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New Year’s Resolution: Update Your Website Video!

The new year is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to update your website video!

 

Website Videos

2018 is nearly here! As we all prepare for the new year, now is the time to consider updating your website resolutionsbusiness website! We all know by now that online videos are a huge help in driving clients to your company pages and keeping them there. Not only do online videos help inform your clients of your goods and services, they can improve your website’s SEO ranking too! Creating a video is a great way to add rich content to your website and build new back links. These are both important factors when trying to gain position on Google, Bing and other search engines. Here are some more tips on making your video the best it can be!

  • Keep your video brief. Online, attention spans are short! Tell your story but stay on point.
  • Only present relevant content. Your videos should be about your business and services.
  • Think about your audience. You might think a topic is interesting, but will your clients?

These are just a few of the many things to keep in mind when planning your video. Remember, online videos are just as important as other videos so always set a budget and create a plan before any filming begins.

 

Video Production

Creating a video, for your website or otherwise, can be a daunting task. Let Easy Edit Video help! We have been in business for nearly 25 years and have proudly served countless businesses, schools, corporations and more. We are here to help you every step of the way. From your initial concept, to script writing, to post production, we will help you complete your project, on time and on budget. For more information about our production services, visit our videography page here.

 

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy new year!

 

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8431 Baymeadows Way

Jacksonville, FL 32256

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Get Your Tapes in Time for Christmas!

Is there still time to get your tapes, photos and slides transferred for the Holidays? Let’s Ask Ashley!

 

Transfer Your Tapes for the Holiday

Transferring your videotapes, photos, film and slides makes a wonderful and unique gift that is sure to please the entire family. Although the holidays are rapidly approaching, you still have time to get your tapes to us! We transfer the following types of tapes:

  • VHS
  • Betamax
  • MicroMV
  • MiniDV
  • Hi-8
  • VHSC
  • Betacam

If you are unsure of the type of tape you have, bring it in and we would be happy to assist you.

More Than Just Tapes

Here at Easy Edit Video, we are more than just, well, video! We specialize in production, post production and editing. We can also transfer other forms of media. This includes:transfer your tapes

  • 8mm film
  • Super8 film
  • photographs
  • slides
  • cassettes
  • vinyl records
  • audio reel to reels

Our highly trained technicians will to their absolute best to obtain the best possible transfer in a timely manner. We know that your items are irreplaceable so don’t worry, we handle all items with care. You can also rest assured that your order will not leave our Jacksonville building, so your items will never become lost in the mail. When you pick up your completed order, you will get back all of your original items, as well as your new digital transfers.

Transfer Today!

The sooner you bring in your media, the better! Bring us your videotapes, photos, film and slides as soon as possible to ensure you will receive you order in time for the holidays! If you have any questions about the many services we offer, please give us a call or fill out our contact form here. Also, you can even stop by for a chat!

Easy Edit Video

8431 Baymeadows Way

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 730-9999

Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm

 

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Holiday Gifts: Precious Memories

Tis the season! The holidays are rapidly approaching and now is the time to start shopping for those holiday gifts! First, let’s check in with Ashley!

 

Holiday Gifts

VHS Tape Transfer

Every year we all want to find that perfect gift for our friends and family. Nothing could be better than to give them the gift of special memories! All of those VHS tapes collecting dust contain hours of special moments. Transferring your tapes to DVD or MP4 is a great way to not only preserve your family history but provide hours of joy. Think of how wonderful it will be for you and your family to see your favorite memories again!

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8mm Film Transfers

Do you still have 8mm film reels sitting in the closet or up in the attic? Transferring your 8mm film to DVD or MP4 would be a surprise for everyone!  We can easily transfer your film reels for you before Christmas, but remember, 8mm film transfers can take longer. The sooner you bring us your reels, the better!

Photo Scans

If you have a bunch of old family photos lying around in boxes, why not digitize them for the holidays! Digitizing your photos will not only save them from fading or damage, it will allow you and your loved ones to share them easily. You can upload them to your computer to email to others. You can even share them on Facebook and other social networks. have additional prints made.

 

Slide Scans

35mm slides were once a wonderful way to share your treasured memories. With 35mm slides, you could project the image on a wall or large screen for all the family to see. Now that slides (and projectors) are a thing of the past, families have boxes and boxes of slide with no way to view them. Let us bring your slides back to life by converting them to digital! Just like photo scans, we can convert your slide to a jpg. image so you are able to view and share them.

 

Slide Show

If you want to make the holidays really special this year, consider a slide show. We can convert your photos and slides to digital images, then craft a beautiful slideshow you can watch with your DVD player. First, we have you select your favorite images and place them in order. Second, we have you choose a back ground and decide on any music or titles. Finally, our editor creates for you a beautiful slide show that is sure to please anyone on your holiday list.

To learn more about all of our transfer services, visit our website: here.

 

The holidays are here, don’t delay getting your holiday gifts! Bring us your tapes, film, photos and slides today!

 

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8431 Baymeadows Way

Jacksonville, FL 32256

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Thanksgiving is for Family Memories

This time of year, family is our number one focus. Around here, Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays because it gives us the chance to recall favorite family memories and create new ones.

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Save Your Family Memories

This year as we all gather together, you are sure to reminisce about holidays past. Thanksgivings, birthdays, Christmas and more are sure to come up in conversation. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to relive those moments? Here at Easy Edit Video, we preserve your favorite family moments everyday by transferring them to DVD and MP4. We can easily transfer your VHS, VHSC, Beta, Betamax, Mini DV and Video 8 tapes to a more up-to-date media. Think of how wonderful it would be to pop in a DVD and share your favorite moments this holiday season! Tape transfers are a big part of what we do and you can rest assured that your tapes are in good hands.

Photos, Film and Slides

If you think we can only handle tapes, think again! We can easily convert your photos and 35mm slides to jpeg. images! Once converted, you can take your disk and have prints made, share them online or even have us create for you a personalized slideshow. We transfer your photos and slides at a high DPI so you know you are getting a high quality image. Best of all, our turn around time is tops!

If you have 8mm film, don’t worry, we can help you too! We can easily transfer your 8mm and Super8 film to DVD or MP4. Our highly trained technicians will go the extra mile to get the best quality transfer they possibly can so you can enjoy your films for years to come. Learn more about all of our transfer services here.

Don’t stress out this season, focus on the family! Bring us your tapes, photos, film and slides and start reliving your memories today!

Happy Thanksgiving

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Video Distribution : Have a Plan

Your video distribution plan can be just as important as the video itself! Take a moment to first Ask Ashley:

 

 

Video Distribution

When planning a video production, it is normal to spends days, weeks and even months preparing the script, scouting locations and creating a schedule. But did you know that video distribution is one of the first things that should be addressed? Video distribution is how your video will be viewed. It is during this stage that you must consider your audience. The audience for a corporate training video is very different from the audience of a sales production and again different from a public service announcement. Keeping your audience in mind is crucial when deciding how best to distribute your film.

 

Media

Media plays a very important role in this stage of planning. You will have to decide how you intend to get your content out there. If you participate in trade shows, conferences and other large gatherings, DVD copies could be the way to go. If you are looking to increase traffic to your website, an online video is a great way to boost your numbers. Uploading your video to Youtube, Vimeo and other online platforms is also a fantastic way to get your message out there. Another way to distribute your film is on thumb drives. Thumb drives are a highly convenient,  portable way to get your film circulated. Which ever media you choose, always remember to keep your audience in mind. Remember, while younger people are very familiar with thumb drives, older clients may be more comfortable with a DVD. Video Distribution

 

If you are unsure of the best way to distribute your video, Easy Edit Video is here to help! For more than two decades we have produced hundreds of videos for a wide range of clients. We are here to assist you with every aspect of your production including distribution. Give us a call or fill out our contact form here.

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Jacksonville, Fl 32256

(904) 730-9999

Monday – Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm

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VHS Tape Transfers: Beat the Holiday Rush!

The Holidays are Almost Here

It’s almost that time of year again! Soon our houses will be filled with loved ones, home to celebrate the holidays. From Thanksgiving, to Christmas, to Hanukkah and more, family is the focus for the rest of the year. Unfortunately, the holidays can also be a time of great stress! Getting the house clean, planning large meals and buying gifts for all of your friends and family can be a huge challenge! Easy Edit Video is here to help!

VHS Tape Transfers

 

 

VHS Tape Transfers

Wouldn’t it be great to find a gift that your loved ones will cherish and will also entertain the whole family? We know you have stacks of home movies sitting at home that would make a wonderful gift! Transferring your VHS, Betacam, Video8 and VHSC tapes to DVD or MP4 makes the perfect holiday gift for the whole family! Your loved ones will have hours of enjoyment reliving precious memories. You will also have peace of mind knowing that your irreplaceable family moments are safe. Unlike video tape that can warp and deteriorate over time, DVDs and MP4s are a more durable, long lasting media. MP4s are also perfect for sharing online or uploading to social media. VHS tape transfers are affordable too, so don’t worry about breaking the bank!

 

8mm Film Transfer

Another excellent service we offer is 8mm film transfer. Much like video tape, 8mm film is vulnerable to time. Factors like heat and humidity can seriously damage 8mm and super8 film. Transferring your reels to DVD or MP4 is the best way to ensure your home movies will last a lifetime. To learn more about all of the media we can transfer, visit our website here.

Our tape and 8mm film transfers have to be done in real time, so the sooner you get them in the better. Beat the holiday rush, save yourself from the headache of crowded  malls and shopping centers and bring us your tapes and reels today.

 

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8431 Baymeadows Way

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 730-9999

Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Corporate Video Production

There are so many kinds of videos out there that it can often get confusing. We are often asked, “what is a corporate video?” First, let’s take a moment to Ask Ashley.

 

 

 

 

External Corporate Videos

One way a corporate video can help your business is a sales video. Sales videos showcase your products or services and are usually found online. These types of videos are a great way to get customers in the door. Another form of external video is a recruitment video. If you are trying to attract the best and brightest in your industry, a professional recruitment video is a must! The hiring process is really a two way street. Candidates are expected to look impeccable, come prepared and do their best to impress. That being said, the same is true for the business that is hiring. A company that relies on outdated or poorly made recruitment materials is not likely to appeal to the cream of the crop. A fresh, professional recruitment video is a great way to appeal to those at the top of their game.

 

Internal Corporate Videos

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Training videos are a great example of an internal corporate video.

Internal videos play a vital role in today’s business world. One of the most widely used forms of internal corporate videos is the training video. It has been estimated that 90% of all major businesses use training videos. There are a number of reasons why training corporate videos are so popular!

First of all, a training video cuts down on expenses. Why send a trainer across the country when you can simply upload a video? Second, a training video can ensure all employees are given the same information. When all of the rules and regulations of your company are laid out clearly in a training video, there is very little room for interpretation. Finally, videos have been shown to engage employees longer than traditional training methods. No one likes a boring lecture! Videos can be far more entertaining and engaging than a run of the mill speaker. For some great examples of award-winning training videos, check out Uscreen.

 

Your Corporate Video

Here at Easy Edit Video, we have done countless corporate videos for a wide range of clients including small businesses, large companies, schools, state agencies and more. We will create for you the perfect video to meet your needs, on time and on budget. To get started, give us a call or use our contact form here.

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Jacksonville, FL 32256

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Video Production Script

Video Production Script

After 25 years in the business, we get a lot of questions about video production. One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “what is a video production script and why do I need one?” To answer that question, let’s first Ask Ashley!

 

 

A video production script is much more than just dialog. It is truly the master plan for your video!

Setting

Where is your production taking place? The setting for your video is a very important part of your script. The setting of any production is a great way to set the tone and mood for the video as well as showcase your business, school or venue. Deciding on the setting is a great first step when writing your script.

 

Dialog

The dialog of your video is a fundimental part of the finished production. This includes not only what video production scriptthe onscreen talent is going to say, but also covers any narration that you may have. When writing the dialog, keep in mind the feelings that you wish to convey and make notes to let the talent know what kind of mood you are trying to create. Is your video dark and mysterious, fun and joyful, or simply informative? All of this must be made clear to your voice over and on-screen talent.

 

Music

Adding music to your video is a fantastic way to highlight your over all message. Music, in addition to dialog, can take an average video and make it outstanding. It should be clearly marked in your script what type of music you want in your video and where the music should begin and end. Always remember to make sure that you have permission to use a song in your production. To learn more about acquiring song rights, visit the ASCAP’s website here.

 

Video & Graphics

Finally, any additional video and graphics must be noted in your script. First, it is a good idea to have your basic concepts down before thinking about graphics and complimentary video. Once you have a solid game plan, finding the moments to add graphics, logos, b-roll and other footage will be much easier. Always keep in mind that logos and film footage can also have copyrights. Make sure you have all permissions before adding them to your script. To learn more about editing and post production, visit our website here.

 

These are just a few of the elements that can be apart of your script. Truly, the more information you provide, the smoother your production will be. Having everyone on the same page from the very beginning of your production will save you time, energy and money! If you have a concept for your next production, but you are not sure how to write a script, never fear, Easy Edit Video is here for you!

For 25 years we have helped countless businesses, schools, government agencies and charities bring their video concepts to life. We will work side by side with you to ensure that your video is exactly what you want, on time and on budget. Give us a call or stop by for a chat!

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8431 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville, FL 32256

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Multimedia Video Production

A multimedia video production is a great way to give your project a polished, professional look. Let’s take a moment to Ask Ashley.

 

Multimedia

A project that combines different types of media is often called a multimedia production. There is a wide range of media that can be used, but the most common are video graphics, text, animations and photos. Adding a mix of media to your presentation will have a huge impact on the reception of your production. Take a look at some of the benefits of this type of production.multimedia production

Professionalism

A multimedia production is a great way to showcase your business in a professional manner. The more sleek and polished your video, the better your company is received by the public. Although it is true that many smart phone do take excellent video these days, taking the time to add additional media to your video will have a huge impact on your businesses reputation. For a top notch video, you should really consider hiring a video production company.

 

Website

When you add a video to your website, you are setting yourself up for success. Most internet users are not going to read a long page of text! They want something exciting and eye catching that holds their interest. Creating a multimedia video and embedding it on your home page is a great way to showcase your brand and keep your site visitors from leaving. Small businesses the world over have seen their web traffic improve as a result of adding videos to their landing pages.

 

Getting Started

When planning your multimedia production, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, take into account the stages of production planning as a whole. You can find some helpful tips on production planning here. After you have covered the basics, then you can begin to think about the additions you would like to include. Second, think in terms of relevancy and message. Ask yourself, “would an animation be relevant to our business and would it send the right message about our company?” Make sure that your message comes out loud and clear. Finally, take your intended audience into account. Think about the types of clients you wish to draw and craft your video accordingly. Think of your audience!

 

These are just a few things to consider when planning your multimedia production. With nearly 25 years of experience, Easy Edit Video is here to help you with our wide range of video production services. For more information, give us a call today, you can also stop by for a chat.

 

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8431 Baymeadows Way

 

Jacksonville, FL 32256

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Production Planning: Things to Consider

Production planning can seem pretty scary. Having a good game plan in place can seriously help! Take a moment to Ask Ashley!

 

 

Production Planning

Pre-production is one of the most important steps in a production over all. If everything is mapped out and ready to go before the cameras start rolling, we guarantee your video production will go much smoother. There are a vast number of things to consider while in the production planning stage, but there are four main points that MUST be addressed.

Budget

One of the best things you can do for your team, and your sanity is having an approved, set budget before your shoot your begins! Knowing how much you are able to spend ahead of time goes a long way in making future decisions concerning your multimedia video production. Everything from location to editing can be effected by budget, so having a plan ahead of time is key.

One thing to keep in mind when deciding your budget is contingencies. The more planning you do, the better the out come. However, there are all sorts of things that may come up that are completely out of your control. When planning your budget, it is always a good idea to give yourself a little wiggle room, just in case. Imagine your disappointment if your project does not come out as planned because of  a small budget.

 

Script

A good start to a great video production is having a well written script ahead of time. Make sure your script fits production planningthe theme and vision of your production. When script writing, ask yourself if the content is relevant to the themes you are presenting and if it is engaging with your audience. No one likes a boring script! That does not mean, however, that you need to go off topic. What ever your production may be, a well-written script can turn even the most mundane topic into something great.

 

Location

In production, location can make or break a project. Knowing ahead of time production planningwhere you will be filming is essential for a number of reasons. While location scouting, there are a few things you must always keep in mind. First, make sure you are in a safe environment. NO shoot is worth risking the safety of yourself and others. Second, think about how the location will look and sound on film. Will you need lighting or extra audio equipment in order to use the location? Finally, you must consider permits. Filming a production on private property without the proper permit is illegal. Do not go to jail for your video! Remember, sometimes a video recording studio is the best place to film your production.

 

Scheduling

So you have your budget in place, your script written and you are at the perfect location…where is everyone?! Scheduling properly is one of the easiest and best things you can do to help your production run smoothly. Checking the availability of everyone involved well ahead of time will not only save you time, but headaches!

There are so many thing involved in the video production process (not to mention post production!) that it can all seem overwhelming, but don’t worry, Easy Edit Video is here! We are a video production company that has been serving Jacksonville for 25 years and we want to help you! Give us a call or stop by for a chat. Or, you can contact us here. We look forward to working with you on your next production.

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Jacksonville, FL 32256

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