Windows Live Movie Maker

In the section I will teach you exactly how I created this video on Youtube using Windows Live Movie Maker, a free program.

Okay, Okay, the audio clip sucks…but for demonstration purposes, it does the job 🙂

The resources used were:

Video Tutorial (28 minutes length)

  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Video: Creating Video With Windows Live Movie Maker’ w=800 h=450 t=’Video: Creating Video With Windows Live Movie Maker’]

Additional Good WLMM Training

This is a very good training by Dan at Vimeo on using Windows Movie Maker Live. We thought we’d include this as a over.



What You Will learned:

  • Getting the footage off of your camera and onto your computer.
  • Open up Windows Live Movie Maker and import all of your footage so you can begin working.
  • You can drag, cut and trim your files exactly how you want them to create a great storyline.
  • Add some music to heighten the tone of your video.
  • Include some transitions to bridge your clips together. Add effects as necessary.
  • Throw in some text and titles if you feel like it.
  • Export that video and share it with the whole world

Screenflow Training

In this series, Mark goes over total ScreenFlow Training.

Buy ScreenFlow 2 For Mac

Download Videos Below (zip files)

  • Video 1: ScreenFlow Overview
  • Video 2: ScreenFlow Picture In Picture
  • Video 3: Zoom and Pan
  • Download Videos 1-3 Zip
  • Video 4: Audio Actions
  • Video 5: Screen Recording Properties
  • Video 6: Adding Callouts
  • Download Videos 4-6 Zip
  • Video 7: Adding Text Properties
  • Video 8: Editing Timeline and Transitions
  • Video 9: Exporting Format For Flash
  • Download Videos 7-9 Zip

Getting Your Videos Online

In this section, we go over the most popular ways to get your videos online.

I. Upload Your Videos To Video Sharing Sites (or what I call, “3rd party sites”) For Maximum Exposure

There is literally a ton of video sharing sites to upload your videos these days for exposure and traffic. They key is “targeted traffic.”

If you are wanting your videos that you upload to 3rd party sites to be in the search engines of Google, then you will want to use Youtube, Daily Motion, Google Video, and Vimeo. I have found these videos sharing sites to have the most strength in the search engines, with Youtube being the top (obviously, since it is owned by Google).

When I first started online, I uploaded my videos to as many different video sites as possible. Use different Title and Description variations when you upload the same video to multiple sites. What is even better is changing the video file name (slightly) for each of the video sharing sites. I realize this is not possible using automation tools, but if you are doing it manually (as I often do), then you surely want to change the video file names.

  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Video: Pixel Pipe & Tube Mogul Video Blasting’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video: Pixel Pipe & Tube Mogul Video Blasting’]

Pixel Pipe and Tube Mogul offer a free service whereby you can upload your video to their site and then they will distribute (or blast) your video to a multitude of video sharing sites…all on autopilot. I believe with both of these services, your video will be sent to 50+ video sharing sites.

Username/Password Tip: You have to register and set up a profile at all different video sharing sites first. Use the same username and password for video sharing site. If you are making a few different accounts each, then pick easy to remember names like “keyword1, keyword2, keyword3, etc….” Keep your password simple to remember too.

Profile SEO Tip: When you fill out your profile at all these different video sharing sites, you want to:

  • Put your website links on the profile page;
  • Copy the URL of your profile page and save it in a notepad file;
  • Look for the rss feed of your profile or username page.

Most video sharing sites now have an rss feed attached to every username or profile. For example, Youtube has a rss feed for your channel. You want to copy the rss feed of each of your profiles, and save this to a notepad. You will be using the Profile URL and RSS URL later on.

II. Take The Embed Code Of Your Videos From 3rd Party Video Sharing Sites And Place It On Your Blogs And Websites.

There is a whole lot of benefit of putting your streaming videos from video sharing sites on your blogs, websites, squidoo lens’, hubpages, etc… The more people watch, the more views you get, and the more views, the higher rankings, the more tweets, the more Facebook Likes, etc., until your video starts to become viral.

  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Video: Using Embed Code From Video Sharing Sites’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video: Using Embed Code From Video Sharing Sites’]
  • Youtube Player Parameter Settings

In the video above we explain how to use the embed code to place videos onto your website, and the cool Youtube player parameter options.

In the video and HTML code above I explain how to use Youtube to play videos on your websites and have them looking just like the pros, with no control bar, autostart, and no recommended videos at the end.

Youtube now gives you the ability to customize your player and even have a player list like the following:

The opportunities here are endless. Have a online course to generate interest, leads, and business. Give away some great free content, a video series with lessons, and you will attract a following.

III. Put Self Hosted Videos On Your Self Hosted Domains

By “self hosted videos,” I mean videos that are hosted on your server, or amazonS3 (not embed code taken from 3rd party video sites).

Now we get into the nuts and bolts of putting self hosted flash videos (flv, mp4, wmv, avi) onto your website. There are a few ways, and I will go over the players and coding that I use.

** For following Video Players Are Supported By Google Video Sitemap (GVS)**

Click Here – HTML Code For Flash Video Player, FlowPlayer, & JW Player

A. WordPress Only Video Players – There are a couple of video player plugins that I use with must success and makes the entire process very easy. Watch the videos for examples on how to do this.

  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Video: Flash Video Player WP Plugin’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video: Flash Video Player WP Plugin’]
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Video: Flow Player WP Plugin’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video: Flow Player WP Plugin’]
  • Click Here For Flash Video Player WP Plugin Download
  • Click Here For FlowPlayer WP Plugin Download

B. Any (X)HTML Webpage: JW Video Player – The JW Player is the most commonly used video players on the market today. You can use this player on any (x)html website, which includes a static webpage, or wordpress, joomla, etc…

To use the JW Player, LongTailVideo has created a “Setup Wizard” that walks you through the entire process. They key to making it work it that you have to download and upload a couple files to your root folder on your domain. In the video below I being you through the entire process, including a couple links to the wizard and the player files.

C. “Must Have” Premium Video Players – the following are premium video players that many internet marketers use, and that I use.

If you are serious as a internet marketer and starting to put some sales into your pocket, you want to get these two premium players. They will help you make more sales. Seriously. And, it makes your life a whole lot easier as a video marketer.

  • Viddymatic Player – this is probably one of my favorite video players, and I use it a lot. In fact, every time you click on one of my links on this page, a player pops us with a video. This is a viddymatic player that I am using. There are many more features and to find out more you can visit the link provided.
  • Easy Video Player – while I use viddymatic inside my membership sites, I will use Easy Video Player for my sales pages and making presentations to my subscribers. This is probably the easiest ways to put videos online, and it hooks up with AmazonS3. You simply copy and paste the javascript code that Easy Video Player gives to you into the html source code of your webpage. There are many more features and to find out more you can visit the link provided.

Important Note: While Viddymatic and Easy Video Player are supported by the Google Video Sitemap and XML, you must remember that these two players use Java code, and thus, Google has a harder time finding your videos. I use these two premium players when I am not looking for traffic from Google or the search engines, but I sent traffic via my list, or to play my videos inside my membership sites…like this one.

Green Screen With Powerpoint and Video Backgrounds

In this presentation, Mark shows you how to use a green screen with Powerpoint and the high impact video background effects. (FYI – Open Office Impress also does the exact same thing)

Video Tutorials:

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  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Video: Using Video Editor And Chroma Keyer Effect’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video: Using Video Editor And Chroma Keyer Effect’]

Step 1 – Make a slide presentation with background color: 255 Green, with transparency 0.

Step 2 – Screen capture your slide presentation, and save as .avi or wmv.

Step 3 – Open up your video editing software, and import your .avi (or .wmv) green slide video, as well as your high impact video background motion effect.

Step 4 – Place the “Chroma Keyer” Video FX (Sony Vegas) on top of your green slide video clip

Note: Different video editors may call it different names other than Chroma Keyer. Please read your documentation.

Step 5 – Your slide presentation will now show on top of your high impact video background effect

Creating Slides With Video

In this video series, Mark shows you how to make a slide presentation, using free Impress slide presentation software.

  • Insert a video clip into a picture frame
  • Insert a video on yourself talking into your slide presentation. This becomes real cool when you place your video on top of an image of any kind, particularly one with a border frame.

Here is my example (Watch To Very End):


** Keep in mind that this can also be done using Powerpoint and Keynote (Mac), and that the video used in this video series is for demonstration purposes only.

Video Tutorials Below: Click on link for popup video

  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Video: Inserting Video Into Your Slides’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video: Inserting Video Into Your Slides’]
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Video: Editing Video In Screen Capture’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video: Editing Video In Screen Capture’]

Tools used were Impress, a free slide presentation similar to Powerpoint, and Camtasia

AmazonS3 Training

AMAZON S3 Training

If you are regularly getting videos online and producing content, there is no cheaper method than amazons3 for your video hosting and storage. This video series will show you everything that you need to know to help you.

AmazonS3 Signup:

In addition to your AmazonS3 account, you’ll need a software to move files from your hard drive to the amazons3 server.

Free Resources Taught In The Video Tutorials:

AmazonsS3 Training 16 Video Series: (click on the link to watch video or download)

  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 1: What Is AmazonS3?’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 1: What Is Amazons3?’] | Download Video 1
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 2: How Much Does It Cost?’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 2: How Much Does It Cost?’] | Download Video 2
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 3: How To Set Up An S3 Account?’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 3: How To Set Up An AmazonS3 Account?’] | Download Video 3
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 4: Cloudberry Explorer – Introduction’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 4: Cloudberry Explorer – Introduction’] | Download Video 4
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 5: Setup Your Cloudberry Explorer’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 5: Setup Your Cloudberry Explorer’] | Download Video 5
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 6: How To Create A Bucket Using Cloudberry’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 6: How To Create A Bucket Using Cloudberry’] | Download Video 6
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 7: How To Share Your Files’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 7: How To Share Your Files’] | Download Video 7
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 8: How To Create Time Expiring URLs’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 8: How To Create Time Expiring URLs’] | Download Video 8
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 9: Fox Orgnanizer – Introduction’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 9: Fox Orgnanizer – Introduction’] | Download Video 9
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 10: How To Setup S3 Fox Organizer’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 10: How To Setup S3 Fox Organizer’] | Download Video 10
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 11: How To Create Buckets Using S3 Fox Organizer’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 11: How To Create Buckets Using S3 Fox Organizer’] | Download Video 11
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 12: How To Share Your Files’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 12: How To Share Your Files’] | Download Video 12
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 13: How To Synchronize Your Folders’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 13: How To Synchronize Your Folders’] | Download Video 13
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’ Play Online Video 14: S3 Fox Organizer & Time Expiring URLs’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 14: S3 Fox Organizer & Time Expiring URLs’] | Download Video 14
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 15: Your S3 Logging Details’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 15: Your S3 Logging Details’] | Download Video 15
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Play Online Video 16: How To Stream Videos From Your S3 Account’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 16: How Top Stream Videos From Your S3 Account’] | Download Video 16

Video formats and Conversion

Video formats and converting your videos is not hard.

In the video below I will give to you a short tutorial on video capture formats, encoding, frame rates, and compressing (converting) your videos.

From capturing on camera to converting for online viewing is the process that we will be discussing.

Click on the link below to watch my video formats and conversion tutorial

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  • Download Presentation PDF

I presently use 4 different video converters:

  • Camtasia Studio has a video converter built into it
  • Sony Vega Pro will convert and render, or compress, your video to a flash format
  • Handbrake Video Converter (free) will convert your videos to flash and does a great job
  • Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is my dream converter, and does everything that I want.

If I am doing a video manual using Camtasia, I will stick with Camtasia to convert my video to mp4 of flv. If I want to use a more robust video editor, and I am using Camtasia, I will have Camtasia record to .avi and then import the .avi to my video editor, like Sony Vegas Pro.

Audacity Audio Training

audioCreating audios for your videos has never been easier.

A simple webcam mic and free Audacity audio editing software is all that it takes.

Tools & Resources:

Click on the image below for a overview of Audacity Audio Software

  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Video 1: Audacity Overview & Settings’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 1: Audacity Overview & Settings’]
  • [viddy f=’′ i=’Video 2: Adding Audacity Noise Reduction’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 2: Adding Audacity Noise Reduction’]
  • [viddy f=’′ i=’Video 3: Exporting Audio’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 3: Exporting Audio’]
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Video 4: Tips To Recording Your Script Using Audacity’ w=800 h=600 t=Video 4: ‘Tips To Recording Your Script Using Audacity’]
  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Video 5: Importing & Adding Video Assets To Your Audio Timeline’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video 5: Importiting & Adding Video Assets To Your Audio Timeline’]

If you are making an Audio For A Slide Presentations you want to to follow this process:

– Type out your script in a Word Document
– Read and record your voice using Audacity or some other audio editing software. (see Resources in Intro. module)
– Edit your Audio track by:

  • Cutting out unnecessary audio clips
  • Compressing your audio file (do not ‘normalize) – normally in the Effects>Dynamic>Compressor section of your audio editor
  • Make sure the “Limiter” feature is “on” as you do not want your audio to be in the red, which is above ‘0 db.’
  • Use The Gain (or Amplify) feature to now raise your entire track to “0 db.”
  • Your entire track should be between -6 and 0 for best results
  • Rendor or Export your final audio to .wav (microsoft) or .aaif (apple) format (fyi – mp3 is compressed)

4. Make your slides in Powerpoint or Open Office Impress uing a PC or Keynote in Mac.

5. While listening to your audio file, screen capture your Slide Presentation and scroll through the slides in sync with the audio.

Click on the image for a video on how to add a audio mp3 to a wordpress blog

  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Video: MP3 To Podcast on WordPress Blog’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video: MP3 To Podcast on WordPress Blog’]

Animoto Training

Animoto is a great place to quickly make videos with a professional quality and offers a free and paid upgrade version.

This Took Me 10 Minutes To Make This Video:

While the free package only offers you 30 seconds and you are unable to download, and also comes with a animoto watermark, I will show you in this video tutorial how to:

  • Make a awesome video trailer, promotional style, video in 10 minutes and less…and for free
  • How to download a Animoto free version video and edit out the watermark to replace it with your own 🙂

Click on the image below for a video tutorial on using Animoto:

  • [viddy f=’′ a=left i=’Video: Animoto Total Training’ w=800 h=600 t=’Video: Animota Total Training’]

The possibilities are limitless….

  • A real estate agent can make a picture slide presentation of a features home with URL
  • A offline business can create a video and slide show of his services and benefits with URL
  • For the e-commerce site, create a video the benefits of your product with URL