So much good information out there. So little time to read it. I've tried to help by cataloging it.
As a follow up to my 37 Video Tips, Sites and Posts here are 34 more posts to help you and many of your video concerns.
One year of blogging. Here's what I learned so that you can repeat the good stuff and avoid the bad. As always, I hope this helps you in your social media career and add to the comments if I've sparked your imagination.
I'm interested in hearing how you make meaningful connections on the social web?
If you are like me you get a lot of links that come from friends to see this or that video. I've collected the ten that I still go to again and again for inspiration or that just make me smile.
1. Her Morning Elegance
I've seen this 10 times and I still get a kick out of it.
3. A Thousand Words
Lovely short story told on film with no dialogue and an Asian guy in the lead role!
6. Be Amazing
Maybe the most expensive book trailer, I've ever seen. But it's so SPOT ON.
Funny and terrifying if it came to be...
7. HBO Cube: "The Affair"
Some really neat narrative possibilities are explored in this cool demo that HBO has put together that shows four different views of the same action. Most impressive is the sleek cubed housing that the video plays in. On the coolness meter this is an 11.
Can't embed this one, so click the picture or here.
8. 100 Questions Answered - Vlog Brothers
The Vlog brothers, Hank and John Green, started a video meme last year. They decided to forgo text based communication in favor of creating video messages to each other. Lo and behold what they said was informative, funny and hit a nerve with the massive Young Adult literature audience.
They've continued making YouTube videos. Simple ones - talking into the camera - but using jump cuts to keep the message crisp and highly watchable.
Their YouTube Channel is here http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers
I recently asked Sylvain on Facebook how what he working on and if he was busy. He said, "Many things! I shot 3 spots for a US client and I'm now trying to sell a viral to a big corporation... I think it could be wicked - stay tuned!"
10. Your Video Here.
Hat tip to Ron Callari for pointing this out to me. This video (by Niall Harbison) gives a step by step on how to add video to your boring LinkedIn profile. The video must be hosted on YouTube. Try this and point me to your profile page.
Cool stuff. Must try it myself! I did it. Take a look for yourself.
The original post is here if you can't see the video.
Last night I was stuck at 42nd Street and the West Side Highway and needed to stay put in the neighborhood for 90 minutes while my son was a bowling party. I ambled into the nearest food establishment.
The sign to the right says, "Is not permitted food or beverage from outside."
Luckily, my slice and soda were $5.00 (over the minimum). I didn't plug my phone in to charge it and I didn't bring any food from the outside in with me.
Syntax aside, rules are necessary, for sure. But when you want repeat customers to your blog or service, figure out ways to keep the conversation going. If you don't want repeat customers do what this restaurant does - bombard us with rules.
It's like putting up a sign in the window that says, "We don't want you here for very long."
If I'm stuck at 42nd Street and the West Side Highway again. I'll walk to tenth ave.
I'm not a professional photographer - nor do I ever aim to be one - but I sure feel like one since I've been using Chase Jarvis' Best Camera App for the iPhone. He's created an easy three button app that simulates his editorial photo work. The full story on Chase and the app is hereI wanted to quickly show you some before and after shots using the app so I made this simple iMovie. Take a look. You'll be surprised to know the composer of the music is the marketing blogger Adam Singer who makes his electronic music available to everyone at his site: adamsinger.org.