Choosing a topic to create your course about is the easy part!
The real problem comes when you start to add up the cost of all the equipment you are going to need in order to create a quality course that looks great and sounds amazing.
But it's not just the recording equipment. There's all the other stuff you need too, so as well as those expensive video cameras and microphones you are also going to need
- Softboxes and Diffusers
- Light Stands
- Digital Audio Recorders
- Hard Drives
- Memory Cards
- Microphone Stands
- Boom Poles
- And Much More!
And when you've recorded everything, then you are going to need decent video editing software and a powerful computer capable of handling the resource intensive tasks that video editing involves.
Of course, for each type of video you are going to need different software and/or hardware. After all, even an expensive DSLR isn't going to help you if you need to do a screen recording. However much that DSLR cost you!
You need the right tool for the job - and it can get expensive!
For a lot of people the cost of getting started can just seem too much. After all, chances are that you want to make courses to MAKE money, not run up massive expenses before you've even got started!
But it doesn't have to be this way!
In this course you'll discover how you probably already own everything you need to create a quality, successful course. And the things you don't have (if there are any) I'll share with you where I pick up equipment and accessories for next to nothing, and you can too.
Don't have a powerful computer with lots of free disk space that is up to the intensive task of editing HD quality video? No problem!
In this course you'll find out how you can edit HD video (even 4K video) on not only your own hardware, but almost any hardware, regardless of how limited and underpowered it might seem.
And it doesn't stop there...
You are going to be shown how to do green screen effects on the cheap so that you can have a limitless supply of great backgrounds in your videos, regardless of however cluttered, cramped, or messy your actual environment is.
You'll find out where to get ridiculously low cost (but high quality) camera equipment that is more than up to the task of recording your videos.
And much more!
Q. Will the course teach me how to edit video?
A. No. it will show you the resources and software that you can use to edit your videos for free, or at a very low cost. There are plenty of free tuturial that cover the basics of video editing. This course doesn't replicate that.
Q. Does the course show me everything I need to know about creating an online course?
A. No. Every platform is different, and requirements vary (even if you are hosting your own courses on your own website). This course is about showing you how to record your course content in the best quality for the lowest cost, regardless of platform. As far as choice of topic goes, your level of knowledge in that topic, and how you decide to structure your content is really up to you. But whatever you decide, this course will help you create your course content at the lowest cost.
Q. What if I'm not happy with the course - for whatever reason?
A. No problem - Udemy provide a 30 day money back guarantee, so if you don't think I'm delivering on the promises I've made to you then just contact them within 30 days and they'll sort you out with a refund.
Q. Did you REALLY shoot and edit this entire course using just the equipment and software you said you were going to use?
A. Yes, apart from 1 photo, and that was only because I didn't have any of the course equipment on me when I needed to take the photo. That photo is used in just one video and appears for maybe about 1 second. Everything else is 100% shot and edited using what I cover in the course.
- Internet access and something to record video at 720P (just about any smartphone can do this)