Tell It.

Start with a good story that grabs and keeps attention.
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 17 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Learn how to plan, strategize, stay on track and save money and time before you start your video project.

Course Description

When you want or need video for your organization or business, it's sometimes choppy water not knowing where to start, how to get there…and what to do if you're in over your head.

We're here to help!

Consider us your personal video navigators providing you with an insider's guide on video production for your organization or business.

We've broken down our comprehensive course, 'Chart Your Course for Effective and Affordable Video' also available on Udemy, into individual courses for those who only need specific information.

In this course, learn how to plan and strategize your video effectively to save money and time and avoid common mistakes. Learn what makes a good video, the elements of your story that will grab and keep attention, effective messaging, targeting the right audience, writing the treatment, scripting, storyboarding, budgeting, and maximizing deliverables.

Your Teachers

Scott Stohler and I (Erika Gilsdorf) are award-winning, professional video producers with a 25-year, collective video production experience around the world for such entities as National Geographic, Discovery Networks, United Airlines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, The World Bank, The Nature Conservancy, GAP, Levi's, Symantec, Old Navy, Sephora, Seacology, and CORAL. We've produced documentaries, commercials, public service announcements, short films, television programs, and training and organizational videos. The countries we've worked include the United States, Indonesia, Fiji, Italy, Spain, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Cuba, Vietnam and China.

Having done everything from concept development, project management to shooting, editing, and creating some serious buzz around the videos we've produced. Scott and I know from experience what works...and what doesn't.

Our passion with providing this course is to show and empower nonprofit organizations and small businesses how to reach more people through the power of video more effectively and affordably.

Each lesson gets to the point and answers each question concisely without fluff or fillers. You don't have to listen to long lessons wading through information that isn't relevant for what you need.

What am I going to get with this course?

  • 18 Lessons; 55 minutes of video
  • Downloadable resources, samples and worksheets.
  • Life time access; 30 day money back guarantee.
  • iPhone, iPad and Android accessibility

By the end of this course, you will understand what you need to know and do before making a video that will save you money and time and get you the video you need.

Additionally, we want to hear from you! Do you have a video question you'd like answered that we didn't cover? As a participant with this course, you'll be able to pose questions for us to respond.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisites for this course. By compiling this course in a ‘Your Questions Answered’ format, you’re able to pick and choose the lessons that apply to you.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn what makes a good video that grabs and holds attention.
  • Determine target audience.
  • Learn interviewing tips

What is the target audience?

  • Those who work with visual storytelling, video production, content creation, media, marketing, communications, education/outreach, or public relations should take this course.
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Small businesses
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Freelancers
  • Students
  • Volunteers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Tell it.
Introduction
Preview
01:40
02:15

In this lecture learn why you need video and the value of video to reach more people.

Why My Video
Preview
01:39
03:21

In this lecture you will learn tips to making a video that grabs and keeps attention.

01:30

In this lecture learn the number of characters to consider for your video and reason for choosing them.

I need to interview people. Do you have any advice?
06:33

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Instructor Biography

Erika Gilsdorf & Scott Stohler, Professional Video Producers

Erika Gilsdorf and Scott Stohler are award-winning, professional video producers with a 25-year, collective video production experience around the world for such entities as National Geographic, Discovery Networks, United Airlines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, The World Bank, The Nature Conservancy, GAP, Levi's, Symantec, Old Navy, Sephora, Seacology, and CORAL. They've produced documentaries, commercials, public service announcements, short films, television programs, and training and organizational videos. The countries they've worked include the U.S., Indonesia, Fiji, Italy, Spain, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Cuba, Vietnam and China.

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