How to organize and sort projects in Final Cut Pro X

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In any editing workflow organization is critical. In this tutorial, I show you how to organize and sort your projects using Final Cut Pro X. … [Read more...]

How to create a lower third graphic – Premiere Pro

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Lower third graphics are a staple in TV news. Also called a "super" because the graphic is superimposed on the video, graphics that are used to title or identify a speaker are usually placed at the bottom of the frame or "lower third." You can easily create lower third titles in most nonlinear … [Read more...]

A How to Guide for the New Facebook Cover Photos

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Facebook introduced a major change for business pages that gives you more control over the look and feel of your company's page. The new page layout helps you interact more easily with your Facebook fans, enabling enhanced graphics, the capability to feature posts, and private messages with … [Read more...]

Digital media and branding for journalists

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    I first of all want to thank the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists for inviting me to present at its, "Multimedia Branding and  Digital Journalism Training," on March 3, 2012. I had short notice, and had to give my presentation virtually, but it was great. Thank … [Read more...]

iPhone Reporting – A lesson from Neal Augenstein

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Your iPhone is a newsgathering machine! WTOP radio reporter Neal Augenstein knows all about it. He uses his smartphone for all of his assignments. Augenstein uses his iPhone to record sound. He edits with the application, VC Audio Pro, and once he's done, he simply e-mails his report to the … [Read more...]

Getting Started with Final Cut Pro 7

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Apple's Final Cut Pro nonlinear editing program has become an industry standard over the years. Though the latest version, FCPX has been controversial especially among the pro editing community, it has fans like my partner Chip. That being said, we still get asked questions about FCP7. Now, … [Read more...]

Amani Channel – How to use videos for PR

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This presentation is protected for Member's Only. [wlm_loginform] How do you get your story covered by a broadcast news station or blog? Video is a good way to build relationships, and reach out to reporters and writers. But how do you do it? Should you produce a Video News Release or just … [Read more...]

How to edit video with Keynote slides

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I had the chance to speak at a conference about using video for public relations recently, and I recorded it (with the help of a friend). I'll be sharing the presentation once I'm done adding the Keynote slides to the video. If you ever present or speak publicly it's always a good idea to … [Read more...]

How to watermark your video

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Whenever you watch a television show you will see the networks logo or "bug" in a corner of the screen. This is for station identification, but it is also done so people would not steal their content. We all know a logo is not a deterrent from a thief but having your logo on your video is always a … [Read more...]

How to start shooting better videos

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How long have you been shooting video? Are you struggling with your shot composition and framing? One of the common problems amateurs have is holding the camera still. Amateur video will often pan and zoom endlessly. If you take your time and think about your shot before you start rolling, you'll … [Read more...]

How to format your video for iBooks

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Apple recently released iBooks Author, a free software to allow you to self-publish books to the iBooks store for viewing on the Apple iPad.  In this tutorial I show you how to format your video for Apple iBooks using Apple's Quicktime X which is a built in feature of Apple's Snow Leopard or Lion … [Read more...]

Call me professor Channel

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I believe that teaching is my calling and it's certainly a passion of mine, which is why I'm thankful to have this platform to share my video production experiences with you. My mother's side of the family is full of teachers including my grandmother and aunt, and I've had the opportunity to … [Read more...]