Reel Rebel

The Three Point Lighting Technique - Add Dimension to Your Videos [Reel Rebel #11]

The Three Point Lighting Technique   Add Dimension to Your Videos [Reel Rebel #11]

On today’s Reel Rebel video production tip, Stephen Schweickart discusses the importance of good lighting for video and gives a brief overview of one tried and true lighting technique called "three point lighting".  Using a good lighting set-up will help you make your online videos graduate from looking ...

Fixed Focal Length (Prime) Lenses & How to Choose the Right Lens for DSLR Video [Reel Rebel #10]

Fixed Focal Length (Prime) Lenses & How to Choose the Right Lens for DSLR Video [Reel Rebel #10]

Today on Reel Rebel, Stephen Schweickart talks about finding the right lens with a fixed focal length and the folly of trying to use a built-in lens with a so-called 700x zoom.  So if you're finally ready to get yourself a DSLR, it's time to ...

Using a Shotgun Mic - Types of Microphones for Video: Part 1 [Reel Rebel #9]

Using a Shotgun Mic   Types of Microphones for Video: Part 1 [Reel Rebel #9]

Most often when you’re making your video, you’re going to be gathering audio to go along with it.  Audio is an important part of your final product, and it’s very easy to mess it up.  Today on Reel Rebel, Stephen Schweickart begins his 2-part review ...

Movie Slate App Review: An Organization Tool for Video Production Pros [Reel Rebel #8]

Movie Slate App Review: An Organization Tool for Video Production Pros [Reel Rebel #8]

For this week's Reel Rebel video production, Stephen Schweickart gives an overview of a great mobile app for Apple iOS devices called Movie Slate.  Essentially, Movie Slate acts as a digital slate and video production organization tool for videographers and filmmakers. It features a digital clapper board ...

Understanding Depth of Field and How to Create a Professonal Film Look for Your Videos [Reel Rebel #7]

Understanding Depth of Field and How to Create a Professonal Film Look for Your Videos [Reel Rebel #7]

In today's Reel Rebel video production tip, Stephen Schweickart gives an overview of a depth of field, which is ultimately determines your focus area. Understanding and controlling the depth of field can be one of the most valuable tools to create more interesting, creative, and professional looking shots that appear to ...

Zoom H4N Review: How to Get Better Audio for DSLR Video [Reel Rebel #6]

Zoom H4N Review: How to Get Better Audio for DSLR Video [Reel Rebel #6]

If you're using a DSLR for capturing video, or if you like to separately record audio tracks for your video, you will definitely want to consider a portable digital audio recorder. In this week's Reel Rebel, we'll be reviewing the Zoom H4.  The Zoom H4 is likely the most ...

Storyboarding Tips: How to Plan & Visualize Your Next Video [Reel Rebel #5]

Storyboarding Tips: How to Plan & Visualize Your Next Video [Reel Rebel #5]

I want you to think of one of the best videos you've ever seen. It could be a full-length movie, an episode of a TV series, or even a commercial. Now, once you have one I want you to try to remember what the background ...

Learn How and When to Use Your Camera's Zoom for Video - [Reel Rebel #4]

Learn How and When to Use Your Cameras Zoom for Video   [Reel Rebel #4]

On this week's Reel Rebel, Stephen talks about the basics for using your camera's zoom for shooting video - When it's appropriate to use zooming, tips for how best to use it, understanding the two types of zooms available on cameras (optical zoom vs. digital zoom), and ...

The Basic Types of Interchangeable Lenses for Shooting Video [Reel Rebel #3]

The Basic Types of Interchangeable Lenses for Shooting Video [Reel Rebel #3]

On this week's "Reel Rebel", Stephen Schweickart of VScreen, gives us a quick rundown about the importance of, and basic differences between the various types of lenses you can use if you're knowledgeable enough to shoot video with a DSLR camera, or other video camera that ...

Viddy Review: Produce Micro-Videos with this Instagram-Like Mobile Video App [Reel Rebel #2]

Viddy Review: Produce Micro Videos with this Instagram Like Mobile Video App [Reel Rebel #2]

We recently highlighted some recent research about how mobile video apps are helping to fuel the increase of mobile video publishing and mobile video consumption. In today's Reel Rebel episode, Stephen walks through a quick look at Viddy, one of the leading mobile video apps for recording, ...