Video Pics (super short selfie videos) Are Replacing Selfies

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Video Pics (super short selfie videos) Are Replacing Selfies

Still photos are so, well, still. Why not take a video, super short, just long enough to take in the scene, like the time it takes to view a photograph. Shall we call them VideoPics? It’s fresh and alive, think of the photographs in Harry Potter. I came up with ideas and here are a few examples. If you’re with a big group of people, like Neil Patrick Harris trying to outdo Ellen DeGeneres at the Oscars last year,simply pan across the crowd, move past them, or have them stream by you and the camera. Now, isn’t that more dynamic than an old STILL photograph? Check out...

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Make SHORT, One-Shot, Smartphone Videos Dynamic

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Make SHORT, One-Shot, Smartphone Videos Dynamic

You see something happening in front of you. You grab your smartphone, tap the app, get set and roll. It’s only thirty seconds long, but does that mean you has to be boring? Me thinks not. There are options to make it dynamic even shooting one-shot short videos.   What do you...

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Video Compression is a Must

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Video Compression is a Must

One of the challenges to Smartphone video makers is sharing. The quality is so high, it’d difficult to upload easily and to send a video that’s more than a few seconds long directly to your friends or get it up on YouTube, Facebook, or Vimeo. When I shot “The Great Escape 3” (see earlier post), I had a tough time sharing it. Luckily, apps are always being created that can come to the rescue. In this case to compress the video, making the file size smaller. You can still keep the high quality version of your film, but without video compression, sharing can be incredibly...

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See the Sea Differently

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Blog, Slider | Comments Off on See the Sea Differently

See the Sea Differently

“See the Sea Differently” is one of the bonus videos in Ready, Steady, Shoot: A Pro’s Guide to Smartphone Videos. Most videos of the ocean concentrate on breaking waves, beautiful skies, seagulls. But there are other ways to see the world. I decided to shoot the sea mostly in close up, watching the wash of the waves, not the waves themselves, the foam, dark, wet rocks, and only show the ocean in the last shot. As with most of these videos, they’re edited in the camera unless otherwise noted. No editing program was used to trim shots. I couldn’t resist the shot...

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Halloween Parade (toddlers too cute)

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Slider | Comments Off on Halloween Parade (toddlers too cute)

Halloween Parade (toddlers too cute)

    “Halloween Parade” is one of the bonus videos in “Ready, Steady, Shoot: A Pro’s Guide to Smartphone Videos.” As I show you in the book, it was all edited-in-the-camera. You don’t have to learn editing programs. Shoot. BAM. Send to family, friends or post to YouTube. You can make videos like this too. My book is an easy read with embedded learning videos. Plus, buyers get FREE, exclusive access to view dozens of other videos to learn from and get inspiration. To see more videos grab the book. It’s only $8.99; not bad for ridding the world of...

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