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.

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 ...

YouTube Quietly Adds Image Stabilization Tool To Help You Correct Shaky Video

YouTube Quietly Adds Image Stabilization Tool To Help You Correct Shaky Video

YouTube made things a whole lot easier for the amateur video creator last year when they rolled out a free, bare-bones video editor (named, not surprisingly, YouTube Editor). Not all filmmakers can afford Final Cut Pro or another of the top video editing software suites, ...

Making the Impossible Shot with RED's Epic HDRx Technology

Making the Impossible Shot with REDs Epic HDRx Technology

A few months ago I posted an article here on ReelSEO.com about HDR Video techniques and how 3D technology can be used to achieve this. RED is now really making waves with its HDRx technology: what used to be impossible with a single camera is ...

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 ...