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How to Name my Videos

 

Here is a guide on how to name your videos when you upload them to Basecamp:

C stands for CARD

stands for ACTIVITY

stands for REWARD (which is the same thing as an unlockable)

When you name a video, please name them appropriately.

c#a# (daily card) or

r#a# (reward card)

Here are some examples:

Lisa has a video for day 3 of her challenge. She wants it to be the second activity of day 3.

She would name the video this way: c3a3 (day 3 activity 3).

Lisa has a video for her first unlockable. She wants there to be three parts.

She would name the videos this way: r1a1, r1a2, r1a3.

Naming the videos appropriately will ensure that the process of loading them to the appropriate card easy and effortless for our team.

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Should I Write A Script?

No two coaches are alike; some write meticulous scripts and hang on to every word as they film, while others would prefer to jot down bullet-points and speak freely from there. 

However you choose to proceed, it’s important to plan each day’s content. This will not only streamline the filming process, but your script/outline will be a major help as you plan and write out the copy for the paired journal.

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How Do I Get Over Being Camera Shy?

Our short answer is to just do it! 

You should feel confident in yourself and your ability to share your expertise simply because you ARE the expert here. As the coach, you carry expertise that attracted your clients to this Challenge in the first place. Use that as motivation and momentum to start filming.

But if you need a few more tips and tricks to polish your production, check out these pointers.

Plan your script, notes, etc. 

    • Some coaches prefer to have a complete script in front of them before they start to film, others find it helpful to jot down a few bullet points. Whatever method you choose, planning what you will say before you say it is great practice.

Use a teleprompter

    • If you are someone who wants to stick to a script, there are some fantastic teleprompter apps out there that can facilitate this process. Think of newscasters and how they read and present the news. 
    • PromptSmart is considered one of the best free teleprompter software programs for iOS and Android. The app listens to your speech so it knows where you are in the script and adjusts the scroll speed accordingly. 
    • Another option is Parrot Teleprompter for iOS & Android. It’s not free, but it’s considered the best teleprompter app for mobile users. 

Practice, practice, practice

    • Go for a few test runs in front of your camera and watch it directly after. This is better than practicing in a mirror simply because you get to observe yourself and see right in front of you what you’d like to improve.
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What Do I Do With my Hands? And Other Filming Tips.

  • Don’t stand directly in front of a wall. Take a few steps forward to create a crisper and more interesting visual for the client

 

  • Don’t be afraid of an interesting background! Whether you’re filming in your home office or in a niche corner of your office, your background not only keeps things interesting for your viewer, but it can also give us an insight into who you are as a person. The average person doesn’t have a filming set-up with a green screen or backdrop, so there’s no need for you to also have one. In our research, the more organic the filming and staging, the better.

 

  • Don’t be afraid to use your hands when you speak. We suggest engaging with the camera as if you were speaking to a person. If using your hands comes naturally to you, then use them! Some sort of tripod could be helpful here so that you can be hands-free. 

 

  • Get inspired by content creators on YouTube related to your topic. Or one that you simply find entertaining, and take note of their “online persona”.