My first video podcast. I am starting my journey on learning to color my videos.

Today I am trying sometime very different from my traditional podcast, instead of audio this one is in video! My guest on today’s show is Luke Neumann of Danielle e’ Daniel Photo & Video who I found on YouTube that has some awesome video tutorials on DSLR’s, and is a pretty good story teller. Check out Luke’s YouTube channel because he has some great video tutorials on the T2i 550D. Another place you can find him is on Luke’s Vimeo Channel.

Definitely check out Luke’s Slider II video which has inspired me to get a slider.

You can Subscribe on ITunes and watch it on your mobile device if you like.

Note: this was recorded before I made my switch to Premiere CS5.

Questions I Asked

  • What is your background in video (how you got started) and what are you currently working on?
  • Your most popular video on Howcast is “How to Yodel”. I really like how you put some story telling in to each video like the one on “how to sword flight” – it has a nice comedy feel where the narration is serious and the video is almost sarcastic. How many people do you have helping you make these videos?
  • I really liked your last slider video, which slider do you use and how do you like it?
  • The main reason I wanted Luke to come on my show is because he uses Vegas like I do and he really knows how to color his videos really well. Can you tell us when you started to color correct or color grade your videos?
  • Starting off with your picture style, do you start with a flat setting, if so can you give us your sharpness, contrast, saturation and tone settings?
  • Next up: Filters, do you use any ND or circular polarizers outside?
  • Moving in to Vegas, what is your work-flow for color grading your shots?
  • Lastly do you add any vignetting effects at the end of your work flow?
  • Where can people find you online?


  • Wow love this video interview format. What made you think of doing it this way. I must say it is so much more interesting to watch then just listen. One thing you could do but will take more time is to get pictures or clips of the products and other things the guest talk about and edit it in so it will be even more interesting to watch.

  • Dave,

    Great video.
    The format is excellent, and I think this saved me about 10 embarrassing tweet questions to you and others with the same setup.

    I’ve watched & subscribed to Luke’s videos before and he continues to show what you can do with the most basic equipment.
    Love when he says he has a Vivitar tripod and I know he still uses the 18-55 & 250mm lens for a lot of his video.

    Hope to see more of this.

  • Question: Since you asked Luke which slider he uses, did you go with the same Glidetrack or other?
    What were your results?

  • @Zack I wish I could do more of them since they are a lot of fun and I learn a lot but since this site doesn’t make that much money I really can’t spend too much time on it.

  • Good stuff, I definitely like this format, and also the audio podcast format. I of course like it when it get’s deeper into the technical stuff, so that’s a suggestion for you as well (now that you have the opportunity to ask these people questions, might as well go beyond just the basics right?). Also, I know you used to work as an audio guy, but I would work a little on the (noise)-gate you got on for your audio. It seems to cut too much, too fast – the threshold is probably too high. Also, the black background vs. the normal background made this a little more abrupt going from your shots to his, than would be ideal..These are just suggestions, you’re doing a wonderful job all in all, thanks!

  • Dave,

    Wow, it’s time to play around with shutter speed! I guess you can throw the 180 degree out of the window, lol …

    Thanks for the podcast and link Luke’s channel …


  • Hey Dave! Just a tip on audio editing, the way you muted the noise in between statements is way to choppy. The way to fix this is to slowly fade into the silence in between statements. This allows the audio to not sound choppy, but sound smooth and nice to listen to. I’ve run live sound and recorded sound for several organizations and you can use a compressor to do this prepost production. But they are a little pricey. If you are using a compressor turn the “reaction” time to at least 1.5 sec. This should automatically make it fade into a silence. Just a few tips!

  • Dave great video, I liked this especially as a new T2i user myself, I have been following you, CheesyCam, Andy Ax and of course Phillip Bloom on tips and tricks and I’m just amazed at what with some creativity you can do! This platform will introduce your viewers to others at different stages that can also teach, inspire, direct us to be better film makers or videographers….

    Thanks so much for sharing, I started my own DSLR Journey site but nothing grand as you guys….

    Keep up the great work!

  • Great format, the only comment is that I would like to see shorts of his/her work when you talk about it… If you like a specific look otpr move, please cut it into the interview.

  • Enjoyed the interview. You’re doing some great work Dave. I’m getting a lot of info from your site, it’s been a real godsend as far as helping me learn to use my 60d. Cheers.

  • Hi,

    I’d like to know what Light setting do you use to get the look on you that this video has?

    Could you describe it on a Diagram? or maybe could you create a Tutorial on this?

    Thanks in advanced…

  • I’m still learning from you, as I’m trying to reach my goals. I definitely enjoy reading everything that is posted on your blog.Keep the stories coming. I enjoyed it!