words and pictures by Brian Solis, images via flickr
I made it to NewTeeVee Live today and I have to say that I was glad I did. Wow!
The entire evolution of online video is truly redefining entertainment much in the same way that motion pictures did back in the day.
While it was positioned as Television Reinvented, to me it’s much more than TV 2.0, it’s Hollywood Reinvented. These are the days that people will look back and use as a reference for when online video started to change the world.
Most of the conference sessions were pretty incredible, insightful, and helpful for understanding the two views that separate traditional industry and new “new” media. Yes, new media has been part of Hollywood since the 90′s, but with Social Media propelling a new generation of stars, we’re witnessing not only an evolution in the creation and discovery of talent, but also a entirely new platform and industry that enables people to control their own destiny with or without the help of traditional power players.
NewTeeVee attracted the new landscape of people forcing change attracting along with it, those interested in helping “take them to the next level.” ICM agents were present. Networks with development deals were scouting. Advertising syndicates were promoting their networks. And a whole host of hopefuls and suits roamed the hallways meeting and greeting their way to the top.
Eddie Codel of GETV
Gina Bianchini of Ning
Dina Kaplan of blip.tv
Justin Kan of Justin.tv
I wasn’t able to meet and photograph everyone. I did catch up with old and new friends including Rafe Needleman of Webware, Jim Louderback of Revision3, George Ruiz of ICM, Dave Bursky, Eric Savitz of Barron’s, Jonas Halpren of FM Media, Katie Fehrenbacher of GigaOM, Scott Beale of Laughing Squid, and quite a few others that escape me at the moment.
For more pictures, visit my set on flickr.