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.

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 ...

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 ...