Day 2 – Video Adventures in Second Life©
Using a virtual world like Second Life is a great way to try out visual storytelling. There are plenty of free tools to use to capture video. (I’m using Fraps, a Windows-based software.)
On this video a day project I don’t plan on shooting for top quality in content, just quantity. Sure, I hope some will be better than others, but what I’m really trying to test is how videos get found. Do they get found or are we simply posting out into the great void beyond?
And, with Google going to a new business model, how will the “little guy” fare?
Amateur hour may not exactly be over at YouTube, but it looks like the time has finally come for the sleeping kitties and exploding pop bottles to make some room for professionally produced content from the likes of Madonna, The Onion, TED Conferences, and others. Read the full article from CNET.
Quality Work Can Be Found
Check out this Happy Halloween ditty!! Produced by some of my favorite machinimatographers, Draxtor DesPres & Pooky Amsterdam, let’s see if even THEY find my Bizzy Channel through pingbacks.
Bizzy Inventor has her own YouTube Channel now. An easy way to create visual storytelling through video is to use Machinima aka machine cinema. While I’m no Scorsese, I did mange to put together a quick video to start using my YouTube as a vehicle in this social media experiment.
As you may know, Google owns YouTube, and YouTube is the second most used search engine. So, hanging on the theory that search engine optimization is the end all, be all for driving people to a website, well, basically, you best not ignore this advantage. Or should you?
There’s a TON of crap out on the web. Do you want to be a part of it? If all you’re going to do is post self-promoting videos that offer viewers nothing more than what your company or venture “thinks” they would be interested in, why not save your mone? Do you really think people are hanging on your every word about the latest gadget you’ve produced and want them to buy?
Have you seen the TOP rated videos on YouTube?
The TOP rated videos on YouTube, the ones everyone is really watching, are NOT corporate videos. No, it’s Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Eminem, and Charlie Bit My Finger. BLIMEY! Really? How does your company compete for attention when this is the kind of stuff that goes viral. You don’t. Why should you waste time and money on creating videos then? Because it adds to your search engine ranking. DUH ! You’re gaming the system. So I thought I’d try a little experiment. One video a day for the next 30 days. Are you game?