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YouTube Audio and Video Production

teacher avatar Tomas George, Music + Audio Production Instructor

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Lessons in This Class

39 Lessons (2h 55m)
    • 1. Welcome to this class!

    • 2. What are you going to Learn in this Class?

    • 3. Why have high quality audio

    • 4. The Most Important thing is...

    • 5. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it has to work well

    • 6. With Audio - You get what you Pay for...

    • 7. Constant Improvement

    • 8. Where can I find this Equipment

    • 9. Microphones - Different Types

    • 10. Lets look at the RE20 Microphone

    • 11. Pop Shield for the Microphone

    • 12. Talk into the Mic

    • 13. Microphone Stand

    • 14. Vocal Booths

    • 15. Microphone Cable

    • 16. Audio Interface

    • 17. Microphone Preamp

    • 18. How to Connect this Audio Equipment?

    • 19. Headphones

    • 20. Studio Monitors

    • 21. Room Size and Room Treatment

    • 22. Always have a Backup

    • 23. Mac or PC?

    • 24. Logic Pro X - for Recording and Editing Audio

    • 25. Lets look at Screenflow - Mac

    • 26. Vocal Processing

    • 27. Why Should you Record Video?

    • 28. DSLR vs USB Cameras

    • 29. Which DSLR Camera and Lens?

    • 30. Green Screen Backdrop

    • 31. Ring Lighting

    • 32. Screen Size and Resolution

    • 33. Final Cut Pro X Video Editing Software for Mac

    • 34. Video Thumbnails with

    • 35. Full Video Editing in Real-Time - Part 1

    • 36. Full Video Editing in Real-Time - Part 2

    • 37. Presentation Skills

    • 38. Standing vs Sitting

    • 39. Thanks and Bye!

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About This Class

This class is for anyone who wishes to create professional screen-captures, podcast or videos with high-quality audio and video for a one-person team.

If you wish to create your own videos with high-quality audio, video and lighting then make sure you enroll in this course!

I cover topics like:

→ Microphones

→ Pop Shield

→ Microphones Stands

→ Vocal Booths

→ Audio Interfaces

→ Vocal Pre-Amps

→ Headphones

→ Studio Monitors

→ Room Treatment

→ Vocal Mixing

→ Screenflow Screen Capture Software

→ DSLR and USB Cameras

→ Green Screens

→ Ring Lights

→ Screen Resolution

→ Thumbnails

→ Video Editing

→ Presentation Skills

If you want to learn to create high-quality audio and video either in your studio space or in your own home then this course would really give you some technical knowledge and advice that you can use today!

Meet Your Teacher

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Tomas George

Music + Audio Production Instructor


Hi, Tomas here. I'm a UK Music Producer, Audio Engineer and Composer I've been producing and writing music now for over ten years. 

I have a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) in Music Composition.

I really enjoy creating and editing all types of music, but I especially love teaching it online.


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1. Welcome to this class!: Hello and welcome to the skill share class. My name is Thomas George. I'm an audio engineer and course creator and have created this course for anyone that saw one man or one woman team and really wants to step up their game on have high quality audio on high quality video. And in this course, I'm gonna show you how you can actually set this up to stuff like microphones or do interfaces, pre amps, cameras, lighting, video editing, software, audio editing software, how to put this all together on presentation skills. So if this is something that you might be interested in and make sure you enroll in this class 2. What are you going to Learn in this Class?: Hi, it's Thomas George and thank you for joining me in this class. So this class is for anyone that wants to improve the audio and videos. So we're going to be looking at stuff like microphones, pre amps, audio interfaces, lighting DSLR cameras, my extends room treatment, audio editing, video editing of presentation skills are really excited. You decided to join me and let's get on with the class. 3. Why have high quality audio: Okay, let's talk about why you might want high quality audio in the content that you're putting out. So whether this is a podcast, a radio show video of log, an instructional video, high quality audio would just set you above. If you have high quality audio, you'll just be automatically recognised as professional. Andi people take you a lot more seriously. I think if you invest in good quality audio to invest in your time, effort and energy to create something that's have a high quality, it was just give you such a better first impression than if you have terrible audio. It's like turning up to a job interview in the suit, looking smart or turning up in jogging bottoms, turning up in a vest. If you look smart, your first impression will be a lot better. But more importantly, your audio. If you have high quality audio, especially in the scene, I'm involved. I'm involved in the music production seen, So if you can't mix your own audio well, if you can't presenting her audio, how can you present anyone else's work? How can you help anyone with their ordeal with their work? But I do think it's important any sector, whether you're a painter, whether you're a graphic designer, whether you're on architects, anything, really, that's creative. And you put yourself out there, even if it's a radio show or audio is extremely important in a radio show. So I think audio is more important than video. More important than the lighting, it's nearly as important as the content. Of course, content is the most important, but audio is what you really need to concentrate on before the video before the camera work before spending loads of money on a DSLR camera or a nice camera equipment. Concentrate on getting good quality audio. It's not too expensive, as long as you're smart about what you buy in the next few lectures. I'll tell you the equipment I use, I show you the equipment I use. Also, Andi, I'll tell you what you can get it from. I'll show you the best places. I believe you can buy this equipment from. Of course, it does depend on your voice. It depends on what you really comfortable with doing. A lot of people are uncomfortable with these kind of talking to a camera video. There's no one else in here. This is just May in this room on this whole course is about creating good quality audio video content for one man or one woman team. So you don't need a light in, man. You don't need a sound guy. You don't need a camera. Crew don't need that kind of thing. It just could be you at home in the studio. Wherever you are, you could be in your bedroom. You could be in your living room. You could be on the go traveling. You can have your own designated studio. But I want you to actually watch this course. Andi Jews, the stuff I'm telling you. Then, after you'd be able to create your own videos, your own podcasts, your own voiceovers so you can create a high quality audio and video. I just set you above the competition. The so many people out there have most of them have very bad audio, very bad video. So make sure you really, really put a high protein. Already. A lot of people just concentrating video and not the audio and audio is so much more important. Coming from a sound engineering and music production background. I'm a bit biased towards audio. But really, it's It's the key content, then audio, then lighting on video. A lot of people don't actually put much thought into lighting, but having a good balance lighting wriggle lighting system can really help with your videos and overall delivery. You want just a professional package. It just needs to look perfect. Well, as perfect as it can be in the environment that you're in, obviously, if you're a huge studio, you've got a whole team of people around you. For $60,000 camera, it's gonna look a lot better than maybe what this looks like. But for the budget on just being May, I think it looks pretty good and sounds good as well. Which is why audio, it's so important to make sure you don't skip. Don't try and save on the audio. Don't try and take short cuts. Spend the money you need to. Really, I hate to say it but can't cut corners. There's there's no short cut to success in this kind of thing. You have to realize what need to do. Learn from people like me or other people who might know more about this than you So this can really give you a short cut to success because most the things I've just jumped in the deep end that just worked at recalibrating a making mistakes, which is very good to do. But if I had someone toe mentor me or show me the right, show me the way straight away. I probably would have gotten a lot better this a lot quicker. So, yeah, make sure you get the good equipment. You learn the best people. You come, Of course, be smart. When you're doing this, don't just go into a wall, smash your head against the wall. If something doesn't work, be smart about it and realized like my voice might be completely different to yours. You might have a much higher voice, much a lower voice, a slower voice, a faster voice. You have to really realize where you're recording or what you're recording. Your room might be a different size to this size. The room really matters. There's loads of stuff on the show You in this course about recording, audio recording, video and lighting on the content as well to help you get the best you can. Of course, audio is so important. And next few lectures on the show you about this micro here that I'm using on over microphones you can use on what you should actually do to process this audio record this audio and how to get high quality voiceover on audio recording for your videos, podcasts or radio shows. Thank you for watching this lecture and I'll see you in the next one. 4. The Most Important thing is...: okay, So when creating videos or podcasts, voiceovers, what is the most important thing is it? The microphone is away. You process the microphone, it's alighting. If you're doing a video or the camera or the way you dressed all the way you talk and the answer is no. None of these are as important is still very important, but not as important as content. If your content is rubbish, if you don't know what you're talking about, if it's boring or on interesting to the listener, it doesn't matter how fancy your lighting or camera or do is. It's gonna be about video. It's gonna be about voice over. It's gonna be about podcast. It's not going to be very good. Just think about your listener on What are you offering to them? Are you teaching them something new? You've given them a skill or you entertaining them. It's none of this. What's the point in the video? Is the content something that you listen will want to hear? Is that something that you're knowledgeable about? For example, my background is in music production. Music producer on audio engineer. I don't know quite a lot of pack music production I've been in it for a long time. I also know a fair bit about video production, but my background really is in audio Andi music production. But if you ask me to do a video about jewelry, Frings, for instance, it would be a really bad video. I don't know anything about jewelry, and then you get gold, bronze, silver, titanium, diamonds and that's about it. I wouldn't be very knowledgeable on the subject of someone asked me a question about what size carrot diamond could you get for £1000 dollars? I have no idea. I don't know about jury. It doesn't interest me. It's not. My passion on because I don't know about it won't come across on screen. But if I talk about, say, audio processing or something like a delay or feedback or reverb, some kind of audio processing unit or internal D aaw digital audio workstation. I could talk all day about this, but if it's something like jewelry, handbag fashion, that kind of thing, stuff that doesn't really interest me personally would be really bad. Video on the people on the screen with people watching me will know that I don't know what among the by. I don't know anything about jury or hum bags, really? So make sure you content is something you're comfortable talking about. Make sure it's something you know a lot about your research. You spent hopefully a long time studying or actually doing this. I make sure it's entertaining and fun to watch for the listener. You do get a lot of videos online on It's a tutorial, and it's similar to this. So their new click on the right and it's it's just boring. The content isn't there. Delivery is not there. Of course. You get so many videos of bad lighting, bad market for in quality, bad video quality. Of course, contents is number one on. Then, of course, need to think about things like audio quality, the way you present the video, the way you speak on camera, how comfortable you are on camera. And, of course, the lighting, the video. And that's the main element. Of course, content needs to be there. It's the most important thing. If you don't know what you on about. If those stories rubbish or what you teaching is rubbish, so even needs to be entertaining, so it could be a fun, interesting story, really interesting video or Velarde or photo, or you actually teaching the person something new, a new skill they can use. So for me, a lot of my videos about teaching people about music production on certain music production software. So if they watch one of my videos, they could improve at whatever I'm talking about. So if I'm talking about, say, compression, which is the type of audio process, it's a dynamic processing effect. If they watch my video about compression, hopefully, if they follow the steps on screen, they'll know more about compression and then be able to use this in their own voiceover is very music, whatever they're trying to use this with, so just make sure you know what you're on about. If you try to make videos, you're trying to make podcasts and you have no knowledge in the subject. It's not going to be a very good podcast. People are going to raise it very low. For example, if I started my Tom's jewelry and handbags show, it would be so bad if the rate of one started be awful, I get slated by the fashion in the jewelry industry that just tell me I don't know what I'm on about. This guy is not an authority, figure, injury, or fashion, which is true. I'm not in the foreign to figure it jewelry and fashion, but in all the engineer Well, in the process, in the music production kind of scene, I believe I don't know what I'm on about. So that's this through I go down because I'm comfortable that I enjoy that which is very important. If you don't enjoy the content you're talking about, it's gonna show in your voice you're not gonna be a passion is going to seem like a chore. It's not gonna be fun for you and then you won't enjoy the process. Then do the day. We're making these videos for self expression. Obviously we want someone to learn or be entertained by our videos. But you should enjoy the process. Enjoy making these videos. I really enjoyed making these videos, even if no one watches these ah, lot of time enjoy doing it because I'm improving my skill at video production, which I think you should also aim at. If you want to basically improve ATS any kind of audio video production, make a few courses, make a few videos. Your skills are rapidly improved. The best way to do something is to jump in the deep end on do it. Of course, there is classes on. There is courses similar to this where you can learn a lot more than technical elements are important. But until you actually do it until you actually got there and start film and start recording, you won't get anything done. But yes, so content The most important thing. If you don't have any skills or any knowledge about anything, pick something you're passionate about. It could be fishing. It could be website up design. It could be mended watches. It could be any skill that someone else might want to know that you know more than them about. So start studying up. If you don't think you're confident enough on at the end of the day, you only really need to know mawr thunder of a person watching you. So you don't have to be an absolute expert. It has to be doing and trading it for 30 years before you teach about it. You could be doing it for several months just have enough skill that you can teach the person watching or listening something or even entertain them. It doesn't necessarily have to be knowledge base in training someone all the time. It could be fern entertainment. The most popular YouTuber in the world at the moment is Pooty Pie. With over 50 million subscribers right now, which is absolutely crazy. You don't really learn anything from him. He's just this will silly, sweetest guy who has a laugh on because he's so charismatic because he's so honest when he speaks. A lot of people like him, of course, is very controversial and substance. Some subjects for Don't recommend doing, but he is entertaining and is popular because he's charismatic because he's entertaining. So either think one. What skills Can I teach someone, or to How can I entertain somehow? Comix my laugh. How connects someone enjoy their day even more so. Thank you for watching this lecture. I hope you found it useful. Remember, content is king 5. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it has to work well: Hello. This lecture is all about the curse of perfectionism. If you're an artist, of course, creator or a producer, you really will be cursed with perfectionism. So basically, you want everything to be perfect, and you try and do whatever you take for something to be perfect. But in reality you're not going. Nothing's going to be perfect. There is no such thing is perfect. What you need, though, is something that's high quality and stand you above your competitors. So if you want to create a voiceover or a video similar to this, it's not going to be perfect. This video is not perfect, but I do believe it's high quality. And if you can produce something like this, it Wells put you in a different league to your competitors. So much rubbish out there. Online is so much terrible voiceovers and terrible courses that if you've you create a high quality cost, you already stand out and people will take notice. They see as an authority figure there listened to what you say. Of course, your content it does have to be top notch as well. They can't just be a high quality audio and video and just talking about absolute nonsense . You really have to know your subject. You really have to be an authority figure on what you're talking about, but the whole aim of this costs. My aim of this cost to give you is to create a high quality audio from video. Enlighten that you can just do yourself. You don't need a whole team of people don't need a light a man. You don't need a sound guy. You don't your camera team. You could just do it in one of the root your rooms in your house. Pull up a green screen perfect camera, and I like the mike and just hit record. Do a little bit of tweaking after, but quickly put videos out. See a fan base. Your tribe can just watch your videos and enjoy it if it's not perfect. If anything, that's a good thing. It means you're vulnerable. You're putting your personality out there, like, right now I'm just talking off the top of my head. There's no notes. There's no teleprompter. I'm just talking on, but we believe that this is actually coming from a This is my experience. Is this what I believe? This isn't anyone else's words. This is my words, and I want you to be able to do that when you talk on cameras, well, toe have a high quality audio, good quality video lighting and just be congruent when you talk. That's what it's really about. Just being comfortable when you're talking on, allow your audience to experience you as a person and just experience your equipment. If you've got terrible mike over in terrible, terrible lighting, it doesn't matter how good your content is. If it's hissing and crackling and just distorting, they're not gonna enjoy. Of course, content is the most important thing, but high quality audio and then video is the next important thing. Of course, this will never be as good as the voice overs on the major radio stations, for example, or in Abbey Road Studios in London or the voiceovers for big Hollywood budgets like Shrek. But I'm just doing this in one of the rooms in my house. This isn't a huge studio. You can do this on a reasonably small budget, and you can create a high quality audio and video does not perfect. But it's very good, and that's what I want you to get out of this course to create high quality audio and video That's reasonably cheap, that you can put together really quickly to your fans, your audience members, people who follow you or people who could potentially follow you listen to it and think they know what they're on about. They're professional. I want to follow them under. Give them my business. I want to listen to their music will never art form you doing. They will respect you and they will listen to you. So thank you for watching this lecture. I hope you found it useful, and I'll see you in the next one. 6. With Audio - You get what you Pay for...: Hello. This video is all about how much you should spend on video and audio equipment. If you're just starting out, I don't recommend breaking the bank. Just buy one thing at a time, but make sure you buy a good quality item. It's that old saying. You get what you pay for. You can't get a decent microphone for $20. It just doesn't exist. You do have to spend a fair amount of money on this kind of equipment, but it will pay off. You think you're spend maybe a couple of $100 on a microphone, but that way you be able to have high quality audio. But there's several different elements. It's not just the microphone. There is a few different things you will need to do. But that old saying you get what you pay for. So if you try and cut corners to try and get everything cheap, it's not gonna stand very good. But if you're just starting guy, I wouldn't spend too much money. This might not be for you. You might not like making videos. You might not like recording audio or you just might not be very good of it. there's certain jobs that other people resonate, where if you might be better the market inside of behind the scenes or the editing. I personally really like Video Edison. Andi really like audio editing? That's kind of what started off doing. So you might not like that being the presentable being, the talent or what not. You might just like doing the editing, which is absolutely fine. But I wouldn't spend loads of money on something and then after realizing it's not for you . So if you can try and borrow some of your friends equipments or even go into a music store and test at a different microphones and equipment and just do a few test videos first will get your iPhone or your smartphone. And to start filming yourself in front in front of that and try and get more comfortable filming videos just so you get a feel for it. Because, yeah, the last thing you want to do is spend $1000 on some equipment and that realize I don't want this, and then you have to sell it, and obviously you get much less for a secondhand items. Their new items Ah, lots of this equipment I'm gonna show you is very popular. It's kind of the industry standard for a lot of voice over work. So the great thing about that is you get loads of its second hand. You don't have to buy brand new stuff like microphones. Something even sound better when they're older. They age well, the age nicely, so you can always buy secondhand microphones. It's not like you're buying close, that kind of deteriorate with age. Some microphones ever looked after, well concerned. Really nice, especially the vintage ones. Yeah, I wouldn't spend too much money on this kind of equipment, But if you want to take this seriously, you want to make this your full time hobby or even your full time career. You will need some good quality audio and video equipment. The main thing I see in a lot of music producers or a lot of voice over people, is the equipment is all for they don't know how to mix, and it really, really devalues their products. If you want good quality recording or good quality, video equipment has to be top notch on. You have to be able to train your ear to know how to use this properly. It's one thing having a nice microphone having a nice pre AMP. It's another thing actually creating, and I sound out of this. Of course, the content is the most important thing in delivery is very important. You can get some great videos with someone just recording on their phone. But if you want to take the next level, I recommend saving a bit of money and just buying one piece of equipment at a time. If you have a fair amount of disposable income just by all the same time, but you'll be taking the rest because you might not actually like making videos. If you be making videos for a long time, no say over a few years and you have got a fair amount of disposable income, I would say Go ahead and buy the stuff I'm showing you in this video, of course, because it will really help you out if you want to use the exact same equipment I do head over to Thomas George dot com slash resource is, and you can find a list of all the equipment I used to make thes voiceovers, so I hope you found this lecture useful. I really just wanted to put this lecture out there. Just so you know, don't spend too much money straightaway. Be quite conservative. But at the same time, you don't want to buy poor quality products. I recommend buying one good quality item rather having 20 poor quality items. You have one good quality item and build up. If you have 20 poor quality items, you can't really do anything with that. Apart from second rate videos and second rate audio recordings, which this course is not about, this course is creating the best quality audio and video you can in your home on a reasonably priced budget in your own home studio. So thank you for watching this lecture. I hope you found it useful, and I'll see you in the next one. 7. Constant Improvement: Hello. This lecture is all about constantly improving your videos. Annual audio. It's not the easiest thing to do if you want to make high quality audio and video as just a one man or one person team for me. Right now, it's me recording this, the audio on the video and the lighting, and there's no script. I'm just talking. You have to really learn to become comfortable with talking in front of a camera, which a lot of people aren't. Initially, I wasn't to start with host. Use a teleprompter there, used to have notes used have a script at one point. But now it's just talking off the top of my head. When you first up doing this, it's not going to be easy. But you have to just look at a constant improvement each day to try and look for new resources. Really, so you can improve that recording, audio recording, video, the lighting and also talking and being present in the moment so you can just talk on camera and be comfortable. But just remember, it's not gonna happen overnight when I look back on my early videos. Compared to these ones, they're nowhere near is good, but the moment in time I actually thought they were pretty good. I was trying the best I could, researching the best I could to slowly improve my audio on video. Growing up as an audio engineer, what we used to do is shadow someone. So you find someone in the local time who had access to a recording studio and you'll go shadow them, which basically means you just watch them on the desk, watch them record a band, and hopefully, by the power of osmosis, you might learn a bit from them. But nowadays you've got his YouTube. You don't really need to shadow anyone. You can find mentors. You confine people online to learn from the 70 resources out there. You don't even need to be a subscriber of sound on sound. If you're a music producer, you can just find all the information online, which is absolutely fantastic. So just always constantly look for more information, more knowledge just to improve your camera work, your audio work, annual lighting, lighting. I struggle with such a long time. My early videos has such bad lighting. I'm starting to really improve at lighting. I think my audio is pretty good now, but the video and lighting there's always constant improvements are. Hopefully, in five or 10 years, we'll look back at this video on our laugh because the videos are. How then will be a lot more high quality, a lot more professional. But at the moment in time, I'm just trying to improve one day at a time. Just remember, it's a constant struggle, but you should really enjoy the struggle because for me anyway, it's such a fun hobby or such a fun profession creating videos on I Hope you can feel the same ways when you create your videos. But look for constant improvement day after day after day. Of course, these courses like this that could rapidly improve your voice over work in your video work to look for people who are slightly above you or a lot above you on. Just always look for constant improvement, but try not to worry too much if you can't get the perfect video, the perfect voice over straight away, because it's not gonna happen straight away. But just learn from people who have bestselling. You go for the constant struggle, and soon enough, you'll get, Then you'll make high quality audio and video. So thank you for watching this lecture. I hope you found it useful on. I'll see you in the next one. 8. Where can I find this Equipment: Hello. This lecture is all about Where can you find the equipment I talk about in this course? So the equipment that I use, said my microphone by pre amp my audio interface. My lights on my cameras. You can find all of my website. Thomas George dot com slash resource is you're not too sure what a pre amp. On audio interface. All those kind of things actually are. Yet, Don't worry. I'm going to explain the whole set up the next few lectures. So what equipment use really is quite important. To be honest, you don't have to use the exact same stuff I'm using, but recommend using similar equipment so you can really get the best quality audio and video you can, working as a one man or one woman team like in here. There's no one else in this room is just me talking into the microphone on looking into the camera. This is the best way I found. You don't rely on anyone else so I can film any part of the day whenever I want. You don't you don't need anyone to help you film or the content is from me or the information is from me and equipment is mine, and there's no one here. It really does allow you so much freedom to just film whenever you want. Whatever you want to film about. I don't recommend having anyone help you out. A. Recommend just doing always self. Just because you're not relying on someone else that's someone else's ale or busy or the conduit. Or if you're helping them and you're not feeling well or forever reason you can't be there . It's absolutely fine. So the equipment I'm going to show you is for one man or one woman team. Of course, you can work with other people. You can get great things of collaborating on a lot of the stuff I let was from actually collaborating with other people but the aim of this course. So if you follow the lectures, you follow all the stuff I tell you. By the end of this course, you will be able to film just like this, talk to the camera, speak into the microphone and get good quality audio on visuals. Feel if your podcast, your blog's YouTube channel courses whatever you want it for, So remember, if you do want to use the exact equipment I used Or just have a look. Have a browse to see what I'm using had over to Thomas George dot com slash resource is or just wait for the next few lectures on our explain Exactly What are youse on? How I use it On what it's what it's for, Really? So thank you for watching this lecture, and I hope you found it useful and I'll see you in the next one. 9. Microphones - Different Types: Hello. This lecture is all about the different types of microphones. So this microphone amusing right here, is called dynamic microphone dynamic microphones a great because the quite durable is strong and the reasonably inexpensive. And also you get something called a condenser microphone, which, and generally more expensive, more fragile and pick up mawr sound. They also have different patterns, so if you want to use it as a room microphone, you can set it some condenser microphones you can pick up. The whole room can pick up both sides, but they're not as good for voice overs. In my opinion, they're a lot more sensitive on the do pick up a lot more sounds. So if you only want to pick up your voice, the dynamic microphones are much better than the condenser microphones. You also get a type of microphone called a ribbon microphone. This is more if you want to record bands or very, very sensitive recordings extremely fragile. And if you drop a ribbon microphone, you can break it really easily, so I wouldn't recommend looking at river microphones. Of course, you get shock and microphones. It depends on what you want to record, so dynamic microphone Germany's and pick up more than, say that far. But shotgun microphone could pick up really far away, say, in movies. Ah, lot the time that have clip on microphones under there close called Love Mike. If you want to smaller mike, maybe have a look at love Mike's, um, but I prefer these kind of bigger microphones because the sound quality is a lot better. You can go through processing units are lot easier on with a love mike. Shotgun mikes might be good if you're recording on location. So if you want to be really far away from the camera, you could have someone holding the shotgun, Mike. But in the one man or one woman operation like I'm doing right here, definitely recommend condenser microphones, really is how much you pay as well for condenser microphones. Some of them can be thousands of pounds or dollars for dynamic might like this. The most popular ones for voiceovers are the electro voice, Ari 20 which is this one kind of a classic radio mike. Then you also get the shore s m seven b, which is also a fantastic mike. The reason I prefer this one so I believe it's a bit easier to put on the desk the shore as some seven B is normally hung upside down. It could be good if you have one. Those stands that clip onto the bottom of your desk but really needs to be a high quality, strong stand. Because this microphone is quite heavy. So is the short s some seven B, but for me personally of tested a lot of microphones out, I think this one suits my voice best. If you can try and test that few months for your voice, it can be quite difficult maybe going to a music production store and ask if you contest at some Mike's just to hear what actually sounds like. Or if you have any friends who are music producers or audio engineers, send them a message. You could even send the messages to a studio in the local area, just asking to pay them, say, $50 or so, just to go there for an hour and test out the different microphones because the last thing you want is to spend so $500 on the microphone and realized it's not the right one for your voice. It doesn't sound very good. But generally on the radio or podcast is this microphone, which is which is the electro voice R E 20 Onda. Also the S M seven b in the next lecture, going to have a look more about this microphone, we'll talk more about it. I'll show you a few of the different features and functions that it actually has. So thank you. Fortunate lecture. I hope you find it useful hoping now know about the different types of microphones Dynamic condense their river microphones and shocking microphones. I remember trying Get hold of a dynamic microphone if you can. You don't necessarily have to use the same equipment I'm using. If you're a low budget, there is stuff like us being microphones, which you don't actually need an audio interface to use. Nor do interface is a box that converts the analog signal so the microphone into a digital signal so you can put it into a laptop or computer. They do generally make your recording sound a lot better if you are using an audio interface down a USB microphone, but if you're just starting out, you don't spend a lot of money for our stuff. Like the Blue Yeti, the Blue Snowball. I believe a lot of people use for voice overs, but they're not as good as they're the real thing. So thank you, for instance lecture and I'll see you in the next one. 10. Lets look at the RE20 Microphone: Hello. This lecture is all about the microphone that I'm using is called an electro voice R E 20. You can find the exact link to this microphone on my website. Thomas George dot com slash resource is on. The reason I use this microphone is because Snoop Dogg's used it. Chris Rock is used it on Frasier. Crane has used it. But seriously, though, the reason I use this microphone is it's just the typical radio and podcast microphone, and it's really high quality. It's built really well, and it's not too expensive for what you get is around about $500 which is quite expensive, really. But for the quality of microphone you get, it's definitely worth every single penny you get. Switch on the side, which allows you to cut out the base if your voice is a bit too basic, is quite heavy. It's about kilograms in weight, and you do have to vote. Find a specific pop shield because the pop shields I'd really dislike and you can get a specific one for the 20 Which is this thing here, which gets rid of a lot. The breast sounds and yeah, it just fits on my desk really well. It is quite big and bulky, but it's built well. It's high quality. I recommend getting this one was someone very, very similar. The short s M seven b is never popular microphone for voice overs, but this is just the typical podcast microphone. It give you that kind of typical podcast sound? If so, if you want to do any voiceovers, podcast work, that kind of thing, I definitely recommend having the look at this microphone. If you on the budget, have a look at us being microphones. Maybe the blue yeti, the blue Snoble There. Okay, for what you get this, My opinion for voiceovers is the best one I've come across. So thank you for watching this lecture and I'll see you in the next one. 11. Pop Shield for the Microphone: Hello. In this lecture, we're going to talk about pop shields or pop filters. So this thing here at the top of the microphone, almost commonly they looked like This is a pop shield. So what it really does it gets rid off that the pump up the hard P sounds. Or that's kind of the wind stand you get from per saying the work p or that kind of kind of thing. It just makes the audio sound a lot better. I definitely recommend getting one. This is a specific pop filter part shield for this microphone that Ari 20. You can get the standard one like this. You have to touch it to the microphone. No normal. Stay on about here. V are still getting a lot of Perper hard P sounds you could attach to part filters. We can even get a double one. This is a double one. So it has two layers of this kind of tight material can get metal ones. This is a metal one. We can get the fabric ones. I personally prefer this one because it's specifically designed for the microphone. It just fits in really well. I've tried it with this on it. Just flops, often forced to decide a lot, and I don't really like it. Definitely recommend getting a pot filled. This one's quite expensive. It's about $40. This one is about $15. So depends on what you want. Depends on your microphone. Depends on your budget, but definitely get some kind of pop filter. 12. Talk into the Mic: although this lecture is all about talking into the microphone, I've seen a lot of videos before people where there off Mike, which basically means I'm not talking into the microphones that could be talking like this or that. This it just doesn't sound as good. Then, if you're talking straight into the microphone, I think it's better to have the microphone in shot and to have good quality audio, then to have to Mike hidden away. And then when you speak, it's completely off Mike Sandal Echo. It doesn't sound right, because when it's off mike, the sound waves aren't going directly into the microphone. They're going to a different part of the room on that sound waves bouncing off the room and then coming back into the microphone, which creates echo because it takes time for this sound wave toe. Actually reach this microphone to try and go directly into the microphone. It will sound a lot better than being off mike, and if you're talking like this, just have the Maiken shop. If you can't have out of shot, it's not problem if it's in the shop. A few creating courses or podcasts or videos have a mic and shot. It's not like it's a movie. Of course, if you creating Ah Hollywood movie or anything like that, you don't want the mike in shot, but they do a combination of love. Mike's a clip on Mike's under their clothes, and they have shotgun mikes. But for what we're doing here with one man or one woman team, just have the mic dynamic mic straight in front E. 13. Microphone Stand: Hello. This lecture is all about microphone stands. So there are a few different types of my extends you can get, but the one I've got here, it's just a destined of a big, solid base at the bottom. I like this one because it's sturdy. I just put the mic down here. Mike is in the shop, but I think this looks quite nice. This microphone, It's a good professional microphone, so I don't mind it being in shot. You can put the upshot so I can just basically just balance it down. But a bit further, I have experimented with the mike in shot on out shop. I don't mind it being in shock. To be honest, that actually rest my wireless keyboard. We have this soft foam pad on the stand just underneath it circum type just in front off the microphone. You can get one of these bendy stand. You see these? A lot of radio or podcasts. So I kind of touches to the desk and you can bend it round, have a hanging up whatever set up you've got. I don't really like these personally off using before they're just damage. My desk is the weights so heavy this microphone is over a kilogram. It's quite heavy, so I actually prefer just using this stand desk. But it depends on what you want. You can use just a regular microphone stand if wants do the standing up so it's more like a stand up show. I recommend just getting stand like this. It's quite cheap. Spent $15. Does the job really sturdy? This Mike is not going anywhere. Shake the desk and it's not wobbling or falling at all. It's absolutely fine. Experiment. I have used several different Mike stands before this one that I like. I've got another one that's very similar to this even bigger, heavier base, but it just takes up too much space. If you do you want to go traveling. This isn't probably the best thing cause the stand is really heavy. So you could get Maybe I feel lightweight Tripod one if you're going travelling. But this microphone might not be the best for traveling, traveling evil, because it is very heavy, but we just want a film in one place in one room in your house. Recommend getting a big, solid based stand like this 14. Vocal Booths: Okay, now we're going to talk about vocal boobs. So this here is a vocal booth. It's actually upside down by Essie Electron ICS. So the way it's meant ago is like this. You have an attachment that goes on a microphone stand, but you can use it for a desk. If you just flip it round giveaway and you put it down, you might be able to notice that you kept kind of dead a sound in your microphone. I am going through a microphone processing unit as well, so it's not completely accurate because I do do a few things to change the surrender of the microphone on this. But this can be quite good if you're doing, say, on audiobook or podcast, where there's no video, because you might want to even closer, like about here. On that way, all the sound waves around your voice will go straight into this dead and box that has this kind of thick material that deadens the sound. Of course, of using a video, you're creating a video. It doesn't look very good. It does get in the way. You can't really express your hands. The the reason I like toe. Have my mike on the desk like this just under my voice, just under my head as well as I could move my hands around. Have a bit of expression. Just make the video is a bit more interesting than if it's just right next to me Light. So which might actually sound better. Of course, this can same better if you recording a singer for doing a voiceover on the thing where there's no video involved. I might recommend using this, but there's nobody involved. I won't bother. I use this one and recording singers just them or from just doing some kind of voice over. It doesn't involve a video, but these. I actually got a second hand for £30 which is really cheap, I think knew that about £150 or maybe $200 I might recommend getting one. If you're gonna take this seriously and do a lot of voiceovers on record a lot singers, this can really help. Of course, you can get really vocal booths which are rooms, small rooms which are full of this kind of putting, which deadens the sound if you're just doing it in one larger room. This can really help. It depends on the size. If you're really my room, I'm recording. It is pretty good for recording vocals. If he recorded a huge echoey room, something like this could really help. 15. Microphone Cable: Hello. This lecture is all about cables for your microphone, so you will need an XLR cable, which is one of these with free pens. They have the female end on the male end. This is quite a long one. This is my spare cable, but you will need maybe a shorter one, maybe one meter free meters, an arm's length, not too long if it's just going on your desk. But remember, always have a spare every cable, just in case one breaks because you never know are broken a lot of cables in the past, and it's always nice to have a spare one, just in case. If you're using a USB microphone like the Blue, the Blue Yeti or Blue Snoble, which apparently there okay, I've never used one myself. I've always used a proper microphone like this, which needs an XLR cable. Then that will go into the next chain, which will even be an audio interface or a vocal processing unit, which we're going to talk about next 16. Audio Interface: Hello. This lecture is all about audio interfaces. On audio interface is a box or a device that converts analog signal into digital signals. So basically the audio from your microphone, but will go into a digital signal so it means you can plug it into your computer or your laptop so you can record it in some kind of software. That's basically what an audio interface does. This load of different types that can really do very in price. But the one I like to use for my voice overs is the skull it to I. T. By the company. Focus, right? The reason I like this one that's got two inputs. It's relatively inexpensive. It's about $150 and it's just really well made on. It's really simple to use, So I put a picture of one up here, so you just got the input at the front. You've got the outputs at the back. Got again. You can choose between line and instruments, so I have this online. Then you've got this kind of weird input. It means you can plug Eva Jack able to stuff like a guitar or a base and then you've got XLR input as well. So it's the two and one input, which is quite useful. If you're attaching this to another processing unit or for attaching a processing unit to this audio interface, this could be really useful. I'll show you in the next lecture how you can actually attach a vocal processing unique to this audio interface on. Then we've got the monitor. So this is for your speakers. You can use it to listen to music through and headphones as well. It's really easy to use. It doesn't require any power apart from us. BC Just plug it in with USB cable, and that's about it. Really simple, really portable good ones you. So if you just starting out or recommend the focus to buy two audio interface, it's already common one. You could probably get one secondhand, but I recommend getting a new one. If you go over to Thomas George dot com slash resource is you can find the exact one I use . So this is what an audio interface does. It is extremely useful. Andi. Yeah, make sure you get one if you haven't got one. If you do want to record audio you can use your USB Mike's, but they're just not as good. So I wouldn't try to save money on microphones, if anything, just by one piece of equipment at the time. Obviously, you do need the audio interface for the microphone to work, but things like the vocal processing unit we're going to look in the next lecture. I've got this. After you've got the microphone on that, what do you interface? It's not as important as the microphone audio interface, because the still stuff you can do in software to actually process your microphone process your voice. But the vocal processing unit will make it better, easier and quicker if you can start out with a microphone and then the audio interface and then the vocal processing unit, which we're going to look at in the next lecture. 17. Microphone Preamp: Hello. This lecture is all about pre amps, so pre amp is basically an amplifier that your microphone goes into to improve the audio or to improve the signal so the way actually works in the chain. Well, the order you go is, you start up with the microphone and then you go into the pre AMP. Then you go into the audio interface and that plugs into your computer or laptop to record all of this. You don't necessarily need to pre amp if you're using an audio interface like Scarlett to I , too. But it will make your signal better, and it will improve the quality off your microphone. If you're doing any life feeds like something on wire cast, for instance, this microphone isn't quite loud enough, even with the gain on full on your audio interface. Of course, you can go into a digital audio workstation afterwards on DPA that low volume and improve the mix, but a pre amp well, basically allow you to go out life without any mixing it all, and it will still sound good. The way I like to do my vocal recordings is I go for a pre AMP and then I go into a digital audio workstation afterwards to improve the order even more, but we're going to look at that a bit later up. There's quite a few different pre amps on the market, but the one I like to use is the DB X 286 s mic pre amp is quite reasonably priced. Are the round about $150 on that has built in effects on this pre empt, too. So I'm just going to show you the one I use now, and I'll walk through what the different effects do over pre ups do have a similar kind of thing, but this is the one I like just because it's really simple to use. It does the job well, and it's quite inexpensive. So first of all, we have the input game, so this will boost the signal. So microphones like this one, the one I'm talking in now Ari 20 isn't quite loud enough, so this will make the signal louder. Then we have a compressor. This is really useful. It basically makes a loud stuff quieter and the quiet stuff louder. So if I talk quieter like this, will make it a lot. Ladn, If I talked really loud, it weren't actually distort or clip. And if we don't have a compressor or limiter is also called, it won't clip, which is great. So limiter basically is a compressor, but just a loud bit so you can talk to allowed it wont The story of cut off at certain volume level on the compressor has the light bit on the quiet bit. So if you talked really quietly, it make this louder which is really great for vote vocal voiceovers Moving on we have something called a de esa which really helps of this sibilant. So if you start using a lot of s is in your words, it will they're basically cut down. The s sound will make it more pleasant for the listener because there's nothing worse than here in a voiceover On the s is a really strong and all you can hear every few words So this really just cuts I love this time. Then we have the enhancer. This is similar to an e que on equalizer. It can make the low end a bit brighter the high end of it brighter. Just play with this by ear and give it to your voice. Really, My voice was probably different to yours to go through and just experiment. If you do have an enhancer or an equalizer, then we have an expander slash gate. I rarely use this because I do think it can ruin the quality of the audio. But what it basically does is it gets rid of a lot of the background sound. But say, for example, there's someone on using a digger outside your house. You might want to use this. I can cut out Ah, lots of the background sound, but also takes out some of the frequencies of your own voice and doesn't make it as as high quality. I prefer to use the expandable gates in post production. So in the digital audio workstation, but still option for you to use experiment that it might send great in your voice. But with my voice, I don't really like using the expanded gate very much, and then we have the output level. So this is the signal, the level of the signal that was sent to the audio interface. So that's basically a microphone pre amp is not essential. But if you want to take this seriously and you really want the highest quality audio, I definitely recommend getting one. So I hope you find this useful. Remember, start off with a microphone and audio interface. I want you're used to this. Then I'd get a pre empt Don't get a pre amps straight away, just in case this isn't for you. You might not like making these videos. I wouldn't spend too much money on equipment unless you really know this is few. And you want to take this seriously. So I hope you're firing this lecture useful, and I'll see you in the next one. 18. How to Connect this Audio Equipment?: Okay, so this lecture is how can you connect or his bits of audio equipment? So if you're using the same things, I suggest a microphone with an XLR cable on the microphone pre amp and the audio interface . And of course, you will need even a laptop or computer to record this. I just run through quickly now how you can connect all this because some people might be a bit scared how they're setting us up, how to actually use this on it is really quite simple. So what you do is you have the XLR cable at the microphone, and that goes into the mic, referring pre amp. So you're preempt will have a microphone input. And then you get out off the microphone pre amp into the audio interface that goes into one . The slots at the front. If you're using a scarlet to ICTY, and then you connect the USB cable to your computer, and then you can record via your computer so you can use a digital audio workstation or screen capture software. So something like screen flow cam Tasia, logic pro Garrett banned that kind of thing to record the audio, and that's how you can do it. You can, of course, get microphones that go on top of your camera. I recommend using a real microphone if you want to take this seriously to get the top quality audio. That's basically how you do it. Mike into the pre AMP. Then preempt into the audio interface and audio interface attached to your computer and then record in your computer. 19. Headphones: Hello. This lecture is all about which headphones should you use when recording audio? If you're doing a video like this and you're no actually listening back monitoring 20 audio , you don't need any headphones That right now just me talking into a microphone got a computer in front of me where I can see the waves of the audio, so I know it's recording. I can see the levels I know it's not peeking. I've got my processing unit and my audience folks here as well, so don't actually need any headphones. If you're however doing, say, a video course abouts music production and you need Teoh, analyze some of the drumbeats or songs you will need some headphones. The ones I use are Sennheiser is hasty to five these around there. My resource is Paige Thomas George dot com slash resource is on. The reason I use these is basically because I'm used to them. I've been using these exact headphones for many years. I just really like them. Even if I had all the money in the whole world and still use thes headphones that just my favorite wants to use. That's the look pretty cool. The plain, black enough. Bright orange. Rather thin. They have this splitter. So this stand your head and you can quickly move. One of the is to the side. They're actually designed as D. J headphones on their closed back, which means sound doesn't really come out of them. So if you've got signed blasting through these quite loud, it won't really pick up on the microphone, which is good. The quite reasonably priced about $150. Andi, I just really like them is what I'm used Teoh. I know what music and audio sounds like on these because I've heard so much music and audio through these on their just good quality headphones. What? Getting to know if the breaker often in the parts, is a screw in here. I've actually lost before on that quite used to get new one because the quite common pair of headphones the thing with any kind of audio recording equipment. If you using common name companies that send high rises cannon, that kind of thing, you can easily get like repairs and you can easily get any spare parts because a lot of people have used these, you can usually get them secondhand as well. If using Mork kind of unique, niche based products that love people haven't heard of, it's a lot harder to find repairs and to get and your parts for. Yeah, these ones I like that also got this cable in here, so it's detachable. So just in case you do break this cable, you don't have to buy a brand new pair of headphones. You can just buy the cable, which is useful. Had headphones before that broke the cable. It's meant I've had to throw the headphones away. But generally of more expensive headphones, more higher priced ones, high quality ones. You do get a detachable cable just in case you break the cable. Okay, these aren't really studio had phones, not for music production. These a deejay ones, but the great for monitoring. A lot of cameramen used these and audio guys used these just because they're comfortable quite like white to stay in your head and they don't bleed. There's not much sound comes out of the headphones, so it doesn't really pick up on the microphone. So if you want to take this seriously, recommend, I recommend getting the Sennheiser is hasty to five 20. Studio Monitors: Hello. This lecture is all about speakers or monitors, so if you're recording your audio, you want to mix it back on a pair of monitors. Of course, you can use headphones, but I don't like to use headphones all the time. It's good to kind of mix on several different platforms, headphones and monitors. Just say you get an overall decent balance. If using any hi fi speakers or laptop speakers on a lot of these will add color or equalizer, which is great for the less Never want to hear movie Awesome music. It will sound better, but if you want to monitor back if you want to mix your audio, it really needs to be the same going out as it is going in terms of the same quality. So a pair of monitors is what you really need. I recommend the M Audio a V 32 just because I like the make em audio. Personally, they're quite inexpensive. About $100 on the do the job. Reasonably well, you can spend thousands of dollars on monitors, but it's about your budget. If you're just starting out, maybe something like a V 30 twos to be more than good enough on the round, about $100 So I hope this helps. Remember, try and monitor fruit, a pair of specific studio monitors designed for mixing audio rather than through your laptop speakers or hi fi or Bluetooth speakers. 21. Room Size and Room Treatment: Hello. This lecture is all about room size and room treatments if you want to record your vocals. Ideally, you want to do this in quite small dead room. If you've ever seen a vocal booth before, it's reasonably small. It's not very big on if you recording video, you will want to big enough to have some kind of backdrop as well. So you need to have a small room, but large enough for your camera equipment, your audio equipment on tohave backdrop. What you can do that is clap in the room. And if its quite big and echoey sounding, this isn't really the right room feud. If you clap and it's dead, a sounding can't hear as much echo. This is a better room, so when you talk into a microphone, the sound waves don't all go straight into the mic. Sometimes they go off to the side, and then these combats across the room. So if it's a larger room, the sound waves would take longer time to bounce around and come back to the microphone, which creates a large reverberated or echoey sound. So if it's a smaller room and the sound waves against the side will take less time to come back and bounce to create a smaller eco. So you do want to record in a small room is what I recommend if you are recording in your house or workspace is to just clapper home the house and try and find some. It's quite dead sounding. There are a few tricks and tips you can do, like having thick carpets or thick curtains and sound foam in the corners in the room to stop their bouncing sound. But really, you want to get the best quality send before you do any of this kind of treatment. Before you do any mixing, there is something called a noise gate, which we will look at in the mixing section. Off this course, A noise gate basically takes out some of the background sound and isolates the vocals, but you want to get his best selling you can before you do any effects before you treat the room to try and find a nice dead room. And if it is a bit echoey, experiment with maybe egg boxes on the side, some kind of foam in the corners or some kind of thick material just to stop the bouncing sound being so obvious. So I hope this helps. I remember if you are recording in a big actually room, try and find another room. Maybe not al the room like a bathroom. That would be very good, because it's quite reflective surface, so the sound will bounce off a lot. So what? A dead carpeted, ideally room, that lamb, that flooring carpet will sound a lot nicer. So thank you for watching this lecture. I hope you found it useful, and I'll see you in the next one. 22. Always have a Backup: always have a backup. It's so important to have a backup of basically everything. It will really, really help. Of course, it will cost a lot more money to have a backup of a camera back up off a microphone, but it doesn't necessarily have to be the best back up. Just a backup, because stuff breaks all the time, especially cables. Make sure you've got at least two of every single cable, so to USB cables to my cables to have connecting jack cables, if you can, to microphones. I've got spare order microphone. It's not as good as this one. But if this one breaks for whatever reason, it still be good enough on the other microphone. Same for camera. Same the lens. Same alighting. Try and have a backup for everything because you never know. Sometimes stuff just breaks, especially of technology. It breaks all the time. You never know when. The main thing I would say to always always have a backup is your hard drives. See for recording on external hard drives. You keeping your files on an external hard drive. You wanna keep them if you want to upload them somewhere else. If you want to go back and edit them. You need to have these files. So if you're using a Mac, you on the use something called Time Machine. But not just a time machine backup for your computer or your Mac book. He wants a time machine backup for each single hard drive. So one of your hard drives breaks. It doesn't matter. You've got back up everything you need to back up because you never know. Sometimes it's all go nice and smooth, and then the mic cable breaks. If my mic cable broke now, I just pull must bear one out and touch this and I'll go and Amazon or where wherever and just ordered a new one. And then it come in the next few days. If you've only got one and it breaks, you'll have to physically go down to the shop or the store and buy one that's an hour wasted. So always have a backup, even if it's not their best backup as long as it works. So you've got a couple days so you can order a new one online, so I hope you found the seas full. Just remember, back up everything if you can 23. Mac or PC?: Okay, so, Mac or PC for editing audio on video. Generally, I'm gonna say, Mac, I've been using Max for a long time, and they do kind of have you cornered in some ways. For example, Logic Pro 10 is only available for Mac. Screen flow is only available for Mac wire cast, which is for life. Streaming is only available for Mac. So a lot of the best software out there you can only use on Mac. Of course, the stuff like Adobe says stuff like photo sharp on aftereffects. Um, in design, the whole suite audition. They are Mac and PC Udobi Sweets. Absolutely fantastic. Really great. A. Definitely recommend subscribing to Adobe if you have the opportunity to. But the good thing about PC is you can customize it. You can make your own custom. Powerful PC. The dam inside on this is customizes yours so no one else is gullets. It's harder to get fixed harder to replace with a Mac book or I Mak. If you break it, you can get another one. That's exactly the same really easy at the Mac store. There's loads of them. They'd only make several different models, which is good in a way because it's easy to get another one. But it's bad because you can't really customize that. I know the new Mac books. You can't actually open up the back and add more ram or anything that that kind of locked, Um, but generally, I would say Mac are better for editing video and audio. There are kind of designed for the more artistic kind of creative processes, like videos in an audio system. But PC still can be really great. There is digital audio workstations like you base on ableto live if your music producer that work both on Mac and PC. But it does depend on what you want, What you want to achieve. If you really want to go absolutely hardcore on this, maybe you could make your own custom PC make it super powerful. But if you're just starting out, Maxwell it a lot easier. There anything is there a lot more expensive? But if you want to start editing, editing, video and audio, you will need a powerful computer, a powerful PC. It's probably recommend getting a Mac, even stuff like the MacBook Air. Pretty powerful, just about powerful enough. But if you have the budget to. I would recommend either getting I Mac a Mac pro, but they are very expensive or a Mac book. You want to go travelling? Obviously, a Mac book on that, but Pro is the most ideal, but I'm accessed all really great a map pros and very powerful. But they are very expensive. So have you. This helped you decide if we want to get Mac or a PC. I know a lot of video editors who do use PC. You don't have to have a Mac, but it is easier to use a Mac for this kind of thing. Just because, ah, lot of the software, it was only a valuable for Mac. They have kind of, yeah, got you cornered in because I do a lot of work on Logic Pro TEM. And this Mac, only you can get something called a hacking Tosh, which is basically it's a Mac operating system, but on the PC. But it is quite buggy. There is a lot of problems of it. I don't really recommend building a hacking tosh, so thanks. Fortunate lecture. Hope it gave you Beethoven inside off. What issues a Mac or a PC for video editing. It was completely down to you. Like I said, Adobe Suite is for PC as well. So do you get Adobe Audition? Premiere Pro, which is video editing software, which is really good on photo shop is gray office Lee after effects for motion graphics. So these work for both Mac and PC. 24. Logic Pro X - for Recording and Editing Audio: Hello. This lecture is all about digital audio workstations. So digital audio workstations are pieces of software in your computer or laptop that allow you to record audio so you get a signal from your microphone and that goes to an audio interface, and it can go via some effects, like a pre AMP or an equaliser. But basically, let's say your microphone goes into an audio interface than this. We're going to your computer, and it processes the analog signals to the audio into a digital signal. And then you can edit this. Manipulate this in a digital audio workstation. We have a look at my computer right now. I'm actually using a digital audio workstation to record this audio. The software is called Logic Pro TEM, and you can see the waves here. These big peaks. Oh, I clapped. That's what I do is I do a clap at the start of the video. So just in case I need to sync up the audio, we have the video manually. I could do it by a clap. There is a way to sink their supper. Just show you later. But this is the audio that I'm talking right now in real time. So if I do it, never clap. You can see that large peak there, which was the clap if I took a lot quieter. Well, notice the waves grew smaller, but I have compressed this audio, so I put it through different Siris of effects You can see over here we'll talk about these a bit later on on them, also going through a pre AMP. Amplifier to process the audience. There's quite a few things going on here to get this audio to sound like it does. No, but you will need some kind of digital audio workstation. This one is called Logic Pro TEM. This might be a bit advanced if you're not doing music production software. So I've got this logic pro TEM because I teach this course. This is one, of course, is I use for producing my own music as well. If you would just want to record audio, you don't necessarily need logic Pro TEM. But there is a very good one recording voiceovers on podcast also because you can use all these different effects over here. Click on these and you can add these to change different settings. Some of these come free of logic. Pray some of these you have to actually pay for. So this one here comes free with logic Pro. It's called a compressor. This equalizer comes free. These ones, this s one Try definitely recommend. Getting isn't free. Unfortunately, it's about $150 on this is a DS as well, which isn't free, either. You is a logic version of the de ESA, but I believe this one slightly better. So this is a digital audio workstation. Are are over. Ones like audacity can come Tasia able to live. If your music producer which is great if he just wants to voiceovers though Adobe Audition It's quite a few different ones. Garrett banned. If you use a Mac, that's a free one. I'd probably recommend starting with Garrett Band if you're a Mac user, just because it's free. If you really want to go in and get the best out of your audio, I'd recommend investing in a better digital audio workstation than the free ones. Like I said, this is logic. Pro attempts what I use, but it depends on what you want it for. Going to run through what these effects actually do So This is a noise suppressor and have a equalizer channel IKI. So this gives you the frequencies off what's actually going on right now. And I just roll off some of the base because under and here, you really can't hear that low and same of up this high. So I don't speak this label this high. It's kind of impossible, isn't it? No matter how low I try and sorry that won't sound. Is Lois that it's just background rumble. So get rid of that same of the high. I can't speak. How high have a de ESA, which basically gets rid of this sibilant or also have a de esa on my pre amp. But I like to use one on logic pro just to add a bit more compressor, which basically it kind of, ah, squishes aside a little bit, but in the good way. So it makes a loud, quiet and quite allowed it to get that really radio voice because naturally, on radios it compresses the sound because sound waves so large it has to be compressed to travel. And so we've got this kind of used to this radio siren off this compressed audio which a lot of people just carry on using and voiceovers today. So this is basically a digital audio workstation. This is the one I use just circum at thes plug ins. Then I have something called a limiter. It's basically boost the volume two as loud as it can go about clipping without distorting . And you can set the output level so it doesn't ever distort anything over zero is distortion, so you can set it below that. Then I have another equalizer just to roll off even more. Lauren, just in case. Okay, it's now what I'm going to do is go into this audio I just recorded. I'm actually going to edit it in real time so you can hear exactly what's going on. So actually recording this audio through screen capture software at the same time as I waas doing get em the three logic pro. So I've got two different kind of digital audio workstations at the same time. But scream flow is really great. We're going to that a bit later on that record the screen on the microphone and you can link up your laptop cameras Well, which is pretty cool, but I do recommend getting a higher quality camera. But if you're just starting out, there's no reason why you can't just use your laptop camera. Okay, so let's just have a listen back to some of this in for a pre AMP. Amplifier to process the audience. There's quite a few things going on here to get this audio to sound like it does. No, but you will need some kind of digital audio workstation. So this is the N s one. The noise suppressor I was talking about. You can see the waves coming through here with a signal coming through here. This surf a lower this you be able to hear some background sound. This one is called Logic Pro TEM. This might be a bit advanced if you're not doing music production software. So I've got this logic pro TEM because I teach this course. This one, of course, is I use You can notice the backgrounds time just disappear straightaway. I definitely definitely recommend getting this plug in. If you're going to use advanced audio editing, it isn't free. Unfortunately, it's back $200 but so good the ways N s one noise suppress. It's my favorite piece of audio equipment, including probably that the external preempt. I think this is better than that. It's so good there isn't always suppressed in the pre AMP. I don't really like it. To be honest, this one a lot better, but it is about the same. Price is the entire pre hump for producing my own music as well? If you just want to record audio, you don't necessarily need Logic Pro TEM. But there is a very good one, a zay said. Before I can roll off the base on the trouble, you can hit this. Analyze the button that Rory from getting too technical. I'm just giving you an overview of basically what the different plug ins do. What you need to do is going to experiment yourself, but this is what I use. I like to roll off some of the base. There's this analyzer button here, which allows you to see the wave, see the frequencies so you can basically to see where you're talking and sculpt the sound around that recording voiceovers on podcasts also, because you can affect clicks on these, and you can add these to change different settings. Some of these come free of logic. Pray some of these. You have trash. OK, so that's the equalizer. That's what equalizer means we got a de Esser actually pay for. So this one here comes free with logic Pro. It's called a compressor. I got two. Ds is on. I don't really need Teoh. I'm just, like, super paranoid about that s sibilant sward. But I have got a de Esser built in on my pre amp so a lot of the s and the semblance is taking out. Taken out through that I just like to have this one on a swell, just in case because I hate us the harsh s size, it really does ruin any kind of voice over. I don't have a compressor. This equalizer comes free. It's not doing very much. You can see this arrow or this doll just going up a little bit because I do have a built in compressor on the preempt, But this just to add a bit more just in case I go really loud, it will go up a little bit, just toe stop. Any kind of really bad peaks just to be doubly safe. And then on the Master Channel, which basically means that output. I've got a limiter limiters kind of the top part off compressor these ones, you can boost the whole channel just to make it louder. And then you set something called the output level, which basically stops it from clipping. I am going through a limiter compress in the pre AMP. Andan over compressor, which has a limiter on it on another limiter on this limiter, some going through free limit is really just because the worst thing you want is your earlier distorting and clipping this way I've got too many limiters. But I know no matter how loud I talk, it's not going to clip or distort. It's always gonna sound pretty good. So, yeah, it's better to have one extra limits. Are there not enough that I have limit linear e que just to roll off even more off the base ? Because this low frequency rumble it's just horrible sound you don't really want, so just roll it off. This is how I mix my audio. This is through logic. Pretend like I said before. You don't need to use logic. Pro 10. You can use GarageBand. It does do a similar kind of thing or audacity or adobe audition. But I like logic, pro, because you can just add these effects and really easily. Most of them come with logic pro, which is really awesome. But that s one you will need to buy. You can use the logic DSS. It's still pretty good, but the N s one haven't found anything that comes close to this. Especially the free ones. So what? I would say if you're gonna buy anything, make sure you buy the LS one on a piece of software that's compatible with the N s one to logic, pro audacity able to live or all compatible with this ways s one. Of course, it's about your budget, how powerful your laptop is. This is kind of the brand new maverick prote very fast laptop, and it can handle video editing, audio editing really well. But it's not their cheapest off laptops on that books, but it is a very good job. It depends. How much are you willing to investigate good quality audio, good quality video and to get good quality product that would make you look professional in the YouTube channel of sites like you damn me as well and it just make you look. Yeah, high quality figure, a figure of authority, Good quality audio is so important. More important, the videos and the lights audio, apart from content, is number one. Content is the most important thing you can have the best audio, the best video, the best lighting in the world. If you're talking about nonsense, to be talking about stuff that's not entertaining or not, educational has no real value. There's no point. So yeah, logic pro TEM this one I like to use. But I also use screen flow, which I'm going to talk about next, which is also very fantastic. Slightly is its views, but most of all is great for capturing your screen. If you want to do any tutorials or anything that involves using a screen even like a PowerPoint slide, that kind of thing. So thank you for watching issues. This lecture. I hope you found it useful. I'll see you in the next one where we're going to talk about scream flow 25. Lets look at Screenflow - Mac: Hello and welcome to this lecture. This lecture is all about scream flow software, so this is screened flow. Six. I'm going to show you it's a Mac only piece of software, and it's really fantastic. Allows you to record the screen your computer, audio, your microphone on your built in camera on your laptop or Matt book or even a USB camera. It's really useful if you want all the one package, and you can do some call editor in there as well. You can edit zooms. You can follow the mouse. You can write text if you want. All the one package too quickly to screen casts safety in tutorials like video tutorials, maybe photography. Two tours, music tutorials, Screen flow can really really help, so this is screen flow right here. I just did a quick recording, and you can hear it recorded my microphone riser on a crash. Time have gone through and have changed. Some of these panels also recorded the audio from my computer. Do stuff like change the volume quite easily by hitting this button. Increase the volume. So really, it's so easy to just throw some loose change on the length of the right channel contract. If you do, I want to record more than one microphone. My audio interface has to microphone inputs so it could, in theory, called two microphones at the same time. And here we have the camera. This is from my webcam, with confidence built in on my map book so we can select this and dragged this around and make it bigger if we wanted to. Obviously, there's a green screen behind me. We can actually add video, filter other crime, icky and change some of this. It does involve a bit of tweaking on the chroma key. It's not the best one in the world, but if you want to quickly create, video can make on. So let's hear this and we could have outro some string. Like I said, you do need some less crime, a quick, quite a lot to try and find a decent image. I don't personally like the chroma key myself, but I have used it before. If you do want to make a really quick screen cast, you can do this. There's a few things like following the mouse cursor, so move this here you can follow the mass Cassa consume up. It's quite useful of people. And to follow your mouse, it does involve going in and tweaking a lot of stuff here. This is just a really quick overview of screen flow. You can add text as well, so you can the lows of cold, interesting stuff you can add zoom. So if you want to add a zoom, you can do that. This is basically how you can Yeah, you scream flow really, really quickly. But, yes, there is quite a lot to do in this piece of software. I'm just showing you really quickly what you can do, but basically you can add zooms. You can edit the audio you can. Bright in the audience can add reverb you can edit on the show the keystrokes, which means if I type on the keyboard, it can show that or just the modified key. So if I hit, I don't know. Command and see to copy the command and see will come up because that's a modify key has because uses the command Onda Yeah, full of the mouse cursor. Do some right in and you have a few extra effects as well. That's basically how you Can you screen flow. If you do want to just record the screen, this is really useful. I'm actually recording this in quick time player. This actually recorded in quick time play, which is another option so you can use quick time player, or you can use screen flows completely up to you. Quick time play is free screen. FLOTUS cost money but gives you a lot more options. If you're using a computer or a PC, you can use stuff like Cam Tasia. I really do like screen flow personally, but it is Mac only. So maybe go around research if you're PC user. So thank you for watching this lecture is all about screen flow, really just giving you quick insight how you can use this piece of software for recording screen cast and also recording your audio video on recording your computer audio. 26. Vocal Processing: hello. In this lecture, we're going to continue mixing audio and looking at vocal processing. So the way this Mike is set up, it goes into a pre AMP. And this has a few different effects. Then it goes into an audio interface, which is attached to my map book. And then I record this on Logic Pro 10 which is a digital audio workstation. You can use stuff like Adobe Audition Queue Base can't Asia is a few of ones you can use to record audio or scream flow, which is a great one, which I'm actually recording this on right now. And then they put it in logic, pro or alternative. Alternatively, I record directly in logic pro in the mix and process on Logic Pro afterwards, I do get fairly decent sound from just going for this microphone and pre AMP. But I can get a much better sound when they're mixed with the plug ins. Logic pro Also so here. I've just got a project I was working on before. It's just a previous lecture. Let's just have a quick listen to this. It's later, um, but I also recommend having a fairly decent webcam if you ever want to do, And he kind of live shows or webinars or so is pretty much the same as what my voice sounds like now. So I'm just going to go through what I've actually done, how I process this. So first of all, it goes into the pre amp. And I turned up the input gain. This just makes it louder because this Mike is quite quiet. And then I go into a compressor which basically makes allowed stuff a bit quieter and the quite stuff louder and has a limiter which stops the loud stuff. I'm getting too loud, because if I talked really loud, it won't clip or distort, which is the last thing you want. So this limiter stopped him microphone for getting too loud, and it makes the quiet stuff a bit louder and it cuts squishes the way form and gives you that radio stole podcast style voice. Then, after this, I've got a de Esser which gets rid of sorts that some of the civil INTs so the harsh s sounds that picks up on a lot of microphones. It will really just smooth this out a little bit and then we have the enhancer, which brightens and crisps, their sound up similar to an equalizer. And then we've got a noise gate, which I don't actually views on my pre amp. I use the noise gate on my digital audio workstation, and then we have the output just to make it a bit louder. And then I record this even in screen flow or directly into logic probe. I have a few plug ins on here. The 1st 1 which have already talked about is the noise suppress? It's really great. It basically just gets rid of a lot of the background, said. There is a noise suppressor on the preempt that used, but this way is one is a lot better. It costs about the same price as the whole physical preempt, but it's definitely worth every single petty. So maybe turned the sub orbital West and headphones to hit a difference. But this is without the noise suppressor. It's later, um, but I also recommend having a fairly decent webcam if you ever want to do and he kind of live shows or so that you can hear the hum, you can hear the hiss, and if I turn on the noise suppressor. It's later rum, but I also recommend having a fairly decent webcam if you ever want to do, and they have live shows or webinars for. It doesn't get rid of all the same, but it gets rid of a lot of it. And after this, I have a channel EQ on our logic. Pro can hit this. Analyze a button and it shows you the frequencies of your voice, which is really handy. It's later, um, so you can see around here like 100. So one K is about where my voice is, but I do have some brighter parts of my voice. Also, anything below about here. Just roll off, get rid of it because that's just low rumbles. That isn't even your voice. Some of the high bets that's not your voice. It's just weird background sound. So get rid of all of that. So that's youku, a boost it a little bit in the mid high just to make it slightly brighter. And after this good de esa, which is similar to the DSR on the pre amp, it gets rid of the hosts s sounds, I actually put two on this. So I do go through technically free separate DSS because I do really not want this harsh assigned. This is the waves, the ESA, but you can get the logic pro one as well. That comes with logic on ditz. Yeah, it's pretty simple to use, but you do get similar kind of things in over digital audio workstations. But Logic Pro is a very efficient one. It's $200.109 stone dollars off the Apple store. And if you want to have high quality audio, I definitely recommend it. Of course, stuff like Adobe Audition Carriage Band as well you can get alternatives. I like logic Pro. I write music as well, so actually write a lot of music in logic. Pro. Then we've got a compressor. Like I said, it's similar to the compressor on the pre AMP. I just put a little bit on here. I've got a limiter turned on, just in case it still doesn't compress fully through this pre amp. I conducted for this like am physical digital compression as well. It's later rum, so you can see it just plops up here. This dial two shoots up a little bit just to stop the loud from getting too loud later rum . But I also recommend having effect, but it's not really needed too much. You can just do it all on the physical gear, but it's nice to have just that extra shine on your voice. So that's basically what I do to improve the voice and then on the Master Channel. If you just got one channel you can stick on, here is a limiter, which just turns this up even more. So you have this gain, which makes it louder on this output level, is minus two D BCE, which means it really won't clip. I'm so paranoid about the audio distorting and clipping, and this way I know you're from going through technically free, different limiters. It's going to be OK. It's not going to clip on that way when I play it later, rum. But I also recommend having a fairly decent webcam if you ever want to do, and the kind of live shows or reduction just turned it down a little bit so it doesn't distort. That's basically it. Also have a lily Atiku just never eat you to roll off even more base. I might have to mu plug ins here. I'm being a bit em on the safe side, but I think it's better just to get sounding really good, clear and crisp. And this is what suits my voice. Your voice might not be the same as mine. Your voice might be completely different, but I would start on this similar kind of settings I've got and then tweak it to your own voice, if you can. I definitely recommend this microphone is electro voice ari 20 this pre AMP. Which is a db x 286 s the audio interface, which is the focus right to a toy to Scarlett. So Scarlett to I to buy. Focus right on this digital audio workstation is logic pro. This is currently logic Pro 10 point free. It's microphone. Yeah, it all works well what I've found together from lots of trial and error, using lots of different microphones and getting stuff wrong a lot of time and tweaking, getting corrected and eventually finding something that I fit, think suits my voice. So thank you for watch this lecture spaces just about plugging tutorials on the effects on the outboard gear. Don't expect your voice to sound like this straight away. You will have to just go in on experiment week, a few dials, move a few knobs and just try and find something that suits. She'll voice. Ah, lot of it's just experimentation and being creative. Try new things and to be on this, what's the worst that can happen? You just change the dials again and just keep on doing it to find something you like. Also right the dollars down. Write this sentence down or even save the presets on Logic Pro. You can click and you can save a channel strip setting, which basically saved these presets exactly how you want them And now, every single time again logic proto editor Voice over. I just load up the preset drug him. I pretty much always record in the same room on to keep the settings on my pre empt the same. I've got them written down as well, just in case the move just so I know I can always use these settings which have spent a lot of time finding, do you think suits my voice, So thank you for watching this lecture, and I'll see you in the next one 27. Why Should you Record Video?: why should you record video as well as audio? I do believe that nowadays video is kind of the standard for any kind of online course, online learning formats and also entertainment. Almost. I think people are getting Lazier and Lazier used to be books. Then it was audiobooks, and now it's videos. It's just more stimulation, and it's easier to actually digest because you do less. You just sit back in your watch, you spectate on. And do you think is more popular of most people? I come from a audio engineering background. So for me, audio is the most important thing apart from content. But video is super key as well. On this day and age, it's not too expensive to set up your in camera rig in your house. Andi, you can upload videos to YouTube. I remember a few years ago, only a 10 minute maximum naked upload hours upon end so you can easily get your video out there and spread out to the whole world. YouTube is the second biggest search engine in the entire world after Google, so if you put your videos on YouTube, a lot more people are going to see them. Then if you write blog's. Of course, being a good writer is a very important skill. Andi, I don't think you should kind of reject learning how to write but producing videos. We get your stuff out there a lot easier and more people will see it then, yeah, if you write stuff, which is quite sad, ready. But the fact that matters. If you produce a course or entertaining video, it's gonna get seen. People are more likely toe watch it than to read your block or article. Unless you're a very famous writer. We have celebrity status in your kind of niche if it does just the easiest way. And, of course, if you're doing any screen cast tutorials left, I do a lot of music production tutorials. You really want video because they can see what you're doing on audiobook about digital audio workstation like music software with It won't be very good. You need to see what you're doing. Office caution to here the different recordings, the mixes, that kind of thing. But you want to be able to see and copy what the person's doing on screen ons. Yeah, video, just the way forward how has been, and it's easier and cheaper to get involved now. Remember, my first camera was about 15 years ago. It was a little Sony handheld camera that recorded to the DV tape, I think, and it costs a lot of money about them on Looking back now it's dreadful was awful. Now you can pick up ah, half decent camera for a few £100 or dollars, or even you could start off with your iPhone just recording your smartphone and then build your way up to a better quality camera. I do also think that lighting is more important than the camera. There is of elements to think of the different types of lenses where you're shooting the environment, the backdrop like it is a screen Castell tutorial. Ideally, you want a green screen so you can cut yourself out so you can go in the corner of the screen so the viewers can view most of the screen in just a bit of you. If you doing stuff that wildlife nature entertainment green screen might be a bit boring, you might want something of a more interesting backdrop, so there's a lot of different elements to think about, But first we need to think, What kind of videos do you want to correct? And are you gonna be any good that presented them? It will take a lot of practice to just talk in front of the camera. Of course, you can have scripts ice to use a teleprompter. One points. You can have notes on the side, but it's not very good if your eyes are darting off to one side. Really, you want to be locked on to the camera and looking at the camera because it makes the viewer feel like they're actually talking to you have more of a personal connection. Then if your eyes are darting off to the side of the time reading notes. Of course, if you're just doing the voice over, it's just the screen. Why not have note? You could even read from a script, but it will be a lot more natural if you're just speaking what I used to do at one point as I had a corkboard, we have two main bullet points on there, so that just the main topics and our talk on the microphone, and I just looked over and look at the topics. I mean, just Oh, yeah, I need to talk about that topic ahead. Just go between the topics. But now I just try and memorize as much as a cowl, memorized the main points in my head and then just talk. It's more natural. Believe people think we're actually talking to you. You're not putting on the front. You're not putting on the script. You know, acting. You're just talking and being yourself. It's a lot more congruent toe. What you're actually saying on video is the best way you can do that. Of course speaking, the audio that comes out your mouth is very similar, is why you can tell if someone's reading from a script. You can tell if they're being honest if they're actually know what they're on about there on the authority figure. But video is the easy format on having both is the best way, in my opinion. So thank you for watching this lecture, basically about how, in this day and age video is really important to 28. DSLR vs USB Cameras: Hello. This lecture is all about DS. Pallas versus Webcams or USB cameras. Two years. Be cameras. They're the ones you plug into your computer there quite handy for stuff like screen flow, but you can to sync up the camera straight away and also wire cast. If you want to do any life feeds, live webinars question. Answer. Kind of videos. The really useful. But if you want a high quality camera to create a lot of videos, a recommend using a DSLR one. The main reasons I like deer Salah's is because you have interchangeable lenses. You can use different lenses for different shots, but they are primarily designed for taking photos, not video, so you can't recall for too long because they will get quite hot. I know four K cameras at the moment a lot, then you can't really record for over 10 minutes unless you spend a lot of money on a decent four K camera. But I'm sure in a few years time you'll be able to film for maybe hours upon end with a four K DSLR camera. But I would recommend getting both if you can, using a deer Salafi, your main shots, and you make main kind of core products and a Webcam style camera for any Q and A questions . Live videos, webinars that kind of thing. Of course, it depends on what you want to do. If you're not interested in doing any live videos, I wouldn't recommend getting a year speed camera. They're similar to USB microphones. They just link up straight away, quite cheap, but they're not as good quality is getting a riel analog thing. It's a real decent analog digital camera called analog because of the lenders are still analog because you have the analog focus. But there's still obviously digital cameras. You still have, Ah, the SD cards. You plug into them, and then you can just connect these to your computer. But in my experience, the Deer DSLR do give a much, much better quality picture, especially if he's using, say, a green screen. It cuts out a lot better. You can Blair the background, so it's easy to cut out the green from what's if you're wearing a try. Green screens on my webcam on and on USB cameras on It doesn't really work, but with DSLR cameras of a fairly decent lens, you can chop out the green screen pretty easy. 29. Which DSLR Camera and Lens?: Hello. This lecture is all about what type of DSLR camera should you buy. So if you want to take these videos seriously and you really want to step up your game a. Recommend filming with a DSLR camera. There are generally much better quality than a USB webcam style camera. Onda. Also a lot of them you can change the lens. Seacon get love customization to your camera shot when I recommend is a cannon. 70 D. This is one I'm using right now. There is the current 80 D as well, which is also very good. It just costs a bit more. Doesn't really have that many features for the price, to be honest, but the 80 day is still very good. But with the 70 d and the 80 d has a face tracker. So when you put the video or the camera in auto focus, it will track your face so I can move around and always be in focus. If this was in manual focus, I'd move around and it would be out of focus. But automatic focus means it will automatically be in focus on this has a really good face tracker. So you can move around. So if I'm doing a video and a move around a bit, I'm always going to be in focus, obviously, a microphone. It's just hearsay. I want to be near the microphone, but for wants to move around a little bit. I've got a compression, the microphone, so it doesn't matter too much. I'll always be in focus. That's the one I like to use just for that main reason on the type of lens depends as well . We want, ideally, a quiet lens. So when the STM lens so it's not too noisy when you move around, the lens I'm actually using is a signal 1.4 30 millimeter lens, which isn't that quiet, but the microphones quite far away from the camera. The mic was right next to the camera. Or maybe I was using a condenser microphone or Omni directional microphone, which means it picks up the whole room. Then it might pick up the sound off the camera lens because it moves and the lens actually goes out of focus. So it's kind of the sound of the Kochs moving, but it doesn't pick it up, so it's absolutely fine if you've got Mike on top of the camera. A lot of people use these road Mike's on top of the camera. It might pick up the sun there so you would want an STM lens on the 30 millimeter basically means the size of the lens. So if it was 50 millimeter, you'd have to have a bigger room because the camera would have to be further away. If it was 10 millimeters, it would zoom out more so the lower the number of the Latin's, the more resumes out, the higher than that brother more zooms in. So if it's a 200 millimeter lens, it be right up in my face. If it was 10 millimeter lens, it be really far away from the 1.4 based. It could give you a blurry background. So the 1.4 allows may to Blair this green screen that behind me, so it puts me in focus and then the green screen. It's slightly blurry, which makes it easier for the chroma key to actually work. So if you get one of the one point for or maybe up to about 2.5, allow you to blow out the background or blurt your green screen That makes you a chroma key or your green screen more effective. So that's basically the camera I like to use the cannon 70 d just because it's not too expensive. What you get is quite pricey, But if you want to take this seriously, if one a step up your game, I definitely recommend getting a decent DSLR that has face Tracker so you can move around on this. Also focus because there's not a cameraman here. There's no one else in this room. It's just May. So I need decent auto focus so I can just switch it on, turn on the lights, record the microphone and just talk. If I had a whole team of people, manual focus would probably be a bit better. You probably get sharper. You could do some cool images called videos, but as it's just a one man or one woman team that I'm telling you about, you want a decent camera that's got really good faith. Track it in auto focus. I like I said about the lens. This is quite standard lens for you. Tributes. The signal. 1.4 30 millimeter. It's a prime lens, which means that hasn't got zoom. So if you wanted to get closer, you have to physically move the camera closer or further away. You have to physically move the camera fervor away, so make sure you've got a good space. So you plan the camera distance out, for example, you can't zoom in anymore. I'd have to physically move forward or physically move the camera forward the same assuming outs. You can get cameras that have zooms in, which could be useful, but they're generally not as good as prime lenders. I think it's better to have a few different prime lenders have a few good ones, then to have one kind of jack of all trades multi zoom lens. So that's the camera I used. That's the lens I use. Obviously, it's up to you depends on your budget, but I strongly recommend a camera that has faced Tracker on it 30. Green Screen Backdrop: Hello. In this lecture, we're going to talk about green screens, so I'm currently using a green screen right now behind me. It allows you to change the background like this, or like this, all that this. So really you can cut out your body and change the background. But the main reason I use a green screen is because I create a lot of screen casts or tutorials. What I need the screen of the computer on it really helps. Just cut out your body so you don't take up too much space. If you're creating, say something like a wildlife photography or wildlife videos or gym workouts, that kind of thing. You might really want a really background, not just a screening. White might want something a bit more interesting for the audience or for the person watching. But when he didn't screen cast or screen tutorials, green screen really, really essential. I did it before, well, just cut out in a box. But I took up too much space. It just allows you to move your hands around and just be in the corner and still yeah, have you on the shot in the screen. What's not taking up far too much space than if you were a big square box. You have to use something called chroma key to cut out. It's Ah, plug in which you'll get on most kind of high level video editing software. I used the crime Mickey on Final Cut Pro, but you can use onscreen flow. It's not quite as good on screen flow. I personally like the one on Final Cut Pro. So this is basically yeah, green screen behind me allows you, Teoh. Put some crazy stuff if you really want, or just about the screen of your computer that's basically up. I've actually got really large green screen, so I'm free to move around the room on recording. I didn't start off with a really small um, and the quite cheap. I just pin them on the wall with the cloth pins hammer. That's about that. You can get stands to stun them on, but I prefer just doing it against a wall, and I know it's gonna be in the same place. It's not many move around. It's good that the same for every shop 31. Ring Lighting: Hello. In this lecture, I'm going to be talking about lighting. Lighting is something that I've struggled with for a very long time, and I didn't get right for quite a while. I used to rely just on the sunlight so I'd have the curtains open on be filming opposite side of the windows side. Get this sunlight, which did create a natural, um, even lighting. But even you couldn't film. You could only film during the day. Right now it's 10 p.m. I've got even lighting. The reason and the way I could do this is because I use a ring lights. The actual ring light is the diva ring light supernova model, and it's the one of the beauty girls. Use a few cheap, but it just create, even likes. You do get the little rings in the eyes, but I don't really think that's a problem, because I'm quite zoomed. If I was really zoomed in, it could be a problem. It's really good for the green screen as well. It doesn't cast too many shadows, and if you're one man or one woman team, you don't to be moving lights around all the time to try and find perfect light and you just want one goes on the camera. What goes around the camera to turn on Boom and go on. That is what this is. You just turn on record the camera and it's ready to go. There's no moving the lights around. I used to spend about half on hour getting the lights in the right shot, moving it about now. This all sits on one tripod light than the camera in the middle, and that's about it. It's really simple, is really easy. It's really effective. I live in the UK, and I couldn't actually get this, like anywhere in the UK or Europe, in fact, so I had to get imported from USA, which took a few weeks, and it costs about $250. But I do believe it's worth it. Plugs in the mains you just switch on. It's really nice. Lighten has material around it as well, so you get a constant glow without actually hurting I so I can look into the camera about this light hurt in my eyes. It all is quite expensive, this lighting, but I do think it's worth it if you're gonna be making a lot of videos. You just want system where you can just turn on hit record and it's gonna look good. There is the Loomer loom cubes, for if you're into kind of outdoor lighting. I haven't used them personally, but there are a lot of travel. Bloggers travel bloggers used the loom lights, the loom cubes. A lot of people attached him to go pro. So if you do any kind outdoor from light and I know people that for surfboards as well, they attach them to the surfboard silicon surf at night might be a bit dangerous, but something to think about as well. We're definitely going traveling. This is not practical for moving around. Actually took it at my studio into another studio about a week ago on It's not very good for travelling. Actually broke one of the screws because it's bashing around. Had to wrap it in closed because I couldn't find a case for it. So I recommend if you're going to get its light, leave it a warm place. Don't touch it, but it works fine now. I personally think that's great and there's no lighting people here. There's no one else in this room is just May I want something that's easy to use, so I could just talk. I have to think about a lighter that have to think about the audio, the camera work. I just want everything to work so I can put content out so people can see my videos on that after stress too much about all the different elements, and it just fits together nicely. So I definitely recommend getting a ring light. It doesn't necessarily have to be this exactly light, but from my experience, this one's really great. But it's quite expensive just for lighting. Maybe start out with some just standard, cheap video lights. And then you can always build your way up to this if you realize that making videos is for you. If you make videos almost every day or very often a definitely recommend getting some high quality lighting 32. Screen Size and Resolution: Okay, So what screen resolution on what screen size should you use to record your videos? So if you cheap and a lot of other video sites, they want the resolution of 1920 by 10 80 then the problem of this is if you're recording your screen a lot of the time, your laptop or Mac book isn't 1920 by 10 18 it can squish screens on it can actually create black bars on the side that you don't really want. What you can do is used on external monitor that has a screen resolution off 1920 10 80 on record the screen in there, you can also use capture. Cast do this, but the one thing I like if you using a laptop or screen that doesn't have the screen resolution off 1920 by 10 80 is to use this piece of software called switch Rez X to hit. Replace is free to try out. You can buy it for about $10 and then just go down to the color L. C D. Current resolutions and you can change The resolution of your screen is really useful, and obviously this one is too big, But if you go down, we confined here 1920 by 10 80. That would create the right size. If you want to choose any of the sizes, that's a few different ones here, but I definitely recommend using 1920 by 10 80. If you want to create the YouTube videos, there is 12 80 by 7 20 but 1920 by 10 80 will create a better quality image. Everything does get a bit smaller, then maybe of current resolutions, so you might have toe. Just look a bit place, say, Of course, you can do zooms and that kind of thing, drawing your videos. But this is how I like toe actually change the resolution of my screen. Have experimented with using external monitors. If you want to go and you just want one thing quickly or recommend download in switch rez X just to change your screen resolution. 33. Final Cut Pro X Video Editing Software for Mac: Hello. This lecture is all about Final cut Pro 10 video editing software. Final Cut Pro 10 is for Mac only, and it's the video editing software that I use. So if I'm recording a video like this with a DSLR camera and a microphone, I will edit the audio in Logic pro TEM and edit the video and the audio and final cut pro temp. The main thing I really like about Final Cut Pro 10 is the sink function. So this allows you to record the microphone and a camera separately and sink them perfectly together before you'd have to do a clap. And I still do a club now, either a clap just in case as a backup and also if I'm trying to export stuff back home from screen flow and final cut pro. But you don't need to do that Final cut pro. It just sinks it for you. So sometimes if you go and buy clap, you might not get it bang on and after a while to say 10 minutes. It might be slightly at the time of your lips, which is terrible, but final cut pro somehow sings it up automatically, which is so, so good and so handy for editing videos. So let's just have a look inside the final cut pro right now. So here is a video about sitting vs. Standing is in this course, if you want to have a look of it on, have basically just got the audio which have sink together on the backdrop. So the way I think this is, I just dragged over the files so drugged over the video file. But then the audio and all you have to do is select the audio on the video. Let's find audio. Hold down the command button to select them both. If so, I've got the audio selected on the video selected right click and just go on synchronized clips. And this will create a new synchronized crypt clip, which is down here. And if you listen the juice, it's or stand. When you're presenting your videos, the stink top, it's great. And then I've got a backdrop because if you can see, I'm actually using a green screen behind me. But I use a backdrop. Justo, make it a bit more interesting. You could have it black, but I prefer having kind of Bluey green backdrop. I like to have a bit of a green color in the backdrop just because because sometimes the crime Mickey it might not work folly. You might have a bit of a green tent on that doesn't show if you use a blue or green background, there's a little hint for you, and yet it's quite self explanatory. There's a few things like beef a blade which would create blade stuff like Command Z Well, in day ater changed at all but normal V to kind of mutual hide. What? What using Then you've got stuff like transitions. So if you want to add in a fade, you can use a cross. Dissolve this one here. I don't really use thes kind of arrows or bands of black hole habit. Other early star Wars. Cheesy for me, really? But I did have a cross dissolve. Then you can just put it in Should you sit? I wouldn't use that normally, but I use the crust is off at the end of my videos, so I'm just going to scroll to the end on here. You can see by putting their crosses off. She it will actually make the background disappear, and then I will or me and the green screen, the chroma key will disappear. So what Candy is just select all command a and then right click new compound clips. This just puts all the clips together. Then, if you want to apply effects to everything you can with a compound, clips pretty useful spree. Handy now. But I would say if you can test it a standing desk, test a citizen desk and see which you prefer fades out. You can add a bit of blank space if you want to have a second or two gap at the end, which I find quite useful. Well, you have to do to do this is just it halts on W that creates a blank space, and you can drag on the across faiths wherever you want. You've got a bit of blank space, and you can delete all this. Get rid of this as well if you want, and that's Ah yeah, kind of quick overview how you can create your videos and final cut pro. There is other stuff as well, like zoom in, zoom out. Of course, it's pretty standard stuff, and you have your events over here and your projects. So to create a new event, you just go file new event. This will create one here. It's cool that test than to create a new project. Foul New project or command in Let's call it test to There's new project contract Eclipse over. Put the men the stuff like you have audio texts as well. Arrows can be quite useful and that kind of things. So if you go to solids all different things as well, vivid want the solid colors textures, so you can get some strange things. You can just drag these all royalty free so you can use these metal. I wouldn't really use these myself, but you might find a nice one that this one too bad. If you wanted a lemon, it would finish. This one's actually okay, Pinstripes, elements. Elements is good. So look at this. You can go over, so go on elements over here. This button elements on you can change this to where is an arrow? So this is quite useful. If you're doing any screen casts, I'll just like musical a red, dark red, whichever really you can get rid of their background outlined. Color If you wish, you can drop shadow, that kind of thing. Change at a blur to the shadow. Increase the shadow distance, and then, if you're going this button, this will crop trim. Ken Burns basically creates, zoom in or zoom out just quite useful. But what I want to do is transform. Then I can rotate this. So if you're doing a tutorial tutorial on your like look at this over here, you have arrow. Or if we points, here we go here, you can have the arrow do that, so it's pretty useful. The good thing about Final Cut pro is you can work a lot of it. It's not that complicated. Once you start playing with it, start messing around. You can also save your own presets, so I've actually got my cream. Icky Staved, who gave the basics, saved ours. Tom Final, and that's basically what I do. I've got my cry Mickey. Save the Kree Mickey is what you used to cut out the background because if using a green screen that this the great thing is or even the blue screen, you can cut out the background. But generally green screens are more popular than blue screens. You have to apply a chroma key or king effect. And that's Yeah, that's just looking one of these headphones project I did about headphones and then Kia effect. If I turn this off, you can see it goes green and turn on and it's Ah, yeah, chopped out the background. You do have to kind of go through this mess around of all these different functions. It really does depend on the color of your green screen. You've got increases in there. Andi. Yeah, your hair can be a big one. If you've got big curly hair, lots of gaps, it can be quite hard to do. You got short hair shaved head. It's a lot easier what you wear. I like to wear generally, shirts quite tight, fit in so it stays on my body and so easy to cut out. I'd avoid certain colors, obviously, green if he had got green screens. If you were. If you are using color, it's the same. It will just disappear. Also same of blue for using a blue screen, but they're the best things do is to go through, and experiments result different features and functions. It took me about our to get my green screen on my settings. That was happy with. And now I just dragged the priest over. And that's that. You can save the presets by just going down to save effects presets. That's the same of Transform and Krupp crops basically way. You just change the size cause where I films a lot bigger than what crop down. I think it's better to film large and then crop down, and you've got mawr space and freedom because sometimes my tripod isn't bang in the right area, and I could just crop it to size Ken Burns, which are K's in the use. You can kind of create a zoomed in feel. So if I just hit Bay Blade, I can. A set can burns on this. So free cam bans. Let's make it really obvious. Just say you can say I wouldn't do this normally so you could start like this and the five zoom How for photographs. This could be really useful if you've got a slide show of different photos. Ken Burns can create really great effect, but for video, I wouldn't use that as much You can do things. Let's go on to transform like this so you can hit this diamond button here, and then we can move along and dragging. Tonight, you notice now you can zoom in and outs. Let's move it to over here. So if you're doing a screen Castell screen tutorial, you could say something like, That's look over here and we could go to the screen. And then I wouldn't be so big and scary looking at that, I would be in the corner of the screen. If you look at a lot of my screen tutorials, I might be talking like this. And then I do something a bit more technical or something on the screen. Obviously don't want me covering the whole screen. So I used to go down into the corner into the side just so you can see the screen. But you could still see May so you can hear what I'm saying. It might be a bit more exciting if I'm there in the corner. You can do this quite easily with final cut pro. You can add a curves, make it linear smooth. You can delete the points on. This is quite useful for screen castle screen tutorials on this is just a basic overview screen flow. You can mute the audio so the tracks change the audio volume. I personally prefer editing that the audio and logic pro TEM, because I come from all audio engineering background. Do you believe the audio editing is a bit limited for what I want? I think it's better to do them separately and then joined them together and final cut pro to get really high quality sound and video. Yeah, like I was saying before my favorite thing, Definitely. The sink feature so good can open and close the effects of these buttons here on Beacon. Turn off the effects and turn Imam. That's basically how you can use final cook on, Of course, the color board if you want to change the colors. So what I recommend doing is just a finding your own sound alike. Finding your own video editing pre sexual like just saving a preset dragging on. That's why do ah film generally in the same space, if definitely, if it's a tutorial, same space, same camera, say Mike Now and again. I do update certain bits of equipment, but then I tweak the presets always go in, tweak it, save it, and then all you have to do instead going through and doing this every single time. Messing with the chroma key. Messing with the audio effects. Messing with the video effects. The coloring drug over a preset assets. All you gotta do is drag over the preset if you put to you. If the Bruce that's on it will ruin, ruin it like that. But you can always just click off experiment. It's not likely using tape where you're cutting it, and I'll no have ruined the films. Make a mistake, Kamanzi. It doesn't matter so easy, but this is the video editing software I use that are that are over ones that come Tasia Premier Pro, which is a great one as well. Premiere Pro Sorry on screen flow. You can pretty much do all this in a swell. I really like the chroma key and, of course, the sink function in final Cut pro. So I hope you found this useful. Other. Definitely invest in the higher quality video editing software stuff like I movie. It's OK to get started with, but if you really want to take this seriously, really want to create great videos for your audience? A recommend looking at Final cut Pro or maybe an equivalent like Fantasia or Premiere Pro. 34. Video Thumbnails with Hello and welcome to this lecture. In this lecture, we're going to look at creating your own custom thumbnails quickly and easily. Of course, you can use software like Photo Shop or Adobe Illustrator, but the way I'm going to show you is so much easier, and it's pretty much just as effective. So what you need to do is go over to camber dot com, and then we can create our own design. If we look here, you trip from now, it's got to be 12 80 by 7 20 That's a resolution size that all we have to do is click on use custom dimensions and just type in 12 80 and then 7 20 Leave it on pixels on just hit design. And then I actually like to go upload. So upload my own picture. For example, this one. You can just drag it in place, move around about here. Perhaps then you can go on text. You could just find text that you want to just choose this just writing really quickly custom from the house. That's about it. That's how you can do it. This obviously there's loads more you can choose from in terms of text for thumbnails and YouTube. You really want big blocks of text, so it's easier to see this is what I use quite a lot. I just use the top bit. I'm not the bottom bit so you could choose how to delete the bottom one dragon. The one over. You can pay for camber, and you probably will get mawr customization. But for the free one, you can just use this. It's pretty much just a good you can write whatever you want underneath. So on YouTube, you really want the big how to or the big letters so people can see from a distance what your video is actually about. All we have to do is hit download. She's felt type you could use. PNG can use J. Peg just hit download, and that's basically how you can use a custom from There. Were camber dot com was really simple. It's really easy. You can do this in a photo shop, but you have to kind of go through and spend a long time find the text dragging it around. But in Campbell, I just made that in a minute, custom from they'll just find some photos that you've got that have space to put text and just drag text over and put a few the buzzwords so it could be how to dance. So whatever whatever your videos are about, you can just writing really quickly export it. There's loads of cool, interesting ones like this, but personally, for YouTube or any thumbnails, you really want the big, bold lettuce when people could just see straight away what that actually means. What you can do is actually take screenshots off your videos. So if on the Mac just hits shift commanding free and that will take a screenshot, I've part of your video, and then you can do that. That is an eruption, or you can take a photograph. Ideally, professional photographs will be better than a screenshot screenshots nose. High resolution. No, it's high quality, really, as a professional looking photo. But there is an option. I have used quite a few fun nails that just have screenshots, and then you can easy just drug, then put in the right place. You can move it around of text and give you some options. Obviously I won't have that. Don't there, Andi, I don't do lessons about dancing. Just a let you know. If it did, there'd probably be very bad. But this is how you can use camber dot com. Just a whipped together some quick from now. I normally do it while the video's uploading. So if I'm uploading it to YouTube, it might take two or three minutes to upload, depending on the file size our wallets doing that. I just jump on over to camber dot com. Either get a professional photo one of my photos and just dragged the saver. Put text on eso or I just go into the video file on my computer and just take a screenshot . Just find a screenshot of May doing something that's quite interesting. Or maybe my hands in a position where the text could be. That's how you can use camera dot com to create your own custom. Egypt thumbnails really easy and really effectively 35. Full Video Editing in Real-Time - Part 1: Hello. This lecture is all about how I edit my videos in real time. If I'm doing a screen cast. I used the software screen flow, which records the microphone, records the computer audio and also records the screen. It's actually really simple to use screenplay. And now I've actually got a project that was working on before. We're gonna show you how I actually edit this. So this is the project. So by Canada Fund, now's it's in this course if you want to find it, I'm just gonna play a bit of the audio in this lecture. We're going to look at creating your own custom. You might notice straight away that because of my audio interface has two inputs. It's just coming out of one channel sunscreen flow. I just hit this button up here, and I go down to audio mix and the change this into the middle. By the way, to film the video, I use a canon DSLR. That's nothing to do with scream flow. So I have toe match it up later on, and now, when I listened back to the audio, should be in the middle between both headphones for males quickly and easily. Of course you can use software on. Then what I do is I export just the audio into a logic pro TEM. And then, whilst I'm in logic Pro 10 I processed the audio against. I'm actually processing the audio before it goes into the computer or of a vocal pre amp. And then I process it again after it's going to the computer just to get the top quality audio. I really come. So we go over to file exports. I've got some customize settings here that created myself so you can make settings default . You can go find your own custom settings. The slick on customize on my custom settings is 60 frame rates data. It's 5000 profiles. Hi Kim rate a key frame ratios automatic. But I'm gonna uncheck this because we just want to export the audio. So we got some poor right, 48 on data rates, free 20 channels stereo. You can use this model. Really, it doesn't necessarily have to be stereo because the microphone is just money. It's just come out. One channel stereo is more than one channel, so I'm going to change this to mano. Okay? Has called this Can va change the volume? I like toe have all this on external hard drive which I use for creating videos and then her exports whilst exporting. I'm going to open up logic Pro TEM. This is where I like to edit my audio. You can use over digital audio workstations like Carriage Band or Adobe Audition. And this is one big foul full of all different projects. Just so can use the same settings you notice here this has two waves. That's because I about to ask stereo and this has one which is where I bounced as money. So it doesn't really make much difference because the signals the same but I think mono is more appropriate. And here I've got the settings. If you want to have a look at the settings in details, I recommend going back to the vocal processing lecture. We basically got an s one which is a noise suppressor which get rid of gets rid of some background sound that doesn't come a logic pro. You do have to purchase it yourself. Then we have some equaliser to roll off some of the base on the high trouble when our voice doesn't even go. Then we have a de Esser which gets rid of some of the harsh sibilant sounds. Never de esa compressor, which makes the loud a bit quite in a quite a bit louder and stops it clipping on distorting. Have a limiter on the Master Channel, which boost the volume up a little bit and stops it distorting. Also, just in case they have something called Alinea Yuki, which rolls off even more the base just to be extra safe. OK, so now what I do is I gave on next on the hard drive, the drag in this fall, it says n before, but it can be audio. It doesn't really matter. Logic Pro 10. It does do something called SM PTE. Luck which stands Force Ah, believe society of motion picture television. You could just unlock this. It basically just means you can't move it. If it's locked, you have to right click and go on smp t e and just unlock it. Now we can drag it to where we want. Then I just move these curses up here to this audio on all my presets or saved for all recorded by me they will record in the same room in the same microphone with the same equipment. So hopefully this is also quite similar, which is what you want. You want consistency in your videos and in your editing you don't want to be look too weird and strange. You want the viewer toe Realize the listening to you on Get overall consistent image, picture and voice from you. Okay, that'll that have to do is bounce this to do this in logic Pro you hit commander be I have the setting is PCM off line wave 24 bets sample right for for one serious hurry. Ok, Going to call this Can va audio save this to my hard drive This the process idea for pretty much all my videos. It's not the quickest in the world, but I do believe is effective. One thing I do do you which I believe just save a lot of time which took me a long time to get used to is I do the videos and one take unless a really but true up Unless the state I'm in really wrong, I swear or something completely inappropriate. It's I will go back and edit it, but the vast majority of the time, I just do them in one take. But that's some talking in front of a camera, doing hundreds of videos, just feeling comfortable when talking. When you first start, I you might want to go in on edits, but when you've got a camera like this, you can't really do chops and edit or my face to be moving all the time. It looked really unnatural, but you're just doing the voice over. It's a lot easier to edit. Okay, so now I've got that. Let's open up Final cut Pro. This is where I like to edit the audio with the video. Okay, so I start a new project file new like to start a new events. Call it camber under the library. Mike on video course. That's this course the file new projects number. Okay, so this is a brand new blank project. And then I dragged over the audio the Cambodia and also the video from my DSLR cameras. So the video from here from the SD card, I drove the far from my SD card over to my hard drive there. Drag these over to final cut pro, and this is the favorite thing about final cut pro. It's just right. Click it synchronized clips on their sinks, the audio which are recorded with this microphone to the video from this camera so they're not recorded together. But final cut pro actually sinks it, which is eso Good. Say when I talk, my mouth is in time of the audio is perfectly sync, which is such a lifesaver, or to also do as I don't collapse at the start of every one of my videos. Just in case this synchronized doesn't work. But for the vast majority of time it does. But if I am editing the video in something like screen flow, I can't actually sink it. So I have to put a clap like this, okay, and I normally start a back room. I just before I start speaking with My mouth is open. So I drag this to about here, and then the video and the audio will be Sainct. Hello and welcome to this lecture and you'll notice there's a green screen behind me cause I film these videos of a green screen behind me. First green cast tutorials, so from cut Myself out ready for their says more space for the listener or the audience. Okay, then I act today. That's just Ah, close this. I have a backdrop of background. I bought this off off in Votto Market Votto for $5. I believe not much little for a whole pack of different backgrounds, So I recommend getting very similar ones. Just head over to Votto and you can buy templates, backgrounds, that'll royalty free once you purchase them so you can use them in your works. And that was gonna tell you offer using their the videos and then actually corrupt the backdrop by his in this button. Go to crop, change it to Krupp and other videos cropped. You can actually see the backdrop. Yep, That is because let's put it about their because I am going to put the screen in the shots , okay? And now I need to open up the chroma key. I actually made a preset for this on the Saved it as Tom Final. It's a striking and boom, it's gone. So the way we do that as we have toe open a plug in called Kia and then you have to edit some of these change the edges sample. It's just about going in and tweaking, finding exactly what you want. But yeah, it did involve a lot of tweaking I spent about our finding this exact things. So, uh, not so I did just delete these effects. McCain. So that's the original drug over my pre step to save a preset, you just hit the same effects preset. Just remember, you have to use a Kia chroma key. I'm not gonna tell you exactly how to do it, because it really depends on your background. It depends what you wearing. What? You look like your hair because your hair can be a big problem if you have big, crazy hair, but just go in and play around with the crime. Mickey, I could do a whole tutorial, just kind of Cray, Mickey. But this is just how I did it. My videos. So let's just ignore that for now. The next thing I do, it just closes. Sometimes when you change the screen resolution, it's a bit different than what used to to record these screens like this. Actually, go on, switch Red X now change the screen resolution to 1920 by 10 80 because on this map, but pro, the screen is actually a lot bigger than 1920 by 10 80. But it's not quite two K or four K. It's his own size, which apple annoyingly made, so you have to change the screen resolution. But when you change the screen resolution, some of the things that used to and the applications can change. So just be careful of that on now I'm going to go back to screenplay now I'm going to edit . I see exports, the video and the audio. The reason I'm doing this so I can sink this up into the video in Final Cut Pro. The reason I don't export the video into Scream flow is the chroma key is not very good screen flow. It lags as well. Final Kapros Much better for editing video then of way around a case The let's export camber call this video customize hit video. Okay, export, This might take a minute or two. This is basically how I had it my videos of course, you There is many of the ways of doing this, but this is the exact way I like to do it I've tried all different types, all different styles, and for me, it just really works. When I edit that video in Final Cut Pro because the chroma key is a lot better, it's not easier to use and final cut pro it lows a lot quicker. But Scream Flow is extremely good for recording. The screen actually does a really good job for recording the microphone to eso sometimes. Yeah, that some of these software, the audio isn't as good, but the microphone, I think, sounds great for a screen flow as good is using logic pro TEM. But when the downside is yes, exported to logic, pretend and edited to logic Pro 10 and then exported out of logic pretend into final cut pro. So it is quite time consuming, but it gets the job done on. Once you have all your priest that set up, you have your system set up. Now, I've done this many times, so I know exactly what to do. But the first few it took me a very long time just to get used to the system, and now I've got my own system set up. I can just turn these videos out Andi. It's more about the content. As long as you know what you're talking about. You're very confident about what you're talking about. These videos are really easy to do. If you're trying to make a video about something you're not very confident about, you don't know about that very bad videos. For example, if I tried to make a video about skiing, don't be very good. I've never been skinned. I don't really have any passion for skiing or that, really, what skiing. I know the bare basics about skiing from just being alive and hearing people talking about skiing. But if I did, the course on skin or video on skin would be very bad. But if I did, of course electronic music production, which I've got many courses on, I'm sure I could. It would be quite good. Be absolutely fine, because I'm confident in their area of electronic music productions by Air, Area of Expertise on I can talk all day about electronic music produce production in many different groups for electronic music production produced a lot of music of what of a lot of different people and there read up about electronic music production daily so I know a lot about is what I'm passionate about as well. You can tell I am passionate about electronic music production if you watch any of my courses about it. So that's basically what I recommend is just be passionate about what you're doing. You can get all the editor and you can get fancy camera. You get fancy lighting, you get nice backdrop, you get space, the audio, the microphones. But if you're talking about is no good. If the content is rubbish, it doesn't matter how high quality your video is. So yeah, that's my technique. So I just could have run through what I've done so far. So I recorded the audio, the microphone, the screen on the computer, audio from the screen, all in screen flow. This is a really powerful piece of software, $99 from their website. This screen flow six. That musing is Mac only. But if you are using a Mac is really great. I know you can use come Tasia if your Windows user and so what I did is I record that in screenplay and then exported the audio out of screen flow and then edited the audio again in logic pro temp stuff like a noise suppressor to get rid of some of the background. Sound a compressor to make the loud a bit quieter so it doesn't People distort on the quiet a bit loudest surfer talk softly. It can still be heard, rolled off some of the low on the higher with the equaliser. So it's all the low rumbles in the high proof for you concedes that aren't coming from my voice on the other. Put on a limiter, a de esa to get rid of us. Harsh sibilant sounds on then, from that, I export the audio out of logic Pro 10 into final cut pro TEM On that are synchronized the video from idea slot camera with the audio from my microphone that edited in logic, pro and sink. Sink them together so they're perfectly and tone, which is so amazing. A final cut pray. But I still start the video off of a clap just so I can sync up the audio from the video in the screen flow, which my back to do now with the video and audio and final cut pro. I'm actually going to sync up in the right place of either clap and then mutes the audio from screen flow in final Cut Pro. Just so when I'm on the screen, it will move at the right speed. So if I say Look over here, the most will be in the right place and also things like sound from the keyboard. When I'm typing, it will be in the right place just so it syncs up right. But I don't really know if there's a way to do that in final cut pro as easy as just matching up the collapse from the screen, which, if you match up pretty decently pretty straight on it will be near enough when you're speaking, you really want the audio in the video to be perfect, because if your lips are moving on and the sounds coming out at a different time, it looks really unnatural. But when it's a screen cast on, maybe the mouse is like a fraction of a second off. It's not noticeable, but of audio and video of someone talking. It's very noticeable. Okay, so I've just exported the screen flow video. Now let's drag this into our final cut pro to convert video. Let's put this here, Dr This they below the backdrop. So at the moment you can't see it and then I'm going to find this clap and link this up zooms actually really powerful and final cut pro. You consuming really, really far. So you can see here the clap is here. It's less soon this video, so there is the clap doesn't have to be perfect when you sink the screen up. But you do one that really as close as you can. It's nowhere near as important a sinking the audio from your speaking voice with the picture of you or the image video of you talking that is extremely important. This is quite important, but not as important. So that's absolutely fine. Soon the site turn the volume down on here. So we have to just tracked this bar time and then crop this about here across the screen. Zoom in to make sure it's in the right place on because I spoke this video in one take, I can just hit play and it will be in time. It will be in time. It will be one take and then I just got to find the points on the screen where I actually look it stuff. So if I say over to camber dot com, when I say we'll go over to convert dot com, then I can actually go over to the screen. It's another thing we can actually do in screenplay. If you want to spend a bit more time doing stuff is you can go through on the highlights. Certain objects do click on. So, for example, here I could put a zoom in so I can hit this mass. Putin hit, plus action, hit free hands and then I could there added a square here. I assume it's up. Shadow put their past two down in the build 12 80 by 7 20 That's the resolution size. So so we could do stuff like that as well if you want to really just put more enjoyable elements into our recording. So I'm just going Teoh, cut the video now because you don't want to see me do all this for the zooms. I'm going to add all the zooms in 36. Full Video Editing in Real-Time - Part 2: Okay, welcome to Part two off my full editor lecture. So let's just do a quick recap now off what I've actually done, because I am going quite fast. But this is the technique and speed and in real time that I actually do this. So, first of all, I recall my microphone, the screen on the audio from the computer into Scream Flow, which is screen capture software but also allows you to record a mike. You can also record your built in mic on your laptop of this. I prefer to use a DSLR camera, which is recording the audio then once have done my tutorial. I make sure I've done that. One take, if possible, occasionally are doing to takes. But now, at the point where I can do it, one take its more natural for the audience to watch on. It's a lot easier for me as well. I have to go. In the end, it often just pop out. Just go through these steps on processes, okay, and then I export the audio out to scream flow into a logic pro attempt that add on a few effects there just to really make the audio high quality than that. I export the audio out of logic pro temp, and then I get the video from the camera and put these into final cut pro 10. Sink these up and then the audience videos perfectly in sync. Great audio on great video, which is such a good feature and final cut pro the sink feature. And then what I do is I gave free screenplay just to see if there's any points when I needed you zooms any text and added into scream flow of. Then I exports the file from screen flow with the audio as well into final cut pro. And then I link up the clap. Ideo started the video for the screen on for the video and audio, so link up the collapse. So when I'm talking on the on the screen and I say something that then you click over here , it's in time. Everything syncs up. I do have a clap because that's the easiest way to do it. So I just find where my hands going out this and there's a big audio spike. Just think them up together. So the screen recording on me talking about the screen recording is all in time, as I do these, mostly in one take. I just have to sync up, and then that's pretty pretty much it. I just have to cook at me of a crime, Mickey, because I use a green screen. Neither chroma key to do that on the find. A few areas where I might want to zoom me outdoors, umi backward in again, change the background and then our exports. So now I'm going to show you how, actually make myself bigger and smaller on the screen. Zoom in a louts on how I make the background or the screen appear, then disappear. Okay, so we're back in final cut pro. I've added in this new screen flow recording, which has a few zooms, a few edits, which you might want to do. You don't necessarily need to do this. I also make the mouse cursor 200 so the Percentages 200 is twice as big, so it's easier to see. And then I need to find the point where say something like, and then we look at the screen, or then we go on this website and then I make sure the background fades into the screen, and they make sure I go from full size into a small size. Okay, if I recall, it's about here, over to Campbell, so they go over to camber to camber dot com, which is where I go on to the website. So I cook about here, so it be for Blade. I hate to go back V to actually kind of mute this. Make it disappear, temporarily become dot com that jumps in straightaway. You can add a transition to make it a bit smoother. So if you hit this button over here, it crossed his off and just drag in a cross those off and then it should fade into the screen over to camber dot com. Okay, great. That's basically how we do this over to camber dot com on. Then we can create our own design. If we look here, you trip from now, it's got to be 12 80 by seven. There isn't actually quite in time a believer did to collapse. So it candy find the audio. Sometimes you might for me anyway, it takes me a while to get going. But once I'm going, I'm absolutely fine. So there's a clap. That's just pump the audio up. See, there's never clap over here. Sometimes it's errors like this that you don't really notice. So let's just track this here and there. You can see the audio waves, a similar, because the air for me sometimes the intros I can't quite quite like there. I might make a few mistakes. I can't quite get it right. But once I do keep going, it's about getting in the flow, becoming a present to the moment and just feeling that flow state and just talking not feeling about anything in the past, future, just talking. But to get in that position, it might take me a couple of attempts, but once you get go normally, I'm quite all right. There's any mining estates like there, I just said I couldn't say they were quite the audience member that people watching will forgive you. If anything, it makes more personal. You don't really want a boring kind of, ah, use recording or boring weather report. You want to speak, have some personality if it's too lifelike of using a teleprompter. If it's too rigid, it be a bit boring and sometimes you come up with some funnier stuff. When you're just on the fly, just improvise them. Hello. Welcome to this lecture that you can hear it sounds all strange and chorus see quite bigger . That's because both them are playing at the same time, and now they're sink top in time. So let's get back to here over to camber dot com. They're going. It's all right. And also what we need to do is I need to make myself shrink because I'm taking up too much space that all we have to do start about here, click where you want to start. Click this button, which is the transform. Then hit this diamond button up here and then go to where you want to zoom. I think about here. Then I just click. These arrows dragged me down. I'd say about about that size. Place me about here, right click chain smoothed a linear. I think that linear looks better. I'm gonna go back to where it started, right? Click. Make sure it's linear Show is linear, and now do camber dot com. I zoomed down, which looks pretty cool. It's pretty simple today, but to camber dot com and now what I do. I should just leave it running until the end. Where might do it Outro from talking about something. Rather than needing the screen, I might go back and zoom back again and appear the kind of blue green background that's just fast forward. I think this video is quite sure it's only a few minutes in just writing really quickly what you can do. Shots. We can take a photograph. Ideally, professional photographs will be better than a screenshot. Okay, Andi, I don't do lessons about dancing just to let you know. If it did that, probably be so you can check out This lecture is the back camera dot com From now is if you want to see what it looks like, finally, put text on. I'm still talking about the screen and really, effectively been something that's quite interesting. Or maybe my hands in a position where the text could be. That's how you can use can verdot come to correct your own custom? Egypt thumbnails really easy and really effectively. There's no point they're actually going back and zoom in. But if he did, you could just do the same thing at the triangle and zoom it back. It's really straightforward. It's really easy to use and then I correct blade at the end. Chop it off. I want to play Zoom the black and there may be a second or two at the end of just black than end of election. To do this. The easiest way I found. It's the selectable command, a right click new compound clip, and this basically puts everything a one clip, so it's not all over the place. And then I can just add a some black space at the end to do this. You hit Bolton W cross this off at the Senate, The end hit. Create transition. Make it a bit smaller, but there make this a bit smaller. Actively. That's pretty much it play. And that's how I do my videos. I don't go through. Edit the audio. If you've got any breath sounds or anything that that I leave it, I could spend all day making it perfect, which I have done in the past. It just takes forever. So now I just leave it as it is a lot of time when you add a transition at the end, like so you add one that this start which we don't want or look like this I don't really like. Hello. So when it started hello, you can notice. There it kind of started with the screen and then went to May, which I don't really want. So if you double click, you can go back and fix some of that. So the way we do this, just semen, you notice there's actually transition there as well. So now it should start Hello of May on then. I just did a quick briefer look over just to make sure there's no transitions where there shouldn't be, which at the start, go over looks fine. That's good. This is not set of late at the end. How you can use can verdot come to correct your own custom? Egypt thumbnails Really easy, really effectively. That's not the quickest way to add a video in the world. It does take a fair amount of time, but I do think it looks pretty good. Got nice chroma key and nice green screen. I've got professional looking video professional looking audio. Just compressed this video so you can export this and final cut pro. But I much prefer compressor is quicker, makes the files a lot smaller. And this looks Justus good. Really? To go file click. We want to compress Send two compressor. Then I compress the file. Close this one. That's because I selected it twice just to show you. So here I add outputs. I like this one published to YouTube up to four K. It gives it a pretty good high quality, and it's not too big. And then I save on my external hard drive, which is for making videos that hit shoes and I start the batch. Take about five minutes or so to compress, maybe less, because it's quite a small video. That's basically how would it? So that's just running for really quickly what I do again just so you can try and remember . So start off for recording the audio, the screen on the computer audio from a screen flow on their record, the video of my DSLR camera. I export the audio from the screen, recording into Logic pro 10 and then edit the audio and there as well. My microphone actually goes through a pre amplifier, so it's got different effects on there and audio interface into screen flow. So you take this audio into logic program mix in there. Then we add the video from the DSLR and then the audio from logic probe of the new added effects and sink the's in Final Cut Pro. Then, once you've done that, we take the screen recording from screen. Flow can go for really quickly. Add in a few zooms texts, that kind of thing, banging into final cut pro clap at the start of the video, sync up the clap from final cut pro with, clap off the video, sync up and then take away the order from the screen on. Then find the parts. If you're doing a screen cast where I go into the screen and then change the background into the screen and then make me, you will make yourself smaller, zooms to the side, left or right either way on. Then, if there's an end point where you go back into a lecture or talk Robin in the screen, zoom itself back up again. Make the background appear as the backdrop. That's how you do. You can buy the backdrops from Votto dot com about $5 for a pack of eight backdrops also really useful, definitely worth the investment. It's better than stealing someone's photo, because if you do that, you videos might have to be taken down. Someone might say that's a copyright infringement. That's my backed up. Take the video down, which you will have to do if you buy the backdrop. You won't have to do this, and you could use them for your videos, which is really great. That's basically how I do it. This is a step by step walk through guide in real time how I create my videos because I think it's really important. I want to show you how I create these. Actually, as I'm doing it is one thing just telling you about it. There's nothing actually doing it to remember. Another thing as well, if you are doing screen cast on your laptop, is to change the screen resolution to 1920 by 10 80 which you can do with the switch. Rez application just allows you to change the screen size to whatever size you want. It's so useful it's really handy, and I hope you've got a lot out of this hole course so far. But recording high quality audio recording, high quality video lighting. And now we've gone through the editing part. C actually know how you can make a high quality tutorials for YouTube videos. Any kind of video for online, for people to enjoy or to learn from. And that's the techniques are used. You can, of course, use your own technique. You might not have screen flow. You might have final cut pro. But the kind of high level, screen captured high level video editing software is all quite similar. I just like Final Cut Pro because I'm used to it. I like screen flow because I'm used to it. You have to get used to these pieces of stuff where safe and just go through them really fast without actually thinking the last thing you want is not know how to do something and spend ages YouTube it, cheating or research and get because you're not in that kind of unconscious flow state, you want to be in that unconscious flow state. We can just do stuff without thinking they can put videos out. If you want to be a professional, you trouble video maker or online course crater. You really have to put A lot, of course, is a lot of videos out there for people to see you need is marked exposure as possible on one of the best ways to do this is for fast, efficient video editing. You don't just want fast, poor video editing from fast, efficient video editing. There might be quicker waste of editing videos, and I've shown you like this. But I do believe this creates a great quality video, good quality audio. It just comes together well, especially for screen cast, which is the main area. Actually, great videos and I do do videos outside of the screen, but for me, I really like screen cast. Now let's just have a quick look at this video. You can check it out. Some of the lecherous about cancer for males here is canvas up to four K. Open this with quick time player Hello and welcome to this lecture. In this lecture, we're going to look so looks good. Sounds good crime AKI's Kotite Pretty well, Let's just go to the part where zooms zooms into the small meet and the background fates is pretty much just as effective. So what you need to do is go over to camber dot com. Great that you've got that have space. I just threw a few minor mistakes, like where my leg hits the desk in the slight bang sound off or any my sons. But people will forgive you for that. It's only minor mistakes. It's not really going to put the listener off or the viewer off. If there's a slight mouth sound off is a slight bang. And if for you to go for an edit, absolutely everything, it takes you twice, maybe five times as long. And then you could protect five times or twice as many videos in that time. So thank you for watching this lecture. I hope you found it useful. And now you get to see the process in real time off how I edit my videos. 37. Presentation Skills: Hello. This lecture is all about presentation skills. So should you use the script? Should you have a teleprompter? Should you have notes, or should you just speak on the thing I would say is being knowledgeable about your subject . If you know a lot about your subject, you don't need a script. You don't need a teleprompter and you don't need notes. You can just talk. So, for example, when you're talking about something you have no idea about what may I don't know about jewelry. If he asked me to just talk for 10 minutes about jewelry I wouldn't be able to do it wouldn't be very good. I would look ridiculous, because the stuff, I would say, would probably be incorrect. But if you asked me to talk about, say, all the engineering microphones or cameras, I could talk a lot about that kind of stuff because it's the stuff I'm passionate about. The stuff I enjoy doing is the stuff I do in my spare time, for fun, as well as for making courses. So really get a passion for what you're doing, and that passion will come out when you speak and you won't need a script you definitely won't need. A teleprompter have used teleprompters before in the past, there just more hassle than the worth. And if anything, they just make you sound dull, boring and repetitive because it's so spaced out perfectly for a teleprompter because all the words go down at the same time. So when you talk, it becomes very rigid. You can even see eyes move across. Screen was when there's a teleprompter when is just speaking a lot, the time each come of quite funny stuff. Your rhythms are lot more natural, the way you speak. It's just more engaging for the audience than for you to just have a script. So I'd say yeah, completely. Have no script if you can. If you're not having a camera, you're just having a microphone. You can get good at reading from a script. For example, if you on the rating an audiobook, it might be good to have a script, but go off topic now and again if it's your own bucket, something you wrote about you're very passionate about. There's no reason why you can't go off topic. So, yeah, I would say no script, no notes, no teleprompter. Just speak. Obviously, you should kind of structure out in your head. What you going to talk about? If it's a tutorial, you should really have the structure of what you're going to talk about and then just rift between this. Otherwise, you'll spend all day writing scripts, and it just won't be as good or as engaging than if you just put it out there for the audience or the people watching your videos. They don't really want a boring like weather reporter or like it. Air hostess saying the instructions. I want someone. It's fun, energetic and engaging on the way you do that is, you become fun, energetic and engaging when you speak. And the best way to do that is to just speak. Put your personal reality out there. And if you make a few mistakes like that person at ality, you can't say the words correctly. It doesn't really matter. Your audience will forgive you. If anything, they might find it funny if you stumble of your words every now and again. If you have a few comfort words like a moan are, it's not very good. You want to be comfortable and kind of congregant when you speak and just really be present in the moment what it's about, I don't think about the future of the past or what we're going to say next or panic. Just relax, take it easy and speak. Of course, if you don't know what you're talking about. Like I said, it was me talking about jewelry. It doesn't matter how president the moment you are, how charismatic you're, how energetic you are for content will not be there. So content is the most important thing. Of course, things like video lighting, audio and how you present yourself. Very important also. So this lecture is really just about you being comfortable speaking in front of a camera. You don't have to hit. Recall it straight away. Maybe just use your phone. Just practice speaking into it, look back and just critique it. You might blow my eye contact, wasn't there because when you really speak to a person, you don't look them dead in the eye all the time because it's a bit too intimidating. But when speaking to a camera, what you really want to do is spend most of time looking into the camera because you will engage the audience a lot more than if your eyes are darting around. It makes you look in confidence. People think you don't know what you're on about. Even if you're very knowledgeable, he needs to learn to look into the camera lens. Of course, it's not something when that natural with because we don't really look at people bang in the IOL the time because it can be a bit stranger, a bit intimidating, its practice, looking in a camera bangin and just practice being comfortable, be comfortable with pauses. It doesn't have to be words all the time. And don't panic if stuff doesn't always go right, especially when doom tutorials. It doesn't always go right. The rear stuff. That doesn't always happen, but you could just say this. You could be honest. Sometimes this happens in this piece of software. Andi, the people watching it will probably respect you for that and being honest, not trying to make the shiny, polished product. When the reality stuff does go wrong, technology goes wrong on. Have a laugh. Make the videos fun if you can. There's nothing worse than watching a tutorial video where it's the passen who just says Now you get what path and then you click here and drag. It just sounds really boring. It sounds like they don't want to be that you want to have some energy and passion when you talk. Have fun when you do this because it is fun. Talking in front of a camera, I think is very fun. Interesting on for the person watching it. If you're having fun, you're being interesting. They're gonna be engaged. They're going to enjoy watching your videos. But it does take a lot of practice to be comfortable speaking in front of a camera. My first few videos, I was kind of too intense. I was just Hi. Hello. Being really can't angry when I spoke because that might have been a defense mechanism to overcompensate being confident by actually being too confident because I wasn't confident. But a lot of people are very shy. A lot of people use, um are these love noises that they wouldn't normally talk to if there were being confident ? If you're talking to your friends or family and you excited to meet them, you're gonna have the energy behind you. You're not gonna be thinking, What do I say next? What's the next thing I should say you would just speak. And if it's something you know a lot about and it's with someone you're familiar with, which should be yourself, you're happy talking to yourself. You're happy talking to a camera. You should be able to speak all day. We've got a whole lifetime's worth of information, knowledge and experience built into our brain and just learn to speak about what you're confident in and speak with confidence. Speak with passion, joy, and that's my advice on how to speak in front of a camera on delivery methods. So forget about the teleprompters if you can forget about the script and the bullet points , bullet points a good to start from. I used to start on bullet points. Why didn't have a camera? Was just the microphone recording my tutorials that have bullet points. And then I'd rift between the bullet points going to the next bullet point. I'll speak about that the next one, which is quite structured, and now it just kind of think about the topic. I'm going to speak about and have the bullet points in the head and then we've between them just to make it more exciting For the listener. There's nothing worse than hearing a boring video or boring tutorial. So thank you for watching this lecture. I hope you found it useful, and I'll see you in the next one. 38. Standing vs Sitting: So should you sit or stand when you're presenting your videos? Of course, it depends on what you're actually presenting. If you're doing martial arts videos or dance videos, it probably make a lot more sense if you're standing up. If you're making more software tutorials, maybe 16 down could be more appropriate. Also depends on you. If you're very kind of dull and chilled out, maybe standing up would give you a bit more energy. I've done video standing up and sitting down, and I prefer 16 down just because I can get Mawr off the shot and I get my arms mawr from standing up, I have to raise the camera pond only really get head and shoulders. I think it looks a bit better. Toe have mawr of me and some quite expressive when I talk. But if you've got enough space, maybe stand up on then zoom the camera out quite a lot or gets a lens, which allows you to zoom out quite a lot. Ideally, what you really want is a desk that concern. Sit down or stand up so electric one or wind up one. The reason I don't have one is because I do a lot of music productions, after all, different equipment all around me, just at the shuttle. Different controllers and modules. I think you can get a desk, a standing desk big enough for that. I've got several different deaths put together in my studio space, but the do you get if you can get huge standing desk that winds up or electric one that goes up or down, that would probably be the best thing for May. I do have a small standing desk over here, which I do a lot of my editing on just because if you sat down all day, it's not very good for your spine. It's not very good just for lack of exercise. You get a bit more exercise moving around if you have a standing desk, so I probably recommend getting both a standing desk, onda sitting desks and just experiment. You don't even need a proper standing desk. You can get the little attachments where you but a laptop stand on top of your regular desk and you can turn it into a standing desk. Or you could buy the real stunning vests and know that cheap. But you can get like a table side kitchen, breakfast bars, that kind of thing, which you can use as a standing desk, if you can. Like I said, the electric one or the wind at one, you have the choice of life. But if you've got a space, this room is reasonably big. I've got enough space for several different deaths. So outstanding debts and a sitting desk if you're doing any kind of physical video, Yeah, dance in martial arts. We really want to be standing up. If your viewers are going to be practicing what you teach standing up, you should be standing up for me. It's mainly about software music production that I teach. So the people listening to my instructions are gonna be sat down. They're going to be on their Eva Digital audio workstation, or maybe a few different controllers on. Normally. When you produce music, you're doing it sat down. Of course, life performance deejaying, that kind of thing. You generally standing up because you're putting on a performance. But if you're just on the stuff, where were you creating the music? You're going to be sat down, really? So I think it's Mawr accurate for me to be sat down from teaching someone something where they're going to be sat down on a lot of the time. I do have, I believe, a fair bit of energy when I talk, and so I think I can pull it off, sat down. But I do experiment. I do have a few different video stood up. Do you have a few sat down? I would definitely say experiment. It depends on your personal ality type. If you quite energetic, outgoing person, maybe sat down is fine. You can chill back. Relax, spit on your chair. Just be comfortable speaking if you really need to get a bit more energy. If you quite monotone all. If you quite dull when you speak, really, maybe stood up could help you just get a bit mawr energy when you speak because you don't want their lesson to a boring video. A boring tutorial on the people watching videos don't want to watch a boring video. The last thing you want is someone who just drones on with the same tone. No energy at all you want someone has a bit of energy behind them. Even if they're talking about isn't the best thing you've ever heard. She might be engaged because they're so excited. They're so excited about what they're talking about. Wherever the Sadow stood up doesn't really matter. But I would say if you can test out a standing desk, test a sitting desk and see which you prefer. 39. Thanks and Bye!: thank you for complete in this class. I hope you found it useful on a Hope off. Managed to teach you a few skills and techniques that can improve your video and audio today. So thank you again for watching. I'll see your scene.