video editing: Video Series [#1] - Introduction - 09/23/12 06:59 AM

[originally posted 2/1/11 - updated edit of content 9/23/12]
If you are investigating how to expand your online presence in effective ways, then you should consider video. A recent ActiveRain video contest got a lot of people thinking about this medium and also diving in with their first attempts. Great! Now that you have done so, it probably opened up a whole new set of technical questions...
and you know those are the kinds of questions that brings you to Craig's Classroom! :)
You don't have to dive into video with a gigantic investment. Cameras are now reasonably priced. And … (111 comments)

video editing: What’s New in Movie Maker 2012 - 08/11/12 10:40 AM
Microsoft has just made available the updated version of Windows Essentials. It is the ‘2012’ edition. This package was formerly, titled ‘Windows Live’ as a set of free tools that you can download and install to your Windows computer. They are now branding the updated version of the tools without the ‘Live’ part of the name. It is now called 'Windows Essentials’. This means that Windows Live Movie Maker is now just simply ‘Movie Maker’. This new version will be tightly promoted with the upcoming October release of Windows 8. It will in fact only work with Windows 7 and Windows … (46 comments)

video editing: Video Essentials For Your Business - New Course Announcement - 08/07/12 11:36 AM
Craig's Classroom - you know the name from my blog. My classroom also has a premium channel where you get to sit with me (virtually) as I can specifially "show you how" to leverage various tech tips and techniques to help you in your business.   For this channel, I'm happy to announce that admission is now open in my second course "Video Essentials for Business" (Graphics for Bloggers was my first offered course, and registration is open for both). In my video class, I help you over the hurdle of producing videos that you can post to your YouTube channel to market yourself … (24 comments)

video editing: Video [#7] - Transitions - 03/11/11 02:04 PM
Let's take our video series posts now onto the topic of transitions. When you are in a video editing app (e.g. Windows Live Movie Maker, iMovie, or other similar app), you have the option of how one clip leads into the next one. If you do nothing at all, it will be a straight cut, in the blink of an eye from one video clip to the next. If you are doing several shots of the same subject, perhaps different points of view, straight cuts are fine. However, if you are changing subject, say from exterior to interior of house, then … (24 comments)

video editing: Video [#5] - Project Setup - 03/01/11 10:00 AM
Before we go too much further with video editing tasks, let's talk today about getting your video project set up properly. I want to cover a few concepts that will be helpful to consider. This is part 5 in the Video Class Series and that link will let you go back and catch up if you missed the previous classes.
First of all, let's talk about file organization. When you upload the source files from your video camera, you need to have a logical and organized way to save the files. Usually, you will have some sort of main "videos" folder … (35 comments)

video editing: Video [#4] - Bringing Motion to Stills - 02/25/11 08:55 PM
Are you ready to continue on in our Video Series classes? In my previous articles (you can go back via that link), I have mentioned that it is not required that you use video editing software before you post a video. For instance, you could record a single continuous clip and post it - simple. However, video editing lets you take your videos a notch higher and as you will see a few basic tasks are really not at all that difficult.
So let's take the case of a home tour video. You have gone out and recorded clips of you … (27 comments)

video editing: Video Series [#2] - So You Want to Do Video? Let's Talk - 02/04/11 01:15 PM
In my previous post, I introduced you to some of the basic concepts and terminology of the video editing process. I haven't shown you how to do the edits yet, but we will get there. The comments on my first post provided some good feedback and I appreciate that. Before we get into editing video (in a future post) let's step back and talk about what your goals and expectations should be in working with video.
Video is going to be an excellent way for you to stand out in the crowd. If you don't think video is a popular format, … (41 comments)

 
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