The Top 5 Android Video Editing Apps

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on The Top 5 Android Video Editing Apps

Editing video on your Android phone can seem like the the Wild West. Vast prairies of options, and seemingly no law and order as to what works best – and what doesn’t work at all. iPhone users have iMovie as a good and stable starting point. Not so for Droid users. We decided it was time to figure out the best editing app for yourAndroid smartphone. My colleague Thaddeus Bouska has an Android smartphone; he surveyed Android video editing apps. We tried out dozens of apps, and found many that claim to be video editing software, and just aren’t. Many are buggy, designed poorly, or...

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A Soap and Water World

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on A Soap and Water World

I’ve always loved the experience of going through a car wash. Who doesn’t? But how to shoot it in a way that others will want to watch? Too often videos show exactly what everyone sees. Why bother watching? Uh, why bother even shooting it? The secret of making a captivating film is to see the world differently. Stuck in a seat, literally, one would think there aren’t many possibilities. Wrong. I waited for moments revealing different aspects of the process, recording long enough to hopefully wow viewers. I cut before they lose interest; we don’t want viewers looking...

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The Great Escape 3

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Blog, Slider | Comments Off on The Great Escape 3

The Great Escape 3

   Go Hollywood! is chapter 10 in my book. Making films is great family fun. I just returned from a vacation in Guatemala, where my brother has lived for decades. We made The Great Escape 3, a short dramatic video, starring his grandsons and appearances by the rest of the family. Of course, kids love chase scenes – they get to run around – so it’s chock full. There’s a jailbreak, escaping on an ATV, searches, hiding, and a dramatic climax. The film is 9 minutes long and took just an hour to shoot. We made up each scene as we went along; no storyboarding,...

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Video Introduction to SmartPhone Video book

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Blog, Slider | Comments Off on Video Introduction to SmartPhone Video book

Video Introduction to SmartPhone Video book

This is the video introduction shot at a New York City street fair. Make better videos of for Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook Stories, your vacations, kids’ activities, family barbecues, nights out with friends. You’ll be introduced to The 10 Shot Video, the easy learning system I invented. Follow my scripts and watch how I shot them. Plus, buyers get exclusive FREE access to dozens of other videos to learn from and be inspired by; I’m shooting and posting more all the time. Sign up, we won’t spam you! Also, check out my blog for advanced tips to improve your...

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Chevy Nomads (some of the most beautiful cars every made)

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Chevy Nomads (some of the most beautiful cars every made)

I set out to shoot a “10 Shot Video,” the easy learning exercises I invented for my book, but the Nomads are so cool — made in 1955, ’56, ’57 — I went a bit beyond 10 shots. Good filmmaking is accomplished by being flexible. So, why limit to just 10 when these cars are so amazing. I think you’ll agree it’s worth a few extra shots. The operative word is TIGHT for this video. The more close ups the better. Stay in tight and you’ll make better...

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