Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Average Video Ad Revenue

The average cost per 1,000 views (called average CPM) for an advertiser running ads with online videos is below. Remember these average video CPMs are what the advertiser pays, the publisher may make far less.

Average CPM for Premium content, broadcast content online: $21-$30
Average CPM for Mid-Tier, professionally produced content: $11-$20
Average CPM for User Generated Content: $0 - $5

(from Online Video Ad Budgets Expected To Rise Sharply In 2012). The video owner definitely makes less if there is an ad broker making the deal happen, like Google AdSense on YouTube.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mr. Bear Boogie

Mr. Bear dances on a laptop-keyboard stage, featuring All the Stars (DJs from Mars club mix) by Bobby Blue. The most recent of Mr. Bear's videos. Buy the track from iTunes and Amazon MP3.

Vlog at Desert

Sand desert loation scout for possibly one of the settings of "The Temptress' Chest: Pharaoh's Treasure." Could be the Gobi, Sahara, Arabian, Simpson or many other deserts.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pale Pink Flower

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Desert Location Scout

(click to enlarge). Scouted a great sand desert location today. Could be the Gobi (China/Mongolia), Sahara (Africa), Arabian (Asia/Africa), Simpson (Australia) or many other deserts. Very cool.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Vlog Naked

I vlog naked. Sort of. Not really. Sort of really.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Vlog at Tidal Pool

Vlog in the littoral zone watching a snail, sea anemone and crab.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

First Folio

picture of the first folio taken by David August
A first edition of "Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies" also known as the First Folio. This one is known as the Bridgewater copy, is at the Huntington Library in Southern California and is the first I've ever seen in person with my own eyes. There is an affordable facsimile version of the first folio available in soft cover.

Horror Movie Hotel

Creepy looking hotel that was one of the inspirations of the short horror/thriller I wrote "Color TV" that happily is about to be optioned. Update: I'm thrilled to say, it has been optioned!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

David August as NYPD Cop

In costume as a NYPD officer:
David August in a New York City Police officer uniform
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Driving a Desk

(click to enlarge). This is a desk a man is driving down the street in downtown LA, one of two that are probably being used for a film, tv show or commercial.

DIY Greenscreen

Using these $3.50 blankets, some lights that cost about $5 each and about $7 worth of diffusion paper, I have a green-screen in my house.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Red and White Splattered Rose

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