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I started creating online courses about 3 years ago. My first course was “How to create awesome demo videos the Grumo way” which now has been taken by close to 3000 students around the world. Since then I’ve published 5 other courses on animation, WordPress, course creation, and the last one on online dating. Well, […]

How To Make Money Teaching Online

Learn how to make money online teaching what you love.. oh yeah!

Let’s face it, since the Internet came along learning online has become extremely popular. You can learn almost anything you want online. Just type in Google “how to something..” or “something online courses”, or “something tutorials” and you will find hundreds, if not thousands of resources to satisfy your all your learning desires. Online education […]

New Grumo Course: Hacking Online Dating

This wedding picture is the result of Miguel's online dating adventure - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

I’m very excited to announce the launch of a very special online course called “Hacking Online Dating”. Really, online dating Miguel? Yes indeed. I know this is a complete departure from my previous courses but since I met my wife in 2008 I’ve had lots of people (including the folks at Udemy) asking me to […]

How to Create an Awesome Demo Video in Keynote

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Professional animation software like After Effects, Flash, or Maya is expensive and too complex to learn. I know because many of my previous students struggled learning how to animate in After Effects. Well, It turns out that you can do about 90% the same with just Keynote! Don’t believe it? I actually went ahead and […]

25 Basic Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

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These 25 Mac keyboard shortcuts will help you do things faster and make you look geekier! ⌘C = Copy (1:32) ⌘V = Paste (2:40) ⌘X = Cut (3:08) ⌘A = Select all (3:34) ⌘Z = Undo (4:05) ⌘⇧Z = Redo (4:49) ⌘Tab = Switch programs (5:15) ⌘` = Next window in current program (5:43) ⌘W […]

How to Create an Awesome Demo Video the Grumo Way

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After creating several successful demo videos I have learned great techniques to produce awesome explanatory videos with very little budget. I have also learned that most startups cannot afford to spend $3k to $10K to have a professional video produced. This saddens me because every startup can tremendously benefit from having a great demo video […]

How to write your own explainer demo video

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The following is a guest post by Dan Nelken. Dan is a creative director and writer at Grumo Media with over 10 years of experience working for some of the largest advertising agencies in Canada. You can follow him on Twitter at @dannelken. Occasionally, we have clients who come to us with their own scripts. […]

How to Hire an Awesome Freelance Animator

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Now that you have a great demo video script ready you have 3 options to bring it to live. From cheapest and most difficult to most expensive and more convenient your options are: 1 – Learn to animate it yourself 2 – Hire a freelance animator. 3 – Hire an animation studio. Assuming you have […]

The Art of Feedback by Grumo

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If creative freedom is heaven to the artist, feedback is the closest thing to hell on earth. The name of the game in this business is knowing how to deal with our worst enemy, feedback. The only way to survive a long and happy career as a creative doing commissioned work is by learning to […]

Encoding video for web the Grumo Way

Fig 01: Quicktime settings to encode video for web.

Once your master piece demo video is completed you’ll face a myriad of encoding options to choose from. Our Grumo advice is to always keep a high-quality backup and render your final version at the maximum quality possible using a codec like DVCPRO-HD, Apple Pro-Res, or H.264 at a high bit rate of 5000kbps or […]

How to Find The Best Deals on Craigslist… Automatically!

Yes! I found a super cool deal on Craglist, oh yeah!

You can literally save thousands of dollars if you buy stuff on Craigslist. The main problem is how time consuming the search can get when you are looking for that particular gadget, furniture, job offer, used car, etc. I remember looking for a “Jonas” Ikea Desk and spending days checking every couple of hours to […]

Great Keynote demo video sample by LabZip (FREE source files included)

LabZip Keynote demo video put together in only 2 Days!

Here is another great Keynote demo video produced by Spencer Forman for a special holiday promotion for LabZip. Stick after the video for an in depth explanation of how this video was put together in just 2 days! So what is the story behind this explanatory video? How long did it take to put together? […]

How to Date 20 Wonderful Women in 60 Days – A Quick Guide to Online Dating Success

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Back in 2008 I was single again after a 4 and a half year relationship and was ready to start looking for a new partner. My younger sister had just become engaged with a fine gentleman she found online and she encouraged me to try my luck at the online dating game too. The timing […]

Use This Trick to Save Lots of Cash When Transferring US Dollars from PayPal to a Canadian Bank Account

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If you get paid in US funds through a PayPal account and want to transfer them to you Canadian bank account you have two options: Option 1: Transfer your US funds to a regular bank account in Canadian dollars: PayPal will take an outrageous 2.5% commission on the exchange rate. For small amounts it not […]

How to create an awesome WordPress site for your business

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Ok, so want to promote your business online but first you need to get a nice looking website up and running. Problem is that you have no clue even where to start and no money to hire one of those web designer gurus to do it for you for a zillion dollars. Luckily there is […]