The first infant photo shoot video I created for Not Bros Photo and Video.
Each time I do one of these videos, I create a client cut, which is longer and more documentary-like.
I also create a “social cut” that is made for sharing. I wanted clients to have a video they felt comfortable sharing with friends on Facebook, for example. I wanted to avoid them thinking, “This is too long. My friends wouldn’t watch this.”
Our PrepPopCorn review video from Bondurant, Iowa. This was the peak of our fifteen minutes of fame. One of the local TV news channels sent out a camera guy to film us filming 1 and — because I had been interviewed on the radio earlier in the afternoon — the concession stand folks actually knew we were coming. I wasn’t mentally prepared for that.
This is one of my prouder moments. A group of guys has gone to a bunch of local high school football games for a few years and at some point — probably while we were leaning on the fence, eating hot dogs and popcorn — I thought, “This would make an interesting short video.”
That turned into PrepPopcornReview.
This was the video that hit big for us. On the way into this game at Grandview Park Baptist, I saw one of the local TV sports personalities. I had one of those fleeting moments of clarity and quickly flagged him down. I told him about the site — remember, this was before any of the videos — and he was interested. He took down my name and number and that was that.
Then, we went to the game and this video came out of it.
The next Friday, I was on the radio before the Friday night games started talking about our site. That night, they sent a camera guy to the game we were watching to do a little piece about us. The day after that, I was on another local sports show talking about it.
I only made two more videos this past season. At some point it started turning into work, a chore. I wanted to do videos only if there was a story to tell. And only if we felt like going to a game that week.
I’m sure there will be more in the future. For now, I’ll enjoy re-watching these.