Monthly Archives: March 2017

10 Reasons Your Videos Suck

So many videos suck. Whatever kind of video — Youtube, Facebook, event videos, training videos, movies — there are lots of reasons so many videos are unwatchable.

The good news is that most of them are easily solved. Here are 10 reasons your videos suck.

You’re just starting. You haven’t done it enough.

When anyone is just starting out with anything, they are going to suck at it. If you haven’t made many videos before, you’re not going to be very good at it.

The key is that you keep doing it. The best way to learn to make better … Read the rest

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Today I Tried: Making Hot Sauce

One of the presents I got on my 40th birthday was a make-your-own hot sauce kit. My family knows me well—I slather the stuff on just about everything I eat. My go-to hot sauce is Frank’s Red Hot, but I also have an extensive collection of other good stuff. Up to this point, I had no idea what went into making hot sauce. It ends up that it’s pretty darn easy.

The kit came with just about everything I needed, save for a handful of fresh ingredients. I took a trip to my favorite store, Wegman’s, and picked … Read the rest

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Adobe Illustrator is Making Me Lose My Mind

So here’s what I want to do: I want to take a gradient, and extract each color node as a swatch. Just grab the color and add it to my Swatches panel. Sounds easy, right?

You fool! It’s not as easy as just dragging the color into the Swatches panel. Why should it be?

I tried to Google an answer. One guy said it’s as easy as bringing up the Gradient panel, and then clicking New Color Group in the Swatches panel. That’s BS. From his screen shots, it looks like he was using an Illustrator version from somewhere around … Read the rest

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