7 Steps To Create Your Online Course
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- Video post-production with Adobe Premiere Pro & Media Encoder
- Cleaning up audio with Adobe Audition
- Creating overlay graphics with Adobe After Effects
- Masking with Adobe Photoshop
- OBS Studio (live-action and computer screen recording)
- Building courses in Udemy & Thinkific
- Generating captions and translations with Artificial Intelligence
- Optimizing videos for the web with Handbrake
- Setting up a green screen & chroma key filter
- Outlining & building a table of contents with metadata
- Using teleprompter for scripted live-action
- Recording on iOS devices
- Your own ideas for the courses you want to develop
- Windows or Mac computer for post-production
- You can subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud when you're ready to do post-production on your own courses.
Hi, I'm Scott Onstott and I'd like to welcome you. I’ve been creating professional video courses for more than 20 years now, and my courses have millions of views across the many platforms where they’ve been published. I’d like to offer you the means of production to create professional video courses, exactly like I do in 7 easy steps, which correspond to the sections or chapters in this course:
Planning & preparation
Audio & video recording
Video and overlay post-production,
Captions & subtitles in foreign languages,
Uploading and configuring everything in your chosen online course platform (both Udemy and Thinkific are covered).
I’ll start by showing you how I organize my thoughts and create a course outline, then how I setup a green-screen recording studio in my home, complete with all my current audio and video hardware recommendations. You’ll learn how to configure and use Open Broadcaster Software to create high-quality recordings integrating live-video with screen-captured video and keep track of it all in an evolving table of contents. We'll also learn how to record on iOS devices.
On Windows and MacOS, we will do post-production using Adobe’s Creative Cloud, where I will teach you a core skill set, taking a critical path through several essential design apps to efficiently deliver a professional course in the shortest amount of subscription time.
In particular you’ll learn how to remove noise and clean up audio in Audition, create on-screen overlays in After Effects, mask and blur regions using Photoshop, and bring it all together in Premiere Pro where we do non-linear video editing. We’ll optimize the course videos for the web with Handbrake the open source video trans-coder. We’ll then employ Sonix, a proprietary artificial intelligence service to create captions for the hearing impaired and importantly, for search engine optimization. We will create subtitles with Google’s free Translate Toolkit in multiple foreign languages. Lastly, we’ll design the course image, capture thumbnails of all the course videos, and put together a promotional video with teleprompter software and clips taken throughout the course.
Finally, we will build the online course in Udemy, where you can sell to a large preexisting audience, and we will build the same course in Thinkific, where you can create and sell courses or memberships under your own brand and marketing. Coordinating all of this is actually a lot easier than it sounds, but I'll take you step-by-step through the process of building the very course you have already started watching. So let’s dive right in and really get started!
- Anyone wanting to make professional-quality video courses
Here you see an outlining solution that works on Mac and Windows computers and in web browsers. Dynalist supports zooming to focus in on specific levels of your outline, which is invaluable for organizing ideas and brainstorming.
I reveal the green screen behind me and you see how it is hidden with a chroma key and other filters that improve the look of my talking head. We also see a still image background and a dynamic video background all thanks to the green screen behind me.
We add a display capture source and video capture device source to OBS studio to record the screen and webcam respectively. We re-position by dragging and use the Alt key to crop a source.
By adding filters to sources you can control many effects including chroma key for green screen, color correction, sharpening and an image mask.
I show you how to use the free VirtualCam plugin to use in other programs such as Skype or Zoom, where you can create professional quality webinars and video conferences using your OBS Studio output.
Here we capture a noise print from the start of the track and then proceed to remove this from the entire track by subtracting this print globally.
Looking for a visual cue to sync up the video tracks, I discovered that the illumination on my talking head changed when the iPad interface got brighter. I added markers to identify these two moments and then dragged one drag over a distance equal to the distance between the markers to sync the tracks.
We overlay the animated vector graphics created in the previous video here on an existing video. We remove the overlay's audio channels and adjust its effect controls to re-position its anchor point.
In this video I add text, re-position and align it and then animate the opacity of the text with a range so that it progressively appears over time. The text is also turned into an expression which can be edited in Premiere Pro.
An After Effects .AEP composition is brought into Premiere Pro where it can be used as an overlay on top of course videos to display text. This text can be edited in Premiere without having to make alterations to the composition in After Effects because of the expression code that was added.
In this video I show you how to use Google's free translation service to create machine translations of your caption files in multiple languages.
In this video I show how to mark the in and out points in a post video, which we bring into the timeline of the Welcome video. We also see how to disable audio tracks and scale video to the frame size.
We add captions, one language at a time, through Udemy's web based interface. These must be VTT files.
After creating a new blank course in Thinkific, we dive right into creating chapters and uploading videos.