Don’t shoot sucky mobile video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9esoaaBNWY Watch 3 Mobile Video Shooting Sins on YouTube One thing that really irks me about mobile video is that most people don't know how to hold their phones when shooting video. I see it at concerts, family events, and other special moments. You've … [Read more...]

How to Make a Great Video Blog (Vlog)

Have you thought about making a video blog to build your online presence? A vlog is a great way to build relationships with the power of video, and you don't need to invest in costly equipment to get started. I use my computer's built in webcam, and if you really want to get jazzy, you can get an HD … [Read more...]

iPhone Photography Techniques: Using a Tripod for Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjxhdvhHFjg Watch on YouTube: Photography Techniques: Using a Tripod for Video The secret behind shooting great iPhone (or any) video starts by using sound photography techniques which include: using a tripod, shot composition, lighting, exposure, and … [Read more...]

How to get videos off a DVR

Today DVR's or Digital Video Recorders are standard in almost every home. We have replaced VCR's and sometimes DVD players with them. Much of our content we consume is digital and not on a disc or tape and in this tutorial I show you how I get footage off my DVR for educational purposes. Here is … [Read more...]

RØDE smartLav Review

Innovation and iOS are words that are often seen together, but now add RØDE to this list with the release of smartLav. It’s a lapel microphone that makes it easy to record to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via the headphone jack. The smartLav can be used in many productions like weddings, … [Read more...]

Tips for creating a video background or set

Far too many vloggers fail to design a background or set that reflects their brand or the subject of their video content. The set is important because it will give your videos a professional look when done right, and it will add a consistent look to your videos. Here are some basic tips: 1. … [Read more...]

How to convert VHS Tapes in iMovie

Sooner or later someone will ask you to convert  old footage from a VHS tape to a DVD or Hard Drive.  In this tutorial I will show you the steps and equipment needed to accomplish this task. Equipment need: VCR (of course) but make sure the heads are clean and that it has RCA outputs. A … [Read more...]

How to create a lower third graphic – Premiere Pro

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...]

How to rotate video 90 degrees (iMovie ’11)

Have you ever tried to watch a cell phone video or video shot on a mobile device and you have to turn your head to see it? Or maybe you've shot video with your mobile device, but the aspect ratio doesn't seem right. This happens most often to iPhone users who don't hold the phone horizontally … [Read more...]

How to start producing better videos

This free 20-minute video production intro class is courtesy Digital Atlanta. I had a great opportunity to conduct a video seminar at Digital Atlanta which is a week long social media/digital un-conference. Though you'll find many social media "experts" talk about the power and benefits of … [Read more...]

How to make a transparent watermark for your videos

If you saw our Mark Watson AKA SoldierKnowsBest interview, you probably noticed the watermark Web Video Chefs logo that was added to the upper left corner of the video. That is something I've been trying to do lately, and it's what online video marketer Gideon Shalwick recommends to help drive … [Read more...]

How to hold your iPhone when shooting video

When I got my iPhone 3Gs, I didn't know how to hold it while shooting video. At first, I held it vertically, the same way as when making a phone call. I soon realized that that wasn't the RIGHT way to hold the phone/camera. Do you shoot video with your iPhone? If you own a 3Gs or a 4G, there … [Read more...]