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Choose the right camera

Do you like photography as well as recording videos? You’ve been at it for a while and you want to invest in a new camera or get an even more powerful camera? You are at the right place to answer all your questions! Such an important investment requires a lot of thought in order not to be disappointed with your first purchase… So follow the guide!

  1. Do you prefer photography or videography?

Depending on the activity you practice the most, it is important to choose a camera that will meet your needs. Sony cameras are very well known for making very good quality videos, in addition to being lightweight and easily transportable, for your travels for example. As for the Canon brand, it is famous for its cameras offering all the qualities and settings recommended for a photography pro.  

  1. What will you photograph?

Depending on what you are used to photograph as well, you will have to choose the right camera and the right lenses. If you are more accustomed to portraits, landscape pictures, or microphotography, do your research according to these characteristics. For those who like to take pictures at night, for example, you will have to choose a high enough number of iSO to take your pictures!

  1. What is your budget?

We often forget this, but buying a new camera is above all a question of budget! Indeed, the more you look for a model capable of beautiful things and we a lot of features, the more you will have to put the price on it. Of course, it is not a question of throwing away all your savings to buy the most expensive camera, but you will have to expect to pay no less than 500 dollars if you want to invest in a quality product!

  1. Do you want to upgrade your camera later?

If you want an entry-level camera that will give you the option of adding more components or upgrading later then the best option for you will be either a mirrorless camera or a DSLR. A compact camera with a fixed lens will not give you any future options. But generally, mirrorless cameras and DSLRs will allow you to upgrade and get new lenses, add filters, etc. So if you want to start small and add-on as you learn, choose one of those options.


Posted in: Camera and Editing Services, Online Videos, Working with a Video Production Company

Since the emergence of various communication tools that allow us to communicate remotely, and even more so since the covid19 pandemic that forced us to work remotely, videoconferencing has become increasingly popular. So in this virtual age, we must learn to take care of our personal branding in order to remain as professional virtually as we really are. Here are a few simple tips to follow to look like a pro!

  1. Pay attention to the setting 

It only takes 5 seconds for someone to judge the first impression of you. Knowing this, take the time to settle down properly in a place where you won’t be disturbed, and which is representative of your image. If you want to stay professional, avoid a fake background that represents a beach or a galaxy, it takes away credibility right away. If you are filming yourself in your house, think about tidying up your living room or bedroom, it may seem a detail but your interlocutor can easily transpose the condition of your house to your professional skills. 

  1. Pay attention to the lighting 

Again, it may seem like a detail, but paying attention to the light you use for your videoconference is crucial. Favour natural light, such as from a window for example. If you have no choice but to film yourself at night, remember to put as much light as possible on your face so that you can be seen properly. Youtubers often use a ring light to get a very professional look. 

  1. Pay attention to how you present yourself

Even if it is a videoconference and you are talking through a screen, it is very important to take care of your physical appearance. Several studies have shown that when you dress as if you were going to work when you stay at home, it boosts your self-confidence and thus your abilities at work. So think of an outfit that you will be comfortable in, but that sets the tone for your virtual meeting.


Posted in: Camera and Editing Services, Video Marketing

Man creating a video montage

Being organized is not for everyone! And yet, when it comes to our video projects, the importance of organizing one’s work properly is crucial… Indeed, for small projects, it’s easy to find your way around, but as soon as you have several videos with different soundtracks and files to integrate into the editing, it all becomes more and more confusing. Whether you’re a professional video editor or just doing this as a hobby, you need to learn from the start how to get organized to be more efficient and productive. Also, it will be much easier for you to find your files when they are well organized, and when there is a change to be made to your video editing. So to become a pro, follow the guide!

  1. Start off on the right foot

To get started, import all your files to your working hard drive, and make a copy of all files, whether in the cloud or on another hard drive, it is absolutely necessary to make a copy of your files before flushing the original files to your SD card. 

  1. Step by step 

Afterwards, you will need to create a file on your hard disk if you are used to working on it, or on your desktop if you have enough storage space. You can name this file “Project XX”, and then create sub-folders with the following names: “Source Files” where you will put your source files, “Videos” where you will put all your video files, “Sounds” where you will put all the sounds used in the video, then you can create as many sub-folders as you want to depend on the files you have to integrate in your video. They can be images, gifs, title templates, transition presets etc. You will name your folder accordingly, so “images” folder, “gif” folder…

  1. As easy as it sounds

Once you’ve reached this stage, all you have to do is reproduce the same pattern in your editing software, whether you’re using Adobe Premiere pro or Final Cut pro, the folders and subfolders are pretty much the same, so it’s easy to find your way around. Again, you’ll need to create folders and sub-folders with the names of the files in them. 

  1. Don’t forget the autosave!

Each time you save your project, an autosave file will be created. Remember to group all your autosave files in the same folder if the software does not do it automatically for you. You’re ready to go!


Posted in: Camera and Editing Services, Video Production

Are you finding that your corporate videos are not getting a lot of attention? Perhaps people are watching just a few minutes and then giving up. It’s easy for this to happen if you don’t incorporate a consistent level of interesting new things or unique formats. To keep people busy, it is always important to do something unique. Here are a few ways to make your business videos pop.

Use Animation to Explain Your Topic

Corporate videos can be fun and a bit more lighthearted – these get more attention from viewers. Explainer animation is one way to do this. In short, you take the topic of your video, write out a script, and have an animating team create it for you. With bright colors, a fun character, and plenty of details to make someone smile, these concepts always do well.

Branded Videos Create Pride

Another way to build your corporate video interest is to include branded content. That is, you want to ensure your company is viewed in a positive, motivating, and clear manner. These videos should be short and keep your corporate brand as the focal point. Be sure to convey a specific, clear message – not too much detail is necessary. And, be sure to place a strong call to action at the end of them. You should be proud of what this video shows of your company.

Detail a Case Study

Often, concepts are hard to take in when they are nothing but words and marketing. Instead, bring an example to life. Use a case study of what you have accomplished. Show a customer’s journey and how you changed their outcome. The goal here is to ensure that your message is clear – this is what can happen when people buy your product or service. Case studies tend to ring true for most people. They connect with them more fully.

Go with an Educational Tone

Another route to take is with an educational or more formal tone. Do not get boring here with technical breakdowns and too many details. Instead, focus on educating people about the reason behind your company. Why do you do what you do? What benefit does your product or service offer the world around you? This is a fantastic way to demonstrate information that your viewers need to know, but to do it without the sales tone that commonly is associated with marketing.

When you take these steps – and use a video production company to help – you will have fantastic videos that turn heads. You want these videos to be interesting so people watch them.


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A key component to making any video worthwhile is to make it personal. If you are not using video yet, you may recognize just how valuable it is with that first production your rollout. People interact with video and they engage with it more commonly than any other media method. Yet, video can get boring if you do not make it personal to your audience.

The most successful videos for businesses are those that reach your audience intimately. These are the videos they remember. How can you add that type of personalisation to your videos? Here are some strategies.

Use Video to Connect with Your Audience

To create a video that is watched by many, it is important for you to incorporate content that your audience wants to hear. They may need to know about your product and service, but what they want to also hear is that you understand the customer. For example, are you connecting with the people who are on the other side by sharing their stories and struggles? Your videos can incorporate a personal message to viewers or offer a simple way that you recognize viewers on an individual note.

Go Live

Though many business owners shy away from this process, it is one of the best ways to reach your audience. Live video does not just allow you to reach your audience outright in real time, but it lets you connect to them. You can answer questions, communicate directly to people using their names based on who is online, and discuss topics that are important to your audience. This type of live video – even when scripted, gives you the ability to step down, say hi to real people, and communicate directly with those who are interested.

Close Sales More Readily

When it comes to marketing, the end result is that you need to increase your sales. Video can help you to do that. When you create personalized messages, you are targeting individuals at a specific point in the sales journey. At each stage of the process, people need information that is specific to those individual and specific needs. What information they need at the very start of their buyer’s journey – such as information about the product or service – is different from what they need later, such as when they are making the decision to buy. Create videos at each stage to communicate key content at that moment.

When you create a personal series of videos like this, you reach more people at the right time with the best possible message for them at that moment. This is what helps to get them to turn the page and buy from you or connect with your brand more effectively.


Posted in: Camera and Editing Services

What type of corporate video is going to really ring true on social media? The type you use really depends on the goals for your next social media campaign and your company as a whole. However, there are a few styles to consider that work the best on social media. Which one is right for you?

#1: Informational and Satirical

Social media streams stop when you post something with a bit of truly funny, though not negative, on your timeline. Choose a video that’s satirical that conveys this. However, be sure to add good information to it at the same time. Don’t waste your viewer’s time but make them smile while learning.

#2: Trendy, Elegant, and Dominating

A bit more sophistication and a lot of trendy charm can also work very well for a social media video. Choose this video format when you want to make a point about how elegant your product is or to elevate your brand. Keep it tasteful, though.

#3: Hip and Lighthearted

If the stuck-up vibe isn’t right for your company, it’s time to consider a lighthearted and hip video style instead. To pull this off, it is very important to remain authentic to your brand and to your audience. Fake smiles are not going to work.

#4: Exciting and Dramatic

When you want to make a powerful statement, your video needs to show that in sound, color, and words. Consider something more mini-series quality that is more epic. These are the types of videos that get shared because they are so awesome.

#5: Inspiring and Sincere Message from the Heart

A feel-good story can work very well for many brands as well. In your video here, you don’t have to get all sentimental, but you can and should be sincere. If you want your brand to exude feelings and positive sentiment, this is the type of video format that is going to work the best for you.

#6: Educational and Straightforward

You could call this the more traditional format of video. It can work very well to communicate important information. If your audience needs information and really benefits from a very straightforward message, this is a good route to take. Keep in mind that all businesses benefit from this traditional format from time to time.

What you say and how you say it matters. This is very true with social media. Yet, it’s not always easy to find a format that’s going to draw enough viewers in. That’s why it tends to be ideal when you work closely with a team of pros to help you.


Posted in: Audience, Camera and Editing Services, Interactive Videos, Online Videos, Video Marketing, Video Production

b2b videos

It’s shared more than any other type of content on social media and receives more engagement than text-only posts. What are we talking about? Video, of course. According to Content Marketing Institute’s 2019 Benchmark report, 64% of B2B brands are doubling down on video production and distribution across channels when compared to the previous year’s results. Why? Because video gets results.

Discover how you can use video across your social media properties to increase awareness, educate and convert leads into loyal customers.

What the F8 is Facebook Doing?

This year’s F8 conference announced some important changes for platforms like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Zuckerberg and his teams plan to make social media more private in the sense that community and relationships will take center stage. This means brands will be showcased less in news feeds than ever before as group pages and personal connections are given priority.

Facebook Marketplace is also getting more robust as buyers will be able to make purchases directly on the platform and sellers can get paid securely with the potential to increase revenue. Adapt your social media video marketing strategy to take advantage of these important updates.

B2B Animated Video Strategies

Let’s face it: The B2B audience doesn’t quite operate the same way the B2C audience does. That means you’ll need to realign your expectations and get a little more creative before you’ll hit the ROI you’re looking for with social media video. But, many brands are doing video well on social media. Let’s look at a few ways animated video can help your brand engage with businesses and convert followers into clients:

  • Animated GIFs. Bite-sized content that only takes a few seconds to view, GIFs are easy ways to communicate a simple idea or message without an elevator pitch (or large budget).
  • Educating content. Combine valuable information with an entertaining delivery and you’ve got an animated video your audience will enjoy watching and sharing. You can use this type of video to share industry expertise, establish your brand as a thought leader or tackle complex problems your viewer may be facing in their day-to-day business.
  • Animated ads. If your social media strategy includes paid ads, use animated video to make them more eye-catching and engaging than your standard text ad or video pitch.

The Takeaway

If you’re not using every opportunity to entertain and engage current or potential clients on social media, they’re missing the value of your brand. Social media algorithms simply aren’t playing nice with brands that rely on text-only posts, static ads or shared content. Use these animated video ideas to transform your social media marketing strategy into an ROI-boosting endeavour.


Posted in: All Posts, Camera and Editing Services, Video Marketing, Video Production, Video Production Company, Video Production Process, Video Production Tips

create good video training

Creating a training program is an essential part of building your business, as it provides your team with important information they need to know. How do you do it? There are a number of different formats that can work for you, depending on the industry and the type of training you are doing. With video training courses, the following are a few examples of how you can create an effective solution for your team.

Live Action Videos

One of the training video formats to consider is live action. This isn’t big thriller, movie-level stuff. Rather, you just need an employee that is comfortable working in front of the camera to provide instruction and information. They should be someone that’s relatable to the person you re onboarding. People like to feel a connection with those they will work with and this type of video can make that effective.

Role Playing Videos

Depending on the type of business you are in, you may benefit from the role-playing training video. This is a great way to show how to handle problems and resolve situations as they arrive. The video has at least two people who interact based on the content you will present. Keep it as realistic as possible to ensure your audience is truly learning what they need to.

Other Options

Depending on the situation, your company may also benefit from a few other types of video training formats. Consider these options:

  • If you want to provide a video and narration over it, a screencast works well. This is an excellent way to provide information without having to demonstrate.
  • Animation can work in some situations, but you don’t want to have your team think that the information you are providing is anything less than valuable. This isn’t the time for humor, but it can show steps in a more complex process.
  • Onsite videos are another option but can be more complex to create. The goal here is to present your audience with the actual location they will be working in and to communicate a clear message to them about the process – a tour, demonstration, or even just a way to familiarize themselves with the location is possible here.

Many times, you’ll need to create more than one training video. Try out a few different formats to determine which one is going to provide your audience with the best possible outcome. It is well worth spending some time getting these videos right. They can serve as a training tool for years.


Posted in: All Posts, Camera and Editing Services, Video Marketing, Video Production, Video Production Process, Video Production Tips

Whether it is in advertising, blog posts, or the news, video is increasingly present on the internet. While improvements in technology partially explain this increase, that is far from the whole story. One of the main reasons that videos are increasingly present in the digital world is because they are scientifically more effective than other mediums at expressing a message.

The Science of Vision

Human beings may have five senses, but that doesn’t mean that all of those senses are used equally. Studies show that 83% of our sensory input comes from vision and hearing makes up another 11% of our sensory input. We are literally biologically programmed to see more than we hear, smell, taste, and touch combined.

And when it comes to that visual sense, it is particularly effective when movement is involved. Even the tiniest amount of movement engages the eye, causing it to track that movement. That tracking instinct means that humans focus better on videos than they do on static text. This also means that scrolling text in video, like at the opening of Star Wars, is easier to focus on than static text like subtitles.

Whether or not movement is involved, visual imagery is transmitted to the brain faster than text is converted into a mental image. Humans can recognize the primary conceptual idea of a visual image in about 1/10th of a second. A description of that image takes significantly longer to read and then still requires extra time to fully process.

Visual Memory is Better

Not only do we identify and process moving images better than we do text or audio recordings, we also remember them better. One study shows that 80% of the subjects were able to recall the details of an advertisement they had watched up to one month after watching it. That rate is considerably lower for an advertisement that has been read.

Emotional Response to Video

Finally, while emotional responses are difficult to quantify, we can quantify the presence of emotional responses. Video is much more likely than other forms of media to cause neurons to fire that correlate with emotional responses. This matters greatly in the marketing world where emotional responses, even ones that are not fully positive, correlate with higher conversion rates.

More Than Just an Art

Creating the perfect video is mostly art, but choosing to use video in the first place is scientifically sound. Our knowledge of biology and psychology both prove that video is a more effective means of engaging an audience than any other form of media.


Posted in: Camera and Editing Services, Interactive Videos, Online Videos, Video Marketing, Video Production

When it comes to creating an interactive video or promotional video for your company, focus on the light. Your message cannot get through to the person watching your video if you fail to create a beautiful, easy to see video. What’s worse than having too little light is having light that’s simply not at the right level as this can create the wrong focal point for your video. With a few helpful tips and tricks, though, you can create videos that are perfectly suited to your audiences needs, especially in an online format.

Know the Rules of Lighting

The first thing to focus on are some basic rules. When creating videos, always remember these specific rules.

  • You want the people or products in the shot to look good.
  • Focus on removing the shadows that occur on a person’s face or on the focal point.
  • Don’t make lighting so obnoxious that it becomes a distraction to the viewer or the person in the piece.
  • You don’t have to spend a great deal of money on lighting. Use what’s available and natural.

Now that you know these rules, you can make better decisions about the lighting you use. But, there are a few more things to keep in mind.

Focus on Ambient Light

One of the best options is ambient light. The best source of light is what’s natural for that space. For example, if you position a light over the top of the person in a video, this is going to create shadows. It is also going to distort the colors in your photo. Next, realize that natural light is a good thing and a bad thing. When you want a natural setting, natural light works well. However, when you want ample control over your lighting, its best to block out all natural light possible and create your own!

Light Placement

Where should you position lights to create the right look? Every shoot will be different to some level here. Here are some rules to consider:

  • The light source should be in front of the lens in most shots.
  • Place light at a level that is just above the subject’s eyeline.
  • Create contrasting shadows for depth by placing a light at the subject but at waist level.
  • Point the camera slightly down at the subject and place the lights in front of it, out of the lens, of course.

It is also important to consider the light source. The larger the light source is, the softer the light will be. Soft light doesn’t create shadows and offers more depth, and therefore is often best for most business videos. It’s also a good idea to use fluorescent bulbs over the stark light of LED.

When considering all of these components, the goal is simple. Create a video that is easy to see, but one that is visually interesting. Light takes practice, unless you allow a professional to help you to do the work for you. Create a few videos with light at different locations to see the differences for yourself.


Posted in: Camera and Editing Services, Video Production Tips

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