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.

Video Marketing: How Jeffrey Harmon Is Turning Poop Into Glittering Gold

Video Marketing: How Jeffrey Harmon Is Turning Poop Into Glittering Gold

Jeffrey Harmon is famous for creating a video marketing campaign that launched Orabrush into a global brand. Now, he's turned his attention to another unlikely product and it looks like his magic touch is already working as 'Girls Don't Poop' goes viral.

Adobe to Add 150 New Features to CC Video Apps

Adobe to Add 150 New Features to CC Video Apps

The suite of video applications inside Adobe's Creative Cloud will soon have another round of interesting new features being added. With the announcement centered around the International Broadcasting Convention, or IBC 2013, as of mid-October 2013, PreLude CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade ...

Creating Multiple Framing Options From The Same Shot [ReelRebel #51]

Creating Multiple Framing Options From The Same Shot [ReelRebel #51]

Multiple camera angles from the same shot gives your video footage an added depth and the right post-production editing allows you to make the most out of a particular shot. Creating multiple framing options from one take can help you make better edits and cut ...

A TV News Reporter's Guide to Creating Interesting Videos Quickly

A TV News Reporters Guide to Creating Interesting Videos Quickly

Ever wondered how television news reporters turn around a story within just a few hours. After working in news for 20 years, I use the same methods to create powerful, storytelling videos for my clients. It's an efficient and effective process you can use to help your clients tell their stories.

How-to Key Green Screen Footage with Adobe After Effects [ReelRebel #50]

How to Key Green Screen Footage with Adobe After Effects [ReelRebel #50]

Adding background footage in post-production can turn a good video into an amazing one and in this week's ReelRebel tutorial we show you an advanced editing technique that will really help you get more creative with your videos. Tune in to find out how to make the most of your video content.

Outdoor Lighting Techniques & Tips for Video Production [ReelRebel #49]

Outdoor Lighting Techniques & Tips for Video Production [ReelRebel #49]

Lighting outside can be a little bit of a pain sometimes, since the sun is always moving, cloud cover is always changing, it could rain, there are unexpected temperature changes...but, knowing how to use diffusers and reflectors outside can make your day a little more manageable.

Umbrella Vs. Soft Box Lighting for Video [Reel Rebel #48]

Umbrella Vs. Soft Box Lighting for Video [Reel Rebel #48]

Soft box lighting and umbrella lighting aren't lights...they're light diffusion. So which one is better for your shoot? Here are some rules-of-thumb, but in the end, you'll need to test them both out to get that look you need. Understanding what they are is half the battle.

The Top Video Marketing Mistakes (and Solutions)

The Top Video Marketing Mistakes (and Solutions)

As web video grows more popular and the tools for creating and uploading it become more accessible, plenty of professionals want in on the action—but they don't always know the best way to do it. See the most common mistakes the budding video marketer can make, and how to avoid making them.

How to Blur Faces in Adobe Premiere [ReelRebel #47]

How to Blur Faces in Adobe Premiere [ReelRebel #47]

There are many reasons to blur out people's faces: protect their identity or privacy, or if they didn't sign a talent release for your broadcast. You can use it any time you need to blur anything out. This is how to use it in Adobe Premiere.

Creative Storytelling for Brands: Video Marketing Summit Recap

Creative Storytelling for Brands: Video Marketing Summit Recap

What did the top creative minds in the online video industry say about storytelling at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit? What are the steps? Is there a magic unicorn? Does it really come down to planning? Here's a summary of what they said.

How to Use Color Correction in Adobe Premiere with the Fast Color Corrector [ReelRebel #46]

How to Use Color Correction in Adobe Premiere with the Fast Color Corrector [ReelRebel #46]

You want to learn how to color correct your images in a quick and easy way? Well, you can, but remember it takes lots of practice over the years to get everything right. But the Fast Color Corrector in Premiere will point you in the right direction.

Mastering the 5 P's of Online Video

Mastering the 5 Ps of Online Video

When considering the five "P's" of online video: Production, Packaging, Publishing, Promotion, and Profit, which questions should you be asking yourself as you enter into each phase of a video's life? Those questions are asked and answered here.

A Creative Exercise for Writing Your Video Script

A Creative Exercise for Writing Your Video Script

Coming up with winning ideas for your next video script can be tough, but just because you don't have the money doesn't mean you can't bring excitement to the table. Take a trip through the creative process with these tips.

Stabilize Shaky Footage with Adobe Premiere [Reel Rebel #45]

Stabilize Shaky Footage with Adobe Premiere [Reel Rebel #45]

So you have some footage that has just a little more shake than you'd like. Fortunately for you, you have some options in post-production through Adobe Premiere's Warp Stabilizer feature. Just remember, fix that before you get to this point next time.

The Key to Making Stock Video? Think Like an Editor

The Key to Making Stock Video? Think Like an Editor

Those out there trying to make a living shooting stock video would be wise to think of the types of moments an editor can use when they need to transition a scene smoothly. You can set the scene pretty easily with these three kinds of clips.