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- A fun way to learn how to make great job videos -
We are big fans of The Ellen Show, but we’re especially big fans of Kalen Allen, the star of “Kalen Reacts,” one of the new segments on The Ellen Show. The concept is simple: watch a video and react, live on camera. And since we loved the segment so much, we decided to create our own: Skill Scout Reacts.
The first time we saw Kalen was in a video where he’s reacting to a video making something awful called “Peanut Butter and Cheese Fudge.”
And, oh man, does Kalen react. You can’t help but laugh hysterically as he screams in disgust, saying everything you’re thinking about why cheese, peanut butter, and a lot of sugar don’t belong in a bowl together. The whole point? So you can laugh and learn a lesson in ridiculous recipes with a side of real stories. It’s a great format that keeps millions of people coming back every week to watch and learn with Kalen.
So, why are we talking about peanut butter and cheese videos? This got our wheels spinning. There are a lot of job videos out there - some good, some great, and others that leave a lot to the imagination. That’s why we’ve started our video series, Skill Scout Reacts, where we’ll watch some of the best and worst job videos out there right now, offering actionable advice on why it’s good or bad, with tips for creating your best job video.
Hopefully a few laughs along the way, too.
So, whats on this week's Skill Scout reacts? I’m reviewing a video from GE called “Female Engineer Powers Pakistan & Empowers Girls - Together We Work.”
Watch to learn how GE creates compelling storytelling and some lessons for the DIY videographer to develop their filmmaking chops.
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