Friday, September 24, 2010

Google 10^100 award winners

Google just announced the 10^100 award winners.

The winners include the Kahn Academy, which strives to make a world-class education available to anyone, anywhere, for free.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tony Levelle Video

A short video of me talking about Digital Video Secrets. Just posted on YouTube.

Friday, September 17, 2010

How web video powers global innovation

In this TED talk, How web video powers global innovation Chris Anderson shows how global innovation is being fueled by online video.

For a while now, I've known that each new book that I write must be accompanied by video. I thought of the video as a way to promote the book.

I now think I got it backwards. Online video may be the most important part of an intellectual project (like writing a book). The book itself may just be a 'souvenir', a small part of an intellectual project, a specific tool for researchers and text-oriented applications.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The line between the book and the Internet

The line between the book and the Internet will soon disappear, according to this essay on the O'Reilly Radar.

This has enormous implications for publishers and authors.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hybrid distribution for micro-budget films

Microfilmmaker magazine just published my new article on how Micro-budget filmmakers are using hybrid distribution techniques to get their films in front of audiences, recoup expenses, and continue to make films.

The article includes detailed examples of micro budget films that have done this successfully including the films:

The Shaman and Ayahuasca
Senior Prom

Finding a band of angels -- crowdfunding

Peter Broderick has written a good, simple explanation of how an author can use kickstarter to fund, publish and distribute a book.

All the links you need to crowdfund your own book or film are in the article.