YouTube Thursdays - Community Videos
Once again, our delayed Spring prevents us from producing our next community video. We had hoped to take you on a tour of downtown Camas. However, we have decided to wait until the trees are leafing, the flower baskets are hanging, and the streets are filled with activity.
Fortunately, we have some great examples to share with you this week from other members in Active Rain. For those of you who think you don't have the right equipment, or that shooting a video is difficult, perhaps these videos will help inspire you to give it a whirl. Live and local is a powerful combination.
Ron and Alexandra Seigel used an old flip camera to shoot this impromptu video in 2010. This chocolate shop in Puerto Vallarta is a wonderful illustration of live and local. Eight years later, it's still a fun and entertaining - and makes me want to visit and taste their handcrafted chocolate.
This one from Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 illustrates how we can look for an opportunity to showcase our area. I really liked how Nick used a snowfall to show us Valley Forge - and how it might have looked during Revolutionary Times. Years from now, this video will still be relevant.
In this one, Dorie Dillard, the local Real Estate expert in Canyon Creek in NW Austin, Texas, takes a few minutes to show us the annual fun run at the local elementary school. Imagine how well this video will play with families who value local schools. ( Although, would love to see some branding at the end of the video, Dorie!)
And finally, I'd be remiss leaving out a video from Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - while he defies my rule to keep videos short, you can't argue with his success. If it works, it works. He truly masters the art of capturing the local scene in his videos.
Hope these videos inspire you to grab your smartphones, or camera, and start highlighting your areas with Live and Local! It's one of the most effective ways for potential clients to find YOU online.