Video Editing Workflows with Macs and PCs

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Dell gave me a video editing laptop computer to try out. Awesome right? Well, yes it is awesome, but I’m a Mac video user, so it was tough to get it into my video editing workflow. What’s more, I really (really) don’t like Windows. But in my geeky world, a new computer is s pretty [...]

Top 5 Reasons a Mac Video Editor Should Try A Dell

The Storytelling and Tools Conflict In my work as a video editor and as an instructor, I try to focus on the importance of storytelling over the importance of the tools. But it’s hard. Good storytelling elements never change, whereas video editing tools change like the weather. For example, I often get asked by my [...]

How to Shoot Better Video: The Top 5 Production Tips – How Storytelling Works

How Storytelling Works: Episode 003 The Tips, Tools and Secrets to Help Promote Your Nature Business Online Learn how to tell better stories more frequently here: Creating and Shooting Video Productions is Hard, Or is it? A lot of people think shooting with video cameras is hard. And it’s true that lots of folks do [...]

Find an Audience with Your Stories – How Storytelling Works

Tips, Tools and Secrets to Help Promote Your Nature Business Online – Episode 002   Put Stories Online So Searchers and Search Engines Can Find You Self promotion is hard for most of us. But if you have a business, you know that there are people out there who want what you have to offer. [...]

How To Promote Your Business Online With Nature Stories

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Have You Got Nature Stories Worth Sharing? In this episode: How to promote your business by talking about your passions and expertise How a fishing guide used nature stories to transform his business Why storytelling works online How to do marketing without being pushy   Don’t Do “Marketing”, Tell Stories About What You Love! In [...]

What Makes Incredible Imagery Even Better? A Story.

We all love watching spectacular imagery, amazing feats and fearless athletes, but footage of those things only go so far. So what can make this visual awesomeness even better? A story. I found this video recently that taught me something about storytelling. I’m sharing it here because if we pay more attention to the story [...]

Can You Put Your Video Online This Quickly?

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Does Video Content Take Forever? Most people think to shoot and upload a video can take a long time. And they are RIGHT! It can take forever to put your video online, but it does not *have* to be that way. If you spend a few minutes learning new methods, you can reap the benefits and [...]

An embedded YouTube video in the iPhone’s Safari

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I get this question every once in a while, because YouTube and Iphone webpages used to have problems. Here is an example of how an embedded YouTube video now looks in the iPhone’s Safari browser (2011). The video is public, and the code was copied off of YouTube and pasted into the WordPress page. This [...]

New Final Cut Pro Puts a Great Video Editor Within Reach

FINALLY! Final Cut Pro, the awesome video editing application from Apple is getting a major update called Final Cut Pro X. Here is what it means to someone new to editing videos.   You get it for $299! This because they are selling it separately from the bigger studio package. It used to be about $1000.00 Faster [...]

Free and Easy Google Maps Add Value to Your Offerings

Maps Add Value You can use free, simple to create Google maps to add value to your destination experience. By helping your customers explore BEFORE they come, you build excitement and local knowledge. In the meantime, you add value to their experience. The more help you can help your audience they more they will chose [...]