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...]

CABV #006 Mobile Video Must Haves Pt. 2

This is a continuation of my live mobile video presentation. In part 2, I cover apps, equipment, and share some best practices. Watch part 1 here. … [Read more...]

Mobile Video Comes to the Atlanta Press Club

I'm super pumped, because I'm collaborating with the Atlanta Press Club and presenting on mobile journalism. Join the Atlanta Press Club on Wednesday, May 7, as we learn to create professional-grade videos using a combination of traditional and new media. Content creators are definitely … [Read more...]

Web cam show down: Built-in in vs Logitech

We are a big fan of web cams and they are very useful. Webcams can be used for many types of videos such as: 1. Interviews 2. Vlogs 3. Google Hangouts/Skype 4. Behind the scenes I like to use a Logitech web cam instead of the built in version and in this tutorial I show you the … [Read more...]

CABV #005 Mobile Video Must Haves Pt. 1

Click here to subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher Mobile video production is coming of age thanks to high quality smartphone and tablet video, apps, and accessories. You've probably whipped out your device of choice at one time or another to capture a family event, a unusual moment, or at a … [Read more...]

CABV #004: Kris Simmons – Building a Super Profitable Video Business

Click here to subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher Kris Simmons knows corporate videos, and how to find clients that will pay big bucks. He's the founder of SixStrongMedia, an author, and he coaches producers and video business owners at KRE8Insights. Kris has been in the coaching and video … [Read more...]

CABV #003 Surviving the Dreaded Edit

Click here to subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher Editing is one of those things that you either love, hate, or tolerate. It sounds so exciting because it's the part of the production process that makes your video sizzle. You can really make magic, if you don't get so frustrated that you want to … [Read more...]

FREE Mac Editing Software

Wondershare is giving away unlimited free copies of its editing software for Mac valued at $49.00. The giveaway ends today (4/7), so don't wait. This is a basic editor that is good for recording webcam videos, and editing short clips together. … [Read more...]

How to Design a Cool Video Background (Set)

Have you ever looked at a video and something just wasn't right about it? Maybe the background was cluttered or there was an object on screen that was distracting, or maybe the setting just didn't match the subject matter. Whoever created the video didn't give any thought to the set or … [Read more...]

CABV #002 Video Novice to YouTube Star – Mark Watson Interview

Click here to subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher How do you take your passion or hobby and build a video business around it? How do you make creative videos that simply review products and attract thousands of viewers? That's what we asked Mark Watson, AKA Soldier Knows Best in this, "Cook … [Read more...]

Free Video Editing Program Software Giveaway [Wondershare]

Has this ever happened to you? You have a great idea about a visual story that you want to tell. You take the time to shoot some video, maybe you sprinkle in a dash of an interview of two, but then for some reason, you don't do anything else. The raw footage just sits there on your drive taking up … [Read more...]

CABV #001: Amani and Chip Podcast Introduction

Click here to subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher We've been talking about creating a podcast for over a year, and we are pleased to announce that our new show called, "Cook a Better Video," is now available for your listening pleasure. Each episode will cover a different video production topic, … [Read more...]