An open platform where anyone can sell video directly to their audience.

VHX Website Themes in Action

If you want to sell video from your own website but you don’t have a website yet, we’ve got you covered (for free). Our website theme editor has a pile of super-customizable themes, all designed specifically for selling premium video. Look! Here’s one. It’s a free theme called SIMPLE.  Let’s see how a couple publishers have made it their own:
As you guessed, this theme keeps your site really simple. UnMosqued makes its illustrated poster the centerpiece, with clear options for playing the trailer and watching the movie. Add a simple description and done. 

West Coast Theory adds a little more flair to their site - a black background to highlight their logo and artwork, plus a few more words to describe their documentary. And check out those festival laurels!
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VHX Website Themes in Action

If you want to sell video from your own website but you don’t have a website yet, we’ve got you covered (for free). Our website theme editor has a pile of super-customizable themes, all designed specifically for selling premium video. Look! Here’s one. It’s a free theme called SIMPLE.  Let’s see how a couple publishers have made it their own:
As you guessed, this theme keeps your site really simple. UnMosqued makes its illustrated poster the centerpiece, with clear options for playing the trailer and watching the movie. Add a simple description and done. 

West Coast Theory adds a little more flair to their site - a black background to highlight their logo and artwork, plus a few more words to describe their documentary. And check out those festival laurels!
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VHX Website Themes in Action

If you want to sell video from your own website but you don’t have a website yet, we’ve got you covered (for free). Our website theme editor has a pile of super-customizable themes, all designed specifically for selling premium video. Look! Here’s one. It’s a free theme called SIMPLE.  Let’s see how a couple publishers have made it their own:

As you guessed, this theme keeps your site really simple. UnMosqued makes its illustrated poster the centerpiece, with clear options for playing the trailer and watching the movie. Add a simple description and done

West Coast Theory adds a little more flair to their site - a black background to highlight their logo and artwork, plus a few more words to describe their documentary. And check out those festival laurels!


What We’re Watching

Deep thoughts on our fave videos from the VHX archives:

Buried Alive It’s really really funny. -Adam
Bet Raise Fold  Informative & surprisingly dramatic. (It’s a doc about online poker, so go figure.)-Lisanne
Beauty is EmbarassingIt was super creatively inspiring and fun to watch.-Courtney My favorite movie on VHX. I love artistic misfits.-James
Primer Because guys…Primer. -Alex
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What We’re Watching

Deep thoughts on our fave videos from the VHX archives:

Buried Alive
It’s really really funny.
-Adam

Bet Raise Fold 
Informative & surprisingly dramatic. (It’s a doc about online poker, so go figure.)
-Lisanne

Beauty is Embarassing
It was super creatively inspiring and fun to watch.
-Courtney
My favorite movie on VHX. I love artistic misfits.
-James

Primer
Because guys…Primer.
-Alex


Film & Video Makers: We’ve got Office Hours
Curious about VHX? Need help? Want to talk through your strategy? Come on over to our place in DUMBO this Wednesday from 5-7pm! We’ll be here to walk you through the platform in person, offer some pro-tips, and  share ideas. Or just chat about VHS tapes. It’s a good old-fashioned open door policy.
RSVP here, so we know how many coffee mugs/high fives to have available.  
If you can’t make it to this one, or are coming from out of town, join us for another Wednesday. 
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Film & Video Makers: We’ve got Office Hours

Curious about VHX? Need help? Want to talk through your strategy? Come on over to our place in DUMBO this Wednesday from 5-7pm! We’ll be here to walk you through the platform in person, offer some pro-tips, and  share ideas. Or just chat about VHS tapes. It’s a good old-fashioned open door policy.

RSVP here, so we know how many coffee mugs/high fives to have available.  

If you can’t make it to this one, or are coming from out of town, join us for another Wednesday


VHX @ TIFF: How can direct distribution work for everyone?
Last week at TIFF’s Doc Conference in Toronto, we gave a talk about the key difference between “direct” and “digital,” some distribution myths and VHX successes, and key benefits of the Internet that everyone can leverage.  We just posted our slides in the Forums — just for you guys. Log in, check it out, chime in.
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VHX @ TIFF: How can direct distribution work for everyone?


Last week at 
TIFF’s Doc Conference in Toronto, we gave a talk about the key difference between “direct” and “digital,” some distribution myths and VHX successes, and key benefits of the Internet that everyone can leverage.  We just posted our slides in the Forums — just for you guys. Log in, check it out, chime in.

Film Festivals: The Next Generation

Film festivals are starting to expand their audiences by offering a digital version of their programming on the Interwebs. Smart, right? We take care of the technical part, so even if they can’t be at the festival in real life, people can attend digitally, in full HD.
For the past two years, we’ve partnered with Kickstarter to make excerpts of their Film Festival available to anyone, for free, all summer. On a smaller scale, we worked with a doc about Roger Ebert called Life, Itself. It premiered at Sundance Film Festival, and simultaneously streamed to Indiegogo backers "live" via VHX.
Another option: Make it ALL available! The DC Shorts Film Festival is a huge short film event taking place this month — they’ve made a special arrangement with the filmmakers to make over 100 of the featured films available online. 100 titles from the festival catalog streaming for $35. It’s awesome for absentee attendees, and for festival ticket holders who want to watch a few selections from the comfort of their own couch.
Hats off to festival organizers and creators with work in the festival circuit for thinking outside the box office. Check out The DC Shorts program here.
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Film Festivals: The Next Generation

Film festivals are starting to expand their audiences by offering a digital version of their programming on the Interwebs. Smart, right? We take care of the technical part, so even if they can’t be at the festival in real life, people can attend digitally, in full HD.

For the past two years, we’ve partnered with Kickstarter to make excerpts of their Film Festival available to anyone, for free, all summer. On a smaller scale, we worked with a doc about Roger Ebert called Life, Itself. It premiered at Sundance Film Festival, and simultaneously streamed to Indiegogo backers "live" via VHX.

Another option: Make it ALL available! The DC Shorts Film Festival is a huge short film event taking place this month — they’ve made a special arrangement with the filmmakers to make over 100 of the featured films available online. 100 titles from the festival catalog streaming for $35. It’s awesome for absentee attendees, and for festival ticket holders who want to watch a few selections from the comfort of their own couch.

Hats off to festival organizers and creators with work in the festival circuit for thinking outside the box office. Check out The DC Shorts program here.


Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (and a VHX Friends coupon)
AI WEIWEI: THE FAKE CASE is an intimate doc chronicling world-famous artist & activist Ai Weiwei’s year-long battle against the totally relentless Chinese government. In April 2011, he was kidnapped by the Chinese authorities, detained, and released 81 days later under house arrest and constant surveillance. As if that weren’t enough, he was promptly saddled with an absurd 2.5-million-dollar lawsuit that would come to be known as—you guessed it—"The Fake Case." 
If you were riveted by AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, this work by Danish filmmaker Andreas Johnsen is the unofficial next chapter. Yesterday, it was released digitally in over 230 countries (including China!) via thefakecase.com. 
The distributors at BOND/360 are even offering a coupon for the VHX community: get $1 off if you buy a stream or download with the code “VHX.” Offer’s good through this Sunday Sept. 21, so jump on it. 
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Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (and a VHX Friends coupon)

AI WEIWEI: THE FAKE CASE is an intimate doc chronicling world-famous artist & activist Ai Weiwei’s year-long battle against the totally relentless Chinese government. In April 2011, he was kidnapped by the Chinese authorities, detained, and released 81 days later under house arrest and constant surveillance. As if that weren’t enough, he was promptly saddled with an absurd 2.5-million-dollar lawsuit that would come to be known asyou guessed it"The Fake Case." 

If you were riveted by AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, this work by Danish filmmaker Andreas Johnsen is the unofficial next chapter. Yesterday, it was released digitally in over 230 countries (including China!) via thefakecase.com. 

The distributors at BOND/360 are even offering a coupon for the VHX community: get $1 off if you buy a stream or download with the code “VHX.” Offer’s good through this Sunday Sept. 21, so jump on it


XOXO, VHX

We had all the blasts at XOXO Festival this weekend in Portland. Organizers Andy & Andy put a lot of attention and care into making the conference and general atmosphere one that celebrates creators. Not so much in a TED talk “inspire the masses” kind of way, but in that very engaging, personal, hard-to-reproduce, real conversations kind of way. 
We sweated, we listened a lot. We showed a sneak peek from a little side project called Star Wars Uncut. We loved:
Playing all of the games all of the time. 
Ethan from Bandcamp talking about making tools for music artists to really make a living from their work. (We vibrate on the same frequency, Ethan.)
Brand new episodes of Bee and PuppyCat and shorts from David O’Reilly 
The one-two heartstring punch of Jonathan Mann and Anita Sarkeesian, and the comedic timing of Darius Kazemi and Justin Hall
Watching Kirby Ferguson’s first installment of This is Not a Conspiracy Theory, which he’s selling as a series on his website. 
Portland
Precisely every human we met
Check out the XOXO site for the full lineup - so many awesome people to know! 
GIANT CREATIVE GROUP HUG
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XOXO, VHX

We had all the blasts at XOXO Festival this weekend in Portland. Organizers Andy & Andy put a lot of attention and care into making the conference and general atmosphere one that celebrates creators. Not so much in a TED talk “inspire the masses” kind of way, but in that very engaging, personal, hard-to-reproduce, real conversations kind of way. 
We sweated, we listened a lot. We showed a sneak peek from a little side project called Star Wars Uncut. We loved:
Playing all of the games all of the time. 
Ethan from Bandcamp talking about making tools for music artists to really make a living from their work. (We vibrate on the same frequency, Ethan.)
Brand new episodes of Bee and PuppyCat and shorts from David O’Reilly 
The one-two heartstring punch of Jonathan Mann and Anita Sarkeesian, and the comedic timing of Darius Kazemi and Justin Hall
Watching Kirby Ferguson’s first installment of This is Not a Conspiracy Theory, which he’s selling as a series on his website. 
Portland
Precisely every human we met
Check out the XOXO site for the full lineup - so many awesome people to know! 
GIANT CREATIVE GROUP HUG
Zoom
Info

XOXO, VHX

We had all the blasts at XOXO Festival this weekend in Portland. Organizers Andy & Andy put a lot of attention and care into making the conference and general atmosphere one that celebrates creators. Not so much in a TED talk “inspire the masses” kind of way, but in that very engaging, personal, hard-to-reproduce, real conversations kind of way. 
We sweated, we listened a lot. We showed a sneak peek from a little side project called Star Wars Uncut. We loved:
Playing all of the games all of the time. 
Ethan from Bandcamp talking about making tools for music artists to really make a living from their work. (We vibrate on the same frequency, Ethan.)
Brand new episodes of Bee and PuppyCat and shorts from David O’Reilly 
The one-two heartstring punch of Jonathan Mann and Anita Sarkeesian, and the comedic timing of Darius Kazemi and Justin Hall
Watching Kirby Ferguson’s first installment of This is Not a Conspiracy Theory, which he’s selling as a series on his website. 
Portland
Precisely every human we met
Check out the XOXO site for the full lineup - so many awesome people to know! 
GIANT CREATIVE GROUP HUG
Zoom
Info

XOXO, VHX

We had all the blasts at XOXO Festival this weekend in Portland. Organizers Andy & Andy put a lot of attention and care into making the conference and general atmosphere one that celebrates creators. Not so much in a TED talk “inspire the masses” kind of way, but in that very engaging, personal, hard-to-reproduce, real conversations kind of way. 
We sweated, we listened a lot. We showed a sneak peek from a little side project called Star Wars Uncut. We loved:
Playing all of the games all of the time. 
Ethan from Bandcamp talking about making tools for music artists to really make a living from their work. (We vibrate on the same frequency, Ethan.)
Brand new episodes of Bee and PuppyCat and shorts from David O’Reilly 
The one-two heartstring punch of Jonathan Mann and Anita Sarkeesian, and the comedic timing of Darius Kazemi and Justin Hall
Watching Kirby Ferguson’s first installment of This is Not a Conspiracy Theory, which he’s selling as a series on his website. 
Portland
Precisely every human we met
Check out the XOXO site for the full lineup - so many awesome people to know! 
GIANT CREATIVE GROUP HUG
Zoom
Info

XOXO, VHX

We had all the blasts at XOXO Festival this weekend in Portland. Organizers Andy & Andy put a lot of attention and care into making the conference and general atmosphere one that celebrates creators. Not so much in a TED talk “inspire the masses” kind of way, but in that very engaging, personal, hard-to-reproduce, real conversations kind of way. 

We sweated, we listened a lot. We showed a sneak peek from a little side project called Star Wars Uncut. We loved:

Check out the XOXO site for the full lineup - so many awesome people to know! 

GIANT CREATIVE GROUP HUG

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