How to make pet videos Watch on YouTube: How to make pet videos What do pet lovers and video have in common? A lot if you are a pup named Jasmine, or a Jack Russell Terrier named Jesse. These are just a couple of the names that have built a huge following through their … [Read more...]

Fox News Airs Live Suicide: Heads Should Roll

Car chases are unpredictable, and TV stations love them. When they go wrong, they go really wrong. Just ask everyone at Fox News Channel. A suicide was broadcasted live during “Studio B with Shepard Smith." Fox says that it was a result of "severe human error." No kidding. A lot … [Read more...]

How To Record Screencast with QuickTime Player X

You get a bonus with this recipe. Not only will you learn how to use QuickTime Player X to record a screencast, but you will also get a quick review of three great sites that will help you in your video adventures. First, take a look at the video below. It is a brief overview of a few sites that … [Read more...]

How to record audio on your computer using QuickTime

If you click on "File," you'll notice a few bonus features that allow you to record media. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to record an audio clip with QuickTime Player. To record the best sounding audio, you should invest in a USB mic at a minimum. There are variety of mics to consider, so do … [Read more...]

Tips for creating a video background or set

Far too many vloggers fail to design a background or set that reflects their brand or the subject of their video content. The set is important because it will give your videos a professional look when done right, and it will add a consistent look to your videos. Here are some basic tips: 1. … [Read more...]

Easy web video tips Watch video on YouTube: Easy web video tips These days, just about everyone has access to a video camera. It can be a smartphone, a pocket cam like a Flip or Kodak, and there are of course camcorders and prosumer cams that are more affordable than … [Read more...]

What is a jump cut vlog?

A jump cut can be a good or bad thing in a video depending upon how it is used, and the purpose. What exactly is a jump cut? It's a jarring edit of two similarly framed shots. Wikipedia also has a nice definition (if you trust the source). Some vloggers use jump cuts extensively, while others … [Read more...]

How to speak well on camera

It looks so easy to be on camera talent doesn't it? Professionals are collected, smooth, and are really master communicators. It takes a bit of swag, practice, and poise to do it right. If you've ever wanted to be on camera talent, or if you've recorded yourself and you'd like to step it … [Read more...]

WVC Vlog: How to find TV news job

Have you ever wondered how you go about getting a job in the media, more specifically, the news? In this video you'll learn how I got my start in the broadcast news business, and I share some insights if you're on the job hunt. I talk about a resume or demo tape in the video above. You … [Read more...]

Adria Richards Interview: YouTube and Beyond

If you ever have a challenging technology issue or problem, ask Adria. She's a passionate, smart, funny, nerdy techie (redundant?) who is crushing web videos. Adria is building a strong following on YouTube, and now she's working with brands like Dell, T-Mobile, and CDW to mention a … [Read more...]

iMovie ’11: Advanced editing – add cutaway video

iMovie seems really basic until you tap into some of the more advanced editing features like the chroma key effect, picture-in-picture, and add shots like cutaways. You need to go into iMovie's preferences to turn on the advanced editing features, and once you do, you will have a variety of … [Read more...]

More title and text tips: iMovie ’11

iMovie '11 is by far one of the best free editing software programs that's available to Mac users, but one drawback of using the preset fonts for titles is that everyone who uses iMovie generally uses the same titles. There may be times when you want your titles to have a unique look. iMovie has … [Read more...]