So, I have all of my videos on Vimeo.com. I like them better than youtube because of their focus. Vimeo is very community oriented and they put a huge emphasis on original content. Vimeo is where I go to see new, neat videos like the stuff that Remmy is doing. Youtube is where I go if I missed The Colbert Report. Recently I put up my animations, “Jose’s Dinner” and “Shrodinger’s Cat”. However, they don’t seem to be getting a lot of views compared to my other videos. “Jose’s Dinner” has 134 views and “Shrodinger’s Cat” has 134. Most of my other videos have 2 – 4 times as many views.
Today I was reading Animation magazine and saw an advertisement for mytoons.com. After checking them out, I was left wondering, “Why didn’t I know about this?!?!” This is the perfect site for my animation. It also has a lot of the things I wish Vimeo had, such as groups. Also, they seem to have a lot better stuff in the form of listing software used and other such things. They are really neat!
So I’ve decided horses for courses. I will not abandon vimeo, but will use them for my regular videos while I will primarily focus on promoting my animation on mytoons.com. And I’ll still post my animation on vimeo, but I won’t worry too much about it. Now it’s time for the real test. I am currently uploading “Jose’s Dinner” and then will upload “Shrodinger’s Cat” – let’s see how long it takes to reach the same number of views as Vimeo and perhaps surpass it. I’m also very, very interested in seeing if “Shrodinger’s Cat” will be encoded with much better quality than on Vimeo. I’m extremely disappointed that it came out so badly since I did it as an HD quality render.
My mytoons.com homepage is at: http://www.mytoons.com/djotaku