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"Worst video ever made? The one that wasn't." -- Kevin (Basic Filmmaker)

This Cold Shoe Adapter Makes Life So Much Easier!

THIS VIDEO This video was not so much about the COLD SHOE ADAPTER itself (which is awesome) but more about the nagging little things that can stack up on you as a video creator that make you feel like there's something wrong or that you don't "feel like" making more videos. Everyone is...

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COPY and PASTE - MULTIPLE Premiere Pro Projects

In a previous video, I created a cool animated dial and counter using no plugins in response to a viewer request. I had no idea that many didn't realize that Premier Pro allows you to open and work on multiple projects all at the same time. So, why is THAT important? Anything you...

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TUTORIAL: Create a Timer/Counter in Premiere Pro 2020 [No Plugins]

In response to a viewer request, here's a tutorial showing how to make a counter, dial, spiny thing, whatever you want to use it for. I do enjoy doing these tutorials, and I target these towards people who are new to video editing and attempt in most cases to explain what's going on...

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191 Useful Videos for Video Creators and Filmmakers

NOTE: I am going to keep this list updated, so you'll see the title of the blog post change as well as new useful videos added to the list as I make them. I went through all 400+ videos on my MAIN YOUTUBE CHANNEL and grabbed 189 of those videos I thought filmmakers and/or video creators...

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FIRMWARE Explained & Demo for New Filmmakers

This video was made to inform new and beginning filmmakers and people creating videos on the importance of making sure all their electronic gadgets have the current firmware. That aside, there's A LOT of things in this video I am testing that you might not notice, and only found here in...

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TRIPOD Quick Setup and Leveling Trick For Beginners

I've mentioned this many times in this blog - that I LOVE to answer viewer questions and comments, now 25,000 and counting. This one is a bit different. I saw a video person struggling with his tripod, mounting a huge rig on the thing, trying to level it with all the weight, and pretty...

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New RØDE NT-USB MINI Microphone

NOTE: If the video doesn't play or asks you for access, that's because I scheduled it for release on YouTube for 20 Feb 2020 at 6 AM PST. When you do that, YouTube sets the visibility to private until that time. Probably the shortest blog post ever, as there's not much to say about this...

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TUTORIAL: How to Create Titles and Lower Thirds

I LOVE doing tutorials and showing new filmmakers, videographers, and video editors the basics. HEAVY vs LIGHT Motion graphics, and especially titles, lower thirds, and other text elements animated on the screen add a more professional look to your videos and are helpful to the viewers. Many...

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ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture Explained Simply

Viewer requests are ALWAYS welcome. I made this channel to help others and like many of the videos I do, this video is no exception. TEACHING OTHERS I enjoy explaining the basics to someone new to film and video. I also benefit by refreshing myself on the subject. If you have the...

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Random Basic Filmmaker Mentions

I really wish folks would #tagme or say something when they mention me or my channel. It's just nice to know what's being thrown out there, and it's REALLY nice to see that whatever I'm doing, it's helping someone. Here's a quote I accidentally came across (that I forgot I said) used in a blog...

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