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.

Tips for Getting the Best Out of Your Video Production Company [Creator's Tip #149]

Tips for Getting the Best Out of Your Video Production Company [Creators Tip #149]

On this week's Creator's Tip we look at the best way to find a great video production team to work with for your video marketing efforts. Many marketers know that video is becoming an increasingly vital part of any digital online strategy, but if you are need to outsource video production, it can be a minefield if you don't know what you are looking for or how much you should pay. If you are clear about your objectives, then it will be much easier to navigate all of the options.

Free Video Editing Software: YouTube's Video Editor Does The Basics

Free Video Editing Software: YouTubes Video Editor Does The Basics

Video editing software doesn't need to break the bank, there are options that come free, or certainly within the budget of most creators. We take a look at some of the free, or affordable video editing software options available , including YouTube's own Video Editor.

Create A Quality Video Without Spending A Fortune

Create A Quality Video Without Spending A Fortune

The higher the budget, the better the video production. However, there are alternatives to time consuming and expensive location shooting. There are several great options for producing beautiful videos that have clear audio without ever shooting anything. We take a look at the choices on offer.

Show Us the Tropes: Every Awful Showreel Cliche in One Video

Show Us the Tropes: Every Awful Showreel Cliche in One Video

Showreels are the perfect portfolio to present your animated design work, and it takes extraordinary creativity and skill to produce an outstanding one. However, they can be as cliche-ridden as any other video project, as a new parody video, 'Shit Showreels Say' confirms.

What it Takes to Create a Video Ad on an iPhone 5S

What it Takes to Create a Video Ad on an iPhone 5S

You may have seen the new video ad/documentary from Bentley, shot entirely on an iPhone 5S, and edited using iPad Air, and Movie app. Although those Apple devices were used, the ad was produced by a professional film crew, and so of course they had access to other equipment, but what exactly did they use?

6 Crucial Steps To Creating The Most Effective Animated Video For Your Website

6 Crucial Steps To Creating The Most Effective Animated Video For Your Website

Users don't want to sit and read through reams and reams of text on the internet, and with attention spans shorter than ever, you need to work hard to keep visitors engaged when they land on your site. A video is a great way of doing this, so take a moment to read about the most important steps in the video creation process.

6 Excruciating Video Production Clichés to Avoid Like the Plague

6 Excruciating Video Production Clichés to Avoid Like the Plague

Video creators fall back on clichés because they’re familiar, comfortable, and self-explanatory. They boil an idea down to a few simple words or one iconic image. The flip side is that clichés are overused, meaningless, insincere, and, yes, generic. Your business presumably has a unique story, so why not just tell it.

Top Five Camera Motion Tips From Director Vincent Laforet [Interview]

Top Five Camera Motion Tips From Director Vincent Laforet [Interview]

Vincent Laforet is a Pulitzer Prize winning photo-journalist turned director with a distinguished career behind both the still and motion camera. We jumped at the chance to ask him to choose his top five tips for anyone wanting to grow their expertise in directing motion.

Hack Your DSLR For All-day Battery Life [Video Production Tip]

Hack Your DSLR For All day Battery Life [Video Production Tip]

The dreaded dead battery is the bane of on location shooting with DSLRs that run in the 2-3 hour battery life range. But with this simple hack, you can have nigh infinite video shooting with 10 minutes of time and minimal expense. Plus, there is no actual modification to the camera itself. Now, get out there and shoot without boundary.

Video for Business: 5 Enterprise Strategies Taken From the TV Playbook

Video for Business: 5 Enterprise Strategies Taken From the TV Playbook

The next two years will radically up-end the notion that it’s too costly for small businesses to make valuable videos. The ROI on enterprise video – which can’t yet be easily measured - but, when done right, is obviously positive - will skyrocket. But what lessons can be learnt from those in TV that have gone before?