Category: Video production

  • Vertical Video: Has the time come?

    Vertical Video: Has the time come?

    [responsive_video type=’youtube’ hide_related=’1′ hide_logo=’1′ hide_controls=’1′ hide_title=’0′ hide_fullscreen=’0′ autoplay=’0′]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSkTss-RQv4[/responsive_video] Are mobile devices forcing us to create vertical videos? I have to confess, I’m rather traditional and vertical videos make me cringe – especially when they are played in a horizontal frame. With all the live video apps available now – such as Periscope (which now also works horizontally), […]

  • Video by the numbers – Camera settings

    Video by the numbers – Camera settings

    Video recording size High Definition (HD) 720pFull High Def (FHD) 1080p4K (overkill for web) Recording format AVCHDMP4MOV Export settings For your Web siteYouTubeOnline courses It has taken me a few years to figure out all the numbers and settings associated with video production. I’ve done a lot of testing and made a lot of mistakes! […]

  • How to talk to a video camera

    How to talk to a video camera

    So you’ve got your YouTube channel set up, and you’ve got all the gear. Your next step is to get in front of the camera and talk to it. And, you need to be engaging so that people will watch your video all the way through. When talking to the camera, think of it like […]

  • How to look younger on YouTube, without getting plastic surgery

    How to look younger on YouTube, without getting plastic surgery

    This is Part 3 of my free Web Video Mini Course. Okay girls admit it, the only reason you aren’t on YouTube yet is because you’re sensitive about how you might look on camera. Hey I get that! I’m over 50. I’m officially a woman of a certain age. And yes I admit, I’m a bit […]

  • Video production – Using a Neutral Density filter for outdoor shooting on bright days

    Video production – Using a Neutral Density filter for outdoor shooting on bright days

    With dSLR video you typically use a shutter speed of 1/50 or 1/60 second when recording. And if you are outside on a really bright and sunny day, you’ll have to use a low ISO and a small f-stop so that you don’t overexpose your video. A small f-stop is one that is small in […]