Topic: “Video Blogging.” at 10pmET
@tommytrc Why did you start vlogging?
A1 I knew the power of video and wanted to leave a legacy for my 3 oldest kids from my 1st marriage.
@tommytrc Where do you find your vlog Inspiration? @tommytrc A2 My inspiration comes from life lessons all around me, people, places and things. Theses always teachable moments.
A2 And since I only see my kids on a limited basis, Dad can teach them wherever I am. I know they don’t watch today, but someday.
@tommytrc What kind of camera do I use to create a vlog? @tommytrc A3 I use my iPhone 5S. The BEST camera is the one you have readily accessible. I use the front facing camera – shooting’s a snap.
A3 Here’s a pin board I made of all my logging gear http://bit.ly/1lYXS4J
@tommytrc What’s the advantage of vlogging (video blogging) vs just blogging? @tommytrc A4 A picture is worth 1000 words, a video is 24 pictures per second 🙂 I want my kids to hear it from their Dads mouth.
A4 It’s all about teaching moments, and vlog’s come easier to me than straight typing.
@tommytrc What’s your policy for handling comments from your vlogs? @tommytrc A5 I try to answer each and every comment, or at least acknowledge it. It’s a personal touch, but it’s all about engagement.
A5 I do not get loads of comments, but I’m passionate about giving each one a little love 🙂
@tommytrc What about negative comments? @tommytrc A6 EW!!! Negative comments are comments that need attention also.
A6 I try to follow with those first. Negative comments can turn nasty quick!
@tommytrc What editing software do you find easiest to use when creating your vlog? @tommytrc A7 I’m a Mac guy at heart and I just love iMovie. Dead simple and free with each new Mac.
A7 Easy to add titles, transitions and merge pictures to the video. As well as upload.
Google free video editing tools. You’ll find a bunch.
@tommytrc What services do you prefer to upload your vlogs to?
A8 and you can make money if you are a huge hit like
@tommytrc What about sound quality? @tommytrc A9 good question -The sound quality of the iPhone is pretty amazing. I have tried a few low end external mics, none are good.
A9 There are some pretty good sound controls in iMovie to help eliminate background noise too.
@tommytrc How many vlogs have you done?
WOW #10 already A10 I have well over 600 video logs to date, dating back in March 2008.
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