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Check out our favorite LGBTQ+ YouTube Creators

Content of all levels and styles is being added by LGBTQ+ creators every day.

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Google’s new Podcast Manager gives creators useful data

The more data creators have, the better they can serve their audience. Analytics from the app curtails the need for podcasters to run surveys.

What you need to know Google has launched a new Podcasts Manager for content creators. It’ll provide detailed analytics for podcasters, allowing them to craft their content accordingly. They’ll be able to learn helpful little things like attention retention and what devices their core audiences tune in on.

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To support content creators, Google worked on a direct donation feature

But plans changed, and the company moved away from that angle.

What you need to know Google was testing a tipping feature for sites as part of an extension to its Google Funding Choices and Contributor services. The feature would have let users donate from 20 cents to up to $ 5 to sites ranging from large organizations to small independent artists. The company eventually decided not to continue developing this feature.

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YouTube lets you donate to your favorite creators with new applause feature

It’s available in a select few regions.

What you need to know Google is adding a Twitch-like Viewer applause feature to YouTube. Users will be able to pay $ 2 to clap for a video they like. It’s limited to Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, and the U.S at this time.

YouTube is testing a new way for viewers to support creatives on YouTube in select countries through an Applaud feature (via The Verge).

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YouTube is testing a way to quickly find creators featured in video collabs

Testing is being done with a small percentage of users.

What you need to know YouTube is testing a new “featured in this video” section. It is currently only available to a small percentage of users as YouTube tests it and gathers feedback. If it is available for you, then you’ll see a section under the video with links to the YouTubers featured in the video and the option to subscribe.

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The creators of Monument Valley made a Motion Sense game for the Pixel 4

Start your journey as Soli the bird.

What you need to know Monument Valley developers, ustwo Studios, have created a Motion Sense game called Headed South for the Pixel 4. You play as a bird named Soli trying to rescue other birds from a storm using unique motion gestures for each one. Pokémon has also gotten in on the Motion Sense fun with a demo app called Pokémon Wave Hello.

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Sony challenges future creators to produce short films using the Xperia 1

The students utilized the Xperia 1’s Cinema Pro app to create short films about the following words – KANDO, JOY, or WONDER.

What you need to know Sony teamed up with San Francisco’s Academy of Arts University for the Sony Xperia Film Fest. Top 25 entries will be premiered and judged at the Sony Xperia Summer Film Fest on August 14. The winner will get $ 10,000 for pursuing future creative efforts.

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Until Dawn creator’s Man of Medan releases this August

This isn’t the fun summer vacation you expected.

What you need to know Man of Medan is being developed by the creators of Until Dawn. It is the first entry in a new anthology series of games. It will release on August 30, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Supermassive Games, the creators behind the popular horror PS4 exclusive Until Dawn, has revealed that Man of Medan, the first entry in the developer’s new anthology series, will  [Read More…]

Dispatches from GDC 2017: VR creators use film techniques to make immersive games

The co-founders of Steel Wool Studios detail how they used storytelling elements from film to make their virtual reality content more immersive.

People cry at movies — heck, I had myself a good cry the other night with a feature on Hulu. But it’s not actually the film that elicits the emotional reaction, it’s the story. From the beginning to the end, the point of a worthy narrative is to get us emotionally invested in the outcome  [Read More…]

Video Direct is Amazon’s new way to give content creators access to its millions of customers

Amazon has announced Video Direct, a new way for video providers to reach Amazon’s huge customer base. With this, content creators will have a number of new self-service ways to put their videos in front of Amazon’s millions of Prime customers. The company will be offering royalties based on the number of minutes streamed, and more.

Amazon notes that some of the benefits include:

Access to Amazon’s most engaged streaming audience—video providers can distribute their content directly  [Read More…]