Do’s an Don’ts in web video

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    • #65374
      AvatarBradley
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  • #207666
    AvatarJohn
    Participant

    Do:

    – Keep it short

    – Make the first 10 seconds as gripping as possible

    – Audio is sometimes more important than video – ears become offended much quicker than eyes.

    – You may think that HD is amazing but not everyone can stream it quite so easy (offer alternatives if you are not using YouTube)

     

    Don't

    – Do not shoot against an off-white wall (it always looks unprofessional)

    – Do not over-brand your video or message (people don’t feel comfortable when they are having things forced upon them)

     

    I look forward to hearing more πŸ™‚

     

    iamJohnBarker

  • #207713
    AvatarAviv Vana
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    Don't underlight

    Don't be impatient to find a normal background and non distracting

    Don't be a perfectionist – Just do it – it's a web vieo and nobody expects it to be perfect

     

    Do – know what you are going to say so you are not thinking the entire recording

    Do – make sure you have quite area you are recording in.

     

    Everything depends on what the purpose is of course.

     

    Good luck.

  • #207723
    AvatarBradley
    Participant

    Do

    –  keep accurate notes of all shots,to ensure continuity

    –  more is better when it comes to B roll

    –  use H-264 codec this is a web friendly codec unlike some

    Don't

    – use a phone camera if you want quality video

    –  use a camera that cannot  shoot in low light

    – over use graphics

  • #207755
    Mike WilhelmMike Wilhelm
    Keymaster

    Do – Pay close attention to your audio.

     

    Don't – Hold your phone vertically when shooting video!

  • #207791
    Avataraburke3
    Participant

    Do – Upload to YouTube (they have quite a large community).

     

    Don't – Upload only to YouTube. Pick another favorite destination, and upload there too. Hopefully it's a destination that's different… based on video player features, or a more niche viewing audience, or interactive features. Flickr, SmugMug, Vimeo, Animoto, iTunes and Socialcam come to mind.

     

    -Andrew

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