11 Tips for Creating Better Online Video from SmartBlogs.com

This article came out over the summer, but I figured the masses would benefit from a post more now rather than in late July. It’s from SmartBlogs.com and it’s titled “11 Tips for Creating Better Online Video.” While this post isn’t specifically geared toward high school journalists, it’s a nice, simple list of tips for capturing online video. I think it would be especially useful to those programs that are just testing the waters of video production.

The list includes everything from picking the right story and using a tripod to avoiding wide shots and rushing through the editing process.

Go to the link and share it with your video team. After you check it out, come back and tell us what you thought. What do you think is the most beneficial tip and what tip do you think should have made the top 11 that didn’t?

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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