Posted by: Tom Beach, Executive Director & Vice President of The Toolbox, Inc.
Reiko from the Non-Profit Toolbox got a chance to interview Steve Garfield of stevegarfield.com, founder of Boston Media Makers and author of the new book Get Seen. Steve was one of the earliest video blogger and is well known in the social media world as an innovator and leader and teacher. A lot of what we teach and use for video came directly from Steve.
You can read the highlights of this interview below the video.
Reiko starts by thanking Steve for his suggestion of the Zi8 camera that she now uses and carries with her.
Steve talks about his book Get Seen. It’s a compilation of over four years of knowledge that he’s gathered from personal experience and others on how to create video and effective techniques for distribution and promotion on the web. It includes tips about types of cameras, lighting, getting good sound, editing and where to put it on the web. It even has a chapter on creating video without a video camera!
He has worked with several Non-Profit organizations, including Third Sector New England, to develop an extensive video library to help explain how to do many tasks in the not for profit world.
He says that video is really easy now. With just a computer and web cam you can siply add video to your site. Video will show personality and what you actually do.
Steve tells a quick story about someone that attended one of his seminars to illustrate how simple video can be. This persons first video he took on an airplane at 30,000 feet. He used the airplanes wifi connection and uploaded it to CNN’s I report. CNN picked it up and showed it on their news broadcast.
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