The other night at my social media class, groups (that were formed the week before) had two hours to shoot, edit and present a short 2-minute video. Each group had to come up with a concept or story, write a script and a rationale for the video, and explain how we would engage a ‘community’ and promote the video via social media. Talk about pressure. But all 12 groups did it, and we did it well for a bunch of amateurs!
You might be thinking, what does this have to do with puppies!? At this very moment, nothing really. But hang on.
One of the videos made by some of my fav classmates, was hilarious and spoke to the angst, yes angst, we bloggers face:
- what to write about week after week,
- find the time to write, and
- (gulp) how many were posts due by Sunday?
Take a look at their clever and cheeky video…
Great video don’t you think? Simple and funny.
Visual storytelling via social media, that is the internet, is pretty easy these days. Anyone with an iPhone can shoot a video and post it very easily. No need for fancy video cameras. See video above.
More and more companies and organizations are using video (and YouTube) to build and engage communities online.
Which leads me to this video. This is where you’ll get your puppy and dog fix! This video was made by a British company to promote the power of advertising. Take a look…
So there you have it. I managed to get a blog post written, used videos to make it more compelling (I hope), and incorporated hilarious and resourceful dogs.
With only two more weeks until we pick up Carter, I can guarantee there will be a few videos made and posted about his first days at home. Until then, you can look at his cute little face.
Short-lived victory though. I’m back to where I first-started…. I know what I’m going to write about next, but I need to find the time! Help!