Use video on your blog

Tips and hints on making and using videos on your blog

How to create quick and easy videos for your blog – my #TBEX Dublin presentation

by Heather Cowper 3 October 2013
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This article about Quick and Easy ways to create video for your blog (without the film school training) is based on the presentation I gave at Travel Blogger’s Conference TBEX in Dublin in October 2013. I’m a self taught video-maker and I’ve learned as I’ve gone along, without any formal training. When I first started making videos to use on my blog at Heatheronhertravels.com, I naturally aspired to make beautiful, professional looking mini movies, just like the BBC travel documentaries I’d […]

Review of Video 101 – Tips for visual storytelling – e-book by Lisa Lubin

by Heather Cowper 29 January 2012
Lisa Lubin Video

Lisa Lubin is a travel blogger and videographer at LLWorldTour and an award-winning television producer and video consultant who has put all her experience into an e-book called Video 101 – Tips and tricks for awesome visual storytelling. Before I get on to my review of the e-book, I asked Lisa to give us her top tips on story-telling through video;  

04 Tips for making great travel videos – Podcast interview with Cailin O’Neil

by Heather Cowper 22 January 2012
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In Podcast 4 I’m talking to Travel Blogger and Videographer, Cailin O’Neil from Travel Yourself about how to make great Travel Videos. We talk about how Cailin got started with video and what you need in terms of equipment and approach if you’re new to video making. We cover how to edit your travel videos, tips for interviewing people you meet, how to find music that won’t get you banned from Youtube and how to upload and market your video […]

How to make a podcast archive and video archive page for your blog

by Heather Cowper 11 August 2011
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If you’ve ever wanted to make a video or podcast archive page for your blog, this post will tell you how. I’ve been beavering away at my travel blog at Heather on her travels, producing both videos and podcasts from most of my recent trips. My aim is to make my travel blog a rich and multi-media experience so that there’s something easy to consume wherever you are and whatever you enjoy.  

How to start making videos from Vimeo video school

by Heather Cowper 9 July 2011
Free resources to start making videos from Vimeo video school

A couple of years ago I was a complete Video newbie. Then I started experimenting with my son’s video camera, taught myself to edit what I shot on my travels and uploaded the finished results to my Youtube Channel. 45 videos, one expensive Panasonic HD video camera and a shiny new MacBook Pro later and here I am, always hoping to make better videos to enhance my blog posts at my travel blog at Heather on her travels.  

How to find free music for your videos and podcasts

by Heather Cowper 16 January 2011
How to find free music for your videos and podcasts

The article will tell you where  to find music for your audio podcasts and videos that is both correctly licenced for you to use and can be used free of charge. This article originally appeared at Heatheronhertravels.com here. When I  started making short travel videos I wanted to add some music to make them more engaging and entertaining. It took me a while to find a source of suitable music so now I want to share with you where you […]

How to optimise your Youtube channel and videos

by Heather Cowper 10 January 2011
How to optimise your Youtube channel and videos

This article will tell you how to optimise your Youtube Channel if you’re making videos for your blog or website and using Youtube to host them. This article was originally published at Heatheronhertravels.com.  I spent a bit of time making sure I’ve optimised my Youtube channel both for search engines  and to make it attractive and informative for readers and subscribers. Here are the things you might consider;  

10 tips for doing a great video interview

by Heather Cowper 3 January 2011
How to do a great video interview for your blog

If you’ve ever met an interesting character on your travels and wished you could interview them on video, then this post could be for you. I’ve been recently recording a few video interviews myself and thought I’d share with you the things I learned – this article originally appeared at Heatheronhertravels.com. I’m assuming that you already have a video camera and have a basic knowledge of shooting and editing the video.  

10 tips for filming a great travel video

by Heather Cowper 30 December 2010
How to film your travel video - in Bristol

This article will give you tips for shooting a great short travel videos based on my experience of working with my film collaborator, Marie-Cecile, shooting our travel video about the harbourside in Bristol. We found that how ever well laid your plans, you have to be adaptable when you get out to shoot your chosen subject. This article was first published at Heatheronhertravels.com.  

TV travel documentary or Online travel video – where to start?

by Heather Cowper 28 December 2010
Film-making for girls - or how to make a TV travel documentary

This article will give you advice from the experts on how to break in to making adventure and travel TV films, although you may then decide as I did that it’s much easier to break into online video. The article was originally published at Heatheronhertravels.com and is based on a meeting I had with a couple of female producers experienced in the field of making adventure film documentaries for TV. But let me backtrack a bit.  

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