Author: Marlene Hielema

  • Create video content for your online courses with a Lumix G100 camera

    Create video content for your online courses with a Lumix G100 camera

    If you’re looking for a good quality and reasonably priced camera for content creation, check out the Lumix G100 Vlogging camera. I’ve been using this camera for a couple of years now for both video and photography. It’s small, yet full of great video features. It’s also my first choice of camera to take along […]

  • Insider tips for full screen video recording

    Insider tips for full screen video recording

    This video is important for you to watch, especially if you record PowerPoint or Keynote slide shows, or create software demonstrations. When you record your whole computer screen, the playback of the recording is sometimes illegible on YouTube or your blog posts. If you watched my previous video in this course, I showed you how […]

  • Create Screen Capture Videos using QuickTime Player for Mac

    Create Screen Capture Videos using QuickTime Player for Mac

    In this lesson I show you how to create screen capture videos. Recording your screen is perfect for training or demonstration purposes. I have been creating screen capture videos for several years as a way for my college students to review material we’ve covered in class, especially for courses on software, like Photoshop. There is […]

  • Basic Video Edits using QuickTime for Mac

    Basic Video Edits using QuickTime for Mac

    In this video I use QuickTime to demonstrate how to do basic video edits to your webcam clips. QuickTime Player ships free with all Mac computers, and it’s a lot easier to use than iMovie, especially if you’re just getting started with web video. Your web videos will likely not come out of the camera […]

  • White Balance: Get better colour from your webcam

    White Balance: Get better colour from your webcam

    In the video here you’ll see examples of using Auto White Balance and Manual White Balance with the Logitech C920 WebCam. White balance is the photo and video term for colour balance. If the colour is balanced properly, then it will look natural and neutral, and you won’t have any colour casts. A colour cast is when […]

  • Logitech Webcam: Zoom or get closer to your camera

    Logitech Webcam: Zoom or get closer to your camera

    In this video you’ll get live on-camera demonstrations of the difference in how you appear between zooming and moving your web camera closer to you when shooting talking head videos. Even though I’ve used the Logitech C920 webcam in this demonstration, the theory applies to ALL cameras with zoom lenses, such as dSLR, mirrorless, and […]

  • Lighting Tips for WebCam Videos

    Lighting Tips for WebCam Videos

    If you have good window light in your home or office, you probably don’t need to add any extra or artificial lighting. But you should do some tests before shooting a whole bunch of videos. This lesson shows you direct comparison between using window light and LED lighting In this video I show you the […]

  • WebCam setup and capture tips using Quicktime Player

    WebCam setup and capture tips using Quicktime Player

    This is Part 4 of the Web Video Mini Course The Numbers – the most important ones you need for webcam setup Before you start recording your videos, you need to understand a bit about the numbers. Yes, sounds scary, but it’s really not! Here is what you need to get started with web camera […]

  • Your biggest fear

    Your biggest fear

    This is Part Two of my free Web Video Mini Course. Chances are, if you are afraid to get in front of the camera, it’s because your biggest fear is that your wrinkles and imperfections will show up! Okay, maybe this is just a girl thing, but maybe not. Well I’ve got a secret to […]

  • Making connections using web video

    Making connections using web video

    This is Part One of my free Web Video Mini Course. A really good way to make a connection with your students, is to record yourself talking to them on video. Personal coaching with Skype and Google Hangouts is good for this too. If people can see and hear you, they will connect with you […]