As most videographers, I never quote a price for videographer services unless I talk to the client first. I am not hiding my rates, I just need to understand the overall requirements of the shoot. My first thought is sometimes: Do you really need a professional...
Event video is often not used effectively. It’s considered to be expensive without providing much return on that investment. Here are some common mistakes. Thinking that event video is primarily for the archives. Too often the raw video ends up in someone’s office...
Here is a typical scenario that involves the YouTube Content ID system. You edit your video footage, download music from a stock music website and then mix it into your video. Once you upload the completed project to YouTube, you get a copyright infringement notice....
If your organization is hiring a video production company, you should be aware of the various steps in the video creation process. It will ensure you get what you want. In general, you should work towards a “no surprises” approach. Step One: Concept Development Even...
Like it or not, your audience is the best judge to evaluate your video content on YouTube.
YouTube`s Audience Retention Analytics does that for you. It represents what your audience finds interesting or encourages them to click away.
Important things to remember when you are contracting a video production company.
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The web series Past Production goes into production during August and September 2015.
Past Redemption is a character-driven series about survival in a small impoverished town, where the options are primarily being law abiding and therefore a life of poverty or petty crime where your prospects improve dramatically.
After three hard working days on set, the production of Engage has finished up production.
In Early February we went on a shoot to Ghana, West Africa with our clients, the Canadian Hunger Foundation a Canadian international development organization.
The wonderful thing about this job is that you get a chance to meet really interesting people in really exciting places. The video shoot for the Canadian Hunger Foundation was no different.
A documentary produced by SDC Video (Sound Development) filmed almost eight years ago is still relevant today.
This is an article written in rabble.ca that looks at the issue that is brought up from a PSA we produced for the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability.
Our film “It’s Time” about sexual violence in South Africa and Ethiopia will appear on Al Ghad TV in 2014 on the London UK-based Arab Satellite news network.
We had a great time shooting Experiment 467 at the Diefenbunker.
Members of the Guatemalan community in Ottawa came out to help us create a little Guatemalan scene near St. Vincent hospital.
We all shoot far more than we can use in any one film especially when you shoot documentaries. Inevitably, most shots end up on the cutting room floor (or more like a discarded hard disk) never to be seen again.
Lately we seem to have become quite partial to the new(ish) Sony PMW200. It’s the successor to Sony’s well respected PMW-EX1/R camcorder which supports the 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 codec and MXF recording.
Content Marketing is a fast growing segment of the overall marketing mix, if you will. It ranges from the marketing and sale of content (think ghost writing or content farms) to the specialized ability to leverage an idea or concept for publishing across a number of channels.
YouTube introduced its own video editor about a year ago and therefore basic editing is now quite easy.
It will not replace Avid, Final Cut Pro or Premier for sophisticated productions, but you can upload, edit and post in a simple workflow.
Skype is an Internet phone service that has become quite popular over the past few years. It has about 663 million registered users as of 2010. It’s easy to use and free between Skype users.
Here are some pointers about doing video interviews for your organization. It’s NOT a detailed discussion only a few pointers to keep in mind.
With the amount of media attention given to online bullying in schools or the workplace, you would get the impression that most people might feel the Internet is a hostile place.
2012 is officially here, and what better way to kick off the New Year than with some data porn? In its recent US Digital Media Usage report, eMarketer estimates how digital media usage will grow in 2012 in terms of the internet, mobile, social, video, and ecommerce.