Just a little video test results post Mar 21 2012

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Working with video brings a whole new set of challenges, we can call them "hurdles" because one by one you can master them. There's the lighting, the audio, what settings on the camera and more. When it comes time to take your footage, what order will you put your clips in? What parts do you want to "trim" out? How do I insert photos and my videos together. What is involved in a "voiceover" track to do a narration? Have I piqued your interest yet?

Video might seem intimidating, but my upcoming "Video Essentials" online class will help you over these hurdles so that you can add video to your online marketing presentation repertoire.

AUG 2012 - POST UPDATE: The online class is now ready for admissions! You can see the class information pagefor more information and to sign up!!

After some test runs, I came up with this "video journal" little test run. Not perfect, but progress and I'll take what I learned and apply it on the next time I hit record :)

(don't be too harsh, this is just practice footage - but enough to make Richard Yates proud I hope)

Well here's the test video I shot at the end of the day (android phone, lavalier mic, no editing software... just straight youtube upload)

 

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Rainmaker
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This sounds like it will be an information packed video class that you are conducting Craig. We can all benefit from this sort of education.

Mar 21, 2012 05:57 PM #12
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Alright already, Craig!  This whole whetting the appetite thin is great marketing, but torturous at the same time.  Collaborations are awesome.  I can't wait.

Mar 21, 2012 06:52 PM #13
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A tutorial series sounds great, and THANK YOU for including advice specific to us Mac users.   The shooting techniques will be the same, and the editing principles.  But the software is platform-specific.

Mar 21, 2012 09:46 PM #14
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For me, the biggest video hurdle is getting past looking at myself on the screen. Now I understand why the stars get cosmetic surgery.

Mar 22, 2012 12:33 AM #15
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Taking just a second to say cool post. As you know, I already enjoyed the video. You are going to teach all of us some cool tips and tricks. Weather's actually decent in Alaska, better than at home. :)  Talk to you soon. 

Mar 22, 2012 04:56 AM #17
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LOL, on the mike issue. That would be something I would do.

Mar 22, 2012 05:13 AM #18
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Sharon - that is interesting past experience you have! I will be posting more details including the syllabus coming very soon, stay tuned! :)

Jon - I love what technology can do for us now! It is great having a camera/video camera in your pocket at all times. The spontaneous shots that otherwise would be missed are now possible. 

Gary - video + quality equation also includes the "experimentation" element - what you think will happen and what you get never quite happen always! thanks so much, nice to see you :)

Mar 23, 2012 03:01 AM #19
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Chris - I love that, ok, noted!

Tom - I know you work with your camera also, interesting new challenges, huh?

Angie - as you know the virtual classroom is a great thing! this is round 2, and it only gets better! :)

Dianne - yes I could not do this class justice and not include mac, I'd be excluding too many people!

Melissa - I know, the in front stuff is harder. But I KNOW you've been there done that and it was great. The hurdle is in our own minds, not what others are really thinking IMO

 

Mar 23, 2012 03:04 AM #20
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Richard - your video series and experimentation shared videos where fantastic. Our first attempts at video aren't nearly as good as the later ones. But we never get to the better quality ones unless we take those first steps. And IF we do take the plunge, look at the step up in standing out to the consumer that we leverage since we took that 'brave' step :) Thanks for your kind words always. I look forward to feedback always as we get progress updates out there.

Debb - hey fellow teacher - glad you stopped in on this post! look forward to our next chat once you get back! :)

Lyn - sometimes it is fun to leave in the outtakes :)

Mar 23, 2012 03:10 AM #21
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Mar 23, 2012 06:35 AM #22
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  Well done Craig!  You are such an asset to all of us as we learn, experiment and enjoy VIDEOS!  Especially to all of us in the VBloggers! Group. 

Here's something else some of you may not know; Craig is the master designer behind our group logo and the one for our featured posts too! 

Thanks again, as we know we're going to learn a lot from both you and Ms. Debb! 

Pamela

Mar 23, 2012 06:43 AM #23
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thanks Pamela - glad you got to come over and visit my post - I have a feeling I'll be in VBloggers alot more than I already was with the class coming up! the record button on my camera is getting well used :)

Mar 24, 2012 12:20 AM #24
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I'm lookimg forward to the class Craig. I did a video shoot last week with a sound engineer and cameraman, but I'd love to save the money and do it myself instead. Let us know when it's ready!

Mar 27, 2012 12:46 PM #25
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Craig  I've signed on for your course and I'm eagerly waiting to learn and improve my videos even though I don't use the editing software that you use  I'm sure Premiere Elements 10 has the same features as Sony Vegas

Mar 28, 2012 01:23 AM #26
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Rich - for special cases, the pros can create some outstanding results, however for the DIY need in us, there are some great things we can do on our own also

Karen - Premiere Elements will be similar and we are going over concepts and best practices that regardless of editor will hold true - glad you are joining us!

Mar 28, 2012 03:51 AM #27
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Hi Pamela, thanks. ;) Fellow Mac lady...we're going to have fun.

Mar 29, 2012 01:57 AM #28
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Getting the word out to Vbloggers and YouTube Thursdays members. This is the course we've all been waiting for....

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Mar 30, 2012 02:55 AM #29
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Hi Craig, good info all the way around, especially when it comes to the lav mic,  I use the same one and it's been a huge help.

In the beginning my videos were done with the camera mic and you can tell a big difference between the two.  Anyone who is serious needs to use an external mic.

Apr 01, 2012 02:02 PM #30
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Hi Craig, try to watch the video, but not working... Okay I am ready for this class....will it be soon!

May 03, 2012 09:59 PM #31
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Okay the video is now working...:)

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