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What it Takes to Create a Video Ad on an iPhone 5S

What it Takes to Create a Video Ad on an iPhone 5S

You may have seen the new video ad/documentary from Bentley, shot entirely on an iPhone 5S, and edited using iPad Air, and Movie app. Although those Apple devices were used, the ad was produced by a professional film crew, and so of course they had access to other equipment, but what exactly did they use?

Can A Mobile Phone Shoot Business Videos? [ReelRebel #42]

Can A Mobile Phone Shoot Business Videos? [ReelRebel #42]

Using the camera in your phone to shoot a business video can be an attractive thing for people looking to create video on the cheap. Unfortunately, with these types of cameras, the limitations are such that there are very few instances when it makes sense to use them.

Vimeo’s 10 Tips on Your First DIY Video Interview

Vimeos 10 Tips on Your First DIY Video Interview

Vimeo’s Video School once again has a wealth of information for those who would like to make their videos pop. This particular video goes over the DIY interview. And while you’ve probably heard of a few of these tips, it’s always good to have reminders.

How to Plan for Your Shoot: Storytelling the Stillmotion Way, Part 3

How to Plan for Your Shoot: Storytelling the Stillmotion Way, Part 3

Part 3 of the Stillmotion’s series on Vimeo’s Video School talks about all the preparation you need to put into a shoot before you actually go out there: storyboarding, shot lists, preparing the essential gear, and of course, keeping it simple when it calls for it.

Cool Camera Trick – Create 360º Rotation Shots Using Google Maps’ Street View

Cool Camera Trick   Create 360º Rotation Shots Using Google Maps Street View

Vimeo always has great tips and tricks for those who don’t have a huge budget and recently, they showed how it’s possible to create a 360º rotation shot using Google Maps and Street View, courtesy of Candy Glass Productions, who used the CN Tower in Toronto as their frame of reference. This is a really neat trick.

10 Lessons I Learned on My First Major Video Production

10 Lessons I Learned on My First Major Video Production

Recently, we put the wraps on post production on my Not So Super pilot episode. I thought, since this was my first major video production, I would share what I learned while shooting it. This won't be of interest to those of you who have …

Basic Advice for Choosing the Best Budget Video Camera

Basic Advice for Choosing the Best Budget Video Camera

If you're shopping for gear to make videos during the sales events this season, you're likely going to be attracted to low cost, budget video gear. Cost is important, and I encourage everyone to make their videos in the most cost-effective way possible, but it's important to know the limitations of the gear …

Tutorial: How to Create the Old Film Look Effect for Video [ReelRebel #31]

Tutorial: How to Create the Old Film Look Effect for Video [ReelRebel #31]

When you are editing, you’re usually told to use effects sparingly since a little usually goes along way and you don’t want to overdo it.  Sometimes, however, you want a look that is not quite as subtle.  If this is the case, one option might …

Rhino Slider Review – Affordable DSLR Camera Slider for Cinematic Video [Reel Rebel #32]

Rhino Slider Review   Affordable DSLR Camera Slider for Cinematic Video [Reel Rebel #32]

On this week's Reel Rebel episode we share another common filmmaking technique that's often used by professionals to capture smooth, cinematic looking shots – through the use of a camera slider.  Professional camera slider systems can be quite pricey and until recently, affordable systems were …

How to Become a Successful, New Media Rockstar [Creator's Tip #60]

How to Become a Successful, New Media Rockstar [Creators Tip #60]

This week we had the opportunity to speak with Benny Luo, CEO and co-founder of the website, NewMediaRockstars. The site follows all things new media entertainment related and includes great interviews by popular and up-and-coming YouTube personalities.  In this Creator's Tip video, Benny shares with us …

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