DISCOVER HOW TO EXPAND YOUR CREATIVE VOICE AND CREATE YOUR ULTIMATE CONTENT ON YOUTUBE
Experience a one-of-a-kind, multi-week virtual workshop built to help YouTube creators like YOU take your creative video editing and storytelling skills to the next level.
If you’ve ever:
Felt limited or stuck in the video editing process
Felt like your content is dry or boring and haven’t known how to fix it
Wondered how to come up with creative ideas
Struggled with adding elements of story into your content
Wondered if you “don’t know what you don’t know” about storytelling
Wondered how to make your audience care about your content and keep coming back for more
Then I have good news:
IT'S NOT JUST YOU.
Most creators struggle with these things. They may not be able to put their finger on exactly what the problem is, and even if they can, they usually don’t tell anyone.
Because God forbid we admit that we have questions when everyone else seems like they have their act together.
Knowing WHY things work instead of just stumbling across something that you don't know how to repeat.
Having the creative skills to execute ideas in a compelling, memorable way.
Having a rock solid solution to tell great stories every single time.
Supercharging your editing, productivity, and creative growth in ways that you could never have found otherwise.
Seeing your YouTube channel with higher watch times, higher retention rates, and higher income from an audience who loves you.
And imagine seeing this happen for you with guidance from a working Hollywood professional who both shapes content for massive media companies like Universal, Apple, and Disney… but actually knows what it’s like to create for YouTube because he’s doing that too.
THIS CAN ALL HAPPEN FOR YOU.
AND YOU WON'T HAVE TO:
Pay insane amounts of money for years of film school where people look down their nose at you, laugh at your content, and say you’ll never be good enough.
Stand in huge lines at the airport, sit on a cramped plane, pay for an expensive hotel, and sit in conference sessions that don’t actually deliver what you want to know.
Spend years of your life banging your head against the wall after yet another rambling YouTube video doesn't answer your question... or that leaves you with more questions than answers.
“Jeff’s advice and insights have been huge for my team. I’m always looking to improve the storytelling and editing on my content, and his input has taken our projects to a whole new level.”
UNLOCK YOUR CREATIVITY AND STORYTELLING SKILLS WITH THE CREATIVE EDIT
The Creative Edit (TCE) is a 4-week virtual workshop built around expert mentorship and creative community to help you build your creative editing and storytelling skills and an unbreakable bond with your audience. This means more creative satisfaction for you as a creator, plus more views, subscribers, and income as your impact as a creator spreads in the world.
WHO IS TCE FOR?
TCE is designed for solo YouTube creators of both story-driven and non-story-driven content (tutorials, educational, DIY etc.), focusing on channels with subscriber counts from 0 to 1,000. Though if your crowd is larger, don't worry - Jeff has applied these ideas to both primetime television shows AND YouTube creators with followings in the millions.
WHEN DOES TCE HAPPEN?
90-minute sessions on Saturday, November 2 through November 23, 2019. Start time is 11am Pacific Time.
That's 11am in LA & Vancouver, 2pm in NYC & Toronto, 7pm in London, and 4am Sunday in Sydney.
FOR BEST GROUP DYNAMICS, TCE IS LIMITED IN SIZE. SECURE YOUR POSITION WHILE SPOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.
REGISTRATION FOR THE CREATIVE EDIT CLOSES FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 AT NOON PACIFIC TIME.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
Group Video Calls
Each Saturday, The Creative Edit cohort meets virtually with Jeff Bartsch for a 90-minute group video call to review existing projects, discuss new ideas, and assign new exercises.
Weekly Editing Exercises
Cohort members work with their own computer and software. Sometimes exercises involve a creator's own footage, which gives the group insight into a diverse range of material. Members also edit footage supplied by Jeff – this gives incredibly unique perspective into how different creators edit the same material.
Exploration & Feedback
Cohort members engage the concepts editorially during the week while interacting in a private forum for support from each other and from Jeff.
“I’ve been adding more story to my videos, and engagement has gone through the roof! I truly appreciate all the things I’m learning from you, and my comments are reflecting that my viewers notice the increase in quality of editing too. Thank you!”
ABOUT JEFF BARTSCH
In his 20 years in Hollywood, Jeff has contributed to thousands of hours of finished television for ABC, NBC, Apple, Universal, Disney, ESPN, MTV, and many others. The author of Edit Better: Hollywood-Tested Strategies for Powerful Video Editing, Jeff brings a unique blend of expertise as a high-end creative and teacher... in addition to being an active YouTube creator at StoryGreenlight.com.
Jeff has consulted with YouTube creators with subscribers ranging from 0 to well over a million, plus advised executives of websites with millions of views every month.
The Creative Edit originally began as a small-group coaching experience led by Jeff with students seeking to be full-time professional TV editors in Los Angeles and New York. Jeff has blended the elements of that original coaching track together with his first-hand knowledge of YouTube creation for an experience that literally does not exist anywhere else.
Find your breakthrough moments
“I had multiple “Aha” moments in The Creative Edit. You never know where you’re going to find that one sliver of information that you didn’t have before, and you just don’t know where it’s going to come from.”
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
SESSION 1, NOVEMBER 2: The Big Picture and Shaping Attention. Learn how to demystify creativity (yes, it's possible). Distinguish the multiple hats we wear as creators without even knowing it. And learn how to guide the audience's attention to the things we want them to see and remember.
SESSION 2, NOVEMBER 9: Shaping Emotion and Music. Learn why the way people FEEL is more important that what they THINK. Find out how to amplify the core of what's already in place in your content, and how to stand out from everyone else.
SESSION 3, NOVEMBER 16: Shaping Meaning and Story. Dig into what’s actually driving the impact of your pieces. Discover how to add more meaning and a framework for making that happen, plus which parts of the framework matter most, and why.
SESSION 4, NOVEMBER 23: Shaping Style, Open Q&A. Defining your own editing style, and how to shape it in a way that works for you. Plus anything else on your mind.
“Jeff is a master at helping YouTubers tell stories, and anyone who wants to grow as a YouTuber should pay attention to what he’s saying. I’m a huge fan!”
SPACE IS LIMITED TO PRESERVE GROUP DYNAMICS, AND REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 AT NOON PACIFIC TIME.
Here's what you'll get when you join The Creative Edit:
4 LIVE group video calls with teaching from Jeff
Group Q&A to apply the ideas to YOUR content and make mental connections to
Practice footage to help you put the ideas into use. This gives you the chance to see how other creators approach the same footage (this hardly EVER happens ANYWHERE)
Private, members-only group where members can post what you're working on, and interact with each other and Jeff
24/7 Access to all elements from any device.
BONUS COURSE: 27 Questions to Craft the Perfect Video - so you can have instant access to Jeff's insights to help YOU break down YOUR big picture for content creation.
BONUS TRAINING: How to Edit Your Videos for Viewer Retention – exclusive, private training by Jeff for Tim Schmoyer's Video Labs.
BONUS CONSULTATION: 1 One-on-one consulting sessions with Jeff redeemable within one year for deep dives into your channel, content, or business pursuits – these sessions are extremely rare and not available to the general public.
OVER-THE-TOP BONUS: **AN ENTIRE YEAR** OF CONTENT COACHING AND EXCLUSIVE COMMUNITY INTERACTION FOR FREE
For a long time, Story Greenlight community members have been asking for video reviews, chances to hang out and learn with other creators, and to get in-depth teaching from Jeff and other high-level creatives without a huge financial commitment.
So we're finally doing it. We're starting a monthly subscription community that will answer those requests at an affordable price.
It's so new that we literally haven't given it a name yet. We'd like you to help us with that. Same with exactly how it's gonna work - we're figuring that out with the help of our Founding Members – which should include you.
Anyone else who is allowed to join the As-Yet-Unnamed Membership will join at no less than $49/month. That's $600 a year.
When you join The Creative Edit, you will also become a Founding Member of the As-Yet-Unnamed Membership, and you will have access to the community's exclusive teachings and interactions FOR A YEAR, FOR FREE.
Here's how serious we are about making sure you're 100% blown away by your experience in The Creative Edit:
ATTEND THE ENTIRE THING AND STILL GET A 100% REFUND.
Seriously, you can attend all four live sessions and even up to 24 hours after the last one, you can ask for your money back, and we'll get it done.
NOTE: This applies even if you end up feeling pressured by the upcoming holiday season – sessions are scheduled to be done before Thanksgiving, but we know how crazy the holiday season can get.
Find new perspective and specific ways to level up
“The thing I really like about The Creative Edit is that it takes deep dives into adding more layers of creativity in your work and and actively creating meaning that wasn’t there before. So even though some of the lessons covered things that I'm already doing in my films, it's still challenged me to think about them differently.”
“On your YouTube journey, you’ll be told to take a lot of classes and go to a bunch of workshops, then you go home and there’s nobody there to help you. With The Creative Edit, you actually get help applying what you’ve learned, from this amazing person with Hollywood editing experience to say ‘Here’s where you can improve.'”
What makes this different from all the other online courses out there?
1. This is not a course – it's an experience. This isn’t about “how to succeed on YouTube” – plenty of people teach that. This is about “how to make your mark in the world with compelling content… and here are specific tools to make that happen for you right NOW."
2. Perspective – you get to see the inside process of creation on widely varying content... PLUS you get to see the results of multiple creators engaging and shaping the same footage. Nobody ever gets to even see this, never mind do it and talk about it.
3. The teacher – it's incredibly rare to have an active Hollywood professional who is also an active YouTube creator AND an accomplished mentor and teacher. Jeff is here to see you change the way you create content.
How experienced do cohort members need to be?
The ideas in TCE always bring powerful new perspective to beginners and well-established creators alike, and each round of TCE brings a completely different experience based on who participates. Having said that, we don’t talk much about the technical/button-pushing side of editing – so it’s important that you already are familiar with shooting and editing with your own equipment.
Will this teach me how to use editing software?
No. While Jeff will use Adobe Premiere for demonstrations, TCE specifically avoids focusing on talking about which buttons to push or which editing program to use. You get to use your own equipment and your own software, so we can all focus on the most important parts of editing - the parts that happen in your mind.
What if I'm not actively creating yet?
If you don't know how to shoot and edit at all, TCE is not a good fit for you. But if you're looking for insight and guidance as you start your channel, then you ESPECIALLY should join TCE to get you into the mode of actually putting content together. You don’t have to put it up on your channel – just put yourself in the position to actually complete some content and to keep that momentum rolling forward.
What if I miss a session? Will I miss out if I'm not there live?
The ideal experience is for you to be there live so you can interact in realtime with Jeff and your cohort members. Having said that, all sessions will be recorded, and you'll have 24/7 access to the private members forum - so you'll find HUGE value even if you can't attend the live calls.
What is your refund policy?
It's kind of nuts, actually... you can go through the entire experience and STILL get a 100% refund up to 24 hours after the final session. You have everything to gain and zero to lose.
What if I have other questions?
Shoot an email to email@example.com and ask away!
REGISTRATION FOR THE CREATIVE EDIT CLOSES FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 AT NOON PACIFIC TIME.