Yes, I’ve just discovered another way of producing nice, clean and professional looking videos with my handy iPhone. I’ve gone through the iPhone Video Hero Course. It is BY FAR, my most favorite course of the year. Jules Watkins, the course creator covers everything you need to know for creating amazing looking videos with your iphone, ipod touch or ipad!
Watch today’s video to find out:
- why I made a bold statement about getting rid of my professional video production gear after going through the iPhone Video Hero Course;
- the “show and tell” of my simple and easy video production setup;
- a very special LIFETIME BONUS I am giving away for those who will register for the course on or before 16th Nov 2012.
Make sure you watch the video until the end; you will not want to miss the exciting bonus I am giving away. And, whether you are an iPhone fan or not, please leave your comments below.
Transcript Of Today’s Video
I’ve discovered a new way (at least, for me) to create stunning looking videos with a white background. Inside this video, I’ll share with you my new little setup and how you too can create videos like this.
Welcome to another video! My name is Gideon Shalwick. Inside this video, I want to share with you my new setup for creating white screen background videos. Something very similar to the one you are watching right now.
Up until this point, I’ve been using a Canon 60D DSLR camera to create my videos to get this kind of effect. The reason I use that is because I had all these nice little settings for the white balance, exposure, focus and the aperture setting. All those sort of stuff to create nice, professional looking, using a white background.
Recently, I got approached by Jules Watkins from iPhone Video Hero. He wanted me to have a look at his course that shows you how to use your iPhone to create really wonderful, professional looking videos. So I thought I’ll give it a go and see what it’s like. ‘Cause up until this time, I haven’t really thought about using my iPhone as professional type of video cap up.
I went through the course and this is the result. This is the result of going through the iPhone Video Hero course and creating this video that you’re watching right now.
What I’d like to do next is show you my setup because I’m pretty excited about it. One of the reasons I’m really excited is because with your iPhone, of course it’s always with you. Whenever you’re carrying your phone with you, you’ve got a video camera with you, as well. Not the case with a DSLR camera, ’cause you’re not always carrying that with you. It’s a little bit clanky, even with handicams, it’s a little bit clanky to carry them around you wherever you go.
For those opportunities here you just quickly want to record a video, you always have your iPhone with you, or a SmartPhone perhaps. I’ll talk a little bit more about that towards the end, so keep watching.
Next, I want to show you my setup; I hope you enjoy it. I hope you can see how simple it is to set up your own studio using your iPhone to record white screen backgrounds as well.
Here is the office space where I’m sitting. It is a very very simple setup actually. It might look a little bit more complicated in the video but I’ll talk you through it.
Where I was sitting before was actually in this chair; I was looking at my computer screen if I had some notes or presentation I was talking about. Over here was a little iPhone recording me. That’s basically the setup.
The cord you see here is just the power cord and the data cord for getting the videos onto my little MacBook Air here after I’ve recorded them. But at some time, it’s powering my iPhone while I’m recording so I don’t lose any battery power. It’s pretty cool stuff.
I will just show you a few other things that I’ve used for making this work. I’ve just tacked a little mirror here so that when I’m sitting in position, (actually let me just sit down), you’ll be able to see me looking at the mirror. So basically, this allows me to see the back of my video camera, my little iPhone. That’s just a nice way to let me position myself while I’m recording.
There’s a way also that you can do other things to start and stop the video. But for me, I just really got up overtime, press record on the iPhone. I’ve got a fancy cover here that really isn’t iPhone. It was not a big deal getting up, pressing on recording, come down and sit.
Other things I’ve got here are some lights. One is sitting over here; and another one over here. These are just two lights of 45-degree angles from where I’m sitting at my desk. And here’s my chair. If I move back a little bit towards where the camera’s position is, you can see a white background and a couple more lights just to light that up to make it nice and bright.
Over all it’s a pretty simple setup; not difficult to set up at all. There are a few little tricks you can do or use the right piece of software to make it all look good in the final production. But I’ll share with you in a second more of what we can learn more about that.
One thing that I forgot to mention inside the little “show and tell” before was the microphone that I’m using. Also, the tripod… The microphone here is Rhode Podcaster microphone that I just plug in to my MacBook Air. I’m actually recording the sound using Screenflow on my computer. Afterwards, during editing I put the video image from my iPhone together with the sound that I’ve recorded on my little MacBook Air.
The iPhone is held just on a normal tripod. I just used actually the swivel container or holder to hold the iPhone. It’s not even a proper thing to do but you can also use other things like the Glif little thing, but this one doesn’t work with my iPhone because I’ve got a fancy case on my iPhone. I thought I’ll share that with you, as well.
There’s a ton of other things that you can do to make your videos look really amazing. There are a few little tips and tricks to get the white screen looking the way that I’ve got mine looking; nice and clean and pure white.
But before I share too much, I like to share with you where you can get access to the course that I went through as well. It’s called iPhone Video Hero by Jules Watkins. Amazing, amazing course! It is my number one video course of the year, by far. I really loved going through it because it has just really opened up a ton of other opportunities for me.
In fact, I’m even considering getting rid of a lot of my professional production gear, or at least putting it into the cupboard ’cause I’m not going to use it all that often. I’m just going to use my iPhone much more, especially for creating videos for my video blog.
That’s a really big statement coming from me. And I’ve been a big fan boy of the DSLR cameras. But so far, I’m really loving what I can do with my iPhone and I’m sure you will love going through the course as well.
I do have a couple of things that I think you’d be interested in. Two bonuses — there’s one really cool webinar from Jules. And also another really special bonus that I’m giving access to you if you’re ordering it through my affiliate link below this video.
Please have a look in the description area below this video or on the website where you’re watching this to find out those bonuses. Just a note, the deadline for that bonus is this Friday, 16 November. So if you do want to have access to those bonuses, please make sure you get access to the iPhone Video Hero course before Friday midnight.
Also, I’d love to hear your comments on what you think of using your iPhone as a professional video camera. And also, how the iPhone might compare to a Samsung Galaxy or other SmartPhones of your choice. Perhaps, you’re not as much of an Apple fan boy as I am and you might want to express your views in the comments area.
I’d love to hear from you whether it’s positive or negative, it doesn’t matter. This is where the discussion happens, where the learning happens. So I’d love to hear your thoughts.
But if you’re ready to join the iPhone Video Hero course through my affiliate link below this video so that you can get access to those bonuses, please do so now.
I look forward to seeing you inside my next video. Keep watching and I look forward to chatting with you soon. Bye!