Webshots, like a cat with nine lives, is going in for another reincarnation. This time it wants to play big mama to fledgling video stars, offering them money along with professional tips. It is an effort on part of CNET, the parent company of the Webshots video sharing and hosting community.
CNET sees these efforts as video incubation. The company’s Project Spotlight, announced at the end of last year, offers cash grants and professional advice to vloggers to create new episodic web shows.
Webshots, the one of the largest photo-sharing communities on the web, has been getting an overdue revamp as of late. In August, the Webshots interface went through a major overhaul, and in November, it added video uploads.
In an attempt to foster participation in Project Spotlight, the company is launching a show called Wink to cover photo and video production. Check out ‘Episode Zero‘ (the show was called Snap at the time).
The creators, who happen to be our friends, were nice enough to put together an introductory preview of Wink for the audience here at NewTeeVee: