The State of the Video Industry: A Conversation with VideoInk’s Jocelyn Johnson

The traditional entertainment industry is chronicled by well-known trade publications such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Deadline, collectively known as “the trades.” One of the few trades in the online video industry is VideoInk News. VideoInk’s founder, Jocelyn Johnson, is the special guest on this week’s All Things Video podcast. Hosts James Creech (Paladin’s CEO) and Luke Wang have a lively and wide-ranging conversation with Jocelyn, from her vision for VideoInk to “hot takes” on the state of the industry, MCN acquisitions, and SVOD platforms.

Highlights of the episode include:

  • Jocelyn’s mentor-inspired shift from Hollywood to digital media PR entrepreneur, working with entertainers (Felicia Day, Shira Lazar) and MCNs (Machinima, DanceOn, and StyleHaul) and creating VideoInk.
  • VideoInk’s mission to serve an oral history function, be a “tastemaker,” and provide “constructive criticism” for the digital video industry.
  • Jocelyn’s candid observations on trends in digital publishing, adtech, digital rights management, SVOD, and VR.

Listen to the episode here and subscribe on Acast or iTunes. You can also find Jocelyn’s podcast with co-host Peter Csathy, Digital Cabana, on YouTube.


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The Virtual Reality Movement: A Conversation with Mandt VR Founder Neil Mandt

Virtual reality (VR) and 360° video are hot topics these days, particularly in the digital media space. This week on All Things Video, hosts James Creech (Paladin’s Co-Founder and CEO) and Luke Wang delve into the future of interactive video with Mandt VR Founder and CEO Neil Mandt. Neil began acting in television commercials as a youngster and later pivoted into journalism, winning a college Emmy Award by age 19 and later producing ABC News coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial. Now a successful film producer who made his first movie in three months, Neil focuses on the future of VR.

Highlights of the episode include:

  • Neil’s prediction that VR goggles will soon be as antiquated as huge old cell phone models, with normal-looking VR glasses and even contact lenses to be the norm.
  • The serious need for VR-suitable content on the part of Neil and other VR producers, who see themselves as storytellers engaged in a new format revolution or “movement.”
  • Neil’s belief that VR will take hold when it taps into human social needs by “connecting people,” for example bringing together loved ones who live far apart.

Listen to All Things Video on Acast or iTunes.


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