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The Importance of Context for your Video

3 MIN TO READ No video exists in a vacuum. It’s really important to consider the context of any video you create. For a simple starting point, what does the site look like where you are embedding it? What broader business aims are you trying to achieve by putting video on that page? How does this fit with the rest of your marketing strategy and your…

Exactly How Long Your Video Should Be

4 MIN TO READ One of the best ways to get people to watch your entire online video is to make sure it isn’t too long. But, what is “too long” for a video? Turns out, it depends. It comes down to the platform where you’re sharing it and the complexity of your message, just as much as it depends on attention spans. Following…

Are you a Creator, or Curator?

3 MIN TO READ We write about original video content creation fairly frequently, but there is another increasingly popular option known as curation. Content curation has been trending for a while across all mediums, as it can be a nice way to pay a compliment to someone producing quality pieces (with proper attribution of course), as well as to take the pressure off the…

7 Secrets for Efficient Video Marketing

3 MIN TO READ Video marketing works. Not only does video make your website and your company more visible (fun fact: video content can greatly increase your SEO ranking), but it can be so much more compelling than copy or still images. The downside is that video marketing takes more investment than most other methods. Camera, lighting, script, editing, graphics… it can all add…

How to Use Stock Footage and Find it for Free

4 MIN TO READ Sometimes, you just can’t film everything you need for your video. It might be due to a lack of time, equipment, access to a specific location, knowhow, or all of the above. Not to worry, there are a plethora of free resources out there for stock footage. Stock footage consists of short clips of everyday people, animals, industry, travel, landscapes, skyscapes,…

Quickly and Easily Make Great Video on the Go

4 MIN TO READ Video editing has a reputation for being time-consuming and very technically involved. However, the days of needing a hefty desktop computer and massive monitor are long behind us. That equipment is still justified in many situations. However, video editing apps and more powerful phones are making it easier and faster to produce fantastic video in the palm of your hand with…

Use Keyword Research to Target Converting Traffic With Online Video

4 MIN TO READ When conceptualizing video content to add to your website, it can sometimes be difficult to pick the right topic or angle. A smart way to approach it does not start with a video camera or even video editing software, but with Google Webmaster or Google AdWords to get a handle on the search terms that drive converting traffic to your…

How GitHub Uses Video to Drive Innovation

3 MIN TO READ Last week we wrote about getting started with corporate video. Today, we are taking a close look at a company that does internal video extremely well: GitHub. GitHub makes collaborative tools for developers to streamline the coding process, has a flat organizational structure, and roughly 70% of its 200+ employees work remotely. They use video in several key ways, such…