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Using Royalty Free Stock Video

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Back in the early 2000’s cheap stock photography libraries really took off. So great was the impact of low cost websites like iStock Photo that the older services, including Getty Images that pre-dated the Internet, were seriously impacted (so much so that Getty eventually purchased the iStock business in 2006).

A similar change is now sweeping the video production industry largely driven by small independent producers making their good quality clips available at a low cost. So if you’re producing your own video just how useful is this potentially money saving resource?

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Real-Time Video Broadcasting

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There are a number of free and low cost video streaming platforms available to the business users that provide the facility to broadcast your event live to an audience anywhere in the world. All you need is a camera, lights and a microphone and watch out BBC!

So is live streaming something customers are asking for and something businesses should invest in?

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Animation better than live action?

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Animation may not be the obvious choice for organisations new to using video to show their products or services. We’re all familiar with the big budget box office hits from Disney and Pixar and the stunning results that can be achieved, but if you’re on a more modest budget is there a role for animation?

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The rise and rise of the second screen

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It’s a phenomenon we’ve all experienced – you’d been watching TV and an argument has started with your partner over something you just watched …’you know that woman who was in Dr Who… the one married to that famous chef’ … out comes the smartphone, a quick check on Google and everyone is happy, or not.

And it is not just smartphones, you’re just as likely to have one eye on the telly and one on your laptop or tablet – we browser restlessly through an endless buffet of infotainment titbits, our attention spans shortening by the day.

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Making your video go viral

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I’m often asked by clients if we can do a viral video for them and my standard reply is yes or course, how shocking do you want to be? Videos don’t need to be shocking to go viral but clients have to realise they may have to step outside their corporate comfort zone if they truly want to exploit social media. In some ways it is easy for companies like Red Bull to take risks they have worked tirelessly to build an edgy image that speaks to their customer base, but even they must struggle to top the last great stunt.

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Vine: Proving the importance of video

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Vine is a new mobile video service developed by Twitter, Vine lets users capture and share short looping videos (6 seconds or less) inspiring creativity challenging users to create something short with impact. Vine has been designed to see and share life in motion, giving users the opportunity to share moments and content in unique ways.

The development of Vine illustrates the growing importance of Video both socially and as a marketing tool; a six second Video clip is highly portable and shareable and an excellent way to engage your audience and get people talking about your brand.

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4G on the way

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Despite already being widespread across Germany and the US it finally appears that the UK will be dragged kicking and screaming into the realm of 4G that is expected to be with us in 2013. In fact Ofcom have announced that Everything Everywhere the owners of Orange and T-mobile have been given the go-ahead to use it’s existing bandwidth to launch this new high calibre service to its customers, which could be available as early as September 6th this year, although a firm date has yet to be announced.

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