how-to

A how-to is an informal, often short, description of how to accomplish some specific task. A how-to is usually meant to help non-experts, may leave out details that are only important to experts, and may also be greatly simplified from an overall discussion of the topic. One of the earliest how-to books was published in 1569 by Thomas Wight and entitled, A booke of the arte and maner, how to plant and graffe all sortes of trees: With divers other new practise, by one of the Abbey of Saint Vincent in Fraunce by Leonard Mascall.
In the modern era how-tos can range from brief directions to aid in performing a task one is unfamiliar with to full-length books, generally intended to assist or inspire life-changing methods and attitudes. They occur in the “self-help” genre, business books, and the hobby industry.
Perhaps the best known full-length book in the genre is How to Win Friends and Influence People, written by Dale Carnegie in 1936.
A similar concept is the [topic] For Dummies…

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More People Are Turning to YouTube for Tax Advice Than Ever

Searches for “how-to” tax videos on YouTube have risen sharply over the past three years - up 254% since 2011. This is a huge opportunity for brands to chime in with helpful answers through video content, driving consideration and brand love.
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How & When to Use Real-Time Videos for Your Company

Real time videos are a great medium for your corporate message, whether that's brand communication, employee training or product demos. We show you some examples of the ways in which your company can utilize real time video.
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7 Camera Settings to Double Check Before Shooting Video

As a filmmaker, attention to detail is critical so you can stay on top of everything in front of, and behind, the camera. Follow our 7 point checklist and get it right first time so you not only create great footage but you spend a whole lot less time in post-production.
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How-to Key Green Screen Footage with Adobe After Effects

Adding background footage in post-production can turn a good video into an amazing one and in this week's ReelRebel tutorial we show you an advanced editing technique that will really help you get more creative with your videos. Tune in to find out how to make the most of your video content.
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The Top Video Marketing Mistakes (and Solutions)

As web video grows more popular and the tools for creating and uploading it become more accessible, plenty of professionals want in on the action—but they don't always know the best way to do it. See the most common mistakes the budding video marketer can make, and how to avoid making them.

How Brands Market Video on YouTube: Interview with Google's Suzie Reider

We talked to Google/YouTube's Suzie Reider, Director of Media Solutions, also our keynote speaker at the ReelSEO Marketing Summit this Friday. What exactly do brands need to keep in mind when creating content for YouTube? Suzie's got some stats, tips, and top-notch info for us to consider.
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Stabilize Shaky Footage with Adobe Premiere

So you have some footage that has just a little more shake than you'd like. Fortunately for you, you have some options in post-production through Adobe Premiere's Warp Stabilizer feature. Just remember, fix that before you get to this point next time.
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7 Tips for Marketing to Women on YouTube [Creator's Tip #95]

Marketing a YouTube channel to women can be hard...especially for us guys. But luckily, there's a network called Kin Community out there who knows all the tips to get women watching your show, if that's the demographic you're aiming for.
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8 Ways to Use User-Generated Video for Marketing [Infographic]

User generated video is gaining more and more ground in today’s marketing landscape. But what can YOU do with user generated video? Here are 8 ways to get you going, but first off all we take a look at the rise of “UGV”.
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Hate the New YouTube Design? Here's Catharsis

HowToBasic has a very entertaining, and very cathartic, way to return to the old YouTube design. Hate the new design? Just watch this video and be amazed at what you can do to defeat the new YouTube One Channel. You'll probably have to watch it more than once to get the concept.
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6 Types of Video Marketing and How They Work [Creator's Tip #92}

There are six types of video marketing that a business can use when attracting interest in a product. Which one works best for you? Do all of them work best for you? Are you that kind of video junkie? Read on, and discover a marketing strategy that works.
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How to License Music for Your Videos

You want to use a copyrighted song in your video. When do you need permission to use a song? How do you go about doing getting a license to use it? Luckily, there is a process you can go through and it doesn't have to be painful.
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YouTube Announces Creator Academy to Help Guide Your Channel

YouTube Creator Academy starts up on June 3-June 16 with a course called "Maximize Your Channel." The free online course is open for registration all the way through to June 16. The course is designed to maximize the features of YouTube's One Channel design.