learn how to make video
Lorraine Grula with video camera
I’ve loved video for a long time now.  🙂  See that cute little thing on her daddy’s shoulders?  No? Oh yeah.  I cropped him out.  Well anyway… she is in her mid-thirties now.  Cameras are much smaller today, too bad I am not.  Oh well.

Thanks!  🙂


I want to personally thank you for signing up for one of my free Video Production Academy Home Study Courses!   Check your email for the link and then, have some fun watching the course videos.  Let me know if you have any questions!  I’d love to find out what you’re working on, so drop me an email anytime!

I find video making to be a fascinating, fun subject because there are so many layers. Not only is it a creative endeavor, it is also highly technical. As fascinating as it all is, the wide range of skills needed can make it difficult for beginners to learn.  And tough for me to teach.  What should I focus on?  Well, I do my best to focus on what beginners need to know without total  information overload.  You don’t need  a film degree to make a professional-looking video!

I show you everything you need to know from my 30+ years of making video for both TV news, corporate video settings, and the occasional commercial, music video, or wedding.

Teaching you what you need to know about how to make professional-quality video without breaking either your back or the bank, is why I created Video Production Tips.  It’s full of information covering all aspects of video making. Inside The Academy @ VPT, you’ll find easy-to-understand tutorials on:

  • Lighting for video
  • Video Cameras
  • Editing video
  • Audio for video
  • Going On-Camera even when you’d rather not
  • Storytelling film and video language
  • Documentary Style video making
  • Show Styles and Formats
  • Technical Stuff
  • Video Making Equipment and Tools

Having spent my adult life making videos of all kinds, I am thrilled to be able to pass my experience on to others who wish to learn how to create professional-quality videos. Customers tell me my tutorials are easy to understand, fun to watch and highly informative. I’ve posted some testimonials below if you want to know precisely what people are saying.

Thanks again for signing up for the free tutorials I provide.

Lorraine Grula

We’re quite proud of these unsolicited testimonials from some of our satisfied readers and clients.

Ray Zielinski says: I wish to thank you for the time you took to put these videos together to help us wannabes. The videos are very informative which helps to familiarize ourselves with the different aspects of movie making that would otherwise take us a long time to learn. “Time is of the essence.” so it says and you help to make it quicker to learn these different functions at a much quicker rate of time. Thank you.


Ron Gordon says: Excellent tutorials! I have worked in video for over thirty years and this is quite literally some of the best and easily understood techniques I have seen.


Samuel Tunde says: You have been an encouragement to me since the day you wrote your first mail to me. The videos you sent were an eye opener to things I have want to really get to know. When I told my wife about you, she was very happy that at last I’ve gotten someone who have my interest at heart. No matter how great I become in this industry, I will never forget you. This just the starting point. Thank you very much Lorraine!!!


Dear Lorraine Grula, Thank you for everything. You changed my vision about video & photography shooting. I collect lot of tips ebooks from the net, and yours are the best. In my town I am doing some photographic & visual works because of your help. Very use full for me. Thank you very much heartly thanks. Justin Mathew