http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2015/02/how-we-watch-a-video-now.html – “Stanley Kubrick showed us ‘2001‘ (in 1968). The first 90 seconds are without dialogue and solid black. It’s hard to imagine that working as the intro to a YouTube video today.
Instead, our finger is on the mouse trigger, ready to leave in a moment. Not only that, but instead of leaning forward, we’ve got our shields set to level 7, wary of what’s to come. As the video begins, a series of questions arise…
Everyone can publish video now, and in many ways, almost everyone is publishing video now. A video won’t work because everyone watches it. It will work because the right people do, for the right reason. The occasional video viral hit has blinded us to the power of long-tail video to build the culture and change minds.
Everything that’s watched has always been watched through the worldview of the watcher. And video (and before that, movies and TV) has driven the culture. That culture-driving ability now belongs to anyone who can make a video that the right people choose to watch.”