Hey there I’m Marlene Hielema, the owner and operator of ImageMaven Video.
You might know me from my other site ImageMaven.com, or from one of my YouTube channels:
For the past couple of years I’ve been learning and practicing the art and science of web video production. I’m using dSLR video gear as it integrates well with my photography background, and was the next logical step for me to take in my 30+ year career as an image maker. dSLR video is captured on regular digital cameras and it has superior quality to handy cam or Flip cam videos because of the high quality lenses that dSLRs utilize.
My experience in still photography lighting makes me a notch above people who are new to the world of videography. In fact, many people comment on my lighting. I use daylight balanced LED panels like this, and often blend in window light to give a natural look to my videos. You can learn more about how I light in this video (of course).
I value quality
As with all my image making, I strive for technical perfection in my video work. Of course, I don’t always get it but I try my best to make each video better than the last. That attitude doesn’t paralyze me, but instead keeps me learning my craft better and better.
It is my firm belief that people won’t tolerate crappy videos much longer, no matter how good your content, or how cute your cat!
Whether you’re a photographer, small business or online marketer, there is no doubt that video is the new media and YouTube is the new search engine. If you do a Google search you will notice that videos rank at the top of the heap in the results. You want to be on that first page of search engine results, and having videos on YouTube is the way to do it.
Something else about me
I’m a natural born teacher and sharer. I just can’t stop myself. That’s good for you because you’ll get the benefit of my knowledge whether we work together officially, or whether you happen to watch my tutorial videos.
The only thing I ask in return is that you spread the love by commenting, sharing and linking to my videos and this website whenever possible.
Thanks for your help!
For more about what I do, go to my video production Services page.
Disclosure of Affiliate links
From time to time I recommend products or services to you that contain affiliate links that I get commission for. There is no obligation to buy from those links, but I never recommend things I don’t use myself.