Thursday, November 10, 2011
Starting a YOUTUBE Channel
So this is my youtube Channel for my original animated shorts
Here's short i did called The "Struggle". It ran in a bunch of Film Festivals.
I think it's important for anyone wanting to do original content to get a YOUTUBE channel and start making shorts. if you're tired of getting turned down by networks with your pitches, then start doing it yourself and start building a fanbase. One example of a web cartoon than got picked up by a network (Nick) is MAKING FIENDS.
Other very popular web cartoons are Mondo Media's HAPPY TREE FRIENDS
and DICK FIGURES
Another popular web series is THE ANNOYING ORANGE
All of these shows have gotten MILLIONS of views and are part of the YOUTUBE PARTNER PROGRAM
I suggest you look up and study who successful YOUTUBE partners are and how they got there. Also look up YOUTUBE stars--These may not be animation people, but they are doing original content and making money from advertisers. The trick is to be all original and upload frequently--then use social media to promote your channel. You used to not be able to make money on the internet with ads, but now with the YOUTUBE PARTNER PROGRAM and adsense, you can. You also want to sell the prescrolling ads that run before the YOUTUBE videos play--these pay even more money.
A site that analyzes YouTube partners is TUBEFILTER- It's like THE SOUP for YOUTUBE.
So, yes YOUTBE is the place to be for original content--and you can make money. It just has to be good and frequent.
Labels: You Tube
Frank Forte is an accomplished designer, storyboard artist and comic book artist. He has worked in animation for feature films, TV and gaming. Some of the shows Frank has worked on include: Bob's Burgers, Despicable Me 2, LEGO: Star Wars, The Super Hero Squad Show, Marvel Heroes 4D, Lego Hero Factory, Lego Bionicle:The Legend Reborn, HI HI PUFFY AMI YUMI, Re-Animated Pilot (Out of Jimmy’s Head), The Mr. Men Show, Bionicle: The Legend Reborn (DVD-2009), Lego Clutch Powers 4D ride at Legoland and Lego Atlantis. He co-created The Cletus and Floyd Show with Gene McGuckin, a tribute to animation directors Tex Avery, Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones. Robert S. Rhine and Frank Forte created the pilot episode of Sickcom the Animated Series which was sold to Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival Of Animation in 2003. Frank is also the publisher at Asylum Press (www.asylumpress.com), an indy graphic novel and comic book publisher. Since its inception in 1999, Frank has written, illustrated and published such comics as, The Vampire Verses, Warlash, Fearless Dawn, Billy Boy, The Cletus and Floyd Show.