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.

5 Reasons The Latest Michele Bachmann Political YouTube Video Sucks!

5 Reasons The Latest Michele Bachmann Political YouTube Video Sucks!

If you've followed the current Republican Presidential Candidate Debate, Michele Bachmann is still hammering away at Rick Perry's mandated HPV vaccinations with a new video released yesterday on her YouTube channel. Here are 5 reasons of what's wrong with "teambachmann”'s attempt to be current with ...

A Review of "Losses" - An Independent Short Film by Film Riot's Ryan Connolly

A Review of Losses   An Independent Short Film by Film Riots Ryan Connolly

Film Riot host Ryan Connolly got to test drive one of Hollywood's newest toys, the RED Epic camera, and played around with it for a couple of episodes.  But then, Connolly had to face stupid reality again when the time came for him to give ...

Homemade Video Special Effects & Filming A High-Speed Car Chase: Film Riot Video Tutorials

Homemade Video Special Effects & Filming A High Speed Car Chase: Film Riot Video Tutorials

Your house is a veritable tool shed of special effects. These are special effects you can do in-camera, rather than trying to figure it out in After Effects. In Episode 127 of Film Riot, host Ryan Connolly shows you several things you can do with ...

How To Make An Infinite White Background For Your Videos - [Creator's Tip #3]

How To Make An Infinite White Background For Your Videos   [Creators Tip #3]

Every week we aim to provide a producer tip for video producers, a short and simple lesson that we hope you find useful in your own video creation efforts. For this week's producer tip we're going to go behind the scenes of The Reel Web ...

Changing The Sky With After Effects - Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

Changing The Sky With After Effects   Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

Do you wish you could get just the right sky for your scene, but the blasted sky just won't cooperate? Fret not, Ryan Connolly, his brother Josh, and Episode 126 of Film Riot is here to help. Obviously, when shooting outside, you can't predict a ...

Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere CS5.5? Ryan Connolly of Film Riot Breaks It Down

Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere CS5.5?  Ryan Connolly of Film Riot Breaks It Down

Back in June, Film Riot's Ryan Connolly reviewed Apple's Final Cut Pro X (Episode 107) and was not too complimentary. Final Cut Pro has been industry standard for awhile, but the new version leaves a lot to be desired. Mainly, the big problem is that ...

Video Location Scouting & Underwater Filming - Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

Video Location Scouting & Underwater Filming   Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

Film Riot host Ryan Connolly got a hands-on test of the RED Epic camera a couple of weeks ago and showed some footage he shot with it, mostly he and his crew just having fun and horsing around. When it was about time for him ...

Hands On Video Production With The RED Epic Camera - Film Riot

Hands On Video Production With The RED Epic Camera   Film Riot

The latest episodes of Film Riot take a look at a dream camera, the RED Epic, a camera that has been used to shoot Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, next year's The Amazing Spider-Man, and ...

Using CineStyle For Better Images & The Best Video Export Settings For Web - Film Riot

Using CineStyle For Better Images & The Best Video Export Settings For Web   Film Riot

Episode 119 of Film Riot, "CineStyle for Better Images and Best Export Settings for Web," discusses how to get the best image from your camera and how to to get the highest quality web video with a respectable amount of bandwidth use.

How To Shoot A Room To Look Bigger & Production-Quality Sound - Film Riot

How To Shoot A Room To Look Bigger & Production Quality Sound   Film Riot

In our continued coverage of Film Riot's excellent video production tutorial series, today we take a look at episode 49, "Creative Cam Techniques, NAB & a Special Guest," which provides practical, useful tips that any video production professional can learn from. The crew discusses how you ...

Did Apple Lose Video Professionals For Good With Final Cut Pro X?

Did Apple Lose Video Professionals For Good With Final Cut Pro X?

We're coming up on the two-month mark for Apple's Final Cut Pro X. Released in late June, Final Cut Pro X represented a huge departure from previous versions of the software. But in an attempt to appeal to a more mainstream and casual video editor, ...

When To Use A Jib, & How To Make Your Own - Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

When To Use A Jib, & How To Make Your Own   Film Riot Video Production Tutorials

In filmmaking, one of the most useful pieces of equipment you can have in your arsenal is a jib. A jib operates a bit like a see-saw, using counterweights to balance the camera, and it allows for unique camera movements and camera angles that you ...

Film Riot Video Production Tutorials: Film Lingo & Cloning Effects

Film Riot Video Production Tutorials: Film Lingo & Cloning Effects

Last week we went over episodes 113 and 116 of Film Riot, which had video production tutorials on camera angles, coverage, and inserts. Now, we'll take a look at some past episodes of Film Riot that cooperate (and sometimes overlap) nicely with those two recent ...

Film Riot Video Production Tutorial: Camera Techniques & Coverage

Film Riot Video Production Tutorial: Camera Techniques & Coverage

Last week I took a look at a pair of recent episodes from Film Riot--the Revision3 series known for simple filmmaking tips delivered in a fast-paced style. Those two episodes (113 & 114) focused on how to recreate Harry Potter-style special effects. After one more ...

How To Shoot A Video Interview That Doesn’t Suck: 10 Tips You Can't Ignore

How To Shoot A Video Interview That Doesn’t Suck: 10 Tips You Cant Ignore

Interviews are a staple of business video, but there's nothing duller than stilted answers to predictable questions from someone very unhappy to be on camera. Since boring videos get turned off with a click of the mouse in about 10 seconds, your best route to great ...