Vlogging – Q and A

A few days ago, we asked our Facebook friends to post their video production questions.  One response we got was about vlogging.  Vlogging, if you don’t know, is a video form of blogging.

Q:                  How long should a weekly vlog (video blog) post be? And are there some standard ways to optimize the lighting, sound and location I use in my house?

A:                  A vlog post, like any other web video, should not exceed 2-3 minutes.  I know that doesn’t sound like a long time, but the next time you’re viewing a web video, notice how long it takes you to hover over the control bar to see how much longer until the video is done.  Most people get that urge between 1:30 and 2 minutes into the video.

Sound and lighting are probably the most important things to consider when creating a vlog.  Use a well-lit room and if this is something you’re going to do consistently, invest in a small, compact photo/video light kit.  Use a microphone.  Room noise/hum is distracting.  Your audience should be focused on what you are saying, not distracted by poor quality.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, February 23rd, 8 p.m. EST.

Docent~Prodigy is teaming up with Sūmèr, LLC to bring you a free tele-seminar on how to vlog your way to more clients.  Learn which vlog is right for your business, plus get advice on how to shoot and edit your own vlog…all in one easy to understand phone call!

Sūmèr, LLC is a company that specializes in web copywriting, SEO copywriting, and the marketing and promotion of websites after they launch.

To sign up for this free call, visit www.writtenbysumer.com/vlogcall