Web video is hot. How hot? According to the latest ComScore statistics, 172 million Americans are watching video online, which equals 14.6 hours per month. It's more affordable than ever to produce a video for the Web, and the results can be tremendous to your business or organization. If you're not utilizing video, you may be missing out on an opportunity to grow your business, or share timely information about your organization.
Have you heard of the popular Web series Will It Blend? The company Blendtec reported a 700% increase in sales using video, with a minimal investment of equipment and time.
Are you interested in getting started in video production? Are you looking to learn about affordable equipment, and basic production techniques? Are you interested in using video to educate, inform, market, or brand?
Then don't miss Digital Bootcamps: "Video 101 - Producing Engaging Content" on Saturday, March 19th, 2011 at GTRI in Atlanta, GA.
Former broadcast news reporter, video blogger, and award winning producer Amani Channel, and Turner Broadcasting's Selah Abrams are hosting a workshop to help you leverage video for online communications. Abrams, Channel, and others will cover production basics, affordable editing solutions, online distribution and how to engage viewers.
Topics covered include:
- DIY video techniques
- Affordable production equipment
- Producing Web and pocket camera videos
- Production techniques (shooting, lighting & editing)
- Compression & Distribution
- Techniques to engage viewers
- Content syndication
Everyone from media students, business owners, social media practitioners, communications professionals, and bloggers will walk away with practical information that will jump start your understanding and use of video. Don't miss this chance to harness the power of video.
This event is sponsored by Atlanta Daybook, Web Video Chefs Element K Creative, Sixth Realm Digital, Sonny Hancock, the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, and MyCulture.TV. Get ready to learn from the pros!
*A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Grow Kids Inc.
When & Where
Digital Bootcamps helps companies, organizations and individuals leverage emerging technologies to evolve and adapt with the digital landscape.
Video Camp ATL is shaping up to become a gathering of some of the most innovative, creative, and thought leading broadcast, social, and digital media makers in the region.
It's scheduled for Saturday, March 19, at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center, and if you want to learn how to produce videos like the pros, don't wait to reserve your spot.
Early Bird tickets are ON SALE NOW, and going fast (use coupon code "EBVidCamp" for a 20% discount).
Confirmed discussion leaders include:
Lamar Tyler of Tyler New Media and MyCulture.TV @LamarTyler
Lamar’s strategic approach of using social media to promote his independent film projects has resulted in a huge following, including a fan base of over 70,000 on Facebook. Lamar has leveraged that fan base to build relationships, and develop a grass roots distribution network across the country.
DSLR specialist, Daniel Roberts - Friendly Human Productions @FriendlyHuman
After leaving the TV world, Roberts founded Friendly Human in 2008 around the powerful idea that well-directed, authentic passion is the key to compelling video. Through specialized direction and editing, Daniel and his team help people and organizations find and tell their stories online.
News Reporter turned Mommy Reporter, Desiree Peeples @MommyReporter
Desiree Peeples worked in traditional broadcast media for almost ten years, but after a layoff and a baby she began blogging as a way to keep up her journalism skills. She is the creator of MommyReporter.com, a news and information site for social media moms.
Savannah College of Art and Design's Social Media Manager, Jason Parker @jasonaut
Jason Parker is a social media strategist, photographic artist and blogger based in Atlanta. Since 2007, Jason has published ArtRelish.com, producing video interviews and lecture recordings about visual art around Atlanta.
Way South Media's Grayson Daughters @spaceyg
Daughters has an extensive background in traditional journalism and corporate communications. Her recent work in the Georgia political arena includes social media consulting for polling companies; and online, social media political special projects and events for CBS-Atlanta.
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