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      Why should you Make Videos?


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      What kind of Videos can you Make?


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      How to Make your own Video Setup


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      Your Next Action


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About This Class

Learn how to Get Started with Video Production

So that you can Make and Publish Video Content. The average person spends way more time watching videos, compared to reading or looking at images. Video is the new king of both entertainment and education. Ask yourself: Is it time for you to Start Making Videos?

After this Class you will be able to

  1. Learn the true power of video content, and why you should use this medium to cut through the noise.
  2. Learn various ways of making videos, different purposes a video can have, and examples of niches you can focus on.
  3. Be able to create your own video production system to get started making videos

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  • Just click the enroll button, and I am waiting for you in the class, my friends!

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Mike from Sweden

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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. Introduction: Hey, friends in these clothes, I will teach you how you get started with video production, you will learn the true power or video content and why you should use this medium to cut through the noise, you will learn various ways off making videos, different purposes. A video can have an examples off niches you can focus on. You will be able to create your own video production system to get started making videos. My name is Mike and I am a music sound and video producer from Sweden. I have a true passion to teach, share and inspire as many people as I can so that you can improve your skills and be inspired and motivated to take action. All right, I am super excited to get started teaching you this close. Just click the enroll button and I am waiting for you in the next video. My friends 2. Why should you Make Videos?: Hey, friends. In this video, you will learn why you should be making videos in the first place. Why creating video content is super important today, and I will also give you a list with examples of ways you can engage your viewers in your videos. So why should you make and share videos? Have you ever checked how many views shares and Commons the biggest YouTubers get? People actually watch hours and hours off YouTube, vine, Netflix and so on. The average person spends way more time watching videos compared to reading, text or looking at images. Video. Is the new king off both entertainment on education? It is because video is a full of content that includes the widest range of variation. You have so many ways and options to engage your viewers with video. So what do I mean by this? Well, the first main reason to make video content is that it is the most powerful and versatile medium to communicate, engage and interest. You can, for example, film compelling an interesting video footage. Film yourself to collect with your viewers. Film. Informative clips off a product or a process include beautiful or informative images to spice up your video, demonstrate things with a screen recording. Express yourself with your voice. Communicate with your body language and facial expressions. Add graphics and text overlays to extend important points. Add background music to create a policing atmosphere. All right, now you know some great ways to use the true power or video. The main point you should take with you is that video is a medium that is more engaging than only using text, such as blogging images such as social media pictures or voice recordings such as poor costs. Simply put, video is the most powerful medium off them all. The second main reason you should make video content, which is equally important, is that the competition is much lower than other mediums. This is because video is the most difficult form of content to create, which means that less people make videos. Then, for example, people taking photos for social media and also that the amount off published creation per person is way lower for video, for example, let's say 1000 persons represent all the people online out of those 1000 people. Let's assume half off them, upload photos to social media and only 50 upload videos. Then let's assume the people taking food is on average post 100 times per month. On the video, creators upload an average off two videos per month. In this example, there would be 50,000 pictures published per month. Comparatively just 100 videos. Remember, this is the Aston example. The point I'm trying to illustrate here is that the easier something is to create, like, for example, photographs, the more noise you will have to compete against. So, to sum up video is the king off mediums, because one the engagement and connection is by far the most powerful off any medium, and to the competition is much lower due to the higher skill level and time commitment needed. Great. Now let's continue to the next video, my friends. 3. What kind of Videos can you Make?: Hey, friends. In this video, you will get lots of ideas and examples off how you can produce your videos and also the kind of videos you can make. There are so many styles of videos that I simply can't mention the more first. There are several ways of making videos like, for example, filming a video with a camera recording your screen to make a video, making an image slideshow video or creating an animated video. Then there are all the various types of purpose your video can have. For example, tutorial videos like teaching a Croft skill or showing a process presentation. Videos like announcements, trailers and sales videos, entertainment videos like music videos, comedy and drama education videos like science and showing interesting facts, motivation videos like motivational speeches and quotes and so on. Finally, there's all the millions off types of content your video can focus on. Here is a list of ideas for video content you can choose as your primary niche cooking gaming, the sign crafting programming, photography, traveling, music, feeling technology and so long. Those are examples off the bigger picture. That could be your overall focus for your videos, but as a final tip, I recommend you to die deeper into the field. You choose to find specific ideas for each of your videos. Let me give you an example. Let's say I would start a YouTube channel with the primary needs being cooking. People are not looking and searching for cooking. Videos in general, very search for specific things like how to make Italian pizza. So since I am Swedish, I could, for example, focus on making videos like how to make Swedish meatballs. So to sum up, you can make videos in many ways. For example, filming with a camera or recording your screen. You should always know the main purpose of your video. For example, is it a tutorial video or on entertainment video? You should also find your main field or focus. For example, Are you focusing on cooking, gaming or design? You should always be specific when choosing the video topic and title for your individual videos, for example, how to make Swedish meatballs great. Now let's continue to the next video. My friends 4. How to Make your own Video Setup: Hey, friends. In this video, you will learn how you can create a complete video production set up by this, I mean a lot of the things you need to create professional videos. I will also give you an example of a light video set up to get you started if you don't want to spend too much money in the beginning, So to create a professional video production set up, you need a camera, for example, a camcorder, a diesel or a point and shoot camera, or even your smartphone. A camera support system. For example. A try pulled a mama po'ed all perhaps a grill amount. A microphone, for example. A shotgun microphone, hand held microphone, a love of year microphone or a studio microphone. An audio recorder, for example. An external audio recorder, your smartphone or your computer. A lighting kit, for example. Natural light from the window as I'm using here. Fluorescent lights or L E. D panels. A computer, which can be a Mac or a PC but should be powerful enough to edit videos with, and finally a video editor, Professional alternatives or final cut pro for Mac or Premiere Pro for PC on a Budget Options or I movie for Mac and Windows movie maker for PC. If this is too much for you to start out with, I can recommend these lights it up, which will still be able to produce great results. First, a smartphone to film your videos with and also do the editing on. Then you need a smartphone. Try pulled adapter to be able to mount your smartphone. Next, you need a light travel tripled to get stable footage and be able to compose the image and perspective with a road smart left plus microphone, which connects directly to your smartphone and gives you great sound quality. Since you attach it on the person speaking in the video like I have done here, which reduces echo and room noise and finally, a video editing app for your smartphone. For example, I movie Video Rama Or can you? All right now you have two options to create your own video production, set up a complete professional system and a light starter kit. Of course, you can use these two examples as your starting point and make any changes. You like to create your own personal videos it up awesome Let's finish this clause by watching the final video where you will get specific actions to complete. I'll see you there, my friends. 5. Your Next Action: Hey, friends. Amazing job. Now you have learned how to get started with video. How to make your own video production kit that also the powerful benefits video compared to other mediums. I want to congratulate you for completing these clothes. Now it's time for you to take action because action is what leads to success. Action number one. Leave a review on my close. I would really appreciate it because it motivates me to create more. Close is an action to start your class project. Your final class project is to write a list off your video production. Kids, what will you use to make your videos? Finally, I want to thank you for taking my clothes and I hope to see you soon in one of my other closest. I wish you a great day, remember you look, my friends