Interview: Lessons from Internet TV producer @JustinKownacki Pt. 1

How do you create two sitcoms, produce the episodes on a shoe stringbudget, keep your talent happy, write, shoot, and edit, and keep your sanity? If you have no idea, then you should probably talk to Justin Kownacki. Kownacki rose to Internet fame when he started the show, "Something to be … [Read more...]

How to record a Webcam video with FCPX (how to start a vlog)

Just about everyone knows what a vlog is these days. If you're not familiar with the term, vlog is short for video blog, and it's a simple way to share your personal thoughts, experiences, or share your expertise with your online audience. Even a basic video with great information can help you … [Read more...] to end free service

I'm a big fan of mobile video production and have been experimenting and using apps ever since I got my iPhone 3Gs a couple of years ago. There are plenty of options out there as far as apps go, but one of my favorite sites is I have more than 350 videos archived on the site and enjoy … [Read more...]

NBC network photojournalist: Jim Long Interview Pt. 2

Watch part 2 of our full interview with NBC network news photographer Jim Long. … [Read more...]

Preview: Jim Long (@newmediajim) interview Pt. 2

If you enjoyed the first half of our 20-minute interview with Jim Long, then you'll love this second half of our conversation. This interview is available for Member's only, so if you haven't done so, register for free, or login to watch it now. [wlm_loginform] Long, is a Washington, … [Read more...]

Web Video Chefs featured on

We launched Web Video Chefs in February, 2011 not really knowing what to expect as far as interest in our video production tutorials. With every new idea or venture, there are potential risks, doubt, if not good old fear that can prevent one from making a leap of faith. Sure, both Chip and I … [Read more...]

NBC network photojournalist: Jim Long @NewMediaJim Pt. 1

Jim Long is a network news cameraman for NBC, but if you scan the posts of his blog, VergeNewMedia, or check out his Twitter feed, you'll see that he's much more than a news photographer. Some might call him a thought leader in social media, or an influencer. If you were ask him directly what … [Read more...]

How to make a transparent watermark in Final Cut Pro X (FCPX)

In a previous video, I showed you how you can watermark your video using Adobe Photoshop and Premier Pro. In this tutorial, I do the same thing, but in Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). Leave a comment, or share this post if this tutorial helps. … [Read more...]

How to make a transparent watermark for your videos

If you saw our Mark Watson AKA SoldierKnowsBest interview, you probably noticed the watermark Web Video Chefs logo that was added to the upper left corner of the video. That is something I've been trying to do lately, and it's what online video marketer Gideon Shalwick recommends to help drive … [Read more...]

Mark Watson Interview: How to Rock YouTube – Soldier Knows Best

@SoldierKnowBest If you're into tech, gadgets, or everything Apple, and you haven't heard of Mark Watson, AKA SoldierKnowsBest, then you're missing out on timely, informative reviews from THE MAN on YouTube. Watson is a certified YouTube star, but he had no knowledge of video production when … [Read more...]

How to resize your video

Have you ever needed to resize a video you were embedding, but just couldn't figure out how to get the correct ratio?   It's happened to me before.  If you need to change the videos size, you can: do nothing about it, and risk having a video that's too big or small on your site; you can guess the … [Read more...]

Preview: How to make thousands with online video – Gideon Shalwick Interview Pt. 2

In this exclusive members only interview, Gideon Shalwick gets into the meat of his Rapid Video Blogging program to help you jump start your business and drive massive traffic to your Website from YouTube. This is information that you don't want to miss. Shalwick was gracious enough to spend … [Read more...]