Aug. 4, 2022

Gear Talk with Zach Mitchem

Gear Talk with Zach Mitchem

In this episode we are going to nerd out about some live stream and podcast gear with Zach Mitchem. Other topics might include, YouTube and Amazon Live – You never know. This episode’s guest: 

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:07.280 --> 00:01:52.200 Tata district nations. What is going on, everybody? I can fix that. 2 00:01:52.239 --> 00:01:56.000 For some reason it abruptly stops. What is happening? Welcome. It 3 00:01:56.120 --> 00:01:59.400 is Thursday, August four. Can you believe it? Can you believe it? 4 00:01:59.400 --> 00:02:01.760 It's August for that is so mind blowing to me. But we are 5 00:02:01.840 --> 00:02:06.920 back with another episode of creating daily. Thank you so much for being here. 6 00:02:07.079 --> 00:02:09.520 If you don't mind, you hit that follow share like all those little 7 00:02:09.520 --> 00:02:13.319 fun buttons. Give us a little thumbs up. Say Hello in the chat. 8 00:02:13.360 --> 00:02:17.039 I see my friend Monty weaver already jumping into the chats and hello creating 9 00:02:17.120 --> 00:02:22.560 daily. Nice microphone. And Yeah, if you want this microphone, I'll 10 00:02:22.560 --> 00:02:24.520 just go ahead and pitch it. 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Reminding me to promote it, because I would have forgotten. 18 00:02:46.680 --> 00:02:50.800 And then also, I want to make sure I mentioned ritual motion, 19 00:02:50.879 --> 00:02:53.199 the sponsor of the show, the one, the only sponsor of the show. 20 00:02:53.840 --> 00:02:59.240 Ritual motion is a live streaming platform that holds a unique market position. 21 00:02:59.479 --> 00:03:04.199 That is, including the community Creator Economy and the emergence of web three. 22 00:03:04.280 --> 00:03:07.560 So they're doing some really cool stuff for creators over on their platform. And 23 00:03:07.599 --> 00:03:10.840 what I really like about the platforms you can go live. You can either 24 00:03:10.960 --> 00:03:15.520 do what I do and you can push your feed live to ritual motion. 25 00:03:15.960 --> 00:03:19.560 You can use their platform to go live and bring on guests. But the 26 00:03:19.599 --> 00:03:23.080 coolest part about it and the coolest feature is the networking feature. So when 27 00:03:23.120 --> 00:03:27.280 you're finished with the show, you can just turn on networking and then go 28 00:03:27.479 --> 00:03:30.919 behind the scenes with your audience, with your community, with your members, 29 00:03:30.960 --> 00:03:34.000 your paid members, all that kind of fun, fun stuff, and you 30 00:03:34.039 --> 00:03:37.680 can also get like tips and all that fun stuff right on the platform. 31 00:03:38.080 --> 00:03:40.120 Uh. So go check it out if you haven't already. Ritual motion and 32 00:03:40.159 --> 00:03:46.159 they are dropping an n f t this month, so they're gonna be Introducing 33 00:03:46.960 --> 00:03:52.360 Block BOTs N F T collections. SO THAT'S B L O C K B 34 00:03:52.560 --> 00:03:55.800 O t z dot io if you're interested, if you are wanting to get 35 00:03:55.840 --> 00:03:59.919 ahead of the game with the with those guys who got some cool stuff dropping, 36 00:04:00.319 --> 00:04:02.080 and be sure to follow him on twitter for more information about that. 37 00:04:02.960 --> 00:04:05.199 And I believe that is all the promotion stuff I have, but I really 38 00:04:05.240 --> 00:04:10.280 appreciate you guys joining. I'm super excited about today's guests. We get Zach 39 00:04:10.400 --> 00:04:14.919 Mitchem from we are video makers and he just dropped a new podcast today, 40 00:04:15.080 --> 00:04:17.480 made it official today, so I'm excited to talk to him about that as 41 00:04:17.519 --> 00:04:20.879 well. And we'RE gonna nerd out on some gear just a little bit, 42 00:04:20.959 --> 00:04:24.519 just a little tiny bit. WE'RE NOT gonna get too crazy with it, 43 00:04:25.040 --> 00:04:27.920 but we are going to nerd out on some gear and talk about how you, 44 00:04:28.000 --> 00:04:31.720 as a content creator can level up. You as a video creator podcaster, 45 00:04:32.319 --> 00:04:36.000 can do some really minute things, but we'll make a world of difference 46 00:04:36.000 --> 00:04:41.720 and so I'm really curious. I caught I I met Zach. Well, 47 00:04:41.839 --> 00:04:45.639 I guess I found Zack. I'm gonna say I discovered him on Amazon live. 48 00:04:46.519 --> 00:04:48.439 I was watching and I do watch some of his videos and he has 49 00:04:48.519 --> 00:04:53.480 some really good gear review videos over there, and we'll talk about it what's 50 00:04:53.560 --> 00:04:57.079 up? GOB jumped in over here. Appreciate you, man. Goby has 51 00:04:57.120 --> 00:04:59.759 been working on a new show, doing a lot of test lives to go 52 00:05:00.120 --> 00:05:03.600 come out as well. Alright, so let's go ahead and bring on the 53 00:05:03.680 --> 00:05:08.720 guest, the man of the hour, Zack Mitchum. What is going on, 54 00:05:08.839 --> 00:05:11.600 my guy? How are you good? How are you doing? I'm 55 00:05:11.639 --> 00:05:14.560 glad to be here and I'm doing good. I'm having fun. I'm setting 56 00:05:14.560 --> 00:05:17.279 it set up in my my my funny little green screen here that I love 57 00:05:17.360 --> 00:05:21.079 so much. That's awesome. Yeah, man, it's fun, Dude. 58 00:05:21.120 --> 00:05:25.079 So Um, dude, let's kick this thing off. First of all, 59 00:05:25.079 --> 00:05:28.879 because I haven't really met you, I don't really know your backstory at all. 60 00:05:29.000 --> 00:05:31.360 I don't typically ask this question because I'm better at researching and find it 61 00:05:31.399 --> 00:05:34.240 out on my own, but I want to give you an opportunity, just 62 00:05:34.279 --> 00:05:39.199 real quick, to kind of tell us how did Zach get into video and 63 00:05:39.240 --> 00:05:41.240 how, you know, how did you get into all this stuff that you're 64 00:05:41.279 --> 00:05:45.399 doing right now? Yeah, yeah, absolutely so. So it is a 65 00:05:45.399 --> 00:05:46.560 long story. I tell people all the time I'M gonna write a book one 66 00:05:46.600 --> 00:05:49.959 day. It's gonna called accidentally on purpose, because I just kind of follow 67 00:05:50.000 --> 00:05:54.959 things and accidentally the right thing happens. Um. But I an interest in 68 00:05:55.120 --> 00:05:58.920 video and audio like. It was very important to me very young. That 69 00:05:59.000 --> 00:06:00.879 was one of the things that it was a video camera. We were poor, 70 00:06:00.879 --> 00:06:03.839 couldn't afford it, and I finally got one, Um, but I 71 00:06:03.839 --> 00:06:08.800 mean my my son's, you know, toy camera has better resolution than that 72 00:06:08.800 --> 00:06:10.920 thing did. So, Um, but I had fun with that, played 73 00:06:10.959 --> 00:06:13.839 with it. Actually recorded a youtube video back in two thousand and eight. 74 00:06:14.199 --> 00:06:16.000 I never uploaded it, though. Kind of regret that thing. My life 75 00:06:16.120 --> 00:06:19.800 be a little different, um. But really what was happening is I was 76 00:06:19.959 --> 00:06:23.600 going to college, to go to p a school, and I found a 77 00:06:23.639 --> 00:06:27.240 youtuber and just started talking to him. I like to get to know why 78 00:06:27.279 --> 00:06:29.240 people do what they do, and he's like, Oh, I'm actually about 79 00:06:29.240 --> 00:06:31.800 to quit my job because it's replaced my six figure incomes. Like we only 80 00:06:31.839 --> 00:06:35.160 have fifty subscribers. He's like yeah, yeah, I do. I'm like 81 00:06:35.399 --> 00:06:38.240 okay, cool, can I learn from you? He's like yeah, sure. 82 00:06:38.279 --> 00:06:41.199 Um. So I wrote some blogs, I worked for some other youtubers 83 00:06:41.199 --> 00:06:45.360 as well, and then when the pandemic hits like that, something's gotta Change, 84 00:06:45.399 --> 00:06:48.120 because what I was doing really died of selling bespoke suits, very very 85 00:06:48.160 --> 00:06:53.000 expensive suits, and uh had done some social media for the company, but 86 00:06:53.680 --> 00:06:58.000 Um, just really dove into Youtube, paid for some courses, some mentors 87 00:06:58.360 --> 00:07:00.079 and then I reached out to some friends at Youtube, Chan anals and companies 88 00:07:00.120 --> 00:07:02.360 locally. It's like hey, here's some tips. Like Oh, this is 89 00:07:02.360 --> 00:07:05.839 awesome. What do you charge? Like, Oh, what do you mean? 90 00:07:06.040 --> 00:07:08.720 Like, well, your service. How much do you charge? was 91 00:07:08.759 --> 00:07:12.240 like, uh, okay, well, I I charged this Um, and 92 00:07:12.519 --> 00:07:15.319 it was part time work and it was more. It was as much as 93 00:07:15.360 --> 00:07:16.639 I made. It my best full time job while I was in college. 94 00:07:17.000 --> 00:07:19.560 Um, I was married, had kids and so like, okay, well, 95 00:07:19.560 --> 00:07:24.839 this is awesome, and just kind of went down from there. Well, 96 00:07:24.959 --> 00:07:28.079 up from there, UM, word of mouth. WORKED WITH BIGGER BUSINESSES, 97 00:07:28.439 --> 00:07:31.120 marketing agencies, fortunate hundred companies, and then now I'm a, you 98 00:07:31.120 --> 00:07:34.439 know, chief social media officer at a seller universe, which is an agency, 99 00:07:35.040 --> 00:07:39.399 and so it just kind of kept going and I was really really obsessed 100 00:07:39.439 --> 00:07:43.600 with having the best looking and best sounding videos I possibly could and I would 101 00:07:43.600 --> 00:07:46.160 get so many questions on how do what micropunction, to buy, what camera. 102 00:07:46.519 --> 00:07:48.160 So I was like, okay, well, I'M gonna shift from the 103 00:07:48.240 --> 00:07:53.480 channel I was doing, which was actually clothing reviews, to teaching people how 104 00:07:53.519 --> 00:07:58.240 to do well on video and Youtube and video podcasts. Dude, I love 105 00:07:58.279 --> 00:08:01.040 that, man. I love the transition of, you know, kind of 106 00:08:01.040 --> 00:08:03.800 getting well in the whole pandemic transition. I think that was like one of 107 00:08:03.839 --> 00:08:07.759 the it was one of the most brutal times and a lot of people's lives, 108 00:08:07.759 --> 00:08:11.160 but it really set me up for success and what I really wanted to 109 00:08:11.240 --> 00:08:16.639 do, and so it was really good like pause button to go okay, 110 00:08:16.680 --> 00:08:18.279 what do you really want to do when you grow up, and so Um. 111 00:08:18.480 --> 00:08:20.480 But I love, as a content creator, man, that you can 112 00:08:20.560 --> 00:08:24.519 kind of go in into these different spaces from like, Oh, I'm doing 113 00:08:24.560 --> 00:08:28.000 clothing, but then people are curious about how I'm doing what I'm doing. 114 00:08:28.040 --> 00:08:31.519 And now you are, you know, on Amazon live. I know I 115 00:08:31.559 --> 00:08:35.720 see you on there. I don't know if it's daily or every other day, 116 00:08:35.759 --> 00:08:41.120 but you're on there quite often teaching people and educating them about products and 117 00:08:41.080 --> 00:08:43.159 in different things that they can do to level up, to have the quality 118 00:08:43.200 --> 00:08:48.080 of video, to show up professional in front of these brands, to be 119 00:08:48.159 --> 00:08:50.600 able to get them to compensate. You know, them as a creator or 120 00:08:50.639 --> 00:08:54.440 you as a creator, and keep showing up that way. So I love 121 00:08:54.480 --> 00:08:56.879 what you're doing, man. I love that. I met you, Um, 122 00:08:58.039 --> 00:09:01.639 through by finding you through Amazon line and then I'll drop up here real 123 00:09:01.720 --> 00:09:03.840 quick. It's always fun to see how people meet you. So here's gob 124 00:09:03.159 --> 00:09:07.639 saying he caught you on Fanny Dunnigan's live stream with Stephanie Lew and, so 125 00:09:07.679 --> 00:09:13.279 that's how he came to know about you. So, yeah, I appreciate 126 00:09:13.320 --> 00:09:15.799 that. I'm excited. We were in the chat. Actually it was what 127 00:09:15.799 --> 00:09:18.440 it wasn't. Then they actually invited me on to actually be on the show. 128 00:09:18.480 --> 00:09:20.799 So I was like, Oh, cool, I was just trying to 129 00:09:20.840 --> 00:09:24.440 give some wisdom in the chat and as that's that's cool, dude. I 130 00:09:24.480 --> 00:09:28.200 love it, man, I love it. So so let's dive into a 131 00:09:28.200 --> 00:09:31.240 little bit. What is what's one of the number one questions you get asked 132 00:09:31.320 --> 00:09:33.799 right now? Is it about your video, your lighting, your audio? 133 00:09:35.159 --> 00:09:39.399 Yeah, I think there's probably two of them. The first one is always 134 00:09:39.440 --> 00:09:41.679 what can I do to grow my Youtube Channel? Um, and then the 135 00:09:41.759 --> 00:09:46.679 second one is usually how do I get my videos to look better? And 136 00:09:46.120 --> 00:09:48.279 or a version of that, what camera do I buy? What lighting, 137 00:09:48.279 --> 00:09:54.080 but it's usually just they want their videos to look like mine and that they 138 00:09:54.080 --> 00:09:56.000 don't don't quite know what it takes to do that. So that's just like 139 00:09:56.039 --> 00:09:58.440 how do I how do I look him to look better? But I'd say 140 00:09:58.639 --> 00:10:01.320 those are usually the two that I get. All right, got you, 141 00:10:01.799 --> 00:10:05.600 all right. So give me your number one tip for Youtube growth and then 142 00:10:05.600 --> 00:10:09.879 will jump into how do we make our our video look better? Yeah, 143 00:10:09.000 --> 00:10:16.480 so youtube, preface this with have have good expectations of yourself. What what 144 00:10:16.480 --> 00:10:20.200 people don't understand is at a thousand subscribers you're in the top of all channels 145 00:10:20.200 --> 00:10:22.960 on planet earth. And so when you're like, my channel is not doing 146 00:10:22.960 --> 00:10:24.879 that great, I only've got three hundred subscribers. Five hundred subscribers something that 147 00:10:24.799 --> 00:10:28.759 that you don't realize how close you are to being really, really high up 148 00:10:28.799 --> 00:10:33.360 there, like a hundred thousand is the top point, zero, zero one 149 00:10:33.399 --> 00:10:37.320 percent of all channels. Like it's you're doing better than you think you are. 150 00:10:37.399 --> 00:10:41.120 So typically, when it's on Youtube, the number one tip I would 151 00:10:41.120 --> 00:10:46.879 have to say is make sure that you're you're answering a specific question. You 152 00:10:46.879 --> 00:10:50.720 know all of your content. Figure out what question you're the answer to. 153 00:10:50.200 --> 00:10:54.120 And make content around that. If you are serving that purpose and and really 154 00:10:54.159 --> 00:10:58.480 do something that lights lights your fire up, just makes you excited to make 155 00:10:58.519 --> 00:11:03.240 content, you'll get there, because all of the other things that are important, 156 00:11:03.320 --> 00:11:05.720 you know, getting in the reps so that your videos get better, 157 00:11:05.080 --> 00:11:07.679 practicing your content, practicing your but, like all of these other things, 158 00:11:07.759 --> 00:11:13.039 kind of take care of themselves if you're really making content on something that you 159 00:11:13.120 --> 00:11:16.879 love and you enjoy and fulfills you like, if you if you have that, 160 00:11:16.080 --> 00:11:18.840 instead of well, how do I make more money? What? What 161 00:11:18.879 --> 00:11:20.919 do I need to talk about to make more money? Or what do we 162 00:11:20.960 --> 00:11:24.600 need to talk about that more subscribers? Those things can work, but really, 163 00:11:24.639 --> 00:11:26.960 at your core you need to be serving a purpose and if you'll do 164 00:11:28.000 --> 00:11:30.399 that, some of these other things will kind of take care of themselves. 165 00:11:31.039 --> 00:11:33.159 Yeah, I love that answer. I think that's where I've had some success 166 00:11:33.200 --> 00:11:39.399 in the podcasting world is really dialing in, like who who am I talking 167 00:11:39.440 --> 00:11:41.120 to and what am I talking about? And I think a lot of content 168 00:11:41.200 --> 00:11:46.320 creators and maybe a lot of business owners in general, I mean maybe, 169 00:11:46.559 --> 00:11:48.960 maybe almost say. Well, I'll say more content creators, because that's who 170 00:11:48.960 --> 00:11:52.559 I'm I'm mess with that's who I talked to a lot and it's always like 171 00:11:52.600 --> 00:11:54.919 well, if I'm only talking about this and there's all these other millions of 172 00:11:54.919 --> 00:11:58.639 people that might need to know about this, I'm like yeah, but those 173 00:11:58.639 --> 00:12:01.000 aren't your millions of people, those are somebody else's. So like focus on 174 00:12:01.240 --> 00:12:05.480 you know, what you're trying to accomplish and UH. And so I love 175 00:12:05.559 --> 00:12:07.399 that advice, man. So, and that seems to be across the board 176 00:12:07.440 --> 00:12:11.480 with podcasting, with live streaming, with all this kind of stuff. Um, 177 00:12:11.519 --> 00:12:15.879 but real quick before we jump into I keep I keep rabbit trailing off. 178 00:12:16.440 --> 00:12:20.440 I want to talk about your your new podcast that you're doing, because 179 00:12:20.480 --> 00:12:22.720 you just told me you made it official. So I guess if it's official 180 00:12:22.799 --> 00:12:26.279 enough to announce on this show, I'd love to help you promote it. 181 00:12:26.000 --> 00:12:30.120 Yeah, no, I appreciate that. Um. So I've called that branding 182 00:12:30.120 --> 00:12:33.000 with video kind of taking all the experience that I've had past clients. Most 183 00:12:33.039 --> 00:12:37.360 of my clients have been you know, they have a video podcast of some 184 00:12:37.480 --> 00:12:41.240 short or they're trying to use youtube to build their authority and, you know, 185 00:12:41.320 --> 00:12:45.799 really become an expert in their space, in their industry. And what 186 00:12:45.879 --> 00:12:48.320 I love about that is it's like you said, you don't need to have 187 00:12:48.799 --> 00:12:50.399 millions of follows, you don't need to have hundreds of thousands. Um, 188 00:12:50.480 --> 00:12:54.519 you know, recently I've really that I've pivoted into this. I've had this 189 00:12:54.559 --> 00:12:58.240 experience for a few years now, but I've pivoted to being, you know, 190 00:12:58.279 --> 00:13:03.159 specialized for creators, business owners, thought leaders who want to create videos 191 00:13:03.240 --> 00:13:07.919 to build their authority. And I thought it would have been kind of limiting 192 00:13:07.440 --> 00:13:11.799 because I'm going from a big group to a small group. But now the 193 00:13:11.879 --> 00:13:15.200 youtube experts, and they are experts, but they have hundreds of thousands or 194 00:13:15.200 --> 00:13:16.759 millions of followers. I'm not competing with them anymore. I am very, 195 00:13:16.840 --> 00:13:20.720 very specific and I'm the person in this space. Maybe there's another person in 196 00:13:20.720 --> 00:13:24.159 this space, so I don't know them. And so I'm using the podcast 197 00:13:24.240 --> 00:13:26.279 too, you know, once a week give just a solo podcast of like 198 00:13:26.320 --> 00:13:31.399 hey, top three tips or top three biggest mistakes I see, you know, 199 00:13:31.440 --> 00:13:35.039 people making on Youtube when they're trying to grow or how the Youtube Algorithm 200 00:13:35.120 --> 00:13:39.240 works or how to make more content out of your video podcasts more easily. 201 00:13:39.279 --> 00:13:41.559 In fact, they just created a it's a small course, it's free, 202 00:13:41.600 --> 00:13:45.159 it's a gift. We can mention at the end, but it's like thirty 203 00:13:45.240 --> 00:13:46.840 minutes to teach you how to make ten videos in ninety minutes a week from 204 00:13:46.840 --> 00:13:50.159 your video podcast. Um. And then the other side of this is I 205 00:13:50.159 --> 00:13:54.320 bring on guests who have built their business using social media. Add Christo on. 206 00:13:54.399 --> 00:13:58.679 He has two million subscribers on Youtube and I think his total audiences like 207 00:14:00.159 --> 00:14:03.879 four million across platforms. But it wasn't that way ten years ago. Like 208 00:14:03.919 --> 00:14:07.480 he built a very, very successful business and it's become exponentially more successful as 209 00:14:07.480 --> 00:14:11.759 he's used social and so he's just one of the examples. But you know, 210 00:14:11.840 --> 00:14:13.039 the second show of the week is to try to have a guest on 211 00:14:13.039 --> 00:14:16.519 every week at you know, maybe maybe not crystal caliber. I wish I 212 00:14:16.519 --> 00:14:18.960 could, you know, always have the one of the caliber, but there's 213 00:14:18.960 --> 00:14:22.720 something to learn from everyone and there's something that they've done and you know, 214 00:14:22.759 --> 00:14:24.960 to have them on once a week. Yeah, man, that's awesome. 215 00:14:24.960 --> 00:14:28.679 So but to go right now to your what is it on the apple? 216 00:14:28.799 --> 00:14:31.720 Is it available everywhere right now? It should be available everywhere. I just 217 00:14:31.799 --> 00:14:35.279 literally posted it. It's been maybe an hour now. For sure. Is 218 00:14:35.279 --> 00:14:37.559 On apple right now. It's branding with video um, but it should be 219 00:14:37.600 --> 00:14:41.879 everywhere else. I'M gonna try. I'm gonna start doing the video podcast to 220 00:14:41.919 --> 00:14:46.320 spotify. How many people actually watch video podcasts instead, you know, outside 221 00:14:46.360 --> 00:14:48.000 of like Youtube? But we'll put it up there. I don't know. 222 00:14:48.080 --> 00:14:52.279 I don't open. I watch like Joe Rogans sometimes on spotify, but because 223 00:14:52.320 --> 00:14:56.840 I have to. Otherwise I'd be watching on Youtube. So Um, so 224 00:14:56.879 --> 00:15:00.759 I don't know, but in and we'll put the link. Until we mentioned 225 00:15:00.799 --> 00:15:03.399 it. We'll put the link to the mini course in the show notes afterward, 226 00:15:03.440 --> 00:15:07.279 because I don't have an available ride posted right now. Um. So, 227 00:15:07.360 --> 00:15:09.320 men, I guess we did. We did. We did say we 228 00:15:09.320 --> 00:15:11.759 talked about gears. So I'll stop talking about podcasting for a second, video 229 00:15:13.440 --> 00:15:16.399 Um, and we'll kind of jump into some gear. So, out of 230 00:15:16.440 --> 00:15:20.200 all the stuff that we can talk about, we got lights, we got 231 00:15:20.200 --> 00:15:24.000 cameras, we got microphones, we got headphones, we got all this stuff 232 00:15:24.000 --> 00:15:26.320 that we can talk about, what do you feel like, as a content 233 00:15:26.360 --> 00:15:30.399 creator, is the most important thing out of all of those first like, 234 00:15:30.480 --> 00:15:33.519 if I if I was just bare bones, I'm just getting started today. 235 00:15:33.080 --> 00:15:37.240 What should I focus on before anything else? That's definitely sound. Definitely in 236 00:15:37.240 --> 00:15:41.840 the microphone. My first sixty videos on youtube were made with a smartphone. 237 00:15:41.879 --> 00:15:45.440 It was an iphone eleven so and older. I mean not older, but 238 00:15:46.000 --> 00:15:50.080 not a great smartphone. As far as the camera Um and sound, the 239 00:15:50.159 --> 00:15:54.720 sound was far more important. So if you're just getting started, get a 240 00:15:54.759 --> 00:15:56.159 good microphone. In fact, I would say if you're like I've got a 241 00:15:56.200 --> 00:16:00.240 small budget, you know, smaller, maybe hundred thousand dollars like total. 242 00:16:00.279 --> 00:16:03.399 I can't spend anymore. That's like pushing it, I would say spend maybe 243 00:16:03.440 --> 00:16:06.759 half of that on sound and just save up for a camera later. Like 244 00:16:06.759 --> 00:16:08.759 you don't need a camera right now, but if I can't listen to your 245 00:16:08.960 --> 00:16:14.799 videos without like just your fatigue, then you're not gonna get very far. 246 00:16:14.840 --> 00:16:17.519 So definitely get a good microphone. Definitely get a good audio set up. 247 00:16:17.879 --> 00:16:19.000 Yeah, man, that's what I write. I always recommend that too. 248 00:16:19.000 --> 00:16:22.639 And and I do recommend to like if you don't have to go out and 249 00:16:22.639 --> 00:16:26.320 buying SM seven B or whatever, like, go buy something. Go Buy 250 00:16:26.360 --> 00:16:30.840 something like this, like this is a microphone. You can use it with 251 00:16:30.919 --> 00:16:33.159 USB, so you don't have to have an additional like interface or all that, 252 00:16:33.399 --> 00:16:37.639 and it's more fun, trust me, like I don't need all this 253 00:16:37.720 --> 00:16:41.159 stuff in my studio, but I just love having it, like it's a 254 00:16:41.200 --> 00:16:45.600 lot of fun but necessary stuff. I'm with you. It's like get a 255 00:16:45.679 --> 00:16:48.960 nice microphone, use the phone on your camera or use the camera on your 256 00:16:48.960 --> 00:16:52.360 phone, that type of stuff. So what what microphones, like beginner microphones, 257 00:16:52.440 --> 00:16:56.600 would you recommend? or or maybe I'm thinking too too slender? Maybe 258 00:16:56.639 --> 00:17:00.759 I don't know of another product out there, but because always go to USB 259 00:17:00.879 --> 00:17:04.839 microphones. Yeah, no, I think honestly, I think USB is is 260 00:17:04.839 --> 00:17:07.400 a good option. I don't love it because the sound quality isn't as great, 261 00:17:07.440 --> 00:17:10.960 but if, if you're just getting started into this and then I'm not 262 00:17:11.000 --> 00:17:14.960 sure if you're gonna do this long term, it will give you of the 263 00:17:15.039 --> 00:17:17.799 result for a lot less money. So I think that's a great option. 264 00:17:18.000 --> 00:17:19.920 The other thing to think about is, like what kind of show are you 265 00:17:19.920 --> 00:17:23.599 having? If you're doing like a livestream while you're cooking or demonstrating something, 266 00:17:23.759 --> 00:17:27.039 you probably want something more like the road go to. It's a good option. 267 00:17:27.079 --> 00:17:32.160 I have a set of those. And is it sound quality the best? 268 00:17:32.240 --> 00:17:33.160 No, but I can get up, I can move, I could 269 00:17:33.200 --> 00:17:37.519 draw on a whiteboard. You can do whatever you need to do that way. 270 00:17:37.920 --> 00:17:38.519 Um, if you are going to sit at a desk, though, 271 00:17:38.559 --> 00:17:44.480 I do recommend getting some sort of diaphragm microphone, whether it's USB or excel 272 00:17:44.559 --> 00:17:48.000 art. The thing that it drives me nuts is people will get shotgun microphones, 273 00:17:48.039 --> 00:17:51.680 which I've had had, in fact I've had a really, really nice 274 00:17:51.960 --> 00:17:55.039 shotgun microphone, Um, and you put it out a frame. The problem 275 00:17:55.119 --> 00:17:57.400 is you don't get nearly as good of sound and I don't know why so 276 00:17:57.440 --> 00:18:00.880 many people on Youtube kind of straight away from the larger microphones. But you're 277 00:18:00.920 --> 00:18:03.160 gonna get much better sound that way and it's gonna be a lot cheaper. 278 00:18:03.279 --> 00:18:07.400 So, Um, yeah, USB, you know, microphone that way. 279 00:18:07.640 --> 00:18:12.000 I don't have actually I do have one, the Sampson q nine. You. 280 00:18:12.240 --> 00:18:17.799 It's probably my favorite USB microphone. I've got it right here, um, 281 00:18:17.839 --> 00:18:22.160 but it does xlr and USB and it for podcasts, for anything of 282 00:18:22.160 --> 00:18:26.119 that. It sounds amazing. It's I think they're like. So it's not 283 00:18:26.119 --> 00:18:29.880 not bad at all, um, but definitely like some people like. It's 284 00:18:29.920 --> 00:18:33.000 it's just cumbersome. Right here. It's gonna be much better sound. So 285 00:18:33.039 --> 00:18:36.039 that's that's what I would go with. Yeah, man, that that's always 286 00:18:36.079 --> 00:18:40.079 my thought too, because and then I see people too using something like the 287 00:18:40.119 --> 00:18:44.279 seven b or the M v seven or the the q nine and they got 288 00:18:44.319 --> 00:18:48.240 it off camera and the Games is ripping high trying to get it. These 289 00:18:48.279 --> 00:18:52.799 are and what I always recommend, and I'd be curious because you know, 290 00:18:52.880 --> 00:18:56.319 like most people, will will straight to like something like a blue Yetti, 291 00:18:56.400 --> 00:18:59.240 which is USB, but if they don't know how to work it, if 292 00:18:59.240 --> 00:19:02.039 they don't have in the right room, it's picking up all this room noise, 293 00:19:02.119 --> 00:19:04.640 all this echo. As to where a dynamic mic so that's a condenser 294 00:19:04.680 --> 00:19:08.640 microphone, but where a dynamic microphone is more directional. Speak to it or 295 00:19:08.680 --> 00:19:12.720 speak through it. So what is your your thoughts there when it comes to 296 00:19:14.200 --> 00:19:19.079 condenser microphones? Oh yeah, I have a condenser microphone here. So this 297 00:19:19.119 --> 00:19:22.480 is the blue baby L S L. This is one of my top three 298 00:19:22.480 --> 00:19:26.759 microphones. I keep getting new ones and so that rotate. I would say 299 00:19:26.799 --> 00:19:29.359 right now this one. That's either number one or number two as far as 300 00:19:29.400 --> 00:19:33.440 the sound and the look. Problem is it is a large diaphragm condenser microphones. 301 00:19:33.440 --> 00:19:36.319 So what that means is this is super sensitive, and so in this 302 00:19:36.440 --> 00:19:40.279 room here I have about a thousand dollars worth of sound treatment. But when 303 00:19:40.279 --> 00:19:44.200 my a C kicks on, you can hear it in this and I'll have 304 00:19:44.240 --> 00:19:47.599 it off to the side, but it's sensitive enough that I'll get some plosives 305 00:19:47.680 --> 00:19:49.920 or some noise pick up even if it's off to the side. So it 306 00:19:49.960 --> 00:19:53.759 just picks up a lot more. And so this one right here, this 307 00:19:53.839 --> 00:19:59.240 is the high lpr forty and it's a dynamic microphone and I can turn the 308 00:19:59.240 --> 00:20:02.799 game down enough that when it's silent, it is silent. You can't hear, 309 00:20:03.000 --> 00:20:06.400 they see, but you still pick up good sounds. So when I 310 00:20:06.440 --> 00:20:08.519 first started I was like a well, when I first upgraded everything, like 311 00:20:08.680 --> 00:20:12.400 I like the condenser better and I've come to learn that I really don't actually 312 00:20:12.480 --> 00:20:17.039 love the dynamic better because it rejects noise better and if you can't afford to 313 00:20:17.039 --> 00:20:21.200 treat your room or your space, you're gonna want a dynamic microphone, in 314 00:20:21.200 --> 00:20:22.920 my opinion. Yeah, no, I'm with you, man, because I've 315 00:20:23.000 --> 00:20:27.160 had a room where it's been treated very well but not proved. So there's 316 00:20:27.160 --> 00:20:30.680 a big difference in sound treating and soundproofing and that that was my biggest, 317 00:20:32.319 --> 00:20:34.200 you know, Hiccup. With a condenser microphone. I'm like, this isn't 318 00:20:34.200 --> 00:20:38.039 a recording studio, this is just a studio, and so I don't have 319 00:20:38.480 --> 00:20:42.400 I don't have everything sound treaty, because that's like twenty or thirty thousand dollars 320 00:20:42.519 --> 00:20:47.480 versus a thousand bucks or whatnot, and so I think that's a big thing 321 00:20:47.559 --> 00:20:49.519 for for people to realize, especially if you're just getting started, you've never 322 00:20:49.559 --> 00:20:53.319 purchased a microphone and you're just going on Amazon, you type in podcast microphone, 323 00:20:53.720 --> 00:20:56.799 you're gonna see condenser microphones come up and you, in my opinion, 324 00:20:57.119 --> 00:21:00.559 the same as your Zach. I think you should you're away from those and 325 00:21:00.599 --> 00:21:04.119 look up more of a dynamic and make sure says dynamic in the listing. 326 00:21:04.119 --> 00:21:07.680 That way it's more directional, because you know you've spend a hundred, two 327 00:21:07.720 --> 00:21:11.000 hundred dollars or fifty bucks or whatever on the MIC and you and you're like 328 00:21:11.039 --> 00:21:15.720 wow, I can still hear my dog barking three streets down, but or 329 00:21:15.759 --> 00:21:18.519 whatever, somebody else's dog. It's annoying, man, it's annoying. So 330 00:21:19.480 --> 00:21:23.680 definitely learn how to use them to like the story you talked about the Blue 331 00:21:23.759 --> 00:21:26.319 Yettie. I don't have a belie. Anybody have something similar? Um, 332 00:21:26.359 --> 00:21:32.000 but the person that they asked me how to like, why can't? Why 333 00:21:32.079 --> 00:21:34.519 is my sound so terrible? And they had blue Yettie, but they had 334 00:21:34.519 --> 00:21:38.240 it turned the wrong way and they had it too far from their mouth, 335 00:21:38.680 --> 00:21:41.319 and so I was like well, you know, just turn around, put 336 00:21:41.319 --> 00:21:45.319 it close to your mouth and then listen to them. This sounds phenomenal. 337 00:21:45.359 --> 00:21:49.319 It's like yeah, it doesn't. And and that's and honestly, some people 338 00:21:49.359 --> 00:21:52.759 also looking at that and be like, oh well, I speak into the 339 00:21:52.799 --> 00:21:55.680 top of it, and some of them you do this one, you don't. 340 00:21:55.720 --> 00:21:57.960 You know this one you do speak into the top of so just take, 341 00:21:59.200 --> 00:22:02.279 you know, fifteen minutes and really learn the MIC, just a couple 342 00:22:02.279 --> 00:22:03.920 of the basics, and you'll be good to go. Yeah, man, 343 00:22:03.920 --> 00:22:07.640 that's good advice. And I always do that when I get into even with 344 00:22:07.680 --> 00:22:08.880 this new microphone, and I'm like, okay, how do I want to 345 00:22:08.920 --> 00:22:11.160 talk to? How what do I want to sound like? I got my 346 00:22:11.200 --> 00:22:15.319 innears in trying to figure out what is the you know, less plosives and 347 00:22:15.359 --> 00:22:19.640 the best placement Um for the microphone. So so there's a couple of good 348 00:22:19.640 --> 00:22:22.880 options. Man. You talked about the Samson. You've we've talked about a 349 00:22:22.920 --> 00:22:26.359 little bit about the M v seven, which is basically, you know, 350 00:22:26.640 --> 00:22:30.880 same thing, same operation, either xlr or or USB UM. Is there 351 00:22:30.880 --> 00:22:34.880 any other microphones that you recommend for and I'm talking about beginners, but there 352 00:22:34.880 --> 00:22:41.400 could be you know, maybe advanced or pro level as well. If beginner, 353 00:22:41.519 --> 00:22:44.119 especially if your podcasts, I think those are probably the best options. 354 00:22:44.160 --> 00:22:48.960 I do have a couple of other options here, but if you're just actually, 355 00:22:48.960 --> 00:22:52.960 you know what, let me grab on. There's a couple here and 356 00:22:52.400 --> 00:22:56.880 I just got these in and I didn't really think about this because I did 357 00:22:56.039 --> 00:23:00.119 just get them. Let's see, Um, so these are from high out. 358 00:23:00.160 --> 00:23:02.640 Yeah, this is actually one of looking for Um. So this is 359 00:23:02.680 --> 00:23:07.079 the PR twenty two. I was on a call with the I think she's 360 00:23:07.160 --> 00:23:11.519 the UM chief marketing officer or something like that, and she was using this. 361 00:23:11.599 --> 00:23:12.920 It's like that looks weird, like I would never use one of those, 362 00:23:14.200 --> 00:23:18.240 but I think the reason she's using it is it is a sound um 363 00:23:18.279 --> 00:23:22.079 isolating microphone, and so she like her office is to like a highway. 364 00:23:22.279 --> 00:23:25.359 She's like there's cars going on, there's tons of stuff going out there. 365 00:23:25.400 --> 00:23:29.839 It's like I can't hear anything. And so while this doesn't look maybe the 366 00:23:29.839 --> 00:23:32.839 best, like I would prefer the look of this, it sounds like it. 367 00:23:32.839 --> 00:23:36.279 It sounded amazing and it rejects always really well and it's about a hundred 368 00:23:36.319 --> 00:23:40.359 and seventy dollars. So it is Excell r all there, all of the 369 00:23:40.400 --> 00:23:44.759 high microphones are xcelr Um. I do prefer that, but you can have 370 00:23:45.160 --> 00:23:47.359 this. Plus, you know, I used the wave excellar. You're about 371 00:23:47.400 --> 00:23:51.000 three forty dollars for that set up. So it is a little bit more, 372 00:23:51.039 --> 00:23:53.599 but it's not crazy like this. This microphone and cage right here is 373 00:23:53.640 --> 00:23:59.240 for fifty. So you can't even it's not even close. Um. That's 374 00:23:59.240 --> 00:24:00.799 probably the next if you want to if you want to elevate a little bit 375 00:24:00.839 --> 00:24:04.559 from some of the like a USB microphone and you don't want to treat your 376 00:24:04.839 --> 00:24:07.240 room and you've got a lot of noise, that's probably what I recommend. 377 00:24:07.640 --> 00:24:11.000 All right. Yeah, man, if somebody can make a microphone that would 378 00:24:11.000 --> 00:24:15.119 make your kids not exist, I'm just gonna put that out there. Just 379 00:24:15.279 --> 00:24:18.519 put that out there like whatever frequency my kid yells through the door at, 380 00:24:18.640 --> 00:24:22.440 like if you guys can make sure it cuts that out off. They'll be 381 00:24:22.480 --> 00:24:25.480 great. A little customize it, you know, like your kid yelling and 382 00:24:25.480 --> 00:24:29.480 they put it in the software like eliminated that. So it would be awesome. 383 00:24:30.359 --> 00:24:32.839 Yeah, I feel you there. It's not low cut filter, it's 384 00:24:33.079 --> 00:24:36.799 kid filter. Yeah, it's like it's like customized kid filter. Like there 385 00:24:36.839 --> 00:24:38.559 we go. Um, so maybe. So we talked about a little bit 386 00:24:38.559 --> 00:24:42.519 about USB and then Xlr. So if you have an xlr microphone, then 387 00:24:42.559 --> 00:24:45.000 you gotta have an interface. So what kind of interface are you using? 388 00:24:45.759 --> 00:24:49.359 Yeah, so I have the wave xlr. So I originally purchase I think 389 00:24:49.359 --> 00:24:55.599 it's the audience evo four and it has two imports. It just it was 390 00:24:55.599 --> 00:24:57.160 a little little plastic, you feel, but that's the real thing that I 391 00:24:57.160 --> 00:25:00.839 didn't like is it wasn't super easy to use. Was it's one of the 392 00:25:00.880 --> 00:25:03.160 easiest ones to use and it's like this is the first experience I have with 393 00:25:03.240 --> 00:25:07.599 and in interface and it's it's got a few things going on. I could 394 00:25:07.599 --> 00:25:11.319 have learned it. But the waveacks are especially if you're beginning. It's one 395 00:25:11.400 --> 00:25:15.319 KNOB and it just cycles through like the gain and the volume on your microphone, 396 00:25:15.319 --> 00:25:18.680 your headphones, and then you can, you know, turn the mix 397 00:25:18.759 --> 00:25:22.279 of do you just want to monitor your voice into your microphone, do you 398 00:25:22.319 --> 00:25:25.920 just want to hear the computer what's going on there, or do you want 399 00:25:25.920 --> 00:25:27.400 to mix of both? Um, and then there's a mute button on the 400 00:25:27.400 --> 00:25:33.599 back and it's USBC right into your computer. It is it's super, super 401 00:25:33.599 --> 00:25:36.119 easy. It's like made, made for streamers, made for like if you 402 00:25:36.119 --> 00:25:40.920 want to do video conferencing. It's amazing. So it's a hundred six dollars. 403 00:25:40.920 --> 00:25:42.160 So that the reason I like that one is just because of the easy 404 00:25:42.240 --> 00:25:47.480 use and it's very unassuming. Like it. It doesn't take up a lot 405 00:25:47.480 --> 00:25:49.359 of space. I do love like the road, Um, you know, 406 00:25:49.440 --> 00:25:52.599 broadcaster, but it's huge. It's got a lot going on, it's complicated 407 00:25:52.640 --> 00:25:56.839 and, Um, you must be able to need that. It's just huge. 408 00:25:56.880 --> 00:26:00.759 I'm like, I was even telling somebody the other day if it didn't 409 00:26:00.799 --> 00:26:03.319 have some of the built in effects to it that I use for live streaming, 410 00:26:03.960 --> 00:26:07.519 especially like the noise gate, where like cuts all, you know, 411 00:26:07.559 --> 00:26:11.480 like whatever, I probably wouldn't use it. I'd probably just use I mean, 412 00:26:11.519 --> 00:26:14.720 I've never even seen the wave Xlr, so I'm looking at it right 413 00:26:14.720 --> 00:26:17.599 now. I don't think I set up a scene to to bring this up 414 00:26:17.640 --> 00:26:22.079 and look at it. But this thing is let's just see what happens here. 415 00:26:22.519 --> 00:26:26.200 Yeah, there we go. Look at that. So I think it's 416 00:26:26.240 --> 00:26:29.039 pretty cool, man. It's like just dialed in. And then here's the 417 00:26:29.039 --> 00:26:32.480 back of it. So that thing is pretty dope. Yeah, super. 418 00:26:32.799 --> 00:26:34.359 On the back is a touch mute. So when my kids come in in 419 00:26:34.359 --> 00:26:37.680 the middle of the meeting, I just touch it and mutes. It turns 420 00:26:37.680 --> 00:26:40.559 everything red, so you know it's muted and then he's touch it again and 421 00:26:40.640 --> 00:26:41.519 good to go. Yeah, man, and I like it. I like 422 00:26:41.599 --> 00:26:45.960 this picture here. It's paired up against the stream deck. So I get 423 00:26:45.000 --> 00:26:51.720 the stream deck as well. Same thing right here, just on the other 424 00:26:51.759 --> 00:26:53.359 side. Okay, yeah, so you get that? Yeah, that's one 425 00:26:53.400 --> 00:26:56.319 I got as well. I wish I would got the bigger maybe I don't, 426 00:26:56.319 --> 00:27:00.160 because now you can do like anyway. We're gonna WE'RE gonna get it 427 00:27:00.160 --> 00:27:03.559 into a rabbit hole. Get really neardy here. Yeah, people are like, 428 00:27:03.599 --> 00:27:07.319 I'm just starting, man, like, what's that like? What is 429 00:27:07.359 --> 00:27:11.519 it? Yeah, you don't. You don't need wave XCELR. Good option 430 00:27:11.559 --> 00:27:15.119 for you. Stream deck, you don't. Don't. Don't mess with that 431 00:27:15.160 --> 00:27:18.799 yet. Get get everything else dout in first all right, so that's cool 432 00:27:18.839 --> 00:27:21.279 that you're using the wave xlr. I've never heard of it. I think 433 00:27:21.319 --> 00:27:25.319 I'm gonna have to check that out because, yeah, man, the roadcaster 434 00:27:25.519 --> 00:27:29.960 pro takes up it's probably what, I don't know, six of those. 435 00:27:30.079 --> 00:27:33.759 Probably you know something like that easily. Yeah, I think footprint on it 436 00:27:33.839 --> 00:27:37.720 is like it's tiny. It's maybe a little bit bigger than the bottom of 437 00:27:37.839 --> 00:27:41.039 this water bottle. It's it's small. Yeah, man, that's awesome and 438 00:27:41.079 --> 00:27:44.720 that's real simple and I know when people are first getting started it's it's kind 439 00:27:44.720 --> 00:27:45.640 of like, Oh man, I don't want to learn all this stuff or 440 00:27:45.640 --> 00:27:48.519 whatever, and that just I guess that just goes into your software and you 441 00:27:48.640 --> 00:27:53.759 selected within your software that says wave X L R pretty simple and has a 442 00:27:53.920 --> 00:27:57.160 really easy to use software that comes with it. So if you want extra 443 00:27:57.240 --> 00:28:00.960 stuff, so like, for example, when I do I've streams, sometimes 444 00:28:00.279 --> 00:28:04.079 I'll do video editing like behind the scenes. I just kind of I'll edit 445 00:28:04.119 --> 00:28:07.200 my youtube videos and I'll kind of tell you why I'm doing what I'm doing 446 00:28:07.240 --> 00:28:11.119 and give you tips and tricks. Um, I can pull in the sound 447 00:28:11.160 --> 00:28:15.240 from final cut pro into there and then feed it into whatever I need um 448 00:28:15.359 --> 00:28:17.440 or. I can go in there and it does have what's called clip guard, 449 00:28:17.559 --> 00:28:21.599 and so very, very simply, like if your microphone settings aren't set 450 00:28:21.680 --> 00:28:25.480 right, you can get some like really too loud and it clips off and 451 00:28:25.680 --> 00:28:27.319 you can't hear it all. It has a software that makes us so that 452 00:28:27.359 --> 00:28:30.079 doesn't happen. If you do have it turned up too loud, it will 453 00:28:30.160 --> 00:28:33.240 sound terrible, but it won't it won't be clipping. So if you are 454 00:28:33.279 --> 00:28:37.240 a beginner, it's it's nice because it it kind of gives you some user 455 00:28:37.279 --> 00:28:41.839 friendly features to to keep the you know, the things you really don't want 456 00:28:41.880 --> 00:28:45.559 to have happen from happening. Okay, heck yeah, man, that's awesome, 457 00:28:45.599 --> 00:28:48.720 Dude. I Love I love learning about new gear. My wife is, 458 00:28:48.799 --> 00:28:51.200 she's watching this, is gonna be texting me in five seconds, like 459 00:28:51.599 --> 00:28:56.799 no stop, and it's Elgatto. So good luck getting stuff from them. 460 00:28:56.799 --> 00:29:02.240 But it's so good. This arm yourself. Yeah, Oh, you got 461 00:29:02.279 --> 00:29:04.240 the which one you have? You get the toll, I get the I 462 00:29:04.279 --> 00:29:08.720 get the LP. Yeah, so this is the yeah, not the low 463 00:29:08.720 --> 00:29:11.519 profile, the other one, but it's it's amazing. You can move it 464 00:29:11.559 --> 00:29:15.640 with one hand. Like I do have, actually have another one on this 465 00:29:15.720 --> 00:29:22.400 side, but it's not the ELGATTO. This one's actually hiles. I'm probably 466 00:29:22.400 --> 00:29:26.000 switched camera angles here real quick. Um, so I can test multiple microphones 467 00:29:26.039 --> 00:29:30.440 and show people. But it's this one's easier to move than most, but 468 00:29:30.559 --> 00:29:33.519 I definitely can't move with one finger and this one's just like yeah, whatever, 469 00:29:33.519 --> 00:29:37.119 where do you want to be? Yeah, Dude, I got the 470 00:29:37.279 --> 00:29:41.240 LP. So I got the low profile and I like it. I like 471 00:29:41.359 --> 00:29:45.119 it pretty good. Like it's not it kind of gets in the way a 472 00:29:45.160 --> 00:29:48.279 little bit, especially with the Road Cap Crow being on the same side and 473 00:29:48.640 --> 00:29:52.839 my desk is like I can't mount stuff on the side because there's like a 474 00:29:52.839 --> 00:29:56.119 little guards. So that's not but anyway, I mean it works good and 475 00:29:56.200 --> 00:30:00.480 it just swivels right out of the way. When I'm doing Amazon live videos 476 00:30:00.920 --> 00:30:04.839 with my with my road wireless here that you're talking about, that's gonna show 477 00:30:04.880 --> 00:30:07.559 that thing. I love that thing. Um. So okay, man. 478 00:30:07.640 --> 00:30:10.839 So let's see what we're talking about. We talked about Mikes a little bit. 479 00:30:10.880 --> 00:30:14.680 We've talked about interfaces a little bit. Talk to me about the lighting 480 00:30:14.720 --> 00:30:18.440 that you use, because I think that is it looks great. So let's 481 00:30:18.480 --> 00:30:22.319 talk about that for a minute. Yeah, actually, let me grab my 482 00:30:22.359 --> 00:30:26.960 phone real quick and all hook up a third hum. Actually, I don't 483 00:30:26.960 --> 00:30:30.640 think I can do it on this software. We'll try it. Um, 484 00:30:30.640 --> 00:30:33.599 I do have my phone and I'll put it as a third camerangle sometimes so 485 00:30:33.640 --> 00:30:37.480 I can walk you around stuff. Um. But when I first started I 486 00:30:37.519 --> 00:30:41.880 just bought two little lights in the the kneewer for eighties maybe, and that 487 00:30:41.920 --> 00:30:45.119 works great enough. Like it really does. Unless you're trying to do this 488 00:30:45.440 --> 00:30:48.759 professionally, you want to have a big setup. You don't need anything crazy. 489 00:30:48.880 --> 00:30:52.920 Let's see if I can. I don't think it's gonna let me. 490 00:30:52.200 --> 00:30:56.920 That's okay, yeah, okay. Well, right here I have. It's 491 00:30:56.960 --> 00:31:02.680 Amaran Um. It's a fairly big light. Um, I mean it's hundred 492 00:31:02.680 --> 00:31:06.000 wats, so it's not crazy. But the soft box on thet across or 493 00:31:06.559 --> 00:31:08.599 it's it's a big light up here, and then over my left shoulder I 494 00:31:08.640 --> 00:31:11.680 have g v M FFT RS. So they're not they're not crazy big. 495 00:31:11.720 --> 00:31:14.960 I just have it turned down a little bit, a little warmer for some 496 00:31:15.000 --> 00:31:18.400 separation. The real kicker that was the blue in the back. It's a 497 00:31:18.400 --> 00:31:21.759 photo backdrop. Um, it was a temporary set up. I really wanted 498 00:31:21.799 --> 00:31:23.160 to have some two lights in the back and a bunch of stuff. It's 499 00:31:23.160 --> 00:31:26.680 like it's going to be like a thousand dollars, so I'll just buy a 500 00:31:26.680 --> 00:31:29.920 photo back drop for now and throw an r GB light back there. And 501 00:31:29.920 --> 00:31:33.160 I've had so many comments on this set up. How it looks like, 502 00:31:33.680 --> 00:31:36.279 how did you do that? It's amazing, and I'm like, Um, 503 00:31:36.319 --> 00:31:40.599 it's literally the photo back drop and then right there is a light and like, 504 00:31:40.720 --> 00:31:41.960 Oh, I love this Mike. Well, maybe I don't need to 505 00:31:42.000 --> 00:31:47.319 spend spend a thousand dollars, so we'll just keep this and Um, yeah, 506 00:31:47.400 --> 00:31:49.400 it's it's pretty simple. I don't go crazy on lighting. I think 507 00:31:49.559 --> 00:31:55.359 for most people, if like, make it compact, because this this is 508 00:31:55.440 --> 00:31:57.839 huge. I would get like Elgado has a desk key light that you can 509 00:31:57.960 --> 00:32:01.279 use, uh, and maybe some lightning the background. Don't go crazy on 510 00:32:01.359 --> 00:32:05.640 lighting. You don't need to spend a lot on it unless you're you're really 511 00:32:05.680 --> 00:32:07.440 setting up a studio space. Yeah, yeah, man, I agree, 512 00:32:07.480 --> 00:32:12.200 and I'm like you, I got a big I got a giant thirty five 513 00:32:12.240 --> 00:32:15.279 inch soft box as well, because I think it's like a Godex. I 514 00:32:15.319 --> 00:32:19.119 can't remember, like a six sixty as. I can't remember what it is. 515 00:32:19.359 --> 00:32:22.079 I've had it forever. A friend of mine that's a photographer was like 516 00:32:22.119 --> 00:32:22.960 yeah, Dude, you gotta get this. You get to check it out 517 00:32:23.440 --> 00:32:25.680 and, Um, and it's pretty dope, man. Like I used to 518 00:32:27.000 --> 00:32:30.400 do way more cinematic shots with it. Now that I'm trying to do more 519 00:32:30.440 --> 00:32:32.839 Amazon stuff, I'm lighting in this place up way more than I normally would. 520 00:32:34.440 --> 00:32:38.319 Um, but you do want that softer look and I've never used those 521 00:32:38.440 --> 00:32:42.519 led panels. I have a couple on the way from a company that I'm 522 00:32:42.519 --> 00:32:45.519 gonna check out. So I'm excited to use them because, man, this 523 00:32:45.640 --> 00:32:49.200 soft box is giant, like I can't like if I was gonna take it 524 00:32:49.279 --> 00:32:53.000 and go produce someone else's show on location somewhere. It is just like I 525 00:32:53.039 --> 00:32:55.440 gotta tear it down and I gotta put it in the bag. I get 526 00:32:55.440 --> 00:32:58.680 to do whatever and they gotta take you know, take it out and then 527 00:32:58.680 --> 00:33:01.359 you can put it back together. And the things to put it together are 528 00:33:01.440 --> 00:33:07.480 so tough. It takes me like twenty minutes. I'm like and quick release 529 00:33:07.519 --> 00:33:09.440 soft box. I don't know if you've had one of those, but I 530 00:33:09.519 --> 00:33:13.440 used to have one because I would go do corporate shoots and it was amazing. 531 00:33:13.480 --> 00:33:15.839 But it's still like you have to like pull the things out and it's 532 00:33:15.880 --> 00:33:20.599 just a little clip that like springs out, kind of like an umbrella, 533 00:33:20.799 --> 00:33:22.920 but still annoying, dude. Yeah, those things are annoying. I was 534 00:33:22.960 --> 00:33:25.000 trying to figure out. Let me switch over here real quick. I was 535 00:33:25.000 --> 00:33:28.640 trying to figure out if I had oh yeah, dude, okay, so 536 00:33:28.680 --> 00:33:31.400 I'm using my phone like disappeared. But here you go. There you can 537 00:33:31.440 --> 00:33:36.200 see a big giant soft box that I have, and then I just used 538 00:33:36.279 --> 00:33:40.480 this little guy just for additional light and then I just have to light other 539 00:33:40.559 --> 00:33:44.559 stuff over there that I should have turned that light off actually, but anyway. 540 00:33:44.759 --> 00:33:47.400 So, yeah, man, there's a little floating camp. My phone 541 00:33:47.480 --> 00:33:52.640 screen is green, or my phone case. Okay, like how does it 542 00:33:52.720 --> 00:33:57.079 like does the software just know you're holding like what the I don't want you 543 00:33:57.119 --> 00:34:00.599 guys seeing my super secret phone. So there you'll never know what I have. 544 00:34:00.960 --> 00:34:05.039 This is the beautiful green screen. I can get a magic cloak out 545 00:34:05.039 --> 00:34:09.159 here in a minute and disappear completely. Yes, Um, well, man, 546 00:34:09.199 --> 00:34:12.760 and that's a funny you know the funny part two about your backdrop, 547 00:34:12.800 --> 00:34:15.239 because I ran into the same thing. I got the studio space I moved 548 00:34:15.320 --> 00:34:19.960 home from Puerto Rico and I was like it was ninety day gold to have 549 00:34:20.039 --> 00:34:22.679 a studio. And then a friend of mine has a building. They're like 550 00:34:22.679 --> 00:34:23.960 hey, you can, you can rent one of the rooms for rust and 551 00:34:23.960 --> 00:34:25.880 blah, Blah Blah, and I'm like, Oh, it's too good of 552 00:34:25.880 --> 00:34:30.199 a deal to pass up, and I couldn't figure out what I wanted to 553 00:34:30.199 --> 00:34:34.599 put back here. And for Amazon I just used to floodlights and change the 554 00:34:34.639 --> 00:34:37.679 colors and do whatever on a white wall, and then for this show I 555 00:34:37.719 --> 00:34:39.880 was like man, I want to do something different. I just don't know 556 00:34:39.920 --> 00:34:44.360 what it is, and I tried a bunch of different things and finally I 557 00:34:44.440 --> 00:34:47.400 just like I'm gonna go green screen and be a little bit cheesy, which 558 00:34:47.400 --> 00:34:51.320 I don't know. What's your thoughts about green screen? Are you a fan 559 00:34:51.599 --> 00:34:53.880 or not so much so? I've never used a green screen. I do 560 00:34:54.000 --> 00:34:58.800 like I like how you have the effects, though, because most shows are 561 00:34:58.880 --> 00:35:01.440 split and what you're doing is unique. I like it. So it's the 562 00:35:01.480 --> 00:35:06.920 same one. So I have like thirty two thousand followers on TIKTOK and I'll 563 00:35:06.920 --> 00:35:09.239 go live on there occasionally, but I'll create this banner looking thing where it 564 00:35:09.320 --> 00:35:13.199 just has a circle where you can see my face, but everything else around 565 00:35:13.199 --> 00:35:15.760 it will say my user name, what we're talking about, where you can 566 00:35:15.760 --> 00:35:17.039 find me, stuff like that, and people all the time. How are 567 00:35:17.039 --> 00:35:20.559 you doing this? Like are you? Are you stringing from your computer? 568 00:35:20.599 --> 00:35:22.679 What's going on? I'm like, no, it's just a it's a filter. 569 00:35:22.840 --> 00:35:24.760 You can. You can do this and just because it's different, it 570 00:35:24.800 --> 00:35:28.039 gets noticed, and so I like, I like how you're doing this, 571 00:35:28.119 --> 00:35:30.719 especially since you're switching back and forth like that. I think it it looks 572 00:35:30.800 --> 00:35:34.119 unique and it makes it makes it a signature show for you. So, 573 00:35:34.760 --> 00:35:37.159 personally, I don't think I'll ever use a green screen, Um, just 574 00:35:37.199 --> 00:35:42.519 because, I mean I don't I don't need it. Like I have a 575 00:35:42.559 --> 00:35:46.199 sixteen my sixteen room here that I can use so can like angle things if 576 00:35:46.239 --> 00:35:50.719 I really need to. But Um, I think this is about as close 577 00:35:50.760 --> 00:35:52.960 as I'm gonna get. Like when I have my phone set up before, 578 00:35:53.199 --> 00:35:57.440 you could see the top of the photo drop is like, Oh, this 579 00:35:57.480 --> 00:36:00.159 looks terrible. So I have this shot set up just just perfectly, so 580 00:36:00.360 --> 00:36:05.239 you can't see them here. Yeah, that's my man. Well, dude, 581 00:36:05.239 --> 00:36:07.320 that's like I'm in a Um. It's like it's decent. It's like 582 00:36:07.360 --> 00:36:12.280 Thirteam by fourteen studio space here. Now what I had to do, though, 583 00:36:12.320 --> 00:36:15.519 because all the surfaces were flat. The ceiling is like warehouse style, 584 00:36:15.599 --> 00:36:19.760 so it goes up to a mental roof. So I had to make of 585 00:36:19.800 --> 00:36:23.000 stuff on the wall. So I really there's probably one good wall to use 586 00:36:23.079 --> 00:36:25.440 and the rest of the might have to get creative if I wanted to. 587 00:36:25.719 --> 00:36:30.199 In it's like black, which I maybe should. I mean, whatever you're 588 00:36:30.199 --> 00:36:31.960 shooting from black, it looks cool, whatever. Just light it up. 589 00:36:31.960 --> 00:36:35.239 But Anyway, man, I had to do all that just to get this 590 00:36:35.360 --> 00:36:37.400 sound, because you would hear yourself like four times when you're talking here. 591 00:36:37.679 --> 00:36:42.960 It was insane. So a little sound treatment. But yeah, for tip, 592 00:36:43.000 --> 00:36:45.079 I mean for I don't know what you did for sound treatment, but 593 00:36:45.519 --> 00:36:49.480 I literally this room was so big. I literally went to Walmart and bought 594 00:36:49.599 --> 00:36:53.719 king sized quilts and just tacked them onto the wall and it like like dead 595 00:36:53.719 --> 00:36:58.360 and to sound like crazy. And then for the ceiling, which no one's 596 00:36:58.360 --> 00:37:00.079 gonna have to do this unless they have this where style. I went and 597 00:37:00.119 --> 00:37:05.119 got off Amazon, went and got these big room dividers and just hoisted look 598 00:37:05.159 --> 00:37:09.039 up there and clamped them onto the to the rafters or whatever. So we 599 00:37:09.320 --> 00:37:13.760 cool tip for for everybody out there. If you and those room dividers work, 600 00:37:13.800 --> 00:37:15.840 great too, if you have a small space and you just need to 601 00:37:15.880 --> 00:37:22.760 like like around you say so. We have hardwood floor and like nine of 602 00:37:22.760 --> 00:37:24.360 this house. We just moved here like ten months ago, Um, and 603 00:37:24.400 --> 00:37:28.960 this is the one room in the House that didn't have not they didn't have 604 00:37:29.000 --> 00:37:30.119 a light up here. They didn't have a light fixture. There's no light 605 00:37:30.119 --> 00:37:32.880 fixture in this entire rooms, the only room in the house like like okay, 606 00:37:34.360 --> 00:37:37.320 cool, Um. But it's hardwood floors, hard walls obviously like everything. 607 00:37:37.360 --> 00:37:43.000 So Um, I put I think it's a t s sound panels. 608 00:37:43.039 --> 00:37:45.559 Maybe they make a like do it yourself kits. You Save a little bit, 609 00:37:45.599 --> 00:37:49.760 you can just buy them, but I have several arounds. So I've 610 00:37:49.800 --> 00:37:53.199 got it. Gets, two, four, six on the walls and then 611 00:37:53.239 --> 00:37:55.360 it was still echoy as, like what is going on? So I have 612 00:37:55.599 --> 00:37:59.599 actually took three of them, I screwed them together and they're bolted to the 613 00:37:59.599 --> 00:38:04.199 ceiling rectally above my head, um and that that did it. So but 614 00:38:04.239 --> 00:38:07.000 you have nine, nine sound panels, and then I have some moving blankets 615 00:38:07.039 --> 00:38:10.480 like tacked above. There's a closet and it's hard, hardwood, and so 616 00:38:12.039 --> 00:38:15.079 just tacked over that so it doesn't echo back at me. Yeah, man, 617 00:38:15.119 --> 00:38:17.320 I always love it when people are like, Dude, your studio space 618 00:38:17.360 --> 00:38:21.119 looks so great. I'm like, yeah, if you saw what I see, 619 00:38:21.239 --> 00:38:25.079 you do anything but that, like you put every pile of crap you 620 00:38:25.159 --> 00:38:28.760 had in there, just a deadened sound. I'm like, Dude, when 621 00:38:28.760 --> 00:38:30.639 I would live in Puerto Rico, it is all concrete. So I literally 622 00:38:30.880 --> 00:38:37.960 we rented an AIRBNB and they had like to twin beds and in a full 623 00:38:37.000 --> 00:38:40.639 bed in one room and I literally broke down the beds and took the twin 624 00:38:40.679 --> 00:38:45.760 mattresses and like put them in the corners and a but like I didn't bring 625 00:38:45.800 --> 00:38:47.840 my big light with me, so I had like a ring light with a 626 00:38:47.880 --> 00:38:54.519 white holy case over it. I'm sure it was crazy, but that's what 627 00:38:54.559 --> 00:38:59.639 I love about all this stuff is like there's really no rules in doing it. 628 00:38:59.639 --> 00:39:04.719 It's just kind of being creative and and I use some old boom arms 629 00:39:04.760 --> 00:39:07.599 and adapters, like one of my favorite, one of my favorite tools in 630 00:39:07.639 --> 00:39:15.199 this whole office is like this little adapter right here that will adapt anything to 631 00:39:15.400 --> 00:39:19.119 like it's a it's like a I don't know what size it is, but 632 00:39:19.719 --> 00:39:23.239 regular mic stand to like your camera, and so you can mount your cameras 633 00:39:23.360 --> 00:39:29.320 or I'm out this little ball adjustment things all over the place and move cameras 634 00:39:29.320 --> 00:39:34.199 around and do overhead shots and all kinds of fun stuff. So it's really 635 00:39:34.239 --> 00:39:37.760 just hodgepodging stuff together. At some point I'm like, wow, I can't 636 00:39:37.800 --> 00:39:42.519 believe I'm doing this, but I think everybody's that's the beauty of this. 637 00:39:42.599 --> 00:39:46.440 Everyone's content is unique, everyone's message and purpose emissions unique and everyone's studio is 638 00:39:46.519 --> 00:39:50.840 unique. Like there's nobody that has exactly what you have, which is great. 639 00:39:50.880 --> 00:39:53.679 So make it your own, like enjoy it and like some people, 640 00:39:53.760 --> 00:39:55.920 like I, want this to be simple, like okay, I have an 641 00:39:55.920 --> 00:39:59.400 APP that will work for your phone. We'll set your phone up and you 642 00:39:59.400 --> 00:40:02.360 won't ever have to crazy camera equipment. That's great. Other people are, 643 00:40:04.599 --> 00:40:08.599 unfortunately, maybe a little uh perfectionistic and we focus too much and you know, 644 00:40:08.760 --> 00:40:12.280 no one, unless I say it, no one would ever know that 645 00:40:12.360 --> 00:40:16.559 the difference between this shot is a camera set up. If you take all 646 00:40:16.639 --> 00:40:21.719 the extras off, just camera lens and then you swap over to this one 647 00:40:21.719 --> 00:40:23.639 and you're at four thousand dollars, like nobody's gonna know the difference. For 648 00:40:23.719 --> 00:40:28.800 that I will. I I enjoy that. I know the difference. Nobody 649 00:40:28.800 --> 00:40:30.719 else does, and so it's it's for you. Don't think you have to 650 00:40:30.719 --> 00:40:34.039 buy a four thousand dollar camera or that you have to have a camera. 651 00:40:34.360 --> 00:40:37.039 Quite frankly, Um, you can do with what you have. If if 652 00:40:37.039 --> 00:40:40.519 you want to be a content creator and you really want the perfect setup, 653 00:40:40.920 --> 00:40:45.480 well, what's your perfect I use fujifhone cameras. I don't think I've met 654 00:40:45.519 --> 00:40:49.840 another creator who has a dual foji film camera set up. Like everybody else, 655 00:40:49.880 --> 00:40:52.480 use a different rand. That's fine. I find a lot of joy 656 00:40:52.480 --> 00:40:54.079 in it. So what do you find Joyanne? What do you actually want 657 00:40:54.199 --> 00:40:58.480 to put time and effort in money into and do that? It's it's yours. 658 00:40:58.880 --> 00:41:00.320 Yeah, man, I love because I think a lot of people will. 659 00:41:00.679 --> 00:41:05.159 They will not do they when I hit go live, they will not 660 00:41:05.320 --> 00:41:07.800 hit the record button. They will not do anything because they look at the 661 00:41:07.880 --> 00:41:10.400 people around them and say, well, I don't have that. You know, 662 00:41:10.440 --> 00:41:13.119 I don't have that gear, I don't have that camera, I don't 663 00:41:13.119 --> 00:41:15.599 have that microphone. And Man, when I first got started in podcasting, 664 00:41:15.639 --> 00:41:19.519 and I don't know, two thousand and eighteen or something, not even that 665 00:41:19.559 --> 00:41:22.440 far not not even that far ago, and we're doing actually a livestream show 666 00:41:22.519 --> 00:41:28.400 of a live stream fishing podcast, and I literally borrowed camera from my neighbor, 667 00:41:29.159 --> 00:41:32.679 Um use my phone for another camera, borrowed microphones from friends, Mike 668 00:41:32.760 --> 00:41:37.639 Cables and and like I just borrowed everything. I was like, I don't 669 00:41:37.679 --> 00:41:38.840 even know if I'm gonna do this long term. I don't even know what 670 00:41:38.880 --> 00:41:42.440 this means or what it looks like. And I did. You know, 671 00:41:42.480 --> 00:41:46.440 I did produce for other people in their business, Um, like for nonprofit, 672 00:41:46.480 --> 00:41:50.559 for like ten years, working in media and cameras and lights and all 673 00:41:50.599 --> 00:41:52.519 that fun stuff, but it was all on their credit card, not mine. 674 00:41:52.639 --> 00:41:57.039 So when it when it became my credit card or my bank account, 675 00:41:57.119 --> 00:41:59.800 I'm like, Bro, I'm no way, I'm gonna go over here and 676 00:41:59.840 --> 00:42:02.800 try to find the budget friendly stuff to get started with and then you can 677 00:42:02.920 --> 00:42:07.400 upgrade an increase and and then, as a creator, you really do start 678 00:42:07.440 --> 00:42:10.639 finding what you really need. Like I I had a old cannon cameras. 679 00:42:10.639 --> 00:42:15.000 I had three cannon cameras, all this glass and all the stuff, and 680 00:42:15.039 --> 00:42:19.280 then I realized after a while, like man, I don't really for what 681 00:42:19.360 --> 00:42:22.559 I'm moving into, which is more Amazon, more product review stuff. I'm 682 00:42:22.559 --> 00:42:27.039 like I really need a Sony camera that's gonna auto focus super fast and have 683 00:42:27.119 --> 00:42:30.599 product recognition and all these kinds of things. And so it's similar to as 684 00:42:30.599 --> 00:42:35.239 you grow as a content creator, your gear and all that stuff will kind 685 00:42:35.239 --> 00:42:38.039 of grow and flow and you'll figure out new stuff that you you know, 686 00:42:38.119 --> 00:42:42.880 didn't know whatever, like I didn't know Sony like did what it did until 687 00:42:42.920 --> 00:42:45.440 I watch all these live streamers and I'm like what the CRAPP are you guys 688 00:42:45.519 --> 00:42:50.119 using to where everything's like auto focus like so fast, like this is insane. 689 00:42:50.320 --> 00:42:52.000 And then when I figured it out, I'm like, Oh, I'm 690 00:42:52.039 --> 00:42:57.119 gonna sell my gear and go by much cheaper cameras that do just what I 691 00:42:57.199 --> 00:43:00.079 needed to do, not all this other stuff. So, anyway, I 692 00:43:00.119 --> 00:43:04.440 get off my soapbox now. No, but no, I think you're right 693 00:43:04.480 --> 00:43:08.400 on, and it's sometimes we get like could like this so this is the 694 00:43:08.400 --> 00:43:12.960 Fuji x h two s, the brand new one, Um and the like, 695 00:43:13.039 --> 00:43:15.440 the old camera that I have the access to the auto focus is my 696 00:43:15.079 --> 00:43:19.079 and this one. The problem is it's really good at recognizing faces. So 697 00:43:19.079 --> 00:43:22.440 if you don't fully cover up your face, it still likes to try to 698 00:43:22.480 --> 00:43:24.280 find your face. Um, but it has everything I need. Could I 699 00:43:24.320 --> 00:43:28.480 probably could have gotten what I wanted into stony like, to be honest, 700 00:43:28.519 --> 00:43:30.199 because it is the out of Focus, but I love the colors. I 701 00:43:30.239 --> 00:43:35.639 like. That is something that I'm very sensitive to and so it's what I 702 00:43:35.679 --> 00:43:37.920 like, so I'm willing to spend the extra money. Also, it's kind 703 00:43:37.920 --> 00:43:39.599 of niche, and I think when you're creating content, one of the things 704 00:43:39.639 --> 00:43:44.440 that you need to do is I hate that. For a long time it's 705 00:43:44.440 --> 00:43:45.559 like niche down, niche down, and then I kind of got away from 706 00:43:45.599 --> 00:43:51.000 that and now I'm back to yeah, create content. You like, answer 707 00:43:51.039 --> 00:43:53.000 a specific question, but do it for a smaller group, because if you're 708 00:43:53.000 --> 00:43:57.800 trying to talk to you too large of a group without having a large following, 709 00:43:57.960 --> 00:44:00.239 nobody's gonna hear you because you're competing against the the big guys. Um, 710 00:44:00.239 --> 00:44:04.440 which is kind of what I was doing for a while and my audience 711 00:44:04.519 --> 00:44:07.159 is like forty across the platforms, but it's not big enough to compete with 712 00:44:08.039 --> 00:44:10.760 eight, ten million. But if I just go down one level and say, 713 00:44:10.760 --> 00:44:15.199 instead of just youtube, on Youtube for people trying to build their authority, 714 00:44:15.840 --> 00:44:17.800 become a thought leader, or video podcast, like, there's a few 715 00:44:17.800 --> 00:44:22.039 things there that still still work in the kinks out, but it's a much 716 00:44:22.079 --> 00:44:25.199 smaller group. Like, sorry, just the podcasting active podcasters is is a 717 00:44:25.320 --> 00:44:29.960 very, very small group. And so then I'm that person, because the 718 00:44:29.960 --> 00:44:31.840 big guys don't want to be the small person because they're big now. So 719 00:44:31.840 --> 00:44:34.639 so find your line, friend. You're a little thing that you want to 720 00:44:34.639 --> 00:44:37.519 talk about and and things that you enjoy. Like I love the X H 721 00:44:37.519 --> 00:44:40.000 two S it. It makes me so happy to like pull it out and 722 00:44:40.000 --> 00:44:45.400 take pictures with it, and it's just a thing, but it's my thing. 723 00:44:45.559 --> 00:44:47.400 So you'll find your thing. Love it, man, love it. 724 00:44:47.480 --> 00:44:51.519 Yeah, I find your thing and if you need help find your thing, 725 00:44:51.960 --> 00:44:53.440 Zack is gonna help you do that, man. So let's talk about as 726 00:44:53.440 --> 00:44:57.280 we kind of wrap this up, let's talk about your course. Let's talk 727 00:44:57.360 --> 00:44:59.079 is it a free course? I don't know if you said free. I 728 00:44:59.079 --> 00:45:01.000 don't know if you said cheap, I don't know if you said five thousand, 729 00:45:01.000 --> 00:45:07.920 I don't know. I forget what you said one million dollars. It's 730 00:45:07.920 --> 00:45:12.639 only one bitcoin. Like anybody, guys are in one bitcoin. It's it 731 00:45:13.599 --> 00:45:15.760 Um. So this, this course is actually free. So I don't know 732 00:45:15.880 --> 00:45:20.679 how many people out there have read key person of influences by Daniel Priestley. 733 00:45:20.800 --> 00:45:23.000 Absolutely love it and one of the things that he says, and a lot 734 00:45:23.039 --> 00:45:27.440 of people are saying now, is it's like information is so readily available that 735 00:45:27.960 --> 00:45:31.280 if you're gate keeping anything, your secret sauce, whatever it is like, 736 00:45:32.039 --> 00:45:37.519 you are not showing people that you're an expert and you're going to, you 737 00:45:37.559 --> 00:45:38.800 know, suffer because because they can go learn it for free anywhere else, 738 00:45:38.800 --> 00:45:44.519 what they can't do is implement that knowledge effectively and efficiently for their specific situation. 739 00:45:45.000 --> 00:45:46.760 And you, as the expert, have, you know, the experience 740 00:45:47.079 --> 00:45:51.239 and the ability to do that. So sell the implementation. And so this 741 00:45:51.280 --> 00:45:53.800 course is it's thirty, I think it's thirty minutes long. Essentially teaches you 742 00:45:53.800 --> 00:45:59.960 how to make ten videos from a video podcast with like sixty to ninety minutes 743 00:46:00.000 --> 00:46:02.559 of effort. A weekend. That's including recording your podcast. So if you're 744 00:46:02.559 --> 00:46:06.840 trying to post more content and you just don't have time for it, and 745 00:46:06.880 --> 00:46:09.400 honestly, you could teach a virtual assistant how to do this. It's that 746 00:46:09.480 --> 00:46:13.320 simple. Um, you can go ahead and do that. That's that's free. 747 00:46:13.320 --> 00:46:15.119 I put that at gift dot we are video makers dot com. I'll 748 00:46:15.119 --> 00:46:19.079 get you the link, but that one's free. I am building other courses, 749 00:46:19.559 --> 00:46:21.960 um, that will come after that and those won't be free. I'll 750 00:46:21.960 --> 00:46:25.320 go from slightly expensive and very expensive into working with me one on one, 751 00:46:25.920 --> 00:46:29.480 which will be very expensive because I don't have very much time right now. 752 00:46:29.519 --> 00:46:31.800 But uh, this one's this one's on me. It's free. Awesome, 753 00:46:31.840 --> 00:46:35.440 man. Well, that's a great gift and I'll put them. I'll put 754 00:46:35.480 --> 00:46:37.320 it in the show notes and let people know where to go get it. 755 00:46:37.920 --> 00:46:42.119 Um Man, we didn't talk about headphones, but we'll make it really easy. 756 00:46:42.360 --> 00:46:45.360 Wear headphones, all right, I don't care if you're just recording video 757 00:46:45.559 --> 00:46:47.719 or you're going live or on a zoom call or whatever. Just wear headphones, 758 00:46:47.800 --> 00:46:52.119 okay, like there's so many out there. Just well, that's all 759 00:46:52.119 --> 00:46:55.599 that matters, especially another person's show. Just wear heads and you don't want 760 00:46:55.599 --> 00:46:59.519 to Echo, because, goodness gracious, that is the most annoying thing. 761 00:46:59.559 --> 00:47:02.400 Yeah, I'm if you'd like to hear yourself repeat and stutter while you're talking, 762 00:47:02.440 --> 00:47:06.159 then don't wear headphones. And you want to be annoying and never get 763 00:47:06.239 --> 00:47:09.880 invited on another show, don't wear headphones. There we go. Oh Man. 764 00:47:09.920 --> 00:47:13.039 Well, Zack, it's been a blast having you on. Man, 765 00:47:13.159 --> 00:47:15.360 it's good to, you know, start this relationship with you to to learn 766 00:47:15.360 --> 00:47:19.440 more about what you're doing and, you know, help you, help get 767 00:47:19.440 --> 00:47:22.039 the message out about what you're doing, and so I really appreciate you coming 768 00:47:22.079 --> 00:47:24.440 on the show, sharing all your knowledge with the with video and audio, 769 00:47:25.000 --> 00:47:29.840 and I know we'll do some more collaboration stuff and and maybe over on Amazon 770 00:47:29.880 --> 00:47:32.079 live. We didn't even talk about Amazon live, but I know you're over 771 00:47:32.079 --> 00:47:36.960 there crushing it, so I'm excited to see that journey continue as well. 772 00:47:37.000 --> 00:47:39.039 Man. So I appreciate you being on. Yeah, thanks for having me 773 00:47:39.079 --> 00:47:42.360 on. I would love to do this, Skain. We can so much 774 00:47:42.400 --> 00:47:44.719 we can talk about, but I'll have to have you on a podcast, 775 00:47:44.800 --> 00:47:46.480 Amazon live, all the good things as well. Appreciate it go, man, 776 00:47:46.519 --> 00:47:49.800 it'll be funn yeah, we we had to do a collaboration on Amazon 777 00:47:49.840 --> 00:47:52.559 live. That'd be it'd be a lot of fun. So just let me 778 00:47:52.599 --> 00:47:53.280 know, all right, Zach. Well, I appreciate you. Man. 779 00:47:53.280 --> 00:47:57.880 I'M gonna jump back over to I think what is my camera, or might 780 00:47:57.960 --> 00:48:00.159 be Nope, it was not my care right. Here we go. There 781 00:48:00.159 --> 00:48:04.320 we are. I had to switch that back. Um. So everyone appreciate 782 00:48:04.320 --> 00:48:07.920 you jumping in. Thanks for joining us today here on creating daily and be 783 00:48:07.000 --> 00:48:10.280 sure to do all the fun stuff with a like, subscribe and shared, 784 00:48:10.360 --> 00:48:14.800 all that stuff that everyone asks you to do all the time. And be 785 00:48:14.880 --> 00:48:16.920 sure to go with ritual motion DOT COM. Check out their platform. They're 786 00:48:16.960 --> 00:48:21.559 awesome. They're sponsored the show, making this possible. Uh. And also, 787 00:48:21.840 --> 00:48:24.280 join me next Tuesday at four PM eastern time. I'M gonna have my 788 00:48:24.320 --> 00:48:29.519 friend Jody cranle on. She is the voice over Queen, so she knows 789 00:48:29.960 --> 00:48:34.719 so much about audio. She leverages audio in a million different ways and she's 790 00:48:34.719 --> 00:48:37.440 gonna come on and we're just gonna talk about how you can also leverage your 791 00:48:37.519 --> 00:48:42.880 voice and leverage audio to grow your brand, Grow Your Business, all that 792 00:48:42.960 --> 00:48:45.800 fun stuff. So be sure to mark that on your calendar. Four PM 793 00:48:45.039 --> 00:48:49.280 next Tuesday. And I think that is it. I think that's it for 794 00:48:49.320 --> 00:48:52.000 me for today. I'M gonna go back and and start making some more more 795 00:48:52.119 --> 00:48:57.320 videos for for Amazon. And if you don't know about Amazon live, go 796 00:48:57.440 --> 00:49:01.400 check out Tuesday's episode from Dan Kurr Year. Um I'm gonna Actually Upload the 797 00:49:01.400 --> 00:49:06.199 Audio today to the podcast platforms, but it as long with Zack, so 798 00:49:06.239 --> 00:49:08.920 you can listen to those back to back. Alright, high five long distance. 799 00:49:08.960 --> 00:49:28.159 Thank you, guys so much, and we'll see you Tuesday at four PM M