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Video Marketing | How to Film Yourself Without Shooting Yourself in the Foot

www.brainyvideo.com | The marketing gurus rightly tell you that getting yourself on video is critical to the success of your business. 00 Steve Introduces The Difficulty of Filming Yourself 02:06 The Plan, The Setup and The Shoot 02:35 Steve Shows How To Find A Good Spot to Shoot 03:19 Steve Shows Video Quality With Poor Conditions 04:28 The Plan: Simple Strategies For A High-Quality Shoot 07:23 The Setup: Simple Technique For Proper Composition and Light 11:44 The Shoot So would you like to know how to do video marketing in a way that wont embarrass you or make your business look cheap? Then just follow the step-by-step instructions in this video. You may even be a little freaked out at just how well video works for you when you take just those few extra minutes to set it up properly.

33 Responses to “Video Marketing | How to Film Yourself Without Shooting Yourself in the Foot”

  1. Steven Washer says:

    It’s way less complicated to NOT use a light outside. Just shoot in the shade or use a reflector to cut down on the harsh shadows.

  2. Steven Washer says:

    It’s way less complicated to NOT use a light outside. Just shoot in the shade or use a reflector to cut down on the harsh shadows.

  3. magicalcyrus says:

    thanks, man. now what do i do if i have to shoot a video outside. how do i setup the light.

  4. magicalcyrus says:

    thanks, man. now what do i do if i have to shoot a video outside. how do i setup the light.

  5. Steven Washer says:

    Sorry to be so late. (I had a launch and got waaaay behind) You can definitely shoot during the day and use the sun IF you face the window and put the camera on the sill. Then you’ll tend to get good light no matter what the clouds do. But it’s best to shoot on either a cloudy or no-cloud day in this case.

  6. Steven Washer says:

    Sorry to be so late. (I had a launch and got waaaay behind) You can definitely shoot during the day and use the sun IF you face the window and put the camera on the sill. Then you’ll tend to get good light no matter what the clouds do. But it’s best to shoot on either a cloudy or no-cloud day in this case.

  7. TimothyWenk says:

    Excellent info + UNstuffy presentation! Perfect combo! Thanks!!

  8. TimothyWenk says:

    Excellent info + UNstuffy presentation! Perfect combo! Thanks!!

  9. SquatDiddly says:

    Thank you! This helps a lot

  10. SquatDiddly says:

    Thank you! This helps a lot

  11. Steven Washer says:

    Shhh. Spoiler alert :) ) Thanks, Alan!

  12. Steven Washer says:

    Shhh. Spoiler alert :) ) Thanks, Alan!

  13. CascadiaWorkshops says:

    Wow the difference between 3:25 and 12:00 is HUGE!
    Cool stuff, Steve!
    (your fan: Alan Seid)

  14. CascadiaWorkshops says:

    Wow the difference between 3:25 and 12:00 is HUGE!
    Cool stuff, Steve!
    (your fan: Alan Seid)

  15. Cheetu Jaisinghani says:

    Good video Steve  :)

  16. Cheetu Jaisinghani says:

    Good video Steve  :)

  17. Steven Washer says:

    You can simultaneously record the audio with a camera and a microphone. Then in editing drop the audio under the video, and since good audio makes the picture look better, you’re off to the races.

    You can make the picture look better by simply shining a 100W lamp above your face. This evens out the shadows from most rooms. And finally, pay attention to your background. Clean it up, dress it, then tone it down lighting-wise.

    Hope that helps!

  18. Steven Washer says:

    You can simultaneously record the audio with a camera and a microphone. Then in editing drop the audio under the video, and since good audio makes the picture look better, you’re off to the races.

    You can make the picture look better by simply shining a 100W lamp above your face. This evens out the shadows from most rooms. And finally, pay attention to your background. Clean it up, dress it, then tone it down lighting-wise.

    Hope that helps!

  19. LORI CARPENOS says:

    Thanks Steve – do you have an tips for skype interviews?

  20. Steven Washer says:

    Cooking is tailor-made for video; all that built-in action! As to zooming, well, that’s a bit intense, but there’s another way to do it that allows you to focus on the cooking while you’re actually cooking. Mount another camera directly above the stove on a close-up and let it run unattended. Then cut the 2 tapes together after, occasionally cutting to the closeup of your hands working. That’s easier and more professional!

  21. TravelHeart1 says:

    Very cool! Simple and efficient! Thanks

  22. TheTalentedchef says:

    hey steve , brilliant to the point video, i am in the process of making some videos of cooking to promote my book, is it posibile to do that on my own , ie zoom in and out plus im looking at a jvc hd camcorder one of the latests any advice welcome as im a chef and this whole thing is taboo for me thanks again jvc hm 300 digital

  23. TheTalentedchef says:

    hey steve , brilliant to the point video, i am in the process of making some videos of cooking to promote my book, is it posibile to do that on my own , ie zoom in and out plus im looking at a jvc hd camcorder one of the latests any advice welcome as im a chef and this whole thing is taboo for me thanks again

  24. marketingvakman says:

    Steve, I really liked your video, it was very helpful at improving my video production proces and learning more about lights and setup.

  25. willow45Pond says:

    Thanks for sharing! After viewing this video, I was able to effectively make changes to my video planning and production and improve them tremendously. It was especially helpful that you used real-life situations and ordinary, inexpensive components in order to demonstrate your proven techniques. Great video, great information!

  26. trishacupra911 says:

    Wow, I had no idea about any of this, and you’ve taken a whole lot of mystery out of it for me. I’d never have figured this stuff out on my own. Thanks so much! You’re the man. :)

  27. PartnerACS says:

    Steve, great job on taking some of the mystery out of filming. You make it look too easy! This was very informative and you did a great job! I realize that filming is just part of the picture and someone actually has to edit and mix the shots to produce a show. Steve did a great job for my company on my home page too. Steve, thank you for sharing some of your trade secrets with the rest of us!

  28. St0neMichaelJ says:

    This is really good stuff. Simple, effective and easy to do. The results are very impressive on all three fronts, audio, lighting and setting. Before and after are really powerful in their contrast. Great tips for anyone looking to improve or begin a video web presence.

  29. SurgicalSalesCoach says:

    Nicely done! Easy to follow, with good simple tips for shooting video.

  30. AllisonLuxNuovo says:

    Straightforward and easy to follow. You’re a respected teacher, an authority, and at the top of your profession. Thanks for taking the "fluff" out of instruction and giving all of your students the real deal. The internet is flooded with scams and no substance, so your way of teaching is refreshing! Steve, you’re the real deal!

  31. Shoilie says:

    Really wonderful teacher, this man, Steve.
    Thanks for all the helpful advice and for your persistent way of
    helping people to understand everything.

  32. suemax137 says:

    Great video on how to video yourself. Please RT.

  33. MorevidaReviews says:

    Great video Steve. Very helpful. Look forward to more.

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