By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire March 18, 2014 at 12:23PM
1. Vimeo Acquires Cameo: Vimeo has acquired Cameo, a free mobile-cloud based video creation
app that allows users to shoot and share films, the company announced
today. With Cameo,
users can edit and customize their videos (called "Cameos") with
effects such as video overlays, title cards and custom fonts packaged
into themes (inspired by classic films, music videos and other movies).
Users can then share their videos via Cameo's cloud-based network. Read the full story here.
2. The Future of 3D TV: The consumer electronics market is placing the consumer in a state of confusion. Consumers are continuously being given options without the full scope: 3D TVs, passive systems that use inexpensive 3D glasses, active 3D TVs that require more expensive battery operated glasses, or glasses-free TV (despite them being technically being far off). The unnecessary, rushed progression to 4K TVs that have the 3D feature, can befuddle a buyer’s decision even more. Luckily, we've got a 3D expert who weighs in on the options and shares his thoughts on the future of TV technology. Read about the Battle of the TV Acronyms here.
3. Google and Viacom: Google and Viacom have agreed to get along. The two companies have resolved the copyright-infringement lawsuit which Viacom filed against YouTube in 2007 (shortly after Google acquired the video service), seeking more than $1 billion in damages. Google won't be paying Viacom any money, according to sources cited by Variety. "Google and Viacom today jointly announced the resolution of the Viacom vs. YouTube copyright litigation. This settlement reflects the growing collaborative dialogue between our two companies on important opportunities, and we look forward to working more closely together," the companies said in a joint statement.
4. WorkingIndie.com: WorkingIndie.com, a new online community for indie filmmakers is looking for beta testers. "Our goal is to make it easy and efficient for a filmmaker to crew up with other independents that can see their vision," founder David Anthony told Filmmaker Magazine. Read more about WorkingIndie.com here.
5. Google Glass: Could Google Glass revolutionize the way documentaries are made? That's the question posed over at NoFilmSchool which features a story about Josh Kim, a Korean-American filmmaker who has been working on a project called Google Glass Diaries, in which he gives Google Glass to assorted people in Myanmar to see (and capture) how they view the world.