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The Friday Roundup – Better Screencasting, Spotting a Fake and Travel Videos

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I have mentioned a few times in my blog posts regarding services like YouTube that the often overlooked factor here is that they are social sites, not just video viewing/sharing sites. In fact the driving forces at work on those sites are most definitely of a social nature. If you want to gain any traction at all and get your projects viewed by a wider audience you have to understand and apply social principles. For the average user this can be as simple as watching . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Better Screencasting, Spotting a Fake and Travel Videos

The Friday Roundup – Secret YouTube Ninja Tricks and More!

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One of the lesser known techniques for optimizing any video you upload to YouTube so that it can be found easily is by adding Closed Captioning or subtitles for the hearing impaired. Now of course this will only apply to a video that has some kind of spoken content in it but the subject itself is well worth taking a look at. If you have already uploaded such a video then chances are that YouTube has already used its own internal speech recognition software to . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Secret YouTube Ninja Tricks and More!

The Friday Roundup – Video Marketing and Building a Home Video Studio

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I would hope it is pretty obvious that this site is not really aimed at professional video editors or for those who are looking for commercial video marketing strategies. However to totally discount the commercial aspect of producing video would be to ignore a whole owrld of tips and techniques that can cross over into many other areas of interest. Let’s face it. As soon as you have at least some desire to have your videos viewed by more than just close friends and family . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Video Marketing and Building a Home Video Studio

The Friday Roundup – It’s All About the Jump Cuts

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Not a lot of particularly interesting news from around the traps this week so I thought I would cover a particular editing technique in a little more detail. One of the most (over?) used types of cuts employed by amateur editors these days is the jump cut. Although when I say that there are a lot of people who think they are using jump cuts when in fact they are not. So what is a jump cut? A jump cut is a cut from one . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – It’s All About the Jump Cuts

The Friday Roundup – Its All About the YouTube

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Getting it Right on YouTube Well it seems that through no effort of my own this weeks appears to be all about YouTube! One aspect of uploading video to YouTube that is most often overlooked is that of optimizing the text fields around that video for maximum effect. Because this activity falls under the title of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) many people simply ignore it or do it badly. They either don’t really understand it or don’t think it is of much importance. The importnt . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Its All About the YouTube

The Friday Roundup – Shooting an Interview and Media Suite 12

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Video Interviews My guess is that most people that visit this site are much like me in the both the way they shoot and edit video and also the type of projects they are creating. By this I don’t mean they are churning out rubbish on a daily basis but that I think most people are shooting family or social events in some form or another and are not engaged in the actual production of “mini-movies” or anything like that. However there is one type . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Shooting an Interview and Media Suite 12

The Friday Roundup – Color Grading, Polarizing and Three Point Lighting

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OK lots to cover this week! First up there is some stuff on Color Grading as opposed to Color Correction and all the way at the bottom I found few very good videos explaining the three point system for lighting video… enjoy! Color Grading Probably the biggest news this year in the consumer video editing software market has been the introduction of color grading. This has always been a decidedly pro feature that has finally filtered its way down to the consumer. To be clear . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Color Grading, Polarizing and Three Point Lighting

The Friday Roundup – A Steady Hand, Speed Effects and Multi Level Menus

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You Need a Steady Hand These days it would be pretty safe to assume that the vast majority of people are shooting their video in at least some kind of high definition format. With the introduction of high definition one of the major problems that we all inherited was that of maintaining a reasonable stable image so that anyone watching our projects didn’t immediately suffer from motion sickness nausea! Yes high definition is great because it captures incredible quality and detail but at the same . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – A Steady Hand, Speed Effects and Multi Level Menus

The Friday Roundup – Shot Tips, YouTube and Explosions

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Pretty slim pickings this week for interesting news… or just about anything for that matter! OK, so Suarez bit someone in the World Cup but let’s face it, hardly any surprise there! However there was one really good blog post I came across that reminded me of a subject that I think a lot of people could benefit from. Shooting Better Video Over on the Wistia site this week they posted a great article with video examples of the some of the more common shots . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Shot Tips, YouTube and Explosions

The Friday Roundup – Background Music, Histograms and Teleprompters

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Histowhats? With the addition of quite advanced color correction tools as part of the overall feature set of the average video editor these days your ability to manipulate and correct dodgy color results has never been better. On top of this most of us now have access to even more advanced features which allow us to not only color correct but to also color grade our projects. Now I don’t know about you but one of the problems I always have when dealing with color . . . → Continue reading: The Friday Roundup – Background Music, Histograms and Teleprompters

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