I’m happy to report some great news for filmmakers who like to put their work on YouTube. According to YouTube’s official blog [via Business Insider], the website has now increased the time limit on videos from ten minutes to fifteen minutes. Having an extra five minutes to play with is fantastic and while it doesn’t seem like a lot, it will allow filmmakers to create works they couldn’t make before or were forced to break into parts.
YouTube does note that “If you’re uploading a video that was previously rejected for being too long, you’ll have to go into “My Videos” and delete it before attempting to upload it again.” I’m not sure how many filmmakers will do that since it would change the link and reset the view-count to zero. But for future work, filmmakers will be able to create longer short films and that’s what’s terrific. Also, video bloggers will get more time to talk about stuff no one cares about, which is less terrific.