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  1. Introducing Privacy Settings
Privacy. It matters. And so do options. That’s why we’ve added a way to make your Cameos either public or private. Now, you choose who has the extraordinary privilege of viewing your videos.
Sharing (or not sharing) is still just as simple as always — private videos are hidden from your profile in the Cameo app and on cameo.tv, but you can still share a link via email or text message, or embed them on your social networks for friends and family to see. Should you overcome your shyness, you can toggle privacy on/off at any time. Learn more. 
Take advantage of the new privacy feature by updating Cameo in the App Store.

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    by  cameonate
     on  April 16th, 2014

    Introducing Privacy Settings

    Privacy. It matters. And so do options. That’s why we’ve added a way to make your Cameos either public or private. Now, you choose who has the extraordinary privilege of viewing your videos.

    Sharing (or not sharing) is still just as simple as always — private videos are hidden from your profile in the Cameo app and on cameo.tv, but you can still share a link via email or text message, or embed them on your social networks for friends and family to see. Should you overcome your shyness, you can toggle privacy on/off at any time. Learn more

    Take advantage of the new privacy feature by updating Cameo in the App Store.

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    by  cameonate
     on  April 15th, 2014

    Here’s some new tracks to make your week a bit better. The collection includes a few familiar names with tracks already featured in Cameo. We are particularly excited to have a song from Carina Round & Justin Rutledge’s new project, Early Winters. Not only do Early Winters’ make great Cameos, but the track “Vanishing Act” is perfect for your next Cameo.

    Take a listen!

  3. LA-based photographer Aleks Kocev (@alekskocev) takes us places unknown. Atop hills of sand dunes in Death Valley to the depths of the sea in Thailand, Aleks offers a unique perspective in his Cameos. He’s traveled to various locations throughout the world, including 14 countries.  A former visual effects artist, Aleks quit his desk job in the pursuit of living and creating incredible work from outside the cubicle. To view his photography, visit alekskocev.com.
Check out his Cameos at cameo.tv/alekskocev.
Aleks gave us five pro tips for creating beautiful videos with Cameo: 
1. Think about your narrative
Ask yourself: what am I trying to highlight? What emotion are you trying to invoke? Are you trying to be impactful, funny, envious? Ask yourself these questions when composing and putting together your video. For example, in my Cameo “Space Between the Light”, I use my shoes as the unifying theme to reflect the journey.
2. Make sure you get enough b-roll
You’ll need some main shots to wow your audience, but make sure you get the stuff in between that reflects your full story. You want viewers to feel like they are right there with you in the passenger seat. It’s always better to have too many clips than too little.
3. Focus is your friend
This goes without saying, but make sure you focus on the subject when shooting. While recording you can tap on the area of the screen to focus the shot. This can help with adjusting exposure and highlighting your main subject. It’d be a real shame to put in all the work only to have a blurry beautiful landscape shot.
4. Pushing your clips to the extreme the GoPro
There are certain places your phone simply can’t go. Let’s say diving 18 meters down in Koh Tao, Thailand. These are times when a GoPro can be your best friend. The burly, waterproof camera allows me to capture great clips that I might have missed. If you can’t afford a GoPro, I recommend checking out the Lifeproof iPhone case. 
5. Pick music that adds to your story
Shooting clips is really only 80% of the journey. The last 20% is the music that ties everything together. I usually collect all of my clips and then pick a Featured Cameo Soundtrack, editing to the beat of the song. Don’t be afraid to trim a couple seconds off a clip to hit the musical progression in just the right way. This way there’s highs and lows in your Cameo to sync up perfectly with that beautiful golden hour shot.

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    by  cameonate
     on  April 15th, 2014

    LA-based photographer Aleks Kocev (@alekskocev) takes us places unknown. Atop hills of sand dunes in Death Valley to the depths of the sea in Thailand, Aleks offers a unique perspective in his Cameos. He’s traveled to various locations throughout the world, including 14 countries.  A former visual effects artist, Aleks quit his desk job in the pursuit of living and creating incredible work from outside the cubicle. To view his photography, visit alekskocev.com.

    Check out his Cameos at cameo.tv/alekskocev.

    Aleks gave us five pro tips for creating beautiful videos with Cameo: 

    1. Think about your narrative

    Ask yourself: what am I trying to highlight? What emotion are you trying to invoke? Are you trying to be impactful, funny, envious? Ask yourself these questions when composing and putting together your video. For example, in my Cameo “Space Between the Light”, I use my shoes as the unifying theme to reflect the journey.

    2. Make sure you get enough b-roll

    You’ll need some main shots to wow your audience, but make sure you get the stuff in between that reflects your full story. You want viewers to feel like they are right there with you in the passenger seat. It’s always better to have too many clips than too little.

    3. Focus is your friend

    This goes without saying, but make sure you focus on the subject when shooting. While recording you can tap on the area of the screen to focus the shot. This can help with adjusting exposure and highlighting your main subject. It’d be a real shame to put in all the work only to have a blurry beautiful landscape shot.

    4. Pushing your clips to the extreme the GoPro

    There are certain places your phone simply can’t go. Let’s say diving 18 meters down in Koh Tao, Thailand. These are times when a GoPro can be your best friend. The burly, waterproof camera allows me to capture great clips that I might have missed. If you can’t afford a GoPro, I recommend checking out the Lifeproof iPhone case. 

    5. Pick music that adds to your story

    Shooting clips is really only 80% of the journey. The last 20% is the music that ties everything together. I usually collect all of my clips and then pick a Featured Cameo Soundtrack, editing to the beat of the song. Don’t be afraid to trim a couple seconds off a clip to hit the musical progression in just the right way. This way there’s highs and lows in your Cameo to sync up perfectly with that beautiful golden hour shot.

  4. Sharkmuffin’s music demands your attention. The Brooklyn-based trifecta consists of Tarra Thiessen (vocals/guitar/theremin/pocket piano), Natalie Kirch (bassist/vocalist), and Janet LaBelle (drummer). With influences raging from The Breeders to early Black Sabbath, Sharkmuffin brings punchy energy to an, at times, lackluster indie music world.
Sharkmuffin’s fierce track "Quarter Machine" is featured in Cameo. We had a chance to chat with front-woman Tarra about inspirations and her plans to start a boat hostel art rock club.
What’s your favorite thing on the internet?
Junior Science Power Hour
If you could watch anyone from history’s Cameo, who would it be?
Ernst Haeckel
Favorite things?
My silver paint pen, the Andy Lakey painting my mom gave me, & my record collection.
Best film score ever?
Philip Glass’ score for “Koyaanisqatsi”
Who are three people that have inspired your music?
Karen O, Courtney Love, Greer McGetrick
If your house was burning down, what’s the one thing you would grab?
My Fender Jaguar
What will your first Cameo be about?
My friends falling on their asses surfing for the first time this season.
Best concert venue on earth?
My future boat hostel art rock club which will be called The Rock Lobster.
Website | Twitter | Facebook

    by  cameonate
     on  April 9th, 2014

    Sharkmuffin’s music demands your attention. The Brooklyn-based trifecta consists of Tarra Thiessen (vocals/guitar/theremin/pocket piano), Natalie Kirch (bassist/vocalist), and Janet LaBelle (drummer). With influences raging from The Breeders to early Black Sabbath, Sharkmuffin brings punchy energy to an, at times, lackluster indie music world.

    Sharkmuffin’s fierce track "Quarter Machine" is featured in Cameo. We had a chance to chat with front-woman Tarra about inspirations and her plans to start a boat hostel art rock club.

    What’s your favorite thing on the internet?

    Junior Science Power Hour

    If you could watch anyone from history’s Cameo, who would it be?

    Ernst Haeckel

    Favorite things?

    My silver paint pen, the Andy Lakey painting my mom gave me, & my record collection.

    Best film score ever?

    Philip Glass’ score for “Koyaanisqatsi”

    Who are three people that have inspired your music?

    Karen O, Courtney Love, Greer McGetrick

    If your house was burning down, what’s the one thing you would grab?

    My Fender Jaguar

    What will your first Cameo be about?

    My friends falling on their asses surfing for the first time this season.

    Best concert venue on earth?

    My future boat hostel art rock club which will be called The Rock Lobster.

    Website | Twitter | Facebook

  5. Fashion photographer Nicole Pagan (@nicolepagan) is a user pushing the creative bounds of Cameo. Every time she has a camera in her hands is an opportunity to escape from the real world. Her stunning Cameos demonstrate her unique ability to express herself. You can find some of Nicole’s photography work at nicolepagan.com.
We had a chance to chat with Nicole about where she draws inspiration and how her photography influences her approach to video.
You can check out Nicole Pagan’s Cameos at cameo.tv/nicolepagan.
Briefly describe your path to becoming a photographer:
I traveled all the way from Puerto Rico to the US to pursue my dreams as a photographer. Recently I graduated from the Center of Imaging Arts at Boston University, and have over six years of experience in photography and film. My work has been published throughout the world in publications including Vogue Italia and Supernova Magazine. My mission is to create art that can change how people see the world and themselves.
How does your photography background influence your approach to video creation on Cameo?
For me photography and video are like one; they give me an outlet to express myself. Cameo makes it so easy to create and showcase my creativity. 
Where do you draw influence from?
I draw influence from nature and women, I love how they are both so delicate and beautiful.
If you could give advice to someone just starting out in photography & video, what would it be?
Never give up! No one started off as a pro, for some people it takes years of work so don’t stop creating!
Which other Cameo creator inspires you? 
Definitely FancyRiot - her Cameos are so interesting and beautiful.

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    by  cameonate
     on  April 3rd, 2014

    Fashion photographer Nicole Pagan (@nicolepagan) is a user pushing the creative bounds of Cameo. Every time she has a camera in her hands is an opportunity to escape from the real world. Her stunning Cameos demonstrate her unique ability to express herself. You can find some of Nicole’s photography work at nicolepagan.com.

    We had a chance to chat with Nicole about where she draws inspiration and how her photography influences her approach to video.

    You can check out Nicole Pagan’s Cameos at cameo.tv/nicolepagan.

    Briefly describe your path to becoming a photographer:

    I traveled all the way from Puerto Rico to the US to pursue my dreams as a photographer. Recently I graduated from the Center of Imaging Arts at Boston University, and have over six years of experience in photography and film. My work has been published throughout the world in publications including Vogue Italia and Supernova Magazine. My mission is to create art that can change how people see the world and themselves.

    How does your photography background influence your approach to video creation on Cameo?

    For me photography and video are like one; they give me an outlet to express myself. Cameo makes it so easy to create and showcase my creativity. 

    Where do you draw influence from?

    I draw influence from nature and women, I love how they are both so delicate and beautiful.

    If you could give advice to someone just starting out in photography & video, what would it be?

    Never give up! No one started off as a pro, for some people it takes years of work so don’t stop creating!

    Which other Cameo creator inspires you? 

    Definitely FancyRiot - her Cameos are so interesting and beautiful.

  6. by  cameonate
     on  April 3rd, 2014

    There’s lots of variety in this week’s new Featured Music. First off, Cameo now boasts an awesome songs from legendary house DJ Felix da Housecat & composer/singer Danielle Eva Schwob. We are also incredibly excited to feature “Sing You to Sleep” by Taylor Greenwood & Dave Grohl. “Sing You to Sleep” is a special collaboration between the LA songwriter and the Foo Fighters frontman. The song benefits Project Night Night, a charity which provides care packages for homeless children.

    Take a listen & get creating!

  7. If you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty excited to be a part of the Vimeo family. You’re probably wondering: How do I upload my awesome Cameos into Vimeo? With Vimeo’s built-in iOS integration, it’s super easy.
Just follow these steps to upload your Cameos to Vimeo: 
1. Download your shared Cameo to the phone’s camera roll by tapping the “…” button below the video on your profile. You can find full instructions here.
2. Log into your Vimeo account in the device settings: hit phone’s Settings icon > scroll down until you see Vimeo > enter the email address & password that you use to log in to Vimeo.com
If you don’t already have a Vimeo account. You can create one here.
3. Now you’re ready to start uploading! Navigate to the Photos app. Select the video you’d like to upload, then tap on the Share icon located in the lower left hand corner of the screen. Scroll to the right and select the Vimeo icon. From there, you can type in a description for your video, add tags, and control its privacy settings by tapping “Details”.
4. When you’re ready to upload your Cameo to Vimeo, hit “Post”.
Bonus reading: you can learn learn all about Vimeo on iOS here. Let us know if you have any questions. We’re always available to help!

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    by  cameonate
     on  April 1st, 2014

    If you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty excited to be a part of the Vimeo family. You’re probably wondering: How do I upload my awesome Cameos into Vimeo? With Vimeo’s built-in iOS integration, it’s super easy.

    Just follow these steps to upload your Cameos to Vimeo: 

    1. Download your shared Cameo to the phone’s camera roll by tapping the “…” button below the video on your profile. You can find full instructions here.

    2. Log into your Vimeo account in the device settings: hit phone’s Settings icon > scroll down until you see Vimeo > enter the email address & password that you use to log in to Vimeo.com

    If you don’t already have a Vimeo account. You can create one here.

    3. Now you’re ready to start uploading! Navigate to the Photos app. Select the video you’d like to upload, then tap on the Share icon located in the lower left hand corner of the screen. Scroll to the right and select the Vimeo icon. From there, you can type in a description for your video, add tags, and control its privacy settings by tapping “Details”.

    4. When you’re ready to upload your Cameo to Vimeo, hit “Post”.

    Bonus reading: you can learn learn all about Vimeo on iOS here. Let us know if you have any questions. We’re always available to help!

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    by  cameonate
     on  March 28th, 2014

  9. by  cameonate
     on  March 27th, 2014

    Watch this visually stunning Cameo of a camping trip in the Wichita Mountains.

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    by  cameonate
     on  March 22nd, 2014

    Yesterday, the Cameo team went to visit Vimeo for the first time. We had to look our best…