You don’t need a fancy camera to start recording videos! It’s as simple as picking up your phone! Seriously!
Smartphones have evolved into powerful video creation machines and anyone can do it. If you want some tips on how to get started, read on - I’m sharing some secrets for mobile video recording.
Whether you want something quick and raw, or polished with special effects, it's important that before hitting record on your phone to have an idea in mind for what you will be recording.
In this four-part series we'll explore what makes great videos good as well as walk you through some tricks like video formatting, lighting and composition to mapping out your ideas.
Let’s jump in! These are some quick hacks to ALWAYS remember when using your phone to shoot video!!
#1 DON’T SHOOT VERTICAL VIDEO
This is a big one! I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had to call people to let them know they have to reshoot an...
Video can be used to educate, inform and entertain and you may be wondering what you can shoot a video about. Coming up with video topics does not have to be complicated. Let’s look at some examples of what you can create a video or even a video series about:
The right technology and marketing tools make creating new content and seeing what works a breeze. Make sure you have tools that let you leverage videos in your email marketing campaigns, drip plans, and bulk emails.
Here’s some tips to help you leverage video in your email marketing:
Using BombBomb to send out videos is important in your business, but it doesn’t always have to be about you. We encourage our clients to create quick and easy video messages from other members on your team that are tailored to specific people and groups. You could have your processor send a quick video to your borrower letting them know the status of their file, or telling them what additional information they need. Rather than taking the time to type everything out or make a phone call, they could shoot a quick status video that covers everything they need to convey. Simple to communicate and keeps the borrower and realtor engaged with you and your team.
It takes that personal face-to-face approach even further. After a few videos your team will find that these quick video messages are simpler than drafting and proofing a lengthy email message. Not to mention it’s a more personal experience that your prospects and clients can still digest...
There are so many ways to use BombBomb! You can send out a series of videos to your borrowers that explains the steps of applying for a mortgage. You can send a personalized thank you video to a borrower and real estate agent after the loan closes. Whatever you are using BombBomb for, follow these simple steps to get more out of your BombBomb videos:
One really good reason to have a YouTube channel is to give your audience more content. Even if you are already posting video onto social media and your website, having a YouTube channel allows you a FREE platform to spread your wealth of knowledge. When people get a lot of good content that is solving their problems, they stay longer and like to come back and visit more often.
Having video someplace else gets your brand out there in another location which starts to grow the level of awareness and expertise that you have. You should make sure your YouTube channel mirrors your brand on your website and social channels. Also, be sure to include your link to your YouTube channel on your signature line.
There is no mistaking the challenges we’ve all had over the past year connecting with others. The pandemic certainly put up a...
Trying to memorize a whole script for a video is certainly do-able, but can be challenging. Unless you are an expert memorizer or have photographic memory, memorizing a 5 page script about the loan process is a lot.
By memorizing an entire script, you are putting a great amount of pressure on yourself to say everything word-for-word. Almost like you have to record it in one, perfect take.
Luckily, there are some alternative options to memorization - teleprompters!
Using a teleprompter while recording some videos has been a game changer for me. Not only has it saved me time from memorizing loads of content, but it has also improved the quality of my videos.
You may be thinking, how the heck has it improved the quality of your videos? When recording videos and using a teleprompter, your camera and script are both at eye level, making it seem like you aren’t reading from a script. It makes it seem more natural and that you aren’t reading off of a piece of paper or a word...
You always hear people say the reason they haven’t started shooting video is because they don't have the money to spend on fancy equipment. While having the top of the line gear does produce great quality videos, it isn’t necessary for you to go out and drop a load of cash on the top tier equipment.
Using your smartphone is a great way to produce videos, especially if you’re starting out and are still getting the hang of things. However, it isn’t always the best option and finding the right camera for streaming or recording videos can be tough. There are so many options to choose from that it can be hard to actually make a choice! We’ve are constantly looking at and testing new cameras and equipment and there really is no right or wrong camera. There are cameras that are best suited for your needs or how you are going to be using them. We are going to be doing a full month on just cameras in the coming months so stay tuned for...
Lights! Camera! Action! This week’s topic is all about lighting. Like audio, lighting is a critical part of creating great videos. It can make or break your video.
Finding the best lighting for your videos can be tricky. Most of the time people struggle with their shot being too bright or too dark. There’s an easy fix for that! With the help of a couple additional lights, you can greatly improve the look of your shot.
No matter if you are shooting outside or inside, having a lighting set up as part of your recording equipment is one of the biggest components of making great videos. You don’t need the most elite lights out there. You can start out with the basics then move up once you get comfortable enough with using them, but you will eventually want to invest in some good quality ones.
After doing video for so many years, I’ve tested quite a few different types of lighting equipment. Here are some of my lighting kit recommendations:
LumeCube Lume Light...
Throughout the month of May, I will be sharing some information about video recording equipment. I’ll be talking about everything from lighting and microphones to cameras and teleprompters. This week’s topic is about microphones.
Sound is an important element of video production, especially for educational videos. After all, you are sharing valuable information with your audience, so you want to make sure that they can clearly hear what you have to say!
That being said, it’s vital that you use a microphone that produces good quality audio. If you’re shooting on an iPhone, the internal microphone works well, although using an external microphone always makes for clearer audio.
If you’re shooting on a camera and you are not directly holding it out in front of you, it’s best that you use an external mic as well. Without one, you’re more likely to pick up background noise which can be distracting.
Here are some microphone recommendations...