How to Make a Video That Everyone Will Be Talking About

The popularity of online videos has taken off like wildfire. With some of the most popular video sites, people can type in a keyword to watch how to do or make things, videos that are funny, or ones that offer business opportunities.

When you make a viral video, it means that the popularity of it explodes due to ‘word of mouth’ spreading. This is a marketing opportunity you don’t want to pass up. And in fact, it’s not hard to learn how to make one that gets this popular.

You want people to send it along to everyone they know– coworkers, friends, and family. This is your biggest goal. It’s through extremely popular videos that you can make a killing. They bring in more money, and they bring you more clients or customers.

But how do you learn how to make a video that goes viral? Here’s a few pointers to get you started. First and foremost, it has to be interesting. You want people who watch the video to think, ‘Dang. I need show this to Bob/my coworkers/Aunt Lulubelle, they just have to see this!’ You can do this in many ways.

Stand out and create a video of someone doing something fantastic or unbelievable. Pump up it with shocking statistics, or entertain your viewers with a cute cartoon. Doing any of these things will make your creation more interesting, which also means that people will want to send it along to family and friends.

But you also want to be sure that it is of high quality. You don’t want people to have trouble viewing it. Avoid putting in a lot of hype or unbelievable claims; that could work against you.

One more thing: When learning how to make a video that becomes viral, be sure to put it in the right category! That way, people are already searching for something like your video. Good luck!

Analytics and Algorithms To Predict Human Patience In Watching Online Videos – Conflicts

There has been a lot written about human behavior online, and a ton of computer science behind how people network, play on social networks, get their news, and how much time they are willing to spend watching online videos or even watching online college lectures. Well, I’ve noted something that has bothered me a little, and I’d like to explain how our data mining of time spent watching videos might be all wrong.

First, over the last few years, I’ve watched large numbers of lecture videos on Udemy and other similar type websites. I’ve noted that if I let them run in the background, as I am while writing this article, that I get to keep my mind busy while writing, a skill which now comes second nature to me after publishing 30,300 articles online. I can listen while typing, but if I choose to use the Dragon speech recognition software, I can’t. Thus, even though I can write 3-times faster with Dragon, I can’t learn while I write.

To keep from having to stop typing and turn on another video, I chose hour long videos, usually lectures or panel discussions on interesting topics, also programs with very few visuals as I won’t have time to look at them unless I split screens. I guess this is similar for those who watch TV in the background while working. Unfortunately, I’ve already seen all the Science Channel, Animal Channel, CSPAN Book reviews, and military channel shows – they are now just re-runs for me.

One thing I’ve noticed is that when I search on YouTube now the algorithm seems to sort the videos by length in time of the video to my preferences. When I watch a number of small short videos prior to thinking it lets me take in lots of information quickly – feeding my mind and allowing for cross-pollination. But then when I go back, all the suggestions are short videos when I want long ones. That is the first problem, the system and algorithm thinks my attention span is short and that I am stupid and puts up only short videos. Good or bad? Both.

Not long ago, I was watching a YouTube Video on a topic I really care about, the title was “Designing the Vehicle of the Future,” published on December 11, 2013 by the Aspen Institute, it was one hour long. After watching this I was reminded that one reason smart people may not want to watch long videos, is because most of them suck. The documentaries done professionally are okay, but the panel discussions are very weak in content, mostly people tip-toeing over the other panelists’ views in some sort of a bogus groupthink dance.

Then comes the questions, where the talk actually gives more chance to learn something, however half of the questions truly are stupid, and yet again, the panelists do a dance saying something like; “great question” even though the question sucked. By the time the panelist discussion is over, you’ve heard from brilliant people in industry, but you didn’t learn anything you didn’t know if you are half up on the industry, at least that’s been my experience.

Next, those long single speaker lectures, well, they are sometimes good, but if the speaker isn’t good, they really do a disservice to the topic, actually turn people off. In the form of a college course, it causes people to quit the program, and perhaps not watch another. What I am saying is this. Maybe people’s attention span isn’t as short as we think, maybe those publishing videos are just putting up crappy content – content which is insufficient for the curious, inquisitive and up on the topic mind. Please consider all this and think on it.

Big Money in How-To Videos

This is a business that has made us BIG MONEY, How-To Videos.
In this article, you too will learn how to get into this lucrative business!
How-to videos can become very profitable, especially if you choose an interesting topic.

Obviously the first thing you’ll need, if you don’t have one already, is a good quality camcorder.
Get the best model you can afford, preferably with 3 CCD’s (Optical Pickups), and manual override controls.

Next you’ll need a good quality tripod, for steady shots.
Some good quality lights to illuminate your subjects.

Like video, good audio is just as important.
Make sure you have some good quality electric condenser and dynamic microphones on hand.
To monitor your audio properly, headphones are a must.
Get professional quality headphones.

A fast computer system, with a video capture card and editing software is a must.

The last thing you’ll need is a production video monitor, and monitor speakers.

Now that you’ve got your equipment, you need to do some research.
Go down to the local library or book store, and check out some how-to books.
Once you’ve produced your video, you’ll need to duplicate it.

The best way to do this in house (For Short Runs Only), is with a DVD duplicator.
If you need a large quantity (1000 Or More), you’ll be better off sending them out to be replicated.

You may have some customers that will prefer VHS tapes over DVD’s.
It may be a good idea to keep some VCR’s around with a distribution amp, this way you can cater to a larger audience.

To design your video cover, you’ll have to get some photo imaging software, and a good color printer.

Advertise your product online, in magazines and newspapers, to get the word out.

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