Video, Here I come

December 15, 2008

The Camera

In an effort to stay on top of my game, I decided that I wanted to start doing amazing video. Since I joined become a blogger, it has really gotten me hyped about using online video. Now, if you know anything about me, you will know that when I decide to do something, I try to go all out. It's that “all-or-none” mentality.

My pursuits began on ebay. I've always wanted some kind of professional video camera – the Canon GL2 to be exact. Ever since a year ago when I saw a video a friend of mine made with the GL1 (predecessor to the GL2), I decided that it was the one for me. I saw one on ebay for $999 and was trying to convince myself to buy it. Just when I decided, someone else bought it and it was too late.

My wife told me not to worry. According to her, it meant that something better was out there. In a sarcastic tone I said “Yeah right!”. Canon GL2s go for $1800+. I was never going to find one for lower than $999 (or so I thought).

On Friday, another GL2 got listed for $875. I was so excited and my wife was sure to tell me “I TOLD YOU SO”. I snatched it and paid a little extra for overnight delivery. It should be here by tomorrow and I'm extremely excited.

Izzy Video

As I already mentioned, I have somewhat of a tendency to go overboard. I'm getting the camera so I might as well take it to the next level. I did a google search for lessons on how to shoot professional video and came across IzzyVideos.com. Wow, that site is AWESOME!

I decided to subscribe for $45 for 6 months and I'm amazed. Plus I got to give away 1 free membership. I found someone else who was interested and we split the cost. Israel Hyman is AMAZING. He has a bunch of short videos (currently 113) that teach you exactly how to make professional videos and adds more every month.

You can download all of his podcasts into your iTunes and watch them at your leisure. I watched a bunch of them yesterday and I've learned so much already. If I was excited about the GL2 before, I am 10 times as excited now.

If you are interested in any aspect of video, I recommend heading over to IzzyVideo.com and getting a membership. Split the cost with someone and you are getting an even better value.

Izzy Video - Learn to Shoot and Edit Video

The Future

So, why am I telling you about all of this. Well, I wanted to let you know that you should see an evolution in what I present. I will continue to post articles to this blog. However, in addition to that, I will be spicing it up with some professional video in 2009.

Not only that, but the people who will benefit the most from this are those that get the Free Mentoring site. How? hahaha, if I told you, then you would know. I would rather just build the anticipation . . .

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56 Comments

  • ottie says:

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  • ottie says:

    THanks for all your help and thanks for the website your the man

  • ottie says:

    THanks for all your help and thanks for the website your the man

  • Paulette Chafin says:

    Wow,
    I love this site and all the emails. I look forward to seeing the videos.
    Thanks for all you do for us.

  • Paulette Chafin says:

    Wow,
    I love this site and all the emails. I look forward to seeing the videos.
    Thanks for all you do for us.

  • David says:

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  • David says:

    Thank you so much for this excellent site, and also for all of your help. People like you make this freebie thing a whole lot easier.

  • Stefanomen says:

    Yup!

    Video is a great addition in an online business, since it is almost the only “in person” contact you can get with your custumors and partners.

    This is why I already started video posting on youtube and other various video posting sites…

    • Ahh yes Stefanoman! Youtube is Great for getting your videos online and the social networking part of Youtube (and others) opens you up to a GREAT traffic stream by making your videos go viral. You should send me links to your videos on there. I would love to check them out.

    • Ahh yes Stefanoman! Youtube is Great for getting your videos online and the social networking part of Youtube (and others) opens you up to a GREAT traffic stream by making your videos go viral. You should send me links to your videos on there. I would love to check them out.

  • Stefanomen says:

    Yup!

    Video is a great addition in an online business, since it is almost the only “in person” contact you can get with your custumors and partners.

    This is why I already started video posting on youtube and other various video posting sites…

  • Stefanomen says:

    Yup!

    Video is a great addition in an online business, since it is almost the only “in person” contact you can get with your custumors and partners.

    This is why I already started video posting on youtube and other various video posting sites…

    • Leslie says:

      Ahh yes Stefanoman! Youtube is Great for getting your videos online and the social networking part of Youtube (and others) opens you up to a GREAT traffic stream by making your videos go viral. You should send me links to your videos on there. I would love to check them out.

  • Linda McFadden says:

    While I recognize the potential of using video, I have to admit being intimidated by it. However,it certainly is a great way to make your business more personal. Not only that I think video can sometimes clear up some of misconceptions that can result from the written word. I am very curious to see what you will do with video….I am sure it will be interesting and exciting!

    • Leslie says:

      One thing that intimidates people when it comes to video is having their face online. It actually took me a little while to overcome that. A great alternative is using screen capture programs like Camtasia (PCs) and ScreenFlow (Mac). That way you can just record your screen and talk. You can also add music to spice it up a little.

      The Ideal combination would be video and screen capture!

  • Linda McFadden says:

    While I recognize the potential of using video, I have to admit being intimidated by it. However,it certainly is a great way to make your business more personal. Not only that I think video can sometimes clear up some of misconceptions that can result from the written word. I am very curious to see what you will do with video….I am sure it will be interesting and exciting!

    • One thing that intimidates people when it comes to video is having their face online. It actually took me a little while to overcome that. A great alternative is using screen capture programs like Camtasia (PCs) and ScreenFlow (Mac). That way you can just record your screen and talk. You can also add music to spice it up a little.

      The Ideal combination would be video and screen capture!

    • One thing that intimidates people when it comes to video is having their face online. It actually took me a little while to overcome that. A great alternative is using screen capture programs like Camtasia (PCs) and ScreenFlow (Mac). That way you can just record your screen and talk. You can also add music to spice it up a little.

      The Ideal combination would be video and screen capture!

  • Linda McFadden says:

    While I recognize the potential of using video, I have to admit being intimidated by it. However,it certainly is a great way to make your business more personal. Not only that I think video can sometimes clear up some of misconceptions that can result from the written word. I am very curious to see what you will do with video….I am sure it will be interesting and exciting!

  • Aaron says:

    Hey thanks for posting this Leslie. I’ve always been interested in Video and this site will definitely help me out. You are more informative than you know.

  • Aaron says:

    Hey thanks for posting this Leslie. I’ve always been interested in Video and this site will definitely help me out. You are more informative than you know.

  • Aaron says:

    Hey thanks for posting this Leslie. I’ve always been interested in Video and this site will definitely help me out. You are more informative than you know.

  • Dani says:

    Hi Leslie,
    You never cease to amaze me with all that you do. Your career, the mentoring sites you created for all of us and now, how to spice them up…thanks Leslie for all that you do. I do look forward to learning all I can and I know that Preston is too. He has already asked if Leslie has any info on “how to’s” concerning videos, so I will keep him informed.
    Thanks!

    • Hey Dani, I will be posting some stuff soon on video. Don’t worry, you will hear more in the near future. There are strategies for using video to drive traffic to your mentoring site. In terms of video, IzzyVideo is a great resource.

    • Hey Dani, I will be posting some stuff soon on video. Don’t worry, you will hear more in the near future. There are strategies for using video to drive traffic to your mentoring site. In terms of video, IzzyVideo is a great resource.

  • Dani says:

    Hi Leslie,
    You never cease to amaze me with all that you do. Your career, the mentoring sites you created for all of us and now, how to spice them up…thanks Leslie for all that you do. I do look forward to learning all I can and I know that Preston is too. He has already asked if Leslie has any info on “how to’s” concerning videos, so I will keep him informed.
    Thanks!

  • Dani says:

    Hi Leslie,
    You never cease to amaze me with all that you do. Your career, the mentoring sites you created for all of us and now, how to spice them up…thanks Leslie for all that you do. I do look forward to learning all I can and I know that Preston is too. He has already asked if Leslie has any info on “how to’s” concerning videos, so I will keep him informed.
    Thanks!

    • Leslie says:

      Hey Dani, I will be posting some stuff soon on video. Don’t worry, you will hear more in the near future. There are strategies for using video to drive traffic to your mentoring site. In terms of video, IzzyVideo is a great resource.

  • Nicole says:

    That is interesting. My brother may be interested in this, because he just loves making videos! Thanks for all of the info Leslie!

  • Nicole says:

    That is interesting. My brother may be interested in this, because he just loves making videos! Thanks for all of the info Leslie!

  • Nicole says:

    That is interesting. My brother may be interested in this, because he just loves making videos! Thanks for all of the info Leslie!

  • wooo hooo I’m so glad you got that camera…sometimes you just need to splurge. And I know that the quality of your work is hard to improve upon but it may make it more fun!

  • wooo hooo I’m so glad you got that camera…sometimes you just need to splurge. And I know that the quality of your work is hard to improve upon but it may make it more fun!

  • wooo hooo I’m so glad you got that camera…sometimes you just need to splurge. And I know that the quality of your work is hard to improve upon but it may make it more fun!

    • Leslie says:

      Carollynne, I agree. It’s good to splurge sometimes (or so I try to convince myself, lol). The camera is great. I can’t wait to post my first “professional video”

  • Wendy says:

    Hi. My husband does video for a living and is very successful at it. I wish I knew more about it. But, am too busy with the 15 full-time jobs I already have raising our children. (short-order cook, chauffeur, team parent, mentor, tutor, personal hygienist etc…….) LOL

    Ahh, someday they will all leave home and I’ll be free to have a life.

    Hope you have a blast in 2009 with your camera. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  • Wendy says:

    Hi. My husband does video for a living and is very successful at it. I wish I knew more about it. But, am too busy with the 15 full-time jobs I already have raising our children. (short-order cook, chauffeur, team parent, mentor, tutor, personal hygienist etc…….) LOL

    Ahh, someday they will all leave home and I’ll be free to have a life.

    Hope you have a blast in 2009 with your camera. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  • Wendy says:

    Hi. My husband does video for a living and is very successful at it. I wish I knew more about it. But, am too busy with the 15 full-time jobs I already have raising our children. (short-order cook, chauffeur, team parent, mentor, tutor, personal hygienist etc…….) LOL

    Ahh, someday they will all leave home and I’ll be free to have a life.

    Hope you have a blast in 2009 with your camera. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  • Larry says:

    Looking forward to your video presentations. Your site and blog are very helpful, especially those of us who are new. Thank you for all your knowledge and help.

  • Larry says:

    Looking forward to your video presentations. Your site and blog are very helpful, especially those of us who are new. Thank you for all your knowledge and help.

  • Larry says:

    Looking forward to your video presentations. Your site and blog are very helpful, especially those of us who are new. Thank you for all your knowledge and help.

  • Allan says:

    I have only recently started in freebie trading but I hope to be in the video market at some point. Thanks for the information. I just got my website and have been looking into become a blogger as well. So much to do, so little time!

  • Allan says:

    I have only recently started in freebie trading but I hope to be in the video market at some point. Thanks for the information. I just got my website and have been looking into become a blogger as well. So much to do, so little time!

  • Allan says:

    I have only recently started in freebie trading but I hope to be in the video market at some point. Thanks for the information. I just got my website and have been looking into become a blogger as well. So much to do, so little time!

  • Leslie,
    that is awesome to hear! Good luck with your videos, although I know you will be successful! Maybe one day I too can get the courage to make some videos!!

  • Leslie,
    that is awesome to hear! Good luck with your videos, although I know you will be successful! Maybe one day I too can get the courage to make some videos!!

  • Leslie,
    that is awesome to hear! Good luck with your videos, although I know you will be successful! Maybe one day I too can get the courage to make some videos!!

  • Kathy says:

    Leslie,

    You are so awesome! This video stuff is just another example of what a great mentor you are and how far you are willing to go to give us all the best knowledge out there.

  • Kathy says:

    Leslie,

    You are so awesome! This video stuff is just another example of what a great mentor you are and how far you are willing to go to give us all the best knowledge out there.

  • Kathy says:

    Leslie,

    You are so awesome! This video stuff is just another example of what a great mentor you are and how far you are willing to go to give us all the best knowledge out there.

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