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The Importance of Eyeline Matching for Smooth Video Storytelling: Shooting for the Edit [Reel Rebel #23]

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Before planning any video shoot, it's important to have a good understanding of how the footage is going to be edited as this can make a big difference in how you approach the shoot.  There's a big difference between shooting and then editing versus shooting for the ...

YouTube Updates: EDU Playbook, Merchant Annotations, InVideo Promotions, Content ID & More [Reel Web #60]

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On this week's Reel Web episode, we take a deeper look into several web video marketing related updates from the past week including updates to YouTube's Content ID program and copyright violation appeals process, new branding and promotional in-player functionalities via YouTube's new InVideo Programming, ...

How to Build a YouTube Creator Network in Your Niche [Creator's Tip #59]

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As we all know, YouTube has become much more than just a website to merely consume video content.  It's the second largest social site with a huge, valuable community of creators, viewers, lurkers, and everyone in-between. Youtube networks have been popping up left and right ...

Best Budget DSLR for Video? Canon EOS Rebel T4i (650D) DSLR Product Review [Reel Rebel #22]

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For this episode of Reel Rebel, Stephen Schweickart provides a brief video product review of the new Canon Rebel T4i digital SLR (DSLR) camera, also known internationally as the Canon EOS 650D.  With the improvements Canon has made from previous models like the Rebel T3i, ...

How to Download Your Entire YouTube Channel Library in Original Uploaded Format [Reel Web #59]

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This week on the Reel Web, we'll show you a new feature that Google launched which allows you to download all of your original source video files that were uploaded to your YouTube channel.  Additionally we cover a few new linking options for YouTube annotations, ...

How to Shoot Video with a Pure White Screen Background [Reel Rebel #21]

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If you've been watching our weekly video tips series, you've probably noticed that we often choose to shoot against a solid white screen background.  Shooting against a solid black or white background is a popular choice for web videos as it helps create an intimate ...

How To Add Quizzes and Polls to Your YouTube Videos, Make Money on Vimeo, and More… [Reel Web #58]

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This week on the Reel Web we offer a tutorial on how to use YouTube's new beta labs feature that lets you poll your audience with interactive survey questions served via YouTube annotations.  We also discuss some online video news items from the past week ...

How to Turn Viewers into Brand Advocates Through the Art of Primal Branding [Creator's Tip #57]

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This week on the Creator’s Tip, Patrick Hanlon from Thinktopia talks to us about his book Primal Branding.  We’ll cover the seven aspects of the primal code briefly and why you should incorporate it into your video marketing activities to help your viewers better identify ...

Why Pre-Production Planning is a Must for a Successful Video Shoot [Reel Rebel #20]

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Just like any project you take on, having a good plan of action prior to actually starting is a good idea.  This week on the Reel Rebel, Stephen Schweickart briefly covers just a few reasons why pre-production planning and creating checklists is so important to ensure ...

REVIEW: New YouTube App for iPhone and iOS Devices [Reel Web #57]

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This week on the Reel Web we review some of the features of the new YouTube app available for mobile devices as well as what seems to still be missing.  We also discuss a few more YouTube channel updates that make it easier for the casual viewer ...

The Mekanics of Storytelling for Branded Social Video Ad Campaigns: Interview with Mekanism

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I recently had the pleasure of talking with Brendan Gahan, Director of Social Media at Mekanism, a digital ad agency that works with brands to tell stories with their video ad campaigns.  The mission to convert brands to a storytelling kind of marketing, rather than ...

How to Become a Successful YouTube Vlogger: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid [Creator's Tip #56]

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Vlogging has become a fairly saturated niche on YouTube and it can be quite difficult these days to stand out from the crowd and build a loyal audience as a YouTube Vlogger. Whether you are thinking about starting a vlog on YouTube or already have, there are ...

Frame Your Shots the Easy Way with SL Director's Digital Viewfinder App [Reel Rebel #19]

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For this week's Reel Rebel video production tip, in an effort to dispel the myth that holding your hands in an L-shape for a shot makes you look like a professional filmmaker, we discuss and review the merits of the SL Director's Viewfinder app.  This ...

Collaborative Video Creation, SmartTV YouTube Rentals, & Animated Epiphanies [Reel Web #56]

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On this week's Reel Web, we discuss the updated YouTube app that will soon be available on certain SmartTVs to allow for streaming movie rentals, a potential new way to engage your audience through collaborative video creation, and a quick mention of a new web series being ...

How to Develop Fresh Ideas for Creative Video Content [Creator's Tip #55]

On this week's Creator's Tip, Josh Rimer, a popular YouTube comedian and song parody producer (YouTube.com/JoshRimer), talks to us about how he developed his creative process and in particular, how he goes about coming up with fresh ideas for his video content on an ongoing basis. 4 Tips for ...