I’ve got some big initiatives that will involve online video. I want it to look good. We want to do it on a reasonably low budget, yet move far beyond using a web-cam, iPhone, or flip camera.
Please, please, please… If you know of anyone that can help us as listed below, please send them to this page. I’m desperate and want to move quickly. HONESTLY!
We’re in the process of securing a small studio and need help setting it up.
1. Most importantly, we need help with purchasing and setting up professional quality lighting. This small studio will need to be permanently setup for use with either a white-board or a green-screen at any time.
2. We also have several other rooms (see this link) at our disposal and will eventually want help learning how to best set them up for quality lighting, video & audio recording, and even live streaming.
3. We may need assistance with microphone and camera selection for the above mentioned settings, while staying within budget.
4. We need some basic support with using Sony Vegas software for video editing.
5. NOTE: We are only looking for a freelancer to give an hour or two here and there initially. This is not a full-time or even part-time position.
1. No need to send a resume. Please simply send me an email (Corey at HippoIM dot com).
2. Include your experience and interest level. You must have experience working with lighting, audio, and video to be considered.
3. Explain your general pricing. In other words, if you have specific rates, let me know. If you prefer doing some sort of exchange of services, or some other method, just tell me. I’m sure we can work something out.
No problem. But please forward this page, tweet it, facebook it, or do whatever you can to spread the word. We want to get started QUICK. We need someone that knows what they are doing.
I just finished enjoying his book “Get Seen” which was a fantastic run-down of the tips and tricks of online video. (It’s a great book if you’re thinking of getting involved in doing video and posting it online.)
During this year’s Blog World Expo, I happened to bump into him a few times and even got the chance to thank him for the hard work he must have put into writing the book.
He also gave a session entitled Video Blogging 101 that I attended.
Steve seems to have a pleasant personality and it comes through in his videos and his presentations in person. He talked positively about his mom’s blog and her “I can’t open it” video series.
NOTE: Sorry this post auto-plays the video below. I have no choice. MyContent offers no other way.
The New Media Expo was in Las Vegas last weekend. From what I can tell online, it was a huge success.
In particular, I especially enjoyed this keynote address by Leo Laporte of Tech TV. In it, he shows where the future of media is heading.
You see, writing in a blog is easy. In fact, creating video and recording audio is easy too. So if someone has something interesting to say and does a great job presenting it, how can he (or she) get that content (media) out to more people via the Internet? (more…)
Over the last couple of years, instead of attending search engine conferences, I have been enjoying a very different kind of conference. Two years ago, I attended Blog World Expo. This past year, I attended New Media Expo.
Interestingly, they both combined for 2009 to make one incredible conference that I will definitely be attending this year in Las Vegas. If you are going too, please let me know.
The one huge benefit of attending a conference like this is that it helps you appreciate what the future holds. Online media (blogging, podcasting, and online video) which is named “New Media” is growing. It’s taking viewership from traditional media (newspapers, magazines, radio, and television) which is typically referred to as “Old Media” or the more politically correct “Mature Media”.
And the side effect is mini-celebrities. Seth Godin refers to these people as leaders in his book “Tribes”. But with the ability to publish so easily online, it is easy to gain little followings.
How do you do it? No one says it better than Gary Vaynerchuk. If you are not familiar with Gary, check out his appearance on Conan O’Brien below.
Gary now has over 30K followers on Twitter and his videos are extremely popular.
How can you do this? The true thought leaders have not emerged online yet. There are mini-celebrities such as Seth Godin for marketing and Aaron Wall for SEO and Matt Cutts for Google.
But what do you know? What is your specialty? You can become a mini-celebrity in your field.
How? Gary tells us how better than anyone else. Here’s some great advice in his interview at that same conference I attended.
I have some other great advice from Gary Vaynerchuk here. Check it out and you are on your way to becoming a mini-celebrity online.
If you do a Google search using the phrase BOURNE ULTIMATUM (click here) you will find a completely new type of advertising by Google. It displays above the natural listings AND the paid listings. It also involves a trailer video from YouTube.
Once you click the ad, you are brought to a site that you need to login to using your Google account. You then can go through the steps to basically play a game “to find Bourne”.
The ad is experimental and is to promote an upcoming movie (which looks pretty cool).
Google Video is now available to our clients. We’re checking it out.
It looks like a good idea for Cherokee. They have some amazing video on their home page right now at www.Cherokee-NC.com. I’m going to try to get it more attention across the web using Google Video and YouTube.
In researching it a little for a couple of clients, here’s are some tips you might find interesting…