When purchasing used goods, exercise prudence and caution

With the recent break-in and theft over at LensProToGo we thought it would be helpful to write a post regarding purchasing used photo and video gear, and how to best protect yourself from sticky legal situations. Buying stolen goods is bad, and unfortunately you could take some legal responsibility if you are caught with products that are registered in stolen goods databases. While this is not legal advisory by any means (speak with a lawyer), we offer this as prudent precaution for newcomers to the photography and videography fields. Or any industry, business or individual that purchases second-hand, used goods for that matter. There are a few simple steps you can do to protect yourself when buying used goods! Here are some recommendations; Continue reading “When purchasing used goods, exercise prudence and caution” »

Everything to Know About Websites: Zero to 100

This post serves as a Table of Contents for Vanilla Video’s guide regarding websites. You may be wondering what a video production company has to do with websites. Well, our business is actually specific to web-based videos, and one of our Co-Founders is a Web Developer / Software Engineer with over 17 years of experience, across the full stack of website technology. We have a vested interest in getting businesses to use their websites more effectively. Vanilla Video makes thousands of web-based videos for companies all across the world. When our clienteles websites work better, the videos we create for display on the web are that much more valuable and effective. Continue reading “Everything to Know About Websites: Zero to 100” »

Talking to A Human Is a Poor Experience

This post isn’t for the timid, feint of heart or closed-minded. We expect a divided response as this is likely a controversial topic for some. More accurately, it’s a strongly worded opinion about the future generations of consumers. For those aged 30 and older, try to keep an open mind. We feel strongly that the world is moving in a certain direction, and doing business with the generations under 30 (i.e., born after 1985) is, and will continue to be, very different than older customer segments.  Continue reading “Talking to A Human Is a Poor Experience” »