Introducing CBR's New Video Site

At Comic-Con International in 2007, CBR began a new chapter in its long history - creating original video content. Those early video interviews conducted on the CBR yacht are rough, to say the least, but you have to start somewhere.

Since then we've produced a lot more video, upgrading our equipment significantly and learning a lot about what it takes to produce video for the Web. While it's still very much a learning process, I'm happy with the progress we've made. Since those initial attempts we've conducted more than 200 video interviews with your favorite comic creators and celebrities. Some conducted at conventions, while others were done in our Los Angeles based studio.

While our production quality improved, our distribution was still a mess. That all changes today. Through a partnership with our friends at Blip.tv, I'm very excited to announce the launch of CBR's new Video site at video.comicbookresources.com. By partnering with Blip TV we're able to offer a higher quality viewing experience (including HD video), as well as greater syndication opportunities to come. And whereas before those of you with iPads and iPhones couldn't watch CBR videos on your mobile device, Blip TV supports those platforms. Now you can enjoy CBR TV goodness while on the go!

In addition, this partnership also allows CBR the opportunity for more video production in 2011 and at this very moment our goal is 150 interviews in 2011, almost double our 2010 output.

In the process of migrating our video to this new platform, we unearthed some completed videos from our archives that unfortunately never ran. In the coming weeks we'll bring you a selection of videos from 2007, 2008 and 2009 that while may be dated in some ways, still give you incredible insight in to the creative minds behind your favorite comics. Check the site this coming weekend for the first FROM THE VIDEO ARCHIVES interview with Jason Aaron from 2009.

Moving forward, I'm looking forward to that increased production schedule. 150 interviews is a lot, but I think I can handle it! In fact, our next video shoot in Los Angeles is Saturday December 11th - if you're a comics creator, publicist, actor or anyone working within the comics industry and would like to inquire about an interview, e-mail me about your interest and we'll try to set something up.

There's a number of people who helped set this new site up who need some thanks. Our lead designer Matt Brett did the usual stellar job he usually does. Steve Woolf at Blip helped make this transition far easier than it could have been. Lead developer Frank Beaton htlped with back end support. Plus, thanks go out to Jacob Riskin, Casey McKinnon, Mark Milhollan, Stephen Gerding and everyone else who helped us make this transition.

Before I let you go, I figured I'd offer up a selection of some of my favorite interviews conducted over the past four years. Check 'em out and leave a comment when you're done viewing/listening.





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