1. Going Pro


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    So, you want to do this for a living, huh? The gap between serious amateur and budding professional can look quite large, so we’re bringing in some new and seasoned pros to share their perspectives on making the leap. Vimeo’s Senior Curator Jordan McGarry will talk with experts. Kevin Iwashina, a film, tv, and digital content producer and media advisor who spent 10 years working as an agent at CAA and Lana Kim, who represents directors such as Megaforce, Andy Bruntel, Romain Gavras, and Sofia Coppola. We’ll also get the scoop from director Nima Nourizadeh, who recently made the journey from creating low-budget music videos to directing Project X, his first feature in Hollywood.

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    • Building Your Audience


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      You’ve spent lots of time, energy, and money making your film, and once it’s done you want make sure it doesn’t end up like a wallflower at the online video party—you need to actively seek out watchers. Vimeo’s Blake Whitman, director Philip Bloom and designer Nick Campbell get down to some serious talk around how to grow and maintain an audience for your work.

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      • Director Profiles: DANIELS


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        Two guys, one name, one singular vision. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert recently burst onto the scene with videos and commercials that turn chaos into humor and beauty. We ask them to sit still for a moment and tell us where they came from, what shaped their worldview, and why they refuse to be serious even for one second.

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        • The 2012 Vimeo Festival


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          The Vimeo Festival was two days of riveting conversations, inspiring workshops, scintillating screenings, and one truly outstanding closing party. We opened up dialogues, lobbed provocative questions, and gave creators a forum in which to discuss stuff they care about. People of all skill levels participated in educational workshops with the industry’s leading creators. We projected our favorite submissions and unveiled some exclusive premieres. Check out what happened at the 2012 Vimeo Awards: https://vimeo.com/43708825

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          • The Art of Getting Paid


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            If you want to make a living doing what you love, you need a plan. At the 2012 Vimeo Festival, fundraising expert Brian Newman and maverick filmmaker Ryan Koo sat down for a practical discussion designed to help career-minded creators. Their candid back-and-forth touched on lots of moolah-related topics, including where the money is, how to make smart sacrifices, and what self-promotion skills come in handy as you try to drum up dollars.

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            • Don't Worry About Your Gear: Casey Neistat's Guide to Getting Started


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              Do you yearn to express your creative vision, but don’t have access to the latest and greatest gear? Don’t despair! Casey Neistat shows you how to capture the story you want to tell while maximizing the equipment at your immediate disposal. If you’re just getting into the world of video, this highly practical workshop is the perfect launchpad for your ideas.

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              • Me @ the #vimeofest (via my iPhone)


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                Ah yes, I'm one of the hundreds of Vimeans who covered the festival with their iPhone. Not surprisingly, this festival coverage centers around me (so it's not very informative). BUT if you'd like to see more real-deal coverage of the festival, I suggest you check out the link(s) below. http://vimeoawards.tumblr.com/

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                • Vimeo Festival + Awards 2012


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                  Photos from the Vimeo Festival + Awards 2012. Photos features winner of the Web Series Award Andy Coon, Josh Ruben and Vincent Peone from College Humor, Executive Producer of TED Media, June Cohen, Director, Production + Community at Vimeo, Andrea Allen, and more festival goers. Music: CD The Sweetest Way Home, SunStorm Arts Publishing Co., Inc. Track Tatchedogbe (Touch Wood), Chris Parker ©courtesy of Ayeile Music c/o Spirit Two Music, ASCAP

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                  • The New Viral Video: From Keyboard Cat to Ideas Worth Spreading


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                    Videos with millions of views come in many flavors, but they have a common thread: they inspire us to share them with others. Viral videos have often provided decidedly ephemeral entertainment—think cats playing pianos and dogs riding skateboards. Yet TED is at the forefront of a burgeoning trend that puts ideas worth spreading high up on the list of things your friends and family simply have to watch. What makes users want to share a meaningful video? What drives success? With more than 750 million views to date, the TED case study illuminates some of the most important trends defining the new viral video.

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                    • The Future of Creative Careers


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                      The landscape of creative work is changing. Much of the friction that once inhibited independent careers has been removed, and the distance between idea and execution is smaller than ever. During this Q&A, featuring Scott Belsky, CEO of Behance and author of Making Ideas Happen, we will explore the ways in which our professional output is powered by the latest technology and shaped by the new ways in which we collaborate.

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