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Training is Believing

July 27, 2019
Script All

In the contract that ties him or her to write for a video, the scriptwriter is tasked with putting down the words that will ultimately drive the visuals. It's hard...

July 21, 2019
Shoot the Walk

You probably think that grabbing clips of such a common and boring human activity should be a simple matter of pointing your camera at the subjects.

July 13, 2019
Exit Screen Left

The main goal of YouTube outros is to encourage your viewers to consume more videos within the same brand space. Use it... or don't.

March 10, 2019
How to Make a GIF

GIF is a file format that can be used to store pictures and sequences of images. Because of the latter, GIFs are generally recognized as the grand parents of web videos as we know them now, in 2019. Having been around for 3 decades. GIFs are to the current web animation and video technology what […]

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August 29, 2019
Accessibility Issues

YouTube cares a lot more for its immediate profits than it does for its users.

August 27, 2019
Voice vs. Video

It turns out that I am far from alone in the pool of skeptics.

August 12, 2019
Being There

Here at Videocide, we're setting out to explore a variety of markets. We are currently looking at our options and screening videographers in the hopes of expanding into the national real estate market. There's nothing revolutionary or even special about the niche itself -- and I am sure that there's a lot of competition in […]

August 6, 2019
War, Peace and Ads

There is likely no correlation whatsoever between measured viewership and the impact of the videos on your business -- or on anything and anybody else for that matter.

August 4, 2019
Out of Juice

Batteries are the necessary Schrodinger's cat that keeps devices alive and dead at the same time. 

August 2, 2019
Banning Branding

Your story should lead to your brand. Not the other way around. 

July 31, 2019
Tik Tac Tok

Whether the TikTok network will continue to grow is hard to tell. Yet its mere existence, not to mention its meteoric rise in popularity, proves once again that video is the way to go.

July 29, 2019
Sounds of Silence

Rule no. 1: Assume that 80% of your audience is deaf. 

July 25, 2019
Too Much Ain't Enough

We want them so big, and so bad, that we are willing to blatantly disregard the actual needs, the real cost, and the consequences. Too much ain't enough. 

July 23, 2019
Subscribe or Die

My smart neighbor used to take great care of his lawn. I, for one, only bothered with minimal maintenance. For years, even during the summer's dryest heat waves, his grass held through perfectly, with a bristled bright green, whilst mine turned spotty, threatening yellow. Thanks to generous applications of Roundup and other over-engineered chemicals, his […]

July 19, 2019
Shed a Tear

Is it because marketing is a necessary evil, or is it simply because it is never evil until you make it the purpose it serves?

July 17, 2019
Shooting Hot

Do you need some tips to help you shoot videos you'll actually use and enjoy later?

July 15, 2019
Don't Anime Me

Discovering what will be needed to counterbalance the relentless advances of technology in our daily life may be a matter of survival.

July 11, 2019
Reviving McLuhan

In the era of social media and the relentless pursuit of every last drop of viewer's attention, the platform is often drowning what should otherwise be the main message

July 9, 2019
Slideshow Bob

Tell me: Why is every page in a Powerpoint called a slide?

July 7, 2019
Big, not Bigger

Marketing is a question of balance. Tune your video to the context: turn it up and tone it down so that it is just right for the reader.

July 5, 2019

The revolution will be YouTubed (though not monetized.)

July 3, 2019
What Do People Do

Even a fool is wise when it is too late!

July 1, 2019
Are you Serious?

But... can you make a serious video using only a phone?

June 29, 2019
Trusting Voices

What is the absolute minimal checklist I should use to validate a business video?

June 27, 2019
Forever Young

Out of the blue, slipping off the mouth of a lamp I was cleaning in my basement, a genie appeared.

June 17, 2019
The Rented Life

It would be hard to deny that for the majority of us (humans,) life is becoming increasingly digital. We tend to value our phones and computers over everything else; the failure of the former can trigger a crisis that overshadows any other concern for our physical possessions and needs. We live a second life closely […]

June 9, 2019
The Video Kill List

As it turned out, video didn't quite kill the radio star. While it is true that analog radio more or less died two decades ago, it has since reincarnated in podcasts and other forms of streaming media. So what did video kill? Nothing, so far. What, then, remains on the medium's kill list? To find […]

June 5, 2019
Watch Your Steps

This "story" (I'm using the term rather loosely here) tells of eight boxes you need to check on your way to producing a successful video for a brand, an event or an idea. The article is slightly self-serving, neither especially entertaining nor well written, and is mostly re-hashing commonly accepted media production standards in the […]

May 30, 2019
Until the cows come home

When putting together a video -- branded or not -- you should either keep it short, or keep it shut.

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July 7, 2020
What Makes a Good Online Course? 7 Real-World Strategies
In fall 2018, there were nearly seven million students enrolled in distance learning courses. And that number is only going to rise in 2020. The University of Texas at Austin, for example, is set to offer about 20% of all courses online this fall. (...)
July 7, 2020
How to Save Time in Your Sales Process with Evergreen Video Messages
Have you ever finished your workday wondering where the time went and wishing you could have accomplished more? How much of that day was spent typing out emails? If its safe to say, a lot. However, there is a solution prerecorded evergreen video messages. What is an Evergreen Video? (...)
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