You Ask, I Answer_ How I Make Daily Video Content

Kathy asked, “How do you make daily video content? What’s the process?”

This process has been iterative – it’s not something I came up with all at once. Below is the outline; if you’d like a printable PDF version, just click here.

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Hardware

Software

Process

  • Decide type of video – talking head only or screencast
  • Script in Mindnode first
  • Set a timer for 9 minutes
  • https://www.google.com/search?q=countdown+timer
  • Shoot talking head on the iPhone
  • Screencast on the Mac with Camtasia
  • Make still frame cards in Canva
  • Create any necessary music in Ampermusic
  • Assemble in Camtasia
  • Export raw video file
  • Rip audio with ffmpeg
  • Upload to Otter for transcription
  • Upload to YouTube
  • Upload to LinkedIn
  • Write descriptions
  • Write blog post with transcription
  • Export Mindnode notes
  • Embed YouTube video
  • Embed MP3 link
  • Publicize blog post links on social

Machine Transcription

The following transcript was generated by an AI. It may contain significant errors and is not a substitute for watching the video itself.

Cathie asked what’s the process of putting together LinkedIn posts with video on a day to day basis. How do you do this any scale will do daily way. So this is a long and involved process everything I’m going to talk about is in the blog post the list of all the equipment so hardware, software and process and make sure that you see the blog post over at Christopher S Pen calm. So hardware of a silly little selfie stick mount here head worn Mike, which is Amazon purchase for desktop stuff have a headset or headphones and this V mode a boom mic that just plugs right into the bottom of the iPhone, of course. During the recording and for audio editing. I will typically do use the bows qc 35. So that’s kind of the main hardware. Of course I’ll laptop computer I use a Mac,

in terms of software. My primary video editor is a package called Camp Asia from Tech Smith have a link and.

The notes to that also have Apple photos from managing stills I’m moving on the iPhone for wanting to shoot some basic video for more advanced video like all the stuff that I’m doing here is an app called movie pro and the reason for that is that this wireless headphone plugs into the bottom of the iPhone and the iPhone can be real twitchy about what microphone you’re using. So you have to tell it in advance, like I’m using this microphone and movie one of the few apps that lets you do that and say I want to use this microphone so it’s not like picking up you know all the other noise around here.

I use mind note on the Mac, which is what I use for scripting canvas. The online service for doing the the beginning and end cards you see ampere music, which is a free AI tool that allows you to generate you know Stock Music pretty straightforward stuff, not the best music. The world doesn’t have to be. I use otter for transcription, which we’ll talk about in a bit the FF MPEG audio converter for converting video into audio files are super important for.

podcast part and then Amazon AWS s3 account to store audio files because YouTube’s is where you store the video files. So what’s the process for putting together one of these first we have to decide what type of videos are going to be talking head only or screen casts if it’s talking head only set up the iPhone in you know the microphones, get ready to shoot. If it’s screen casts set up camp on the laptop put these headphones on and that’s the audio setup for that I use Google to set up a little countdown timer. I say I want nine minutes on the clock never go over 10 minutes because you can’t upload it into LinkedIn LinkedIn restricts us 10 minutes or less. So you want to have nine minutes on the timer.

I’ll shoot they’ll talk about stuff on the iPhone and then obviously connected to the laptop and download the video screen cast on the Mac with can’t Asia and make the still frame cards in Canvas and typically for something Becker, you ask I answer. There’s a stock one so I’ll render the stock one and advanced in that way I can just pop it right in.

export the raw video fired. Well, it’s a symbol incantation putting all my transitions all the you know the fades and the audio level the audio in there and it has a lot of these utilities built in, which is super handy. It’s worth it’s worth the cost.

Once I’m happy with it and I export it as a raw video file that has a lot of options there for like different services you can upload to pain in the export to a raw mp4 audio yeah mp4 video file that goes to your desktop, then you use the FM peg utility to rip the audio out and make copy in mp3 format because you’re going to need that the mp3 file goes to otter for transcription, it takes you know for for every minute of recorded audio is going to take about two minutes for it to transcribe so if you do it a 10 minute show uploaded and expect it will be done in about 20 minutes while you’re uploading to otter your next step is to upload to YouTube and LinkedIn. Now, depending on how fast your internet connection is.

At home, you may want to do one and and and then the other or you may want to do both at the same time if you have a fast connection you can do both at the same time while they’re uploading because it’s going to take a while the camp agents files for a 10 minute show or nine minutes show can be around half a gigabyte of data,

I will write the descriptions. So you’re going to need descriptions, which is essentially a short paragraph and then any links to appropriate resources and those go in you copy and paste those that’s the post content and LinkedIn and that’s the description in YouTube. After that, or while that’s going on because YouTube in particular takes a while to process video I will write the blog posts. So in my node. What I’ll do is I’ll export the show notes as the sort of the still as the framework for the blog post and then I’ll if otter is done. I will take the transcription out of otter and I will

put that in the blog post.

embed the YouTube video embed in link from AWS to the mp3 file because what that does. I use WordPress is my blog if you have an mp3 file LinkedIn a WordPress post your WordPress blog feed automatically becomes a podcast because WordPress. It just converts it to enclosures and does all the formatting. So

you can then actually submit your blog as a podcast to WordPress to like apple and Stitcher music and stuff and you’ve got your podcast now. And then finally, of course, once you’ve got everything assembled all the pieces are in the right place you publicize the blog post shared on social reach out to any of the influences that you want to reach out to include it in your email newsletter, all that stuff. So it’s a it sounds like an extensive process and it is a reasonably detailed process, but it’s also one that once you get in the habit of doing it every single day, it becomes like clockwork. Again, all the stuff including the.

Mind Map and things the timer the hardware, the software that bits and pieces are all going to be in the blog posts, so don’t worry about trying to write all that down just print it out and then you can follow literally step by step. But the other thing real simple is a your set. It’s not a bookshelf here and some curtains from IKEA I’m actually in my basement, so you don’t have to spend a ton of money in terms of investment. Probably the most expensive thing besides the smartphone

is going to be the cam software. I believe that’s like 199, the head warned microphone is $49

the Wiimote a boom mic is $30 out of the Bose headphones can be expensive. You don’t need to use Bose headphones so I just do because I work in a relatively noisy basement. I want to want to make sure I can hear easily Canvas free Emperor’s free otters free FM peg is free Amazon AWS is pay, but a pay as you go and you know unless your podcast becomes wildly popular it’s not gonna cost you very much in the beginning. If it comes wildly popular they.

You can start getting sponsors and they can help pay for that as well

as anything else that costs money WordPress your blog, all that stuff. The, the things you’re probably already doing. But that’s the process from beginning to end. Kathy hope you find this helpful if you’re watching anyone who’s watching if you’ve got suggestions about how to do this better, please feel free to contribute those suggestions I am always looking for ways to improve always looking for ways to to make things faster and cheaper and better because in the digital era, you can have fast cheap and good all the same time, but thanks for watching and I’ll talk to you all soon. Take care.


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