Hey, I’m Caleb Wojcik, the founder of DIY Video Guy, and I’ve been making videos for the web for a few years and I made this site to help you make better videos by yourself.
If you’ve ever thought to yourself:
- How can I start making videos?
- What equipment do I really need?
- Where should I be hosting my videos?
- How can I make my videos look better?
- How can I shoot and edit my videos faster?
Or if you’ve ever had to figure out whether video can actually help you grow a business and how it would do so… Don’t worry, I’m here to help.
How This Site Will Help You Make Better Videos
Online video is big, but it is only going to get bigger. Smartphones in people’s pockets are basically mini televisions, with nearly instant access to any video on the web. Netflix, YouTube, AmazonPrime, Vimeo, Instagram, Vine, iTunes, and more.
Think of how much time you spend everyday consuming video-based content (TV shows, movies, silly cat videos) versus reading or listening. Now picture the people you want to reach. People that want and even need to hear what you have to say.
What’s better for them? A blog post that they skim through and quickly leave or an engaging, entertaining, and professional looking video that captures their full attention for the few minutes you can get out of their busy day.
That’s the power of video. It needs two senses to be consumed, unlike written or audio, which garners more focus, attention, and can make them more like to take potential actions you want them to.
But creating videos is tough. Not only does it take a lot of time to do, you also have to have the right equipment and software, skills to make it look, sound, and feel great, and then there is the whole “being good on camera” part.
Maybe you’ve made a video or two and they just aren’t good enough. You may think… How can I possibly create something that even comes close to the quality what people see everyday on TV or in movies?
Or even compete with what the pros online are putting out with their big budget, studio produced videos?
Learning the right techniques, using the correct equipment, and implementing quick editing methods will make your videos look and sound professional, even if you have an amateur budget.
Whether you already have a successful YouTube channel, are just now dabbling with Vines, or are making a full-on video based training course, you’ll learn how to make your videos better, faster, and more profitable here at DIY Video Guy.
We cover not just video production, but how to weave videos into your brand and overall business strategy as well.
Because making a great video is one thing. Knowing how video fits into the overall scheme of earning you or your employees a living is a whole other thing.
Introducing DIY Video Guy
(The Blog, The Podcast, and The Web TV Show)
DIY Video Guy is the online home for everything I teach about how to make better videos for the web. I made my first video over a decade ago and have spent the majority of my time over the past few years making videos for the web.
Making great web video is expensive, difficult to learn, intimidating, and time-consuming. But the community here at DIY Video Guy is overcoming all of these obstacles so they can make videos that are more engaging, reach more people, and earn a living.
There are three main parts of DIY Video Guy.
DIY Video Guy TV, the video show, is where you’ll learn how to make the videos you want to make. We'll share tips on what equipment to use, how to set it up, and make your videos quickly. We'll cover the technical and gadget parts of making videos, but we'll also cover how to build an audience on YouTube, Instagram, etc.
DIY Video Guy, the podcast, is where you’ll hear the what and why behind making videos for the web. You’ll hear from me about what videos you should be making, why video instead of written or audio, and more. I also have web video personalities as guests on the podcast so you can hear from them how to successfully earn a living from making videos.
DIY Video Weekly, the newsletter, is a sporadic email that goes out randomly, in which we showcase the latest going-ons in the world of online video. People doing creative new things with video, brands leveraging video in interesting ways, new features on video hosting sites, and more.
The best way to get each of these as they come out is to join the 3,500+ other video makers in our community with your email below.
About Caleb Wojcik
Hey, Caleb Wojcik here. I’ve been making videos for nearly a decade. In that time I’ve filmed the NHL, MLB, NCAA basketball, the Rose Bowl, weddings, commercials, book trailers, and plenty of web videos of online entrepreneurs (such as Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, and Chris Guillebeau).
I recently co-founded Fizzle.co, but left there to teach video production, marketing, and strategy for the web here at DIY Video Guy as well as run a video production studio called Caleb Wojcik Films.
I grew up a small town kid from rural northern Michigan and played a ton of sports, (sometimes five different ones in a year). As the son of a photographer, I was always around cameras and gear for preserving life’s important, but sometimes fleeting moments.
That’s where my passion for film making first came from. (That and watching way too many movies.)
I’m a busy guy, but love every minute of it, especially when I’m behind a camera or editing a video. I live in San Diego with my wife Jen, a film wedding photographer, and our puppy Pippa, but we travel often.
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