How do I produce professional looking videos for my business?
I want to produce a few videos, a couple with me talking and a few with screenshots and maybe some website tutorial. I have started with videotaping myself, but the lighting doesn't look great. Does anyone have recommendations on how to produce good looking videos on my own simply. Also, what tools are available to add screenshots and website tutorials? Thanks.
The easiest way to get results is using video templates. Instead of learning video editing from A to Z, you can just pick a template of your choice, and modify it according to your needs. Best video editing tool for a beginner is After Effects because there are thousands of tutorials on youtube.
Check out Envato Market for video templates.
The first thing you need is a simple yet powerful video maker. I strongly recommend you to try out this one http://movie-creator.com/ . It allows to create professional looking videos in minutes and without any specific skills. Good luck and always be creative!
(I haven't read other answers and sorry for the short answer here but ... )
If you want "professional looking" videos, you have to hire a professional video crew. Producing a professional video is more than a camera on a stick.
If you need more details or help in finding a crew, please message me.
Here is the best video maker I've ever tried - https://www.viosk.com/ . Using it, you can easily rotate, trim, crop, split, cut and mix your video clips. Also you can apply lots of effects and styles. It is extremely easy-to-use tool with multiple functions! Good luck!
Hi There - check out TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8 for creating great videos or if your budget is low try ScreenCast-O-Matic free subscription for capturing screens, etc. Hope this helps.
Today the video cameras are excellent. It's always about the lighting...invest in a reflective light screen and problem solved. It isn't the camera...it's the uneven lighting from your room. Also remember, if you want to be more authentic, a few glitches won't hurt. They are looking for the content, not your smiling face all the time. One thing you find from "talking head" videos is most people don't watch, they listen while they do other things so they care about the content, not what you look like or the lighting watching you talk. If you are illustrating some things, then lighting is much more important so they can see what you are writing or drawing.
You have asked the right question, videos engage with your clients.
I am assumming that you have a small budget to put into video production.
Greenbox Mangagement Solutions Ltd can offer low cost video productions of high quality.
If you are looking for free video creation tools then you should not miss YouTube editor, Prezi, Animoto and Commoncraft etc . These tools lets you easily create videos by using images. These video creation tools are best for marketers to promote their business online via graphics.
I would like to wholeheartedly endorse Jerry Nelson's comment and advice. You have probably seen this quotation many times before on the Social Media:
“If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur”
In our line of business we constantly get requests for “Professional” looking website and “Luxury Branding” but cheap. I think the irony is missed by many people who make these requests. The clue is in the words“Luxury” or “Professional”.
If you want a professional video or website then you should go to professionals who do this for a living, day-in, day-out, which gives them more practice in a week than an ordinary person will get in a lifetime.
Professional video companies use professional lighting, sound recording, noise cancelling microphone, sound mixers, video editing applications, etc. You can never hope to produce something of the same quality on your Mac, iPhone or Android smartphones. Remember these free or cheap apps were made to have a bit of fun, or satisfy those more demanding home movie/video makers. They were never designed to produce professional videos.
The best evidence of this is to visit Youtube or search on Google for hotels anywhere in the world. Then look for those enlightened hotels who have realised that "video" is important part of their website and sales tool. You can easily tell the ones done by professionals and those made by the owners or the teenagers with their iPhone or Android with “Can do” attitudes. I love “Can do” attitude but no amount of this will get over technical capabilities of the equipment or the individual's lack of experience.
If your business matters to you, then my advice is “invest” in it. If you don't invest in your business why should any potential customer invest their trust (by parting money) in your business.
This all depends on budget and time and what you want to spend time on or not, but here are a list of places I found for different levels:
you have quite a lot of choices, so next time, be more specific on your request regarding video production..It is a project, not a single task.
Regarding timelines, budget, type, audience, quality, graphics...That is what video production involves and more