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Creating a paywall for your video content

Among the see of online video editing and hosting platforms (where YouTube is king and Vimeo is cool too), is a business-oriented platform called Vzaar. For $30/month, users can upload their content to Vzaar, and obtain unprecedented control over the security, distribution, and appearance of all your video production content.

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The Castle on Dearborn is Visually Stunning for Video

Downtown Chicago offers a plethora of locations for corporate video production. One of the more unique venues is the Castle on Dearborn. Having formally housed the nightclub Excalibur, the building closed down in 2012. However, after six months and a $3 million remodel, the Castle on Dearborn debuted bigger and better

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The Qualities of Sharable Content

If your brand has any hopes of producing viral content, it will have to be appealing enough to audiences that they feel compelled to share it with others online. Fortunately, sharing content is so easy these days that most digital content destinations have turned the share function into a button.

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Why You Need a Professional for Special Audio Situations

Chicago production companies can be a great asset to your business. Whether you’re shooting your first promotional video or if you’ve done it before, you should still count on professional services to help you make the most of your video marketing. When it comes to special audio situations, hiring a

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Preparing for a Video Production Tip #5: Budget

How do I set a budget for my video? It can be difficult setting a budget for a video, especially if this is your first time. I often ask our clients what budget they have in mind, not to see how much we can get out of them, but because

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Preparing for a Video Production Tip #4: Actors

Should I use actors in my video? Unless you have a solid storyline for your video, actors aren’t really needed for a business video production. Now let’s go under the premises that you will need people to act in your video. Should you hire actors? Maybe. It depends on how

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Preparing for a Video Production Tip #3: Special Effects

Do I need motion graphics or special effects for my video? First, let’s define motion graphics. Motion graphics are animated videos that make use of illustrations, photos, and other images. They provide clarity, entertain and otherwise help the communication process in a video. Here’s an example of an entirely motion

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Preparing for a Video Production Tip #2: Location

How should I choose a location for my video shoot? Location is vital to the success or failure of your video production. The first rule of thumb is that it needs to be appropriate to your video. If you can’t find the right location, green screen could fit the bill,

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