Webcam Videography: Better Videos, Webinars, Livestreams
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Webcam Videography: Better Videos, Webinars, Livestreams

Make your webcam videos look and sound better!
4.6 (124 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,661 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2017
Price: Free
  • 30 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will make better webcam videos than ever before
  • Your videos will look & sound better
  • You will know how to use inexpensive lighting tools to get a professional look
  • You will know how to better compose your shots
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  • You should have a computer with a webcam to follow along and practice with.
  • You do NOT need any video production experience.

Do you want to make better webcam videos?

Do you want to make better videos with your webcam?

This is the perfect course for you!

Learn how to make better webcam videos with proper composition, lighting, audio, and backgrounds.

Use simple and inexpensive tools to get a professional-looking video.

Who will benefit from this course?

  • Livestreamers
  • YouTubers
  • Webinar Hosts
  • Online Course Creators
  • Marketers
  • Skypers
  • Any Video Creator

How does the course work?

The entire course works through improving a webcam video, starting with framing and audio, and moving through to lighting and backgrounds.

  • Start with fixing your webcam framing
  • Improve your audio - so important for webcam videos!
  • Make your backgrounds better
  • Add proper lighting (that won't break the bank!)
  • Use apps and tools to manually adjust your settings

Enroll now to start making better webcam videos today!

Who is your instructor?

Hi! My name is Phil Ebiner. I've been teaching here on Udemy since 2012. Hundreds of thousands of students have enrolled in... and enjoyed my courses. With this webcam video production course, I wanted to quickly share easy steps to make your own webcam videos better.

What others are saying:

'Just great, the best investment in udemy so far. The instructors know deeply about making video, and instead of flooding the course with tons of information, they focus in always boiling down to the essential, the practical, all the course felt doable, and I have completed all the homework to the current point.'  - David Cabezas

'The instructors are to-the-point, like-able and engaging. I have learned a lot! Thanks for the great course!' - Caryl E

'Phil and guys, great course. As I get through the material, you guys are doing a great job breaking down the information in clear and easy understandable lessons.' - John Sanders

I'm looking forward to helping you make better webcam videos!

Enroll now to start making better webcam videos today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Video creators, trainers, YouTubers, social media personalities - anyone making videos with a webcam
  • You are making videos with your webcam, but want them to look better
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Curriculum For This Course
Welcome & What is this Course About?
2 Lectures 01:00

Welcome to this course! By the end of this course, you'll learn how to make better webcam videos.


In this lesson, you'll get a list of all the equipment Phil mentions in this course.

Phil's Equipment
Improve Your Webcam Videos
6 Lectures 29:16

Learn how to properly frame your videos +

  • Swap your internal camera with an external webcam

  • The Logitech C920 is a great option

  • Put your camera at eye level

  • Center yourself

  • Eyes should be in the upper third

The Webcam & Adjust Your Frame

Learn how to capture better audio +

  • Swap your internal microphone with an external microphone

  • Set your levels properly

  • The Blue Snowball or Blue Yeti are better options

  • I use the Heil PR-40 setup

  • Use a pop-filter

  • Placing the microphone

Improve Your Audio

Learn how to make your background look better +

  • Clean up your background

  • Plan your background to match your video’s style

  • Get closer to the background

  • Use a paper backdrop

Adjust Your Background

Learn how lighting can make your videos even better:

  • Add more light!

  • Use paper lanterns for a cheap option

  • Add a back light

Add Proper Lighting

Learn how to properly set your webcam settings +

  • Record with a tool like ScreenFlow

  • Set your recording options to HD quality

  • Manually adjust settings with a tool like Webcam Settings Panel

  • Turn off manual focus

  • Turn off auto white balance temperature

Use the Right Tools & Settings

Here's a bonus video showing a different style of background you can use with your videos.

Bonus Background Idea
1 Lecture 00:33

Learn what you should learn next!

BONUS LECTURE - What's Next?

Let's test your knowledge to make sure you understood how to make your own webcam videos better.

What did you learn?
3 questions
About the Instructor
Phil Ebiner
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Best Selling Instructor, 300,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.

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