About Chip Dizárd

Chip is a Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Photoshop Certified Trainer and is passionate about helping people leverage technology for business and communications. He’s done a bit of everything from video production, to web, and application development.
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Snapchat—How to Create On Demand Geofilters

On Denand Geofilters

Snapchat is a fun messaging application for sharing moments. You can take a photo or a video, add a caption or doodle, and send it to a friend or add it to your Story to share with some or all of your friends. Friends can view Snaps for up to 10 seconds, and then it disappears.    … [Read more...]

CABV #019 Video Editing Tools with Kes Akalaonu [Podcast]

Kes Akalaonu

In this episode we continue the conversation with Kes Akalaonu, an editor based out of Chicago.  He talks about the tools he uses to create professional edits and why having the right tools to do a job makes a difference. Here are some of Kes' favorite links to plugins and tools Red Giant … [Read more...]

Aerial Videography: A Beginner’s Guide

Aerial Videography

I've recently started doing aerial videography for my wedding business and I wanted to share the lessons I've learned in starting to shoot footage from the sky.  The hobbyist drones you can purchase online or in stores are technically known as UAS: unmanned aerial systems. Many can fly up to 900 … [Read more...]

CABV #017 Before lights, camera, action: How to plan a video

Pre-Production

Before you go out and invest in a video camera, have a plan. Before you shoot a lick of footage, write out a plan. Before you start rambling in front of the camera, follow the plan. If you learn one lesson from us, this is it: planning is everything. It may be cliche, but failing to plan is … [Read more...]

CABV #011 7 Tips for Succesful Wedding Videography

Wedding

Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher  Did you know that 35% of weddings occur between May and August? One way you can jumpstart your video production/filmmaking business is by shooting weddings. Some people (like me) love producing wedding films, but others (like Amani) stay away from them. I … [Read more...]

CABV #009 Kes Akalaonu aka NLE Ninja

Kes Akalaonu

Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher Kes Akalaonu is a video editor, freelancer and much more.  He shares what it takes to become a video producer, editor and more importantly a storyteller. He gives some practical advice for beginner editors: 1. Cut any and everything to get practice 2. Learn … [Read more...]

How to make Instagram Videos with Final Cut Pro X

Instagram

If you haven't joined the social photo site Instagram, you're missing out on another way to connect and share moments with your network. What's so great about Instagram? It's a quick way to share photos and the built in photo filters can give even basic pictures a professional touch. But … [Read more...]

Web cam show down: Built-in in vs Logitech

Web cam

We are a big fan of web cams and they are very useful. Webcams can be used for many types of videos such as: 1. Interviews 2. Vlogs 3. Google Hangouts/Skype 4. Behind the scenes I like to use a Logitech web cam instead of the built in version and in this tutorial I show you the … [Read more...]

CABV #002 Video Novice to YouTube Star – Mark Watson Interview

Mark Watson

Click here to subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher How do you take your passion or hobby and build a video business around it? How do you make creative videos that simply review products and attract thousands of viewers? That's what we asked Mark Watson, AKA Soldier Knows Best in this, "Cook … [Read more...]

CABV #001: Amani and Chip Podcast Introduction

Click here to subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher We've been talking about creating a podcast for over a year, and we are pleased to announce that our new show called, "Cook a Better Video," is now available for your listening pleasure. Each episode will cover a different video production topic, … [Read more...]

The Web Video Chefs Survey

Click here to fill out our survey. Amani and I spend a lot of time thinking about and crafting content and tutorials. Big things are on the way at Web Video Chefs; we're working on some updates to the blog and Learning Center, and you'll be seeing more updates (and better ways to keep track of … [Read more...]

Video Chef Success Story: Hardbody Outdoor Fitness

For small business owners and entrepreneurs video can be a powerful tool. From promo videos, to content marketing vieos, or simple vlogs, the kind of content that can be produced is numerous. There's never been a better time to produce DIY videos because the production tools are more affordable … [Read more...]