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Video Analytics and YouTube

Have you ever wondered how many people look at your videos?  I'm not talking about the number of viewers who start to watch a video - I'm talking about how many viewers watch the whole thing.  I know I have.  Part of the reason is that for…

Shawn Lam featured in video marketing book

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July 2010 update: You can order 50 Interviews: Video marketers on Amazon with this link ____________________________________ For the second time in only a few months, I've been interviewed for a video production book.  The last time…

BCPVA year end speech

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After 5 years as the President of the BC Professional Videographers Association, I've decided that it is time for me to step-aside and allow a new leader to lead this group of professional videographers.  My wife and I are also have a baby…

What WEVA needs to fix for Expo 2010! Part 2

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I received a lot of great feedback on my Part one of the my list of things WEVA needs to fix for Expo 2010 - thanks everyone for sharing your insights. I did get a few comments from presenters who had A/V issues during their presentations…

What WEVA needs to fix for Expo 2010! Part 1

With a flood of photos, forum discussions, and Facebook friend requests floating around since the close of the 2009 WEVA Expo, I felt the timing was right to release my list of things WEVA needs to fix before the 2010 Expo.  Now let me preface…

WEVA Expo 2009

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For the 6th year in a row I attended the annual WEVA Expo, the event video production industry's largest and longest running convention and trade show. As you can see by all of my colourful ribbons, I was pretty busy with several responsibilities: Red:…

Shawn Lam featured in REFOCUS book

A few months ago I was approached by video production colleagues and friends, Ron and Tasra Dawson of Dare Dreamer Media, to contribute to a book they were writing for Peachpit Press. The book is titled REFOCUS: Cutting-Edge Strategies to…

Vancouver Video Producer to Speak at Orlando Conference

It's official - My latest proposal to speak at the 2009 WEVA EXPO has been accepted. WEVA is the event video industry's largest and most successful trade association and Expo is their annual conference and trade show. The 2009 Expo will…

The videographer is keeping busy!

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I consider May and June my dance recital season as this year it has been especially busy. Although my dance numbers grew, thanks to a new system I implemented with Spiral Dance Co that saw me ship 1,588 DVDs to them this week (and hitting…

The economy, news media, and video production

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As a member of the press and contributing editor for EventDV Magazine, I have been following the effects of the US recession and the subsequent fall-out on print media. Newspapers appear to be taking the largest hit, with many outlets closing…