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How to Learn Any New Skill fast by Reverse Engineering!!!

Discussion in 'Video Production' started by teeto, Sep 11, 2019 at 12:37 PM.

  1. teeto

    teeto Registered Member

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    Warning: This is not for the Lazy!!!
    So I wrote about how I was kicked out of Clickbank here ,and I'm still trying to restore my means of income as it was all I got, it just occurred to me to share something on here that could be of help to someone out there. Here goes:
    I was a big fan of FightMediocrity channel on YouTube (the guy with the whiteboard animated videos about books) you know him right? .....If no watch his most popular video below:

    All of a sudden he want blank (although he's back now) and I had already developed a reading habit such that last year I read over 50 books. So I thought why don't I do the same thing. Only that I had forgotten my accent won't sound like his, and my English isn't native. I plunged in nonetheless LOLS!


    How I Learned It Fast!

    I got the videoscribe software, went to his channel, ranked it by views(Sort by popularity), downloaded 3 top videos, his very first book review video and one other video with good views published at a different date range from all the ones I already downloaded.

    Because I was going to do the voice-over too, so I transcribed each video (quite tedious I must say), recorded my own voice-over with background music, saved it and imported it into videoscribe. Then I searched around the web for each image he used in the video (those not in videoscribe's image library) and the few I couldn't find, I improvised. I learn all his angles, tricks and manipulations which I'm sure took him about 2 years to perfect (because I could see his iterations and sophistication over the years), through all the videos and I could say I know all he knew about whiteboard video animation in 6-8 weeks. I literally internalized his processes.

    Although, he has changed his image library now and I would appreciate a link to the stash :D:D
    Here's the video I made after learning. Don't mind the voice;)


    I couldn't continue because YouTube took out monetization from the channel I was sustaining on(Don't these things have a wierd way of hitting me at the wrong time?:confused::confused:)

    I remembered I did the same thing when I was trying to learn copywriting. Although after learning it, it was harder to get decent jobs that would sustain the creativity required to really deliver with the skillset because of where I'm from, so I lost interest. I would get a Gary Bencivenga or Gary Helbert sales letter and rewrite it to sharpen my skills and internalize the process behind the sales letter (also tedious, but worth it if you want to grow fast).

    I'm trying to apply the same trick to programming right now (JavaScript), but I find it hard to do because the fundamentals to master is quite wide and I don't have a CS background. I'm a pragmatic learner and most of the resources I get out there are too long winded.

    Go thou and do likewise!
     
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  2. Billy Batts

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  3. teeto

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    I'm guessing from you comment I made a mistake with something???
     
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    I usually highlight the text to read but I'm too lazy for this one.
    #whitethemelivesmatter
    @OP: Yellow text doesn't go well with BHW white theme.
     
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    Nah you did well but as BHW is not going to implement a code anymore for this verion that translate the color codes when running a different theme all the bright colors for us white theme users are hard to read. Ofc, we could select the text but we lazy man :p
     
  6. teeto

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    Now I get it!
     
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  10. teeto

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    I see!
     
  11. ikenna Adigwe

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    i thought you did a good job on the whiteboard video how long did it take you to learn
     
  12. assaultclass

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    Looks like you are just promoting your channel. Nothing new here.
     
  13. teeto

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    For real mate! I have abandon that channel if you go check it out.
     
  14. John4life2017

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    Interesting thought process
     
  15. teeto

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    Right there in the post mate! 6-8 weeks.
     
  16. assaultclass

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    My bad
     
  17. elishashi

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    You make the learning faster by repeating it basically.