How to DIY your Legal Videos

How to DIY your Legal Videos

DIYing may seem dishonorable, amateurish, and cheap, especially in an industry of high-standards such as the law. However, DIYing your legal videos doesn’t have to be unprofessional or, on the contrary, cost you a fortune. It also doesn’t need to take up a lot of your valuable time.

Today, I’m going to outline how to create highly professional DIY legal videos. From filming equipment, to editing software, to how to publish your videos, we’ve got you covered. Don’t forget about including your legal videos on LegalTube.ca.

1. Filming

A lot goes into the process of filming videos: From script writing to arranging the setting to practicing each scene until it’s perfect. But the one, most important element of the filming process is the actual filming equipment.

Joby GripTight Micro Stand

You don’t need an expensive video camera, an elaborate lighting system, a soundproof room, or high-tech microphones. All you need is a video camera (we use an iPhone) and a tripod (we use Joby GripTight Micro Stand).

In order to produce higher quality videos, you may consider purchasing a digital video recording device. You can find these as inexpensive as $150. You may also consider purchasing an external microphone to help improve the sound quality.

2. Editing

Editing may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s a matter of learning how to use an editing program, and practicing with it. Editing programs can be costly, however, there are free options available. Mac users, try Quicktime or iMovie. PC users, try Movie Maker or ezvid.

3. Publishing

At this point you may feel relieved that you’ve completed your video. But don’t exhale yet. You still have to publish it.

Always publish your videos on owned property (your website). You should also post them on YouTube: the second largest search engine. Learn how to upload and optimize your video for YouTube.

Now you can exhale. Your legal video is complete.

Once you’ve got the tools, read more tips on DIYing your legal videos.

Natalie Waddell

Founder and President at LawyerLocate.ca Inc.
Natalie was spirited to start this company after a frustrating and poor personal experience when searching for a lawyer back in the late nineties. “I quickly realized that the tools available to assist someone in finding the right lawyer were grossly inadequate. Not only inadequate for the individual in need of a lawyer, but also inadequate for the lawyers in search of new clients. There had to be a better way to connect clients and lawyers in a more efficient manner – without wasting everybody’s time and effort”, explains Natalie.

Natalie brings a passion to the business that ensures the entire LawyerLocate.ca team strives to improve the service for both lawyers and the general public. To that end, she is committed to ongoing communication with our members and welcomes and relies on clients’ input to continually evolve the service to make it better for all.

2 comments

  1. Kelsey Vere says:

    I’d like to add and update to this blog post. We’ve recently discovered a new piece of filming equipment that we will be using in the future. It’s called the S1 and it’s made by Shoulder Pod.

    Check it out here: http://www.shoulderpod.com/shoulderpod-s1/

    It does the same as the Joby GripTight Micro Stand featured in this post, and more. It can be attached to a tripod, for example, for use outdoors or anywhere where a sufficient tall and flat surface isn’t available and for more control over your subject matter. It’s also great for hand holding and videotaping a subject.

    Check out this video highlight it’s uses: https://vimeo.com/97653212

  2. Kelsey Vere says:

    I’d like to add another update to this blog post. We have recently integrated the iRig Mic Field. It’s a high quality microphone that simply plugs into your iPhone’s headphone port and works with your camera/video app. It’s a simple, effective, and affordable ($100) way to increase the quality of audio in your iPhone videos.

    Check it out here: http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigmicfield/

    Watch this video about the iRig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSDUFQdZ8uk

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