Tutorials

Videomaker's Tutorials are a step-by-step look at video production. Learn the ins-and-outs of a variety of topics including documentary storytelling, wedding videography, genre types and special effects. With the following tutorials you can learn how to create muzzle flash effects and light saber effects, obtain legal clearance to shoot on location, and how to set up interview lighting.

YouTube's Ranking System


YouTube's Ranking System

YouTube's ranking system is based on the behavior of the viewer. Its important to understand how YouTube ranks videos and how it doesn’t.

Your Channel Art


Your Channel Art

Branding your channel’s identity isn't an easy task. Here are some best practices for your youtube channel art.

Your Channel Name


Your Channel Name

Your Channel name is the first place where you should look to not only label what you do, but also explain who you are.

Different Content Types


Different Content Types

There is a wide variety video types on YouTube. We'll show you what's out there along with how to best choose what content type you produce.

Measuring Your Success


Measuring Your Success

Knowing how to measure success early is important. We cover what metrics should be focused on to be able to deliver the best results.

Course Overview


Course Overview

We’ll show you the best practices to consider if you want to be successful on YouTube.

Crowdfunding and You


Crowdfunding and You

Crowdfunding can be an additional revenue opportunity or the sole funding of your channel. We'll talk about what's out there and how it works.

Outdoor Lighting at Noon: Reflectors, White Boards, and Diffusion


split screen of a lighting setup at noon with the result

If you’ve been shooting video for a while, you’re probably familiar with the magic hour. You know, the first and last hour of sunlight that provides magnificent lighting for your scene. Of course, you may also be aware that shooting outside at noon on a sunny day is pretty much the worst case lighting scenario. In this segment, we test out different lighting setups to combat the mid-day sun, and show you how to make the best of it using reflectors, white boards, diffusion, and location.

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