How to start producing better videos

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...]

How to make an amazing family video using a time lapse

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...]

How to record a video interview with Skype – Ecamm 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...]

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

[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...]

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...]

How to shoot under water HD video

When I spoke at BlogWorld '10 in Las Vegas, I was pleasantly surprised when Kodak gave out cameras to the speakers who presented about video production. My presentation happened to be about mobile video production, so I was given the option to get the Kodak PlaySport, or the Kodak TouchPlay. … [Read more...]

How to turn your computer into a Teleprompter

There will probably come a time when you or a client will need to rely on a Teleprompter during a video project. A Teleprompter is a great tool and everyone from President Obama, to news anchors, and public speakers who utilize various styles of the device. A professional prompter will cost a … [Read more...]

Intro to Web Video: Video Camp Atlanta Presentation

Web Video Chefs recently sponsored a video boot camp in Atlanta - Video Camp Atlanta. It was a great event, and brought together some of the leading social video producers in the region. Both Chip Dizard, and I (Amani Channel) participated. Dizard gave editing, and compression demonstrations, … [Read more...]

How to convert a DVD into a media file

So, you have a bunch of videos on a DVD and you want to upload them to the Internet, but it's just not working. It's because a DVD file is different from video files like .wmv, .avi, .mov and .mpeg4. I've often had people ask me how to convert a DVD to a media file that you can upload. There … [Read more...]

Kodak Zi8: Lighting and good audio

Check out this set up for lighting and capturing good audio with the Kodak Zi8 pocket camera. I use a Home Depot halogen light, and a lavalier mic with a fluid head tripod. … [Read more...]