Comrades, Communism has failed! Good evening, fellow capitalists. We would like to draw your attention to some changes you will see on our Youtube channel.
From today, Studio 279’s channel is now a monetised Youtube channel. That means that adverts will now run at the sides of our videos (both in channel view and on the individual video page) and during the video itself. It also means that we here at Studio 279 will receive a small share of any ad revenues generated by clickthroughs, so we may have a couple of pennies coming our way.
At present only a few of the videos have ads, namely both higher and lower quality versions of The Interviewee and The Last Hurrah. We are in the process of ensuring every i is dotted and t crossed with regards to rights and permissions, particularly making sure we have the right documentation regarding clearing music rights. So some of the videos that are currently ad free will soon also run with what our American cousins call “commercials”.
We hope that this does not inconvenience people in any way. Whilst some find adverts an irritation, the fact is even a small renumeration will allow us to have more money at our disposal for newer, more ambitious projects. It may also help us demonstrate there is some audience for our work in future. We hope you will get on board with this rather minor change, and not call us dirty sell outs and throw things.
Please note, this only applies to our Youtube channel: the films as they appear on this very site, embedded from Vimeo, remain ad free, so in the spirit of the dicatorship of the proletariat, you can enjoy the shorts unhindered here. Any queries, holler at us. Many thanks for your continued support, and happy watching!