You Need to Use a Script for Your Videos

Before you think about creating your next video, be sure to write down some notes or at least a few bullets to serve as your script and outline. Without a script, you're going to ramble on too long, not get your point across quick enough, and have a hard time editing your footage in post-production. … Continue reading You Need to Use a Script for Your Videos

The Best Way to Remove Video Noise from Bad Footage

In one of my first videos on the channel I gave a brief overview of how the best YouTubers remove noise and grain from their video footage, but I wanted to do another video showing some better examples of how amazing the tool really is. If you've never heard of Neat Video, welcome to the … Continue reading The Best Way to Remove Video Noise from Bad Footage

How long should your YouTube videos be?

Which is best? Short and sweet, or long form? If you podcast, long form is the norm. If you tweet, it’s short and sweet. YouTube falls in the middle. Lots of us say what we need to say and cut out the rest. But other creators regularly take their audience on 15 or 20 minute … Continue reading How long should your YouTube videos be?

Best Resolution for Vertical Video on IGTV

With Instagram TV (IGTV), you can't just throw any old video up on the platform. It MUST be a vertical video, between 15 seconds and 1 minute long (or up to an hour if you have a large enough following). So, what dimensions should you be make your content? 4:5? 16:9? Let's talk about the … Continue reading Best Resolution for Vertical Video on IGTV

B-Roll on an iPhone

While in Las Vegas I decided to film some "lazy b-roll" while out walking around Caesars Palace and the Strip. It's nothing fancy, not by a long shot, but it's a good reminder that you can capture b-roll on any device - even a device from a few years back. With a little more effort … Continue reading B-Roll on an iPhone

Auto-Focusing on the Canon T3i?

If you own the Canon T3i and want to use it for vlogging - good luck. It's a great crop sensor DSLR even to this day, but its capabilities on the video side are lacking. The camera doesn't have true auto-focusing, but there's sort of one way around that. Check out my latest video below … Continue reading Auto-Focusing on the Canon T3i?

What I’ve Learned in My First 10 Videos

Some people say you just need to dig in and create 100 YouTube videos before you concern yourself with improvement and growth. I disagree, and think that with each video you make you should be looking for ways to improve. At the time of this blog post, I've made just over 10 videos on YouTube, … Continue reading What I’ve Learned in My First 10 Videos