Keyframes & Kegs is Demo Duck’s ongoing event series for Chicago-based video and motion creatives. It’s a chance for folks to network, and share their own work, with the creative community. Because of the circumstances surrounding coronavirus, a live event just wasn’t possible this spring. But we knew amazing local work was still being made—even…
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When it comes to recent video projects, captions are the equivalent of where I bought band t-shirts as a moody teenager in 1999. A Hot Topic. We have more platforms than ever to connect with audiences through video.
We’re back with a brand new episode of our series ‘Tools of the Craft’! Watch us discuss our video review tool, Wipster, and how we use it internally and externally for our video productions. Of course, this conversation happens all while we try to craft something from our world-famous Mystery Box.
For our first ever episode of ‘Tools of the Craft’, we reviewed one of our favorite software tools that help make our lives easier during the video production process. We’ve been using Airtable for the past year or so and it keeps us organized and on schedule across all of our various projects.
Recently Demo Duck was able to sit down with Lauren Garcia from ViralGains and have a fun chat about the video world! We discussed how data can play an important role in both video marketing and video production.
Video content is a powerful tool for connecting with audiences via social media. It’s an efficient way to communicate a great deal of information in a short time. And a large number of users engage with video on social platforms—especially on their mobile devices.
Back when Demo Duck was in its infancy, we grew up right alongside something that would help define our identity. Explainer videos. Our clients loved them, and we loved making them. But we started to feel a little like Oprah. “You get an explainer video! And you get an explainer video!
When we ask people to appear in customer testimonial videos, we get one of two responses: “YES! Now I can start my IMDb page.” And the others that say, “Uh, sure? I don’t really want to, but I like you guys, so … I guess I’ll do it.” Customer testimonials are important. Like, really important.
“Video testimonials are without a doubt one of the most powerful pieces of content you can put on any website.” My name is Andy Crestodina and I’m the Co-Founder and the Strategic Director of Orbit Media Studios, which is the web design company here in Chicago.
We’re going to talk about the three Cs: Creativity, Complexity, and Cost in animated videos. Today, I’m mainly going to focus on Complexity in animation. It’s quantitative yet ignored, which makes it interestingly different from Creativity and Cost, but all three are very connected. What do we mean exactly?