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Best Budget DSLR for Video? Canon EOS Rebel T4i (650D) DSLR Product Review [Reel Rebel #22]

Best Budget DSLR for Video? Canon EOS Rebel T4i (650D) DSLR Product Review [Reel Rebel #22]

For this episode of Reel Rebel, Stephen Schweickart provides a brief video product review of the new Canon Rebel T4i digital SLR (DSLR) camera, also known internationally as the Canon EOS 650D.  With the improvements Canon has made from previous models like the Rebel T3i, …

How to Strengthen Your Online Video Brand with the Primal Code [Creator's Tip #58]

How to Strengthen Your Online Video Brand with the Primal Code [Creators Tip #58]

In this week’s Creator’s Tip we again speak with Patrick Hanlon author of "Primal Branding: Create Zealots for Your Brand, Your Company, and Your Future." After reading his book, I started applying the seven aspects of the Primal Code to my personal vlog channel and started seeing …

How to Shoot Video with a Pure White Screen Background [Reel Rebel #21]

How to Shoot Video with a Pure White Screen Background [Reel Rebel #21]

If you've been watching our weekly video tips series, you've probably noticed that we often choose to shoot against a solid white screen background.  Shooting against a solid black or white background is a popular choice for web videos as it helps create an intimate …

How To Add Quizzes and Polls to Your YouTube Videos, Make Money on Vimeo, and More… [Reel Web #58]

How To Add Quizzes and Polls to Your YouTube Videos, Make Money on Vimeo, and More… [Reel Web #58]

This week on the Reel Web we offer a tutorial on how to use YouTube's new beta labs feature that lets you poll your audience with interactive survey questions served via YouTube annotations.  We also discuss some online video news items from the past week …

Tips and Opportunities for B2B Marketers with YouTube: Insights from Cisco & ReelSEO

Tips and Opportunities for B2B Marketers with YouTube: Insights from Cisco & ReelSEO

Most of us who work in the digital space know that YouTube isn't just cat videos and horrible pop songs that make it big.  It's also a business tool, and there's nothing quite like video to show to a potential client what kind of work …

How to Turn Viewers into Brand Advocates Through the Art of Primal Branding [Creator's Tip #57]

How to Turn Viewers into Brand Advocates Through the Art of Primal Branding [Creators Tip #57]

This week on the Creator’s Tip, Patrick Hanlon from Thinktopia talks to us about his book Primal Branding.  We’ll cover the seven aspects of the primal code briefly and why you should incorporate it into your video marketing activities to help your viewers better identify …

Why Pre-Production Planning is a Must for a Successful Video Shoot [Reel Rebel #20]

Why Pre Production Planning is a Must for a Successful Video Shoot [Reel Rebel #20]

Just like any project you take on, having a good plan of action prior to actually starting is a good idea.  This week on the Reel Rebel, Stephen Schweickart briefly covers just a few reasons why pre-production planning and creating checklists is so important to ensure …

The Mekanics of Storytelling for Branded Social Video Ad Campaigns: Interview with Mekanism

The Mekanics of Storytelling for Branded Social Video Ad Campaigns: Interview with Mekanism

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Brendan Gahan, Director of Social Media at Mekanism, a digital ad agency that works with brands to tell stories with their video ad campaigns.  The mission to convert brands to a storytelling kind of marketing, rather than …

How to Become a Successful YouTube Vlogger: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid [Creator's Tip #56]

How to Become a Successful YouTube Vlogger: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid [Creators Tip #56]

Vlogging has become a fairly saturated niche on YouTube and it can be quite difficult these days to stand out from the crowd and build a loyal audience as a YouTube Vlogger. Whether you are thinking about starting a vlog on YouTube or already have, there are …

Frame Your Shots the Easy Way with SL Director’s Digital Viewfinder App [Reel Rebel #19]

Frame Your Shots the Easy Way with SL Directors Digital Viewfinder App [Reel Rebel #19]

For this week's Reel Rebel video production tip, in an effort to dispel the myth that holding your hands in an L-shape for a shot makes you look like a professional filmmaker, we discuss and review the merits of the SL Director's Viewfinder app.  This …

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