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~John Farrell, Forbes.com
We are thrilled that you found Web Video Chefs! We (Amani Channel and Chip Dizard) created this video e-learning site to help answer your questions about video production and teach you how to create professional videos.
You may be an entrepreneur, a small business owner, a blogger, a journalist, or work in corporate america. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, it’s time to make great videos, and we have dozens of free tutorials and courses to help you started.
Video has a way of making you larger than life, and is the best way to share special moments, connect with people, build a brand, drive traffic, and increase sales.
Collectively we’ve told countless video stories for media outlets and clients. We’ve helped people all over the world learn professional production tricks and techniques, and we’re here to help you solve problems that you may encounter in your production journey. Please check out our courses, and visit or subscribe to the WebVideoChefs YouTube channel. If you’re having an issue or challenge, contact us at ask(at)webvideochefs.com.
About Amani Channel
I’ve been cooking up videos since my undergrad days at the University of Florida. Back then, I had no idea that my path would lead to a career in TV news, video production, broadcast PR, and teaching. Video is just about all I know, and I love helping people learn about my profession.
I’m originally from East Palo Alto, California, but broadcast news and video production has taken me around the country. I’ve worked as a news reporter, content/community manager, media consultant, I’m an award-winning video producer, and I’ve been vlogging since 2006. I’ve written for sites like ReelSEO, and BlogWorld. I’ve been featured on NPR, and Forbes.com, and my work has appeared on national and local news outlets.
I know how frustrating video can be because it wasn’t easy for me when I started. I struggled in many ways, and if you’ve ever experienced challenges, I’d like to be your personal coach, so let’s get started now.
If you’d like to start creating videos, you need at least five things: A camera, a tripod, a mic or a way to capture clean audio, lights, and a computer to edit your video. That’s just the beginning though. It takes planning before and after your shoot to craft a compelling story, and there are many things that will come up along the way. That’s where we can help.
While professional video production can costs thousands, if you’re looking for the most affordable and fastest way to start making videos use your mobile phone. Believe me, your smartphone captures great video, but to get the best video quality, you need to use a mic and tripod. If you want to learn more, download this FREE Storyteller’s Mobile Video guide and get a bonus course.
Producing videos is fun and exciting, and I’m looking forward to serving up great video recipes just for you!
About Chip Dizárd
Chip Dizárd is an entrepreneur with a passion for all things technology and media. He graduated from Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland with a degree in Media Art/Communication, and discovered his love for web design in 1999 after he created a web site for local nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.
He’s helped numerous organizations build an online presence. In 2002, he founded the new media firm Absolute Presence. The company focused on web development, video production, and media consulting with a focus on serving government agencies, non-profits, and companies.
In 2002, Chip also co-founded Praizevision.com, an online streaming portal where churches and ministries throughout the world can stream services live and on demand.
Chip has developed mobile phone apps through a company he co-founded called Sympatico Apps, and he hosted and produced, “Tech Talk,” a monthly live streaming technology show.
He also discovered a love for education, and after working as the General Manager of Baltimore City Public Schools Education Channel 77, he now teaches media production for the school district.