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Learn from a Mr.Beast Video (Editing tips)

Firstly, Happy Easter if you are celebrating ...

Today I was on the hunt for a gluten free, dairy free, sugar free Easter egg for myself!

Oh look ... I found one ... :)

So some quick tips ..

Watch Videos out of your niche!

I've recently been watching a bunch of 'Mr. Beast' Videos on YouTube.

My kids don't get it .. Why an old dude like me :) watches 20 year olds mess around and spend money for fun?

I admit, after a while all the fooling around can get annoying ... but the titles of his videos are very intriguing and the editing is smart! You can learn from Videos even if they are not your 'cup of tea'.

Take this Video 'I spent $50k on lottery tickets and won __'

In essence it's just two talking heads at a desk .. but the Editor makes it way more interesting with ...

  • Zoom cuts (Jumping cutting hard from a wide to a single head)
  • Zoom ins (slower zoom ins on a headshot)
  • Plenty of close ups of the lottery cards
  • Text and graphics to 'sign post' the state of the challenge throughout...
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Smartphone Gimbals for Entrepreneurs

There’s a big dividing line between Video hobbyists and Entrepreneurs who make Videos.

I have been watching some Gimbal Videos recently on YouTube and they seem high on eye candy but low on purpose.

Meaning .. knowing how to film pretty videos with a low cost gimbal is fun ... but you stay poor :)

What’s missing for me is how to apply these cool video tools at our disposal to magnify our message and reach as a Business Owner.

Let’s turn geekery into actual goals!

You see better videos can have a transformative effect on your Business.

With that in mind .. I just added a new course inside the Video Hero Membership called 'Gimbal Magic'!

If you don't know what a gimbal is .. here is a picture. This gadget keeps your iPhone super steady and helps you shoot Hollywood style Videos for a low cost.

My course is not specific to any one Gimbal - I mention several.

The beauty is .. I tailored the course to folks who make Business Oriented Videos and want to...

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Video Directing tip .... (REALITY style)

So .. I thought I'd send you ONE tip today .. listen up!

If you shoot Reality / Documentary style, on the fly then this is for you.

But.. even if you only shoot this style of Video at a Birthday Party or on Vacation then this is still relevant too. (That's everyone!)

Regardless of the subject matter - you need to put your Directors cap on whenever you film.

When events are unfolding fast and people's reactions are unrepeatable.. you need to keep this is mind:

'Which shots can I pick up later and what MUST I grab NOW?'

Meaning .. are there shots that are critical to get? .. So I need to point the camera at them, and NOT point at something else less important that I can get later or even before.

Let me explain ... this might take some concentration. So in a minute you'll watch a Vlog extract from Tanner Fox .. might not be your kind of thing (there are bleeps), but he has millions of subs and is a talented Vlogger for sure.

So anyway, I spotted this incident where things nearly went...

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