Producing a Video - part 2 (Face the Camera)

Last Update: November 24, 2018

I made my first video and posted it online, here in WA. I made it a training video as there is no facility to add a video to a WA blog. But if you head over to my training you can listen to my story of how I become a WA member.

I was having issues with my setup, so I resorted to using the iMac built-in camera and microphone. It was OK but it only captures HD video at 720p, unlike the newer iMacs that record at Full HD 1080p.

Facing the Camera

Follow the link to watch my first video and how I cope with facing the camera (publicly) for the first time - Face the Camera.

As always, I look forward to your feedback. It won't be too long before I'm in front of the camera again. This was a HUGE step for me in moving my online marketing business forward.

The technical issues can be stressful, which we don't need when doing something new. Don't spend too long trying to figure out the technical aspects yourself. It is not worth the stress. There is always someone with the knowledge here in WA that will solve that part of the puzzle for you. This leaves you free and focused on creating videos.

Keep it Simple

My Face the Camera was 7 minutes, it was meant to be 2 minutes. I didn't stay on-script! Most of today's audiences are far too mobile and busy to watch a video that is longer than 2 to 3 minutes, unless it is answering a specific problem.

I have watch too many videos that run to ten minutes, revealing the answer to the viewers' problem in the last minute. A two-minute video would have given the viewer and much better experience and means that viewer is more likely to watch one of your videos again.

In our fast-paced online world, keep it simple, keep it short, and win the day!

[Update 24/11/2018] I have just publish and embedded a Youtube video I produced, onto my "5 Things Successful People Don't Do" post, on my Boomer Affiliate site. It is not perfect, it is not the best, but I got it published". Now to see if Google, responds with ranking my blog post higher. To see my post online. click on my web site link on my WA Profile, under my "Follow Me on" section - far right column at the bottom.

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Bryan30hwgs Premium
Hi Paul, Where there’s a dream, then there is always a way to that dream. Reach out touch your dream. Bring it back to life. Trust your self and stretch your mind and reach for the stars 🌟 now crack on....visualisation is key here.
firstlearn Premium
A good step in the right direction Paul.

PaulREvans57 Premium
Thanks, Derek.
JessicaGuz13 Premium
Good for you, that’s a Giant step and one that’s difficult for most of us. I for one can relate.

I plan on tackling that myself once my finals are over.

Keeping it simple and straight to the point is great advise!
PaulREvans57 Premium
Check out Alexa's, Udemy course. One valuable tip she parts with is, keeping your videos short, about 2 to 3 minutes is ideal.

In today's digital world people are too busy to hang around. How often do you watch a video, that promises to answer a question, only to find it drags on, keeping you on the site or Youtube channel when the problem could have been explained in 2 minutes?

Would you have continued to watch a video going into 5, 6, 8, or ten minutes without hearing the solution or would you have abanded the video and looked elsewhere?
JKulk1 Premium
That's incredible Paul. I must admit that I am a bit frightened of doing videos. Jim