Month: July 2020

TikTok announces $200 million fund to help video creators

TikTok on Thursday announced a new $200 million fund to help up-and-coming American creators create original content for its video streaming app. The money would go to people hoping to make a living by creating TikTok videos. Qualifying creators will consistently post original videos and in return, they will receive payouts from the fund. “As […]

‘TikTok changed my life’: India’s ban on Chinese app leaves videographers stunned

When India imposed coronavirus restrictions in late March, Arman Rathod’s work dried up. The 29-year-old made his living washing cars and painting statues of Hindu gods in his hometown of Valsad in western India. Broke and bored under lockdown, Rathod and his friends started recording videos of themselves in April on the social media app […]

Behind the screens: the invisible struggle of YouTube video editors

One of the main rules of film editing is that it wants to be invisible. If you spot a cut, a reverse shot, a block change, it usually means that the editor has failed somewhat. However, when it comes to high energy YouTube game videos, something really is wrong if you miss it. Quick zooms, […]

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