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An easy listen Video marketing & Production Podcast - Featuring Marketers, Entrepreneurs & clients who help take the mystery out of video and break through the monotony of day-to-day communication.

Video Made Simple Chris Schwager

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

An easy listen Video marketing & Production Podcast - Featuring Marketers, Entrepreneurs & clients who help take the mystery out of video and break through the monotony of day-to-day communication.

    138: The Ultimate Guide to Optimal Video Call Lighting

    138: The Ultimate Guide to Optimal Video Call Lighting

    Struggling with poor lighting during video calls is a common problem that can cause distractions, detract from your message, and leave a negative impression on others. However, setting up the right lighting can be a challenge, especially if you're unsure of how to do it properly. In this episode, Chris Schwager (Video Marketer and Co-Founder of Ridge Films) shares his insights on the transformative power of good lighting. Learn the 5 key elements of lighting for video meetings and how to experiment and find the right setup for you. Discover the 5 types of lights you can use to control your illumination and create a visually appealing image. This is your chance to elevate your video call success and put an end to poor lighting woes.

    DIY VIDEO PROGRAM Create your own videos with a push of a button

    ON-CAMERA TRAINING Create outstanding videos with natural skills of a professional presenter

    ASK YOUR QUESTION

 What has you feeling overwhelmed? Let us help you solve the mystery of video marketing

    CONVINCE YOUR BOSS Download our guide to help decision makers understand the importance of video marketing their business. 

    THE POWER OF VIDEO MARKETING View on demand in 60-minutes. 7 lessons to kickstart your video marketing journey.

    RIDGE FILMS YOUTUBE Catch new episodes of the Video Made Simple podcast on our Youtube channel. Let us know what you think and feel free to like, comment, and subscribe. 

    • 6 min
    137: AI Generated Podcast: Revolutionising Video Production Thru Technology

    137: AI Generated Podcast: Revolutionising Video Production Thru Technology

    The dream of having an artificial intelligence that can understand commands and hold a conversation just like a human has long been a subject of science fiction. From films depicting them coming to life to reenacting scenarios, we've been captivated by the idea. But this is no longer just a dream. With the recent buzz surrounding an AI that could potentially threaten Google's dominance as a search engine, and even the jobs of writers like myself, Chat GPT, the future of AI is now a reality.

    In this episode of Video Tips, Chris Schwager (Video Marketer and Co-Founder of Ridge Films) talks about the latest trend in the video industry: AI generated podcasts. But how exactly can businesses use AI technology in video production?

    Chris shares his experience with using AI language model in his own business, the potential uses of AI in the video industry such as script generation, captioning, and video descriptions in a professional and efficient manner, saving time and energy for other tasks in the video production process. Learn more about how businesses can also use this technology for research and development in natural language processing, understanding, and machine learning. 

    Tune in to find out more about how AI can benefit your video business.

    DIY VIDEO PROGRAM Create your own videos with a push of a button

    ON-CAMERA TRAINING Create outstanding videos with natural skills of a professional presenter

    ASK YOUR QUESTION

 What has you feeling overwhelmed? Let us help you solve the mystery of video marketing

    CONVINCE YOUR BOSS Download our guide to help decision makers understand the importance of video marketing their business. 

    THE POWER OF VIDEO MARKETING View on demand in 60-minutes. 7 lessons to kickstart your video marketing journey.

    RIDGE FILMS YOUTUBE Catch new episodes of the Video Made Simple podcast on our Youtube channel. Let us know what you think and feel free to like, comment, and subscribe. 

    • 5 min
    136: 5 Potential Pitfalls of Green Screen Background for Video Calls

    136: 5 Potential Pitfalls of Green Screen Background for Video Calls

    Your video background is like your personal billboard, it's what sets the scene and sets the tone for the call. It can either make or break the perception of your professionalism, credibility and make you look like a Zoom pro or an amateur. That's why the green screen trended. It allows users, especially people working from home, to create a professional-looking environment without changing locations.

    But how complicated is this setup? Is this really the kind of rabbit hole you'd like to fall into?

    In this episode, Chris Schwager, Video Marketer from Ridge Films, lifts the curtain how green screen works behind the scenes and how the setup looks like for new users. Learn about the five reasons you should steer clear from this specific backdrop, especially for people who won't be keen into investing their time and resources to setting this up. Understand how prepping a natural background can help better in relaying authenticity with more practicality than a green screen does. 

    DIY VIDEO PROGRAM Create your own videos with a push of a button

    ON-CAMERA TRAINING Create outstanding videos with natural skills of a professional presenter

    ASK YOUR QUESTION

 What has you feeling overwhelmed? Let us help you solve the mystery of video marketing

    CONVINCE YOUR BOSS Download our guide to help decision makers understand the importance of video marketing their business. 

    THE POWER OF VIDEO MARKETING View on demand in 60-minutes. 7 lessons to kickstart your video marketing journey.

    RIDGE FILMS YOUTUBE Catch new episodes of the Video Made Simple podcast on our Youtube channel. Let us know what you think and feel free to like, comment, and subscribe. 

    • 5 min
    135: Professional Video Studio for Young Leaders with Chris Gardiner

    135: Professional Video Studio for Young Leaders with Chris Gardiner

    Simplifying complex subjects like research and policymaking is essential in producing videos that people will want to watch and understand. Establishing a professional video studio can help educate young leaders about these topics.

    In this episode, Chris Schwager (Co-founder and Video Marketer of Ridge Films) is joined by Chris Gardiner (CEO of the Institute of Regional Security or IFRS) in a newly-built podcast studio in Canberra, to discuss why engaging policy makers through videos is the best foot forward to explain complex topics. Learn how developing communication skills for digital platforms play a role in influencing community and global debate. Chris Gardiner also discusses his resolve in signing up for DIY Video Program to give IFRS an edge over global competitors when it comes to producing professional videos in volume to inform and influence global perception, and give young leaders access to develop and integrate skills towards modern policymaking.

    FOLLOW CHRIS GARDINER or check out The Institute for Regional Security website to learn more. 

    DIY VIDEO PROGRAM Create your own videos with a push of a button.

    ASK YOUR QUESTION What has you feeling overwhelmed? Let us help you solve the mystery of video marketing.

    CONVINCE YOUR BOSS Download our guide to help decision makers understand the importance of video marketing their business. 

    THE POWER OF VIDEO MARKETING View on demand in 60-minutes. 7 lessons to kickstart your video marketing journey.

    RIDGE FILMS YOUTUBE Catch new episodes of the Video Made Simple podcast on our Youtube channel. Let us know what you think and feel free to like, comment, and subscribe. 

    • 20 min
    134: How Swearing Impacts Sales During Video Calls

    134: How Swearing Impacts Sales During Video Calls

    Are you conflicted on using expletive words durings sales on a video call? Are you the kind of person who feels much more comfortable dropping f-bombs in-passing conversations to make it casual and friendly but fear it might affect your sales negatively?

    In this episode, Chris Schwager, Video Marketer from Ridge Films, talks about why people use expletives, how it's connected to our emotions, and how it relaxes a formal introduction into a friendly banter. Listen what Gary Vaynerchuk has to say about swearing and why we shouldn't shy away from it. Get insights on the impact of swearing on sales and when's the right time to use it. Understand what communication goals are achieved when swearing comes into the conversation, and how to broach this kind of speech with your clients in three simple ways. 

    DIY VIDEO PROGRAM Create your own videos with a push of a button

    ON-CAMERA TRAINING Create outstanding videos with natural skills of a professional presenter

    ASK YOUR QUESTION

 What has you feeling overwhelmed? Let us help you solve the mystery of video marketing

    CONVINCE YOUR BOSS Download our guide to help decision makers understand the importance of video marketing their business. 

    THE POWER OF VIDEO MARKETING View on demand in 60-minutes. 7 lessons to kickstart your video marketing journey.

    RIDGE FILMS YOUTUBE Catch new episodes of the Video Made Simple podcast on our Youtube channel. Let us know what you think and feel free to like, comment, and subscribe. 

    • 7 min
    133: 5 Video Background Mistakes You Should Avoid

    133: 5 Video Background Mistakes You Should Avoid

    On this day and age where people are opting for video calls more than in-person meetings or quick audio call due to the major shift of businesses to remote work, you'd do better to leave a lasting impression to your prospects or clients. So why not use a video background that says a lot about your brand?

    In this episode, Chris Schwager, Video Marketer from Ridge Films, talks about why video background matters and why people will appreciate you for it. Learn five common mistakes people make when composing their background and how you can avoid it to improve your image. Build the brand you want to promote by making sure your background complements your profession.

    But if you'd rather have the right equipment and background set up for you and operate it with just a flick of a switch, then go to the DIY Video Program link found below.  

    DIY VIDEO PROGRAM Create your own videos with a push of a button

    ON-CAMERA TRAINING Create outstanding videos with natural skills of a professional presenter

    ASK YOUR QUESTION

 What has you feeling overwhelmed? Let us help you solve the mystery of video marketing

    CONVINCE YOUR BOSS Download our guide to help decision makers understand the importance of video marketing their business. 

    THE POWER OF VIDEO MARKETING View on demand in 60-minutes. 7 lessons to kickstart your video marketing journey.

    RIDGE FILMS YOUTUBE Catch new episodes of the Video Made Simple podcast on our Youtube channel. Let us know what you think and feel free to like, comment, and subscribe. 

    • 9 min

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