Video editing is an essential part of the marketing and advertising process, as it allows companies to create visually appealing and engaging content that effectively communicates their message. In this introductory article, we will explore the importance of video editing in marketing and advertising and how it can enhance the overall impact of a video … Read the rest
Clothes To Wear For A TV Interview
Even if you’re the kind of person who pays little attention to what you wear on a day-to-day basis, it’s useful to know a few things about the nature of clothing as it relates to TV and video.
Bear the obvious in mind: cameras, computer monitors and TV screens are not people, they’re machines. And … Read the rest
What’s the Best Length for an Internet Video?
Question: Since videos can be published online of any length (even if broken into a series of segments), what would be the best length for a self-created video?
Answer: It depends on the purpose of the video and who it’s for. The following are guidelines and you will find exceptions for each.
1) … Read the rest
Using Transitions in Video Editing
In video and filmmaking terminology, a “transition” could be defined as the way in which any two video shots are joined together.
The first point to understand about transitions is that misuse or overuse of transitions is a sign of an amateur, in the same way that overuse of slide transitions in a PowerPoint presentation … Read the rest
How Much Does a TV Commercial Cost?
Few things have such a cost variance as television ads. For most people, what’s not surprising is how expensive they can be. However, what may be surprising is how inexpensive TV advertising can be. (Having said that, the least expensive options may not be the best opportunities, either).
Overall, the cost of producing a commercial … Read the rest
How Robots Made This Food Commercial Look Effortless
Many moons ago I was shooting still photos for advertising in magazines, corporate brochures, annual reports, etc. The amount of work that can go into making something look simple can be intriguing to folks unaccustomed to what it takes to achieve such.
For example, I’m reminded of another past “simple” looking ad. A racquetball … Read the rest
“How to Make a Video Ad (the easy way)”
Years ago I went to a writing seminar. I don’t recall anything about that seminar except the joke the speaker used to open his presentation. He quipped that attendees often want to know, “What’s the secret to becoming a best-selling author?” His answer: “Write a best-selling book.”
He got a good laugh from the … Read the rest
How I Film Epic Pizza B Roll
Daniel Schiffer presents a behind-the-scenes (BTS) video of the shooting production for a Toronto pizza commercial.
A key takeaway is the variety of creative angles that are filmed on location, which are then punctuated and emphasized later in the video editing.
Speaking of video editing, as compelling as many of the shots are, this … Read the rest
The #1 Error in TV Commercial & Video Production
OK, yes, it’s true: there are in fact numerous errors that can be made when planning or hiring professionals for a video production. So how can only one be prioritized?
In my years of producing over 1300 videos for TV, web and social media, the #1 error that I encounter boils down to this: … Read the rest
Video and TV Interview Tips
Getting interviewed as a guest on a TV talk show or a video program is easy … or is it?
You might think it’s the interviewer who has the tough job. The person asking the questions is the one that is supposed to be in charge and keep things moving along, ideally in an interesting … Read the rest