89: 5 Skills to Make you a Better Content Creator
Host: Caleb Copeland @copecreative
Co-Host: Ryer Porter @ryer_porter
EP 89: 5 Skills that will make you a better content creator
Know your way around a computer
You would be amazed some of the basic computer functions that folks that want to create content don’t understand.
External Hard drives
Adding and deleting files
Cleaning out trash can
Clearing Cache Files for programs
Understanding different files, codecs, and extensions
How many files type, codes and/or extensions do we use or run into?
There can be tons of these but knowing what each is for and what kind of files you can work with and which ones work best for certain situations can make life really easy.
Knowing how to convert files is a super important skill as well.
Examples of Files and how they can jack you up.
Having a basic knowledge of graphic design programs
Getting rid of the background on a logo
Making a logo smaller or larger
Cutting things out
These are all essential things that will help you make better content.
Knowing how to use light (natural night)
This is a big one and this is also one that will take practice but the light build will click for you one day and you will understand what is good and bad lighting.
Learn how to shape or move light to where you want or need it (Bounce)
Understand how you camera deals with good and bad light.
Some cameras deal with harsh shadows better than other, for the most part just know the middle of the day looks like crap on camera.
Shoot most of your video in the first hour or light or the last hour of light.
If you have to shoot in the middle of the day find the biggest shaded area you can
Overcast days are great too.
Always have a safety
Learn how to use a safety angle.
What is a safety angle
This is super important if you are filming by yourself or self filming
POV cameras are the best for this.
There are a ton of ways to get creative with these as well.