Video Boot Camp Lesson Guide– Free Download!

It’s the start of the school year.  Coming up: a year of student video projects.  And hours of misery for viewers.  If only there was a way to make student video better.  Hmmmmm…. Wait– I’ve got it!  How about this free 5 …(Read the rest)

Video and Travel and Beer and Non-Profits

***UPDATE 2/15:  If you’re in the neighborhood and want to come out, RSVP by email: info (at) and we’ll see if we can squeeze you in. Travel and Beer I’ll be appearing with Patricia Schultz, author of 1000 Places to …(Read the rest)

How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck: Official Book Trailer

This took a while, since doing a book trailer for a book about video that doesn’t suck is risky for obvious reasons.  But in the end, I decided that putting my money where my mouth was was a better idea than …(Read the rest)

A Business Video Advantage?

It’s common wisdom that technological leads are always short-lived. They are. But a “great video” advantage isn’t technological.  Entertainment value and quality video are not commodities. An entertainment advantage builds a business brand in a way that’s not easily overcome. Brands are …(Read the rest)

What video camera should I buy? 5 Questions to Ask

People love to worry about equipment, as if the right camera will take a more interesting video than the wrong camera. It won’t. You can shoot a great movie on your cell phone, and a bad one on an IMAX rig.

Manufacturers release a new video camera every 27 seconds and everyone’s needs are different. Rather than recommend cameras, let’s list the questions you should ask yourself when shopping: