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Beyond the Vlog - Why Video Matters


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Beyond the Vlog - Why Video Matters

  1. 1. BEYOND THE VLOG Why VIDEO Matters with Joey Fortman@JoeyFortman
  2. 2. • Why Video Matters? SEO• Puts ‘face’ behind the brand. • More engaging • People do business with people they ‘like’ or feel they can ‘relate’ to.• Reach Prospects • Video into e-mail marketing increases clickthru by over 96% (Implix) • People do business with people they ‘like’ or feel they can ‘relate’ to.
  3. 3. • Video Video SEO boosts conversion rates by an average of 9%. (Internet Retailer, October 2010)• Products that have videos are 95% more likely to be bought.(Internet Retailer, April 2010)• Video adds two minutes to visitors stays on retail sites.(Comscore, August 2010)• Video increases the likelihood of a front-page Google search result by 96% with proper page optimization.(Forrester, January 2010)
  4. 4. Do you have CONTENT?• How-To’s / Tips & Tricks• Brand Awareness• Video Testimonials/Reviews/Intervie ws • Creates credibility.• Contests• About the Team• Events
  5. 5. How-To’s / Tips & Tricks • DIY, fashion haul, etcBrand Awareness • Video intro about yourself (homepage)Video Testimonials Reviews & Interviews • Interviews / personal reviews - authors, inventors, celebrities: book reviews, product review • Video Testimonial from someone other than yourself about you/your product
  6. 6. Contests • Great for SEO with time on site • Site Scavenger Hunts • Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest/YouTube Giveaways • Do a video to explain a contestAbout The Team• Employee/writer/contributer/reader/etc of the month• Could make it a feature or one time. Make it long with a collage or each separately
  7. 7. Events• Did you do a press event & want to impress the agency who invited you?• Did your blog/biz do a charity event & you want to highlight it• Did you cover something in the area that you specialize in (hyperlocal)• These are AWESOME if you’re dying to break into travel experiences!
  8. 8. Things to Think About• Equipment • Video Cam, Cell Phone, Webcam• Sound • Music Beds, sound effects• Subjects • Spokesperson, Kids, You,• Production • Who will produce your videos?
  9. 9. WHO will produce it?• In-House • iMovie, Final Cut, Windows Movie Maker, YouTube• Professional/Production Company• Bloggers, Fans, Friends • Testimonials/Reviews
  10. 10. • Go YOUTUBE EDITOR to the website
  11. 11. Video Terms• Tilt (up/down)• Pan (side/side)• Backlight• Over The Shoulder Shot• Wide Shot• Two Shot• Medium Shot• Close Up• Reversal• Lower Third• Cutaway• B Roll• Pre-Post Roll• Jump Cuts• Interview
  12. 12. Types of Video• Raw: Amateur/Candid • Un-edited footage• Produced: Professional/Investment • Edited video • Cutaways, closeups, branding• Live: Experienced • Sites like Ustream or Stickam
  13. 13. RULES for Video•Introduction•Sound•Lighting•Dress•Shot•Subjects
  14. 14. INTRODUCTION• Who are you? Why are you there? • ‘I’m ____ and welcome to my website! Today we’re going to talk about ____.’’• BE CATCHY! Grab their attention. • Start with a shot then fade to you
  15. 15. Sound• MINIMIZE background noise: kids, music, conversation, tv • Sometimes you just can’t control it. That’s when you find a way to have fun with it.• USE a MICROPHONE when possible • It can make or break your video. If you’re covering an event with your iphone and no mic? Might as well not even do it... sound is so bad! • GREAT Mic for iPhone: Audio Technica ATR 3350 approx $35
  16. 16. Lighting• More is BETTER• Outside (when possible)• INDOORS USE TRIANGLE LIGHTING • Key Light • Fill Light • Back Light
  17. 17. Dress• Solid BRIGHT Colors• Black is ok if you have accents in jewelry or your hair contrast (Joey wears a lot of black!)• If doing a lot of shots, just change shirts or accessories!• Avoid reflective clothes and jewelry
  18. 18. Shot• Clean it UP! Avoid Clutter!!• Product Placement• Frame the shot
  19. 19. Subjects• Be prepared! Cue Cards.• When filming children: COACH them!• Be energetic & passionate about what you’re talking about.
  20. 20. Unedited-Raw Video• Keep it short! :30 seconds - 1:00 max• Shoot, Review, Shoot x 2 = pick best • Use cue cards if needed!
  21. 21. Edited Video• Keep it short! 2:00 or less • Only have :10 to make that first impression & keep your audience.• 1st frame: LOGO & website• Pacing: Don’t drag!!!• Use transitions • Avoid jumpcuts
  22. 22. Editing Software• Mac: I Movie, App for iPad/iPhone• Final Cut x ($300.00)• PC Adobe Premiere (elements - $100)• Desktop/web camera: Camtasia $99
  23. 23. Where to Put Your• Posting: YouTube,Video Vimeo • PRO: Free, Views count for YouTube SEO • CON: YouTube gets SEO credit-not your site.• Hosting: BrightCove, Wistia, Kaltura • PRO: Better quality & analytics: Video sitemapping • CON: Cost for hosting ($100 month) • Fees involved• Things to Think About: • Pinterest! Pinning Videos on site HELPS!
  24. 24. YouTube Must Do:
  25. 25. Social Media & Video• YouTube: Engage the community• Tips Facebook: Use video on pages & walls • VIDEO ranks #1 in FB algorithms• Twitter: Share to your followers• LinkedIn: Put YouTube in UPDATES!• Pinterest: Pinning Videos is SEO Heaven.
  26. 26. Video & Securing Press• DON’T pitch your business • They’re media companies-they’ll pitch you back!• If you have the budget-Pay for Play! • 10! Show, Better Philly, Talk Philly• Pitch BENEFITS of your service.• Look for an EMOTIONAL hook.• Be a ‘LOCAL EXPERT’• WHY VIDEO? • When you pitch-the producer has something to ‘see’. Personality, Appearance, Relevancy
  27. 27. Monetizing Your Video• Product Placement• Video Reviews• Producing ‘welcome videos’ for small businesses• Event Coverage• Social Media Consulting • Teach clients how to use it• Creative Branding
  28. 28. Resources• • $25/mo. $37.50 w/exercises* • $250 year $375 premium*• iTunes • iPad/iPhone: iMovie app $5 • Film Director, Vibop• Classes • Apple stores
  29. 29. Great Tech Goodies GoPro HD Motorsports Hero (Action Camera)Audio Technica ATR-3350(Lavalier Microphone) XShot iRig iMic(case/tripod) (Mic for iPhone) XShot 2.0 (iPhone Camera Extender)