Can’t you “just” fix that? A guide to video production glitches.

    No one is perfect and mistakes happen. Things like low audio, over exposure or blurry footage have happened to all of us. Sadly, there still is no magic button that fixes things. Frequently, you can improve certain problems and make glitches less obvious. We hope the following helps explain some of the challenges and maybe even give life to content that was once thought unusable. Evaluation: It you’re hoping to have something fixed, take it to a professional and get their opinion. There have been times we’ve resurrected footage and others where it’s just too far gone. Another...

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Which is better, doing a live webinar or uploading a prerecorded presentation?

    We’ve put fingers to keyboard and complied a list of the plusses and minuses of the two approaches. Live Webinar Plus: – Real time interaction and engagement with your audience Minus: – Phone connections can sound like tin cans – Mistakes are live – Poor attendance may reflect negatively on your team – If you forget to say something, it may be lost to your live audience – Technical difficulties are broadcast live and annoying to attendees – If you have internet connection issues, the recorded archive of the presentation will be affected...

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Ask Me Anything

    Creating videos isn’t always easy. My clients and friends know I’m always ready to help answer questions or give advice, even if they’re not using Duchin Productions. Not every project requires the big camera and lights, sometimes I encourage people to give it a go themselves (when appropriate). But even the simplest cameras can be really confusing, never be shy about picking up the phone or sending a question over email. If for some reason I can’t answer the question, I’ll find someone who can.   Struggling to get great audio or better video results with your...

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A retainer for video?

You have retainers with your PR and Ad agencies because these services are vital to your business. You already know video is a great way to engage your audience, so why not consider a video retainer with Duchin Productions to stay top of mind with your market. Creating regular video content can be a struggle but with our new retainer service it’s easier and cheaper because we offer it at a reduced cost compared to our traditional services. Below are some suggestions of how your business could benefit from our video retainer program. Video blog posts Quality blog posts are critical to...

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Five signs you made your own video

Everyone loves video but there are the occasions where creating it is best left to professionals. In fact, in some cases, poor quality video can hurt vs. help your business. We’ve identified five factors every video creator should solve before attempting to make their own content.     1. Earthquakes Shaky footage can easily be avoided by using a tripod. Many cameras have really wonderful image stabilization but there’s really no substitute for a solid shot from a good tripod. 2. Nose hair Using the built in camera on your laptop is great for making quick videos but consider putting...

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Make better customer testimonial videos

This blog post isn’t about cameras, microphones, elaborate graphics or the latest technology; it’s about the human side of getting great interviews. It can take months or even years for clients to agree to give a testimonial. Don’t make the mistake of simply having people say why your business is great because that’s really not the point. It’s about personalizing and sharing their experiences and explaining how working with your company helped them succeed. Always remember, you’re not interviewing a company; you’re interviewing a person. Sit in the hot seat: Every interviewer should sit in...

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