Jumping into video editing with Animoto

I took the plunge into video shooting and editing with Animoto and a Canon DSLR camera. Here's my experience and how you can get professional caliber video for your business on a shoestring.

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Will synchronized global dance/meditation live streams soon surpass the Superbowl for global viewership?

On December 21, 2012, I had the opportunity to help coordinate one of the largest global synchronized moments in history -- millions of people participating in a candlelight ceremony at dawn (5:11 am UT) to celebrate the Winter Solstice and the end of the Mayan Calendar. We succeeded in getting more than 20 million people … Continue reading Will synchronized global dance/meditation live streams soon surpass the Superbowl for global viewership?

Six addictive free apps for shooting and editing social video on an iPhone or mobile phone

We all want more traffic and engagement on our social media pages. Video is the way. But how can an amateur videographer create engaging content? Yesterday I spent a Sunday afternoon producing my first ever video shot, edited and distributed entirely from free apps on an iPad.  Once I had the photos, it took about … Continue reading Six addictive free apps for shooting and editing social video on an iPhone or mobile phone

#Egypt: The First Twitter Revolution

In the 1980s, the Fall of the Berlin wall was attributed to television. In the 1990s, fax machines enabled the protests in Tianamen Square. But today, in Egypt, it's a Twitter revolution. Internet social networking services like Twitter and Facebook have been the revolutionary tools of communications for protesters in Egypt. According to  Al Jezzera, … Continue reading #Egypt: The First Twitter Revolution

Latest excuse for sightings of dead birds and fish? Over reporting in social media!

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably read about the mysterious sightings of dead birds dropping out of the sky, and millions of dead fish and sea mammals washing ashore, all over the world. The news started with a report on New Year's Eve of redwing blackbirds falling out of the sky in … Continue reading Latest excuse for sightings of dead birds and fish? Over reporting in social media!

Executive social media jobs exploding. (It’s not just for ninjas, gurus and interns anymore.)

2010 was the year of the uber-embarrassing social media blunder: Southwest Airlines threw celebrity Kevin Smith off a plane for being too fat to fly in one seat. Smith's Tweets about the incident were not only widely read and hilarious, but a PR nightmare for the airline. The Gap changed their logo and the blogosphere errupted … Continue reading Executive social media jobs exploding. (It’s not just for ninjas, gurus and interns anymore.)