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The six second video – the next big thing?

by Lee Hopkins on February 7, 2013

in tools,video

Vine’s offering won’t replace the short, concise video that is so useful on the front page of corporate websites, but it is definitely provoking some companies into being creative, which is a great thing.

Emily Stewart dropped me a line, alerting me to a tidy little video about social media from a small/micro business perspective. A useful one to play to friends and clients/prospects still unsure about this social media fad.

Get behind this – learn sign language on your phone

by Lee Hopkins on October 29, 2012

in tools

It is a fun way to help people learn Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and to better connect the Deaf and hearing communities. It includes a dictionary and fun games and is available for just $1.99

BCR096: Is Instagram the new Twitter?

by Lee Hopkins on October 24, 2012

in bcr pod/vidcast,video

For me, I’ve grown tired of Twitter but am enjoying my time on Instagram, and I’m noticing more and more of my Facebook friends on Instagram too.

Five teenage girls from an Adelaide all-girls high school have done themselves a tremendous amount of ill-fortune by filming themselves offering sexual acts. In an obvious spoof of the phenomenal KONY 2012 video the allegedly 14 year old girls created a GOBS 2012 video. I bet they didn’t expect, nor understand, why they suddenly got […]

My FIR colleague Dan York posted last year about a neat way to put promo video presentations together really quickly. Says Dan: So our CEO Jonathan Taylor, who has been experimenting a lot with Prezi lately, whipped up a quick Prezi to explain what happens. A group of us collectively tweaked it a small bit […]

THE IABC are running a live web seminar with my friend Shel Holtz. Topic? Mastering the latest tools in multimedia — and creating value-added experiences that work within your budget. No longer an extravagance, video and audio engagement is a must in the social economy. Social media expert Shel Holtz simplifies the concept of multimedia […]

MY GOOD mate Glenn Murray is repeating last year’s offer of letting you nab his two top-notch e-books on SEO copywriting and SEO secrets for an amazing mere $20. You’d normally pay $89.94! And if you show some love and care in a video, you could even get your money back! Have a look at […]

MY FRIENDS at Ragan are putting together a great webinar on how to make hospital videos that enthral employees and tell compelling patient stories. If only the hospitals of Australia would let their communication specialists take advantage of such webinars… [sigh] Even if you’re on a tight budget, you’ll find out how to produce higher […]

A viral video that breaks all the rules

by Lee Hopkins on April 13, 2011 · 1 comment

in marketing,tools,video

It just goes to show that you CAN have success online, even if your video isn’t forehead-slappingly funny or featuring great dance moves