The Quick Start Challenge – Update No 2

I have to say, week 2 of The Quick Start Challenge had me worried.
Setting up analytics, writing posts, commenting on blogs, etc. Not a problem!
I’ve been doing that sort of thing for ages, so a lot of it is second nature to me.

BUT

The last part of the challenge was more difficult. I had to make a video
AND I HAD TO BE IN IT!
I’ve made tons of videos, slide animations, whiteboard video, 3D intros & outros
but I’ve never been in front of the camera on any of them. I think I have a face for radio.Heck, I’ve never even stood up in a bar and done karaoke.

Well, after much thought, I decided that I would try a new type of video – green screen.
I explain what that is in the video below, so I hope you like it.
Once you’ve watched it, why not scroll down the page and leave me a comment,
let me know what you think of my video.

33 Comments

  • Anthony D. Carter

    Reply Reply July 18, 2015

    Hello and thanks for such a great 1st time video…You did Awesome.

    • keithr13

      Reply Reply July 18, 2015

      Thank you, I was worried about this one!

  • wendy

    Reply Reply July 18, 2015

    Well done!!

  • Desana

    Reply Reply July 18, 2015

    Hi Keith, love the video! You look relaxed, completely comfortable in front of camera, love your overall personality coming out! Thank you for the information you’ve put in here, will be coming back here, have a whole lot to learn from your site. Finally I can stop browsing google looking for answers….

    • keithr13

      Reply Reply July 18, 2015

      I certainly didn’t feel relaxed, but glad it looked that way.

  • Keiran

    Reply Reply July 18, 2015

    Hi Keith,

    Great video, I learned so much from it (like why the screen is green). Now I’m off to have a go at doing a “green screen” myself.

    The other thing I need to find out more about is the subscribe button in your video.

    All the best for now.
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  • Tom Harvey

    Reply Reply July 18, 2015

    Hi Keith, Your site is nicely done. very appealing and easy to navigate
    You are a natural in front of the camera. Easy, relaxed and come across well.
    I commend you for getting this accomplished.

  • Kevin Barham

    Reply Reply July 18, 2015

    That’s a brilliant Keith – Your first ever video and you did it with Green Screen! WOW – I love it.

    Like others have said, you look totally at home in front of the camera.

    I’m sure this will be the first of many.
    Congratulations
    ~Kevin
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  • Edward

    Reply Reply July 18, 2015

    Yes I like it and I have to say I am a bit jealous of fact you have a green screen to work with!
    But seriously you do look alright in front of the camera, I think you should do more of this to explain some of the tech issues that people have in the group, sometimes it makes things easier to understand when watching someone say it insead of reading it. Anyway it looks good.
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  • Lloyd Hester

    Reply Reply July 18, 2015

    Thats a good start for someone who does not like standing in front of the camera.

    I really like the little subscribe man. Is that a plugin?

    It is really well done.
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  • Boris Qs

    Reply Reply July 18, 2015

    Kieth I knew from your posts in the group that you have been working online for a while and you know what you are doing.You just assured my thoughts at the beginning of this post “Setting up analytics, writing posts, commenting on blogs, etc. Not a problem!
    I’ve been doing that sort of thing for ages, so a lot of it is second nature to me.”

    Talking about the video you and Kevin Barham have taken this video challenge to a new level making some of us stupid but motivated with our videos.Good work there man keep it up
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  • Eugene Vernon

    Reply Reply July 18, 2015

    Great job with the green screen !

  • Marcel K. Bender

    Reply Reply July 18, 2015

    Hi Keith

    You look very relaxed and not nervous on your first personal Video.
    You talk straight forward from your Heart and i think you dont use any Script to produce that.
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  • Lara Fabans

    Reply Reply July 18, 2015

    Is it so wrong that I keep wanting to call you Simon Pegg 🙂 (which I think is a compliment)

    So do you have an actual green screen or did you use a white wall? I keep meaning to try that in Camtasia.
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    • keithr13

      Reply Reply July 18, 2015

      Hey Lara, I’ve been likened to Simon Pegg before, and take it as a compliment 🙂
      I used a proper green screen and camtasia to achieve the effect. I’ve tried with a white wall and the contrast wasn’t right

  • Lauretta Anonby

    Reply Reply July 18, 2015

    Hi Saint Keith!

    I liked your video, because I learned about Green Screen. It’s apparent you know a lot about Internet Marketing, and I’m wondering what prompted you to take the Quick Start Challenge. I’ve put your blog in my favourites… as I’ll be coming back lots! All the best.
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    • keithr13

      Reply Reply July 20, 2015

      Hey Lauretta, thanks for stopping by.
      Yes, I know a fair bit about internet marketing, but we can always learn more!
      My biggest problem is not following through on things, and I believe that QSC 3.0 will help me with that.
      Keith

  • Brian

    Reply Reply July 19, 2015

    Great video. Congrats on the progress thus far. What do you use to edit your vids? Best of luck to you here on out!
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    • keithr13

      Reply Reply July 20, 2015

      Thanks Brian. I use Camtasia to edit my video. I’ve tried other softwares, but this one works best as far as I’m concerned.

  • Grant Cause

    Reply Reply July 19, 2015

    Great video Keith, you have that green screen effect down to a fine art.
    Cheers,
    Grant
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  • Kevin Everett

    Reply Reply July 19, 2015

    Great job Keith. I would love to learn how to do green screen myself. Maybe I will start looking at that soon. You did not appear to be nervous at all in front of the camera. Feels good to get that one out of the way doesn’t it, at least it did for me. Nice video Keith.
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  • Hi Keith,

    a video like a pro. Great work.

  • Greg Muir

    Reply Reply July 19, 2015

    Hi Keith. Mate your a natural. Green screens are something that interests me so I was interested in what you have to say. And I think you have a great blog. All the success to you mate.
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  • Brice

    Reply Reply July 19, 2015

    Very good Video. You don’t move so much. But doing your first video in front of a green screen is a challenge in the challenge! 😉 Well done!
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  • Tony Brayley

    Reply Reply July 19, 2015

    Hey Keith,

    Excellent job! Also, the explanation of green-screen was welcome. I have heard of it, but never really understood it. This was your first time….wow….you seem so relaxed. You should definitely keep doing videos of this style.

    Would definitely like to work with you in the future, too!

    Chat inside the Facebook Group.

    Cheers, Keith!
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  • Gary Carter

    Reply Reply July 19, 2015

    Keith – Great job. I’ve got to get this green screen thing going for myself. I have a video site for God’s sake and I’ve seen you and several others whipping up on me already. 🙂 Keep up the good work and all the best. Cheers ~ Gary

  • Harold

    Reply Reply July 19, 2015

    Hi keith,

    Cool on your video, never have you ever thought that one day you will star in your own video. Anyway Keith don’t be surprise more to come and you will improve with every video shoot!

    Regards
    Harold

  • igor Griffiths

    Reply Reply July 19, 2015

    Hello Keith

    Great green screen video, absolutely no sign of green bleeding around your edges. I used to have a green screen setup but had to sell it when I moved for my new job.

    You seemed pretty relaxed in the video and got more into it as you went along.

    igor
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  • Annette

    Reply Reply July 19, 2015

    Hey Keith… good video !!!
    Keep on going… looking forward to read and hear more from you 🙂

    I wish you all the best !!!
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  • Sanna Väätänen

    Reply Reply July 20, 2015

    Very good video! You’re very calm and peaceful. I know how much easier it is to be on the other side of the camera (I’ve studied photography and done some videos too, but have been a very reluctant model/actor, so I know…). Thumbs up!
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  • Aliyu Emekoma

    Reply Reply July 20, 2015

    Keith you are good. I am gradually getting along with you.

  • Richard

    Reply Reply July 21, 2015

    Hi Keith … nice website … you clearly have a lot to offer technically and your video style is nice and relaxed … you’re going to make a fortune.
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  • Barbara Dowling

    Reply Reply July 27, 2015

    Hey Keith!

    You seemed perfectly relaxed to me in your video! Any of your nervousness was left in your pockets! I just loved it. I also saw your new opt in form. I like how you did it…it did not have the appearance of an opt in until the next page! FYI the boxes where I had to put my name and email were very tiny but it took all the info! I appreciate all the great info you provide to us in the QSC. Thanks and continued success to you!
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