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LOOK BETTER on Zoom, Skype, Videos, Live Streams

I show how to look better in your videos, meetings, Zoom, Skype, Teams, and live streams by properly leveling your camera, webcam, iPad, or phone. Way too many people go on-camera - with everyone else looking up their nose. Why not take a few minutes to do something really simple and...

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RØDE GO II Wireless Microphones

The RØDE Wireless Go II Microphones contact two transmitters, one receiver, and very long transmission range, built-in backup recording in each transmitter, built-in microphones, included lapel mics, and a whole lot more. I perform various test and applications under all sorts of...

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TELEPROMPTING MADE EASY - Tips and Tricks!

Teleprompting made easy with tips and tricks. Really, this does NOT have to be hard if you have a phone, a free app, and something to mount the phone next to the lens on your camera. You don't have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a teleprompting system - all you need to do...

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My YouTube Channel was SHUTDOWN! Tricks, Tips, and RANTS! 👈

My YouTube channel was hacked, hijacked, stolen, and shutdown for A ENTIRE MONTH! Here's what happened, what I did to recover it, a few rants, BLEEPED out words, some shoutouts to my favorite people, and some tricks and tips to NOT be one of THOSE people. PLUS, I spin around in a chair...

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This Cold Shoe Adapter Makes Life So Much Easier!

THIS VIDEO This video was not so much about the COLD SHOE ADAPTER itself (which is awesome) but more about the nagging little things that can stack up on you as a video creator that make you feel like there's something wrong or that you don't "feel like" making more videos. Everyone is...

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COPY and PASTE - MULTIPLE Premiere Pro Projects

In a previous video, I created a cool animated dial and counter using no plugins in response to a viewer request. I had no idea that many didn't realize that Premier Pro allows you to open and work on multiple projects all at the same time. So, why is THAT important? Anything you...

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TUTORIAL: Create a Timer/Counter in Premiere Pro 2020 [No Plugins]

In response to a viewer request, here's a tutorial showing how to make a counter, dial, spiny thing, whatever you want to use it for. I do enjoy doing these tutorials, and I target these towards people who are new to video editing and attempt in most cases to explain what's going on...

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191 Useful Videos for Video Creators and Filmmakers

NOTE: I am going to keep this list updated, so you'll see the title of the blog post change as well as new useful videos added to the list as I make them. I went through all 400+ videos on my MAIN YOUTUBE CHANNEL and grabbed 189 of those videos I thought filmmakers and/or video creators...

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FIRMWARE Explained & Demo for New Filmmakers

This video was made to inform new and beginning filmmakers and people creating videos on the importance of making sure all their electronic gadgets have the current firmware. That aside, there's A LOT of things in this video I am testing that you might not notice, and only found here in...

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TRIPOD Quick Setup and Leveling Trick For Beginners

I've mentioned this many times in this blog - that I LOVE to answer viewer questions and comments, now 25,000 and counting. This one is a bit different. I saw a video person struggling with his tripod, mounting a huge rig on the thing, trying to level it with all the weight, and pretty...

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