ArticlesBlog How to Get Started in Video Production — 5 Tips December 14, 201980 Related tags : getting into video editing getting into videography getting started in video production getting started in videography getting started with video editing how to get started in video production how to get started in videography how to get started making videos how to learn video production how to learn video shooting sean cannell think media video editing career video production career video production jobs video production tips Post navigation Previous Article Elder Care Home & Cerro Coso Internships Get Human Service Student Job-Ready | Find It. Be It. Next Article How to Write a Resume That Will Get You a Job Interview Comments (80) September 27, 2017 at 3:53 pm QOTD: What are your TIPS for getting started in Video Editing and Video Production? LMK 👇👇👇 Reply September 27, 2017 at 11:59 pm Volunteering does not work. They just use you as free labor. There are so many people that want to work in this field bc they think they are going to make it big. They have even stepped it up to create so called programs where you pay a preselected person that they arranged to volunteer to bypass the traditional film or video production route. They only give certain opportunities to certain individuals. The odds are you have a better chance winning a scratch off. You can only get an internship through school. This may sound pessimistic but its the truth. So many people waste time and money and get their dreams crushed. Go get a real job save then pursue. If you are a minority its even harder bc they don't want you in the industry. Reply September 28, 2017 at 12:51 am Another brilliant video Sean, thank you. I've learned so much from you in such a short period of time. Reply September 28, 2017 at 1:30 am I remember watching your videos when you had less than 5,000 subscribers! You are one of my biggest inspirations! Thank you for teaching me so much! Reply September 28, 2017 at 1:38 am Would a eos sl2 canon with a rode mic and fluffy mic cover and extreme sports 8k fisheye lense be a good camera for a beginner with a jobe tripod Reply September 28, 2017 at 2:05 am Definitely loved this video. I lived with a film student for months and shadowed all their photo and video shoots. Totally helped me understand the basics of setting up my shot, as well as lighting and storyboarding. Would love to see a more detailed part 2. thanks! Reply September 28, 2017 at 4:35 am What should my first video be? Reply September 28, 2017 at 7:28 am Thank you for the content that you provide here and on Video Influencers. my channel started growing the last couple of months after using what i learned from you. now im on 8600 subs :D. i was 5500 last month. thank you so much. I really enjoy making videos and art. and I truly want to make this my full time job soon. Reply September 28, 2017 at 8:16 am learning by doing for sure Reply September 28, 2017 at 9:10 am Thanks for another interesting video. What's the introduction music you use. Reply September 28, 2017 at 1:32 pm Great advice Sean, thank you! Love the quote by Dale Carnegie! Reply September 28, 2017 at 5:27 pm Plz do a review on the canon eos m3!!!!!!!!By the way love your channel ❤❤❤❤ Reply September 28, 2017 at 8:18 pm Hey Sean! Just wanted to thank you once again for your tips, they help a lot! You really know what you're talking about, and man, it makes me wanna take on the world through Youtube! So keep doing what you do. You really make a difference 🙂 Peace. Reply September 28, 2017 at 9:17 pm Awesome tips that actually work, thanks 👌✌ Reply September 29, 2017 at 12:59 am Your catalog of content on YouTube is excellent overall, but lately you have been hitting it out of the park with every new post. Thank you so much. One wish is that you'd do an editing tutorial for PC using free software. Not that I'm cheap(I am), but I just need simple jump cuts and audio sync abilities. I'm getting it done, but it's taking so long I'm sure I'm doing something wrong. Reply September 29, 2017 at 2:14 am Guys giveaway in my channel Reply September 29, 2017 at 4:23 am Thank youuuu! Reply September 29, 2017 at 6:59 am Great show. Thank you Reply September 29, 2017 at 11:52 am Suprisingly you don't get alot of dislikes Reply September 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm A answer to your question.. The one at the ens, What to do to start making videos. For my experience… just go out shoot, Shoot everything and make small, short, long I mean whatever videos. Start filming to snow that falls from the heaven and make a shirt film about winter. its like only your imagination is the one thing to stop you. Im no where near a Pro videographer but I try to think creatively. I've been doing s short couple of movies. And my god a learn so much for every short or longer movie I've made. Look for some inspiration to shoot and just begin. Everybody learn from their mistakes… even if you don't make mistakes shooting you're first movies… you will definitely learn something to change or do for your next movie. Sorry if I been misspelled some words. This thing of writing in English…. 😁👌🏻 Reply September 30, 2017 at 12:13 am HELP!!! I just started my channel, and I'm trying to find a camera that can pull double duty. I want to start vlogging, but I also need a camera that I can do "sit down" videos with also. I'm looking at these three cameras, Nikon Coolpix B500 Digital Camera with 40X Optical Zoom, Olympus E-PL8 16.1 MP Mirrorless Camera w/ 14mm-42mm Lens, and a Nikon Coolpix A900 Wi-Fi Camera – 4K UHD, 35X zoom. Do you have any experience with these three? If so, can you recommend one? I don't have good lighting yet if that helps. Thanks! Reply September 30, 2017 at 1:55 am Excellent tips and love how your points flow. Great job sean! Reply September 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm Maaaannn I try and do almost all you say in your videos and my account only has 1k subs….. Reply October 1, 2017 at 5:36 am What are good starting video editing headphones that won't break the bank? Reply October 2, 2017 at 3:37 am I'm already on the right path it seems Reply October 2, 2017 at 4:17 am Thank you! Reply October 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm At least since he did videography professionally, I'd say Facebook is now probably one of if not the most important tool in getting discovered, name out there, get clients, etc.. Right? Reply October 10, 2017 at 2:22 am How we can do videos that looks more professional Reply October 24, 2017 at 10:26 am Has anyone used a nikon D5000 for video? Is this a good camera to buy. I had my heart set on a T5I, but someone gave me a great potential deal on the 5,000. Reply October 24, 2017 at 11:14 pm Make a video on how to do voice overs Reply October 29, 2017 at 12:03 am I'm seen a lot of your videos this days Reply November 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm Sean can I assist you??? Reply November 14, 2017 at 2:13 am your english is so strong, did you ever think about open a youtube channel to help people to speak english fluently like you ?great, you are awful Reply November 20, 2017 at 4:06 am I need to keep watching your videos. I'm binge watching now. Good stuff! Reply December 17, 2017 at 1:08 am Sean, I have a question, what are the best settings to shoot video with Canon 80D, your videos look amazing, its like watching a movie, is that post production. All I do is shoot and then use Sony vegas pro to edit the clips from multi angles and then upconvert to 4k. I still think the videos could look better. something is missing, maybe need a new actor 🙂 No but on a serious note, can you point me in the right direction of where I can make my video's look better and smoother. Your video's are really top noch. Thanks and sorry for the bother, its just bugging me. Reply December 31, 2017 at 4:28 am awesome tips! great content as always! Reply December 31, 2017 at 5:13 am I wanted to know why do you use a fish lens for your video's? Reply January 4, 2018 at 4:32 pm Great content!! thanks Reply January 7, 2018 at 9:29 pm Good tips Reply January 23, 2018 at 7:32 pm Nice tips. Reply January 27, 2018 at 5:54 pm Who else saw the Bellingham Wedding Video ? Reply January 30, 2018 at 6:03 am thank you sir for your nice video.. Reply February 15, 2018 at 10:55 am New subscriber here! Thanks for sharing this video. Reply March 24, 2018 at 6:24 am Do you need to only get money from online because I helping my uncle with his business and I get 100 dollars per month Reply April 17, 2018 at 1:53 am NICE AND VERY INFORMATIVE VIDEO. please, What did you find much challenging when you were getting started? Reply May 1, 2018 at 11:55 am Thank you so much Reply May 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm Looking for commendations on setup to record comedy shows. They are usually dark places and do not allow any light at all. How can I produce good vids of my sets??? Reply June 14, 2018 at 2:22 pm Lights from left to your face make me uncomfortable, I wish you would change the light direction to right. Reply June 23, 2018 at 7:28 pm Thanks, Sean for the advice will do. Reply July 12, 2018 at 10:29 am Thanks sir i m saman perera Reply September 5, 2018 at 3:50 am I am trying to make a video for a facebook ad. The problem I am encountering the still image (thumbnail) of the video is not very enticing.How can I change it. All the info out there is for youtube but that does not help me. thanks Reply September 8, 2018 at 10:26 pm These are some awesome tips! I've been taking on some free and low paying jobs recently to build my portfolio and this really reassured me that I'm on the right path 👌 Reply September 15, 2018 at 12:12 pm https://youtu.be/KQDEc5MwtTk Reply September 29, 2018 at 4:50 am My main hustle I want to do is Youtube, but I also want to be able to branch out in the video production field as well.Looks like I'm on the right track. I freelance for a local Christian Television network, CTN. Considering it's freelance, I don't work enough. Perhaps I'll have to reach out for intern work! Reply October 1, 2018 at 6:04 am Amazing video! Love your content Reply October 13, 2018 at 5:04 am ok, my 2 cents, about a year ago i got into racing with scca, i wanted to start recording so i bought a gopro sessions, i like it so much i bought 2 more so i could record 3 angels at once, the got to playing with it in premier, then i decided i wanted to start taking it to the next level, so i broke out the 10yo t4i, and volunteered to record services. I soon realized the limitations of my dated equipment. So after some upgrades and stabilizers, i needed something to shoot, well mom has been making quilts for a long time. so why not make little short vids, put to some free music. I now have 2 quilt stores wanting me to do videos for them, and once those are complete and i am happy with them, and a little more portfolio work i plan on just talking to a few more of the shops and doing other vids for them. I think the best way to get work though is to carry your camera everywhere, when people see it, if they have any kind of work they have been thinking about they will almost always come and talk to you. Reply October 22, 2018 at 10:01 pm thanks help a lot ugly ass white boy rich ass mf Reply October 29, 2018 at 4:26 pm Thank you for helping! I always watch your videos and you give good feedback. Keep up the good work 🙂 Reply November 10, 2018 at 12:34 am Great tips, thank you for sharing! Excellent for beginners like us =) Reply December 5, 2018 at 9:31 pm Thank Sean. Photography is a dream of mine! Thanks for the information! Reply January 13, 2019 at 6:05 pm Awesome!! We're ALWAYS watching and we've subscribed!! Reply January 31, 2019 at 6:23 pm Great tips. Thank you. I'm a professional writer and journalist, enjoy photography as a hobby. Starting out in video to diversify my skills and try something new. I especially like "Phase 1: Learn the basics/ Phase 2: Get the word out." Agree you don't want to start marketing yourself right away. Hands on experience is everything. Finding time to practice while working full-time isn't easy but it can be done. Reply February 5, 2019 at 9:05 am wow! yer in Seattle! awesome! dig your content and appreciate the willingness to share! keep on leading by example! Reply March 2, 2019 at 5:47 am I'm a musician, singer-songwriter, Mix and mastering engineer, a live performer and I'm pretty good. Wondering is it possible to make videos as in learn making videos alongside or is it too much?? just wanted to know your thoughts on it. Reply March 2, 2019 at 10:06 pm Hi Sean, Will you please do a video to go over the best affordable camera that can film continuously over 20 minutes and wireless mic system for creators of active content ? I am shooting yoga classes, so I need to move around but need clear recording and also have a camera that can record longer than 20 to 30 min sometime. My camcorder or camera only shoot up to 20 🙁 Reply March 20, 2019 at 5:01 pm Amazing tips according to my requirements. Thanks Reply April 2, 2019 at 2:31 pm think media do you have any advise for a person who wants to make his own film company Reply April 28, 2019 at 6:57 pm Hey, how do you use music in videos for your company? Is there a place where you have to buy music from or can find royalty free music? Reply June 10, 2019 at 5:04 am Hey Sean, I nee advice. I work for a company called Listen and Learn on their app called Tunefox. It's web/app based learning platform for Bluegrass. Part of my job is filming and performing the music for demonstration. I need to get advice on some options to get the best product with the least hassle. Right now, I've had a lot of frustration trying to get the right angles and lighting. I'm ready to pay for great advice if you do anything like this. Here's an example of what I do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yef_m2rod3A&list=PL32shsgpifkzf3QBWOjkzG9JawnJvoaRM&index=15I use zoom q4n and iphone, and 3 neewer led's Reply June 17, 2019 at 8:12 am Thank you! so much for this information Reply June 24, 2019 at 9:19 am I can edit videos but I cant shoot, does it help me in life if I just want to be able to edit and do something with raw materials even though I cant shoot films or know how to? Reply June 30, 2019 at 9:05 pm " Saying Yes to everything is not a good idea at all " Reply July 2, 2019 at 3:20 am Hey, I want to work for a sports team doing video media. but I don't know what to start or what to look for. If you can help me Reply September 23, 2019 at 1:19 pm How do get work and find it Reply September 26, 2019 at 5:11 am Jesus loves you guys, let me know if you have any questions about God Reply October 7, 2019 at 2:22 am Great video. #FORWARD. Reply October 15, 2019 at 11:44 pm What you say is like what I'm beginning to do, it's great! Thanks for the tips! 🙂 Reply October 23, 2019 at 7:36 am Yeah, YouTube and Google has made it so easy for photographers ! And that's a good thing ?. Now everyone thinks they can make awesome videos. Technology such as GoPro's with their amazing stabilization @4K and affordability makes everyone buy one and THINK they can make equally good video, some can, not everyone can. There are exceptions i agree. But everyone thinks they are photographers and videographers now (though its but a false image) with phones focusing more on Video/Photo than even communication which its actually intended for. Nowadays a phone isn't a phone its a media device with a phone included. Everyone's cousin and 15 yr old niece has a DSLM that shoots 4K and they have abundant knowledge on YouTube to learn from. So this mindset has crept into mature customers also, who think videography is what even his son can do, so why should he pay a reasonable fee even for video production ! Its become something every phone and kid can do. At least that's his impression and this false impression has made it harder to sell video production services. A few years ago video was practiced by a niche group. Nowadays every school has a "visual comm dept" or so they call it, with high school kids holding a DSLR and trying out stuff. So even clients think they know too much. When you speak to a client, he now asks, "what drone will you be using" just because they get to see drones on YouTube and know a few names/brands or even have one in their cupboard. A $500 4K project pitch has the client asking me "Will you shoot on a RED camera" just to show he knows about 4K cameras and he proved how naive he is at the same time, as any video guy worth his salt knows its laughable to expect a RED EPIC powered shoot at a total cost of production with post for $500. This is DANGEROUS knowledge, half baked wannabees trying to tell video production professionals that they know everything too. This common trend has caused a mythical belief (with mobile phone companies and digital imaging products promising the world at the cheapest cost) that anyone now can do video that's PRO level and because of this dangerous half baked knowledge they are a PITA to deal with. He feels since he has a 4K camera on his phone you should be doing it for no more than maybe $100 else he could just decide to get his hands dirty and do it himself. Ask these noobs what the difference between a container and codec is and they wont know. Talk about bitrates and bidirectional frames or frame interpolation and they don't know shit. But we are doomed because they THINK they can do it. Video & photography is now no more a niche profession/art, its a home craft hobby first, that everyone can do and dabble in, except for a minority few like us who are trying unethically to do the same as a business and charge for it, how audacious of us ! Reply November 1, 2019 at 10:26 pm great vid! very helpful. I'm trying to get into videography because it is something i have always enjoyed and there are so many other experiences that come with it. Reply November 27, 2019 at 3:37 pm https://youtu.be/ZUHaLQOkQPg Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.