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How to Build a Killer Web Video Presence With Wordpress

Posted on 22. Apr, 2009 by Dan Dashnaw.

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As video continues to gain more and more momentum within the social web, I’m seeing an influx of presentation-related questions starting to rise to the surface. Overcoming the hurdles of planning, filming and production are one thing. Getting your video content onto the web, looking good, and working for you is a whole other animal. [...]

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Can Video Production Quality Matter a Little? (Please?)

Posted on 24. Mar, 2009 by Dan Dashnaw.

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There’s been a fair amount of discussion about the declining importance of video production quality in recent months. As you know, technology has induced a tsunami of ‘user generated’ video content by virtually eliminating the traditional barriers of entry, making it much easier for people to shoot and post videos to the web. All of [...]

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Video Tutorial: How To Create Lower Thirds in Final Cut Pro

Posted on 21. Mar, 2009 by Dan Dashnaw.

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I get asked questions about creating text caption overlays or ‘lower thirds’ all of the time, so I decided to throw together a basic video tutorial to help those of you using Final Cut Pro. If you don’t know what a lower third is, don’t feel bad at all. It’s a pretty strange name, and [...]

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Something to Tweet About: Social Media Posts of the Week

Posted on 06. Mar, 2009 by Dan Dashnaw.

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There’s a ton of great blog content being created these days, and I’m well-aware that sifting through it all can be a bit overwhelming at times. For the sake of helping to ease the strain on your own filter, I’m now packaging up the most valuable posts that I’ve uncovered in my weekly web explorations. [...]

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Calling All Video Creators: Please Stabilize Your Audio Volume Levels.

Posted on 25. Feb, 2009 by Dan Dashnaw.

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There’s a really good chance that the audio in your video deserves more attention then it’s currently getting. I’m pretty darn sure about this. Why? Because I’m running into serious cases of audio neglect everywhere I look these days. As a result, I’m going to make a quick suggestion which, if listened to, may vastly [...]

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Awaken The Video Production Ninja Within: Video Editing 101

Posted on 12. Feb, 2009 by Dan Dashnaw.

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This is the second post in a series I’m writing with the intention of helping you produce better video. In this installment, I’m going to dive into some basic video editing and production tips to help you earn the respect and attention of your viewers. Video editing can be a tedious and time-consuming skill to [...]

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Awaken The Video Production Ninja Within, Part 1: Ready, Set, Film.

Posted on 30. Jan, 2009 by Dan Dashnaw.

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This is the first in a series of posts that I’m putting together to help aspiring DIY video-makers film and produce better video for the web. Although the tips below may seem a bit obvious to a number of you, I run into questions about this stuff almost daily when talking to clients.  As such, [...]

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How To Hide Twitter Updates From Your FriendFeed Stream

Posted on 24. Jan, 2009 by Dan Dashnaw.

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It seems like there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Friendfeed since they released their Twitter friend import tool this week. As such, I’m seeing a lot of interest and related questions coming out of the Twitter community about making FriendFeed a bit more…well, friendly. If you’re looking to do the same, here’s something you [...]

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Social Media, the DIY Movement, and the Economy…

Posted on 06. Jan, 2009 by Dan Dashnaw.

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Do you handle a wider range of tasks by yourself today then you did a few years ago? I know that I do, and that most of my friends certainly do. Heck, even my parents are surprising me in this department. I guess it makes sense that as this democratization of information continues to evolve [...]

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