1000 Views for "PINK" on YouTube

Okay, so we just hit the 1000 view mark on YouTube. Not bad for a new show with the only marketing being of the grassroots nature through Myspace, this blog and word of mouth.

The show is also on the aforementioned Myspace and the video sharing site Revver, and the main "PINK" website too - so between all the sites we've had just shy of 2000 views.

Revver has contacted us and loves the project, so they are "featuring" us each week in their Editor's Picks section and in their "Featured" artist section. Hopefully this will help build more of an audience too.

The cool thing about this distribution model is the number of folks who can see your work so quickly - and so easily. For instance, my last feature film has really only been seen by some festival audiences (so far). The DVD is not out yet, so in reality only five or six hundred people have seen it in the past year and a half.

To compare, in the past week and a half nearly 2000 people have seen "Pink". That's really amazing. And I do believe those numbers will continue to grow as the show is released over the next 8 weeks.

Now, if we can just figure out how to make money at this.... :)

-Blake


3 comments to "1000 Views for "PINK" on YouTube"

  • I wrote a forum post about such a potential business case a few months ago, with quite a few replies from professional and indie directors. Some ideas might be useful there, or might not. :)

    Also, I think that you should also approach youtube and become "partners". They share advertisement in that user level. They have about 200 partners so far, including LonelyGirl15 etc.

  • Hey Eugenia,

    Do you know how to contact YouTube about such a proposal? They seem so "big", not sure where to start.

    Thanks!

  • Email me (I don't have your mail) so I can give you two email addresses I have from personal contacts of mine at Google/youtube (I live in the Bay Area).

Who Am I?

I'm a filmmaker who's produced & directed five feature films including the comedy SPILT MILK (available on iTunes), the new horror/thriller PHOBIA (on iTunes) and the action/thiller KILLING DOWN (which you can buy or rent at pretty much all the usual places).

I also created the Streamy and Webby award-winning web series PINK, which to date has been viewed online around 10 MILLION times at places like YouTube, Hulu, Koldcast and TheWB.com. And speaking of TheWB.com, I also produced and directed an online thriller for them called EXPOSED. It was released summer 2010. And most recently I created a new online sci-fi series called CONTINUUM, which is part of the online indie TV network JTS.tv - Just The Story and NOW available via VOD through indie platform Distrify.

Oh, and I don't shoot weddings. Thanks for asking though.

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