November 30th, 2012
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, thousands of families have not only lost power, but they’ve lost some priced possessions as well…including old family heirlooms.
After speaking with several clients, Storyteller thought it important to remind people that accidents do happen. Whether it’s from a fire, flood, or just having a fried computer or phone…backing up those memories are essential. Here’s how to do it.
UPLOAD PHOTOS AND VIDEO TO INTERNET, AND STORE ONLINE!
Popular sites include: Flickr, Photobucket, Snapfish, Shutterfly, Picassa, Smugmug, and Cloud Storage Sites. Not sure which one to use? For the Pros and Cons of all these sites, click here.
STORE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS ON EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES!
USE DATA DISCS!
When the other options aren’t available, Data Discs will make do. As with the external hard drives, make sure you make copies of the data discs and send them to a family member, safety deposit box, or office.
September 16th, 2012
If you tape video with your Phone, don’t suffer from VVS (Vertical Video Syndrome)! Not sure what VVS is? It’s when people hold the phone vertically instead of horizontally while taping video. And eventually, when those videos are transferred off of the phone to view on a TV screen or internet, they look bad.
Still not sure what we mean? Take a look at the humorous PSA video featured in this month’s newsletter to educate yourself, and catch those precious memories the right way!
July 11th, 2012
Although a good majority of consumers use their iPhone, Android or Blackberry to tape video, there are still limitations for capturing video on a Smartphone. Most are not equipped with a digital zoom, plus picture and audio quality may be sacrificed.
If you’re looking for a video camcorder that does a little more than your Smartphone, check out this website for some great options in 2012.
May 11th, 2012
Archiving a Shoebox at a Time
Proof that times have changed: Grandma just friended you on Facebook, and your 1-year-old says “iPad” amongst his first words. Storyteller digitally converts those moments caught on photograph, film, or video…so your family can access and share those memories to their heart’s content (on the internet or at home).
Memories to Archive may include:
- Mom wearing purple bell-bottoms
- Mullet haircuts and yearbook photos
- Your little squirt’s first bicycle ride
- Old 8mm family footage
- Embarrassing baby pictures
- Prom night; Pink dress; Poofy hair
We make it easy to digitally convert, organize and share pictures, slides, negatives, film and video. Using the latest technology, the Storyteller team scans fragile photos, and can convert any film footage – 16mm to High-8 to VHS.
April 11th, 2012
As you may know, Storyteller’s specialty is creating videos for special events, including Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, etc. By fusing advanced video editing techniques, creativity, and your ideas, Storyteller will create something fun to watch for whatever type of event you’re planning!
This month, we’d like to share a short video excerpt of a video made for Christina and John Dolina’s wedding on March 17th, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
This slideshow features our cutting edge designer software, full of special 3D visual effects that make the photos even more magical! Take a look at the video excerpt below and see for yourselves!
View the couple’s portion of the video below.
March 26th, 2012
The internet is not a text-based medium these days. It’s about delivering video. Consumers demand video. We watch video for a number of things, including entertainment and education… but most importantly, because it’s easy!
According to a widely cited study, 93% of web users don’t look beyond the first page of search results.
Highly regarded for its data, Forrester Research found that: “…a properly indexed video is 50 times more likely than a text page on the same topic to appear on Google’s first page of search results.” Better search engine results translate to greater consumer awareness, which results in ringing phones and higher revenue.
If you have a business that’s in need of an online video, give us a call! We can discuss your vision and budget from script to screen.
View one of our online video commercials here:
December 23rd, 2011
As Storyteller was busy making Holiday videos, we noticed that some of our clients were taping video through their mobile phones…and unfortunately, taping with the phone held the wrong way (vertically).
When these videos are transferred from your phone to play on a TV through a DVD player, it results in a small portion of the video being displayed on your TV. Not sure what this means?
View a clip here to understand: Vertically Taped Clip
So what’s the lesson here? If you’re catching precious moments of video on your mobile phone, turn the phone horizontally, exactly as you see in the picture below. This will result in the video showing up on the entire space of your TV.