Category Archives: video blogging

The future of storytelling: Collaboration, quality, engagement

A compelling snippet here from the Future of Storytelling's (FoST) channel. Some of the points here that resonated with me related to the interviewee's perspective on the role of collaboration in content creation, quality, intimacy (in public forums), technology's role in democratization of video content, and engagement. Continue reading
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Can your videos go viral with a home-spun video setup?

[Infographic] Can your videos go viral with a home-spun video setup? Apparently so. Continue reading
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How to encode video and screencasts optimally for the web – Part 2

In this screencast I show the absolute minimum settings you need to make in the free Handbrake software so that your self-hosted web videos are compatible with virtually all platforms. Continue reading
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7 Pillars For Creating Great Video Screencasts

"Creating All Lively Content is Easy if you Search and Share." Don't get too hung up on my poetry. The main thing to remember is the list of seven pillars for creating great video screencasts... Continue reading
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Camtasia Isn’t Just For Screencasting

If you’ve followed my posts for a while, then you know I’m a fan of Techsmith’s Camtasia screencasting software.  Camtasia has traditionally been a tool for creating screencasts — that’s a video recording of whatever you can get your computer … Continue reading
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YouTube and Beyond (Part 4 – What Equipment?)

Another question that crops up on occasion is what equipment is recommended for producing relatively good quality videos for the web? In this segment of a presentation I conducted recently, I walk through some recommendations on that, which I’ve also … Continue reading
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YouTube and Beyond (Part 2 – Ranking Factors)

This is Part 2 in a series gleaned from my presentation at the REBarcamp Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center last Monday. (Get Part 1 – “YouTube The Second Largest Search Engine” here.) In this segment, I listed some of … Continue reading
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