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Alejandro Portela

Glad to be the first comment again :)

This video is great! I don’t see anyone watching it without leaving a comment. Great content and very valuable.

With this and the report alone you are going to get a lot of people into the video-fun :)

Great job Gid,

Alejandro

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Vijay

I hope the first video all of them, In the second video i had a nice time. This video is very fun. Thanks for giving this nice opportunity. Thanks Gideon.

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Robert Walters

Great video once again. Thanks for the info!

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Melanie Jongsma

Gideon, I’m glad to hear your endorsement of the Flip! I was using a Flip MinoHD, which I loved, and I recently upgraded to the Flip Slide. I agree that the quality is very good for the price, and I love the convenience of plugging right in to a USB port with no cables to untangle!

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Jesse Friedman

This is a great video, exactly what I needed to see. Your video quality is very good and I was hoping to see how you do it so I can duplicate it on my blog.

I have an HD canon video camera which shoots really well but it does take time to download it and convert it. Do you think in the end the higher end video quality is worth the effort for a blog post? I’m not shooting a commercial with it or anything

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Phil O'Brien

Thanks for all the tips – especially on the software you use. I would have gone straight to use iMovie on the Mac – but these recommends look much better for the job. Looking forward to the next installment!!!

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Daoud Houssem

I hear a lot about you from Yaro and i’ve been waiting this for a while, i know that video marketing is a very powerful tool, thank you for the great effort.

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Charles O'Keefe

Watching your video creation guide was the best 30 minutes I’ve spent in the past week or so – besides working on my own videos ;-)

Your calm, but enthusiastic attitude contributes a lot to making these three techniques understandable to the noob like myself. These very clearly explained hands-on examples of ‘how-to-do’ online video marketing are excellent quality without fluff and expensive courses.

When you got to the invisible interviewer technique, I wanted to slap my forehead… why didn’t I think of that?!

I have been employing facial animation in my videos both for fun in learning and to promote some CPA offers. And your methods have given me some new ideas to explore.

Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to teach us how to do it right, Gideon!

Best regards,
Charles

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Lisa Brancatisano

Hi Gideon,

My blog exists thanks to you and Yaro! It is all still very new to me and I have so much still to learn but I am enjoying this learning curve so much! (so much so, it is hard to focus on my job sometimes!) From your Become a Blogger videos through to the Premium course, you have opened up a whole new world to not just me but many others.
I’m so excited about taking the next step by adding some videos to my blog. Thanks for showing how affordable and quickly it can be done. Once again, another informative and easy to follow video with lots of great tips!
Quick question – In your course, will you be covering editing of videos filmed outside, in public places and the difficulties when you want to move around alot and also if there is a lot of background noise? (Apologies if you have already covered this somewhere!!)

Many Thanks!!

Lisa B.

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Greg Z

Hi Gideon,

Thanks for the in-depth, over-the-shoulder lesson. It’s much easier for me to learn when I go along with someone and see how they’re doing it as they’re doing it. Manuals are cool, but this makes it much easier to get.

What is your course made up of: manuals, over the shoulder, screen cast, or…?
Will you be offering webinars or uStreams for parts of the course?

Best,
gz

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Greg

Most of the course is video – in fact all of the course is video lol!

But, all the lessons are also transcribed in pdf format, and I even provide the audio mp3 files and also the mp4 files so that all bases are covered.

And yes, I will have a number of LIVE calls to go with each of the modules. And if people want uStreams, then I will give it to them :)

Gideon Shalwick

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Rupayan

Awesome video! Only problem is, my computer isn’t very fast or anything like that. So editing is quite hard. So yeah… But thanks for all the tips. I really like the interview tip.

Rupayan

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Neil

Hey Gideon,
What a nice and tidy apartment you have :-)
Your nickname has to be “Mr. Simplicity Himself”.
As I watch what you are doing and listen to your commentary the voice inside my head (my internal dialogue) says to me “Neil, you can do this easily and then I get a really good feeling. And, that good feeling is my motivation….
My Flip is out the box mounted on the gorilla stand and my Sony recorder is charging as I write. This weekend I have 2 great opportunities for making videos and then editing them for youtube (the gay parade here in Amsterdam where I live and a reunion of ex-colleagues on Sunday).
One question for you…. you record the soundtrack separately to the video on the Flip and wear a mic. Can you please explain what you do with the soundtrack as you left us in suspense with that?
Thanks again for another great video. I look forward to the next installment.
Neil

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Tony Delahunty

Thank you for this video. I have been thinking about doing short video presentations of my seminars but I am not good with technology so it was always on the back burner. Your short teaching and demo opened my eyes to the fact that this is not as hard as I thought it would be. I am looking forward to getting started.
Thank you

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Robert Bucci

Another home run, Gideon!

Not only are you explaining the A-B-C basics of video blogging in a clear and entertaining format, your natural style of speaking and relating to the viewer gives anyone the confidence of, “I can do it, too.”

I’ve been helping local business owners create video campaigns for themselves. Your series even helps seasoned folks like me improve my delivery and ability to aid others.

…can’t wait for the next video!

Robert Bucci
http://NewResponseMarketing.com

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Rahim

A source to make your web-presence to a new level. Everyone who access web for whatever reason prefer to search and see video for its moving and easy understandable nature. For a blogger who use video to express in media get wide exposer because it tends to quick call for psychological reason.

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Chris Guthrie

The video in the beginning seems to be stuttering a bit. I know my Canon EOS Rebel T1i can only do 20 fps at 1080p is that the same as your T2i?

(perhaps it’s because I’m viewing it in Firefox as sometimes it stutters in the browser)

In any case, great video!

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Chris Guthrie

Follow up – can you list the exact devices that you use separately on the blog post itself and perhaps link to where they are on Amazon? (you could use their affiliate program of course)

I’m mainly looking for a sound solution like what you’re using. I’d like to get a mic but I know that my DSLR doesn’t have a mic jack.

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Joe Daniels

Hi Gideon,

Great video man! Just like all your other videos, it was really helpful and beneficial. You’ve encouraged me to start with video marketing seriously now, and I’m glad because its so awesome!

Can’t wait for Video 3, I just know its going to be a good one.

Joe

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Derek

Gideon -

Bravo – again! I am still new at the video stuff and blogging in general but you have taught me some new and important lessons. The best thing is that they are not too difficult and I am going to implement that ASAP.

I have a little studio set up in my basement and that may need a bit of work but it also appears as though you say just go out and do it. That’s what I’ll do.

Looking forward to #3 and the product.

Many thanks and keep up the great work.

Derek

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lawton chiels

Gideon, you are KILLING it with these tutorials. Thank you for breaking down the whole video making process-I hope telling stories is next on your list.

Keep up the inspiring stuff-as it allows me to “steal” your best ideas for
my biz. Thanks again man.

-Lawton Chiles

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Zohdi Rizvi

Hey Gideon

This video and the last video meant a lot to me. You know I just purchased all the necessary equipments necessary for production studio..and my only source of inspiration was you! I believe very soon, I will also share my professional videos on the planet’s most happening center i.e. Youtube, from where I will drive traffic to Video Blog (Landing Page) and then convert them into fresh leads and nurture them to enhance the conversion rate of my business..

I owe lot of thanks to you.

Best Regards

Keep sharing

Zohdi

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HMD

Great video, Gideon! So much information…going to go watch it again. Thanks very much!

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Peter Paul

Hi Gideon! thank God you sent me an email about this. Then again, another great video. Today that our internet connection is getting faster and faster, video streaming is really the thing now. most people would rather watch than read. It really helps when your blog or site has videos on it. If a blogger was using videos for blogging or for promoting product 10 years ago then he might have not been successful. But now, it really adds to the impact.

I think if you have decided to go into videos, a better performing computer and video camera is recommended. Much is needed if you intended to produce quality, crisp videos. (Like the one’s Gideon is making)

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Dawn Martinello | Monday Morning VA

Screen Capture is one way that I always suggest to my clients when they wonder how they can create videos. The extra bonus to something like this is that a screen capture video often falls into the “how to” category which is one of the top searched phrases ever! People love learning how to do something – the behind the scenes techniques (as I’m sure we’re going to see based on the amount of comments and tweets of this video).

I’m eager to learn what everyone else who’s watching is planning on doing with their new knowledge of Gideon’s rapid blogging process.

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Freelance FactFile

Like many people, my mind goes blank when I’m staring at a camera. So I find it helps to imagine there is someone just to the side of the camera who is interviewing me. I may not be looking straight into the viewer’s gaze but it means I don’t get ‘camera blank’.

Another thing I’m experimenting with at the moment is using http://www.animoto.com to produce short slideshows to music which can then be uploaded to YouTube. I don’t have Camtasia so doing simple slides in PowerPoint and saving them as jpg images means I can upload them to my animoto slideshow. And, if your clips are 30 secs or less, the animoto software is free. (Even when you buy it, it’s only $30 for a year’s use.)

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Johannes

Thanks for sharing!
Your videos are helping me a lot in getting more views and subscribers!

I went from like 500 subscribers to 1000 in 2 months!

Thank you, Gideon!

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John b

Hi Gideon- It was such a pleasure watching you go through the process of developing video. You make it look so effortless.

Thank you for breaking it down and making it so easy.

I’ll be using your 1st example to help a lot of people this winter keeping warm in their homes. Thanks to your presentation I can actually show people … just like you did. I’m sure I won’t be as good as you but your video gives me something to aspire to.

You’re 2nd example will make it much easier for me to explain and for people to understand how to use our web site. Ultimately we want to help people save money and stay warm. Prior to your videos it has been a real challenge to actually “show” people what to do and how to do it.

I’m not sure yet if we’ll use the 3rd example that you were kind enough to show.

But we will use that very useful tip about interviewing a more powerfully positioned web site master so we can develop a relationship and work together. That little bit was at the very end but it was so powerful.

I’m really pleased and feel fortunate to have found you.

Thanks Gideon.

With great respect
John

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Jeff Rose

Gideon-

I’m loving your blog and all your tips. This is perfect as I’m currently planning on implementing more videos on my current blog and for a new blog that I’m getting ready to launch.

One question I had was: When using the Flip camera and the Sony voice recorder, is it difficult to match up in the editing process?

Thanks for all your help!

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Jeanette Fitzgerald

Hi Gideon,

Just watched your first video, love how simple you make the process.

It encourages me to jump in and start making these videos. Thanks for sharing your information with us.

Jeanette

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Haroun Kola

Thanks for another great video. So much to learn and do. Its a great adventure :)

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Judy

I’m starting a new project and I think I’ll incorporate some of your tips into the new project – thanks!

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Greg Nemer

Super Informative Video Gideon,

I really learned a lot from your video.

My equipment is almost the same as yours but here’s some of my equipment that is different from yours in case anyone is interested.

*Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone Bundle (with Ringer Shock Mount)- It plugs into my computers USB port and records superb sound.

*Camtasia Studio- I know you cover this for Window users

*Jing by Techsmith, the same company that provides Camtasia Studio and Snagit (for image capture)
Jing is a FREE Version that combines both of the tools into one. There are some limitations (like short videos) but this is a great alternative to the previous tools that I’ve mentioned. I love the little hovering icon on my desktop. It expands when I click on it.

Thanks again for the quality video and the great information you’ve provided!!!

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Michael R.

Hi Gideon,
I am convinced that by following what your sharing, which is absolutely great by the way, will be a tremendous help in what I’m trying to accomplish. Thank you for being a great inspiration and teacher!

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Leslie, The Freebie Guy

Great Video and very informative.

I tend to be like you too in terms of audio. Good video with bad audio really doesn’t have as powerful of an effect. In fact, I’ve seem some videos where the video quality isn’t the best but the audio is great and those (in my opinion) were more effective, because of the audio quality. The two really compliment each other well.

As far as lighting is concerned, I was surprised to see that you can get pretty decent quality softboxes on ebay at a very affordable cost. I got 2 of them and they have really helped me take my video making to the next level.

Looking forward to Video 3. Keep em coming :)

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Garrison taylor

Thanks for all of that you’ve done for us. The 90 page PDF file and the sub magnet was a great help
In my videos.

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Ben

Great video Gideon, thank for your natural style and gentle calm in the voice.

I love how you make it easy to

If people wonder how to make an “infinite white” effect, like in the Apple commercials or in the Matrix – here’s how to do it: http://www.vimeo.com/789519

I’ve used this tutorial for my solutions and it works great.

Also, make sure you open the iris of your camera – use the luma key on Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express and you’re done.

Ben

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Doug

Gideon,
Very helpful and informative videos! This is very timely since I’m getting ready to create my first marketing video for one of my niche sites.

I’m experimenting with using the recording function in Keynote, too, but obviously that doesn’t have as powerful editing capabilities as Screenflow or Camtasia. By the way, Camtasia is now available for both the Mac and PC.

Thanks,
Doug

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H. E. Thompson

Dude! You make this seem sooo easy! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Nicholas Chase

Gideon,

Great job on the second video. I have a FlipUltra that I won in a contest. I also have HD video gear for my productions, sports and golf, live concerts etc.

Thanks for the videos and the chance to win an iPad!

Respectfully,

Nicholas Chase

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Tiffany Johnson

Hi Gideon,

This video was great! I found it much more informative than the first. I can get a bit impatient so I like to go straight to the meat of something. I love the different options you give for doing video as well as suggestions on setting up your camera and angles. I also like that you actually showed your equipment in use. I felt like I was right there with you; you’re so conversational. I cannot wait to get started on my videos. Yeah, I’m sold on the idea. I look forward to the next!

Make it a FABULOUS day!
Tiffany

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Peter

Thanks for the video.. Seems that the frame rates are low on this video. Its choppy. Is that the frames? or the camera? Thanks for the invites. Sound is great…

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Theo

Great video Gideon. Looking forward to the next epsiode.

Completely agree on the ease of use. With the flip or any digital camera editing is a breeze.
Will definitely check out Screenr and Jing. Thanks for all of the tips.

Theo
http://www.laxleader.com

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Adam Brown

Hi Gideon,

Really good content on the videos and great to see how much success you have had. Another piece of FREE screen capture software for the pc is camstudio, very similar to camtasia, but at no cost.

Cheers
Adam

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Billy McKee

Hey Gideon,

Your second video was very informative. Thanks for sharing the tools you use to produce these great video presentations. I’m looking forward to using these techniques with my own websites by utilizing the YouTube channel to drive traffic.

Thanks,
Billy McKee

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Stefan | StudySuccessful.com

I am so lucky I just ordered a flip two days before you started these videos! Awesome. Did you edit something with the audio also? Because it sounds pretty good. How do you do it with synchronizing if you record audio seperate from video?

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Juho Tunkelo

Good stuff as always Gideon. :) A friend of mine just emailed back and said she just found some business critical answers to video issues just watching this clip. Good going!

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Danielle Chonody

If I have an older flip camera – is it worth upgrading to the HD Flip?

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Cody

Hey Gideon,

I went to film school and I never got as much value as I did in this video. It feels more one on one in my opinion.

Additionally, I’m a “behind the camera” guy, but after watching your techniques I might give presenting in front of the camera a try.

Thanks.

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Doug K.

Hi Gideon,

Read your report last night. Awesome! But I am wondering more about the rapid video creation method. Glad to see you’ve got a video on that. Looking forward to more!

Doug in Canader eh.

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Lea Sedan

Hi Gideon,
The best way to get more prospects is giving value by talking un videos in the enternet, in You Tube Vidller,and so onBy video you can create good commmunication, with the watcher, onlooker, for to convince him if you give the massege in the right way.The prospects and leads join yoy when the K-now you,
L-ike you,T-rust you.The good video is the best way to get these three KTS

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joe

Might try http://www.screencast-o-matic.com for screen capture.

What about 30 minutes divided up into 2 or 3 segments.? Towards the end a lot of buffering, do you suggest a time frame in which to post your video.?

Good info. on post, wish there were easier editing programs, I know when you say it’s “dead easy” that is the kiss of death for me….thanks again.

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Fred Williams

Awesome value you are providing here Gideon and perfect timing for me,

I have just launched a vblog and I have already have all of the equipment that you have recommended. I see benefits to all three methods of making videos that you have demonstrated.

Video marketing is really going to help me build my brand as well as make money online. Since people tend to connect with you faster through video, I intend to fully leverage this technology to the fullest.

Also the search engine ranking benefits of video just can’t be matched especially with the help of the YouTube Beach Head Strategy that you talk about in your free report.

Written content will always be around but video marketing is going to really make people rethink their approach to online marketing, especially since you can make videos without having to be in front of the camera.

With what you have shown so far, there is really no excuse for anyone to not make videos. I am really looking forward to the next video and the course.

Fred Williams
The Simple Video Marketer

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William Jackson

I am going to call you Mr. Gideon because you are “the Man”!!! I have been chasing the fast dollar programs for a year, then just now decided to slow down and do the article marketing. Online video seemed to be over the horizon for me, but now with the information you are providing I can market the products and services I have only dreamed of til this point. First I’ll thank God for bringing you to me and thank You for using the creative, innovative abilities and strategies to provide us (me) with solid info I can use now! Thanks loads!!! WilJaxon

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Bill Marks

Gideon, You make this look soooo easy!

It is apparent that you are very comfortable in this environment and with this process. I would submit most would like to take advantage of the benefits which you outlined at the beginning of the video, however they accept one of many excuses that prevent them from gaining success. I know that at times, I seek ‘perfection’ and have to have everything ‘just right’ before I begin.

To quote the great Nike… “Just Do It!” Most of the times when or if your make a mistake, no one is really going to notice. They are just seeking the information which you are sharing.

Thanks for the nudge to get in the game.

Bill

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Joe

Great information – I like the tip about speaking to “one” person while talking to the camera.

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Gangotri

It would have been nice if you said how to sync the sound from the Sony IC recorder with the video.

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Dr. Michael

Hey Gideon!

I seem to be having GREAT difficulty trying to watch/download both of your videos. The keep attempting to load, then there is an error message. Is this because there is a band width problem?

Please let me know. I always look forward to your great content rich videos, and this series really seems like it’s going to be great, as well.
Can’t wait to be able too view them.

Dr. Michael (The D.O.C)
“Keep On, Keeping On…”

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Dr Michael

I recommend you use the download links below the video?

Just download the files to your computer, and the watch them in your own time :)

Gideon

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Justin Wandro

Great video! I’ve been a big fan of the Flip camera for awhile now and I absolutely agree that you need to use an external audio source. The flip takes great video but audio is very low quality.

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sandra

Thank you Gideon for this comprehensive video. You covered a lot in a short amount of time. Just goes to show one reason folks like videos; unlike television, no advertising. There is a place for advertising; but I like watching good content uninterrupted.

Inspired by your video I’m posting some websites which carry the tools you mentioned at the best prices I could find. If others have some better deals, please chime in. I hope this helps others in the beginning of their research:(I’m not an affiliate for these and make no claims as to the value of these companies or products).

1) Photo Basics 402 uLite Video Lighting Kit
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2) Flip UltraHD Camcorder, 120 Minutes Black
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***go sale dot com has a flip cam:
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*** Zwee has refurbished flip cams: http://www.zwee.com/camcorders/flip/flip-ultra-camcorder/

3) Sony ICD Digital Voice Recorder:

***Amazon has some:
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***go sale has a Digital Voice Recorder:
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4) Sony ECM Clip On Microphone:

Amazon has a Sony ECM-T6 Clip-On Microphone with an Omni-Directional Pick-Up Pattern:
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*** go sale has one: http://www.gosale.com/search/sony%20clip%20on%20microphone

Other related articles:

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Article on Buying Refurbished products; what you need to know–sometimes you can get great deals on refurbished items(just google refurbished and the item name):
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Hope these help with the beginning of your research:

Sandy W.

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Chris Whiteley

It’s really great to watch someone go through the process of recording, editing, uploading, software etc. To me it is much easier to learn through this process, otherwise I just dive in and hope for the best.

Gideon, Thanks for cooking up these videos. Not sure how I will take advantage of these new found skills, but at least I have something added to my bag of tricks.

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Kathy Long

This was great, Gideon! You make video production look so easy, in fact, this is probably the best little video production tutorial I’ve seen, and I mean that. Where I felt overwhelmed before, I don’t anymore. Now I’m off to buy Screenflow and a FlipCam.

Plus you hooked me. I’ll see you over on http://www.becomeabetterblogger.com.
Thanks,
Kathy

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Sven Schoene

Hey Gideon,

damn, it seems like you’re on your way to get all three things with this video series: Money, massive exposure and instant credibility! ;)

Why? Because your two videos are outstanding! Honestly! I don’t want to make any big-name comparisons here, but it’s interesting to see how always the video guys are prodiving so much value in their pre-launch videos…*cough*VideoBoss*cough* You’re definitely up there with the big ones!

I’m using video for my own marketing as well, I do have to invest in getting better lights, though. I’m going to do that in the next month or so since lighting really is (nearly) everything when it comes to great videos.

Maybe I didn’t catch it in the video but what kind of mic do you use? I’m very unhappy with the standart camcorder audio-quality.

Anyway, good luck with your launch, I’m looking forward to your product! :)

Sven

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Winnetta

Great video! I love your conversational style. You have given me a lot of great ideas. I think what I am going to do is document, via video, the planning of my own trip to Disney World this fall. My husband and I just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and are going to Disney as a kind of second honeymoon. Watch for us as I plan and document our trip to the World!

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Mesut Ozsoy

Once again a great video. As a person who setup my blogs easily with the help of Gideon’s videos on becomeabelogger.com, I believe I can now create some videos with the equipments and programs shown on this video.

Thanks again…

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Bill Marks

Gideon,
Great information and insight into the simplicity of your process.

In your third approach involving your “Interview Method”, what process do you use to merge your answers with the questions? Are you doing a screen capture of a PowerPoint presentation of the questions and then merging your answer video into the screen capture video? Did I miss something in your 2nd video?

Thanks for taking the time to put this together, along with your Rapid Video Blogging eBook that contains a wonderful amount of very helpful information and instruction.

Bill

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IanC

Hey Gideon,

I found it interesting that you use a separate digital recorder with the Flip.
One of the features I like about the Zi8 is that it has an external mic port.

A concern I would have with using a recorder is lip syncing especially when
making cuts in the editing process. Is this a problem?

Thank you for a great video and…. please straighten the painting behind
the couch. ;-)

Ian.

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Klaus

It’s too bad this video does not play on iPad, but I would still like to enter your iPad draw :)

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Nicola

This has been so useful. Thanks! You make this seem really accessible and easy to get started. I especially liked the tips for if you’re nervous in front of the camera!

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Mary E. Ulrich

Thanks for the walk through. Appreciate the details like makes and models of your equipment.

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David Easy Online Money

Hello Gideon,

You did a good job with this video.
You are breaking the barrier to my creating video.
Did you go into detail on editing a video
in your course?
Looking forward to the next video

David

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Joshua Black | The Underdog Millionaire

I can’t believe that you are giving all of this information away. I just got the Kodak version of the Flip Camera, already got the digital recorder, now I just need the editing software and I will be all ready to rock and roll!. I can’t thank you enough for creating this valuable resource.

-Joshua Black
The Underdog Millionaire

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Glenn

Gideon,

Great stuff! You have shown that their are many opportunites for anyone out there if they just do it! It doesn’t take a bunch of expertise, money or experience but rather just the desire to do it combined with just a little of the quality know how. You help instill not only the desire but show that it is easily accomplished! You gave us 3 ways of doing a video as well as valuable insight. I hope people caught your Million Dollar Product Plan that anyone can duplicate………..You shared it took you about 10 days to create the 10 videos along with a report. To anyone viewing this, they should realize that is an easy license to “Print Money”. FOLKS…….. Gideon just gave you a million dollar idea and what to do and how to implement it for FREE!

Thanks Gideon look forward to the next million dollar video

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Vance Sova

Hi Gideon,

This is great stuff. Video blogging is in now and you are the guy to teach it.

I finally have all the equipment or at least some of it that works well. I’m wondering how much different your new course will be from your previous one You Tube Strategies.

My thinking is that you’ll go probably more into details and blogging.

It would be nice to get a reply although I understand you are getting flooded with comments and can’t reply to everyone.

Vance

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Vance

Killer YouTube Strategies was only about YouTube. My course will be about MUCH more than just that, giving you the all round picture of what you need for success with this system.

More info coming soon…

Gideon

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Matt Koval

I’d like to share a tip suggested to me by a YouTube executive:

Most people spend 6 hours on their video and then 6 SECONDS filling out the tags and description. They don’t seem to realize that YouTube is now the #2 search engine. Why not spend a little more time with keywords and maximize the potential of your video being found? It’s one of the easiest steps you can take. :)

Thanks for the great content, Gideon.

Matt Koval

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Jenny Davis

Dear Gideon,

Thanks for the great video supplements to your free report ‘Rapid Video Blogging’ – the value you give through all your material really is changing lives (from reading all the previous comments). And what makes the material even more special is the techniques and tricks you teach can be used by complete newbies right up to fully fleged Internet Marketing experts and everyone else in between.

No matter what your background you can get value from the content you are produce – which is a very rare quality on the Internet (and actually in the “offline” world as well!)

You really do a have a knack of breaking things down and opening up a whole new world to people on the Internet – and because you have such high standards of providing HUGE value and really building up a relationship with each of your viewers it then sets the standards for the rest of us

Now whenever I am doing a video online my aim to be “As good as Gideon” – so you’re not only helping all your own viewers but all the people taking action and making their own videos are then impacting their viewers too – chain reaction good deeds all round!

Thanks again for all your hard work – (don’t work too hard though if you’ve got a new baby to take care of and entertain :0)

Jenny
Scotland, UK

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Pam Carruthers

I love this video. Am just about to launch into teaching astrology via YouTube so this is much appreciated.
Talking to the fridge-a cool idea!!! The idea that came to me was to stick the questions you want to ask and answer on the fridge – or use a flip chart.
Thanks, this is well worth watching and I’ll be recommending it to my clients launching their Wordpress websites and blogs. Pam

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Randell Suba

Rapid Video Blogging = Revolutionary, Valuable, Brilliant!

I love writing but RVB has enlightened me on how someone like me who does not know much about videos can do a lot with videos. Content is king! Videos rake in the money!

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Tia Singh

I love tip # 3!! That was pretty awesome, lol. I really want to make vids but the thought of coming up with content to talk seems more challenging than being on camera. I like the idea of screencasts and think I’ll start with there.

Well, I need to cos I’m creating a social media resource site (will link to you from that) and vids/screencasts will be a big part of it. Thanks for this excellent video – you are an awesome, awesome “teacher”!

Tia

ps: I STILL give people links to your 1st 10 vids, 2 years after discovering them – the best I’ve found online.

pps: question re ranking # 1 on youtube for your search terms – is that a function of how many views your video has? So many people would be creating vids with the same terms right, so what makes you rank the highest? Thanks!

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Tia

The number of video views is only one of many things Google and YouTube looks at for ranking your video.

I have actually just interviewed a Video SEO expert about this very topic… and it will be one of the bonuses inside my course.

Pretty eye opening stuff…

Gideon

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TK

Gideon – great stuff. Look forward to seeing the course/product! Thanks – TK

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Boris

Great you give away iPads but you only provide video in flash. What about those that already have an iPad? Some disconnect here between message and content.

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Gideon Shalwick

Boris

If you look carefully, you will see the mp4 link below the video :)

That should work on your iPad no doubt!

Gideon

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Jack Taylor

Great tips Gideon ;) …..here i am sitting with a really good HD small cam….Sanyo Xacti HD and hadnt been able to figure out a quick audio fix for video shoots….until your Sony IC recommendation (which i already own as well) #$@%^^ …how stupid can i be ?…..hey i am just a “golf pro” ;) …thx again and best of luck with your launch! …jack

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Christopher

Hi Gideon, the devil is in the details and I like how you tame the devil in the details about how to set yourself up to do rapid video blogging. I also like that you systematically present the three options for producing videos. Very effective.

Your presentations thus far have given me confidence to proceed with my own video productions. I very much look forward to the next one. You’ve become my go-to guy for doing online video marketing. I can’t wait to read your RVB report.

Thanks ever so much,
Christopher

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Frank

Let’s see, I can outsource my articles, check them for good English and grammar, then run them through an article spinner with all those nested spins, all of which will take hours of mind-numbing time.

Or, I can just be myself, get in front of the camera and let it rip.

This is a no brainer!

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Erik R

Gideon,

Another awesome video. I am glad to see you spent some time on describing how the audio is done. That always is the one part that is overlooked when it comes to making quality video.

You could have the greatest looking video, but without great audio it loses so much. That is why any professional video always has separate recorded audio with microphones.

Oh, to answer Neil’s question above…

Gideon records the audio separately with the microphone to the voice recorder. He then loads it into the editing software (screenflow), along with the video he shot separately on the flip cam. Once the audio and video are loaded into screenflow he matches them together to get a nice clean sounding video clip. Hope this helps Neil.

Thanks for the great looking and sounding content Gideon. Extremely informative.

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Sophie

Thanks for your answer about the sound track being loaded with the audio and then worked together.
Is is easy to synch with great precision ? Because if it is a live video, you look funny if it’s not right on the dot !
And would you think that the Vegas software or other ones would manage audio and video separately, as I am PC ?
Thanks fo the extra details, but I’m already really happy with what you answered to Nail :-)
Sophie

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Tanya

Dear Gideon, I am living in Slovenia (little country just next to Italy and Austria in EU) and learning SO MUCH from you, that I can’t wait to go to the Adriatic sea (what my job is) and film a beautiful villas and surroundings and put all of these on-line. Since I am a woman and as such particularly lost in the world of technical equipment, I found the part of you explaining your hardware especially helpful! Can’t wait to go to the states next week to buy all these things and start filming. A big THANK YOU for giving me an inspiration and courage to start doing this :-) all the best! Tanya

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Chad

Gideon,
I found this video extremely inspiring for a couple reasons #1. Your whole approach
you are very authentic and there is no ego involved here. #2. Anyone who has the privilege to view this video can immediately start creating online video because you show exactly how to do it step by step. #3. You inspired the heck outta me to get busy and just do it. Thanks…I appreciate this valuable content you are giving away here.

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Giannis

I am going to say i love the video and love you, Gideon

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Lynn

Gideon,

Another great video. I love the concept of the interview style. I have used the other two in the past. This third one will be a nice addition to the mix. I’m with several of the other folks who commented though on how do you match up the audio from the separate audio recorder when editing the video?

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Enda McLarnon

I have been toying with the idea of either video marketing or mobile marketing as both are growth areas. The way you explained this makes it a great deal easier than I had ever imagined. A bit of a learning curve for sure, but those flip cameras look great.

The tips on how to shoot them are very good. What would be fantastic to know is have you any tips and advice for outdoor shoots? I am trying basically to show people Belfast through the use of videos and I don’t mean the usual tourist stuff, I mean the sound practical advice where I walk the streets and talk to them.

Would you also recommend other video websites other than YouTube?

Thanks again for very informative and free stuff.

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Sophei

Excccccccellent !
I really love the simplicity !
Like a few persons commenting, I have a BIG question : how do you synch the video and the audio ???????
Does the Vegas software handle both tracks and, if yes, how easy is it to be right on the dot… because if you’re off by even a little bit in live videos, you will look very funny !
Well, I can’t wait for the answer to this question ;-)
Sophie

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Brian

Gideon,

How do you sync up the external audio recorder with the Flip video so that it syncs perfectly?

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Miles

Great Information Gideon, I especially like the different methods of making videos. I think the interview style is totally awesome, I never would have thought of doing an interview ‘by myself’. I already have screen capture software and a flip cam so I’m all set to begin putting a video marketing plan together and getting it into action. How does that go ‘lights, camera, action’.

Can’t wait for the next video, at first I couldn’t think of what else you could possibly put into another video and then it hit me, maybe he will teach us how to grow our views and increase our exposure.

I’m taking a week off next week from my J.O.B. and plan to massively put video into action. It’s 104 degrees here in Texas, might as well stay inside and make some videos.

Sincere Regards,
Miles

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Lee@Security-Faqs

Thanks for this video Gideon, it was very much the one I wanted to see.

I’ve known the importance of video for some time, I’ve known the subject matter I want to cover, I haven’t had a clue where to start in terms of producing video content though.

This video has piqued my interest once again…

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Charlie Harrison

Thank you so much Gideon!

You gave me a lot of ideas. I really enjoy magic so I started a video blog. I haven’t added any videos yet but I have filmed quite a few. I am basing it for younger children because I understand that a lot of children are intrigued by magic and it’s great to start young.

Thank you again for the inspiration. It’s great to know that you can make money by doing a website. I am looking forward to filming more and when I have sorted out my camera problem come along and check out the site.

Thanks
Charlie Harrison

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Sophie

Just seen Erik R answering my question… I was typing at the time, you fans are really crowding the place !
Does it work with the Vagas software as well, I mean loading the audio and video tracks and synchronizing them from there ? I suppose so, but I’l like to make sure.
Thanks to anyone with the answer :-)
Sophie

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Rolf Hertzog

Hi Gideo,
awesome stuff man…!
Your insider tips and tricks are very helpful for me, thanks for sharing!
Already excited to starting my Video blog soon!
Rock’ on and keep up the great work!
Sunny greetings from Switzerland
Rolf

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Giannis

Omg, after comment, video bluffing again. really want to finish video. Just let you know. i am finish the video . nice and thanks

Good luck !!

Giannis

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Mario Mendoza

I like the explanation of the setup, cost effective and very useful. I love the fact that it will help with search engine results and visibility. The report is awesome and after working on promoting some music videos for some artists, they will be very happy with knowing there is a plan of attack ready to keep their promotion alive. Great stuff, look forward to the next video.

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Wayne Tully

I really like the free rapid video blogging report and the videos too as creating videos does seem very easier to do now. Although I have the normal Flip camera I will definitely upgrade to a Flip Ultra HD as they seem a bit more easier to film stuff whilst out and about.

Of course you make it look so simple and easy and much of it is….So once again I thank you for your brilliant information as it has helped me no end with video creation and just inspiring me to create more video when I have the dreaded writers block.

Cheers Gideon!

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Lewi Glenis - Meditation Teacher

Hello Gideon, pleasure to meet you. Finally, finally, finally, I have met a fellow marketer who delivers extraordinary value that I can actually use, “before” I pay a single dime for your products. I appreciate your passion as well.

I’ve recently become passionate myself about video marketing, and I know that these free resources are right in line with how I’ve wanted to increase my exposure online.

Thank you very much for taking the time to explain everything in such detail. I feel like I’ve learned so much already with just your free gifts here. When I opened your free report I was blown away on how much content you’re giving away for free. You could easily sell your report for $100! Thank you so much for your generosity and the amount of work you put into. I can only imagine how much value you’ve packed into the full RVB product.

You’re a genuine bloke who cares about your subscribers, and though we’ve just met, I love what you’re doing. Please keep it up, and I’m looking forward to RapidVideoBlogging going live.

Be blessed Gideon,
Ilias “Lewi” Glenis
http://www.MyMonkBuddy.com

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Lynne

Gideon,

I’ve been watching your videos since I found the free Become a Blogger series (then I took the fabulous course you and Yaro put together) and I think you are absolutely the best person doing instructional video online. You come across as totally approachable and natural and I really like the way you tell me what you’re going to show me before you do it and then repeat it after. The best.

Something I’ve noticed in online video marketing lately is that people are doing videos that have no controls–can’t pause, for instance–and you don’t know how long the video is going to run. I think this is a huge mistake. Makes me click off rather than be a captive audience for who knows how long. What do you think of this new format?

Great videos on this page. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Andrea

It seems like Vlogging is the wave of the future thansk for all the great info… YOU’RE THE MAN :)

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Piotr

Hey Gideon,

Thank you for giving me hope that i can actually make video entries on my blog. I dont have one yet, but i was in process of setting up a custom made attached to my firm website. And when i read all the books about Blogging and social media usage i stumbled upon a nice thought that some content is better suited to post it as video while other is better as a plain blog entry. About week ago when i was with my fiance on vacation and were thinking about setting up a Role-Playing blog and were thinking how to monetize it and if there is a market for monetizing it at all, I thought that it would be nice to post some content like advice for RPG Game Masters and Players on how to improve their acting, speech of their characters ect in the form of Video. We had some more ideas on what we can put as a video but i had two concerns (especially hearing my fiancee talking about profesional video making that her dad does):
1. Im kind of shy and uncertain when exposed and while i run courses for children and teenagers on a daily basis i was thinking that Video is still not for me, that i dont have appriopriate skills to pull this of and not look amateur.
2. I dont have money for a decent equipment to record videos in HD format.
3. It will take me too much time.

Im so glad you just alleviated 2/3 of those concerns. Now i got more faith that i can pull off videos for my blog.

And i bet that you will release some kind of course that will go into more details on how to make videos better. Then if i have money after buying my video recording equipment and iPad i will gladly sign up for it.

Thanks again for those valuable tips.

Piotr
Poland
Now i got

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Piotr

Sorry im replying myself but i didnt see edit feature.

I just reminded myself of a one tip that my fiance’s father who produces profesional videos gave me like few days ago.

Before you record actual video do about minute or two of a test recording. This way you can see if the ligting is ok, if your appearance is like you want it to look (as on camera its a little different than just preparing by looking into a mirror). If u dont check that small details it might be that for example you have left settings from last day when there was sun and much of light but next day it might be rainy and its a little darker thus making your video different colors ect. All that doesnt take much time but saves u a lot. The longer videos you shoot the more time u can save if something goes not as you planned with ligtignt, scene setup ect.

Piotr,
Poland

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Tom Herod

Hey Gideon,
Thanks for another great lesson. I never wanted to use video in my niche because I thought it would be difficult to differentiate myself from all my competitors doing screen captures of live trading. You have made me realize that, with a little creativity, I can produce an entirely different type of video that will appeal to my marketplace.

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Kristin

Great work mate…I cannot believe the value you’ve given away for free in this video series (and the report)…i’m already looking at camcorders right now lol;-)

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Magaline Harvey

Hi I’m new to all of this and this information is very helpful. Thanks so much I’d also like to be entered in the drawing for the I-Pad

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brian

Really interesting video. It makes it look super easy to this stuff…I have a blog over a year now but was always scared to incorporate video into it.. Maybe this is what I have been looking for all the while.

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Lynn Lekander

I love your videos. The actual video makes everything easier to understand PLUS it allows me, as a viewer, to connect with you as a person. It’s easy to read something that has been written but when we see you doing the video report, everything comes to life. Thank you – LYNN

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Klaus

After having watched the videon on my computer, I know notice that comments are supposed to be thoughtful and add value and I don’t think my previous comment did that – sorry about that :)

I’d like to thank you for that 3rd tip about talking to an invisible person, I’ve never thought about that, but it’s actually a good idea. I’ll check out GideonShalwick.com and see if I can find some real examples of you doing it.

Have a question though – what do you say to people who feel they don’t have a “video worthy face/apperance” but would like to cross the line and make videos featuring themselves?

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Ricardo Couto

Thanks once again Gideon!
First the rapid video blogging pdf and now this?
You are officially my idol man!

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Philip McEvilly

Hey Gideon,
You’ve got a fun business from the looks of it. I actually watched your video on my friend’s borrowed iPad today by clicking on the “right-click to download” option and streaming it that way. Also writing this message from it! This is definitely the way to go… One question I have for you is how you do the zooming in and out of the websites you discussed today whilst on your computer? Is that with screen flow? I have a Mac so I will be downloading that software? Also, is there the option to export HTML5 (or non-flash) videos to my blog for iPhone and iPad device users who access my videos there instead of YouTube? Cheers, Philip

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Gideon Shalwick

Philip

I simply hold in the control key on my keyboard while scolling up and down with my magic mouse on my Mac – easy peasy – like many of my other tips ;)

HTML5 gets a little tricky to answer here properly… more on this later :)

Gideon

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Naga_

Hey Gideon, thanks for the update !
Really great tips. Will have to get a better camera now ^_^

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Calvin

Nice video!

I can has iPad nao?

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geoff

Hi. I bought a Flip Mino and a cheap tripod and started making videos using the camera, and Camstudio with Open Office.(Both free softwares, note.) Now half the traffic I get is from the videos. Kind of makes me regret the time I spent hammering out EZA articles to get the other half of my traffic.
I loved the PDF, ‘Rapid Video Blogging’. So much to think about. The stuff you give away is about twice as good as some of the stuff other people are selling. I’m going to stick with video promotion from now on, and to anyone who’s hesitating before taking the plunge I can only say this: Do it. The investment is tiny, the learning curve isn’t half as bad as you might think (my camera has two buttons in total) and you’ll never know if you don’t try it.

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Bob

Thanks for showing anyone can do this. Video is the future of blogging, for sure. I can’t wait for the next video. Your set up looks much like my own. Now, just tell me how to make some money. LOL

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Antoine

I have been wanting to become a blogger for some time now. I’ve made all types of excuses, and thought my way out of it many times. You’ve just re-motivated me to go for it again! Thanks…I look forward to your next video!

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Ward Luthi

Hi Gideon,

Thanks for putting together this series of videos. It’s been very helpful to have you actually walk through the methods you use and to see the equipment up close.

I operate an adventure travel company and am looking at producing a series of videos on adventure travel. In terms of sound quality, I found that I needed to buy a camera that had a jack for an external mic and that it worked best to have a wireless mic if I wanted to move around at all outside. You mention using the external mic source. Do you have any recommendations for someone shooting outside? When I tried to use a mic that had a cord, it was impossible to walk around without getting caught up in the cord.

I would also like to compliment you on your the warm and inviting way you communicate in your videos. Sharing information is one thing. Being able to do it in a way that draws the listener in and gives the feeling like you’re firends rather than just another marketer is a talent.

Thank you for sharing the names of the editing software you use. Since I have Mac I’ve been using iMovie. Could you comment on how you would compare Screenflow with iMovie?

I shoot with an inexpensive Canon mini-dv camera. When I purchased the camera, I was told tape was the best format. Now though there’s hard drive, flash and high def. Do you have a recommendation on the best way to go at this point?

In terms of the sound, I’ve tried a number of methods but it always seems to work best with an external mic source. I did purhcase a wireless set-up for about $70.00 online and so far it’s worked very well. It’s a lapel type mic, is usually mostlly invisible when I shoot and does a good job reducing any wind noise unless I’m on top of a peak.

Thanks again for your clear, friendly, and informative work and for sharing it with us.

Do you ever do joint projects with others? I’ve been working with the 50+ demographic, 100 million folks over the age of 50, since 1987 and would love to be able to work together on a project like the ones you’ve produced in the past.

In adventure,

Ward Luthi
Walking The World

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Gerry

Hi Gideon,

Thanks for your tips on fast video creation. This is very useful in niche blogging. I use Magix MovieEditPro for editing.

Gerry

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Brenda Horton

Gideon:
Did you have to use some software to synch the recording with the video? I use a Mac.
Thanks,
Brenda

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michael krisa

Gideon,

I’ve been doing a video blog for a few years now and you are spot on sharing how easy and powerful this medium can be.

Kudos to you my friend.

All Good Wishes,
michael krisa
aka
ThatInterviewGuy.com

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Jason Hall

Great video! Keep up the work, you come across very personable.

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Brian Kevin Johnston

Yes, I agree with looking at an invisible person (interview) That I must say was an invaluable tip… I enJOY looking into camera, but this mix’s things up…. Best, Brian- (I sure could us an IPAD)

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Kevin Harcourt

Hey Gideon, you mentioned in the video you were going to show us how you do the audio with a separate recorder but never did. You record with the IC recorder, and sync up the audio somehow using screenflow?

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Rob Fryer

I was actually wondering the same thing! Is it hard to sync them up?

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Gideon Shalwick

Very easy to sync it up using the software I recommended inside the video.

Yes, it’s a little extra effort, but it’s really so easy and it makes a HUGE difference to the audio.

I teach in quite a bit of detail how to do this inside my course for both PC and Mac :)

Gideon

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olaleye

You guys are just too good. You are very professional, humble and care about helping other people to succeed. The roadmap to becoming a blogger was brilliant and i can honestly tell you that you have done it again in Rapid Video Blogging. Keep it up.

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Doug Stimson

Gideon-

Great 2nd video! I wasn’t really expecting you to share as much detail as you did. I’m hoping that your video course goes into great detail about the equipment and how to sync everything from the sound to the exporting to the editing as those details can get someone like me hung up and frustrated in the end.

Great stuff and looking forward to seeing and hearing more from you!

Doug

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Kirsten

Hi Gideon,

a really, really awesome report and very good videos indeed.
Anyhow, I have a question: What is the benefit of using a Flip camera and an additional sound recorder instead of e.g. the Kodak camera which has the possibility to hook up an external microphone.
And how do you get the sound (recorded separately) to fit exactely to the video?

I can’t wait to see your next video. Really nicely done and very informative.
Thanks for sharing.

To your success.
Kirsten

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Jason

Thanks for taking us behind the scenes and explaining your whole process in a way that makes it really easy for those of us with minimal video production experience can understand. You really come of as down to earth yet authoritative on the subject and don’t try to wow us with buzzwords, technical know how and a big sales pitch.

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Carlos

Gideon:
I am VERY impress about the opportunities of video for making money or massive exposure or instant credibility.
Your style is excellent, very relax and precise.
I am a beginner and I learned a lot from this video, specially I liked the info about what software to use and tips like talking to the camera and the interview.
Thank you, very much. I am expecting next video.

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C.S. Hughes

Gideon, thanks a ton for your free report! I read it in an hour or so and found it very, very insightful. Definitely tons of value. I recently launched a video blog and I can hardly wait to apply what you shared. Also, I’m interested in the next course! :) Thanks again! C.S. Hughes

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Blaine Mitchell

Hello Gideon and thank you for this video.

I wanted to just say a few things and ask one question.

1. You should wear a T-shirt with the name of your website on it to further your branding.

2. I have used the editing software StudioMedia by Pinnacle to edit videos. What I like about the software is that it uses smart sound music which allows you to place a piece of music into the video at the length you want and it creates the opening and closing of the music. That way you don’t have to edit the music to fit. And it’s cheap software like the Sony that you mention.

3. Now, I have not had a chance to read your report yet so this might be in it but… When you create the video file name which is uploaded to YouTube do you write it in keywords? Example: “make_money_with_video_online.mp4″ or does it matter?

Any way thanks again.
Blaine

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Monja Wessel

Gideon,

this is a great video, thanks so much for sharing! It really shows how much passion you have for your subject :-) I’m just reading your report and I´m very impressed, love it!

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Debbee

Great Vid. Wish you showed how to edit it with the separate sound that you recorded along with your video. I am having such problems with this. Does anyone have any good information about sound quality and making videos? i can’t get mine to match up. very frustrating!

Thanks,
Debbie

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Adi Assodri

Hi Gideon,
Beside the fact that it took hours until this video was ready to watch I enjoyed it very much.I don’t really understand though,how you get the voice which was recorded separately on the mac ?
You are really fun to watch and I hope that one day I’ll be able to make such high quality videos.
waiting for more to come,
Thanks,

Adi

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Elliott

Thank You, Gideon:
I usually don’t follow people I do not know but, Yaro recommended you and he seem to surround himself with quality people. Well once again he did not let me down, You are Great and your videos/information Perfect.
You may even be the person responsible for getting me in front of a camera…something I have been avoiding.
I wish you the best in your endeavor and if I can help in some small way do not hesitate to ask.
Looking forward to your future videos.
Thanks again, A new Fan!
Elliott

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Brian

Great information as usual … given me a new urge to give it a go. I don’t like being on the camera but if I want to succeed I will have to get over that little obstacle. One thing I noticed in your video was that you connected the camera to a Dell but then went straight to an iMac … how do you link the two?? I know this is not strictly ‘on topic’ but would love to be able to do the same.
I hope you will cover the audio edit section as you use separate recording / video. Awaiting your next offering and maybe by then I’ll have lost my camera shyness.

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N. R. Brown

Gideon,

Thanks for all that help, you have inspired me to begin doing videos to show folks why they should buy my book, The Secret of Communication. My YouTube address is COMM DOCTOR and soon I will post my first 3 videos!

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Mark Thompson

Gideon,

Some excellent tips in your video. I really like the 3rd option you suggested about doing an “interview” style video where you are not even looking at the camera. When I first saw a previous video you did with this style, I really felt like you were being interviewed by an actual person.

I will say, in terms of the editing, there is a bit of a learning curve. I am on a PC so I am using Sony Vegas Studio and I have noticed that it is extremely powerful software that takes some time to getting use to. I imagine that once I am more comfortable with the software, the editing phase should go much faster.

Thanks for the tips and looking forward to the next video.
Mark

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Charlie Berger

This video is full of great information. I’m not very smart when it comes to technology, and I always wondered how people made those very professional looking videos…Now I know.

Thank You,
Charlie

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Elsie Escobar

Thank you for such a helpful and simple video. You have the heart of a teacher, and it comes out loud and clear :) which brings me to my offerings. It is very easy to get these videos out once you have invested in the proper work flow that works for you. What stops me from really becoming efficient about video production is that I rarely have the time or opportunity to create my videos at home, due to mama duties, they are done on the go when I’m minus the baby :)

Can I tell you how many times I’ve shot a video and cut either my head or mouth off? I do carry an external mic wherever I go and a tripod, but the time it takes for me to frame myself optimally takes almost all my time! I basically have the same camera as you. Framing yourself without having some sort of forward facing viewer or another person helping you out is a pain in the behind!

Any tips about how to do that more effectively?
Thank you!

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Becky

Hi Elsie, I am a mummy too – you can do it…you just have to do recordings when baby goes to sleep – easy said than done, I know. Depending on how old your little one is, I do my work and videoing when 7 month old baby naps twice a day, then I’m at work again when baby goes down in the evening, from 7-10pm, every day. I know, it’s much harder working like this intermittently, but when we sit down and start to schedule our time, we see we can indeed find the time…I know tiredness and all that, but hey remember the saying: ” where there’s a will there’s a way”…you can do it. Think baby power :-)..Hope this helps….Rebecca.

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Garin Kilpatrick

I have used all of the screen capture software programs Gideon talks about in this video: ScreenFlow, and Camtasia, Jing, and screenr.

If you are on a Mac ScreenFlow is the way to go, comes with a free trial, and sells for $99.

If you are on a PC go with Camtasia. Camtasia comes with a free 30 day trial, but costs $299 when you want to buy.

Jing is made by the same company as Camtasia (TechSmith) is a great solution if you want something cheap (Jing Pro is $14.95 a year). You can download a free edition of Jing as well, but the free version does not save files in a YouTube friendly format.

With YouTube now supporting up to 15 minute long videos I recommend you go with a professional screen capture solution if you can afford it.

If you’re on a budget screenr is the best way to go so that you can create a screencast for free and save your money for ScreenFlow or Camtasia.

Keep up the great work Gideon!

Cheers,

Garin Kilpatrick

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Karen Bartley

Wow, great content on this one Gideon! Thank you so much. I’ll be putting these lessons to work right away.

Yours in Success,
Karen

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Don Hall

Excellent information. I’m very visual, by nature, and assimilate videos much easier than the written text. I sure appreciate these as it brings together the concepts that you’ve written about and makes a more lasting impression, at least for me. The timing is also perfect as I am getting quite close to trying to launch a new product. Video, I believe, will be MUCH more effective in this launch than text. Have you ever included the URL to a video in a press release?

Don

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Debby Beachy

Hi Gideon
Thank you for the information your are sharing with us! I need to check out the Sony IC Recorder I have everything else pretty much down, but need to work on my sound. I’m loving the e-book I almost finished it today at our local coffee shop! (-:
Looking forward to the next video!
Warm Regards
Debby Beachy
Wisconsin

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Kathy Long

Thanks, Gideon. This is awesome and probably the best video production tutorial I’ve seen. You make it look so easy! I’m off to buy my camera and Screenflow and look forward to more instruction from you.

Kathy

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Blaine Moore

I see you (sorta) answered my question from video 1 and your blueprint in video 2…that’s handy!

I didn’t realize that the new flips have swappable batteries, my flip mino doesn’t.

How difficult is it to get the audio from your digital recorder to sync up?

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Hector Aviles

I have one question that you didn’t make reference in the video. How do you sync the audio from the digital recorder to the video. Do you have a trick to get both in sync?

Thanks for the free information!

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vin larios

Hi Gideon, you have filled my mind with so many ideas, wonderful teaching, thanks vini.

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Ankur Jain

Hi Gideon,

Your report is really good. I particularly like that tip on using http:// to make sure it becomes a clickable URL in YouTube description. I have been successfully blogging with 3 blogs for all these years, never knew that trick. Thank You.

By the way, I have used Camtasia for windows extensively and just wanted to share some tips and tricks here:

1) To create screencasts in Camtasia optimized for YouTube make sure you create it in 640*480 px. Use that small lock icon to lock the aspect ratio in recorder and drag corners of the recording square to capture as much area as you can. Camtasia smart focus will do the rest for you.
2) To have the best quality screencasts for YouTube always make sure that you record, edit and publish your videos in the same dimensions.
3a) Optimize for blog: YouTube provides setting whereby you can ensure that thumbnails for other videos are NOT shown after your video’s replay is over. Make sure that box is checked before picking the embed code.
3b) Optimize for YouTube:What if people are viewing your videos in YouTube itself – to make sure you don’t drive people away, in the end keep a blank screen for say about 10 secs. This way those umpteen number of thumbnails wont show up.
4) Ok, this one is for those who wonder whether Camtasia would be worth the investment. I have tried almost ALL screencasting tools available in the market, this tool, by far is the most easy to use. Great editing capabilities and renders high quality pro looking videos. Learning curve also is not steep.

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Marco Ayuso

Hi Gideon!

I’d like to congratulate you for what you’re doing. I’m slowly becoming a fan of video and I’ve started to do it myself, and definitely these 2 videos so far have been fantastic.

My business is to help small business owners attract more clients and eventhough it all started as offline coaching and consulting, it has evolved to internet and social media marketing, but like I say, if you’re going to do it, you have to do it right and you have to learn from the people that’s doing it right. I’m sure there are tons of people making good money, but not all of them are about offering value, and you definitely are.

What’s also been interesting about video, especially in my country and my culture (I live in Mexico and I blog in spanish) is that we are not very used to online businesses as much as the US, UK Australia or Japan are. People are still afraid of purchasing something online, and using videos is definitely the best way of letting people know you. Because you can cheat when you write, but you can’t do the same on video. It shows when you know and when you’re doing it from the heart and when you’re goal is not only to make money, but actually improve people’s lives through your product or service.

Thanks again for your videos and all the content… I will definitely follow your steps.

Saludos desde México,
Marco Ayuso

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Kris Harrison

Hi Gideon:

Great info. Soon as I read your latest I went and created this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTneqZ43R2s

Still learning more each minute from you. Really appreciate all the help!!

Thanks

Kris and Kathy Harrison

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Gideon Shalwick

Wow Kris

Great effort! Just watched it!

More people should do this inside these comments – ads a whole new dimension!

Gideon

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Russell Hepworth

Brilliant and informative- they should be teaching this kind of thing in schools!

Russell
http://www.makingweddingspeeches.com

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Becky

Hi Guideon
I loved your report and your videos so far!
I can’t wait to get started next week on my videoing!
I wanted to add that if you’re a woman doing this, be mindful to keep your address private at all times or any pics of outdoors where people can guess where you live. There’s a big danger from real life/live stalkers out there finding your address from the videos. Be vigilent ladies, but of course, have fun too! You might need to do a quick vid on this Guideon…

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brian

Hi Gideon,
Great information here.
Learned loads
Brian

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AJP

Is this just for folks that have their own product?
Can this be applied to affiliate marketing?

Thanks!!!

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Mark

I just bought a Mac as it seems to be the most recommended tool for video production. So thanks for the Screenflow suggestion. I’m going to take a look at that software since screen capture videos seem to be the easiest – if not the fastest – way to produce videos. (Plus it keeps my ugly mug off the screen!)

Thanks for taking the time to share the video tips. I enjoyed watching them.

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Bjorn Simmering

the 21st century gives us so much good stuff. This is great and it’s going to be greater. I’m looking forward to the last video. I’m going to sleep now, but i think i can’t, i’ve got so much ideas!!

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Carol M

I am new to this, and wanted to find out all that I can about video use on the internet. I have watched a few of your videos and they were extreemly helpful, I will be setting up a web page in a month and because I have travelled extensively, am an artist and love taking videos, I wanted to do something with all the pictures, art, videos and information that I have, and of course, if I can make money with it all the better. Just this weekend I took pictures of Caribana, the Caribbean festival in Toronto, Canada and made a wonderful Video that I sent to all my friends and relatives. If I could send you this to critique, I would.
Thanks for all the wonderful information. I will keep watching for more.
Carol.

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Matt Wilson

Hey Gideon! I want an iPad! HAHA!
But I love the videos, keep it up!!

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Joy

Gideon,

You are doing such a great job giving people hope combined with technique. I didn’t know you were an aspiring actor at one point. How great that you have created a fantastic following of people who appreciate how you communicate and how much terrific content you give.

Congrats on the start of your new product launch. I love the clarity of the way your page is set up and the information that you have packed into these videos and the free report.

A fantastic start for the new product launch!

Thanks for all you do…
Joy – the singer

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Marty Ware

Gidday Giddeon
Nice little video.
Will you be showing us how to upload to the server in these lessons?
As I can see your videos on your blog aren’t YouTube Videos
I would like to get a similar quality with my videos.
Thanks for the lessons!
Marty Ware
The SEO DAD

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Norman

Excellent choices for screencasting, I’d like to add that http://prezi.com/ is another really interesting way to give a screencast. It’s like taking a single canvas and turning different sections of it into slides for a talk. It’s a little more involved than just basic powerpoint, but VERY cool.

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Jkacarab

Gideon,

Some areas I wish you had talked about are these.

The artificial lighting set up you have, and how you use it.

The video camera’s you use. Obviously, someone was working the camera in the #2 video, what models was it, and what other models do you use?

How you sync the the external audio recorded by the digital recorder with the video.

The Kodak Zi8 has an advantage over the Flip video camera in that it has an external microphone input the Flip does not have. It eliminates the step of having to sync audio and video. Recharging is easy and fast, using a usb port on the computer.

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tina

Great info again. Good to have the option of doing the different types of videos and knowing you don’t really need a lot of fancy expensive equipment to do a professional job!
Thanks!
Tina

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Bjorn Simmering

Something more to say, i use camtasia for mac and you can also use your webcam with the screencapture option. That gives also fine results. You even don’t need a camera! So you show your face and your computerscreen in one, thats brilliant isn’t it?

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Crescencio

Hi
Thanks for for sharing your information with the world and given of your self.
May God bless your business and help you with all that you will be doing.

Thanks

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Selwyn Maunder

Hi Gideon. As an internet newbie I am always looking for help and advice from people like yourself. However it is so easy to get side tracked and distracted by the latest and greatest widget, method and system that more often than not leads to frustration and confusion. I now have a website that is “getting there” and that is because I have followed your previous video series and taken the steps you outlined. You have always been a consistent, professional and easy to follow guide. I will be using video in the very near future on my site. If any one is reading this I recommend you pay attention to what Gideon would like to share with you. I believe he truly is one of the “good guys”. Thank you very much Gideon for all you have done. Cheers mate.

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pat

A double wow!!! my mind is spinning around with how to apply this to my new buisness that I eventually want to start, thank you soooooo much fron a very new user to the internet and computors, good luck for all your future goals and again regards to Jay Jay I’m having fun with his tricks xx :)

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Kieran

Okay, now the information your presented today in your video Gideon is simple, but so incredibly powerful. Here are my key takeaways:
- simple equipment to record video (HD pocket camera, tripod, lapel mic and dictaphone)
- good value software for editing (Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD for under $80 at Amazon)
- straight forward rendering and upload to YouTube
Loved the walk-through presentation – demonstrating it this way hit home how simple this is.

And lastly, have personally used Screenr.com for purposes of system issues. I simply recorded my screen demonstrating the issue and emailed it off to my Support guy to resolve. He/she can then see exactly where my issue is.

Thank you!

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Patti

Thank you, Gideon, for sharing your video techniques! I am in the process of creating a website filled with videos so this was quite timely. I do have a question about the Sony IC recorder and how you use that with the videos. I purchased the Kodak ZI8, tripod and some inexpensive microphones which have proven not to work well. Before I purchase different microphones, I was wondering how to use the recorder since the voice is not connected to the video…right? It happens during editing? I know this probably sounds very basic but that is where I am right now. I have a great idea of a website for teachers but the technology is slowing things down. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Bruce

Wow Gideon!!!

I’ve always wanted to start video blogging but never knew the right way to go about it. I have tried a couple of attempts but I was really disappointed with the sound quality that was recorded by the handy camcorder. The missing link was using a microphone attached to a dictaphone, so amazingly easy! Wow! also the pause techniques with recording really helped me alot, I would spends hours editing.

I’m now inspired to give it ago again, I’m really excited with the new knowledge. I truely believe the way of the future will be video blogging, I can see with video blogging such as yours it’s more welcoming and personal it’s a great tool to build rapport.

I am also a person that preferrs to watch and listen then to read, I can imagine how many other people feel the same. This is a new way of social interaction with your audience.

Thank you so much for the info.

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Lain Ehmann

Well, I figured — no time like the present! I recorded my comments in video format:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwRkKcGRl-0

Enjoy!
Lain

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Stan Dubin

It took me many days – working long hours each day – to put together a video slide show for my employee testing company. Once I finally had it up and running, it was an enormous help to producing sales. The video explained our service and offered a free employee test at http://OwnerTest.com for business owners interested in how to hire better staff.

Without going overboard with this plug for my business, my point is this: it took me hours and hours and hours trying to figure out how to make a decent video that a) people would watch and b) people would RESPOND to.

I would’ve loved to have had simple, clear instructions on how to do this. I not only would’ve saved about a week’s worth of work and frustration, I ALSO would have this same set of instructions handy to do it over and over again. I know this sounds lame, but I spent so much time trying to make this thing fit with that thing, this video format work with this kind of browser, that I didn’t make make sufficient notes on how to effortlessly do it again.

So, long story short, I look forward to learning some turnkey ways to produce video content that will generate a ton of traffic.

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Clayton

Excellent, easy to understand presentation.

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greg z

Lain: awesome quick action!

Stan: agreed. It’d be great to have a template or set pattern to follow so that you know exactly what you’re doing and each time you do it, you do it better and more efficiently. Is there any chance your company can buy the program for you as a business expense?

I’m not sure, but I hope that Gideon is going to offer some production and scripting templates.

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Niko | CGmascot CG Learning

Gideon,

There is a very nice feel to your videos. Those acting skills are paying off ;) Of course content is king and it is present here as well. I like how you make it things simple, also by not listing too many options in the hardware and such. My favourite from this video, though, was the trick about conquering or bypassing camera fright. A solid tip. Thanks!
- Niko

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Barry

Hi Gideon,

Thanks for the opportunity to look over your shoulder and watch the process for creating a you tube video. Obviously, when you know what you’re doing (as you competently showed in the videos) the process begins to look doable for the average internet marketer.
I will be eagerly awaiting the release of your monetization video to see the rewards of your efforts.

Barry

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maroa

I will get started right away!!
screenr was the missing tool for me, so easy to tweet, awesome!
sending greetings all the way from Spain !!

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Tom Durkin

Hi, thanks very much for these extremely informative videos. I have also downloaded and read most of the PDF that you released and its really got me thinking about how useful video blogging can be. Sometimes its just so difficult to explain something in text, and it looks pretty dull too!

Keep up the good work, I hope to be implementing your advice across several niches in the near future!

Tom

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Thomas

Very informative and enlightening. You are so easy to watch and understand and make it look easy. Thanks, I know I can do this now.

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GimmeADream

This video is really helpful! I now have ideas that I hadn’t even thought about. I think I have all the equipment here now. I just didn’t know how to put it all together. Thanks a million, Gideon.
Wynn Currie

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Mary

Hi Gideon- I had to have a look at your 2nd video. My husband was all excited and told me all about it :)

I’m on the shy side so I can really appreciate talking to the fridge! I never would have thought to do that… so thank you for the insight.

We are just getting the site and the blog going. We tried a small bit of video but no where near as professional as yours are.

Seems like the secret is in the details.

You make it look so easy and you’re such a good teacher. I like to talk more then write so I’m excited to learn more about how someone as reserved as me can do what you do.

Oh and one more thing.

I really like the screen capture thing. I could do that no problem.

I’m anxious to see the case studies. Imagine making money from video. I really like the idea.

Good luck with your product release. Your a handsome guy with a great product and you really know how to make it easy to understand.

You already have one fan all the way over here in Canterbury Connecticut :)

Mary

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Rob

What a fun video. You’ve got some really useful and great content.

I imagine some people will watch this and think that the process for rapid video production looks daunting, despite your claims to the contrary. And in reality I think that the first time someone tries to do a video as you’ve described, it could take a fair amount of time. But the next one will be much easier. And my guess is that after doing about 3 or 4 videos, the elapsed time to create a video will get down in the range you’ve mentioned. It’s in doing the process often with a consistent and repeatable method, as you’ve shown, that will allow someone to perform efficiently and effectively.

I think the really great thing about video, as you’ve mentioned elsewhere, is the way it allows personality to shine through. We all are naturally drawn to personality. Your video here is a great example of that. The material you presented is so much more interesting, because it’s being presented by a real person, and we fell like we are really getting to know you, Gideon.

One big advantage of rapid video creation, I think, will be that it builds confidence in doing video. As confidence grows, it provides the opportunity to do more complex video, if the need arises. That’s a great position to be in with the increasing use of video on the Internet.

Your suggestion to create videos through screen capture is great. I think it’s easy to overlook this as a possiblity. It might seem to some people as if it’s not “jazzy” enough to be effective. But I know of one marketer who uses simple Power Point-type video presentations quite a bit to market his products. These presentations just consist of text, cleanly arranged a “slide” at a time. Then, he essentially just reads the text as as the video “flips” through the slides. The material is both visual and audible, which increases comprehension. And even though his face is not visible, his personality still comes through, making for a more personal experience. So it still has the same advantage over plain text. The videos aren’t fancy — just clean text and a clear voice — but I think they are effective.

I really like your suggestion to do videos that mimic an interview format. What a cool idea. I think you’re right that it probably would help those who are a bit shy when looking at a camera, to be able to relax and speak with more confidence.

The beauty of the material you’ve presented in this video is that your techniques are easy enough for the average person to learn to do with a reasonable amount of effort. But they’ll give us a real edge in the Internet space where video rapidly continues to grow in influence.

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Sheri

Thank you, Gideon, for another great video. So much helpful information! I have had my flip camera for a couple of months now, but I haven’t recorded anything for my business yet. This video helped to get rid of my apprehension about starting, and I am now excited to start creating videos. I am looking forward to your third video!

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SSS 731

thank you so much Giedon for making all of this so clear and free! U made everyone on the world who watched this happy and i’m very proud that i found this website n JayJay n magical G.

Thank you so much

best regards! :)

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Jen@FrugalFreebiesandDeals

Thanks so much-

I would have love to have seen a bit on putting an intro into the video- that is where I am stuck. I was able to put in a still and muisc for my intro but the quality is so low (it looks blurry)- I can’t figure out out to make it look better.

-jen

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Chris

Gideon,

Great video!

I particularly enjoyed the section where you discussed conducting an interview while not looking into the camera. I had not thought of that, so I really appreciate learning that small trick.

Chris

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Don Wright

Great information Gideon! I truly believe video is the new wave of marketing and you have an ingenious system in place. In this day and age, individuals and business owners alike can deliver their message to millions on a shoe string budget. It wasn’t that long ago when this capability was limited to the major companies with huge budgets. The playing field has been leveled.

Thanks Gideon for sharing your knowledge and wisdom. I’m excited about building my business and utilizing this method of marketing in the process!

Don Wright

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John Rocheleau

Hello Gideon,

I haven’t paid much attention to your emails of late, but I am glad that I chose to watch this particular video.

I write for my personal development blog “Zen-Moments.com.” I write about pretty much everything to do with personal development as I see it — except, it seems, for the methods that I personally find most powerful. Why exclude the best?

Because the methods I use cannot be properly expressed in words — and if I can’t do it justice, I’d rather not speak of it.

I am a Tai Chi and Chi Gung practitioner and teacher. These disciplines have been part of my life for 30 years. And over those years, I have distilled these ancient arts into a practice, that is powerful and palatable for the average person desiring a quantum physical, mental, and spiritual, leap in life. I can effectively teach these things in person, but on a blog…?

In person, I can easily convey the joy and power that can be gained from this practice, because in person you can see what I am saying by watching what I do. The visual gives you the right “feel” of what I say, and that feel is critical.

My website traffic was in the top 2%. Now it has slipped way down because I have almost stopped writing, because I felt I was cheating my readers in some sense. Now I see how I can proceed.

Your rundown on the advantages, basic methods, equipment, and software, paints a clear picture in my mind of how I can finally express what words alone could not.

The business aspect of my interests is what allows me to share this part of my life more fully, so your method of creating credibility, exposure, and income, will work very well with what I now have in mind. I am thinking video blogging on the subject through a new domain, online video courses to learn the choreography of my personal forms, DVD sales, and…?

Thank you
:-)
John

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Teena

Hey Gideon,

am loving your videos – woohoo! I also love reading through the posts which people make, because I often find links to fabulous other tools I can use on the internet – so thanks to all those who share other cool stuff!

I love making videos – mostly screencasts / tutorials for clients etc, and am now getting into video marketing campaigns, so your lessons are coming in very handy indeedy :-)

PS — I’ve dusted off a spot on my desk and made a little velvet cushion for my iPad to sit on – I can’t wait for you let me know it’s on its way :D

Have a gorgeous day, mate
Teena in Sydney

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Suzanne Ferguson

Great info! Keep them coming!

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Pankaj

Sir,
Thanx for sharing…
Really appreciate…..I think if i take action i’ll be successful…..I think i’ll be able to retire my dad and get him out of debt he has got himself into….
thanx again and take care

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Geoff

Hi Gideon. Communication with the world. When Jesus returns I hope he sees your videos. His message will surely spread. Great information that I hope your viewers will start to use. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step and you have shown the way to take that step. All the best with all your endeavors. Geoff
Geoff

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Britty

I didn’t think I’d end up sitting through the whole video…but I did! It must be your accent. Oh yeah, and you’re great content. Love the little piano transitions. I own a Flip and now I’m excited to get into your report and start using your techniques. Thanks so much!

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Danny Ethridge

Hello Gideo, appreciate the info you shared in this 30 minute video. Not much more I can say here which hasn’t already been said by others above and below(from newer comments).

I have to say I was greatly pleased to see the great response from Lain Ehmann. That is so cool. I am sure, you watched the video response. I am going to paste the link in my comment area, too. I don’t want anyone to miss it! She is a great example of what you are wanting to teach everyone. Shucks, I nominate her for 1 of the 3 IPads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwRkKcGRl-0

Lain Ehmann is a great example of people putting into action your suggestions which will make them money. Make the video, put it online, get the exposure! You go Girl!

I registered 2 new channels with YouTube just as you suggested(using keywords).

By the way, would you please let us know what kind of lapel microphone you used for this video. The sound was extremely good.

Looking forward to the next video and upcoming course.

Danny

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John Fisher, Portland, Oregon

I have just finished watching Video #2 – Behind the Scenes and appreciate very much the tips, tools and techniques you have offered to Video-Blogging. Bring on Video #3 and THANK YOU once again Gideon for a job well done! :)

Best regards,

–John Fisher

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Grant

Hi Gideon,
With the worldwide economic down turn, your behind the scenes video gives us hope that we can create a successful business from home. Instead of being an employee, we can be business owners! Thank you.

Grant

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Andrew

PROBLEM: Judging by the number of comments you have received, many people are watching your videos without the problems I am experiencing … but then perhaps they just give up and cross you off their list?!
My problem is that both of your videos that I have watched have been very slow to load. For example, I have just watched your 30-minute video “A Behind The Scenes Look At Super Fast Video Creation” and it took about 90 minutes to watch it because it kept stopping and starting.
I did wonder if perhaps I was experiencing a line speed problem … but I opened another window, and went to a major website with lots of video content (i.e. http://www.ted.com) … and I had no problem viewing a 10 minute video … it did not stop once!!! Meanwhile in the other window your video continued to buffer at a snail’s pace.
This makes me wonder whether the problem lies with your choice of “JWPlayer” … but I freely admit that I am NOT a technical person. My general understanding is that there are significantly different compression/ decompression algorithms available for digital capture of video. Expressed very simplistically, the more you compress the data … the less storage space it requires … and therefore the faster you can transmit the file to someone else. However, the more the data has been compressed … the longer it takes the player to decompress the data before it can be viewed.
So I am wondering … could “JWPlayer” have an algorithm that is only effective with CPU’s over a certain speed, or computers with a certain size memory?
Can you offer any suggestions about how I might overcome this problem without upgrading my computer?
By the way … I am running Microsoft Windows XP, Mozilla Firefox 3.6.8 and Hotmail.

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Yavonna Glenn

Between the 1st and 2nd videos and the pdf report I am excited and ready to get started recording videos and uploading to youtube. For someone who plans to take the course once it’s released do you recommend waiting until course completion?

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Lani Kee

Aloha Gideon, I enjoyed your video clip on video information and how to get exposure and using the tools. It’s simple and easy concept to follow and I will implement some of your recommended tools and information to utilize with my online marketing. Mahalo, Lani :)

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Ronnie Bincer

Nice choice on the Keyword Phrase of “online video marketing” it is not so competitive that you had a hard time getting the Thumbnail results on the SERP. My quick research shows that it gets about 12,100 hits per month. Good job.

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Micky Pepper

I am reading this on an iPhone – unfortunately I can’t see the movie due to Apple’s war with Adobe – so no viewing of your Flash movie.

Why not offer a QuickTime version as an option.

Would also be a problem on my iPad after you send me it, but I will look on my PC.

Cheers

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Micky

Does the mp4 version (link below the video) not work for you?

That’s why I’m providing it so that people on iPhones and iPads can view it too :)

Gideon Shalwick

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Micky Pepper

Hi Gideon sorry for the delay. I was watching- in Mp4- on my iPhone. Nicely presented, informative and well worth the 30 minutes investment. I get many email invitations and this was first of yours that I was tempted to click thru to. I will now catch up And forward as a recommendation to colleagues). But, as it is 2:45am here in the UK, probably not until much later today ;-)

Cheers Micky

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Candace Robinson

This is great information, have always loved your tutorials and instructional videos! Everything about your videos are welcoming, warm and easy to follow! I’m eager to add personal videos to my real estate site, plus on a new adventure in online marketing!
Thank you for your willingness to be so revealing with your successes with helping us newbies out!

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Mia V

Another day, another lesson learned. Thanks so much for the information on Rapid Video Blogging, and bonus…the referral of tried and true software.

Eagerly waiting #3!!

Mia

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Lynne

Amazing! I am just starting to do he video blog thing. I was trying to decide on a cam and then I come across this amazing instructional video. You helped rid me of all of my fear (“I won’t be able to do this, it’s too complicated…”)
Thank you!

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Teena

Hey Andrew,

Just read your message about video buffering and problems with Gideon’s videos online.

I’m on super fast broadband and every time Video #2 reached 6 min 16 seconds it stalled.

Fastest way to fix that is to DOWNLOAD the video — Gideon very kindly provides the link below each video — which is what I did and I just watched it from my desktop and it played through without a hitch. Your time is better spent going to make a coffee while it downloads, then watch it when it’s done :-)

Hope this helps, Andrew!

PS – Gideon – I recently tried my very first video marketing campaign – 33 tips about websites – and my 4-word keyword phrase went from zero to hero, having phrase match of over 300,000 pages on Google. This stuff works!! My phrase match is “33 top website tips” – meaning that my phrase, videos and links appear on the internet 300k times, as more people add the videos to their sites. Today I have 3 of my videos at the top of the Google page results for the phrase match – yay!

That was my research phase, now I’m ready to do this with my ‘real’ keywords, so looking forward to more of your videos and lessons. :D

Cheers
Teena

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Carlos

Hello Gideon!

I always enjoy your videos because
1. they have GREAT, USEFUL content
2. they are entertaining
3. I ALWAYS leave with knowledge I can IMMEDIATELY apply

I learned:
1. I do have and use a Flip camera
2. I do have and use an iMac and a PC
3. I do have a Sony digital recorded which I used only twice, so I will use it with a good mic (that I have) and I did not think about that cleaver use
4. now I know how to use all that equipment in the right way!!!
5. about Screen Flow for Mac ( have Camtasia)
6. I knew about overcoming the fear of talking in front of a camera by “talking” to a person,but you explained very well and had other good tips:

I will give you a killing tip, that I know you know it, and you were bashful/shy to give it away
in front of so many people! I used it and WORKS WONDERS!

A. I learned to talk to a person in front of the camera, and if you “talk” to a friend it’s easy to overcome the stage/video fear.
B. then I took it to the next level, and I “talked” to some one I LOVE ;-)
C. then I went even further and I “talked” to the one I’m IN LOVE WITH ;-)
D. So I hang a picture of my woman ;-) next to the camera ;-)
E. I tried several times and it works like a charm.
F. Why? because if you are in love, and you talk to the person you are in love with, you are 100% YOURSELF, 100% AUTHENTIC, and
G. people can “feel it” trough your voice, smile, movements. You are relaxed and you can
“broadcast” all those feelings
H. first time I used it, I got an IMMEDIATE response from some one who was not answering my e-mails and Facebook messages!!!
I. I use this technique (except for hanging the picture) when I interview my patients who are leaving my clinic, cancer free. They relax in ONE or TWO minutes! loosing the stage fright instantly (minute or two max) We end up being friends at 5 min into the video interviews.
J. my video interviews went from 6-10 min to 30-45 min! They keep talking and talking! and I don’t even have to open my heavy Spanglish accent mouth!
K. Try it! If you don’t try it NOW, you might forget!
L. I promised my self not to talk about this secret I discovered. Since You Gideon has been such a nice person, giving so much away, I just want to collaborate with my little grain of sand ;-)

Another suggestion, I wouldn’t drink that much coffee! ;-) Just kidding! I’ll drink some green tea!

I’m a “Become A Blogger” student. Remember my beautiful associate, Sofia, who asked you if you were from South Africa? It’s in one of your recorded Q&A, some time in November 2009.

Thanks Gideon!

Carlos

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C. Spencer Reynolds

Loved the explanations! I would really like to know exactly which lav mic you are using, the sound is SUPERB!!!

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Kim Beasley

You are really turning out some great information about video blogging. Thanks again for sharing and taking the time to invest in others.

Kim

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Jay

Valuable Information as usual and it was free. That’s why your successful. Most people try to make a dime on every piece of info they have. May YAHUWAH bless you.

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Mario

Hey there Gideon:

the becomeablogger videos may have been easy to make but they were a big help. I still refer to them when I’m working on my blog.

I am really looking forward to learning about the new program.

best of luck.

Mario

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Micky Pepper

Ok before everyone emails me I spotted the right click to download in MP4 version. In my defence, on iPhone the font was tiny!
Movie was thought provoking and the good news is you don’t have a reason not to send me the iPad now ;-)

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Peter Hutyr

To download the video, right click on the video link and then click ‘save link as’ from the overlay popup. Thats it. cheers

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hmcahyo-Indonesian

even i still don’t know how to implement your lesson.. but it’s really great to learn !

Thanks!

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Ramos Furtado

Hi Gideon,
I have been reading and observing a number of internet ‘gurus’ preach about making money on the internet. I have even attended three day seminars. All the end result is to buy products from the presenters which in the end are not easy to follow and all have a ‘catch’ in the end. I must say, firstly living in Melbourne Australia, you come across as genuine and what you show by way of video monitezing is definitely the way for the future in terms of video media content. I wish I will be able to use your teaching and get my self off the daily grind of seeing where my next dollar is going to come from. I know nothing comes easy but I am willing to learn from the ‘proven method’ if the price is reasonable.
Good luck and I will keep in touch

Cheers!

Ramos

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tish

Wow loved how simple you make it. I was looking at one of those little camera’s but thought it was just another thing to have to figure out. I plan to review this video again as it is really filled with great free info. Your tips are also helping me with the interview I am to do for a project at a volunteer program that I help in. Thanks so much!

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Prajwal Shinde

Gideon, your simplicity always work. The way you explained video creation was simply awesome. I am sure there would many film directors and actors who would be launching their own videos after watching his video ;-). Until now lots of people had a dilemma that video creation requires lots of costly equipments and it would be a complicated process. But I am sure after watching this video everybody’s thinking is going to change.

The video gurus out their are going to get some serious competition from your students now Gideon.

Keep up the good work. Waiting desperately for your third video.

Prajwal Shinde

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Patti

I have learned more info from watching your videos on YouTube. Many thanks for making this available for us.

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Bill Marks

Hey, Gideon

I am sure that you have seen the comments that the readers who are also iPad owners are unable to view these videos on their iPads. Why not create an iPhone/iPad formatted video and post the download on your blog… this way those who are “flash-challenged” will not feel so neglected and left out.

On another note… this video on the three approaches of your presentations are super!

Can’t wait for Number 3.

Bill

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Bill

If you look below the video, I’ve included a download link for the mp4 file.

That should work on your iPad – others have already used it and said it works great!

Talk soon!

Gideon

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drew

Hi Gideon

Enjoyed your videos very much as has everybody else commenting.

Couple things I was thinking about with You Tube, when uploading videos, does YT have a function where you can add your own logo to your videos rather than having YT’s logo in the bottom right of the vid??? This would have obvious branding benefits for an online business, when videos get shared along with your business logo.

Also, can you tag sections of the video on YT?? For example say Im reviewing 3 products and a viewer would like to see the review of the second product, a tag can be clicked which will take the viewer straight to that section of the video rather than having to sit thru the whole thing or clicking at random to find the section required.
This just makes a video that much more user friendly!!

Ok great, thanks again and look forward to your thoughts as well as anybody elses,

Drew

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Irvine

Wow, such a great info. I’ve never created a video myself. I’ll give it a try. This is really a powerful traffic generation tip.

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Tommy Schultz

Hi Gideon, thanks for putting out all of this great info. Your timing couldn’t be better as I have just been seriously thinking about adding video to my blog but wasn’t sure exactly how to go about it.

Thanks very much for sharing all of this with us, I’ll look forward to your next video tutorial!
Best,
Tommy

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Desmond Sim

Blogging is consider one of the most powerful way to communicate to people. It has taken over from mainstream media business as revolutionary tool to make an impact to mass people out there, including making lots of money. Using blog in finding your niche, with that your niche will change the way how people react on you, if done positively, it would create a total new ripple effect. Rapid Blogging via Video would be the next generation method in taking advantage of super-highway namely internet for massive profit taking.

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David Uribe (From Mexico)

When you are willing to give the best you have and do your best to help to other people, life gives in return many many times what you give. This is a Law of Nature.

And when somebody find the way to combine the desire to give and help to others whith a way to reach thousands and thousands of people, then happen incredible things, the world become a better place to live, a lot of opportunities are created and many people can make a better way of live. Also tunrs to this person into a leader to be followed by many people.

What a great job Gideon!

Congratulations

Keep the way you go.

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Karyn Clarke

G’day From Sydney, Gideon,

Fantastic, focused info.
I know some people who would find these videos and your upcoming course very useful… where’s the link to sign up as an affiliate?

To Your powerful Online Presence,
Karyn

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Kim

Gideon,
Your home area is so clean making the videos very clean, relaxed and easy to watch :) I love the refrigerator (with a picture on it) interview method.
Question about lighting: could I just use a regular lamp or large flashligh instead of the really big professional looking one you have?
For this video 2 of 30 minutes, how long did it take to film (do you do several takes?) and then to edit?
Thank you for all the awesome information especially the equipment recommendations. I look forward to video 3.
Have a wonderful day!
Kim

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Bonnie

I worked for a company on the ground floor of multimedia training. In the days before Windows, this company had proprietary methods of swapping back and forth between video/audio presentations and the MS-DOS software we were teaching.

After switching to Windows software and digital video? We had to SEND the video to Intel for compression. It took about a month to get the digitized video master. Then programmers began writing code for the final product. With great effort we streamlined the process, and trimmed development time for a 4-hour training product to 4-6 months.

The process involved other steps, certainly. But a great deal of time was consumed by technological hurdles that have vaporized since then.

Nicely done, and thanks for generously sharing your experience!

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Kari Wolfe

Thanks again Gideon for sharing all this with us.

It’ll definitely be interesting to see how many people start using video blogging on their blogs. I’m already trying to brainstorm ideas to use it myself–even if I don’t physically show up in the video itself :)

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Travis

This really helps! I’m definitely going to use these tips! I just have to get myself a camera…
Only question: would you recommend the Cannon Rebel T2i over an HD Camcorder? I’m thinking about purchasing one of the two but I’m not sure on which route to take.
Thanks for the Info!

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Peter Hutyr

You see, I would really recommend the HD Camcorder because:
1. Its cheaper
2. Easy to carry around with you
3. Very efficient for creating blog videos
4. AA batteries which you can replace with back-up batteries when power goes down
5. Easy to use and understand
6. Slideable LCD touch screen

That does not mean that Canon is bad; in just isn’t necassary now beca:
1. Expensive
2. Hard to use
3. Works well if you are planning on showing modelling videos for your blog

Those are my views. cheers

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Dennis

Hi Gideon,

Thanks for your generosity, video marketing is indeed very powerful as you said.

I realize that one of the great breakthroughs is langauge barrier, depends which market one is targeting, it would be great to speak their own language!

Your effort is very much appreciated.

Dennis Cheung
Hong Kong

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James

Thanks, I never knew how to get an active link in the YouTube description. This is really going to help.

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Desmond Sim

Dear Gideon,

Video Marketing is not new to me ever since I have been working with Mike Koenig. However, you went down to real niche in Video Blogging.

I take it as a revolutionary in a way how you get people shift their mindset that blogging not only restricted on writing but shooting a video on yourself. It is a completely no brainer. I don’t know about you, but I hate writing at times, but having Video is the most effective and fastest way in getting your clients for more profits generation.

I look forward your next video.

Cheers,
Desmond
Houston, Texas
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Joy R

Hi Gideon, thanks for showing us your equipment. I especially like the third approach best. I don’t exactly fancy talking to a camera :)

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Susanna Perkins

Great series! I started out doing more videos on this site, and recently have just written. I think I need to go back to video! :-)

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Soulla

Great tips – thanks so much for posting! Looking forward to testing it out.

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Craig

Bravo Gideon! Nice job. One thought – Using a camera that has an external mic jack, like the Kodak i8 and others, could save you using a recorder and having to sync audio later.

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Paul Nielsen

Your explanations make it look so easy, can’t wait to try it. Thanks for all the great software tips too!

Paul

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SSS 731

We r all thankful for this great oportunite

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L

Great video. Before I had no idea how to start and what softwares to use. Can’t wait to give those a try!

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Scott Mosteller

Gideon, I know you are a Master at blogging. I use Worpress, hosted by Host Gator. Do you have any info on how to set up my RSS feed? Or how best to use my RSS Feed? There are alot of submission sites that require the RSS feed. I do no know how to use my RSS feed appropriately.

Thanks,

Scott Mosteller

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Griff Wigley

Perfect timing, Gideon. I’ve been using screencasting (using Camtasia Studio) to develop parts of my online course but have been reluctant to use video.

After watching this video and reading your PDF, I’m now confident that video can be a major component of my course and I’m now excited to get rolling.

Thanks to Darren Rowse for the alert.

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Griff Wigley

Gideon,

One thing that I think you missed explaining in video #2 was how you synchronize the audio captured via the digital audio recorder with the video captured with the Flip Ultra HD when it comes time to produce the video.

I think this would be easy to do in Camtasia Studio but it never occurred to me till now to try it. I have had problems with the audio getting out of sync with the video at times and I think your method would solve it.

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Joy R

Gideon, just a thought: I think it would be good to talk more about microphones. I’ve read up a lot on the subject already but the others who are watching might have not.

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Kerwin

Gideon,
Way too cool. Your mastery of video blogging is neat. Can’t wait to use some of your techniques on http://www.cruisinaltitude.com as well as http://www.cookingwithkerwin.com.

You make it seem so easy.

Thank you for sharing.
Bring on video 3!

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Kane Mar

Hi Gideon, G’day from Wellington Point!

Your views may wish to know that a small directional microphone really helps with the sound quality of the Flip and Kodak Zi8 video recorder. I use an Audio Technica ATR3350 which plugs straight into my Zi8 and works wonders. You can order them online: http://www.shopaudiotechnica.com/detail/TCL+ATR3350

I also have a few quick questions, if you have the time:
1. You mentioned that you outsource your video editing. Can you recommend a company or an individual?
2. I’ve noticed a number of product launches using a similar technique of 3 or 4 videos followed by the product itself. I’m assuming that’s where this is all going! =) My question is regards to the website your currently using … it is self hosted, or are you working with some like the extrememember.com guys?

I’ve been watching your videos (and Yaro’s) for about 6 months now and I’ve really been enjoying them.

All the best,
Kane.

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Brad Munson

Gideon,

Good information all the way around. If anything I’d give even more emphasis to good sound. Nothing blows credibility as completely (or as subtly) as tinny or amateurish sound, and these days getting studio-quality audio (as you show) isn’t hard at all. It’s just essential. And (though you don’t talk much about it) editing voice-over or narration is ridiculously easy with free software like Audacity and a halfway decent mic. Amazing how easy this has all become in such a short time.

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Allen Henderson

Gideon: you have taken an intimidating topic, brought the remarkable benefits to life and taken the mystique out of the process. Thank you for your clear leadership on the new frontier. I look forward to seeing you inside the next video as well.

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Pete Kane

Gideon,

Thanks for the tips on video. I too use the Flip and Kodak Zi8. I perfer the Flip and now know how to handle the sound issue. Sony IC recorder. I also picked up the screenr.com software. Thanks for your tips. I look forward to reading your ebook.

Pete Kane
Atlanta, Ga

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Ryan

nice video Gideon, i Really learned allot from you
i can’t wait to Watch Video 3 and try all those tips out!
another lesson another day!

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Scott Lovingood

Awesome job of showing how to get started.

The key is to take action and get something going. No one learns to ride a bike by reading about it or watching videos. The only way to learn to create and use video….. is to create and use video. Then read how to improve it.

You have given everyone enough to get started for less than $400 (assuming they have to buy a Flip and Camtasia/Screenflow). Not many places you can get a business started for that small amount. Plus no overhead, no payroll until you need it.

Excellent overview. Now I am going back to read your book and watch video 1 that I missed :)

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Ray

Very informative video. I have a question – I also have 2 Flip Ultra cameras.that are the same models. I used to connect each to different laptops. Laptop One got fried. Now can I connect both Flips to the remaining laptop? Wouldn’t there be like two different videos labelled #1, etc, thereby confusing the Flip software?

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Leanne

Hi Gideon,

I found this video series from a link Yaro posted on Facebook. :)

I have to say I’m feeling pretty inspired. I’ve been intuitively aware of the power and potential in video for many years, well before Youtube even existed. But I’m nearly 40 and still wondering what to do when I grow up… let alone how I can use video, blogging and the internet in general to make something of myself and my life.

As per my website link, I can sing and make music, but I don’t necessarily want to be a big international touring star (though I did when I was growing up). However, my poor health wouldn’t allow it, so I feel I need to find some kind of work/business that doesn’t burn me out but engages me passionately and creatively.

Being stuck in my health and life, not a minute goes by where I’m not pondering my possibilities… and constantly feeling like I need to be doing something amaaaaazing (or just find a way to reach others while making a bit of money)….. but not sure exactly what!

I’m a recluse, in my home, on disability pension, with some media creation skills and seemingly great ideas, and wonderful information readily available, but no idea what path to take.

To be honest, when I’m this inspired by something I’ve read or watched, I end up feeling more frustration and depression because I just can’t seem to find anything to apply it to.

No matter what idea/niche I come up with, I end up thinking “who am I to come across as an expert on this, I’ve got no credibility whatsoever”.

So then I just turn the computer off and go do some housework, or go to sleep.

Terrible!

I so desperately want to live a meaningful life, and I know the internet, media, video, marketing etc is all a part of what I see myself doing… BUT IN WHAT CONTEXT I have NO idea.

THIS is where I need some guidance, help, inspiration. Badly. Am soooo lost, and feeling worthless. I wish I was just well so I could take on the world sometimes!

Looking forward to the next video anyway.

Maybe if I win an iPad, I could become an expert IPAD MUSIC MASTER and devote a whole Youtube channel on that! Hmmm hehe. Ipad musician – how 2010!

Thanks for the wonderful info. I’ve started reading the ebook, maybe that will fire me up some more. More fire, but where to direct it ARGH.

I’m hopeless!!

Cheers,
Leanne :)

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Alan Somerville

Just realized that maybe the 2nd iPad entry needed to go into your Video 2 comments.

I just finished watching your second video and I’m still amazed by how easy you make it look. I’m not sure how well I’m going to be speaking into the camera, but I’ll definitely give it a try. I think screencasting will be more my cup of tea.

I’ve bookmarked your 2 other sites from the video for future viewing:
http://www.becomeablogger.com/
http://gideonshalwick.com/

The only problem I see right now is that with all of these videos to watch and reports to read, when am I going to have time to start video blogging.

I was just thinking… hmmm… maybe an iPad would be the perfect tool for viewing and reading everything. Let’s all cross our fingers to be so lucky! Congrats KatrinaMarie on the win.

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Grant

I have wanted to get into internet related business, but didn not have a clue how to go about it. This is what I have been waiting for! Awsome … well done!

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Barry H

Wow! Yet another “killer” video presentation, Gideon! Super information about how most anyone can create good quality online videos. You are clearly over delivering in these first two videos and if your course is just as good it should “rock” the online video marketing world. I hope the price tag for your Rapid Video Blogging course will be affordable to the struggling “masses” and not just affordable to the already successful marketing gurus who will use it to make even MORE money than they already are making! (Seems like this is happening more and more … great series of lead up videos about course “X” and then when launched the price tag is $1999!)

Thanks for the awesome info once again, Gideon!

Barry

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Gideon Shalwick

Keep watching Barry – some nice surprises coming up :)

Gideon

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Martin

I think the course will be at least worth $1999 and I’m looking forward to the surprises that Gideon hinted ;) Maybe the price tag will be only $1997 ;) Just kidding…

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Alejandro Portela

We’ve seen a few 2k+ “guru” type of courses this year already. As I stated in the previous video, the free report alone could easily sell for a few hundred dollars and looking at the contents of this course I’d totally understand a price tag over two thousand.

I mean, we all know Gideon is over-delivering and have some aces up his sleeve, plus he’s cut the guru BS out of this product, which makes it even more valuable to me.

You are the man Gid.

Alejandro

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Ron

Thank you Gideon, for that excellent video and clear concise instructions on overcoming ones fears. I really enjoyed your methods for creating video, the download process and editing programs you mentioned. The Flip Camera, I found available at WalMart with reasonable prices.
Looking forward to your next publication as I need all the help in getting things going in the Social Marketing arena.

To your success,
Ron Armacost

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Tevin Jones

Hey Gideon, i really like how you are giving away all this good information in your videos and how your e-book had sooo much info.

You really make me think differently about making money with youtube and video blogging. And you really give a young person like myself (15 years old) inspiration and a new way to break into the internet marketing world.

Looking forward to seeing what your course has to offer, keep up the good work.

P.S. I envy you because you have a mac and a flip hd (two things that i really want)

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Stan the Man

Hi Gideon. Could you please confirm that the Sony Vegas software you recommend for PCs is this version:
http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/moviestudiohd

Also, does anyone know if it comes any cheaper than that?

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chase good

Hey. I am still in the process of setting up my videos and reading your report…but so far its helped… im really hoping to start magic NZ AKA (New Zealand)
as there seems to be a demand for more on the topic and litle avalable here. Im hoping to somthing like what jay jay has done… thanks for the help

P.s go New Zealand

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Lesley Fisher-Glenesk

Thanks again Gideon for giving us such valuable information – and all for free! You’ve saved me weeks of work in terms of research (best camera, screenshot software etc), and I’m about to put my first youtube video together. I think I’ll go the interview route first though, as I’m a bit nervous of talking to camera – I really appreciate your hints and tips on this.

Hope one day to appear as easy in front of the camera as you do. Thanks.

Lesley

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Jason King

Gideon, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical of this at first. That is till I saw you do the same thing I have been doing the last three months! Folks take Gideon’s advice on this it works, it’s cheap and it’s easy. I have two Kodak Playsport HD cameras, Tascam DR-07 voice recorder, cheap phantom powered lapel mic, a couple of cheap tripods and I edit with either Vegas or Windows Movie Maker. I upload 720×1280 to Youtube and it looks great. I like the Playsport’s because they are water proof to a depth of 10 feet. I do sports and there is a potential that I would have to shoot in the rain so I’m good without any extra equipment. The Flip’s work fine though.

One tip I can pass along is that you can get a device that plugs into your voice recorder that has a small microphone on one side and a small speaker on the other. Just picture and ear bud with a microphone on the outside. What this does is allow you to phone someone up and record an interview with them. Just put it in your ear and hold the phone up to that ear. Simple and has really good sound quality.

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Gordon

I’ve always been a bit scared of adding videos to my blog, and after only skimming through your free PDF I feel excited to start!

I’ll also be pointing readers of my professional blog (www.onemanwrites.co.uk – I work in the Technical Communications industry and we are all waking up to screencams and videos) here, as there is a lot of useful information.

Thanks for compiling, and sharing it for free!

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Mark

Hey Gideon,

Another great video. The tour of home “studio” was really cool and illustrates the fact that an elaborate setup isn’t necessary. One thing I’d like to learn more about is your lighting setup. That’s an area I’ve been having difficulty with.

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brian

too long winded, should of only been 10 min

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Peter Hutyr

I’m so happy for this information.

I want to thank Gideon and many others (John Chow, Michael Dunlop etc) that have helped us get to know on ways that we can create and income for the internet. With this video I have learnt few things that have spurred my video blogging overview. They include:

1. Creating and interview-like video. This is really creative and I believe would increase my credibilty as a web hosting advicer. I have never done any personal video because of fright but now I can do it easily.
2. Also I have learnt how to add a link to YouTube video upload.

I downloaded your video to watch over and over again to really understand more. The PDF ebook is so great, it has samples, testimonials, structured statistics and so much information that can be traded for a lot more in return, and thank you for letting us have it for free.

Also I wanna add another tool that I use for instructional videos, its a free screen recording software. Anyone can download it here http://camstudio.org/

Cheers all

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Robin

Hi Gideon
What a breath of fresh air to finally be able to see how easy it is to create Online Video instead of just tearing my hair out day after day!
Your presentation and the quality of your content is the best that I’ve ever seen. Oh and yes another thing; it makes a change not to hear the constant deriding of other Marketers and how they churn out fluff and keep the good stuff for themselves while taking you to the cleaners.
Anyone who REALLY knows their stuff doesn’t need to concern themselves with what other peeps are up to, so thank you again for being yourself and sharing such mind blowing content with us all…simply unbeatable!

Robin

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David Neff aka The Photo Tipster

I am getting ready to launch a new blog, http://www.phototiptser.com in which we will offer practical tips & tricks for using your digital camera and photo editing software. Gideon has really opened my eyes to the incredible benefits of using video on a blog to not only make compelling content, but also to drive traffic to the blog. The bonus here is that he has so graciously given away a ton of great info in his report and videos. It is a no brainer to sign up for his Rapid Video Blogging course if you are a beginner to shooting & editing video.
Thanks for sharing your years of hard work with us Gideon.

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Mike Kingdom-Hockings

Another great one, Gideon. I’ve already tried the one-sided interview you told us about a while back (which shows up here as ‘talking to the fridge’), so it’s time to give a little back.

About a year ago, your mate Yaro showed how he could record podcasts out in the park, using a little MP3 player. How about extending the concept to the video world by using one of the little clip-on mini DVDs designed for capturing yourself on a mountain bike, on skis, etc.? I have one that I can clip on my belt, or clip to a twig on a bush. Sound is not brilliant, but it’s adequate, and the video quality is amazingly good. With 2Gbytes of storage, I can record a lot of video before going home and uploading it to my PC.

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Dan

recommended by tyrone shum and 100% correct.
Great video, enjoyed the content.
Iooking forward to video 3 and what the course can offer?

Cheers Dan

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David

I’m not sure people are going to fully appreciate the content that was delivered here.

This is the first complete solution I have seen anyone present for doing high quality videos for online marketing. Probably somebody had it, but they were charging an arm and a leg for it.

My background includes producing a video that was marketed in VHS. I also was active in public access television and produced e videos that were shown on community cable in California. so i know a little bit about video and the issues involved.

Point #1: Gideon is being too humble re the challenges of audio. in movie production, it is a little-known fact that getting good audio is harder than getting good video. audio presents all kinds of problems. this applies to online video as well. the Flip has a major audio problem, and the low profile Sony IC mike is the best solution ive heard of.

Point #2: 5 minutes is a very good length for a text-only video, so the 2 free online options provided — screenr.com and jingproject.com — are out of the box solutions. yes this information was floating around the Internet, but here it is placed in context. i think i had heard of both of them, but i wasnt using them… so mea culpa!

Point #3: Gideon recommends the HD Flip Ultra and he is absolutely right. its quality is noticeably better than the regular older version, plus the price difference is small. in fact, i made the mistake of getting the non-HD… and had to give to my wife as a present LOL! btw, i wonder if there will be a new Flip coming out for the Christmas market?

Point #4: The Interview method is powerful not only as a way for camera shy people to be comfortable. it also adds an element of “social proof.” Gideon hinted at this in terms of his own videos and their successful impact, but when it is implied that another person is interviewing you, we unconsciously elevate the interviewees status in our minds. they are being approved and valued by another person who presumably knows something themselves.

also, we are so visually trained nowadays that when even a lowly Internet marketer says “I’m being interviewed,” we just accept it hook and sinker. so this method adds great psychological umph as well. i think having the picture on the frig personalizes it, definitely helpful for many if not most people. btw, it could be the picture of a supportive friend, or it could be calming, such as a forest with a waterfall or flowers.

Point #5: Let’s review — audio handled, 3 methods of video presentation handled, equipment named, web sites named. not long ago, a certain very successful video marketer was selling his package that communicated the same thing for, as i recall, 39.95.

the other thing to remember is that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. when youre new to video, youre thinking in terms of equipment, about this part and that part. but when you get comfortable with the process, it becomes creative synergy.

that is the other invisible benefit here in this video, which is a teaching in itself: to see a fully functional, highly effective, deeply comfortable video recording and production home set-up that is humming on all 8 cylinders. this is tremendously valuable as where we want to be is not testing equipment or trying new websites, we want to be “in the zone” of producing high quality videos quickly, easily and smoothly like Gideon. if youve had this experience, as i have, then you know that creative environment is valuable in ways that cannot be described. basically, because it is so easy, so fluid, to create video, your mind becomes more fertile and even better ideas feel permitted to rise to the surface.

i could go on, but i think my 5 points say that this video is, for me, the best online video educational value i have received whether i paid for it (as i have more than once) or got it for free (and even downloadable) as is the case here.

thank you Gideo, i am REALLY looking forward to your program, cheers, david

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Aly

Hi, Just loving the videos but am wondering how hard is it to match the audio with the video so that they are in sync? Aly

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jordan mestrovch

hey gideon
nice vid thanx for the tips
love ur website and youtube channel
keep up the good work

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Csaba, öntözőrendszer guru

Hi Gideon,

Thanks for the tips, but the video is too long in my opinion.
Do you know how to embed a clickable link inside the video itself (i.e. not in the description)? I have seen it somewhere (maybe from Richard Legg) and it is a very cool trick I think.

Keep up the good work,
Csaba from Hungary

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SupaMoneyMan

hey Gideon
it may be weird to be getting a viewer who is thirteen but i love making videos and making people happy and i was wondering if there was a fast way for me to combine the two and you have helped me get there.
your great btw i watched you on free magic live Magical G :P

my dream job is what you do.
Thanks Bye

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Frithjof

Hi Gideon,

loved that presentation, it’s all in there in half an hour, just all the stuff you need to start right away. Great job!
I was thinking of using video for my website for a long time now, and this gives me another push to actually do it. Probably not the worst idea when living in New Zealand, as I could do some outdoor recordings.
Unfortunately the video editing software (I use Magix Video Deluxe for Windows) is not quite as simple as it looks like, you have to get used to, and it takes some time to get the result you want.

Thanks a lot,
Frithjof

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Jeff

Hi Gideon

Thanks for the videos – very insightful stuff! I’m constantly impressed with how far technology has come, and I’m about the same age as you (so not an old bloke at all!). It was really good to see the entire process as you walked through it (literally!), because I’ve previously watched launch videos that looked way too flash by “gurus” who earn 6 and 7 figure incomes, I figured there must be so much money involved and a big “crew” behind the production…when it’s just a simple camera and maybe 1 other person! You are right – it makes it completely accessable to the average Joe (and Jane!).

I wanted to point out also, regarding the audio recorder. For users who have an iPhone or probably even an iPod, you could simply record the audio with that as well, and sync it with the video.

Speaking of sound – the “jittery” sound at the 21:22 mark is definitely someone’s cellphone, getting a text message?!

In any case, I’m really looking forward to your 3rd video!

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Julie Baker

Hi Gideon, I’m past the half way mark reading your report and felt I just had to leave a comment! I can certainly see how focused you’ve been on refining your strategy. It’s always refreshing to learn that the individual steps to be successful at your speciality are not necessarily complicated but require consistent repeat action.

I really love the points you make about naming your YouTube channel and about the frequency of video submissions. You’ve clearly immersed yourself in this and arrived at a clear repeatable system after doing all the groundwork and refinement.

Thank you for sharing!

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Kishor

Howdy!
your tips are fantastic! i have a number of raw videos of my daughter which i am going to edit and upload to YouTube because of your video.
Thanks!
-Kish

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Kruno

Thanks for the tips. You really make me think differently about making money with video blogging.

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Kirk Hoffman

I was thinking more about your video and the report you just released. There’s a universal and valuable point conveyed throughout, which is…

We need to stop making things harder then they need to be.

Whether it’s perfectionism or incorrect expectations or the need for more and more information, we can tend to get bogged down and stuck instead of continuing to move forward.

With my clients we talk about the ‘next step’ and being ‘good enough’ as ways to keep moving instead of stalling out.

Thanks again,

Kirk

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Lynn

Hi, I have just bought a flip, so your 2 videos to date have been incredibly helpful. Your input & information to date will certainly help me in producing a great job with my flip. I appreciate what you are doing , Thank you so much, Regards Lynn

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Darren (Green Change)

I think this is the kick in the pants I needed to get off my butt and start making videos. I always overthink things and procrastinate, but you’re making it clear and simple.

Thanks also for providing mp4 downloads of these videos – I hate when stuff is provided just as Flash and you can’t take it with you anywhere! I’m gonna load these videos on my iPod so I can watch them again whenever.

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Carol May

Hi Gideon. I am a complete novice, a complete technophobe, and I guess much older than many of your other viewers and someone who has always relied on her kids to show me how to do techie things! Sad but true! So I found your video just perfect for someone like me who has been feeling totally overwhelmed by information and questions about creating videos!

I am planning to launch an online interactive programme which will require me to set up a blog, a new website, and record video and audio for them and the programme, as well as uploading power points, charts etc from my laptop BUT so far I have only had my questions about technology answered by people wanting to sell me their programmes! So how refreshing to find you giving so much quality information away for free! As a therapist, I give a lot away for free, so I applaude you, as a marketeer, for doing the same – for me that builds your credibility way above others who only seem to want my money! And as a result I am much more likely to spend my money with you in the future!

I disagree that your video is too long – personally I needed all the little details you offered and if you like the simplicity of what you showed us to give me the confidence I was looking for to have a go myself! And all the specific information about products and software was priceless to me and well worth the 30 mins it took to watch the video.

Also, openly showing us your set up means I for one have no excuses about not being able to record video in my home! Not only did you show how easy it is to set up and how little space is required but also that when money is limited we need to spend it on equipment not the enviroment! I will be using my kitchen for filming now as this fits very well with my niche (weight loss, weight management, nutrition) and I may even have a go outside!

I also got the impression that you enjoy making videos and that actually I can too! What was a major block to me launching my programme and achieving my goals has now been blown away so a big THANK YOU!!

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Nikki Backshall

Hi Gideon,

I’ve been following you ever since I was introduced to the Become a Blogger videos via Yaro. I have lost count just how many times I have recommended that free series of videos to people who are wanting to pop up a simple wordpress blog. I had spent hours doing research on simple things like ftp and there, in that series of 10 vids, you covered it all and turned what seemed like such a difficult process into something that was achievable and easy to understand.

Since then you’ve gone from strength to strength – now moving infront of the camera and your natural, calm ability to present information in an understanding and interseting nature has continued to blossom.

I think it’s the connection and understanig you have with your audience that really makes you stand out from the rest and here you are again with this brilliant set of videos (have been scribbling notes as Ive been watching).

So thank you again for all of the valuable resources you have given freely in the past, I and many more have a lot to thank you for. I think if I hadnt stumbled across you a few years back I would never have started to get my own business off the ground and I am now able to spread that message further to all of the Work at Home Mums out there who too are trying to build an online business.

Wishing you all the best with your new family and this fantastic product,

Warm Regards
Nikki Backshall

http://www.webmums.com

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Colin

Brilliant site Gideon i am rebuilding my site i would love it to be a simple clean and
useful as yours.
It would be useful to know your thoughts and tips on site layout and design.
Having been a student of NLP for the past 20 years I feel some of the basic things of NLP are overlooked by many sites but yours seems to use many of the NLP strategies to great effect.
I love the clean lines and colours
I have been following you for a couple of years now and learned so much from you.
Really good tips and useful hints again.
Please continue to do the great videos.
I really like the simplicity of your instruction a great teacher
Thanks heaps Gideon

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modelshooter

Nice job. Having created tutorials myself using text I know what you mean about all the typing that is involved.
I appreciate the step by step way you explained what is involved using & making video’s
Keep the info coming.

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Beverley Hamilton

Wow, a million thanks Gideon.
I am going through the process of rebranding and refocusing my business and part of that will be a new website (domain will remain the same). As a speaker and mentor video is going to be a great way to get short messages of value out to people.

The value you create by the report and easy to understand videos demonstrate that a no tech person has no excuses. Video and video blogging will form a core part of my free and paid for products.
Thanks for sharing
Bev

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Brandon

Excellent video and content as always, Gideon!

I’ve found that in the right lighting, I can even get high quality video from my MacBook, so it’s truly extraordinary just how easy it is to make professional looking videos these days.

I can’t wait for the next video release!

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Murray

Hi Gideon: Great info. Too bad I couldn’t see it all, which brings me to my question.

Your video played to the middle and then stopped, and tried to complete the loading process for 25 minutes to no avail. I have had this happen before with videos I was trying to watch, and have reached the conclusion that the problem is not on my end. I have DSL internet service which should not cause a loading problem.

I have watched other training and webinar videos that have lasted up to 2 hours with no loading or streaming problem. It seems that I read somewhere that it has to do with the loading or streaming speed that is set up by the creator. I have, in the past, unsubscribed from lists because I could not watch all of their videos. I wish you would address this problem, and explain how to avoid it, because I’m sure I am not the only person who would like oto know.

Thanks for your time. I really have learned a lot from you and Yaro.

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Jane

Good morning! Such a good student I am, I took notes and I thank you for your excellent presentation. I market vacation rentals in Barbados. Of course, what I’m selling is not 2-BR 2-BA but the magic of this beautiful island. And what can convey the magic of a place like a video? The few vids that I’ve labored to make have done well on YouTube despite my having no idea what I was doing. Your suggestions will help me streamline this process. I will be setting up my Flip HD outdoors on a tripod … what mic set-up would be best for me in this situation? Still recommend a Sony IC recorder and plug-in mic? Or should I go with something else to help muffle the sound of the tropical breeze we have? Again, many thanks. I learned of you through John Chow, btw. You guys rock; I’m a middle-aged woman and love learning from you chaps, all young enough to be my kids :)

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Chris

Of course online video is also good for teasers to things that are coming up on your website…..Just a one minute video could easily capture an audience I reckon over a few days, especially if it’s a big launch or something….

http://www.plentyonyourplate.com

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Remco

Gideon,

First class video! What I also especially like is to read the comments, as there are a lot of useful tips in there.
Looking forward to the 3d one!

Remco

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Thirteen

Hey Magical G, I’m Feeling lucky!
Just watched your 2nd video…

Following your directions and leaving a comment here…
we will also comment in your last video in order to win one of the three iPads.

Got a few ideas, still thinking about what to market via your proven system.

Thanx

Thirteen

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Bradley Nordstrom

Thanks. Now all I have to do is go to BestBuy and get myself a tripod for my Flip and I’ll be ready to make plenty of money.Thank you again Gideon.I am so excited!

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Linda Reynolds

This is awesome information and my mind is churning out ideas of the different ways I can use video in my business. I can’t wait to learn more!!

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Robin McNeeley

Gideon,
Thanks again for another great infovideo. I have so many ideas that I want to use this for. My list gets longer every second. I was very happy to see how to do a screen capture video, as I have been working on setting up a blog with video tutorials, and did not know where to start. The outline of equipment and software was very helpful, as the directions in which to do this. Thanks again. I do have a qusestion about the lighting. I noticed in your video a couple of lights in the background could you tell me about those, and explain some about lighting in videos?

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Charley

Thanks for another awesome video Gideon. The question I have is what you were doing as far as lighting goes. In the first method you showed a lighting rig. Any chance you are going to be talking about that in another video?

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John Sherry

Gideon, this is top notch stuff. I have set up a You Tube Channel to trial out basic videos with exactly what you recommend in mind. It’s early days but I agree with your growth strategy and how simple actually equates to massive. I do have a Flip but am sadly non techy so could you answer a question? Where on your computer specifically do you save the recorded Flip video as mine seems to go straight to the Flip share software and bypasses any save option? I did e-mail Stephen Speilberg but he was too busy. So if you get a chance during your regular coffees (mines a latte!) I’d be grateful. Just like you I aim to be an Onlineaire and video is the way forwards as it can be linked to mobiles easily too. Now there’s a market!!!

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Sheryl

Your videos and e-guide are real eye-openers! Thanks for taking so much of the mystery out of video blogging.

Have a question: Your second video was 30 minutes long. I would assume the video is too big to upload to YouTube as a single file. Do you set things up to dynamically load some parts of the video? If so, could you explain how?

Thanks again!

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Anthony

Gideon,

Thank you SO much for bringing the ease and simplicity of this process to my attention! I’ve been a member of becomeablogger.com for a couple months now, and I’d just like to thank you for your efforts on that project as well.

The section of this video about fear of the camera definitely hit home for me. I’ve seen a few examples of screen capture videos since I’ve been studying internet marketing, but I never realized just how EASY this was to do.

Your words and examples in this video have definitely changed my perspective on this whole subject, and have caused me to begin a bit of brainstorming and re-thinking of my entire project! Thankfully, I’m just starting to get off the ground, so if I do decide to refocus my efforts, the effects will be minimal. Anyway, thanks again for all your efforts, and for all that you do and give to those of us just breaking into this world.

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Sam Saint

Woaa!,
Very useful video Gideon, i’m going to buy all of the equipment, such as a HD camera and lighting etc…
I love your videos i watch them on YouTube all the time! :)
Thanks for making these very interesting videos, can’t wait for the next video :P

Yours Sincerely

~Sam Saint

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Devesh

Hey Gideon.

Wow, Super kick-ass video man. I really like how you teaching creating quality videos and marketing. Love the video man.
As i said before, i haven’t started building videos. But after watching this video i think i should start can defiantly create a video easily.
I will also thinking to buy a new camera may be “Flip Ultra HD” :). Thanks for the awesome stuff man.

I think video blogging are just much more than making money, it’s all about building trust and awesome relationship with your audience.

Once again, Thanks for providing useful stuff for free.

Looking forward to watching your next video.

~Dev

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Amanda Correa

That was cool to see the different options available. I have wondered how your videos are always so great in sound…now I know, so thank you.

Question: when you and Yaro started you business did you guys set up joint banks accounts as well? I am in the process of getting a bank account set up with my business partner, as well as other legal documents registered, and just wanted to know the best possible way to do it when there are two of us involved. If you could give me your feed back I would really appreciate. Thanks again for these videos!

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Laura Davis

Wow! I can’t believe how much of this is continuous filming. I can definitely tell that you’re a pro, just by how comfortable you seemed throughout the entire process.
As I started watching, I was really nervous that you were going to have all of this expensive equipment that I wouldn’t even know how to use, but it really is pretty straightforward.I could definitely use my camera for that, although it’s not quite as good qulaity. That USB port on the camera is awesome! And the fact that you can use regular batteries if the special one stops working. I can definitely see why you picked that model.

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Reynold Akison

http://reynoldakison.com. Thanks for the excellent information and the downloadable PDF. Appreciate you making it simple to understand the video process. You make it look so easy. By the way, here’s a link to a comparison of the Flip and Kodak cameras: http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Pocket-Video-Camera.

There’s another mini-video camera on the market aimed at the music market, the Zoom Q3. Here’s a review of it: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10391881-1.html.

I’m curious how you sync your Sony audio recorder with the Flip video footage.
Regards and thanks again for this excellent video series.
Reynold

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Joshua

Hi Gideon, really awesome content you’ve given. I’ve made my own video response that can be viewed here(make sure you choose 720p for viewing) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLFfC2GpA7U

For those who are looking for free PC alternatives for screen capture software and video editing, I use BBFlashBack and Windows Live Movie Maker. Both are free and I show you how I used them in the video above.

Joshua

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Freelance FactFile

I did a 30 sec animoto video and uploaded it to YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/user/FreelanceFactFile

However, as this was uploaded from animoto’s site and not from my own computer, I wasn’t able to input any title, desciption, link to my site etc. Still, it was an experiment. I’ll have to investigate if you can do all this with their paid-for service. (Their 30 sec slide shows are free).

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Freelance FactFile

Correction – I just spotted an email in my inbox from animoto inviting me to edit the video details so I was able to fill in the description, tags etc.

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Colby

Great video! You’ve already mentioned some of the stumbling blocks I’ve ran into. I haven’t tried video editing with ScreenFlow yet, but I did download the trial version and it sure does seem much more simple then Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro. The audio sounds great with the separate digital recorder and your flip. I might have to try that rather than spend a lot of money on a nicer camera and a wireless lav mic.

Thanks for the great tips!

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Gideon Shalwick

Yeah ScreenFlow really ROCKS! I pretty much use it for ALL my video editing now.

And… I know this sounds crazy, but I’ve even started using it as my main audio editing software too lol!

It’s that good!

And very affordable too, compared to something like Final Cut Pro, which I think is overkill for the kind of stuff we do here…

Gideon

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Alex Payne

Okay…there is some amazing value here… Awesome videos.

Thanks for sharing… I didn’t watch the whole video since the streaming was slow but I am downloading it now for latter.

Alex Payne

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Pieter Erasmus

Hallo,

A real eye opener! I’m over fifty, fed up with corporate life, bumping into obstacles when attempting to do what I want and voila – here is the way for me.

I dabbled in online selling but in a short afternoon learnt what will work. I’m so excited about this that I will work this long weekend to put it together – I fortunately have all the equipment end software required already.

Thank you for this wonderful 2 videos and your report. I believe this right is right in line with “give freely and you shall receive”!

All the best

Pieter (from sunny South Africa)

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Pieter

Glad my info could help you out and that you are excited about it.

It seems I’ve struck a chord with this one!

More really exciting stuff coming up very soon!

Gideon

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Hoo Kang

Awesome Video Gideon!

Do you have suggestions on where we can find quality video editors?

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H. E. Thompson

We could service you and location wouldn’t be a problem. You could upload the unedited file to a upload site such as megaupload.com and then I could download it edit it and send it back or upload for you.

Let me know.

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AJ

Excellent insight into video marketing and starting multiple sales channels.

Thanks,
AJ

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Bonnie Royster

Thank you for this great video. It is extremely informative and encourages me to make my own videos. Like you i am especially concerned with sound as that makes the difference in professionalism. How do you sync your Sony recorder with your video?

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Angelo Pangalos

Hi Gideon,

Short and Sweet – Thank you for sharing this great info. You definitely have the charisma for it!

In a world of sharing, i have launched http://FORWARDthesmile.com
Recently made the movie trailer (http://tiny.cc/FORWARDthesmile) – using Sony Vegas (as you recommended!) – great editing software.

As you say everyone has something to gain from the info you have given.

Thank you once again,
Angelo

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John Landells

Awesome video! Very useful for anyone just starting out.

I particularly liked the short out-take right at the end! :)

Can’t wait for the next one.

Kind regards,
-John.

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H. E. Thompson

Just looking over this video again… and reading “Rapid Video Blogging” .pdf, you really have your ducks in a row and make it so easy to understand that even a cave man could do it… LOL jk

S/N: I think that if you provide more real life samples of companies and individuals that you’ve helped that would really help increase your conversion rate even more. Maybe something such as quick snapshots of case studies in an easy to read format, covering the who, when, where, how’s and why’s. But no more than like a paragraph or two long.

As a matter of fact, how about a contest similar to “FreeMagicLive’s” win a camcorder contest where you have people who joined your program upload a minute long video to youtube with link boxes back to an original contest info video. And the prize maybe could be a video promotion of the winners video put in your youtube channel.

I know it sounds vague but do you see where I’m going with it?

http://GoSoloPromo.com
http://100Stax.com
http://HipNurse.com
http://JBHEnterprises.com

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Gideon Shalwick

Nice idea about the competition H.E.

If I get time, I might be able to pull something together.

But definitely something like this after launch some time :)

Gideon

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Carolyn Reis

Gideon,
i am in the hospital having I 131 treatment radioactive iodine. I’m radioACTive. ha. trying to work my way thru your stuff on my Windows OS HTC. you’ve made me feel empowered. now if I can find a way to buy the equipment. got layed off in April, unemployment not enough to live on. paid for my domain flr 3 years in advance, but site is not built yet. gotta get the thyroid stuff overwith and get busy. hope I won an ipad. would really help. already know my ‘niche’.
Thanks so much for your offering,
Carolyn

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Michael Deslippe

Hey Gideon!
That was fabulous! I really enjoy all the stuff you put out (for free!). It’s been great following what you are doing since we met in Thailand in March. I like the integrity and genuine-ness behind your efforts. Lord knows we’re all getting tired of all the hype and “smoke blowing” that comes out of a lot of the so-called big name players in the internet marketing world. I’ve unsubscribed to pretty much all of their lists I was on, but I’m happy to remain on yours because I know that when you send out something, it’s usually interesting and helpful stuff, and you’re not just trying to sell me on the next “greatest ever” thing. You’ve got me really interested in exploring the potential of video now, something I’ve avoided for a long time because I didn’t really know much about it or how to get started. You simplify the process and do a great job showing us how easy it really can be. THANKS! Keep up the great work my friend, and I’ll look forward to seeing what you’ve got coming up next! ….

Michael Deslippe

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Micheal

Great to get in touch again!

And really glad you’re enjoying my information.

Just as I teach inside my report, I am a VERY strong supporter of always providing value. I believe that the more value you can provide, the more good things will flow back to you eventually :)

Thanks again for getting in touch!

Gideon

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Lora Staples

Gideon–I got thru all but the last 8 minutes….the video refused to buffer/download after that. (probably a problem on my end) Everything you say makes TOTAL sense, from the technical to the psychological aspects of internet marketing!

I just have a question: You mentioned the Sony IC recorder. Sound is of the utmost importance to me, as well, and I didn’t hear you explain how to “sync” the Sony IC soundtrack with the video. Any simple tips for this right-brained violinist?
Again, THANK YOU for sharing your expertise with me! –Lora

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Lora

I wrote a reply on another person’s comment… but I think I may need to create a quick video about this… or something. I’ll see what I can do since so many people are asking for it!

Gideon

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Cory Smith

Before watching your video, using video on the site was not even on my radar, but seeing how EASY, it is I would be stupid not too. Thank you very much for shifting my mindset.

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Nik

Wow! Very impressive content Gideon, thank you for sharing. This has been a real eye-opener and I will be sure to include video promotions in my new startup.

What I like about this is that Gideon knows what he’s talking about – he’s not just another marketer trying to get rich quick pretending he knows about something he doesn’t. I look forward to the next video.

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Fredrik Wallinder

Nice video, liked it!

Interesting that you could get the no 1 spot in Google, how did you do that? For sure not by adding some keywords to the video on Youtube? You must have made a lot of authority linking to your video?

Doing a simple home video will perhaps not solve the world problems, but imagine when real content comes up on Youtube that actually make a difference. It’s perhaps time for adults to get engaged in social media, including Youtube. Wouldn’t it be great if people with real passion and deep knowledge shared that to the world, instead of all the kids with celeb dreams?

I mean, “Lady Gaga”, 257 million views? Come on!

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Fredrik

Interesting enough for those ones I have not done too much. But I have noticed that other popular websites have linked to those videos naturally, without me having to do anything.

I think it definitely helped that my videos were actually useful!

It all pays off in the end :)

Gideon

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Rozanne Paxman

When you are being interviewed by the refrigerator, who do you say is doing the interview? And do you read the questions out loud or just let the PowerPoint slide cover it?

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Rozanne

Here is an example of how I do it:

http://gideonshalwick.com/how-to-make-money-with-video-blogging/

Gideon

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Hamilton Greene

Your videos are great! I haven’t given much thought to video blogging in the past, but I now realize what a big mistake that was. My new goal is to utilize YouTube’s massive amount of traffic to increase the awareness of my brand and bring more traffic to my own site.

It’s really great stuff, and I can’t wait to see your next video.
Thanks for the awesome content,
Hamilton Greene

P.S. I’m heading over to jingproject.com to download that free screen-capture software.

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Gideon Shalwick

You will LOOOOOVE Jing :)

I use it ALL the time!

Gideon

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Paul Stuart

Thanks for all the great information Gideon !
I have been trying to get my head around website building and ecommerce for some time, starting as a complete newbie with zero technical ability it has been an incredible steep learning curve. The more you do, the more information you think you need !
I find your approach really refreshing compared to the many so called “Guru’s” out there.
Keep up the good work and I look forward to receiving more quality information.
Regards,
Paul.

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Juno Suk

Gideon, this is great stuff you are providing – thank you so much for sharing all that information. It comes at a very timely moment as I recently left a posh job at IBM to set out on creating a music school. I’m glad to see that a lot of the things you recommend in your PDF matches up to things I have, by chance, been using to add video media as an additional tool for music teaching. Flip Ultra HD? Got it. 1000W halogen lights? Got it. Recorder and lavalier mic? Got it. And Sony Vegas 9 Platinum Pro? Got it. Phew! Glad I’m on the right track.

So I recently purchased a domain and had linked it up to blogger with plans to start a video blog for teaching violin to children and their parents. I had initially set up a Wordpress install on the domain but thought I’d be better off entrusting the blog to a large corporation like Google rather than at the mercy of a smaller web hosting company. My reasoning was that Google would definitely keep everything robust, reliable, and replicated across redundant servers. While the web host company definitely backs up its clients’ websites and databases, I would think that the free services at Google’s blogger or even Wordpress.com would be preferable to keeping it on my website under a web host that is probably not as scrutable as the big names. I understand that having your own Wordpress install gives you ultimate flexibility with using the full array of plugins, as well as optimal SEO. Are there any other reasons you would give to persuade me to go back to my Wordpress install rather than using Blogger or Wordpress.com?

Also, you mention $1 per lead as the industry average. How is this number determined? I would love to know.

Once again, thank you so much for all the timely and practical advice!

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Juno

I love your idea about starting a music school and teaching violin to children!

About your question re hosting your own WordPress site…

If it’s on any of the free services, you don’t actually own it. I’ve heard some horror stories from other people and even some of my own clients who insisted on staying with the free services, only to have their accounts disabled and losing out on all their hard work.

At least with having your installation on your “own” server, like Hostgator, you get to own everything and are able to back things up in case the server goes down or you need to change servers.

In other words, if you host it all yourself, you always get to own it and keep it… unlike with the free services.

And for the $1 per lead thing… this has been discussed many times over in the internet marketing niche. I first learned it from Marlon Sanders many years ago. But it’s certainly been the case for my own IM list as well.

Of course, you need to know how to properly monetize it all, but the first thing is to actually build the list.

Gideon

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Alec

Liked the information!

I’m well versed and FAST with the Apple Final Cut suite, that of course I use for other production….

Bravo

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Andy D'Silva

I like you tip on how to get over being nervous on camera. That picture on the fridge could also be a funny picture or picture of a loved one that “makes you smile”.

When using screenflow to capture PowerPoint Presentations I usually will first create a script in a conversational tome that I can read and record the audio first. Then I create the powerpoint slides. Finally I stitch the two together using screenflow or any other video editing software. I find this way i don’t have to worry about doing too many things at the same time. Also this way I’m a lot likely to not mess up half way thru the video capture ‘cos I’m fumbling with progressing the Powerpoint slides.

Finally, I do like using the kodak zi8 because it has a Mic input jack. I purchased a $30 mono lav mic from Giant Squid Labs and the audio quality is exceptional. Although your idea to use a mic wired to a recorder is smart ‘cos it’s almost like having a wireless mic and gives you the freedom to do a “walkabout”.

Thanks for adding value to our lives..
AD

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Andy

Yeah the Kodak Zi8 is a great little camera!

But as you mentioned at the end… I love having the freedom to be able to move around without a wire connected to the camera!

Talk soon!

Gideon

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NickG

#2 Video was fantastic! Just like #1 it gives you insight into what to do, and how to do it and this is a very valuable asset that now any entrepreneur can learn thanks to you Gideon!

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Oleg

Great video! Thank you very much.

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brian

Hey,
Video keeps stopping for me.
Wonder if its my end or yours?
Brian

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Dave

Good video! Nice quality video is important but what’s really key is the audio. I won’t continue watching a video if the audio has distracting clicks and pops or background noise. Clear audio for the win!

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chris

I’ve heard of “talk to the hand” but never “talk to the fridge” :)

Thanks for a great tip for us nervous types Gideon

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Cathy

Love the advice and tips in this 2nd video! It was great to see the equipment and software you use – I can’t wait to check out the Flip Ultra HD camera and try ScreenFlow and/or screenr.com. Using an external microphone is a great tip to improve sound quality especially for the videos I want to create outside. And your suggestion to pretend you are being interviewed gave me a great idea for using a video to replace (or in addition) to a FAQ page. Thanks so much!

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Matt

Awesome, Gideon! Appreciate the things you’re teaching here. They are so helpful. Would love to see some more detailed videos on how to use the FlipCam and Sony IC recorder together (keeping sync together, etc.) Also, would love to know how to run two camera’s plus video the screen at one time so that you’ve got a picture in picture video. Fixing to watch Video 1 and then Video 3!

You’re the man!
Matt

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Tim

Hi Gideon,

Loved the Video, here’s a couple of questions I have though,

When you record video using a Flip Camera and the Sony IC recorder, do you turn down the volume on your Flip Camera?

Once your done recording do you import the audio file from the Sony IC into an editing software program to connect it to the video?

When you use the “interview” method for recording using your flip camera and it’s just yourself, who turns the Flip Camera Off? Do you just edit out the portion of video where you get up to turn off the Flip Camera?

Thanks,

Tim

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Todd Herman | Sports Psychology

I never would’ve thought to use Screenflow over iMovie to edit live action video. I’ll have to test it to see if it gives me better quality videos.

As far as the video cameras go… I prefer the zi8 over the Flip. I’ve had better quality videos and I like the option to plug in an external mic.

Great video Gideon and thanks for the tips!

- Todd

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K. Piet

Hey, Gideon!

I found this post randomly off a link given by Joanna Penn (thecreativepenn) on Twitter, and it has been, by far, the most useful video I’ve ever seen linked from my twitter friends, who are all about self-publishing and online marketing.

I found all your information so wonderfully presented and helpful! Like you, I’m the type who dislikes typing and would love to market myself and my independent press (Storm Moon Press) along with my books online. The problem is that I’m not the best blogger in the world, my forte being live interaction, not written discussion. With the help of your videos and others like them, I’m hoping to find out just what I need to do in order to start video-blogging and establishing an online presence.

I’ve been thinking of buying one of the iPod nanos with a camera on it, but I’m starting to rethink that after seeing how wonderful your flip camera is. Do they sell those in the United States? I’d love to get some details if you have the time to comment back or e-mail me. I’m so excited to have found this video, and I feel like I’ve learned a great deal in a short amount of time. Ah, the joys of useful videos on the Internet!

Thanks again!
~Kris

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ian

Great instructions thanks.

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Jon Case

Awesome content as usual! I am off to download some software!

Jon

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GS

Brilliant! Thank you for putting together such a well made and easy to understand video.

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Elaine Bakunas

Wonderful! Very easy to follow and understand all that you tell.

Thanks so much for giving!

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Buz McGuire

Gideon,
Amazing content! You make it seem so doable, and I am excited about learning more about Rapid Video Blogging. I had already been practicing with my flip cam, and now I can depend on your information to go to the next step. Looking forward to more info!

Buz

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Jim Collins

Gideoon…. A while back I enrolled in Yaro’s and your’s “Become a Blogger” online course. I could tell then that you would be going places. You have such a nice, down to earth, way of explaining things… your instructions and tips are easy to understand and follow.

I look forward to your rapid video”. I will be signing up.
Anyone who is truly interested in getting their video’s online should jump at getting this course. It will be worth every penny.

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James Wedmore

You’re the man Gideon! Keep the GREAT content coming! Thanks!!

James Wedmore

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Mommy Reporter

I really appreciate your simple approach in using video in online marketing. I am new to this and I have learned so much from you. I enjoy the simplicity in your videos that makes the content less threatening, not so overwhelming, and very easy to apply and understand. Thanks so much for taking the time to do what you do and congrats to you and your wife on welcoming a beautiful baby girl into the world!!

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Cody Engel

Hey great videos so far! I only got the chance to see about 10 minutes worth of this video before my connection became unstable but I’m downloading both videos right now as I read your report.
I have been looking to get into the YouTube market for a long time now however I didn’t really know how. With this report I hope it will help me and so far it looks will it go above and beyond!

Also if you feel like giving a college student that quit his job to blog full time an iPad….. Cough Cough Wink Wink.

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Thom Leonard

Great content, and good timing for me as I am in the market for a camera for doing video. With what you have said and shown I will have no problem getting a flip camera now. I all ready have the mike and 2 of the recorders, sweet. Have Sony Studio Vegas also.
Thank You.

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Trudy

Excellent Gideon.

I ducked into Brisbane town this morning after watching this your latest vid to grab a sony recorder as suggested, as sound quality has been an issue for me in my experimental phase.

I am using the comprehensive check list in your fab Free Report. My copy of your report is looking dog-eared now! Got my niche sussed. Sorting out some fast topics. Mucking about, having fun and learning all the way. Then I’ll be away…

I am only posting private on youtube at present to check my quality and skills. And also to make sure the backend sites are wired up properly as well. Another area to learn about…yes and you share great content about that aspect as well.

I am counting down towards your course. Your communication and style are easy to follow. You are a super-generous and gifted instuctor. I can only imagine the high level of content that will be in your course.

thanks & much appreciated
Trudy

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Simon Richards

Good, very good.

Love this stuff, but is there really room for my videos in YouTube land!?
Videos should be a great way to build exposure, but don’t you need exposure in order for people to watch your videos!? Is this another Internet marketing chicken & egg scenario where the rich get richer and us mere mortals stay firmly planted on the ground?

I’m hoping that RVB will enlighten me!

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Simon

For our FreeMagicLive channel, we started from nothing just over a year ago. No list. No partnerships. Nothing. Just Jay Jay and I, our little camcorder, a bit of specialized knowledge (that I teach inside my free report and upcoming course) and a keen interest to make a success.

Just over a year later we now have had over 3,500,000 views on our YouTube channel… and we’re getting close to 150 optins per day… among other things :)

I talk about it more inside my report if you want to see more details about what we did.

Best regards

Gideon

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David

Gideon,

hi, follow up with another note on audio quality of videos. i think for most people its out of their awareness — they notice if the video is bad, but not if its good. if for example a broadcast tv show had bad audio, viewers would instantly notice.

its easy to check that. anybody reading this can take a moment to evaluate their negative reaction to poor audio in a movie or in a Youtube video. you dont want your viewers having this kind of negative double-take reaction.

instead, we want our viewers to be pleasantly “seduced” into viewing as a participant so that they sort of forget themselves for awhile in order to imbibe our message/content. anything, such as glitchy audio, that breaks that state works against us as video marketers. of course, the same goes for royalty-free music used for videos.

how this applies to us as marketers is its a subtle way to enhance the perceived value of our vidoes when we invest in good if not great audio equipment. i checked the price on your sony unit, pretty high (150 – 200 i think).

there are other sony units for half the price or less. sound is probably good, tho not as good as with the higher end product (im guessing). some youtube videos test these sony alternatives eg sony icd-ux71. sound on them was not as good as your video. also per a YT review the audio technica atr-355 lapel mike seems like great quality for under $30.

so i hope at some point you will go into all of the exact products such as the lighting, the tripod, the lapel mike etc. that you are using, having tested all this, and hopefully also provide some cheaper but acceptable alternatives for those who cant afford top of the line. in other words, a kind of total shopping list that literally covers everything, even including good cheap royalty-free music sources.

thanks, david

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Rob

Gideon, I don’t know if you mention this in your paid program, but background music is a simple way to add a nice touch to video. It isn’t appropriate for every video, but if the character of the music matches the character of the video, it adds a really nice dimension to the video that makes it so much more compelling to watch.

For example, I just uploaded a video to YouTube. It shows my daughter hand-feeding her puppy and the cute way he begs and eats. You can see this cute puppy video here. The content of the video is compelling by itself, but I added some background music, which I think makes it a whole lot more fun to watch. Music tends to help the slow parts of the video feel like they are not dragging so much. You can see this by watching the video with the sound turned down and turned up.

Be careful that you pay attention to copyright on the music you use. You can’t just use any old music from your own collection. You’ve got to make sure you have permission for the music you use, or you run the risk of your video being taken down and possibly your account on YouTube cancelled. There is some free music available on the Internet, and here’s a place I use a lot: http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

Happy video-ing.

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Cheng

AWESOME( n FREE) materials u’ve got here!But Could u give us some tips on how to edit those videos?And once again,THZ FOR EVERYTHING(video,report…)

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Sammy | Best Home Business

Thanks for sharing the three methods of video blogging Gideon. I have used the screen capture method and made some videos but they took me awful lot of time because I was not familiar with the whole video stuff.

Considering the time it took, I reverted to text blogging and stopped making videos altogether.
But now I think I must reconsider my decision and start using videos as a powerful marketing tool in my overall marketing arsenal.

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Kent

Gideon-
The learning process is in full motion. I am realizing that your teaching style is very good for people who are new at this (and I am sure many other type), but it has helped me relax and really Listen to you and what you are teaching. That is major because I came into this freaked out because my brain was telling me, how do I do this? How can I ever learn this? I have never been good at using a video? and n and on. These were all true but slowly as I continue to hand my lack of self confidence out the door, I am LEARNING something that I never thought I could or would be able to do.

There is still a lot to learn, but one step at a time and as long as I stay with Gideon, I think it will all come together.

Your New Fan,
Kent

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Nolan

Been enjoying your videos a lot, very informative, despite the fact that you live on the wrong side of the ditch ;-)
Thanks mate

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Vashti

Another excellent video, Gideon. Great solid information here.

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Dr. Michael (The D.O.C.)

Gideon,

I’ve tried for a few days now, using Firefox and Internet explorer, but I can’t watch or download either of the videos that you have provided for us. I keep getting error messages, 5-7 minutes after the video starts playing.

Please tell me, what do I need to do to watch the videos?

Dr. Michael (The D.O.C.)
“Keep On, Keeping On…”

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Dr Michael

Have you tried downloading them to your computer?

I recommend using QuickTime to watch the videos once you’ve downloaded them.

You can download QuickTime for free here:

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

Regards

Gideon

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Dr. Michael (The D.O.C.)

I’ve been trying to download them, but with no success :-(

I really hat this because I’ve LOVE the work that you and Yaro have done with BAB Premium, and I also follow each of you separately. Your content and honesty, and knowledge is unmatched in the industry…

I’ll try the direct link that you sent. Hopefully it will work… if not, I’m going to start pulling out my hair… Oops I forgot, I just got a haircut, yesterday :-)

Thanks again!

Dr. Michael (The D.O.C.)
“Keep On, Keeping On…”

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Gideon Shalwick

Have you tried on a different computer?

And also, could it be your internet connection?

Silly question I know, but worth checking.

Gideon

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Dr Michael

I’ve tried to watch and download the videos on 2 different computers and I even have quicktime installed, but there’s no luck :-(

My internet connection is excellent, too. I don’t know what else to do…
when I tried downloading it this time, I got all but the last two minutes, then it shut off, with the message that there was something wrong with the server..

I hope that the problem clears itself up, soon…

According to all the great comments, and based on your history of providing superior training, I know I’ve really missed 2 great videos :-(

Thanks anyway,

“Keep On, Keeping On…”

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Phelm

@Dr Michael, Try Real Player, Real Player can download and play videos very well http://www.real.com/realplayer

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Dr. Michael (The D.O.C.)

Thanks for the tip, Phelm.

Truth is, I’ve been using RealPlayer for about a year now, at it usualDly works quite well. As a matter of fact,it was the 2nd thing that I tried, after trying to use Gideon’s MP4 download link.

For some reason, while using RealPlayer the recording stops just before the recording finishes… I even re-downloaded RealPlayer 1.1, but it’s having the same problem… It’s the kraziest thing…

Last night, I was finally able to watch about 17 minutes of the video, before it shut off. To say the least, this is extremely frustrating :-(

I will just have to continue trying until I can either watch the video in its entirety, or download it in its entirety…

Thanks again for your suggestion, Phelm :-)

Dr. Michael (The D.O.C)
“Keep On, Keeping On…”

Bill Hely

Dr Michael, someone else suggested VLC player and I heartily endorse that recommendation. Although I have several players installed VLC is my favorite. It’s very light weight and will play just about anything.

I suspect your download problems can very likely be attributed to your ISP. Even usually reliable services can experience periods of premature timeout. You could try reporting it to them and see what they’ve got to say. Your options are basically to either wait it out to see if the situation improves, or change ISPs.Assessing their response to your support request will give you a good idea of which way you should go.

Best regards,
– Bill Hely
– Blog: http://ComputerAndOnlineSecurity.com
– Twitter: http://twitter.com/BillHely

Bill Hely

By the way, it would also help a lot in these situations if publishers would make their video files available as ZIP downloads, rather than to the raw video file.

Something Gideon might want to consider.

There are a lot of people around the world with substandard Internet connections, and every byte saved improves their chances of completing a download successfully.

Best regards,
– Bill Hely
– Blog: http://ComputerAndOnlineSecurity.com
– Twitter: http://twitter.com/BillHely

Jeff Kosola

The first thing that popped into my head when I was reading the free guide was, it would be cool to do videos from my couch. And guess what, you were already doing it. Now if I can only turn my Debt/Personal finance niche into an income stream with great videos. I mean who doesn’t want to watch a video about sacrifice and dedication to paying off debt? Ok, maybe it sounded better in my head, but you get the point.

Thanks for the videos

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Juho Tunkelo

Well heck, it worked for Kelly Felix. I mean the credit repair niche specifically. It’s a pretty hot market so why not…

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OLABODE GBENGA

i have people say when they get in contact with sizzling offers especially videos, their heart beats like hypertensive patients, i always feel somehow, but when i saw this video i think operating theatre may not be able attend to my case because close to the end of the video i became concious that i have finished 4 litres of cold water.
your job should be titled thought provoking and the craziest super exclusive and irresistible bonus. keep the flag flying.

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Sandra Hails

Good Morning Gideon,
I agree 100% that video is the way to go.
I notice when I am researching online for valuable information, I prefer watching a video. Only because time is of the essence, and often have other obligations to attend to. So, I created my first camtasia video in 43 minutes two days ago. I loved the outcome as it was my first video. It was a mock video for my introduction to my product I am going to sell. I love quality myself so I want to make quality videos. If not, at least offer value.
The one bit of information I learned from this video is when you talk into the camera – imagine you are talking to ONE person. This is where I work myself up and feel I am talking to 1000s of people – so when I record my video you can hear my nervous voice. This weekend I am going to switch my perception and move from thinking I am talking to 1000s of people to ONE person.
Thank you for such valuable information. You are validating that using video is the right direction to go. I look forward to learning more from you.

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marvincspw

Very interesting tips, starting basic, but very good way to become Pro video Recorder, I always enjoy how you teach… very easy and simple.
Thanks for sharing…

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Gold

Some Places in this world a permit is required to do video. Check it out and don’t get caught without this permit.
Also note that there are other places that don’t require this permit.
Gideon, your from Hollywood did you tell us about the permit???

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Scolex

Your instructional video inspired and awakened my interest in video blogging. I really love to capture videos of different people in action especially those actions or events that seem peculiar and intriguing but the sad part is i do not have a good video device that i can use to capture that event in high quality. So far, my gaming blog contains articles and tutorials in pictures. If only i can have a high quality video cam, maybe i will make some video tutorial like you do. My focus is to enhance the content of my gaming blog for some detailed tutorial intended for all gamers out there.

Thanks for sharing those tips. I will really heed on them so that i could eventually add more traffic to my blog if ever i can make my own video and upload it to YouTube.

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Jen

Thanks again for this awesome info! And thank you for writing page 59 in the report just for me! (I am a horse trainer! and am working on a video site!) I can’t wait to see the next video and to see what you have in store for us in the program. Your work is a perfect example of how things should truly be… you offer and give amazing information that truly helps people and your products are a great value. Thanks so much also for the inspiration!
Well I’m off to get a printer cartridge so I can print off the report so I don’t miss a thing!

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Robert C - The Wholesale Products Guy

Gracias a mi amigo! Easy, deazy, lemon squeezy!

Other then probably a slight learning curve with the video editing software, it does not get much simpler then this. Most people do not want to “mess” with complicated video equipment (me being one of them) and the Flip HD seems to be a revolution in video simplicity..

The other great take away from this “tute” is the Sony IRC you use to record sound separately. Maybe I missed it, but, I was just wondering how you, in the editing
process, do you blend the two seamlessly?

The final bit of information gold that you provided here is how to produce videos without having to put my “fat face” up on YouTube for the consumption by the masses – lol. Don’t think it would inspire sales – just decrease them!

Producing screen casts and power point demos are more toward my liking. A “tip of the informational hat” to you for letting me know about Screenr.com. Did not know that even existed.

Anyway, they say that a picture is worth a thousand words. I would say this tutorial, as well as the ones you narrate over at Becomeablogger.com, is worth a million…

On hale it up..

Regards..

Robert C – The Wholesale Products Guy

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Robert

It seems I need to make another video about this to show people how I do it. It’s actually really easy to do.

Here are the basic steps:

1. Hit record on both the camera and the audio device.
2. Clap your hands 3 to 5 times to create nice visible spikes in the waveforms of the audio.
3. Finish your recording and import both the video track and audio track into the editing software.
4. Match up the clap sounds from both the camera audio and the voice recorder audio.
5. Turn the sound off from the camera inside your editing program.
6. Test to make sure it’s all lined up and export once happy!

That’s pretty much it!

Of course all this is not essential, but it’s nice to be able to improve the sound.

Gideon Shalwick

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Robert C - The Wholesale Products Guy

Thanks for responding Gideon..

I am saving your comment future reference and will use it when I buy the Sony, and when I am finally brave enough to sit in front of a camera – lol..

Cheers..

Robert C – The Wholesale Products Guy

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Martin

I have never thought about clapping hands to sync those two inputs. I was just tinkering with the waves until the sound matched the video. This is a good tip and I think you should demo it. Thank you for it!

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Suzanne O.

Lots of great information. I’m looking at using Camtasia for in-house training as well.

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Eric

Gideon,
I like the way you present the process of creating the video, clear and easy to understand. I also appreciated the idea of recording the sound separately from the flip video camera. Do you required any software to upload the recorded sound to the video?

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Curt

Hey Gideon,
Thanks a bunch for the information.
I got your email from another “Video Guru” I follow. To be honest with, in your first video I was thinking to myself, this guy is about to sell “basic” video information and and people are goining bite. However, you got my attention when you mentioned ScreenFlrow and editing your video in ScreenFlow. That may not be a big deal to many but I though that was f***ing briliant; simple but brilliant.
I have been trying to figure out how to incorperate ScreenFlow videos with other videos in my editing software and make it look great. The problem is, I was loosing video quality of the ScreenFlow pieces once uploaded my editing software.
Now I know I can just edit my “talking head” in ScreenFlow and incorperate the screen captures, all in ScreenFlow. Simple but I didn’t think of it.
Thanks dude. Looking forward to the next video.

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Scott Grainger

Gideon,
Another great video as usual. I am hungry for your next one and or just getting signed up for the darn course. Please, please feed me, lets get going on this.

Scott

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Janice Zeno

What are the first preparation steps to take when recording your first video? Are there any extra training courses you can take? The information you showed was great and I will like to learn more…

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Nick McIntosh

What’s the trick to doing the “interview” style video and not feeling like a goose sitting there talking to yourself?

I find that it’s hard enough to look into a lens and take it seriously, let alone staring at a fridge and talk.

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Troy in Texas

Just finished 2 video..great..liked info on how to sync two files..using hand clap…you should do a 30 secon mini-tip video to demo this…maybe you can make lots of the mini tip video..short and to the point…for example..a mini-tip video with footage of the microphone and its set up..if it is like a Blue..???..it has three settings..

Looking forward to 3rd video…super info…Fan in Texas..hope to make my videos as good as yours..

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Cindy Lee

Gideon,

I was first introduced to you and Yaro through “Become a Blogger” and you’ve become a trusted resource for me ever since! Your latest series on Rapid Video Blogging couldn’t have come at a better time. You literally saved me from investing hundreds of dollars on unnecessary equipment!

Thank you for continuing to provide such a great educational service in a simple to understand format! Your contribution to the blogging community is beneficial beyond belief, I look forward to implementing your video blogging strategies as I further develop my site!

Sincerely,
Cindy Lee

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Thomas

Hi Gideon,

thank you for so much information for free. I like especially the advice to record the audio on a different device.
And I suddenly realized that a already have a suitable device for that – my Ipod nano!
So I will go right away and produce my first video squeeze page!

Thomas

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Kent Tagge

Thanks Gideon!
Any suggestions on how to save these videos and the audio content so I can remember what you magically address and have it for review at a later time?

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Neil

Hello Gideon,
Once again, many thanks for a very informative behind the scene look at exactly what you do. Seeing things like this helps me to understand what I should be corretly doing.

I would personally like to that the contributers here for sharing their own knowledge and experience. This resource site is turning into a great community.

Neil

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Neil

I meant to say… I would personally like to thank the contributers here for sharing their own knowledge and experience.
Oeps, I shoould proof read before clicking submit!!!

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Amit Bhagria

Hey Hi Gideon,

I was checking my inbox and got a mail from Yaro on your new project. Congratulations on the first one and all the best for the coming one :)

Great Technique… and what I liked about you is that you genuinely want your audience to get help from the information you share with them. The amount of efforts put in by you proves that you are sincere and u want people to benefit from the online money making strategies that you give them.

I am nobody to comment on the technique you just shared with us via videos; however I came up with 2 ideas of taking your process a step further. I might be wrong, but then thinking out of the box is what you and Yaro have always believed and done. Right.

a) Place a redirect link (u don’t need a website for this) of the product you would like to promote in the video and ask people to put that link in their browser and open and check the site. It will help 2 folds. Firstly, you don’t need a website (as ur redirect link will take you to the product site and not to ur website) Secondly, if a person takes that much amount of effort to put in your link in the browser he is a more qualified lead for you and might definitely buy the product when he lands there. Look today when I am surfing on the net, I would like to just click and browse the info that I want. It would definitely require motivation for me to actually type in something. And if a user after watching video, types in ur affiliate (redirect) url in his browser, he is actually on the buying step of the whole marketing process. Don’t you think it is a much more qualified lead?

Drawbacks of the above Process (which I think):
It would be a one time show for you as you might generate a sale however as you don’t have his name or email id any future correspondence will not happen and you might loose him. This is where the Optin thing comes into play.

What do you think Gideon on this? Would you like to exchange a qualified buyer to an optin?

Another thing that came to my mind is why don’t we do a video review of a product which we are promoting. Think for a minute, if you today wanted to buy say a new Kodak camera and even you have the specification etc with you, how about getting a tour of the actual product in the video and ask people to optin (details given in video) to get further info on the product. Or to be more specific, think if you would have been an affiliate for camtasia studio, how much conversions you would have made by this behind the scenes video. You have shown the people what are its features and how they can use it and benefit out of it. Finally ask them to buy it from the link or send them an email after they give their details by optin.

Pretty Kwel rite…..or may be not….. :( what do you say Gideon????

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Scott Skibell

Gideon,

I’ve been reading your report the past couple of evenings and it’s great.

I do a lot of work with ScreenFlow and have done a couple of guest posts for their blog. I like how you’re using it as a video editor. iMovie does chroma key which is something I appreciate but for down and dirty editing, ScreenFlow might just be the way to go.

Great job.

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Clarence

I must say I had a very basic understanding of what it takes to be a videoblogger, but your video has made it more clear!

Thanks for all the useful info!

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Genaro Geneta

Hi Gideon, I just want to thank you for sharing your thoughts and tips on online video marketing. I like the equipments you got there and I’m glad that they are quite affordable. I just can’t thank you enough and I hope that I would be able to put all these learning into action.

Genaro

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AnnCherry

Hello again! Is this telepathy? Or you’re just too good at reading people’s minds? After watching your first two videos, I was thinking, “I wonder what equipment he uses?” Thanks for answering my question so fast! :)
Also, I’m in the middle of reading your RVB pdf file, and I’m getting a lot of helpful tips and cool books for future reading. Thanks for that, too! In fact, I can’t wait to finish reading the whole thing, but I have to go home now, hehe! Will be continuing with it tomorrow–after my camera battery runs out, that is. ;P
Lastly, I was just wondering if you can recommend a camera with both HD video and good sound quality recording that’s pretty easy on the pocket? I was browsing other YouTube videos a few hours back and I was thinking, “How can they get that great surround-sound if they’re just filming at home?” Does this have to do much with the acoustics at home? I basically want to get a pretty clean sound. (Btw, I’m using a Sony T100 right now.)
Thanks so much!

~AnnCherry

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Eddie Bristow

Mr. Gideon Shalwick,

This is probably the most in-depth and original set of videos I have seen to date. Almost everyone else I’ve seen would have you purchase content like this, and it’s either just theories and “what if” questions, or it’s just the same exact stuff I’ve seen already.

As a student, this will absolutely aid me. Not only have you solved my irrational fear of being filmed, but you saved me about 800 dollars in unnecessary camera gear, all within an hour.

And for that I thank you. Keep up the good work!

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Chiropractic Marketing

Love the behind the scenes peek! I am really getting into video marketing and love seeing what experts are using for their audio and video equipment and software. Thanks for sharing.

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John Lortz

Before watching video #2 I re-watched video #1, and then re-read your book. It’s always amazing how many things you “miss” the first time around, especially with content that has the level of quality yours is providing. When you release #3, I’ll probably do one more walk through of all the materials to give everything continuity (it’s all on my iPhone so I can access it in lulls during the day).

One comment on an important take-away I personally had. Although it’s not rocket science, your idea of conducting a “one-person” video interview had never crossed my mind. A few months ago, I had some of my current students email me their most pressing questions with the intent of answering them in blog format. But now I’m going to use your interview technique… which will give the content a ton more punch.

Finally, just wanted to mention that although I already have a great HD video camera(Canon XH-A1), fact is it’s a bit cumbersome to setup an use for quick ideas or just carry around with me for when a video moment hits. I’d been considering a flip-cam for some time, to use as a carry around but also to give me the ability to do multi-camera shots (like I’ve seen you and other folks use). Watching Video #2 pushed me to do some online research and visit the local stores, and although the Flip HD was tempting, I ended up with the Kodak Zi8, mainly because I can use an SD card, giving me more shooting time when I’m out and about. I agree that having over-the-counter batteries is nice with the Flip, but my priority was media card flexibility. Bottom-line is… either of these small cams do the job, and having one has been an awesome addition to my video arsenal. (Ok, and it’s great for filming my 9yo too!)

Thanks Gideon….

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Carol Dodsley

Great and very easy to follow information – no hyped feeligns listening to you as there are with so many other online marketing promoters

So much to learn but listening to your videos makes the process much simpler and much more “real” without the pushy sales techniques all over the net
Thanks for giving this valuable content and tips

Im all fired up and ready to go now
Excellent
Carol

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Paul Perry

Hey thanks Gideon
for sharing what equipment is needed to get started with online video. You make it look easy, I will be give it a go.

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frank burns

The only problem with the Ultra Flip Camera is that it is only available in the United States and that creates a paradox for other users. I can and I do use the technology of imaging simply by using my SAMSUNG mobile phone. The images are crisp and of very good pixel ratio compared to cameras and I’m happy with that aspect but movies created, only come out as .a format that cannot be converted over to .mp4. For everything photographic, I suggest that you outsource all of the available sub-sites and offers that are available, taking in mind the value of this excellent site; http://photographysites.com

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Bill Hely

Frank, the Flip UltraHD Camcorder is available in several countries besides the USA. I just searched Australia and the UK and it is available in both. Alternatively, and probably better (pricewise) you can purchase it on Amazon and have it shipped to you.

Go to Amazon.com and put “Flip UltraHD Camcorder” (without the quotes) into their search field and you’ll come up with a page featuring the cameras and a lot of accessories.

Best regards,
– Bill Hely
– Blog: http://ComputerAndOnlineSecurity.com
– Twitter: http://twitter.com/BillHely

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Darleen Marinese

Thanks Gideon, I’ am new to all this, you give me the conference and knowledge to proceed, i enjoy your videos, you make me feel smart, keep up the great work, i look forward to getting through this course, thank you so much, you guys are great, Darleen Marinese

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Brad West

I am just getting into the video thing, We have done a few so far but you got some great tips. Power point I have never used so I better get started learning that. I have always known the creditability factor, don’t know why I have been butting this off.
Thanks Gideon

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Don

Hi Gideon;

Thanks for your efforts. Wasn’t able to play videos. I am in the process of downloading.
I am sure I will be pleased.

Thanks again.

Don

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Kelly Gerards

Nice content, very interesting that I just completed a video marketing training webinar for sales professionals a few weeks back, and my flow and content was pretty much spot on with what you’ve done…the whole webinar was an hour and 30 minutes…which I’ll be able to break up into a series of modules…for those interested , I have some great training content and case studies at my blog, http://www.KellyGerards.com

I look forward to the rest of the series!
Kelly

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Michael from Germany

Gideon, this is awesome content. You manage to take away the worries and make me want to immediately start doing this of my own. I will try it to support the success of my current project. There is one big question left: How will I add those fancy intros, effects, animated 3-D-logos, sound effects and all this to my videos at affordable cost? Ah, yes, and I would very much like to win that iPad as I do not have a MacBook and would love to write sitting in a café or park.

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Michael Van Ert

Great video, really appreciate what you are showing people here. Good on you!

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Aline deWinter

Hi Gideon,
This looks great! When I decided to focus on my novel I stopped making videos but now I will get back into it. I have to make a book trailer, use video to create some buzz for my book,
Great to see you again!
Aline

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Martin

For some people video in general looks scary and expensive to produce. Yet, you were able to again show us how you do it and how we can do it too.

What I loved was that stand holding the Flip HD camera. I think the stand is more expensive that the camera, right? :D

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Lance LaDuke

GREAT SERIES!!!! Thanks so much for assembling this information and making it so easy to apply. I can’t wait to get started!

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Dianne DelReyes

Another great tutorial Gideon. Thanks for all of the awesome “how to” tips.

A quick question, that might sound a little dumb… I have the flip HD, but always find it hard to place it down for recording, does it fit on a standard tri-pod? Is there a reasonably inexpensive tripod that you would recommend?

Thanks again Gideon
Dianne

PS looking forward to video 3

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Bill Hely

Dianne, the price of tripods ranges from a few dollars up into the hundreds for top-notch professional gear. You can purchase a perfectly acceptable adjustable tripod very cheaply.

For example, go to Amazon.com and put “Flip UltraHD Camcorder” (without the quotes) into their search field and you’ll come up with a page featuring the cameras and a lot of accessories, including a couple of tripods.

For an even bigger selection just type “tripods” (without quotes) into the Amazon search field.

As far as I know, there is no such thing as a “standard tripod”, but there is a standard tripod fitting. It’s a little plastic (usually) bracket that screws into the threaded hole in the bottom of your camera. That hole and thread are standard, in that any adapter should fit any camera. It’s a bit dangerous to claim anything is “universal” or “standard”, but that’s been my experience anyway.

Best regards,
– Bill Hely
– Blog: http://ComputerAndOnlineSecurity.com
– Twitter: http://twitter.com/BillHely

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Dennis Ramirez

Gideon,
You make this look very easy…

Thanks for the great content; especially enjoyed the interviewing technique. I’ll be trying that one out soon.

Looking forward to more.

Thanks again,

Dennis

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Raiscara Avalon

This was really helpful Gideon! My only problem with video and/or podcasts is that it is really hard for me to start talking. Sort of an odd stage fright type thing. The only way I’ve been able to overcome that is by actually talking on the phone to a friend, but then it picks up his voice too. I’m not good enough to edit that out. Any tips for that?

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Ron Ruggles

Thanks Gideon for all the neat tips.

I am amazed that you are able to record in your office & kithcen without having sound/voice reverbrating all over the place. How do you manage such good sound quality with no sound deadening on the walls?

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Bill Hely

I suspect that the answer lies in the lapel mike not picking up all the extraneous sounds, but would appreciate Gideon’s confirmation on that point.

Best regards,
– Bill Hely
– Blog: http://ComputerAndOnlineSecurity.com
– Twitter: http://twitter.com/BillHely

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Cameron

Hi Gideon, I can really take alot from your videos. This whole process is a little confusing for me, but im sure that with intense effort, and with the information you’ve provided, I can make something happen. I enjoyed the part in your article where you showed the materials it takes make a good video, i’ve already read the whole thing once, im on my second way through trying to pick up any missing details ;). Thanks for providing this awesome material and keep making cool videos!
Cameron

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John Wise

Gideon Shalwick, I’m really glad to have met you. This sort of thing is exactly what I want to do and you provided us with a lot of useful information. Thank you!

Here’s another quick tips for anyone reading this comment…

Before you upload your video to Youtube, change the name of your video to whichever keyword you chose to go after. This is help you rank better for that keyword. That means there’s a keyword in the name of your video, the Youtube video title, the description and in the tags.

Happy marketing!

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Rich

Hey Gideon,

Great tips & easy to follow

I wish you success – which i’m sure is on its way in spades! :-)

Rich

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Greg Z

Dr. Michael,

I hope your downloading/viewing issue is resolved. If it’s not, I recommend VLC player which is light weight, easy to run, and non-invasive. Plus, it’s free. I prefer it over all other players because it plays so many formats.

You can download it here if you’re interested:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

I hope that it works for you.
If that still doesn’t work, maybe we can download & zip the videos and send them to you.

Best,
greg z

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Sean Jones

Great video Gideon! I’ve used You Tube to promote several of my niche sites and the results have been amazing. Good content that fulfills a need (or want) combined with a great site offer has worked very well. I look forward to seeing any tips you have to move my You Tube marketing to the next level. Thanks! Sean

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Curt

Hi Gideon
Just a quick question I really hope you will answer. I am in the process of marketing a client of mine. Their website name does not have their product or niche keywords. They really want to brand their name. They are very willing to make lots of videos. Question: Am I losing out much in the optimization area if I go with the website name for my YouTube channel? Will I make up for the lack of keywords in the YouTube name with high frequency of well optimized video uploads?

Thank you again for your report and videos, they really got me thinking…
My client will be paying for your course LOL:)

Much success to you

Curt

Curt

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Gideon Shalwick

Hey Curt

Your YouTube name is important yes, but it’s not the MOST important thing. There are PLENTY of other factors involved for getting your videos ranked.

Going for a personal brand can work very well indeed because it can help build rapport that little faster with your audience.

Going for a company brand could work as well, especially if you want to give your company brand more exposure. It just means you’ll have to be clever when optimizing each of your videos to help you rank for other keyword phrases and long tail traffic :)

Gideon

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Nick Zavala

Wow man this is awesome keep up the good work and the vids i loved it when you taght us about using your ipad!

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lavonte

i love the tips they help me become a very crafted blogger like yourself and i just wanna say thanks you i may not even made it this far without you or i might have given up

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Michael

what brand is the wireless mic you are using???????
How did you insert the Slides?
What did you use to make the slides?
How do you add the Subscribe box to the upper left corner of your videos?
I am not a wacko, but you better add a 2nd YT channel, the day will come when Google/YT will shut down your channel for “perceive” TOS violations, start looking at all the missing videos on YT.
Thanks for the Video,
Michael
Bakersfield, CA USA

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Lan-Anh Ngo

Wowww this is a great video! At first I thought, “Oh this is one of those videos..that I watch… and it tells me basic knowledge that everybody knows.” After watching, I completely changed my mind.

This video helped a lot, especially since I’m really slow with the whole process of shooting, editting, and uploading a video.

Thank you so much
Lan-Anh

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Patricia

Hi – a question.
I give parents weekly tips on ways they can help children learn. Would a weekly video be a good thing to send? Then could I combine these videos (one minute) into a video book somehow?

This is soo exciting.

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Curt

Hey Gideon
Thanks for the speedy reply.
You are the man and the praise you are getting
is well deserved. I eagerly look forward to your
course.

Curt

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kurtis fleming

Wow you are great a making videos! i bet you could get a job at youtube if you want! lol
but you are helpful and you helped me understood it! thank you!

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arman abbassi

hey gideon,

i have a q, IF i dont have a sepecific niche what do i do? i like doing dieffrent varieties of videos,so idk hows its gunna work? thank you

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Richard

Hi Gideon,

Very interesting video. I wish I was comfortable like you in front of a camera. Thank you for the great tips and tools required for creating and editing videos. I have been listening to several of your teaching videos like the ones from (becomeablogger.com).
Continue the good work. It motivates me to start blogging seriously.

Cheer’s

Dickie
Montreal, Canada

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Jason Bartels

Hey Gideon,
I love your videos, they’re so smooth and natural. I’m definitely going to use a lot more video for my marketing. What type of wireless mic would you recommend? I have a Flip Ultra HD, but I use my Kodak Zi8 a lot because it has an external mic. One more question, do you think it would be better to use a separate recorder like you suggested vs. the Zi8′s external mic? Thanks for your help!!
Jason Bartels

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Karie

THANK YOU, THANK YOU for these very detailed and informative videos! I’ve been trying to find a good screen capture solution and am excited to try Screenr and Jing. I am in the development stages of a blog and wanted to be able to add video demos – sometimes words just take too long to explain something that can be easily shown. I know this is going to help me leap frog in my niche and I can’t wait!

My only question – how do you sync up the separate voice recording from the video recording? If you start/stop each at separate times, is it difficult to sync them up before you start editing out parts? Any tips?

Priceless info! Thank you!

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Joe

I’m also curious about synching up the the video and audio. I know it’s not hard to import an audio track into screenflow, but it seems like getting them matched precisely could be a pain.

I like the talking to the fridge idea. I’m going to take it one step further and put a big picture of a friend’s face on whatever I’m talking to, so it’s easier to remember I’m talking to just one person.

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Ritz

Hi good day!

Is it okay to use abobe premiere for video editing instead for sony vegas?
I been using the premiere for 3 years now for dvd editing and plan to do also video editing for web based is premiere okay to use?

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NELSON

VERY GOOD INFO TKX G!!!

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Kantis Simmons - Academic Success Youth Speaker

Gideon, you rock!!!

You have completely murdered all excuses, for why a person can not deliver their precious content via video. This “rapid” system is the key to being exceptional online. Thank you for making it so simple.

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Tasha

Hi Gideon,

It was really interesting watching you show the different methods of producing videos. I can relate to those people who don’t like to talk directly into a camera lens. The technique you showed using the fridge as your interviewer, seems an easier way to break in to doing video, so thanks, I’m not sure I ever would have thought of that myself.

Thank you for the videos and the report, can’t wait for the rest.

Best wishes,

Tasha

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Ajoke

Hey Gideon,

love the content on here.. one question: what do you think of video syndication software like traffic geyser or tubemogul for futher exposure?

can’t wait for more! ;-)

aJ

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Bill Hely

David Risley did a comparison of sorts between TubeMogul & Traffic Geyser: http://www.davidrisley.com/2008/12/19/traffic-geyser-vs-tubemogul-real-truth/

There is also a reply from Traffic Geyser somewhere on his site.

Best regards,
– Bill Hely
– Blog: http://ComputerAndOnlineSecurity.com
– Twitter: http://twitter.com/BillHely

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Brian Ray

I can’t believe you give all this info away for free. Love all your videos. I will for sure be using rapid video blogging to get my traffic going at my site. Thank you very much.

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Juho

Hey Gideon, don’t know if I’ve asked you this before, but what’s your opinion on Bluetooth cams available today? I’m looking at this one specifically:
http://www.ecamm.com/mac/webcam/bt1/
Thanks! :)

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Brad

Hey Gideon,

Really great videos you’re making. I thought the first video was extremely crisp and of high quality. Thanks for taking the time to show us behind the scenes on what you do to make these videos.

Also, I’ll have to admit, I never thought of the third idea of acting like I’m being interviewed. I can see where this could really work not only to get over my fears of being on video but I would assume that it also makes you appear to be more credible.

In my mind, the only people that get interviewed are experts. And if someone is interviewing you, there’s a good chance that you’re an expert. At least that’s how I would see it if I watched the video which is pretty sneaky if you think about it. Great way to build credibility in your market place quickly I suppose. Thanks for the tip.

There’s so many people claiming to teach video marketing but the problem is no one want’s to show us the behind the scene steps to get the videos made. That’s why I’m very appreciative that you did this for us. I think this is the number one problem that keeps video newbies from ever getting started with video marketing. And now you have broken that problem for a lot people out there with these videos.

Video marketing is great for list building. I use it myself. I’ve done list building using traditional squeeze pages and video squeeze pages and I feel that video does better at times. It really makes the visitor connect and trust you a lot quicker. Now they can put a face with who their listening to which is very powerful.

If everyone can get these simple techniques that you’re teaching for free, the possibilities are endless…

There are so many different ways that someone can use these techniques to draw in money. First off they can do it like you teach by either building a brand for themselves or use it to collect a subscriber list and promote to them with offers.

I can personally see many other ways that you’re techniques can be used. One is doing traditional affiliate marketing through Youtube. People could create video reviews of products and direct the visitors through a url that has a redirect with your affiliate link attached. This way the total cost would be around $10 to create an affiliate campaign.

Another way is to use these techniques and skills to help offline businesses. Obviously, there’s a big trend in the internet marketing community to make money offering seo to offline companies. I could see making really easy money calling or emailing companies offering to create short videos promoting their business using your techniques and offer to get them online.

Not only will video marketing be more enticing for offline businesses which can separate you from the rest of the competition, but will also help rank better as well.

I could also see video marketing working for about anyone offline or online. Oh, and for anyone reading this post, you can also use animoto to create cool promotional videos without having to be on camera. Just grab some nice pictures, add text and some cool back ground music and you’re ready to go.

Well, I guess that’s about it, again thanks for the great videos and tips. I’m looking forward to the next one. Oh, and just out of curiosity what camera did you use for the 1st video. Was it from the flip cam?

Thanks,
Brad

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Ian

Excellent easy to follow video and great presentation style.

1Q . What is the digital voice recorder you are using as the one in the video looks different to the one in the free report pdf

Thanks,

Ian

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Martin

Hi Gideon

Your excellent video has really helped me overcome my technophobia barrier as far as creating video is concerned. I would gladly have paid for the equipment tips alone. (Thank you!)

I’m a 50+ year old latecomer to online video, based in the UK. In fact, I’m only a beginner as far as Interment Marketing is concerned. However, it’s apparent even to me as a novice, that video is now a highly critical ingredient to online success.

I can’t thank you enough for this generous, high quality, free information. I will certainly be following your advice and eagerly await your email newsletters and future videos.

Once I’ve purchased the ‘kit’ I plan to immediately sign-up for your advanced advice!

If you’ve any information on PLR Video (and commissioning bespoke video) these are additional areas I’m intrigued to know more about. (In particlular, top sources of PLR Video).

One of the shortfalls of the PLR Videos made to promote Clickbank and other Affiliate Offers is that they are inevitably recorded by USA Accented Producers. As I plan to target a predominantly UK Audience, it would be great to be able to access similar videos, but presented with a UK English Accent soundtrack. Any thoughts?

In the meantime, I wish you and your followers every success.

Best Wishes from the UK

Martin

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Richard Smith

Like some of the others viewing this video I thought it was more of the same, Gideon I thank you, honest and very valuable.

Thanks

Richard

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Allan McDonald

Hi Gideon,

It’s taken a couple of days to digest your Free Report and I am thrilled to say that, to me, the report has distilled a range of Internet Markets (IM) threads into a logical process to follow. In the past we could do a video course or a blogging course but there was nothing to draw the relevant threads together to really leverage YouTube as a powerful IM tool.

Undoubtedly YouTube is an untapped resource for IM and, if your report is any indication, the Rapid Video Blogging course will be just the kick many of us need to develop powerful customer attraction and retention capabilities for our online businesses. I am watching the clock to sign up for the Rapid Video Blogging course.

I’d like to highlight a couple of points from your report. The “My Domination Content Creation Process” on page 50 of the report was a revelation. It’s too easy to be overwhelmed by all that needs to be done to launch an online business. By distilling it down into logical steps, combined with outsourcing some functions to others, has lifted the fog and given me a clear way forward.

In the spirit of community sharing, I’d like to offer an alternative to creating an Admin Channel as suggested at the bottom of page 72 of the report.

On 12 May this year, YouTube introduced Unlisted Videos that would meet the administration needs. Effectively, videos on YouTube can be hidden from display on your Channel and you can publish a URL on your blog to the video so it can be viewed by clicking on the URL. This removes the need for an Admin Channel. You can read more about the functionality on the Official YouTube Blog at http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2010/05/more-choice-for-users-unlisted-videos.html .

Finally, I’d like to offer a small example of the power of YouTube for IM. Over the last few months I’ve been conducting online research into the Outdoors niche. I started a YouTube Channel at http://youtube.com/user/EQUIPnTRIP and have catalogued into Playlists a few hundred videos relevant to the niche. Amazingly, along the way the Channel has attracted 382 subscribers, 434 Friends and over 8,000 channel views. Using Twitter at http://twitter.com/EQUIPnTRIP has attracted another 684 followers.

Now here’s the thing. That’s over 1,000 subcribers/followers WITHOUT producing any content. That’s right, no website, no blog and no videos. These subcribers/followers are pre-qualified as being interested in my niche and are either prospective customers or affiliates for when the EQUIPnTRIP website starts soon.

So where do you fit into this picture Gideon? Well, the next steps to establish a robust Internet business presence must involve the Rapid Video Blogging course. You’ve proved your credentials, shown us how easy it is to produce video and have tantalised us with your report. Now it’s time to sign up and put your course teachings into practice.

Allan McDonald @
EQUIPnTRIP

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Gill

HI Gideon
thanks for this… I agree we are becoming more used to seeing videos rather than reading. I was interested that you used flip HD – I have an old flip camera but find that my iphone has better quality, so tend to use that. Is it worth investing in a new flip high definition camera?

Thanks

Gill
p.s. love the fact that you are on a mac!

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Don

Excellent tips for those of us who are a little apprehensive.

I’m definitely tempted to give video marketing a go.

I can feel your willingness to help me.
It actually comes through the video!

Thanks

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Alex

Hi Gideon!
Thank you very much for showing very helpful video how to create “fast video” and your friend blog “High on Health” and youtube channel with affiliate products.
Thank you for your time,
Alex K.
http://www.SoccerRockets.com
soccerrockets@gmail.com
http://www.KidsHoopla.com/community/

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Claudia Bianca

Gideon…
I am reading the report and have spent the morning watching your videos. So MANY ideas springing in my head.
I have a business without product…yet I feel like creating credibility and exposure will do wonders to bring people to my remote area of the world to do their personal work. Thanks…and I will be watching for more tips and ideas from you.
Blessings from Taos, Claudia Bianca

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Robert Kennedy

Out of all of the internet marketers out there you offer the best content around. I actually enjoy your vids unlike some of those other guys who are just annoying and I have to turn them of 30 seconds into it.

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Tania Halpin

Wow, as usual Gideon your videos don’t disappoint! I’ve been watching your videos and the becomeablogger videos since I first started out and to be entirely honest, I don’t think I would understand very much about this business without your entertaining and practical takes on developing an online business. Thanks very much and keep up the great work!
Tania.

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Andy Mathis

Great videos Gideon. Very helpful, I followed a link from Twitter.

I do have a question about using the audio recorder. Is it difficult to line up the video from the flip camera and the audio from the recorder, in screenflow? I’ve thought about getting a wireless microphone that feeds the audio into the camcorder. But your method seems to work very well for you, and I think would cost less than a wireless camera microphone.

Thanks,
Andy

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Anthony Selvaggi

Thanks for the video tutorials. Great content. Very useful material, easy to follow. You have a good presentation manner.

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Mary-Lou

Excellent information! You presented the important ‘grass roots’ info that is essential for creating and producing a video before the video marketing even starts.

Thanks!

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Linda Eaves

Thank you again Gideon. That was a great reminder about adding your website at the beginning of your description box. I also noticed you have a call to action at the end of each video. You want people to comment. I know that comments are good but could you explain in a couple of phrases how or why video comments are helpful or desirable in You Tube, or on your blog or website? Ranking? Visibility maybe? This is great stuff!

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Sue Sutherland

This is an incredibile learning tool you have created for everyone. Thank you so much for sharing this. What a great opportunity you are giving to so many people. Thanks again.

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Christine Gierer

Great ideas Gideon. I keep meaning to get more video going but it always seems to take up so much time. You’ve given me some great ideas for doing it easier and quicker.

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Jan Hammer

very useful and clearly explained, especially the interview style self interview.

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Angie Newton

This was such a great video! I am one of those that is freaked out about doing video. I have done a few but that was like pulling teeth to get those done. I really liked the various ways you could do video and I think the interview style *might* help me. Don’t know why I get so worked up when I think about doing video so hopefully after reading your report and watching all your videos, I’ll be able to move slowly out of my comfort zone. I do have a few video ideas that I would ultimately like to implement.

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Carmen K

Just in time! I’m creating my blog from scratch and this Rapid Video Blogging is a fantastic strategy. I’ve got lots of work to do but now I have a good sense of how to get traffic and deliver some value-added content. Thanks, Gideon! Carm

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Moses Sedler

Gideon, you are doing some great work teaching us how to use youtube to promote our blogs, and the benefits of video blogging! I look forward to what will come next… Moses

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Joy Sloan

I really liked the simple step by step way that you explained how to do Rapid Video Blogging. It made sense and made me ready to go. You are making the learning curve appear a whole lot shorter.

Joy

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ACE

Can not download your material. Error message states my (9.0) software 9is not the 8.0 or 9.0 your material wants to work with.

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Bill Hely

Download the free VLC media player from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ and make it your default player for all video formats.

Best regards,
– Bill Hely
– Blog: http://ComputerAndOnlineSecurity.com
– Twitter: http://twitter.com/BillHely

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Edgar

Awesome information! I didn’t know where to start but know I have a good idea. I am from Mexico and my dream is to be financially FREE, so I can spend more time with my family and travel. From all the things I’ve researched on internet marketing (since many months ago) I finally decided to go with video marketing and blogging! no more searching! mainly because of the impact and speed of results. I think they are the best option, plus I’m pretty sure i’m gonna like it a lot. You rock!

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Sharon Whyte

Hi Gideon,
Thanks heaps for sharing so much. I really want to
start video blogging and for videos for youtube so I
do believe I have found the right place!

Plus your a fellow Kiwi!!!! Ha
Thanks for sharing,

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Heather C Stephens

Hi Gideon,

Your video training is incredible and I took it today and applied it to my business. I’m excited to see what the results will be. You are right, I was able to create them quickly with my flip camera. I did feel camera shy at first, but I took your advice and focused on talking to one person and it felt so much better. I think I created 4 videos in about an hour, I took one of them and created a blog post with it. I’ll do the same with the other three throughout the week.

Thanks for your leadership and guidance.

Heather

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Lisa Phillips

Hey Gideon.. I am already inspired by you! Like you I was an aspiring Actor and once I discovered Attraction Marketing on youtube.. I have been hooked!! I love it and can’t wait to learn more from you!
xo- Lisa

P.s. I can tell you are from SA.. I lived in Capetown twice, for a total of 6 months working as a fashion Model. LOVE it there.. one of my most favorite places in the world! (now I live in NY and LA) : )

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Narendra

Hi Gideon,

I really loved your video content and the case study in the final video. The second video (behind the scenes), “how to do screencasting” is very appealing to me. I think, I will start doing some screencasts initially and slowly going to show my face to my blog visitors.
I downloaded all three videos into my iPhone so that I can watch them again and again. The video content was so good I suffered from separation of anxiety when you were about to finish the final video.

I am very glad that I found your blog and these videos.

Yours truly,
Narendra

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ADRIENNE EDWARDS

Hi Gideon, You have listed some great information. I am looking to use it asap. I have been interested in web and graphic design and I am going to school for it. I am at the time, having issues with my Desktop though. It keeps cutting off on me. So I am using my laptop. I am taking your videos and information to heart though, I am really interested in trying you method. I do have a question though. My husband just recently completed a music video and it is on dvd how would I download it without having a cd burner or converting it to a cd. I am working with windows vista. I want to upload the music video to youtube. Thank you so much.
Adrienne

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Amanda

Thank you thank you!!!
I am new to video marketing and was very intimidated by it. This takes the guess work right out of it. I have started putting together what I need to get my first video done TODAY! This will most certainly be a link that I recommend to everyone! Thank you so much for providing such timely information.

Amanda

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Ken

Gideon-

Nice video on some of the technical aspects of putting together a video for the Internet. It certainly looks easy enough.

My question for you is, where did you acquire that nifty microphone boom that I see in your video? You can’t find these in any store that I know of, so I’m assuming that you purchased it online. it would be appreciated if you could at least provide the name and model # of the product so I can look it up on the Internet. Thanks.

Regards,

Ken

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Carla

Another great production Gideon thanks.

I like the simplicity of what you are doing. And just looooove the “interview” technique you shared. That sounds like the model for me (was never movie star material :))

Thanks again…

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Scott Mosteller

Gideon,
WOW ! Great Info. I learned alot of new tactics to implement. Thanks
Question ?? When I do videos indoors, I have problems with shadows.
What do you do to help to prevent the shadows or dark spots.
My outside videos are fine, but my inside videos lack good lighting.

Please help.

Thanks,
Scott Mosteller

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Brian Carroll

Hi Gideon
Very refreshing to see someone give an honest take on how simple and accessible video (and audio) has now become – rather than taking an overly ‘tech’ approach.
I’ve been in professional video/tv for over 20 years – and got into digital editing on the VERY expensive Quantel and Avid systems way back – but I can honestly say that here and now is the most exciting time yet – and having previously started and run 2 companies with expensive kit and employees – now working in this area on my own and from home is fantastically liberating and rewarding.
It’s useful to note that many big government and business clients are looking for exactly the same materials and content you’re describing – and opportunities are there for those passionate and keen enough!

Thanks

Brian

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Robert Dallavia

Good info for promo videos I am struggling with how to go about promoting my affiliate links on YouTube, having issues with . I have the equipment just not the but I can’t stand to see myself on video. I tried doing a video testimonial for a friend and it took 21 takes and keep getting shorter and shorter. I know that video marketing works. Just having trouble applying it. Especially with the fact that I have trouble being in front of the camera.

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Tito

This is quite educating and informative. I have been struggling with making money online and I honestly feel I have a lot to benefit from you. Would you be my mentor? Great job I must say.

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Ashley @ AP Freewriting

Great video – I learned a lot and look forward to applying what I learned as I seek to get “massive exposure” through video blogging!

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Terry Shelton

Gideon, loved this video. Some great content for the newbie beginner wanting to get into video. Thanks for sharing the interview technique as well. Great stuff!

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Liz

I work for a major television production company that is highly respected in the industry but have been stuck in the rut that it takes hours to produce quality video. I now admin a non-profit broadcast training school and have very little budget for marketing. But with your tips, I am ready to do it! I am so happy to see your “secrets” and have practical, easy-to-implement strategies to produce simple, beautiful video clips for our website. Now my only problem is keeping the simplicity a secret! :) Thank you so much for the great tips! I can’t wait to see the difference they will make in our website!

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Deb

I am sitting here with my husband watching this video. That is a first because he is usually such a skeptic. He actually listened to the very end. His comment was that your suggestions sounded sensible and reasonable.

I was thinking that what you offer is so helpful, that I want to tell all my friends. I guess I realize that a person can pass on the best information–only the motivated will apply it. The nice thing is that if a group of friends attempts their own projects, eventually the conversations build and people begin to share their experiences. The momentum still builds–no matter how many people know what you’re doing! Each has a different input and the community of discussion gains momentum.

I have spent years giving people insight on spiritual and energetic issues face to face.. What I have come to realize is that some people get really excited at the novelty of an idea; and then they fizzle out into somewhere or something else.

As I got ready to close off here, my husband volunteered a further thought of his own. He said that for someone like him–who has no idea about blogging, he would like more specific examples. His suggestion was that for each step, he would have liked to be pointed back to another video that you made that would cover some aspect of setting up a blog. I guess it would be like having a loop of a sort (that may not the best way to describe what he means–but it was the analogy that came to mind when I wrote this down). It might have helped if he had been privy to the original invitation; but like I said… he is usually a skeptic and I would not have included him in the viewing. He just happened to sit down as I was starting this session!

He then continued to think about what he saw here in this one video. He liked that you pointed out your references to both PC and Mac and which could apply to both. I own a Mac and he owns a PC. Quite often, people don’t bother to point out which software platform they are using.

So, I guess what I am saying is that you are offering material that attracts even the fence-sitters. Thank you, Gideon.

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mark donnan

Gideon, thank you for sharing your tips, and inspiring so many comments. I’m just about to embark on a blog project in the next few weeks, and have taken confidence from your style, manner and easy to like presentation. Kind Regards, Mark

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Shane

Can someone please tell me how he got that computer setup where he plugs something into the windows and it goes on the mac?

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Abri "ACE" Chiara

Hello,

Please send me a “Hard Copy” of Your REPORT! Over the last week I have tried everything I know to download it. It is NOT happening! I need to get started IMMEDIATELY!

My address is: 1191 E HUNTINGTON DR., DUARTE, CA 91010.

T

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Abri "ACE" Chiara

Hello,

Please send me a “Hard Copy” of Your REPORT! Over the last week I have tried everything I know to download it. It is NOT happening! I need to get started IMMEDIATELY!

My address is: 1191 E HUNTINGTON DR., DUARTE, CA 91010.

Thank you!

ACE

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Judy

Gideon wonderful video as usual. I am about to start giving tutorials in youtube. I am an artist (drawer) and people are asking for how to. So this means I have to buy a new cam recording because I am using a digital camera that comes with a recording option. But I will like to know for how many hours i can record with Sony IC. If someone can answer please, I will appreciate it!!

Thanks!

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Luke

Hi Gideon, I love you relaxed style and your information is world class. Thanks for sharing it and allowing me to see the way forward. I have a studio set up in my garage with camera lighting and sound etc but I also like the casual lounge style of interaction as well. Do you think that it is a good idea to have a mixture of live video and screen capture? How would you go about communicating more technical information …vido or screenflow?

Cheers mate

Luke

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Mike Radford

Hi Gideon,
I LOVE your casual, relaxed style and especially your accent. Oh, you didn’t know you had one? LOL … Great content and I cannot wait to dig deeper into your videos to skyrocket my banquet speakers biz !
Thanks you and if there is every anything I can do to help you, just go to http://MikeRadford.com and leave me a note.
God Bless you,
Mike

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James Hammond

Hi there
Interesting that you use a separate camera and sound recorder; what you don’t cover, however, is how you sync the voice channel with the video channel. Your video shows you importing and editing the video from your camera, but if you do that, how will you line up the sound channel?

Cheers
James

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James Hammond

It’s me again…skip the last comment I made, ‘cos you cover this in the Questions Answered video. My apologies…hadn’t got to it before I wrote the comment!
Cheers
James

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Jeremy

When you are working on these projects and setting goals for them, do you try to plan out the kind of content that you will be creating in these videos, or do you allow the audience to direct the flow of the content (as far as what to cover next)?

Thanks,

Jeremy Johnson

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Dave "Action" Jackson

Hey Gideon,

Thanks so much for sharing all your knowledge and experiences to all of us. These days so few people are unwilling to share what they know due to some large egos. Your simple presentation makes learning video creation easy beyond belief.

I look forward to future work from you!

Take care,

Action

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Emrick

Hi GIdeon,
Awesome videos as usual. Great content, and the human presence is usually best.
What do you think is the best way to put a video on Youtube? Maybe this is a simplistic question, but I want to make sure it looks pro. I have a lot of visitors coming on my site.
thanks,
take care!

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Emrick

HI Gideon!
Great insiders tips! To tell you my story, I was freaking out before making a video and now that i saw how to do it from a pro, I feel myself much more confident to film one and to put it out. So far, I have a great quantity of visitors on my site, today I had 500+ visitors, thanks to your and Yaro’s Become a Blogger report, and I was kind of stuck on what new content I could give them. Now I can see how to present my new content, and your videos are rich in content. They made me think of several ideas, and how to present them.
I like your style, which is straight forward, no turning around in circles, nor beating around the bushes.
I always will keep an eye on you.
By the way, congrats for your little girl!
Take care,
Emrick

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Elliott (Set Yourself Freelance)

Great video and great info…thank you!

But how do you combine the video with the audio you recorded separately, and get them to sync up?

Thanks!
Elliott

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zelah marie gorres

Hi Gideon! Wow! Amazing video. thanks. this is such a great help for VA’s like me. You’ve expanded our knowledge to make us more capable of different things. I’m hoping to see more of your works. Your a genius!

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Symeon

All these thinks that you are showing are very powerfull and i thank you very much.
The person who is been able to uses them is going to benefit a lot but it cover’s one
area of the market but me i do happen to be on the other side of the market so i have an idea for that side but i am unable to do it right now.If you think you have some free time we can talk about you can send me an email personal. I do THANK YOU VERY MUCH
SYMEON

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Dianne M. Daniels

Like this video as well – lots of good information and I like the details in the how-to. Love that you’ve provided enough info to make an informed decision without a “pitch” to get the rest of the story.

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Terry

Nice Job! You make it look so easy by explaining everything. I looked forward to watching the next video too.

You are such a refreshing change from the rest.

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Dennis Campana

Hello! Gideon I watched your first video “Rapid Video Blogging” and have downloaded the report (which I will read later) and what I enjoyed about the video most was your relaxed style and the fact that I understood everything you said, unlike some who go so fast that a lot of the content is missed.
I am retired and have a lot of time on my hands and have been looking for something to do at home and this may just fit the bill. It’s certainly more exciting than being a Wal-Mart greater. To make this endeavor even more exciting is the fact that I know absolutely nothing about blogging or the internet for that matter and what they have to offer, however, I ain’t dead yet and plan on immersing myself into this project. Thanks

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Cathy Walker

Gideon,
Great video on making video. There were a couple of points that could have been covered. One was the lighting. This is a huge part of why you look good on that little flip camera. We saw the lights there on the screen but you didn’t mention them, nor the science behind them! The cost and recommendations on good brands would be helpful too.
Do the flip camera’s have an audio-in mini-jack? I would think it would be challenging to sync a recorded voice on a digital recorder and a video. I have done a little video in the past and its never “easy” to do anything!
Thanks for the information and encouragement!
Cathy Walker

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Sue

Really enjoyed your video. Got the Flip HD and love it. Thank you so much for sharing your behind the scenes! Take care

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Brad Christy

Gideon – Simply fantastic ! The technology is really doable and is fascinating.

I have to agree about “instant” creditability. Frankly, upon reflection, I realize I gave you instant creditability because of BecomeABlogger.com presentations. Now I see that your really are an expert in an emerging technology and business niche.

Once again a home run !

All these tools make us better at our craft.

Keep blogging !

Thanks

Brad Christy

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Dustin

This is great thanks! Perhaps include ‘what’ to include in the video and tips for making videos that capture people’s attention. Content is king with word blogs, as it is with videos. Perhaps tips on ‘how long’ to make the video too.
Thanks!

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Steve

Again, thank you for sharing! All of your videos are extremely informative and easy to understand. When I’m done on this site I will be going to YouTube to learn even more. Keep ‘em coming!

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Glenn Guy

Fantastic Gideon and very inspiring. I can definitely see how your methods will help me push ahead with my own online business by dramatically increasing traffic to my blog. I’II be responsible for the content and the rest will surely follow.

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Paul

Cool stuff. I actually use the Kodak Zi8 to record the video with professional sound via an external microphone. That way you don’t need to use an external voice recorder and then try to match things up.

-Paul

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Ali

Thanks, Gideon. I was using my PC camera and mic for years–very easy to do. But it limited where I could make videos and the sounds was not optimal. Looking forward to using my new camera and mic for improved quality and mobility.

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Jerome Stone

Hello Gideon -

Thanks so much for your generosity, clarity, and attention to providing to your viewers relevant, timely, and pertinent information. Your presentation is relaxed and personable, and it feels like I’m watching a friend do a presentation for me. It’s like receiving a personal instruction from someone I know! And, the videos that I’m watching here have been GIVEN to me just for showing up! Awesome!

I’m just beginning the media planning for my new site, in anticipation of publishing my book, and I can’t imagine having tried to incorporate a video without your instruction!

Thank you so much. You are providing such a valuable service to your readership/viewers.

Best wishes to you. May all that you aspire to achieve be realized…and more!

Warm regards,

Jerome

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Eleanor

Great Timely Information, that
I am just thinking about adding videos to my blog. Your information left me shaking my head to the wonderful opportunity that lies ahead. Your videos are tangible that gives substance and provide high quality content to push your blog to the next level.
The experience was awesome, informative and easy to implement…

Thanks, Gideon

Kind Regards, that

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Brenda B

I appreciate the simple, practical actionable points. My favorite, cool tips from this video were:
– Set up a simple, high quality recording studio
– Record as if you are talking to another person
– Leave pauses – at the beginning and the end- to enable more effective editing\
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Thanks for the tips. Looking forward to possibly winning an ipad! :-)

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Vivon Mattress

Thanks a lot for sharing this information. I’ll definitely take your advice.

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