Sunday, 19 August 2018

The Gboard Google Keyboard Mini Series


In this Mini Series, we take a look at the Google Keyboard Gboard. This series was born out of the simple idea how when I type I hit the emoji key by accident - I went looking for a solution and in the process found a whole interesting bag full of nice surprises.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

The Zoom H2n Mini Series


Having purchased a new Zoom H2n on the 11 July 2018, it's now been 30 days of learning and testing. Here's a small mini series with plenty of examples - four videos with total play time of 25 minutes.

The Zoom H2n as a model was launched in 2011, so not a new item at all - yet I would say an ESSENTIAL device if you are passionate about audio recording.

Of course if you follow this blog and my youtube channel, you will have seen I bought a Zoom H1 in 2013. And a lot of audio for me has been recording with my Moto G4 inbuilt microphone.

There are a few more paragraphs and links at the bottom of each video.

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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 15 Mini Series - The Freedom and Autonomy to Create


In this post we are going to explore Desktop Video Editing.

Videos 1 to 6 on the playlist are the Mini Series to help you learn while the remainder give some background on how to use Vegas Movie Studio.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

YouTube Hashtags at Video Search


Hashtags at YouTube have been around for a long while - yet what's new, how to add a hashtag into a title or description text and have those hashtags appear above the title.

Used in moderation quite useful, so what's the best way? I am leaning towards a three step approach
  1. channel name #themikedownespage
  2. subject, topic like #GoogleEarth
  3. subtitle like #Measure
Any more hashtags a too many in my opinion. What's alarming how google youtube have a limit of 50 hashtags - I say alarming as in my view, that limit should be MUCH lower - like 5 I would say.

Edit Fri 27 July 18 - Rules..

1, if hashtag(s) in title, then TITLE ONLY
2, if title and text description then TITLE ONLY
3, if no title, hashtag(s) in text description then ABOVE TITLE ONLY

therefore hashtags cannot be in both TITLE and ABOVE TITLE (?)

Links: Official Help Page Use Hashtags for Video Search



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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

About The Mike Downes Page



I'm working on a new site called the mike downes page, postes this in the About area, it reads..

From the very beginning my YouTube channel has been called The Mike Downes Page. That was on 8 Oct 2010.

Friday, 18 May 2018

How did you make that Video - The Royal Visit


This is a new series on video making education. We take a recent video and talk about how it's made. We look for clues that made it effective and watchable. We then take these lessons and use them to make better videos ourselves.

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