You want to produce videos for Udemy, YouTube, Blogs & Co, but you don´t know how?
You´re an expert for a certain topic and want to present it professionally in front of a camera?
You want to look and act good in front of a camera?
You want to save money by buying only the gear you really need?
This is your course.
I´ll show you all you need to know as a beginner to start shooting talking head expert videos. Starting from scratch with the basic gear, planning, filming, editing. All in one course. This course is really focussed. I skipped all the unimportant stuff and broke video production down to the essentials.
All you need is a (smartphone-) camera, a computer to edit the footage and some cheap gear. I particularly talk about smartphones and show you, how to get the most out of an iPhone or Android smartphone (e.g. Sony Xperia, Samsung Galaxy, …).
This lection will give you an overview. You´ll learn what you can achieve with this course. I want to reach you taget together with you goal-oriented and with fun. I´ll accompany you from the first ideas to the final clips. Step by step. And on your way, you´ll learn everything you need to know.
Here you´ll learn more about me and my experiences as a TV Journalist, Videojournalist and content conceptioner. My experience showed that we all learn at best with concrete examples. Therefore this course is practically-oriented and includes many examples. At the end, the exercises help you to produce your own talking head video.
I´ll give you a view hints here, how to use this course optimally and what needs I´ll focus on.
In this lecture your document your current knowledge to compare it later.
Especially as a beginner you often pay too much for your gear. In this lecture you´ll learn what you really need at the beginning.
Here you´ll learn the minimal requirements of your video recording device (e.g. smartphone, compact camera, DSLR), so you can use the clips for YouTube, Udemy and so on. We´ll talk about the pros and cons of smartphones, compact cameras and DSLR.
Here you´ll learn what kind of microphones you need to record a talking head. And we´ll talk about how you get rid of wind noises on your recording.
Here you´ll learn what a tripod does and how you set it up for shooting talking heads. I´ll tell you if a cheap tripod does the job as good as an expensive one.
Here you´ll learn what kind of light you really need to get astonishing results at almost no costs.
You learned a lot about gear, now you can check your knowledge.
Here you´ll get an overview of this section and I´ll tell you what you´ll learn now.
You can produce a decent video with a smartphone, but you often need an app to do the manual settings we need. I´ll show you such an app for the iPhone and tell you what kind of app you need for an android device (e.g. sony xperia, samsung galaxy,...). And I´ll walk through every function, so you know how to set up your device.
In this lecture, I´ll test some different types of microphone for you, so you hear the difference when you want to film in front of a noisy background.
In this lecture you´ll learn, how to apply a clip-on (lavalier) microphone, so that you get a nice sound.
Here you´ll learn how to set up a tripod and how to film with a smartphone on a tripod.
In this lecture I´ll show you how great available light looks, if you use it wisely. I´ll show you all you need to know, so you can go outside and shoot your videos.
Now it´s your turn. In this exercise you´ll set up your equipment and do the first shots. It doesn´t have to look or sound good, you should just get some clips on your storage card. And have fun!
Here you´ll learn why planning your content makes your shooting faster and better.
Here you´ll learn what a content head is and how you can use this as a tool to get your knowledge in a film. Furthermore I´ll talk about the pros and cons of a talking head from a content perspective.
In this lecture you´ll learn how good shooting locations can support you and why they are good for your viewers.
Inserts can deliver valuable information in a nutshell. You´ll learn why it´s better to plan them before the shooting.
In this lecture you´ll learn how mindmapping as a tool can help you to draft a complete series of content (like an online course) in a short period of time.
This is an exercise for your first film project.
Here you´ll get an overview of how to start filming your own projects.
If you want to frame a talking head properly, there are some simple rules to follow. I went to the beach to show you some real world examples.
Here you´ll get an exercise, how to improve your presence and acting in front of a camera.
It´s a typical question at the beginning. How detailed should a script be Here are my experiences.
Many people use home-studios to record their videos. I´ll talk about the pros and cons.
Here you´ll learn what a green screen studio is, why many people use it and why I don´t recommend it.
Here you´ll learn what a screencast is and how you can use it to film your screen, explain software and other things.
Here you´ll learn more about the idea behind video editing and the basic tasks of an editing software.
Here you´ll learn the first steps in video editing and I´ll show you how to use the software camtasia.
The simple guide to do the first steps in video editing. I´ll show you a simple way to shape your content with camtasia.
We already planned the inserts before we shot the videos. Now it´s time to place them in the clips. I´ll show you the basics of inserts and titles.
Sound is an important part of the film, I´ll show you how to set this up. And we´ll export your first clip, so you get a film file at the end. I´ll tell you more about the right export settings.
Now it´s your turn. Produce your clips, here´s the challenge.
In this lecture you´ll get a summary of this course.
Hallo, ich unterstütze Dich dabei, dass Du professionell in Deinen Videos aussiehst -auch als Anfänger. Ich bin seit über 15 Jahren TV und Onlinejournalist und habe ein Buch zum Thema "Selbstgedrehte Videos" geschrieben. Ich berate Großunternehmen zu den Themen Onlinevideostrategie und -konzeption.
Hi, I support you looking professional in your videos -even as a beginner in filmmaking. I´m a TV and onlinejournalist for more than 15 years. I wrote a book on filmmaking and consult fortune 100 companies with onlinevideostrategy and onlinevideoconception.