Video at BlogHer '09: Doing It Right

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It's inevitable. Someone at BlogHer, no...MANY people at BlogHer are going to have video cameras. Be it their Flipcams or their Kodak HD's or whatever else -- many of you will be taking and talking on video that will end up all over the internet.

This means you will want your video to look good and you'll want it to make sure people can FIND your videos online.

I have solutions!

First of all, let's make sure you're shooting the best video possible.

The number one video killer at a conference at BlogHer is NOISE.

Get as close to your subject as possible without shooting up their nose. This means you need to sit at the front of a session and this means if you are in a loud hallway or expo floor you need to find a quiet corner.

Take a look at some of these examples from BlogHer's past and note the difference in audio for each setting:

Once you've conqured audio, don't forget to check your lighting and your shirt :). You can see more of my video tips here.

So now that you have captured the video- where should you put it?

Easy. Go over to BlogHer's video page and follow the instructions. You have three options over on the upload page. You can record a video on you webcam, you can upload a file from your computer, and you can type in the url of a video you've already put on YouTube of Vimeo or any other video sharing site.

Your video will automatically end up in our que and we'll publish them as they come in.

DO NOT FORGET TO TAG YOUR VIDEO BLOGHER09!!!!! If you're over at YouTube or over at BlogHer's site MAKE SURE YOU TAG your video. This way we can find it easily. This way it's easily searchable too!

On YouTube you can "tag" as you upload. Once you get your video up, it's on the "Video Details" page just before you "save changes."

Over on the BlogHer site, you can tag in the "tags" space just below your uploaded video. Easy peasy!

It's all JUST that easy. Now go out and get some great video at BlogHer '09. I can't wait to see it.

Erin Kotecki Vest also blogs at Queen of Spain blog


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