How to Write and Draw on Live Video! Jan 19, 2021

How cool is this, writing on the screen with your iPad as if you were writing on your viewer's screen!

Watch through the video then please feel free to use these downloads. It's really important to get the right green else you'll have trouble getting a sharp cut out. 

What I Used:

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VIJIM VL-1 DSLR LED Video Light Review Jul 04, 2019

VIJIM VL-1 DSLR LED Video Light 

 
Amazon-com https://amzn.to/30bghpe $39
Amazon-co-uk https://amzn.to/2xs6eQp £39
 
I’m really impressed with this little LED light from VIJIM! Honestly I thought it would be a bit of a gimmick and not too useful...
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Budget Head-Mounted Microphone Review Jun 06, 2019

This blog post has been a long time coming. I've watched Pastors at my church stand on stage week in week out and kept thinking I really should review one of those mics. Now the ones they use are custom made but I found this budget one on Amazon and was keen to give it a go. Check out the results...

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Do I Need To Show My Face On Video Or Will Slides Do? May 29, 2019

It’s a common question I see in facebook groups, do I need to show my face on video or will slides and voice over do?

Let’s do a comparison in this video.

I’m here to convince you that you’re missing out by not getting your face on video!

So I’m gonna challenge you,...

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Best Lighting If You Use A Whiteboard Or Screen May 23, 2019

I just made a video with 6 tips for lighting when you wear glasses and I realised it’s very similar to another problem I often hear, how to deal with lights reflecting in a TV/whiteboard.

Let me say first that it’s not about the type of lights as much as the position of them. It...

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Best Lighting If You Wear Glasses! lighting May 23, 2019

I was asked over the weekend whether the lights I recommend would be ok for glasses wearers, as they’d heard that ring lights were no good.

So let’s look in this video at how to light ourselves when we wear glasses.

Let me say first that it’s not about the type of lights as much...

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How Much Should You Spend On A Wireless Lav Microphone? May 16, 2019

I’ve been using the Rode Film maker kit for years but someone recently asked me if these cheaper ones were any good, so I put one to the test, and it performed on par with the bigger player… but does that instantly mean we should choose the cheaper model or is there more at play...

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K&F Concept Wireless Microphone Review May 16, 2019

Sometimes buying 'budget' equipment is great and leaves you feeling like you've just struck gold, other times you feel like you've just wasted your money and are left with a sick feeling of regret. 

Well, I went into this review with a very open mind having happily used the Rode Filmmaker...

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Teaching on camera is very different to teaching on stage! May 07, 2019

Teaching on camera is very different to teaching on stage!

One of my Pro Video Academy members just said in our facebook group ‘I’m used to talking to a live audience and I draw from their energy, what do I do when I’m just talking into a camera for course videos? 

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VILTROX D85T LED Light Review Apr 30, 2019

Wow, this is a gorgeous big light! Too big I thought initially but actually it allows me to be more creative with my lighting and if I ever head out to a larger venue I know I'll never be short on power.

If you're interested in the smaller version of these lights check out this blog post.

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VILTROX VL-S192T LED Light Review equipment lighting Apr 09, 2019

I've been so excited about reviewing these VILTROX VL-S192T LED Lights, and they didn't disappoint.

As you'll hear in the video I have replaced the Neewer lights from my recommended equipment list that students get, I'm that serious about these! 

If you want to ask me anything reach out...

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Remote Shooting With Canon DSLR On Your Computer canon eos utility software equipment Nov 23, 2018

If you record videos of yourself one of the biggest challenges is focussing and recording remotely. 

It was the main reason I moved over to Panasonic as they have a great app for this but on a Canon there is a workaround using their free EOS Utility Software

Simply plug the USB lead...

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