How to VLOG & create video content for business & fun
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How to VLOG & create video content for business & fun

Become a Filmmaker, Videographer & Vlogger - Learn to create kick ass vlogs & video content for business & social media
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Created by Nick Pilgrim
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 5 articles
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to start a vlog
  • Finding a topic
  • Identifying your audience
  • Scripting & Preparation
  • Filming
  • Editing
  • Finding a platform and upload video content to it
  • Continuing your vlogging journey
  • A smartphone or basic camera
  • A curious and creative mind
  • That's it! We'll talk you through the rest of it!

So you've always wanted to start a vlog (or just create video content in general)?  Whether it's for business, income or fun, it all just looks hard... Like, really hard.

You might be frustrated that it's not going to look right, or be petrified of being on camera, or just confused about where to start with it all. It doesn't need to be like that though. This course is built from the ground up to get you on your vlogging and filmmaking journey.

It's comprised of 35 lectures built around:

Section 1: How to begin

  • Who is our audience and how can we help them?

  • Finding topics to vlog about

  • Who's done it before successfully?

Section 2: Film your first vlog

  • Creating your starting vlog set up.

  • What kit might you have access to already?

  • Scripting and planning your vlog

  • What sort of camera should I use?

  • Camera set up

  • How to get great sound

  • How to light my shots correctly

  • Cheap & Easy upgrades that you can make to your kit

  • Editing - where to begin? (Using Adobe Rush & others)

  • Where to find music for free (& why it's useful).

Section 3: Finding your Style

  • What style of video suits you best as a filmmaker?

  • How to present in front of a camera in a way that makes you look brilliant

  • Picking the right focal length to make you look good

  • What clothes should you wear on screen?

  • What sort of background you should set up.

  • How to film B-Roll for your vlogs.

Section 4: What platforms should you use?

  • Finding the right platform for you

  • Setting up your Youtube, Facebook and LinkedIn channels and uploading to them

  • Formatting your videos correctly for Instagram

  • Adding Subtitles to your videos

  • Using Thumbnails to get more viewers.

Section 5: Where to go from here?

  • Continuing your vlogging journey

  • How regularly to create content

  • What kit to upgrade to from here

  • How to progress with editing, using Adobe Premiere Pro CC

  • How to keep coming up with new ideas.

With 3 hours of content and 35 lectures, (one of the most comprehensive on Udemy) I go into every element of how you can make your vlog a massive, huge success as a Videographer, Vlogger, Filmmaker and Video Guru.

With zero technical knowledge, a bit of creativity and a minimal amount of kit (seriously, we're talking a mobile phone here) you can start your vlog, have a tonne of fun, do more in your business and reach more people.

I'll see you on the course.

Who this course is for:
  • Complete beginners who want to start their very first VLOG
  • People who are nervous about throwing themselves out there and creating vlogs and video content about something they love
  • Someone who's tried filming themselves, is getting frustrated or unhappy with the restults and wants to improve!
Course content
Expand all 35 lectures 03:12:58
+ How to begin
4 lectures 08:08

Let's get started! Here's what we'll be covering on the course.

Preview 01:54

One of the first things we need to take a look at is who are we actually speaking to?

Who are our audience, and how can we help them?

So now we know who we're speaking to, should we ask what we're talking about with them?

What topics should we cover?

Let's take a look at a couple of vlogging movers and shakers for a bit of inspiration.

Great examples of how to do it
+ Film your first vlog
10 lectures 01:02:49

So what stuff do we need to start here?

Creating your starting vlog set up
What kit might you have access to?

Let's dig in to what we need to do to prepare for our vlogs.

Scripting & Planning

Your camera should be one of the first things you think about right? Let's dig in.

What to use as a camera

So now you've figured out what you're using, how do you get the best out of it? Check out the additional resources to help with some of this stuff.

Preview 09:19

Sound is 50% of what we experience when we watch a video or vlog... So it's pretty important right?

How to get good quality sound

Light is... Well, it's how we see. It's also how our cameras see too. It's a vital part of filmmaking and we get into it a bit more here.

How to light your shots
Cheap and easy upgrades you might want to make to your kit

So you've gone and shot some stuff - how do you actually get it into an edited format, ready to use?

Editing - where to begin?

Music is a hugely important thing for our vlogs. But where do we find it?

Preview 09:39
+ Finding your style
7 lectures 29:16

There are a whole raft of different ways you can approach video content. Finding the right approach to suit your personal style is a big old thing, so let's take a look at it.

What kind of video suits you best?

Like it or loathe it, if you're gonna vlog then eventually you're gonna need to be in front of a camera. This doesn't need to be terrifying however - there's a whole bunch of things to ease you into this...

How to present to camera

Odd as it sounds, there are some pretty substantial no-nos when it comes to what to wear on camera; let's take a look.

Preview 03:22

As a glasses wearer I get how much of a pain it is to have to light yourself when wearing glasses, but ther eare a couple of tips I can share to make life a bit easier when lighting yourself.

Lighting people with glasses on
Setting up a background

One big concern for people is often making sure that they still look good on camera - and if you get this wrong it can be frustrating how you can look bigger (or smaller) than you'd actually like.  Lens choice plays a big factor here, and there are a few ways you can affect this when filming.

How to look good on camera

B-Roll (or Cutaways as it's also called) is often the thing that turns a *good* vlog into a *great* vlog. Let's look at how we do this...

How to film B-Roll
+ What platforms to use & how to use them
7 lectures 59:47

With so many options out there for us to deliver our video content on - what platform is right for us?

Which platform is right for you?

YouTube is one of the biggest platforms out there for video (hell... THE biggest), so it's important you know how it can be utilised.


Facebook is the world's biggest social network, but how can you best utilise this?

Using Facebook

LinkedIn can be an unexpected candidate to post stuff to, but it can also be incredibly powerful if used correctly.

Preview 09:11

I've mentioned in my other lectures how using the 'gram can be a big thing - but in some way's it's a rule unto itself with how you'll need to format your videos. Check it out...

How video is used on Instagram

Subtitles are absolutely critical when it comes to getting people to fully engage with your videos. Why? Let's discuss.

About subtitles...

Thumbnails can be a really useful tool to attract the right audience. This is where we dig in how to go about this.

When & How to use Thumbnails
+ Where to go from here?
7 lectures 32:57

So you've created your first set of vlogs. What next?

Continuing your vlogging journey

Regularity is a really important factor to make sure we're continuing to feed our audience with content. Let's discuss...

How regularly should we release content?

So it's time to upgrade your kit. But how do you go about doing so?

Preview 04:49
Kit wish list

So you've whet your tastes when it comes to editing, but what happens next?

Editing; where to from here?

As your vlogging journey continues, it's worth us looking at how you can expand your vlogs out.

How to keep coming up with new ideas

And you're all done! Well done! Here's some final thoughts.

Summary & outro