15 Minutes of Fame: Becoming A Star In The Youtube Revolution

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Penguin, Jun 3, 2008 - Performing Arts - 192 pages
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How ordinary people become famous.

Everyone gets a shot at the spotlight.

Since its launch in 2005, YouTube has been a hub for users to upload and share their most interesting, intimate, exciting, or embarrassing moments with viewers all over the world. But how does one take advantage of YouTube's far-reaching resources and get a video seen? Here, Hollywood producer Frederick Levy addresses the interests and needs of the casual YouTube user as well as the serious web enthusiasts and video-makers who are looking to explore YouTube and its social and networking aspects in greater depth.

Loaded with advice from established Hollywood gurus who've "been there, done that," this is the must-have guide for the wired and connected audiences of YouTube, MySpace, and Metacafe. Readers will learn how to:

* Upload videos from a mobile phone
* Capture video directly to the site from a Webcam
* Embed videos into personal web pages or blogs, and much, much more!

 

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Contents

Beginnings
Jumping on the Bandwidth Wagon and Going Mainstream
SueTube
YouTube for Virgins
Making the Video
The Pioneers
Making It on YouTube
A Hollywood Perspective
Competition
The Future
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Frederick Levy is the owner of Management 101, a firm that guides the careers of actors, authors, screenwriters, and directors. Before founding Management 101, Levy was the vice president of development and production at Marty Katz Productions. Levy is also the author of four books about the entertainment industry and currently teaches film classes at UCLA Extension, the USC School of Cinema-Television, and the Los Angeles branch of Boston University. com.

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