Posts Tagged with: Video 101

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Clearing up Codecs: Raw, Log, and Compression Demystified

4 MIN TO READ Footage can be recorded in several formats: uncompressed raw, Log, or standard color space to name a few.  But, what do those terms even mean, and how do they impact your final result? In this week’s How To Video, we’re going to be taking a deep dive into the different types of video codecs, and the effect they have on…

Exactly How to Nail Your Message On Camera

6 MIN TO READ Delivering a message on camera is one of the most challenging parts of creating professional videos, especially if you’re not used to being the star of the show. In the second part of our How To Video series on filming all by your lonesome, we’re looking at how best to get your message across. Whether you read from a script…

How to Film Yourself for a Professional Result

7 MIN TO READ In this episode of our How To Video series, our Creative Director, Nick LaClair, breaks down how to execute a professional video shoot all by yourself. To ensure that you get off to the right start, we’re looking at the gear you’ll need as well as three key steps to take prior to shooting. Watch the video below and keep…

The Six Secrets to Stop Motion Animation

6 MIN TO READ Stop motion is the darling video format of the social media age. It’s fun, light-hearted, engaging, and appropriate for many types of videos. So, how can you go about making your own stop motion animation? Since stop motion animation requires a certain level of precision and attention to detail, there are many pitfalls to be aware of. From the lighting…

How to Help an Executive Look Good on Camera

8 MIN TO READ Appearing on camera can be nerve-wracking, even for executives. There’s something about staring into a camera lens that tends to spike people’s stress levels, no matter how high-powered their day job might be. After all, just because they’re running a company doesn’t mean they appear on camera all the time. The last thing you want is for your subject to…

Expert Advice: What’s Your Go-To Camera?

8 MIN TO READ Image of Video Cameras from Microgen/Shutterstock There are so many options for cameras on the market. Choosing the right one to purchase, or just to use for a video project, can be challenging. In fact, there really isn’t a single right answer to the question, “Which camera should I use?” Instead, we’d like to defer to the experts on this…

Four Easy Steps to Clean Up Audio in Post-Production

7 MIN TO READ Audio always needs fine-tuning to sound professional. Still, this highly technical process can be intimidating for lots of video editors, even those with plenty of experience under their belt. In truth, post-production processing of audio is an entire career track because it’s so specialized and involved. Yet there is quite a lot you can do to improve your audio if…

All About Advanced Video Audio Techniques

6 MIN TO READ Today, we’re tackling all the advanced audio techniques that separate great audio from the merely good. Our How To Video series host Nick LaClair is joined by professional audio technician, Mike Infante. Together, they’ll walk you through perfecting your mic placement, different mic pickup patterns, and dual recording systems. Make sure your videos sound as good as they look with…

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