Josh Rimer Interview

I’ve known Josh for almost a year and he’s always eager to share information with others. So, when I asked if he would be interested in doing an interview, he said he’d love to. In the interview Josh discusses topics like getting started , what equipment he uses and what you should do to get your videos seen.

Josh Rimer has been on YouTube since 2007. His videos have been seen almost 3,000,000 times. That’s right! 3 million. Hopefully, one day I’ll have those kind of numbers. His blog has been a great source of information and knowledge to me and many others. Josh knows his stuff.

So, here is the video interview with Josh:

Josh and his brother Spandy Andy have just launched Social Media Star Formula to help people learn how to become social media stars. And the best part, they’re offering free videos. Check them out. I signed up for the free videos and so should you.

We all know we need to be on social media.  We hear it all the time.  But how do you make sure you’re not wasting your time?  Are there short-cuts?  How do “ordinary” people sometimes get such big, loyal followings?  Will it actually bring in results for you?

Well these two guys have totally made it work for them – and are sharing their strategies for why YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and more – in a free online video series!

And they’re showing us how they did it for FREE!

Just click on the link below to be taken to their website to be the first to learn what they did, how they did it, and why it’s completely transformed their careers.

These videos are completely free and I’m sure you’ll agree that these two have had some pretty amazing success with social media and great tips to pass on to the rest of us so we can do it too!

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SXmmHQ7z_g

How to Shoot Video with a Canon 7D Tethered to a Computer

I know a lot of you are shooting your videos with Canon HDSLR’s. I bet you’re being slowed down while shooting your videos and you don’t even know it. Always having to get up to change your settings. Starting and stopping your videos. Framing yourself. This may not seem like a big deal, but what if you didn’t have get up from where you’re shooting to make adjustments? Wouldn’t that save you a lot of time and frustration? You bet! You could buy a small LCD camera monitor and face it towards yourself, but that only addresses one of your issues. What about focusing, or starting and stopping recording? Did you know there is a free solution? And, you might already have it.

When you bought your Canon HDSLR it came with free software. Most people ignore the software that comes with their cameras because there are usually better 3rd party options. Not in this case. Canon’s EOS Utility allows you to control your camera from your computer. Plug the two together with a USB cable and you have full control over your camera. Even when shooting video. Let me repeat that! Even When Shooting Video!

Here are some of the things you can control from your computer:

  • Focus
  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • ISO
  • Start/Stop Recording
  • And Much more (see your manual)

I bet, once you start shooting with your Canon HDSLR tethered to your computer, you’ll wonder how you managed shooting your videos without it. So go and install EOS Utilities (if you haven’t already) on your computer and try shooting you next video this way.

Check out the video below and you’ll see just how easy it is to use.

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqU0Pc4vcPc

Do you shoot with a Canon HDSLR? If so. What’s your technique?

What’s in My Camera Bag

Making sure you have everything with you when you’re shooting your video blog post is extremely important.

In this video I show you what I have in my camera to shoot my video posts.

Here’s what’s in my video blogging camera bag:

  • Canon HF M300 camcorder
  • Canon SD1400is camera
  • Zoom H2 audio recorder
  • Audio-Technica ATR-3350 lavalier mic
  • various small tripods and stands
  • freshly charged batteries
  • memory cards
  • memory card reader
  • battery chargers
  • all connection and power cables

YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cisppYlakw

What do you carry in your camera bag? Is there anything I’m missing?