I've decided to try something new.
I'll like to start a new weekly or bi-weekly YouTube gaming series on my channel.
Yes, I know. Hundreds of others are already doing this, and yadda yadda. Well, I didn't say it was a new idea. Just new to my channel.
Unlike the other channels, this will not become a partner thing, nor
will it become focused on one video game. It's also completely volunteer
submissions from all around. Much like Rooster Teeth's "Fails of the
Week" series. Except not focused on just fails and glitches. Volunteers
submit include a link to their personal website or social page, their
username, the name of the game the clip is from, and what platform it
was played on. I'll then collect the footage (if not emailed) and edit
them into a video with the proper info for each clip. Links will be
provided in the description as well as the credits.
Foul language and nudity will not be allowed of course. So I may end
up having to bleep/block out such content. If a provided clip has party
chat commentary, then that will be fine, but foul language will be
removed. The goal is to keep this a family friendly series while also
providing the fun times had by gaming. Voice over is not planned at this
time. But I have a talented friend on standby if needed. Each video
will have structure. Be it fails, funny moments, glitches, epic moments,
etc. Creativity will also be a part of this series. Not just in gaming
elements like Forge and Mindcraft. I'll also like to support physical
and digital art as well. That means, it'll be a chance for fellow artist
to promote their products and channels, as well as gamers to promote
their maps and channels.
All footage needs to be in 16:9 dimensions and in the best quality possible. Clips need to be 30-60 seconds long. Up to 5 minutes is acceptable via XboxClips.com. But I may have to shorten them for the video. I will do my best to provide each submitter equal run time. But if your footage has a lot of "dead air", then parts will be cut out. Be it via a dissolve transition or video speed increase. Or simply cut out entirely. No watermarks either please, they may conflict with video's texts, enhancements, and/or the series' watermark. Twitch footage is difficult to obtain, so I ask Twitch links not be provided. In a attempt to fund this series, each video will be monetized, on YouTube, via a skip-able Ad. I'll not be putting any of my footage in this series, unless a filler is absolutely needed. I'll also not be promoting anything of mine in this series. It's strictly for the community. Nintendo game footage is also not going to be acceptable. Sorry. I would really like to include Nintendo games, but the additional 40% cut in revenue would just be too much for this series to handle. Maybe when the series increases in popularity. Finally, I may end up adding video enhancements to clips. Be it brightening up the footage, color corrections, or simple image or audio pop-ins. But I'll consult the owner of the clip before adding pop-ins.
I've been thinking about providing this series opportunity for a
long time now. Sadly, software restrictions have kept me from going
forward with it. But that's no longer a issue. I still need to work out a
video intro and name for the series, but there's still plenty of time
to finalize that. If interested in taking part, then please let me know
below. Feel free to provide links to your footage. If you've used the
Xbox One's Game DVR, then I simply need a link to it from XboxClips.com.
Please Note: Not all footage will be accepted. If you've got a
double or triple kill, then sorry but that's just not cool enough.
Unless there's something epic or funny about it, of course. Threw a
Pulse grenade and got a double kill from the grave? Then that's cool.
Especially if you've managed to capture the enemy, foolishly, walking
into it. There's plenty of clips online to give ya a idea of what's cool
and what's not.
------------------ CURRENT FEEDBACK RESPONSE ------------------
"So you want to monetize other people's clips, and slap your own watermark on top of them? That seems a bit shady.
What if they (or others) want to use their clips elsewhere?
That doesn't seem to be something "for the community" if you're basically making money of off other people's content in exchange for "exposure". They warn people about those scams in real life..." - munky-058 (via Halo.Bungie.Org thread)
You have a terrible habit of calling things scams. Do try to get details before making such accusations. Simply ask next time.
- These videos are for those that want to take part. There is no obligation, and all participants will be credited and linked to.
- The monetization is strictly to help pay for the time and labor it takes to edit and put the video together. As well as pay for any future narration or needed hardware/software, to keep the series going. The payout will not be much at all. YouTube only pays out, about, 1/3 cents to 1 cent per view. That comes to, around, $1 for every hundred views. IF the payout ever reaches a high number, then it will be split among the participants, respectfully.
- The new watermark will be embedded into the video. It is strictly to prevent others from downloading the completed videos and re-upload them without permission from the participants, and claiming them as their own.
- I never stated that the volunteers/submitters could not use
their clips on their channel or elsewhere. It'd be foolish to put that
limitation. I don't own their clips. They can do with them as they wish.
This is not the first time this kind of service has been provided. And it certainly will not be the last. Turn off your ad blocker (if you use one), and visit YouTube. You'll notice that it's a common practice. For example: Rooster Teeth's "Fails Of The Week" (Episode 100) has 1,545,387 views. I happen to have a clip in that video. They never linked to me, but they did give me footage credit. It's been over three years and I've not received one cent from the revenue that clip has produced. Do I care? Nope. I volunteered my footage for the series and gave up any revenue from the video, when I did. I knew they would make money from it and I wouldn't. It's a choice I made, as has thousands of others.
Submitting to my new series is a choice. Just as it is to submit to Rooster Teeth, HaloFollower, Halo Vanguards, ForgeHub, Etc. Sadly, it takes money and time to make videos. I'm simply being a little different with this series. I'm including links, usernames, credits, etc. And, if all goes well, payment. I understand the worry. But no, this is not a scam.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask or express them.