How to Access Custom YouTube Video Thumbnails

By Keith Dobie — July 14, 2014

Summary: Verify your YouTube account to gain access to custom video thumbnails. Create your own thumbnails at 1280 x 720 pixels to make your video stand out in listings. Details on the YouTube help page here.

What are video thumbnails? They are images that are the “cover pages” for your videos on video sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. When viewers see your video in search results or on your YouTube ...

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How to Convert DVDs to Web Video

BY KEITH DOBIE — JUNE 25, 2014

Do you have a video that was produced for your business, but it’s on a DVD and you don’t know how to put it on the web?  Is the video’s content still current and something that would be of interest to your customers?  I have good news — the effort you made to create that video isn’t lost. I can convert your business video from DVD and help you post it to YouTube or ...

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Shooting Aerial Footage with UAVs

BY KEITH DOBIE  —  JUNE 3, 2014
 

Need some aerial footage to promote your business? As a video producer, I’ve started looking at ways to provide affordable aerial footage for my clients. The traditional way is to shoot footage from a small plane or helicopter. They can offer gyro-stabilized cameras with long telephoto lenses, are able to fly at high altitudes, and they can fly for sustained flight times. The downside of course is their cost, which can be many hundreds ...

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How to Watch the Public Hearing on Supportive Housing

Did you attend the Abbotsford Council Public Hearing on February 3rd? The City of Abbotsford reported in a Media Release this morning that 90 speakers presented their views on the proposed Abbotsford Community Services supportive housing project. It was a full house at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, with hundreds in attendance.

If you missed the Public Hearing, you can still watch a recording of the meeting. All council meetings are broadcast live on ...

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BC Cranberry Videos

Have you ever seen a cranberry farm in the Fraser Valley, Delta, or Richmond? Unless you have driven by a cranberry bog during harvest, you might not even realize what crop is being grown.

Cranberries may have a bright and tangy taste, but when it comes to showing off in the field, they stay low and out of sight. That changes during the fall harvest season, when growers flood their cranberry bogs and use water to gently collect the ripe red ...

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Drive business to your golf course with video marketing

As with any other industry, golf courses compete for new customers and try to keep existing ones. Here in the Fraser Valley there are close to 30 courses.  So how can a golf course improve engagement with its members and attract new players? One of the best ways is to add video to the marketing mix. There are tremendous benefits to using video on a golf course website and in social media. First of all, it’s visual, and so is ...

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