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

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...]

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

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 016-Shoot better family vacation videos

Close your eyes and think back to your fondest memories growing up. What do you remember? The days that I miss the most are summers. Not that I don't enjoy  the summer now, it's just that back then, summers meant freedom, and endless days of nothingness. The warm weather, and days with … [Read more...]

CABV #015 Good Mics – Great Audio for Video

Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher Do you know what's worse than bad video? Bad audio. To create an effective video, you must be seen and heard. This has probably happened to you. You come across what appears to be an excellent video that you really want to watch… but it has terrible audio … [Read more...]

CABV #014 Three Ways to Create Awesome Vlogs

Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher  Are you trying to figure out the key to becoming a successful vlogger? It takes having a niche or area of expertise, consistency, and a production plan. I started vlogging in the early days of YouTube, way back in 2006, and never looked back. Now, I … [Read more...]

CABV #013 How I became a video producer

Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher  I didn't always produce videos for clients. My journey started in broadcast news as news reporter in Tampa Florida where I learned the art and science of storytelling. But one day, my cameraman said something that soon after, had us producing corporate … [Read more...]

CABV #012 Matthew Peters – Expert Video Empire

Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher Helpful, insightful, and a video stud. Those are a few words that describe Matthew Peters. Oh, and he knows his stuff when it comes to marketing too. I first discovered Matthew on YouTube. He has an extremely popular iPhone video, but he'll tell you that if you … [Read more...]

CABV #011 7 Tips for Succesful Wedding Videography

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 #010 Novice Makes Videos Like a Pro

Some people are naturally talented when it comes to certain skills. They seem to effortlessly master what they're trying to do, even if they don't have much experience with the task at hand. Yoga instructor Kari Doiron seems to be one of those individuals. She's a natural foodie and a Web … [Read more...]

CABV #009 Kes Akalaonu aka NLE Ninja

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...]

CABV #008 Professional Voice Overs with Heather Costa

Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher If you've ever recorded your voice and played it back, the first thing you probably thought was, "That's not how I sound." I was around  seven when I heard my voice for the first time. Even at that young age, I remember disliking how I sounded. But after working … [Read more...]

CABV #007 Amani: The Super Video Geek

What do you get when you mix a little urban grime with a news fiend? You get Amani Channel. I'm California raised. University of Florida taught, and I cut my media teeth in Florida's largest TV market, Tampa, Florida. It wasn't easy, and certainly wasn't always fun, but I wouldn't have it any … [Read more...]