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Future of Cloud Video Production

StarsVu wishes its users a Happy New Year and thanks them for their dedication and support when the rest of the online video industry is heading towards StarsVu patented technology.

StarsVu, a One-of-a-Kind Online Video Production Suite

 

StarsVu, a One-of-a-Kind Online Video Production Suite, Launches Licensed Version of Its Patented Cloud Video Application

 

StarsVu recently launched an updated website and licensed version of its patented cloud video application, improving access and the availability of professional grade tools for video production. New available videos give a glimpse to how StarsVu tools and functionalities can be used as well as specific features.


Professional video productions are now within reach by anyone with the introduction of an online tool that lets any filmmaker produce quality videos quickly and cost effectively. StarsVu is a first-of-its-kind hub for online film and video production   that serves as a virtual studio where producers, writers, directors, and performers can collaborate seamlessly to make compelling videos.
“StarsVu makes it easy and affordable for creative people to work together to produce professional quality videos without the need for expensive hardware, complex software, and access to a studio,” says StarsVu founder and CEO, Maha Achour.
The process of creating quality videos is simplified by allowing collaborators to use StarsVu’s patented technology that integrates script writing  , video editing, and collaborations. All video files are organized and reside in the cloud, as a result of Video Script, which also allows for easy retrieval.
A video providing a quick overview of StarsVu may be viewed here: http://youtu.be/pRrcbR_hDu4  .

1.    Creating a video project. This is done by going to the StarsVu website and indicating the title, detailed description and aspect ratio of a proposed production. Potential collaborators will then be able to respond with an expression of interest to the production owner.
2.    Writing the script. The production owner uploads a script, a scene, and a shot. A character could be an actor, a presenter, a voice over, or any other talent.
3.    Building the team. The production owner uses the “Invite to Production” tool to pick his collaborators – actors, writers, editors – and build the production team, just as one would on a traditional video production project.
4.    Work on the production. Users may access the “My Production” page to accomplish and refine different requirements of the production, from screenwriting to editing to musical score.
StarsVu makes use of unique features, such as a searchable user database, and other powerful online tools, such as Chroma key, a layering tool, to enhance production quality and allow multiple characters to be displayed in a shot—even when the corresponding video files are uploaded by different contributors at different times and from different locations. A video showcasing StarsVu’s Chroma key layering capabilities may be seen here: http://youtu.be/pRYytq4g2pk  .

Achour says StarsVu is ideal for social, corporate, educational and media communities, and is flexible enough to easily accommodate the needs of most businesses. She says StarsVu also provides a means for audiences to access videos on demand. “With StarsVu, the only limits are peoples’ creativity and imagination,” adds Achour.
The StarsVu technology is available to individuals as well as organizations where the technology might be licensed and integrated for enterprise-wide use. Users of StarsVu’s technology include individuals and organizations from the following industry: education, film production, marketing and social media, just to name a few.
For those interested in the powerful tools that StarsVu has to offer, they can find out more by visiting and registering for a free account at http://www.starsvu.com/  .
About StarsVu
StarsVu’s mission is to simplify the process of creating quality videos by allowing individual collaborators to produce videos quickly and cost effectively by using the patented StarsVu cloud technology which integrates the three fundamental tools in video creation: script writing, video editing, and collaboration.
With the StarsVu patented technology, expensive hardware, complex software, and other costly elements in video production are virtually eliminated. At StarsVu, we believe that the video creation process should be simple and attainable in social, corporate, educational, and media communities to tell their story and communicate their ideas through video. 

 

Reelmarketer Interview - Cloud-based Video Production Solutions with StarsVu

 

We are honored to be featured on Reelmarketer – a place where you’ll find tips, strategies and resources on starting to marketing video. During this interview we shared some exciting news about StarsVu and future developments and updates.

Nov 01, 2012 by ReelMarketer

Great to be sitting down with you! For those who’ve not heard about StarsVu yet, tell us who you are, and what your organization does professionally?

STARSVU: We appreciate having the chance to inform your readers about what we do! StarsVu is currently the only company providing the innovative integration of three fundamental tools in video production: script writing, video editing, and collaboration as a Cloud service – all online over the internet!

Our mission is to simplify the process of creating quality videos by enabling collaborators to produce videos quickly and cost effectively. Script integration provides a natural way of organizing video files in the Cloud and saving them directly to the timeline upon uploading them.

Currently, StarsVu is licensing its platform to Cloud service providers, corporations, and organizations for their own use by choosing one of the three licensing options: Premier, Executive, and VIP.

In the future, new membership levels and compensation programs will be established to support sole and shared content ownership.

StarsVu is positioned as a Cloud-based production company – how does it work? How does it differ from other Cloud-based initiatives?

STARSVU: StarsVu’s Cloud tools and searchable user-database enable anyone to become a “Producer” who has the ability to build teams of socially connected, talented, amateur or seasoned professional writers, editors, actors, artists, and musicians from across the globe to collaborate and make videos!

For corporate or enterprise use, StarsVu can transform PowerPoint presentations and company documents to engaging videos by seamlessly and economically empowering company staff and executives to collaborate throughout the video creation process.

There are many providers of collaborative script writing or video editing tools, but no one has attempted to integrate them all into one application.

This is what StarsVu’s Cloud-based service has accomplished and patented, and we’re very proud of the result!

Tell us more – specifically, how are producers involved, and how do they benefit?

STARSVU: Today, production owners can use the system at no cost to produce their videos in the Cloud. They can invite their peers or registered users based on their qualifications to collaborate while having a script that is dynamic to adapt to the evolution of the message and target audience.

Producers can modify the team and change their roles without jeopardizing the production process since all files are located in the Cloud, and no one has the right to delete any files. Furthermore, users have limited access to the production processes depending on their roles.

How does the system work for those offering services – editing, narration, script writers, etc?

STARSVU: For other members of a production team, all they have to do is to register and to provide enough information about their qualification in order to get invited and participate in productions. As new membership levels and programs are established in the future, compensation for services rendered will be made possible.

Describe in detail each stage of the 4 Step Process.

STARSVU: The StarsVu 4 Step Process is simple enough – let me explain:

Step 1: Creating a Video
This is simply done by starting out with the inclusion of the title, detailed description, and aspect ratio of the production. Collaborators will determine their decision to join productions based on this public information and additional details provided by production owner in the invitation message.

Step 2: Writing the Script
Users need to start out with a script before uploading and editing videos. A script needs to be started and simply include at least one “character”, a scene, and a shot. The Character could be the actor, presenter, corporate executive, video maker, artist, voice over, and so forth.

Step 3: Build the Team.
Production owner and editors use the “Invite to Production” tool to begin building the production team by inviting users and assigning roles. Users will access the production description and may accept or decline the invitation. Selected users will have different access levels to the productions depending on their role.

Step 4: Work on Your Production:
Users access the “My Production” page that include the script writer, file uploader, collaboration, scenes/shots editor, video preview player, rendering tool, rendered video player. At any stage, production owners and editors may search for additional writers, editors, actors/characters, artists, and sound engineer or musicians to invite them to their production.

Is StarsVu a downloadable application, or entirely web-based? If web-based, why is this?

STARSVU: That’s right –  StarsVu’s web tools are entirely web-based.

There is no need to install any driver, user interface, or software on the user’s device regardless of the type of device such as computer, tablet, or cell phone.

The web-based application allows for a flexibility to users that enables them to access and work on their productions from any location on any device, which is why we kept the whole application on the Cloud.

Name a few projects that have benefited from your partnerships.
STARSVU: We are working on a few sponsored productions, including documentaries that will go public in the next few months. Below is the link to a video produced to promote Rising Venus, a San Diego-based website for aspiring entrepreneurial women, and their Video Lab program – click here to view that video.

Creator Up, a USC-based online web series, is also using StarsVu as one of the tools used by the students during their production process.

Why is video such an important marketing medium right now?

STARSVU: People connect with video content using both visual and audio senses. This makes videos the ultimate medium to deliver content, engage viewers, and adapt messages depending on market or audience. A report from Comscore (April 2012) and Aberdeen Group (March 2012 Survey) shows the potential and evolution of video’s influence and rise:

·         Consumers who view videos are 85% more likely to buy products

·         Video Users to increase by 70% for mobile application and 46% for online application year to year

·         56% indicated C-level commitment for the use of video within organizations

·         37% planning to put in place policies to use video content created by regular employees as corporate assets

·         30% of businesses had implemented formal content management tools for video content while 42% planned to add this capability.

Demand for video is on the rise, right? How do you prove gains in returns on investment (ROI) to the skeptic?

STARSVU: The proof is in the pudding, as it where. The research that I shared just now points to the effectiveness of video communication.

The typical consumer, especially young adults are increasingly spending more time watching videos rather than reading or listening. The popularity of YouTube is testament to this. Videos are used to acquire knowledge, comprehend information, share experiences, and in general connect with society. It makes sense that this form of communication is effective in influencing consumer behavior.

It is essential for companies and organizations to put in place an effective mechanism to produce, update, and maintain videos efficiently and cost-effectively in order to see a positive ROI. StarsVu provides companies to engage in video production and management without investing in expensive videos produced by studios that limit modification of the delivered message.

Moreover, Companies do not need to stream these videos from their servers; instead they can leverage the various free video aggregators available through the web.

How does online video production excel over traditional-style in-house video production?

STARSVU: Today’s video Creation faces the following challenges regardless of type and length:

1.       Expense: Typically it could cost $10K to rent studio for a 5min video

2.       Duration: It takes time to coordinate, shoot, & edit

3.       Logistics: Script writing is a separate process. In order to produce a video all crew must be present

4.       Risk: Team can change during production, file storage needs to be centralized, and unknown ROI

Our Solutions: StarsVu’s streamlined video creation process using its patented technology:

1.       Cost Effective: Access to global talent instantly, no need for expensive software and hardware

2.       Quick: Parallel Cloud Processing throughout the production lifecycle

3.       Simple: Easy Interface, centralized file organization, real-time application, modular architecture for easy video modification

4.       Scalable: In regards to team, video duration, type, and files update

What must a company new to this field keep in mind when having video produced for web audiences?

STARSVU: Sure thing – here are 7 top general tips for producing video for the online audience:

1.       Focus on the why the video is being produced. Identify the goals or purpose of the video and keep this in mind throughout the creative process.

2.       Determine your core or targeted audience. Although your video will be available online where it could be seen by almost anyone, it makes sense to produce it with the idea that the information you provide is relevant to the audience you want to reach. This helps to keep the focus of your video, ensure that the video is relevant and that you will engage the target audience.

3.       Ensure that a script is written, reviewed, and evaluated to ensure that you fine-tune your message and the flow of information is articulated well before engaging in the filming of the video.

4.       Ensure that your video is of reasonable length. Keeping the length of your video no longer than 4-5 minutes is optimal for sustaining the viewer’s attention – even shorter = better.

5.       Engage your audience with creativity by using StarsVu library of effects, transitions, themes, stock footage, and chromakey capabilities.

6.       Optimize your video for web viewing OR render your video properly for web viewing. StarsVu offers users three types of rendering: “low and mid resolution” for mobile viewing and “high resolution” for web viewing.

7.       Don’t forget to give your video a descriptive title and proper metadata for search engine optimization!

Glad to have you on ReelMarketer and that we’re finally able to get your company featured as part of the ReelMarketer interview series! What are the best way for someone to get started with your company to see if your services are a fit?

STARSVU: Thank you for the opportunity to spread awareness about our cloud-based video production solution – we’re sure many of your audience will find us a great fit!

Anyone can register and use the application for free today. So, potential licensees can either start by registering, creating a production, and collaborating with their peers to experience firsthand how StarsVu works. Alternatively, they can contact us to see a demo to fully understand the system capability by emailing app@starsvu.com, calling us at (858) 876-5416, or following us on twitter@StarsVu.

Labels: cloud video production, editing video, marketing video, mobile video, online video, script writing, social media, StarsVu business, video collaboration, video editing, Video production, web video, youtube

 

Rising Venus Video Lab to use StarsVu Patented Cloud Video Tools


StarsVu is pleased to be selected by Rising Venus to share its Patented Collaborative Cloud Video tools with its Video Lab participants. StarsVu mission is to make the video creation process ubiquitous to all social, corporate, educational, and media communities to accommodate Business needs and viewers’ mindset of on-demand & compelling video content.
 
 
 
 
 
Recent Market studies indicate that: 
 
                                                                        (Comscore April 2012 report)
Online video market to grow at 35% per year on average to reach $30 billion in 2015, around 6% of total video market
Consumers who view videos are 85% more likely to buy products
Cisco claims that video now accounts for 50% of web traffic
Video Users to increase by 70% for mobile application and 46% for online application year to year
 
 
                                                      (The March 2012 Aberdeen Group Survey)
56% indicated C-level commitment for the use of video within organizations
64% either currently or plan to use video content as corporate assets
33% expecting to more than double their social and collaborative uses of video for internal enterprise use over the next 12 months.
37% planning to put in place policies to use video content created by regular employees as corporate assets
30% of businesses had implemented formal content management tools for video content while 42% planned to add this capability.
 
 

Labels: business video, cloud video production, collaboration, marketing video, mobile video, online video, script writing, social media, social video, StarsVu, video editing, video online, Video production, youtube

 

StarsVu to Demo at Funders & Founders LIFE 3.0 Event

 

 

StarsVu to Demo at Funders & Founders LIFE 3.0 Event

 

 

 

 

 

StarsVu is democratizing the video production process by leveraging its PATENTED Technology that integrates Collaboration, Script Writing, and Video Editing tools to eliminate the need for expensive hardware, complex software, and studios access. Our Mission is to make the video creation process ubiquitous to all social, corporate, educational, and media communities to accommodate Business needs and viewers’ mindset of on-demand & compelling video content. 

 

 

When: September 13 at 6PM

 

Where: Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco

 

For additional information please visit their website http://fundersandfounders.com/life-3-0/

 

Labels: cloud video production, collaboration, video editing, mobile video, online video, script writing, social media, social video, StarsVu, video online, Video production, youtube, business video, marketing video

 

 

StarsVu to speak at Women 2.0 Founder Friday

 

StarsVu Founder to share her story at Founder Friday - Open to aspiring and current entrepreneurs, technologists, and investors.
 
Founder Friday is a Women 2.0 monthly networking event organized in partnership with like-minded organizations and individuals. 

  This event takes place on Friday, September 7th from 6-9pm in San Diego. 
Hosting our Launch of San Diego Founder Friday are Founders:
Juliet Oberding, Founder - Predictably Well  
Maha Achour, Founder - Starsvu
Registration: 

Interview with StarsVu Founder - Startup San Diego

 

  

On July 10 2012, the San Diego Union Tribune published an article written by Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry, serial entrepreneurs who invest in early-stage technology companies, about Startup San Diego - a regional community for Startup California in association with the Startup America Partnership. 

 “ Serial entrepreneur Maha Achour is the local leader of Startup San Diego, an affiliate of the StartupAmerica Partnership, an initiative that was launched at the White House in early 2011. The prestigious board of directors includes AOL co-founder Steve Case; Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings; and Tory Burch, CEO of the fashion company that bears her name. She says that the Startup America Partnership’s goal is to bring startups together with the resources they need and to scale this effort by creating similar networks all over the country.

Startup San Diego is primarily focused on helping Internet entrepreneurs because Achour contends this is the group that has the weakest support system. She says that the region lacks angel investors who understand the DNA of Internet companies. She also says San Diego lacks focused accelerators with direct funding to participants, as well as adequate software development talent and mentors who have experience with Internet startups. Internet companies do not require large amounts of capital to get launched, and Achour would like our region to challenge Silicon Valley and Los Angeles in this area.”

 “San Diego is a hot bed of startup activities in Internet, Biotech, Wireless, Energy, and Semiconductor sectors, our entrepreneurs are launching promising high-growth companies all over our communities,” said Maha Achour, head of Startup San Diego and StarsVu Founder & CEO. “Startup San Diego provides a collaborative forum for entrepreneurs to tap into a statewide and nationwide network of experienced mentors, capital, talent, corporate partners and resources. Startup San Diego will be ‘led by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.”

About Startup California

The Startup California works in tandem with Startup America Partnership.  Our statewide focus is on enhancing the connections between the local California ecosystem and to other Startup America regions across the country.  Startup California will focus on breaking down silos across communities and uniting entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other California leaders, to work in concert to increase the number and scale of new high-growth firms to create economic growth and quality new jobs in the state.  For more information, visit the Startup California website: www.startupcal.orghttps://www.facebook.com/StartupCaliforniahttp://www.twitter.com/startupcal.

About Startup America Partnership

The Startup America Partnership is a growing national movement of thousands of founders, experts and resources providing startups access to the corporations, investors, and services they need to grow.  Launched at the White House in early 2011, the Partnership brings together startups and local champions from around the country focused on creating successful networks for young high-growth companies to thrive.  AOL co-founder Steve Case chairs the Partnership and the Kaufman and Case Foundations are its founding partners.  American Airlines, American Express OPEN, Dell Inc., Intuit Inc., Microsoft and NYSE Euronext are corporate sponsors.  For more information on the Partnership, visit www.s.co.

Labels: accelerators, angle investors, Biotech, entrepreneur, Internet, Investors, StarsVu, Startup America, Startup California, Startup San Diego, wireless 

StarsVu to Participate in Vidcon Panel Discussion: So You Want to Collaborate. Now What?

 

StarsVu creator of the world's first end-to-end online video production platform, today announced that it will participate in Vidcon “So You Want to Collaborate. Now What?” panel discussion hosted by Revision3:
“The evolution of creators, networks, and business models on Youtube has happened faster than any other media trend in history. Youtube itself has evolved rapidly, and shifted the fabric of the media industry irreversibly. The idea of a collab has changed as well. Originating as a labor of love between creators working to build fans and followers they quickly became strategic as larger creators realized the value of their hardwon audiences. How is a collab different than just a creative partnership? Where do collabs fit in the new business of Youtube? What works and how should you be thinking about collabs now?”
 

 





Visit StarsVu booth #305 at Vidcon 2012 to collaborate with superstars from across the globe on exciting video production on-the-fly, or join our upcoming Vidcon production:
 
http://www.starsvu.com/productions/vidcon-2012 
 
To be invited to this production, register and email your StarsVu username to Vidcon12@starsvu.com
 
StarsVu Production Team
www.starsvu.com
@starsvu
 

cloud video production, edit videos online, web application, script writing, youtube, vidcon, mobile video, online video, collaborative production, web Video production

 

StarsVu Vidcon 2012 Production

 

StarsVu Vidcon 2012 Production

Are you attending Vidcon 2012..  Can't come this year.. 

 

 

Doesn't matter since you can still participate in StarsVu Vidcon 2012 Video production using StarsVu full green screen in Booth #305 

 

 

To be invited to this production, register and email your StarsVu username to Vidcon12@starsvu.com 

In this production, video contributors from across the globe will  collaborate with Vidcon attendees on creating cool video scenes. 

StarsVu Production Team
www.starsvu.com
@starsvu

Labels: cloud video production, edit videos online, film making, social media, storytelling, viral content, web application, writing, youtube, vidcon, mobile video, online video, collaborative production

 

StarsVu Online Video Production Tools Support Multiple Video Resolutions & Aspect Ratios

 
So, you want to collaborate on high-quality video productions quickly, economically, and with the capability to modify it with time, then StarsVu cloud-based video tools are just for you. 
 
Video productions owners can now specify their videos aspect ratios from the start to allow global contributors invited to productions to transparently comply with it throughout production lifetime. 
 
During the rendering process, Editors and Production Owners render portions of the videos or the whole video using low, medium, and high resolutions options for viewing on cell phone, tablets, laptop, or HDTV displays. 
  
StarsVu social media sphere can be found at http://www.twitter.com/starsvu and on Facebook here.
 
Labels:  Marketing business entertainment  online cloud video production collaboration.
 
 
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StarsVu Web Based Production and Video App Version 1.0 will go LIVE on Match 30th

 

The Internet is ablaze with film and videos. Now it’s your turn to take the reigns. You’re the producer, you’re the editor, and you’re the actor. On StarsVu you’re the director and this is the director’s cut of online collaborative video. StarsVu is a social networking site with content generation capabilities that breaks the rules of traditional storytelling. Shooting viral videos, creating memes, short film production, feature films, documentaries, socially conscious commentary or even art films. There is no limit to what you can do with your new web based production and video app. Casting has never been more diverse, editing more accessible and green screen never easier.
 
 
StarsVu is a new online web editing suite that functions in the cloud. You are the auteur, and the Internet is your theatre. StarsVu is a production hub for online film and video that connects a new generation of professionals and amateurs. Collaborating has never been easier. With access to talent from Los Angeles to London to Tokyo, invitation & collaboration system, an editing bay, a production calendar, screenwriting software, visual effects studio that connects social media to video production, StarsVu’s web application isn’t just a video maker it is the Internet’s premiere digital studio for writers, directors, performers and producers.
 
Imagine if a social media platform such as Tumblr and a video sharing platform like Youtube started hanging out with a production and editing suite akin to Final Cut Pro.  That's what StarsVu's proprietary technology provides - a creative community working together to help you create the next great thing.
 
StarsVu will go live on March 30th at http://www.starsvu.com and can be found on the social media sphere at http://www.twitter.com/starsvu and on Facebook here.
 
Labels: cloud video production, edit videos online, film making, social media, storytelling, viral content, web application, writing, youtube, vidcon, mobile video, online video, collaborative production
 
 
 
 
 

STARSVU AVATAR SYSTEM A BIG GO

Posted by Jim Martin 

“I look like the me that I want to look like!” And that’s exactly how all of your coworkers, collaborators and contributors will see you.

After a trial run that has been nothing less than a massive success, StarsVu is pleased to officially announce that our avatar interface is 100% operational. Partnering with Gravatar, the leader in avatar integration and the premiere one-stop shop for identification and recognition, StarsVu has taken another step forward in its mission to become the world’s first interactive, cloud based film and video production company with an integrated social networking community focused on mutual-promotion, engagement and inspiration.

Your profile on StarsVu isn’t just a profile. It’s a “how do you do.” A worldwide conduit to the type of people that you want to be working with, but up until this point have never had the opportunity to network with, meet or collaborate with. Think of StarsVu as an interactive portfolio with a smidge of resume tied in. Who knows – maybe you’ll even make a new friend or two... StarsVu's Twitter! can attest to that!

Join today become part of the world’s foremost technology in one of its fastest growing fields – collaborative web based video production!

Super Bowl Contest Results: StarsVu, First Runner Up

 

StarsVu Start Up America Interview Spectacular


By Jim Martin

StarsVu was a runner up for StartUp America's "Start Up to the Super Bowl!" campaign. As such, Start Up America asked us to do an interview. (The bold are the questions by Startup America.. the non-bold are our answers!)
 


Why you joined Startup America/What you hope being a part of Startup America will do for StarsVu’s growth?

StarsVu joined Startup America to learn from its experts by attending its events and leverage from its partnership programs and network. In this ever-changing atmosphere for Starstups from fund raising to legal and marketing, it is vital for emerging successful businesses to effectively execute on a timely manner and with least disruptions. Hence, having an organization such as Startup America is vital to maintain US leadership in innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Give us a quick description of StarsVu and why your company is a game changer in your industry

Video Markets are going through major transitions with the proliferation of online videos to our TV sets and mobile devices. However, video content is still being produced using complex, lengthy, and expensive traditional ways that cannot be scaled to accommodate users’ mindset of on-demand & compelling video content.

StarsVu Propriety Web Application streamlines the video production process by creating socially connected online communities that collaborate on producing wide varieties of high-quality videos quickly and economically. This is accomplished by integrating the “Video Script Writing” and “Video Editing” processes into a single web application, which is the “Video Production.” A Propriety technology developed and patented by StarsVu. After extensive discussions with leaders in the online video industries and Hollywood professionals, it was confirmed that the seamless integration of the script writing process within the video production platform is a novel idea. They even concurred that such integration is essential in putting the whole video production online. StarsVu filed a utility patent application to protect this powerful concept and expect to have it issued this year.

With an editing bay, a production calendar, screenwriting software, visual effects studio, and collaboration process that connects social media to video production, StarsVu's web application isn't just a video maker it is the Internet's premiere digital studio for writers, directors, performers, producers, and media industries.


What is your twitter handle/fb so we can properly promote you?

FB: StarsVu!
Twitter: @starsvu

Sopranos Spoof Hits Big For Online Video Editing Software

 

Posted by Jim Martin 

 

 

Samy isn't a mobster. He's not Italian. He's not even 18 years old... But he is a produced filmmaker. Yes. You heard me right. Thanks to StarsVu video production suite he wrote, shot, starred and edited a funny short film spoofing the Tony Soprano lifestyle.  Even crazier than that - according to Samy - it only took him 3 hours.

 
"It only took 3 hours... to write the script, type it, shoot the videos, edit them, and render the whole thing." He mentioned that he used green screen, "I superimposed myself over the backgrounds I put it to make it look like I was at a psychiatrist's office. After it was shot, StarsVu made the rest a piece of cake."
 
Easy Editing Video Application
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Who shot it? Samy. After all, that's what tri-pods are for, right? Not bad for a one-man show. Not to mention that the whole thing was done online - on a web based video editing suite. StarsVu's main goal is to provide novices to professionals a new and unique way to produce film and video from pre-production through post-production.
"If Samy can create a funny video that has already raked in over 2,000 views on youtube in an hour on his own," Los Angeles writer/producer Jeff Kimble said, "I could probably do a video with my buddies in Sweden and the UK, right?"
 
Right indeed. Because it's cloud based. StarsVu is the first cloud-based project management application that allows a writer in Los Angeles to upload the script to their production team in England and then let their VFX house and Editor in Hong Kong tie it all together.  It's all in one.
Check it out today and follow StarsVu on twitter to become part of the new wave in film and video production and editing.

Online Cloud Editing Tools Provide Video Producers Web Based Video Studio

Posted by Jim Martin

 "I can't just quit my day job and move to Hollywood to write and direct movies. My family would think I'm crazy!" Sound familiar?  (It does on Twitter)

Or maybe you're thinking, "I love editing film and video but I don't have the money to get a good camera so my footage always stinks. Why do I even try cutting this nonsense together?"

Samy Stars Vu Sopranos ActSamy Chair Sopranos

And who hasn't read a blog about a guy or girl lamenting, "I live in a small town and no one else is creative. No one wants to produce, write, direct, edit, shoot, film or do visual effects on any web videos or short films I'm working on."

Never again. Stars Vu is a new online web editing suite that functions in the cloud. A production hub for online film and video that connects a new generation of professionals and amateurs. Collaborating has never been easier. With access to talent, invitation & collaboration system, an editing bay, a production calendar, screenwriting software, visual effects studio that connects social media to video production, StarsVu’s web application isn’t just a video maker it is the Internet’s premiere digital studio for writers, directors, performers and producers.

Stars Vu: No downloading, no problems, an online studio from pre-production through post production. Create your own path down the red carpet and be an elite member movie industry today.

StarsVu Cash Prize!

SIGN UP today for a chance to win $1,000: StarsVuTM is offering users registered before February 29, 2012 for the chance to win $1,000. All what you need to do is REGISTER before the deadline. The Lucky Winner will be subject to the Cash Prize Rules and will be notified via email.

Cash Prize Rules

  • All participants must be registered users at Starsvu.com
  • All participants are subject to the Starsvu.com Terms of Use
  • To be eligible, you must register by February 29, 2012
  • The lucky winner will receive the cash prize via a PayPal account
  • Must reside in the continental United States
  • Employees aren't eligible to participate
  • Odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entrants

 

StarsVu Cash Prize!

SIGN UP today for a chance to win $1,000: StarsVuTM is offering users registered before Dec 30 the chance to win $1,000. All what you need to do is REGISTER before the deadline. The Lucky Winner will be subject to the Cash Prize Rules and will be notified via email.

Cash Prize Rules

  • All participants must be registered users at Starsvu.com
  • All participants are subject to the Starsvu.com Terms of Use
  • To be eligible, you must register by December 30, 2011
  • The lucky winner will receive the cash prize via a PayPal account
  • Must reside in the continental United States
  • Employees aren't eligible to participate
  • Odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entrants

New site design goes live!

For the first time in video production history, amateur producers, directors, scriptwriters, actors, editors, musicians, and artists are able to collaborate on creative video productions using StarsVu Application. Simple ideas can evolve into stimulating scripts and exciting videos using the script, video, and peripherals integrated functionalities.

New site design goes live!

For the first time in video production history, amateur producers, directors, scriptwriters, actors, editors, musicians, and artists are able to collaborate on creative video productions using StarsVu Application. Simple ideas can evolve into stimulating scripts and exciting videos using the script, video, and peripherals integrated functionalities.