How to start shooting better videos

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How long have you been shooting video? Are you struggling with your shot composition and framing? One of the common problems amateurs have is holding the camera still. Amateur video will often pan and zoom endlessly. If you take your time and think about your shot before you start rolling, you'll … [Read more...]

Call me professor Channel

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I believe that teaching is my calling and it's certainly a passion of mine, which is why I'm thankful to have this platform to share my video production experiences with you. My mother's side of the family is full of teachers including my grandmother and aunt, and I've had the opportunity to … [Read more...]

How to blur video and key frame FCPX

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Subscribe to our video Recipe of the Week, or register now.. Folllow @chipdizard     … [Read more...]

How to go from novice to professional video producer: Andy Coon int. pt. 1

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Web video is truly a powerful medium. It has helped me build business, and professional relationships over the years, which is why I encourage everyone that I meet to start telling their own stories through video. One of the colleagues that I've met during my online travels is Andy Coon. In … [Read more...]

Record yourself during speaking engagements and share

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I've only told a few people this, but one of the events that left an impression on me growing up was when I was in middle school. A dentist came out to talk to us about his career, and shared his life experiences during a class assembly. As background, I was raised in the poorest city in San … [Read more...]

How to start producing better videos

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This free 20-minute video production intro class is courtesy Digital Atlanta. I had a great opportunity to conduct a video seminar at Digital Atlanta which is a week long social media/digital un-conference. Though you'll find many social media "experts" talk about the power and benefits of … [Read more...]

Attending a conference? How to produce and share a video

#digatl #digatlvid A good way to start producing videos is by creating video content at a conference. Conferences are great because you'll have access to industry leaders, and experts who are normally more than happy to share a thought or two with you on camera. Plus there's a built in audience … [Read more...]

How to make an amazing family video using a time lapse

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There may came a time when you want to capture an amazing moment, but if it unfolds over a period of time, you'll need to speed it up so that your viewers won't have to sit and watch it in real time. You've seen this effect in movies, and on TV generally with sunsets, traffic, and walking … [Read more...]

Free tools to give a virtual video presentation

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I sometimes get asked to present about various news and multimedia topics at schools, colleges, and conferences. I of course prefer to speak in person. There’s nothing like seeing the people you’re talking to up close, and answering their questions. A remote video presentation, however is a great … [Read more...]

How to record a video interview with Skype – Ecamm

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Y8lBNxGfY Watch on YouTube: Record a Skype Video Call When I worked in news, the way to capture a video interview was to either, set up a satellite or microwave talkback, or send a camera crew to a location to gather the content. How times have changed. Now … [Read more...]

Affordable green screen – Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5

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A few people have asked us specific questions about the green screen or chroma key effect. You see the chroma key effect frequently in film, TV, and video. You are essentially removing a certain hue or color (chroma) from one image, and you're replacing it with a background image … [Read more...]

How to produce a no budget TV show – Justin Kownacki Pt 2

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[wlm_loginform] This is part two of our interview with Web TV producer, and social media strategist Justin Kownacki. Kownacki has eight years of experience producing TV shows online. His current effort is called The Baristas, a sitcom that is set in a Pittsburgh coffee shop. In this … [Read more...]