Should Video Be Like A Nude Beach?

First, let’s get right down to that SEO-filled teaser header…my friend, TheJackB, is one of the biggest teasers with his blog headlines. He makes sexual innuendos all the time or quotes big data, just to lure folks in. Then, there’s the lament about the folks lured in who mean nothing to his blog or his business. So, let’s see how busy I can make Get Clicky today and tomorrow with “nude beach” in my headline! Gee, does anyone need message mapping? Heh.

Second, let’s get right on down to the crux of the matter – ahem, hi, up here now! Thanks, we’re talking about video production!

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Apparently, there are few video producers among us; moi included (you already guessed, right?)  I love my new series I launched at Social Slam called Soulati Media On The Street. It’s a series of serendipitous (to use a word from my pal, Jason Konopinski) and spontaneous (aren’t those words the same?) two-minute spots with peeps from the street. No planning, no advance prep, just click and roll. And, as Davina Brewer will tell you; “I’ve got technical issues.”

Nope! It’s just raw, like a nude beach (there’s your tie in.)

Yesterday, I did a video in the raw (go see if I was naked we’ll wait for two minutes). When I do these, inspired spontaneously, I don’t have proper lighting – you can see those gaffes in early attempts to launch this medium; my camera is merely my iPad and not the iPhone 4S yet; and I am unscripted and unplugged. I jotted an outline yesterday, but what you saw was one take flying by my hair (you need to watch it to understand what that means!).

And, in comments a lovely gentleman, John Murphy, said he liked my au naturel (like a nude beach) video because it says a lot about me. (Thank you, John!) Now, I’m yearning to be less naked and more attired; perhaps the new Big Mac (affectionately so named upon first reference) will help me get there, and I’m learning about iMovie, QuickTime, Photo Booth, and what the heck else?

But, should our vlogs be major’ish productions? Or, can they be au naturel like a nude beach?

 

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barrettrossie
barrettrossie

That guy's going to need to shower rather thoroughly. 

Erin F.
Erin F.

Let's make it 101 comments. It's like the dalmatians! 

 

My videos are more natural than scripted. I like them that way. Every time I try to make a video "more perfect," I only make it worse. I've decided to stick with one-shot wonders, which isn't to say I don't plan what I'm going to say before the shoot. I do. I only record the thing once, though, and let whatever mistakes I do make stand. It's a way to combat my perfectionist streak. :)

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Anyone want to be the 100th comment? Here we are at 99. Tomorrow on this blog is @JennWhinnem who will GP on a topic influenced by Danny Brown Got Hacked. It's all most of us are talking about.

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How come I can get 300 tweets and 200 comments at others' houses when I GP there, but don't do that kind of outreach here? Who knows? I'm serious...what's up with that?

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In my shameless nature and need to get to 100 comments (since this was a blogjack that I didn't lead) which I usually do at others' houses when I GP, I'm gonna just slap down 4 comments so I can get the most comments evah on one of my measly blog posts.

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I've been watching the best ever Team BlogJack at its finest this weekend and just allowing y'all to carry on; it's been a party, for sure! So, let me thank each and every one of you for coming. Makes me a proud Mama! And, special thanks for that no longer docile and innocent @Mark_Harai from the deep South and his new BFF  @Lindsay Bell-Wheeler from the northern climes and special mention to original cast @KDillabough and that @Bill Dorman . 

 

 @rdopping is this your first true BlogJack? The shoe is on my other foot, for sure! :-)

rdopping
rdopping

Hey Jayme, love the comments. So much fun going on here! @Mark_Harai and @belllindsay  are a couple of jokesters. I did watch your video and I have to say the thing that medium does is give others who don't know you personally a little glimpse into who you are. Do you agree?

 

I don't really care so much about the production value over what the message may be. Good on ya for putting it out there.

belllindsay
belllindsay

Being the vainest person on the planet (and by vain I mean insecure), I could never vlog without appropriate makeup/lighting, etc. I mean, just the every day normal way that I look. Not Studio makeup!! LOL And as a former TV producer/field director, bad lighting drives me batty. But it's really about the content, right? If you're saying something valuable, who cares if there are glitches. :D 

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OK, the peanut gallery/comment section has gone South. It must be Friday. Guess it's my fault to make nudity a business topic. Heh. Enjoy! #FF to ALL!

Mark_Harai
Mark_Harai

Assuming you're building strong relationships on the social web, I think it's good to mix it up a bit. I'm not a vlogger, so my opinion may not carry much weight; but I do consume and appreciate video. Sometimes I'm learning and sometimes being inspired; however,  sometimes I'm just in the mood to see my friends in the nude ;-)

 

 

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 @Erin F. I do video raw, too! And, thus the headline!! Heh. I don't know how nor do I have the time to perfect the imperfections...so, it's half on script and half not...heck, I finally devised a way to look at the camera and not look at the camera while it appears I am (thank goodness). 

 

I need to do more video, but I have to be havin' a good camera day, too!

belllindsay
belllindsay

 @rdopping  @Mark_Harai Hmmm. Good point. Love what you said about "showing who you are" - one thing I really enjoy about Skype, etc., with my far-away social friends. You nailed it! :D 

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 @belllindsay OK, so you're saying that most chicas would never fluff their hair on camera and ask "What do you think of my hair?" (Not sure you watched that video which led to this post.) Heh.

 

Bad lighting? I never have good lighting! I think I like it that way cuz you can't see my tennis wrinkles between my eyes!  

 

Who knows if I'm ever saying anything valuable when I'm inspired to do video.  Each one, though, brings me more confidence to keep pushing the envelope! Great having you over? Wanna guest post? Oh,  yeah, you only want to promote games and then act like you're guest posting and confuse people who really ARE paying attention.

belllindsay
belllindsay

 @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing HAHAHA! No one *else* in the twittersphere was confused!! I'm too insecure to know if you like me or just dissed me right there!! :D Would love to guest post! Unless you were being sarcastic, in which case "Pfffftt!" xo

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 @belllindsay You done good; the dark side beckoned and we snared you! There's no future in broadcast unless you broadcast  your air-dried curls with bad lighting in the basement!

Mark_Harai
Mark_Harai

 @belllindsay  @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing HA!  I found Lindsay's personal blog and now I feel like having a beer... And it's 7 in the mornin'... I love a good influence; but I'll wait til at least this afternoon!

 

Funny Lindsay, I really didn't know who was engaging with - so glad to get to know you a bit better miss and Jugnoo.com ROCKS!  

 

I look forward to helping spread the word on this awesome platform : )

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 @belllindsay OhMyNo...I'd never dis you, especially right here! I'd choose another house! 

 

And, I did tweet you re a Q&A about Jugnoo for this blog; meanwhile, having you GP here would be a total delight! Whaddya think -- getting off the couch from $500 to $6 figures as RedHead always repeats? I'm open for suggestions!

 

Just can't put Pfffft in the headline; maybe Nudity Pfffft might be better.

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