Studio Quality Video on a Shoe String

A professional video can cost tens of thousands of dollars, or more. Much more. But it doesn’t have to…

This is my latest video for my day job. My equipment and software setup costs were less than half of what you would spend going to a dedicated video production company, and that’s a one time expense.

Being that digital marketing is now mostly about video, and your best strategy is to pump out constant (relevant) video content, producing them yourself is the only real choice for a lot of small and midsized companies.

The right computer, software, camera, microphone, an iPad-based teleprompter, a few lights, and a green screen is all I used to make what looks like a full studio production. None of them are what you’d consider “pro” equipment.

I’m actually thinking about writing a quick, no-nonsense book on how to do this. Do you think anyone would be interested?

When in doubt, add a cat

I always want to add an entertaining element to my videos, but was a bit challenged when it came to making a video about this speaker. The serendipitous solution was my cat, Peeps.

That’s Why They’re Called Spirits

A bit more fun from my Flash Fiction website:

Kevin died suddenly. It took him a while to realize it, because he thought he was dreaming. Walking along in wintry downtown Chicago, his feet crunching in the snow, there was a few minutes of discontinuity and then suddenly he realized he was floating. Several feet below him was a prone figure surrounded by…

read the rest at Afterlife Kahlua — Character.City

Smart Elevators Talking in a Chat Room

My weekend video project. Bet you’ll never look at an elevator the same way again.

Alien Invasion … of my Podcast, that is

Episode 2 of my podcast is live, and Joe and I talk about space aliens. The question, of course, is: Are they acceptably real?

Have intelligent extraterrestrial visited Earth? Are they still here? Are they walking among us? Why? What could they possibly want, and how would they get here? These and other questions spring from both Joe and Jerry seeing the recent movie Arrival. Also, would it even be possible for humans to understand the complexities of a…

via Episode 2 – Intelligent Extraterrestrials Visiting Earth? — Acceptably Real Podcast

Am I Obsolete?

It’s me again, being a front man for my day job. Next time, though, it’s someone else’s turn in front of the lens.

My New Favorite Speaker

My new favorite tech toy! This speaker by GGMM has so many features it rivals Batman’s utility belt.

Featured music by Shpongle. Featured streaming radio is SomaFM. Featured podcast is Nerdist.