Three Alternative Methods to Creating Video Content for Your Blog

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Have you ever looked at some of the alternative methods that can be used to create video content for a blog? In most cases people tend to gravitate towards recording conventional videos with a camera – and while there’s nothing wrong with that, it can help to consider other methods as well. Looking at alternative methods will open up new possibilities that you may not have considered previously. On top of that some of these alternative methods may be better suited to creating certain types of videos. As a place to start you should look at three of the easier alternative methods that you could use to create video content for your blog: 

Slideshow videos 
Although often regarded as a 'poor man’s video', slideshows are actually a powerful type of audiovisual content. Instead of video footage you’ll use slides containing images and text, and can accompany the video with a voiceover. Learning how to make a slideshow on Mac or PC is normally straightforward, and it requires little prior experience. The software that you use will determine the audiovisual elements that you’re able to incorporate however, such as captions, animation, transitions, and so on. 

Screen recording 
One of the alternative methods to create video content that has the most potential is screen recording. Because it will let you record video footage from your screen, it is the perfect way to create any video involving digital products, such as how-to guides, demonstrations, and so on. On top of that screen recording can be used to create other types of videos too. For example you could record an expert interview or discussion panel conducted over a video call or video conference. 

Fair use or Creative Commons compilations 
Did you know that you can actually create videos by using videos that other people have published online? There are normally two ways to do this, and you can either use content published under a Creative Commons license or by using them in a manner that would be considered ‘fair use'. Both these options do have limitations. The ‘fair use’ doctrine can differ depending on the country you’re in, but YouTube’s fair use guidelines are a good place to start. Similarly if you use content published under a Creative Commons license you will have to look at the type of license and its limitations. Starting to see how each of these alternative methods can help you to come up with different types of videos? Try to look into the types of videos that you could create with each method listed above to add to the content diversity on your blog. 

On top of that you may want to look into other methods of creating videos as well, such as whiteboard animation, stop animation, and so on. To be honest some of these methods may be more complicated, but they could help you to produce some truly amazing content and might be worth pursuing if you have the resources.

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