Thoughts on Vimeo

Why has is taken so long to discover Vimeo?

As like most of the general population, I have relied on YouTube to find tutorials, short movies and animations. Often it would result in wasting valuable time watching people back-flip off the roofs of houses and amateurs  singing to their own web-cams in the hope it will go viral. When I think about it, Youtube has a lot of rubbish just waiting to be sorted through.

Introducing Vimeo – a US based video-sharing website on which the user can also upload, share and view videos. Founded in 2004 by Jake Lodwick and Zack Klein, the site now attracts 65 million unique visitors per month and more than 8 million registered users.

What I particularly like about Vimeo is its clean environment with content that never fails to inspire regardless of what you’re into. With a few simple clicks, I was able to view beautiful animations and moving short movies that were easy to share amongst friends and the classroom. The creators deliberately made the choice to disallow gaming videos as it has “been the single biggest reason for transcode wait times”. Personally, I see this as a good move to filter out the rubbish and focus on good quality productions.

If you have a few moments, broaden your horizons and discover some amazing talent on Vimoe! If your willing, why not create your own and share it with the world. Who knows, maybe your creation could win a prestigious Vimeo Award!

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Categories: Animation, Media, Photography

Author:Rogers

Teacher of Visual Arts

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