Episode #1 Add Your OWN Voice To A Professionally Produced Video

Well, this is our first "Producers Blog" video post. The first of many more to come. In fact, each week (eventually each day) we will be discussing ways you can use video for your business.

Make sure you watch the video above. It should spur some ideas for you even if you produce your own videos.

By the way, this is what Tammy had to say about her video in her own words. She left us a message so we're sharing it here:

Be sure to leave a comment or question below.

Also, give us some ideas on what you want to hear about when it comes to video production for business.

About The Author

Jason Anderson

CEO/Founder - iMotion Video Corp. United States Marine Corps Veteran, dog lover, Michigan native, Orlando resident, and lucky husband of the beautiful Mrs. Joanne Anderson.

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33 Comments

  • Matthew T Valentine

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

    Well done Jason. Easy Peasey Lemon Squeezy. I am very proud of you young man. Your Video blog was PERFECT and I will send this to all I know. Go get em

  • John Edmondson

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

    We've produced one i motion video to date, this has given me a number of ideas of how to use the videos in upcoming campaigns. Thanks, look forward to further blogs.

  • Doug Hall

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

    Great idea to personalize my video's.

  • Zita Gustin

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

    Now, why didn't I think of that? Thanks for the idea and I'm looking forward to future video posts and ideas to make better use of my video's that are produced through Imotion Video!

  • thomas bodetti

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

    Nice work, how do you handle the timing delays, in the titling, it drags in the first couple of scenes, if you speed it up, its hard to read, if it moves to quickly you do not get the benefit,) still nice work, )

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 16, 2012

      Thomas Bodetti.... I think it's probably just your bandwidth skipping or something. The timing doesn't drag on our end.

  • Tracy Hanes

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

    What camera are you using? And Mics?

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 16, 2012

      Tracy Hanes... We not using anything real fancy here. The camera is a Canon 550D and the mic we're using is a RODE N3 studio mic. It also helps that we're sound guys too LOL.

  • Bob Horn

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

    Nicely done - like what your doing - keeps your name in front of us. Couple of observations - consider using a green screen to have a more professional background and look instead of 3 windows with blinds closed. Might want to practice your points so you don't talk over each other while making them.

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 16, 2012

      Bob Horn... hahahaha, those aren't window blinds, they are acoustic foam panels that we have attached to the walls. As far as green screen goes....yeah, we're doing green stuff for hours on end here for client videos. We just want to get some impromptu content out there. The reason we haven't had much content is because we were going to make it all professional looking so we never were able to get to it. We literally banged this entire thing out in 45 mintues.

  • Bob Horn

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

    Information on new capabilities that you're adding to make your productions even better and some tips or tricks to help us compel our targeted audience to us our products and/or services.

  • Great tip!! Thanks!

  • Gavin Lipschitz

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

    Hi Guys

    Great Idea. I have been a customer for about 4 months and the day your email came about this, I had planned to call you to see if this was possible.

    P.S. Each video that you do for me gets better and better. Now I have to start thinking about what the next videos need to be.

    Regards

    Gavin

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 16, 2012

      Glad to have you Gavin! Yep, just submit your video like normal. All you need to do is attach your audio in the same area that you attach images. Like Jimmylee says in the video... Easy Peasy!

  • bill SHEATHER

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

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    • admin

      Reply Reply February 17, 2012

      Other than bad audio, that video on your site is just fine. What we're doing is simply content. You still need to come up with the idea (or hire someone to script something out). The whole idea here is to get you thinking about how to interject your own personality into your video by using sound bites and weaving them into the production.

  • Geoff Lord

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

    great tips Jason. Keep them comming we love it.

  • Lesley

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

    As I mentioned yesterday we'll definitely be using this for one of our clients. It's a great idea!

    Lesley

  • Lisa Decker

    Reply Reply February 16, 2012

    Great job on adding personality to your own video blog. I'm looking forward to more ideas. Bring 'em on!!

  • Sherman Bahr

    Reply Reply February 17, 2012

    Love your video blog!!! I look forward to watching the next one. I think I might use this technique on my next video.

  • Jerry Hancock

    Reply Reply February 17, 2012

    Hey, you guys really rock. I was extremely impressed with my first video, and I cannot wait for my second as it's coming up soon! But this idea you just presented in your own blog video above, gives us all a lot more flexibility if we want it... and sometimes we need it! You gave me a lot more ideas, and I'll be talking with you soon. Great video!
    Thanks,
    Jerry

  • cecil mcqueen

    Reply Reply February 17, 2012

    liked the rawness in the great potential guys.

  • herman

    Reply Reply February 17, 2012

    Great ideas! Now how do I record and download my voice on iphone4s? I can record using the voice feature but it's not an MP3 file.

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 17, 2012

      The audio we received from was an m4a file... we work with a lot of different file types. If you are submitting a video to us, we'll take that m4a straight from your iPhone. If you're using someone else, you need to check with them to be sure they accept this kind of file. As far as retrieving the file off your phone, it's just a matter of hooking up the phone to your computer and finding the audio file.

  • Bill Ortell

    Reply Reply February 17, 2012

    Jason -

    Yeesh you rawk! Your parnter does too. I've referred numerous people - who have INDEED taken you up on your services and i've received personal testimonials on your 'promptness' and the professional leve, and this is just another fine example of the 'over-the-top' delivery on your end (hat tip!).

  • viorica

    Reply Reply February 17, 2012

    Thank you for sharing this tips and information, I am interested in all it means video marketing!

  • Julian A

    Reply Reply February 17, 2012

    Hi Jason,

    Excellent video and information. I have audio and video that I can add, I just didn't know what to send.

    Should I just upload it and you guys figure out how best to use it? I think it's hard for me to figure out what to tell you guys to do with it.

    So help in that area is appreciated.

    Thanks, Julian

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 17, 2012

      Julian, sending audio and video clips for review to determine "what" to use would fall under a "full service" type of production. That's where we take a look at your site, your business, any assets you may have (audio and video clips you may want) and coming up with the message to make a video about.

      What we're talking about in this post is how to personalize with your voice recording to be added around a pre-planned script. In other words, instead of having a professional voice talent read the script you provide us, you also supply your own voice.

      The point of this exercise is to come up with some ideas of what to make your videos about by implementing your own voice (whether with or without a professional voice accompanying it).

      We do offer "full service" video production as well where we come up with the creative ideas and everything else.

  • Jack Agnew

    Reply Reply February 18, 2012

    The video will not play for me

    • admin

      Reply Reply February 18, 2012

      Jack, seems to be working fine. Plays just fine for me.

  • Richard

    Reply Reply February 18, 2012

    Awesome. I am so looking forward to the next episode. And kudos to Tammy. She came across great!

  • Matthew Hunt

    Reply Reply February 19, 2012

    Jason,

    Nice tips on how to add your own brand with your video editing. So true. And that works brilliantly and is so simple any small business owner can do this.

  • James Martin

    Reply Reply March 12, 2012

    Great idea! Adding a personal touch should really increase response rates especially with local businesses.

    I'm going to go script an audio for my next video now. Looking forward to the next episode.

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