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Here is the video that our 4-part series on making your YouTube trailer video was all about…at least for me.

I’ve very curious as to how things have been going for you, so if you have your video ready to link, please post the link below and let the world know what you’re up to.

As of this publication date, there’s still one part of the 4-part series to go. It will be released on Tuesday. It’s actually quite important because it’s all about  how you’re going to rank this video on YouTube and Google.

So if by some horrible oversight on my part you did not get access, please sign up here:
https://brainyvideo.leadpages.net/yttrailer/

Note: It’s a good idea to sign up to watch the series because it’s neither on the blog nor at YouTube.

Anyway, here’s my version of the completed video. Hope you find it a useful template for yours!

    5 replies to "Best Video Marketer in Hartford, CT (860) 687-9849"

    • Edward Rapka

      Steve,
      I’ve been following your educational videos and tips for awhile now and this most recent series is absolutely stirling, both in terms of your production and your insight into online marketing. And of course, you have one of the most personable styles of presentation out there these days. My brother is a video editor, but he’s still mired in the “old-school” and doesn’t understand the potential of online video and where it’s going, and I’ve recommended he check out your site and learn from you. In fact, everyone in the online world ought to be checking you out regularly. Looking forward to see what you have up your sleeve for next time.

      • Steven Washer

        Much obliged, Edward! This has been a great series to run and I hope people follow through and post their videos here as well!

    • Sven

      There you go, Steve 🙂 –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gWVsxu9LmE

      4 hours of trying, editing, and swearing. And I couldn’t figure out how to make the light better. It’s too shiny. Just used natural daylight in front of the window.

      Have to go back in your videos to see how you put the text in…

      (But hey, at least it’s better than the first one)

      Best,
      Sven

      • Steven Washer

        It’s a great start, Sven! It will get easier as you go. As for lighting, you can reduce the brightness overall in your editing program. All of them have that basic function. If you’re going to do a lot of jump cuts, it’s probably best to change up the size of the shot to cover, but this was really a great first effort. The music was good as well, though it initially came in a bit hot.

        Your voice is fantastic!

        • Sven

          Thanks, Steve 🙂

          Yes, tried the lightening option inside Screenflow, but that didn’t repair anything. For the music, I probably cut off the first seconds…the drum solo.

          The jump cuts will also disappear in the next videos (need more practice because talking is different from writing)

          Only bad thing is that iMovie and Screenflow don’t have fancy text options.

          I’m going to prepare the next video now. It makes fun! 😉

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