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Limited Time Offer – Professional Video Production at an Affordable Price

I’ve been brain storming with Jim Webb of The Webb Works Video Productions over the past few months. We’ve been discussing ways to cross-promote our business services. The Webb Works is a local full-service video production company focusing on business to business video productions.  Jim has more than 30 years of professional experience, most of that time as a photojournalist for local news.  He’s used to shooting video, editing it together and producing a story the same day.  I’ve never met anyone in the video business as fast and professional as Jim Webb.

Here’s a video that we did together for my business:

Online video is the most efficient and effective way of getting your message across.  However, most businesses believe that having a professional video made is out of their budget and out of reach.  They try to cut corners by shooting it themselves and having their nephew edit something together to put online.  What results would you expect when an amateur tries to perform your professional service?  How many times has someone brought you a mess to fix and what do you tell them?

The professional services that The Webb Works offers includes:

  • Real HD Cameras
    • Panasonic AG-HMC 150 HD Camcorders
    • 2nd cameras available
    • Professional still cameras
  • Professional Sound Equipment (Studio and On Location)
    • Microphones, booms, wireless mikes, etc.
  • A Full Lighting Kit (Studio and On Location)
    • 3 Professional Lights (Key lights, fill lights, back lights)
    • Stands, Reflectors, Barn Doors, Soft Boxes
    • Portable Lights
  • Studio and Location Shooting
  • Green Screen (Studio and On Location)
  • Teleprompter (Studio and On Location)
  • Professional Editing with Graphics, Animation and Sound
  • Quick and Realistic Delivery Time
  • Receive your videos on DVDs, USB Drive, External Drive, or upload to internet

Professional video, done right, is expensive if you have to cover the full cost of a production.  The service we’re offering would normally cost $1,000/day or $650/half-day.  After putting our heads together, we’ve come up with a way to offer you a professional video production at an affordable price.  It boils down to economy of scale:  Setting up one time and having four or more people take advantage of the offer in a day.

Until the end of December 2011, when four or more people are scheduled for one day, they will receive:

  1. 1 hour of production time in studio
  2. Up to 2 minutes of completed video
  3. Professional cameras, sound and lighting
  4. Up to 2 people, waist-up video shoot
  5. Your logo on video
  6. Your contact information in the video
  7. Delivery of completed video in 2 business days
  8. Cost of basic package: $150

Additional services available at an extra charge include:

  • Teleprompter
  • Green screen
  • Editing
  • Makeup Artist
  • Graphics
  • Shooting at your location
  • Multiple cameras

This offer is perfect for: commercials, video for your website, recording your “elevator speech”, promotional videos, personal holiday greetings to customers or loved ones across the country or the world.

To take advantage of this limited time offer, please fill out my contact form, email me at: chris@the-internet-adventure.com or call me at: (813) 421-2751.

Why I Love Chrome!

Here’s a video comparing the speed of Google’s Chrome browser to a potato gun, sound waves, and lightning!  It really is that fast, and I know it from everyday use.  Check it out.

Local Search Demo Video

Happy 2010 to everybody. We just created a video demonstrating some of our customers’ searches. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Check Your Local Search Rating

So I spent an exciting Saturday night researching new methods for optimizing local search and found a site that gives you a local search ranking! Very exciting stuff for someone who makes his living in local search.

Getlisted.org has a simple interface that allows you to enter in your business name and your zip code.

So I plugged in my own information “Business Local Listings” and my zip code “33606” and I got the following:

So I only have a 45% ranking because, although I’ve done my Google listing, I haven’t yet sat down to do my Yahoo, MSN Live, or Best of the Web listings. It’ll come as no surprise to a lot of business owners that I neglect my own company to take care of my customers.
You can even drill down further to see exactly what you need to do to increase your ranking, from adding photos to getting citations on other websites to getting reviews. All things that, coincidentally, I can help you with. Surprisingly, there’s no mention of video, and I can’t stress the importance of video enough.
So how do you rank? If you’re not happy, I can help you out with it!

Feedburner, YouTube, Business Networking Life 3-in-1!

Here’s a quick video that I did with my friend Joe Malinowski last week. His website is Business Networking Life. On it I’m discussing some of the benefits of Feedburner for your blogs.

I <3 Animoto

So I’ve been hearing a lot about Animoto at my networking events, but I didn’t really understand what it was about. So I shot over there about 30 minutes ago. Here’s how my 30 minutes went:

5 minutes – Read the brief instructions and register.
10 minutes – Choose and upload pics and music.
5 minutes – Compile the video.
5 minutes – Upload the video to Youtube.
5 minutes – Post this blog.

Here’s what I got.