Spotter raises $200M to invest $1 billion into YouTubers’ back catalogs

How do YouTubers make a living? Usually, through a mixture of merch sales, membership programs or maybe even a custom product. But YouTube ad revenue makes up a sizable chunk of the pie chart. A YouTu

Nvidia expands its Omniverse

Omniverse is Nvidia’s platform for allowing creators, designers and engineers to collaboratively build virtual worlds. It’s the company’s platform that brings together design tools a

Dodles brings your doodles to life

I’ve always wanted to create my own animations. One idea is simple. My characters would be born, live, fall in love, and die in real time in a 80 year long masterpiece of constant animation. It

Entertainment Deals Take Center Stage In LA’s Burgeoning VC Scene

A string of big acquisitions, public offerings, and a pipeline of growing young startup companies has venture investors saying "I love L.A." The recent acquisitions of Maker Studios and Oculus VR,

Machinima Names Stephen Semprevivo President And GM Amidst Management Turnover

Machinima has had a rough year, as plans to bring on more funding have fallen through and the company has gone through a series of layoffs. But as it faces that and a shakeup of its senior management

Inside Machinima, The New Video Network For Gamers And Fanboys

As part of our tour of <a href="">new digital media companies throughout L.A.</a>, we checked out <a target="_blank" href="">Ma

Get Ready For TechCrunch TV’s Tour Of The New Hollywood, Starting Next Week

Over the last several years, we've seen a new group of digital media companies emerge in Los Angeles, driven by the growth of YouTube as a platform for distribution of video content. On Mondays and We

The Art And Science Of YouTube Networks

Over the last several years, we've seen a growing proliferation of multichannel networks (MCNs) pop up on YouTube, all of which are seeking to aggregate channels and audience in an effort to boost vie

Machinima: The Most Impressive LA Tech Company since MySpace

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Red Dead Redemption gets Fox TV machinima special

<img src="" />Quite the push behind <a HREF=""><i>Red Dead Redemption</i></a>, no? The la

Modern Warfare 2's No Russian level, now in machinima form

Is it too early in the morning for senseless violence? If you’re American, it’s never too early for violence, senseless or otherwise! Anyhow, some dude, presumably named Michael Barnes, pu

Video Game Network Gets $1.7 Million In Funding

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Red vs. Blue returns: Reconstructed series to run throughout the summer

Red vs. Blue is back, and better than ever! Reconstructed, the latest installment of the award-winning machinima series pits red guys from Halo against blue guys from Halo. It’s terribly epic, b

"Red vs Blue" Last Episode Airs Tomorrow

The critically acclaimed, Web-only machinima “Red vs. Blue” ends its illustrious run tomorrow with its 100th episode. The series’ creator claims that “The Sopranos” alrea

2006 Machiniama Film Festival, November 2-4

It’s not animation, see, it’s Machinima. It’s not CG, either. Not really. For those not in-the-know with this uber-nerdy new form of film making, Machinima is the art of creating fil