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.

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 ...

Film Riot Video Special Effects Tutorial: Harry Potter & Lightsaber Effects

Film Riot Video Special Effects Tutorial: Harry Potter & Lightsaber Effects

Internet TV provider Revision3 is a geek paradise filled with tech-savvy shows. If you want reviews and previews of all the latest gadgets, or how to give common electronics cool modifications, or how to make foods that would scare your mom, Revision3 has a show ...

How To Give Your Webcam Video an Audio Punch: Use a Shotgun Microphone

How To Give Your Webcam Video an Audio Punch: Use a Shotgun Microphone

I interviewed video production expert Izzy Hyman for his recommendation on a basic shotgun mic to your webcam video recordings, making them sound much better without getting in the way of your video shoot.

Branded Crowdsourced Video Expands As Poptent Opens Brazil Office

Branded Crowdsourced Video Expands As Poptent Opens Brazil Office

Poptent, a crowdsourced video production company catering to brands and ad agencies, is growing. They're also expanding into new regions, with a brand new office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new office is designed to serve the company's growing international customer base, and represents the ...

How To Write a Video Script that Sells: 5 Tips For Video Screenwriting

How To Write a Video Script that Sells: 5 Tips For Video Screenwriting

Building a marketing video for your product or service can be fun, but writing a script is hard work. And while it may not be as exciting as picking the background music or creating the visuals, a well written script is the key factor to ...

How To Manage Your Client's Expectations Through The Video Production Process

How To Manage Your Clients Expectations Through The Video Production Process

Working in creative requires thick skin. It's the business of rejection. But the victorious sense of accomplishment at the end of a project tends to make you forget all that. "Opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one and everyone thinks everyone else's stinks." ~ Home ...

The Secret to Encoding High Quality Web Video: Tutorial

The Secret to Encoding High Quality Web Video: Tutorial

I like making money as much as the next guy, but the last three or four consulting clients all shared a problem so basic that I was almost embarrassed to take their money. Specifically, they came to me concerned about poor video quality, and the ...

Tips for Business Videos: How to Shoot Business Video that Doesn't Suck

Tips for Business Videos: How to Shoot Business Video that Doesnt Suck

It's been said that Great Content is the best SEO. When it comes to business videos there's another way to say it: "Entertain or Die."  It seems like only yesterday that streaming video was new. People would watch anything. Now "Wow! I can watch video ...

Corel Video Studio Pro X4 - Video Editing Software Review

Corel Video Studio Pro X4   Video Editing Software Review

We talk about video, how to get it online, how to help people find it. But we rarely ever talk about the software for actually making, editing and putting it all together. So I got my hands on some video editing suites including the Corel ...

Are You Flipped Out About the Flip?

Are You Flipped Out About the Flip?

Sometimes products come along that just simply hit the mark. Whether it's based on filling a business or consumer need, or for its ease of use, innovative simplicity or aesthetic quality, these products have helped shape that industry. They've also spawned competition within its market ...

Can Collaborative Online Video Creation Go Mainstream? Stroome Hopes So

Can Collaborative Online Video Creation Go Mainstream? Stroome Hopes So

Are you familiar with Stroome? I was introduced to the service this week, and I think they might be onto something. Stroome is a collaborative video editing service, where users can share clips or partial videos with friends and other members in order to get ...

Polish Up That Online Video Script, Break Media Offers Chance to See it Made Reality

Polish Up That Online Video Script, Break Media Offers Chance to See it Made Reality

Our friends over at Break Media, have teamed up with Scripped.com, on a brand new online video contest. Well, sort of. Since all good video starts with a good script, that is actually what they're seeking in the "Break's Big Break" contest that will give ...

Five Tips for Creating Product Review Videos that Wow

Five Tips for Creating Product Review Videos that Wow

Now that mobile phones, cheap video cameras and Webcams have hit the mainstream, many of the product review videos of today feel like over-long lectures on the intricacies of tax code. These videos lack focus, ramble on for too long, and have less visual flair ...

5 Tips to Help Maximize the Impact of Animated Web Videos

5 Tips to Help Maximize the Impact of Animated Web Videos

With Common Craft, RSA and other explainer videos going viral across the web, animated videos have gained popularity as a fun and effective way for businesses to quickly explain their product or service. Video alone already has a big advantage over plain text - we ...