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DIY Video Production Guide (Version 2.0)
 

Learn how to shoot better videos by yourself.

10+ Hours of video lessons

 

 

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Does it take you too long to make videos?

Do they turn out how you imagined?
 

Making great videos by yourself in a timely manner takes the right combination of knowledge and experience.

Creating videos alone is difficult enough without having to worry about whether or not the lighting looks right, the mic sounds okay, and if you are actually in focus. 

Whether you're too intimidated to make your first video or you're making them all the time, I'll share what I've learned the past few years making over a hundred videos for myself and clients like Pat Flynn, Fizzle.co, and Gumroad.

I believe that anyone can make great videos of themselves. It just takes patience, dedication, and the right amount of focused learning.

That's why I made this course.

 

Featured Success Stories

MATT GIOVANISCI - Roasty Coffee

"I was having such a hard time getting a blurry background. I wanted it so bad! And Caleb taught me it's all about the lens, so I went and bought a 50mm."

THOMAS FRANK - College Info Geek

"Because I was able to learn so fast, my YouTube channel was able to grow to over 10,000 subscribers in 6 months, which is something I never even thought would happen."

EMMA SHORT-E - Studio Scratches

"Caleb taught me how to click my fingers 3 times when I mess up a take, which has saved hours editing."

PETE SVEEN - DIY Projects with Pete

"He has taught me all about the techy side of things... and he also taught me how to present myself."

AMECHI AKPOM - BJJ Training

"Everything he recommended, I got exactly that (gear)... and got a video out a week and a half later."

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What You'll Learn:

There are so many different places you could start when you want to learn to make better videos. Trying to figure out where to begin is nearly impossible because there is so much to learn.

Trust me, I've been there. I've spent countless hours watching endless tutorials to make my videos better and that is why I put this together.

There are plenty of excuses for not making videos, but "know-how" shouldn't be one of them. 

This course covers:

  • What camera, lens, lighting, microphones, and recorders are best
  • How to set-up 3-point lighting, white balance, and soften shadows
  • How to get clean audio from any kind of microphone with no echo or noise
  • What to do while shooting to save hours editing it later
  • How to plan your videos, script them out, and deliver them naturally
 

Master Class

Get this class if you're serious about making videos.

This is everything I wish I knew when I started making videos. Through 50 video lessons I share every step of my process for filming a video. This course covers the first steps of scripting and planning videos all the way to off-loading your memory cards. It starts with gear recommendations like choosing cameras, lens, microphones, and lighting. You'll also learn how to set up a video studio with multiple lighting techniques, plan your b-roll, use a green screen, choose a microphone, reducing echo, shoot with multiple angles, deliver a script with or without a teleprompter, and more. 

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Video Gear

7 Lessons | 35:53

  1. Choosing a camera
  2. Choosing a lens
  3. Comparing 6 microphones
  4. Setting up a video studio
  5. Using a digital audio recorder
  6. Tripods, monopods, mic stands, light stands, etc.
  7. Which memory cards are best

Advanced Equipment

6 Lessons | 28:09

  1. Choosing a teleprompter & app
  2. Using a video monitor
  3. Choosing monitor headphones & speakers
  4. Transporting video equipment
  5. Background paper
  6. Memory card management

Lighting & Composition

8 Lessons | 31:46

  1. Setting up 3-point lighting
  2. Different types of lighting
  3. Using only natural light
  4. Setting white balance
  5. Wistia style
  6. Fizzle style
  7. Lighting modifications
  8. Lighting ratios and softening
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Camera Set-up

8 Lessons | 49:21

  1. How aperture works
  2. Shutter speed vs. frame rate
  3. ISO and reducing image noise
  4. Framing and the rule of thirds
  5. Properly exposing an image
  6. Better screen recordings
  7. Focusing a DSLR quickly
  8. Shooting B-roll
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Advanced Recording

6 Lessons | 32:48

  1. Video backgrounds & texture
  2. Creating motion with equipment
  3. Cutting down on reflections
  4. Properly lighting a green screen
  5. Recording with multiple angles
  6. Adjust camera profiles & making color adjustments
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Recording Audio

7 Lessons | 33:55

  1. Using a lavalier microphone
  2. Using an on-camera shotgun microphone
  3. Using a boom microphone
  4. Live monitoring audio
  5. Having back-up audio
  6. Reducing background noise
  7. Lessening echo
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Planning Videos

4 Lessons | 23:45

  1. How to write your script
  2. Planning b-roll
  3. Identifying mistakes vs. usable takes
  4. Ideal video length

Delivery

4 Lessons | 16:11

  1. Delivering a script
  2. Acting natural on camera
  3. Leaving room for editing
  4. Looking into camera vs. off-camera
 

Advanced Class

The best class for stepping up your video production skills.

If you've started making videos with a DSLR and they just aren't turning out how you'd hoped, this is good tier for you. You'll get video lessons on picking the right equipment, the basics of lighting, what camera settings to use, capturing solid audio, writing your script, and delivering it to a camera. A great introduction to recording better videos.

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Video Gear & Equipment

7 Lessons | 35:53

  1. Choosing a camera
  2. Choosing a lens
  3. Comparing 6 microphones
  4. Setting up a video studio
  5. Using a digital audio recorder
  6. Tripods, monopods, mic stands, light stands, etc.
  7. Which memory cards are best
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Lighting

4 Lessons | 18:47

  1. Setting up 3-point lighting
  2. Different types of lighting
  3. Using only natural light
  4. Setting white balance
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Camera Set-up

8 Lessons | 49:21

  1. How aperture works
  2. Shutter speed vs. frame rate
  3. ISO and reducing image noise
  4. Framing and the rule of thirds
  5. Properly exposing an image
  6. Better screen recordings
  7. Focusing a DSLR quickly
  8. Shooting b-roll
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Recording Audio

4 Lessons | 23:53

  1. Using a lavalier microphone
  2. Using an on-camera shotgun microphone
  3. Using a boom microphone
  4. Live monitoring audio
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Planning & Delivery

4 Lessons | 26:33

  1. How to write your script
  2. Delivering a script
  3. Acting natural on camera
  4. Planning b-roll
 

Starter Class

The perfect class for someone looking to make their first video.

Consider this a quick start to get you pressing record without being afraid. An introduction to equipment, setting up the camera, some microphone tips, and delivering a script. This stands on its own.

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Video Gear & Equipment

5 Lessons | 23:58

  1. Choosing a camera
  2. Choosing a lens
  3. Comparing 6 microphones
  4. Different types of lighting
  5. Setting up 3-point lighting
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Camera Set-up

5 Lessons | 26:25

  1. How aperture works
  2. Shutter speed vs. frame rate
  3. ISO and reducing image noise
  4. Framing and the rule of thirds
  5. Properly exposing an image
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Scripting & Audio

4 Lessons | 28:01

  1. How to write your script
  2. Delivering a script
  3. Using a lavalier microphone
  4. Using an on-camera shotgun microphone

Who created this course?

Meet Caleb Wojcik.


Caleb has been making videos off and on for nearly a decade. In that time he has filmed the NHL, MLB, NCAA basketball & football, weddings, commercials, book trailers, and plenty of training videos for the web. 

He currently runs a four-person video production company in San Diego, California whose clients range from Pat Flynn at Smart Passive Income to tech start-ups like Gumroad.

Caleb is also the creator of DIYVideoGuy.com & formerly co-founded Fizzle.co. 

STARTER CLASS

  • 1 hour of video training
  • 14 video video tutorials
  • The eBook

ADVANCED CLASS

  • 5 hours of video training
  • 34 video tutorials
  • 5 video interviews
  • The eBook

MASTER CLASS

  • 10 hours of video training
  • 64 video tutorials
  • 5 case studies
  • 9 video interviews
  • The eBook
 
"When creating video, every time I follow Caleb’s advice exactly, things work great. When I ignore his advice, I always regret it later."

- Nathan Barry
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

"Which package is best for me?"

If you're serious about making videos for the web, the 10+ hours of tutorials, case studies, and interviews in the master class will get you closer to the videos you want to create faster, all for less than a single Ivy League college credit.

"Do I get free updates?"

Yes, for life. This is version 2.0 of the course and any future updates to any of the packages are free to previous buyers.

"How do I watch the videos?"

Upon purchase you'll get access to both stream them over the web or download for offline viewing (even on iOS devices).

"Can I upgrade later?"

Absolutely. If you get one of the lower packages you can jump up to the other packages when you're ready. Just contact me to do so.

"what happened to version 1.0?"

Don't worry, it still exists! Depending on which package you buy, you'll get the original version 1.0 alongside what comes in the new version.

Other questions? Email me at caleb@calebwojcik.com.

 
"Man, Caleb is smart. Every time I hang out with him, he doesn't say a lot, but when he does you better listen."

- Chris Ducker