By Ashley Kennedy | Saturday, December 6, 2014
When you break out your video camera at this season’s holiday gatherings, consider shooting something with more creative potential than just a hodge-podge of the day’s events.
With a house full of family members (a true captive audience!), there are so many fun things you can try—many of which can be turned into great gifts down the road, even if you just have a simple camera phone and limited editing skills.
Here are some ideas to try for great storytelling with family video.
By Ashley Kennedy | Sunday, November 16, 2014
Yesterday’s parents reached for their wallets to show off photos of their kids and grandkids. But today’s parents pull out their mobile phones to proudly display their family moments—so if you’re considering holiday cards this year, think about offering your season’s greetings in the digital realm!
With very little effort, you can send a digital holiday card: a simple photo-based video project, which your loved ones can easily play on their phones, tablets, or desktop computers.
Best of all, you can create it quickly and easily using nothing more than the contents of your phone’s photo gallery and any basic editing software.
By Garrick Chow | Saturday, September 20, 2014
It may surprise you to learn that, after traditional radio stations, the number one place where people go to discover new music today is not iTunes, or Spotify, or Pandora. It’s YouTube.
As a result of hundreds of thousands of music fans uploading videos of their favorite songs in their entirety, YouTube has become the world’s largest jukebox. If you’re an independent musician, posting your music to YouTube has become an important way to share your music and gain new fans.
However, you may not have the financial means or the time to plan, shoot, and edit a full video production for all the songs you want to promote.
An increasingly common solution for musicians who want to get their songs up on YouTube so they can be found by fans is to make a lyrics video, which is simply a video in which the lyrics to the song play along with the music in real time. This is a quick and inexpensive way to post your songs to YouTube while providing a visual that’s more interesting than a static image.
Lyrics videos can be created in nearly any video editing software. Let’s take a look at how to create one in iMovie for the Mac.
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