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Welcome to the Weekly News Roundup - a collection of news, advice and opinions from around the virtual globe.

 

Books/Publishing

 

Are You Ready for a Book Signing? This Checklist Will Help - Book Marketing Tips

An infograph to help your next book signing be a success.         

                           

Marketing Versus Sales with Jim Kukral - The Creative Penn

Marketing is the setup, and sales is the close.        

 

Film

                                                        

Attention, Filmmakers: Six Tips for Getting Your Film Financed - Indiewire

You will find financing if you are confident, prepared and persistent.

 

Filmmaking Advice from Seven Directors with Feature Films at Sundance - No Film School

Don't wait to get experience to start your career in film; learn as you go.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

How to Start My Music Career - Hypebot.com

Are you prepared for the many hats you'll be required to wear?  

 

Additive Synthesis - Give me more! - AudioFanzine

The art of stacking audio sounds.  

 

-Richard

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Vlogging

Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger Jul 2, 2014

I watch a lot of personal videos, or "vlogs," online. In fact, I have three or four vloggers whom I watch regularly. I gravitate toward these vlogs for various reasons. I often share the same views as the vlogger. They offer a unique twist on various topics, or they're simply entertaining.

 

Those are the obvious elements of a vlog that make them eminently watchable, and the last two I listed are things that can be improved over time. But what about the less apparent factors that make a vlog popular? Those things that you don't really notice or consider when you tell your friends and followers about this great vlogger they should check out? What draws you in beyond the obvious?

Here are the unnoticed elements that I've found make the biggest difference:

 

  1. Clean audio ? Even though it's a visual medium, online personal videos are best consumed when the audio doesn't come with distortion, humming, or clicking. The vloggers I enjoy use external microphones. Those microphones are either visibly nestled snuggly in a stand in front of the host or are off frame attached to a boom. An external microphone will add cost to your video production, but it is well worth the investment if you're planning on making vlogs a staple in your brand-building strategy.

  2. A permanent set ? Because a vlog is a visual medium, visuals do count. Having a set that is tactfully designed can move you from amateur vlogger to expert vlogger. You don't have to make a huge investment here. Having various props that are strategically placed in the background and well-maintained is good enough. One of my favorite vloggers even hosts his videos from behind a desk, and he frames the shot so he can throw up graphics over his shoulder. Essentially it looks like a news desk.

  3. Good lighting ? Again, this is a visual medium, so lighting matters. A well-lit room with a dimmer might do the trick, but you may even want to invest in an inexpensive lighting kit with fill and key lights.

 

Vlogging can be the perfect tool to build your brand in this virtual world if you invest time and modest amounts of resources in the production value.

 

 

-Richard

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