Videographers turn Blogs into Bucks

Gillian Shaw of the Vancouver Sun took in Reachd’s Video Training seminar yesterday and it sounds like she’s a video convert.

Ian Watt has never had any video training. He just got his first video camera for Christmas. But now he is the star of his own business video, transforming his blog into a live show in which he tours Vancouver dispensing advice, hitting real estate hot buttons, winning over fans and enraging critics.

On Tuesday, Watt was in a class of 20 aspiring Cecil B. DeMilles at a sold out session run by, a Vancouver training company launched by Stephen Jagger and Mike Stephenson, who also founded the real estate Web hosting and design site Ubertor.

Fourteen of the attendees were real estate agents and the rest represented a cross-section, including from the legal, recruiting and marketing professions. For a $200 fee, participants got the afternoon training session, plus a $150 Flip Ultra videocamera that takes up to an hour of video and plugs straight into a computer to download.

This first 20-spot session sold-out quickly but they’ve added a 2nd workshop on May 28th and set aside a free seat (and Flip camera) for a lucky Techvibes reader. Only eight people have entered the contest so far – so if you’re interested, be sure to enter now and we’ll pick a winner and announce it here on the blog on May 22nd.