In this video I walk through the tips and tricks I use to manage my storage space and keep my hard drives running like the Millennium Falcon.Read More
Whether you're coming from iMovie or haven't edited videos before, our new free course will help you get started with Final Cut Pro X.Read More
In this episode of #AskLeb I answer a question from Thomas Frank of College Info Geek about what the best options are for recording great audio when you're far away from the camera.
When I had a desk job it was easy relax. I would come home, enjoy the weekend, or go on vacation without even thinking about work at all until I was pulling into the parking lot at my job.
But when you work for yourself, there are always tasks to do and when you work from anywhere, you can always be getting them done.
In this episode I talk about creative distance and how to remove properly yourself from your work.Read More
Finding music to legally use in your videos is already tough enough. You don't want to waste a ton of time figuring out where you should look.
In this video I show you three free and two paid places to find royalty free music for your videos. (And none of these companies have paid me anything to recommend them, so you know, you can trust me and stuff.)Read More
One of the questions I get the most is which video editing software I use to make videos.
I talked in detail about all the different options for video editing software in episode fifteen of the audio podcast, but I wanted an even quicker way to share my answer with people, so I put together a quick video.
In this episode I discuss 7 different pieces of video editing software, ranging from free to professional, and give recommendations on which you should use right now or in the future.Read More
When you're working on a video alone, it can be hard to push through a create on demand when you're traveling too much, overwhelmed by client work, or just not inspired.
In the video production process it might be super fun when your filming, perhaps with different people involved in front and behind the camera, at a fun event, in a new location, but once you get back home or to the office and need to edit that video, it can get really lonely. It is just you, the footage, and an empty timeline in your video editing program.
In this podcast episode I break down how to stay on track by pushing yourself to create, what to do with your downtime to make your creation time better, and how to stop procrastinating on those large video projects. I share four ways cure artist lonliness and the five steps for coming up with and then executing on great ideas.Read More
It takes a lot of work for a video to go from what what's recorded on a memory card to a finish video that someone can watch online.
In this video I show my video editing process and post-production workflow for the videos I make for this site and for my clients.Read More
If you're shooting tutorial style videos, especially of a tangible skill like crafting, building, or anything else that uses your hands, you won't want to miss this episode.
In it I talk with Josh Smith of Cook Academy about what they've learned building up a library of training videos for people learning to become better cooks.
We discuss how to set up multiple angles properly, find a better locale than what you already have available to you, how to cut down on reflections from glass surfaces, and how to best teach using video.Read More
If you sit down to edit your video and it looks too dark or too bright, you can usually fix it in post.
In this video I'll describe how to fix the your video's exposure while editing in Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro and iMovie.
And if you're using different video editing software than the ones I'm showing, the fundamentals are the same, so watch and then apply them to your app of choice.Read More
As if shooting videos didn't already take enough time, editing can take even longer.
But there is a little trick I picked up that helps me get through the first draft while editing a video in less than half the time.
Once you know it, you won't have to watch through all the footage you shot to pull out the best takes and delete the bad ones.Read More
I've used many different video editing programs over the past decade, but now I only use a couple.
In this episode I talk through six different video editing programs (from free to pro) and help you figure out which one is best for you and your budget. I also share one bonus app that saves me a ton of time and frustration when I'm syncing video for multiple cameras with my external audio recordings.Read More