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7 Ways to Tell if a Video is Produced Well

Is that video produced well? Our generation is very much used to watching videos almost on the daily, and more often than not we can tell which ones are far better than others. When it comes to business videos, though, you have to be a little more careful. When you’re

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Audio Considerations for Your Video Production

Audio Tips for Videography Imagine a movie without sound effects! Gone are the days when simplified video was appreciated and admired, because there were no sound options. Today, you will not find anyone who can tolerate a video without sound and music. Adding creative sound and music can do wonders

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A Guide for Proper Videography Lighting

Top Considerations for Proper Videography Lighting What is the difference between a quality video and the one that lacks a professional touch? One of the major factors is lighting! When you’re shooting, proper videography lighting will improve the quality of your final image. At Video One, our video production experts

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Pre-production Planning Checklist

Shooting a Video: Pre-Production Planning Checklist You have a great idea and are almost ready for a video shoot. When you are planning to shoot a video, pre-production is important before you pick up the camera and start shooting. By skipping this step, you will waste time and money and

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How Much Should I Spend on a Marketing Video?

Business video budget Now that you want to jump-start your video marketing efforts by producing a video, it is important to first determine how much you can afford to spend. Video can contribute toward making your business memorable for customers in addition to a host of other benefits. The objective

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Grooming, Dressing & Preparing to be Filmed

Getting camera-ready When it comes to producing a video, you cannot ignore the importance of grooming and presentation. Choosing the right clothing, make-up, colors and other elements shouldn’t be ignored. Here are some things to consider when getting camera-ready:

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Learning with Video

The Future of Education is With Video Lifelong Learning Opportunities for advanced knowledge, upgrading or refreshing skills and pursuing interests have opened up through the use of video. Where appropriate, licenses can be purchased by businesses for a host of training programs for their employees. Video is opening up educational opportunities

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How to Hire a Video Editing Company in Chicago (Pt. 2)

Choosing the Perfect Video Editor (2/2) In part 1, we gave you some advice to take into consideration when hiring a video editing company such as the speed of the editor and their motion graphic capabilities. Below you’ll find a couple more tips we think are important to consider. (See

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How to Hire a Video Editing Company in Chicago (Pt. 1)

Choosing the Perfect Video Editing Company Hiring a video editing company in Chicago is like hiring one anywhere, except that you have a huge number of choices in a large city. But whether you have many or few choices, your digital video editor needs to be chosen wisely. The major

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Video Editing 30-Second Commercials

How to Edit Short Video Commercials In previous blog posts, I discussed the different approaches to editing a marketing video, event video or training video. However, even when it comes to editing the same genre or type of video, differences have to be considered based on the audience and by the

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Using Motion Graphics Successfully (Pt. II)

(See part I here.) Consistency of your motion graphics Keep the look similar. You can somewhat mix it up and probably should, but the font and colors you use should probably be consistent. I say probably, because there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to style. The

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Using Motion Graphics Successfully (Pt. I)

Motion graphics Chicago video editors consider motion graphics one of the best tools available to communicate concepts, customize fonts, animate text, add key frames, and establish branding for products. Today, motion graphics are used to reveal new information through the introduction of motion to replace simple static content. Whether your

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