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Wonderpup
04-05-2007, 02:08 PM
Anyone have any experience of 'web video' having any impact on the market for 3D? I've noticed a few companies online positioing themselves as 'web video specialists' - which is kind of funny but I can see the marketing logic behind it.

One of the things that has always limited the market for 3D, it seems to me, is the limited application of moving images in general to smaller companies. They can't afford TV and DVDs are hard to distribute.

But since web video allows nearly everyone to now have sexy video's on their websites that could represent a siginifcant new demand for 3D animation- (once people get bored with the novelty of talking heads.8~ )

Any thoughts?

Sarford
04-05-2007, 04:02 PM
Surf to the site of Jean Michel Jarre, just for fun...

http://www.teo-tea.com//index.php?lang=2

This is just the start of this. Once broadband gets broader and the youth gets older the demand for content is gonna increase tenfold, also of 3D animation.
For now, the internet is mainly a information-network but that's because
- people above 35 are used to television for entertainment
- up- and download speeds are still not high enough
- The youth, who DO see the internet as entertainment, don't have the financial resources yet to be an atracktive audiance

This is all gonna change in this decade ofcourse, and propably more dramatic then we can imagine now.

Problem with small companies though is that they have the wishes yet not the money. I'll doubt they have it a decade from now. But maybe (or better, propably) in a decade, software will have evolved so much that creating content is a breaze, so that even small companies can afford it :)

NVentive
04-05-2007, 04:36 PM
I've already seen it to a small degree -- a company called here last month needing their logo built into a rotating 3D anim that was optimized for their web page. The weird thing is that they were actually thrilled with the unsurfaced proof - they bought it on the spot and sent the check the next day. 'Had to be the fastest money I ever made.....

Stooch
04-07-2007, 02:40 PM
there are MANY 3d streaming atempts around the web. but until someone like adobe flash integrates it, i doubt it will be mainstream.

Sarford
04-07-2007, 04:01 PM
there are MANY 3d streaming atempts around the web. but until someone like adobe flash integrates it, i doubt it will be mainstream.

Not Adobe, they seem to be unable to add anything of value to flash, but others are working on that Stooch :)

http://www.papervision3d.org/

Wonderpup
04-07-2007, 05:00 PM
Google spent a huge amount of money to get their hands on You Tube- so they clearly think web video is going places- and I read that the former Disney guy Eisner is heading up a You Tube clone that's being funded to the tune of millions.

I think it's worth looking at simply because if the web does become a 'video' environment then it could, in theory, create a large new market for moving content that doesn't exist right now. It's not simply about existing users transferring their assets to the web, it's about the barriers to entry being lower which might entice people who would not in the past have been willing to get involved to give it go.

Tom Wood
04-07-2007, 05:25 PM
Joost signed a deal with Viacom after Viacom couldn't come to terms with YouTube:

http://www.joost.com/

Here's a few others I've bookmarked, but don't watch much:

http://www.brightcove.com/

http://www.superdeluxe.com/

http://acceptable.tv/

http://www.bliptv.com/

http://www.thisjustin.com/

This one is run by some of the folks at Huffington Report, and grew out of their Contagious Festival experience, but there's nothing up yet:

http://www.236.com/

This one is run by the folks that make Mirage:

http://www.mytoons.com/

I've been watching this trend for some time, but it still looks like nobody has a winning business plan yet. The trouble with letting anyone post to a site like YouTube is the avalanche of crap that goes up. In the immediate future it looks like cable TV and the internet TV sites need to figure out a way to leverage each other to drive viewers in both directions.

dwburman
04-11-2007, 08:01 AM
Not just their own crap, but stuff other people's intellectual property without the permission of the content creators.

I hope the push to the net means more well payed jobs for us all, but I wonder if all the low-fi production and easy content copying will flatten out the professional production. Obviousely a lot of people don't mind watching crap video. Hopefully, they'll still pay for the stuff that's done well.

Well, a lot of people don't pay for content directly now (broadcast TV is still free) so I guess as long as enough people still watch premium content to attract advertisers or someone to pay for production, we'll be okay.



I've been watching this trend for some time, but it still looks like nobody has a winning business plan yet. The trouble with letting anyone post to a site like YouTube is the avalanche of crap that goes up. In the immediate future it looks like cable TV and the internet TV sites need to figure out a way to leverage each other to drive viewers in both directions.

Verlon
04-16-2007, 08:05 PM
www.anark.com

THERE is 3D for the web :)