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Time Lapse Video: An Invaluable Tool for Construction Companies

Time lapse video can be an invaluable tool for your construction business. Time lapse video allows you to showcase your company’s construction skills on a multitude of projects, from start to finish, in just a matter of a few minutes. In fact, projects that have taken weeks, or even months, can be condensed into an easily viewed time lapse video.

Using time lapse video has several benefits including:

• the ability to show clients completed on location builds
• to feature the efficiency of your company’s work crews
• simplify complex projects
• create a B-roll for marketing purposes

Terre Hill Combined Timelapse from Derek Lau on Vimeo.

Time lapse videos are perfectly tailored to projects such as:

• building projects
• landscaping
• renovations
• restorations
• roadwork
• bridge building

Perhaps one of the best features of time lapse video is its brevity. In a day and age where time is short and attention spans are even shorter, your company must find a way to communicate with potential clients quickly and efficiently.

Time lapse video allows your company to do just that, without sacrificing your brand or messaging. In fact, narration can be included alongside the video, to further illustrate the professionalism of your company and drive your messaging home.

From stationary cameras to drone footage, Aidem Media has the tools, skills, and knowledge to create amazing time lapse videos for your construction company.

Football Season Can Be a Touchdown for Your Business

Football season is here and with it comes one of the most opportune times to advertise your business on TV. Thousands of potential customers are tuning in to their local networks to watch games on Monday, Thursday, and Friday nights, as well as on the weekends.

From high school to college, and the NFL, televised football games draw in a wide range of viewers, across all demographics. These are viewers who can benefit from the goods and services your company provides. And, according to recent studies, these viewers want to shop locally. They just need to be made aware of the excellent goods and services your company can provide.

To tap into this customer rich marketplace, and land those new customers, your company will need an attention grabbing ad campaign. At AideM Media, we can help you to create a dynamic video story, one that your new customers will remember. We can help you spotlight new goods and services, as well as special promotions, services, customer loyalty programs, and discounts that will give your business a boost.

The power of a great commercial should never be overlooked. These 4 TV spots are running right now, and you can easily see how compelling video can grab your customers’ attention.

Take advantage of the thousands of additional viewers tuning in to football games this year, and partner with us for a winning season!

Facebook Banner Videos: A Cool New Feature for Your Business

Facebook has released a fun new video feature – banner videos. Banner videos are a creative way to make an engaging cover video for your page, which will replace your cover photo. The video will be visible to anyone who views your page. Your banner video can be anywhere from 20 seconds to 90 seconds, depending upon how much information you want to convey or content and products you wish to spotlight. More than just a cool new feature, the banner video cover allows you to showcase your products or services in motion, thereby grabbing a potential customer’s attention right way. Like a cover photo, banner videos can be changed to the products and services you wish to highlight at any given time. Take a look at how using Facebook’s new banner video feature on your Facebook page can benefit your business.

Increases Customer Engagement

We live in an era where information is literally at our fingertips. Because of this, customers want information quickly, and don’t want to spend a lot of their time to get it.

This is why video is a perfect solution. A great banner video will grab and hold your customer’s attention, while simultaneously explaining your products and services. When you stop to consider that customers spend an average of 2.6x more time on pages with video than without, you begin to see just how powerful a tool video can be.

Increases Revenue

Why is video so important and how does it increase your revenue? Recent statistics show that customers are 64-85% more likely to buy a service or product after watching a promotional video.

People prefer watching a video to reading, and a video allows them to see the product in action. It is also important to note that businesses that employ videos have customers who stay on their sites longer and those same customers visit twice as many pages, resulting in more sales with higher profit margins.

Crafting the Perfect Video

Because your Facebook Banner Video is the first thing that customers will see when they visit your page, it is essential that your video be engaging, entertaining, and informative. If your video doesn’t capture the attention of the person viewing it, he or she is unlikely to explore the rest of your page. At aideM Media, we can help you carefully construct the perfect video for your business. Telling a better story through video is our passion, and there is no better story to tell than yours.

July 2017 aideM Media Minute ! Review Videos and Solar Powered Videos !

I hope you are enjoying your summer ! We have been having fun making some great videos for our partners and clients, but we wanted to have a little fun ourselves and present you our first ever Home Run Derby Video !!! Why are we having a HomeRun Derby ? Good question – we wanted to have a fun day out of the office to make a video, and we wanted to offer you a special deal for our “Online Review Videos”. We also have an exciting update about our #timelapse cameras that we have been using to capture some construction projects ! We have been using solar panels to power our cameras !!!! Now only if we could start channeling solar power to run our entire office, that would be sweet ! Check out the videos below to see what is new at aideM Media !

YOUR REPUTATION
People are doing their research before they do business with you, they read reviews and check your business out online before they even decide to call you. Our “Online Review Videos” are an easy, economic way to help you show your best online reviews from sites like Facebook, Google, TripAdvisor and Yelp. We can even help you get these videos ranked in the search results. The video thumbnail can show up on the first page of Google search results, and gives you a nice thumbnail, taking up real estate on the search results page. We offer these videos at a very reasonable rate, but this month, we are offering an even sweeter deal on these videos. For every home run and hit we get, we knock the price down. Watch the video to see how low the price goes, or to witness our baseball skills !

To take advantage of this deal and get a review video for your business, call us at 717.449.3648, or email us at aidemsolutions@gmail.com

GOING GREEN !!!
With the changes we have seen in the energy industries the past few years, solar power has become more and more affordable. You may know someone who has solar power at their home or business, and are benefiting from the rewards of turning the suns rays into sustainable energy. We have been utilizing solar power on a smaller scale for our timelapse cameras. Over the past year or so, we have been booking more and more timelapse video jobs, mostly for construction projects. These are for long term projects that can last weeks, or even months. Currently, we have timelapse cameras setup, in PA, NJ and NY. We have been constantly looking for ways to improve our operation, and are now using solar panels to run our timelapse camera systems. Check out the video below to get a sneak peek of one of our setups, and a nice view of Buffalo NY !

Thanks for tuning in to the July aideM Media Minute ! We look forward to hearing your feedback in the comments section !!!

Employee Spotlight: Getting to Know Evan


Evan is the newest team member at aideM Media. A graduate of Lancaster Catholic, Evan is currently attending DeSales University where he is majoring in TV Film. It was his love of TV and movies that inspired Evan to not only make a few movies of his own during his high school years, but also to pursue his passion for TV and film as a career path. Let’s get to know Evan a bit better through some fun Q&A.

Q: Where does your passion for film and TV come from?

A: My passion for film and TV comes from wanting to create a moment in time, a story, in which viewers can lose themselves, if only for a short time. It’s really all about having a vision, going out and filming it to bring it to life, and finally, making edits for a finished and cohesive piece.

Q: Do you prefer filming or postproduction?

A: While some people point to filming or postproduction as their favorite part of film, I really enjoy the process from start to finish. I’ve done a lot of editing in the past, and quite a bit for aideM, too.
However, working at aideM has given me the chance to be on set a lot more. I really find being on location and filming to be very interesting and I’ve learned a lot on set. So, I guess it’s 50-50 for me.

Q: What’s your favorite movie?

A: Although it’s hard for a movie buff like me to choose a favorite film, my favorite narrative film is Memento by Christopher Nolan. Featuring black and white and color scenes, as well as backward chronology, and a main character who suffers from anterograde amnesia, it’s a fascinating film.

Q: Do you have a favorite actor?

A: I really like Ryan Gosling, especially his work in LaLa Land.

Q: What is your dream?

A: The dream? The dream would be to be a director of photography for a company that produces short films. Although some people might say this dream is out of reach, the rise in independent films shows that a dedicated crew of just 20 people can really make a successful movie. A more realistic dream would be to do something local, like what I’m doing now.

Q: What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on so far?

A: I think my favorite project was a training tutorial video for Hilton hotels teaching bartenders how to mix a new cocktail. It will be the featured summer drink for the hotels.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your job right now?

A: Well, I really love working at aideM. It allows me to do what I’m passionate about, alongside a great group of very talented and skilled people. Every day is an adventure and there’s always something new to do or learn.

Working Under Pressure

Typically in our line of work, the time frame after a client hiring us to complete a TV commercial runs 30-45 days from conceptualizing, pre-production, post-production, and final approval. Not so with our recent Rutter’s Chicken Pot Pie commercial. Rutter’s has been a great “long term” client of ours, and we have a solid working relationship with them. When they first contacted us about promoting their “home style” chicken pot pie, we had 2 weeks from that first phone call to upload the final approved spot for airing. Our “marketing department” (we don’t have one-it’s just Derek, Dylan, Brian, Jason, & Dave) pitched several ideas to them. The following day they selected one of our “stories,” and we moved into high gear. Pre-production in this case, i.e. script writing, story boarding, finding locations, hiring actors & support crew (gaffer, sound man, make-up artist), and renting a “senior” scooter, was accomplished in a day. In all honesty though, Derek hired his grandmother and son to act in the spot, and he was also in it. George Winchell is our “go to” guy when it comes to high end lighting, and Dave Cornman, our project manager, has his own pro sound gear. The shoot was scheduled 8 days after script approval, and the final approved spot was uploaded 3 business days later. The whole point to this is that there really wasn’t any pressure at all. We had two weeks from concept to completion. Everyone knew when the deadline was, and we made it happen. No big deal. We do it all the time and we love it!

Grandma brings home the #chickenpotpie !!! @ruttersfs

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Vote For Your Favorite !!! 2016 aideM Media Video Awards !!!

We are pleased to announce the nominees for our 2016 aideM Media Video Awards !!!!
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We have 3 categories : Best Commercial, Best Website Video, and Best Non-Profit Video. Please “like” and “share” the videos on Facebook to support your favorite !!! The winners will be announced at our Video Award Ceremony on June 9, 2016. Click HERE for tickets .
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BEST COMMERCIAL :

OSS Health Urgent Care

Martin Foot & Ankle

Design Elements TV

Cherry Hill Orchards

Brent L Miller Jewelers & Goldsmiths


Lancaster Plumbing and Heating

Lebo Skincare

M2 Dentistry for Teens & Children

Roomates Wall Decals

Rutter’s Farm Stores

Spacht Snyder Funeral Home – Lititz

BEST WEBSITE VIDEO

The High Companies

Alexander Family Restaurant


Conestoga Buildings

Drums Etc

Gerben Law

Hanover Hospital

Lancaster County Convention Center

Mid Atlantic Industrial Equipment

The United States Hot Air Balloon Team

Val-Co

BEST NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Lancaster City Alliance

American Heart Association

American Cancer Society

Facebook Video Upload Tips

FACEBOOK VIDEO UPLOAD TIPS

If you would have come to me in the past – and asked me about putting video on your Facebook page – I would have recommended that you uploaded your video to YouTube, and embedded that video into one of your Facebook posts – and that would have been it. Nowadays things have changed a bit with uploading video to Facebook. There are new algorithms, patterns and practices to make sure your video gets the most views, likes, comments and shares on Facebook ! Here are some simple tips to get started :

1. Upload videos to Facebook. -Facebook videos get better traction than YouTube links.

2. Don’t copy and paste from YouTube. -Use Facebook directly.

3. Catch user’s attention. – The videos automatically play when a user scrolls past. -Big opening .

4. Draw them in with text after an exciting first few seconds to get their attention and interest. -Without audio, text will be needed to draw people in.  

If you would like more video tips – or to stay tuned for our results of video marketing on Facebook and YouTube – check out our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/aidemmediasolutions ! Thanks ! Derek Lau