Video Equipment Kit for Beginners

Where to begin, where to begin? That's the problem isn't it. When assembling a toolkit to build your video marketing machinery it's easy to get bogged down by the sheer volume of choice. This isn't helped by the fact that many of us don't necessarily have technical backgrounds. With that said, you still need the basic tools to record your videos in as professional a manner as possible. Another stumbling block is the fear that…

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How to Get Good Audio for Your Videos

"If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Okay, it wasn't our first choice to start off a blog post on audio for videos on a philosophical note. Still, that well-worn question raises an important point; will your marketing videos move the needle on sales and revenues if audiences can't really hear what you're saying? That's right - the internet is chock-a-block with…

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How to Light Your Videos with Artificial Light

This is the second post in a two-part series on how to light your videos. Even though this blog post is about artificial lights, it just makes sense to start out with a disclaimer - we've always been big fans of shooting with natural light. It's a topic that comes up regularly in our blogs and video posts. In all our books there are practically glowing tributes to the wonders of natural light for the…

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How to Light Your Videos with Natural Light

This is the first post in a two-part series on how to light your videos. For the small business owner or entrepreneur keen on making video content to promote a business or stimulate career opportunities, lighting is going to become an important part of your life.  Whether you're shooting marketing videos with your smartphone or a DSLR, all cameras need light to produce quality images.  "In the world of video marketing, a little lighting know-how…

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No Business is Too Boring for Video Marketing

This is the last post in a three-part series on using storytelling to market your business with video.  The belief that some businesses are too boring for storytelling through video is, perhaps, one of the most insidious misconceptions about video marketing.  You'd be amazed to discover just how many people think their businesses are too stuffy or humdrum for the cameras. Hey, you might actually be among those doubters!  Some of us simply aren't able to…

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Where to Find Stories for Video Marketing

This is the second post in a three-part series on using storytelling to market your business with video. Chiselling your brand into the consciousness of customers is probably one of your top priorities as a small business owner or entrepreneur. It's never been more crucial in today's hyper-competitive commercial environment in which shoppers increasingly look to that great oracle—the Internet—to tell them where to find what they need. In our previous blog on storytelling for…

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What’s Your Story?

This is the first post in a three-part series on using storytelling to market your business with video.  If you're an entrepreneur, chances are the online community is a big part of your business strategy. However, connecting online with customers to develop leads and drive sales means you'll need to have a handle on your story.  Finding your story and sharing it through video is a great way to stand out in a commercial environment…

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What Are the First Videos Your Small Business Should Make?

So, you’ve taken the plunge with video marketing. This is definitely a marketing tactic that can benefit your business. Okay, perhaps plunge is too strong a word. You’re in knee-high water, but still a bit nervous about wading in all the way. It could be there are some lingering cost concerns. Maybe you've still got niggling worries about balancing video content creation with running a business? You’re not quite sure where to start or how…

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A Video-Powered Website

Let’s get one thing out of the way. If you’re in business, you should have a website. Curiously, though, there are still some folks convinced they can get by simply with active social media pages. Who needs a website when there's Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, right? Wrong. Sure, social media platforms are critical elements of small business marketing today. A website, however, is a huge part of your branding and marketing infrastructure. With that said,…

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5 Simple Steps to Start Marketing Your Business with Video

Okay, so your business is either doing well or it’s very promising. Yet, there’s a nagging suspicion that it could be doing better. You may be using social media posts and email lists in your marketing strategies to grow your customer and client base but prospects seem to have levelled off. Video marketing sounds like a great way to expand your reach and boost your revenues. There’s just one problem. You know less about video…

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