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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 Vin...

Teacher's Extra Credit - 10 Steps to Create Your Educational Channel on YouTube : The EDU Playbook

Teachers Extra Credit   10 Steps to Create Your Educational Channel on YouTube : The EDU Playbook

YouTube recently released a new playbook, the YouTube EDU Playbook Guide.  They are beginning to narrow down their playbooks into more specific areas.  The last one was for brands, and it was a sort of mini-Creator Playbook.  All playbooks are going to take pages from ...

Streaming Media West 2012, A Quick Guide and Planner - Help Us Decide What to Report On

Streaming Media West 2012, A Quick Guide and Planner   Help Us Decide What to Report On

I have done it! I have convinced Mark to unchain me from the desk and get me to an upcoming show. The show is, obviously, Streaming Media West 2012 which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in L.A. October 30-31. Oh, Halloween in ...

How to Appeal A Misidentified or Improperly Claimed Video: When YouTube Content ID Goes Rogue

How to Appeal A Misidentified or Improperly Claimed Video: When YouTube Content ID Goes Rogue

It seems like it takes YouTube eons before they address an issue that is near and dear to the hearts of creators.  We shout into an interminable vacuum and get no response, we don't think they care.  They are way too busy always changing the ...

How to Improve Video Storytelling with L-Cut Transitions [Reel Rebel #18]

How to Improve Video Storytelling with L Cut Transitions [Reel Rebel #18]

In this edition of the Reel Rebel Stephen helps to add another dimension to your video by explaining what a basic L-cut (also known as a split edit transition) is and how to apply it.  In some cases, like interview footage, simple cuts or jump cuts can ...

How Very Pink Sold Their Very Niche Ideas with YouTube

How Very Pink Sold Their Very Niche Ideas with YouTube

We recently got a chance to talk to Parker Severson and Stacy Perry of Very Pink. They make knitting instructional videos for YouTube, which leads viewers to their website, VeryPink.com, where interested viewers can go buy the patterns Stacy uses in the videos. The monetization ...

How-To Make How-To Videos: An Eager Audience Awaits Your Skills and Knowledge

How To Make How To Videos: An Eager Audience Awaits Your Skills and Knowledge

This may not be any surprise to those who work in the realm of video and the internet in general, but "how-to" is one of the most important and sought-after phrases in the world of search.  Awhile back, we talked to Touchstorm and KBS+P, media ...

Enterprise Video Conference to Coincide with Streaming Media West 2012

Enterprise Video Conference to Coincide with Streaming Media West 2012

Streaming Media events have been a mainstay in the ReelSEO realm for some time now because of the massive hoard of information that they pass on to everyone that attends. The information often proves educational, actionable and downright useful in so many ways that it's ...

How-To Use Simple Cut Transitions When Editing Video and Why You Should [Reel Rebel #12]

How To Use Simple Cut Transitions When Editing Video and Why You Should [Reel Rebel #12]

On today's Reel Rebel Stephen Schweickart of VScreen.com gives some simple video editing advice on one way (using a 'cut') to ensure your transitions don't make your video look like you are at amateur status or more closely resemble a Power Point Presentation then a ...

Kick-Start Your Video Traffic With AdWords for Video: The YouTube Advertiser Playbook - Part 7

Kick Start Your Video Traffic With AdWords for Video: The YouTube Advertiser Playbook   Part 7

The first few sections of the YouTube Advertiser Playbook play out like a mini-Creator Playbook.  In the section named, "Promoting Your Business," the Advertiser Playbook talks a great deal about AdWords for Video and getting your videos and ad campaign seen by inserting them into ...

How To Officially Link A Web Domain To Your YouTube Partner Channel

How To Officially Link A Web Domain To Your YouTube Partner Channel

Earlier this week on our weekly Reel Web video, Tim mentioned how YouTube's new Partner Product Bulletin announced the ability to link your website to your channel.  It said:  You now have the ability to officially link to a web domain to your Channel through ...

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