My class attendance was slowly pulling back and in the beginning of March I took my classes off our studio’s schedule for low attendance. I put my last class on Youtube recording it using a GoPro.
This is a simple series of edits that helped me get my class get up quickly and effectively. Here are some budget edits I did that I can assist you with:
Cut your class into segments.
I cut my 60 minute class into three videos for convenience. My warmup included pieces of my barre class for a light conditioning before we danced. Do you have portions of your class that are student favorites? Single them out and place them into their own category on your video platform to keep your subscribers coming back.
Mix audio & camera angles for best viewing experience.
I wore a lapel mic in the video. I mixed the mic, layered on the music, and adjusted the levels. Yes, this is copyrighted music. Your studio music license will allow you to play music in your class, but does not cover online video. By publishing on Youtube, Youtube pays the license owner, but does not pay the creator. I have access to music for clients to choose from. See my walking video for an example of music I have licensed and therefore could place behind a paywall or display ads on Youtube.
Color correct to enhance the viewers ability to see your black yoga pant that is trying to mix in with the background.
The studio lights weren’t made for video and had a lot of natural lighting bouncing off the mirror. I did a little color correction to make sure my dark outfit didn’t fade into the shadows. I pay attention to details and make sure you look your best and your clients get the most out of your videos.