Most people have commented on how professional the videos look and that our passion really comes through. We’ve also gotten plenty of comments about how strikingly handsome we are and how we should be in movies. (hey, a guy can dream, right?)
We hope our stories around how these videos came together inspire you or your company to start thinking seriously about how video can enhance your online presence and help your business grow!
What It Took To Create This Video
This video was the second of three videos that were captured in a one hour session of “takes” with Mike Snell at Blue Wall Design, the video production company that caters to small and medium sized businesses.
We went back and forth on the most important elements we wanted to cover in the video. One of the challenges was realizing that we wanted the video to be around 2-3 minutes long. Jason and I can both can be a bit long-winded, so we had to really challenge ourselves to be informative….and brief.
When we were done shooting, Mike worked his editing magic, incorporated graphic elements, music, etc. and got the finished product back to us in about a week.
We believe that professional videos are important because anyone can take a flip cam and shoot a video, but being able to have an expert like Mike to put some polish around it was money well spent.
We’ve already begun to share these videos with people that are interested in doing business with us. We’ve found that the videos not only quickly summarize our services, but they also let people that have never met us get a feel for our passion and personalities.
This is the second post in a blog series highlighting the videos we’ve done for our web site. We hope our stories around how it all came together inspire you or your company to start thinking seriously about how video can enhance your online presence and help your business grow!
What It Took To Create This Video
This video was the first of three videos that were captured in a one hour session of “takes” with Mike Snell at Blue Wall Design, the video production company that caters to small and medium sized businesses.
We heard a lot of great feedback and kudos about our home page video mentioned in the previous blog post… thank you! One thing we heard often was how much shorter Mic is compared to me. I am 6′ 5″, so most people look short when standing right next to me! For the next three videos, Mic got on his soapbox… literally… which solved the problem. He stood on a 4″ tall platform for these videos. :) We even thought about doing a video with Mic on a chair so that he would be taller than me.
It’s interesting to look back on how much we struggled capturing this particular video compared to the two we will highlight in future blog posts.
We shot the video first thing in the morning so we weren’t really “on” yet mentally. Once we warmed up after a few minutes of shooting, the second problem turned up. Our brains were going faster than our mouths, so what was actually being said was a disjointed mess! We realized that we needed to slow down. We stopped worrying so much about fitting everything into a 2 minute video and focused on saying what needed to be said.
Post written by Mic Johnson Blogger|LinkedIn Trainer|WordPress Content Guy|Social Coach|Rational Optimist|Jayhawk Fanatic|Cancer Volunteer
Have you seen this video before?
We added it to the home page of our web site recently and are thrilled that we now have a professional video that captures our personalities and passion.
For the next four weeks, we’re going to feature a blog series highlighting the videos we’ve done for our web site. We hope our stories around how it all came together inspire you or your company to start thinking seriously about how video can enhance your online presence and help your business grow.
(P.S.- We’d love to hear what you think about the video. Did we get it right? Suggestions?)
Post written by Jason Terry, Entrepreneur | Social Coach | Web Developer | Scuba Instructor | Guitar Player | Cruise Traveler | Lego Collector
Can you believe that it’s been 4 years since I started Blue Gurus???
We turn 4 years old on Friday, April 26th. It feels more like two years… I think it’s because I’ve been having FUN and LEARNING so much along the way.
Mic and I were talking about what we should write about for our “Birthday Blog”. He suggested that I think about the most important lessons I’ve learned since opening the doors for business. I really liked the idea, so you will find the top 10 below… but first I wanted to say THANK YOU!
Thank you to all of the people and companies in Kansas City that have believed in me, Mic and Melissa and continue to trust us to help you accomplish your goals. I can’t list everyone, but if I tried, it would include our clients, everyone in our peer advisory groups, our referral partners, our vendors and followers!
That would be a great list… I went into Quickbooks Online reporting just to get a feel on the client side. It was interesting to see a handful of clients investing hundreds of dollars in 2009 – 2010 grow to dozens of clients investing thousands of dollars today! The numbers tell me that we are maturing as an organization and it’s both exciting and humbling. We appreciate everyone that is part of our ongoing story!
Now on to the list!
Top 10 Things I’ve Learned Since Starting Blue Gurus
Post written by Mic Johnson, Blogger|LinkedIn Trainer|WordPress Content Guy|Social Coach|Rational Optimist|Jayhawk Fanatic|Cancer Volunteer
I posted the following on my Facebook page a few hours after the explosions at the Boston Marathon. It started as a simple post and then more and more thoughts and feelings started pouring out of me. I wanted to share it here and hope it helps you find…and keep…perspective.
Thanks for reading,
I often wonder what America would be like if we could all hold on to the perspective we gain from our basic humanity being tested.
9/11, Sandy Hook, Boston, and the countless, inexplicable, inevitable events to come in the uncertain world we live in.
Far too many people are drunk on money, possessions, ego, greed, and power. So many are downright mean to other people and have hate running through their veins. Times like these sober them up for a moment or two and then it’s back to the bottle full of all the things that aren’t important in life.