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 … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Better Screencasting, Spotting a Fake and Travel Videos
DIY Video Editor Blog
This is where you will find my weekly roundup (Get it? A cowboy on a horse? Roundup?) covering all the latest news, tips, tutorials and releases in the world of shooting, editing and producing video.
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 … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Secret YouTube Ninja Tricks and More!
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 … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Video Marketing and Building a Home Video Studio
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 … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – It’s All About the Jump Cuts
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 … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Its All About the YouTube