New Blog Available on VEGAS VIDEO CO-OP

Vegas Video CO-OP BlogWhen you decided to add video to your website, there are a ton of things to consider. From technical issues to knowing how to most effectively tell your story, it can be a little confusing. . .which explains why most folks still shy away from taking advantage of video for their online presence.

My all-time favorite* Las Vegas Video Production company, the VEGAS VIDEO CO-OP, has launched a brand-new blog to help those interested in tips and behind-the-scenes information about the video production world.

The URL is http://vegasvideocoop.com/blog

Stop by and take a look.

* What? There’s nothing wrong with really liking your own company!

Our New Business is Now Online: Visit The VEGAS VIDEO CO-OP

Well, the new business is ready.

We solve a significant problem. We already have great customers. (And people keep telling me I’m not charging enough.)

Because your online presence is often your only chance to begin a meaningful sales conversation, please take a moment and visit. . .

Vegas Video CO-OP

The VEGAS VIDEO CO-OP

Your own broadcast and video production studio without the six-figure investment.

A Little Background Information

I think its safe to say if you don’t have a strong video strategy for your online presence, you’re doomed.

In 2012, 57% of all Internet bandwidth is video. That number jumps to 69% in 2017. And that’s because video is important to people. And those people are important to your business.

The problem? Cost and Time.

You can easily spend $500 to several thousand dollars to get a video shot at a high-end studio. . .you have to pay for the stage, lights, cameras, sound, recording equipment, then you have to hire all the people needed to run all that stuff. And once your done, it can take weeks or a month to get the video in your hands.

And trying to do it yourself or with a friend? Homemade videos are no longer charming. They present an amateur effort which reflects poorly on you.

Fortunately, this is a problem we solve.

The VEGAS VIDEO CO-OP is your own broadcast and video production studio without the six-figure investment.

As a member, you’ll have special access to the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK studios, where we’ve broadcast over 800 live, multi-camera shows to a world-wide audience. We’ve also produced hundreds of additional videos for entrepreneurs, entertainers, and companies big and small.

As a co-op member, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

  • Up to 8 High-Definition cameras at a time
  • Full broadcast-quality live switching (tricaster)
  • 16 channels of pristine sound
  • Wired and wireless mics
  • Green screens
  • Lighting grids
  • Virtual sets
  • Teleprompters
  • Set pieces
  • Our lounge

And the ability to stream any content LIVE.

All for an unbelievably low monthly cost.

Additionally, VEGAS VIDEO CO-OP members are immediately presented with their HD video after their session is complete. Not a day, week, or month later. Right then and there.

Now, what can you produce at the VEGAS VIDEO CO-OP? We’ll help you decide with our free consulting. Then, it’s up to you, and is really only limited by your imagination.

So, what’s the next step?

If you recognize putting video to work makes sense, check out our membership options, sign up, and schedule yourself on our calendar. We’ll meet to consult on what types of video would be most effective, then we’re on our way.

Last Call?

Pub Crawl The VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK was launched on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010.  That following Wednesday, the network’s first show was broadcast. We called it Pub Crawl.

I met Pub Crawl hosts Dave and Alicia through podcasting. They came to a Living in Las Vegas meet up a few years prior to the VVN launch and we became fast friends.  When they agreed to host Pub Crawl, I was thrilled.

1000+ days later, we have produced a total of 112 episodes of Pub Crawl.  I’ve learned that the best margaritas are made by the Devil, getting a free drink here and there is an art, and if I want the best drink prices on the Strip, I’ve got to go to Casino Royale. Even better, during that same time, Dave and Alicia have become even closer friends with myself and Melissa. 

For those who’ve never done a weekly (or bi-weekly) video podcast, it is a great deal of work. . .much more so than an audio podcast, to be sure.  And over those 1000+ days, the Ivy’s NEVER complained. 

But a funny thing happened on the way to this post. . .life.

Both the Whitney’s and the Ivy’s have taken on a great deal of extra work in the last few months.  Dave and Alicia started Wicked Pizza, and as anybody in the restaurant business knows, running that type of business is HARD WORK.  Dave continues to focus on the business and deciding on its next important step.  At the same time, I’ve been in stealth mode for a new business that works in conjunction with VVN (more on that later).  Given the focus that is needed by both sides, we have decided to place Pub Crawl on an open-ended hiatus.

I felt the launch of the network was a big success in large part because Pub Crawl was a part of the network lineup. I cannot thank Dave and Alicia enough for the work they put into Pub Crawl.  They were fun, engaging, and entertaining. Just what you want in a host. . .and good friends.

Cheers,

– Scott

p.s. You can still hear Dave and Alicia on the world’s most popular Star Trek podcast, called Trekcast. The Ivy’s are great on the show. . .go listen to them.

Taking a Break in July

For those that didn’t see the last episodes of Living in Las Vegas, Pub Crawl or Talktails, we’re taking the month of July off. We are working on some new business ideas and expect to be back and broadcasting in August. In the meantime, get caught up on:

KSHP + VVN = The Only Multi-Camera, Broadcast Quality, LIVE Radio Simulcast in Las Vegas

There has been movement among forward-thinking terrestrial radio stations towards offering a live, online, video stream of their on-air talent.

Howard Stern started it.

Kidd Kraddick does a great job.

And of course, Rush Limbaugh’s golden microphone can be seen online as well.

It’s a great way to provide a behind-the-curtain look at how the show is produced. It’s also very effective at increasing the closeness between the audience and talent. And, if combined with video-on-demand and podcasting, it makes for a great way to archive this content as well.

Equally important, it radically widens the viewer base of the on-air talent. Instead of being restricted to broadcasting to just your city, you can now broadcast to the world.

Beginning last Friday (4/5/13), the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK joined forces with KSHP AM1400 to provide the ONLY multi-camera, broadcast-quality, LIVE radio simulcast in Las Vegas.

Our first simulcast is The Odds Couple, which went from Fridays at 12p to Monday – Friday at 11a. Host Scottie Pritchard and co-hosts Brett Grant (KSHP General Manager and sports enthusiast) and Anthony Padilla are doing an excellent job.

Beginning on Thursday, 4/11/13, we’ll be adding what I think is one of the most unique radio programming ideas ever to the VVN live video stream–The Radio Shopping Show.

(True story…when I first discovered The Radio Shopping Show back in 2005, I pulled into my driveway and listened for an hour before eventually going into the house. It’s a very clever idea.)

We’ve got other shows about to be added to our joint programming (sports, entertainment), which is where you might come in.

Have you ever thought you should be on the radio? Or, have you considered doing a live and/or on-demand online show (or podcast)? If so, now is your only opportunity to do BOTH at the same time.

And instead of having your radio show played at some ungodly hour, the VVN/KSHP partnership is producing shows that play from 10a – 3p Monday – Friday. No other media partnership can (or will) make this type of offer. Imagine having your own radio show broadcasting to the entire Las Vegas Valley (and beyond). And combine that with an online presence that is viewed in all 50 states and 150+ countries! This is another first. . .and an outstanding opportunity to give voice to your business, ideas, and talent.

If you’d like your own show on KSHP and the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK, contact us today. Given the 10a – 3p time block, there is a limited number of slots available. We look forward to hearing from you soon.