Videopixie, a Y Combinator alumnus that handles video creation and production (like filming and post-production editing), has raised $1.1 million in seed funding.
[French] La sélection américaine compte aussi un français avec Videopixie , un site création vidéo, conçu sur le même modèle que 99design, dans le domaine des logos. Videopixie permet aux entreprises qui ont besoin d'une vidéo de lancer un appel d'offres et d'obtenir des offres de prestataires, qui envoient devis et une petite vidéo de trente secondes pour répondre. Videopixie regroupe déjà plus de 700 prestataires.
[Videopixie was selected] Startup accelerator Orange Fab has announced the seven startups that will be participating in its second class. Founded by mobile network operator Orange, this program helps US-based companies create and develop new and useful products that foster communication between people.The seven startups will have their teams flown to Orange’s headquarters in Paris to attend the first of its two Demo Days before embarking on a 12-week program filled with mentoring sessions and time to work on their products. In return for their participation, Orange Fab is giving each company an option to receive $20,000 in funding and office space in its Silicon Valley location.
The digital age has brought in a slew of exceedingly easy ways to shoot a film. Most people have access to a personal video recorder of some degree, from vlogging on your webcamera, to filming your dog doing silly tricks with your iPad. If you go to a rock concert these days and it’s a rare to see anyone in the crowd using a bic lighter during the slow numbers; these days it’s all that greenish-blue smartphone hue making stadiums look romantic. In fact, it’s now become so prevalent within our culture, that even newly weds are requesting ‘no mobiles’ during their services; not to stop inconsiderate tweeters but rather to stop people from getting in the way of the hired videographer. There are thousands of people needing an editor to put together their home/wedding/travel video’s into a movie they can enjoy for years. There are also thousands of retailers looking for film professionals to cut weekly product videos for them. There are directors, advertisers, corporations, educators, youtube users, game creators (and so forth) in search of an editor for their videos. This is where Videopixie makes sense, joining together those in need of a professional editor and artists in need of paid projects. All clients need do is upload their footage, make it available to editors, who then cut teasers from it; the client chooses the one they likes best giving the job to it’s editor. Simple.
Sign In with Fullscreen launches in partnership with several third party apps to help video creators improve the production quality of their videos, build their audiences and grow their earnings. Fullscreen creators can access the new apps with one click from the Fullscreen Creator Platform. Moreover, Fullscreen has arranged special VIP benefits—including discounts, credits, and premium services—with each partner exclusively for Fullscreen creators.Launch partners for Sign In with Fullscreen include... Videopixie: A marketplace where creators can hire leading editors, animators, and other video professionals to boost their production quality.
Launched in the Fullscreen Creator Platform, clicking on any of the partner logos will take creators to a page that includes a big “Sign In With Fullscreen” button. The button is powered by OAuth, so as long as creators are signed in on Fullscreen, they’ll be able to access those third-party sites and have instant access to whatever VIP benefits are available. There are seven different partners at launch, including... Videopixie: a marketplace for hiring editors or animators
Videopixie takes a bit of a simpler route for clients than does Viedit, highlighting flat rates for various styles of projects...Viedit’s categorization process does seem to allow a bit more customization in terms of genre and style than Videopixie’s, but then again, Videopixie seems more flexible in allowing running times beyond Viedit’s four pre-fixed lengths.
"The service works like this: Users log in and upload all their raw video footage, then make it available for editors to have a go at it. They can run a contest, with editors vying for the business by putting together a quick teaser trailer using the footage provided. Or they can submit footage and have editors bid on a project, and choose them based on ratings and price. There are also fixed-price options for smaller projects.In any case, businesses can use the service to cost-effectively get product videos, customer testimonials, or explainer videos created. And consumers can use it, too, for weddings, vacations, and the like."