Would you feel comfortable making a video in one take and then releasing it?
Would you feel confident that you could pull that off and feel really good about the result?
Like most people, you probably feel one (or more) of the following:
So what happens?
There is not enough money coming in and this just isn’t working.
You know this needs to change.
It’s time to become the powerful speaker on camera that you were meant to be.
Over an hour of content and an average length of 4 minutes per video
This step-by-step system teaches you how to shoot videos that are engaging, captivating, and electrifying.
This course shows you how to be more confident, comfortable, and clear on camera.
FYI: this is *not* a course on all the technical aspects of video (camera, microphone, editing, etc); we are focused here on getting you connected to your audience, and getting you to conquer your fears!
Nathan’s course will help you be better on camera. You can have the best video gear and set it up so everything looks & sounds perfect, but if you’re awful on camera, all that goes to waste. He shares tips and tricks from his acting and on-camera experience to really help you be more comfortable and natural in front of a camera.
Caleb Wojcik, DIY Video Guy
What will you learn in the course?
This is Part One of a 4-part course. We cover four primary topics here, and each broken down into sub-topics.
THIS COURSE covers Module #1: CONNECTION
Before you even turn on the camera
I am giving you permission to be imperfect in front of the camera without a hint of a suggestion that quality doesn’t matter. Because you are well prepared, your videos can be natural, unpolished, and still be professional and effective.
Nathan’s course teaches you how to better use the most important, yet often neglected, tool for creating great videos: yourself. I wish a course like this were available when I began making videos and teaching. Excellent presentation of the ideas—very clear and understandable. The concepts covered will make a crucial difference to me in all my future videos, far more than any course covering the technical know-how of film-making.
Sean Rogers, Play Everywhere
Nathan makes it easy for us to appear our best on camera. Although I do a good deal of public speaking, there was still something very intimidating about putting myself on video. As video promo rapidly gains momentum, this course should be on the buy-list of every career-minded entrepreneur.
Elizabeth Spann Craig, author
Thanks to Nathan’s practical advice and approachable style, you will discover how to create more effective and engaging videos, without needing to spend hours in front of the camera. Video is big part of the plans for our business going forward and Nathan’s insights and conversational style makes it like a private class to help us improve the final product. Highly recommended if you’re feeling terrified or think you’re terrible—Nathan will give you all the tools you need to grow your business with video!
Warren Talbot, online writer, entrepreneur, podcaster, course creator
This is helping me think a little deeper about what I need to be doing. I wasn’t making videos because I always make too much of a production out of making them perfect. Digging into the course more ’cause I really need my sites to have way more video!
Joel D Canfield, author
What I enjoyed about shooting a recent video is that, for once, I was just talking freely. That’s very new to me and gives me much hope for the future! I find it very helpful, including the assignments forcing me to actually do something and not just learn about it. I’m learning how to take videos that are good enough so I don’t have to redo them, and how to reach my audience through video in the best possible way while remaining relaxed and focused.
Halina Goldstein, SoloSouls
“The camera is always your best mate, remember that. You like him and he likes you and he’s ready and willing to listen to every word you have to say.” ~ Michael Caine, Oscar-winning film actor
Understand your relationship with the camera.
Discover the type of connection you want to make with the camera, and what it symbolizes.
The advantages of using video vs. audio, and how to utilize its power.
“I implore you, I entreat you and I challenge you to speak with conviction. To say what you believe in a manner that bespeaks the determination with which you believe it. Because contrary to the wisdom of the bumper sticker, it is not enough these days to simply question authority—you’ve got to speak with it too.” ~ Taylor Mali
Where does authority come from, and do you already have it?
What are the important items to focus on, and what are things you definitely don't need to worry about.
This one staple of comedy writing can help personalize your work on camera.
“Intrinsic motivation grows out of the desire to engage in an activity because we value it for the inherent satisfaction it provides. Researchers have long found that intrinsic motivation tends to prompt more sustaining energy. A study conducted by the University of Rochester’s Human Motivation Research Group found, for example, that people whose motivation was authentic—defined as ‘self-authored’—exhibited more interest, excitement and confidence, as well as greater persistence, creativity and performance than a control group of subjects who were motivated largely by external demands and rewards.” ~ The Power of Full Engagement by Tony Schwartz and Jim Loehr
Discover how to be mindful of your energy—filming engaging videos requires effort!
Understand how your passion for your topic hooks people into watching your videos.
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius
Why it's important not to rush, and how you're doing a disservice to you, your audience, and your content.
Do you want to listen to someone who is really, really serious and doesn't look like they're having any fun? Of course not! Discover how to do the opposite!
This is actually the worst standard you can hold for yourself and your videos. Find out how to avoid it and what to aim for instead.
I help online creatives turn fear and uneasiness in front of the camera into confidence, clarity, and charisma.
I train people who desperately want to be better on camera, who want to really engage people with their message, and who want to build their business and make more money with online video.
I worked as a professional actor in Los Angeles in both film and TV.I’ve worked with actors you’ve heard of or would recognize—a master class each time in itself, so I know what being on camera is like, in very high-pressure and high-profile situations.
I’ve also trained in classical theatre, working on such authors as Shakespeare, Shaw, and Chekhov, so I know about rhetoric, persuasion, and vocal techniques.
I’ve also been an online entrepreneur and YouTuber for the past 5+ years with 70K views, so I know what is working and what the trends are.