Cage collaboration Platform | STASH MAGAZINE

Cage Creative Collaboration and Project Management Platform

If your creative team members are scattered around the country or across continents, you know keeping everyone on the same page is a major challenge. And that’s exactly why Sandip Patel and his team built Cage. [Read more]

STYLE FRAMES speakers | STASH MAGAZINE

Keep Great Company at STYLE FRAMES!

Join 35 STYLE FRAMES speakers plus an audience full of designers, directors, animators, ADs, CDs, ACDs, ECDs, producers and EPs, HOPs, VPs, SVPs, VFX artists/supervisors, educators, audio and interactive designers plus VR producers, from all sides of the creative industry. [Read more]

Old Pixar marketing tape | STASH MAGAZINE

Travel back to 1990 with this Pixar Marketing Tape

While buying gear at the auction for a bankrupt studio, animator, educator and film archivist Steve Stanchfield over at Cartoon Research spotted a VHS case labelled “Pixar Marketing Tape.” Prepare yourself. [Read more]

motion design survey | STASH MAGAZINE

Take the Planet’s Shortest Motion Design Survey!

No seriously. Like 10 seconds and you’re done. Compiled by Lilian Darmono, Lola Landekic, Victoria Nece and Bran Dougherty-Johnson.

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Logan Pictures | STASH MAGAZINE

LOGAN Expands into Film and Television with Logan Pictures

LOGAN moves into content development with the launch of Logan Pictures led by producer Nick Moceri. The slate of film, television, and new media projects includes the Sundance hit “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour and produced by Elijah Wood. [Read more]

Wonder PL | STASH MAGAZINE

Is Wonder the New Vimeo?

On March 13th the media world erupted with news of Wonder PL, a new online video platform aimed directly at Vimeo and YouTube. Like Vimeo it offers an ad-free experience for viewers and subscription-based hosting for video creators ($300/year for unlimited streaming) plus monetization tools.

We believe the upside of Wonder is the opportunity for content providers to reach a wider (non-industry) audience like they can on YouTube while maintaing the uncluttered viewing environment of Vimeo.

Yes, it will take time for Wonder to build that reach and for the motion industry to tug free from Vimeo’s near-monopoly, but there’s no denying the reality of a serious and thoughtfully designed alternative video platform is exciting.

Now that the initial Launch euphoria has eased, we asked Wonder founder Sofia Fenichell three questions:

Stash: What was lacking in the current online video world that inspired you to start a new platform?

Sofia Fenichell: A carefully thought out video platform that unearths and makes it easier to discover and share quality video content. Quality content is sitting on the shelves globally everywhere. There is the wrong perception that high quality content isn’t worth watching because it is not necessarily viral. That’s not true. Also, we believe the 30+ demographic has largely been underserved when it comes to online video. We are very focused on lifestyle categories across Knowledge, Food, Culture & the Arts, Home & Family, Entertainment and Wellness that might appeal to this demographic.

Stash: Currently all your content is curated. When will Wonder allow uploads from new users?

SF: We will be allowing uploads from new users at the end of April. We can’t wait! However, if you have great content, write to us because we are selectively bringing on new content providers.

Stash: Wonder looks poised to compete directly with Vimeo. Tell us the top three reasons content creators should switch to the Wonder platform.

SF: We have invested considerable resources in making sure the Wonder Platform is the best platform on the market:
1. Through our partnership with Ooyala, we built a custom player that enables the fastest video loading and high quality streaming. We want the viewing experience to be perfect.
2. We have created a set of tools to enable content providers to monetize their content via commerce, and soon VOD and PPV.
3. Our platform offers the best consumer experience across mobile and web giving content providers a means to reach consumers they were previously not able to reach and also to target them by demographic profile and interest graph. No one is doing this in the same way we are.

Contact Wonder at hello@wonderpl.com [Read more]