Itchy Boots Vlogging Course?

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Has anyone purchased Itchy Boots's VMoto Vlogging 101 course?
Any good? Just wondering if it's worth it.
 
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Didn't know there was one, but wonder on its value to someone who isn't an attractive female travelling the world on bikes that are cherry picked for views! ;-)
Well, not sure about that, but obviously, she is doing well, with over 1m subscribers. I'm sure they are other female riders even more attractive who are not even close.

I'm quite interested in her overall thinking process, as obviously she records a lot of videos, a lot of footage to manage, edit, how she plans things, etc.. It's only 79 euros or something. I might sign up for it.
 

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Absolutely, she has definitely proven that she knows how to do it, and how to do it well.
The Royal Enfield was an awesome choice for her first 2 bikes, and the Honda CRF300 is a fantastic choice for the further adventures... both have a huge following, and world travel and exploration on a motorcycle is also hugely popular. She got great growth just from those choices, but like you say, she knows how to do YouTube as well and has learnt some secrets I am sure that are worth learning! :)
 
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I'm quite interested in her overall thinking process, as obviously she records a lot of videos, a lot of footage to manage, edit, how she plans things, etc.. It's only 79 euros or something. I might sign up for it.
If you do take the course, I would be interested in hearing your take on it. The biggest question that comes to mind when someone claims to have the "one true way" in any endeavor is how many others followed that same path or method but did not have the same result?

From what I read on her website, $80 USD a student seems a bit much. It is not like she has limited class size as in college courses right?

It does remind me of another YouTuber that exploded long before I even heard of this lady. I am not into name dropping but I will share what they said when they were developing their version of the teaching others their method for success endeavor:
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And then after I gave them feedback:

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So I let them know:
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Now mind you that was back in 2016. So with inflation I might pay $10-15 now. It is about return on investment for me on things like that.

Just for insight the other large motovlogger's ebook broke their method down like this (I will not share the book because that would be unprofessional)

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If you do take the course, I would be interested in hearing your take on it. The biggest question that comes to mind when someone claims to have the "one true way" in any endeavor is how many others followed that same path or method but did not have the same result?
I've done it already. and it was ok.

I was expecting a little bit more, but hey .. it did say that it's focusing more on the basics stuff. but I did manage to pick up a golden nugget here and there.

probably for those who are just starting out and have no idea what they are doing, they might find more value in it.

Would have I bought it knowing what I know now? probably not.
 

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Maybe I'm just odd and unusual, but for me much of the fun of motovlogging is figuring stuff out myself and trying new things.

I watch Itchy Boots every week but I'd never buy a motovlogging course from her or anyone else. I'd rather find my own style and learn by doing, I always have in everything I do in life. Sure it might mean I progress slower than others, but motovlogging is a hobby for me, not a career.

I'm not racing to make big bucks from motovlogging and honestly I probably never will. I'm sure I'll never have even a fraction of the subs or views Noraly gets, but that's fine. She does this full time, it is her entire life, and truthfully I'm not willing to make that kind of commitment to motovlogging. I like it as a part time hobby. :cool:


Just my two cents, but I'm sure many others would find this course very helpful and interesting.
 

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Maybe I'm just odd and unusual, but for me much of the fun of motovlogging is figuring stuff out myself and trying new things.

I watch Itchy Boots every week but I'd never buy a motovlogging course from her or anyone else. I'd rather find my own style and learn by doing, I always have in everything I do in life. Sure it might mean I progress slower than others, but motovlogging is a hobby for me, not a career.

I'm not racing to make big bucks from motovlogging and honestly I probably never will. I'm sure I'll never have even a fraction of the subs or views Noraly gets, but that's fine. She does this full time, it is her entire life, and truthfully I'm not willing to make that kind of commitment to motovlogging. I like it as a part time hobby. :cool:


Just my two cents, but I'm sure many others would find this course very helpful and interesting.
Everyone does things in different ways. Pottery is a hobby, but people still take classes to learn how to do it. Same with playing the guitar. Motovlogging is no different.

We all have our own ways, there is no right or wrong. :)
 

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Everyone does things in different ways. Pottery is a hobby, but people still take classes to learn how to do it. Same with playing the guitar. Motovlogging is no different.

We all have our own ways, there is no right or wrong. :)
I like the guitar analogy because I have 5 now and only learned from YouTube, reading, and playing a game called Rocksmith :p I did take lessons to play trumpet in Elementary and High school. So you can guess which I play almost daily and which one has not been touched in twenty years.
 
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I am trying very hard not to be pessimistic about this but I am not a fan of itchy Boots.

HippoDrone said it more tactfully than I did but didn't include with unlimited funds.​


If you are looking to take courses on storytelling, editing, or content creation I would look to your local community college over paying for a course from a group pn Youtube. There are some great tutorials on Youtube, all free, that can give you a great deal of instruction and inspiration. Another great piece of advice comes from Stephen King, "If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot." This goes for any creative aspiration. Watch vlogs and make vlogs will do more for you than listening to someone talk about "their" process. or if you want to spend money and learn from the comfort of home Masterclass is an awesome resource. You can learn editing, storytelling and filmmaking from Scorsese for frak's sake on that and have access to hundreds of other masters in their fields for about the same price.

By day I am a graphic designer and I take short courses almost weekly. I use the Adobe Cloud traiging alot as I have a subscription because I need it to work. So if you pay for Premiere then I also recommend looking into what adobe offers.
 

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I think Noraly and her adventures are great, spent a lot of time watching her videos. She's getting super good at the cinematic drone shots and I recon this must be because of an increase in budget and ability to spend on tech gear. Don' t know if I'd buy a course from her, probably better off learning about motion graphics, video editing and the youtube algorithm!
 
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I think Noraly and her adventures are great, spent a lot of time watching her videos. She's getting super good at the cinematic drone shots and I recon this must be because of an increase in budget and ability to spend on tech gear. Don' t know if I'd buy a course from her, probably better off learning about motion graphics, video editing and the youtube algorithm!
Sometimes you need more than that. Knowing how to cut, edit, motion graphics etc.. won't help much if you don't have the actual creativity of putting something interesting together.

I know how to cut and edit, I've watched plenty of videos to learn the technical part, but does that mean I'm a good video editor. No, not even close.

And you can't learn that creativity overnight or by watching a few youtube videos. It takes time to build it, that's why sometimes to speed up the process, it really helps to understand the Creator's choices, style, what's in their mind when they record or edit the video, etc..
 

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Sometimes you need more than that. Knowing how to cut, edit, motion graphics etc.. won't help much if you don't have the actual creativity of putting something interesting together.

I know how to cut and edit, I've watched plenty of videos to learn the technical part, but does that mean I'm a good video editor. No, not even close.

And you can't learn that creativity overnight or by watching a few youtube videos. It takes time to build it, that's why sometimes to speed up the process, it really helps to understand the Creator's choices, style, what's in their mind when they record or edit the video, etc..
Fair point, this is something I could do with help on actually, sometimes I find myself just rambling and having no clear direction to my vlogs. Would be good to get further insight as to creative choices etc
 
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Fair point, this is something I could do with help on actually, sometimes I find myself just rambling and having no clear direction to my vlogs. Would be good to get further insight as to creative choices etc
As far as rambling - I remember watching a DVD extra from Robert Rodriguez on the film Once Upon A Time In Mexico.

He was talking about how he resisted going from film over to digital. Then when he saw how he could see the footage right after it was shot and how recording in digital media ment it did not matter to shut down cameras to save film - he was sold. He then began letting the cameras roll as he redid shots. Essentially he allowed rambling. It made the process smoother as he could edit out what he did not need or want vs. the old way.

Another point to not worry about rambling is we are shooting in real life doing a pretty dangerous thing. The human mind only has a few ways to process information. If you watch raw unedited footage of most riders you will see the dialogue is a stream of consciousness as things pop up to the surface of the script. For example think of riding and talking then you see a car look as if it is going to just pull right out in front of you. Your mind will switch from what you were talking about to the new more important issue - the car.

So just shoot and then edit. You can plan shots or just go cinema verite and capture raw material.

To sum it all up as far as creating I saw Tyler The Creator say at the end of Lollapalooza concert how he was told for years his style was niche and would not last. So he believes if you want to create something your way then do it. It may not pay off for years but it is worth it on a personal level.
 
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Over the years, I've bought a couple of different online courses (none of which were Motovlog related) Unfortunately, they tend to leave me feeling like something was missing. Do X, Y, and Z because it is essential, but they don't go into enough detail to explain why they are important and how to implement them.

With a beginner's course, I would be afraid that it would be just as described above. Too much surface-level information and not enough depth. $80 for an intro to Motovlogging course seems kind of steep IMO. If it were more like $25, I'd buy it to take a chance at learning something new.
 

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With a beginner's course, I would be afraid that it would be just as described above. Too much surface-level information and not enough depth. $80 for an intro to Motovlogging course seems kind of steep IMO. If it were more like $25, I'd buy it to take a chance at learning something new.
I agree with that, a more affordable price could entice me to try it out because I wouldn't be risking losing too much money, but $80 makes me more cautious.
 

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