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Category : How to make your own videos

31 Aug 2016

What I do is not important

It’s what you will do after working with me That will make the difference How would you like to have: A YouTube channel 20+ videos on your channel Those videos presenting a clear and focused message to potential clients Your videos are drawing lots of traffic to your website That traffic is generating more sales Many subscribers to your channel People are engaging with you more on social media Your profile is rising as an expert in your field Your […]

30 Aug 2016

Thank you Grandma for my Jumper

Easy-Pro Video Having the tools and knowing how to use them is not enough. You may know how to use a pencil, but can you write a great letter to your granny, thanking her for your annual Christmas Jumper? If you were 3 you’d probably struggle, needing the help of a grown up. But as you got older you’d develop your writing skills and could do it yourself. Now, my guess is, using a pencil and writing notes is easy. […]

28 Aug 2016

How to make a video with your smartphone or tablet

Without video you will disappear A few years ago if you didn’t have a website you’d get forgotten, nobody would be able to find you or know what you did. The same cane be said these days if you don’t have video. No video means: less traffic to your website people will bounce off your site quicker less engagement no engagement on mobile devices people won’t share your content you won’t be able to build know, like and trust If […]

27 Aug 2016

Your post is not sound

Can I put you in the picture? I’ve been getting involved in a FaceBook thread for the past few days. Here’s the question below: Does anyone in this group do video blogs? I am looking to start and need some advice on good quality yet affordable recording equipment, as well as video editing software. Can anyone assist me with this? What a gift, if you’ve been reading my video blogs or know me, you know this is absolutely my area […]

25 Aug 2016

Presenter’s block and how to handle it

Do you freeze in front of camera? Or don’t know what to say when the director says “action”. Maybe you are suffering from presenter’s block. First of all, I have no idea if presenter’s block is a real term or not, so I am going to define it just in case WRITER’S BLOCK – the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing PRESENTER’S BLOCK – the condition of being unable to […]

24 Aug 2016

Where do I stick my video?

Video blogging and the best way to do it I saw this question in a FaceBook group, posted by the lovely Carol Hanson I’m finally reaching the 21st Century when it comes to using video and being brave enough to put it You Tube and embed on my website as part of my blogs!! But I could really use some help! … 1. I’ve read that it’s good to include text with a video post and so have dutifully done […]

17 Aug 2016

How do you make an engaging video?

Is it not enough to just have video? That statistics are very persuasive: 70% of marketing professionals report that video converts better than any other medium – MarketingProfs Visitors who view videos stay on web sites an average of 2 minutes longer than those who don’t view videos – ComScore The average internet user spends 88% more time on a website with video – Mist Media Which means people are eventually coming round to the idea that having video on […]

15 Aug 2016

Don’t sweat the technical

What’s the best camera to film with? I often get calls from people who want videos made and the first question they ask is “what camera do you use?” If you want to work with me that is not a question you need to ask, because if you are worried about the technical stuff; what camera I’m using, what microphones I’m using, what lights I’m going to set up, then you’re not interested in the content. It is just about […]

14 Aug 2016

What is the easiest way to create content for a blog

Without using your brain Today is Sunday, last night was Super Saturday of the Rio Olympics, I was up until 3.30 in the morning to see if Jessica Ennis-Hill could win the gold medal in the Heptathlon. She got the silver, great. Moe got the gold in the 10,000m which was awesome. The thing is I’ve only had about 4 hours sleep and I’m out today, and I’ve got a blog to do. So what’s the quickest way for me […]

09 Aug 2016

How to turn your phone into a professional video kit

For less than the cost of your phone The video camera on your phone shoots better quality video than the cameras I used when I was at the BBC. Let me say that again, so you get it. When I was at the BBC we shot on the best cameras in the world, and now, that phone you carry around in your pocket, the one you check FaceBook on and send emails with, can shoot at a higher definition than […]