I remember waking up that Saturday morning and walking into my home office. I heard the sound of rain outside, then felt the soaked carpet under my feet.
When people watch your video content to find out more you, the interview is what makes the most impact - for better or for worse.
More often than not, my clients do not love being on camera.
If that's you, know that you're not alone! Keep reading to learn more about how you can have a great on-camera interview for ANY type of video you create, whether that be a polished promo video, quick social videos, training videos, webinars and more!
My heart is for local businesses.
I want to capture the stories of women and men who are dreamers, innovators, and problem-solvers. I want them to have great video that helps them stand out, and clearly communicate what they do and why they do it, so they can have more chances to reach their audience and make a lasting impression.
Here are my top three reasons why I LOVE creating video content for businesses:
This is my story - how Sherwood Media grew from an "in-between gig" to a business that blesses my family.
Giving thanks in all seasons can be hard when you feel like you have to force it. I've been known to begrudgingly "give thanks" for many things in life that I wasn't 100% pleased with. But just because of difficult situations, missed expectations, or unexpected turns in life happen, doesn't mean that are lives are void of blessing.
Video is a big investment, no matter the size of your business
It requires your time, your finances, and a little vulnerability. It’s an opportunity to put a face and voice to your brand,perhaps for the first time ever. And if you do it right, the payoff is incredible - customer reach, brand loyalty, sales conversions, and the sense of satisfaction and pride in seeing your brand immortalized on video.
finding a company that will capture your story and stretch your dollars while producing quality work is essential.
I've been approached many times by prospective clients who know they need video, but aren't sure they are ready to pay for professional video. Some of them chose to hire me, but a lot of them chose the DIY route "to save money." I've been thinking about that today, wondering if while it may save some money, if it isn't costing something else instead.
For most of my career, office space has been a luxury. I'm so used to "doing whatever it takes" to get the job done that I have turned nearly every environment into a video editing suite - airplanes, coffee shops, cars, hotel rooms, conference rooms, basketball courts, and shopping mall food courts. I am starting to feel my legs and arms cramping up just thinking about it.
For years, I've been curious about the folks at Magic Lantern. They develop and test firmware for Canon cameras to liberate cameras to their full potential! Rather than recording to a codec that compresses video and reduces sharpness and image quality, users can install the ML firmware and not only shoot in raw, uncompressed video, but can see zebras, advanced audio levels, histograms, and much more. What's better? It's free. And it gets better every day.