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silent video

Hands up anyone who’s ever watched a video online, only to be startled when the sound starts blasting out around the office or train? Thought so! That’s why so many of us prefer to watch silent videos, whether we’re taking a quick break from work, using public transport, or trying to keep things quiet so the baby doesn’t wake!

In short, there are times when silence really is golden. A good videographer will ensure viewers’ volume preferences don’t adversely impact the messages in their video content.

In this post, we share actionable tips on producing great content for the silent screen. We’ll take a look at the very best silent videos online and discuss how the brands got it right.

how to make an amazing establishing shot

The first scene of any video is arguably the most important. This is true for feature-length films, just as much as for short corporate videos. It introduces the audience to the plot, and provides the context they need to navigate the rest of the video. Ideally, it piques their interest, and convinces them they need to find out what happens next.

But, what makes a great opening sequence actually great? In this post, we analyze four archetypal openings that each impart a different lesson about starting your video off on the right foot.

Setting the stage for your video

Whether you’re filming in a studio, an office, or even outside, setting the stage for your video is incredibly important. Proper set design will help you avoid common pitfalls, and ensure your shoot goes as smoothly as possible. Read on for the six keys to setting the stage for success.

drive online sales with self-service video

Do you know the perfect way to lose an online sale? Forcing your customer to stop the purchase process to phone or email your company to ask a question. Creating a comprehensive, video-based self-service process will ensure customers are equipped with all the information they need to make a purchase decision.

Additionally, it’s important to continue to provide outstanding customer service after customers buy. Video support that answers questions quickly and accurately will help turn new customers into repeat customers.

In this blog, we set out the six most important types of videos you need to provide clear, easy to follow online support for potential buyers as well as recent customers.

video rant

Bottling everything up never did anyone any good! Releasing your feelings on video is not only cathartic, it makes for an authentic video that tells your followers exactly what you’re all about.

But, you don’t want to come across as someone with anger issues! There’s a fine line between letting people know what you’re really thinking, and oversharing, or offending.

In this post, you’ll learn how to share your feelings on camera (the legally safe way), dress the set, and engage with viewers.

video marketing lessons from bakeries

Almost 65 percent of people eat dessert at least once a week. The baking industry is worth $311 billion across the US.That’s great news for bakery owners!

There are two ways of looking at this: customers are prepared to spend money on sweet treats; and there’s a huge amount of competition for artisan bakers. Setting yourself apart from other businesses – indie and major baked good suppliers – is more important than ever.

An engaging video marketing strategy will encourage buyers to call into your bakery on a regular basis, for everything from fresh bread, to special celebration cakes. You don’t have to hire a video production company to action these ideas – they’re either low-cost or no-cost, and are easy to produce. Let’s get started!

Grab attention with video

Did you know the average human attention span is just eight seconds? That means videographers have only eight seconds to hook viewers before they move to the next thing.

You could say that this makes life hard for video professionals, but we’re glass-half-full people here at SproutVideo! A truly memorable intro is a great opportunity to make a killer first impression, and set yourself apart from the rest.

In this post, we’re going to share actionable tips on what to do during those crucial first few seconds to make your viewers sit up and pay attention.

Corporate Video You can Make in Your Office

Getting started with corporate video can feel really intimidating. Sets, equipment, scripting – there are a lot of moving parts. It can be hard to know where to begin.

We’re here to tell you that it’s actually not that bad. In fact, you can film plenty of video from where you’re sitting right now – at the office.

We’ve gathered the top seven types of corporate video perfect for filming in an office setting. We also included an overview of the gear you’ll need to produce it. Keep reading to get inspired, and start cranking out video!

budget video hacks

So you want to make an amazing video, but your budget isn’t massive? No sweat!

The greatest videos aren’t necessarily the ones that have the resources and production values worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster. They’re the ones with heart.

That’s good news if you don’t have a huge budget. And here’s some more news that’ll make you smile – we’re going to show you how to do it.

In this post, we’ll share six practical, easy to follow ways to make a killer video with limited resources. In no time at all, you’ll be ready to make engaging, shareable videos that gets your audience talking.

Face your fears about being on camera

Butterflies, jitters, dry mouth, vertigo, even mild nausea – all symptoms of the fact that you’re just plain uncomfortable in front of the camera. From our experience, that’s very common. In fact, it’s normal.

But, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this post, we cover thirteen of the best tips for overcoming your fear of the lens to help you face the camera confidently.

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