Episode from the podcastPower Trip Travel Podcast

PT011b: Hacking Product Videos

Released Friday, 27th February 2015
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Most companies that are just starting up are typically at a loss for knowledge and resources about how to shoot good product videos. Luckily, we've got a secret weapon: Jeremy. We're sharing his knowledge and insight with you!

In this half of our two-fold episode (check out part 1 here), Fred and Jeremy discuss techniques and tools for ways to make great product videos: places and times to get great shots, post-production tools, and more. You may want to grab a notepad and a pen for this one. Go ahead, we'll wait.

In This Episode



  • 01:51 Keep it short

  • 03:06 Cut the crap

  • 06:20 Does your story make sense?

  • 08:38 Use manual focus and have an AC help you

  • 10:44 Don't use out of focus footage, be better than that.

  • 13:14 The Magic Hour: When to shoot outdoors

  • 14:34 Go to pretty places

  • 16:03 Talking heads techniques

  • 17:48 Have other methods for recording audio

  • 19:07 Shoot at least 2 angles on an interview

  • 19:50 LOTS of B-Roll

  • 21:45 Expect problems and learn from them

  • 29:08 White background techniques

  • 30:18 Common mistakes in product videos

  • 34:03 Low-budget options

  • 36:09 Post-production tools

  • 37:00 Create a story and don't steal music

  • 38:12 Where to spend money

  • 41:10 If/When to hire an editor or post-production service

  • 44:35 Word to the Wise


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Word to the Wise



  • Jeremy: nvALT - Plain-text note-taking app, also makes organizing and searching for your notes super easy

  • Fred: Noto - Note-taking app that allows you to quickly take a note and send it to email


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