How to Create an Online Course: From Beginning to End | Riley Weller | Skillshare

How to Create an Online Course: From Beginning to End

Riley Weller, FL Studio Teacher

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38 Lessons (3h 43m)
    • 1. INTRO

    • 2. 1-1 - Preplan Ahead

    • 3. 1-2 - What Makes a Course Have Impact

    • 4. 1-3 - Folder Structure and Overall Layout

    • 5. 2-1 - How to Record Yourself [Overview]

    • 6. 2-2 - What Type of Camera Do You Need

    • 7. 2-3 - Don't Forget About Lighting

    • 8. 2-4 - My Current Lighting Setup

    • 9. 2-5 - Getting High-Quality Audio

    • 10. 2-6 - Setting Up a Camera for High Quality Audio

    • 11. 2-7 - Seeing Yourself While Recording [Monitoring Yourself]

    • 12. 2-8 - Setting Up Your Camera's Settings [Manual Mode]

    • 13. 2-9 - Why a Tripod is Crucial

    • 14. 2-10 - How I Record Myself With a DSLR

    • 15. 2-11 - How to Fix Mistakes While Recording [Overdubs]

    • 16. 2-12 - How to Get Your Point Across in Videos

    • 17. 2-13 - What's in My Camera Bags

    • 18. 3-1 - Introduction to OBS Screen Capture Software

    • 19. 3-2 - Setting Up Scenes in OBS

    • 20. 3-3 - Audio Settings in OBS

    • 21. 3-4 - Using High Quality Microphones with Your Computer

    • 22. 3-5 - Webcam and Videocam Recommendations for OBS

    • 23. 3-6 - Final Suggestions Before Recording in OBS

    • 24. 4-1 - Editing Videos - Introduction

    • 25. 4-2 - How to Set Up a Video Editor Template

    • 26. 4-3 - How to Edit Your Videos

    • 27. 4-4 - Setting Voice and Music Levels

    • 28. 4-5 - How to Overdub a Screwup!

    • 29. 4-6 - Exporting Your Course Videos

    • 30. 4-7 - Getting Better Performance When Video Editing

    • 31. 4-8 - Tricks and Tips When Editing

    • 32. 4-9 - Recap of the Video Editor Template

    • 33. 5-1 - Creating Your Course Artwork [What to Look Out For]

    • 34. 6-1 - Creating Your Slideshow [Advanced Version]

    • 35. 6-2 - Creating Your Slideshow [Beginner Walkthrough]

    • 36. 6-3 - Setting Up Your Slideshow Bullet Points [Make it Look Fun and Professional]

    • 37. 7-1 - How to Release Your Course [Marketing + Sales + Communication Tips]

    • 38. OUTRO


About This Class


Create Passive Income Through Your Passion and Niche with Professionalism, Quality, and Education.

So you've got a passion, and you want to teach others.. while seeking to make some passive income off your knowledge.

But here's the problem.. You don't know where to start when it comes to putting together a high-quality, professional looking course.

Well, that's where my course will remedy your problem.

Hi! - My name is Riley Weller.

I'm most known for being the music producer: GratuiTous.

I started making music production courses, which eventually turned into quite an awesome passive income side-hustle for me.

Since being a music producer, the audio side of this course will be really easy for you to understand, grasp, and excel when tweaking your voice, music, and overall level consistency!

Besides that, I've created tons of YouTube videos over the years, so I've gone through all the "What camera should I buy" stage, in addition to understanding how to capture an audience, staying professional, and giving your student what they want (and deserve!).

I have two reasons for wanting to create this course for you:

  • I have a major passion for teaching.  I love to teach the tricks and tips I've discovered through my trial and errors when starting something.
  • I'm continuing to create passive income for myself.

This course took quite a bit longer than my other courses.

It has over 35 videos, and we cover A LOT OF INFORMATION!

I'm a big advocate for being organized ahead of time.  I'm talking creating templates for consistent quality, for example.

Note - My teaching style is very straight forward.  I respect my student's time.  I like to get straight to the point, but also fill you in on necessary information that may be of use to you.

So here's what we cover:

  • Preplanning Your Course - This is a fundamental part before creating a course.  This will keep you organized, and allow you to make the most of your student's time.  Learn my personal best practices when it comes to creating effective, organized, and engaging courses.
  • How to Record Yourself - I teach you what camera you can use to get awesome results, the type of microphones you can use to get high audio quality, all while keeping it simple for easy and impressive results.
  • Capturing Your Computer Screen - Learning how to capture your desktop while recording yourself is such a powerful way to engage with your student.  I break down the software I use and how I set it up.
  • Editing Your Videos - This may be the trickiest part for some of you.  But don't worry! - I break down everything from a beginner's point of view when it comes to editing your videos, getting great footage, editing your audio with ease, and also adding in some background music for extra excitement for your student.  (We also cover my personal folder structure to stay organized and easy backups.)
  • Creating You Course Artwork - Each course vendor website has different specifications/guidelines on how they'd like to see your artwork done.  I explain my personal process when it comes to creating my artwork so I can make my artwork versatile, and use it for multiple sites.  See my what, why, and how for implementing a course image.
  • Creating a High Quality Slideshow - A lot of the slideshows I've seen are boring.  Not because the presenter's content is bad, but because of how the slideshow actually looks.  Learn how I set up a slideshow to make it look presentable, fun, and deliver an engaging performance.  Slideshows are an absolutely amazing way to get across to your students what you're wanting to teach them.
  • How to Release Your Course - I explain my personal process of how I release a course, how to effectively use coupons and their pros/cons, and continue to increase your students and grow your subscriber base as you grow.

After creating many online courses, I felt confident creating this course about How to Create an Online Course.  I hope my style of teaching and content will be tremendously useful for you, allowing you to capture your audience, and start bringing in your goal of passive income.

If this course sounds like the answer you're looking for, then you can take this course and I'll see you inside!

Riley !


1. INTRO: Whoa! Hey, How's it going? I'm Riley brother, and in this course I'm gonna teach you how to create an online course. So before we get into it, I just want to let you know who I am. You know, my credentials, my authority to even teach on a topic like this. So I'm actually a music producer. I've worked with Grammy nominated artist, and I started to create music production tutorial. So that's kind of my niche market. Okay? I just teach people how to create better meets. So far, I've created about 10 courses and I want to teach you guys. You know what I have learned over these 10 courses, Everything that you pretty much see behind me. I've purchased through my online endeavours whether that be like my online courses or used to sell like sounds and so, you know, it's just really kind of exciting when she started seeing passive income coming in. You know, your financial situation becomes a lot more comfortable, and it also gives you more time to focus on the things that you really want to do. You know, if you like to create courses and you want to create lots of courses. You know, it kind of frees up time to allow you to create these courses. Okay, so now into the course details. Okay. So, for myself, I always use paper and pencil and like a notebook, As you can see here, you know how to create an online course. I first started, like, the credentials, and then we go into, like, what makes a course of impact That's actually a slide to a video. So I go over a slideshow video with you. But then I also teach you how to set up a slide show like that, because slide shows are very, very powerful. Way to teach your students and a lot of times and, you know, people's courses there. Slide shows kind of look, um, you know, not high quality, and it kind of makes it feel like even if the content is good, it kind of makes you know, just looking at it. Boring, right? So I show you how to kind of set it up to make it look a little bit more attractive when we actually is a free software to create the slide show. It's called liberal office. It's just an open source version of Microsoft Word so myself. I'm a very resourceful person that way. You know, I try not to spend money where I don't need to spend money, but I still look for high quality results. So with the core structure, we first start with pre planning. OK? And that's the biggest thing that I discovered. Through my years of creating these courses, you have to make sure that you pre plan. And if you don't, um, it's gonna make your recording process really unorganized and really choppy feeling for your student. If you are organized from the beginning, you know. So again, that's, you know, setting up all like the sections, setting up the videos that need to go in those sections, preparing any kind of artwork that you want in your recording. If you are going to record a video, you know, you've got to make sure that you have windows open on your screen. You know if you're going to be working with folders or showing them a website and stuff like that, you know, always making sure that like your microphone is on and stuff like that, because I have recorded courses where my microphone was it wasn't on. And then, like three videos and I realized like, Oh, I I have no audio So I had to re record those videos and again, it's just very, very tiring when these things happen. So that's just like the pre planning making sure that everything is in order before you actually get into creating your course on. Then we get into actually learning how to no record. Of course, you know. So when it comes to your camera on what type of camera do you need? Are you gonna be a 30 FPs or 60 FPs? Are you going to start recording a 10 80 p or four K? Cause that's becoming more like standard? Is that worth even recording in four K right now? And then, as we are recording, I'm also gonna explain how to fix, you know, So if I'm talking to you right now and if I screw up, how do you, you know, kind of slice in your video editing software and kind of overdub like your vocal or kind of start over again so that at the end of the video, it is saying what you wanted to say and I'm also going to talk to a little bit about, like, lighting your audio quality and with me being a music producer, that becomes a lot more natural to me understanding you know how to get high quality audio hunt, how to kind of fix it a little bit, make it sound a little a little bit better. And then we get into actually learning how to edit the videos. So by no means am I like a professional video editor, But I'm a very fast worker when it comes to working in video editing software. Um, you know, I'm just going to show you step by step, how to like you don't bring bring your video in how toe slice it, how to organize the audio fades. Um, you know, if you want to have some background audio and how to get that background audio to sound good with your voice, you know, So it's not distracting. We're also gonna cover how to create your artwork as well as, um, I'm just gonna let you be aware of, like, the kind of guidelines when it comes to what's required from your artwork from, you know, these course website. If you are gonna be releasing it on like, let's say you to me or skill share or any of these other online vendors of your courses. You know, they all have their own kind of, like works when it comes to specifications for your image. So I just kind of cover that kind of stuff. I explain how I create my art work in photo shop and just to kind of get you going so that you are doing the job. Once you're not having to know submitted, it gets rejected, I will fix it. And then finally, I am going to talk to you about, you know, actually releasing the course like, where can you release it? You know, how do you release it when it comes to like if you have, like, a newsletter or a mailing list to talk to you a little bit? Well, coupons kind of pros and cons and best practices with coupons again, this course is how to create an online course. I'm just gonna walk he through step by step, how I go about creating a course, you know, all the way from folder structure, because again, that's the pre planning stage And if you're organized, it's gonna make creating your course a lot easier. And then we get into, like, the recording of your course. We get into the editing of your course, we get into, like, the fine details, more of your artwork. And if you want a critic, a slide show and then all the way again to releasing your course. So again, I'm Riley. Well, there I will be your host throughout this course. If you decide to take the course, you know, I'd be very happy to have you as my student, so let's get into it. 2. 1-1 - Preplan Ahead: Okay, so in this video, I want to talk to you about pre planning for your course. Okay, So when I have an idea for a course, I usually let it kind of soak in my mind for about 3 to 4 days, sometimes like a week. And as that time goes on, I always kind of write down ideas. So, you know, I could just, you know, who knows? I could be, like, in the shower or brush my teeth like you making dinner, Anything I might just how all this could have an idea. It's like, Oh, well, yeah, I got to make sure you add that in the course and I allow no that week timeframe just to allow for ideas to kind of come in because of him going to be talking on a certain topic. It's like sometimes there's like, little fine details that get missed if you rush it, OK, but if you take your time out, it's like those fine details. That is the difference that really help your students excel. You know, that might really influence your student to leave a review because they want to tell other people that you've been such a good teacher. Okay, so, you know, you just don't want to rush it. You want to make sure you take your time on, Then you allow these little ideas in behind the big idea to kind of surface so that you can write them down, and then you can kind of, you know, somehow get them into your course whether that be in a separate video or it's just something you just want to mention in one of the videos or something like that, Okay. And so the next part, herbal pre planning is actually figuring out your course outline. Okay, So how these course websites work is they want you to create sections in an inside the sections they want you to create, you know, the individual videos. So they kind of want to break it down into chunks for the student. And typically, you know, whether that be like a two minute video, a 10 minute video are five minute video, you know, kind of in that range. Don't get me wrong. Some of my videos have been like 25 minutes long or 20 minutes long or whatever. If you feel that you know that information all needs to go into that one video, You know that. That's fine. But the idea behind these course websites, yeah, they wanted have you give them chunks for their students. So again, if I was gonna be teaching would say on music production. So let's just say we're talking about arrangement. Okay? So I know arrangement is the section, but now I'm gonna be creating individual videos on arrangement, you know, So I might go for the intro. OK, So as you are making your song, you have your intro, right? So I might make a video just on the intro. And then I might make a video just on the course that might make a video on the verses and then went on the bridge or something like that. And then I may also make a video on the transition. Well, how do you transition from the intro into your core? So how do you transition from the chorus? Out into verse one or something? Okay. Just to give you an idea, So that's kind of how that works. Okay, So when you have your topic that you want to teach on, you have to first figure out what? Their sections of the course, and then you want to figure out Well, how many videos do you need to get your information across in those sections? OK, so sometimes that's a tiring process. But again, if you go back to my first topic that I was talking to you about in this video, So, you know, again, I wait about 3 to 4 days, sometimes like around a week, and allow all these little ideas to kind of bubble. Okay. And then as those ideas are bubbling, you know, I'm kind of filling them in, so, you know, again. So I'm always with paper and pen, as you can see. You know how to create an online course. I have my credentials. So right up here. Okay, so that's my credential section. Next ones. You know what makes the course have impact? Sorry. It's kind of hard to read, and then down here. So here's the course structures of pre plan ahead. This is what I'm talking to you about right now. Right? And this is the other section of this course. Okay, So how to record a video? So what type of camera do we want 30 FPs 60 FBI's 10. 80 p. Four k. You know, we need lighting, audio quality screen capture software joining Webcam hearing that your HD and my capture card if you want to be using the DSLR or, you know, stuff like that. So these are just all ideas off this course that I am covering with you. And as you can see, you know, I've broken it down to I just thought about when I create a course, you know, what is my process? So again, it all comes down to the folder structure, which I'm gonna be showing you in this course my folder structure for the courses. Because if you're organized even with folder structure and makes backing up easier and makes finding your files easier, these are all just things I have learned over the years which are passing on to you. So when you have an idea for a course, you know right off the bat, you know, try and create your sections, try and figure out the videos that are gonna be needed for those sections, and then again, just sit on it for about 3 to 4 days a week, and it's allow more ideas, Just a bubble. And you'll really find that when it comes to actually recording your video, it's just it's that much easier. And then the last point I want to make in this video with you is start small. Okay, so if you haven't created a course before, you know? So I think a lot of times these online course websites, they you know they want at least five videos around there or sometimes they have, like, a time length of minimum timeline, Whether that course be a minimum of 20 minutes or something like that Again, you guys can always look on. You know, the guidelines for submitting, of course. You know, what did they require from you? That's very, very important. Even before you start creating a course, you kind of know what these course websites want from you. So that as you are releasing the course that you can submit it like this site and this site , and you could be bringing income in for both of those websites. Okay, so if you have laid out your core structure and the videos, you'll find that, you know, creating your videos is gonna be a lot easier. So again, if you start out small, you know, um let's just say I was talking about mixing. You know, I'm gonna just kind of maybe give him the basics and then, you know, because if you want to keep creating courses, you don't always just want to give up all of the content away in that one video. Okay? Sometimes you want to save some so that you can't create another course and kind of spin off of it. And you can maybe create another course of, like, 5 to 10 videos, and then now you have to courses that you are able to sell. Okay, so I'm not saying to hold out on your students, but sometimes it's like that courses just maybe just a brief overview of what you want to talk about. And then if they want more details, they could maybe purchase this course, which is more specific on a certain topic. Like, for example, with music. There's like equalization when it comes to like, you know, if you want the highs and the lows and stuff like that, so dealing with equalization for music production, that would be one topic. And there's also Ah, tool called compression in audio. Right? So that would be another topic I could talk about, However, mixing. You know, E T. Q and compression are all a part of mixing. But I can break it down and make specific videos on that topic. Okay, so I just want to share that with you because, you know, I know creating a course could be really tiring and maybe feel really tense. But if you just take it slow and, you know, do your course outlines, figure out the videos that you need, and then you can kind of record as you go. Okay, that's that's just how I approach courses. 3. 1-2 - What Makes a Course Have Impact: Okay, So in this video, I'm just gonna be going over a slide show with you guys on explaining how to set your course upto have, like, the most impact for your student. Okay. And I'm also going to show you later on in the course how to set up a slide show like this because this is a really good way to teach your students, you know, Especially when it looks a little bit more aesthetically pleasing. No one, it looks a lot nicer. Sometimes. You see, people slide shows, and they're just kind of like boring power points. I'm not just say this is like an amazing looking one, but you'll see it's just a little bit more enjoyable toe look at. OK, so this is this the slide show again? So I'll have to do years as I'm just gonna click. OK, so I click. And this is what makes a course have impact. And you can choose, you know, the different types of slides. You know how it slides into whatever. Okay, So, first of all your courses, simple and to the point. Ok, so you know, if you want to say something extra, make sure that you first tell them the point first, and then you can expand on that. So as you're talking, don't start talking, and then go on a tangent way over here and then a tangent way over here and then come back a lot of the time. You just want to go simple and to the point, and then you can expand. Okay, so the student has gotten the information that you want them to know, and then the information that you want expand on may help them further. Okay, so that's just something that I find when im m teaching my students, um, simple into the point I feel is most effective. And then I can expand and branch off of that. For example, if it was like an experience that I went through, they let's say I was explaining something and I screwed up a long time ago, and it was just like, OK, I learned from that. I'm not gonna do that again. I'm still gonna tell them how to do it properly. And then I might tell them the story of what happened, Okay, and then we go on to the next point. So that's just simple into the point. Okay, so the next point is, I feel that quality content outweighs high quality video and audio. Okay, so you do wanna have, you know, high quality video and audio, but if you're not able to afford it or if you don't know how to achieve high quality um, as long as your your content is high quality, that is all that matters. Because that is the reason why your student is taking your course because they're warning to learn the topic that you're teaching, right? But to, um, put it a step further. Um, you know, when it's high quality, it's more enjoyable to, you know, look at more enjoyable to listen to, and it's also easier to sell. Okay, so when you don't have high quality video and audio, it might be a little bit harder to sell your course. But again, if your content is there, if it's high quality, very, very informative, it's, you know, it's really helping people. The reviews might just speak for themselves before your sales anyways, so you know when you're starting up, you know? Yes, you do want high quality video and audio. It is becoming more affordable nowadays, but your content is most important. And the only way to achieve that is, you know, by putting in some extra time and really carrying for the education that you're trying to push on to your student. Okay, so on to our next point, So again, like I just said there. So the only way to show the quality content is you know, time has been put into your course, and it shows, right, That is the difference. You've taken the time out to plan to write, you know, to structure your course, figure out what videos your students need to get the education that you want to get across to them in that section. And then you know that you could go to the next section. But it's just again. As long as you're organized, you've preplanned it, you know it will show in your course it will be like the difference. And that many times will get your student wanting to review your course by you taking the time out. And it shows in your course that may have an impact on your student. Okay, so on to the next point. So another way, how you know what makes of course have an impact on your student is resources. So, for example, a checklist is very, very helpful. For example, I will be providing you guys a checklist with this course things about, you know, before you even get started. Um, recording your course. You know, like what you want to do it, for example, like me. It's like I made sure like myself. One was on airplane mode. Um, I made sure I did a little bit of graphic design beforehand. I made sure that, like my lighting was good, I made sure that when my microphone was on, like, for example, like, I have recorded courses where forgot to turn on my microphone. You know, I get 45 videos in, I take a break, come back, and also I realize it's like I didn't record audio. So I see the recorded video. I see my voice going like this, but there's no audio, and that's a horrible feeling because it's like, you know, creating a course is tiring. You know, you teach, you talk, you talk and you get tired, right? And all sudden, you realize I didn't record like my voice like the audio isn't on, so to continue on. So again, checklists are a nice thing to add on for your students templates. So, for example, if you have like a video editing program, you can set up a template so that whenever you open up your video editing program, it's always set up a certain way or like someone take a music program. Or I'm sure probably will take photo shop or something to like. You can always set it up a certain way. And if you create a template for your student and just provided free resource for them in your course, you know, let's just that little extra bonus. If you were teaching them a topic and you showed them how to set up a template, you can also provide them that template that you showed them how to set up. Okay, so on to our next point here, so organized. Okay, if you are organized, it will have impact on your student because you gotta think about time, Okay, your students time is super super valuable. And if you were stretching the course on unnecessarily, you know, kind of adding information in which isn't really helping your student, you know, they're gonna notice that the time for of your student is very, very important. And for me, as a teacher on online teacher, I value my students time. So I tried to get right to the point and stay organized. Okay? And then this is the last one. And this is a really important one to really take to heart and really pay attention to Okay . So students can tell if you're honest or if you're just in it for the money, OK? Because if you're just creating course for the money, you know, your students gonna tell because it's probably gonna be rushed. It's probably just gonna be, you know, copy and pasted information. For the most part, you know, if they might have just does some quick Googling found some information and tried to create the course to make some passive income, right? So don't get me wrong. Like that's the reason why I'm creating this course is I'm trying to, you know, gain more passive income for myself. But, you know, you can tell through my information and how I'm speaking to you. It's like I'm not just in it for the money. Hey, I'm wanting to create this course to help you to share the information which I have learned over the years. Which I you know where I've made mistakes where you know, where I could have saved time, especially in the beginning of my blogging days and stuff like that. Um, but this is probably the biggest point, so students can tell if you're honest or if you're just in it for the money. So when you're creating your course, you know, put your heart into it, care for your student, and it will have an impact on your student. Okay, so that is the slide show here and again. I'm gonna show you how to set up the slide show, you know, and show you how to create the background image, how to make it all kind of sliding with the points. It's really, really simple. But again, it takes time to learn. You know how to do it? Because a lot of times, if you guys will watch other online courses. Ah, lot of times the slide show doesn't look super attractive. It kind of looks like it feels boring, you know, just looking at it's boring. I kind of feel that this is a little more fun. It's a little bit more. I don't know. I like. I like the font. It's more pleasing on my eyes and stuff like that. Okay, so let's get into our next section of videos. 4. 1-3 - Folder Structure and Overall Layout: Okay, So in this video, I'm gonna be talking to you about your folder structure. So, as you can see here, this one on the left, this is a music course, which I have currently just released. It's just how we do it for all my courses. Okay, I'll explain it to you in a second. And then here on the right. This is the course, which I am actually creating with you right now. And I'm gonna show you what I do and why I have each folder. Okay. Another thing to all mentioned quickly is neither is also really important to have a backup plan in place for these courses. Because, you know, once you're done, of course, it's like, Imagine how much time you put in And if it is bringing you in like that, $20 a month, $50 a month, $100 a month. And if you lose it, or if you want to go and re upload it to another online website that sells your course, you know it would not be fun to lose your course. So you know, what I do is I have a separate hard drive where I store all off my courses on. And then I make sure how the backup plan for that hard drive and to take it even a step further. You could just do this all in Dropbox or something like that. Cloud service for you. Okay, a little off topic. But it is something to talk about because especially this is a product and you don't want to lose your product. It's not just like a song that they say you downloaded online or something. You know, it's like, this is your product. You put time into it and it's making you money. Um, you want to make sure you protect it. Okay, So to start off. So I create just a video template. Okay, So for each video I edit, I always open up this template and I reuse it. So when it comes to my voice and I'll show you all this when we get to the video editing because you know you want your audio to be consistent in the consistent volume through video to video the video. So you don't want one video to be really loud in volume. The one video really quiet in volume, but I'll show you that when we get to the video editing section, but I create a template that sets up my voice. If I want background music, it sets that up, too. So it's just a template k again, that's a resource which I would pass on to my students many times. So what I do is I create a video for my raw videos, and I actually mixture, that I put the tag raw at the end of the file name because when it comes to exporting thin , that's the official. So I'll show you what I mean. So if I just open up this folder here, you can see that this was the actual recording, you know? So as I'm teaching, you know, obviously I made mistakes in my voice, so I'm gonna have to edit that out. Right? So on the recording, I labeled us the exact same way I want it to be for the official version, but I just put raw, okay. And then for the video editing file, I put it the same title, but I don't put raw. So then when I export it, okay, that goes into the official. Okay, So as you can see, this is the counting beats. So it's one okay, and it doesn't have raw there. So this is the official one. Okay, So just to cover that again quickly. So this is the raw videos. This is where I edit my videos. And this is the sections. OK, so I don't go one for one video or two for, like, the second video or anything like that. This is the section. So, for example, if you go for here, so as you can see inside of four, I have two videos in that section. So I got 4-1 for dash to okay. And I get if we go into here, you can see four dash to and if I just expand this because see, I put raw for the edited version and then I didn't put raw on the video edited file because when it comes to exporting, so go for two. So there it is. That's the file. Like, that's the official one, which I would upload now to go further in the raw video. So what I do is for the intro. I just created folder for the intro and I create a folder for the patrol. And it's just a simple is that. And then if you come here to the official again, you can see I have my intro and outro. Okay. And again, a lot of times, um, these websites which cider courses, they like to have an introduction video. And, you know, it is probably in your best interest to create an intro video to kind of explain what you're teaching in your course. Okay, so we go back to, uh, the folder here. Okay. So video template is just the actual video template where I am editing my videos, and I keep referencing off of that. And then the assets folder is, uh, the actual image for the course. Or if I want to provide any resources or in this case, this is ah, the music production file. So if I would open this up, this is the music program where I'm explaining how to, you know, make your music and stuff like that. So this is the file that I use within that course in case I want to create a new video later on, or if a student had a question, it's really easy for me to you know, make another video really, really quickly. I don't have to just make a random video with a new file. I could just base it off of the course file and just keep progressing. Okay, so this was another course. It was called releasing a professional beat tape. Okay, so in assets, you can see that I have my featured image, and then a havoc, a checklist. And just to show you this is what the checklist waas. So before you actually start creating a beat tape, you know, this is what I recommend. This is what I do. So just to give you an idea for, like, a checklist, Okay, So this is the folder structure, which I use for my courses. So all I'm gonna do here is this. Go see a O. C. For creating an online course and go, um, video video template. Okay. And then I have a need official, so C o a c official done. So now, as I'm actually recording this course with you, I'm always just gonna be coming here into the raw videos. So once this video is done, I'm going to go into our recordings here. So as you can see this is the recordings. So I'm recording right now, and it's going right into, uh, this file right here. So it's not done recording yet. That's why we don't see an image. Once it's done recording again, I'm going to, uh, relabel it. I'm gonna put raw at the end of it, like you see here and I'm gonna drag it in here. And then again, I'm going to start, um, organizing the structure so you know, whether it be section one, Section two and then if Section two has multiple videos that cannot be like to dash one to dash to. Okay, so that's just my folder structure. It keeps me organized. If you stay structured and organized, if you ever have to go back to an old course, if you always do things the same way, it's really, really easy to go back, you know, because imagine, you create the course today, but then, six years from now, imagine, you know you want to go back, but we want to change out a video. You want to update a video or you want to do something. It's always laid out differently. In each course, it's really hard to stay organized. But if you was all structured just like this in every single course, you know, it's pretty simple. You just go back. You could just quickly swap with one video or whatever and, yeah, just kind of plug and play. 5. 2-1 - How to Record Yourself [Overview]: Okay, So in this section of videos, I'm gonna be talking to you about how to actually record yourself. You know what you need, and how do you prepare for it? So in this video, are just gonna talk to you a little bit of more like a checklist to prepare yourself before you actually start recording. So, uh, typically, before I start recording, of course. The night before, I will make sure organized, in a sense, of our all my battery's charged like a camera for in this case, like, I have a little audio recorder. Uh, I'm just talking through this right now, and it just goes into this and then that goes into the camera will break down my set up after, So again, you know, making sure all batteries are charged so that in the morning or the next day or whatever, it just I'm good to go. I don't have to spend time setting it up. The next thing is, I will set up my recording situation, you know, because you have to make sure you know. So right now, when you're looking at me and you see like my environment, it's like sometimes if you set yourself up in a certain way, it's like you kind of look unprofessional or it doesn't really look really good. So that takes time. And it's also tiring. So I don't like to do that on the day of recording. I will do that the day before, and then you always turn everything off and leave everything where it is. And then again, the morning everything is charged. I can, you know, pop everything in quickly. And then I have a really general idea of what I want to do when I'm recording. Okay, So let's get into our videos how to record. We're gonna first start with what type of camera you need to start recording. 6. 2-2 - What Type of Camera Do You Need: Okay, So in this video, I'm gonna be talking to you about cameras. Okay, so I actually have two cameras, so I have a cannon m six. It is a little smaller. Compact one. That's the one that recording into right now. And this is a canon 80 d. Ok, And the reason why I got this. So I first started with this one, and then I started to want to get to a blogging, which didn't really panel kind of got bored with it. And I also really didn't like people knowing about, like, my personal life as a search kind of proceeds. I think I did like the seven flogs and kind of got to the point where was, like, I don't know. I just like to share about me what I want Great. I don't want to always be sharing. So anyway, so I got this one because, you know, has the auto focus. Okay, so that's probably the biggest thing when it comes to these types of cameras is auto focus . Okay, during video, um, you know, so the M six allows for that sort of close. Kate focuses. If I come back, it's, you know, It's good as you can see, right? So same thing with the 80 D, That is the biggest thing. That's a big selling feature of this. But the cool thing is, you know, just because of technology you don't need, like a DSLR anything that give you have your phone, you know, it does record very, very good video. However, the audio might not be the best. So you might need an alternative to that, such as getting like a, you know, a handheld recorder record directly into this. And then you you can sync up the audio afterwards. I'll show you some tricks when it comes to that stuff later. But in terms of cameras and stuff like that, like in all honesty, a lot of cameras, you know, they're getting to that point where, like, they're all very, very good. You're going to get very, very good results no matter what you get. But the biggest thing for you is you want to make sure it has auto focus during video. In comparison to both of these, If I were to tell you which one to get, I would say they're both good. So it's like, Do you want more compact nous you want to record, You know, as you're traveling, whatever for your course. GM six B'more your way. This is kind of nice to feel in the hands if you're more of a picture taker, but yeah, so you know, I don't want to go off topic or to think that, but it's just they're both great cameras. So what I'm trying to tell you is, like most cameras that you're going to get nowadays are gonna be great. Just make sure has the auto focus. So the next thing we talk about is 30 FPs for 60 FPs. So what that means is, how many frames per second? OK, so it's not gonna really affect the quality. It's just gonna affect how smooth it looks. So right now, I'm actually recording and 30 FPs and just pros and cons to that. Okay, so 30 FPs is half the frames of 60 FPs. Okay, so 60 frames per second is gonna look very, very smooth, but the file size is going to be much bigger. And in addition, when it comes to editing on your computer 60 FPs eyes typically a lot harder on your computer as well. If you have a really good computer, you know you'll be able to edit 60 FPs. No problem. But if you're a bit of an older computer, you know, you might want to lean more towards the 30 FPs. Um and then also has a kind of a fun fact. I think movies many times record in like the 2024 FPs. Okay, so again, I'm recording in 30 FPs here. Just, you know, 60 FPs is kind of unnecessary again, it gives your video just just a different look. Okay, so I actually do like the look of 60 FPs. It looks very, very smooth, especially when we go into the screen capture software. So in the videos, where on my screen I record that in 60 FPs you'll see, like the most look very, very smooth and, you know, just kind of feels mawr, you know, I guess smooth is really like the word to use. So that's just the difference between 30 FPs and 60 FPs. And when it comes to 10. 80 p and four k. OK, so four K is becoming a new standard. That's just the resolution, that recording Okay, so 1920 by 10 80 is 10 80 p. Okay, that has been the standard for many years now. But how this stuff usually works when it comes to cameras. And even like YouTube and stuff like that, it takes quite a while for the new stuff to roll out with the new technology. So, for example, four K has been around for quite a few years now, But it's still, you know it's too expensive for the average consumer and also requires a lot of power, like processing, power toe edit and also the memory card. Right, so you're gonna need a significantly bigger memory card to recording like four K. So in my personal opinion, right now, it's 2019. I feel that four K is It's close, but I don't think it's quite yet there for you to be creating your courses and four K. I record all my stuff in 10 80 p begin. The reason for that is just it's a smaller file size. It's a lot easier to edit. Um, you know, it's just just more simple in the last thing I'll talk to Boat in this video is just the memory card of your camera. Is it capable of recording? You know Kennedy P at 60 FPs or 30 FPs or whatever you're gonna be recording in, just make sure it's capable for that. Most memory cards nowadays will be because again, 10 80 p is becoming outdated. But always just do a little Google research before you actually make your purchase. Okay, so one thing I will talk to you about remember cards, though, is I like the memory card. That is a full memory card. So as you can see this one here, right, it has an adapter. So as you can see, this little adapter pulls out of this and they just go together like that. I really don't like this type of memory card. And the reason for that is because it has this little walk on the side, and many times when I go to plug it and whatever or tried to delete content off this memory card, uh, as I'm pushing it in, it locks on me, and it's just really, really annoying. So does make sure you get a memory card without that feature. Okay, so in this video, I talked to you about you know what type of camera DSLR smartphone like I'm saying, as long as it has auto focus on video, pretty sure you're gonna be really, really good for high quality video. Okay. I talked to you about taking a 30 FPs for 60 FPs 60 f. B s is just gonna be smoother. We talked about 10 80 fevers, four K. Again, I'm leaning more towards 10. 80 p. Still, I don't believe for K is yet there. And then we talked quickly about your memory card again. Just do a Google research figure out. Does your memory card is it capable of recording what you're wanting to record? So that's pretty much all you need to know for your camera when you know when it comes to actually recording, okay? 7. 2-3 - Don't Forget About Lighting: Okay, So in this video, I'm gonna is going to be talking to you about lighting. So lighting is the difference between making your video looked really, really good for making it look kind of kind of amateur. So right here I do have a light right here in front of me. A Z can see, like, the shadows on my face right now and take it away. You can also see one right here behind me. I don't have it on just because it would kind of be distracting for the video. But that's what I use as I'm sitting at my computer and recording the video, it capturing my screen. You confined lights pretty cheap on Amazon. Ah, a lot of times to come in, like a bundle deal, which I do recommend. A lot of times you save money that way. Another thing I got over the years is like this kind of thing. Just zip it here. It's like a reflector, and it's just help with, like, shadows. So I don't use it all the time, but I have, like a gold one. Uh, there's like a white just to give us out of it. Um and you can unzip it. And then there's like more colors inside. So there's a silver. There's another like white right here and then on this side there's a black you can put it underneath your chin, and it just helps. So right now it's here right now, but if you take it away, you can see that it's, you know, the shadow is kind of gone. So it's just kind of like the difference that great now I'm talking to you. Kinda looks nicer. But if you take it away, you know the shadow is kind of there. And then, if you want, like a gold flavour so you can see that this is way too aggressive, tone it down a little bit, but still pretty aggressive. And the reason why I don't use it times it. Sometimes it's hard to set up when you just a single person recording yourself sometimes like I have, like I have like clamps, these air sometimes handy to, and sometimes you can clamp this onto here They want, like a pole or something. That's a really common practice sometimes that you'll see people on YouTube. They have like a round light, but I've personally find that, you know, when you're talking to somebody you know, they had a have a round halos in their eyes. It kind of looks unnatural. Where is this? It's just kind of a little more natural light. Maybe it's a little close, but by no means am I like a professional person with light. Typically, you know, you'd wanna have one review on each side of you, because if one's just on one side, it's gonna look like a shadow. This one is just pretty much just dead on, and they usually find that's pretty good. Even as I'm sitting here on this computer and the light is coming at me, one of all in the computer, just the one is that you're pretty good. I actually do set this one up. That's on here right now. So I have two of these, okay, And I usually put that just the side, just just to light up the room a little bit more. So it's just not so shadowy like as you can see, it's like, you know, in behind me is pretty dark. But, you know, I would have had to have taken this light and brought it out. You're too. But instead of it directing at me, I would have liked lowered the light, but then kind of faced it up, and then that would kind of mawr get, like the shadows out of this room. So when it comes to lighting, it really is just about being creative. You know, in a sense of just kind of standing up the lights, different ways. But while you're doing that, it's very, very important for you to be able to see yourself. So whether your camera is able to flip up and you can see yourself in the camera or if you plug in, like 80 and my cord into the monitor something so that you could see yourself in a monitor on. And then as you're adjusting your light, you can keep looking at yourself, and you really see yourself very, very well. 8. 2-4 - My Current Lighting Setup: Okay, so I just want to quickly talk to you about my lighting. So we actually have this little one here. This one is really, really cool. You can screw it on to, like attachment. Many times is it stands for lighting and stuff. They have these little threat on. So you could have like that many times. I just put it upside down and it's just a nice little stand. Or I could just leave it on the ground. That and this goes really, really bright ago. Full brightness is just super super great. Um, and as you can see, it just lights up the room if I put like a certain way, you know, just kind of helps with, like, the background shadows or something like that. But I pretty much only used that. You know, if I want some background ambience or if I wanted a little bit more light on my face or something, I'll put it on like a super super low setting something like that, and it usually that's just really, really nice. It just kind of take the shadows. So this one right here, there's just two switches on the back, and it allows you to control two different sets of lights, so, as you can see, just just gets a little bit brighter. I just didn't want both of them on me. It would have been very, very bright in my face and sometimes make it look a little bit too great. Um and then, yeah, I just have one in the back here and again. It's just the same light as this one. I just set it up so that as I'm sitting here, I can record. 9. 2-5 - Getting High-Quality Audio: Okay, So in this video, I'm gonna be talking to you about audio quality. Okay, so, like I was saying so on the actual camera itself. So if I show you the canon 80 d here, all these cameras at least know the majority of them anyway, so they're typically not meant for high quality audio. Okay, they're meant for high quality video. And because of that, when you try to record, you know the audio through here, you'll hear that, you know, the background is really, really you know, they're static, there's a hiss, there's noise. And, you know, it kind of distracts from, you know, this topic that you're trying to teach because you're trying to teach this background static, and it just makes it feel like low quality and many times, you know, the way to hide that is just to kind of place in background music. Um, but if you have high quality audio, which you know, so if I stop talking for a second, you know, so should be quite quiet. Okay, so you're always gonna have a little bit of noise in any type of preempt and stuff like that again. A pre empt because right now I'm talking into this microphone right here, right? But the audio signal is so quiet, it needs to be boosted. And that's where the Preempt comes in. And if you have a low quality pre amp, you're going to get noise. You know, if you have a middle grade preempt, you're going to get some really high quality audio. You don't need to go spend tons of money. Even this thing like I think, knew these things around like $500. I got it used for maybe, like 2 53 100 or someone with that, and I'm in Canada. But when I recorded to the camera So the trick with this camera, what you want to do is you want to put it to manual mode. Okay, You want to print all the way to zero, okay. And then you want to put up with one or two notches. So that's super super Super Quiet. And by doing that, you're using very, very little of the preempt in the camera. And then I use a recorder like this, and, as you can see, tap the microphone. Okay, you can see that I've just moved on the camp on this right? But right now, if I top this, it doesn't work. And so if I would unplug my microphone here, this would now work. And it's just these air just microphones. So again, on the actual camera, you put the volume super super low and then use this So you this boost the signal. This is the preempt now, and it goes into the camera and it records. And the benefit of this is getting high quality audio, and it's also in synch automatically. So what? I'm talking. The camera is putting my voice in sync, which is really, really awesome. If I were to disconnect this cable which goes directly into the camera, I would then record directly into this, and then I would record my video, and then you would have to sink them, Which is where something like this comes into play. Okay, so I forget what I search into Google for this or into Amazon. And so I used this specifically for my screen capture software because, um, I'll explain more later, but I haven't HD my capture card and that allows me to use, like a camera like this for recording with the screen so I don't have to using a Web cam. I can actually use a really high quality camera with my computer. But the problem with capture cards nowadays is the audio is out of sync. So if my voice is talking, the audio is like, other late or early. So if I do this, um, it allows me to line up the audio to the video really, really easily, and then you can actually sink it up so that it's just good to go. And then you don't have to always do that all the time. So I just quickly talk to you about, uh, audio quality standards. Okay, so So getting super, super intense into them CD quality standard. You know, back in the day when you purchase a CD of your favorite artists and put it into your car, it was 44.1 kilohertz, okay, and 16 bit. Okay, so that's very, very high quality audio. But people who really like video and like movies and stuff like that, they typically record and 48 kilohertz, 24 bit. And so what that does is it allows them to record while pushing the noise floor a little bit lower. Okay, so I don't want to get too intense with it, but they're two Options to record is 44.1 kilohertz, 16 bit, or 48,000 hertz or 48 K 24 bits. Okay. And it's just just that, but at the end of the day, they're both very, very high quality. You know, the 48 kilohertz is more like being meticulous. 10. 2-6 - Setting Up a Camera for High Quality Audio: All right. So I wanted to make a quick video about the audio settings on your camera because this is I feel a very crucial point in order for you to get high quality audio. Okay? Because, like, I'm saying so these cameras, you know, they have very poor quality preempts. So again, when you talk to your microphone, it's a very quiet signal. You have to boost that signal and the cameras built in preempt their very, very poor quality. So, in order to get high quality audio out of a camera like this, So I'm gonna hit menu, we are going to find audio. So as you can see, their sound recording is on manual. Okay, so first of all, you want to set to manual, and then you can see that my recording level all the way. Zero Bencic up one and maybe two. You don't want to see how we probably just go one, and that's it. I'm gonna press set, Okay. And now when I plug in my microphone into this, I need a way to boost it. Okay. So every cameras different on how they work. As you can see, this one here has a microphone and ahead for import, which is quite a nice feature because ah headphone port allows you to monitor what is actually being recorded. That's a very, very important thing because you never really know until you actually listen to the recording. But all you would do is you would just plug your microphone into here. Okay, so it reverses like Okay, now I personally use this H poor end. This is This is an amazing recorder. There is a new one which even has better pre APS again for less noise. There's also a cheaper version if the h one so it's in the H four end. This is the first generation. It's the older version. There's a newer age for an out, but the H one would be a great alternative for you, for you to get high quality audio. So what's happening is right now this recorder, I am speaking into a Laval ear microphone. Now, if I were to just pull this out, I could just speak rate into this microphone and rate out of this cable. This would go break into the camera. Now you would go and watch your audio levels to make sure that it's not distorting going into your camera. Because when you're recording, if you distort your audio, that's the worst thing you can do because there is software to help kind of fixed distortion. But you'll never fully fix distortion. Okay, so what Distortion is so in audio? Um, zero is the loudest you can get in digital. Anyways, you're dealing with analog audio. It go louder than zero, but we're going to keep it simple. And as you can see, you know, this has zero right there. Okay, As you can see, there's minus six minus 12 24. So I'm talking around minus 24. So zero was allowed us you can get. And when you go under, you know, like minus 24. Um, you know, it's still quiet, but it's better to be safe. And then in your video editing program, you can always increase that volume. Okay, so you never want, you know, record too loud. You ought to be a nice volume. So that's how I personally approach it. And also, this has a thread in here. So what you can do is you can buy. I think it's called a hot shoe and what you can do is you can slide right into here, and then this can literally mount on top of your camera. So if you're gonna be blogging or something like that, that's a nice way to do it. If your camera was further away, I would bring somehow bring this recorder closer to you. Okay? Cause the closer your microphone is to you, the less room sound that is into the recording. Okay, When the room sound is in your recording, that can also be distracting for your students. You know, for example, if there was lots of echo again background hissed, computer fat noise, stuff like that, the closer your microphone is to you, the higher quality audio you're going to get, Which is the reason why people again where, like cavalier microphones, there's different types of microphones, like a boom microphone so that it could be off screen. OK, so a boom microphone could be off screen and it's very directional, and they could just focus right on you. You can get high quality audio that way. Ideas have accorded Laval eras. You see, I played it right in. Some people have the wireless ones. Those are quite expensive. Okay, It's the whole for that hopes you get high quality audio in your courses. Okay? 11. 2-7 - Seeing Yourself While Recording [Monitoring Yourself]: Okay, So in this video, I want to talk about being able to monitor what you're recording. Okay? Right now, I'm talking to you off of the camera here, and I could just literally just flip the screen up on the camera and I would be able to see you so I could see you right now, obviously, but my screen is just right above you, okay? And that's fine. You know, if you're talking. But the thing is, if the cameras further back, it's like you really can't fully see you know what's going on in your screen? It's just so small. So what I do is I actually plug this camera into this monitor, okay? And so what I do for that is a plug in this cable into the camera and then into the monitor . Now, it's kind of annoying sometimes with these cameras, like when it comes to, uh, the HD my cord. So, you know, this is just a standard HD my cable right here, but this camera that I'm holding, it takes like a super micro HTM I cord, You know, as you can see, here is a super super small rate, and then this This monitor, It's an old monitor. So it doesn't have an HD. My input. It only has the white, which is Devi I and then this black, which is V g A, which is like, the super super old style of plugging. Okay, so in order for me to plug in an HD of my cable into this monitor, I purchased this little adapter. Okay, so it's just a D v i t h d m I adapter. Okay, so I'm just gonna plug this into here. I'm gonna plug this into the monitor, okay? And I'm just gonna plug this into the camera. So right now, you know, I'm still looking to you off of the camera here, but if I turn this on so as you can see, this is what it looks like. I know it looks really weird because this is what happens when you record the same screen that you're recording. But if I was sitting here like you're talking to you, you know, obviously, if it's like this way, I'm looking at the screen right now. I'm able to record and I'm able to see on a nice big screen. OK, so if you have like a newer monitor that you could just go rate from your camera. HTM I rate into the monitor. You know, you don't have to begin their little adapter and everything. It's just because I have an old monitor here. I'm just trying to save some money. I just bought it a little adapter for, like, Public $4. And then now I can have a big screen toe look at if you have, like a TV, you could even set that up in the background and then as your recording, you know, you have something to reference off of, and it just makes it really, really nice. Like, you know, you don't have to look out of the little screen on your camera, you know, and you can make sure that the lady looks decent. There's nothing kind of embarrassing in the way, you know, we're like Messi papers or anything. You kind of set it up and you go also monitor to make sure that your recording looks professional. 12. 2-8 - Setting Up Your Camera's Settings [Manual Mode]: Okay, so we're just gonna kind of cover these settings here. So, like I'm saying by no means my professional videographer photographer or anything like that . He was cameras. I'll just give you a little basic run down. Okay? So right now I do have this canon 80 d you can see here. I had it in manual mode. You could see up here with the M. Okay, So what that does is it gives me full flexibility on how I want to set up this camera. So I so is how much? Kind of, Ah, I think it's like the digital light that you allow in. So when you increase it quite a bit, you can see it gets really, really bright. But the downside to that is it increases something called grain. So it's kind of like the equivalent to like that noise for the pre amps. Like I was saying, cameras When it comes to audio, I think ahead it around 1600. Okay, so the next setting is the apertures. That's the 3.5 here. So what that does is it allows either more or less light in. It's kind of like the eyeball when this number is smaller. It allows you to have that brok effect or whatever they call it. So right now, as you could see, you know, we're focused on this very, very good, but in behind you can see it's all blurred out, like my hand back here is blurred. So the lower that this number is, the more of the effect you get and how that works is it comes down to your lens. So if you look here at this lens here, so it has 18 to 55 millimeters, so that is like the focal wank. So you know me. Zoom in and zoom out, OK? And then you can see over here how has 3.5 to 5.6. So what that means is that at this smallest focal length, when you're on 18 you're able to get 3.5, which means that you'll get more of that OK, blurred out of facts. So right now, as you can see, this is focused in good right? But, you know, even the screen back here is blurred. Okay, so if you are gonna be purchasing a lens, you know, you kind of know how to read it. So that's just like the focal length 18 to 55. That's like your zoom. Okay, and then 3.5 is when you're on 18 millimeters within 5.6. When you're 55 then when you're in between, it's kind of in between there. So as you can see, when I actually zoom out and zoom in, you can see that 3.5. So I'm zooming and fully 5.6. Okay, so that's the lowest I can get. So if I were to touch that right now, you can see it 5.6 of the lowest I can get. But if I zoom out again, you can see that the lowest I can get is 3.5. Okay. And then another thing. You can also see how it has the STM that allows it to auto focus during video pretty silently. Okay, so that's also another benefit to having an external microphone. If he used the onboard microphone of this camera and you're not using very good lens, it isn't as the doesn't have the STM. You'll hear the camera zoom in and zoom o. And then, as you're trying to talk like you can actually hear this and stuff like that. And it's very distracting from you trying to teach your students. Okay? And then the last one is shutter speed, which is the 60 years of a touch of that. If you were in North America, you want it to be on 60. And the reason for that is because our electricity is at 60 hertz. Okay, a second. If you're in Europe or anywhere over there, where you're 50 hertz, you want to put this to 50 for your shutter speed. But if you don't put it at 60 it gives you a different look. However, if you have, like a digital clock or something like that many times to start to see, like, flicker in the screen or something like that. But if you put it at 60 it's because it's the same cycle as your electricity, and it will be in sync and it won't flicker. Okay, so again, if it's not at 60 if you put it like, let's say you know we'll say 100. You are going to start seeing some flickering from, you know, some electron ICS around, but it's all up to you when it comes to being creative. Like if you don't have any kind of digital stuff in the area like you know, any kind digital clocks, whatever, then you can kind of be created with that. But this these are my settings. I just have a 60 you know, have a lowest aperture. That way I can kind of blur in the background a little bit and then your ice. So, uh, that's all, depending on your lighting. Like if you have pretty good lighting on yourself, then you can lower that I so down and then you're not gonna introduce tons of noise when you're inside. Setting it up manually is gonna give you better results. But if you are just kind of starting up, you can just put it on auto. But the thing with auto is sometimes what's gonna happen is the lighting sometimes can kind of change. And throughout the recording, you can have different lighting levels and, you know, because the cameras adjusting it automatically so you can have, like, really bright sections and dark, and then sometimes it can even change the color of your recording to. So that's another thing I do is if I hit the cue up here. I have auto white balance to put white. They have also settled like a neutral setting. But you want to set it up so that your color isn't changing. And, you know, it isn't just gonna start changing like the lighting on you. Because if you know right now, if I put my hand close to the camera, you know that's changing the lighting that the camera is perceiving. And sometimes, you know, it would do stuff like this. It would have to make it really, really bright or could make it really, really dark. And it would just kind of keep changing on you. And when you're recording for a course, you want it to be very, very consistent, right? So that's what I'm suggesting to you. You know, I would suggest, you know, setting up in manual. You don't have to put your settings extreme. I usually just kind of put it all to the kind of like neutral. And then I don't have to try and adjust it as I'm, you know, editing the video with, like, lighting controls and coloring and stuff like that. If you have a good recording right off the bat going into your course, it's going to make it a lot easier for. 13. 2-9 - Why a Tripod is Crucial: Okay, so in this video, I'm just gonna talk to you about tripods, Okay? So there's not tons to really say about them. But you do want to make sure that, you know, you do have a lot of options in terms of like, you know, if you want to move it and that it's smooth. Uh, this one I'm able to move like if the cameras on their could go up and down. So this is like the actual tripod that I used a zai was recording talking to you. Uh, like you could just take my face and kind like my computer and stuff back here, right? The set up was kind of pretty pretty close to that. How it works is your camera comes with one of these, OK, this little literally just screws into the bottom of your camera. Uh, you just you use that twisted and don't tighten it down super tight, but you want a decent and then you see how it has lens. So this would go the way of the lens, so I would screwed in this way. Okay. And then this literally just goes onto the camera, has a locking system and then when you pull it out, this allows to go in, and then it just locks in and your camera is on your tripod. So this tripod is actually man photo. So as you can see, it is right here and photo. I believe my green bag is actually man for two very, very high quality, expensive stuff, but great quality. You will always be happy with them. You can just kind of adjust all the legs. You stab him. You know just how you want. If you wanted to, you can also thes these things kind of rotate, okay. And if you rotate it, it allows you to bring it back even further. So sorry. Rocketed the runway so they're really so I can rotate it back even further. And what that does is it allows the tripod to go on an angle. You can see you can pull this lever. And then, uh, I could move this middle one to get some more. We've been out of it. Finally, this one here, I can kind of do it to rotate to get level. So a tripod is super super important. If you are wanting to record yourself, it allows you to get the right angle of what you want. It is the difference. Okay? 14. 2-10 - How I Record Myself With a DSLR: Okay, So in this video, I'm gonna show you how I would record myself. So imagine, you know, again. So I'm sitting here. I think this is like the set up that you saw with the intro video and stuff like that. Imagine this camera set up facing you. So, you know, I'm looking at the screen making sure that everything's kind of looking good. I have, like, the battery in and making sure full life, making sure that the memory cards in making sure that you know this thing has full batteries. As you can see, we only have two bars. So you know, it's just something that you have to watch now as you're recording. So when you go from video to video to make sure that the battery life is good and stuff like that there is, like, a remote that you can purchase that you could kind of plug in. And you can hold it like your thumb, whatever you can kind of you know, Then you kind of put off to the side or whatever. Then when we want to stop or we will record again, you just push that. You know, you kind of push that button again. Typically, how I would record myself as I would just like a So I sit back in my position. I could see that. You know, everything's looking fine and then I'll literally just lean over. The record button is actually just read here at the top. It would show a red dot up here and then now it's game time. So whatever you want to say, how we want to record, you can say whatever you want to say sometimes, like if I screw up a couple times, I will stop according, and then I'll start recording again. And the reason for that is so that the actual file that I use for editing isn't kind of full of unnecessary stuff making, you know, mawr space on my hard drive unnecessarily. Now, you know don't stress about it tons, because that's gonna be a distraction. It's going to make it hard to record your videos because you're gonna be like, you know, always that oh, Chernoff turned on general trunk. No, as long as you just turn it on, you can record. You could do your thing. But if you've been talking for like a minute or two and then also you realize you're like, Where am I going? Like I don't even know what I'm saying anymore. Just you can just turn off. Come start over again and you could just, you know, try it again kind of thing. Also, a lot of these cameras and stuff they come with an app. They allow you to just hit record and stuff right off of the make your phone off of your app so you can use your phone is like that little like a clicker thing, which is cool. One thing I found was that wasn't able to plug it in and watch off. HTM I out. So that's that's what's happening when you plug the cable into the camera off the monitor is it's called the HD my out. So when you plug in the steam out to the monitor, I wasn't able to use the app at the same time for the recording, and I found that this was more important than being able to sit back and hit record. I didn't mind just kind of reaching over hit record and then I could still monitor myself 15. 2-11 - How to Fix Mistakes While Recording [Overdubs]: Okay, So in this video, I'm gonna be talking to you about how you can fix your mistakes as you're trying to talk into a camera. So if I'm talking to you right now and then all of a sudden I screwed up, then you kind of have to remember what you were saying before, and you can kind of start off from there. So, for example, if I was saying I really love orange juice but I don't like lemons or something like that. Okay, So if I was like, Oh, I really like orange juice. But I screwed up that cable. You got a kind of remember like I really But I don't like lemons. And then how it works is in your video editing software. You literally just slice out your mistake and you could just kind of chop yourself back together to get yourself saying what you want to say at the end, your video, Because that's the most important thing. So once we get into the actual editing of your video, you know the most important thing is does the video say what you wanted to say? Because you can talk for 20 minutes and It's just like, oh, would never really said what I wanted to say. Or your video could be, like five minutes. And even if it's chopped up and stuff like that, it might say exactly what you want to say. And that is the most important. Okay, as you're talking, you have to make sure that, you know, if you screwed up, you kind of start over, you know, make a sentence back, and you just kind of cable. Where was I? You like a wallet? Was on orange juice. Some of that cable. Where was I going with it? You're like Kate? Yeah. I wanted to go to, like, the lemon juice. Whatever. Right. So 90 k So you start from, like, the orange juice and then just in the back of your mind, you may just be like Okay, yeah, with the orders juice. And but I don't like lemon juice. And then when you're in the editing software, you would just cut it at, but so orange juice. But I don't like lemon juice, and then you can just kind of combine those together. OK, so it might sound more complicated than what it is, but it's just really important as you recording that. You make sure that you finish that sentence even if you screwed up. Just make sure that you say that sentence again, because then you can always just slice it, and you can just kind of squish them together. And you can continue on with your editing. Okay? Because the worst thing when you are going to edit is all of a sudden when you're done recording because see, right now, you know, I look this way with my beard, Took my hair, uh, with my T shirt like old move my shirt on and now say tomorrow it's like, Well, I just woke up and I'm going to edit. And also you realize you're like, Oh, well, it's missing that one sentence that I need for this video. And yes, you can overdubbed your voice. And so what that means is you can just mute the original recording and then you can speak into, like, you know, a microphone, and you can, you know, say the words. But the thing is that, you know, now you have to let me try and line it up with, like, your voice and, you know, Sometimes you can get away with it. The odd word and many times, like, for example, when I do my music production tutorials, Sometimes I record my face and sometimes I don't. It just depends on how long feeling, But if I don't record my face and I can easily distribute the original audio and then just record the new vocals over top of that part of the course. So just the biggest take away from this is just make sure that you are trying to say what you're trying to say in your video right here and now as I'm talking to you, okay. And again, if I screw up like, oh, well, where were they going with it? And then even if it even if you have to go back and then it's kind of start from like, you know, 30 seconds back. Even if you have to do that, it's worth your time to, You know, make sure that you have said everything you wanted to say, because when you bring it to your computer, when you start editing, you don't wanna have to come back to recording, because again, I look a certain way right now. I'm not gonna look this way, Uh, in a day or two, Okay? Even tomorrow, You know? You know, my dear committee just growing fast one day or something, I don't know. I'm just I'm just saying so I'm just trying to get across to you. Make sure you say everything you can in your video, get it proper. When you go to edit your good to go, and then you're just know that you can actually flow good. 16. 2-12 - How to Get Your Point Across in Videos: Okay, So in this video, I want to talk to you about how to say what you actually want to say in your video. Okay? Because sometimes you know, the record button is hit and all suddenly freeze. You don't want to say where you may be able to talk for a little bit, and then what happens is you screw up, then you know you don't know where to continue. And again if you go back to the previous video about me talking about, um, you know how to fix your screw ups, you know? So if you're talking right now and then I screwed up, You know, you got to kind of go back to the previous sentence or go back previously so that you make sure that you get what you want to say for when it comes time to edit. You know that you don't have to come back to the recording stage. So anyway, so the main way how I am able to speak on a camera like this so easily with you is I think about the main points of what I want to get across to you. Okay. So I talked to you in a previous video in the pre planning section When I was talking about you know, you want to make sure that you first structure your Your course in the sections and then figure out the videos inside those sections and because these courses are kind of like chunks of information in each video. So in each video, I kind of think, Well, what are the main points which I want to talk to you about? Okay, so once I figure that out, then as soon as I hit record, it's a kyiv. Three things I want to talk about in this video with you and then so will cover the 1st 1 And it's like a well, I'm done that one. And if I can't remember the other two, I can always to stop here. I could grab like the notebook. I can quickly look, you know, in this case, because I've structured my course, you know, it's like a 30 FPs or 60 FPs or 10 80 p or four cake, you know, stuff like that. So this is the benefit of being able Teoh, record yourself from home or whatever eyes you could just simply edit out you know that gap in between where we forgot where you're going to go next. So as long as you finish that first point that you wanted to get across, you can quickly look What what were the other two points? And then Now you can just start off and start talking about the second point. And in the video editing, you can just again slice out the gap in between where you kind of screwed up. So that is how I talk on a camera. I know the main points before I actually start talking to you and then, you know, it makes recording a lot easier. I will be honest, like myself, talking into a camera. When I am talking, it's good. But then there are times where I get stuck and I kind of start to stutter, and I just can't get the words out. But then, once those words kind of start going that I'm able to start flowing. But in Ptolemy able to actually start talking sometimes I might kind of like stutter or might be like I don't know how to get out of it, and it's kind of a really weird feeling, but as soon as you kind of just just go on, you just kind of break free of that. Then you can assert flowing and it's kind of becoming more natural. It's kind of a good feeling. But the annoying thing about that is, then when you come to video editing, there's lots of slices and, you know, you kind of have to put him up to each other. And then when you're watching me, like see, right now, I've been talking good like consistently for the past minute here, so you're not seeing lots of slice and edits, But if I do screw up, you know, you see lots of slice and edits and sometimes it's not too noticeable. But sometimes it could be kind of, you know, it could be distracting. So if I'm trying to teach you something and all sudden, it's just kind of slice, slice, slice and you know I'm here, then also, I'm here talking that I'm hearing talking and that here and talking like, you know, you probably experienced this from watching videos on YouTube, so as you just saw, I just screwed up. So, you know, we just I just sliced this in the video editing program of Putting Together. So all I'm trying to get across to you is, you know, prepare your main points is gonna make recording your videos a lot easier and again because you have broken down the sections broken down the videos in those sections. You know, each course doesn't contain tons of information, right? So, you know, going into that one video, it's like a, well, what's the main point? I want to get across holes in two main points. OK, that's fine. So as long as you have explained the 1st 1 you can easily just stop even as the camera's still continuing. You just quickly pick up your note pad or whatever. Look at that. Oh, yeah, I want to talk about this point, too, and you continue on and then it's done on to the next video. Okay, 17. 2-13 - What's in My Camera Bags: Okay, So in this video, I just want to do a quick little overview of the bags that I used to carry some kind of camera and video equipment in. So this one as where I actually can't keep my cameras, the batteries and the chargers and stuff like that. I also just have, like, an extra lens. One thing I didn't mention about your camera's eyes. They have to be a certain type of lens to get the auto focusing. And for it to be quiet, I think it's s t m linds for Canon. Anyways, this is just like a one. If I want to zoom in super Super Coulson stuff again, I don't really take pictures and stuff like that. Tons. I actually got that has a gift, but yes. So this is the one are using flick memory cards, batteries and for actual camera stuff. And this one here, this is Ah. I use this mainly for, like, my video kind of equipment stuff that I use a lot. So, for example, like audio cables and stuff like that, Um, the main ones I use I always kind of keep in here. I also keep like that light usually keep in the top right here. So inside here, I usually keep this recorder. Okay. This usually stays in here. Um, you know, this is like the case for it. This is kind of cool. Little attachment. You can kind of put this on like a tripod. You can put your camera on there. You can put a light up here, That microphone in there, you know? So this stuff isn't tons of money. Uh, like, I think that the thing that I showed you like the little elf bracket was only like, $15 you know, it's like I have forever. Now, this is like, ah, windscreen for microphone left in here. This is just a different type of microphone. It's more mobile. It's like the road microphone. No, just plugs in little. Plug it on the back. And I just plugged into, like, your camera again. If I were deployed this directly into my camera is going to be very, very no easy. So I'd still end up plugging this into this recorder right here, and then you'd be able to see me talk just like you are right now. In all honesty, like it would be nice to see these cameras improve on their pre amps that we wouldn't have to be You doing that, get outside system and stuff. That's pretty much just just the bags. I just want to show you, you know, just if you ever wanted to kind of see it. Well, where do you keep all your stuff? I just use these two bags. This is for my cameras. This one is for, like, cables. And you know this thing recorder from the actual audio cables and stuff. I just keep him in these kind of containers. I kind of keep them organized. So, for example, like this one down here, this one is just strictly R c A cables. So our CIA cables, like the old school ones, the red and white ones and stuff like that, that's R C A. So I kind of have those old, like, bundled together and then just kind of have miscellaneous ones just from over the years with music, production and stuff like that. So just a quick video just to kind of give you a little bit in sight in case you wanna organize your stuff a certain way, this might kind of, you know, jump start. You 18. 3-1 - Introduction to OBS Screen Capture Software: Okay, So our next few videos I'm going to show you how to record your desktop with a screen capture software, you'll be able to do stuff like this cake and kind of transition. You know, you can see, like, my most on the screen. You know, if you were teaching with software like photo shop or like a music program or whatever so the software uses called O. B s studio, you could just type this into Google is called open broadcaster software. Ah, you guys could just download other windows, Mac or Lennox, whatever operating system you're on. And the best part of Bo Bs is free and open source. So what that means is that people are constantly contributing code and updates and you guys just get the benefit of it. It's absolutely amazing. Uh oh. Bs allows you to get 60 frames per second, so as you can see, like my most looks nice and I kind of buttery, smooth and stuff like that. So went to download it, install it will be s looks like this, and how it works is you can have, like, different scenes. So, for example, if I click on Vixie a It's just gonna be the camcorder. I'm gonna be full screen, but you can't see my desktop. If I click this now, you could see my desktop and me if you want, you can hide me. Uh, I have set it up on the camcorder there. Or, uh, this would be like the desktop recording. Okay, so I just want to talk about a few things before I get to the specifics. Okay, So if you're gonna be recording with a webcam, you can do that. I'm actually recording with a high quality camp quarter, okay. And how it works is that plugs in through an HD my capture card. Ah, and then I'm able to record, you know, DSLR camera or this camcorder here, but is a little bit finicky. And why I say that it's good, because sometimes your voice isn't in line with your audio, and it's just really, really annoying. So, for example, if we right click down here and go advanced audio properties, you'll see that you have the ability to offset your audio. So your voice from from the video, that's the reason why I purchased this over the years. I'm just gonna go full screen for a second here. So all you have to do is Ah, you don't have to get something like this. People come just clap their hands and stuff like that. I got this. It just It's just a nice way to do it. All I do is just open it and close it, and then I can actually see how others think my audio is to my recording. Okay. And what I would do is I was do a test recording, bring it into my video editing software, and I would just kind of adjust it until it's set up. Once it's set up, you're good to go. It's just kind of the set up process, which is a little bit tiring and just takes a little bit of time. But when you get it set up, you know, this looks really high quality. You can see my camcorder. Uh, you know, as you can see, it's just high quality, and then you can I can record the screen high quality, and this is kind of like the best of both worlds. Okay, the next thing that I would recommend to you, uh, again, I'm gonna show you how to set all this up is toe have two different audio sources. So, for example, if you could see down here in the mixer, I have one for my microphone, and then I also have one from my desktop audio. So because I do music production tutorials many times there's music being played as I'm talking. And if that was all in one audio signal, if the music was way too loud compared to my voice, I wouldn't have control over it. And it would make my course be really unprofessional because they couldn't hear what I was trying to teach them. So when you have two different audio sources, when you goto edit it in your video editing program, you're actually you actually have two audio sources so you can turn up and down the volume of each individually the voice to the music and as a little pro tip on the music, you can actually carve out some e Q. And what that does is it allows the vocal to stand out because the frequencies aren't fighting for that space anymore. Again, I'll show you how to set that up. It's a really, really cool pro tip. But if you didn't record two separate audio channels, he wouldn't be able to do that. So, you know, just over the years of you of using O BS, I've just set it up to where I'm very, very comfortable. And then I'm just able just to record my course. And that's what I want you guys to achieve out of this hole course in general to is just I want you guys to know the tools that I use Most of them are free. So let's get into the videos, which you know a bit more specific, showing you how to set up O. B s to get the best results for your course. 19. 3-2 - Setting Up Scenes in OBS: Okay, So how o P s works is up here, you have. Ah, you're seeing collections now for you just recording your courses. You'll just need one scene like that's all you'll need. Just over my years of using O BS have open this up. You can see that I had one for recordings. Like, for example, how you're gonna be recording my course. Um and, you know, I've set that up a certain way. You'll see in my previous courses with you in this course. You know, I have a little circle cut out for myself, and I'm sure you have a set that up. But I set that up on Lee on the recording, so I had little circle, just kind of a nice little touch. You know, I must have set myself up differently on the slide show. Maybe wanted myself just to be a little bit smaller so my student could focus more on the content for streaming. I must set up a certain way. And then I wanted to try out the cannon m six for streaming, so I must have set it up that way. And then currently I am on this one, right? here. And then how I have that set up is I have the full screen so you can see make this. And then I also have the desktop and me. Okay, So, like I'm saying, you're only gonna need just one scene when you're just starting up. I'm just showing you that if you want to set up ah, your O B. S a certain way. For example, if you want to set up a certain way when you are recording with your webcam, you can set it up that way. And then if you had a camcorder, like, in my case here Ah, you could set it up this way. But we're going to do is I'm going to stay on this video camera. I'm gonna go duplicate, okay? And I'm just gonna label it online. Of course. Okay, so now we can kind of start over fresh. So what I'm gonna do is I'm just going to delete this one, Okay, so now you're going to see me and the desktop. I'm going to delete myself here, but I'm gonna leave the display capture, otherwise you will not be able to see what I'm doing. Okay, so in orderto add, um, something so such as like a webcam. All you do is click the plus. And did you capture device? And I'm just going to label it, Vic CIA. That's the name of my camcorder. So I'll just go, okay, If we go to monitor and Vixie a you're going to see that I'm still big screen. There's nothing different, But you can just literally just click this and just resize yourself, OK? So you could literally just click and drag wishes. It's so cool O b s. This is so flexible. So now if I go between the camcorder full screen but you're not able to see my desktop And if I click this now, you could see my desktop and me. Now, here's a little cool pro tip. So you hold on, Ault, and click on the side here and you just cut out the unnecessary stuff. Um, it allows your student to focus more on the content of what you wanted to teach them and was gonna make myself a little smaller from this off in the corner. And that's it. Okay, so full screen myself. I have ah, the desktop. I have myself in the corner, and then one last thing I will tell you. Ah, this video is right. Now we are capturing our screen, obviously. Right. But what that means is we're capturing everything that happens on our screen, whether we want it to happen or not. So, for example, you know, if I have the toolbar down here and maybe you didn't want people knowing, Ah, the different programs used or something. You know, you only want to show him what you want to show them. OK, so that's display capture. Now, if we go ah, window capture. So all the window capture here, you can actually select what you want to show. If you want to be like photo shop, you can label that photo shop because if you're always doing courses on photo shop, you know, it just keeps your seen very organized in your source organized. So, for example, I have a folder opening on another monitor here. Okay. And this is ah, where I'm currently recording these videos into. So when I'm done, each video, it just goes into a folder. And if we click that you can see this is the folder right here, and we can make it bigger was pressed. Okay, okay. We can expand. It is gonna make the text looks look a little bit weird. Um, And then again, if this is just like Photoshopped when you have layers and stuff like that, So if I put this was gonna cover me. But if I put this underneath me, you know, now, now I'm over top of it. I just want to show you that, you know, a window capture is sometimes a really powerful thing to. But if I remain most over to the recording, you know, right now you can't see it. I actually have to focus on the recording. And now you could see my most only on there, and it's going to take it off, you know, it's gon Okay, so that comes saying I just wanted to show you. Ah, you know how you can use o b s for your benefit. Because again, like I'm saying, sometimes you don't want someone to see your whole screen. That's what the display capture is. If you wanna capture a specific window, you can do that. And you can you guys do this kind of play with these to figure out. You know how they all kind of work, but the scenes are how you set up. Um, you know your sources a certain way, however, you want to set them up, okay? And then you can just transition in between your scenes, you can fade in between them. So, for example, if I just go like cut here, you know, it would be like this, you know, saluted. Now there's no transition in between. So, personally, I really don't use that the transitions much and stuff like that. I was just more showing you. Ah, just to kind of show you what's capable with the software. Um, you know, sometimes it kind of sparks creativity, but I keep it really, really simple. I typically will have a full screen of myself. I'll have myself on my desktop, and then if it it's right, click and duplicate this, I'm just going to go just, uh, monitor usually rate the stuff in capitals, and then, you know, instead of deleting it, you can just meet, um, hide it. Okay. In case you ever want to use it quickly or something. But this is how I would use you set up the scene. So you have just your desktop in case you don't want your recording of your face or your Webcam camcorder. If I want both, there's both if I want the camcorder there. There you go. Okay. To take it a little step further, You can right click, and you can have filters. So right now, if, like the colors or if it was so bright and stuff like that, you can just simply add, um you know, color correction rate out of O B s, which is pretty cool. Um, you know, you can do stuff like that. That's how I got this circle. Look, I'll show you that in just one sec. So, as you can see, this is how I record my courses. Okay, so you can see my face up here. Um, I also added in a cool little drop shadow, and if I right, click here and go filters just like I just showed you. So right now I have a circle. Take what you call a cookie cutter. Um, it's an image mass blend. That's the filter on. And then I just used just a circle I created and photo shop and then we'll turn off and on . So right now, this is what it would look like, But I person like little circle. Look, you know, it's not as invasive. You know, people are still able to see kind of content around you, and you're just kind of there, you know, it was kind of a nice little touch. Okay, so in the next video, I'm gonna show you how to set up your audio, okay? 20. 3-3 - Audio Settings in OBS: Okay, So in this video, I'm going to show you how to set up your audio. Okay, so in the mixer, um, I like them to be vertical layout. So right now you know, they're horizontal, but it looks kind of super big. Ah, I just like the vertical veil. This is usually how I would see in music production to use just goes up. How audio works is in digital audio, which this is zero is the loudest that you can get. Okay. And then anything quieter goes minus. So, for example, minus one is quieter than zero. Minus 10 is quieter than minus one. And as you can see, even when I'm talking about, like minus 20 which is a very, very comfortable level, you know, you can push it up a little bit higher if you want, but then you risk clipping, which is distortion. So and when that happens, you can never really recover it. There is certain types of audio software to help recover distortion, but it's just best practice, you know. Why even risk it? You know why even put your audio that loud. So right now, even though I have this at zero uh, you know, this is just the audio fader. Um, So if I turn this down, you're here. I get really quiet, You hear me? So I just leave this at zero. And then what I do is I just adjust my volume on my pre empt, which I showed you earlier, and then your audio interfaces. Well, okay, So, like, I'm saying, this is a nice level coming in, and then to bring it louder, I would do that in my video editing software. Okay, So what we're gonna do is we're going to go to our settings to go file settings, okay? And what I'm gonna do is just go down right to audio. Okay, So, uh, for your sample rate, you can either put it at 44.1 or 48. I just put it at 48. You know, most humans will not hear the difference between that. Um, but I just put a 48. You are going to get a little bit of the bigger file size, but, you know, that's OK for the channels. I just put it to stereo for the desktop audio device. I selected my audio interface. You might just want us, like default or whatever. They're, um, And then for my microphone. I've also selected my focus. Right. Um, audio interfaces. Well, and that's all I've done for that. Okay, Now, in your output, what you want to do is you want to go recording, okay? And then right now, I can't select any of this stuff because I am recording at the moment. But you want to put it to advanced, Okay? And then down here, what you want to do is I disliked the recording past, so I just record this to a separate hard drive. As you can see, right there from a recording format. I just haven't. And in MP four, But you could read down here that, um if will be s crashes, you can't recover the lost recording. Uh, personally, my computers pretty stable. O B s never crashes on me like I don't think it has yet. Typically, it's I screw up myself like I'll say the wrong thing, or I forget what I was going to say. And so I have to redo my course. Um, so for myself, I've usually found MP four to be fine, but as you can read on here. So certain formats such as F L V do not support multiple tracks for recording. So MP four does allow multiple tracks. Because, like I was saying, you wanna have one for your voice. You also wanna have one for your desktop audio. Okay, that's my own personal recommendation to you. So I'm gonna read this for you, though. So warning. So recording saved an MP four will be uncover a ble if the file cannot be finalized. So, for example, if I was recording right now and then that means blue screen of death. So that what that means that your computer crashed and the blue screen comes up and it gives you an air code. Um, so empty four will not allow you to do that. So if you want to record multiple audio tracks, consider using em K V, and then you can remarks the recording. So, for example, understand Clip cancel here. So, to remarks of recording all the other news to go file and then you go remarks recordings right there. So you know, you can recording that m k v and then just remarks it. I just keep it empty for. That's just how I've always worked. It's a little bit more risky, but that's just how high flow. OK, so I just keep the MP four again, like they're saying you can go M k v. In case your computer crashes, You can keep it, but the's do allow you to have multiple audio tracks, so I keep the MP four for my audio tracks. Now I'm gonna put one and two. Okay, so that's my channel one and my channel to I'm gonna close out of this. And now, if we right click here and go toe advanced audio properties, you can see here. So I'm gonna make this bigger so you can see the whole thing. So right now I'm focused on my desktop audio and my microphone. Okay? The vic CIA, you know the volume. I should just put it to zero, because I don't need that. And it's muted anyways, so for my microphone, I have that mix tomato. You don't want to mix the desktop audio tamano because that is stereo. Okay, so it's kind of a little off topic, but what makes stereo is if the difference between the left speaker and the right speaker. Okay. And that's what makes things kind of sound wide. Now, with a microphone, you don't want it to be different. Like when it comes to a voice, you want to be mono. Okay, so I just make sure that the microphone is model. I do that. Okay. Here's, like a little offset thing when it came Teoh, you know this thing? Now, here is where the tracks come into play. Okay? So you can put your microphone on one and you're just up onto or your desktop on one and in your microphone on two. This Vixie A You know, I'm just gonna disable, so I don't want it on any tracks. Okay? I don't want any additional tracks. So, as you can see, I have allowed the microphone to be on track one and have allowed the desktop audio to be tracked to. That's really, really important. Okay, so, again, it doesn't matter if desktop was on one and microphones on to you just got to make sure that they're both not on the same track. Otherwise, when you record, it's gonna be, you know, the voice is going to be with the with the music or, you know, in that case, okay, so I'm gonna go close again. We're undergoing file settings were going to go, uh, output recording, and you can see that we're only selecting to record one and two. So that means that we're going to get our microphone and we're going to get our desktop audio. We're gonna have full control of them when we goto our video for my in quarter. I've set it up this way. I put it to 1920 10 80. That's what I want to record my course in on. Then I'll just quickly covered these settings here, too. So this is this how I've set up my O. B s. I really don't know this stuff too well, and even when you read into it is quite confusing. But I found that this to be quite a good setting, you might want to get me to go a little bit higher on the bit rate. But the thing is, what happens is when you are editing your video and you go to export it and then when it goes to these course websites, they compress it so hard anyways that, you know, it's kind of unnecessary space that's on your hard drive. Okay, so that is the audio settings. Okay, So just the biggest thing is in your audio, you want to make sure that you're setting up your microphone to be, you know, enabled in this case, I have an audio interface, and I'm using this microphone here the 48 kilohertz to or you could go 44.1. It's just less the personal choice in the output. Um, you know, you just want to make sure that you are choosing a recording format that allows you to record multiple audio tracks, whether that be the MP four or the M K V. I just keep it empty for keep it simple on, and then the audio track. I just enabled one and two. And then when you come here just right, click go advanced audio properties on the mixer. You got to make sure that you're selecting one for the microphone to for desktop, and then you're going to go, you know? So the biggest thing is that you just want to make sure that you're not distorting when you're recording so again, that's your vocal. But that's also your desktop audio. You don't want it to be super loud, so you can always turn this down to make sure that you're in, you know, the green to the yellow. And then when it comes to the actual video editing, that's when you could fully adjust the volumes. If you distort it going into the recording, you know you can't really recover it, so just play it safe, have safe volumes in the editing process, you confined to your audio and, you know, perfect it. 21. 3-4 - Using High Quality Microphones with Your Computer: Okay, So in this video, I just want to talk to you quickly about, um, getting, you know, a microphone like this, uh, into your computer. Okay, Whenever you are recording audio with your computer and if you're gonna be typing and stuff like that, you always want to make sure that you mount this microphone off, you know, somewhere somewhere else. So as you can see, I have just mounted it to, uh, this table here. This is like a road P s a one, I think. Is this actual mixed? It's what this mic stands called a road PS one. And then this is a sure s m seven b is actually quite inexpensive. Microphone again. You know, when I first started up, everything was quite affordable. And then just as time has gone on and kind of kept upgrading, and as you can see, they also have a video camera here and you can see that it's not mounted on my desk. It's actually on Ah, microphone stand, which I have this little adapter. This This is what you call a dynamic microphone. So there's two main microphones. There's dynamics and condensers. Condensers are very, very sensitive It's actually what I'm talking on right now. So this one here and I believe it's requires something called phantom power Again. Condensers are very, very sensitive. And what that means is that because they're sensitive, they're going to pick things up like your computer fan noise or right now, like the furnaces on in this house. So you know, this microphone that I'm talking to you in picking this up and these are just things that you know can distract your student. So this is actually a dynamic microphone, and it doesn't require anything called phantom power. As you can see here, you know, phantom power. So phantom power, you need that to operate a condenser microphone, and again, it's just more sensitive. It picks up all these background noises. So this is a dynamic microphone. It doesn't require phantom power. However, it just requires a bit more juice. So ah, a lot of times like, so this is an audio interface. I'll break it down for you in a second. But this alone sometimes like this unit many times, might not power a dynamic well enough. You might need to drive this extra hard. So this is the volume control right here. You know what you might need to turn out, like full in order to run this. So that's the reason why I've gotten this. Okay, this is called a pre empt and this is actually called the single channel strip. And it's not just the pre amp. Okay, so it actually has more features. So, you know, at the very, very beginning of it, you have, like, your gain. So this is where you can set the input volume of the microphone. Okay, so before it goes through all the other processors, So as you can see right here, this is a compressor. So as your audio goes through, you having a threshold and ratio, so that's taking a little bit off topic. But this allows you to get a little more control over your audio, and then here is like the e que section case, so it allows you to adjust your highs and your lows. But in my opinion, I recommend leaving this stuff pretty flat. In other words, you know, just really, really subtle. If you're going to do it because this is permanent, you could always bring it into your computer and you can always work on that audio to however you want with the digital tools, which is really, really cool. And then finally, we just have the open volume here of just talking to it, You can see Hello. Hello. Hello. So it's kind of cool, right? So, anyways, how you set this up is I have a dynamic microphone, and this allows me to get really, really high quality audio. And because it's not super sensitive, it allows me to record my tutorials without distraction of background noise and stuff like that. So it literally just plugs into here. So, as you can see, this is the input. So this literally just plugs into the front. And then from here, another cable goes right into the front here. Okay, so this allows me to record. If I wanted, I could record two microphones. So this is what you call an audio interface. Okay? And what it does is it just allows you to record these high quality microphones. It also allows you to plug in these types of speakers. You have volume control for headphones, volume control for your speakers. And then, you know this is volume control for the actual microphone. In this case, I have all the way down because this is providing the volume. If I wanted, I can always get more volume out of it by turning it up, whatever it. And again, this one right here provides the option for another microphone. Okay, so that's just a little run down on the microphones set up. They just have a dynamic microphone, which is what I recommend. You know, it's just less sensitive. The background noise isn't going to get in there. It goes into, uh, this is a This is a pre empt again. You don't have to have this. This is just a nice touch. It allows to boost a single a little bit better. It also gives them more control over your audio signal, and then it goes into an audio interface, and then this plugs in just USB. Okay, so this is a USB cable. This goes right to my computer, and that's it. Thes two cables that goes toe one speaker, and that goes to another speaker. 22. 3-5 - Webcam and Videocam Recommendations for OBS: Okay, So in this video, I want to talk to you, Bo, you know, recording camera case. So whether it be in this case is a camcorder or a webcam. Ah, Webcam is the simplest way to approach this. Okay, this one is a sure you hear the life cam studio? This has been a great web cab. You can get some really, really high quality results. The only bad thing about this webcam right now is when it updated toe windows 10 like Microsoft didn't really provide good support for this thing. Like so, for example, and Windows seven, you were able to have a customization window for this. You were able to adjust like the, you know, the white balance, the focus, all that stuff. And now, with Windows 10 it's like they took it away. And it was kind of just like, Well, you know, why would you do that? But when you could set this up, um, manually, I was able to get some really, really good results with this. Um, if you do have a webcam, which does allow you to, um, you know, fine tune with, like, brightness and focus and stuff like that make sure you do select like manual so that it's not like auto focusing and stuff like that. So, in other words, set your webcam up, figure out the focus, don't allow it to be auto as well as the white balance to Ah, lot of times, there's, like an automatic white balance that these Webcams have. Make sure to set it up to manual. Okay, so set it up how you like and leave it, and you'll get some really, really high quality recordings out of, you know, most webcams that allow you to get 7 20 p and 10. 80 p. This webcam does doesn't want you to get 10. 80 p. We also this one was the life cam studio. Very, very happy. Very happy with the purchase. Except I wasn't very happy with Windows. Support went to go into Windows 10. But like I'm saying, a webcam is your easiest road. Now I'm gonna talk to you about my camcorder and how to set that up. Okay, So what I did was I got a capture card. Okay, so there's different options. So, for example, if we opened like this one up, So this is like a U S B one. So this would plug in USB in your computer, and then you would plug your camera into here, okay? And you know, this works to again. It all has late to see which is. You know, if you have this, you can set it up, and then once you set it up, you know you're good to go. So by no means is this wrote cheap. It's, you know, you're starting to pay a couple $100 for this device and camera. Um, but, you know, you're going to get these kind of results you're able to see, you know, high quality, uh, camcorder. And you know, you can still capture your screen. I actually personally selected this one. So whenever anything connects directly to your mother board, you know, with, like a PC I slot, that's where this plugs into. Um, you're able to get, you know, the fastest speeds that are available. And that's the reason why I went for this road. You know, I'm not going to be plugging this into a laptop and then recording off a camera. That way, I would be here in my little home studio doing it like this. You know, that's just my personal choice. So I This is the one I currently have. They actually have one for four K. Let's see if we could see some images here. So how this works is I literally have my camera, okay? And it plugs from the HD my from the camera rate into this, and that's it. The out is if, like you wanted to be doing, like, streaming and stuff like that. So if I screw up here, you can see you know, this is like the streaming and stuff like that. So I didn't use this capture card for that. I just purchased it strictly. So I can, ah, capture high quality camcorder into my computer, and that's all. That's all it is. So you plug this in. You missed all the software you plug in your camera and then an O. B s. You know just how I showed you with, like, your capture device. And then you select the Al Gado. Now, I just want to talk to you a little bit about your DSLR and camcorders. Okay, so they're a little bit finicky. So, for example, this camp quarter allows me to send out an HTM I out without any of the on screen display. So, for example, a lot of times, like when you have your camera, you know, you have a lot of different things that are on there, whether it be like Theo audio meter or whether it be like a graph of the white balance or just like, you know, little things that you can touch on the screen. So on some cameras, when you plug in your HD my core to the HD my out on the camera, those buttons and display like they follow. So in other words, right now you see me, you know, you would see all these different like buttons and stuff like that. And it's just, you know, it's really, really annoying. And some cameras don't allow you to, like, disable it. So in case you're interested, the camcorder that I'm using right now is a cannon Vixie at h f R 40. Okay, so by no means is it amazing camcorder, but it allows me to capture uh 10 80 p. It's 60 frames a second. Okay, that's important. You know, allows. Did you get like, that? Smooth feeling? Um and especially when I'm just recording into O B s. You know, it's like I have a hard drive with tons and tons of space. So it's not like a A really, uh, you know this camcorder. I'm not recording into a memory card, you know, it's just recording right in tow O B s into your hard drive. So that's really, really cool, because I'm not really concerned with think no space how long the video takes and stuff like that. That's pretty much what I want to talk about. You know what your webcam is? Your easiest wrote. I really like that life cam studio. I think Logitech makes 12 It's like to see 90 or something. So this is the one I was talking about here. But as you can see, they've also released one. Maybe a little bit better, allows you to get to 60 FPs on. And then this one here is a four K one, you know? So the Webcams, our guest is starting to improve a little bit. Okay. So hopeful that hopes and let's get to the next video 23. 3-6 - Final Suggestions Before Recording in OBS: Okay. So finally, I just want to talk about a few points for you to think about before you actually commit to recording your course. Okay, So the first thing is, make sure to test test and test. Okay. Make sure that your voice is you know, you can actually hear your voice. Make sure that the video quality looks good. You know, make sure that everything is just in line. Okay, So, you know, just record a video talking to your microphone, act as if you know you're going to be recording the course and then just stop and watch it , okay? Even bring into your video editing program and make sure that it's actually working good in your software because I have experienced before, You know, I've set up set up a weird way, for example, in file and settings, fecal output and recording. So here in the encoder, you can set up different encoders. So, for example, you can use your video card to help make Obie Essick run smoother and stuff like that. And in my experience, when I tried stuff like that, it made the end result. Videophile react weird with my video editing software. like, for example, it is all out of sync. And whenever I would hit play, it would be like a black screen. And then it would take time for the black spring break screen to go away. And it was just annoying. And I recorded a whole course that way, and it was just like it was a horrible experience. So I just found that, you know, having the settings the way how I'm showing you here just like this. This has been the best results for myself. Okay? Now, another thing I talk to you about is just the recording path. Okay, So I'm just gonna bring over this folder here. Okay? So this is where I of record my recordings into, As you can see, this one right here. This is actually the recording, which I'm recording right now. This is one that I previously did, just for an example. So apology was just go recordings, You know, I just make a separate folder. Uh, and I just put all the recordings in there, and then once I'm done, I would literally quick this and let's say the topic was on, like a setting up audio in will be s. And then I just make sure I put raw. And then when I'm done, um, you know, I would highlight thes and I would bring them over into the official folders where you know there would be going, But I just make sure that I label the one that was good because, you know, as your recording, you know, all of a sudden you come here and you're gonna click Stop recording, right? And what's gonna happen is now, this will be an official file just like this. So right now, this is not an official file, so I'm gonna delete it, rid of wages for myself to know another that way, How I know if it is a good filer or not. A good file is typically the size of the file. So, for example, this was introduction Toby s screen capture. So that was our 1st 1 That was a little overview of O. B s and, you know, first introducing you to it. So we click on it. You could see it 300 megabytes about we, uh this one was setting up O B s. You know how scenes work sources, Uh, stuff like that. So we click on it. That's a That's almost the gigabyte, right? That's 700 megabytes. We click on this one, you know, 600. We cook on this one. It's only 27 megabytes. So, you know, that's kind of a sign to be, like, cable that videos less than, like, 30 seconds. So I'm just going to lead it. But, you know, I just want to show you how when I've done recording, you know, I put it all in this folder, I make sure I labeled the one that was good. And then you don't just bring them over into the folder, uh, that they officially go into. So that is just my run down on O b. S. Okay. I showed you how to set up the scenes how to see yourself. Um, you know how to set up your audio. And then yes, just a matter of coming here and clicking record. If you want to do that, The streaming that is in file settings. Uh oh. Put, actually Oh, sorry, Streaming. And then you have to set up your stream key and stuff like that. And then also in streaming. This is like the quality of the stream. Um, again, I'm not gonna get too much into that because we're focused on the recording. Okay, so this is the streaming if you want to stream. This is the settings. If you want to record, this is the settings that it's going to save a file I wish you can edit, which then you would upload for sale. Okay, so just the biggest thing I want to get across to use, make sure to test. Honestly, it might sound, you know, kind of old whatever, but if you start recording your course and you finished all your videos and then you go toe edit, it's just like it. Trust me. When I recorded those files with the weird encoding setting when I was in settings here when I was an output and I, uh, recording and I set this to like to help with my video card to help O. B s run smoother. It was a horrible experience. You know, editing the video was just very cumbersome. So just test test test. You guys be super super happy. Hopefully this gets you guys going. Hopefully he don't You guys create some awesome courses with O. B s and setting it all up. This stuff like that 24. 4-1 - Editing Videos - Introduction: okay. And so in this section of videos, I'm gonna be showing you how to actually edit your video. So, as you can see, this is Vegas 16. So it used to be Sony Vegas. So when you got bought out by a company called Magics? Okay. Now, something I have kind of learned over the years is when you start to work with a video editing software, I recommend sticking with that software. Okay, so sometimes it's like, how do you know figure toe like it? Um, I think sometimes they offer trials, so, you know, download it, try it and see what you like. The reason why I say that is because as you progress, you know, if you ever want to go back to a video, whatever and open it up, it's like it's always the same software. You know, you don't have to always have multiple Softwares. And with that said, like, I don't always upgrade. So, for example, I think I bought Vegas, maybe 13 and then I allowed 14. 15 and then 16 came out, and I was, and it had some features that I liked, so I was like, Okay, well, I'm gonna pay the upgrade fee to get the new version. So that's just something to think about when you are getting your video editing software. What what do you like? I know there's ones like Final Cut Pro. I think that's only like a Mac based one, but you guys can kind of do some research. I decided on Vegas. By no means is this like the perfect video editing software. There's some quirks about it, but at the end of the day, it does work quite well, and it allows me to get high quality results. It is expensive to so another thing I want to talk to you about in this video is sometimes there's temp files, so temporary files and I just want to introduce you to those. So we're just gonna click of one here was gonna drag it in, and it's just going to say, Do you want to match the project settings to the media that I just added in going to say Guess so. Now, if I go back to the folder, you're going to see that it created these temporary files. Now Vegas creates these so that your software loads faster the next time, so you're safe to delete them if you want. But just remember that the next time you open up that project file, it's gonna recreate these files for you. So, you know, if you're gonna open up that file again tomorrow to work on don't delete them because you know it's gonna have to recreate those files anyways, which is gonna take, you know, a couple seconds. So that's just one thing I wanted to share with you. Because before I start to get the video editing, I was like, What are all these kind of temporary files? OK, so that's everything I wanted to stay in this video. It was more just a little introduction to you know what we're gonna be covering. I'm gonna show you how to set up Vegas Here, uh, gonna show you how to create template. Gonna show you how Teoh slice edit do fades and just prepare your course for release. Okay? 25. 4-2 - How to Set Up a Video Editor Template: Okay, So in this video, I'm going to be showing you guys how to set up a template. Okay? And this is this how I work? You guys can work your own way, but a template just save you time from having to reset everything up every single time. And especially when you're working on the same course for, you know, a couple days or week or whatever weeks you want to make sure that you know your audio settings of the same. Your video color correction, you know, for the most part, is the same. Ah, and stuff like that, you know, because if you were always recording in the same place at the same time, you know, you want all that to be consistent. So if you set up a template, this allows you to fine tune your settings and do it only once. And as a thing to mention to is if you're recording with 30 frames per second and 60 frames per second. So right now I am actually just recording off of my computer, which is at 60 frames a second. Okay, But my canon m six that I recorded at 30 frames per second because I just thought it was unnecessary to have a larger video size. You know, they're just That was just my thoughts, but I could have recorded in 60 frames per second. The reason why I'm telling you that is because you might want to create maybe two different templates depending on, um, the frame rate you are working in. The reason why I say that is because when it comes to the export settings, you know it's going to say, you know, like you wanna exported 30 frames per second or 60 frames per second. So when we are working with, ah, 60 frames per second, you want to be exporting at 60 frames per second. OK, so even if you add a few video clips that are 30 frames per second, that is okay, you could still export known the project 60 frames per second. But I just want you to be aware about that. So sometimes, even if I have two different microphones. So for example, right now I'm talking to you on the shirt as some seven be right here. I would set up a template for my voice with this, okay, and then I would also save another template for myself when I was talking with my Laval ear microphone. So it's like a lovelier microphone, you know, house, like a little clip. You could just clipped it onto, like, your shirt like that. And, you know, so I would set up a different template when I'm dealing with this because I want all this audio to be consistent. And so now what I'm gonna do isn't gonna drag a video file in here. And what that does is it automatically created a video track and an audio track for me and depending on what file I drag in here. So if it was captured off of O. B s. So the screen capture software again, I want two audio channels. I want one for my voice. I also want one for my desktop audio. So then this would be creating video track in audio track and an audio track. Okay, so it's click and drag this in here. You can see that. Okay, so it's going to say, Do you want to set your project settings to this media? I'm just gonna go. Yes, because this is gonna be my 60 frames per second template. So as you can see, this is a video one, and these ones are audio with the speaker. Okay, so what I would do right off the bat is here. We have our effects. So if you if you can't see those in Vegas, you can click this and go edit visible buttons set, and you can click track effects. Okay, So what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna click this now. I have third party plug ins. So what a plug in is is it's like an e que or it's a compressor. These are just the built in plug ins. They call them stock plug ins that come with the software. I'm actually gonna personally add my third party plug ins in. You'll see, like they're just a lot easier to work with throughout, more attractive is there by a company called Fat Filter. An amazing company. They make some really, really good stuff. So I'm gonna add an e que I'm gonna add a compressor, and I'm gonna add a di essere di essere helps with your s is, uh that is something that could be very distracting to your student. If you're s very very like that. And there's different types of assets to some of them are more noise, some of the more, more like a whistle. Um, so I'm just going to go to the noise gate here was gonna hit, remove and attract Compressor will remove. And with audio. Um, depending on what order you have your plug ins in. It does have a different effect on your sound. Now, again, I'm not doing a course on audio and music production, but I just gonna kind of fill you in on some tricks and tips. Okay, So for example, if I had the e que, uh, after the compressor, you know, we can get different results. They might be subtle, but it might be the difference of what we want to achieve. So I'm going to also get a multi band compressor here, too, because sometimes this can be used for a little bit more control. OK, so I have them in this order. I have ah, antique you a compressor, a multi van compressor, and then a DS it. Okay, so I'm not gonna get too intense, but I'm setting this up for myself as I'm gonna be editing my videos. I want it set up because this will be the template that I use. So that is what I'm going to set up for that just for the time being, I haven't listened to my voice yet, So I will set up the EQ. You so, for example, like these air your lows, these air your highs, okay? And I don't do anything intense. I just kind of clean it up a little bit. And the biggest thing when you're using these types of plug ins and tools is you want to make sure that you could turn it off and on, and you also want to make sure that the volume level is very, very similar. And the reason for that is if something is louder, we typically think that it sounds better. So if the audio is the same volume when he turned the plug and often on, you can actually have a fair comparison and be like a I actually like that better with my voice or with the music or or whatever. Okay, so now for this other one down here, this one would have been for my voice, this one. I'm just gonna put in E Q and a compressor on. Okay, and I'll explain why. So with the music, I'm going to want to compress it that way the music becomes very, very consistent. And what that means is I can actually turn it down in volume because it's more consistent in volume. And then I can eq you it to kind of carve out some frequencies to allow for my voice to cut through. Okay, so I'm just going Teoh put a compressor and EQ cubes or now in Vegas, because when I recorded my audio, you know, it was quite quiet. And that's fine because I don't want distortion. I was one a nice clean signal. So what I can do? You can click this and make it bigger. You see a little bit of audio. So if I hold on shift and the arrow up, you can see it expands the audio wave and it's like a this is a lot better. We can actually see what we're doing. So if we come here and I click play so we can hear the audio now, it would be up to me to set up my EQ you and compression the di essere. And you know, you don't have to use a multi vent compressor that's probably in advanced Tool, I would probably say, Ignore that, Um, but I'll give you a little rundown on what each does so in E que Isaac, your lows, your mids and your highs. So typically, what you want to do is you want to create a low cut filter. And so what this does is it removes the loaves. And typically, uh, the low end is like from rumble. So, for example, if your microphone woz on your desk, which you know in the beginning, I was saying not to. You always want to have your microphone on a separate table. That way, if you touch something from touch renowned, touching my desk that would vibrate into the microphone and be really, really annoying. Even if you have, like a shock mount and stuff like that, that just helps with vibrations, so always have it separate from your desk now. Ah, low cut filter. It would remove these types of rumbles like, you know, stuff like that, Like the transfer a sound to the microphone. It also removes noise like your computer fan and stuff like that. So you have to be careful on how much you cut because your vocal can start to become thin because, you know, your vocal does have some bass frequencies in there. So, um yeah, so you just got to make sure, you know, as your fine tuning it, you know, it's saying maybe around 60 to 80 and if you are a female or a male, this also, uh, determines the frequency to because a female doesn't have his low voice mail has a lower voice. So on a female, you could probably even cut a little bit more. Now, you don't get not to get super intense. So, you know, that's probably a nice starting point around here. And the biggest thing, too, is you have to make sure that you're listening to it as we are editing it. So I will just put on some headphones here, and we can just listen for how my voice sounds here. Okay, so I'm just gonna double click this. And what that does is it makes this window the same size as the plug in, so it's gonna double click and, for example, if opened up like this one, you know, and come here. So right now it's bigger, so it's got double click. So that's just a little cool trick in Vegas. Okay, so let's just listen to the vocal here. So the analyzer is off. So, like, I'm saying this is the benefit of working with, Ah, third party plug in. You know, these guys really know what they're doing behind their code fat filter, their amazing company. So well, look, So as you can see, you know, that's like, my vocal. Um, you know, this is something where I'd have to be quiet and listen to myself, and I would listen over on multiple, you know, like, over, like a long period time, Because you can kind of listen to, um, you know, how does it sound? And then you listen like the s is You listen to you know what is the sound consistent and stuff like that? So I'm not going to really walk through, You know how to e q and how to compress and stuff like that. Um, if you guys would want I can make a separate video, you know, just leave me, leave me a message and I will create a separate video showing how to set up your vocal to make it sound, you know, guess professional. Okay, so, you know, that's how I set it up. And this is this would be my template. And then from here, I would literally just hit delete, And I would delete this media. And then now, if you had any intro or if you had any ah, local that you want to have, like a watermark over your video. You know, all you have to do is right. Click and go insert video track and you could just double click here and you can put, like, logo so you could like a load like your logo in here. And then, depending on how long each video is, you know, you can always expand or shrink it. You could do that for courses I typically don't really use, like, a logo or really an intro, either. Just because, you know, the student knows that they purchased the course from you and they know who you are. It's not like it's like on YouTube or something like that. Ridge always trying to promote your brand. Um, you know, so that one's only that went up to you, creating a template. As you can see, it just saves you time. So now, like, my vocal would be the same, uh, again if I bring back, um, this video here. So right now, you know, this is probably fine for color correction, but if we were going to bring in a video where you know, I was talking. Okay. So, for example, So this is like the video like of Like, where I was talking to you about whatever. Looks like I was talking about a camera or something. So, you know, here, I would color. Correct. OK, so I would just make sure that, you know, everything kind of looks natural, you know, maybe increased the brightness a little bit. Looks a little bit little bit dark. Whatever. There are meters and stuff like that. So if we go up to view, there's a window, okay? And you'll see that there's a video scopes. So again, this is getting kind of more intense, but this allows you to see we're like your white balance is, as you can see. You know, I could increase some brightness in there and something for you guys. to look up his broadcast standard colors, and there's actually an awesome video by my movie studios. Then I think he is a guy on YouTube who does a lot of videos about Vegas and stuff like that. He has a video on broadcast colors and color correction. It's a little bit longer, but it's something really worth your timeto watch before you get into editing your videos. Because, you know, if you watch that you kind of burnable broadcast safe colors and then off your first video , you can kind of color, correct your first video and then So since all these videos are going to be pretty much the same because I've sat here, I've recorded and, you know, the lighting was the same. The audio is going to be pretty much the same. So, you know, I would make a template based off of this. And then again, off this one, I would create a different template because in this, when I was talking to this microphone, uh, I'm just recording off of the computer screen as well as I have a nice, bright light on me right here, you know? So in this case, I would probably create two different templates, one for my screen capture, one for my actual camera. And now, when it comes to the template, so it's just a matter of saving it. And so how I approach this is what I would do is I would right click here. Okay? And when I opened up a template, I would pin it to right here. And so now, whenever I am working on a new video for this course, I would open up that template, and then I would load in the video file, and then I would always make sure to go save as and create, You know, that videos project file Because I don't want to overwrite this template, Okay, because it's like I've created this template. It's done. It's good to go away around that. Sometimes you can right click on that project file like it within the folder. So, for example, this is just like a photo shot file, but it will still serve the point. So if you right click on any file you go properties, you can put it to read on Lee. And so what that does is it doesn't allow you to save that file like a message will usually pop up and say, You know, this file is a read only file. You can't save it, so you'd have to go save as and create a new file off of that file. But the reason why I'm telling you that is because sometimes some software doesn't respect that. Read on Lee, and you can still overwrite read only file. Okay, so again, that's just my workflow. I set up a template. I would pin it to here. In this case of this course, it sounds like I'm gonna have to templates one for my Laval ear microphone and using the cannon m six the DSLR camera and then one for rate for this one. Where the screen capturing him off of my camcorder. And I'm off of this shure sm seven bl. You know? So I have to templates, so I'll make sure toe create two templates and I'll pin them. Uh, and I just right click on the Sony Vegas file here, and then I could have easily access them. And then again, when I'm gonna work in there, I would drag in that video I'm working on, and I would just click on file save as and then make sure to save that project. Uh, okay. 26. 4-3 - How to Edit Your Videos: Okay, So in this video, I'm gonna introduce you to how video editing works. So you have your raw recorded video, Okay? So, again, off of that file name, I make sure I go dash and then put the word raw at the end of it. That lets me know that that is the unedited version. So that's not the official version which I'm gonna release. Okay, so how it works is you could just press s okay. And as you can see, it just made a slice there. And so, like, let's say that I screwed up there and let's say that you know me around here, like it kind of looks like Maybe I've screwed up, depending on the vocal and you'll see, as you start to edit your, uh, recordings, you kind of start to see that where you start just grew up. So, as you can see, this black a dead space in here. So maybe I screwed up there, so that's actually zoom in on that. And let's listen. So, like my voice, like the audio isn't on, so see, I screwed up. And then here I must have sometimes for me, it takes a little bit to get started. So I might be like, OK, and OK, and and then finally I convey. Okay, and then now we're going to start. So sometimes, you know, that might be a little bit of that. So if we kind of listen to that, you'll see like we're screwed up. So So as you can see, right, So right here there's dead space. It wasn't on, so I would come here and I would s to slice it would come here and I'd click again and I'd use my scroll wheel to zoom in. And I just want to make sure that, you know, I'm pretty close to that. I don't want to be like cutting here, like for the breath. I would probably cut around here and hit s again, and I'm gonna zoom out. And now Vegas has something called Auto Ripple. So if bottle ripple is off and I click on this and you literally just hit delete not backspace, but delete. Okay, so I'm gonna hit, delete, you'll see that it doesn't collapse. It doesn't like, put this all the way here, So I just hit control Z undo. Okay, So control Z That's a very, very important one to know. And then if you're ever unsure, because every softer does the undo a little bit different if you go at it, you'll see that it shows you're undo as well as your redux. So in this case, control why or control shift Z is redo. I usually just use control. Why? Eso undoes controls. The redo is control. Why so, for example, we made those slices. If I had control Z, it takes it away. And if I hit control, why it brings them back now that's really, really important. As you're editing, it's something to be aware of. It's a really also shortcut. So in this case, I want to be here, and I'm gonna enable this auto ripple. It's just this arrow here, so it's gonna click it on and now watch when I, uh, click this one and hit delete, you'll see that it collapses. For me, that allows me to be a lot faster as an editing. Okay, so I'm gonna click here, and, you know, we're just gonna listen through to make sure that makes sense and you get tired, right? And all sudden, you realize I didn't record like my voice. Like the audio isn't on. Okay, So to continue on. So get. So, as you could see, a just transition. Now, if I even wanted to add that in there, you know, who knows? Like I have to take the time out to figure out what I'm saying and what I'm trying to tell you. So how it works is right here. You know, this would be would be a really, really fast transition. So let's just make this a little bit bigger so you can see this screen up here. Okay? So I'm just going to zoom in here. Okay? So right here we can put a transition. And what a transition is. It's just like a fade. So it fades from one scene to the next scene. So whether it is like a fade, so a cross fade. And so if you just right click here, we're sorry. We have to right click in between the scenes, as you can see, like a You know, whenever you're doing video editing is really important to always watch your cursor to see what it's telling you. So right now it's just the mouse. And if I put it here. You can see it turns into a bar with arrows. So now I can right click here and you'll see transitions. So I could just highlight here. And it's cool. Insert, cross fade, or the shortcut is, uh, the divide symbol or the ford slash on the number pad. So, as you can see now, it's gonna transition. So if we watch, you know, it might not be much of a difference, because the background stays the same. And then, you know, I might just be looking right there anyways, Okay, so if I remove the fade Okay. So Okay, so So that the fade back in. Okay, so now if you want to spice the transition up a little bit, you know, you just click transitions, and then you can use any of these. So, for example, I can just click on the spiral here, you know, just for example, I'll just drag the default one on, almost see how it looks. OK, so I'm just gonna hit play, Okay, So to continue, you know, So you have to think about your student and you have to think about kind of like, doesn't look cheesy. so a lot of these transitions through, like, very, very cheesy. Many times, You know, you just want, like, a simple kind of fade. Sometimes you could pay for high quality ones. I think you might be able to download someone's that people have released online. But typically, the ones that comes stock with your video editing softer are pretty low quality, and they make your video look pretty cheesy. So, in my opinion, I would probably just go for, like, a simple fade or if you confined. That got really cool looking transition, which isn't, uh, you know, kind of over the top. But it does the job so sometimes, like, there's, like, ones like glow. So, for example, I used, like, this faith through black. I'll let you look at that. Okay, so, you know, we could do something like that. This one, it was bright. Okay, So Okay, so you could do something like that. Maybe try one more. Okay. So Okay, so you know, that one wasn't very noticeable, but again, it all depends. Like right now, the background is staying the same the whole time. So you're not going to see so much of a transition sometimes, Uh, where these transitions like where you really noticed them is again when it goes from one scene to another scene and they are quite different. Okay, so so far, I've shown you how to slice and then delete um, and how to add a transition in. That's pretty much just how I flow. OK, Another thing I'll show you in this video is how to fade in and fade out like audio and stuff like that. So in Vegas, anyways, you know, So hopefully this content relates to your video editing software. But, you know, for the most part, they're all very, very similar. So how you fade in audio is just you put up here in the corner. So as you can see right now is that hand This is how you control the volume up and down, or you can control like the master volume. So this would control the volume for all off the slices. So right now this I can control differently than this one. As you can see, like, the volumes become quieter but the's slices air staying the same. Whereas if I would turn this down, it turns down the volume for this whole track, okay? And you just double click on it to reset it, so to fade in, all you have to do. And so sometimes, like, you know, right now, it's like we don't see the end of our clip. So a lot of times, I'll just zoom out and zoom in to move around. So zoom out, like click over here. Then you can zoom in and zoom out, and then zoom in. It just allows you, Teoh kind of move a little faster. So I'm gonna click here now. My cursor stays there. I'm going to zoom in. Now all you have to do is just put your most up here in the corner and you can see that this fate happens. And if you click this, you'll see that we can fade in our voice. So, for example, if you're working with, like, background music or something like that, this is where this can come into play. So well, listen to the fade in, Of course, how to set up a slide show like this week. Okay, listen again later on in the course. How? Okay, So as you can see, you know, it's just lowering the volume. It's fading it in, um, and in the same thing with, like, your video, you could do this, but in this case is weird because there's a slice here. Show you later on in the court. Okay, So, typically, you know, after your intro, he would do that. So I'm just gonna do this. Go more to the intro. I probably screwed up right here. Okay, so in this video, I'm just gonna be going. Oh, no, I didn't. OK, so that's good. So, you know, sometimes I could just tell from, you know, from editing my own voice so much, I can kind of see where I've screwed up. And I know how to delete stuff and stuff like that. But right now, so imagine this is the intro. It's kind of like a hit play. Okay, so in this video, you know, stop bad. But typically, you know, I usually have a little bit of a fade in the beginning. It kind of makes it look a little more attractive. So, for example, imagine your student is listening right from the beginning. There. Kind of like OK, so in this. So that's again fast. We're gonna make it a little a little longer. Zoom out here, so I'm gonna put it to maybe one. Okay, Okay. So in this video, I'm just gonna be going over a slide show with you guys, right? And then they would go, like into, like, a You know, a transition here again. Just because you have a slice doesn't mean you need a transition. Especially if you're talking, like in this case, like, if if the slide hasn't changed or anything like that, I probably wouldn't use, like, a fade or whatever. You know, it all depends on, like, doesn't look weird on myself. Like right here. Like, do I look weird? Like when I made a slice? If a If I do, you know, I might put a little fade. And one thing just to mention is ah, if I come here and again, the shortcut was the number pad forward slash if you recall. OK, so as you can see, it made the slice there. Now I have to make sure I click on the video clip and then go in between in order for that slice toe happen. Uh, so for right now, see, I clicked on the audio. So I'm gonna click now here. And if I click again the four slash it's gonna fade the audio Casey, you'll see that it is the audio. Okay, again, you could just come here, right? Click angle, uh, fate type. And you can change the band and stuff like that. You like That's getting pretty intense. But when you first create a fade like that, uh, if there is a default, uh, length that your software gives it so, for example, of legal options will preferences. And if we go toe editing here, you can see right here, cut toe overlap, conversion. So, like, this is like where that the frames happen. So I think they give it to you at, like, one or something. I usually find that's a little bit long for a transition. And I just set the default at 10.35 you guys could set this whatever you want, but you'll see like the transition when you default added in, Sometimes it's kind of like Oh, that feels a little bit long. And with Vegas, sometimes it makes a little bit tricky to fix afterwards. S O. For example, if I put this fade in right now, it's kind of like so watch if I try to make like the clip smaller is kind of like I kind of start to overlap. Weird, you know? So watch this. It's kind of like I don't know, It just I just find Vegas is a little bit finicky. When you start dealing with transitions, you can turn off that auto ripple, and you could have more control. So, for example, now, if I do this, you know, it's not It's not following it. So, for example, in auto ripples on and I move this, you're going to see that the whole thing moves over. OK, but if I have auto ripple off, you'll see that I can move this without anything moving watch. Just gonna stay where it is. Okay, so have a little bit more control with the auto ripple off. Okay, so in this video I talked to you about, you know how to slice how to delete the auto ripple transitions as well is kind of what to think about as you are editing your video. The biggest thing I want to get across to you when you're editing your course is you want to make sure that does your video actually tell your student what you want them to say? OK, so as you're editing, you don't even if that's removing a sentences that don't even pertain to what you're really trying to get across, sometimes you can kind of cut out the fluff. Even though you know you've recorded this eight minute video or whatever, you know, it might only end up being four minutes because you have removed a lot of the junk. And you just kept it too simple and to the point, you know what I mean. Don't get me wrong. There are times to add that content in for that little extra because that little extra could be your own personal touch, which your students love. You know, they might like that about you. They might like that little extra content that you add in there that they're not getting anywhere else. So they're willing to pay you that extra in her next video. What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna bring an audio track in here like a song, and I'm going to show you how I would seek you it against vocals so that we can make them both stand out Clear, but and weaken both. Have them louder in volume 27. 4-4 - Setting Voice and Music Levels: Okay, So what I'm gonna do here is I'm just gonna drop in drag my music filed in here. Now, as you can see, this is a small loop. So sometimes it's just how I work. Like if I'm working on, like, a little track, whatever. And I want to feature it in one of my videos, I'll just create, like, a little loop like this. And then what I will do from here is I will just line it up to ah, so I can copy and paste, because right now, if I would copy and paste this here and we listen to this camera's turned out to be a little bit loud. So this is a track I've created just to give you a little taste of my style of music. Um, so we're gonna listen from here to here, and you'll hear it's like it doesn't flow. Okay, so what I do from here is let's just make this bigger, okay? So when sexologist bring this down a little bit and will make this bigger so we can see the audio foul a lot better. So, um, again, holding on, shift in the arrow up and down makes this the audio way file bigger, Smaller. This is the smallest. I can make it right now, so it doesn't help too much. But, um, So what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna zoom in here to the beginning. As you can see, there's a gap. So I'm just going to bring in a nice and close to the beginning. I'm gonna take this fade off now on your keyboard in Vegas anyways, you'll see your square brackets. Okay. The right underneath. Like backspace. Really close to the enter. I'm gonna hit the left bracket. Okay, left square bracket. And you can use your arrow key to make it bigger for smaller. And, you know, I'm gonna play put around here, okay? This is lousy to fine. Tune it. Um, And now here at the end, I'm going to zoom in again, too, and so I'm gonna leave it right where it is. I'm gonna hit control C and then control V and I'm gonna line up this audio. Okay, so we're lining up right here and listen to that again. Okay? So what I'm gonna need to do is again I'm gonna hit the right square bracket. and I'm just going to use my left arrow key to, you know, kind of cut a little bit on the end there. I think it's just too long. Okay, so let you listen to just how it transitions. Okay, so it sounds like it's is the constant loop now. So now what I would do is I'd click here, click Delete, and I'm just gonna click this go control seat and then a control V here. I'm gonna put all there to the end. And now, since that cursors all of at the end, um, I'm just gonna use the scroll bar here to go up a little bit, you know? So however long the song is, I can go control V, you know, just costs and like, the whole way. And now I know that this audio can be played, you know, for this long, we're going to make this a little bit smaller. Now we're gonna scroll up. You can see everything Now, I'll make this one a little bit smaller too. Okay, so I'm gonna hold on shift and the up arrow key and just tap it a couple times so I can see the vocal we're not gonna be able to see, like, the audio way form of the music. But it's okay. You don't have set it up. That's good to go now. So now watch this. If we click play here, you're going to see that the music and the vocal are gonna fight, right? Okay. We can't even hear my vocal. So right off the bat, we're gonna open up some plug ins here, OK? And I'm going to go Plus here, I'm gonna open up in e que. And I'm also gonna open up a compressor. We're going to go to the stock ones. We're gonna remove it, remove it and remove it. Okay, I'm gonna click. OK, so I'm just gonna leave the plug ins the way they are right now. And first of all, let's come to the vocal and let's just boost up the volume quite a bit. And I'm going to actually mute the music. So I'm gonna bring up the vocal and I'm gonna watch for the volume. Okay, so I obviously don't want the vocal to distort, So I'm gonna hit play here. We're gonna watch this through. OK, so this vocals very, very quiet I can boost this up by probably like 10 15 decibels. Okay, So long, legal. 15 slideshow here and again, I'm gonna show you how to set up this slide show. You know, I'm show you how to create the background. Okay. So again, I'm just looking for my loudest peak, so minus eight, so I can still increase this. I think if I put this to maybe 21 that probably a safe number. Um, that way I'm not risking distortion as well. You know, I'm still getting more loudness out of the vocal. So we listen again it for the money. So when you're creating your course, you know, put your heart into it. Care for your student, and it will have an impact on your student. Okay? I can even go a little bit louder. I am gonna go 25 OK, around 25. So we'll listen again for the money. So when you're creating your course, you know, put your heart into it. Care for your student case. So now what's happening is this. You know, since I boosted about 25 decibels again, your audio goes into plugging into plug in, so as you affected here. The affected signal goes into the compressor and then the affected signal in the compressor goes to like the next sound. So, as you can see, what's gonna happen on the compressor is it's going to be compressing it a lot. So just a little quick rundown on what a compressor does. Okay, so one of the main ways to use a compressor is to use it for volume balancing. So in other words, when a sound goes too loud, it will turn it down in volume. It's kind of like an automatic volume control. That's a way to look at it. So when I'm speaking to you and if I go hello and then hello Ah, compressor could actually make those gold. This could be the same volume as you're listening. If you compress it really, really hard. So how it works is you have you have a threshold, okay? And if your audio goes over the threshold that kicks in the compressor, which means that it's now gonna work if the audio never goes over the threshold, the compressor will never work. OK? So soon as it goes over that threshold, then your ratio, attack and release will work. OK, so the ratio is how aggressive your compressor is gonna be. The attack is how fast that compressor is gonna clamp down. OK, so again, we were threshold. The audio goes over. And now the attack is How fast are we going to get to this desired ratio? The release. So after the audio goes under the threshold, your compressors actually still compressing the audio. But the release, depending on how long you said it, that's just the time it takes tow. Let go off compression. Okay. So, again, this isn't an audio production course. That's just kind of the basics. Okay, just to get you up and running so typically to get you going, you know, I was gonna put the I'm gonna put the threshold of my around minus 24. We're gonna go maybe a 2 to 1 ratio. And I'm gonna open up this attack a little bit just so that it's a little bit more natural sounding is just not sounding so aggressive. And the release we're gonna bring up a little bit too. Okay, so we're gonna watch this, and we're gonna see we're gonna have a lot of compression it for the money. So when you're creating your course, you know, put your heart into it, care for your student. And in this case of this plug in has an auto gain. I typically turn that off, and I will manually boost this up. So, for example, if it's reducing my audio by about three decibels, okay, because this is the gain reduction, I'll bring it up around maybe 2 to 3 decibels. And then again, you want to turn often on the plugging just to kind of do a little a little test run to make sure it's like, Are you actually benefiting your vocal? Okay, so I'm just gonna leave my vocal just here for now, okay? It for the money. So when you're creating your court, so you know, imagine I liked it in the sense of like, you know, I've took in my time. I've adjusted Samy que whatever. Um and I like the vocal. Now we're gonna play our music again. Now we're gonna Kandic here In between. It's like, are they still fighting for space? So So when you're creeping your course, you know, put your heart into case. Let me too loud right. So, you know, a simple way to do that is just a turn on the volume. So, you know, maybe we'll go. And personally, I usually just double click here and then put in the number, so I'm gonna go minus. Let's go, 15. So it for the money. So when you're creating your course, you know, put your heart into it. Okay. So, see, I feel that that is a good volume for the music to the vocal, But I feel that the vocal is still getting kind of They're still competition in between the vocal and the music. So what you can do on your music is just open up your geeky. Okay? So I'm gonna open this up, and what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna kind of cut around here, Okay? This around, you know, this is ah, good frequency for, like, your vocal as well as maybe around kind of more like the body of your vocal to, you know, again, I'm not trying to make this like a music production course. I'm just trying to show you this is like a real cool pro tip. Okay, so watch this for the money So when you're creating your course, you know, put your heart into it. Care for your student, and you can hear the voice really good. And the music really good. Right? So that is the slideshow here. And if I turn this off, I'm gonna show you how to set up the slide show. No, show you how to create that kind of fighting for space, right? Kind of sliding with the points. It's really, really simple, but again, it takes time to learn. Right now, it's enabled. Has a lot of times if you guys will watch other online courses. You know, I like this slide show. So we hear the audio, Um, because of our e que settings, it's not fighting so much with their vocal. So again, you know, you can kind of, ah, set these off and be as aggressive as you want again when you're using 1/3 party plug in. This allows you to kind of do stuff like this. You can highlight multiple things and, you know, a just like this, you can bring them over together. Like I'm saying fat filled. There is an amazing company. Okay, so that is how I would set up my vocal against music. Okay, now I'll show you one more thing since we're on this topic now, imagine you are talking with the music in the background. But then let's say you want the music to stop playing because you're going to start playing more music or something like a different style of music, whatever. But you want this background music to come in eventually. So in Vegas, anyway. So what I'm gonna do is it's gonna click on, uh, you know this audio track here. So, as you can see when I click here, it highlights the audio track, and it's highlighted the audience that this audio track now so all you do is Click V, and you can see that this volume envelope opens. So imagine rate around here. I wanted to kind of duck, and I want to talk a little bit. Then I want to come back in, so all you have to do is you have to click a point, gets to click another point, and you have to click another point at another point, and it's kind of confusing. But the reason for this is because our volumes going to stay the same up here are volume is going to stay the same over here, but right here, it's gonna be pulled down. Okay? And then those were our fades, so it's kind of tricky, but that's kind of how it works. OK, so watch this. We're gonna hit play, you're gonna hear it fades out, and then I'll come back and care for your student, and it will have an impact on your student. Okay, so that is the slide show. Here and again. I'm gonna show you how to set up this slide show. You know, I'm show you. OK, so that was just a matter of hitting V. And then you just double click to create points Say, then finally, I'll show you one more thing here. Okay, So right now these are all just the individual tracks, okay? And what happens is audio always goes to what you call a master bus. And that's the audio here on the right. You can see it's the master, so it always quote sums down to two channels, which is your left and your right. And if you remember earlier I told you that what makes stereo is the difference between the left and the right speakers. So that's what makes something sounds wide your voice. We always want that to be mono, so there's no difference between the left and the right. The exact same audio is coming out of both. But stereo, the left is a little bit different on the right, and that gives you that stereo sound. So what I'm trying to tell you is on the master track. What you want to do is you actually want to put a limiter on there, okay? And what a limiter does is it prevents distortion. It prevents the audio going over a certain, um, audio level. Okay, so in this case, you know, you guys could just open up the limiter that comes with, um, your software soldiers who? The FX limiter. Just for an example. I believe that this this comes with Vegas 16 here. I'm just going to open up the limiter that I use all the time, uh, against my fat filter. Okay, so a limiter is like a compressor, except a limiter is just way more extreme. So if you remember when I was showing you about a compressor, you know, has this ratio knob. So what limiting is is, uh, in theory, is anything over 10 toe one? Okay, so if we go 10 to 1, you'll see that is limiting, or it could just go infinity to one. So in other words, whenever whenever any audio goes over, it never goes over that threshold case. So I'm just gonna remove that compressor. So on your limiter on your output, they always put this up minus one. And the reason for that is again it's kind of getting pretty intense, but it's when your audio gets converted to MP three format or a compressed data format. Uh, there could be this conversion process where there could be a spike in your audio again, this is the kind of more of the technical audio stuff. But on your limiter, if you put two minus one, you're going to be safe. And then even if the audio goes over the limiter, it's fine as long as you're not hearing audible distortion, okay. And then also one other thing will tell you is you will want to get, like, an audio meter to You don't have to, but I would recommend that to you because that allows your audio to be the same level throughout course, video to video to video. Okay, so nowadays there is something called L U F s and it's a new standard, okay? And it's to do with loudness normalisation. So back in the day with TV and stuff like that, when your TV show was on, you know, it was a certain volume, and then also the commercial would come on and be super super loud, right? And then all of a sudden, So you know, you always do grabbing your remote and you're going to turn it down. And, you know, they're always really annoyed People especially, you know, you're watching your show, whatever, and you walk away for a second also goes under commercial. And just why is the TV so loud? And then it goes back to the show on a super quiet. So anyways, there's now standards coming into place, which are, you know, kind of putting laws saying that No, it's like we have to have a standardized loudness level, and it's called L U F s. And there's meters nowadays coming out, they allow you to monitor this, and so what? I'm trying to tell you is if you have a meter on your master channel and again you wanted on the very, very last plug in, and that will allow you to measure your audio to let you know how loud like your voice or how long, like the audio is within your videos. You know, let's say it was minus 11 WFS. Now, that's kind of your target that you want to reach from video to video to video. Okay, so not getting super super intense. But I do want to break this down just so that you are knowledgeable so that as you are releasing, you know, your courses and stuff like that that your audio level is consistent on bits, not bothering your students. So a meter that I personally use is by a company called You mean? Uh, it's a free meter. He also is a paid one, but the free one is what I use, and it allows you to measure L. U F s. However, I noticed appear in view, and if we go toe window, you'll see that you have loudness meters. So what it is you want your integrated loudness, I believe to be like that. Minus 10 toe 11. You guys could do a little bit of research on what, Like the loudness. Should be. I just want toe kind of tell you that just so that you are aware so that you can get good audio levels for your course, okay? 28. 4-5 - How to Overdub a Screwup!: Okay, So in this video, I just want to talk to you about how to add in, uh, you know, imagine you were recording, and then you screwed up so that now you have to, you know, add in that overdub over that girl cat. So again, it's just a matter of coming to your actual clip. Clicking, hear, clicking slice. If you had another video file, you know, So now you would just ah, yuk another drag it directly into here. Or you can drag it into your project media here. All they would do is I would just click here, and it would spread it out. I would drag it in here. You know, the new overdub version? That is the proper words that you want to say. Uh, you know, just drag it into here, gonna zoom in here, you just drag it in. Uh, quick play, make sure transitions nice. And the year's gonna come here, and you're just gonna just put this rate beside it, okay? And then again, you can click here, and you can kind of fade in. Okay, So if they're buttoned up like this, we're gonna come here. We're gonna right click. You can have your transition and you just go like cross fade, Okay, just to keep it simple. Or you can go to the transitions here and, you know, select one that isn't easy and makes of course, you know, look profession. 29. 4-6 - Exporting Your Course Videos: Okay, So in this video, I'm gonna be talking to you about expert settings. Okay? So again, how I do it is I create safe templates from the export settings. It's really, really simple that way. I create a 30 FPs version, and I also create a 60 FPs version. They're pretty much the same. Except just for the frame rate. That's it. So once you're done editing your video in Vegas anyways, you're just gonna come up here and click Render as okay, you're going to get a little window that pops up. Now, As you can see, I have the filter on and have show favorite somebody disabled that. So I select the magics a V c A c MP four Now, in every single version of Vegas, you know, this is always gonna change, But anyways, this is what I choose. I just like this. Um I think I selected through Internet, you know, 10 80 p. And what you do is just go customised template. OK? And then what you do is you can just label it your own. So my own template and the angle, like 30 FPs or you label it 60 FPs k and then you would go save, okay? And it's gonna save it for you right here. So, as you can see, these are the ones that I've done. So I'm gonna go filters. I'm going to go show favorites only. So let's just start with a 30 FPs case. So we're going to customize template, and so this is how I have it set up. Okay, so is checked off to include the video. The frame ray is 1920 by 10. 80. The frame rate is this is actually what 30 FPs is. Um, if you click the arrow because what it gives you and that's what 60 FPs is, um, you know. So this is this how I have my settings, the variable have, like this, uh, the encode mode. This allows it to export a little bit faster. So you can either use like your video card or nowadays, um, on your CPU that also has, like, a video card. And you can just kind of offload some of the work to your CPU as well as like, the video card. And it kind of, you know, help render faster. Ah, for my audio for the sample rate haven't 48,000. Okay, so again, remember, Will B s. I put it to 48 or if it was 44.1, I would put this this to 40 44 1 Okay, the bit rate. This is like MP three. So, back in the day, if you remember, like, you could have a 1 28 MP three or 2 56 or 3 20 That's just the quality of your audio. I put this the 3 20 Ok, I want a decent quality audio. Um, and then for the system, I don't touch anything there. And the project. Um, I put this the best, and that's it. And then I make sure to save it. And then again, for the 60 FPs, all it would be is on video. I just make sure I change the frame rate, and that's it. So all the settings you see here, this is what I used to export my video. I click save. And then, in the case of Vegas, um, you know, it would save you in here with all these other ones, and then it just a matter of clicking the star, and then I click this and intellectual favorites and anyone a select where you want to save it. Put your title and click Render and that's it. And then just make sure to watch it after. That's typically how I do my videos after export all the official ones. What I'll do is I again I'll take a note pad on. I'll watch from the beginning the intro video all the way to the Outro video, and I will literally with a pen with a pencil and paper. I will write K I'm on this video, okay? And if it was good check Mark. And if there was something wrong, I write the time at which it was wrong, OK, Because if the rest of the video is fine, well, I don't need to go back and check that, okay? It's like I just need to go. If it was like five minutes and 42 seconds, I just write five. You know, Colin 42 say, Oh, um, you know, video glitch or you know, what I was saying didn't make sense. I don't like what I was saying there. Let's just remove that. So it's like, OK, so from 5 42 26 21. It's like a I want to remove around there, so I'll make sure that when I open up that project file, I start around 5 40 I'll hit play and a little play all the way through. And it's like a yet. There it is. Slice, slice, you know, delete it. Bring over the whole project. Might have to do a little fade. Done. OK, OK, so that's my expert settings, as well as how I walk through testing my video to make sure it's ready for release, okay? 30. 4-7 - Getting Better Performance When Video Editing: Okay, So in this video, I'm going to share with you some tips to get some better performance out of your video editor. So I know for some people to get better performance, what they do is they actually have to hard drives. So whatever hard drive Vegas is on, I would make sure toe have my files that I'm editing on a separate hard drive. Okay, so that's just one kind of little tip. Another tip is to make sure you have an SST hard drive. You know, there are news type of hard drive in recent years. Absolutely a game changer. They saw listed hard drives so fast. Okay. Ah, the next thing is, when you're actually previewing your video. So right now we look at this case, so I'll make this bigger. So you'll see up here, you have different quality controls. Okay? So if we go draft and go like quarter, you're going to see it just looks horrible. You can't even see anything as you're editing. Okay, so if we go, like draft half, let's see, starting a little better, we go draft full. You know, it's looking a little bit better. So for me, I always I always work with multiple monitors, so I have a monitor here that I'm working with you right now. I also have a monitor behind the camera where I have O. B s on. But if I was even video editing, you know, I don't have this screen here like I would actually click this and it put this screen to preview on a separate screen, and then I can edit and view off of two different screens. That's that helps a lot, too, for a fast workflow. But anyway, so I would usually go maybe around good half. Or I would go around preview half to fall, okay? And were you already really notice where the performance really takes a hit is when it comes to like these transitions. So, for example, if I click here, make a slice and then go to transition and then you'll drag this in here, you'll notice that, like sometimes if you click play the transition that won't even play. And the way to get the transition to play is right Now. I'm just gonna zoom in on this. You literally have to, like, would click here and then you can play your cores and you can see the transition course. Okay, so sometimes if you click from back here, structure your course. So it it actually worked Pretty give professional. Best full. Let's see if it works. OK? Your course to see we didn't even see it. So if you want to see it on high quality, you can click at the very, very beginning of the transition hit play. And still, even there we didn't even see it just goes on best full. So, you know, typically, always workable. Good half or preview half or or full. Okay, so that's another thing to help you get better performance out of your computer. So right now, we'll watch this again. Another thing I've done in Vegas here is an options and preferences, depending on what kind of computer you have. If you go Teoh video, I believe tha GPU acceleration a video processing. I have chosen my video card for that, Um and that's pretty much all I do to get better performance out of my video editor. If you don't follow what I've suggested. You really notice that your video editor really is really slow and it's really hard to do stuff, but and sometimes it will even start crashing on YouTube. So if you have it on the car like a lower setting like I'm showing here, you know you'll be able to kind of make a lot of slices. And stuff like that will really help you. Another thing to keep in mind, too, is as your video is playing. So right now it's playing. So if you were to make like a slice in the middle of that and then sometimes delete and stuff, too. That is also gonna be really buggy in this video editor anyway, so typically when I'm working so there's two different types of plays and starts. Okay, So, for example, if I hit the space bar and hit the space bar again, you see that it goes right back to where it waas. But if I hit, enter and then enter again, you'll see that it's now stayed here. So, for example, if I was listening to this course and I was kind of, you know, just listening to see if there's any mistakes or anything that, um, I would, you know, maybe enter around here or I can hit the letter K. That's another shortcut here in Vegas. So, uh, K is Pause. El is forward. J how you go backwards. Okay, so, you know, as I'm listening here, figure out what courses. So see, I screwed up there so that I would hit K k. So that puts the cursor right there. So, you know, if I started here and hit space bar what courses? So now the cursor stays here. So now it's like a Well, where was I? So that's where I would use enter to kind of stop the cursor here. Because I know I screwed up. So I would go here, I would have s And then let's say, you know, you know, I'm gonna start here again s again, and I'm gonna delete that. So I just want to make sure that the video isn't playing when I'm making delete and stuff like that because, you know, this editor has crashed for me quite a bit when I do stuff like that. So as the actual video is playing, you know, you can click around and you can see you have different areas where you can make a slice. So, for example, if I screwed up just right here. I'd be like, OK, screwed up. So I'm gonna click there and slice. And maybe I'll didn't continue for a second, and I'd be like, Ok, well, I'm gonna hit. Enter. So what? Maybe I wanted to stop around here two or something like a Well, all this was screwed up. So make a slice here and right now is you notice? I paused it, and then I would hit delete, and then a space bar, and I will continue being okay. Well, waiting for this. It looks like I screwed up here too. Okay, so you know. So I'm gonna come here. I'm also gonna zoom in K And the reason for that because, you know, I want it nice and close. I don't wanna have you know something where you know, I looked away or something. Um, I'm gonna come here and you know, so sometimes again, when you start editing your own videos, you'll get to know how you how like when you screw up, Okay. And I'm pretty sure this might be a screw up here for me, so I'm just gonna make this bigger case, will see, I kind of want, um, again. Right. So that's what I did. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to listen. So this is where I would put the cursor. So I'm gonna slice it and hit, Delete. And now So I said again, again. So, you know, I would come here. I'd slices delete this, You know, however, to make it flow. But that's how I generally work. That's how I get better performance out of my video editor, OK? 31. 4-8 - Tricks and Tips When Editing: Okay, So in this video, artist born and kind of give you some tips and shortcuts, which I have discovered over the years of video editing. Okay, So knowing the shortcuts is going to save you a lot of time. Okay, So things like control s for saving or controls the undue or control. Why? To redo or just asked to slice. Right. So it become here we asked to slice or the difference between hitting space bar and space bar again, or space bar and enter where the cursor changes, Okay. Or if we click on one of these slides like this, And if you click the square bracket takes each of the beginning of the clip or the right square bracket, it takes it to the end of the clip. Another thing which I've picked up over the years, is, um, a little controller like this. So this is actually called a shuttle pro. This is an older version of it. They have a newer one. Now you can see I have, like, a beginning of cliff. I have my slice. I have delete. Have a little jog wheel. This allows you to kind of go fast in between your scenes. This isn't plugged in right now, but usually I just use it. This jog wheel and what it does is if you watch the cursor right here right now, you know, I'm able Teoh, move it forward. Back. Really, really fast. Kind of like this. And this has helped speed it up. And then I also have kind of having some buttons down here to, But that's been a really, really cool one just to help with, um, you know, workflow. I am literally just able to just put like my two hands. So I have, like, one flecked my controller and then my other hand, obviously, like they're further away. But I would have, like, one from a controller and have one from the most, and I honestly barely even have to touch my keyboard. It's It's pretty cool, So those are just kind of like the tricks and tips, which I want to pass on to. You make sure that you learn a lot like the hot keys for your software. Again, if we hit like a track here and V, that's the volume envelope, you can just DoubleClick, DoubleClick, DoubleClick, DoubleClick and you can just kind of bring it down like that. The reason why I do that it's that the volume stays the same on both sides. You know, I don't click here. Click here. I don't bring it down and then click here and then here because I don't know where it was originally. Okay, so, you know, those is just some kind of tricks and tips. Hopefully, they help you. Oh, and speed you up and let's get to our next. 32. 4-9 - Recap of the Video Editor Template: Okay, so I just wanted to a quick overview of your video templates. Okay, Because I just feel that these are really, really important to speed you up and your workflow. So in the case of this video course for myself, I'm going to be creating to video templates. Okay, so one when I was using my lab earlier with my DSLR camera, okay? And then one when I'm actually doing the screen recording here with you with the shirt s m seven b. The reason for that is because I can adjust my audio differently to make them sound consistent. Okay, you know, for video to video, um And so whenever I'm working off of the DSLR camera, you know, I've recorded probably 10 15 videos, so I know that, you know, once I set it up, you know, the audio was correct. And then I'm also going to be doing a little bit of color correction there, too. And what I would do is I would open up, you know the effects here and you could see that there's, ah, probably, you know, color color corrector or something like that. Now, one thing to point out is sometimes these color correction tools can really bogged down your system making really, really slow. So I might just adjust this to where I like it, and then I make sure to disable it. And then before I export, I make sure I enable this. Okay, so sometimes it's hard to remember. So, you know, you might just want to leave it on and then leave this preview, you know, kind of low quality so that, you know, the effect isn't really slowing you down tons. And then again on your master channel. What I do is that make sure to put a limiter, and I put it to minus one. This is just a safety net in case of distortion. And then if you want a loudness meter, you know, you can have that, too. And then you always want to kind of reach for that same kind of loudness level. Okay? And I think what you're looking for is the integrated loudness. That's like the overall loudness from the beginning to end off that video. So that's pretty much all I want to say about the template. Okay, so it's all about just setting yourself up. So it's like so for me, I know that I'm always gonna be working with my video. Okay, I'm gonna be working with my voice and then if I choose toe, have music in the background. You know, I've created this one too. And I put just like, an e Q and A compressor on here and then on the music one you know, you can kind of cut around here. This is like a good frequencies to cut to help the vocal stand through as well as maybe like, the body of the vocal. So I'm just cutting the music to help the vocal stand out. And if I were to save this again, this is now the template, which I always keep pulling up. I would drag the video follow in here. I make sure to go file, save as, and then I save it, whatever that project is going to be. You know, in the case of let's say it was like a O. B s overview. Okay, so I would save it like that. So that's just a little overview of a template. You know, I really want to stress this how important it is to speed you up it really is the difference. Because instead of you having to go and manually open up Vegas and then, um, you know, set all this up. You know, one by one, I'm sure you are going to forget something in one of the videos, and you're gonna be like, Oh, you know, So if you set up a template, keep it all consistent, is gonna be really, really simple And then it's just a matter of really you're just editing your video, making sure that it's saying what you wanted to say. 33. 5-1 - Creating Your Course Artwork [What to Look Out For]: Okay, So in this video, I want to talk about your course image. Okay, So before you even start working on your course image, it's very, very important for you guys to check out the guidelines that thes course websites suggests . Because otherwise, you know, it could fail. Like, you know, they might say you need to fix your image. You just wasted your time. Okay? Because again, time is very, very valuable. And it's not just the time. It's also the effort you put in, you know? So if you did it once, and you could get tired, and now you might not do is good of a job the second time over that. Okay, so, for example, um, thes are you dummies guidelines, for example. And I just typed into google. Um, you know you to meet course in mid suspects. Okay, so they say that the minimum dimensions are this. OK, so that's the minimum. Now, I know some other course websites. They actually have a bigger dimension. So what I suggest to you So 7 50 by 4 22 into Google, I typed in, um aspect ratio calculator because, you know, it's just it's just a ratio. Um, so 7 50 before 22. Okay, so I would say 2048 by 11. 52 is a good number when you start getting into these ones. Okay. I'm gonna explain what I do when I create my courses. Okay? So, again, just make sure you check out the specifications, because some, uh, of course, vendors, they don't even allow words in your image. So, for example, as you can see in the title, here's this is skill shares because I personally, like the title kind of explains to the student, You know what? The courses, but you to me doesn't allow that. So, as you can see, this is the same image, right? But I put a speaker so again, you guys can just check this page. Oh, and just kind of read what they recommend. So, for example, used to text see you. Jimmy doesn't like text. They want it like that. And then, you know, they just want looking professional. They don't want looking busy. But you guys could just follow that that way again. You're creating at once. So how I do my course image because I sell my courses on multiple sites, including my own site. So, for example, if we come to my own site here, you can see that the way how my theme from my wordpress theme. Uh, you know, it's a square image. Okay, so, first of all, I design it as a square. You can design it with, like, 3000 at 3000. I think I did this at 1000 5000 but actually do recommend 3000 by 3000. The reason why is because the game will come to the aspect ratio calculator that 2048 by 11 . 52. Again, I know a website that actually that's their minimum dimension. So if you create this square at 3000 by 3000 you know you can resize this easily if you have to send it somewhere or whatever. But this way you have a square. If you're selling it on a website that has no the square image. And then what I do is I, uh, do this so that kind of like chop it up. So, for example, if we are on this image here, what I would do is I would go image manual canvas size and again, I'm just going to check out the unity specifications. I'm pretty sure it was 7 50 by 4 22 but we're going to double check it. So come up here to the minimum dimensions. So 7 50 before 22. So I got okay, so I'm gonna press, OK, but you're going to see that. It just, you know, crops, everything. So what I do here is going to go to the text here. So this one and this one, someone on control and clicking both of those I could press control and t k we're going to make this small it bring it over here, and you can rotate it. That's what I did. Just a little bit here, and I'm gonna have a check Mark. And then, um, I just created an image of myself like this. This is becoming a common practice that, you see, a lot of people do. I just kind of copy that, but it does allow your students to see your face, and they know if they like your style of teaching. They see your face from course to course, to course. Okay, so, you know, it's just a branding thing, and I literally just come here. I just copied this layer. Okay, so right now we're working on our own, okay? And I went, uh, had pasted it in here, and I literally just dragged it in the corner. And it's like, that's that's what we got so far. So, you know, maybe I could fix This is a little bit. So control t may make it is a little bit bigger. Bring it over and down. You know, hit, enter. And then what I could do here is I could also make this image. So this one, the background image. I could be making a little bit smaller since you know, I shrunk it. Okay, so it is going Teoh, make this smaller hit Enter. See how it looks. So something like that. Okay. So, for example, like, this would be the image which I would upload to skill share in this case, Kay, because they allow text on it. And then if it was you to me, you know, I could just simply just come here and just, um, disabled those okay? And then I could send it that way. But what I did was I used to run a website called beach struggles dot com. Um, if I just disable the Gaussian Blur, you could see beat struggles. Right? That's the speaker. That was a part of my my brand. My logo. Um, that's what I was using here. Okay. So again, you just have to follow each of course websites, specifications. That way, it's the super simple. And you could just upload it once you know the rules and you're good to go. But if you do it the way how I'm explaining here, I'm just gonna come up here into the history and just go toe how it was opened. So this allows me to upload it to my own website, and then I would just go file save as and I would put, like, skill share whatever. And then I make it the dimensions. Okay, so in this case, I would put it to that. This one should be 3000 by 3000. And then you make your image your canvas size, uh, 2048. Okay. By 11. 52 because again, this is just a ratio. OK, so we're just making it bigger. And whatever size will make this bigger by. We have to make the height bigger bite to keep the aspect ratio. So that allows me to create this image. And then it's just a matter off. Um, you know, you to me doesn't like the text. So all the all you have to do is just go boom. And then, in my case, I have this speaker logo, and then here is just another example, too. So this is another course I released its called fl Studio mixer Workflow. So, again, this is the square image which I upload to my own personal website where I saw the course. Um And then again, this is that the u to me slash skills share version. So, again, you, to me does not like the text. So it's just a matter of coming here and just doing that done, I can upload this to you. To me. Good to go. Okay. So I just wanted to explain how I approach the course image. Um, I start with the square, and then I break it down, uh, for the skill share and you to me. And then I just remove the text for you to me. So just make sure that you read the guidelines is gonna help you a lot, and I hope the best with your course image creation. 34. 6-1 - Creating Your Slideshow [Advanced Version]: Okay, So in this video, I'm going to be showing you how it created the background image for the slide show. So much going to be creating two videos. I'm gonna be showing, like, one for more advanced people, people who know how to use photo shop. And I'm also gonna create another video for those of you who don't know how to use, like, photo shop, and I'll walk you through step by step. But in this video is just gonna be nice and quick. You're going to see step by step, how have done everything, and you're going to see how it translates rate to, um, you know the slide show. Okay, So the biggest thing for your image is just making sure that it's the same resolution as the recording. Okay, so that's 1920 by 10. 80 and that's 10 80 p. Okay, so, you know, just make sure that this image that we're looking at right here is 1920 by 10. 80. So it looks nice, crisp and clean. So just a reference back to the slide show. So I added the local in the slideshow itself, and I put this text in the slideshow itself. But you can always coming into here in a photo shop, and you can add it in here, and then it's just on the image, and then it's just a matter of adding in your points. Okay, so for the layout, pretty simple. I'm not super good at photo shop at all. Um, but what I did was I just had a new image here. So this is like my studio, and what I did was I, um I shrunk it, so if we just scroll it here, So, like, I kind of shrunk it here a little bit like that, Just so it would look a little bit. I could Seymour in the banner above. So I have one layer there. I, um, made this background square, okay. And what this is is this is where the content is of the actual points. Okay, so the white So that says the content. And then what I did was I made a little border here. Okay, so if I turn that on, you see it? So I'm going to zoom in here so you can see that I just made a blue and it Grady int with ingredient to purple I get during the often on. Okay, So just kind of makes it stand out a little bit more. And then what I did was I made some blue just up here. And what that does is it allows text to stand out a little bit better. Okay? And that's it. That was That was all I did for my slideshow image. So just, you know, I made a little banner up top for the image, but my logo put my text, and then I just made a white area here for the actual content of your slideshow. 35. 6-2 - Creating Your Slideshow [Beginner Walkthrough]: Okay. So, again, you know, this video is more for the beginners who don't know how to use Photoshopped, and they're wanting to create a slide show background image. Okay, so here in photo shop, what I'm gonna do is it's gonna go file. I'm gonna go new. I'm going to go 1920 by 10. 80 The gray scale, I think rgb color 16 bit like that again. I don't I don't really know. Photo shop. Super well, but this will be good enough for us to get going. So what I have here as I have an image of my home studio, Um, when I was living in a previous house and this is this what it looks like with this? Okay, so what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna hold on shift and Ault and it's gonna expand it from both sides. If you don't hold on shifting Ault, you can skew it all weird and kind of distorted, which I don't want and controls that rz Teoh Fix that. You know what say did this and that? I want to go back control and see So I'm gonna hold shift and salt and I'm just gonna drag it to both sides. And I might go a little bit bigger just to get more into, like, the actual details of the image, like the speakers. Oops. Sorry. Alico of Alton shift. That's why it did that weird. So I'm just going to remote here like this and was gonna hit Enter. Okay, so now the next thing I'm gonna do is a hold on control and T and I'm gonna hold on Fault And the squirrel real down allows you to zoom out and in and I'm gonna hold shift and Ault again and I'm gonna grab from the top, and I'm gonna, uh, gonna squish it again. This will more allow us to Seymour, uh, content in the top banner and I'm just gonna have entered and you hit control and zero that allows everything to go full screen like that. Okay, so I'm just going to hold down shift and the up arrow, and we're gonna get more of speakers, and I'm also gonna move it a bit left, okay, because we want to see more of this, you know, board speakers. So now the next thing I'm gonna do is you could just create a new layer. You don't have to create a new layer. I think if you just click out the square, it will critically there for you. But this is where we're gonna create white that ground for the content of our slideshow. Okay, so here and fill on is making sure that is white. So right now it's We have wait up here and I'm just going to drag from edge to edge in its go straight down, and he doesn't be perfect. Don't worry. That even go outside. It's OK. So I'm gonna hold down control and t on that now, And I'm just going to drag it right to the edge and to the bottom, Okay? And then I'm just gonna zoom out a little bit with Ault on the scroll wheel down, and I'm literally just gonna click this and drag it until we see like, that pink line. Okay. You could see the pink line right there. Do it again. Okay, That's when you know that it's locked on. So let's move this up just a little bit. We want more area for for our actual content. But as you can see, it's like, well, this? No, that doesn't look very good. So what you'd use Just click on the layer, okay? Or so right now we're locked in because I hit control and teeth that allows each kind of more thing actual object. So I'm just gonna enter a quick check mark. Now we can click on the background image, and I'm gonna hold on shift and the arrow up. If I don't hold on shift, it just goes super, super slow or so right now it's not moving. Um, so you have to make sure that you're on the move tool, or you hit the okay. So now if I had the arrow up, you'll see it's going, but it's going slow. So hold on. Shift in the arrow, it goes faster. OK? So again, I'm gonna squeeze it a little bit more so controlling teeth and I get dragged from here. So shifting, Ault. And let's just squish that a little bit more and you could see you know, you I'm able to see a little bit more of the content. So something like that. OK, so now what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna click New layer again. I want this to be on top of this layer because we're going to create a little border. Uh, like I like I had before it was at that blue to purple again. It just makes it stand out a little bit. So I'm just gonna grab it from the square also. Yeah. If you hold down, you can select different ones here. Um, So I'm just gonna click from here over to here, and it's create just a little border here for the time being. Let's just make it like yellow just so we can see it. Okay, So I'm just going to hit the and then I'm gonna hit control and t. OK, so I'm just going to zoom in here a little bit, and you could have used a schoolboy right here, so I'm just going to make sure it's dragged all the to the edge, and we're moving up a little bit. Make sure overlaps this so that we don't see, like, you know, white here. I'm gonna come here, make sure this is to the edge. So he's a scroll bar again. And Anderson a double check. So is he could see it's the pink line. So control and zero. And now, Ah, just going to hit the check, Mark. And, you know, maybe we'll make it just a little bit smaller. So would hold Ault and zoom in on that and was going to click here and just drag it up just a little bit. Some like that. And we're gonna go back. So control zero. So on this one here, you can also double took thes and, like, label them. So it is a border, the white content area or something like that. And then yeah, So you guys get the idea. So I'm gonna click on the border. I'm gonna go effects, and I'm going to go Grady and overlay. Okay, So this allows you to go from two different sources. You could see this is the exact thing that I had before, but I'll show you how to do it. So, um, when I went to Grady in, it gives you this. When I initially did this, this aligned with layer was on, and I wasn't able to adjust the greedy in at all. It was always just stuck in the middle. So if you disabled the align with layer, then you can be more creative with this. So, for example, like the angle you can see that, like, purple is over here down blues over here. If we go down, you can see that it's now It all blew a little bit of maybe a little purple over there. Um, you know, so however you want to do it, I understand. I'll cancel. And we're gonna do that again. So greedy and overlay again. That's disabled. Sometimes playing with this stuff in Photoshopped gives you cool effects too. Um, you also have it on every individual one. Okay, so to get to the point Dosari. So we're gonna click here on the color, you know? So let's just give it, um, like a yellow, okay? And then we will give it, like, a blue. Or maybe it's green. Sorry. You know this and then this. I'm just going to click in the league so you you can create colors in between your colors and you can drag it to be more aggressive. Um, you know, if you want the radiant happen Not as, um no, over the whole span. So something like this. Maybe I'll click this Maybe will go a bit darker, something like that. And then another thing I did was I created color here and again. The reason why I did that was just so that, um, the text would stand out a little a little bit better. So again, I'm going to go up just a little bit on this background image. More like that. Just like it isn't so white. And you can also affect this to, like, if you wanted to, you know, style your image more. Be more creative with it. I'm just showing you just a rough idea how to do this. Okay. Okay. So what I'm gonna do is get one more layer gonna bring it up here, And I think I wanted to be under Actually, this is actually where I wanted to be. And the reason is because I wanted to be under the white layer. Okay. I want the white layer to cover it. So I'm gonna hold on here. I'm gonna go to the Ellipse Tool. This is this a circle and was going to click from here again if I don't hold on Shift See, right now is he is a perfect, perfect circle. That's what I want I don't hold on shift. I can skew it toe how I want. So I'm gonna hold them shift and make it a boat. Maybe this big. Okay, again, I'm gonna hold on, V. And I'm gonna just use my arrow keys, and I'm gonna put it around here. Just what kind of covers this area go a little bigger on it. So control tea and just expanded a little bit and hit. Enter. So now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to a gang Gordy Ellipse tool, and you still change the color and licious make it like that blue. But I kind of had before. And then I'm going to go up here to filter, and I'm gonna blur it like, quite a lot. So Gaussian Blur, and I'm gonna create to a smart object and watch this. So if I just crank this up, you can see that it's gonna look a little bit cooler. Okay? Sex. So instead of trying to move that kid and you go, so see, it's kind like this. Maybe just a little bit more cases like that. And I get I'm gonna hold control T and I'm gonna make it bigger, so I just want I just want expand it out a bit here. Like that. Move it over. Hit. Enter. Okay, so that's looking. Not that I can't think that's where we can put our our text. So sorry. Um, I want to go so you can double click on the Goshen Blur if you want to adjust it. Even mawr. Whatever. I'm gonna go a little bit more, a little bit less so let's just go, like 3 50 Okay? Just keep it simple. OK, so there you go. So that's kind of what it is right now. Another thing you can do is you can also blur this image. So that again, when you put your text on a blurred background, it stands out a lot better. So I'll just do that quickly. So Gaussian blur so we don't need that much blur for our image. I'm talking like 1.5 kind of thing. Maybe like two case, I'm gonna go. OK, so watch this if I turn off the Gaussian blur. So if you're looking at the image, you're going to see that, um, it's clear, super clear, but again, if you write text on that it might be hard to stand out if I enable it. It's blurred, so it makes a little bit easier for your text to stand. Okay. And so now, to save this so again, if I'm in creating an online course in the assets at us, create a folders like slideshow. And this is where I would say this. So, as you can see, this is the official one. When you watched the actual slideshow when you know what I feel, you know, gives your student the most impact from your course. Um, this is that one. OK, so as you can see this one or here, So this is what it looks like, says the one I've done with you. That was the one I used in the course. Now, if you want to export it, So I'm just going to go to this one now. So you hold on control shift called in W. And this window pops up and I'll show you where to find that. Okay, so you would go file, you're gonna go export. And as you can see, it's this export as and it's all to shift control and w I know it's super long hockey. But that's what it is, K. And as you can see, I put it on a J peg. So J. P. G. And sometimes it might come up to you as a PNG. Um, I just looked like the file size. So, you know, a PNG typically is like, if I want something to be transparent So let's say I had, like, a little logo, but I don't want like, a square background with that logo. I just want, like, the logo. So I put it onto stuff. That's what the P and G's for. Um, in this case, I'm just gonna put it a J peg. And as you can see, it's the difference between pretty much double the size, right. So I go, J peg. And in this case, it's only 100 kilobytes. Super, super small. I'm gonna keep it 100% and then I just export it. And then that is the image right here that I used as the background for the slideshow. Okay, so in her next video, I will show you how to, um bring it into your power point and how to set it up again. I use liberal office. It's a free, open source version of like Microsoft Word, and it allows you to create your slide Joe. Or if you want to read a book or write your check lists, you know it's tool do that kind of stuff. 36. 6-3 - Setting Up Your Slideshow Bullet Points [Make it Look Fun and Professional]: Okay, so in this video again, I'm just gonna be showing you how to set up your slideshow. The software's called library office, as you can see, is right up here. They have different parts of the software, so they know they have, like, Liberty Office writer and the Liberty Office Kellock. And that allows you to do, like, spreadsheets, stuff if you want to add stuff up and stuff like that or create lists and stuff, Um, this is called impress. And this is your slide. Show your power points. Okay, so this is it fresh? I just opened it up, and it gives you like a template. Uh, we're just gonna hit the X. And what I'm gonna do is, ah, click on this up here, okay? And I'm just gonna go the blank slide. We don't want anything on there. And if you were on here, you can also just delete these two. Okay? Kiss or just go blank slide. So the next thing you want to do is you want to bring that image that you just exported from photo shop in, So you just right click Hugo Properties. Okay. You're going to go to background here. So his background, I just go to bit map and then you want to add it in right here. So I was gonna open Go. Okay. And you're going to see it looks all weird. So what we want to do is you want to click the arrow? Here you go. Custom position, slash size. And then you just go scale. And it's like it Now it's as you can see, this looks like what what we want. So I'm gonna hit, OK? And it's a kid does your image, you know, So so far, we're we're good to go. So what we're gonna do is the next thing so impressed doesn't give you, Ah, the options to edit your font right off the bat. It's kind of weird. So in view, we're gonna go tool bars, and it's down here at the bottom. You're gonna go text formatting. Okay, Now, this is like where you can, you know, choose your font and stuff like that. So up here, you're gonna have ah, insert tax box. So I'm just gonna literally just come here and drag this, okay? And we're just going to type in creating an online course once that medical like this again , you can always come here and enter to kind of create a new line. And then there's gonna press control in a tow. Highlight it all okay. And we're gonna go to center. Okay, so there we go. So now I'm going to select a different fund. So there's a cool font that when I used in the slideshow with you And that's where I will use here is to keep it simple so that you can see exactly what I did. Just gonna find it's called Black. OK, so select it. So let's make that bigger. Let's make it to, let's say 30. So maybe a little too big. Let's go. 26. Okay. So, uh, we're also going to come here to the font color. Just click this and I'm just going to yellow. OK, I'm going to right Click on it. We're going to go character. And this is where you can do stuff. Like, for example, you feel like a shadow. OK, so as you can see right there, So a shadow helps your text to stand out. So right now this is what it looks like, but watch with the shadow so press. OK, you can see that. You know, it helps it to stand out a little bit more. Um, we could highlight that Gingold character. Um, we are going to go position, and this allows the actual words to space out a little bit. So this is a pretty like to see what looks like. So I kind of like that little more, and we're going to go maybe 28. Okay, so that's looking good. So you can click here and you can move it around with your arrow keys again. Just up and down is how you move. If you hold on Ault, that you can move down really, really slightly souls. That's really, really helpful. A lot of times, if you want to move just a little bit and I'm also gonna drag my logo in here. So this is just my local here. So it's Riley. Well, there's just my name. Um, you can see it's really big right now. Okay, so just gonna click on that. If you click on it again, it allows you to rotate, but we just want the blue. Okay. We want the blue squares, so I'm just literally just gonna click on that. And as you can see, it's keeping the aspect ratio, which is what we want. Um, and he's gonna make smaller, and that's gonna bring it in. So, you see, it's still too big, so make a little bit smaller, bring it over. You're just a little bit smaller, kid. And then I just use my arrow keys. So as you could see, you know, it's just a little bit hard to see with this over like the speaker, um, in your Photoshopped file again. You know, if you want to put like a So here I put blue. So in this case, so purples here, Right? But blues here, I could have maybe put purple up here and had the blue there. That might have been a cool touch or something. And again, that just allows the text stand. Oh, you can see that the creating an online course stands. Oh, easier been Riley. Well, there, you know, it's just kind of subtle things that I find. Okay, So anyway, so I'm gonna hold on Ault and down just kind of get where I want and we're just gonna leave it right there. Okay, so that is the layout. So now what happens if you want to reuse this slide, you could just go duplicate. Okay, Duplicate slide. And now that's the same thing. So if you came here and yours, like, you know, put some text here and said hello. Okay. So as you can see, Slide one doesn't have the holo slide to has the hello. But I'm just gonna delete this because I'm going to show you how to set this up. So it's, like, kind of like a template. So again, if you would even want to reuse this for another course for your slide show, you could just simply just come to this template, change out from creating an online course to whatever your next course is And, you know, maybe changing, like the background imager. However, it relates to your course. Okay. So, to start off, what we're gonna do is how I do my slide shows. Okay, So I create a basic slide that you see here. So have my logo. And then I have what the actual courses like what we're actually doing. OK, So where you are creating an online course that is the whole course. Now, how I do this is I would put a title, and then I would put the points about that title. Okay, So, for example, when I did the slideshow with you, it was, um you know what makes a course have an impact? And then I was just kind of backing up with my points, that statement of the title. Okay, so for example, creating an online course. So imagine we're doing, like, marketing or something like that, right? So I'm just gonna just put this and I'm just going to go. Sir, I'm on Capitol Oxo marketing, and I was gonna click away, and it keeps it. So what I am also going to do is that it's gonna hold on control a and we're just going to get a nicer font. Um, I used this comfort, I think font this, this founder here. Okay, so I'm just gonna go made bold and make it bigger, like, 26. And maybe I will write it all in capitals. So marketing, okay. And then just to Colin, you can also hold on control a and go right click, and again, it'll character, and we could put like a border underneath it. So underlining we could go, like single okay? Or again, you know, whatever you want to do to kind of spice it up with your own touch, you know? So in the in the video I did with you the slide show I did with you, I did double. Okay, so there's marketing now for each of your points. So I'm just gonna create one of these, and then for the other points, I just copy and paste it because I'm going to style this with you, and then that style is going to follow, so we don't have to keep styling every single one. So what I'm gonna do is without the bat, we're gonna come up here to the bullet points K. And I'm just going to select the arrow. You guys use a check mark or whatever. I'm just going to use this one here, okay? And you know, we like, uh, SC Oaks will search engine optimization. Okay, so I'm gonna hold on control in a We're gonna right click on that. We're gonna go character. What I want to do is I want to give some spacing to that, and then I think we can even just choose the font from in here to, uh I'm just gonna come for So there we go. So, okay, and then the font size this maybe make a little bigger. Let's go, like 24. Maybe maybe 22. Because, you know, you also wanna add your information into 22. Okay. So I'm just gonna click here. We're gonna bring it up just a little bit. So now, just to give you a reference to the the slide show I did with you. So, for example, so sometimes, like, See, I did organized, And then I explained a little bit about it. But then sometimes I just state the point, and that's it. So however you want to approach it, But in this case, so here I would go, um, control be to make a bold, and it's like, there we go. Now, if you want to style this bullet point. So what you want to do is highlight. Um, we're going to go, um, more bullets. Okay. And now you can style this. So if you want to make the arrow really, really big, so obviously doesn't look good, but I'm just showing you how you can do stuff. Also, you can adjust the spacing in between two. So the width of the numbering. So, you know, if you want to go like one, Okay, so it pushes it away a little bit just to get your own style to make it look a little bit better. So the relative sizes make that, like, 60 and then the position, we're going just a little bit more. Okay, so I think that's good. Okay, So now, like I'm saying so this is set up. Um, this is maybe bringing down one or two I'm gonna control and see in Control and V And then I'm gonna gold shift and down arrow. And then let's be people like 12345 I think that's a good get. I'm gonna copy and paste. And then a little shift down on 12345 Copy, paste, shift down. 12345 Do it one more time, So copy, paste, shift down. 12345 Now, again, The reason why I did that is so that the styling stays the same. Now, if your actual point goes longer than one line. So, for example, if we referenced this so you can see that this one here it went to lines. So in this case, you know, it's like, Well, this wouldn't work. We have to do is just, you know, take your one. You can delete it or whatever. You could movie the ones up. However, you want to make it work. But by setting yourself up like this, this saves me a lot of time. And it also saves me a lot of time when we do the animation stuff, which I'll show you here in a second. Statistical like advertising. Okay. And, for example, of this stuff, put like Google AdWords, and we'll make that not bold. Okay, so just to give you an idea, So now what you want to do if you wanted to, Like, the animation slide ends and stuff like that is, you click this one right here. Okay, So animation cast and this this will pop up. Okay, So how this works is you literally just click on the one that you want to animate. So that's the reason why I created a text box for each individual one because one animate each individual point. So we're just gonna click this, you have to click the plastics camp, and then you get to choose what you want. You know the style. Go fly in. And what we want to do is you want to go? I'm gonna go from left, okay? And I turn off the automatic preview. If it's on, you get to watch it like every single time. So in this case, I want to slide it in from the left, so you could see that's what it looks like. So I am gonna turn it off, though, and we're going to do that for every single one. So I'm gonna click this one. We're gonna click the plus, and I'm just gonna fast forward this. But again, that's all I'm doing. I'm just selecting it. We're going fly in. We're going from left. I'll do one more with you, so I could plus we'll fly in, uh, again, You can be creative with this. So, for example, if you want to points to come in together, you can go with previous or after previous or, you know, so it just gives you options or you just on click, which means that when you click that is coming in next. So again, sodas from left. And so what's gonna happen is when I click, this one comes in. When I click, this one comes in. When I click, this one comes in. Okay, so I'm done here now, like I was You can see here I have all my animations done. Now sometimes. Ah, if things get screwed up, whatever. Like sometimes this one is, like, way down here. Whatever. Um, you know. And what's gonna happen is if we watch this. So what I'm gonna do is go to the slide show and we're going to go start from first slide, okay? And what you're gonna click through and you're going to see that it's gonna be all weird. So marking comes in, search engine comes in, this one comes in. So what about this one? What was that? This one and then this one on this one. So you know, if that's happening to you, what you have to do is at the click, and you can't click and drag it. You actually have to click these arrows. Okay, so in this case, advertising second, so we don't marketing s Seo advertising. The rest I'm assuming, are going to be good. See, it's kind of confusing because, you know, we have Cosco s CEO, so, you know, we're going s e 02 Paseo three and then four and s one. You know, just just a show here, CASS, with eso won. So 23 force that's showing us that they're in order now, it's really, really important. Before you start doing your slideshow before you hit record that you actually manually go through this slideshow and make sure that all your slides while you're points are coming in in proper order. Um, you know that they're all the same effect. Like typically, I find when it's the same effect, it looks better. But yeah, just choose one that you like. I usually like them to come and kind of faster when they come in slow. You know, you want to get simple into the point, just like I was explaining in my slide show with you guys. Now, a little bonus thing that I have found that's helped me a lot is having to monitors as I'm doing this slideshow because what happens is you guys were able to see the slide. However I'm able to see on a separate monitor. The next slide that's coming up in urine was able to see a little bit more detail. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna right click, and I'm gonna go duplicate slide. Now, you can see that because I've set up my first slide this way when we go to the second slide . Now, if you were to change this So now we're on Teoh, let's say recording So which is actually, um, a section of our course. So recording. So in this case, let's go like camera. You know, um, Cannon First Nikon just for example. OK, So as you can see, all of our animations are there already done for us. Like we sleep. We have camera here. We have advertising, you know, recording. You could see out there. So it's already done for us. So now we don't have to do that. For every single slide is just a matter of just right click go duplicate. And then you can just change out the text. And this has been the fastest way for me to do slide shows and stuff like that So now let's say you had all your slides done or whatever again. You go slideshow. You'll start from first slide. And then again, just make sure you manually go through your slides before you actually start recording. Because that's the worst you know. Especially if it happens. Like home. Like your second or third slide. And you've already recorded. You know, the 1st 2 slides. Years like now you've lost like your train of thought. Trust me, this stuff has happened to me. So I'm just trying to tell you best practices so that you save energy and you only do it once. OK? Once it's not not do. Okay, so I'm just going to click, and there comes marketing. There Comes s you one You know of advertising. I'm just gonna kind of going a little fast. Okay, so now you can also have a transition in between your slide to I'll show you that in a second here, but now we should see recording. Okay, we should see the camera. Come in. OK, And then now we're back to the advertising in s you And then it will say, uh, now it's done. So you click again. we're back here. So if you want to do a slide transition, it's, I believe, is this one So slide, Trent. So right now we're on animation, so the individual ones go slide Transitions are like, honey comb here, Okay? And this is like what it would look like, but anyway, so that is how you set up your slideshow. Okay, So I showed you how to bring in your image. I put a local of my brand name that put the course title. And then again, how I approach is I put the title of the topic that I want to talk about and then these air just the points which I cover again. If we go to the one I did with you guys, you know what makes a course have impact? So this is covering this title pretty much that. That's just how I do slide shows. You guys could do it however you want. Um, and as you can see, I actually had we've more spacing up here than that. So Ok, so that's how I do slide shows hopefully helps you out again when it looks a little bit more appealing. When you have nice font. When you have kind of cool animations, it makes it more enjoyable for your student. It makes it also more enjoyable for you, like it's more pleasing to look at, um, and yes, so hopefully this helps your course. To sell a little bit better helps you teach your students a little better and let's get into the next section. 37. 7-1 - How to Release Your Course [Marketing + Sales + Communication Tips]: Okay, So in this video, I want to talk about actually releasing your course. Okay, So but no means have any of my courses like, really, really exploded. I still have a lot to learn when it comes to marketing and advertising, but I just want to cover some of the basics of what I do when I release one of my courses. Okay, so the first thing we talk about is your newsletter slash email list. So if you don't yet have, you know, a subscriber base, Um, you know, on your website, make sure you have some type of sign up form or pop up with the form where they can enter the first name and email. I usually like toe ask for the first name because you can make the emails a little more personal. You can always make it said that like the person's first name, like whoever is on your list. Kind of more of a personal touch for myself. I like mail. Chimp. Ah, the reason why I like them is they allow you to have 2000 subscribers for free. The Allied having automation so campaigns and stuff like that. If you don't know much about that. You guys could do some research. It just allows you to set up e mails beforehand. And then whenever someone signs up, it automatically sends emails and you conduced in multiple ways. Like if someone signs up on upon the pop up, you can send them different emails. And if someone signs up on, like, a different form thickets of them different emails. So it just allows for a lot of creativity in your marketing. Okay? Just to give you an example of my own website. So this would be like a pop up here. You know, I actually offer someone a free course if they sign up. You know, with the sign up, they get a coupon, then they can take the course. Okay, Um, down here I have this. So someone clicks this another pop up will appear again. I'm just offering that free course again on the very bottom of my website else will have just a sign up right here. Okay. So just to kind of show you, you know how ah form looks and stuff like that, Um, and whence this subscribers start coming in, it is such a Knauss. Um feeling like you're able to just, you know, contact these people whenever you want directly to their inbox. And it's just an amazing thing. So when you release the course, you know, I, um, email my list. And then again, I concede, opens clicks and see how their, I guess interacting with my email. Another thing, too, with your email list is many times you can kind of give them some extra benefits because they're under newsletter, right? So whether that be, you know, giving them a special coupon that you can't get anywhere else. So, for example, on like your social media pages, you might offer a coupon, but your newsletter might get the lowest possible discount coupon, you know, just to kind of make them feel that they're special, cause they're on your email list. So again, depending on where you are, you may not have an email list, but it is something that you want to start learning how to build up. It is such an amazing thing just being able to send an email to 1000 people or 2000 people . If you have 20,000 people like Justin, in a matter of literally a click. You can contact that many people. Okay, so, uh, this is pretty much the same point. But when you are uploading your courses to these course vendor websites, they also have forms of communication to. So if we're talking about you to me, for example, you know you're able to send promotional emails and you know, if you've had, you know, 10,000 people sent up to your course, that email you can contact that you know those 10,000 people. So again, it's just like your newsletter list. However, it's on the course vendors website and you don't really have, uh, you know, you're not really able to access the person's email. You're only able to communicate with them, so really, you want to be able to capture the person's email on your own list. That way, you kind of control that information. Where is here? You're still able to market and contact your students, but you're not able to contact them outside of the site, which is kind of, ah, pretty big con. But hey, if you're making sales on that site and are able to talk to those students, you know, then you know you kind of keep it rolling. The next thing I want talk about is coupons to help, kind of encourage sales as well as some communications. So there's pros and cons to coupons. You will read about that a lot. So some of the pros is. Obviously, it's going to encourage sales, but to talk about some of the cons, you know, it's like, Well, now you're not making as much on the sale. But still, at the end of the day, a sale is better than no sale, right? And then there's also a mindset with coupons that when you give someone a coupon and they purchase, you know, a lot of times, baby, they'll never purchase again until they get another coupon. Okay, so sometimes when you handle coupons, you kind of attract like the cheap crowd, people who aren't willing to pay money for content or, you know, a service and stuff like that. They're always looking for a deal. So, you know, again, when you're handing out coupons, may times you kind of attract that crowd. Um, but again, at the end of the day, you know a sale is a sale. Now, another look on that is so again with the talking about communications here because it is all about being able to talk to your subscribers, your students, whenever you are. You know whenever. So this is kind of a cool approach, because with you to me, if you handle coupon and it's a free coupon, let's say you had 1000 students join your course now, even though they didn't purchase, You're now able to contact those 1000 students. So that's kind of a different way to look at this, too, because if you have free coupons and as well as coupons just offering a discount and you keep creating all these courses and you know if he's free, coupons are bringing in thousands of students every month. You know, it's like you are growing the subscriber base of students that are wanting to take your course, even if they're not paying. But you're still able to talk to them and then, you know, maybe on your newest course, baby, you only offer a coupon that they had leased off the purchase, you know, So it's like, now at least you are talking to maybe 2000 students or 3000 students. And even though they haven't paid for your other courses. Now there's an opportunity to maybe capture them as a customer. OK, on to our next point here. So pricing. OK, so when you are pricing your course, this is something that you really got to kind of think about. So kind of look at the other courses in your industry on the same topic to get an idea. Um, and I want to read this for you. So how long did it take to create the course? Okay, so that is a factor to take a long time for you to make your course. Um and then is this knowledge students can't find anywhere else? Okay, because if this was you and you were searching on Google YouTube and it's just like, you know, you've always just kind of found bits and pieces all around, but, you know, maybe you found her information by trial and air learning the hard way by making mistakes and maybe reading books and stuff like that. So, you know, how long did it take for you to obtain this knowledge that you are passing on to your students in your course? And these are all of those factors, uh, you know, to price in to your course. Now, one thing I'll talk about on the hue to me and stuff like that is they have sales all the time, so, you know, they give you the option. Do you want to set a course for $30 to want to sell it for $90? Do you want to sell it for $200? And it's like, Well, even if you pressed it for $200 it's like, you know, this week they might be selling that course for $13 then the next week they might selling it for $10. So even though you've priced it for 200 you know, it just maybe makes it look a little bit more attractive to the student. It's like, Oh, well, now they're getting the 80% off 90% off. So, um, if you are pricing this on your own website, you know, then you are in mawr. Control off what to price your course at. So obviously you don't want to, like charge too much and gouge your students, but you do have to factor in you know your own time like if you want to create another course, you have to make it worth your time. And you know, pretty much your students have to make it worth your time. And another thing again to think about is like if you're selling, of course for $100 in, you know, six months, you've only made one sale. It's just like a Well, maybe if you drop it to, like $30 now you brought in, like, five sales. It's kind of like, Well, would you rather have five sales at $30 now? Or would you rather have one sale it like $100? Um, and then also, you know, when you have these multiple students purchasing your course, it's like they could be leading reviews. Now they could be coming, the friends on And who knows? Right? So it's like the more people that are interacting with your course, the more potential to bring in future sales on all that kind of stuff. So, you know, you kind of got a factor that in, like I understand. You know, it is all about, you know, making your money through your time and your knowledge and your efforts, but there's a really fine line in between charging for what you think is right and greed. Okay, so that's just kind of what I want to talk about. Pricing. Okay, so now another thing is everything spelt correctly, like on, like, your product right up doesn't look presentable and everything that, um, have someone look it over. I always send it to some for someone to read over just to kind of see like, Hey, what do you think? I'll let them watch, like, the intro video, and I'll just get a little bit of feedback from them. You know, even if that person has no idea about the topic, you know, they could still read the product description. And maybe like, Oh, you've mis spelt there because, you know, there is a very, very common one for people to screw up on. You know, there's like T h e r E. Or there's a T eight d y apostrophe r e. So just kind of have someone proof. Read your stuff. So when you're releasing your course, you know you could be releasing on like Facebook. Twitter. Reddit is a very, very popular area to especially if you can get yourself in there in a way that's not spammy and in a way that's actually really helping people. Um, and these people actually want to pay for your course. You know, that's a very, very hard thing to do. But read it is a very, very cool community. If you if you can get yourself in their aske kind of liken authority, someone who's really respectable without being spammy and then the last one talk about it, just Google AdWords. This allows you to pay for your advertising, but allows you to get your course in front of your own potential students eyes. Okay, so you know, you guys can just look up YouTube tutorials on how to use Google AdWords and stuff like that again, you're gonna have to pay for that kind of marketing. Everything else has been free, though, of what I've been telling you so far, which is really, really cool. So again, like I'm telling you, like about this whole course, pretty much very, very conservative person. That way, I usually try to use free tools again, like open source, library office or like O B s. You know it's free. But sometimes you have to pay to advertise to get your name out there on a larger scale to really get to your potential students. So that's pretty much just how I release a course. My newsletter is probably my biggest, um, I guess, form of contacting my subscriber base of students. It's also my favorite way, Um, especially when you can contact them in a way that isn't spammy. Uh, you know, because these are people who have signed up and they want to know you. They want to know more information from you, and, you know, it's just up to you to provide it another thing to mention with your newsletter. If you do have a newsletter and you're only sending an email like once every six months, you should try to do it at least maybe once a month, because otherwise your email list can become stale. And what that means is just like you know, a lot of these people under email list or like who is this person like like, you know, like I don't number signing up to his email list or, you know, stuff like that. So as long as you are sending an email, maybe around once a month ish, Um, it at least keeps your name in front of like their eyes and kind of in the back of their mind. They always kind of know who you are. And I always just tried to provide, you know, quality content, even if that is a paid course. Like for myself. Recently, most of my emails that I've sent to my students have been about courses and stuff like that . Because for me, at this moment in my online career, it's kind of like I need to start making enough passive income to be ableto have more time to do other things. So I've just been creating a lot of courses, and most of the content that I'm providing to my newsletter is about my courses and stuff like that. But then again, I am kind of giving him, like the insider deals of, like, the lowest price coupons and stuff like that. Okay, so hopefully video hopes you owe in releasing your course, and I hope you you bring in some sales 38. OUTRO: are you guys? So that is our course on how to create a course for you guys to upload to the site that sells courses. I hope this course helped you a lot. I hope it really starts. Brings in passive income in for you guys. It is honestly, such an amazing feeling. Teoh, even even 20 bucks a month, $50 a month. You know, when the thing is, as you start creating more and more courses, they start adding up. You know, if you've created 10 courses and they're all bring you in 20 bucks a month and another thing to that's really, really important is if you start creating all these courses and someone just finds out about you on one of your courses, you know, that's potential for them to start taking your other courses. So, you know, as you're creating your course, never be afraid to say, Oh, yeah, I also talk about this topic in my other course. Or you can always also say, you know, for you feel free to check out my other courses, you know, just to kind of let them know that is that you have multiple courses. Another thing too, is. Never forget to ask them to leave a review, especially when it comes to like sites like you to me and stuff like that. They have a messaging system. So you know, I always say to people, It's like if if you want to leave a review, you know, that really helps my online business and really appreciate that. And if at any time you ever had any questions, you guys can always leave a message to me and I'll reply to you. Or if you guys want another specific video on a certain topic where I was confusing or I didn't even cover it all, I could easily create it and just added into that section and again, the same thing goes even for this course. You know, if there's anything which I wasn't clear on it, stuff like that, I could easily create a video for you. But these are the things that I say to my students throughout my courses and, you know, again, I started on that first course and I started to see some sales, and it's just really, really encouraging. That's a cable. I'm gonna create another course and then you know, all this and you see no sales on that second course. But the 1st 1 is still selling a little bit like a Well, I know that there's a potential, you know, So you just kind of keep creating. You keep going and start building up this passive income coming your way, And it is such an amazing feeling in your life. So again, I'm Riley. Well, there again, I'm a music producer by the artist and producer named Gratuitous. So if you want to check up music, you guys go to its gratuitous dot com again, if you guys want to leave a review again, I would really, really appreciate. It helps my online business course growth, and you guys want to see additional videos for me in your additional courses. Or, if I wasn't clear anything in this course, You guys can always leave a message, and I can create another video, whatever. So thanks for taking the course, and hopefully I'll see you guys in future courses of