Can a Teaching Video tell a Story?

How can I better use storytelling techniques for teaching science? Does numerical data contribute to the story, or is having a data table in a video a sure recipe for having viewers click away? By the way: your book is awesome. In the video I’m …(Read the rest)

What Video Editing Software Should I Buy?

I heard you on Lex and Terry and thought I’d check out your site. I just bought an HD camcorder and will be editing a 5 minute, short film. What editing software do you suggest? –Anthony Abbate There are two kinds of people …(Read the rest)

Two Videos, Same Business. But Only One Intrigues

It’s not often we get a chance to compare two videos purporting to do the same thing for the same business, but thanks to my friend Andy Goodman, we can.  Andy publishes a great bloggy-kind-of-newsletter for non-profits, and has kindly given …(Read the rest)

Five Tips to Deal with Reviews and Reviewers

Part II of II.  Read Part I here. Every artist faces critics.  And every artist faces choices about how to deal with them. Some claim to never read their reviews (Show of hands if you believe them.  Nobody?)  Others wallow in …(Read the rest)

How to Deal with Disappointing Reviews, Part 1

I’ve been a really crap video interviewer over recent months– shooting live at events, editing and uploading to YouTube same day– with no previous experience (‘always bite off more than you can chew’ is my motto.)  But here’s the question: How …(Read the rest)

How to Shoot Graduation Video that Doesn’t Suck, Part 2

Graduations:  An opportunity to be with family and create memories,  Graduation video:  An opportunity to, if you’re not careful, shoot some of the most boring footage ever.  Read on for more tips on how NOT to shoot graduation video that sucks …(Read the rest)

How to Shoot Graduation Video that Doesn’t Suck, Part 1

The big day is almost here.  Your little boy/girl is about to take that first big step into the real world and graduate from Grad School/College/High School/Middle School/6th Grade/Kindergarten/Preschool. Graduation, the event that used to happen only once or twice in …(Read the rest)