Lindsey Schmidt

Joined May 2020
This is Jimmy Beasley, the President and Founder of Jimmy's Computer Service. On behalf of Bob and Connor, it is truly an honor and privilege to be here with you guys and becoming a pro member. Truly want to thank Bob and Connor for all they have done and for getting me set up. I am looking forward to learning a lot as there may be, if it would be alright with the community if I could get some feedback on things that I already have. I would greatly appreciate it. And again it is great to be here. Looking forward to seeing what impact pro has to offer.

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Welcome, Jimmy! 
Carina Duffy , Jessica Palmeri Allison Riggs , Jennifer Barrell and I were all discussing this issue that we've been seeing within the different industries we work with. So we have a question for you:

Are you experiencing this issue? What content have you created to address this? (And please share an example if you have one!) What has been the response from some of your prospects/customers?
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This has been discussed in prior threads, however, it's so interesting that YouTube continues to grow. The biggest contributors to this growth seem to be the increased viewership on TV platforms, which is a recently add behavior that can be tracked on YouTube's channel dashboard.

Lindsey Schmidt , Jason Linde , and Ali Parmelee what are your thoughts with the increased growth in paid performance on YouTube? Fad or future? See More
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Future! The reason being the point this article makes about younger audiences watching on the connected TV. 

Lately I've been working on revamping some previously produced 80% videos and making them more personable to be sent by individual sales reps from my team. My biggest hurdle at the moment is the teaser and call to actions at the end.
I'm curious if anyone else in this group has some examples or guidance when it comes to making them feel genuine and personable. I look forward to seeing what everyone has come up with. See More
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Sami Ahmad  I'd love to hear your take on this! 
Hi all!

I'm Elle, a new member of the IMPACT+ community and the new digital marketing and content manager for Enrollment Builders. I made a short video introducing myself and sharing some tips that helped me during my recent onboarding experience. My supervisor is a member of the IMPACT+ community and this community shaped some of my onboarding experience. I can't thank everyone enough for helping to make my onboarding at Enrollment Builders great!

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Elle Spears  thank you so much for sharing this! Question on your animations, did you make those yourself?? 

Can anyone point me in the direction of some bio video examples. I want to show some examples for our sales team before they consider what they're going to say in theirs.

Thanks for your help!
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Andrew Brantley   &  Brandon Hafeli  you guys have some cool team bio videos, can you share some here? 
Hey guys! I am getting a new A7siii and i was thinking instead of getting a new battery that cost $80 i would get a power bank and use the USBC connector and power the battery and camera, if anything i am wondering if doing that will harm or damage the camera and battery. What are your guys thoughts, and if you use any power bank and what kind? See More
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Alex Winter do you have any experience with this? 
Hi all,

Excited to be a part of this community.

Today was my first day at Berry Insurance as their Videographer(and my first day as part of this community!). Currently I am just learning more about the company's philosophy and how to best tailor video content to our overarching goals. They practice They Ask You Answer as their guiding principle. I am currently reading They Ask You Answer and will soon start The Visual Sale.

My question for you video production folks is how did you best align yourself with their overall goal? What were questions you asked subject matter experts to develop a relationship with them? What are some ways you simplified the complex world of production into actionable, practical steps?

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Sami Ahmad here are my thoughts:
Check out this video:

Also, I'd love to hear with  Devon McCarty  has to say, he's been in your shoes as a videographer! 
I have the following 3 videos shot for a client but not yet uploaded onto their website:

Claims we make 80% Landing Page
Landing page is the easy one but wondering for the others the best places for those to live on the website.

Devon McCarty , Kyle Wertz , Jamie Sims - You all might be good people to ask in particular! See More
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Connor DeLaney   Claims we Make could go in a number of places; it could be on the homepage, under the hero section, it could be in the About Us section. 

80% could live in the learning center, or if it's considered to be top of the funnel in the sales process, it could live in the hero section of the homepage 
YouTube is constantly changing as a platform. From small algorithm changes to large user experience changes, it seemingly never stops. Over the years of working on YouTube projects or consuming YouTube media, what update is your favorite? See More
Good afternoon videographers,

I've been a bit of a ghost on this platform, but I'm hoping one of you or some of you would grant me your wisdom with a dilemma I am having.

I've been dealing with a heavy surge of losing subject matter experts before I even get them on camera. Most have stated they feel overwhelmed from simply reviewing the outlines I've sent them and bow out just before our scheduled time to film. It has been about three weeks of really digging in and trying to find people to be on camera and I am becoming exhausted.

Part of myself is wondering if I'M doing something wrong.

Has anyone else fallen victim to this problem? How were you able to get out of this hole? How did you build a steady base of subject matter experts who... See More
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Devon McCarty   do you have any incite on this to share?
I am new at this and just hired a full-time videographer. He has a new Mac at home and uses the Adobe suite. How should I set him up for post-production in the office? Should I get him a Mac or PC? Should he copy files, he is working on to an external drive, use Adobe Cloud, or use Google Drive? What's the best way to do this? See More
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Larry Kagan  It's a personal preference on what videographers like to edit on. If he's already using a Mac at home, set up with a Mac in the office As far as saving files goes, when I edit, I prefer to work off an SSD or external drive, and saving a backup copy to a cloud service. It's better to save the work in two places just in case :) Hope this helps!  
Diving into this State of Video in 2020 study recently published by Vidyard, there are some really compelling things! Take a look and share your takeaways in the comments below! See More
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YouTube just released its list of top-performing videos and creators for 2020. What were your best performing videos of the year? What made them effective? What about the video(s) could you replicate moving forward to make future content successful? See More
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How many of you are taking the videos you uploaded to YouTube and uploading them natively to Facebook as well? Why or Why not?

If you haven't gotten started with FB video yet, but are curious about it, this article will give you some best practice tips to get started :) See More
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We’re going to be hiring a videographer full-time and I want to order a Macbook Pro today for them. I was wondering what is more important to buy, memory or SSD storage?

I can get a 13” Macbook Pro with 16GB memory and choose 512GB, 1TB or 2TB storage. OR I can get a 16” Macbook Pro with up to 64GB memory and the same storage (or higher).

Any recommendations? THANK YOU!

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I'd recommend for editing, always using a bigger screen so you can see everything better. As far as storage goes, the bigger the better. You should also consider getting an external hard drive or solid-state drive for the videographer to use as the primary place to save and hold projects. This will account also for storing clips so the computer itself won't get slowed down with everything going on while someone is using it to edit. 
Someone recommended to download background music for my They Ask, You Answer videos. I know I have to get the licensing right otherwise my videos can be blocked from Facebook and YouTube. A $15 per month personal license turned into a $50 commercial license which is more expensive than I want to spend. Looking for a more reasonably priced source for background music I can post on YouTube and Facebook. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. See More
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In the past, I've used Soundstripe you could also check out this music archive as a budget-friendly option. 
Check out this article talking about the devices people are watching YouTube from. While mobile continues to be the top performer, connected TV is gaining ground!

Based on this info, I'm curious to hear your thoughts on these questions:

Does this change your approach to content creation? Typically, when we're making videos for platforms like this, shorter was considered better. But with Connect TV mimicking the experience of traditional viewing habits, should we change the way we approach creating video content?
Do you watch YouTube videos on connected TV? I know I do!
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I just finished up this article for video newbies and video veterans on what they should include heading into 2021 when it comes to their video marketing strategy.

And now I want to hear from you all! What's on your list to try for your 2021 video marketing strategy? See More
How do you define what makes a video successful within your organization? Consider the following:

Does my team understand how and when to use it? Do they understand WHY they're being asked to help with the video process? Are viewers making it all the way through the video or are they dropping off before the end? Can we tie any ROI back to specific video(s)?

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