Videos you can create for your business. #2: Conference Video

I’ve been a bit busy this week, but I still wanted to contribute to the blog today.

This week I’m recording video at a conference, and this is one of the type of videos you can create. If you’re investing a great deal of time and money to have a conference, it would be very smart to capture video of the speakers that are presenting to the company. This way, if anyone is unable to attend, they can watch it at a later time. You can also use this captured video in your marketing to show off your corporate culture, and how your company operates. You can also use this video for evaluating your event, to see what you can improve for next time.

Do you know anyone that creates Conference Videos? Now you do.

Videos you can create for your business. #1: Product Demonstration

I decided to start a new blog series about types of videos that you can create to increase your brand, viewers, and ultimately, your business. This week’s topic is a Product Demonstration.

A Product Demonstration is simply put, a video that shows what your product does. This type of video is most effective on those selling a particular item, rather than a service. It is the most effective way of showing your customers exactly what your product does, how it works, and how much it can benefit them. When creating a product demonstration,

So, what’s the best way to create a product demo video? Follow these steps:

  • Keep it short and simple. 1-2 minutes is optimal.
  • Explain your product. Make a very short FAQ.
  • Amaze your customers with your product by showing its uniqe features and why it is necessary.

And of course, once you create your video, make sure you share it with everyone! Now go out and make something awesome.

 

And of course, if you need a professional’s help, feel free to ask.

I’m back

So, after a year and a half hiatus, I’m back blogging.

So, what’s new? What’s changed? Lots really.

Video advertising has completely exploded, even more than I had expected. On the internet, it is now extremely common for you to see some form of video popup, an ad in the sidebar, and in front of YouTube videos. There’s even more real-life popups, at the register in Walmart and at gas stations. There are also many more professionals using videos to showcase their skills. Also increasing is people who are making video blogs. YouTube has changed around a bit to be more friendly to these people who are creating content for themselves, via their video editor.Extremely short videos are now shared through Vine and Instagram, although I haven’t seen many business uses for it; although Rick and Morty released an episode via Instagram.

Colorado passed a bill that gave incentives to companies that create productions in the state. It’s been very successful, and they even increased the amount of money allotted for it, allowing even more films to be made locally here in Colorado.

For myself, I’ve been involved with many exciting productions. I helped create two trailers last year in Breckenridge, and this year I was the editor on a local cooking show. I’ve also been very active with the business community, creating several speaker videos, training programs, and commercials for friends and clients. It’s been very exciting.

Also, I’m writing a book.

So, stay tuned, and I’ll keep you up-to date with guidance on awesome video content.

Trevor Munson

Coming Soon to Littleton, CO: The Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse Denver, and what it means to the colorado film industry

What is The Alamo Drafthouse?

The Alamo Drafthouse is a movie theater chain that originated in Austin, TX. Since they first opened in 1997, they have raised the bar for the moviegoing experience.

Why is the Alamo Drafthouse awesome?

They care about the experience. They have set up policies limiting the amount of people entering late, so you don’t miss the key opening scenes. They also limit toddlers and babies from screenings to keep the audience from being distracted. There is also a zero-tolerence poilcy against texting and using your phone during the screening. Overall, they ensure a distraction-free experience.

The Alamo Drafthouse also has higher-quality concessions. Their seating with tables allows you to have anything from popcorn, to wings, to pizza, giving you a great dining experience rather than bland theater food. Best of all, they have 32 taps of locally-brewed beer that you can drink in the theater.

The content of the movies is a unique hybrid. They do show the latest Hollywood blockbuster releases. They also have limited releases for indie and arthouse films that are limited release. Alamo also has special movie nights where you can see favorites from previous decades. Ever wanted to see Ghostbusters on the big screen, but you were born too late? This is the place to do that.

Proof: 

What will this mean for the film industry in Colorado?

Alamo Drafthouse will become a place where regualr moviegoers can evolve into sophisticates that put more value on the movies they watch. This location is also expected to be a place for premieres of local and blockbuster movies, further enticing more big-name production houses to come to Colorado and create movies. Lastly, The Alamo Drafthouse will urge other theaters to also increase their services, and begin showing a more varied set of films.

Links:

Alamo Drafthouse

Trevor Munson – JawDrop Films

Why do all screenplays use Courier font?

The standard screenplay format dictates that you use Courier New font. It’s a blocky typewriter font that is sometimes difficult to read.

 

Django Unchained

 

Ever wonder why this font is industry standard?

Most sources say that it is a holdover from Hollywood’s golden age when scripts were typed on typewriters. Although Hollywood rarely eschews tradition, this isn’t the case.

Courier is a fixed-pitch font, meaning each character or space is exactly the same width. Since standard screenplay format is designed so that one page approximately equals one minute of screen time, consistent character spacing is important.

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This way when you finish a massive epic screenplay that spans 200 pages, you can estimate that your audience will have to stay in their seats for over 3 hours.

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Adobe’s Video Tutorials

People keep asking me why I use the Adobe creative suite. In addition to working on a PC, Adobe is intuitive to use, and has numerous resources available for users to learn their products. Adobe has video tutorials that take you through each of their products step by step.

 

Photoshop

Premiere

After Effects

Illustrator

 

And if you have a previous version of Adobe, they have tutorials for CS5 and 5.5.

Use these, and become a pro!