All posts by Whitney Hahn

Digital Bard “BANG”s an energetic video for fitness client

Using music and video effects to quickly set the tone

We recently produced a participant demo video for BANG Workout — a fierce fitness group that features hip hop, funk and dance music. Amanda Strand, co-creator of BANG Workout, had an upcoming promotional appearance on the TV show Good Morning America and needed a way to showcase exactly what BANG is.  Having some footage of classes and demonstration in action gave us a headstart on creating a quick-moving video promo. (more…)

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Giving a Product a Digital Facelift

Switched names becomes possible with motion tracking (and patience)

The Crowley Company in Frederick, MD offers archival equipment and services, making it possible to get those boxes of slides or cabinets overstuffed with files digitized and searchable with ease.  (more…)

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YouTube and the Dreaded “Third-Party Content” Match

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What does it mean when your YouTube video gets flagged for matched content?

Even when you have proper licenses and permissions for footage and music, YouTube can still flag videos for a suspected copyright violation. Here’s how to file a dispute and prove you are one of the good guys.  (more…)

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What makes a good Welcome Video?

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Introducing yourself on a web page doesn’t have to be painful or boring.

We work with a lot of business owners and leaders who want to introduce themselves, their products and services on their website. It is a wonderful way to start to build a relationship with a prospect, since they can hear you and see you, and notice how you walk and talk and chew gum at the same time.

One of the first questions we get asked is, “What do I say?” Here are some suggestions on writing a very strong, authentic introduction. (more…)

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Vimeo vs. YouTube – Key Differences Between Two Top Video Channels

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“What are the main differences between YouTube and Vimeo, from a business owner’s point of view?” We heard the same basic question a few times recently from business folks who are using video and want to make sure they are being smart about it. The rules and concerns are a little different for a company than they might be for a film student or a casual user who just wants to share vacation videos with friends.

The main differences between these two top video sharing sites come down to content control and purposes of use.

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Honoring Ebola health workers in Africa Cup PSA

Digital Bard creates video airing in international soccer tournament.

The 30th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, underway now in Equatorial Guinea, almost didn’t happen. The highly anticipated international soccer tournament was initially scheduled to be hosted by Morocco, but amid fears of the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, Morocco refused to host the tournament during the scheduled dates. (more…)

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Is video conferencing replacing face to face visits?

“How often do you fly to see a client or make a pitch, and are you using video conferencing and similar technologies in any way?” Is technology actually helping us, or are we creating more distance and confusion? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section.

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How to have uncover more business during exploratory meetings

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While setting and sharing a meeting agenda once business is won is quite common and an expected part of the transaction, setting and sharing an agenda for an exploratory meeting is far less common, and I am here to challenge that notion.

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