July 2014 - S-Films

Going On-Camera for Corporate/Commercial Video

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Tips and Suggestions for being interviewed on camera Congratulations (or condolences) on you being selected to be in front of the camera for that corporate video.  Maybe you’re a client and are doing a favor for a company with a product or service you love.  Or you’re employed by a company and have been selected to tell the corporate story.  Here are some tips and things to keep in mind to help you out. Most interviews are conducted “documentary” style—you’re being asked questions by an off-camera interviewer, so you’ll look at them and not the camera.  When you look directly at the camera and talk, it’s usually a “spokesperson” role, and is very different to the interview we’re talking about here. Many people desire to have the questions beforehand.  There are pros and cons to this.  Most likely, you’re being interviewed because you’re an expert in the subject matter—speaking off the cuff will have a more natural feel.  However, you can be more prepared if you were given the questions before the interview. Also, many…

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How To Use Video Marketing to Generate Business Leads

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Today more than ever having a web presence is essential to building a strong brand, qualifying prospects, and generating more leads. One of the most effective ways to promote your business on the internet is through videos. Visual media is shared more often than traditional text, using the power of video you can deliver a more contagious and effective message that spreads through social networks. Video marketing is one of the most underrated methods for lead generation; if used correctly, however, videos can be the most significant part of any online marketing campaign. Here are a few tips that will help increase your lead generation with video marketing: Create engaging videos that educate or inform A lot of the time when you see videos for service providers, product owners, and other companies you see self-promotion videos. While these videos have their uses, simply talking about your business is not always the best way to approach lead generation. The type of video content most people are searching for and sharing are videos that show how to…

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Unconventional Warfare in Corporate Video Shooting

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Video Recording Equipment and Specialty Tools We Use As technology forges on, new tools and techniques are being created that have made a recent dramatic impact on the corporate video landscape.  In the army, you have a soldier and a rifle.  In special forces, you have all sorts of different weapons and ways to get the job done. At Serendipitous, we feel that in addition to a strong “standing army” to cover your corporate story, that a “special forces” group is imperative to give the video an edge in this highly competitive battle field for the attention of the viewers.  This means thinking outside of the box– and in video production, the box is a static camera, about five feet high (where the cameraman’s eyes are).  Many video production companies tell the majority of the story from this point of view. We don’t throw that away– it’s a very important tool, like the standard carbine for the foot soldier.  But we add to that with a bunch of “unconventional” weapons for getting those dramatic and…

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