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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 …

8 Best Practices to Optimize Video Landing Pages for Search

8 Best Practices to Optimize Video Landing Pages for Search

Last month, I participated in a webinar for Liveclicker all about optimizing e-commerce video for search. I presented on both optimizing video landing pages (onsite) for search as well as SEO for YouTube.  In reality, these best practices are applicable to any video strategy and not specific to e-commerce …

How to Properly Link to Your YouTube Channel for Maximium SEO Link Equity [Creator's Tip #43]

How to Properly Link to Your YouTube Channel for Maximium SEO Link Equity [Creators Tip #43]

This week on Creator's Tips we're going to be talking about the best way to share and link to your Youtube channel's URL in a way that may boost search rankings for both your YouTube channel and its videos. A Quick Boost This trick/best practice …

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 …

How to Leverage YouTube Statistics Tracking Tools: Interview with Socialblade [Creator's Tip #42]

How to Leverage YouTube Statistics Tracking Tools: Interview with Socialblade [Creators Tip #42]

For this week's Creator's Tip we're going to be taking a look at how third-party statistics tracking & measurement tools for YouTube can help you improve your content and marketing strategies. We interviewed Jason Urgo, who runs socialblade.com, a free tool for tracking YouTube stats. Jason offers …

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 …

Making Your Online Video Pop – My Top Tips for Web Series

Making Your Online Video Pop   My Top Tips for Web Series

I write a lot about research and trends and some technical aspects of online video. I hardly ever, really, get to talk about the content of the video that I watch and why I watch it. So I've compiled a list of things I think …

Jakatak69, Cooking With Jack, is YouTube’s On The Rise Winner for May: Here’s Why

Jakatak69, Cooking With Jack, is YouTubes On The Rise Winner for May: Heres Why

Could there be anything more popular on YouTube than how-to videos, especially cooking?  YouTube's On The Rise winner for May is Jakatak69, and his Cooking With Jack channel features over 200 videos and over 7 million views with nearly 30,000 subscribers.  So it looks like …

How-to Tips for Using Video Content to Improve Your Company’s Blog [Creator's Tip #41]

We posted just the other day an article about why businesses should be doing video blogging. Today, on this week on Creator's Tip episode, we're going to be discussing tips for how to get started using video to improve your blog, with help from Nathan …

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 …

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