VidCon is OVER?! That seems to be the collective response to the endorphin hangover that most of us who attended the three-day (and night) gathering of video fans and makers in Los Angeles this past weekend are feeling this week. Luckily, much of the madness is captured on video and is just now getting uploaded to the official VidCon channel.
Hank and John Green, aka The Vlog Brothers, are the brainchild behind this well-oiled mashup of the YouTube and online video community and fans. As expected three-day convention busted out of the Hyatt in Century City, selling out passes very early on and prompting a move to the much larger Anaheim Convention Center for next year’s Con.
Inspired by the vibrant community of video creators that we write about every day here on Tubefilter, we are trying something new. Our own Tubefilter weekly vlogs on our budding YouTube channel. (Don’t forget to subscribe of course!)
Check it out and let us know what you think. In this first one, I cover my top takeaways from VidCon this year, including my Game of Thrones analogy where all of the top “houses” of YouTube came together and mostly played nice with each other. Maker Studios, Big Frame (formerly The Cloud Media), The Collective, Machinima, Revision3, Break—all subtly touting their benefits and differences as they court top YouTube channels to join their growing supernetworks. This was the subject of my panel on Thursday afternoon of the Con, “Going It Alone or Teaming Up: The Pros and Cons of Signing With the Video Powerhouses” which was anything but boring. (Video from it should be up soon.)
Also in this week’s vlog, The Streamy Awards, Life in a Day, My Damn Channel, the Aug 10th Meetup and more. Keep an eye on our YouTube channel as we shot a number of interviews over the weekend with creators from all over the world who joined us in our interview suite. We’ll be releasing those over the next few weeks.
Got a web show or channel you think would make a great video profile on Tubefilter? Let us know in the comments, we want to hear from you.