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Learn my tried and true process for shooting like a pro each and every time
You’ve laid out your course modules and lessons. You’ve written your scripts. You’ve listened to your pump-up song on full blast, and you’re ready to record your course videos. There’s only one minor problem -- you have absolutely no idea where to start, and what to do.
Good news, my sweet friend. I’m going to tell you exactly what I do to create high-quality videos that look professional and don’t break the bank.
My process for recording my course videos runs like a well-oiled machine. I don’t say that to brag, friend – believe me, it’s taken a lot of trial and error over the years to nail it down. And thanks to the many learning lessons I’ve had along the way, I now have a tried and true process for hitting the record button like a pro.
I am so excited to share this process with you because I know it is going to save you a ton of time, and also a ton of money. Tune in to hear my tricks of the trade, including:
- The system I use to plan and organize my time and assets
- How to select your outfits and shoot location
- Where to find an inexpensive videographer and editor
- The tools I swear by to record my course videos
After you listen to this episode, you’ll be shooting your course videos like a pro -- and I for one, can’t wait to see them.
Here’s a glance at this episode...
- [02:54] I recently recorded all of the training videos for my List Builders Society course and realized I would have paid for a high-quality video creation process when I was first getting started.
- [05:55] You must first organize your schedule and assets. Give yourself plenty of time to plan everything out.
- [07:14] You can write out your script and use a teleprompter or use bullet points to guide you. Create a filming schedule once you know your modules.
- [07:48] I have my outfits for each video planned along with the video, link to the script, and filming notes listed out in three columns in a Google doc.
- [11:02] Call in support and tell your family and loved ones that you need quiet time without any distractions.
- [12:15] Plan your outfits for direct-to-camera shots so you don’t scramble to find one at the last minute. Select one outfit per module to mix it up.
- [14:50] Shoot at your house if it's an option. Recording at home makes things easier, allows you to be relaxed, and saves money.
- [17:59] Early on, it's probably best to forgo a videographer, but it is helpful to hire someone knowledgeable to set up your studio.
- [23:05] Lighting is important for direct-to-camera videos, so plan for it in advance. You might be able to find a student to help you, or an inexpensive lighting kit.
- [25:48] Account for editing time. You can record all scenes by yourself, but it saves valuable time and energy to hire someone to edit your videos.
- [29:44] I use bullet points for live videos, and a script and teleprompter for recorded videos. I like PromptSmart, BIGVU, and Ecamm.
- [34:18] Action item: Use this guide to plan your next video shoot.
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