November 28, 2017 at 11:07 pm #63928
That sounds fantastic, Brad! @bradleytmorris
Is there a preview we can see to get a look/feel/sense of what their course builder is going to be like? (What platform is it built on, etc?)
I can certainly wait till then for Course Crafters Camp. I’m finishing setting up my pilot on Thinkific now.. plan to launch my pilot shortly after the first of the year.
(Heads up everyone, Mercury is about to go retrograde and it will not go direct until Jan 10th so that’s something to keep in mind). So mid-January or after to launch my pilot. Then I need to finish and publish my book, all the while I can be building out Course Crafters Camp. I own the domain name coursecrafterscamp.com but haven’t decided where to host it.. so I can be flexible. So sure I can wait and see what they come up with.
Brad.. what is it that you especially like about their course platform?November 29, 2017 at 12:11 pm #64043
The things that make courses awesome are:
Mighty Networks’ course builder will allow you to have a built in community, beautiful customizable lessons (more-so than Thinkific and Teachable), gamification with badges (back pack supplies), easy to build — super simple, great prices (better than teachable, etc..)
I have nothing I can show you yet. All that I share is the peek behidn the curtain they’re giving me. I’m actually heading down to California next week and meeting with them at Mighty Networks headquarters.April 1, 2018 at 11:06 pm #72277
Hello, fellow mountaineers!
I apologize for being silent lately, but I’ve been hard at work! I decided to (at least initially) run my pilot version of Course Crafters Camp on Thinkific. I just put together a rough outline (see screenshot) and it’s coming together nicely. I’ve also been doing the Ignite Video Challenge on Facebook, and had fun using my new pop up green screen (which is permanently set up right behind my desk chair, for easy impromptu filming). Here are a few of my latest samples (all are about 2 minutes long, each).
I’m working on developing my character, Mother Rebecca (who is also the hostess and proprietor of Course Crafters Camp). She’s a 200 year old bossy Victorian know it all who provides gracious solutions to life’s perplexing problems. Mother Rebecca represents my brand (representing old world craftsmanship in the digital age). I’m also about to publish Mother Rebecca’s intro book (the imaginary autobiography of a fictional character). It’s called “Hello World, Meet Mother Rebecca”. .. right now it’s at the editor and with the cover designer. Next I’ll be setting up a launch team… if anyone would like to be on my launch team and learn how to launch a book an Amazon, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So phew… what else… I took the Business Ignition Bootcamp from Mirasee.. it’s amazing.. and learned about the 5 business models as they apply to my business, and especially learned what my “bottleneck” (the choke point that’s holding everything up in my business) is… .for me, right now, it’s email marketing. So I am focusing on getting that set up. I’m also in Marie Forleo’s B-School and I think this week we focus on list building so that’s perfect.
So as you can see, I’m stretched thin in all directions lol. But the great news is that things that seemed really hard to figure out how to do, six months ago.. like how to set up Course Crafters Camp, seem easy (ish) now. Or at least, easier.
How are you all doing?????
Would love and greatly appreciate any feedback and comments on my green screen videos.. thank you so much in advance!
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.April 2, 2018 at 2:23 am #72289
Hey @learnandgetsmarter I loved your videos, especially the last one. Well done. You have been busy indeed. So lovely to have you back here and sharing it all with us. I need to work on my email list as well… though frankly I need to get back to writing 750 words a day. That would help lol. You’ve been learning so much. It’s nice to see Mother Rebecca.April 2, 2018 at 8:45 am #72315
Love to see all the good job you have done. I love your videos you are really good to explain 🙂
Hope we hear more to you in the future?
BoApril 2, 2018 at 9:11 am #72320
I’m overwhelmed just looking at everything you have on your plate. Kudos to you! I love your energy and enthusiasm.
FYI my husband has the 57 Chevy he restored in our garage. I don’t remember what the hubcaps look like though…May 17, 2018 at 3:51 pm #75408
Please forgive the long silence, I’m on the mountain but it’s hard to talk with my nose to this grindstone lol. (BUSY!). I can’t wait for the Green Screen Magic Course to start. I was hoping to set it up in my garage but realized that won’t work.. too noisy, too many smells of paint and car exhaust, too many black widow spiders. (This is California).
So..it’s going to be in my living room.
Ok next order of business: I created a very short, fun, free, mini course on how to create a digital flipbook that you can use to make workbooks, instructional manuals, or marketing materials to embed on your website or in your course (or send as a link via email, etc). You can also sell them!
So if you have been looking for a solution to how to deliver coffee-table quality style workbooks without running up huge printing and shipping costs, this is the way. You are all invited to join the course here:
It should take less than an hour to complete the whole thing.
I am working on making the course better so comments, feedback and suggestions are very welcome and greatly appreciated. Hope to see you there!May 22, 2018 at 10:22 am #75704
Who’s taking Green Screen Magic? Are we excited yet????
@bradleytmorris, I have an equipment question. I already have a large green screen cloth and stand, and three soft lights. Do I need to get 2 additional soft lights? If so, should I just get two more that are identical to the three I already have? Or do you recommend something else? If hadn’t already gotten stuff, I would have just gone for one of your awesome kits to begin with, but now since I do have something, I need to go a la carte. I’d like to order the lights soon if I need them, to be ready for class. Alternatively, I could just see how it goes with the 3 I do have, and adjust from there.
I’m planning to just use my iphone to record, instead of a camera. So far it seems to have worked pretty well.
Next I will research the mike you recommend.
It’s been a saga figuring out how to set this all up in my apartment. In the end, the living room is going to become the green screen studio. (It’s also my prayer space, so that will be interesting!). This is going to wreak havoc on my feng shui, but there’s no practical alternative. I was going to use the garage but there’s noise, dust, vibration from passing cars, and… black widow spiders! Uh uh.
I have Adobe Creative Cloud which includes Premier Pro. Will be interestin to learn how to use it. Right now I use Camtasia for green screen. I’ll post links to a few of my recent attempts. As you can see, from time to time I appear a bit green around the edges, so I think I do need additional lighting….will be most grateful for your guidance, @bradleytmorris!
Since making those videos, I’ve learned how to look directly at the camera. However I still struggle with the whole “glare on my glasses” thing.
Anyway, that’s where I’m starting from. Looking forward to improving!May 22, 2018 at 10:26 am #75706
This is the kit that I have:May 23, 2018 at 7:37 pm #75822
I hereby submit this as my “before” video for the green screen magic course.
There’s nowhere to go but up, lol.
But even when it’s bad, it’s good…. for example, my paper towel kind of looks like the lettuce in the field behind it, but that’s actually the point I was trying to make.May 26, 2018 at 11:10 am #75938
Hey Rebecca, great job with all these videos, I can tell you’re having a lot of fun! You’re going to get so much out of Green Screen Magic.
More lights is always a good thing with this stuff. The more lighting, the better chances at making things blend and look real. Also wondering how big your screen is? I noticed a couple times your hands went out of the frame. You will learn ways to avoid that in the course, but if you have a really tiny screen, you may want to consider in investing in a larger piece of fabric.May 26, 2018 at 11:48 am #75948
Thanks @bradleytmorris! That is my tiny 5×7 popup green screen that sits behind my desk chair. I now have a larger green screen set up in my living room. I used it to make this:
I have 3 soft lights so I need two more. Should I get the ones with umbrellas on them, from your kit?May 29, 2018 at 8:17 am #76222
I love how much fun you’re having with all of this! IT’s so good to see. The soft lights or the soft box lights can both do the trick. More the merrier if you can swing it and have space for them. You’re gonna have fun in the course!May 29, 2018 at 2:35 pm #76234
This is my official equipment list help request for Green Screen Magic:
I need your guidance.
I have this kit already:
It’s set up in my living room as a permanent green screen studio.
Can I just get two more softbox lights:
Camera: I am looking at the recommended ones, and I just can’t afford the price tag right now. I have been making green screen videos using my iphone, I think they are alright for my purposes so far…can I start off using that and then work my way up to a “real” camera later if need be? Here’s my latest green screen video using the iPhone:
Keep in mind that I’m about to turn 64, so a camera that picks up every nuance (and by nuance, I mean, “wrinkle”) on my face, is not necessarily an improvement for me lol.
True, the green lines around my fingers need to go .. but I figure the increased lighting is the solution there, not a different camera, right?
Mic: I already have a Blue Yeti mic. I see some tutorials about how to use a USB splitter to use the Blue Yeti with my iPhone. Can I do that rather than getting a boom mic? In addition to the cost factor, I am terrified of getting a boom mic because I already had to move once in this apartment complex when workmen in a neighboring apartment accidentally hit a ceiling sprinkler with their work tools, which immediately sent 30,000 gallons of water /minute cascading down three floors of apartments, making the building uninhabitable. I was very lucky to live next to rather than under the cascade…but I still had to move due to construction and damaged walls. So an overhead boom mic that gets anywhere near that overhead sprinkler fixture (it’s in the green screen area) is NOT something I want. If I connect the blue yeti to a USB splitter and use it with my iphone 7, will that be ok to start with?
… to plug my Blue Yeti mic into iphone 7:
- iPhone to USB camera adapter:
- USB adapter splitter
Powered USB hub:
How to connect the Blue Yeti to the iPhone 7:
I already have Adobe Premier Pro (but I need to learn how to use it).
So if the above is acceptable, that keeps my costs to about $200, as opposed to closer to $1000 if I need to get a camera and microphone.
Can I make this work?
Thanks!May 29, 2018 at 2:48 pm #76239
I’m wondering if I could even make it work with just the three lights I have, if I positioned them better?
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