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How to plan a live stream

When producing a video, it's essential to plan and prepare adequately, so your shoot goes off without a hitch. However, how does your typical production compare...
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Increase YouTube Visibility With Channel Collaborations

Before the appearance of the Internet and, more specifically, the birth of the social video-sharing website YouTube in 2005, building an audience for even...
It’s a tricky game, but selling your videos online can help you reach a larger audience and greater success.

Distribution in the Post-DVD Era

DVDs are still wonderful to many of us movie-lovers. You can hold them, enjoy the artwork, and display your collection on a shelf. You...
Instagram presents a unique opportunity with its delivery of three different aspect ratios.

How to Export Video for Instagram

Instagram is a prolific platform for sharing video, but the nuts and bolts of Instagram video are something of a mystery. The platform makes the...
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YouTube Success and the Brave New World of New Media

We’re currently going through one of the most tumultuous times in the industry as the new media begins to overtake the old media as...

4 Ways to get more YouTube subscribers

Let’s face it, in the world of YouTube, content is king. Successful YouTube channels serve up fresh content that loyal viewers rush to experience. But how do you get to that point?
Big Talk: The Power of Illusion in Building Your Vlog

Big Talk: The Power of Illusion in Building Your Vlog

When it comes to vlogging or talk-show style video formats, this “dress for success” mentality translates into producing videos in anticipation of the audience...
There is no magical step-by-step recipe to create a YouTube goldmine, but developing a loyal audience is a big step in the right direction.

Building YouTube Profits: How to Attract and Retain Loyal Viewers

In this article we’ll explore how to grow a dedicated audience to help ensure your channel is profitable. Find Your Niche First and foremost, you have...
Video Misuse and the Law

What You Can Do When Your Video is Misused Online

Cyberbullying and nonconsensual pornography (otherwise known as “revenge porn”) are two of the most common ways in which videos are misused online to harm...
Freebooting: What to do if Someone Steals your Video

Freebooting: What to do if Someone Steals your Video

You spend many weeks creating a world-class video — writing a script, amassing props, finding a location, enticing and perhaps paying a troupe of...

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How to Plan a Production (Free for Non-Members) Planning is vital to the success of any production. Without a plan, your video likely won’t succeed...

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submitting to film festivals: should you send in a film that isn't done?

Submitting to film festivals: can you submit unfinished work?

Submitting unfinished work to a film festival is not advised. However, it is still an option for many wanting to see their picture make the deadline.
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Cheapest live streaming setup for home professionals

There are loads of ways to live stream, but we are going to keep it simple today. Our goal is to give you the cheapest way to stream with two cameras, screen sharing and an upgraded audio input. This will allow you...
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What you need for a streaming setup with two camera inputs

Need help connecting two cameras for you streaming setup? We'll fill you in on the gear you need for a successful multiple camera streaming setup.
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What light setups work best for vlogs?

Do you need some help picking out the lighting your vlogs? Here are some light setups you can consider using for your projects.
As more teacher are now teaching online, we have a few tips to help them do it more effectivly

How teachers can be more effective while teaching online

Shifting to teaching online can be a very stressful and overwhelming process. However it can be done. We have a few tips to help teachers make the switch.
Here is how you can live stream on mobile

How to live stream from your smartphone

There are many platforms that allow you to live stream on mobile. In this article, we'll show you how you can live stream on all of them with your phone.
How to set up your background for a video conference in your home

How to set up a video conference background in your home

In this article, we will tell you what you need to set up a professional and impressive video conderence call right from your home.
Essential vlogging equipment

This is all the essential vlogging equipment you need

Having the right equipment when you decide to start vlogging will make your life a whole lot easier and will allow you to make much better content.
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Finding success on YouTube in 5 steps

Starting a YouTube channel is like most things in life, having a clear plan is key. Here are five steps that will set you on a path to YouTube success.
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What live streaming platform should you use?

Are you thinking of live streaming, but don’t know which streaming service you should use? We will help you pick one in this article.
You can become a better remote communicator with video

You can become a better remote communicator with video

In our digital age, communicating remotely is essential. You can become a better remote communicator is you are used to to speaking into your video camera.

How to start a YouTube channel for beginners

If you are looking to start a brand new YouTube channel, this article will provide you with all the steps needed to get your channel ready.

Being a professional YouTuber

We talk to Chris Nichols and Jordan Drake of DP Review TV, have a discussion about the importance of the subscriber count on YouTube, and speaking of YouTube, we try to decide if it’s OK to be edgy again.

Multi-camera is hard!

On the inaugural episode of the Videomaker Podcast we celebrate our new multi-camera studio setup, discuss the new Mavic Mini and speculate about who might buy the new Canon 1DX Mark III.