-scenes looks on movie sets and interviews with Hollywood’s elite celebrities.
Are you following the Occupy Wall Street news? Or even participating in the movement? Check out this video we made live from Zuccotti Park, for a blunt, objective, and provoking portrayal of the demonstrations against the corporate greed and the economic inequality in the United States.
EVERY WEEK, we are looking for a new Web TV Channel to feature on our homepage! Being FEATURED has many many benefits, including:
1) REVENUES! You can make up to a few thousand dollars in a week. There have been filmmakers in the past whose Web TV channels generated up to $3000. So why not yours?
2) EXPOSURE! 25,000 hits in one day. Crazy, right? Why bury your videos in a pool of content on YouTube when you can be on the first page of Film Annex? Like BAM! Also, like POW! BOOM! BANG! OK, you get it.
3) CONNECTIONS! Obviously when you’re on the first page, more people will notice you and reach out to you. So if you’re in one of those self-promotional seasons, this is your chance to allure people to get in touch with you. Who knows, maybe you’ll land on a giant commissioned work.
Now, “What do I need to do to get selected?” you ask. Easy!
1) Upload your BEST WORK.
2) Make sure your profile is COMPLETE! This means that you should have a nice picture/logo, a decent-sized biography/info, and contact information.
3) Put a link to your Web TV channel on your official website and social network pages to increase your traffic and revenues. Cross-linking is key!
4) Utilize your BLOG SPACE! No one cares if you’re the best writer in the world, but trust us, people are curious about how you get to make things you make! So, inspire your viewers. Write about your working process, post production notes, tell us backstage stories, or write about your day! INTERACT with your audience.
5) Add PICTURES! Don’t forget about our new photo gallery; add photos to your profile manually or via your Facebook.
If you have all this and think you’re good to be featured on our homepage, shoot us an email at email@example.com and tell us why you’re amazing and deserve to be THE ONE!
Tune into Film Annex’s new NATO Channel to watch raw, objective, and naked footage from the battlefield. Listen to interviews with soldiers and generals to find out what REALLY goes on in the war zone, and for a more human side of the war.
A fun short created by one of Film Annex’s team members. When a love creation turns into an unexpected love story with a twist.