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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 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
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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:

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

GIANT CREATIVE GROUP HUG


Kung Fury’s Crowdfunding Doesn’t End with Kickstarter

Action comedy KUNG FURY is keeping the crowdfunding love alive by giving new fans the chance to buy in to the same rewards as their $5-level Kickstarter campaign backers. 
At the beginning of this year, they tripled their goal and raised over $630,000 from more than 17,000 fans. Now, thanks to their VHX site and the private Updates feature, newcomers can get in on private backer perks including the Production Diary for a contribution of five bucks. 
It’s an awesome way to let new fans show their support — and to continue raising money for the project — after their Kickstarter has come and gone.
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Kung Fury’s Crowdfunding Doesn’t End with Kickstarter

Action comedy KUNG FURY is keeping the crowdfunding love alive by giving new fans the chance to buy in to the same rewards as their $5-level Kickstarter campaign backers. 

At the beginning of this year, they tripled their goal and raised over $630,000 from more than 17,000 fans. Now, thanks to their VHX site and the private Updates feature, newcomers can get in on private backer perks including the Production Diary for a contribution of five bucks.

It’s an awesome way to let new fans show their support — and to continue raising money for the project — after their Kickstarter has come and gone.


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 BEFORE OBLIVION. Very existential, right? Let’s see how a couple publishers have made it their own:
Hello geometry! This theme has clean lines and puts the buttons for playing the trailer & purchasing front and center. Gamer doc i49 - TF2 Fragumentary uses the left side navigation to show the synopsis, director’s bio, blog and Twitter feeds, so fans can connect with the creators right away.  

Apocalypse According to Doris uses a rotating carousel of background stills to give you a taste of the feature film when you land on their site. The creators give viewers several purchase options, showing off different packages and great bonus content. 
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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 BEFORE OBLIVION. Very existential, right? Let’s see how a couple publishers have made it their own:
Hello geometry! This theme has clean lines and puts the buttons for playing the trailer & purchasing front and center. Gamer doc i49 - TF2 Fragumentary uses the left side navigation to show the synopsis, director’s bio, blog and Twitter feeds, so fans can connect with the creators right away.  

Apocalypse According to Doris uses a rotating carousel of background stills to give you a taste of the feature film when you land on their site. The creators give viewers several purchase options, showing off different packages and great bonus content. 
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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 BEFORE OBLIVION. Very existential, right? Let’s see how a couple publishers have made it their own:

Hello geometry! This theme has clean lines and puts the buttons for playing the trailer & purchasing front and center. Gamer doc i49 - TF2 Fragumentary uses the left side navigation to show the synopsis, director’s bio, blog and Twitter feeds, so fans can connect with the creators right away.  

i49 - TF2 The Fragumentary

Apocalypse According to Doris uses a rotating carousel of background stills to give you a taste of the feature film when you land on their site. The creators give viewers several purchase options, showing off different packages and great bonus content. 

Apocalypse according to doris

VICE Films has captured ’90s skateboarding in all its rail-grinding, blood-spitting, meteoric-rise-and-fall glory: All This Mayhem. Legendary skaters Tas & Ben Pappas blew into the US and quickly became competition powerhouses, living a crazy lifestyle that eventually caught up with them — All This Mayhem is really a story about their intense bond as brothers. 
Fans of skating, mayhem, everything in between can buy the film directly from the publishers on their website. 
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VICE Films has captured ’90s skateboarding in all its rail-grinding, blood-spitting, meteoric-rise-and-fall glory: All This Mayhem. Legendary skaters Tas & Ben Pappas blew into the US and quickly became competition powerhouses, living a crazy lifestyle that eventually caught up with them  All This Mayhem is really a story about their intense bond as brothers. 

Fans of skating, mayhem, everything in between can buy the film directly from the publishers on their website


Internet Slowdown throwdown

We’re joining Etsy, Kickstarter, Reddit, and other Internet companies large and small for Internet Slowdown Day this Wednesday, September 10.
Video lovers and video makers have a big stake in the battle for net neutrality. (More info on what exactly that means here.) But new rules and regulations on who gets to use the Internet at full power and who doesn’t will affect all of us. Protect the free and open Internet you know and love: Do what YOU can to rally for net neutrality. The last day for public comment to the FCC is next Monday, Sept. 15!
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Internet Slowdown throwdown

We’re joining Etsy, Kickstarter, Reddit, and other Internet companies large and small for Internet Slowdown Day this Wednesday, September 10.

Video lovers and video makers have a big stake in the battle for net neutrality. (More info on what exactly that means here.) But new rules and regulations on who gets to use the Internet at full power and who doesn’t will affect all of us. Protect the free and open Internet you know and love: Do what YOU can to rally for net neutrality. The last day for public comment to the FCC is next Monday, Sept. 15!

Get Ready for the ‘Internet Slowdown’

Amy Goodman talks net neutrality as the “Internet Slowdown” approaches, quotes Jamie’s concern for small businesses like VHX


Pro-tip: Use your trailer

Fans want to see a trailer. Make it easy to find and click on your site. Sounds like a no-brainer, but we’ve seen some great projects who somehow miss this opportunity, or who direct traffic away from their site. (SEO hint: All free VHX theme designs open your trailer without taking the viewer to a new page.)
Even if your final, polished trailer isn’t ready, this is the chance to give your audience a taste of your work. Now they have a reason to buy, or just to get excited and start following the project.
Not ready to release yet? Use your crowdfunding video, or tease with a rough cut of a scene. Heck! Turn the camera on yourself and just talk about the film. It’s important to show stuff if you’ve got stuff. Get more trailer upload tips. 
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Pro-tip: Use your trailer

Fans want to see a trailer. Make it easy to find and click on your site. Sounds like a no-brainer, but we’ve seen some great projects who somehow miss this opportunity, or who direct traffic away from their site. (SEO hint: All free VHX theme designs open your trailer without taking the viewer to a new page.)

Even if your final, polished trailer isn’t ready, this is the chance to give your audience a taste of your work. Now they have a reason to buy, or just to get excited and start following the project.

Not ready to release yet? Use your crowdfunding video, or tease with a rough cut of a scene. Heck! Turn the camera on yourself and just talk about the film. It’s important to show stuff if you’ve got stuff. Get more trailer upload tips

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