3 Simple Ways To Create A Video by Charlie Seymour Jr
By Charlie Seymour Jr
3 Simple Ways To Create A Video:
When Skip Shuda and Bechara Jaoudeh invited me to present to the Main Line Internet and Social Media Marketing Group, we ran published a questionnaire to their Meetup Group, MY Meetup group (Small Business Relationship Marketing), and a few others. And the overwhelming #1 response was: how can I create a simple and effective video. So that’s what my topic is here!
Here is the entire presentation captured on video (as I mention in this presentation, YOU should record yourself every time you speak somewhere, too). Included are several of my videos as examples of what I do). And don’t worry if your lighting is as poor as it is here: people who watch this want the CONTENT. (DO, however, make sure your sound is good!)
So good, I felt like I should’ve paid for it. Thanks, Charlie!
Charlie gave us some great tips on creating video. You can tell this is something he can probably do in his sleep. I learned quite a bit. Thanks, Charlie!
Great job Charlie! Thanks for sharing those simple and effective techniques for successful video marketing.
Great job by Charlie Seymour on how to create video fast and cheap. But more than that, he showed us how to create scale for events and interlace marketing calls to action throughout.
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Here is some of the equipment I used to record this presentation and use in my studio. (Always assume that I may get paid a small amount as a referral fee for anything listed below.)
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Canon Camcorders – make sure you get one with an external microphone input! Then be sure you have lots of storage cards. Sound is SO important to your recordings – I can’t emphasize that too much. Strange: people think your IMAGE is better when the SOUND is great.
Kodak Zi8 – these little work horses can load 12 hours of video on a 16 GB card at 720p. I used several of these while doing a documentary on a church reconstruction (when I had to leave the camera on all day to provide me material for some time-lapse video). They make no noise, stay cool, and unattended they have been totally reliable. AND… they’re really small – I even tape them to a wall, at times, and almost no one notices.
Storage Cards – you can NEVER have too much storage. I generally use 16GB cards (the same cards fit in the Canon and Zi8 cameras) but getting a few 32GB cards now that the prices have fallen will be helpful. I always have several spares, in case I record something but can’t get to downloading it right away. REPEAT: you can NEVER have too much storage. AND… load your cards to a laptop or other storage device before leaving your venue – lose your information ONE time and you’ll be SO glad you took this extra step!
Audio Technical Wired Mics – when recording at a short distance without much movement, I like these little wired mics. Easy to store and set up. Just check the button battery often since there’s no battery meter on it. I use these often when I have a two-person interview where the cameras stay in one location. By using a wired mic and not a wireless, there is no chance of interference and the sound stays cleaner.
Dual Wireless Mics – you can always use just one but I want to be sure I always have enough for two people, like when doing an interview. So spend a bit more and get a dual lapel wireless system. SOMETIMES there is interference or the signal drops. The set I use are not the high-end mics, but within a single room in a hotel or office, they work great. For THIS presentation, I used a pro-quality Sony Wireless system (which is too expensive for many people, that’s why I recommend other solutions as well).
Blue Microphone Snowball – when you see us in a webinar setting, you may have seen this attractive mic. It plugs into your USB port – you can record podcasts OR do a backup audio recording with it. Works well and is now recognized instantly by most computer operating systems.
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