With the growth of online video on most of the social sites, video content is quickly becoming one of the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective ways to reach a global audience with a message. But as the field becomes more crowded, standing out becomes more difficult.
These ten video content creators stand out from the pack with their creative uses of the new media format.
1) Quinta Brunson
2) Marina Amaral
Photocolorist Marina Amaral puts eye-grabbing videos on her blog to show her work in progress.
3) Dan Hogman
Dan Hogman's short clips on Instagram also show the creation of art, and display the skill involved in creating his works.
4) Seeker VR
Science site Seeker has gone all out to show a different view of nature with an emphasis on 360 degree video. Seeker's YouTube channel will take you to the edge of space, shotgun in a fighter jet and in the middle of a burning field.
5) Meir Kay
6) Paul Octavious
7) Sally French
Not to be outdone, Sally French is the Drone Girl, a California native who's pioneering the use of drones in journalism.
8) Dave And Gabe
Not all of the advances in video content are happening online. Dave and Gabe operate an installation studio that combines video with touch and sound on behalf of brands and institutions. They've made screens you can lean on, and an interactive haunted house.
Cooking videos are a dime a dozen on the Internet, but Cayla Gallagher's Pankobunny stands out by combining American tastes with Japanese themes. Her videos even have Japanese subtitles.
Cryptocurrency isn't easy to follow but Crypt0's professional videos do a great job of talking users though a complex topic.