Wednesday, December 30, 2020

How To Get Started Making Videos

   How does one get started making video for sites like YouTube? All you really need is a camera. Since everyone has a cell phone with a camera, it's the easiest tool for you to get started. You can even do some basic editing on them now! The camera on phones today, for the most part, are better than the camera I started with when I got into Film-making. 

  My first videos I shot were on a Sharp DV Camcorder. It only had the old composite video connectors. I had no way at the time to get the footage on a computer to edit the video, so I would try to stop and start recording hoping that we had the perfect take, otherwise I'd have to rewind the tape, and play it forward to hopefully the perfect point to retake the cut. It was a lot more work back then than it is today to get started.

  Now that we have figured out an accessible camera for you to use to get started, and even some basic video editing built into your device, you're ready to get started. I use the camera built into my phone for videos all the time. Any shot you see of me driving in my car, chances are that I'm using my phone to shoot that video. You don't need to spend hundreds, or thousands of dollars on expensive camera equipment. Over time I slowly built up my film-making toolbox, picking up a light here, a microphone there, and camera upgrades after saving up over time. 

  At this point you'll want to figure out what you want to shoot. Do you want to shoot a short film? Shoot a VLOG? A mimi series? Anything else? Just go for it, get started, plan things out, write it out, and/or improve it all. At this point it's up to you, and your imagination.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Why is a Suction Cup Camera Mount Great for Film and Content Creation?

 Why is a Suction Cup Camera Mount Great for Film Making and Content Creation? 

I go over the how to use a suction cup camera mount, and great uses for it! 

Suction Cup Mounts:
Small one for camera's like GoPros:
Medium one for DSLR Cameras:

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Where's Alex?!

 Created a fun 360 video where I took some 360 video shots from a Virtual Tour I created and mad a little game. Basically it's called "Where's Alex?" You have to look around and try to find me hiding in the scene. You'll have to really look to find me! Comment where you found me in from each video clip.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Are 360 Cameras Great for Filmmaking?

Why are 360Why a 360 camera is a great addition to your filmmaking toolbox. I go through the reasons and ways you can use a 360 camera in your films, videos, and other content you create. 

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

What is Railfanning?

I took my nephew out railfanning. Railfanning is all about trains. Railfans will go and watch trains go by at stations, rail crossings, etc... They'll also get videos of them and share them with other railfans. It's honestly a lot of fun, and you get a pretty good adrenaline rush from it! Watch the video and see what I'm talking about.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Will 360 Virtual Tours Still be Relevant after the Pandemic?

Will 360 Virtual Tours Still be Relevant after the Pandemic? I definitely believe that they will be for several reasons.  Watch the video below to find out why!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

What is a 360 Virtual Tour?

In this most recent VLog I talk about what a 360 Virtual Tour is, and some of the cool features that you can have with them.

Here's the sample tour I talk about in the video. Make sure you click the Menu icon and go into Full Screen mode for the best experience!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Why I got into 360 Virtual Tours - VLog Ep. 2

Today I talk about the story behind me getting into 360 Virtual Tours, and some of my thought process behind it.


Sunday, June 7, 2020

SpaceX & NASA Launch! VLOG Episode 01

Created a VLOG talking about the SpaceX and NASA Launch, and talked about 360 Virtual Tours.