Just the Stats: New study and Snapchat numbers attest to the power of original online video
Growth of original digital video shows shift of advertising dollars away from TV toward online, while Snapchat continues to set a robust pace in video creation and consumption.
IAB Original Digital Video Study 2016: 26% of U.S. adults watch original digital video, 63 million watch it every month
A study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau and GfK tracking consumer usage shows a shift toward original digital video. Unlike TV, online, and amateur video, which have been flat year over year, original digital video continues its steady growth to provide an alternative form of entertainment that more adults are turning to.
Source: IAB, May 11, 2016
Advertisers are pouring more and more into digital video
Advertisers plan to spend more than $10 million on digital and mobile video in 2016 — an 85% increase from 2014. Growth in digital video is resulting from increased use on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, as well as the escalation of video content on publisher websites.
Source: Business Insider, May 3, 2016
Snapchat user “Stories” fuel 10 billion daily video views
Snapchat video views are at 10 billion videos a day, with over a third of daily users creating 24-hour “Stories,” broadcasting photos and videos.
On a daily basis, Snapchat has over 100 million users spending an average of 25 to 30 minutes on it.
How to create a Doodle Dissolve transition with RoughAnimator
We challenged ourselves to find a way to use color to transition between two totally different clips. By connecting the clips with doodles, the end result is a powerful and playful visual. By drawing on the actual video with a pencil the transition became all about the creative approach to the connection – resulting […] Read more
7 Filmmaking Trends We Spotted at Sundance 2019
Our Art Director Sara Jean Hughes shares some filmmaking trends she spotted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival last week. Films About Adolescence After Eighth Grade swept awards season following its Sundance debut in 2018, there were many films this year that chronicled the nature of growing up. These included Big Time Adolescence, Share, […] Read more
Contributor guest post; Meet Gene Sung
Hello, my name is Gene and I’m an LA-based DP and Director. Dissolve very kindly let me write a blog post on some of my projects, so here it is. The first clip above is my Demo Reel, I DP’d pretty much all of it and directed a fair bit. Of course, like many […] Read more