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.

Explainer Videos: Hire a Professional Video Production Company or DIY?

Explainer Videos: Hire a Professional Video Production Company or DIY?

An explainer video can be a phenomenally powerful tool for your brand. But can a do-it-yourself explanation video really match up to one that is professionally made by a specialist company? We bring you the pros and cons of both options.

Video Production: Basic Lighting Tips for Fashion and Beauty Shoots

Video Production: Basic Lighting Tips for Fashion and Beauty Shoots

Learn some new lighting techniques and modifiers or brush up on some basics with Karl Taylor who gives us some reasoning behind certain lighting rig uses in his work. Have you got your own favorite lighting rigs and setup or tips and tricks?

Pinot: Vine Superstar Shares His Tips on Creating Stunning Animations [Interview]

Pinot: Vine Superstar Shares His Tips on Creating Stunning Animations [Interview]

With only 6 seconds to play with on Vine, you'd better be on your animation game to succeed. We talk to Pinot, a superstar motion graphic designer who has worked with Disney, the BBC, and Virgin on Vine campaigns. He's the master of the 6-second stop-motion video.

How Much Does an Animated Explainer Video Really Cost to Make?

How Much Does an Animated Explainer Video Really Cost to Make?

An explainer video is going to introduce your company to the world so it has to look and sound as good as possible. But what are the real costs involved in producing a great explainer video, particularly an animated one? Our handy guide explains what's involved and why it pays to spend that extra budget.

Neuromarketing: How To Use Science To Beat Your Competitors

Neuromarketing: How To Use Science To Beat Your Competitors

Many brands are testing out video content based on the idea of neuromarketing, that's marketing that triggers the kind of brain activity that will lead to a desired behavior, like buying a product. We take a look at some examples.

Local Video Optimization and Production Tips For International Marketers

Local Video Optimization and Production Tips For International Marketers

If you are rolling out a video campaign in different international markets then you'll need to consider how to optimize your content for those local regions. We bring you some useful tips, particularly for audio, which should ensure you reach your target audience.

Video Storytelling Advice from Former CNN Anchor Sachi Koto

Video Storytelling Advice from Former CNN Anchor Sachi Koto

There are many elements involved in creating the right kind of video to reach your target audience. Former CNN Anchor Sachi Koto recently gave her top tips on the art of storytelling in video to ensure you get the message across and engage the audience at the same time.

10 Simple But Effective Ways to Kickstart Your Kickstarter Video

10 Simple But Effective Ways to Kickstart Your Kickstarter Video

Kickstarter campaigns with video do much better than those without but what if you are new to video production and don't know where to start? We bring you 10 great tips for creating a video that will help your project request.

Crowdsourcing Can Make Video Production Affordable For All Budgets

Crowdsourcing Can Make Video Production Affordable For All Budgets

The perceived cost of video production holds many site owners back from committing to an online video strategy but there are options if resources are tight. Crowdsourcing is a great way to find producers who can work within your budget.

Aspect Ratios: What Are They And What Do They Mean?

Aspect Ratios: What Are They And What Do They Mean?

An aspect ratio is a figure that represents the width-to-height ratio of an image and every screen resolution has an aspect ratio associated with it. It's an important thing to take into consideration so as to avoid distorting film and video. we take a look at the history of this concept and explain the differences.

Make Your Infographics Come Alive With A Motion Graphic Video

Make Your Infographics Come Alive With A Motion Graphic Video

If you have gone to the trouble and expense of creating a great infographic, then consider turning that content into a motion graphics video that you can upload to your own site as well as to YouTube. We show you some good examples from those who have already done that.

Video Format Fun: Frames, Containers, Codecs And Compression, Oh My!

Video Format Fun: Frames, Containers, Codecs And Compression, Oh My!

The world of video formats can be confusing if you're unfamiliar with codecs, containers, frames per second, aspect ratios and compression. We've put together a quick guide to these topics which should give you a better understanding.

How Emotive, Personal Videos Can Raise Your Kickstarter Game [Case Study]

How Emotive, Personal Videos Can Raise Your Kickstarter Game [Case Study]

Many people hope to use crowdfunding sites to finance their dream projects but Jessica Mockett is actually doing it. She has successfully launched two projects that have reached full funding and she says getting personal with video has been the key factor in gaining the sponsorship she needed.

Five Ideas For Squeezing The Most Out Of Your Longform Video

Five Ideas For Squeezing The Most Out Of Your Longform Video

So, you've weighed up all the options and decided that you have the budget and the resources to create a longform video - so what now? We give you 5 great ideas for getting the most out of the footage, both pre and post production, to make that video work harder for you than you ever thought.

7 Camera Settings to Double Check Before Shooting Video [ReelRebel Ep.#52]

7 Camera Settings to Double Check Before Shooting Video [ReelRebel Ep.#52]

As a filmmaker, attention to detail is critical so you can stay on top of everything in front of, and behind, the camera. Follow our 7 point checklist and get it right first time so you not only create great footage but you spend a whole lot less time in post-production.