Interested in learning how to make your own video blogs for YouTube? Wise decision on the two fronts, old buddy. With the meteoric rise of YouTube serving as evidence, it is undeniable that video is becoming an increasingly popular medium for both content makers and consumers (two terms, to an ever increasing extent, describing the same population). And because it is YouTube that has become the leader in online video- – in fact, presently fielding a bigger number of queries in the US than any other search engine save Google- – it makes the most sense to publish there. And did I mention its free? And it currently underpins HD? The following is a how-to guide for creating your own video web journals, doing so in little time and costing close to nothing.
- Computer/Internet connection: You are reading this article…check!
- Video recording device: My theory is that you already own something that records to video, if not a dedicated camcorder, then a mobile phone, digital camera or webcam. If not, do not stress – although, you did just bust my no purchases necessary bubble- – because you can get one online or at nearby brick-and-mortar on the cheap.
- Editing software: Again, regardless of whether you are unaware, you undoubtedly already have it. Windows Movie Maker comes packaged with Microsoft PCs, and iMovie accompanies Macs. Both, although passage level editors, are more than capable of producing video websites.
- Desk lamp (optional): To put your best face forward, you need to appropriately light it. Natural lighting from a window is ideal, yet if you are shooting at night, you will probably require additional lighting beyond the overheads.
Pick a topic, any topic
Important: although vlogging techniques are personal, this is not your diary, people. Maybe you to want listen to yourself ramble on about the mundane details of your life, your present emotional state, or whatever else is on the top of your head, be that as it may, trust me, no one else does. Your video blog, to be effective, ought to be tightly centered around a singular topic, one about which you are a) knowledgeable and b) passionate. If you meet those two qualifications, then your video blog has the best chance of offering something worthwhile to the viewer in an interesting, compelling manner.
One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is doing an item review. If you regularly utilize an item and love doing along these lines, then you probably know quite a bit about it and would run over energetically when speaking to it- – furthermore, you already have it around the house to show on camera. Congrats, you are qualified to video blog! I as of late recorded a review of the recently released Bud Select 55 (gracious, how I love getting smashed for reasons other than dancing off beat and sending inappropriate writings).
Lights, camera, action!
Lighting: The best option is to position yourself near a window, letting the daylight your face. The goal is to make sure your face is sufficiently bright so the viewer can see all that passion about Bounce dryer sheets being acted out on your expressive features. If you have to utilize artificial lighting, avoid relying simply on overheads, which can shadow your eyes and simply not provide enough light. I’d advise using a work area lamp set up near eye level to enhance.