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    Laura Koller
    Adventurer
    @laurakoller

    I’m reading this great book by Michael Bungay Steiner called “The Coaching Habit” and he has these great free videos on the website.  He is a crazy guy with brilliant ideas and so inspiring on so many different levels.  (I get easily inspired.  Can you tell?)

    I watched the first one and I’m thinking – I want to make videos like that!  It looks like it’s audio over video, and the video is sped up, slowed down.  I just love the playful spirit here, and we have so many great props laying around the house.  In fact, I think there’s some in the living room carpet right now.

    Follow this link to check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9_R5Bvmwjo

    #39130

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Super cool video. Very easy(ish) to do…. or at least to learn.

    1. Set the camera on a tripod with good lighting.

    2. Storyboard your video, so you know what you’re saying all the way through, as well as what you’re doing for every word you speak. (this needs to be planned, can’t wing it)

    3. Record the voice over.

    4. Act it out with your props and paper while listening the voice over (probably over and over again til you get each little part right) He does tons of cuts in the video, which means there is lots of edits. (so no pressure)

    My challenge to you:

    To get the experience of doing what you want. Come up with an idea (that is in alignment with your course). Make a 30-60 second script. Storyboard the whole thing so you know what you’re doing. Record your voice over. Get your props. Set up the camera/lights. And record the video. Give yourself 3-4 hours to play with it. Then edit it. Come back and share when done.

    I bet you’ll create something awesome!

    #39132

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    That challenge goes out to anyone out there who wants to do this…

    #39170

    Laura Koller
    Adventurer
    @laurakoller

    Thanks for the input.  It seems really cool without being too crazy for a video newbie like me.  And look Ma – an opportunity to talk without being on camera!  That’s a nice option to have.

    I was thinking of doing it for the “Motivation Superhero” Manifesto.  I already have some ideas for storyboard/props, and the video would have the potential for a lot of traction on my website.  Kind of central to the theme, eh?

    If it works, this may be a good way to go for the “animations” of the Motivation Superhero vs. the supervillain for each of the Motivation Superpowers.  I’m thinking this is probably much less time intensive than using an actual animation program.  (Says Laura, who has never edited a video in her life…well, not yet anyway.)

    #39178

    Bobbie Jo Van Den Plas
    Adventurer
    @bobbiejo

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing, Laura!!!

    #39261

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Love it Laura. I’d love to see a beta run of you trying this technique.

    Do you have a vision in your mind of what you could imagine yourself doing?

    if yes, that’s all it takes!

    The rest is trial, error and practice.

    Can’t wait to see your first one. There are MANY creative ways to make engaging videos without ever stepping foot on a camera.

    Just gotta get creative and go with your strengths.

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