Give me some good resources on making videos (paid or free)

by LeapingHorse 30 replies
Hey everyone. I haven't used videos at all yet in my marketing endeavors, but I think it's time I give it a shot. I have Camstasia and I have a video editing software that I think is pretty good (although I haven't used it!)

I'm hoping you guys can point me in the direction of a good resource for making videos. I'm fine with a paid resource if it's a good one.

One thing I notice is that most videos are simply moving pictures with text panning in and out from time to time, but I'm not sure where to get these images. I know I could just use google images but I would rather not use photos that I don't have the "legal" right to use.

Any help would be awesome and as always - thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author daddyoh
    What kind of videos do you want to make?

    Do you need training on how to use Camtasia?

    Do you want to learn how to make promotional/marketing videos?

    Can you be more specific?

    Maybe these will help:

    YouTube - camtasia

    YouTube - "making camtasia videos"

    Have you asked Google yet?
    "make promotional videos" - Google Search
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  • Profile picture of the author CurtisN
    Hey there,

    I'm a little confused: you have Camtasia, but you're looking for a good resource for making videos? You seem to already own a great resource for making videos.

    As for images, you can go to istockphoto.com or any other stock photo sites. I can't remember their names off the top of my head, but you can just google "stock photo" or something like that.

    This thread contains a nice tip regarding stock photos which could potentially save you a lot of money:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ly-9-99-a.html
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  • Profile picture of the author LeapingHorse
    I'm looking to make promotional videos for a bunch of niches - I have Camstasia and although I haven't used it much, I'm confident I can learn it quickly.

    I'm most interested in different techniques for creating quality promo vids and also the best way to submit them.
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  • Profile picture of the author LeapingHorse
    Thanks for all the replies - this is great

    Marcus - special thanks for pointing out animoto - never heard of it before but it looks great. Looks like the perfect place to start
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  • Profile picture of the author LeapingHorse
    Thanks for all your help Dan!
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    • Profile picture of the author LarryC
      You can make some simple videos from the site www.animoto.com
      As I'm new to videos myself, I'm currently playing around with their tools. You can make short videos for free, and they also have paid versions. I get my photos from http://www.sxc.hu/
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaro
    I highly recommend my mate Gideon's free introductory videos on how to get video online.

    He teaches you about the technology you need, lighting, green screen, software etc. Everything you need to know from an introductory perspective for both live action and screen recording video.

    Check it out at -

    Free Online Videos - Show You How To Get Your Video Online

    It's free too and right now there's nothing to purchase either so you're not going to get an upsell or anything like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
    I use royalty free images I take with a camera or buy as stock images or from PLR sales.

    Same for Music. Warrior Ginny Culp always has music.

    You can make awesome videos from animoto - the end of slideshows but you will need the commercial license. (I have it).

    Traffic Geyser has a built in slideshow maker.

    Movie Maker or Camtasia have title slides, transitions and the ability to drag music in.

    You can make professional promos in Powerpoint then video them with voice / music etc...

    A Flip camera is also a great tool for talking head movies
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    • Profile picture of the author NewbiesDiary
      Originally Posted by James Schramko View Post

      I use royalty free images I take with a camera or buy as stock images or from PLR sales.

      Same for Music. Warrior Ginny Culp always has music.

      You can make awesome videos from animoto - the end of slideshows but you will need the commercial license. (I have it).

      Traffic Geyser has a built in slideshow maker.

      Movie Maker or Camtasia have title slides, transitions and the ability to drag music in.

      You can make professional promos in Powerpoint then video them with voice / music etc...

      A Flip camera is also a great tool for talking head movies
      James I love the video you made on how to make animoto videos!

      I read the op and went scanning down about to tell you to check out James' blog, but he beat me to it!

      Go check out James' blog - he's always makin vids so there's a lot to learn there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian25
    Have you tried "presalevideos"
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Endres
    if you want to go the commercial route with videos my first suggestion would be to hook up with Lon Naylor who made screencast profits.

    If you somehow were denied access there the next commercial option would be SpotMixer - Create video ads affordably and quickly

    Much like Animoto, cheaper on the monthly fee and a back end like nobody's business.

    They actually have an integrated "adwords" style google distribution PPC element involved after the video is finalized for promotion.

    Pretty slick. about 50 a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnKnightCash
    Send me an email and I will send you links to amazing FEEE professional resources for creating and promoting your videos .... I've collected this valuable information over the last two years....
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    • Profile picture of the author wealth2004
      Originally Posted by JohnKnightCash View Post

      Send me an email and I will send you links to amazing FEEE professional resources for creating and promoting your videos .... I've collected this valuable information over the last two years....
      Hello JohnKnightCash. My email is nate55@bellsouth.net could you please email me this FREEE professional resources for creating and promoting your videos ASAP please? sorry i could not PM you though.


      wealth2004
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    • Profile picture of the author jaynet
      Another resource to explore is Open Office - free and very nice. The Impress module is similar to Powerpoint and has an extremely wide range of templates, effects, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author LonNaylor
      Originally Posted by ArthurRose View Post

      I think Animoto is free, at least partly. Then there is Camstudio which is free. Windows movie maker is free. It's actually quite an easy and efficient program.
      Be aware that if you plan to use Animoto for commercial purposes it is NOT free.

      You need to have an Animoto for Business license which is $99 for 3 months or $250 (I think?) per year.

      Also, you can only make commercial videos for your own purposes i.e. you cannot make commercial videos and sell them to others.

      Great tool but keep within the TOS!

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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    I went to the local TV station and they directed me to an add community video company near by who put on weekend courses.

    It was very good value, I think from memory $150 for the week end.

    The thing is they showed you the tools of the trade and really let you get your hands into everything.

    With what I learnt from them plus a few searches through video forums and a visit to the local video group I knew more than most.

    Now I am no video genius but I have now made a few short movies and a few adds that have done quite well.

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  • Profile picture of the author johnryan
    I use Pinnacle studio ultimate. It has a usb capture board and comes with easy to use software. Its amazing what $150 gets you. You can get it off the shelf at best buy or circuit city and its made by a division of AVID. Doesn't do screen capture like camtasia. This capture board captures from your camcorder or you can take existing video/still images and make movies. Depending on how you're making your vids, you may use this more than camtasia/camstudio.
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  • Profile picture of the author logsweir
    Hi folks
    Is it ok to use Animoto for an intro and outro for a product using their $30 pa deal..?
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    • Profile picture of the author James Blair
      I haven't personally tried this report but myself and I'm sure several others can verify that Kevin Riley's products are fantastic and he is a very very good teacher, yes I have purchased a few of his products just not this one in particular, the link to the sales page is How To Easily Create Professional Video Lessons With Camtasia and it's not an affiliate link either btw, direct link to his sales page. I hope this helps James
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  • Profile picture of the author truesouth
    Hello!

    For me this is very interesting and useful: Clipgenerator ? Easy Video Creation


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  • Profile picture of the author parg
    Hi Fernando

    Never heard of it. Thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author neodarth
    The easiest way to create a video, since you already have camtasia, create some slides on powerpoint record the presentation using camtasia (powerpoint 2007 have an integration button), put some music, or add your voice recorded on it, produce the video as wmv and upload it to tubemogul.

    To get images, simply google "royalty free images" the same for the music.

    Best of lucks
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