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 convert 5D/7D footage to NTSC SD

There are times when you have to convert your lovely HD DSLR footage to NTSC Standard Definition specifications. In this tutorial I show you how to do this using MPEG Streamclip and Final Cut Pro 7. … [Read more...]

Affordable green screen – Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5

A few people have asked us specific questions about the green screen or chroma key effect. You see the chroma key effect frequently in film, TV, and video. You are essentially removing a certain hue or color (chroma) from one image, and you're replacing it with a background image … [Read more...]

How to Green Screen/Chroma Key in FCP X

Chroma key compositing (or chroma keying) is a technique for compositing (layering) two images together. A color range in the top layer is made transparent, revealing another image behind. The chroma keying technique is commonly used in video production and post-production. In this tutorial, I will … [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...]

Interview: Lessons from Internet TV producer @JustinKownacki Pt. 1

How do you create two sitcoms, produce the episodes on a shoe stringbudget, keep your talent happy, write, shoot, and edit, and keep your sanity? If you have no idea, then you should probably talk to Justin Kownacki. Kownacki rose to Internet fame when he started the show, "Something to be … [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...]

Getting Started with SMART Notebook software (live annotations)

[wlm_loginform] [Members only video] There are times when you really need to get a point across to your class or audience and you don't want to use a laser pointer or point to the screen.  I created a brief tutorial using SMART Notebook software to show you how to add annotations while giving … [Read more...] to end free service

I'm a big fan of mobile video production and have been experimenting and using apps ever since I got my iPhone 3Gs a couple of years ago. There are plenty of options out there as far as apps go, but one of my favorite sites is I have more than 350 videos archived on the site and enjoy … [Read more...]

NBC network photojournalist: Jim Long Interview Pt. 2

Watch part 2 of our full interview with NBC network news photographer Jim Long. … [Read more...]

Preview: Jim Long (@newmediajim) interview Pt. 2

If you enjoyed the first half of our 20-minute interview with Jim Long, then you'll love this second half of our conversation. This interview is available for Member's only, so if you haven't done so, register for free, or login to watch it now. [wlm_loginform] Long, is a Washington, … [Read more...]

Web Video Chefs featured on

We launched Web Video Chefs in February, 2011 not really knowing what to expect as far as interest in our video production tutorials. With every new idea or venture, there are potential risks, doubt, if not good old fear that can prevent one from making a leap of faith. Sure, both Chip and I … [Read more...]