#SSSVEDA Tips for Surviving a Video Blogging Month | Philip Campbell | Skillshare

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#SSSVEDA Tips for Surviving a Video Blogging Month

teacher avatar Philip Campbell, web3, OBS Open Broadcaster, Screenflow

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Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. 1.0 - introduction

    • 2. 1.1 - my vlogging origins and #sssveda

    • 3. 1.2 - prepping for each day

    • 4. 1.3 - steps i take when recording

    • 5. 1.4 - in it together for 30 days

    • 6. 1.5 - yes, it can be overwhelming

    • 7. 1.6 - the roundup

    • 8. 1.7 - share and comment (...) thanks!

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About This Class

it's august 2016 and it's #SSSVEDA

seeing as I was already in full flow with making courses for skillshare I thought I would bite off more than I can chew and add more work to my day. yep, I'm doing #sssveda again. in the process I thought I might share a few tips, tricks, and workflow processes into the mix so that you can get into making your daily videos easier. 

things to look out for and things to do to make the daily process (grind?) better for those that do not have a lot of time or want to make the most of their time. I'm here to help with the optimizing part and these are the processes and tips that I use to try and remember to charge, get out, shoot, music choice and give myself the best chance to make it through the month! :)

in this little course, we will. 

  • share my vlogging journey and also history about #sssveda
  • things to prepare in advance ideally each night for each day
  • vlogging is easier when you approach it as steps
  • we have thirty days together, i want to bring value to your month
  • share how you can get some auto exposure for your youtube channel on my twitter
  • when you run out of steam how you can rebalance

i've been videoblogging on an off for well over a decade (yes, ten years) although i rarely do much videoblogging due to equipment and time i do try and fit in the videoblogging events as i know a lot of other people might be doing them and it's good to connect with people around the world. i've always loved the videoblogging arena for this.

i hope this small, short course will assist you in getting your videoblogging game to a place of less stress during the month and that you can start to train yourself on a daily basis the process of what is required to be a daily vlogger!

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Philip Campbell

web3, OBS Open Broadcaster, Screenflow


brand new for 2022 | let's decentralize our content into web 3

i'm an internet strategist teaching anyone that wants to efficiently learn digital skills and tools often with free software based in the cloud - twenty-five plus years of expertise with all things digital and covering the latest trends today (and weekly in our podcast!)

I make courses as often as i can (in between blogging daily that is) my courses are about things I've learned or already done online -- i never make a course about skills I don't have yet!



hitting the road, working mobile, exploring across the uk and america! remote working 

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1. 1.0 - introduction: this course is around 20 minutes. Okay, It's August the first, the first day of SS feeder. It is Veda. It is the first of August 2016. It is 20 to 25 in the evening. I never do these courses in the evening. I want to get it out on day one before 12 o'clock. So I wanted to a bit of background about video blogging in general on a success Vada and how long it's been going and who started it things like that. So I do a little bit of history off blogging on DA s s s Veda. The hashtag also want to talk about things to consider when you're prepping for recording a video every day and also the steps that I take for every video that I create when doing some daily vlogging 30 days off, log in. We also 30 days of behind the scenes of actually making. So I'm making skill share courses on bringing in a certain amount of money every month on that not a lot of money but a certain amount of money that kind of gets me by. I'm trying to build that up every day that we on boats are going to share some tips when you're feeling overwhelmed when you're struggling to keep up, so hopefully they help you out as well. 2. 1.1 - my vlogging origins and #sssveda: originally started video blogging in 2006 with the first wave of video bloggers from the Yahoo online groups. That's over 10 years ago. Now. I recently attended a 10 year reunion in a flash meeting, which was a bit trippy but weird because I didn't even think that flash meeting would still work. And just to go there after 10 years and see everybody that used to hang out with this kind of felt like time traveling. So S S S. Vader is the brainchild of a me from savvy, sexy social. She's been doing it probably about 34 years now, twice a year. Event is vlog every day for a month, and it's a serious challenge because it's a lot of work. No, no, you have to shoot. You have to edit a blow. And you think that's actually quite easy in terms of the time it takes. But actually cutting things up, being prepared, it can start. You can start to miss a few days or completely not put one on fertile because things get in the way life gets in the way people use at YouTube and take their videos with SS Vader, you could do a search with the search dot twitter dot com to find videos that way. Also, I've set up a sign up form for Type 40. You can fill that out and I'll be tweeting out any SS fader videos that I see on YouTube as long as you said in your channel. 3. 1.2 - prepping for each day: so some tips on a daily basis, you know, charging your batteries, making sure that you've got a set of batteries to go out in your camera. They're ready to go at the start of every morning. You know, having backups to those batteries having a backup camera even would be advantageous. And if you can afford to do it, have two or three different SD cards with number 12 and three and then just step through them. So you record on one day on a Monday with number one and then on Number two on the on the next day and just cycling around that way. You you swat one output one instead of I don't want any computer leaving in the computer of forgetting about it. Also suggest that you do a test recording. There's nothing worse than recording a clip with absolutely no audio on it. You can spend all day recording video and then find out that you have no audio and it completely rues the day. And then you have to record a minute or two minute video explaining why your video didn't work out. Things do go wrong, but it's always good to run a test first, you never do it. 10 15 2nd clip. Also, I'll say with DSLR is and iPhones and different things like that. Make sure you've got your finger away from the audio inputs so that you're not covering that up because it can sound muted and muffled as well. I try and template prep everything before I start video. So an intro. Now try making sure all of that's ready to go. Otherwise, that's when things can get really the Boris and really tiring because spending all your time trying to edit everything in the mix and you just get frustrated. So if you can prep a lot of that stuff ahead of time, it will just save you on a daily basis. Cranking these out is really kind of like a job, like a daily job. There's various steps that you need to follow, which we're going to get into in the in the next life. Another thing to mention. If you're outside, make sure you have a windscreen on your microphone. I know I've got picture here of, ah, cast on the right inside that looks dead. That's because of the name, the actual technical name for the sheet that you put over the top of the mike is a dead cat . If you've got a windscreen, just get rid of all of that noise. It just makes it a lot more listenable to the person who's watching, I suggest record your video as if you're the viewer. So think about what the view would like to see. Consider the scene around you. Is it noisy? Isn't too bright. Is it too dark? Think about what it might look like from your perspective as a viewer rather than just the creator. Think this helps massively in framing shots and getting good B roll as well? 4. 1.3 - steps i take when recording: cards. I try and clean down the SD card of fresh SD card every day. You know, I try and have a fresh charge battery. Clean the lens through the test record. These my sort of series of steps that I go through every single day when I capture a daily vlog I keep my peace is short, changed the places up and I try and take B roll in between location changes. I also consider on which time it's going to take me to actually edit that whole video. So as you're going through the day as you're filling up different clips, try and be mindful of the amount of work that you're doing. You don't want to get home, and I filled up. A 64 gig card is about two hours of footage because it will take you three or four hours to cook it down. People will watch bad video if the audio is great but not the other way around. People will turn that video off eventually, but if the audio is great, if it's good, if it's great, then people will sit through a badly shot video as long as they can hear what's going on. That's not to say that everybody will sit and watch it. Not with the quality of people shooting nowadays. Full HD four k, but you can save a video if the audio is awesome. If the audio is absolutely terrible, then forget about it. People will just switch off straight away. I try and find all my music from Soundcloud or most of it is open source. You'll find a few times when you put videos on YouTube that you'll get a notification message that there's copyright infringement on it. But the owner off the content has allowed it to be used on YouTube, and they will monetize it so you don't get any money for the video. It'll go straight to the people whose music it is that even includes things that you might get open source or soundcloud. There's still somebody else's sample on The content matching system on YouTube is really quite clever, so expect from time to time that you won't be able to monetize some of those videos. When I get back every day I would have done the shooting. I copy all the files straight away from the SD call and I keep a backup in another folder as well, because you don't know what's going to happen in the hard drive to crash. Try and keep a copy of it somewhere in the cloud. That way you don't lose. It will be frustrated. 5. 1.4 - in it together for 30 days: like anything in life. You know, doing anything for 30 days. It starts the trigger muscle memory process. It takes a lot of time to get into a cycle off doing things over and over again. Video blogging is just the same from editing, from shooting the content from editing actually or bloating tagging, putting into right category sharing on social media, putting it onto your block. It's all the task. It's all a process, and you need to have a really fine tuned order of putting that together if you're not good at capturing the working with video cameras as it is set alarms to remind you during the day to remind you to shoot some video to remind you to go outside to remind you to talk about certain things that you wanted to talk about in the day. But you forget all of the good stuff in the day and then record something at the end of the day, and that frustrates you because it's not capturing the whole day. Most people that I spoke to a starting out on video blogging they forget to record. I don't know how use the camera. They don't feel confident on camera. All of these things can be worked around by putting processes in place. It can be hard to see yourself or hear yourself. Think about the connections that you might make by putting yourself out there. There's a lot of people who'd love to video blogger introverts, and it's natural for somebody like me is an extroverted want to just talk about all the things that I am passionate about? Most of the time, what I really want to do is make a connection with somebody out there. They might have a similar interest to me. The amount of unease, ear way of working that might have already been through something. I want to share that knowledge. I found that video blogging over the last 10 years as give me access to jobs, people, things that I would never have expected, Thio added. My life, one of things that I will say to you is that you'll be using a lot of this space on your computer. It will fill up very quickly. We are now using gigabyte cards, even though I've got a terabyte of space. 1000 gig that's down to 400 gig already from just using it day to day in the whole of the month. I will probably run out after about 14 15 days because I tend to keep a backup. So do be careful of running out of this space, especially for using a laptop. And if you're traveling because you don't want to, just suddenly wake up and have to use it for work, and it's full and you can't use it. Make sure you're aware of that. If you can afford external drive, go for a USB three drive. At least they'll be able to move the files in the media if it quickly. So there's over 200 plus people doing this in August and some for the first time. So I'm really excited to see who the new people are, what they're putting out where they are in the world. If they manage to keep up with the 30 days 6. 1.5 - yes, it can be overwhelming: So you're gonna get tired through as assess fade after a few weeks of doing it can feel like a really tiring slow every day. Shooting, editing, cutting, shooting, anything cutting. This is what people go through as a full time job. Imagine this of somebody doing this for television and production. Andi Shooting this in four K, which your even bigger files more this space. It is hard work. It can be a challenge. The mall You can set processes for yourself to optimize this, the more you can prepare template your music, your intro, your Paltrow's the faster and easier it will be. If you are feeling really, really tired from doing this, you know, take a walk job record at the end of it. Don't worry about the topic. Get yourself energized before you do it. You don't want to be sitting on camera and then reviewing it later, realizing that it's actually nothing that you can use or you don't want to show a side of you that looks old, tired and depressed and just get away from the seat. Get away from the computer. Take a walk at the Joel, Catch some Pokemon, whatever you do and then record at the end of it. When you when you've got fresh ideas, blank canvas in your brain, just don't worry about the topic. Just anything that comes off of your mind. You don't have to post that. You can put it together. Could be b roll leave. And don't worry about making an epic. Few minutes can just be as good as a 10 minute video blogged about something specific. Sometimes you can get something across in a few minutes rather than spending 10 minutes on it and people getting border switching awful fast forwarding. So don't worry about you know, the overwhelming sense of trying to make a case Casey Neistat classic Just authentic to yourself. Be honest. Get that story out of your head. That thing that you want to converse with have a conversation with somebody remote that you probably know, even met yet about things that are on your minds, you know, share that topic. The thing with video blogging life will get in the way. Shooting B roll can help massively on those days. If you're just not feeling it on those particular days, just shoot a bunch of B roll you don't have to talk on that. Obviously, four or five seconds maximum different shots different. Give people an idea of where they actually are in the world. You know, some days you won't want to do this. Maybe you can ask some people on Twitter or some friends on slack or whatever comes system you use if they can shoot some B roll for you, or maybe drop in some questions and that will activate you into actually recording a response to it. Sometimes you just need to catch yourself before you go down that road. So talk to other people out there. I made a Twitter list as well. For you see the project. Details of description in this project created a Twitter less than also created type four. And if you want to get in touch, just drop a message on to the community. 7. 1.6 - the roundup: So the roundup we talked briefly about video blogging, origins and the success Veda video Blogging It is twice a year. I hope to give you some pointers on how to best prepare for each day's recording. I discussed briefly. My walk flow with workflow should be workflow, says water flow with how I Make. Maybe it was a walk flow with how I make Video Blog's also mentioned about how to deal with the fatigue off, making one each day and want to get in touch. Any questions about video blogging on equipment that you've got equipment you should get, or issues that you're having with your editor or uploading anything like that just get into dropping a message. I've been doing video blogging on and off for 10 years, so I've been around and kind of know this area quite well. And all the new people who started this month, August 2000 and 16 to drop me a message I would love to hear from you and let me know what about you are in the world. That's it. 8. 1.7 - share and comment (...) thanks!: while I have you enjoyed the course, Please share and review the course. It really does. Help me out. Click on the triple dot button. Leave a review shared with Twitter and Facebook. I'll catch up with you.