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Leadership videos from A-Z, Part 3: Most Important Types, Recommendations included

The CEO leaves the audiovisual interpretation of their image in someone else’s hands. That’s where their self-image and public image may collide. For those collisions to work in your favour, the development of the CEO video’s format has to be approached systematically. Part 3 of this Videothink article series on leadership videos explains the pros and cons to the different approaches of CEO videos. [...]

Leadership Videos from A-Z, Part 1: Cost, Approach and Conception

Communication experts know this - just as well as anyone on the executive echelons of a company: Communication skills and leadership skills go hand in hand. Videos have become indispensable in the world of corporate communication and most companies sooner or later decide to raise the stakes with leadership videos. It comes with both opportunities and risks. Videothink In this exclusive four-part series – written by professionals for professionals - explains what to keep an eye on when it comes to leadership communication with video. [...]

15 points every good film script should contain

There are numerous ways and possibilities of conceiving a film or video and of putting it in writing, be it for coordination or exposure. Whether an advertising film with a director’s interpretation (also known as DI) and a storyboard, or a synopsis, treatment, story outline, or simply a written document entitled “Concept”, every film script has a common denominator: 15 questions that define the final outcome of the work in progress. [...]

Webvideo: How to ensure it has a longer than 3-second lifespan

The fact that many films and videos often don’t survive online for longer than a few seconds isn’t always down to just their content. It also depends on the form and inherent structure of the webvideo. In this article we will show you how to think, film and edit videos that are guaranteed to surpass that 3-second online life span. [...]

Videos convinced him to become a terrorist, then a traitor

For 27-year-old Harry Sarfo from Germany, ISIS propaganda videos were part of what initially attracted him to join the terror group. But as he witnessed one of their propaganda videos being made, he realized it was not the scenario he had imagined and decided to desert. [...]

360 film: Function and effect

What are 360° videos really able to do for marketing and communication in film and video? When does the production of this type of video make sense? What application are 360° films suitable for? What must be taken into consideration so that 360° videos are best able to unfold their effect? From a technical perspective, the Internet provides numerous tips and tricks regarding the function and production of 360° videos. This three-part article series therefore focusses on the nature, the contents and the effect of 360° films. [...]

Film cutting is dead. Long live assembly! (Part 2)

The remarkably quick artistic development of film can be traced back to the 19th century, and not just for the aspect of storytelling. Assembly itself also obtained its early constitutive capacity from this period: The literary realism of Flaubert, who used his words to force metaphorical significance out of insignificant detail, can also be referenced to film assembly. The same applies to the musical work of Beethoven, who created new emotional ranges by energetically extending, shortening and transforming rhythmic and orchestral structures. [...]

Film cutting is dead. Long live assembly! (Part 1)

Films are not nailed together with a hammer but are intelligently assembled or artistically joined instead. The power and potential of film editing lies in its assembly. It is therefore not surprising that many filmmakers deliberately do not speak of cutting but rather of assembling or editing. [...]

Winning a new customer segment addressing »Generation Y«

A company specialised in leasing of services wants to significantly increase its share of customers from the age group of people born between 1980 and 1999. At the same time, the company wants to become sustainably positioned in this target group. Simultaneously, prejudices and clichés regarding the segment as a whole are to be actively and openly addressed. [...]

How much does a video cost?

Your car dealer knowns how much a film or a video costs. Namely, exactly the same as a car! That’s why you should ask the representative of your preferred dealership. You will be faced with the same problem as in film: a Rolls Royce Ghost does not cost the same as the tiny Nissan Micra. Because not all cars are the same. And not all films are alike. [...]

Commercial for an app

Four objectives are defined at the time of order assignment: The product itself, the App, is still in its early preparatory stage of development. The App’s testing stages and the time of its go-live cannot be determined at the start of the project. Various teams and different hierarchies have to be involved in the project on the client’s side. Announcements and rumours in Internet forums state that the technical specifications will be modified by the respective providers on all important download platforms, which may possibly also affect the optional integration of moving image elements. [...]

Why Films Are the Better Videos Nowadays!

Before the start of the new millennium, it was common to call high-quality films "Films" and more simply produced films as "videos". Later, the use of the terms became obsolete. Video and film were suddenly the same. Now, Film and Video have again started to drift apart again. [...]

Employee motivation using film

A highly specialised manufacturer of skin grafting products wants to increase the motivation of his employees in order to increase his global sales targets. This objective includes the development and production of videos, which can be applied during internal events, for additional training and on the Intranet. Ideally, the films not only reflect the pioneer spirit of the company (and of its employees) but also provide a voice for the patients. [...]

Colour psychology in sponsored films and videos

It’s not without reason that colours and film have something important in common: neither can exist without light. Research on perception and psychology proves that the impact of colour in a film is much more than a physical niche phenomenon. The knowledge that the colouration of a film is much more than a question of fashion or personal taste is lacking. [...]

Voodoo accounting vs. true-cost prizing (Part 2)

The price for a marketing campaign with moving images is of course simple to find in the total calculation. But it becomes more difficult if a budget is understood not just as a necessary evil and simple costing factor, but rather as a blueprint for a film - and you, the client, want to take a look behind the scenes. We have taken it upon us to put together some brief instructions for beginners about calculating costs for film and video: [...]
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