Here I share Vidspiration, gear and tools I am loving PLUS Online Entrepreneurship powered by Video!
First up .. due to several requests I have now enabled all the graphics in your Motion Pack to be downloadable in a Zip!
Each category has it's own Zip so the whole product is contained inside just 10 Zips. Look on the sidebar inside your Motion Hero Pack product for the links.
You can still browse the videos and download single files but now you also have the option to grab them all.
Next ... a great compliment to the Pack is my new release 'Square Video Wrappers' since you can add the graphics you own over these templates.
I am sure you've noticed on Facebook and Instagram folks are using the Square format.
But with a twist ..
Your horizontal Video can easily get lost in the feed as folks scroll past.
So using Video Wrappers (to frame your Video) gives you more 'real estate' allowing you to add catchy headlines, sub-headers and all important subtitles (since folks often start watching on mute).
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It's super sunny here in London and coupled with the 'Unlockdown' happening .. it means that outdoor filming is back!
As long as you keep your social distance of course.
Now to be a Video Hero .. you don't just shoot boring iPhone Videos like everyone else .. you get creative to win more attention, views and clicks.
Here's what I call a 'Supershot' for you to use the next time you film.
'Supershots' are easy directing tips I picked up from my work as a Freelance TV Director in the UK (MTV/BBC), plus by watching what's happening in the YouTube community too.
If you LOVE filming Video on your iPhone .. then I invite you to take me up on my $1 offer :)
This virus is terrible and the lockdown is tough for business owners, especially Local business!
But I do see some Local Businesses really serving their community and thriving.
Others are learning to pivot to survive .. for example:
What to film under lockdown?
I like these examples.
Radio host, Ian Dale is giving tours of his bookshelf :)
Video Hero, Adam Hobden used timelapse to show work on his garden.
I guess lots of us who are lucky to have a garden are fired up to start new projects.
Timelapse is a super 'hands off' way to shoot a Video while you get on with the work!
In case you are a newbie, here is where you find the Timelapse option on your iPhone when you open the Camera app.
Sports commentator Nick Heath has no sport to commentate on (!) so when he can get out .. he applies his skills to everyday life clips, builds a social following and gets paypal donations!
Other ideas for home videos to share on social and keep in touch with folks ..
"How to maximize your Videos with Motion Graphics!"
If not here is the link https://www.videohero.com/live
I found myself really going hard at my Online business whilst locked down at home.
I started doing things I had been putting off, like getting to grips with Zapier, creating Video Ad ideas in an hour and testing them immediately .. plus tweaking my website.
I had to socially distance myself from too much News and also Netflix.
"Create don't consume!" is my motto right now. Go make Videos at home!
And .. people are still buying online .. just be cool about it and offer them something that really fits their radically changed life.
This week, I had someone on pitch me a Doodle style video. I didn't need one but I thought .. "Hang on a minute!"
If filming in locations with clients is now nearly impossible (due to the Virus) .. then you can offer Animated Videos instead.
Liaise with your client via Slack or Skype, make it at home. Get paid.
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This week I was sent Video Dashboard for a test drive
Video Dashboard is a Video creator with a twist. You can create Videos in different aspect ratios for the various platforms .. but the magic is that you can hook up all your accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn even Tik Tok (11 in total).
You can have the app create the video (or import your own videos too) in multiple sizes (square,16:9, vertical etc) and publish (or schedule) them to all of your linked platforms in the correct format with a few clicks. There is a free Mobile app that syncs with the desktop app where you can view your TikTok / Instagram videos for publishing.
One cool feature is you get pre-made videos, so you can easily edit them and set them to publish every day via the 'Social Calendar' to your chosen network.
You can use this for servicing clients too.
I am still testing, but seriously, for less than $50 it's crazy good value and worth a spin!
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So, Facebook Video Ads for Local Business is a HUGE opportunity right now, to find and win new customers, get existing customers to return time after time and beat out the competition in a targeted area. Plus .. you can get results on a lean budget!
(For Free download click the pic)
If you run your own Local Business or market Local Businesses you are about to discover the power of running targeted Video Ads in your locality!
Maybe you create Videos for Local Businesses, mastering Facebook Video Ads can add a profitable extra dimension to the services you offer and make you stand out.
Charles 'Chuck' Gallagher is a Local Marketing Expert (and a Video Hero training partner) who is getting amazing results with Facebook Video Ads for his Local clients and he is going to show you what's working right now.
First step .. go download this Free resource - 10 Facebook Video Ad strategies for Local Business that are flying!
Your download is here https://www.videohero.com/local-video-ads
See the Video above where I combine the Wrappers with Motion Graphics you get inside the pack .. you can easily add an extra layer of movement to catch your Viewers eye .. plus add an all important Call To Action.
Be clear .. what do you want your Viewer to do next?
Like, Comment, Click a Link, Share ... it's important to show them what to do NOT just say it. After all they may be watching mute.
Also emphasise what you are saying by showing it on screen.
The mantra is "Show what you say!" so it sticks in the mind.
Use the graphics to double up your message.
You get Lower Thirds, Buttons, Calls To Action, Text Boxes, Animations and a whole lot more inside the pack.
Go here to grab the Motion Hero Pack and get more results with your Videos!
You can use these Motion Graphics with ANY Videos you make whether square or not .. so for YouTube, Live Video, Facebook,...
Here is a quick update of some things that have caught my Video eye recently!
'Double Take' by Filmic
I mentioned this App was coming during last years launch of the new iPhone models.
Now 'Double Take' has recently launched on the App Store and .. it's Free!
You can shoot on two cameras at the same time on your iPhone 11 / 11 Pro and save either as one single file (split screen or Picture in Picture) or save the files separately so you can cut between the two shots when you later edit your video!
New Video Mic NTG by Rode
Thanks to Video Hero Rob for pointing this out! A new versatile Microphone from Rode that does a lot.
(Note: I have not tested one)
You can not only use it mounted on your Smartphone or DSLR/Mirrorless (adaptor required for iPhone lightning port) or as a boom mic, but it also doubles up as a Podcast / Screencast mic as it works via USB too.
Ideal if you travel, shoot video, create tutorials or go live on...
I often get asked about the best tools for selling video courses, memberships and coaching.
As you probably know, I use an all-in-one platform called Kajabi that has an in built shopping cart.
But .. I know a lot of folks do not want an all-in-one and want to piece together the best tools into their own stack.
Well .. if I wasn't using Kajabi and was looking for a superior but low cost shopping cart .. I would without hesitation choose ThriveCart.
(nb. Even if you use Kajabi or Teachable or Thinkific & more .. you can still integrate with ThriveCart.)
I have used ThriveCart as a customer and as an affiliate promoting folks who sell their products via ThriveCart.
I also know my online colleagues are super happy with it too.
ThriveCart's feature set rocks:
It has more...