Creating an effective and 'good' video for a website.

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  1. hcted

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    I wish to make a video to go along with the site I am making to explain the in depth features the community has. If you look at big companies and their videos for their internet products, you will see it is very professional and very well done. How would I create something like this?

    ... A promotional type thing to show the main features and fun of the site. I don't plan on talking, just playing a song like "O Fortuna" instead.

    Does anyone have links/advice on how to do this effectively?

    Examples: Twitter, Facebook
     
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    hcted you could outsource the video creation to a business that specialises in that, do you have a budget for doing that?

    Another simpler option would be to use something like http://animoto.com/ - one of our members kindly made a couple of great videos for BAF using it.
     
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    Is it just going to be made up of pics with music added? You can use Movie Maker which you probably already have on your computer. I explained about making a book trailer before here at offthebookshelf and that's not so different.

    Okay, I went and uploaded it to youtube so you can see what a very simple Movie Maker video can be like. Bear in mind it was a first attempt, is rough and I probably speak too fast LOL. I'd planned on doing a series of one minute pieces like this of my writing, just a quick thought for the day kind of thing and never got around to it. This was a practice run.

    [YOUTUBE]woQ6cZUSAY8[/YOUTUBE]

    There's also a program called Wink, from Debugmode. I've had it years and used it just once. I'm very guilty of downloading cool things, trying them, then forgetting about them. :D The big plus with that is the screenshot capture that lets you demonstrate your features and records it. It's freeware and a nifty little program.

    http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

    Either of those any help or did you have something different in mind?
     
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    Thank you for the link :) However, I am looking for something that will allow the video to capture what I am doing. I currently use CamStudio and I have set a region for just the browser, however the video is very rough when transferred to WMM and it is all zoomed out. You can't make out the text. So as Twitter scrolls through tweets, i'd like something as zoomed in as that. As I think video is more interesting to watch than screenshots for what I am doing.

    Thanks though, that did help :D
     
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    You're welcome. If I remember right Wink does create video like presentations too because you can set a timed capture and how many frames to capture in a second. It may not be the best answer though. I'm fuzzy on the details because it's been so long since I used it. When I did it was just images put together into a slideshow not too unlike the Movie Maker one.

    Okay, I looked to see if there were any examples of Wink on YouTube in case anyone's interested in the program. Here's a couple. It's best to watch in full screen mode to see the details.

    [YOUTUBE]mb9u7IhdAAo[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE]Ta1VnYOyxas[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    hcted could http://animoto.com/ help you at all? One of our members was kind enough to use it to create the videos below for Business Advice Forum.

    [YOUTUBE]MTUxFYod3HI[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE]-EP9yaZWEXo[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    video for a website

    video one of the best way to to show our physical expression. show your service on
    video.
     
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    You have several options for making your video:

    1. Use quality graphics and photos combined with a narrated voice over and background music. Personally, I use Sony Vegas Pro, but I would have you look at Sony Movie Studio HD Platinum. That will also get you Sound Forge and a bunch of sound tracks. It is easier to use than most people think. You can easily sprinkle in stock video clips which can really make your video stand out. Shop around - some, even short clips, can be expensive. Go look at Envato Videohive.

    2. Put a presentation together using PowerPoint. Then you can import the slides into Sony Movie Studio or Camtasia and render it out in any number of formats. There are also companies that can convert a PPT presentation into video. One is Presentation Pro.

    3. Use an online service. I have an account at Animoto. You probably will need to pay for a commercial license. Other online options are Screenr and One True Media.

    4. Pay a video firm to create one for you. They don't cost as much as you might think. Go look at Rocketmade and Video Producer Online.
     
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    Thanks for suggesting those great resources Bob. I've featured this thread, so that other members can easily find these resources in the future.

    [Similar Threads Merged!]
     
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    I've been using WMM for a while but the problem is zooming, I need to create a video that will zoom in on what I am doing on the screen. not just a long page of video.

    Thanks for the tips, they are invaluable!
     

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