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.

When is High Production Value Important for Branded Video? ReelPop Q&A

When is High Production Value Important for Branded Video? ReelPop Q&A

ReelPop Q&A is a new weekly question and answer series made possible by Poptent.  Each week we will choose to answer one question from a reader relating to best practices and strategies for online video marketing.  If you would like us to answer your question ...

10 Tips for Producing Successful Live Events and Webcasts

10 Tips for Producing Successful Live Events and Webcasts

Over the last twenty years of producing live events and webcasts, I've learned a lot about how things can go right and wrong, and from good to bad, and from bad to worse. Most problems stem from the things that have fallen through the cracks. ...

The Basic Types of Interchangeable Lenses for Shooting Video [Reel Rebel #3]

The Basic Types of Interchangeable Lenses for Shooting Video [Reel Rebel #3]

On this week's "Reel Rebel", Stephen Schweickart of VScreen, gives us a quick rundown about the importance of, and basic differences between the various types of lenses you can use if you're knowledgeable enough to shoot video with a DSLR camera, or other video camera that ...

Tips and Best Practices For Shooting Your Business Video - The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 2

Tips and Best Practices For Shooting Your Business Video   The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 2

Last week, we covered the extensive first section of the new YouTube Advertiser Playbook.  In that section, the Playbook details the importance of planning for your video before a shoot.  Now that you have a plan, it's time to shoot.  The way this section of ...

Video Lighting Basics for Beginners: Introducing Reel Rebel Episode #1

Video Lighting Basics for Beginners: Introducing Reel Rebel Episode #1

The following is the first episode of a new weekly video series that we're launching in conjunction with our friend and host, Stephen Schweikart of Vscreen.com.  Our goal with this new series is to expand the instructional content that we offer to not only focus ...

4 Steps for Shooting Successful Web Video - The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 1

4 Steps for Shooting Successful Web Video   The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 1

YouTube definitely wants you to succeed.  The more that you do, the more that they do.  Last year, YouTube gave us the YouTube Creator Playbook, which gave us a step-by-step process in which a great channel filled with great content could reach a wide audience.  ...

The History of Digital Video File Formats [Infographic]

The History of Digital Video File Formats [Infographic]

Real Networks has put together a quick history of digital file formats for video. While they glaze over the pre-digital era (which would have probably been really interesting) they did dive deep starting in 1984 with the first digital video standard. Accompanying all the major ...

How to Make a Video Lighting Rig for Under $100: Tutorial

How to Make a Video Lighting Rig for Under $100: Tutorial

Without light, there is no video. Or rather, with not enough light there is crappy, unprofessional video. So wherever you are, you need adequate light, sometimes, even outside, if the weather isn't fully cooperating. We found this great tutorial from IndyMogul that shows how you ...

Adobe CS6 Production Premium Revealed

Adobe CS6 Production Premium Revealed

Today, at the start of NAB 2012, Adobe is revealing Production Premium CS6. This forthcoming release will convince more editors to make the switch. If the unparalleled integration of the software (through Adobe Dynamic Link) and hardware (Mercury Playback Engine, with extended support for OpenGL ...

Poptent Launches Premium Global Video Production House for Major Brands

Poptent Launches Premium Global Video Production House for Major Brands

Poptent is known as a crowdsourced video production and social community platform for video creators, a nifty way for aspiring filmmakers and video producers to get experience shooting videos for a number of major brands, while keeping video production costs low for the client. Today, ...

Mobile Video Tips: How to Shoot Video with a Camera Phone

Mobile Video Tips: How to Shoot Video with a Camera Phone

Sometimes we forget that mobile video can often be shot on our cell phones.  Luckily, Vimeo has us covered with some tips on how to make even that video production method look good. When you need a quick and dirty video and all you've got ...

Share Your Opinions In The “Video Production Professionals” Survey

Share Your Opinions In The “Video Production Professionals” Survey

If you have experience with creating, editing, publishing or managing online video content at your organization, you have the opportunity to provide your feedback, opinions and experiences as part of the "Video Production Professionals" research study being conducted by Interactive Media Strategies, an online video ...

How Machinima Generates Content Through A Filmmaker & Directors Community

How Machinima Generates Content Through A Filmmaker & Directors Community

On my recent trip to Machinima headquarters, I got a chance to speak with CEO Allen DeBevoise. One of the things I was interested in talking with him about is how Machinima goes about generating their wide range of online video content. Turns out they ...

11 Tips For Planning A Green Screen Video Production

11 Tips For Planning A Green Screen Video Production

Previously, I wrote an article discussing the benefits of a green screen video production. However, once you have determined that green screen is the way to go - how do you plan for it? Well, do not underestimate the importance of Pre-Production when shooting green screen. It's easy ...

The Benefits of Using A Green Screen For Your Web Videos

The Benefits of Using A Green Screen For Your Web Videos

So, youʼve been awarded a contract to shoot a company video. Awesome. But now you need to find a location to film your video. Not so awesome. If your client is like most clients, their office or corporate boardroom probably provides a wide range of less-than-desirable options - ...