I’m currently in Portland shooting a new training and I just wanted to take some time to show you what it’s like behind-the-scenes of a professional shoot. As you can see from the video above, I’m inside an expert studio with three cameras, lighting, different backdrops, a green screen and a very impressive sound system.
Now this is my first time completing a shoot in a professional studio that is dedicated to creating video trainings at the highest caliber. I’ve been trying a bunch of different things from shooting with the green screen and having different backgrounds used to the simple white backdrop.
What I’m actually working on is a free training that I will be releasing for you very soon.
I know that many people feel anxious at the thought of recording themselves and creating videos. So here’s what I took away from the past two days:
1. Professional studios are not necessary
And you may be wondering, is all this stuff necessary in order to put together a video training series? The answer is no.
No, you absolutely do NOT need all this expensive equipment nor do you need to rent out a studio. You do not need professional camera crews to set things up for you. I’ve been in this business for 9 years now and I’ve never done anything like this before.
Whatever level you are at, note that this is a luxury not a necessity.
I’ve had multiple bestselling digital products that have made 7-figures using videos that I’ve shot with a digital camera. The lesson I want you to take away today is that you can do this too!
This stuff that I’m using now will make my videos look nicer, but remember that the only thing people care about is the content that you put out. As long as you have something worth sharing, information that is valuable to someone else, knowledge that could potentially solve a problem, then your message is important.
2. Practice, practice, practice.
Nobody is born great at anything. Everyone has to put in a certain amount of hours training and working in order to get to where they are.
Keep in mind that it takes 10,000 hours to reach a level of mastery.
Tennis champion Roger Federer makes the sport look easy, his movements on the court are fluid and his strokes seamless. What we don’t see is the fact that he started playing the sport at the age of 4, and by the time he was 6, was training three times a week.
Federer stayed focused and continued to train diligently until he became the national champion of Switzerland at the age of 14, and eventually the world number one.
While it’s true that he has natural talent, had it not been for his persistence, motivation and continually practicing, it is unlikely he would be able to achieve this level of success.
The same goes for any discipline, from playing a musical instrument to being a math wiz.
If you know me, then you’ll be aware that 5 years ago I was a wreck in front of a camera. The very first video I shot was just 20 seconds long and was to inform students that my program had currently sold out but they could sign up to be on the waiting list. It took me dozens of takes to get it right. Even then I had the script written out on a board behind the camera.
Every master was once a disaster. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.