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How I Make New Skillshare Classes!

teacher avatar Jerry Banfield, Teaches 105 Skillshare Classes

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3 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. My equipment and filming setup for skillshare

    • 2. The editing and post production process I use

    • 3. Project for how I make new skillshare classes daily

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Enroll in this course to see how I make new classes on Skillshare daily in just an hour of real time!  Get an inside look at the equipment and software I use now to produce classes with unbelievable speed.  See the easy to get started setup that I began with which you can easily start using today!

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Jerry Banfield

Teaches 105 Skillshare Classes


You can become a MASTER OF DIGITAL MARKETING by following me on Skillshare and watching my classes each day!

BIO: 6 years sober, 4 years plant based diet, 7 years married, 4 years parenting, and 9 years as an entrepreneur online with 103 video classes on Skillshare, 21 books, 1082+ blog posts, 2,500+ YouTube videos, 1,000+ podcast episodes, and 70 songs on iTunes/Spotify!

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1. My equipment and filming setup for skillshare: thank you very much for getting started with this class. What I'll do first to show you the actual equipment I use and software I use because obviously you can't record without thes. And once you get the right equipment software, it's usually just a manner of using them correctly. And you can record a class each day. So first I'll show you down here. This is on jury banfield dot com slash resource is I've got listed all the things I use in my business. I'm filming this right now with wire cast, so I've got that explained wire cast. Seven pro for Mac. I click on Try wire cast over here and then I'll zoom in. You can see there's a free trial. It's on Windows and Mac and you buy starting at 4 95 and I have the whatever. The highest version of it is because I use wire Casto Livestream. Also wire cast is a very powerful, live streaming software that I'm able live stream on Facebook, YouTube, twitch and beam, and I could do another couple of sites at once if I wanted to and record it, I could literally live stream this classes I'm making it and recorded at the same time. That's what wire cast does. Now. Wire cast is expensive, so I realize you may not want to shell out close to $500 to do live screen. Now, what you can do, this is what I've done. Most of my videos with is Camp Tasia. Now I'm using wire cast. I'll show you my full set up. I'm using wire cast on a second computer right now. So this actually that I'm recording on is being recorded off a capture card on another computer with Cam Tasia. What you are able to do, you use camped Asian. You were just record your own screen. You don't need a second computer to do it. Over several years I've built this set up that I was all these capabilities now, but really all you need I like camped Asian. Snag it together because you can then both record the video and then easily capture the pictures as well and then mash those up so you can make a slideshow very easily. If you have camped Asian snag it. So the original thing I purchased was the Camp Tasia. Snag it. Bundle here, and this is what I've recorded most of my video courses with. It works on both Apple and Mac. It's extremely helpful. So Camp Tasia, I think, is the gold standard and recording your screen online. It's worked really well for me, so you can buy it with that link. And if you help me by using the exact link on my website, I get a little commission out of Kim Tasia. I think $15 or something if you go by so I really appreciate it. If you take the time to help me help you what I do next, what I'm actually doing on this recording set up. Now I have a gaming monitor with an HD in my output. This is much easier for recording my classes because I can effortlessly livestream using the exact same set up I'm in. So I live stream on my wire cast software, and then I can just anything that's on this monitor. I can live stream it. So if I plug Xbox or PlayStation four, I can live stream. If I play League of Legends on here, I can live streaming anything that's on this monitor. Aiken teach so I've got a whole computer. I could just bring things up on the screen and teach because it has a HD my output. So what I do, I have this monitor, and then I use this monitor out over into a capture card into my other computer. This allows me to have a separate work space from where I'm actually recording. That way I can recording render videos on another computer, and it doesn't tie this computer up. That's one of the most critical things for having a good recording. Speed is to have your workspace and your rendering and recording separate. That's why I've got that set up. So this monitor with HTM i output, you can see it's not. It's costs $199 free shipping. If you invest in this monitor and get a capture card, it will allow you to use to computers, which for me, I actually have three computers. It's so much faster. So that's a key to my set up here. Now here's the exact microphone I'm recording on. This is the I Rig HT Mike, recommended by an instructor that on a website I used to teach on if I hit View Mike here. I'll show you this, Mike. It's cheaper in some of the other things I used. As you see, I've been using this mike for nearly two years now. It's $99 on Amazon down here, and I've got this Mike. Plus I have a blue Yeti Mike also. So I used I used this one before. So here's another choice. This is a blue Yeti microphone blue yet a USB silver. I used to use this before, so this is a very good mike. Also, I have both of these today. Now I have battery backup also which I have these little power glitches all the time. It saves me from so many power outages. This is really, really helpful for recording because any little thing you lose takes a lot of time and energy up in for $139. I have peace of mind that the power goes out. I'm not going to just crash all the sun. So here's the rest of the things I used. So what I the key to this process eventing HD my out monitor. I have this major wall HD HD my capture card here. This is so this. You don't need all these things. I'm showing you my exact set up by Used to record ridiculously fast with wire cast because of you. Screen capture record With Camped Asia, you have to render every time when I record with wire cast, I don't have to render assumes I hit the stop button. The file is immediately ready to go, assuming that I don't butcher it all up and have to edit it, which most of the time goes pretty well, As you can see, this is a set up that's taken me a while to figure out all the details and you've got it in here right now. You can use this exact same set up, so you have the HD a mile monitor on one computer, which could be a laptop or whatever. And then you have the capture card, which captures it and push it into wire cast. And then I live stream with wire cast. Now, this capture card will also work, and it has live streaming and recording capabilities built in. So you actually don't even need wire cast to do this. You can use this Salgado game capture HD, you can capture what you're recording, and then you could edit it in final cut, pro or camped Asia or any other program you want to edit in. So this is a much cheaper option. If you want to do the duel computer set up the way I have and you don't need wire, Kasten, you can use Camped Asia plus this capture card or final cut pro. Whatever video editing you already have used this capture card to take. If you've got the HD on my monitor with the HD my out, then you can take that out onto another monitor and edit it the way I do. I use final cut pro X for editing. I've got a green screen hung up behind me in order to do things like that. And then I use I use a Dell that I'm recording this on and then I'm actually Well, all right, So the word recording tricky here. I'm presenting this on a Della PC. So this actually is loaded on a Dell PC right now. Then it's being recorded with wire cast on my Mac pro right now. Does that make any sense at all? So my Mac Pro is hooked up to a capture card through the HD my out on this monitor. And then my Mac Pro is actually recording this. And as soon as I hit, stop on record, my files ready and I can upload it. So the first key part of my set up is all of the technical details I use here. Our view these again Really quick. So simple. Set up riel. Simple set up. You can do what I'm doing if you do it this way, and you probably don't need to do anything except get Camp Tasia if you don't already have it. So, Cam Tasia, this is the simple set up. All you need is Camp Tasia. You can then do everything else. Just record your screen at your videos and upload. And that's how I made most of these 2000 plus videos is just using camped Asian. Snag it the Camp Tasia. Snag it bundle, record my screen, edit the videos and upload them all on one computer. Now the set up I have is even more powerful than that today because I've invested a lot in it and it lets me live stream so that starts where that really starts. You need to computers to do the set up I'm doing today, and then what you need is this gaming monitor with an HD my output. There's very few of these gaming monitor with HD my output that way, anything that's on the screen, you then put it out to a capture card. The cheapest way to do the capture card is to grab this Salgado and just capture it straight from the monitor and record it on your other computer. Then use that other computer to render and edit the video. That's the cheapest and simplest way to do it. Now. If you want to get fancy, you get this capture card because it works with the monitor and then it works good with wire cast. You get this capture card and you get wire cast, and then you can literally record and have it done in real time. That is what helps me. I actually power out skill share classes and usually around an hour or less of real time to make a course that 22 50 minutes long, just like this one. So that's the equipment I use and that's how my set up is. I've got a 3 60 tour Ah, 3 60 camera tour of my office on my YouTube channel. So if you go on my YouTube channel in just search for my 3 60 office tour, you can see how I set all this up. And I don't know if I can put 3 60 videos on skill share or not. So the first part of this is the equipment in the set up itself, and this is taking me a lot of research to do. Now I'll give you the second key part of this. 2. The editing and post production process I use: The second key part of this system comes in the editing, and this is the tough part. I think the equipment is fairly easy compared to the idea I'm going to explain now. The idea I'm going to explain now is based on having love and faith and trust in your audience, which is tough. It's difficulty. People are mean online. People are critical. The main way that you're likely to create is out of fear, like Okay, what can I do to minimize the criticism? I'm going to get off the work I'm doing. What you'll notice is that my courses just run naturally straight through. I don't use a script. I do actually on skill share courses. I don't do any editing on most videos. How can you do that? That's outrageous. You don't use the script, you don't even end it. What do you do? Just talk. That's right. Think about your conversations in person. Do you need to be edited in person? Maybe you do. Maybe next time you go to safe that needs to be edited or the next time you call someone up , you know, whatever it iss. Maybe that needs to be edited for me today. I just talk my classes air, just talking. I'm just really being here with you and genuinely trying to share the best of what I've learned. And that, to me, makes a great class to be in as a student. Most off the books I listen to buy one of my favorite authors, Eckhart Tolle. Er, just him freestyle. Speaking unedited, he trips over his what words? Sometimes he yeah, works to get the words out sometimes. And I love it. I love the honest, the ridiculous humor that comes out in the middle of it. I try and make My course is fun. This allows me to record ah lot Mawr every day because editing and post production takes a long time. So I work hard to get my equipment set up so that I don't need to do postproduction to fix all of my studio problems. If you're newer, as I was a few years ago at this, your studios likely so bad that you have to use post production editing to clean it up. You have to go through news audacity to clean up your audio. You have to use some video editing program because your video so bad. The idea is, if you just honestly show upset your studio properly, set your studio up in a way that your audio, your microphone, everything seamlessly works together. And I know that's hard. That's why I just showed you everything I use because the hardest part was figuring out all the different pieces of equipment to put together so that they would work all the different software to put together. It would work. I just showed you all that. Now, once you've got that set up once you can record and your raw footage is good enough now perfect. Good enough to function for a course. Then just talk like you do the rest of the time. If you're talking to your mom or your friends or your Children or your partner, do you need to have them sit there and edit you over and over again? And if you dio yeah, they auto edit out all my cuss words and rude comments and all of my egotistical, grandiose things. I say they should have it that out of yours, too. If you do, then doing these videos like this will actually help you in all other areas of your life because I used to cuss. I had a hard time not cussing. And honestly, sharing doing all these live courses has been very good training for me and how to honestly talk from the heart without saying f you this after that f them. My first video on YouTube was different ways to say the at Florida was a passionate I subject for me. What you want is to not waste your time doing a bunch of editing, and you do that out of love and trust for your audience. Does it make what's called a lower product? Ah, lower quality product. Maybe I was just reading on Audible. I also try and publish a book chapter on Audible Everyday. Audible says that you need to clean up an edit and do postproduction because having things that aren't produced that way can result in lower quality reviews, which makes lower sales Now. That's certainly true. Several of the courses of classes products I've made online books I've published have got lower reviews because of people's intolerance with my repetition because of people being annoyed at my, uh, unedited raw footage. However, I've also made Ah, whole lot in sales. I've already sold 300 something audiobooks in my first couple months on Audible, which is amazing. It took me a long time to sell that many video courses. I've sold millions of dollars of courses online because I'm willing to put up an imperfectly product. Once you see how imperfecta everyone else's products are, it gives you a lot more comfort to say, Look, I'm gonna just do my best effort and put that up. I'm just going to honestly talk about what I know, because anyone can easily, honestly share. It's lying. It's trying to make yourself look good and impress people. Those things are difficult. It takes a lot of effort toe lie. I know I've lied a lot. It takes a lot of effort to impress people. I know I've tried to impress a lot of people. It's really easy to just genuinely share what you've got going on from the heart. It's really easy. Once you feel safe doing that, and lots of times it's hard to start feeling safe honestly, sharing from the heart online. What helps is to see an example of someone else. Do it. You're here you're seeing me do what you're seeing. It works for me. There's your feeling of safety if it's OK for me to honestly share online and I'm not the first person, obviously lots of people have honestly shared with me and given me the courage to do things this way because I used to do it the way you've probably heard of doing it. Make thes video, spend a whole bunch of time editing it. Try and make it perfect. What happens when you spend a whole bunch of time editing your course, and then it gets a one star review? What happens then, when you've done your best to make it perfect and it still stinks, you just quit. Or do you say, you know what? I'm going to accept the No matter what I do, it's not going to come out perfect, no matter what anyone else does, is not going to come out perfect. The question is, how can I produce the most useful classes in the shortest period of time? This is how we do it. This is how I do it right here. So now quick editing tips. If you have the wire cast set up like I do. I actually don't even get to edit. Why? Because if I even touched the video or mess with the video, that takes five or 10 extra minutes. So I've been recording seven minutes right now. If I messed with this at all, that's five or 10 minutes of extra time. I could have recorded five or 10 minutes more of the course in that time. However, I didn't start like this after 2000 plus videos of practice. Most of the time, I can straight shoot a video now and not need to edit it. Yesterday shot one about the art of editing, which goes into more details about the specifics of how to do different edits. I'm showing you how I make so many classes so quickly today, and you're right in the middle of it. You're seeing how I'm doing it. What I try and do is just do them straight without the need to even do beginning or end at its. However, you may need to practice your way up to that, especially if you're used to talking kind of through insecurity. And if you're not used to leaving a little quiet, you'll notice. I'm very comfortable leaving a little bit of quiet today, which eliminates the need for me to say, um ah, I still say so sometimes we're going to do this. So I probably said so, like 50 times. I'm OK being in perfect with you today. I trust that my message will come through my imperfections better than it will come through me trying to hide them. You see how I butcher words sometimes trip over what I'm going to say, and that gives you confidence. You know, I really am honestly, just giving it to you straight. If you go at it everything. So here's a video I pulled for a little bit of background. This is a video. It's about five minutes long, where I introduced my YouTube course, not my YouTube course made something like 30 or $40,000 for me on you to me. And it's not a perfect course. In fact, it got lots of reviews from people that didn't like it. I was able to make that course pretty fast, is the seven hour long course, and I made that course in a week or two and it made 30 or $40,000. That's what we're going for here. Make a course fast. You don't know what's going to be your best seller ahead of time, and that way you can keep making new videos daily. Now, if you don't know how to make your videos and sound in a way that you're happy enough with , one thing you can easily do is just leave silence if you completely butcher something, so if you're doing the wire cast way, I'm doing it the ultra fast way. You don't get to essentially make any mistakes that are unforgivable. You have to either forgive your little mistakes. I've forgiven my little word trip overs, or you have to either re shoot the whole video occasionally. If I'm 30 seconds or a minute in and I outright lie and mess up completely when I'm going to say which happens more often than you think, then I just scrap it and delete and start a new one. If, like I'm in this bar and I totally butcher something, then I'm really rolling the dice at this point because I'm certainly not going to shoot the video over again. And if I edited, I'm talking 5 10 20 minutes of fixing it. However, if you're not up for that, that's fine. It might take you a year to of doing classes every day to get up to that. What you can dio you can zoom in here and usually there be a little bit of silence or click time at the very beginning. You start your videos off with silence. You allow your mind to get its thoughts together, the same as if someone else was talking you. You start out, take a deep breath and then talk. And if you mess something up critically, you leave five or 10 seconds of silence so that when you see the audio on this whole for the whole clip over here, when you see the entire clip worth of audio that we these big, long periods of silence, all you do, then you go right to the end of the silence and then you select back to wherever were you messed up in a critical way was you just delete that section of it and then once you've deleted that section of it, then now you've got your video fixed very quickly. So see how quick that is. to just easily you leave some silence. Now, in this video, there wasn't actually any silence that was already just recorded through the way most of mine are. So it I just picked a random section. But if you left silence, there be a nice flat line part of it here. You just wipe the silence and your mistake out before it. This is I've recorded most of the first couple 1000 videos I did. I would take the very beginning off the very end off quickly. And then if I completely butchered something in the middle of the video, I would then leave a long silence. Take that silence out, and then just pick up after the silence where you think you should have left off correctly . So if you messed up two or three things and then you left the silence, you go back to before you messed up. So you just start talking to right before you messed up. And that will allow you to produce these videos at a similar rate that I produced them. Now I just do it crazy straight. Click all the way through click upload. That's how I do new skill share classes daily 3. Project for how I make new skillshare classes daily: thank you very much for watching this course. I hope it's been useful for you in making mawr classes on skill share because I think if you want to earn mawr, especially on skill share, making classes on a daily basis is a really powerful way to do it. For every skill share class, what we do, we end with a project. So as you can see on here, this is my skill share project on the last course I made. And if you would join me, help me make this a great course for you by sharing what you've actually done with it for the class project. Would you help me make this a great course by taking a just quick second? Especially if you've got snag it, you snag it. Take a screenshot of a skill share course you made, and I think you can even linked to it. So the other students taking this with you can go find your skill share profile, take a screenshot of a skill share course you've made using exactly what I share with you in this course. That way you give me positive reinforcement that this is a good subject for me to teach that. Hey, maybe I should make more Show Maurin depth. Okay, Jerry, I followed what you said. Would you explain more about this when you help me, I can help you better than we can. You see, it's a positive reinforcement loop. If you've enjoyed this course, would you please leave a review on it? The reviews you leave on the course are very helpful for getting the class found by other people just like you. And if you're willing to leave other people good reviews, I think it helps you. If you want to teach classes on skill share to have a high degree of confidence that other people will like your work as well. You give what you want to get. I give a lot of great reviews today in the products I use online, especially the audio books I listen to and if I like someone else's skill share course and I appreciate the opportunity to be here with you today is the instructor. Thank you for watching this and I hope you have a great day today.