New Home Forums Monthly Challenges August 2017 Video Challenge – (3rd Time)

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  • #81767

    Jonathan
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    @jonathan@jstewartmusic.com

    Can’t wait to see your third version <span class=”bbp-user-nicename”><span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>jonathan@jstewartmusic.com</span> You’ll have your first of MANY mini courses. Way to go man.

    Thank you @bradleytmorris – I hope you’re feeling slightly better now! 🙂 As I know you were ill last week! 🙂 I’m excited to get this video done, and published and out there. I’m going to be editing the script again today just to get it feeling tidy and ready for publishing!

    My thought was not too make the process more difficult for you; my only thought was to give you the inspiration to make all your videos faster and better.

    Please don’t feel I’m blowing every suggestion you’re giving away @xbobby, you’re feedback is always welcome! Even if I don’t always follow it 🙂

     

    I wish you good luck; you are a good eCourse fighter

    Thanks bobby, you’ve helped and supported me a lot along the way and I always appreciate your advice 🙂

    Oh @jonathan I love the close-up on the guitar!  It really does add some visual variety, and enable me to see up close what you’re doing with your fingers.  Very helpful!  I know you’re running into roadblocks and getting all kinds of suggestions.  Keep fighting for it, though.  As @xbobby says – you are a good eCourse fighter!  Nice work.

    The idea of the closeup came from you guys here on GEA (I think it was @xbobby and @bradleytmorris if I remember rightly) their ideas have helped shape this video into what it looks like today, I’m so excited to share my new video once I get it recorded tomorrow, It’s exciting to realize how far I’ve come in these short few weeks 🙂

    #81775

    xbobby
    Adventurer
    @xbobby

    @jonathan@jstewartmusic.com

    I don’t fell that!

    Please don’t feel I’m blowing every suggestion you’re giving away @xbobby, you’re feedback is always welcome! Even if I don’t always follow it

    But I fell this.

    Thanks Bobby, you’ve helped and supported me a lot along the way, and I always appreciate your advice

    But right now I also feel that you have got so many many good advice from us all in GEA, and now it is the time for you to transform all the good advice people have given you, into your videos, and the new inspiration you get from the feedback. Read what all have told you again – there is a lots of gold there!

    So the best I can give you right now is not to give you some more advice, but to give you all the peace and time you need, so you can do all the things you feel are right for you to do, so you can be much better.

    So, therefore, I will just follow you in the future, and see how you integrate all that people have told you, in your videos.

    I will love to follow your process and see your videos in the future.

    Go for it you can dot it 🙂 I know it because I have follow you since you come to GEA 🙂

    Good Luck 🙂

    #81797

    Jonathan
    Adventurer
    @jonathan@jstewartmusic.com

    Thanks @xbobby I’m excited to see what this final version of the video will look like! It’s exciting!

    I’ve just finished up editing the script again to finalise a few things…hoping to get as much clarity as possible for the 3rd version of this video.

    I’m gonna get it all done and dusted this week, I know what I need to change from my previous video, and I know what I’ve got left to do! All that’s left for me to do now is get it done!

     

    #81832

    xbobby
    Adventurer
    @xbobby

    @jonathan@jstewartmusic.com Good to hear. To make my scripts more simple and clear I used Hemingway Editor.

    Good luck – you do it well 🙂

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    #81945

    Jonathan
    Adventurer
    @jonathan@jstewartmusic.com

    I managed to get the video done:

    This is the 3rd version of the video, and although it’s still not perfect and I still need to get better with my lighting I managed to get it recorded late last night, and cut and edited today, on top of taking my son to A&E because he decided that eating a coin would be a good idea…

    @bradleytmorris: I’ve completed the challenge 🙂 

    #81953

    xbobby
    Adventurer
    @xbobby

    @jonathan@jstewartmusic.com Fantastic third video you have making there. It is not an easy task to work with green screen and two cameras, and at the same time should write the script you have written. The zoomed video is so good, and I like that you have bluer in the background it make the guitar sharper.

    #81963

    Jonathan
    Adventurer
    @jonathan@jstewartmusic.com

    @jonathan@jstewartmusic.com Fantastic third video you have making there. It is not an easy task to work with green screen and two cameras, and at the same time should write the script you have written. The zoomed video is so good, and I like that you have bluer in the background it make the guitar sharper.

    That itself was a very happy accident – there was some weirdness with the Green Screen (I think I got the colouring off slightly…) But the effect was so good I didn’t want to get rid of it. I also used a different blur as well, it really gave it that little bit more of a pop that I didn’t have before! 🙂

    #81965

    xbobby
    Adventurer
    @xbobby

    @jonathan@jstewartmusic.com

    That itself was a very happy accident

    Some of the best things I have made is because of a happy accidents 🙂

    The good thing about the happy accident is that they bring us to places we do not have think about.

    Will you tell about the process with this videos?

    What was easy?
    What was difficult?
    What have you leaned when you make this video?
    What will you do differently in the next video?

    #81971

    Jonathan
    Adventurer
    @jonathan@jstewartmusic.com

    What was easy?

    The recording itself, once I’d gotten everything setup and ready to go, the recording itself was effortless. It was the easiest recording I had done.

    What was difficult?

    Nothing in particular was incredibly difficult, but for me personally it was the time frame of having to get everything setup in my small room, I managed to fit three lights into my small studio space, which was impressive I must say, but the difficulty was making sure that my wife could also help me move things around (ie the teleprompter) and ensure I stay within the frame, as that was incredibly difficult!

    What have you learned when you made this video?

    Tons…absolutely tons here are a few useful highlights:

    • Don’t overcomplicated the audio – simplicity works far better than adding too much to it!
    • I had a bloody dodgy cable 😛 (which was fixed in this video)
    • Don’t do any cuts until you have all content together (that sounds obvious but I did that for the last video..)
    • Make sure your video doesn’t scale over 100% it starts to look awful once it goes beyond 100% scale.
    • There is a hold setting for keyframes…that was a flipping lifesaver! No more multiple keyframes for just keeping it at 100%.
    • Keep your folders organised! This saved me hours of time, even if it took me an hour or so to re-organise. I know where everything is because I took that extra time to get a structure in place.

    What will you do differently in the next video?

    I still need to work a little more with the lighting specifically the spotlight aimed at me, because at points I look like I’ve got white hair, as well as some more tweaking to perfect the green screen as there are still a few little issues here and there, which made me take slightly longer with the recording.

    My next video I’ve got to script and create is the video introducing this course, so will be a lot shorter, which means I’ll be learning the script a little more.

    Do a few more takes, as I took this as my first take (most likely because it was incredibly late at night) so next time I’ll do multiple takes of sections although it might create slightly more work for me immediately, it could mean I can get some better takes and fix some errors! Who knows 🙂

     

    #81973

    xbobby
    Adventurer
    @xbobby

    @jonathan@jstewartmusic.com Good to hear about your process. I love these four questions; they are good to focus on the process and the future. Good that your wife can help you because it is many things to do when you are alone. Congratulation with your 5000 ฿ – well done 🙂

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