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Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 1.43.32 PM This post is sponsored by There will come a time when you may need some extra footage to complete your video, and you may not have access to a camera or the budget to hire a crew. It happened to me as I was finishing a client … [Read more...]

CABV #019 Video Editing Tools with Kes Akalaonu [Podcast]

Kes Akalaonu

In this episode we continue the conversation with Kes Akalaonu, an editor based out of Chicago.  He talks about the tools he uses to create professional edits and why having the right tools to do a job makes a difference. Here are some of Kes' favorite links to plugins and tools Red Giant … [Read more...]

Aerial Videography: A Beginner’s Guide

Aerial Videography

I've recently started doing aerial videography for my wedding business and I wanted to share the lessons I've learned in starting to shoot footage from the sky.  The hobbyist drones you can purchase online or in stores are technically known as UAS: unmanned aerial systems. Many can fly up to 900 … [Read more...]

Announcing: Mobile Video Academy Live

mobile video academy

On August 23, 2014, Amani Channel and Monique Johnson join forces to host and lead the inaugural Mobile Video Academy Live in Atlanta, GA. This mobile video production intensive will teach you the ins and outs of creating high quality videos with your mobile device (Andriod or iPhone). While … [Read more...]

CABV #017 Before lights, camera, action: How to plan a video


Before you go out and invest in a video camera, have a plan. Before you shoot a lick of footage, write out a plan. Before you start rambling in front of the camera, follow the plan. If you learn one lesson from us, this is it: planning is everything. It may be cliche, but failing to plan is … [Read more...]

4,000 YouTube Subscribers!


A quick "Thank You" to all of our fans and viewers who have trusted us to help them with their video production challenges. … [Read more...]

CABV 016-Shoot better family vacation videos

family vacation

Close your eyes and think back to your fondest memories growing up. What do you remember? The days that I miss the most are summers. Not that I don't enjoy  the summer now, it's just that back then, summers meant freedom, and endless days of nothingness. The warm weather, and days with … [Read more...]

CABV #015 Good Mics – Great Audio for Video


Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher Do you know what's worse than bad video? Bad audio. To create an effective video, you must be seen and heard. This has probably happened to you. You come across what appears to be an excellent video that you really want to watch… but it has terrible audio … [Read more...]

CABV #014 Three Ways to Create Awesome Vlogs


Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher  Are you trying to figure out the key to becoming a successful vlogger? It takes having a niche or area of expertise, consistency, and a production plan. I started vlogging in the early days of YouTube, way back in 2006, and never looked back. Now, I … [Read more...]

CABV #013 How I became a video producer


Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher  I didn't always produce videos for clients. My journey started in broadcast news as news reporter in Tampa Florida where I learned the art and science of storytelling. But one day, my cameraman said something that soon after, had us producing corporate … [Read more...]

Make easy videos


Make Easy Videos Are you struggling to get started with your videos? Are you trying to figure out what equipment you may need, or does editing simply baffle and frustrate you? Have no fear, because everyone who either shines on camera or works behind the scenes struggled at some point. The … [Read more...]

CABV #012 Matthew Peters – Expert Video Empire


Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher Helpful, insightful, and a video stud. Those are a few words that describe Matthew Peters. Oh, and he knows his stuff when it comes to marketing too. I first discovered Matthew on YouTube. He has an extremely popular iPhone video, but he'll tell you that if you … [Read more...]