Making a Marketing Video: Pre-Production Webcast

Ever wondered what goes into making a marketing video?  Well – we’re doing a series of five Webcasts on the in-and-outs about making a marketing video. They’re all about what do we do here at Your Local Studio. 

The webcasts will be once-a-month – starting at the end of March – March 28th.  

Evan and Alex are going to […]

February 17th, 2017|video production|

What to Expect At Your Video Shoot

So you’ve scheduled a video shoot with us….
….but maybe you’ve never done this before. You’ve never been in front of a camera, let alone read from a teleprompter. If you’ve never done it before, the whole experience can seem a little intimidating.

And what about the video crew? Will they be friendly and patient?

Go ahead […]

November 15th, 2016|video production|

North Carolina Natural Beauty Waiting to be Captured

North Carolina natural beauty is waiting to be captured! Take your DSLR for video and photos – try a time-lapse*.

They say the perfect spot is all about location, location, location. They also say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

When it comes to checking out the fall foliage, North Carolina is full of great […]

November 1st, 2016|video production|

How to Add Subtitles/CC to Your YouTube & Facebook Videos

Subtitles. Closed Captioning.

When you think of those words, you may think of the words that pop up on-screen during foreign movies. Or on that TV in the waiting room at your dentist’s office.

What you may not realize is that adding subtitles or closed captions to your online videos can actually be a good marketing move. […]

September 13th, 2016|video production|

How Does Green Screen Work?

Have you ever watched a big-budget movie and wondered, “How did they do those special effects with real actors?”

Easy. With a green screen you can practically do anything!

In filmmaking, and video production, using a green screen in the background can easily allow editors in post-production to remove the color and replace it with anything they […]

September 6th, 2016|video production|

Use Graphics for Engaging Marketing Videos

No graphics? B-o-r-ing! Have you watched a video of a presenter talking (and nothing else) for 3-5 straight minutes? It’s boring, huh? Not even close… more like sleep-inducing – complete with snoring.

Graphics – including photos, icons, text and animation – work to keep viewers engaged.

Well placed and relevant graphics can make all the difference in […]

August 30th, 2016|video production|

9 Items Your Video Team Needs From You

You’re ready to hire a professional video team to make your video. Now what?
Have you ever been involved with a project where expectations were not communicated?

Perhaps you showed up to a meeting and someone expected you to have a document ready, yet they failed to communicate that to you.

Frustrating, isn’t it?

If you want to make […]

August 23rd, 2016|video production|

8 Tips for Making Videos with your Smartphone

The smartphone in your hand will make a video within seconds. Will that video, made with your smart phone, show you in a positive or negative view? 
Will there be black bars on either side of your head? 
Will your viewer get sea-sick because your video is so shaky?
How will the audio on the video turn out – will […]

August 4th, 2016|video production|

Video tech on the horizon [Video Tech Talk]

What’s coming down the pipe for the video production world?
That was our topic of discussion on our most recent Video Tech Talk on Blab. We talked about new developments such as the coming arrival of 8k video, automated production processes, and the rise of 360 degree video.

Here’s a full breakdown of our discussion:
8k video

The […]

April 22nd, 2016|video production|