The end of Google Video – Take Note

In 2006 Google, the worlds largest online search engine purchased Youtube for a billion dollar figure. Since then, Youtube has evolved to complement and support Google as a video sharing and search engine service.

With this in mind it comes as no surprise that Google’s own video sharing platform, Google Video, will be closing down for good in a about a months time. With the power and popularity of Youtube, and also services like Vimeo and Dailymotion (alternate video sharing platforms online) many of us online video users won’t be affected.

However, if you do use Google Video then take note: in a months time your video will be gone! By april 29th you wont be able to play the videos back, and by May 13th you will no longer be able to download your original videos either!

So, if you’re a Google Video user for business or for pleasure, now is the time to check if you still have your original sources files and download them back from Google before they are deleted forever!

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Video WOW

Hi Guys,

It’s nearly the weekend and it’s time for another Video WOW from the A Star Media Team. Every Friday we like to share some of our favourite viral videos from the world of YouTube!

This week is another double bill with two very clever product viral videos!

First, an advertisement from MySky using the heroic voice of Matt Berry (ITcrowd/Darkplace) a clever advert that says a lot in just one minute

Next, a surreal viral from the makers of Juicy Fruit chewing gum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tqSwUoP1NK0#at=31

Viral videos are an exciting and inventive way to showcase your products and services without directly selling to your audience. Instead you entertain and encourage the video to be shared whilst carrying your brand message! Check back next week for more end of the week fun from Video WOW!

Mansfield Learning Partnership

On the 6th of April the team at A Star Media attended an event hosted by the Mansfield Learning Partnership held at the Civic Centre for post 16 learners. This was an extra special day as our very own team member (Katrina) helped to organise the whole event!

The aim of the day was to raise awareness amongst young people about the range of opportunities available to them locally. The event focused on employability, enterprise, apprenticeships and further education as well as the vision for the future of Mansfield.

To make the day even more interesting, the students were able to interact with real business owners including our video production team. So after relaxing with a cup of tea and a biscuit (perks of the job) we waited patiently for our young entrepreneurs to enter.

At the end of the event feedback was given to detail what they felt they had learnt (apparently business owners like to talk). Lucky for A Star Media one courageous student volunteered to assist in a presentation with Katrina. Even though he expressed his concerns about his public speaking skills we were more than impressed.

The day was a smashing success even if we do say so ourselves, and we continuously look forward to supporting the students in Mansfield and working alongside the Mansfield Learning Partnership!

Video WOW!

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to the “We make Films” blog, this week is a double bill!

First up, an April fool that had us all going. It’s by Creative Video, a video production kit supplier who launched a purely fictitious product called the Ishoot35.  A pro lens adapter for an Iphone4. They made such a convincing sales video about it. We all fell for it, its pretty darn good…

Click to visit CreativeVideo.co.uk

Our second visit comes direct from our travels on Youtube. This one made us laugh and cringe all at the same time. Taking extreme sports to the extreme!

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Check back next friday for more end of week fun with virals at Video Wow!