Free Course: iPhone Video Guide

Those who know me well, know that I'm quite the introvert and public speaking is not something I have pursued heavily.  Over time, I've come to really appreciate and value these opportunities though and love to share my learnings with leaders from all over the country and world. 

Speaking at conferences around the country has also provided me a great opportunity to learn through life experience what aspects of my presentations church leaders are most interested in.  One of the biggest things that I've found from these experiences is that video is becoming important to every church, no matter the size.  Every ministry leader wants to do more video, but it feels to complicated and expensive.

The exciting news that I get to share and thing that most ministry leaders are most shocked about is finding out that everything they need to create, edit and distribute great videos is already in their pocket.  This is why I created the iPhone Video Guide to simply communicate and demonstrate how truly easy it can be to create and share great videos using only your iPhone.

Now, I know many ministry leaders also use Android and 95% of this course is also applicable to Android users.  I however, have been a long time iPhone user and I wanted to share the content of this course out of personal experience and hands on engagement.  So, Android users please don't get upset and jump into the course.  Feel free to leave comments that share Android specific tips and tricks as well. I hope to get great engagement from everyone in this course!

One of the other decisions I made with this course was to make it FREE!  Honestly, there are no strings attached and I will likely charge for it in the future, but I would love to get this information out there to as many leaders as possible and get feedback.  I believe this simple course could exponentially increase the impact of any local church creating global media engagement.  

Click the link  below to access the course:


P.S. It would make my day if you would consider sharing this free course with a friend.  Here's a pre-created tweet that you could copy and paste if you would like:

@NilsSmith just released a FREE course called iPhone Video Guide that I think you should out! http://iPhoneVideo.Guide #iPhoneVideoGuide

Splice 3.0 is Here!

I'm so excited about Splice 3.0!  If you're an iPhone user you need to stop reading this blog post right now and download Splice right now.  Splice is THE BEST video editing app on the iPhone and it's now even better!

I've had fun working with the team at Splice beta testing this new update as it's a complete overhaul of what was already a great app on the iPhone.  When it comes to video you are hopefully doing more and more.  It's a pain to download a video from you phone to your computer to edit.  Honestly, you shouldn't.  With Splice you can do pretty much anything and everything you would want to do directly on your iPhone including uploading it directly to Facebook and other social networks.  

One thing you won't find in this version is a direct upload to YouTube, but honestly it's very easy just to download the video from Splice to your iPhone and then upload from your photo gallery to YouTube directly.  With Splice you can make great videos, slideshows and so much more.  Check out this quick video I made this morning using a few features like the clipping (cutting the part at the beginning off where I hit the record button), video filter (like Instagram) and the background music: