Archive for the How-To Videos Category


How Ryan Deiss at Digital Marketer Makes Videos

Here’s a behind the scenes look of a popular company, and some of the tools they use on a daily basis. Here’s some of the equipment and software: 1) White background 8×16 feet mounted by metal frame (No longer uses green screen) 2) Lighting – two Cowboy kit softbox, 2 FotoDiox LED, and 1 above […]

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Teaching Math and Nature (Fibonacci) Made Fun

This is one of my favorite videos on YouTube. Vi (Victoria) Hart teaches all about Fibonaccci numbers, and how they occur in nature, particular with pine cones, spirals, and snails. The creator calls herself a “recreational mathemusician”. She has even had articles written about her in the New York Times. This video is an excellent […]

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Blackboard and Green Screen – A Nice Combo

I found this layout very impressive. The teacher is apparently sitting in front of a green screen, and is somehow merging that with his white board. Note how there is no box around his head and shoulders! That’s the sign that this is a green screen. Obviously, he is not in front of a real […]

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Show Off Your Skills – Example of Frank Howarth Building Bookcases

In this video, Frank Howarth (who seems to be the invisible man), shows how he made some really nice bookcases. He also shows solving a problem, getting the books from being stacked haphazardly and from being piled on the floor. He doesn’t actually seem to be selling anything in the video. How can you use […]

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Using Clever Titles such as “My Evil Friend Who Lives In My Pocket”

If you want to learn how to create great video titles, aka “headlines”, read the magazines at the supermarket checkout line. Here’s a video with a suggestive topic called “My Evil Friend Who Lies in My Pocket”. I thought he was talking about credit cards, but it turns out to be …. well you will […]

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How to Make a Cool YouTube Video? 8 Steps

Michael Mackintosh sells a “SuperHero Training” with Nick Good. Maybe wearing the white glasses and cool hat is one of his tips? 1. Get a YouTube Channel 2. Get a camera, simple is fine (flip camera, or even phone camera will work) 3. Brainstorm Ideas – What does your tribe want to know more about? […]

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Video Lessons Learned from One Million Views on YouTube

Business videos don’t have to be serious all the time. James mixes it up here with some fun from the past. Note the use of “outtakes” and funny videos at the end, and of course, a call to action!   Click on the picture above to check out his website!   Related posts: Five Types […]

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Ghastly Shadows Solved with Three Point Lighting

Have you ever seen a video with ghastly shadows like this? What about his off-center position.  Actually, the rule of thirds is good.  But when he is not gesturing his hand, he looks way off-center to me. The video below gives a full demo of not only the classic “Three Point Lighting”, but also throws […]

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Five Types of YouTube Videos Every Business Needs

I’m a member of James Wedmore’s membership site. If you want to do videos yourself, he’s a great teacher.   Click on the picture above to check out his website!   James mentions the website: http://PremiumBeat.com as a source of buying background music.   Related posts: Video Lessons Learned from One Million Views on YouTube […]

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Small SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Video Production Studio

I basically have something like this set up at my loft in Las Colinas. But why go through all the bother of buying the equipment and setting up your own video studio? We can come to your site, or you come to our site, and we can create a large number of videos in a […]

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