3D Animated Gif Artist
It's a very interesting read and a little difficult to understand why people would invest in such things
I skimmed part of the article and saw the game, but didn't play it. I'll have to come back to this later.
I just skimmed the article also. I'm not interested in NFTs. Dave was encouraged by his fans to get into NFTs with his digital artwork.
@Craig Long Encouraged by a couple of people but didn't I get a backlash when I said I was considering it, I even lost followers.
It would be nice to make a few quid, but I have always given my stuff away. I suspect it's one reason I have not got a Giphy artists channel because Giphy set up their artists to sell work online, it's not cheap and no doubt Giphy get a hefty commission.
@Dave Sutton - There may be a place for you on Renderosity (https://www.renderosity.com/). Check it out. You can sell your stuff or upload freebies.
@Dave Sutton - My question is if it truly is a ponzy scheme like many reputable sources indicate, why would you want to get into it?
This video explains it very well, and it seems that the buyer is the most likely person to get ripped off https://youtu.be/Buq9xosvxX0
It sounds like anything you would buy or sell especially at an auction. If you can duplicate the NFT then the fake would be of equal value especially if the original artist is not well known. An NFT of a great artist would hold it's value.
Check this one out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz9zw7-_vhM
@Craig Long What I have noticed is that many NFTs are not particularly good or works of art, so it is really just a matter of luck if an image increases in value. I was tempted at first to try my luck, but it goes against my principles to take advantage of other people.
I was one of the early settlers on the internet, when it was a nice place, and people shared things free of charge, so I think I will make a fun post on Twitter denouncing any interest in NFTs
The video was great, and reinforced what many people had already told me on Twitter.
@Dave Sutton I didn't know this existed in YouTube on computer. This is the shorts section that your videos show up in when you add the #shorts tag in the description of your video. Scroll down the page and see the shorts videos.
This is that molometer social media friend: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/bmsyViOCaVA
Do any of you happen to know the link to the shorts section?
There are some great videos there but isn't that the link that you posted?
@Dave Sutton What I have learned is it's called the "shorts shelf". Only vertical videos less than one minute in length get to that page with the hashtag #shorts in the description. Good videos can get a monetary reward from YouTube but most videos get no reward as usual. The videos show up in both places but shorts is more for mobile phones. I see that the shorts videos repeat automatically which is certainly good for animations.
Regular YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmsyViOCaVA
YouTube Shorts Shelf: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/bmsyViOCaVA
@Dave Sutton I have some funny videos that don't fit my music channel. I might convert them to vertical and see if they do better. I may post them on a different channel or on my current music channel. I have another channel that has no videos on it yet that I might consider using.
My earnings would be next to nothing but some make millions.
Kind of a shame that YouTube has abandoned the average user in favor of TV type celebrities.
It does not surprise me that they earn the biggest percentage through free marketing when they have a huge follower base. Even on Giphy you get famous names getting huge publicity when they make gifs from videos.