Don’t shoot sucky mobile video Watch 3 Mobile Video Shooting Sins on YouTube One thing that really irks me about mobile video is that most people don't know how to hold their phones when shooting video. I see it at concerts, family events, and other special moments. You've … [Read more...]

01: Cook a Better Video Show: Chip and Amani

We have a new show that we're exited about! We're calling it the "Cook a Better Video Show," and we'll be bringing you video innovators, thought leaders, and educators who will help you create better visual stories. In our first episode, Chip and I have an informal conversation about how we … [Read more...]

How to Make a Great Video Blog (Vlog)

Have you thought about making a video blog to build your online presence? A vlog is a great way to build relationships with the power of video, and you don't need to invest in costly equipment to get started. I use my computer's built in webcam, and if you really want to get jazzy, you can get an HD … [Read more...]

Giveaway 2 – #FREE DVD Burning Program for Mac

#Deal #Discount Our friends at Wondershare have a great offer that is too good not to share. They have an Exclusive Giveaway campaign for Wondershare DVD Creator for mac which is compatible with the latest released Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Here are the simple rules to claim your copy: 1. … [Read more...]

#iPhonereporting #MojoChat Mobile Journalism Recap

We helped make some Twitter chat history by organizing the first #mojochat for mobile journalism. The conversation was great, and some of the best of the best participated in the hour long discussion about all things related to iPhone/smartphone storytelling. This was my first time … [Read more...]

#iPhoneography – The Duet

The Duet by Apogee (first generation shown in picture above) is a beautifully designed professional audio interface for the Mac. It is a two-channel input, four output device that connects to the computer via Firewire (first generation) or USB (second generation). It can be used for instrument … [Read more...]

Top iPhone and mobile journalism pros – Let’s chat!

  Latest Update: The #MoJoChat has been rescheduled for Wednesday 10/16 at 4pm ET/9pm UK! This will be moderated by the @MobileJournChat Twitter handle. Featured guests are Neal Augenstein, Glen Mulcahy, Marc Settle, and I may chime in though I'll be moderating. The topic is: Tools and … [Read more...]

Conrad Mess Shares Mobile Filmmaking Secrets

You can make great videos and films with a smartphone, and if you don't believe me, check out the work of Luis Mieses (aka Conrad Mess). Mess has mastered the art and science of production using the same device that most people use to tweet, make phone calls, and share Instagram pics. His … [Read more...]

FREE Giveaway Contest #1 Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Win 1 of 5 Free copies to Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate! Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is awesome software for converting video files and it does much more (like burn DVDs and download videos from video sharing sites). The software is … [Read more...]

The Padcaster for iPad Video Production and News Watch on YouTube: ThePadcaster Open Box The Padcaster could be a game changer for iPad video production and news gathering. It is an iPad video stabilizer and tripod mount with a lens adaptor. The kit which retails for $149.00 includes: Padcaster, … [Read more...]

#NABJ13 – iPhone Reporting – Mobile Journalism Must Haves Watch on YouTube: Speaking at NABJ - 5 Smartphone Tips for Journalists Mobile Journalism Must Haves I don't need to tell you that the news business has changed tremendously in recent years. Many news pros have left the business through layoffs and … [Read more...]

Video Production Lights Anyone Can Afford Watch on YouTube: Affordable Video Production Light Kit This post is all about video production lights that anyone can afford. I was on a music video shoot a few years ago and the gaffer (the person who lights the set), who was a veteran in the music … [Read more...]