Moving pictures are far more effective than words.
Make video nothing can tell stories; share ideas, sell concepts, and products better than video, doing it over and over again on autopilot.
Sharing things like thoughts, ideas, feelings, and information has been done in all manner of ways from the dawn of man. Voicing sounds, body language, drawing, lead to telling stories, language, writing, and reading. Art like language became a way to communicate which led to the creation of pictures “Pictures are worth a thousand words”. In time printing was developed, next came photography, then moving pictures.
Today we are in the digital age.
With the advent of what is called solid state devices which replaced much of the analog devices it became possible to process data using electronics extremely efficiently. Computers keep growing in processing power as the cost to produce them has plummeted. Today most everyone has all manner of digital devices. It started with things such as audio equipment, car alternators, calculators, fax machines, pagers.
Then with the internet and personal computers we shifted into second gear.
Digital devices have developed at an incredible pace thanks in part to mass production, and now automation along with the marketplace. Powerful computers for serving up information and powerful routers for directing the information have transformed the internet from dial up to robust high speed vibrant content which has brought about what is called Web 2.0 or Social Media and video.
Social Media has given people another reason to be online other than to seek information, now you could meet people and share from where ever you are.
Finding your audience and telling your story is available to everyone and what better way to tell stories than with video. Make video why not. Take a look at the internet people are sharing video everywhere.
You too can make a video. Check out these websites YouTube, FaceBook, Vimeo , Google Plus, DailyMotion, Vevo, Metacafe, Veoh, Flickr, Break, etc. most of the videos you see on these sites are from people like you who just decide to make a video. I suggest you start with YouTube. YouTube is now the grand daddy of all video sites. YouTube has great tutorials to get you started. So dig, do some research and decide what you would like to share in a video.
To make a video you can start with anything from a computer online and software or maybe a video camera, or even your smart phone you will be amazed at the great video you can make using the modern smart phones.
It does not have to cost a lot of money to get what you need to create a video that you will love to share with others and they will love to watch and share. You do not have to be an expert either it is far better to start to make a video and share it than it is to study and research and never produce a video.
Once you make your first video and post it online you will never look back and your next videos will only get better so let’s get started I am sure you will love it. Make Video!
Have you seen the Go Pro Hero video cameras with its breath taking video? How about the video quality of the Flip Video camera? Do your research say Ebay, Amazon, Craigslist, BestBuy, Frys, Costco, Sears, etc. and you will find all kinds of great video making equipment to fit your budget don’t forget that cell phone it is probably all you need.
Using a computer it is possible to create videos such as Power Point Slide Videos basically for free when you already have the computer. Make Video!
The apple computer comes with its own version of presentation software called Keynote. Maybe you need free presentation software like Apache Open Office Impress available online for free. Powtoon, Prezi, Emaze, Slidedog, and other software also available for free however you need to do a little research here.
Screen Capture is another form of video software used to capture and record the image you select on your screen. Screen capture can range from Camtasia on the high end down to Cam Studio for free you can produce great Screen Capture videos with either. By the way the internet has many other Screen Capture offerings from free on up.
This all leads us to the Video Cam or video camera that comes standard on your smart phone, on most tablets, laptops, and an accessory to the USB port on most desk top computers.
The Logiteh HD Pro Webcam C920 at around $99 is currently praised as the big dog with 1080P 15 Megapixels Karl Zeiss Lenses H 264 hardware HD-quality stereo. But you don’t need to spend $99 just go to say Best Buy, Egghead, or any other electronics retailer or outlet and look around. With a little research you can bring home a great deal that will show you off just fine, besides webcams are great for chat sites like Skype.
One last thing your video is only as good as its sound,
A quality sounding microphone can be had for a reasonable price such as the great sounding Blue Yeti microphone for around $99. Like the video cam the microphones can vary widely in price you can get what you need to sound great for less than $100 so do your research here. Along with the microphone it may be a good idea to download or buy in a store audio mixing software. This software can enhance and save your sound after you have recorded your audio for your video. Audacity is a fantastic free download from sound forge that will definitely do the job.
Explainer animated video is all the rage these days and you can get in on the action too all you need is software, education, and a little time.
I could go on and on but I think you are getting the idea so “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” -Laozi Chinese philosopher.
Get started and make video.