Benefits of Video Consulting


In numerous situations, the use of video technology provides benefits as an alternative to standard face-to-face support include the following:

Minimizing travel
The use of video can be a good option for patients where travel is hard. It can be very beneficial for those in remote communities where public transport access is inadequate or where travel to major cities might be an overwhelming prospect. 

A solid example could be a weight management clinic with a huge number of young mothers on the register where childcare is a problem for them so Facetime or Skype can help link them to a health professional from their home.

Improving networks
In addition to doctor-to-patient communication, video conferencing lets hospitals create networks to offer each other support. By simply sharing their knowledge outside their own organizations, nurse or medical specialists can give extraordinary value to health or social care colleagues.

Video consulting is good for minimizing the spread of infectious diseases.

Diminishing the spread of infections
Remote consultations can reduce the possible transmission of infectious diseases between medical staff and patients. This is particularly a problem where the spread of flu is a concern.

Reducing stress
A remote consultation using video links will not only eliminate the anxiety of the patient visiting the health practitioner, which can be scary for some but also ensures that those with phobias do get medical help if needed.

Promoting self-care
Video consultations can be connected to self-monitoring equipment to make sure that patients or service users are using the equipment correctly to take their readings.

Risks and barriers

The disadvantages of using video technology include the cost of the training and equipment for staff. A ‘train the trainer’ tactic will encourage adoption by cascading learning through the organization.

Virtual consultations might also lead to diminished interaction with the health practitioner. Therefore, forward planning is needed to decide the sorts of interventions where remote consultations will be used. 


Things to Avoid When Video Conferencing from Home (Part I)

Video conferencing can be an amazing tool if you follow these tips.

Online video conferencing applications like WebEx, Zoom, Skype, and GoToMeeting are excellent tools that let those who work at home virtually meet with colleagues and clients. It allows for quick decision-making and creating a rapport with co-workers at the same time. All this professional collaboration makes it simpler for those of us desiring work-life balance to find it.

These online tools are excellent until they are not

While meetings with these tools can be effective ways for folks to come together, there are a couple of cautionary tales. For instance, the woman who was filing her nails during a meeting while she was being shown on a wall-size screen at the company’s other locations around the globe. 

And then there was the guy who was working from home and visible in a meeting only from the chest up. He was wearing a nice, button-down shirt. Though, when he got up from his chair to get a file, he was only wearing underwear.

Despite these glitches, virtual meetings are increasing in the corporate world. Those of us who work at home really appreciate this. Technological advancements, united with the readiness by more businesses to let employees work at least part of the time from home, has made online video conferencing a cost-conscious way for employees to work together.

But there is a dark side associated with these sorts of meeting as well. It can go from downright hysterical to completely humiliating to quick dismissal from the company. If you have to participate in one of these meetings, or you need to organize a video meeting with your team, here are a couple of things to bear in mind. Avoid these catastrophes to stay professional at all times during the video conference.

How to Shoot Video Like a Professional (Part III)


Position Lights for the Look You Want

Using television lights will provide your videos with a crisp look. However, good lighting entails more than blasting your subject with as much wattage as you can.

Understanding where to position lights makes all the difference in getting a natural effect instead of making folks look as though they’re about to have surgery.

Turn out all the lights in a room and use just your equipment to highlight what you desire.

Get professional results with these tips for your interview.

Compose Creative Interviews

At some point, you’ll want to take a video of someone talking into the camera. It could be a conversation or a sit-down news interview. Plan the interview shoot to get professional results.

Think about the background. If you’re speaking to someone about traffic in their community, show cars in the distance. If you’re interviewing a mom about the day her baby was born, put her in a cozy setting, close to a fireplace.

Then determine how tight you want to shoot the interview. There is the normal head-and-shoulders look, but you might want to interview a farmer on his tractor with some of the tractors in the shot. A very emotional interview has to be shot tight so that you can see into the individual’s eyes.

Capture Good Sound

Good audio is a critical complement to top-quality video. Without it, your video might be useless.

The two most typical mistakes inexperienced videographers make are to ignore recording audio and to not monitor the sound they’re receiving. Think about capturing just a silent video of a child’s birthday party. You might be able to see the other children laughing and singing, but without hearing it, the video is spoiled.

Becoming an amazing videographer isn’t too hard, though it does take some practice and time. Learning these vital techniques will go a long way toward launching you in your video career.


How to Shoot Video Like a Professional (Part II)


Avoid Useless Pans and Zooms

Using a camcorder for the first time has everyone desiring to hit the zoom button on each shot while panning across the horizon. The result can leave viewers unhappy.

If you’re recording an action scene, let the motion that’s occurring naturally lead your video. Stop yourself from putting in random pans and zooms, which take away from the action.

There are times to pan or zoom. At a sports event, professional videographers follow the action by following the play of the ball. That’s the incentive behind panning during a double play or tilting the camera up when a baseball player hits a fly ball. Let the action rule the opportune and infrequent times to use these methods. 

Obtain Good Results When Shooting Outdoors

You’d think outdoor videography would be simple since the sun delivers the lighting. But to obtain the best outdoor results, you have to scrutinize the position of the sun closely.

Shoot with the sun at your back. If you’re recording folks, they might complain about looking directly into the sunlight, but tell them that the shots you’ll get will be much better than if they were silhouetted against the sun.

Weather and time of day must also influence your shooting. Some sort of shooting will be best on an overcast day, while others will be improved by the “golden hour.” Sometimes you’ll have to postpone your outdoor shoots to wait for the proper conditions.

Pay attention to the lighting.

Prepare for Indoor Video Shooting

Disregarding lighting when shooting indoors can make your videos appear dark. That’s why indoor video shoots necessitate more preparation.

Adding lights is perfect. If that’s not feasible, examine the available lighting sources. If you’re shooting video of people, get lots of light in their faces. But don’t be misled by overhead lights. While they might be bright, they only light the tops of people’s heads, making their facial features shadowy.


How to Shoot Video Like a Professional (Part I)


Regardless if you hope to become a media videographer or only want to understand how to shoot professional-looking videos, you have to have more than good equipment. Learning many basic video tips will help with the frustration of numerous videographers’ experience. Before long, the normal tricks will become so customary that you’ll be able to focus on creativity and not just the fundamentals.

You can use a tripod to shoot a steady video.

Shoot Steady Video

A tripod is a simple answer to creating a steady video but avoid becoming reliant on it. You can shoot steady videos without carrying around a lot of gear.

Get your body in position so that each breath you take doesn’t lead to unnecessary camera motion. Use the wall, ground, or another object to support the camera and get thought-provoking visual perspectives. By ditching the tripod, you get the freedom to move around a scene without being stuck in one spot.

Create Creative Shots

If you don’t want your videos to appear as they came from a surveillance camera, you’ve got to know how to play with perspective and angles. Creating interesting videos entails learning creative shooting methods.

A beginner usually shoots everything away from the action or from the corner of a room. By putting yourself in the middle of what’s going on, you will get pics that aren’t achievable from a distance. Try different angles by shooting below and above your subjects.

Practice Widescreen Videos

With the dominance of smartphone cameras, even home videos are moving toward widescreen formats. Think of how you can make this extra visual space work for you.

You can get much more content in a single shot. Don’t forget that widescreen video doesn’t mean shooting every wide shot. Television is still a profound medium. Close-ups of faces will display more emotion than a group shot.

Tips on Creating a Video Resume (Part III)


Know your audience: As you plan your filming location and script, think about who will watch the video, and calibrate accordingly. A video made for a position at a bank many differ from a video made for a position at a start-up.

Show, don’t tell: Use visuals to show what you’re saying in the video script and display your skills and talents. For example, if you’re applying for a position where presentations are a big part of the job, you can film yourself making a PowerPoint. Or, if any of your presentations were recorded, use that film in your video resume.

Keep it brief: Videos should be between 30 to 90 seconds. If it is longer than that, it probably won’t be watched.

Share with friends and family: Getting criticism from others is a vital step. Ask a few folks to watch your video and make changes and edits based on their comments. Always bear in mind that once your video is on the web, you no longer have power over who sees it or how it’s shared. Seriously take feedback from family and friends.

If you don’t want your future employers looking at your social media profiles, then don’t link to them in your articles. 

Video Resume Don’ts

Don’t mix your professional life with your personal one. If you have info on your Twitter or Facebook page that you don’t want employers to see, don’t link your video resume to any of your social media pages.

Don’t use your video resume to replace your standard resume. Not all employers care about a video resume, and others are nervous about discrimination issues, like hiring individuals based on how they look and sound instead of their qualifications. Though, a well-made video can heighten your candidacy for employment.

In today’s highly competitive job market, making the right video resume to go along with your traditional resume can make you stand out from the crowd. The wrong one, however, can make you a joke.

Tips on Creating a Video Resume (Part I)

Video resumes are similar to the print ones. 

What is a video resume and how can it aid with your job search? A video resume is a video made by a job candidate, uploaded to the web for potential employers to see.

A video resume showcases the individual’s experience and skills and is usually used to supplement a paper resume. Like with a print resume, it’s possible for the video resume to be targeted toward a specific company or position or just a general video resume. A video resume can be made by a pro for you or you can make your own. Some job search and networking sites offer a means for users to put video resumes into their profiles.

It’s critical to keep in mind that a video resume isn’t going to get you the job. Though, it can help you in marketing yourself to a possible employer if it’s done right.

Should You Create a Video Resume?

Creating a video resume is an optional task for job seekers. Businesses will very rarely request or require a video resume from candidates. For some job seekers, especially ones in creative and visual fields, a video resume can highpoint important skills.

For example, a video resume is helpful for showing some sort of performance-based work, regardless if it entails teaching a class, acting on stage, or displaying quarterly numbers.

Additionally, a video resume can be a great way to display your personality. For folks in client-facing jobs, whose work entails charming prospective buyers, a video resume might be beneficial.

Though, it’s easy to underestimate in a video resume. There is a high risk of the filming style, script or location being unsuitable.

Warning: If you create it yourself and have little to no filming experience, your video may come across as unprofessional.


Advantages of Video Live Streaming Services (Part I)

Aside from your appetizers, look into a way to stream your event live.

Are you seeking new ways to spice up an upcoming event? Do you have all the snacks, beverages, materials, and giveaways ready to go, yet you believe something is missing? Have you ever thought about broadcasting your event live? If so, keep reading to find out more about the benefits of video live streaming service. 

The Benefits of Video Live Streaming Services

There are numerous advantages to using a video live streaming service to broadcast your event. A video live streaming service can be effective in a huge variety of contexts, including services, products, promotions, live announcements, church services, online classes, and wildlife broadcasting. 

Also, businesses can use live broadcasts to maximize and enhance direct communication with community partners and customers. Regardless if used by individuals or companies, live streaming an event gives you the chance to reach and interact with more folks around the globe.

As useful as live streaming can be, establishing a live stream on your own does necessitate technical skills.  You can buy your own server, but this choice might ultimately be too pricey and/or too difficult. If you aren’t really familiar with streaming technology, it’s usually more affordable and easier to use an existing video live streaming service. Using a live streaming platform makes it simpler and easier for you to broadcast your live event, with just a couple of clicks of your mouse.

Payment Scheme Included

At this point, you might be wondering: how can I make money from live events without advertisements? The answer: you can charge viewers to watch your live stream just like they’d pay for a concert or movie ticket. Viewers can pay via a monthly subscription or a pay-per-view model. It’s up to you to select the payment plan that works for you and your video live streaming objectives.

Why We Love Cat Videos (Scientifically Speaking)

Cat videos are popular. 

The online world is full of funny, cute, mesmerizing, and mundane videos. In reality, over 100 hours are uploaded to YouTube every single minute. However, while videos of prancing puppies and babbling babies are among the favorites, few clips are quite as engrossing as the web’s most celebrated creations: cat videos.

What is it precisely that makes cat footage so popular? Well, researchers have looked at numerous hours of cat videos online to find out.

The conclusion? To get the short answer, it’s because cats don’t give a hoot about being filmed. This is a really rare thing these days, specifically at a time that we ourselves are a little unnerved about being watched.

Cats appear to really oblivious to the camera. That appears quite a contrast to other similar videos online. Particularly other cute videos such as videos of puppies and babies. 

Cat videos are comparably way more popular, and cats don’t seem to recognize the camera at all and just do whatever they like, they are unaware of it. It is really alluring to audiences who are so used to being under the watchful eye of a camera these days.

Researchers believe that cat videos have two main pleasures: that it let viewers imagine a world where we are not under persistent surveillance, while at the same time letting us watch something else’s life without messing it up. 

Ultimately cat videos let viewers have their own surveillance. We do so with the delighted abandon of a kitty jumping in a tissue box.

This fits with well-liked discourses of cats as aloof and independent, untamable and untrainable. Cat videos have a distinct mode of observation. We watch the cat, which is unfettered by our scrutiny. Cats do what they want to do. Either you like it or not. Cats don’t care.

Tips for a Successful Video Job Interview (Part III)

Prepare your resume before the interview.

Other than you’re not meeting the interview in-person, the interview process will be like an in-person interview. The interviewer’s goal is the same. You will be asked the same sort of interview questions. Also, be ready to ask questions too.

If you’re unsure about how the interview is going, it’s okay to ask the interviewer how you are doing.

What’s most vital is to consider this sort of interview just as crucial as if you were meeting the interviewer in her or his office. The value, for yourself as well as for the hiring manager, is equal and interviewing successfully, regardless of how it takes place, is the answer to getting hired.

What Employers Expect to See

What do employers want to see when they look at videos from candidates for employment?

Answer the questions asked, not the questions you desire to be asked. Hiring managers and recruiters want to know you can do the job, so they ask particular questions. A video is a quicker way for them to screen seekers than standard applications, so don’t give them a reason to toss yours.

Show creativity. In your responses, tell of an experience that shows how you can do the required work. If you are applying to be a chef, for instance, tape your answers in the kitchen while you’re making a dish.

Be presentable. Be sure you are dressed and groomed correctly and practice your answers, so you have the best representation of yourself. Videos are a good way to stand out from the other job seekers who have only their online text resumes or paper applications. The best videos get forwarded and replayed several times.

Have a resume and application ready. Video can get you in the door, but standard materials still get used at some point in the hiring process. Be sure your best points and experiences match what you’re saying in the video.