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Surprising Insights About Web Video

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My interview with Dave Kaminski of web video university

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing someone I’ve held in high regard for years: Dave Kaminski of Web Video University. Since I was in the middle of writing my Design 101 series, I posted the interview video on a private page and only shared it with my newsletter readers.

[EDIT: This video is no longer available]

Here’s what’s covered:

  • The essential information you must master before you begin using web video
  • Cameras at every price point, from low-end to professional (For more about low-end cameras, see this video, which is a side-by-side “shootout” comparison of the Flip Ultra HD, Kodak Zi8, Creative Vado 3rd Generation and Canon Powershot SD 780.)
  • How to get search engines to index your video content
  • What does HD really mean? (The answer might surprise you)
  • How to brand your videos (Dave’s suggestion was not what I expected)

Pamela Wilson

Pamela Wilson is the Chief Marketing Officer at DCS. She’s the creator of the Offer Accelerator Program. Learn more about Pamela’s content marketing books, and read reviews of the tools used to run this site.
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8 thoughts on “Surprising Insights About Web Video”

  1. Thanks for that, Pamela. Did you ever find out from Dave what the secret is to setting up the lights to look 10 years younger on camera? I sure would like to know!

    • Hi Annabel! He never did tell me (I decided to ask more important questions than that). Maybe I should just film in the dark next time: that would take care of it. 😉

      Seriously, though, this interview was a lot of fun to do. I will do more web video in the future, wrinkles and all!

  2. What? That is the most important question! 😀
    You looked great. I’m working up my courage to get started with video too. I think the most important thing is to just start doing it, regardless of whether the lighting is perfect or not.

    p.s. I’m a fellow member of RMB, love your Design 101 PDF!

    • I’m glad you liked the report! I am offering it up in the sidebar now for anyone who’s interested. All current blog subscribers should have received an email with a link to it, too.

  3. Hi Pamela — Just wanted to say how much I liked this tutorial. I’m as jaded as they come when it comes to this kind of stuff, but found myself watching the whole thing and feel like I learned a lot. Good luck w/ your new system!

    • Well hello, Alan!

      It’s all about Dave Kaminski, really: I gave him three little questions and he ran with it and shared a lot of great info. Thanks for the comment!

  4. Hi Pamela,

    You look terrific on camera. I don’t think you need that filter at all, but just FYI, I think you may be thinking about the Tiffen Pro-Mist. Here’s a link with example photos: https://www.tiffen.com/promist.htm

    Dave gave some great advice but one more suggestion … record good sound. Did you notice how much better Dave’s sound was compared to yours? He was waring a lavalier mic while I’m guessing you used the one built into the camera. I think good sound is more important than good video.

    Great stuff. I thought I knew web video but Dave gave me some ideas. My next video’s going to have my dog Farley in it for sure.

    Peace,

    Rob:-]

    • Hi Rob,

      I agree: the camera I used was one of the ones Dave recommended, but it doesn’t have an external mic. A video camera with an external mic in on my wish list! Glad the video was helpful.

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