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15 Lessons (1h 25m)
    • 1. Intro

      2:19
    • 2. Project Showcase

      4:19
    • 3. Presenting Yourself

      9:26
    • 4. Turning Your Story into a Script

      2:15
    • 5. Recording Your Narrative

      2:12
    • 6. How to Record & Trim

      2:22
    • 7. Exploring Footage Ideas

      3:04
    • 8. Composing and Planning Your Scene

      1:54
    • 9. Mobile Video Gear

      4:51
    • 10. Setting Up Your Filming App

      9:58
    • 11. Shooting Your Footage Effortlessly

      6:34
    • 12. Finding a Soundtrack

      1:36
    • 13. Editing & Exporting Process

      28:41
    • 14. Where to Use Your Video

      4:26
    • 15. Now Go Make Some Magic!

      0:59
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About This Class

Bios, about sections, and selfies get the most attention for a reason - it’s because your audience WANTS to know more about you! Sharing about yourself is such an important part of creating a connection with the people who support your creative journey - and that truly applies to everyone, no matter what you do or what your business is about. But wait: there’s something that’s even better - having an “about” video! Videos are the kind of content that gets the most attention online, so why not create one for yourself? 


Join creative couple Linda & David (Kinlake) as they demonstrate a super fun process of how you can create a beautiful video that will hook your audience and truly tell your story in a compelling way. The best part? No tricky equipment needed! All you’ll need is your phone to get it done - from start to finish.


In this course, David and Linda will take you through a complete step by step process of how you can write and compose your story in words and images, give you guidance on how you can capture the best kind of footage to represent your personality and process and of course, how you can put it all together to create a beautiful video that will represent you in your authenticity. 

  • Creating a narrative and knowing what you want to share about yourself (worksheets included!)
  • Turning your story into a short but intentional script worth recording
  • How to plan & capture beautiful footage of your personality, space and process
  • Composition tips so that you can shoot awesome videos regardless of your experience
  • Optional but fun mobile video gear suggestions for you to try out 
  • Tips and suggestions on where you can find the best soundtrack for your video
  • A full and complete step by step process of taking all your content, editing it and turning it into a beautiful video.
  • Useful intros and showcases of mobile capturing, recording + editing apps to streamline your process
  • How you can use your “about” video to enhance your online presence, pitch ideas and get noticed as a creative.


This course will be a fun project and experiment for any creative soul or small business owner who would like to find a truly engaging way to tell their story. With the whole process being on a phone from start to finish, anybody can give it a try and create some amazing content. There is something to learn in this course for every creative entrepreneur, whether beginner or advanced.

Transcripts

1. Intro: Hey, we are David and Linda we're creative couple active in a variety of different fields, from art direction to design, to photography and videography. We also run a blog called [inaudible] and love helping other creative people to find their voice and grow. We often find ourselves reminding everybody we know, our followers and fellow creatives and our clients, how important it is to have an about section on their website or their Instagram or wherever they're present. It is just such an important part of creating a connection with your audience, and that truly applies to everyone no matter what you do or what your business is about. But there's something that's even better than that. It's an About video. A video that tells people who you are and what you do can be so much more engaging. You can use it everywhere from your website, to your social media. It will allow people to relate to you, to understand and appreciate your work and to catch a glimpse of your personality, which is ultimately what will allow them to connect to you even better. We recently made an About video for ourselves, and we had so much fun doing that. The best part is that we have come up with a process that allowed us to create the entire video from start to finish on a phone. This device is all you need to get it done and you can still achieve incredible results. In our course, we'll take you through our super easy process of creating an epic about video. Will teach you every step from preparing and recording a script to planning and shooting awesome footage on your phone, and how to turn that into an amazing video that will tell the story for you. Whether you're a total beginner or a person that's already familiar with some video basics, this course is for you. You'll only need your phone. Everything else is totally optional, so just bring your creativity. Come join us. We'd love to see you in class and see what you're going to come up with. 2. Project Showcase: Hey everyone, and welcome to our class. We are super excited to have you join our course today. The first thing we'll actually do is show you the about video that we have created for ourselves. It's not to brag, but it will serve as a good example to show you what we're going to be creating together as well. We have recently been working on our new website design and we thought that our new about page needed something a bit more special, that's how we came up with this. We challenge ourselves to do the whole thing from start to finish on our phones and we figured out that it was so much fun. As content creators, we've been experimenting with videography for quite awhile, but the whole process is usually quite tedious, I mean, it goes from adjusting your camera to editing on our laptops and exporting, etc, like it's an endless process, not with this project. We still can't believe how easy it was to do with just a phone. It's crazy how technology can make our workflow so easy and that means that you can make awesome things even if you're a beginner and even if you don't have a lot of time, so yeah have a look. We hope you like it. My name is Linda, I'm half Greek, and I was born in a family of creatives. I'm a designer by trait, but I've always considered myself an artist by intuition. I just love telling stories through words and images. I'm David, I'm Portuguese, but I never liked football. I'm a musician and a designer. These things in photography or videography have always been like deeply rooted in my life. I guess I'm a geek with some of my skills. I'm always like capturing things in my life it's because I really need it. About 10 years ago, we met in Luxembourg. For awhile, we were doing jobs we hated. Life wasn't that much fun. What really connected this together was our shared goofiness, questioning the status quo and our thirst for creativity. We didn't realize it at the time, but we had such a craving to work together and build an inspiring life for ourselves. Life was made to be lived creatively. Keenly Group presents that into so many ways we never run out of ways to collaborate together. We are direct at design and photograph and film. We document the things that inspire us on our blog. We also create courses to share our knowledge with other creatives. On top of that, we never stop exploring personal projects. We can work from anywhere. It's pretty cool to travel around the world and meet new people. If we're not traveling, we're on our Cretin Islands. This place has so much energy, so it's quite easy to get inspired for our projects. It's so important for us to be curious to live life slowly and yet intentionally, taking the time to look inwards, to listen, and to experiment. We are very, very inspired by nature in art and authenticity of heartfelt stories. We love exchanging with others and have conversations that go beyond the surface. We are led by intuition, so our goal is to inspire more creatives to follow this. Yeah, guess what? In our course today, we'll be showing you exactly how you can make your own version of that video. As we said, it's super easy and we'll show you exactly how you can get it done step-by-step. Are you ready? Let's get to it. 3. Presenting Yourself: We're super stoked to have you here and show you our easy video making process. Let's get started. The first thing that we'll need to do is to figure out exactly what your about video should portray. Of course, a great reference in the process is simply utilizing the same info that you would normally include in an About page. Do you have an About page already? Or do you already have some experience writing about yourself and what you do? But if so, that's great because it will definitely be super-useful in the process. If not, then no worries, you can always get started from scratch. We've broken down the typical content of an About section into a few main questions. What you can do is simply try to answer to these questions one by one and just start from there. Think of it as your very own interview and answer every question personally. You can also start to use our worksheets, which we have attached in the course files as these will come very handy in your process. The questions are: Who are you? What's your story? What do you do and why do you do it? Technically, that's two questions, but you know what we mean. The last question, what inspires you or what's your goal? You see which question fits better to end this description of yourself. We'll take you through how we answered the questions as to give you an example. We're going to go through that. Basically what really helped us in our process was to just write down the answers to these questions in bullet points first, just to explore what we're all about and so on. The first question is, who are you? Here is just interesting to go into a process like, what are the things that you want people to know about you within the context of your business? In our context, what we do with Kinlake is quite broad, quite personal, also Kinlake is connected to some side projects of ours, like David being a musician, me being an artist. So our situation is a bit special. But if we had a bit more of a niched business, like imagine we would be baking bread or we would be making jewelry or like have a real estate company or something, then we may have wanted to be a bit more specific with these answers. So keep that in mind. Basically here's what we've written down for us. For me, an important part for me to mention is that I'm half Greek. That's an important part of my identity. I'm very loud, I love people, but I'm also an introvert. I'm a designer, visual artist. I've always loved being adventures. This has always guided a lot of my life. I've loved always to tell stories through words and images. On my part with a few bullets is that I'm Portuguese and with a little anecdote that I never really liked football. Then I'm a musician. But also like a designer and that I'm into design and photography obviously. That I'm geeky into a few skills when it is skills. [inaudible]. Geekyness guides you. I love capturing things to express myself. Exactly. This are just a few bullet points and these bullet points actually helped us to then formulate a clear answer to this question. Correct. The next question is, what's your story? Here it's interesting to just look back a little bit and see, what is your background? What did you do before you did what you're doing today? What founded all of that? That is an important part of your identity, your story, how you got where you are. For us as a duo, there are quite a few things about our story like, how we met, how we got to start a business together. That was important for us to cover. So our bullet points mentioned that we met in Luxembourg 10 years ago. That shows, for example, that we've been together for a while. That we're strong as a team. We used to do jobs we hated and life wasn't fun and we wanted to change that. That's a really important part of how we got to do what we did. Also, we wanted to write down what connected us, goofiness, questioning status quo, search to create. These are the pillars of our collaborative relationship together as Kinlake and also individually as artist supporting each other. We're hungry at the same time. Craving to work together and build a life we loved. Once again, we turned these bullet points into a clear answer, very personal answer to this question. The next question is, what do we do? Why do we do it? In our case, it's quite broad. It's always tough as a question. It's always very tough. We actually hate the question, "So what do you do?" Because we do a lot of different things, but within the context of presenting Kinlake and what we do, we tried to just sum it up in bullet points. There are several things we do. We are direct design, photograph, film. These are creative projects that keep us busy for clients and collaborators and so on. That's like one part of the work that we do together. We use our blog as a place to document the things that inspire us. We also create courses and to share our knowledge with other creatives. Hello. We never stop exploring personal projects. We love traveling around the world, meeting people. Why? Because it all keeps life exciting, creative, living creatively it's a core pillar for us. It's very general, but for us, life was meant to be lived this way. Once again, turning those bullet points into a clear answer. These answers, they're going to start to be a reference through form a script for the video. We're going to take you to that later. But before that, the last question, what inspires you and/or what's your goal? You may decide to answer one of the questions or both of the questions. It's up to you. You can see where you have more to say, where it makes sense. Also, as a way to close up this description of yourself. For us, just wrote a few things like being curious that does something like it drives us a lot. We're inspired by living life slowly, intentionally. We're very mindful about how we live our lives. Were inspired by nature and art and authenticity and heartfelt stories. These are just a few things that inspire us. Exchanging with others, conversations that go beyond the surface. Our goal, we thought that it was interesting to finish up the video with our goal. Our goal is to inspire more creatives to follow their intuition. This is like a nice, strong way to end this description of ourselves. Is like a pitch somehow. Once again, we turned that into some great texts that we can use as a reference for our script. It can be quite challenging, but I guess you could also ask a friend that really knows you if you really struggled with one question. Because sometimes it's not really easy to answer, who are you? It's like a big question. Maybe you get some help. But we hope this inspired you to get there. Exactly. Like we said, you can also use our worksheets. This will be really helpful. You can type in your answers or just write them in and experiment and just take your time to do that. Technically it's cool because if you type it in our little sheet or if you write it down inside, is like you shouldn't go over the board of this little square. It's useful because it compacts you, but it guides you in a way to really keep the structure of your whole scenario. 4. Turning Your Story into a Script: All right. Now that you've written down the answers to these questions, you have probably quite a good base that you can turn into a script for your video. The idea is to create a script that you can record and that can go over your video footage like a narration. This is always a really cool way to approach an about video, as it feels extremely personal. It's almost like you're introducing yourself directly to somebody. Exactly. Have a look at your interview answers so far. See what feels most on point with what do you do, who you are, and what you could possibly represent with your video. You can read through your answers as if it was a personal statement or story, and then you can feel free to remove any parts that are not absolutely necessary. See how much time it would possibly take to record your statement. This is very easy to do. You can test this out by counting the number of words you have on wordcounter.net and then estimating how much time it would take you to say all that on speechinminutes.com. You can even adjust that to you're talking speed, which is pretty cool. It's a really nice tool as a reference. Yeah, and knowing how much time your speech takes will help you to come up with the best length for your video. Keep in mind, the ideal length for an about video should be between one and a half, two and a half minutes. If your text takes longer to read than that, you might want to shorten it up. Also, keep in mind that you might need to calculate a little bit of buffer time in between, especially if you intend to have a little intro, or an outro, or just a few breaks in between. Just keep it nice and airy. For example, if your speech is a total of 1.5 minutes long and you intend to take a few breaks and to have a little outro with your website at the end, your video then it might last for about two minutes. You don't need to be too strict with yourself there, but do use it as a reference so that you can create the perfect script length for your video. 5. Recording Your Narrative: Now that we've got your script ready to go, let's get to record and tell your story. David is just going to tell you a little bit about recording gear and things like that. But essentially it doesn't have to be too complicated. You can technically record your sounds directly on your phone, on your smartphone, as we said, with the Voice Memo app, which I bet Android must have something similar. It's like the native recording app and I think it's pretty good. You could hold it just like that and just record your script into your phone. Otherwise, sometimes, it depends on the situation that we have this little Lavalier which are actually very cheap compared to what it is. You can just clip it into your clothing and just plug directly as well into your phone, of course you need a little adapter, but you can also plug them directly into the Zoom device that actually can record very high quality sound in which whom we also plug the shotgun mic, which we recently bought, and which has a very good quality. It's a directional microphone. It's also from Rode, which is a very nice brand and it's not too expensive. If you want to make this little investment, it can really boost maybe a little bit the quality of your videos. Exactly, I guess it's pretty cool to make this investment if you're planning to make not just this video, but general videos with narratives and things like that in the future that's just good to know in terms of gear. But if you're just experimenting, a beginner in the process, you just want to experiment now with that, the phone is more than enough for it. We've recorded plenty of stuff with the phone. Yeah. The phone or the iPad, let's say a tablet can do just the same. Anything, I mean, the device's own microphone is good enough for what we're trying to do here. Because you've got to hold it pretty close to you and it's going to be just fine. Exactly. 6. How to Record & Trim: So we have a coffee. Have coffee now. Cheers. It's getting a bit late. It's so hard to drink. It's getting dark. Recording a script doesn't have to be too complicated. While we'll do for this part is to simply use the native recording app on your phone. The first thing you'll need to do is to find a quiet room to record. Also a room that's not too big so you don't have deal with echo and things like that, and of course, a space where you feel comfortable. Keep your script around so that you can read it out loud, either on your laptop, iPad or just written out. Try to experiment with reading it out in the same way that you would really say it. If something feels a little unnatural, you can definitely still adjust your script to fit the way you normally express yourself. Then, when you're ready, press "Record" and just try to record yourself as you speak. This might require several takes, so don't worry if you mess it up. Whichever microphone you use, take a natural distance from it, take breaks, take it slow and simply start again when you need to. Don't worry, you'll get the hang of it after a few tries and you'll get that one take that you feel totally happy with. When you got that good take, make sure to save it on your phone. That's the one we'll use for the video. Our scenario in this process was a little bit special because there's two of us. If you also work together with your soulmate or you have another team member just keep two things in mind. The first thing is to distribute the script evenly between the two of you. For recording, it helps to use a tripod or some stand that you can place your microphone at the perfect spot in between you two. You may also ask a friend to record you if that's easier for you. Just feel free to experiment, so that you can get a sound that makes both of you sound equally. If you need, you can cut and trim your recording. The Voice Memo app on the iPhone, which you may have used for recording, also allows you to easily trim and cut your recordings. It's a great idea to remove any parts where you might be mumbling or doing any weird thing with your voice. 7. Exploring Footage Ideas: Now that we've gotten through that part of recording your script which you may or may not have loved because not everyone enjoys hearing their own voice. Of course sometimes. Let's get to the more fun part and explore exactly what scenes and what footage you could include, start planning for in your video. For this part, the idea is to imagine and bring someone what footage could visually cover the what, where, how of each answer you tried to cover with your script. To help you in the process, feel free to use the worksheet attached in the course file as it will come handy. The left column are for your script and on the right side, you can use the columns and boxes to come up with ideas that fit the context of your script. Every part of this script may be paralleled with either one or several scenes that make sense to you. We'll just quickly display how you can use the worksheet, on the left part, you can see that we've written out our script. This script has some a few hints of what we could visually represent, what scenes could be attached to this script. For example, when I'm talking about the fact that I'm a designer and a visual artist and so om. Let's have me sitting in bed drawing lettering on the iPad. Maybe this could be a cool shot, maybe a shot of me sketching out the nature because this is something that I do quite often. This is important to actually do something where you really usually do it to not just to do something completely random and it's about needs to reflect exactly who you are. Yeah. To feel authentic. Exactly. In the part where David's talking about the fact that he's a musician, and that he's into photography and so on, we thought, let's have a shot of David playing music in the studio, and let's have another shot of David editing photos in the kitchen with a laptop. This is just an example. But, you can just use this process to come up with ideas of what food that you could imagine for your own video to go along with your script. As you're doing this and as you're using the worksheet, just try to think of anything that captures your process, your environment, your inspiration, your personality, trying to get a good balance of that. What you say in the script can guide you, and for every question you may come up with either one long scene or several scenes. I don't think too much about the technical aspect for now because we will just cover that later. The idea is just to write down some ideas, and just to get you to start visualizing. 8. Composing and Planning Your Scene: All right. Now, let's go a little deeper and turn this brainstorming session into a concise and easy process so you can shoot some great footage for your video. If you want to feel in total control of what you shoot, an optional but great idea is to compose and direct your shots a little bit beforehand. Take each scene you have in mind and analyze it a little bit. How would you compose your shot for example? Let's imagine the scene being about you sketching in your studio. Would it be a close up so we can feel the process, or would it be taken further away so we can feel the space and mood? Another important point is, where would you shoot it? What time of the day would be best to shoot it? It depends what you're looking for. But in general, it's best to shoot where there's natural light and where you feel most comfortable. Also, there might be outdoor shots that you have in mind, in that case, maybe the weather matters, you might have to keep that in mind. You can accompany each of your scenes with sketches so you have a clear idea of what you want the end result to be like. In fact, you may even prepare an entire storyboard if that's your thing, or you can try to capture this scene you have in mind as a photo, just to snap it and see if the view is visually appealing to you. Any of this testing will allow you to plan ahead and figure out exactly what and how you will be capturing your footage later on. We consider this step to be completely optional because planning ahead can be quite helpful, especially for beginners. But, if you're looking for a more spontaneous take on the process view, you can just try to shoot each of your scenes without much pre-planning, that's entirely up to you. We want you to experiment, just feel free to find out what works best for you in the process. 9. Mobile Video Gear: All right. Now, we're ready to shoot an awesome video. Let's just take you through some really basic gear talk. Just the basics. Technically, you can shoot the whole video on your phone. We have an iPhone 10, which has a pretty decent camera and we really like that, but you can use any phone that you have. As long as it has also a decent, reasonable quality camera, and that you have enough storage on your phone. Not that it starts bugging because you're going to take a lot of footage. Footage and sounds, so it's going to be a lot of files. They're going to get quite heavy in there. Make sure that you have enough room on your phone as you are actually performing this project. That's it. That's basically all you definitely need is a phone. Not an iPhone 10 necessarily, just a phone. We can't demonstrate with an android, but we believe that the native camera in any android should be just fine. Exactly. Basically, any phone these days has, mostly, a decent camera, decent storage, so you're good to go. Then, we're going to talk about some optional things that are helpful. Cool. One thing that we do have is a tripod. We actually have a few. We have a few of different sizes. This one here, this is an Octopod. It's pretty cool. They bend. You can just put them anywhere. We've shot some footage just putting it against the tree and just wrapping it around. That's pretty cool. We have a smaller one which is actually being used right now, which can be a bit more flimsy maybe. It's up to you to see, but definitely smaller ones which are also more portable. That's it. As long as it is compatible, of course, with propping your phone on it. It's a universal little screw so that it fits it. We also have the big guy. We mostly use this one for photography. Yeah, the big guy. It's quite heavy and bulky, but they always have the same universal screw. It's the same principle. To shoot this little video on your phone, if you want to have some stability, you just get a little mobile tripod. We recommend Octopods or any small tripod. It's pretty useful. If you don't have a tripod or if you don't want to invest into that right now, no problem. The idea is that while you're shooting your video, you can just be creative. Just prop your phone against a book or a plant pot or anything like that, just anything to keep it nice and steady, or you can ask a friend to shoot some footage for you. Again, for the last little extra, you can add some extra quality to your footage with an extra lens. For example, we use the ones from Moment. They are great quality lenses. It can be something a little more expensive if you consider it. If you don't really use it, if you don't intent to do this videography very often, but it can definitely give some quality to your bad video. Totally. For example, this one, which is the wide lens, they have also tally lenses and for all usages. Exactly. It depends on what you're looking for. They just modify the type of angles that you're going get. Yes. That you're going to see all the native from your phone. This one as being wide is cool in a small room so you can see a lot, which is a more cinematic look. Thanks to this length, for example. We always see a little bit more than if we were to shoot just with the phone. The phone has a bit of a more narrow angle. This has a wider angle. It gives this really nice cinematic effect. Like we said, it's totally optional. It's just a little gadget, but it won't really make sense to purchase that if you're not intending to really make mobile videography so much. Or start with small one. You can really find any lens that is kept with a clip on your phone and if you want to experiment. But we recommend you actually to try on anything and just go for it, to have a feeling of it. To go rootsy for this first experiment. If you're a little bit initiated already in videography, you can experiment a little bit more with some extra stuff, but just keep it simple. Don't intimidate yourself too much. Basically, the one thing that we do need is a phone. That's it. 10. Setting Up Your Filming App: Let me show you what we can do with an app to record the video. We normally shoot with FiLMiC Pro, which gives us a lot of flexibility for the things we like to do. But of course we want to show you, for example, this video with the moment after this one, which is a free app which allows you to do many things. Basically, let's say almost everything we do with FiLMiC Pro it's technical, but this one is free and we don't want to encourage you to buy directly some app just to test this out. I'm going to go through the most important options. Let me also flip my screen, it's a little better. We're going to go into the video options as well because this is for photo. The most important things. For example, if I go right away on the app, I go on the settings. We can see that this app allows us for the video settings, which is the most important right now, it has stabilization here. You can clearly see the result. If I turn it off, I go now close to my subject, you see it's like you feel every little shake. If I go back and now I turn it on, it's pretty cool. It's simulated. But look, way smooth. It's a very cool option to have. Basically always have it on. You can of course do not invest in a stabilizer, which can be quite expensive for just this one video if you, just intend to do this one. But this option is great to have. When we look at the standard video format just before here, just take the most compatible, the way they say it here, the H.264, this just great, just use that one this is the settings that we use. Let's say for the frame rates same just leave it as is. I think it's like an European compared to Europe. Yeah, you can read in the description, but you can also just test it out and switch a bit the options to see maybe what fits best for you. The bit rate is very important, and this is cool because I guess that it was not in the beginning with this app. Now, they have updated this option. I wouldn't recommend living on standard because it's quite low. Just really tried to go on high. As we said, it's good to have a phone with a lot of memory. Well, the more powerful the best, but if you can only have in standard, whatever, just do with that. But we recommend to go to the highest possible option on your phone. Leave it on high. Everything here this is just the options is not really important. It's just what you see on screen. You see there's a few options that are gone now. But otherwise, because it's like the moment app, you have options for the lenses. Right now, I'm using the wide lens, so I just selected this option. You don't really need to do that if you don't have it lens. The second option is about the frames per second. You see you have 24 and then 30, 48, and it goes on and on until 240. Well, 240 it's really if you want to do some slow motion and it can be cool, but I guess that for slow motion it's better for you to stay around 60 or 120. Two hundred and forty is really slow depending on what you want to do. Use the 24 maybe for normal footage. This is just cinematic. It just looks nice. Thirty is just like it's awkward. It's too many images, everything looks a bit too real and it's not so cool. Then the third option is the resolution. If I click on it, you see it switches. Now, 4K, this is because, as we said, we have the iPhone 10, so it allows us to go very up with the quality. Otherwise 720p, or this is just HD, 1080p. This is cool for now. If you have memory and all that, I would also recommend you to actually go up and just to shoot in 4K. It gives you more flexibility, after all, because you can zoom a little more on the image and in the editing. But to be honest, if you stay with the 1080p is just fine. The next option is a colorization, or the way it's capturing the colors. As you see, we have the default, which everything looks quite, let's say natural right now. The contrast are very nice. Then you have flat, which looks a bit dull. Then if I go on log, it looks even worse. There's like a gray filter everywhere. But this is actually very nice because if you want to edit your colors later on, you have a lot of flexibility to color it after because here on the default, as you see, it's already contrasted and it has already this one look. If you're just doing it and you don't intend to do editing later on with colors, just keep it on default. The next option is the light. I think it's not already on right now, but I think you can have it permanently on. Because I'm using a lens right now, I cannot use the light. You can have the flashlight, but I don't think that this is very nice. That's why we maybe also recommend you to not shoot in the evening. Anyway, smartphone is nice to capture video, but the best thing is when you are in daylight. In the evening, depends on the phone. It can be super grainy and it's maybe not so cools, so choose daylight, I think that's cool, that's better. The last option is a visual grid, which is very cool. As you see here, the first option is to have it square. I don't know if it's for Instagram, it's pretty convenient to have it on square. If you want here, this one is good to have the rule of thirds like this, or rather like this, but the next one is a bit more narrow. Exactly. Depending on what you want to do, you can just pick one. I always use this one if you really want to know what setup we use. This is really cool. You can really feel the thirds of the image and have something centered in this frame. That's very cool. Then, of course, on the left part here we have all the classic options, which is a bit like a photo camera. That's the shutter speed as you see in the upper part. It gets darker and brighter depending on what options you want. You have the ISO of course, but this is quite technical and can be sometimes quite technical. We don't really know what we're doing. It's, do I need exposure versus brightness or versus, I don't know, everything can be tricky. Also with this focus, I think that trying to focus manually like this, it can be nice if you really need to make a shot way where you where you need to go, like close on it, but otherwise, I would recommend to leave it just on autofocus, which is probably better. If you have your camera on a stand, you will be better off with just locking the focus. But in this case, if you shoot a round and all that, depending on the phone, it can just flip a little bit because it's looking at the focus point. Just leave it on automatic, I guess. The last option, it's the white balance. As you see, Linda is in a very cold room right now, or she can be in hot sun. Now, the white balance is very important and it's actually the one option that I would recommend you to actually check out. If I double-click it goes to automatic and it just calibrates the way it is right now. When it does that, just click once and then you're going to keep that option. Once you decide which is the best, it's going to keep throughout the whole shoot. That's good. It's just locked. It doesn't change because if the clouds start changing a bit, it's going to affect the colorization and it can look a bit awkward. It's not very professional, it's not very cool to see that when the colors change. That's it for the basic informations with a very basic app, which is this one. You can see that they also have the audio levels here. It has all you need. It's very nice and convenient because you just hold your phone in your hand, it can go all around the subject. It's very easy to use. I think this is very cool for a beginning. 11. Shooting Your Footage Effortlessly: Now you have all your scenes prepared and you know more or less how to use the app. At least you gave it a little shot, I hope, before and you're ready to shoot. Let me give you a few tips on how to get that perfect chart, depending on the signature issue. One thing to remember that I maybe even didn't cover before, is that still on the moment app. When I tap on the screen, you see this little circle that appears? I can tap anywhere I want, I can also drag it around. What it does is if I look at the window now, it gets where the most light is. The cool thing with this is if I just leave it here, it's always going to change depending on where I look, so this is a bit awkward because the light keeps on changing the whole time. If you want to lock the light, just look at the subject. Just think about the way you want to spend more time focusing on, which is this. You tap on the screen, you get that light. For example, here there's a nice light. That's the maximum light we want. Then you just click and keep your finger on the little circle. Now it's locked, which is very nice because it's very nice to see a shot where the light doesn't switch too much. So this is, for example, one great tip that we can recommend, and of course before that, it is good to clean your lens. In this case, just always make sure that just pass a little bit on the lens and before you shoot, because it can really ruin the shot. For the composition we're going to think that if this is our subject, it's just a person working on laptop. It's nice to keep the subject in the middle, right? You can keep it overall always in the center. It's better to keep the subject in the center than to try to play too much the cowboy. This is the rule of third. The subject is looking down to the laptop, let's say. In this point, it's pretty nice to have this angle. But if this is a bit awkward for you today and don't really understand this, you don't have an intuitive feeling about it, just try to keep this subject really in the middle. For example here, the best would be really to keep this subject straight like this because the whole background is now very calm and we're really focused on the subject. If the subject stands up, we can really keep on following the person just by a little movement in the back. Try to not keep the angles. Of course you have an iPhone and it can be very shaky and you tend to actually tilt it a bit too much. So try to keep it always straight and really look at the subject and it's the most important thing to keep it in the center, and that would do it just fine. Be careful as well way you shoot because in this case, it's like a lot of gear on the side. You don't want to end up ruining a shot, so maybe prepare a bit to the shot before. But in any case, just keep the subject straight in the middle and the rest should be fine. When it comes to moving, of course, it's very important as I said, that you have the option of stabilization here if you don't have the portable stabilizer for the phone, which is also pretty cool. But let me check because sometimes the light flips, so it's good to double-check and just to reset it where you want it and to just relock it. For the movement, the best thing, for example, you want to have like a small traveling from here to the subject, be careful with the gear that you see too much there and just focus on the subject and go slowly. Just keep your breath in and just move slowly to the subject. That's pretty cool if you can do it. The slower you can do it the best it is. It's actually a very nice movement also to just keep tracking the subject. If the subject now would stand up, we go with the subject in the center and just capture always where the subject is looking at. The person is looking to the left, we try to keep it a bit to the left. If the subject is looking to the right, we can grab it and keep it in the right part of the rule of thirds. Otherwise, always centered like this, is always a great option. To get a nice variety of shots, obviously, it is very nice if you have a friend that can hold the phone for you. If you're doing it by yourself with a tripod, as we said before, which by the way, this is also very nice tripod, which is very small and handy. This is why you should watch every video. If you want to have a nice variety of shots, think about what the subject is doing. In this case, if the person is just on the laptop, it's nice to have a nice overall view like this of the person just working out on the table and a bit of the decor in the back. It could be like we said, very straight and nice, no angles at all or then you could really try to go and focus on the person's hands. We also try to make an overhead which can be very interesting as well. Just slowly floating above the person can be very interesting. You strive to be creative with that, of course, this is all manageable if you have a friend that holds the phone for you. But if you don't try to set really with the tripod the phone in a place where you can grab these shots to you. If you would honestly put with the clip, of course, the phone in this position here, you could go back to your scene and just type a bit on the computer. That would make it a nice shot. To integrate just a few seconds in the edits later and that can make actually a nice difference. 12. Finding a Soundtrack: Something useful to keep in mind before we begin with editing your awesome video. Will you be using a soundtrack? It's always a good idea to have some ambient sound running through your video as it can complement the type of footage you shoot, the word you'll say, and just generally create a whole atmosphere. Of course, it's not supposed to completely take over and turn your about video into and music video, but just uplift it so it doesn't feel too series or too dull. Think about what mood your video should convey and what sound would compliment it. Is joyful, inspiring, dynamic, or more calm? There are many places where you can look for soundtracks for your videos. YouTube has an entire library of free to use tracks. Another favorite of ours is AudioJungle. Their sounds are not free, but they're very high-quality and we love that. Definitely don't take any sounds from the Internet or any unlicensed songs as that will just get you into trouble and that's really cool. If you're into music like this guy, you can also create your own soundtrack. Just look for something simple, ambient that fits with your personality and the type of footage you have gathered. We don't recommend anything too distracting as you still want people to pay attention to your words. A great tip while you're looking for soundtracks, is to also shortlist three of your favorite picks and experiment during your editing process to see what feels better. While you're editing your video later, you can sample the tracks and see which will be the best fit for your use. 13. Editing & Exporting Process: Let me show you how to edit this on the App, Videoleap. Videoleap as we said, is a free app, which allows you to do so many things. As you can see, you can get an approved feature if you want to go further one day, but, everything we did, we did with the free one. Exactly. Of course, there's many apps that can edit videos. Let me show you how we got organized with the files for this project. For example, we have simply added on the native Photos App. We have collected all the pictures, and videos we did during these days. For this video, as you can see here, it's just all in one folder. In this case, like our Skill Share video. The sound in the other hand, I have simply used, there's an app called Files on iOS, you can get the sounds like mp3 or anything that you're going to download online for this above video, you can store it there, and import directly to Videoleap, which is very cool. Let me start by showing a few options. Editing tools that Videoleap has. If I select a few files that I would like to import to my project, for example, you see that you can import multiple by just tapping on them or you can also, depending on the phone, I think this one has the true depth, but if I keep a little longer, it starts a little preview. This is pretty cool. I can just see if it's that one that I wish to import, We are going to just import a few just to see how that looks like on the timeline. I add to project, and now we see the three elements here on the bottom part of the app. We can also easily navigate just by tapping somehow on the gray zone around the elements which contain our videos. It's very intuitive and also with two fingers, you can zoom in, zoom out the whole time because at some point is going to be actually pretty complex, we can also, lay your elements, one above the other. We're going to see that because we just going to use that for sound, and that means that we're going use another layer for the narrative part of the sound and the sound track, let's say like the music, [OVERLAPPING] background music. You see directly that there's like these little things in between here. These are transitional effects that are always set to none. If you want, you can use them. You can use, for example, a dissolve, or a result, or all these. We haven't used anything because we believe that the natural transition, if it's a nice cut, you don't have to use any of these. [OVERLAPPING]. Sometimes those, [LAUGHTER] they actually stop cheesy. Yeah. I know. It depends if that's what you're looking for. Fortunately that's not what we're looking for. So yeah. Just keep it simple. It's not so nice. Yeah. Yeah. Depends on Facebook. You can see that if I zoom out a little further in, and I select one element just by tapping, you have this arrows like left, right. This means that you can very easily trim the beginning as you see, if it's not important, I just release here, and it places itself to that starting point. Same for the end, I select this arrow and I see that I can trim it directly like this. If I check out the scene though, in the beginning, let me just go back. Oh, very important. You also have the two hours on the left part here. It's a back and forth. So if you did a mistake, because you often do because of the finger is like you're editing on a phone. Is not the, let's say, the most convenient thing, but it's, it's pretty cool because you can do it on a couch, on your bed. It is very nice actually. I mean you can do it from anywhere, even if you're on the go and so on, and it feels very, very intuitive compared to editing on a laptop, on a really complex software, or something like that. Yeah. This app is so easy to use. It's just your fingers. You can get so many things done. Yeah. The thing is, if I take my laptop and have to put my mind to it and it's going to be a working time definitely on the table and all that, this is a more casual, it's cool [inaudible].Yeah. I just go back to the point where I had the elements raw. I see there, what happens in the scene as I moved with my finger, I can also directly have a little preview. So let's see. Linda was just working a bit towards the plant and then she was snapping something, which is good, and cleaning the lens. That's good too. I might just stick to the moment where she got pretty close. She had already the phone on the hand like this here. I just trimmed to that point. That's it. Then let me see, because the next scene, yeah, exactly. It's that when this person was walking by, I wanted to capture that as well and makes more casual, and then Linda started to walk. There was also some reaction turning back, that's interesting, and we started walking almost at the same time. See that Linda is still standing, waiting for the person to pass, and there she starts, and I'm following. So to get the best flow, I think right here just before she looked back at me, I can take the initial trimming part right here and just set it to this part, or I can also, at the right moments here, but I can go on the bottom bar with all the options, go to the right and there's like a split. Yeah. So this one splits the element in two. Exactly. It will allow you to make a more precise cut. Exactly. I know that this beginning, I don't need it at all, so, I slide through to the right side, and the last option here is always remove. So you may decide to use the splitting option to actually take footage, remove it with a delete option. But if you look closely at the other options underneath, you can actually use this independent bit of footage to do something different to it if you want. For example you can say, that beginning part of that particular shot, I want to speed it up, so, you can use the speedup option or slow down. It's like all the splitting stuff that allows you to be creative and work on your video part by part independently. So that's the base of all this editing really. Yeah. Another cool feature is that, if this was obviously like the second take, so, Linda does exactly the same as before. She goes to the plant and then at some point she snaps. So I can make a cut at exactly this point here, and simply press and drag this element wherever I want. If I check here with what's happening, just before Linda clean the lens, let me just trim back, and see if the transition is interesting. [MUSIC]. [inaudible] It looks pretty much all right. It's like not the perfect thing. It's definitely not the way we edited in the end, but it looks pretty much all right. She was there, she was already standing there with the phone when all of a sudden, it looks like there's a second camera turning around. It's quite dynamic. Size effect. Basically, like this is the basic cutting, editing principles, this is going to help you to know how to edit your video, your footage, how to cut it, how to change it around. You can also see when you select one element, you can adjust obviously its brightness, if you really have to do something last minute where it was not really well shot, you can adjust a little bit here with the explosion, all the classic options which you have on photo apps and all that. Which is also pretty cool sometimes you just make a little adjustment. Then the sound. Let me see, these elements here. All these videos didn't have any sound. The thing is, normally when you import the video, all of ours have this slow motion effect. That's why the sound is not integrated on them. Exactly, and the sound doesn't normally come with slow motion. Yes. That's in our case. But normally, if you would import a file like a video file, it would come with the sound that is from these videos. I'm here just taking in a video where it was just where we were testing out the sound. This one has definitely sound. If I select this element, the sound is with the video directly. You don't see a separate layer, so we have to really mute it as part of the file. You select the element. You go a bit to the right on the bottom part, audio, and you see that the volume you can mute it right away. Now there's no sound on this video. You should definitely make sure to mute all of your video footage because this is just a layer that we're going to use for the visual parts. But then we're going to be adding your speech, your narrative on top, and your soundtracks, so we don't want to mess around with too many sounds in the background, it's better to just have this whole thing muted first so that we can hear the rest. I'm just deleting this element now, remove, that's it. Now let's see how to import some sound into the video. When you deselect everything, like, let's say, I have an element selected here you see it's like a white frame around it. If I want to deselect, I just tap on the gray zone again and see the new options appear at the bottom. This is the general settings of the whole little video clip. There's so many options. There's many options you see that some require the pros. But most of them like the background and all that it's very interesting that it's all kind of free. It's cool. Let's say we want the audio when we type on the third option here, we go through, we click here on artists and we see it looks like exactly like the icon from the app file. I go here and I know that I've left them. You don't really have that possibility, I don't think so, that you can create more folders and to have really to be better organized than this. But I just thought that let's leave it on the GarageBand because it's a native app, everyone has that and it's about sound. Let's leave it in there. It just allows you to have a folder where you are going to put all the stuff. Exactly. It's just cool to use for organization reasons. Yeah, inside there I have the Skillshare About Us video, with this one sound that by just clicking on it appears on my timeline. That's our soundtrack. Yes, the soundtrack is there. Now we see this little droplet with the note inside. The waveform, which is all these lines, this vertical lines, we see that there's something going on. When we just move around, we cannot hear it. When we press "Play" though, the sound starts. It's obviously too loud now and this is also an important detail is that, we're going to import the narration over the background sound. We don't want the background sound to be too present. Exactly. We're going to have to lower it like to a fourth or fifth of the volume. Yeah. For this, let's start by dragging the sound, by pressing it where it's supposed to be. The sound can start right at the beginning. Generally, it's a nice thing to do. Exactly. Then when we deselect everything, it's just about clicking the droplet and then the options come back as you see. For that, we have to go with the volume, a little lower like scoop to a fifth like 20, 25 start with 20. Yeah. Now it should be a little, yeah, it's not so loud, it's cool. We will compare that. We will compare with the narration. Yeah. Of course. We will import the narration. We will see like okay, maybe the narration should be a bit louder. Yes. The soundtracks should be a bit lower and so on. Which we can do right away. Here on the voice memo app, I see that we had done a few takes. The fifth one is the last one is the good one. If I press Play, okay the sound starts, this is perfect. That's the one we recorded before. If I click on the three little dots on the left part, I can share this. This pretty cool option on iOS allows you to copy directly to Videoleap by just scrolling a little bit. I guess it if you don't see this option, just keep on scrolling a little more. You go on the options at the end. You select Videoleap and you have to see if it's really selected like this probably or not. It depends on your phone may be, but if you have the Videoleap app, it should appear here. Then if you click copy to Videoleap. There you go. We see two little droplets now and this is a bit confusing part where I have to admit that it was a bit confusing to me, because I would have loved to change the color of these two. To see them as two separate thing. Exactly, because now you're like, what is what? Yeah, I don't think there's the option for that. The two audio files of the soundtrack and script? They have exactly the same color. You're going to need to like be able to figure that out. The most important is to, I get familiar with the navigation within the app. It's always about tapping in and out of an element. You see the droplet in, droplet out. I think that you see the first one, usually if you import a music soundtrack, it will be quite complex as a waveform, these vertical lines, if you check out the other one, it's way more, looks more quiet. The lines are not so tall. This one is definitely the voice. You can see exactly when we had breaks, when we were talking and so on. This is a way that you can tell the two files apart. Where you can also cut if there was something to correct, maybe I don't know. If you didn't trim. If you didn't trim properly, in the voice app let's say. But I'm going to see which one. This one is at 20, 20 percent let's say 20 points volume. The other one went to tap on it. It's at a 100 points volume here. Let me see how that sounds, actually. I just tap outside a [inaudible] before. It does start, properly. The cool thing is that when you get the hang of it with this little droplets, you get it. It's quite easy to just move around things you see. As soon as you drag them, everything moves quite nicely and it has like a also little snap when you go to the line. If you go directly on a cut. Yeah, the present line, like where you were at. This is pretty cool. Let me just drag it back like this. This is more or less what we wanted to do. It's where the music starts and then the sound starts. One last thing is that if your sound was not long enough, if we look here, though mine was just one minute long, the whole song. Though I guess that if you take a song try to take one that is a bit longer, so it's a little easier. You don't have to make these adjustments. Cut or anything, exactly. In this case in mine, I would probably have to go in the options in the bottom part and just duplicate and push it. Then push the second one right at the end like this, it's not the easiest thing to do. This is why I recommend to really take a long track otherwise you're going to spend quite some time to adjust it and you going to have the ear for that to connect the last part and the first. That will have to be like a really ambient song. Goes like we had, we were okay with duplicating ours seamlessly because it was just monotonous. It was the same thing throughout, but yeah, it's just better to just have a long enough soundtrack. You can see a thing with the little droplets when you scroll too much to the right but they follow you through the timeline and then it's like which one is what? It's just by tapping the same note. How many times you tap it, it just swaps between a b, a b. This is pretty cool as an option two when you're a bit like confused. Oh, how can I access the other sound that I know that it's there? You're going to try it out a bit and get familiar with this option. Okay, a few more things would be if you want to add some credits at the end of your video. For example, let's go here to the end. You see that when this one stops, it's just black and the sound keeps on playing for a little bit. We want to maybe add some texts. I mentioned here just by tapping the text option, a little yellow droplet this time appears above your main visual part like on the timeline, by tapping once on the yellow droplet, you see that you can actually just double tap in the above part and just have something that you wish. Thanks for watching. There you go. You see that now it's a little bit. Yes. The thing is that on the upper part, you can always select any element and just move it around. This is super cool because you can really place it anyway you want. You can even with two fingers rotate the thing and just leave it there. If I press play now, it really stays like that which is pretty cool and if you have rotated already, it's quite easy to just rotate back. Yes. Because it snaps at some point. This is really cool. I'm making it a little smaller now. Centering it. To center, you see that these lines appear which is also a cool option. You see now it's horizontally aligned. I grab it up. There you go. It snapped to the horizontal, vertical, so that's cool. Basically, that's what makes the whole editing process so easy on this app. It's all those of snapping options. Yes. Because then it means that even if you're using your two fingers and it's not the most precise thing, the app helps you to get a precise result. Yes. If people ask you, "How did you do such a great move"? You say, "I did it on snapping on my phone." That's how you did it. That's it baby. So if I press play, I see that the text appears at the end and then the video disappears. But it was a bit confusing because what we saw was this pink border around. It doesn't appear. This is just for preview. It's just to say where your element is and what is around. Yes. If I click in the outside area and now I move a bit before you see that when nothing is selected and now I press play, it just appears and disappears. Yes. That's how to put some texts and also you can select, you can of course edit again your text, but you can also choose some fonts. There you have a few fonts which is cool and of course animation and effects you can try if you want, also the color. You see that there are still many options seal which are all for free. Because otherwise it would be like the little pro icon at the bottom but this is concerning texts which is cool. Yes. You can just keep it simple and just know that if you place this text layer over your video file, the text is going to appear over the video. If you place the text layer on a part where there is no video, this is just going to be a black background. Exactly. That's it. It's up to you to see how long you want it to be. If you're adding an outro or neutral or something like that, it can be interesting. One last thing is that the, you can colorize a little bit your footage by adding some effect, some filters. This is a bit the Instagram and Facebook style, where you can just give some extra colorization to your elements, to your videos. You can add to one specific element or to the whole thing right away. If I zoom out here and for example, this was our video. I deselect everything and on the filters here, it gives me now a pink option that I want to have from the beginning of my video till the end. There you go. You see that even my text now is a bit yellowish because it has just applied a basic filter here where you can select another one. You see that there's many. There are few. Yes. Most of them are quite harsh. I don't think that you could do an edit like this. Unless you have like some Imo horror video, I don't know. Yes. Yes. There are a couple of them that are pretty nice. If you select something very easy like this Retro or for example, the High Noon. It's at 100 percent now, if I go a little lower, you see this is like none. Yes. It's cool to just have it at 40 or something like that. 50 percent is cool. Yes. This gives some extra character to your video. It's not necessary. It's up to you. Yes, it's up to you. It depends really on the style that you're looking to have in your video like the aesthetic. This is still really, really basic way to color edit that is on that same app but if you are already familiar with color editing video files, you may be using VSCO to do that or so. Sometimes we use that app as well but in that case we would have to work on our video files before importing them. This is a bit more complicated but don't let that intimidate you at all. This is not an absolute necessity. It depends on what you're looking for. Let me show you actually our video, the one that we did because it's a bit more complex than this one and there might be some options which I can still show you. There we go. It has quite a lot of frames. There's a lot going on with the sound as well but this is honestly because I also had to duplicate, as I said in my case, you probably won't have to do this. There's a cool trick here though at the beginning, is that I didn't want the audio file to be always at this 20 percent. Because at the beginning of the video I would like it to be a bit louder. At the same level as the back and forward options, there's the key elements like this one and every time you tap, you can add one or delete one. You can add it everywhere, here, for example, and here. As soon as you hover it and it becomes colored, you can change its properties at the bottom bar. Let me delete these ones because I just wanted to show you what I already did. You see that there's one here and says that the volume is at a 100 percent. Then just slowly goes until here to 50 percent and then we're going to probably start talking and then it goes to actually 14 only. Yes. Because for us probably the narration was not loud enough so we just had to adjust that. Let's hear how that sounds. [MUSIC] As soon as Linda starts speaking, it's at 14 percent, which is great so we can really hear the voice. This is a cool option. You're not obliged to do it. If you want, just keep it at 20 percent if it's too much of that because working with key frames is always a bit tricky. Exactly. It's a bit more of an advanced option. Exactly. It allows you to just make a few tweaks, little things that can make your video a little bit better. There's one option, for example here. I know that at the moment where I was going inside this house, if I zoom in and select this element, we can see that the pink border is way larger than, for example, this one. This one is straight. That means that the video has not been zoomed or cropped or anything. But this one, we can see that it has been actually adjusted. If I just make it a little smaller, place it here at the center just to see, it's that I didn't want to show this. This horrible plug. The electricians hidden there did such a great job in there. I didn't want it to show that so I was, the shot was nice so maybe I can just place it a bit to the forcing on the right side, just zooming in like this. It's cool. As soon as you touch this element, you can place it in any position that you want. If I look back at it, you see that the border was still there showing that it's too big and of course, you can rotate it in any way you want. This is very cool. Let me place it back here. Our video is pretty long. It takes almost three minutes. As you can see our video in the back, it has been cut quite a lot. It's basically a lot of little cuts and little cuts and another cut and then another file and na, na, na. Basically, this is what the whole editing process is about and on this app is going to be really easy for you to do even if you would be doing a lot of cuts like us. Look a little bit at what scenes you have shot, what kind of footage you have and what order you're going to start placing. You can start simply to place it in the right order to start to make your cut. You can add your sound files in there and adjust things a little bit. You can align your footage to your sound and vice versa. Just use this app to experiment a little bit. It doesn't have to be too technical, so just try different things out. This is basically the idea to get to a result that you're happy with. The last thing of course, you want to export the video. For that on the top right corner, you have the little export options. It says also little description like the 10 ADP, it is full HD and ultra HD if you really want it high-quality. It depends on how you imported actually the files, but 1 ADP should be good and then he may be just keep the cinematic standard of 24 frames per second and that should be it. You save to camera roll. You have one file on your iPhone which is the whole video. Exactly. 14. Where to Use Your Video: All right. As you saw, the editing process was quite easy. Even if it wasn't easy at first, you probably by using the app, you quickly got the hang of it. Now that you have your video, that's pretty cool. We're basically just going to give you a few tips on where you could possibly use this video because you can be quite strategic about it and use it really for a good purpose according to what you want to accomplish and so on. So number 1 place where you definitely should think of using your video is if you have a website, you should put it on your about page. This will allow you to either have not much text on your about page anymore, because the video is quite self explanatory. Mostly, anyone who visits that page would love to check it out and it's going to be a great introduction to you, and your world, what you do, and so on. It was just perfect. If you still need, you can have a little bit of text or some other facts on your about page and so on. But your about video is going to be a really good pillar in there. So That's pretty good. That's basically what we're going to do with our about video. Another place where you should definitely consider using your about video is on social media. So for example, on Instagram, where we are quite active, there's Instagram TV and so on. So it's basically a place where all your videos are there and they're there to stay. So it's great if someone wants to know a little bit about you that they could just go there, watch your video and get to know you. We know that Instagram has this annoying thing that is so bad to go in and so tall to make a video that is horizontal, is a bit tricky. You couldn't just do the little trick that I've seen lately is that you're just announcing in the beginning of the video, "Please flip your screen." So that's pretty cool. So then you just upload it normally in horizontal, when people flip the screen. So that's quite cool. I guess it's a lot easier than having to shoot the entire video on vertical format. Or should be twice to have vertical and all that. Exactly. It's just disaster to flip screen or have it in the square format if you really want to post it as a little post. Exactly. Exactly. Those little snips, so it's like a square's school. Yeah. That's pretty nice. Another thing that we've seen is on Instagram profiles. People who leave, they posted as an Instagram story first and then they keep it on their story highlights from their profile under about. So this is also just like Instagram TV, it's content that is there to stay if you placed it there. So anyone visiting your profile, clicks on the About, they see your video, it's pretty cool. On Facebook, for example, you can, of course, share it just as a post, as video post, it's very easy. Or you can also add it as a banner on top of your page, which is pretty cool. That's pretty awesome. It depends if it's a time limit sensitive or something, but you can always choose very easily on video link or maybe just upload it like that and see if it works. But that's a good place as well. Exactly. So as you can see, it's not just about video, it's a whole strategy. It's something that's very very useful. That's the whole reason why we did this course. It's to provide this kind of value. Our third and last usage tip for your video would be to actually upload your video somewhere or send it whenever you are making contact with your networking, or your press, or a potential client, or something like that. Just sending your video instead of having to write a massive long e-mail, or having to send like this crazy as media kit. It's just an easier format for people to get to know a little bit what you do, who you are, and you will foster a more intimate connection with them right away. If you're trying to network and spread the word about yourself, contact the press, a client, collaborator, or something like that. Your about video can definitely come in handy. 15. Now Go Make Some Magic!: Guys, that's it for the course. We are so happy that you've joined us. We hope that you had a lot of fun editing your video, creating your video, the whole process. We would like you to experiment and create something really cool and make sure to upload it in the projects of our course because we would love to see it. The other students would also probably like to see it. It will be a super fun way to create a conversation. We could give you feedback, other students could give you feedback. We could give you comments, and it's fun to see the result of, yeah, what happened. It's going to be a nice introduction between everyone because there's going to be a lot about videos. Hope we will know all about [inaudible] Let's creates a whole wave of awesome about videos on Skillshare. Thank you so much. Thanks for watching. See you soon.