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Viewer Mail: VQT #22 How Long to Leave Graphics on Screen?

February 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In episode 22 of Video QuickTips we answer a viewer question, how long should be leave graphics or text up in our video programs.

It was a great question. A lot of produces wonder how long to keep lower thirds or bullet point graphics on the screen, how long is too long? In a future episode [...]

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Tags: editing · graphics · television

Some Free Stuff

December 17th, 2010 · No Comments

A bit of a quick hit here, but in time for the Holidays… If you’re looking for some great free stock footage, backgrounds, even soundeffects check out the offerings at and their main site, Footagefirm often gives discs away, they usually have some special running, and all you have to cover [...]

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Tags: business · documentary · editing · graphics · lighting · music · recording · shooting · video

Video QuickTips News!!

August 27th, 2010 · No Comments

A couple items, We are near completion on the first season of Video QuickTips which will soon be available on DVD. that way you can view QuickTips episodes and get those video production tips and techniques on the big screen rather than online. A nice addition to anyones video library. We’ll let you know as [...]

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Tags: business · graphics · news · overview · television · Uncategorized · video

QuickTips: Free Motion Graphics, Video Backgrounds and more.

April 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

When you watch television are you wowed by those fancy moving, swirling, undulating backgrounds? Wonder how difficult they are to create? They can be frustrating and time-consuming to create, but I will let you in on a secret. Shhhh, don’t tell anyone, but most are purchased from libraries of the stuff. Yeah, somebody makes them, [...]

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Need Motion Graphics?

February 14th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the people I reconnected with at the WYOU TV22 reunion was Matt Beekman, co-founder of Jump Motion. He and I worked at the same station at different times. He arrived shortly after I left at the end of 1988. We did meet a couple times when I went back for visits. You have [...]

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Tags: graphics · television