Interestingly, the new 3D blockbusters are targeting adult viewers:
Hollywood’s major studios are preparing to flood festival screens and commercial theaters with an unusual, year-end wave of grown-up movie spectacles — shown in the 3-D or large-screen format that is usually reserved for action blockbusters with younger audiences.
Source: Hollywood Uses Bigger Screens to Tell Sophisticated Stories – The New York Times
Funny, I was just thinking of a crazy consumer product where something like this could be put to use (but not saying what that is!):
The world’s first wearable wireless 3D body motion tracking system based on consumer-grade MEMS combo sensors will be on display at Electronica 2012 in Munich, Germany.
via Wearable Wireless 3D Body Motion Tracking | News | Product Design & Development.
At the bottom – huge growth is predicted in the market for “wearable wireless devices in sports and healthcare”.
Early in 2012, Youtube provided $100 million in funding to launch a number of “professionally produced” channels. Those that have not done well are about to get cancelled, followed by a new round of funding to start up new channels.
Videos to go at ’Tube – NYPOST.com.
How do you make money with online videos? One suggestion is to sell product placement with payment apportioned by the number of views the video receives: Monetize Your YouTube Videos With Product Placement and Tadcast. Certainly an interesting idea and potentially more successful than the “in your face” pre-roll ads used by some video services.