Poorly lit scenes can leave your project looking flat and lifeless. But if you can get the lighting right, it will help establish a tone, and bring the depth and texture to your footage. In this segment, we talk about the basics of 3 and 4-point lighting including key lights, fill lights, backlights and set lights. Plus, some insight into hard light and soft light, and high key and low key lighting styles. Knowing the fundamentals of basic lighting setups can help breathe life into bland scene.
Video is still the most popular media that is viewed on the internet. Giving that everyone is turning to online video…. a good video is the most effective way to educate the user about your product or help promote your business. This video slide show produced by Kelsey Media Productions features a variety of Valentine’s Day Cupcakes from Nancy The Cupcake Lady located in Bellmore, New York.
We recommend our custom templates to clients because it’s fast and easy to add professional, customizable motion graphics to a project. These high quality Animated HD Video Templates can help build awareness to your business, products and services. The custom template samples from our website can be included in your production. Our HD Templates can utilize Video Footage, Content, Photo Stills, your selected Music and company logo. Your completed video production can be viewed on your Website, Blog, YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook used within a Presentation or added to a television spot. In addition to being a great marketing tool these animated templates are visually stunning and professional.
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Instagram has become one of the most popular social media networks in the world within a very short time. Every day millions of users upload and share content directly associated with brands, start ups and organizations, presenting huge opportunities for you to inspire and influence current and potential customers.
Hashtags are the best way to find people who are talking about your brand or startup, follow the conversations people are having. From there you can develop unique ways of engaging them.
Create their own unique hashtags when they post images of their products and encourage customers to use the same hashtags to share images.
Hashtags can help business by making it easy for people to find images related to the brand, improve the reach or engagement, and in making their Instagram content engaging on its own.
2. CREATE A STORY THROUGH IMAGES
The best way to get your customers to remember your brand is to create a deep impact on their minds. Through Instagram businesses can post images of existing products/services, share pictures taken during events, product launches and behind the scenes. This would give customers a glimpse into the inside world of the brand and intrigue a higher interest in them for the brand.
Businesses should also encourage customers to share the images that showcase the brand’s products through specific Hashtags. One of the brands that has received great success with this is Starbucks.
3. INVOLVE THE WHOLE TEAM
Employees are considered most important asset for a business, and when it comes to social media the best way to create a legitimate activity is to encourage your employees to be part of it. They should be encouraged to follow your brand, like the images, post the images and to comment on them. They must incorporate this into their routine. The constant involvement of employees will give customers entry into behind the scenes and create a community for everyone to share their ideas and images.
Employees must be encouraged to take photos with their iPhone, android and tablets. This will make photo sharing very easy for them.
4. TIMING IS EVERYTHING
Select the best times for posting and sharing. Simply Measured did an amazing study on Instagram engagement showing which times have the greatest correlation to comments on photos. The results of the study are as follows:
5. MAKE AND SHARE VIDEOS
Instagram was acquired by Facebook in 2012 and in June 2013 the company announced their new video feature which would allow users to share 15 sec long videos. Instagram has more than 130M active users and in the first day Instagram Video was announced, more than 5M videos were shared. With such large number of users, Instagram has made it very easy for companies to share videos. This video feature enables businesses to share intro videos of their employees, fun facts about their brand, how-to videos, address customer’s questions, FAQs and create cool contests to engage customers and drive interaction.
This multi-viewpoint robotic camera system, under development by NHK, links the motion of eight sub-cameras to that of an individual camera, so that all the cameras film the same moving object.
“Using this system, you can create the effect of stopping time, and moving the viewpoint all around the subject.”
“Previous methods used a fixed camera, so they could only capture subjects moving in a narrow or limited space. But this multi-viewpoint robot camera system can film dynamically moving sports, or subjects at lots of locations in an extensive space.”
Each robot camera has two motors, for pan and tilt. The cameras also share lens data, so they can zoom in unison.
“Pictures taken with robot cameras inevitably have discrepancies in direction control. So simply switching between them doesn’t give smooth pictures. To solve that problem, we’ve brought in a computer, which redoes the direction control virtually. Image processing is done, to virtually orient the cameras in the direction of the subject, making it possible to switch between the cameras.”
“Pictures from this system can be sent out about one minute after filming is finished. First of all, we intend to use this for live sports broadcasting. We’d like to make it easy to understand what’s happening, by providing multi-viewpoint pictures instead of the current slow-motion replay.”
This multi-viewpoint robotic camera system can also be used as an image capture system for integral 3D TV, under development by NHK. By generating integral 3D video from multiple-viewpoint footage, 3D video of sports events will be viewable on integral 3D TV.
by David Murdico In the land of social media, content is king. Respect the king and he will reward your loyalty. Creating and sharing content, along with active engagement, is the key to marketing via social media, but whether your startup is heavily funded or operating on a shoestring, your budgets are carefully scrutinized and there is a strong need for results. Therefore an emphasis must be put on creating and sharing the right content so your startup doesn’t burn through valuable resources in the process.
The biggest myth about social media is that once you create a page or account it will automatically boost your company’s visibility and popularity. This is extremely false! Social media is practically useless if you don’t regularly manage your accounts and provide content that is relevant, engaging and sharable.
1. Post relatable content
Startups often face the question, “What should we post?” when managing their brands’ social media accounts. This is where providing relatable content comes into play. A social media page should not solely be used for spamming marketing and ad content to followers; marketers should also regularly post indirectly-related content to keep followers interested and hit a wider swath of people.
Relatable content can also include posts about events, pop culture trends or the holidays, particularly in ways that mesh with your brand, such as holiday sales. In other words, when thinking about what to post, approach it in a very personal manner so that you post content that your followers will easily relate to and be interested in. Also, don’t forget to actively engage the people who are responding to and sharing your content!
2. Post pictures
Pictures are an easy way to draw attention to your social media posts. Let’s take Facebook for example. Posts that come up in the newsfeed with a picture are a million times more likely to draw attention than a simple text status. Try to pick an image that is related to your post and will also stand out when appearing in the newsfeed. Every post should come with a picture or should at least provide a link with a relevant thumbnail.
3. Post videos
Like pictures, video is another great tactic to draw attention and engage your followers through your social media page. Websites such as YouTube and Vimeo have developed ways for their videos to be embedded almost anywhere on the internet, including social media sites! Take advantage of this versatile feature and share your videos and/or other relatable videos across all of your social media platforms engage your fan base.
4. Do giveaways
Followers needed a reason to begin following your social media page and they also need reasons to stay engaged. Giveaways are a great strategy to keep your followers happy while at the same time promoting your products. Create social media giveaways that require followers to share your content with friends before they can enter for a chance to win one your products, services or prizes. Not only does your page gain more followers, but your products and services are also broadcasted to a widening audience.
5. Focus on Aesthetics
Once again, marketing always comes down to drawing attention through visually pleasing and eye-grabbing content. The look and feel of your social media page should be taken just as seriously as the design of your main website. An aesthetically polished social media page can go a long way in making your brand appear more professional and will separate you from your competitors. Social media sites all offer different ways of designing your page (some more than others) and putting on the finishing touches. Facebook’s “Cover Photo” is a recently developed concept that allows for companies to upload a photo banner to the top of brand page to be used creatively for marketing, branding, etc. Remember the most important part of aesthetics is being creative; do this and you will surely have success!
USA TODAY11:20a.m. EST December 13, 2012
Smule’s new Strum app turns status updates into music videos.
That’s what the folks at Smule, which makes popular music-oriented apps, have done this week with Strum.The free app for Apple iOS devices lets you shoot a 15-second status update and use their tools to vocalize your musings with a backing track, and add Instagram-like photo filters to pretty up the image.
The app “turns your life into a music video,” says Prerna Gupta, the general manager of Smule, which is best known for its Magic Piano app, with over 20 million installs.
“A really fun app. that friends and family can enjoy”
Smule has virtual instrument apps for flute, trombone and violin as well. It also used auto-tune technology on the Songify app, which was developed by Gupta’s then-Atlanta-based Khush before it was acquired by Smule in 2011.
Gupta and the Khush staff moved to California. Strum is the first collaboration between the two teams, she says.
Smule has reaped nearly 80 million downloads since first formed by Stanford University professor Ge Wang in 2007 as a side project, and now has 60 staffers.
Strum is the company’s first video app, and has 22 visual filters to enhance the image.
While the app is free, the company plans to make money by selling add-on filters.
Status updates have a limit of 15 seconds, and can be produced within the app.
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Kelsey Media Productions is excited to announce the web development services for iPad. The incredible growth of mobile technology makes this an area that Business Owners CANNOT ignore any longer.
iPad has penetrated greatly in the market and its users are increasing in numbers. iPads dominated among tablets in driving digital traffic. The iPad is often used for web browsing and online ordering. iPads delivered 97.2 percent of all tablet traffic in the U.S. iPads have also begun to account for a higherm share of Internet traffic than iPhones (46.8 percent vs. 42.6 percent of all iOS device traffic).
If you have a website and are looking to increase web traffic then you will need to have a website that will target the iPad user. Your website may be compatible with mobile smart phones but it will not give the results needed for the iPad. Flash along with video that is not rendered for HTML5 will not work. At Kelsey Media Productions our mobile sites utilize the enhanced capabilities of HTML5. Developed to bring ecommerce, animation, custom slide shows, integrating audio and video to popular mobile devices and the iPad.
Kelsey Media Productions can create a custom iPad site or take your existing web design and format it for mobile using no generic templates. Our mobile services are a one-time cost. Your iPad website can be placed within a folder of your server having no additional monthly fees. Call us at 781.365.4800 or take the time to visit our iPad site to see samples along with other services we offer. http://www.kelseypro.com/ipad
About Kelsey Media Productions
Kelsey Media Productions specializes in a wide range of creative marketing opportunities and digital media. Services include web design formatted for mobile devices, website development, online animation, social media strategies, video and audio production, print advertisement, e-commerce storefront solutions, and portfolio presentations. The company also has experience with organizing marketing and promotional events in which they provide all entertainment and décor. Kelsey Media Productions also conducts in-store demonstrations and unique attractions that draw crowds to your storefront to increase your clientele base! Their digital media skills and marketing expertise help their clients to develop creative marketing campaigns, delivering results in highly competitive markets.
The founder and president of Kelsey Media Productions, Stephen Cataldo, has over two decades of experience working in the online media and creative marketing arena. He has collaborated with over 300 clients to provide marketing solutions, product design, videos, demos, and major events marketing.
Kelsey Media Productions also offers full-service website design, online shopping carts, and management. Each client receives a consultation to determine the best design and marketing solutions. Some of the most popular web services include video spokesperson and presentations, photography, logo design, themed slide shows, motion graphics and animated video banners.
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Kelsey Media Productions specializes in a wide range of marketing opportunities and digital media services.
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