Please help a newbie to video blogging….

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    • #3468
      John Jones
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      Hi AMA rockstars. I’m about to venture into the world of video blogging in order to educate my target market. At the recent NYC summit, I took notes that 2-3 minutes was an ideal time frame. I can picture this working easily for a “walkthrough” during construction or some simple instructional, informational tidbits. However, I plan on doing some highly informational interviews, which I’d expect to last maybe 5-10 minutes or longer. Maybe there’s a distinction between a vlog and an interview; again I’m new to this world. Should I be concerned about interview length? I think not, as long as I’m giving insight that my targeted market wants.

      Also, any suggestions for a simple but somewhat professional video interview kit? I’m thinking my iPhone, lapel mics (Bluetooth or wired, I have no clue), selfie stick, small tripod. I’d love to hear from those finding success with this!

    • #3470
      String Nikolic
      Participant

      The Rode SmartLav is a good microphone for your face to camera videos: http://amzn.to/23B9f9C

    • #3472
      John Jones
      Participant

      Thanks String. That mic had shown up in my research. Glad to hear your opinion on it.

    • #3474
      Rachel Burton
      Participant

      There are people or groups that have interviews and they are longer than 3 mins, so I think that shows there is interest in listening to interviews and discussions.

    • #3476
      Dennis Butler
      Participant

      Have you listened to the interviews Enoch posts on the business of architecture. Great combination of relaxed interviewing style, useful information mixed in with some entertainment. They successfully go much longer. They are even in two parts. Maybe it has something to do with audience listening habits. These take up a lunch time, commute or run with the dog.

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