Flip Video Secrets - How to record yourself

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The most common question I've gotten this week at Flip Video Secrets was how to record yourself and make sure you are framed in the viewer. I do believe that one of the biggest shortcomings of the Flip Video is it's lack of a swivel screen (so you can see yourself).

No matter in this VERY ROUGH video, you get to see my solution.

P.S. My makeup artist already went home, so you get to see me warts and all, at the end of a long day! This is Cinéma Vérité at it's absolute finest!

Here are some pictures Sherri took of me making the video. Notice the position of the camera 30% angle above the center of my face. (you want the camera above you angling down). Also note the mirror positioned behind the flip video to show me the screen while recording.

We'll give you more great tips Thursday night on the Flip Video Secrets Teleseminar.

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Rainer
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Candis Hidalgo
Real Estate Marketing - Go Smart Solutions

Thanks for the secrets Steve ;)  Video is really a new media for a lot of us as far as promoting our business, so tips like this really help. Thanks so much!

April 16, 2008 11:26 AM
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David Matney
Omaha, NE Real Estate | Omaha, NE Homes For Sale
Alliance Real Estate

Steve, thanks for the tips.  I just got a Flip video and I am excited to start testing it out!

May 23, 2008 11:25 PM
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Vickie Nagy
Broker for San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton
Vickie Nagy, Broker Associate Realty ONE Group BMC Associates | BRE#01363932

Thanks for sharing this important tutorial. I am about to get a camera and this is very useful information that help me more strongly consider the Flip video.

May 24, 2008 01:38 PM
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Vicente A. Martinez
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Hi Steve. Thanks for sharing the great tip! Keep them coming.

June 28, 2008 12:36 AM
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Lisa Ryan
Selling Princeton,West Windsor and Montgomery Town
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty

Steve~ great tips! I never thought about having a mirror behind the camera.

July 05, 2008 10:19 PM
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Ellie McIntire
CDPE, Howard County Homes for Sale
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate

EEEK, I don't think I could watch myself- Ya'll must have a ton of confidence.

July 05, 2008 11:02 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Steve, I really do have to start using the Flip that I bought and carry with me. Thanks for the encouragement.

BTW, you have my maiden name.

July 07, 2008 10:09 PM
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Phil Leng
Phil Leng Team - Residential Real Estate Experts &
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Hi Steve,

Interesting tips.

I started to take videos of myself. Didn't like it.

Now I keep the camera pointed away from my face...

Phil

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