Video Blogs – Add Polish To Your Video

Hi, I’m Bill Baer with Baerclaw Productions and today I want to talk with you about putting a little polish on your video blogs.

In an earlier post, we gave you some tips on how to shoot your own video blogs and make them look the best they can be.

If you want to take it to the next level, we can help.

When you send us your video, we can add your name, company, contact information.

Perhaps most importantly, we can add open captions, that way, even if your video blog is viewed with the volume off, your message will still get through.

We can also add a closing graphic with your logo, contact information, email address.

Are you interested?

If so, I’ve got a special offer for you.

If you like this post, we’ll polish up your next video blog for free!

If you want to add polish to your video blogs, let us be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! 

We are Baerclaw Productions.

Video Blogs – You Can Do This!

Hi, I’m Bill Baer with Baerclaw Productions and since we’re all in the middle of a pandemic, most of us are working from home and a video blog may be your best way to connect with your customers.

Today, I’ve got some tips on some things that you can do to create the best video blogs that you can from your home office.

Now whether you are using a smartphone, a tablet or a camera, make sure that it’s on a tripod, at eye level, nobody wants to look at your ceiling.

If you don’t have a microphone, make sure that your camera is close enough to you to get good audio.

Now let’s talk about lighting, I want you to take two lamps and put them at 45 degree angles  about arm’s length away from you on your desk, this will give you a real nice, smooth light across your face.

And here’s one more tip, change your screen saver on your computer to your company logo and change the settings so that your computer never goes to sleep, that way, your logo will always be in the background.

If you have questions about creating video blogs, let us be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! 

We are Baerclaw Productions.

Thank you front-line responders and Mercy Care AZ!

While most of us are working from home, our front-line responders don’t have that option and for their sacrifice, we are eternally grateful. Mercy Care Arizona wanted to make sure that our healthcare workers and front-line responders understand how much we all appreciate what they are doing and the team at Baerclaw Productions had the honor of producing this social media message on behalf of Mercy Care Arizona. Using stock video and production music from our in-house audio library, we produced this short video that will be used on all their social media channels and beyond.

If you need video production services, let Baerclaw Productions be ‘Your Resource For ALL Things Video!’.

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THE BEAUTY AND MAJESTY OF NATIVE AMERICAN RESERVATIONS IS MASKING A HARSH REALITY.

The numbers are staggering.

  • 29 percent of employed Native Americans live below poverty level.
  • 61 percent of Native children live in poverty or low-income households?
  • 23 percent of Native American families live with food insecurity.
  • There are 90 – thousand homeless Native Americans in the US… more than any other population…
  • Where there is housing, it’s estimated that 40 percent of that housing is incomplete or sub-standard.
  • 13% of Native Americans hold a college degree, approximately half the rate of Caucasian Americans.
  • Most people think that Indian gaming on our reservations is a game changer… providing automatic wealth and prosperity for every Native American… but the numbers show a different story.
  • About 25 percent of all tribes in the US conduct Indian gaming… but only 10-15 percent of the tribes actually prosper from it.

These are just some of the facts that we learned when working with Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA). They have been working tirelessly since 1990 developing and delivering a relevant mix of services to help their Native American partners addressing critical needs that contribute to self-sufficiency and help end the cycle of poverty.

To bring their story to life, they selected Baerclaw Productions to produce a series of videos, seven in all, to cover a wide range of topics to raise awareness of realities on the reservations and why it’s important to support Native causes.

Award winning actor Wes Studi is the host of all of these videos that were shot in Santa Fe, New Mexico and have been shown on television, the internet and used across multiple social media platforms. Baerclaw Productions handled all of the script writing, field production and post-production for these videos utilizing our experience and expertise gathered since we opened our doors in 1997.

You can view all of the videos by clicking on these links:

Reservation Treaties History – What Americans Need To Know – https://youtu.be/q0lSVf6zQc4

Realities On The Reservations – By The Numbers – https://youtu.be/ROXVcQQt5XY

Indian Casinos – Easy Money Or Not What You Think – https://youtu.be/wDrcTbSRYLI

Education And Taxes – No Free Rides – https://youtu.be/pFJgioHFw7M

Foundations And Other Donors – There Is Hope In Native-Led Solutions – https://youtu.be/4qdd6z9bi_k

Compilation Video – https://youtu.be/HpA9ZbKNShY

PBS Video – https://youtu.be/7Ymb_R7Kwbk

When you’re ready to bring your story to life, let the award-winning team at Baerclaw Productions be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! Call us today at 602-789-8396 or visit our website at https://baerclawproductions.com.

Your Arizona nonprofit needs a video… what do you do now?

Unless you’ve worked with a video production company in the past, this can be a challenge.

You can do a search online, click on a few paid ads at the top of the SERPS’s, maybe even click on a few of the companies that rank organically. You could check out Facebook or LinkedIn, more ads and more organic results. You could dig deeper into the web and wade through more search results but is that the best way to go?

Wouldn’t it make more sense to talk with your peers and see who they’ve worked in the past to create their videos?

If you’re based here in Phoenix, chances are you’ll hear that name Baerclaw Productions when you start asking around. Why? Because we’ve worked with nonprofit organizations here in the Valley and around the state of Arizona for more than 20 years.

We could tell you about all of the award videos, ASK videos and awareness videos that we’ve done since we opened our doors in 1997, but that’s going to take up more of your valuable time.

Let us make it easy for you – click here to see our nonprofit video playlist.

You’ll see the latest nonprofit videos that Baerclaw Productions has produced and then you can reach out to the organization’s that we’ve worked with and talk with them.

They’ll tell you what you need to know about Baerclaw Productions.

  1. We understand the nonprofit world.
  2. We are easy to work with.
  3. We go above and beyond to make sure that our nonprofit partners get what they need – on time and on budget.

After you talk with your peers, give us a call at 602-789-8396 and let’s talk. There’s no obligation, you can tell us what you need, we’ll put together a plan and then we’ll give you a free quote so that we can get started on your nonprofit video production.

Baerclaw Productions… Let us be Your Resource For ALL Things Video!

Shamrock Farms and Rockin’ Refuel – Baerclaw Productions latest partner!

Baerclaw ProductionsSince 1922, Shamrock Farms has been an Arizona institution and they continue to give back to the communities they call home and they turned to Baerclaw Productions to help share an exciting new program.

Shamrock Farms has launched the Protein Push Up Challenge where they are going to donate one serving of milk to a local food bank for every push-up that people do at various events including a recent one outside of Sun Devil Stadium and Baerclaw Productions was on hand for all of the fun. In all, they will donate 25,000 servings of fresh milk to local food banks. With more than 10,000 cows busy at the dairy, our crew had fun with the fans documenting the push-ups in progress!

The Baerclaw Productions team handled all of the video production and post production services to create a short promotional video that was debuted on the big screen during the ASU – U of A football game.

Baerclaw ProductionsIf you’d like to see the video, click here. If you’d like to learn more about Baerclaw Productions, visit our website at https://www.baerclawproductions.com and you can see more of our work by visiting our YouTube channel by clicking here.

Since 1997, Baerclaw Productions, a full-service video production company in Phoenix, has been producing award winning video productions in Phoenix and around the state of Arizona. We have worked with companies and organizations of all sizes from small start-ups, nonprofits, for profits all the way up to Fortune 100 companies.

Over the years, we have done Arizona productions that include corporate videos, training videos, web videos, nonprofit videos, commercials, public service announcements and a wide array of television video production including half hour television shows, infomercials and documentaries.

As a leading Phoenix production company, there isn’t a video production Phoenix project that we haven’t seen and completed. If you’re ready to produce a Phoenix video, let us be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! Call us today at 602-469-0088 for a free consultation or visit our website at www.baerclawproductions.com.

Giving back to the community? Share it with the world!

If your company has made a commitment to the community and your team members are giving of their time to make a difference, take pictures of them in action! Giving back to your community is a great thing and you should share that on your website, a blog post or in a quick video that you can show to your existing and potential clients.

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Here’s something else to think about, T-shirts with your company name on them is a great way during the event and after to let everyone know that you and your team are on the front lines of making a difference in your community. One of the first projects that we did at Baerclaw Productions not long after we opened our doors in 1997 was for a company that gave their employees up to 40 hours a year of paid time off to volunteer for the charity of their choice. There are a lot of companies out there that do this and when your team members go out to make a difference, make sure they take pictures so that you can share the message with new and prospective customers. If you need help putting them together with either a voice over or music bed, give us a call at 602-789-8396 or visit our website at baerclawproductions.com and let Baerclaw Productions be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! We can quickly put it together for so that you can share it with the world!

Championship golf is returning to Phoenix Country Club and everyone is talking about it!

Phoenix Country Club, the original home of the Phoenix Open, will once again be hosting the PGA Tour and championship golf and you will be able to walk the same golf course that Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Sam Sneed, Ben Hogan and all of the greats of the game have walked in the past by watching the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix Country Club.

Baerclaw Productions, a premier Phoenix video production company, put together a video to share what players and dignitaries are saying about Phoenix Country Club and the return of championship golf to downtown Phoenix. Listen to Governor Doug Ducey and Mayor Greg Stanton are saying and get a peek at what’s to come by clicking here.

Since 1997, the Baerclaw Productions team has produced corporate videos, web videos, training videos, sales videos, training videos, testimonial videos, award videos, new product launch videos, television programming, infomercials, documentaries, green screen videos, nonprofit videos, commercials and PSA’s. If you have a need for video production, let us be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! Give us a call at 602-789-8396 for a free consultation or visit our website at www.baerclawproductions.com.

If you’d like to learn more about Phoenix Country Club, you can visit phoenixcountryclub.com and if you’d like more information on the Charles Schwab Cup or want to purchase tickets, go here.

Don’t be left in the dark – use these simple tricks to shine a light and spotlight on your company!

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Light it right to make it right! In the production business, the basic lighting set up that we use when interviewing someone inside is called three-point lighting. We’ll set up a light bank on each side of the person that we are going to interview and then hang one light over the top of them called a back light. Chances are you don’t have the same lighting equipment that we do here at Baerclaw Productions, but you can still get close enough to make your videos look good by using this simple trick. Put two lamps about three to four feet from the person that you want to interview about half way between you and them. Take the lamp shades off and put a 60-watt bulb in one and a 40-watt bulb in the other. Then use one of the overhead lights in your office and put a chair just in front of that and have the person that you want to interview sit down in the chair. What you will end up with is one side of their face will be slightly brighter than the other side and there will be a little light on the top of their head and light on their shoulders. Hit record and you’re all set to go! There are also some other things that you should think about before doing an interview including windows and the blinds in the office. If you’d like to know our suggestions about those or have questions and need help getting started, call us at Baerclaw Productions and let us share our knowledge with you and prove that we are YOUR Resource For ALL Things Video!

If you have videos on your website – ues the power of one of the most searched websites on the planet to share your video!

We’re talking about YouTube – if you don’t have a channel, you need to set one up today! Did you know that YouTube is the second most searched website on the planet behind only Google? It’s true and in case you were wondering, YouTube is owned by Google so taking advantage of that combined power can really promote your videos to new and existing clients. When you upload to YouTube, you also get a link that can be put into email and social media channels to deliver your video without worrying about firewalls. So if you’re company has a story to tell, you need a YouTube channel. They are easy to set up, they are free and with a little bit of work on your video, you can do some basic SEO work that will help ensure that your video shows up with someone is looking for your service or product. Got questions? Contact us at Baerclaw Productions at 602-789-8396 and we’ll walk you through the process and show you how to add some SEO power to your Video!