Are you bring your production struggles to your video? If you are it is likely diluting your message.
No one cares about the labour they just want to see the baby.
Your struggles as a video maker mean nothing to your audience.
Don’t let the process on video making influence your editorial decisions. Your audience just doesn’t care.
TV knows this. There are people called sub-editors. Their job is to ensure good story content, good writing but most of all it is to keep you out...
I love these selfie stick tripods because…
They’re small and light
I can easily get them to eye height by putting a chair on a table
They have a bluetooth remote on/off button
most of all they save me time!
Even the best microphone for smartphone videos will have trouble in this intensity of wind. Go inside? Don't record?
get yourself a 'fluffy' microphone windsock.
or hide your microphone in your beard (it didn’t work!)
BRILLIANT .. just BRILLIANT lesson in camera movement that anyone can do
Grab your phone and give it a shot
Just another nail in the coffin of anyone relying on traditional videography as a long-term source of income.
There is going to be an army of kids with incredible skills and ridiculously powerful phone cameras who are going to change the dynamic.
Smartphone video is the future
Save time and avoid stress. Move to Faster Video Editing I use this simple technique. You should too and... make it a habit. Good habits earn you money.
This is one part of a video presentation and on-camera confidence module I teach that I call Silence Smile Speak
Silence is a key video discipline. You will get a far greater return on investment from learning how to use it than you will from any expensive microphone you buy.
4 Simple Templates for Writing Video Scripts. I get asked this a lotHow to Write a Script for a Marketing Video and I reply ‘conversationally’.
Use these prompters and don’t overthink it!
These are not mine. I have collected these over the years and are part of a larger collection I’ll share over time.
How to use them: Read them to yourself in a light animated tone then keep going and add your own content. Rinse and repeat. Just brainstorm. Keep the rhythm going....
Video Editing Tips This promo of a podcast I spoke on is just Zoom screen grabs + website pics + stock footage. You don't need shiny footage Video editing is powerful.
and you can get them edited together cost-effectively.
Did you know you can get free stock video HD footage at places like COVERR
You can get free images at places like UNSPLASH
You can screengrab images from websites
You can record your Zoom call video
You can learn some...
Freaked Out About Memorising Video Scripts? You Need A Roll and B Roll. I rarely memorise a script. Just don’t have to. Just learn to use A Roll and B Roll.
Here’s an example of how A Roll & B Roll can help you. You’ll be making videos like a pro sooner than you think
Our problem is how do we record a page of the script without having to memorise it
We start with A Roll and B Roll
One of the best video lighting tips and tricks that I can share with you is to understand the importance of eyes and smiles.
Eyes and smiles are the main act. ’Pretty light’ is just window dressing.
If you can get eyes, smiles and attractive lighting, all power to you. If you are starting out and want to understand what will benefit you in your business, then in order of importance
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