Video Production Tips

Learn video production tips and techniques for creating better videos for the web. Everything from pre-production to post-production and video editing: including information about the latest video cameras, video production techniques, video editing tips and more.

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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.
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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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Storytelling Tips from Stillmotion and Vimeo's Video School: Part 2

Stillmotion continues to give great storytelling advice in Part 2 of their instructional video series being played on Vimeo's Video School. In this one, they break down the "discovery" process during pre-production in order to come up with 5 keywords that you will follow throughout the production.
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Microphones for Video: Omni Directional vs. Cardioid [Reel Rebel #36]

Reel Rebel #36 breaks down the difference between omni-directional and cardioid mics. If you don't know the difference, then you should, because finding the right kind of mic for the right situation is a must for any video production. Sometimes you want sound coming from all directions, sometimes you don't. Which situations are those? Read on.
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Three Reasons to Embrace Video Storytelling

See how developing your storytelling skills as a video producer can help you create more compelling videos and make you a greater value to your clients. Some types of storytelling techniques can also help you become more efficient and help you land more sales.
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Four Steps to Great Content from Vimeo's Video School

What are the things you need to know when you tell a good story, and turn that into great content? Luckily, Stillmotion is going to lend us some tips on what you should be thinking about before you even pick up a camera. This makes things easier on you when you decide that you're going to go on a shoot.
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How to Use the Rule of Thirds for Awesome Shot Composition [Reel Rebel]

One of the most basic "rules" when it comes to shot composition is the "rule of thirds," in which you divide your shot into 9 equal parts with intersecting horizontal and vertical lines and then frame the subject at the intersection of those lines. Here's a video tutorial on it.
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An In-Depth Look at Adobe's Next Generation of Pro Video Apps

Adobe is revealing the next generation of their professional video and audio products: Adobe Story, Prelude, Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects, SpeedGrade and Media Encoder. The company is clearly embracing the market for video production and is ever more committed to delivering value to pros from pre to post - and then some - AND, ReelSEO got a sneak peek look at the new features.
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Vimeo's Nifty Tricks on Overcoming A Small Film Crew

Shooting on a tight budget, and limited crew, can be a pain if you want to give the illusion that your production is good. But the fine folks at Vimeo Video School have some cool tricks to share that can make your small film crew appear a lot larger.
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Cool Camera Trick - Create 360º Rotation Shots Using Google Maps' Street View

Vimeo always has great tips and tricks for those who don't have a huge budget and recently, they showed how it's possible to create a 360º rotation shot using Google Maps and Street View, courtesy of Candy Glass Productions, who used the CN Tower in Toronto as their frame of reference. This is a really neat trick.