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Video Intensive Resources

Thank you for attending the Video Intensive, here are all the tools you got to use and suggested resources we covered in class so you can keep shining on video

Video Intensive PDF, 1.87MB


Video Intensive Promo

Video Intensive Promo Raw Footage

Video Intensive Intro/Training

Other Videos Shared:
Lara’s Ice Bucket Challenge with VideoMakerFX graphics added in Camtasia.
Andy’s Bathroom Set

Andy’s examples of:
Professional Home Page Video – see my home page.
Shot & Edited on iPad – Energy Tools workshop promo. Tablets are really a portable movie studio.
UnscriptedAuthenticity via Webcam – Goodbye Robin Williams
Quickie with Flip – Flips and similar small cameras or phones can be great for blog posts.
Quickie with iPhone – Expert On The Go type shot with iPhone.

More example videos from my past:
Hay House Entry – my first time being me, but I was out for perfection. Dozens of takes as I was still afraid to be myself – June, 2010.
We’ve Got Johnny – award winning short film “mockumentary” released in 2002
The First Easter Bunny – a better (I think) award winning short film, released in 2003
Be Cool For Christmas – episode from series Cool Stuff, perhaps Dec 1992.

ePhoto H9004S4 3200 Watt Digital Photography Photo Video Continuous Lighting Light Kit Carrying Case – This is the set of four soft boxes I own and you used at the Video Intensive. Lights, stands and carry case all for under $200. Amazon also carries smaller kits of 3, 2 and 1 light to fit your needs.
ePhoto Video Studio Photography Lighting kit softbox light kit video lighting kit CASE H9004S – Here is a two light kit for under $100.
ePhoto Telescopic Backdrop Background Support Stand 2 Piece 7 Feet Stands and 6 Feet Cross Bar FT9116 – I bought mine too long ago to find the exact set up, but this is similar and inexpensive. Mine came from B&H Photo which is a great site for research and descriptions of pro gear, but you can usually beat their prices.
ePhoto Photography Video Backdrop Background Heavy Duty Support Stand with Case for Chromakey or Muslin by ePhotoInc H30 – This one is up to 10′ wide.
Savage Seamless Background Paper, 53″ wide x 12 yards, Super White, #1 – Savage is a good name for seamless background paper. Lots of color options are available. I suggest starting with white.

Flip UltraHD Video Camera – Black, 8 GB, 2 Hours (3rd Generation) – Same model as the Flip used at the Video Intensive. You can also find many of these used for less than $100.
This is the current version of the Sony HD Handycam I own, Sony HDR-XR550V 240GB High Definition HDD Handycam Camcorder.

Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone – The Blue Yeti is still the most recommended mic I hear about. I’ve used mine almost daily for 2+ years and love it. USB connection to any computer, great for Skype and recording professional quality audio. Professional audio for around $100.
Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone – This is the wired lav mic we used in class. Great quality at a low price, less than $35. Standard 1/8-Inch output plug connects to a video camera, DSLR, or handheld audio recorder’s stereo 1/8-Inch input.
Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone – I’ve never used this one but know many who swear buy it. It is less expensive than the Yeti and is good choice for recording audio at computer if you are alone, while the Yeti can actually be used for a interview between two people.
IK Multimedia IP-IRIG-MICHD-IN High-Definition Handheld Microphone for iPhone, iPad and Mac – Someone recently turned me on to this and it will be my next mic. Exclusive for iPad, iPod and Mac. It is super directional and only picks up noise directly in front of the mic. Great for doing audio recording and not needing to worry about air conditioners, barking dogs and such.

Audio Technica ATR3350IS Omni Lavalier Microphone for Smartphones – This is the version of the lav mic I use but with adapter for use with smart phones.
SIMPLE LAV- MOBILE Omnidirectional Lavalier-Lapel Condenser Samsung Galaxy, Apple iPhone-iPad Mic, Super Quality Microphone – No personal experience with these but this is one of many mics that can be used with most smart phones and tablets.
Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Microphone for iPhone and Smartphones – Another option. Rode has always been a good name for audio.

Prompt-it® Maxi Teleprompter with Beamsplitter Glass – I just bought this teleprompter kit that uses an iPad. It comes from Australia so didn’t arrive in time for the intensive. I found many great reviews and demos of it on YouTube. Cost is $339.
iPad iPad2 iPad3 iPad4 iPad Mini Teleprompter R810-10 with Beam Splitter Glass– A less expensive, well reviewed home teleprompter option. Going for $159.

There are lots of DIY iPad Teleprompter tutorials, this is about the cheapest one I’ve seen. It uses the iPad box!
This is the one Debbie made and used:
Search YouTube for softbox lights, chromo key, green screen… and anything you wonder about how to do

Gearlux Deluxe Collapsible Orchestra Music Stand – Black – This is the very model I have. Great low cost option for a simple podium or off screen script holder.
link to homemade prompters.
Tripods and other accessories – Amazon’s camera, photo & video accessories store.

CaddieBuddy is the iPad holder I have, but there are many available at Amazon.
Variety of iPhone stabilizers
The Slingshot is what I have for holding any phone.


Audacity – free audio editing software. Available for PC and Mac. Great for removing background noises for meditations, podcasts, audiobooks and videos.

Camtasia – Industry standard for screen capture videos. Free trials available, versions for PC and Mac.

Adobe Creative Cloud – subscribe to one or all of Adobe’s software products.

VideoMakerFX – if you liked the moving text video promos I made for the course, check out this super easy software to make your own. You can promote your business, events, books… I made this video in under 15 minutes.

EasySketchPro – lets you make those “magic hand” drawing videos that are very popular. Includes lots of ready-made images. – Free (with some limitations) online video editing. Worth exploring. It might do all you need.

Mac owners, iMovie comes with your computers and it is a great piece of editing software. YouTube is full of tutorials for it.
PC owners, you get Windows Movie Maker and while it is far from great it has gotten much better over the years and it can edit HD footage, add photos, graphics and music. If it’s all you’ve got you can do something.

Additional options for low cost editing. I don’t have personal experiences with these, but they are well reviewed. – Ez Vid is a free alternative to Camtasia for computer screen recordings.
AVS Video Editor – Powerful video editing tool at a small price.



MailChimp – this is free and many people I know start with this. But its free for a reason. I’ve never used it personally.

AWeber – a workhourse of industry. I’ve used them for years. Great support, training and tutorials. Why I like this compared to other service such as Constant Contact is that is can support any number of websites and email lists.

OntraPort – I’ve recently moved to this tool. It costs more and does more. Easy to migrate lists to them when it is right for your business.

IMAGES – cool, free online design too. You can use free images, upload your own or buy their stock images. – stock photos and vector art with free trial. – another stock photo option with a free trial period.

Death to the Stock Photo – site offering a few free stock photos each month.

8 Types of Images and Psychological Impact – Interesting blog post with lots of helpful links for various types of images.


Evernote – I LOVE Evernote. It is an online writing app that syncs all your computers and other devices so you can update notes, articles, books where ever you are. You can create notebooks within notebooks, create tags, search and much more. Fantastic and FREE for basic level.

Dropbox – Another I app I live by. Storage in the cloud gives you access to all your files no matter where you are and lets you share content with others if you choose. – Similar to Dropbox, but a newer service. So they give you even more free space! I use both of them. – Another cool online design tool for making promotional flyers.


Get 7 days of free unlimited access to – is an excellent online training resource. Very high quality content and an ever expanding number of subjects including about every video editing software option.

Inspiration. Check out this great video all shot on an iPhone. Man Trapped Overnight in Vegas Airport.

How To Teach Online – I’ve seen a lot of videos from Huw. What I like best about him is that he teaches how to do professional video work without spending a lot of money. This is great content.
Below is another option. This one is only $9, but I haven’t taken it myself


Fiverr – outsource options such as writers, editors, illustrators, format conversion… Offerings start at $5 but rise based on job, speed, etc.

oDesk – a bit higher quality than you might find on Fiverr.


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