Video Storytelling Becoming Popular

by admin on July 16, 2012


I get questions about the prospect of doing video interviews. There are a multitude of sites now that allow for video recordings.

There is an explosion of video use on the internet especially among younger people; see link below from a recent article on my other site at 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. 4 billion video views a day. 28 per cent of Americans are visiting video-sharing sites every .

I admit that it’s a lot easier for people to just to use their home phone and do audio interviews. Through Skype, you could interview multiple family members or business associates at the same time.

But new services are creating powerful mechanisms for video interviews or exchanging information with peers or throughout the country.

The technology is emerging and will only get better with time. See for additional information regarding Facebook and Google+.  Citrix (link below) and other commercial services may be better options.

I still believe that audio provides for a more relaxed interview; people don’t have to worry about their appearance. Video interviews are tough to edit. The cost is greater.

But within the next year, video interviews will be easier than ever to conduct. As long as participants don’t expect a ton of editing (minimized through the pre-interview) the concept may become a preference for people participating in MyLifeAudio.Com.

Best, Len.

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Clarence Jones July 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm

The reason people put down video interviews is that the quality of so many of video interviews is DREADFUL. That’s why I wrote “Webcam Savvy – For the Job or the News.” It shows readers how to choose the right camera, set it up and create a simple studio that will give your videos a professional look. It includes video and audio quality, lighting, background, and how to create memorable quotes. And then — once you’ve mastered the technical stuff — how to become the “expert on call” for local TV newscasts. The book is available for download for $3.99 at

admin July 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Hi Clarence: Anything on developing a green-screen capacity? Best, Len.

Clarence Jones July 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm

No, that takes more complicated electronics than most webcam programs have. To talk face-to-face, both ends of the conversation have to be using the same software. There are better programs for webcam communication out there, but few people have them. Skype at this moment is the most widely used, and therefore will work best for most people. Sorta like trying to read a Microsoft Word document on another favorite but very obscure word processor. If you find green-screen capability in another face-to-face program, please let me know.

admin July 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Thanks Clarence: I’ll get the book. Sounds interesting. Lest, Len.

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