Tips from the Hit Play: Ideas for Using Video in Social Media
NABEComm Workshop attendees took a deep dive look at using video in social media posts and shared ideas on how to produce and use video to gain followers and increase involvement/interaction in posts. Here’s some handy tips/links that were provided by session attendees:
Improve your video with professional equipment. Amazon sells a $99 video kit with 2 lights and backdrop stand (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005VU2PI4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and a mic that plugs right into the lightning port (needs no battery), (https://smile.amazon.com/IK-Multimedia-stereo-condenser-microphone/dp/B00M88B0YW/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1507656732&sr=8-8&keywords=ik+multimedia+irig+mic).
The 4k Video Downloader allows you to download videos from YouTube in HD (remember you can only use videos from YouTube for educational purposes)
Biteable.com is a free video tool that allows you to create animation and captions for your videos.
The YouTube audio library is a great resource for stock audio – you can find anything you’d ever want here! Remember, sometimes it’s best to take one for the team and purchase a higher-quality audio file.
The following bars have experimented with Facebook Live and video on the social media site, check out what they’ve done at:
And, the following bars generously shared sample videos, be sure to check them out to get your creative juices flowing!