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Video Production 101: Audio

2 MIN TO READ Is there anything more frustrating than not being able to hear something properly? Whether it’s background noise, competing music tracks, or a muffled recording, bad audio is a real video buzzkill. In this post, we’ll walk you through the basics of getting audio right when filming so your next video will be sure to get its message across.

Video Production 101: Lighting

5 MIN TO READ Good lighting is an important part of making your video look and feel professional. Having light sources chosen and placed correctly will make a big difference, ensuring that colors pop and that your image is clear and bright. To help you set off on the right foot, we put together a primer on the basics of proper lighting for video.

Film VS Motion Graphics: When To Use Each

3 MIN TO READ As you prepare to create your company’s next video, you might be wondering whether it’s better to film real footage, or to use motion graphics instead. Both can give fantastic results. In fact, there are plenty of highly successful brand videos in both categories. When choosing between film and animation or motion graphics, there a few key factors to keep in…

Budgeting for Video

3 MIN TO READ Budgeting is a hugely important component of any video campaign because it effectively sets limits on what you can do — and also compels you to think creatively to get around those limits. In this post, we’re going to lay out what you need to consider as you set your video production budget. Then we’ll suggest some opportunities to cut…

Planning Your Video In Just One Day

4 MIN TO READ So you’ve decided to make a video to get your brand out there, which is great! But, you’re not sure you have the time or resources to get it all done. Don’t worry – we’ve been there. Here’s a quick walk-through of how to do all your video planning in a single day — including market research and storyboarding —…

Don’t Make These 8 Pre-Production Mistakes

3 MIN TO READ When you decide to make a video, plan to spend about 70% of the total time on pre-production. That’s setting goals, planning, and budgeting. We’ve isolated the 8 most common mistakes that people make in pre-production to help you get the most out of the planning period, and avoid costly (and time-consuming) mistakes in the long run.

What is a High Performing Video?

6 MIN TO READ Research projects that online video traffic will quadruple by 2020. To take advantage of this compelling trend, it’s critically important to optimize your video marketing strategy to make sure you’re getting a good return on your investment. Professional video hosting providers, like SproutVideo, can furnish you with an array of analytics tools to help. Here’s a brief overview of the metrics that we think will…

Seeding: Attract New Customers In 5 Steps

2 MIN TO READ So you’ve created a unique and appealing video, and now you’re on a mission to get your video out there. How should you do it? The answer is seeding. Seeding is the process of getting your video seen, and shared, by promoting it through sites, or through influencers, to which your potential customers pay attention. In this post we’re going…