Feb 202016
 
How to create the perfect video talk at #WCMIA 2016

A great video, is like a great blogpost.” says Miami based visual content creator Pascal Depuhl. “You need to capture the viewers attention in the first few seconds, like a catchy blog title – otherwise you’ll loose them.” Pascal, who has been creating still images for his clients as a commercial photographer for over 25 years, recently spoke at WordCamp Miami. Video is a recent addition to the services Photography by Depuhl offers his clients.

He went on to say that the story portion of the video, is like the body of a blog post. “Story trumps everything” says Depuhl “the perfect video must tell a compelling story, engineered to change it’s viewers mind.” Photography by Depuhl is known for creating videos and images, designed to be mind changing; he gave a TEDx talk on this topic called “the Art of Changing Minds“.

Finally you’ll need to know your Call-to-Action before you start production. “Video is powerful, so your Call-to-Actions can be subtle.

Here are the slides of the talk and the links that Pascal mentioned, which will be published on WordCamp.tv in a few weeks.

Slides:

Download a PDF of “How to shoot the perfect video” slides here.

Links:

TEDx talk “The Art of Changing Minds

How to change 100 minds in 15 minutes

On Wings of Hope film

Social Media

Instagram @photosbydepuhl

Twitter @photosbydepuhl

www.depuhl.com

Jan 122016
 
WordCamp Miami 2016

WordCamp Miami announces another round of speakers

WordCamp Miami (WCMIA) announces speakers for it’s 2016 conference. I am Speaking at WordCamp Miami 2016Miami based cinematographer Pascal Depuhl delivers “How to shoot the perfect video” talk at WordCamp Miami 2016 . If you’re a blogger, social media user or run a website for your company or clients, check out his talk to learn what makes a video perfect.

I’m thrilled to be part of this amazing line up of speakers – if you’ve never been to WCMIA, you need to check it out. This WordPress focused conference is an amazing resource (and a tone of fun) that you shouldn’t miss. Buy your tickets now, it always sells out.

Some of the speakers at WordCamp Miami 2016

Stay tuned for more info and check out last year’s WordCamp talk “How to step up your video” which consisted of 4 steps: Story“, Sound“, Visuals“, Edit“. Here’s what WordCamp Miami has to say about me:

Pascal Depuhl is a visual content creator at Photography by Depuhl, a Miami based production company. He’s been capturing still images for over 25 years and even though he got into video only 5 years ago, you’ll find his award-winning and mind changing videos on National Geographic, Netflix, the BBC and many of his clients websites. It’s common to find him in the mountains of Afghanistan or the jungles of South America and it’s just as common to walk away from one of his short documentary style films with your mind blown.

Photography by Depuhl offer free videos at WordCamp Miami 2016

Pascal will also have a video studio set up again, so that sponsors and WordCamp participants can have him make a free short video on the spot.Video Studio at WordCamp 2015

Jul 112015
 
Editing puts it all together

Editing puts the final touches on your video

So you got a story, recorded sound and captured visuals. Editing puts them all together into the masterwork you’ve been working one (oh, and you can also hide some mistakes and goofs in the edit). Learn how to step up your video from the talk I gave at WordCamp Miami a few weeks ago.

I spoke at #WCMIA as part of a MarketingHack#6: Speak to influencers that your target market trusts.

Jul 042015
 
Visuals are the glue that keep your viewers stuck to your video

Visuals can communicate so much in video

Visuals are what we all think about when we think about video. As photographers we already know how to create them–I’ve been in the visual content creation business since high school. We need to learn to work some new tools and understand that visuals in video are not a split second in time, but we now need to create the whole moment. Learn how to step up your video from the talk I gave at WordCamp Miami a few weeks ago.

Next weeks video is all about editing

Next week we’ll dive into the last step of “How to step up your video: Edit“. Editing is were the story, the sound and the visuals all come together. This is the final piece in creating your video.

I spoke at #WCMIA as part of a MarketingHack#6: Speak to influencers that your target market trusts.

Jun 272015
 
Gather sound for great video.

Sound is the key video

Viewers will tolerate mediocre images, if you have a great story and good sound. I believe that sound is more important than visuals in video. Learn how to step up your video from the talk I gave at WordCamp Miami a few weeks ago.

Next weeks video is all about visuals

Next week we’ll look at the third step of “How to step up your video: Visuals“. If you’re a photographer, you’re in luck, since you’ve been creating great visuals already – now you just need to learn a new dialect to a language you already speak.

 

This talk at #WCMIA is part of a MarketingHack#6: Speak to influencers that your target market trusts.

Jun 202015
 
Story is the foundation of your video

Story is the foundation of video

Don’t have a great story? Stop everything and find one, before you do anything else. No seriously stop. Get the story. It’s the foundation of your video. Learn how to step up your video from the talk I gave at WordCamp Miami a few weeks ago.

Next weeks video is all about sound

Next week we’ll dive into the second step of “How to step up your video: Sound“. Audio is one of those things for us photographers that we tend to ignore. DON’T. I believe sound is more important than your visuals. Get a primer on why the one piece of gear you need for good video, has nothing to do with video.

 

I spoke at #WCMIA as part of a MarketingHack#6: Speak to influencers that your target market trusts.

Jun 132015
 
How to step up your video - intro #WCMIA

I had the opportunity to speak about how to step up your video at WordCamp Miami a few weeks ago. Check out the talk on video over the next few weeks. Tell me in the comments how you’re using video. In the meantime check out why I spoke about video at #WCMIA read my MarketingHack#6: Speak to influencers that your target market trusts.

 

Check out the other parts of this talk:

How to step up your video: Story

How to step up your video: Sound

How to step up your video: Visuals

How to step up your video: Edit