How can I make great screencasts? I am an educational technology trainer and have to make videos for teachers to show them basics of online tools like Google Classroom. Most videos/tutorials out there are dry, a person with their face in …(Read the rest)
You can do a lot for your next video meeting if you follow the rules for film and television production. Here are 10 tips to make your next video meeting not suck.
Are you a teacher? Do you know a teacher? Have you ever had a teacher? If so, read on: It’s the beginning of a new school year. Which means one more year of school projects shot on video, and hours of …(Read the rest)
Our new digital series for Comedy Central, Gnarnia went up on Youtube last week. It’s about 4 guys in a heavy metal band who live together behind a used record store in Los Angeles, who’ll do just about anything to avoid growing …(Read the rest)
You write a lot about movies, home video, story, etc. It’s all great, and I use it when I shoot stuff. But I need to convince my company to do better marketing videos and I’m not shooting those. Any advice? -Jackson …(Read the rest)
How do I create a series of online class videos that are How-to’s, but creative and interesting, while also teaching? My upholstery course videos are pretty wide shot/closeup. I know I can do better. I’ve asked every video and film maker I …(Read the rest)
Do you really need to be a film major to have a film career? It may be a great idea for you, but do you NEED to? In a word, No.
I’ve written a lot about how to shoot video interviewsbut not a lot about how NOT to shoot video interviews. Here are some advanced “don’t do this” tips for you to go out and not do immediately:
How do you attract actors? Make sure your project is a serious project. 5 tips for getting serious.
I just discovered commercial director Jordan Brady’s podcast, Respect the Process. I discovered it when he invited me to be on it, but it turns out I’m late to the party– he has a ton of subscribers and some really great guests. The …(Read the rest)
Watch any film or TV show and you’ll see a series of very short shots (read why here). I argue that most people should get out of the habit of running the camera non-stop when shooting. And every so often I get a letter …(Read the rest)
Have you had this experience? You grudgingly agree to watch a friend’s video. You click on the link. The first few shots are good. Cute kids. But about 10 seconds in you start to get a sinking feeling. This video isn’t …(Read the rest)