Guest Author: Tim Schmoyer
On this week’s Creator’s Tip, I’m going to be answering a bunch of your questions that you guys have been asking relating to our entire set up for how a professional website produce their videos. Things like camera, the lighting, the computer software, the audio, every little thing that goes into behind the scenes, so that is all coming up this week on the Creator’s Tip video.
Hi guys, my name is Tim Schmoyer and welcome to an additional week of Creator’s Tip exactly where every week we just help you guys the finest way we can, just realizing how to make awesome content, marketplace it nicely and make that stuff operate awesomely on the internet. This week, I’m going to answer some questions you guys have been asking me lately. I recently moved from Minnesota to Cincinnati and when I was in Minnesota I gave you guys a little behind the scenesat my setup and what I do and how it all performs and some of you guys are like, what about now in Cincinnati. What does that look like?
But first, let me answer a couple of other queries that you guys have asked 1st. Beginning with, how did you guys make that crazy cool logo stinger factor that you guys use where the Reel Seo type of bounces in and out. Honestly, we truly pulled some connections that we have and the exact same guy who created the Revision Three logo intro actually creating the Reel Search engine marketing logo for us . But, if you do not have access to somebody like that, exactly where do you go? There are a lot of actually low-cost methods you can do this with actually. If you have Adobe After Effects, there are tons of template internet sites out there that you can go to and spend anywhere from like 5 bucks to twenty five bucks and download a template that someone created and you don’t actually have to know too much about After Effects to know how to do it. Just some fundamental things. Generally, you just drop in your personal logo, createe some of your personal text and replace their text, render it out, perhaps add an audio to it and you have a fancy intro.
Just Google Adobe After Effects templates if you want to see what sort of websites there are out there where you can download these templates and modify them for your stuff and make your own cool intro. If you do not have after effects, you can also do one thing quite related and also acquire some templates that will use Apple Motion which is only fifty bucks, way less expensive than After Effects. I would just like to remind you that some of the top YouTubers aren’t using an intro at all. We use a single logo just as type of like a tiny spacer amongst the intro and the entire body of the video, but there is nothing at all that says you need to have to. If you actually want, you can just make one basic logo (text or image) with the abilities that you do have. It does not have to be something fancy.
One more question that a lot of you guys asked is what editing software do I use? Final Cut Express mostly, even when I began undertaking marketing videos. I knew Final Cut Pro X was coming and when it did I bought it like instantly and realized it was like a downgrade from Final Cut Express and asked for a refund almost instantly and then a couple of months later I switched to Adobe Production Suite and I edit these videos and most of my stuff now using Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium. The second part of that question is why do I use the editing software I use?
I started off with Windows Film Maker like back in 2006 and I’ve just been progressing from that to iMovie to Final Cut Express, and then I wanted to go to Pro. I just sort of kept moving up the ladder till now. Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium, which I like to use, and honestly it’s mostly because I like to maintain pushing myself to learn. Even even though each and every new jump to editing software program is actually a enormous step for me, simply because I feel like I’ve got to discover everything all over yet again, but I just force myself to do it, even though it takes what seems like ages to make a video at very first then it did in like the old software I was using. But just forcing myself to take that step truly has helped me move and develop and not only in these videos, but in other content I’m undertaking in YouTube. Now I can make stuff way faster and make it appear way slicker than I could have before but, the initial jump, I know guys, it hurts. And if you ever get stuck, you just do what I do, you go to YouTube and search for a tutorial on whatever you’re attempting to do and some 12-year-old out there will be content to teach you how to do it.
As for the third query about camera and set up and everything I uss the Cannon 60D and I basically just stand proper right here and I speak to you guys. I’ve got an essential 500w Halogen light illuminating a white sheet that is hanging up. I just got two soft boxes and actually not that massive of a deal. It is not truly difficult. What I do is more than enough. I just set the iso high enough using a light meter, I have this set to 320, I do not know if you can see that or not. I have the shutter speed set at 100 and I have the depth of field set to 2.8. So I back up and I zoom all the way in so that I get a shallow depth of field on the white background behind me and that way it blurs out a lot of wrinkles and stuff in there. It in fact looks pretty good.
For the microphone I am utilizing, just a regular lapel mic recording straight into the camera now. I just started using this for like the past two or 3 videos due to the fact I’m using a consumer firmware named Magic Lantern that actually has audio meters on it and it disables the automatic gain. That’s an issue with most DSLR’s that boost the audio and and tends to make like a terrible hissing buzzing like noise in the background. So, employing Magic Lantern Firmware disables that and offers you tons of other cool attributes that you can use for DSLR video cameras that usually come with a high quality professional video camera. That doesn’t usually come on a DSLR simply because they are made mostly for pictures, so I loaded that firmware on here and now I’m recording directly into the camera.
And I edit right here on my laptop or computer. I sit right on my five year old iMac that hates me and it complains every single time I try to edit this 1080 YouTube footage. But, that’s it. It’s just generally in my basement at my residence that I moved into. So, not a lot goes into it. I have my notes of course which are a must.
So, get back in place and move back to that camera and thanks for hanging out guys. I hope this was useful. So click that subscribe button as would enjoy to have you guys join us for our next tips and other stuff.
Hope this was valuable guys. Thanks. Bye.