So you have important stuff to say and you want to say it using video. Great idea. Very now. But wait! Some or all of these things are stopping you:
– you don’t have a video camera
– you don’t know how to use a video camera
– you don’t have any video editing software
– you don’t know how to use video editing software
– you don’t know how to upload a video
– you don’t know what to say
– you can’t afford to use a video production company
– you don’t want to use a video production company every time you want to say something
So let’s just forget about the whole video thing. NOOOOO! You were so close. Quick! Do you have an iPad? No? Can you borrow one then? Come on! Yes? Then you’re back in business! In fact you’re ahead of the game!
An iPad (or iPad mini):
– is economical
– is easy to film with
– has great quality video when used correctly
– (that’s right. Don’t worry about the video quality – concentrate on the content instead).
– is easy to edit video with
– is easy to upload video from
– (Hold on! It’s a portable TV studio!)
– is capable of making both kinds of video
– Logical and emotional. There’s more in my biography. We’re looking at logical here. But there’s a brave new emotional world of video beyond this, and it doesn't require quite as much additional equipment
– I think so.
– Where were we? Oh yes… An iPad is…
– the future.
So you want to say stuff on video with an iPad. That makes you a VIDEO GENIUS in my book and this course is just for you.
To do it right we’ll need to discuss:
– how to master the iPad video camera
– how to mount the iPad on a tripod
– which tripods do the job economically
– which external microphones improve the iPad’s own audio
– which lights make your picture zing
– how to stand there and say stuff confidently
– how to edit out the surplus bits of your performance using the Pinnacle Studio video editing App
– how to upload your monologue to YouTube still using your iPad (Genius!)
VIDEO GENIUS is for anyone interested in iPad video and video editing. This includes absolute beginners. The course will take around an hour and is being added to all the time as I search tirelessly for the best way for your to say your stuff using iPad video.
This is a brief introduction to the course explaining why filming using an iPad is a perfect reasonable approach.
I think there are TWO types of video. We're making the first. But if you fancy making the second with me one day, you may not need to have quite so much additional equipment.
If we're standing in front of the iPad we're going to need to get a grip!
Here we look at the least expensive case.
Here we examine the two other parts of the Nootle kit.
Here we take a look a pricier but sturdier case with added benefits.
A quick nod towards the world of tripods.
The Achilles Heel of filming with an iPad is the sound quality. Here we examine three of the best pics that connect superbly .
I think this is the best option for chatting to people. Superb audio quality for little outlay.
This is pricier than the smartLav+ as it needs a connecting cable and possibly a stand .. But the sound quality is superb and it caters for headphones. This is the one I use to record the majority of my lectures in this course.
This is the most expensive of the three. It will only sit with the iOgrapher case, but it offers great natural audio out in the field (in the next course).
We're not hunting for Hollywood lighting Oscars here, but we just want to make sure nobody complains that we haven't made the effort.
This one is the Daddy and I wouldn't be without it!
This one may come in handy in the next course, but to be honest it's not at the top of my wish list.
I was a presenter for several years on both BBC regional and national television. As such I have a few tips on how to say stuff in front of camera such as being yourself and making mistakes.
I'm not a fan of iMovie. Not while Pinnacle Studio is around.
This is the traditional way to chisel and import your clip.
This is perhaps the easiest way to top and tail your clip.
Finally for now you can cut off the bits you don't want and chuck them in the bin.
Here's how I edited and uploaded the previous lecture up to YouTube.
Here's how I edited and uploaded the previous lecture up here to Udemy.
So, we've reached base camp...
Rob Glass has been working in broadcasting for twenty years. During his time as a BBC television presenter he was acknowledged as one of the UK's most creative practitioners. He found his niche as a video journalist, single-handedly filming and editing features for BBC News. He also spent time as a trainer, showing other BBC journalists how to work independently too. In 2004 Rob set up Coracle Films so that he could help organisations beyond the BBC communicate using video. Rob has produced over 1,500 features for broadcast and by doing so he has seen how video seems to work on two different levels, one logical, the other emotional, in much the same way that a pencil can write a shopping list or a tear-jerking poem. For the past seven years Rob has been perfecting a way to pass on the rudiments of video storytelling, and now does so thanks to the ludicrous simplicity of the iPad.