Video Production Tips

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

Movie Slate App Review: An Organization Tool for Video Production Pros [Reel Rebel #8]

Movie Slate App Review: An Organization Tool for Video Production Pros [Reel Rebel #8]

For this week's Reel Rebel video production, Stephen Schweickart gives an overview of a great mobile app for Apple iOS devices called Movie Slate.  Essentially, Movie Slate acts as a digital slate and video production organization tool for videographers and filmmakers. It features a digital clapper board …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Basic Video Editing Tips for YouTube – The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 3

Basic Video Editing Tips for YouTube   The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 3

There's nothing like the thrill of taking a whole bunch of footage you just shot and piecing it together towards the final product.  Editing can be every bit as creative as the shooting of the video, and for me, it's far and away the funnest …

When is High Production Value Important for Branded Video? ReelPop Q&A

When is High Production Value Important for Branded Video? ReelPop Q&A

ReelPop Q&A is a new weekly question and answer series made possible by Poptent.  Each week we will choose to answer one question from a reader relating to best practices and strategies for online video marketing.  If you would like us to answer your question …

10 Tips for Producing Successful Live Events and Webcasts

10 Tips for Producing Successful Live Events and Webcasts

Over the last twenty years of producing live events and webcasts, I've learned a lot about how things can go right and wrong, and from good to bad, and from bad to worse. Most problems stem from the things that have fallen through the cracks. …

The Basic Types of Interchangeable Lenses for Shooting Video [Reel Rebel #3]

The Basic Types of Interchangeable Lenses for Shooting Video [Reel Rebel #3]

On this week's "Reel Rebel", Stephen Schweickart of VScreen, gives us a quick rundown about the importance of, and basic differences between the various types of lenses you can use if you're knowledgeable enough to shoot video with a DSLR camera, or other video camera that …

Tips and Best Practices For Shooting Your Business Video – The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 2

Tips and Best Practices For Shooting Your Business Video   The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 2

Last week, we covered the extensive first section of the new YouTube Advertiser Playbook.  In that section, the Playbook details the importance of planning for your video before a shoot.  Now that you have a plan, it's time to shoot.  The way this section of …

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