Online Video Success – Interview With Louis Jonathan From ProfitsMasterPlan.com

Today I did a sneaky interview…

It was actually meant to be an email interview, but as I do not like typing all that much, and prefer talking, I decided to just record a video about it, and acting as if I was getting interviewed by Louis from ProfitsMasterPlan.com.

It’s a cool little tip you can also do whenever you want to create easy video content. Simply come up with a handful of questions, position your camera in a way that it looks like you’re being interviewed, hit record and just answer the questions!

I hope you can see the power of this method of creating content. Personally, it’s much easier to create compelling video content, than it is to create boring old text!

“Talk” soon!

Gideon Shalwick

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About Gideon Shalwick

Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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110 Responses to Online Video Success – Interview With Louis Jonathan From ProfitsMasterPlan.com

  1. Gideon,
    I really enjoyed this video interview. I have been working with some a youth outreach program at the University and have been looking for some ideas of how to present content that is not only interesting to watch, but not burdensome for or uncomfortable for the person being interviewed.

    Simple brilliance!

    Thanks for sharing this tip

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Excellent stuff Monique!

      Glad you liked the cool new method for creating easy video content!

      Gideon

  2. Very informative, thanks Gideon. :)

    Questions:
    Do you use your real birth date when setting up a YouTube account? Their TOS state the information must be ‘accurate’ but I’m wary of why it’s necessary for You Tube to have my date of birth.

    How important is it for a human face to be on videos? Do you think it can be just as effective with only voice over and some sort of presentation of what’s being covered?

    Thanks Gideon.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Michelle

      Yes I do use my real birthdate – for me it’s not too much of an issue being over here in Australia. But I guess it’s up to you whether you want to share such information.

      I think the human face definitely adds value to your videos – I’ve had some people commenting on my screen capture only videos, asking to see my face, and saying that it will help them a lot more to make a connection with me and to stay focused on the video.

      That’s why you will be seeing more of my face from now on inside my videos.

      All the best!

      Gideon

  3. Thanks for the quick reply! I’m an Aussie too so perhaps could worry less about these things than I do. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.

    I admit I prefer to see faces myself but after several, (make that LOADS), of takes I’m just not confident with what I’m producing. I’ve read and heard enough about perfectionism getting in the way of progress so will get over it after reading your advice. ;) You’re the video expert and kicking butt with it so I’m listening!

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge Gideon.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thanks Michelle!

      You’re an Aussie too? Sweet! Not sure if I already knew that.

      Yeah I know what you mean with having LOADS of takes before you’re happy with the result – yes there is the perfectionism thing, but I think there is also something else that seems to be normal with us humans. That is, many of us don’t like seeing or hearing ourselves.

      The key here is to just do it enough times, so that you can get over it. Once you’re over it, you actually start enjoying watching yourself – hehehe (don’t tell anyone I said that!) :)

      Talk soon!

      Gideon

  4. Hi Gideon,
    This is a very clever, low maintenance way to create content. While I purchased BaB premium some time ago, I didn’t plan on becoming a blogger immediately.

    However, now is finally the right time for me to start and I’m moving through the material at my own pace. Point is I tried writing my first post today but I’ve only gotten half of it down, and spend 4 hours already! Probably would have been done by now with this video method. I’ll have to look into camera equipment, but thanks for the great tip.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Danielle

      Yeah this is such a fast and easy way of creating videos – and it’s fun too!

      I’m actually busy creating a new set of videos that shows you how to create your own high quality videos, but still keep in affordable.

      Should be out in the next few weeks :)

      Gideon

  5. Yep I’m in Melbourne, best state in Australia with Brisbane a close second. ;)

    I think I know what you mean about getting used to it. Voice over was hard to hear once but now it’s easy so hopefully the more I persevere with talking head the easier it will be like you say. Not sure I’ll get to the point of actually enjoying watching myself, but if I do I definitely won’t tell anyone, lol. :)

    Thanks again.

  6. Hi Gideon!
    Really like your “Get video online” classes same with become a blogger Great work! Just ran across this site a I like it! Was just curious to know what resolution you record your videos in, is it better to just record the highest you can and then compress when encoding? Also, what video editing software do you use? Will probably be different then I can get as I use a PC but I use Sony vegas movie studio 8 and it doesn’t seem like I can get a high enough resolution when encoding my videos! Thank you Gideon, am looking forward to more of you product!

    PS. When are you going to host your youtube webinar again?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Ty

      Thanks for your kind comments! Much appreciated!

      I normally record in the highest resolution possible so that it gives me more options to export to at a later date.

      For example, say I want to create an online video now, but later on also want to change the same video into a DVD. It would make sense to then record in the highest resolution possible. You can always go down in resolution… but you can never go up :)

      I mainly use Final Cut Express for moving videos and for screen capture I use ScreenFlow. For PC, I would recommend Sony Movie Studio HD (cos it has a nice YouTube export function) and for screen capture Camtasia.

      Oh, and I have just “quietly” opened the doors to Killer YouTube Strategies again. You can access it over here:

      http://killeryoutubestrategies.com/

      Talk soon!

      Gideon

  7. [..YouTube..] great video Gideon
    your forget passion and fun.
    2 import keys for success.
    you have to love what you do :-)
    P.S.: what camera do you use in this video?

  8. [..YouTube..] Hey

    Totally agree with you – passion and fun are essential ingredients to success.

    I guess I didn’t make that very clear when I was talking about enjoying both the process and the result of what you are doing.

    I just used a Flip Ultra HD camera for this recording…

    Gideon

  9. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Totally agree with you – passion and fun are essential ingredients to
    success. I guess I didn’t make that very clear when I was talking about
    enjoying both the process and the result of what you are doing. I just used
    a Flip Ultra HD camera for this recording… Gideon

  10. Hi Gideon, great technique, a very nice idea for the future! Quick question, what camera do you use or recommend, and what external lapel/tie mic do you use? I’m looking at getting a new Flip (I have an old version) but it doesn’t have external mic input and I need one for the sound when I’m outside. I know the Kodak Z8i has an external mic input but that that impressed with it. Don’t mind spending more for something that will last. Thanks!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Joel

      Great questions – I’ll be revealing that info really soon – so watch this space :)

      Gideon

      • I look forward to it, thanks Gideon!

  11. [..YouTube..] Wow, you consistently amaze me Gideon – demonstrating your expertise, creativity and professionalism, coupled with your informal approachable self.

    Not saying I haven’t seen this style before, but its certainly a winner! It is captivating for the audience by including a mix of live video and slides, as well as the camera angles and slices.

    Question for you on the audio microphone equipment attached to your collar – what is it called, and what sort of cost can be expected to buy one?

    Kieran

  12. Kieran McDonogh

    Wow, you consistently amaze me Gideon – demonstrating your expertise,
    creativity and professionalism, coupled with your informal approachable
    self. Not saying I haven’t seen this style before, but its certainly a
    winner! It is captivating for the audience by including a mix of live video
    and slides, as well as the camera angles and slices. Question for you on
    the audio microphone equipment attached to your collar – what is it called,
    and what sort of cost can be expected to buy one? Kieran

  13. Hi Gideon,

    I just checked out your killer youtube strategies site. Great stuff! I hope you’ll keep it online until I save up some money. :) I’d really like to learn all this youtube magic from you, as you are truely the an expert at it. What you did with Free Magic Live is amazing! I plan on launching an e-course in the near future which will be heavily based on video and audio. So, you are my man! :)

    Also, I really loved the design of Killer Youtube Strategies. Very simple, lots of white space, easy on the eye, yet very elegant and effective. How did you build that page? Simple hand coding or with some kind of theme maybe? I wish to create something similar for the optin page of my e-course. Just a video, a little text and and an easilyí accessable optin form.

    Thanks and have a great day!

    Zsolt

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Zolt – Ok I’ll keep it open for a while. I may have to close it down for some time though… but I’m still making plans for the year.

      For the design of http://www.KillerYouTubeStrategies.com I just went for the minimalistic approach. I think for my kind of websites, content is WAY more important than pretty graphics. I am liking the model that big sites like Google, YouTube and Apple follow – It’s not about the graphics for them… it’s about the content and the user experience.

      So, you’ll see all or most of my current and future designs will be following along this same path of simplicity of design and amazing content.

      Great to see you on here again Zsolt! Thought I lost you there for a while!

      Gideon

  14. [..YouTube..] Hey Kieran

    Thanks for your very kind comments!

    The mic I am using is really just a cheap old lapel mic – but I use it with a combination of other tools to give the above high quality result.

    I’m soon revealing the solution – just subscribe to my newsletter on my blog and you’ll get notified – any time now :) three double u’s dot gideonshalwick dot see oh em.

  15. Hey Gideon,

    Just letting you know that your ReTweet button is not showing your name:

    It’s automatically doing this @retweetmeme instead of @gideonshalwick – I manually changed it for you when I retweet your blog posts.

    By the way, Louis asked me to do the same thing, so I’ll be having a video done soon answering his questions as well.

    Thanks for the great idea!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Tyrone!

      Cheers for letting me know!

      I’ve just gone ahead and fixed it :)

      Let me know once you’ve done your interview with Louis – will be great to see your end result!

      Gideon

  16. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Kieran Thanks for your very kind comments! The mic I am using is really
    just a cheap old lapel mic – but I use it with a combination of other tools
    to give the above high quality result. I’m soon revealing the solution –
    just subscribe to my newsletter on my blog and you’ll get notified – any
    time now :) three double u’s dot gideonshalwick dot see oh em.

  17. [..YouTube..] Good show Gideon. So it looked like you used two cameras; one wide and the other zoomed in is that right? Otherwise how do you get the zoom in feature? I’m quite intrigued to try it as well :-).

    Thanks.

  18. [..YouTube..] Actually just used one camera this time. But I zoomed in and out with the editing software afterward to give the effect of two cameras.

    Works well every time!

    Gideon

  19. [..YouTube..] Thanks; nifty. What kind of software did you use for editing?

  20. [..YouTube..] For this specific video I used Final Cut Express. But I’ve discovered a far superior combination of tools now. Will be revealing it soon…

  21. cruisinaltitude

    Good show Gideon. So it looked like you used two cameras; one wide and the
    other zoomed in is that right? Otherwise how do you get the zoom in
    feature? I’m quite intrigued to try it as well :-). Thanks.

  22. Gideon Shalwick

    Actually just used one camera this time. But I zoomed in and out with the
    editing software afterward to give the effect of two cameras. Works well
    every time! Gideon

  23. Gideon Shalwick

    For this specific video I used Final Cut Express. But I’ve discovered a far
    superior combination of tools now. Will be revealing it soon…

  24. Alan

    When are you going to take members for you become a blogger program and how much will it cost. Great videos thanks so much for the info I am new to IM and think your program will be good to start out with.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Alan

      Good timing – we are actually re-opening Become A Blogger Premium again this week.

      To make sure you get notified when we open doors again, make sure you are signed up here:

      http://becomeablogger.com/roadmap

      Gideon

  25. [..YouTube..] Hi, I really enjoyed watch this substantive content video. i would personally recommend it to all online business entrepreneurs who wish to succeed in online marketing.

    Regards
    Stephen

  26. [..YouTube..] Hey Stephen

    Thanks for recommending my channel! Much appreciated!

    Gideon

  27. Stephen Kavita

    Hi, I really enjoyed watch this substantive content video. i would
    personally recommend it to all online business entrepreneurs who wish to
    succeed in online marketing. Regards Stephen

  28. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Stephen Thanks for recommending my channel! Much appreciated! Gideon

  29. [..YouTube..] Very informative video, Gideon. Took your YouTube strategies course and loved it! Keep ‘em coming.

  30. MarketingBeyondAds

    Very informative video, Gideon. Took your YouTube strategies course and
    loved it! Keep ‘em coming.

  31. [..YouTube..] Awesome! Lots to learn from this guy!

  32. [..YouTube..] Hi, & well done for a great informative video Gideon,
    Ive just joined you tube & will start marketing through this sort of network,(when i get my head arround it) so ill be looking to find more of your videos,once again many thanks,Richard.

  33. [..YouTube..] Hi Gideon,
    what camera do you use?
    Thanks
    Niall

  34. FREE4BEE

    Hi, & well done for a great informative video Gideon, Ive just joined you
    tube & will start marketing through this sort of network,(when i get my
    head arround it) so ill be looking to find more of your videos,once again
    many thanks,Richard.

  35. [..YouTube..] Thanks Gideon. one other question – how do you rate imovie on the mac for editing?
    Thanks
    Niall

  36. [..YouTube..] Hey Niall – it was a Flip Ultra HD camera for this one. But I added a special twist to make it better. Will be revealing the secret soon!

  37. Gideon Shalwick

    @Ashwillan Hey Niall – it was a Flip Ultra HD camera for this one. But I
    added a special twist to make it better. Will be revealing the secret soon!

  38. Ashwillan

    Thanks Gideon. one other question – how do you rate imovie on the mac for editing?
    Thanks
    Niall

  39. [..YouTube..] I don’t actually use iMovie – while it’s simple, it’s just too limited. Lately I just use Screenflow. SOOOO much easier.

  40. Gideon Shalwick

    @Ashwillan I don’t actually use iMovie – while it’s simple, it’s just too
    limited. Lately I just use Screenflow. SOOOO much easier.

  41. Ashwillan

    thanks Gideon, i think I’ll have to experiment with imovie until i get the hang of it, then maybe I’ll upgrade.
    Regards
    Niall

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  45. [..YouTube..] Very nice video. Thank you for the great video marketing tips.

  46. [..YouTube..] @Liflecken No probs! All the best! Also remember to visit my blog for access to my free video blogging report coming soon…

    gideonshalwick with a dotcom at the end…

    Gideon Shalwick

  47. Liflecken

    Very nice video. Thank you for the great video marketing tips.

  48. GideonShalwick

    No probs! All the best! Also remember to visit my blog for access to my free video blogging report coming soon…

    gideonshalwick with a dotcom at the end…

    Gideon Shalwick

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    thanks for the video there were some great nuggets! I have recently been to a Sean Roach conference he has this absolutely essential guide well worth a look for any budding internet marketers!

  51. [..YouTube..] Very inspiring for guys like me who love producing online video marketing! Thanks!

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    Very inspiring for guys like me who love producing online video marketing! Thanks!

  53. [..YouTube..] Great video Gideon, many thanks for the wonderful tips

  54. NicholasArgh

    Great video Gideon, many thanks for the wonderful tips

  55. This is a great tip thanks I will use it sometime

  56. [..YouTube..] I get what you were trying to do but your eye line is way off. The camera needs to be more in front of you. It is off to the side too much and you are losing connection with your audience. Also, I feel it is fairly obvious there is no one else there so you could have been more off the cuff and natural.

  57. poolboyinla

    I get what you were trying to do but your eye line is way off. The camera needs to be more in front of you. It is off to the side too much and you are losing connection with your audience. Also, I feel it is fairly obvious there is no one else there so you could have been more off the cuff and natural.

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  60. [..YouTube..] Hi Gideon thanks for the inspiration. I would love to know about the report that you read about the US and UK.
    I am now concentrating all my efforts on learning the skills needed to build a business on-line using video.
    Thanks for the info just going to sub to your list and channel regards Graham

  61. [..YouTube..] Thank You Gideon for teh information packed video, and well presented. You are exactly what the doctor ordered! I hope to get to know much more of you soon! Best to you and all your endeavors,

    Jeffrey

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    Hi Gideon thanks for the inspiration. I would love to know about the report that you read about the US and UK.
    I am now concentrating all my efforts on learning the skills needed to build a business on-line using video.
    Thanks for the info just going to sub to your list and channel regards Graham

  63. [..YouTube..] @GRAHAMHOLDBROOK If you google “YouTube Report” it will be the first result :)

    It does cost something, but it’s totally worth it!

    Gideon Shalwick

  64. [..YouTube..] @JeffreyBrandtcoach No problem Jeffrey!

    Gideon Shalwick

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    Thank You Gideon for teh information packed video, and well presented. You are exactly what the doctor ordered! I hope to get to know much more of you soon! Best to you and all your endeavors,

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  66. [..YouTube..] Thank You Gideon for teh information packed video, and well presented. You are exactly what the doctor ordered! I hope to get to know much more of you soon! Best to you and all your endeavors,

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  67. GideonShalwick

    If you google “YouTube Report” it will be the first result :)

    It does cost something, but it’s totally worth it!

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  68. GideonShalwick

    No problem Jeffrey!

    Gideon Shalwick

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    i am definitely enjoying watching your videos. i feel like you provide starting online vloggers and bloggers with essential information. thank you so much for what you do for the online community!

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