He prefaces his advice to video producers, in "The Do’s And Don’ts Of Creating Original Video," by noting:
Today, web video has mainstreamed. Three-quarters of Internet users, or 47% of the U.S. population, now watch video online. Videos streamed in September totaled 11 billion, up 24% year over year. Web-original video content is making up a bigger chunk of this consumption and has quietly become a viable business model for many online distributors.Though he's focused on original drama, see if you can find ways to take his advice and apply it to nonfiction videojournalism stories:
As a result, new Internet companies focusing on video are emerging every day, and many existing businesses are transitioning to a video-intensive model.
You need more than just a good idea: Identify something that is not just a good idea, but a good idea for the Internet -- something that takes advantage of the medium.Read the whole report here.
Track your audience: If researched and developed correctly, your program should be virtually foolproof because it will deliver the right content to the right user at the right time on your site.
Get sponsors involved early in the creative process: Partner with the advertiser starting with idea conception and co-develop your program.
Be fast: Regardless of genre, web content must be timely.
Don’t spend a lot of money: Yes, it is possible to produce high-quality content without breaking the bank if you hire seasoned professionals and offer them some creative freedom and license – a somewhat novel concept in the entertainment business.