New Six-Part Video Interview tih Jim Steinmeyer at GeniiOnline

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New Six-Part Video Interview tih Jim Steinmeyer at GeniiOnline

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 27th, 2017, 7:25 pm

Hey Folks, click on over to www.geniionline.com, our sister company, and watch the first two parts of a six-part video interview with Jim Steinmeyer!

Part One: https://geniionline.com/videos/geniicon ... heme-parks

Part Two: https://geniionline.com/videos/geniicon ... sney-magic
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Re: New Six-Part Video Interview tih Jim Steinmeyer at GeniiOnline

Postby Denis Behr » October 27th, 2017, 7:50 pm

Why are you splitting an interview into six three-minute clips? GeniiOnline seems to be quite a click-baity project.

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Re: New Six-Part Video Interview tih Jim Steinmeyer at GeniiOnline

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 27th, 2017, 8:06 pm

I personally am not doing anything because I don't run GeniiOnline. I run the magazine (print and digital).
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Re: New Six-Part Video Interview tih Jim Steinmeyer at GeniiOnline

Postby AJM » October 28th, 2017, 5:29 am

I have to admit I'm not sure why it's there. I visited it once and have never returned.

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Re: New Six-Part Video Interview tih Jim Steinmeyer at GeniiOnline

Postby Susan Arendt » November 2nd, 2017, 4:37 pm

Denis Behr wrote:Why are you splitting an interview into six three-minute clips? GeniiOnline seems to be quite a click-baity project.


Hey, Susan the EIC of GeniiOnline here. Just wanted to pop in and say that's a fair question to ask. There are a few reasons why we do this:

1. More than 50% of our readers are on their phone, and long-form video isn't a great experience there. The screen is small, the sound isn't great, and depending on your particular data plan, watching a 40-minute video might use up your cap.

2. GeniiOnline isn't only for magicians, it's for everyone. Now, while you would likely enjoy watching an entire interview with Jim in one sitting, not everyone has that kind of time or patience, so we divide the video up into more digestible chunks so if someone only has a few minutes, or is only interested in one particular aspect, they don't have to spend a lot of time skimming the longer video for what they want. Several shorter videos accommodate more viewing needs than one longer video.

3. And then there's the basic practicality of monetization: you'll make more from several videos than you will from one. GeniiOnline is a business, after all, and we need to be smart about keeping the lights on.

Hope that answered your question, but if not, feel free to reach out. I'm happy to explain where we're coming from.

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Re: New Six-Part Video Interview tih Jim Steinmeyer at GeniiOnline

Postby Bill Mullins » November 2nd, 2017, 6:04 pm

Thanks for a direct answer to the question.


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