'Shooting For Success…'

I am putting together a fascinating workshop for the corporate sector, about using video webisodes as a way to promote your business and brand. I was asked to do it by Actix, who had previously sponsored Gone Fishing. They had seen the extraordinary responses I had been getting from the webisodes at the festivals and wanted to bring that craft and technology to their web presence and brand. The workshop is being attended by top brass at Actix, so no pressure!

We are presenting the workshop next week, and as part of the actual event, we will be getting the delegates to make two webisodes during the day. Let’s hope we pull that off as it’s a tall order.

Putting together the presentation has taken some time as I wanted it to be as detailed as possible, and peppered with real life examples, not just of my own webisodes, but also from others, some of which are astonishingly successful and getting 20 million hits on YouTube.

Simon Cox will be working with me through the day, shooting, assisting with technology, but mostly editing at 2000mph in order to deliver the completed webisodes by the end of the day.

The video here is one of the most amazing viral successes of last year (currently 21 million hits on YouTube), so much so the conspiracy theorists declared it a hoax. They then came clean and admitted it was a hoax… You can watch that here. But you gotta love'em, the Coming clean, it's a hoax, was in fact a hoax! The original is authentic. Talk about getting mileage out of it!

After next week, I hope to deliver this seminar to other companies too, to help their staff get shooting their way to success! If you know anyone who may be interested, drop me an email.

Onwards and upwards!

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author


One Response to 'Shooting For Success…'

  1. Allin Kempthorne April 29, 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    Wow! That is one great video.
    The ‘simple’ ideas can often be the best, although there’s a slickness in the editing and a detailed eye for location, natural lighting and pace that shows a lot of hard work went into this.

    And I thought I had travel worries just going to film in Devon!!!

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