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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By aseltz
Re: Are there any other ways to monetize books that you write?

If you aren't already doing so, get readers onto an email list and offer them related products and recommend books from other authors. Include an offer inside your book (free audio version, short...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By aseltz
Re: What's the Best YouTube Video Course Pleas ?

Sounds like you are looking for help with editing more than production.

RampantMedia has some excellent tutorials on their YouTube channel which walk you through setting up transitions,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By aseltz
Re: What's the best way to protect launch contents?

I host my media on Amazon S3 and wrote some php scripts to restrict access to the download pages and the media links. People can only use the media links from the download page (there is a script...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By aseltz
Re: Tools to make a sales video?

I finally got the site to load up and watched a bit of the video.

The intro is a simple screen capture with a webcam that can be done with Screenflow, Camtasia, etc.

Later in the video he...
Forum: Email Marketing 4th February 2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By aseltz
Re: Does anyone have the solution to this problem?

My shopping cart (JVZoo) has a mailing list integration option that connects to my Aweber account. Then, when I add a new product, I can select an email list from a dropdown on the product setup...
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd February 2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By aseltz
Re: Does anyone have the solution to this problem?

What tools/services are you using for email?

I use Aweber and they have list automation tools. I created a customer list and integrated an automatic sign-up when when someone purchases. Then, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,471
Posted By aseltz
Re: Amazon Affiliate - anyone had good success here?

I've kept my Amazon account going because I can always find something to link to when writing on my blog. Their breadth of products is a big benefit.

One good benefit of working with Amazon is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By aseltz
Re: Internet Marketing Tips, Tricks, & Hacks #1: "The Imperfection Connection"

Thanks.

I do something similar to you with audio recordings. I pause for a few seconds then clap into the mic before performing a retake. That creates a very recognizable pattern in an audio...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By aseltz
Re: Internet Marketing Tips, Tricks, & Hacks #1: "The Imperfection Connection"

I'm cautious about throwing out specific numbers when it comes to stuff like this. If you nail your presentation in one take, move on. Doing multiple takes with the expectation that you are 'supposed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By aseltz
Re: PEOPLE do this all the time can I?

YouTube is an exception here. They explicitly give you permission to post other people's videos on your site (they even provide the code.) And they also give creators the option to disable embedding...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By aseltz
Re: Video production - green screen technique with paper, muslin or paint?

If you are bouncing off a white wall you probably won't have issues with excessive spill from the screen (the wall will diffuse the light), but you will loose significant light intensity from the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Thanks for the kind words. I'm really glad to hear that your green screen videos are going well.

Andrew
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th August 2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

I started working on a course outline based on some of my comments in this thread. I was going to work up a Udemy or Skillshare course, but changed my mind and wrote a comprehensive guide (with some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Jim,

Using garbage mattes is a great technique even if your screen does fill the entire frame. Any areas of the frame where your foreground subject does not cross over the background can be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Try the tools in Adobe Premiere (UltraKey) or After Effects (KeyLight) before you chase after other options. It is astonishing how much control you have over your keys with tools like these. I think...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Jason,

I wasn't impressed by the PopVideo demo (the edges on the keys they were pulling were not very clean - with lots of blurring to hide the lack of detail), but I checked out some of the other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

I have an older Quad Core Core2Duo PC (2009 vintage) with 8 gigs of RAM and it can run Lightworks just fine. DaVinci Reslove is another matter - but mostly because of my graphics card. Your graphics...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

There is lots of free video software out there, along with dozens of low priced options. Personally, I avoid most tools that aren't heavily used in the professional video production community. It...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

I'm using a clamp light with a low wattage CFL bulb as my backlight. It is just clipped to a spare angle bracket I had that is attached to the ceiling with a drywall screw. Here's a photo. The light...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Nice setup! You should be able to do some cool projects.

I wouldn't worry about getting a backdrop holder unless you plan to move your setup around. What you've done works just fine.

The boom...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Congratulations on the new light kit. I'm sure you will enjoy experimenting with your lighting setups. A good set of lights is one of the best investments you can make when it comes to video gear. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

The cheap light kits can definitely get the job done, but just plan to be very gentle with them. The stands tend to be very flimsy and easy to knock over once the lights are attached. It's a good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

Jim,

I've been using Adobe Premiere and After Effects (and Photoshop too) for more than a decade now and they are still my favorite applications to use. I've edited on final cut and used Apple...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

I have 2 green screens that came exactly the same way. Both are cotton muslin and were packed up folded. My solution for removing wrinkles is simple. I stretch the screen. That's how they do it in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

With the current setup you have, your main challenge is lighting the screen and yourself. Both cameras you have heavily compress the video footage they record. The compression is 'lossy' (meaning...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,476
Posted By aseltz
Re: Some questions about shooting "green screen" videos.

I've done a fair amount of green/blue screen work over the years and have a few suggestions.

Whenever people ask me advice about doing green screen work I always start by asking what their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 26,910
Posted By aseltz
Re: squeeze page/salespage using wordpress

Teo,

I just published a template that can be dropped into any Wordpress theme and will give you a nice professional looking salespage on your Wordpress site. You can see it in action here:
...
Forum: Website Design 13th January 2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,410
Posted By aseltz
Re: Free Salespage Template

Thanks for all the kind words.

This is a super-simple template, but I find it to be a very good jumping-off point for putting up a new sales page.

I'm playing around with a similar template for...
Forum: Website Design 31st December 2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,410
Posted By aseltz
Free Salespage Template

A while back I created a simple sales page template that I could use as a base for putting up a new sales page.

This template has saved me hours of repetitive labor and ensured that every sales...
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