Happy Holidays!

Have a wonderful holiday! We've enjoyed sharing our video recipes with you in 2013, and hope that you enjoy time with your family and friends as we approach the New Year. As a gift to you, please use this link to access Video Hacks Volume 1 for free until January 1, 2014. Feel free to share … [Read more...]

New E-Learning Portal and Video Coaching Program

During the Web Video Chefs' webinar called "The Mobile Way," held on Thursday, December 13, founders Amani Channel and Chip Dizard announced that a new e-learning portal has launched on the site. "We're more than thrilled about it," explained Channel. "We've always wanted to have a destination … [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...]

Video Production Lights Anyone Can Afford

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok6fJhkMkyg 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...]

Adjusting Exposure in Final Cut Pro X

Some productions have the time to set up and adjust lights to ensure a high quality video image, others must shoot on the fly with very little camera setup on lighting support. This is the classic example of "fixing it in post," but with Final Cut Pro X it has gotten a little bit … [Read more...]

My Home Studio Set Up: 3-for-1 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wahki3M2aTM Watch on YouTube: Behind the scenes set up: my home studio There are so many great tips in the video, you may need to watch it once or twice.  I want to teach you so many things about video production, and I thought that it would be valuable to share … [Read more...]

Basic Videography Tips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNWHJs5qffQ Watch on YouTube: Learn how to frame shots Here is a secret about shooting great video: How you frame your shot will make a huge difference in the quality of your video which is why I wanted to share some basic videography tips. There are three basic … [Read more...]

iPhone Photography Techniques: Using a Tripod for Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjxhdvhHFjg Watch on YouTube: Photography Techniques: Using a Tripod for Video The secret behind shooting great iPhone (or any) video starts by using sound photography techniques which include: using a tripod, shot composition, lighting, exposure, and … [Read more...]

How to Shoot Better Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTtF0wk9ZbM Watch on YouTube: How to Shoot Better Videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTtF0wk9ZbM If you're new to shooting video, you may be wondering why your footage doesn't look as good as shots that you see on TV. To put it simply, you may be wondering … [Read more...]

IKAN LED Lights Review

I have reviewed LED lights and have been very pleased with the results. In this review one of our Web Video Chef students Reeshard Scott talks about the IKAN LED IKAN ID500-V2 lights and gives a detailed review of the lights. http://youtu.be/573TAnC_wDg LED Lights What lights are you using? … [Read more...]

How to get videos off a DVR

Today DVR's or Digital Video Recorders are standard in almost every home. We have replaced VCR's and sometimes DVD players with them. Much of our content we consume is digital and not on a disc or tape and in this tutorial I show you how I get footage off my DVR for educational purposes. Here is … [Read more...]