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.

How to Script Your Explainer Videos with Celtx [Video]

How to Script Your Explainer Videos with Celtx [Video]

Writing the script for a narrated explainer video can be tough, especially when you’re trying to visualize a whole bunch of information and trying to figure out the timing of everything. The following video demonstrates how to use Celtx when writing the script for your explainer video.

Convert Product Demonstration Viewers into Customers with These 6 Tips [Creator's Tip #94]

Convert Product Demonstration Viewers into Customers with These 6 Tips [Creators Tip #94]

How do you get people who watch your demonstration videos to not only watch, but become customers later? Here are six tips that can be a little bit of a balancing act, but are absolutely essential in gaining trust with potential customers.

How to Create YouTube Export Settings in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere [ReelRebel 41]

How to Create YouTube Export Settings in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere [ReelRebel 41]

One of the most overlooked aspects of uploading videos to YouTube and Vimeo is the proper export settings from your editing software, such as Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere. Selecting the correct export settings means having the highest quality video possible when it uploads to a popular video site.

Don’t Seek A Video Jack-of-All-Trades When Looking for Quality Video Production

Dont Seek A Video Jack of All Trades When Looking for Quality Video Production

When you go to a doctor, do you want them to go ahead and take care of your teeth while they’re at it? That’s why it’s strange when those seeking video want a jack-of-all-trades who can do everything related to a video production. For small stuff, it’s OK. For quality productions, it’s a problem.

Achieve Bokeh With Shallow Depth-of-Field [ReelRebel #40]

Achieve Bokeh With Shallow Depth of Field [ReelRebel #40]

Creating that creamy, out-of-focus background with a sharp, in-focus subject in front of it is all a matter of shallow depth-of-field. And if you really want to impress your friends, call it “bokeh.” It’s achieving a film-like look and making you look more pro.

Three Professional Ways to Light Faces [ReelRebel #39]

Three Professional Ways to Light Faces [ReelRebel #39]

You’ve probably heard of three-point lighting and you use it to perfection. However, if you want to really look pro, you can change the way your key light shines on your subjects’ faces to create a desired dramatic or more flattering look. Introducing short, split, and butterfly lighting.

How to Use Light Diffusion Gels for Soft Lighting [ReelRebel #39]

How to Use Light Diffusion Gels for Soft Lighting [ReelRebel #39]

Giving your video production value means using professional lighting. However, that professional lighting brings with it an additional problem: harsh lighting that is uncomfortable to your subject, sharp shadows, and makes your subject look unnatural. Diffusion solves that problem.

Slow Motion Tutorial: Heighten Drama and Make Things Look Awesome [Reel Rebel #38]

Slow Motion Tutorial: Heighten Drama and Make Things Look Awesome [Reel Rebel #38]

Slow motion isn’t a difficult thing to do. But there is a time and place for it. We take a look at what slow motion does for the clips in your timeline and how to achieve those effects in iMovie and Adobe Premiere. And we even have a bonus tip for you if the basics aren’t enough.

How to Plan for Your Shoot: Storytelling the Stillmotion Way, Part 3

How to Plan for Your Shoot: Storytelling the Stillmotion Way, Part 3

Part 3 of the Stillmotion’s series on Vimeo’s Video School talks about all the preparation you need to put into a shoot before you actually go out there: storyboarding, shot lists, preparing the essential gear, and of course, keeping it simple when it calls for it.

A Look Into the Scriptwriting Process [Reel Rebel #37]

A Look Into the Scriptwriting Process [Reel Rebel #37]

It may seem like writing a script is simply going to your computer (or if you’re old school, getting a pen and paper), sitting down and just writing. But it might surprise you to learn that’s only part of the scriptwriting process. You need to build a structure for your story, and you need to test it out, before you shoot.

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