How to Use Screencast-O-Matic to Resize Videos (4:3 to 16:9)

Screencast-o-matic

Do you want to resize your video from 4:3 to 16:9?

If you’ve recorded a video using an old camera or held your phone in portrait instead of landscape, then you’ll probably see black bars on both sides of your video when you post it on YouTube.

That’s what happens when your video’s aspect ratio is 4:3. If you want to get rid of those black bars, you have to transform it to 16:9.

Below I’m going to show you how to do it using Screencast-o-matic.

Keep Reading

How to Use vidIQ to Get More Views on YouTube

If you want to get more video views, it’s necessary to leverage some online tools. vidIQ is a Chrome extension you can use to get more views and more information about you and your competitors’ videos.

Today I’m going to show you how vidIQ can track and improve your video’s performance.

Keep Reading

How to Add Closed Captions and Subtitles to YouTube

Adding closed captions to your video is a must, and much easier to do if you have a script. Not only does help people with a hearing disability, but it also helps Google understand what your content is all about.

Today I’m going to show you how you can take your script and add it as a closed caption in YouTube.

Keep Reading

I’m Adwords Certified for Video

I just wanted to let the world know that I finally completed the Google Adwords Fundamentals exam, so my Video Adwords Certification just became official!

I’m convinced that YouTube ads are going to be “huge.” Check in with me if you’d like to know more.

But I gotta run and post this to my refrigerator!

Adwords Certificate for Brighton West

How to record great client testimonial videos

When it comes to service-based businesses, trust is important. Your potential clients need to feel comfortable and confident that they’re making the right decision by investing in your service.

This is where testimonials come in. Testimonials are one of the best ways to build social proof, whether in written or video format.

Today I’m going to talk about video testimonials – things you’ll need, how to make your client look good in front of the camera and the questions to ask during the recording.

Keep Reading

Sign up now for weekly inspiration and tips delivered direct to your inbox

Authentic West Films