5 Tips for Setting up Contrast Lighting

By Ryan Allen | June 29, 2022

Any photographer or videographer knows that lighting can transform a subject. Indeed, you’re not photographing a subject at all. You’re …

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How to Set Up Your Video Editing Desk

By Ryan Allen | June 20, 2022

There’s no question that your work environment can influence your creativity. George Lucas famously lives in a low-tech Victorian house …

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When Can You Download an MP3 From YouTube and Use It in Your Media Project?

By Ryan Allen | June 20, 2022

Taking YouTube videos and turning them into downloadable audio files used to be standard practice on the Internet. One of …

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The Best Background Music for Kid-Focused YouTube Channels

By Ryan Allen | September 21, 2021

YouTube now outranks traditional television for children’s viewing, and there are thousands of kid-friendly channels on the platform. If you are serious about producing excellent content for kids on YouTube, background music plays a fundamental role. It will increase your production values, keep kids watching, and cover any editing gaps …

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The Pros and Cons for Background Music for Presentations at Work

By Ryan Allen | September 14, 2021

Emotion and Thought While we often think of emotion and thought as separate, the truth is that they are both thoroughly intertwined. Emotion often precedes thought. Think about when you first meet someone. You tend to come up with a snap impression of whether you like them or not, which feeds …

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Top New Vlogger Gift Ideas in 2021

By Ryan Allen | August 24, 2021

Production equipment comes in many shapes and sizes. For those who don’t have much technical knowledge to begin with, it can get a tad overwhelming to find new vlogger gift ideas that will help create professional-quality content. However, there are dozens of options in the market that don’t require a …

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8 Cinematic Drone Shots – How To Capture the Best Dramatic Footage with Your Drone

By Ryan Allen | July 31, 2021

Pro filmmakers and beginners alike can use drones to capture dynamic moments and engaging storylines. With the best drone shots for dramatic footage in mind, you can create smooth, powerful cinematic shots that leave a lasting impression.  ‌ Let’s break down everything you need to know to set up the right …

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Applying Stock Music

Improve Your Video With Stock Music – The Complete Guide

By Ryan Allen | June 4, 2021

Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels Have you tried watching a video with a low-quality music track? It’s probably not a pleasant experience, and you might even forget the video’s purpose. To avoid driving your audience away, you shouldn’t cut corners in terms of music selection. Don’t leave a bad impression on your …

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How to Supercharge Your Video Content With Great Stock Music

By Ryan Allen | May 25, 2021

Photo by Kelly Lacy from Pexels Incorporating great music is one of the best ways to make your video content stand out. There are lots of music genres that you can choose from – such as EDM, cyberpunk, or even inspirational. It’s almost impossible to make a great video without …

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Managing Personal Brand

How to Manage Your Personal Brand As A Music Creator

By Ryan Allen | May 16, 2021

Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels One of the most important factors of being a musician is brand management. You may not realize this now, especially if you’re a beginner, but your brand mirrors your career. Right from the start, you should think about personal brand management. You don’t …

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How to Become A Music Publisher

By Ryan Allen | May 16, 2021

Music publishing is a complicated industry. Creators, licensors, and publishers need to abide by changing policies and a competitive landscape. Still, everyone in music publishing must start somewhere – at the bottom.  Are you interested in becoming a music publisher? Or perhaps you want to build a music publishing company …

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Student Filmmaking: 4 Tips For Telling Stories On A Budget

By Ryan Allen | April 7, 2021

Many students feel excited about starting the filmmaking courses at a college or university. And how can they not be? They have a unique opportunity to let their creativity flow and finally start the journey to become Hollywood’s top film producers and directors. Then the reality hits. Students learn that …

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6 Ways to Use Music to Create Mood and Meaning Onscreen

By Ryan Allen | April 7, 2021

Music can help elevate every piece of content you create. Whether you are creating promotional content for your business or for any other purpose, music can make it a lot more appealing to your audience. Choosing the right soundtrack can enhance the atmosphere and make everything easier for the viewer …

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The Best Video Game Soundtracks

By Ryan Allen | April 1, 2021

Video games have come a long way from the days of two-dimensional arcade gaming.  Nowadays, many modern video games are considered unique forms of art. Gaming companies also put tremendous effort into creating games, complete with cutting-edge graphics and captivating storylines.  One impactful aspect of video games is the soundtrack. …

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How to Write a Brand Video Script in 7 Easy Steps

By Ryan Allen | January 18, 2021

There’s no denying the power of video – both in a commercial and marketing sense. According to published data, 78% of us watch videos online weekly while 55% do it daily. Projections indicate that video content will make up 82% of all consumer internet traffic by 2022 given that 92% …

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