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Mark Apsolon is the most informative video guru on the internet today, he's a teacher, a spokes person, a trusted friend, with informative useful knowledge on many subjects. Mark is a friend to all who watch him.

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Video Tips & Tricks ep22:
How to make sound effects for your videos

In this episode of Mark Apsolon's Video Tips and Tricks we discuss how to make
cool sound effect or foley sound effects for your youtube videos and more

Video Tips & Tricks ep21: Sony Vegas Pro 9 Tutorial trimmer window

In this episode of Mark Apsolon video tips and tricks we show you how to use
Sony Vegas pro 9 trimmer window. We also show you the features and ways to
make your workflow in the program more efficient.

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Video Tips & Tricks ep20: How to make a viral video on youtube

In this episode of Mark Apsolon's video tips and tricks we discuss Viral videos.
We will show how to create and promote a viral video. I hope you like
the twilight zone effect..lol

 

Video Tips & Tricks ep19: Sony Vegas Pro 9 Tutorial Media Pool Bin tutorial

In this episode of Mark Apsolon video tips and tricks we dive into Sony Vegas pro 9
media pool and show you the features and ways to make your workflow in the
program more efficient , along with creating sub clips in the program.
Sorry about the bad audio. I am about to replace this usb mic with
something more studio quality soon

 

Video Tips & Tricks ep18: Sony Vegas Pro 9 Video Capture tools

In this episode of Mark Apsolon's Video tips & tricks we dive into Sony Vegas Pro 9
video capture tools. We cover the Video capture tool for DV. HDV, & SDI.
We also look at the DVD camcorder disc, HD recording unit, Memory recording unit
import tools, along with the XDCAM tools for bring video into Vegas Pro 9. This is
the first step in adding media to your production.

 

Video Tips & Tricks ep17: Public Domain footage for Youtube Videos

In this episode of Mark Apsolon's video tips and trick we discuss copyright laws
and public domain images, music or film. Public domain stuff is great to use in
your videos without having to pay royalties, but make sure you know that it is in
the public domain before you use it. Research Research Research

 

Video Tips & Tricks ep16: Sony Vegas Pro 9 Introduction Tutorial

In this episode of Mark Apsolon's Video Tips & Tricks we discuss the basic user
interface of Sony vegas pro 9 along with features. This is the first of many installments
on the road to learning how to edit using Sony Vegas pro 9. More tutorials for
Sony Vegas Pro 9 are on the way from beginner to advanced!

Check out SceneVideos videos at
http://www.ripfilms.net/
http://www.youtube.com/user/ScenicVideos

 

Video Tips & Tricks ep15: Creating concept ideas for
youtube Video content

In this episode of Mark Apsolon's video tips and tricks, Mark discusses creative
content ideas for your videos. How do you make a good video where does it come from?
How to make content that is worth watching. This video is not as detailed or intense
as most of the tips and tricks but I will have a new one next week for you guys.

 

Video Tips & Tricks ep14: How to create a logo and video bug for
youtube videos & more

In this episode of mark Apsolon video tips and tricks Mark does a collaborative
video with tutvid and we show you how to create a cool logo and add it into your
video as a bug (watermark) using Adobe Photoshop and Vegas pro 8

Go over to tutvids channel and subscribe. He has some great tutorial videos for
all adobe products:
http://www.youtube.com/tutvid

 

Video Tips & Tricks ep13: How to Build Barndoors on Worklight
for Green Screen Youtube Videos

In this episode of Video tips and trick Mark discuss how to build home made barn door
for a work light. They can be used for lighting your green screen chromakey (green screen
or blue screen) backdrop or lighting your subject for a film or video. Its another fun
build on Mark Apsolon's video tips and tricks.

 

Video Tips & Tricks ep12: How to make any video youtube
widescreen HD (UPDATE)

WATCH IN HD:
In this video Mark shows you in detail how to make a video on youtube play in HD.
Even if the video is in Standard definition. We go step by step using the program Vegas
pro 8. Most other editing programs are setup the same but
I will do one for Premiere pro soon.

 

Video Tips & Tricks ep11: How to make a great movie!
12 stages of the Hero's Journey!

In this episode of Mark Apsolon's video tips and tricks, we discuss the 12 stages of
the hero's journey categorized by Joseph Campbell. The hero's journey is the basis for
all great films - stories and will help you create the storyline you need for an awesome
adventure, drama, horror, or action film or video. The short green screen film I made for
this was bad but it gets the point across without have to watch a 2 hour movie.

 

Video Tips & Tricks ep10: How to Build a Miniature Set for Chromakey

In this episode we discuss how to create a miniature set for chromakey green screen or
other video production purposes. Mini sets are cheap and easy to create with tool and
supplies from your local art supply store.

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Video Tips &Tricks ep09: How to add YouTube Annotations

In this video tips and tricks we discuss the youtube feature called annotations.
We discuss each type of annotation and how to place them within you youtube video.

WARNING: Youtube just changed the annotation page to include a timeline for the
duration of the annotation event. I will be making an update video soon.

 

Video Tips &Tricks ep08: How to make better internet videos on youtube
or any other website

Warning: This videos info about youtube is a little dated. I made the video before YT
started encoding HD and Widescreen. Watch the older video about WS and HD for
more info on that.

In this video we discuss the internet formats available for video and setting up your lighting
and background for internet video. We also talk about the no no's for video backgrounds
using green screen and re-compression that websites put on your uploaded video

 

Video Tips &Tricks ep07: How to create a cheap windscreen for
your camcorder mic

In this episode of Mark Apsolon video tips and tricks I show you how to made a cheap
and easy windscreen for your video camcorder. Cut that wind out of your videos.
Its easy like 1, 2, 3

 

Video Tips &Tricks ep06: How to make
widescreen HD videos on youtube

In this video tips and tricks we discuss the new youtube widescreen format and the
resolutions setting within the flash player. We also show you the settings in order to
make your standard definition video play in HD.

 

Video Tips &Tricks ep05: How to light video Film Noir Style

In this video we discuss the method to light your video/film in the shadow filled style of
Film Noir. All footage from inner sanctum and DOA are commentary and both films are
in the public domain

 

Video Tips & Tricks ep04: Halloween Special.. How to Make
Fake Movie BLOOD!!!!!

In this video we show you a cheap and quick way to make great fake BLOOD that can
be used for Halloween or Special effects in a movie! Have fun making your
fake movie BLOOD!!!

 

Video Tips & Tricks ep03: How to avoid the Jump Cut ?

In this video we discuss video production how to avoid a common mistake called
"the Jump Cut" Its rampant on youtube and in this video we show you how to
stop it before it devours your soul!

 

Video Tips & Tricks ep02: How to Turn off the QL-1000 Fan and add a
professional switch

In this video we take a look at the fan that is on the QL-1000 lights (kit). I show you
how to disconnect the fan and add a professional looking switch to turn it off and on.
All for a few dollars! If you need complete silence for your film or video then
this is the video for you.

Parts List:
SPST Rocker Switch (Black)

http://www.radioshack.com/product/ind...

Stranded Hookup Wire 22 AWG

http://www.radioshack.com/product/ind...

High-Tech Rosin Core Silver-Bearing Solder (1.5 Oz.)

http://www.radioshack.com/product/ind...

15-Watt Soldering Iron with Grounded Tip
http://www.radioshack.com/product/ind...


Please visit my website for more tutorial videos and training DVDs
http://www.markapsolon.com

Warning this will void your warrenty on the lights and the video is for information
proposes only. I am a professional and know what I am doing with electronics,
so I am not responsible if you screw up or damage your light!

 

Video Tips &Tricks ep01: How to make a green screen light variable

In this episode video we show how to make a variable light for your green screen
(chromakey) or subject using a work light.

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How to make awesome green screen (Chroma key)!! part 1 DVD

This is a new updated video about chroma key (green screen). We go over what
chroma key is and how it works, chroma key muslins (cheap and expensive) and how to
light your green screen background. Part Two is only available on the DVD on my
website named "Chroma-key Made Simple"

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