Making Regular Content

Making Regular Content

It can be hard to find the time in your schedule to make regular videos. In this episode of #TheVideoShow I talk to video coach Evelyne Brink about how she finds the time to make videos regularly, and I give my ideas too.

In my opinion, a lot of the problem is people don’t have fun making videos. It should be something that’s enjoyed and looked forward to.

If you’re not getting this feeling on your own, why not work alongside a colleague (or if you’re working alone, someone who also runs their own business). That way you’re accountable to each other, and can have a laugh a long the way.

There’s loads of other tips in this video, so take a look and let me know how you create regular content!

Pattern Interrupts in Video

Pattern Interrupts in Video

In this episode of The Video Show (213) it’s all about pattern interrupts. 

But what is a pattern interrupt? 

If you’re scrolling through reams and reams of video content, but then something different catches your eye, it’s a pretty good chance they’ve done something to stand out. Something to interrupt your regular pattern. 

That’s what I tried to do with my giant head at the start of the video. 

I’m going to try over the next few weeks to keep creating different pattern interrupts in my videos, and trying to notice what other people do in their videos to get them seen. 

What do you think would make a good pattern interrupt? Let me know in the comments below…

What I need to know

What I need to know

In this episode of The Video Show, I talk about what I need to know when shooting a video or a video series for a business.

Often they don’t talk about who they want to target for the videos, so they aren’t sure where to post the videos, when to post them or even who to get involved in the video production process. 

From my point of view it’s very important to find out as much as possible to get the best results. It all starts with what you want the viewer to do, think and feel after watching the video, and we can work backwards from there. 

 

If you have a question for a future episode of #thevideoshow, post it in the comments below.

 

FAILED Behind the Scenes

FAILED Behind the Scenes

I’ve tried time and time again to create a behind the scenes video myself. But I always get stuck because I’m obviously concentrating on creating the content I’m there to create, and shoot the videos I’m there to shoot. 

I’ve managed to get it down to three potential solutions:

1. Create lots of little social media videos, where whenever I get a few seconds, just make a short video on my phone and post it directly to my various channels. 

2. Turn those little videos into something bigger. This would mean making an over-arching behind the scenes video and being quite general in why I’m there and what I’m doing. 

3. Get someone else to do it. Hiring another video company to make a video for me and then using that footage to create a great looking behind the scenes video. 

What do you think? Post your solution in the comments below!

 

Do I need to worry about props?

Do I need to worry about props?

Do you need to worry about props and set decoration in your videos?

Well I’d certainly say do your best to make the background tidy. At least at first. This goes along with my rule: ‘Make small improvements with every video you make’.

With every video you make look at it after posting and ask the question: ‘What can I improve on?’. This might be something as simple as how you’re presenting, it could be what you’re wearing, it could be the camera or the lighting. But it could be the set or the props you’re using. 

Look at your set, and think about what’s distracting? What could make it look more professional? What would make it fit in more with your brand? Then over time fix it until the background becomes as much a part of your videos as you.