Soooooo the recent results of some ghetto test I’ve run at AppSumo show that the most requested course people want me to make…..is a:
Course ABOUT Building A Course.
HA! I don’t know why that’s so hilarious to me.
Anyhow, I’m around half-way done with it…and it’s cool because we’ve been stepping the game up a bit and filming with higher quality cameras.
Normally I just use this Canon S95 camera to film,
but now I’ve started hiring someone who knows what they’re doing, and who has a Canon 7D (which is the same camera they film a lot of movies and TV shows with). Look at the size difference :-)
It’s pretty neato to see the difference it makes. The camera is one element of it….but me and Noah used a fancy camera to record THIS Sumo Dojo…and it looks almost the same as the previous ones:
The main difference is the lighting, and having someone around who knows what the hell their doing with the camera (aka NOT me).
So now some of the stuff we’re filming is coming out more like THIS (video screenshot):
So this Course About Building A Course launches on Jan. 26th and should turn out GREAT looking.
However as much as I’m impressed with fancy cameras and cool lighting….I really don’t give a SHIT about that stuff…..if it doesn’t teach people well.
I’ve seen a lot of videos that are filmed all fancy….but SUCK because the content isn’t strong.
This course will meld both those elements together (plus teach other people how to do it).
One of the interesting things I’ve noticed is that not everyone wants to build a course to SELL IT…..but a lot of people wanna give them away for free.
I think one of the best uses for videos courses for startups is if you have a web app or software you’re trying to sell…giving away a free video course on how to use your service to it’s max is a GREAT way to get people to use your app more!
Here’s some random pics of recent filming stuff: