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      Demo of my Video Blog


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      Filming Yourself


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      Video Editing


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      Take Action


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- Hey Friends and Welcome! In this class you will learn how to Start your own Video Blog, so that you can Share your Story with the world. 

1. What equipment you need to get started
2. How to get comfortable filming yourself
3. The foundation of video editing

- I am super excited to get started teaching you this class. Just click the enroll button, and I am waiting for you in the next video, my friends!

Friendly regards,
Mikael "Mike" Baggström

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Mikael Baggström

Music Composer | Sound Designer | Video Producer


Hey Friends and Creative People!

My name is Mike, and I am a Music Composer, Sound Designer and Artist. I Share my Story, Journey, Experience and Knowledge, to Inspire and Empower Creative People like you. =)


I believe that learning should be fun. I love to bring my personality into my teaching style. I also try to make my courses dynamic, to be more interesting to you. =)

Friendly regards,
Mike from Sweden
Compose | Artist | Educator

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1. Welcome: Hey, friends and welcome in these clothes you will learn how to start your own video bog so that you can share your story with the world. You will learn what equipment you need to get started, how to get comfortable filming yourself as well as the foundation off video editing. My name is Mike, and I am a music sound and video producer from Sweden. I have a true passion to teach and inspire as many people as I can, so that you can improve your skills and also be motivated to take action. After you have completed this close. Please share your review because it's really motivates me to create new courses. All right, I am super excited to get started teaching of this close. Just click the enroll button and I'm waiting for you in the next video, my friends 2. Demo of my Video Blog: Hey, friends. I want to start this close by showing you a demonstration from my own video blogger on YouTube. So watch this. First, my friends. Hey, friends, Great to have you here. Welcome to my channel, where I share my epic journey as a creative artist. So it has been a while since my lost video here on YouTube on The reason for this is that I had to take a break to really figure things out. Where am I heading and what do I want to focus on to move forward in the right direction? I think I haven't figured out now and have narrowed it down into three different pulse. I want to follow on my journey. The first part is creating, which means composing music, creating sounds and producing music videos, basically creating the very things I am passionate about. These second port is sharing, which means to share my journey with you here on YouTube and in my life strings. This means that I will caused music videos, covers video blog's behind the scenes videos, etcetera. And the third part is teaching, which means tutorials and courses on platforms like skill share and you Timmy etcetera. All right, now you have seen my personal video Blawg style and theme. What will your video dog focus on? Hold on to that question during this close. And let's continue to the next video, my friends. 3. Introduction: Hey, friends making videos have never been easier and one of the most popular types of videos or video blog's on YouTube, instagram and snap shirt these kinds off personal video stories are huge. I believe this is because you really feel a connection to the person in the video. They tell you their story. Their opinions share interesting things that happen in their lives and truly connect with our viewers. Video Boggs feels so personal, so close, and you can really relate to the person who is so open about himself or herself on camera. That is why I think it is wonderful that you are open to the idea of starting your own video log because everyone has a story to share, ideas to spread and views and opinions to give. It takes courage, though it can feel very strange that the first time you put videos of yourself out there for the world to see, and you will have to face the fact that, sadly, the Internet has many negative people who can sometimes write harsh or even mean comments. But please don't know if let this hold you back, have faith in the overall kindness and goodness off the vast majority of people. If you share positive energy with the world, you will attract positive energy. So I encourage you to share the perspective of your life journey and story in your very own video blogged. So to sum up, it has never been easier to make videos. You have a story, journey and prospective to share video, blog's or great for connecting relating and gaining online. Friends that really care about you. All right, I hope I have intrigued your interest in starting your own video blow. It's worth to at least try it out to see if it's something for you, Right In the next video, we will talk about equipment, so let's continue, my friends. 4. Equipment: Hey, friends, to get started making your own videos. You don't actually need that much equipment. I mean, it's not like your video blogger will be a Steven Spielberg movie. I will also confess that I personally started with an extremely simple set up in 2010 when I began my YouTube adventure. I bought this Audie recorder, which also had a video camera in it. Then I had an old photography tripod that I put it on and that was it. That was my complete set up looking back at the videos. Now I can definitely see that the video quality was not that great, but people didn't seem to care. In fact, most people really like my videos. Why? Because it was the content that mattered, and it always will be. So with that being said, well, let me give you a short summary off the basic equipment. You need to start your own video blow because you don't need any fancy backdrops. Green screens, whole big lighting kits. You can use natural light from the windows and lamps you already have in your room. Also, make sure to film in environments with the placing natural background you don't even need a computer and software applications because the new smartphones are so powerful you can do both video and image editing in an APP. So my recommendation for starting your own video blow is to start with a super light and minimalistic kit. That way, you can upgrade in steps as you grow your followers. Now let me share with you a minimal set up you can start with for your video blawg period. Is your smartphone a simple fistic, a video editing app as an image, a dating app? And that's it when you know you're going to continue with your video blow journey. I would recommend this upgrade path for your video. Block it upgrade one a tripled plus a smartphone mount. To get stable video footage, upgrade to an external microphone to get good audio quality. Upgrade three. A computer with a video editing app and an image editing up to store, edit and publish your videos and images more efficiently. Upgrade for a lighting kit to increase the video quality and upgrade. Five. A better camera, for example, a DSLR to get more control off the video image and increase quality. Did you notice that I mentioned the camera as the final upgrade to make many people focus on the camera first, even though these other things have a four greater impact on the overall quality of your videos. If you have a new smartphone that can film in full HD, it is perfectly fine for filming your video below grid. So to sum up, store with a minimal kit upgrade stick by step as you grow your channel. Remember that content is always more important than production quality. Upgrade your camera lost because other things matter more for the overall quality. Since you have got this four, I know that you're really interested in trying out this video blogger thing. But perhaps what is holding you back is that you feel a bit uncomfortable being on camera. Well, joining me in the next video, where I will share tips on how to overcome that fear. See you there. My friends 5. Filming Yourself: friends, so filming yourself will feca very awkward in the beginning. It is so strange. Toe. Watch yourself on video and hear your voice. But remember this. It is only strange for you. For everyone else, it is simply just a video with a person much like millions of other videos out there. And how do you get comfortable with being on camera, staring at lens and talking to yourself? Well, it is simply a matter of practice and repeat as all things in time, you will feel a lot more confidence and be much more relaxed on camera. In fact, the most important thing is to try to relax. When you think about it, you really have no reason to be nervous because it's only you and the camera present, and you get to choose how you edit your video and what you upload. Now I have some strategies to make it easier. In the very beginning, I found that it helps to imagine that my camera is a good friend of mine and that I simply talk to this friend. Some people even print out a photo of a person and attach it above the lens of the camera to make the conversation feel a bit more natural. I also have found that it can be helpful to get rid of excess energy before starting to film, since this will make it much easier to relax and minimize tension. One way of doing this is to exercise an hour or so before you film your video. I have also noticed that artificial light can attention and make you more nervous, so filming your videos using the light from a window will feel much more natural. A final tip for filling yourself that I use personally, even to this day is to take a pools after you have pressed the record button. You don't really have to start talking. Will have any action right at the beginning. Remember, you get to choose what to keep in the video when you edit it. So here is how I do it. Once I press record, I wait around 10 to 20 seconds before I start. I just let the camera roll and simply try to forget about it for a while. I feel that this puts me in a much more natural state of mind. So what do I do when I wait? Well, nothing really, or anything at all, to be precise, simply looking around in the room, thinking about something that makes me smile or love or even singing your song things that you do when you know that you're by yourself and can be completely comfortable. Then I turned my eyes to the camera, smile and store the real video. Also, remember to look at the lens of the camera. This is really important to get that true connection to the viewers. All right, so those are all my tips on how to film yourself and be comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, so to sum up, it will feel awkward at first, but you will soon get used to it. Imagine that you are talking to a person. For example, a friend. Remember to look at the lens of the camera when you feel Try to get into a relaxed state of mind before start filming your video. Take comfort in that. No one will see the parts of the video that you don't like, since you can choose what to include in the editing process and create. Now you have learned some ways to be more comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. It takes practice, but I believe everyone can do this. In the next video, I will bust the myth that video editing is technical and difficult. In fact, video editing is both easy and thumb. You can be as creative as you want all keep it simple. So I'll see you in the next video, my friends. 6. Video Editing: Hey, friends. The video editing stage is what keeps many people from starting a video bog because they are a bit intimidated by the technical parts. But it does not have to be complicated because, in essence, the main function or video editing is to choose what to include in the final video. If you have filled many video clips, you start by choosing which ones are going to be in the video. Then you choose the order. You want them in your video, and after that, you start training the clips by cutting out unnecessary parts like silence, arms and sections you don't want in the final video. Those are the main steps of video editing. Doesn't sound that complicated us it. It is, in fact, so easy that there are APS for your smartphone to aided your videos with. I have personal used the I movie app for my iPhone. It works great. You can even add voice over text and music. However, I would like to say that it is easier to edit your videos on the computer. You should first get comfortable with the main functions of video editing, which is choosing video clips choosing the order off them and training them. Then you can spice up your videos by, for example, adding background music, adding text overlays or including images. Old graphics. But remember to always use material that you own yourself or have the rights to use. For example, add incorporated songs to your videos is a recipe for disaster. So to sum up, the basic function or video editing is to choose what will be included in your final video . The three main steps are choosing clips, sorting them in the timeline and trim out unnecessary ports. You can leader learn how to spice up your videos with background music, text overlays, adding images and graphics, and in any other creative ways you choose. Great. I hope this short guide to video editing gave you a good overview of what video editing means on also that you feel more at ease with editing your videos. It can actually be quite fun and very creative. Once you get into the flow of it. In the next video, I will motivate you to take action so that you can get started with your own video blogged . I'll see you in the final video. My friends 7. Take Action: Hey, friends and congratulations. You have completed the food clothes, which means that you are a person who finish what you start. I really hope this close have inspired you to start your own video book. Let me give you some final words off. Motivation. A video book is not about the video gear scripts or Polish productions. It is about people, their stories, their views and their journey. It is about you and U s all people or worth listening to. There are billions of people in the world that I can promise you that many of them who loved connect with you and relate to the things you share before you go. I would like to kindly Oscar year to leave a review on my calls. I would greatly appreciate it because it motivates me to create new clauses. So let me know what you think, my friends. Finally, I want to thank you for taking my calls. I hope to see you soon in one of my other causes. I wish you a great day. You look my friends