Monthly Archives: July 2010

Observations Your NY Trial Lawyer May Not Tell You

No, it's not something confidential. Rather it's a few observations about the procedure of being in court and trying your case that many lawyers simply don't tell their clients. It has to to with procedural things that go on and the mechanics of getting into the court house. Watch the video to learn more. Continue reading

Video on Your Linkedin.com Profile

As most readers may know, Linkedin.com is a very popular business and professional networking site on the web. In fact, most people use it to stay in touch with their professional contacts; some people use it to promote their businesses; some people use it to network for new jobs, and business related opportunities. However, as more and more people continue to use Linkedin.com, what can you do to make your profile page stand out from the rest of the pack using the networking site? Continue reading

Lawyer Video Marketing: A Remarkable Voicemail

Last night I received a memorable voicemail from a woman who wanted to speak to me. Something about a catheter being left inside of her when she had her surgery. She left her name, phone number and best time to call her. So what’s the big deal? Not what she said in her voice mail, but what she didn’t say. Importantly, it’s what I heard in between what she was saying that was amazing. Continue reading

How You Can Use Breaking News in Your Video Marketing

* If you have video equipment and know how to use it effectively; * If you know how to edit your videos; * If you know how to tweak the sound and add graphics; * If you know how to compress the video, then compress it again to get the settings just right for the internet then you should not have a problem creating quick video that addresses breaking news. Here's one way I created a breaking news video just hours after receiving a $1.5 million verdict for podiatric medical malpractice case here in New York. Watch the video to learn more. Continue reading

Podiatry Alert: $1.5 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict in Westchester

A Westchester woman was awarded $1.5 million in a case involving improperly performed foot surgery. According to sources, she had a Lapidus bunionectomy performed in 2005 to her right foot. She claimed that during the procedure, too much bone had been removed from the first ray, specifically the medial cuneiform. In addition, she claimed that the first metatarasal was improperly positioned. As a result of being properly performed surgery, she claimed that the forces of her foot while weight-bearing shifted to the second and third metatarsals, causing pain, discomfort and irritation whenever she walked. Continue reading

Why You Should Not Use a dSLR to Shoot Your Attorney Video

Canon T2i dSLR camera

If you’ve been following my blog posts, you know I use a Canon Vixia HF S10 to shoot my own videos. Great camera, excellent quality and it does everything it’s supposed to do.

I recently sold my Sony digital camera to a great trial attorney in Virginia (thanks Sandra!) and needed to upgrade. I took the plunge and bought a Canon T2i dSLR. It takes 18 megapixel photos, has a 3″ viewing screen and also takes hi-definition video. I justified my purchase by convincing myself that I could use it to shoot my videos that I make to market my own practice. Oy, what a production.

You may have also seen a recent blog post I did while I was on vacation, testing out my new camera. Yes, I took 938 photos and 35 videos. It was awesome. (Just try color correcting and cropping 938 photos- it’s enough to make you bleary eyed for weeks). Anyway, I recently shot 2 videos about medical malpractice. The videos were about 4 minutes long.

I spent a really long time playing with the settings. Why? Because this is not a ‘point-and-shoot’ camera. It’s not a ‘press the red record… Continue reading

"How are you different from an ordinary video expert?"

I was asked this question recently by an attorney who was considering hiring me to create his video. He lived in a large college town and was considering hiring some college students who were learning about video and TV production. He asked a good question: "Can't I just go to these people and have them shoot my video?" The answer is... Continue reading

“How are you different from an ordinary video expert?”

I was asked this question recently by an attorney who was considering hiring me to create his video. He lived in a large college town and was considering hiring some college students who were learning about video and TV production. He asked a good question: "Can't I just go to these people and have them shoot my video?" The answer is... Continue reading

Lawyer Uses Canon T2i to Shoot 938 photos and 35 videos on Vacation

"What kind of wacko takes 938 pictures on vacation?" That's exactly what my brother asked me when I returned from vacation from the Caribbean after having just purchased the Canon T2i camera with an 18-55mm lens and a 55mm-250mm zoom lens. I was super excited when my camera was delivered the day before we were leaving. I had just sold my previous Sony Cyber Shot DSC F828 camera and had bought the Canon dSLR primarily to shoot video. I am a medical malpractice and personal injury trial lawyer in New York and have created a business where I help lawyers produce educational video to market themselves online. Continue reading

Lawyer Uses Canon T2i to Shoot 938 photos and 35 videos on Vacation

"What kind of wacko takes 938 pictures on vacation?" That's exactly what my brother asked me when I returned from vacation from the Caribbean after having just purchased the Canon T2i camera with an 18-55mm lens and a 55mm-250mm zoom lens. I was super excited when my camera was delivered the day before we were leaving. I had just sold my previous Sony Cyber Shot DSC F828 camera and had bought the Canon dSLR primarily to shoot video. I am a medical malpractice and personal injury trial lawyer in New York and have created a business where I help lawyers produce educational video to market themselves online. Continue reading

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We needed the assistance of someone who knew what they were doing. We can spend probably 10 times the amount of time today, creating 2 videos – let alone 50. So, I think when it boils down to it having someone like yourself who knows what they’re doing, has a system in place, and can really kind of work with you to get the videos flowing, get the content going – I think it’s definitely the way to go. I think you’d spend just too much time – too much energy – in trying to do it yourself.

Michael McGlinn
McGlinn & McGlinn, Attorneys at Law