May 9, 2018 at 4:52 am #75022
I think a tagline is a good idea 🙂June 25, 2018 at 11:42 am #77317
Things have been a bit all over the place again but I’m learning to work as hard and smart as possible in the calmer moments and accept those that pull me away from my ecourse adventure with a smile on my face. (not always easy! lol) So yes, I’m behind time again but I’m still moving and getting closer every day.
I am still waiting on the finished mp3’s to be returned to me so I am unable to share the complete module one at the moment. I have signed up to Mighty Networks, ready to put my finished course there but for now I have not ventured past the sign up page – it all looks a bit intimidating and unclear to me right now so I figured I’d complete the course first then move on to that challenge.
So for now…the completed video for module 3 – The Prison Guard.
The more of the videos I complete, the more I feel they will help the course along, they present the smoking metaphors that will aid the student in quitting, focus the student on to the path they are about to journey into with the hypnosis and also bring more fun and theme to the course. At least, that’s my view on them, I hope you agree. 😉
I will share the remaining videos throughout the week hopefully.June 25, 2018 at 1:38 pm #77336
Ooh and one more thing that I forgot to mention that a friend has just reminded me of. A useful resource I came across when working through creating the videos was You Tubes audio library! Now, I may be slow on the catch up here but I never realised they had one!! I’ve been creating my videos, working out the length of them, then typing in the ‘feeling’ I want the video to portray – sad, upbeat, scary etc and then looking for a track that comes up in the search results that fits time wise and choosing one of those. So far this seems to have worked well. They’re all free and only some of them ask for you to credit the artist in your video description. The site is here if anyone would like to have a go: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/musicJune 25, 2018 at 9:11 pm #77396
@saramccann Fantastic: Video, story, and script. You do it so well if you ask me.
….And thanks for the tip about where we can find good audio and how you work whit it.June 26, 2018 at 6:56 am #77415
Thank you so much @xbobby I really appreciate it. You are very kind.
The completed video for module 4 –
I’m on a roll now! lol 😉June 27, 2018 at 10:21 am #77494
Videos for module 5 & 6 complete:June 28, 2018 at 10:56 am #77555
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
I just watched a couple of the videos you made @saramccann. They are awesome. I think you’re right, they will be an important element to bringing people on this journey with you through Nicotraz. I love how creative you’re getting with all of this and how you’ve created video lessons that have no talking and that you’re not even in. Way to go. This is super unique and wonderful to see!
Curious where you got your stock videos from?
So so happy for you. Way to keep moving on this. You’re doing great work!June 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm #77573
Wow, that is potent material you are producing, congratulations. I just watched both videos, I was glued to both of them wondering where you were going with them both.
I love the metaphor of the rope holding the mighty elephant, I wonder if you could slide one more line to help amp the empowerment pieces at the end such as, “Elephants are strong & so are you” “These ones escaped, ready to learn their secret?”
As for gravediggers, that was intense but I think in a good way if that’s what you were going for. I could see it rattling some folks a bit, at first I was thinking it was a little too intense with the soldiers and such but then I realized how strong the emotional rope holding them to “Nicotraz” must be and that it might take something really potent like that to make the need to “get off” there only option.
Chris GJune 28, 2018 at 12:32 pm #77584
Thank you @bradleytmorris and @Chris G I really appreciate your support and encouragement!
I have done a couple of videos with me in them Bradley, but I’m holding back from sharing them yet until the rest of the stuff they support is done. I have one of me for the sale page (as I figured that was better than just a profile photo’ and one of me after students complete the free module one.
As for the stock footage I got a lot from videoblocks last year. They kept doing a months free trial where you could download 20 or so videos per day for a month and wouldn’t pay anything for them if you cancelled your trial before the month end. I went in and took advantage of this months trial several times over with different email addresses and my list of topics and ideas for my videos so I could get as many clips as possible for when I came to make the videos. Not sure if they were doing these trials before they changed their name to storyblocks? I also get a lot of my videos from pixabay too.
Chris! I absolutely love the idea of yours to add ‘elephants are strong and so are you’ genius! Thank you so much for sharing that thought. I shall definitely go back and adjust to fit that in! I do want to make the videos intense, but I dearly hope I haven’t overstepped the mark. They do lighten up as people progress through the course, and I change the colours and brighten everything up as they journey through so it’s all a psychological change they are creating as well as watching! (hopefully)
I’m of the mindset now to get this done. I’m a terrible perfectionist and have always known I need to reign that side of myself in in order to achieve and then I watched this little video on thrive themes and it really stuck with me, made something switch in my mind and think ‘that’s it, enough’ – no more learning, tweaking, fiddling – just ship it out and THEN fiddle to do upgrades’ so that’s the non perfectionist path I am following for now and so far it seems to be working.
The Thrive video basically talked about failure to ship and how most businesses fail because they carry on working and fiddling and perfecting trying to create a top notch job and never end up getting there – they never ship. Instead, get it out there, see what works and what doesn’t and THEN fiddle lol! I think it went something like this: ” Your chances of ever creating something great can be predicted based on your ability to deliver something simple’ – I now have that quote stuck to my notice board cheering me on! lol
So today I have had a nightmare day creating another video . I struggle with making videos because of my laptop. It is a good enough laptop but very basic. When I run filmora on it everything else goes 10 times slower and when I try to create videos it doesn’t play properly within filmora. So, for instance, I can put all the clips together and then add the music. Play it back in filmora to see how the timings work out and although the timeline shows me the music track should end at the end of the video clips, when I play it back the music jumps and stutters and finishes half way through the videos!! So I have to export it all as an mp4, close filmora, watch and listen to it, then open up filmora again to make my adjustments (and filmora takes a good 5-10 minutes to open up each time) It’s a bloomin nightmare and when I eventually make some money I will be treating myself to a new one that can handle video editing that’s for sure!
Anyway, so for today, I shall share the next video in the sequence which is Mountain Leap. I would have dearly loved to have made the pile of cigarettes start to fade to grey as it disappears backwards but I just don’t know how to do that. We use the technique of moving things back and fading them to grey in hypnosis and so I wanted to bring this into the video. Please note I am aware of the error on the text and that it should be ‘into’ rather than ‘in to’ lol I just haven;t got around to changing it yet
Thanks again for the support guys!June 29, 2018 at 9:04 am #77594
Bloody brilliant @saramccann I just watched them all. So wonderful. Well done. Can’t wait to see what else comes from Nicotraz. Thanks for the library tip. Hoping to find stuff for my Screw It course, and Mysterious Forest.
Powerful stuff!June 29, 2018 at 9:15 am #77596
Slightly off topic, but I think I know one of the artists who has contributed to the youtube audio library. I was at the birth of his first child. Small world.June 29, 2018 at 10:11 am #77598
I also had a big problem with my videos in the beginning, and they only look right when I save it as mp4, but I find out in Premiere Pro that I should Click on ENTER, and so Premiere Pro Render my hole video, and so it looks right, and drive as fast that I should. Maybe it is the same problem you have in filmora?June 29, 2018 at 11:46 am #77606
Ah, thank you @xbobby now that’s very interesting! I shall have to have a try and see if there is something as simple as that to help my problem with Filmora – I do hope so! Thanks very much for sharing that tip!
and thank you very much @mars I really appreciate it and oooh really!?! What a small world indeed! How bizarre and amusing – isn’t that just so lovely! I bet he would be thrilled if the amazing lady that delivered his baby used some of his music!!
So, the next video in the story of Nicotraz is Waterfall Wash. As you can see, the colours and tone have now changed as people are coming to the end of their escape plan and I try to instil more vibrancy and hope for a better future. No more fear and veiled threats now – in the beginning I use the stick, in the end I use the carrot! 😉June 29, 2018 at 12:29 pm #77613
Love it @saramccann Great videos. Sadly no free trials over at storyblock, but good to know it exists.June 29, 2018 at 11:13 pm #77624
Here is some inspiration to the program you work on.
Try also to set the frame rate to 30 that is the most normal, 60 is when you have extremely slow motions videos.
Try to experiment with different choices, and see how it looks. Many begin to produce (my self) and get the big problem and spend a lot of time on it, and get really frustrated.
Also, ask you what platform shall people see your videos on?
Is it on a smartphone most?
Or is it YouTube video?
Or should it be HD on a PC or MAC (1920 x 1080)? If you chose this solution, you get problems on the most laptops.
With the audio, you can also try to make your video in mono, and you can try to import a mp3 file instead of a wave file in the high quality and see how it works.
Feel free to experiment, and so I am sure that the most of your problems are gone forever 🙂
I always write the the result down, so I can see what’s work best. Because I can’t remember all the result I get. (I am a old man on 59) 🙂
Feel free to ask 🙂
I wish you the best!
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