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.

Maybe YouTube Shows Partners Too Much Love?

Maybe YouTube Shows Partners Too Much Love?

YouTube yesterday announced a new initiative aimed at giving a handful of select up-and-coming partner channels an extra boost. It's called YouTube NextUp, and is part of the overall YouTube Next initiative--their new partner-growth division staffed mostly by employees of the recently-acquired Next New Networks. ...

Did Apple Cheap Out On The iPad 2 Video Cameras? Yes & No

Did Apple Cheap Out On The iPad 2 Video Cameras? Yes & No

The iPad 2 was only announced five days ago, and won't ship until late this week, but already we're seeing the beginnings of a small backlash against the device's two cameras. The strongest criticism comes from Wired, in an article entitled "Just How Bad Is ...

What Video Production Pros Need To Know About Marketing

What Video Production Pros Need To Know About Marketing

In my previous article, I covered why video production pros today are becoming online marketers. This time I cover the key elements of online video marketing that all video production pros should know about, and how they can use that to their advantage to stay ...

Do Video Production Professionals Now Need To Know Social Video Marketing?

Do Video Production Professionals Now Need To Know Social Video Marketing?

I interviewed several video production pros and friends of ReelSEO: How important is social media for your business? Do you need to know and do it for your own marketing purposes, or your clients'? Learn what social media marketing activities they're doing with their own ...

Do Video Production Pros Need to Know Web Video Marketing?

The business growth of online media today will require video production people to expand their role beyond the traditional confines of simply technicians or creative professionals. They now need to consider themselves a valuable part of the actual marketing process for the video content they ...

Canon 5D Mark III: The Ultimate Feature Request List for DSLR Video

Canon 5D Mark III: The Ultimate Feature Request List for DSLR Video

For little more than a year now, I have been making video marketing productions using two Canon DSLRs as my weapon of choice: a 5D mark II (for its ability to do bokeh-porn) and the 7D (for those smooth Glidecam shots at 50 or 60 ...

Political Web Videos That Suck! How Elected Officials Can Do Better Video Production

Political Web Videos That Suck! How Elected Officials Can Do Better Video Production

Continuing my Web Videos That Suck! Series, I review some videos put out by elected officials in positions of U.S. Congress or State Legislature, submitted by our readers-slash-viewers.  Learn why a poorly produced web video can overshadow the content of any political message, and some ...

Hear This: Sound Advice for Better Quality Video Interviews

Hear This: Sound Advice for Better Quality Video Interviews

Unless you have your own Hollywood style crew with technicians for every specialty- camera, lighting, sound, script, makeup, grip etc..., you're more likely to be doing everything yourself on a shoestring budget. Have you ever gotten a great looking interview that shocked you with how mediocre ...

How To Prepare for An On-Camera Interview - Tips for The Video Interviewee

How To Prepare for An On Camera Interview   Tips for The Video Interviewee

You're going to be shot - so what should you do to prepare? No, we're not addressing whether you should carry firearms when going into a questionable neighborhood, or driving on L.A.'s crazy freeway system. We want to show what to consider if you are going to ...

Your Business Video Sucks, An eBook Video Marketing Disaster

Your Business Video Sucks, An eBook Video Marketing Disaster

Welcome to my revised-titled series, Your Business Video Sucks! This week, I review a web video from a well-known professional copywriter, used as a promotion for his eBook on web video tips for business. Watch it and read my review on why I think the ...

5 Tips To Help Interview Subjects Feel More Comfortable On Camera - Overcome The Fear of Video – Part 2

5 Tips To Help Interview Subjects Feel More Comfortable On Camera   Overcome The Fear of Video – Part 2

One of the biggest obstacles with web video interviews is that many people are afraid of being interviewed on camera. I interviewed video production expert Izzy Hyman and asked him to share some professional tips on how to help subjects on the other side of ...

How To Overcome The Fear of Being Interviewed On Camera - Part 1

How To Overcome The Fear of Being Interviewed On Camera   Part 1

One of the biggest obstacles in getting businesses to do web video is that a lot of people are afraid of being recorded and interviewed on camera. In my interview with video production expert Steve Garfield, he shares some professional tips on how to best ...

Web Video Production Advice for Aspiring Filmmakers - Interview With Demand Media

Web Video Production Advice for Aspiring Filmmakers   Interview With Demand Media

We caught up with Jay Holzer a few weeks back and he was gracious enough to chat with us for a bit about online video.  He is the Senior Director of Video Production at Demand Media, the publisher of websites like eHow, Cracked, LiveStrong, and ...

Web Videos That Suck for Business and How to Fix Them

Web Videos That Suck for Business and How to Fix Them

Welcome to Web Videos that Suck for Business where I highlight a few web videos created for businesses and/or professionals organizations that I consider to be just plain sucky.  I also dive into why I think they suck and discuss what we can learn from them in ...

YouTube Gives Partners A Christmas Bonus for New Video Gear

YouTube Gives Partners A Christmas Bonus for New Video Gear

Back in July, YouTube poured $5 Million back into the source of their success:  the users.  Specifically, the video giant created YouTube Partner Grants, a grand fund intended to help independent YouTube Partners level the playing field with the deep-pocketed major brands.  At the time, ...