Tools for Creating Budget-Friendly Social Videos
You have a great video idea for social content, but you can’t spend thousands of dollars on an editor or fancy animation. You may not even have nice-looking b-roll or good photos. This session will focus on how to create video content using free, relatively easy-to-use tools. You’ll walk away knowing how to create simple videos that help drive toward your digital goals.
Deputy Director of Digital Strategy
Hi! I’m Katie.
I’m a native North Carolinian, perennial optimist, former middle school teacher, and current digital strategist and video producer.
At Burness, I work with nonprofits across issues—from education to health to climate change and more—to help them communicate their work in simple, compelling ways. I then work with our amazing creative strategy team to figure out how to help amplify those messages, whether that’s through video, social media, partner engagement, email, websites or something else entirely.
I graduated from Duke University with a degree in international studies and history. Since then, I’ve been a teacher, education program coordinator at a small nonprofit, global media consultant, and video producer. (I also got married and had a kid, who is now 18 months!) My work has taken me to all sorts of places—from the Amazon to Appalachia to the Bronx to Switzerland—but my heart is in the American South, where I was born and raised.
I’m passionate about good stories, and I believe that video can be a powerful awareness and persuasion tool. It can be pretty expensive, though, so part of my job is to advise nonprofits on how to create video content that doesn’t break the bank.
I’m looking forward to my first NTEN and can’t wait to meet everyone!
Director of Digital Strategy
Nick Dean is the lead digital strategist at Burness, where he guides a team of creative strategists as they develop and launch innovative, effective and authentic digital campaigns and products.
From digital advertising and social media content strategy to website redesigns and email marketing campaigns, Nick’s work in the digital realm runs the gamut. His work looks to engage the right people in the right way with the right message.
Prior to Burness, Nick was a strategist at 270 Strategies, where he ran social media, email marketing and online organizing and fundraising campaigns for international nonprofits, political campaigns and companies. He’s worked with organizations like Facebook, Chobani, Texas Children’s Hospital, the National Patient Advocates Foundation and more.
He’s a former journalist with a passion for the written word. He studied journalism and political science at Baylor University, working first as the social media editor and online breaking news reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram before moving to Washington, D.C. He lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with his wife, Sommer, and daughter, Maya.