The Web Video Chefs Survey

Click here to fill out our survey. Amani and I spend a lot of time thinking about and crafting content and tutorials. Big things are on the way at Web Video Chefs; we're working on some updates to the blog and Learning Center, and you'll be seeing more updates (and better ways to keep track of … [Read more...]

Video Chef Success Story: Hardbody Outdoor Fitness

For small business owners and entrepreneurs video can be a powerful tool. From promo videos, to content marketing vieos, or simple vlogs, the kind of content that can be produced is numerous. There's never been a better time to produce DIY videos because the production tools are more affordable … [Read more...]

How to Share a Private Video

There will come a time when you may not want the world to see a video that you've produced on a site like YouTube. Maybe it's just a draft, maybe you only want to share it with a few people, or maybe the video is for a client and you just want their feedback. It's a situation that one of our … [Read more...]

RØDE Video Mic Go Review

  If you own a DSLR you are looking for an audio solution. If you are a frequent reader of WebVideo Chefs we are a big fan of RØDE microphones. We use them on all of our productions and tutorials.  In the video below I compare  three microphones: RØDE NTG-2 RØDE Video Mic Pro RØDE Vide … [Read more...]

Sony XDCAM Log and Transfer Final Cut X

Sony XDCAM is a popular brand of cameras for videographers. If you have been editing for a while it is quite possible that you will run into someone that has shot footage with this camera. Below are a series of tutorials that will help you import footage and get started editing quickly with … [Read more...]

How to livestream with an iPhone

#AskWVC (This is a response to a question about iPhone livestreaming) Update 2/1/14 The Atlanta snowstorm which kept my family snowed in for days provided more than a few opportunities for me to share sights and sounds of the mess with my mobile phone. I used a few apps including Spark … [Read more...]

Learn How to Make iPhone and Mobile Videos

If you're not making videos, you're probably missing out on an opportunity to connect with your audience, and an iPhone or your mobile device makes it easier than ever to create great videos. You've probably have shot a video at one time or another, but making a video that tells a story, connects … [Read more...]

Why I Hired a Web Video Chefs Student

How do you go from novice to paid video professional? You need to be a student of the craft, build relationships, and work with other professionals. You have to learn the art and science of video production, and you probably will have to start from the bottom. It's called paying your … [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

It's hard to believe that 2014 is here. What happened? A lot. We redesigned the site, started a G+ Community, Chip and I presented together at the National Association of Black Journalists conference, I wrote a guide on mobile video, we launched a Learning Center, and it's not going to … [Read more...]

Start Screen Recording with ScreenFlow 4

It's easier than ever to record your computer's on screen movements (also known as a screencast or screen recording). Screencasts are a great way to create training videos, tutorials, or even record webinars and content on the web. There are free applications like QuickTime X and Jing. I found … [Read more...]

How to get proper focus with your camera

Focus is everything in video. Recently, some students came back from a video shoot and showed me the footage and it was useless because it was out of focus. In larger budget productions they hire focus pullers or called 1st AC.  Most of the time I film myself, even when I get some help from my … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays!

Have a wonderful holiday! We've enjoyed sharing our video recipes with you in 2013, and hope that you enjoy time with your family and friends as we approach the New Year. As a gift to you, please use this link to access Video Hacks Volume 1 for free until January 1, 2014. Feel free to share … [Read more...]