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The Next Internet Millionaire Episode 2 Now Showing...

I enjoyed watching Donald Trump's "The Apprentice" reality show. I enjoy even more watching Joel Comm's "The Next Internet Millionaire" online video reality show. The show is entertaining and educational.
I have been filming internet marketing seminars and workshops. Joel Comm has taken that to the next level... he combines the dry seminars and workshops with a story and an added element of tense competition. The video is filmed and edited with respectable creative quality. (Hmmm... I wonder which asia'a internet millionaire will engage me to do a similar project... hint hint...)Episode 2 features Internet marketing legend, Armand Morin, as he teaches the contestants the importance of branding. I love the teaching and the drama. Guess who will be sent home by Joel and who will be one step closer to winning $25,000 and becoming Joel's next joint venture partner? Find out now!
The Next Internet Millionaire Episode 2

VideoLane Online Video Featured on Lulu TV Front Page...

Dazzling Orchid Drums, a colourful and vibrant music band performance by little kids. This is so entertaining I can watch it over and over again. Of course I can, coz it is shot and edited by yours truly.
Look, it's featured on the front page of Lulu TV.









http://www.lulu.tv/?p=13846

Singapore Videographer Discovers Massive Traffic Secrets

Being a videographer can be very rewarding. It is a win-win-win situation. It is first a hobby, second makes money and third an opportunity to meet famous people.

Over the weekend, Hong Kong's internet millionaire Kelvin Hui was in Singapore to teach his highly regarded internet traffic generation secrets.
I learnt a lot about increasing website traffic from search engine optimisation, blogging and community involvement.
In the last post I attempt to implement one of his tips.
It works! My post is now on the first page of google for the search keyword "Singapore DVD Duplication".
Get ready to see more of my web pages on google as I will be spending my time using the strategies.




VideoLane Site Update: Online Video Showcase and Social Bookmarks.

Moving from being a "self-employed videographer" to becoming a "video production business owner" is not an easy task. I am experiencing the vicious cycle. With more staff and outsourcing overheads, I am forced to look for more projects. The inflow of video projects cannot stop. Cashflow is so crucial now (In case this all sound familiar, yes, I am applying the teachings of Rich Dad Poor Dad's Robert Kiyosaki).


The obvious solution to the above situation is MARKETING. I am learning as much as I can about marketing a business, particularly in the field of internet marketing. In the beginning, most of my new clients came from my website http://videolane.com/, which had an Alexa ranking of 70,000. Today it is like miserably over a million.


So, my eyes are turning blurry from reading all the internet marketing tips at night. With all the knowledge I gather, I am putting them to practice immediately. Here are the first two changes...


Online Video Showcase :

A new sectio…

New Version Truveo Rocks! AOL's Online Video Search Site...

AOL has launched a new version of Truveo.com... http://www.indiantelevision.com/headlines/y2k7/aug/aug278.php

Truveo Rocks.





Why I say it rocks?

I found my online videos there, not all of them though...
http://www.truveo.com/search.php?query=videolane

I do not have many videos, but there is a page 2...
http://www.truveo.com/search.php?query=videolane&results=15&page=2&view=basic

Clicking on a thumbnail allow you to watch the video within Truveo without leaving the site.








Not For Kids.

I would not recommend this site to my kids though.

Truveo makes it so easy to look for free adult videos. All you need is one click on the "yes" link.





Can Make Money Or Not?

Yes. My Revver videos are there. Just need to make it stand out.
http://www.truveo.com/300-Gerard-Butler-Speed-Drawing-with-MS-Paint/id/2505105645









Find more videos like this on www.truveo.com.



5 Steps to Speed Up Your Video Editing Computer...

Here is the 2007 update of an earlier article I wrote about speeding up your video editing computer.

Today, we have 4 video editing computers in our new Technopreneur Centre studio. Two desktops and two laptops. They run on Windows XP. Forget about Windows Vista for the moment, because the application programs have not caught up with it yet.

Our video editing software is Sony Vegas. Our DVD burning software is UleadMovieFactory. Our DV to DVD direct capturing software is UleadVideoStudio.

These programs require lots of memory and processing power in order to run smoothly. Though our video editing computers come with maximum memory and the latest processors, we still adhere to our monthly computer performance optimizing routine. The whole process takes less than one hour.

Step 1 : Update ZoneAlarm firewall.

ZoneAlarm firewall has served us well for many years. Our computers are connected online all the time, so we are vulnerable to spywares and hackers that want to plant hidden programs in …

18 Essential Ingredients to a Successful Viral Video...

I just came across 2 articles which I think sum up what goes into making a successful viral video

Here are 8 tips to make your YouTube video go viral by David Meerman Scott...
http://www.webinknow.com/2007/08/8-tips-to-make-.html

Tip # 1 – Homemade is just fine. You don’t need to hire a professional.

Tip #2 –Your video should be no longer then 2 minutes (preferably less). Think very short.

Tip #3 -- Make your description clear and specific. Use descriptive keywords that people will search.

Tip # 4 -- Don't attempt "stealth" fake customer insertions to YouTube. The YouTube community is remarkably skilled at ratting out inauthentic video.

Tip #5 – Try a series of similar videos to build interest. Sometimes a series of videos works great.

Tip #6 – Tell everyone about your video! It takes time to build an audience.

Tip # 7 – Make sure bloggers know about the video. Sending a link to the video to bloggers or commenting on other people's blogs.

Tip #8 – Experiment a lot to find som…

Back Up Any DVD, Download New Version Now...

Re: AnyDVD 6.1.7.0 Update...
A new version of AnyDVD has been released.
AnyDVD works in the background to automatically remove the copy protection of a DVD movie as soon as it's inserted into the drive, allowing you then to backup the movie using a DVD backup tool such as CloneDVD and CloneDVD mobile.
http://www.videolane.com/?Digital_Video_Tips:How_to_Copy_DVD:AnyDVD
Here the list of fixes and improvements:
- New (DVD): Added support for a new version of Macrovision RipGuard as found on "Dead Men's Society Special Edition", R1, US
- New (DVD): Added support for a new protection as found on "Styx and REO Speedwagon : Arch Allies - Live at Riverport", US
- New (DVD): Workaround for mastering error on "Kama Sutra", R1, US
- New (Blu-ray): Support for new titles- Fix (DVD): "DVDManager 5 x IFOFormat 13" error with CloneDVD mobile
- Fix (DVD): Removed a debug message box, which was forgotten- Some minor fixes and improvements- Updated languages
The u…

Eight Days Video Shoot With Sony FX7 HD Camcorder...

Surfing here in the Cycle & Carriage customer lounge so cozy,
My car's getting serviced while I blog about my week so busy.
Woke at 2pm to catch up with 2 nights on stimulants.
2 sleepless nights editing a video of an 8-day conference.

The event again took place at sunny Sentosa.
Breath-taking scenery and buffet worth 5-star.
Companied the participants to every excursion.
Till the end of dinner and even every recreation.

Lugging my Sony FX7 HD Camcorder,
Every memorable moment I capture,
From lectures to sight-seeing and networking,
Make a souvenir for the foreigners to bring.

Tiring it may seem, nothing is more rewarding
Than the audience cheering and appreciating.
Shot in 8 days with two nights of intensive editing.
70 DVDs distributed to each person before leaving.

Make Money with "The Bourne Ultimatum Speed Painting Video"...

Make Money with "The Bourne Ultimatum Speed Painting Video"...

Step 1: Join Revver.com for free and sign in.

Step 2: Go to http://one.revver.com/watch/354020.

Step 3: Click "Grab Code"and select "Flash Embed" Format.

Step 4: Copy and paste the code into your blog.

Step 5: Title the blog "The Bourne Ultimatum Speed Painting Video..."

Step 6: (Optional) Add tags "bourne, ultimatum, matt, damon".

Step 7: Publicise your video blog.

7 days later, sign in to Revver.com to check your revenue.

Another Free Online Video Editing Site...

Finally, an online video editing tool that can let you export your creative masterpiece to YouTube, your computer or your blog.

Unlimited upload. Easy editing. Free!
With JayCut you can create your own movies and slideshows, so called mixes or mash-ups. It is simple to do and free of charge, alone or together with friends. JayCut.com More Online Video Editing Sites here...