video production

Why Your Video Needs Music (And Where To Get it)

Music adds depth to an online video, and keeps the viewer engaged throughout. A great soundtrack can make a good video into a great one - but how do you source the music you need? ...

How Buzzfeed is Taking Over the World – One Video at a Time

In July 2015, videos uploaded to BuzzFeed properties generated over 1.9B views across the main video platforms, and 5 out of the top 20 most watched videos in the past 90 days are videos posted to Buzzfeed accounts. We take a look at how Buzzfeed is taking over the world, one video at a time. ...
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Kodak PIXPRO SP360 Action Camera: The Reel Review

Now that YouTube fully supports 360 degree video content, more creators are looking for a good entry-level camera that will allow them to film, and upload, footage easily. We take a look at the KODAK PIXPRO SP360 Action Camera, and review the different features that come as standard....

What Can Big Cities Learn about Online Video Strategy from the Town of Gilbert, Arizona?

Gilbert, Arizona, population 237K, is using online video, and other digital initiatives, to better serve, and also better engage with, its citizens, and its visitors. There are many things that bigger cities can learn from this strategy, especially how the traditional press release just isn't cutting it anymore when it comes to Government communications. ...

New Platforms Mean New Opportunities: Welcome to the Video Reblog!

The cost of producing video content is still prohibitive for many brands and creators, but there's a whole new family of video production platforms that can substantially lower the cost per-video. Just as YouTube and the affordability of webcams created the perfect storm for video blogging, these innovative platforms are encouraging their own type of video format – the video reblog....

How-to Set Up a Professional Green Screen: 7 Tips for Video Creators

Using green screen gives an incredibly professional finish to any video production, whatever the scale. But get it wrong, and it in can be a nightmare to put right in post-production. We have 7 really solid tips for video creators to get the best out of chroma key. ...

360 Degree Video on YouTube: Marketing Tips and Ideas

YouTube is introducing support for 360 degree videos, but how can brands, marketers, and video creators take advantage of this new feature on the site? In this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss using 360 degree footage in your video marketing strategy....

5 Ways to Use Instagram’s Hyperlapse for Video Marketing

Instagram's Hyperlapse app allows you to create amazing time-lapse videos on your smartphone, and upload them to social networking sites. In this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss the ways you can use this app to create engaging marketing videos....

Video Production and Copyright: Protect Yourself In Agreements!

If you produce video, then understanding the basics of copyright law will stand you in good stead for avoiding conflicts with clients. It could even help you negotiate effectively to earn extra revenue from your productions. If you know your rights, it will make things easier for you in the long run....

Video Production and Copyright: Innocent Infringement is Not OK

The world of copyright infringement is often very confusing. We bring you some insight from a top attorney who specializes in the constantly changing areas of copyright, trademark, and intellectual property, about two of the biggest myths: you must register your work to protect it, and innocent infringement is OK....

Videos Are Coming to the App Store: Tips for Marketers and Developers

With more than 1.2 million iOS apps now available in the App Store, many developers struggle to stand out from the crowd. Many have used video to build awareness for their app outside the App Store, but to woo potential users inside the store, their medium has been text and images only. Apple is changing all that with the launch of iOS 8. From September 17th, App developers will be able to upload a 30-second video and App Store visitors will start seeing thumbnails of these videos....

The All You Need Guide to Video Codecs and Compression [Video]

To an outsider, video codecs can seem almost impossible to understand. But, in reality, the main concepts behind codecs aren't so convoluted, particularly when an expert takes the time to break down the meanings. Filmmaker David Kong has created an excellent video tutorial that does just that....

3 Simple Tips to Make Better Training Videos

On this week's Creator's Tip, we bring you 3 short, sharp but very useful tips to make your training, how-to, and informational videos as effective as possible. The longer you can keep your viewers' attention, the higher your engagement will be, and the better your video will perform!...