Low quality YouTube videos make people stop watching. That was me, I was struggling to get even 100 views per video. My dreams of becoming a YouTuber were dying. Everything changed when I started making high production-value content. This is the course I wish I had.
Low quality video + low quality audio = no views. There are too many people creating high quality content to get by with sub-par production quality these days.
I didn't realize this. I was posting every week, for months with no new views or new subscribers. I nearly quit twice.
It wasn't until three months later, over a 1000 hours of wasted work down the drain, that I realized what was wrong.
My video quality sucked.
Slowly, I began systematically analyzing and learning everything about the most successfull YouTubers. Their lighting, camera position, microphone choice, audio editing, B-roll insertion, music mastering.
It all started to make sense. In one month I gained 100,000 subscribers. I received my first YouTube paycheck. I started to make enough money to not only live off of YouTube but thrive off of YouTube.
The secret? Production quality.
Learn to color grade your videos. You will know exactly what to do with your color temperature, shadows, highlights, green/pink balance, and more by the end of my editing course. In the PRO and ULTIMATE package, you will have access to my color grade, where you can drag and drop it onto your footage. However, because all footage is not created equal, color temperature and brightness will need adjusting afterward.
My course is about editing videos in Final Cut Pro and video production. I didn't see any other courses that go in-depth on how the actual videos are made. So I made this course. I made the entire course on my own.
I will not be telling you how to start a newsletter, use social media, plan your content, or create your brand. If you want a course like that, I strongly recommend Ali Abdaal's or Matt D'avella's course.
I will tell you how to make some of the highest quality content possible, from hitting record on the camera to uploading to YouTube:
I had been waiting to start a YouTube channel for over a year, and Zach’s course is just what I was looking for! The two main things that I needed help on were the general production of videos and then editing those videos. I was amazed to see these are precisely the categories that the course covers in considerable detail. Zach has put all the most essential information you need, especially when you are starting, in such a holistic manner that it makes this course a must-do for anyone trying to get on YouTube or even just learning how to make videos.
"I bought PRO just for the Audio Correction and Color Grade. I can't believe how good my videos look and sound now. I keep rewatching my videos like, that's MY video!?"
"My life is 1000x easier, and my production quality has dramatically improved. I have learned new skills in this course that I haven't learned after months of searching."
“The amount of effort Zach has put into the Beginner YouTube Course is astounding. I wasn't sure about the price at first, but the new skills I’ve learned in videography and video editing have made it more than worth it.”
Edit a video from start to finish using Final Cut Pro. After the editing course, your videos will have a higher quality than most of the other YouTube videos out there. From perfecting color correction to audio mastering, the editing course will make you a next-level editor.
How to set the proper exposure of a video. How to design the set. What settings are best on your camera for making the video look as good as possible. Your videography skills will be seriously improved. You will know your way around a camera that most people don't.
Lighting is critical. Position a key light, background light, fill light, and hair light. Know what levels to set these lights to. Know what color temperature to set these lights to. Know how to add your artistic and personal creative idea into your lighting setup. Start lighting professionally.
After content, audio is the most important aspect of a video's quality. Know where to position the microphone, which microphone is best, and how to set up the interface, so your audio quality is as good as possible. If you only take one lesson from this course it should be this one.
As an established content creator, Zach’s course is really helpful in seeing where I can take things to the next level. People would always complain about my audio quality in the past, but this course explained how I could step it up and offered three different options based on my budget—excited to put these lessons to good use!
The best way to learn how to record and edit videos for YouTube.
The best value and the most popular. It seems people like this option. Get noticed on YouTube.
It's called "Ultimate" for a reason.
I am really confident in this course. But, I understand, things happen. So, if you get through all the course's video lessons and still are not satisfied, that's completely fine. Just shoot me an email, and I'll refund your full payment within 30 days from when you signed up.
Again, this money-back guarantee only applies if you watched all of the videos and contacted me within 30 days of sign-up. This is for your benefit. I want you to put the time and work into this. That's the only way to get good.
As soon as you buy the Beginner YouTube Course, you have immediate and forever access at whatever package level you buy (unless the internet explodes).
This guide has been checked by videographers, audiographer, and editing professionals. This guide serves as a fantastic introduction to becoming a videographer or video editor—no need to post on YouTube. Start selling your skills as a freelancer and escape the 9-5.
No experience in Final Cut Pro, videography, or YouTube is needed. I start from the absolute basics and bring you up to speed slowly. If you have any questions during any part of the course, there is a Beginner YouTube Course (BYC) subscriber-only comment section where you can ask questions, and I will answer.
My course is not about content. It is about recording, producing, and editing the highest quality videos possible. Your videos could be about anything from interviewing professionals to teaching chickens how to fly (if you succeed, please let me know, for research purposes, of course).
There is a comment section for BYC students only. I will reply to any comments I see within the course. If you purchase the ULTIMATE package, you will get a 1-hour private chat with me.
You need a computer and motivation! The production guide includes how to record optimal videos from your smartphone. I have recommendations within the course that will dramatically upgrade your production quality for under $100 total.