Spotswood High School Graduates Successful Video Pros

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By George Avgerakis There’s little doubt that the average age of video professionals is declining yearly. Low-cost mobile device video capability, laptop and mobile-based editing, GoPros, drones and even studio equipment reduce the barriers to learning and entry. Even young teens can get into professional video production! This decline in cost and barriers creates challenges … Read more…

How to Get Funny with YouTube Subscribers (Part 2) – Creating Your Own Strip Show

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How to Produce Your Own Strip Show No, not that strip show.  For what we mean, please read Part 1 of the piece here. You can produce a strip show from a simple room, measuring no more than 10′ by 10′ with at least 8′ of ceiling height. A higher ceiling helps if you want … Read more…

How to Get Funny with YouTube Subscribers (Part 1)

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By George Avgerakis The key to YouTube, which celebrates  its tenth anniversary this year, is the exponential growth of live desktop video production. It all started when online video went viral. “Going viral,” a term coined to describe the sudden popularity of a YouTube clip as it is shared over social networks, gave fame to … Read more…

How To Videotape or Interview a C-level Executive (Part 2)

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Part II: Shooting, Wrapping & Editing by George Avgerakis: In Part 1 of this article you learned why C-level video presentations carry a high risk reward profile and how to organize such a shoot.  In Part 2, we start off with techniques to assist you in the actual shoot, wrapping and editing. The Interview Shoot … Read more…

How To Videotape or Interview a C-level Executive (Part 1)

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Part 1: Risk/Reward Profile & How To Organize Your Shoot by George Avgerakis:   If you work in corporate video, there is one job almost no one wants to do – videotaping the CEO. CEOs with their own in-house video departments consider the department a perquisite regarded much as a private car and chauffer. Smaller … Read more…

The Low Cost 3-Camera Production Recipe

The Canon XA10 HD is ideal for studio and/or location work and offers a handy flip-out HD viewscreen. Here, used here by a KRGV-TV5, shooter, it helped that station win an Emmy Award.

By George Avgerakis The most basic online video production is a lecture or webinar – one guy in front of a camera, perhaps with slides or graphics.  Universities, hospitals, corporations and even garage mechanics are making these shows and many are making money.  But audiences are starting to demand more quality.  Soon, multi-cameras, animated graphics … Read more…