Video Production Tips

Learn video production tips and techniques for creating better videos for the web. Everything from pre-production to post-production and video editing: including information about the latest video cameras, video production techniques, video editing tips and more.

Share Your Opinions In The “Video Production Professionals” Survey

Share Your Opinions In The “Video Production Professionals” Survey

If you have experience with creating, editing, publishing or managing online video content at your organization, you have the opportunity to provide your feedback, opinions and experiences as part of the "Video Production Professionals" research study being conducted by Interactive Media Strategies, an online video ...

How Machinima Generates Content Through A Filmmaker & Directors Community

How Machinima Generates Content Through A Filmmaker & Directors Community

On my recent trip to Machinima headquarters, I got a chance to speak with CEO Allen DeBevoise. One of the things I was interested in talking with him about is how Machinima goes about generating their wide range of online video content. Turns out they ...

11 Tips For Planning A Green Screen Video Production

11 Tips For Planning A Green Screen Video Production

Previously, I wrote an article discussing the benefits of a green screen video production. However, once you have determined that green screen is the way to go - how do you plan for it? Well, do not underestimate the importance of Pre-Production when shooting green screen. It's easy ...

The Benefits of Using A Green Screen For Your Web Videos

The Benefits of Using A Green Screen For Your Web Videos

So, youʼve been awarded a contract to shoot a company video. Awesome. But now you need to find a location to film your video. Not so awesome. If your client is like most clients, their office or corporate boardroom probably provides a wide range of less-than-desirable options - ...

The Absolute Worst Business Videos Of 2011 - The Sucky Video Award Winners

The Absolute Worst Business Videos Of 2011   The Sucky Video Award Winners

In the spirit of good-natured ribbing and constructive criticism, we asked you to help us find the very worst business videos of 2011 for our first-ever Sucky Video Awards (The Suckies). And you responded with some fantastic examples of video marketing gone wrong. Our panel ...

How To Edit Jump Cuts - Reel Video Producer Tips #14

How To Edit Jump Cuts   Reel Video Producer Tips #14

Jump cuts are a popular transition in online videos. They allow the creator to quickly move from one part of the video to another by eliminating pauses, silence, and other elements that make the video feel like it's moving slowly. By using jump cuts, you ...

Film Riot's Ryan Connolly Weighs In On The Canon C300 Vs. RED Scarlet

Film Riots Ryan Connolly Weighs In On The Canon C300 Vs. RED Scarlet

It was only a matter of time before Film Riot's Ryan Connolly put in his two cents on the two newest competing cameras, the Canon C300 and RED Scarlet.  He was hesitant to do it, mainly because he hasn't had a chance to test-drive either ...

Canon C300 Vs RED Scarlet-X

Canon C300 Vs RED Scarlet X

A few nights ago, both Canon and RED announced cameras in the heart of filmmaking land, only 10 blocks apart from each other. Judging from the specs you could easily say that RED blows Canon right out of the water. 4k resolution at 1-25fps, 2k ...

Camtasia Studio 7 Video Editing & Screencasting Software Review

Camtasia Studio 7 Video Editing & Screencasting Software Review

Video is becoming such an important part of web content that we're seeing individuals and groups of all skill levels jumping into video creation and video marketing. So while Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro may be dominant video editing software choices for professionals, ...

5 Tips To Avoid A Video Production Disaster

5 Tips To Avoid A Video Production Disaster

Is it easy to get started with video production. It is, and it isn't. It's easy as ever to record a video these days, the challenging part is preparing for the technical challenges come along the way. This article shares five tips to help you start on the right foot.

How To Use Royalty Free Music Professionally On YouTube

How To Use Royalty Free Music Professionally On YouTube

Proper use of music and sound can make or break your video or film production. However, for those who use YouTube in a professional way, using the right type of music in your productions can make all the difference between a happy and a grumpy ...

7 Webcam Interview Tips For Better Online Video Marketing

7 Webcam Interview Tips For Better Online Video Marketing

Listen to my interview with Susan Bratton, CEO and co-founder of Personal Life Media and Host of the DishyMix Podcast, about her recommendations for what online video marketers can learn with doing "masterful interviews" using their own webcam.

Sound Effects, Freebies, And Film Terms - Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

Sound Effects, Freebies, And Film Terms   Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

One of the best aspects of Ryan Connolly's short film Losses is its sound, although when you hear the Film Riot host talk about it, you get the feeling he's not entirely happy with it.  Well, that's what professionalism costs you sometimes.  You can't be ...

Engaging The Community Around Your Videos - Reel Video Producer Tips #5

Engaging The Community Around Your Videos   Reel Video Producer Tips #5

In this week's Producer Tip we talk about capturing good audio for your videos, but we also talk about engaging with viewers in the comments section of your videos. Even if you get so many comments that it's impractical for respond to them all, at ...

How To Shoot A Fight Scene & Practical Muzzle Flash Effects--Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

How To Shoot A Fight Scene & Practical Muzzle Flash Effects  Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

Fighting should be an easy thing to capture on film, right?  You just get a couple of guys fake punch each other in the face and have them react like a real punch just connected, with heads flying in the opposite direction.  Well, it shouldn't ...