Are you interested in learning how to create your own vlogs for YouTube? Decision wise on both fronts, my friend. With the meteoric rise of YouTube as evidence, it is undeniable that video is becoming an increasingly popular medium for content producers and consumers (two terms, increasingly, describing the same population). And as YouTube has become the leader of online videos, in fact, it now features more inquiries in the US. Any other search engine, except Google, makes more sense to publish there. And did I mention it’s free? And now it supports HD? The following is a handy guide to creating your own video blogs by doing this in a short amount of time and at almost no cost.
Computer / Internet connection: you are reading this article … look!
Video recording device: I suppose you have already recorded something on video, if it is not a dedicated video camera, then a cell phone, a digital camera or a webcam. If not, do not worry, although you blew my bubble “do not need to buy” because you can get a vlogging camera online or at a cheap physical store.
Software Editing: Again, even if you do not know, you probably already own it. Windows Movie Maker comes with Microsoft PCs and iMovie comes with the Mac. Both, though entry-level editors, are more than capable of producing video blogs.
Desk lamp (optional): To show your best face, you should turn it on properly. The natural lighting of a window is ideal, but if you are shooting at night, you will probably need additional lighting in addition to the overhead.
Choose a theme, any theme
Important: Although blogs are personal, this is not your daily, friends. You may want to hear about the mundane details of your life, your current emotional state or anything else in your head, but believe me, no one else does. Your video blog, to be effective, should be focused closely on a unique topic, about which you are a) knowledgeable and b) passionate. If you meet these two ratings, your vlog will have the best chance of offering something worthwhile to the viewer in an interesting and engaging way.
Lights, camera, action!
Lighting: The best option is to locate near a window, letting the sun illuminate your face. The goal is to make sure that your face is well lit so that the viewer can see all the passion in the Bounce dryer sheets to be emotional in their expressive characteristics. If you have to use artificial lighting, avoid relying solely on overhead costs, which can overshadow your eyes and simply not provide enough light. I advise using a table lamp installed near eye level to complement.
Sound: using the camera’s built-in microphone should be good enough; However, make sure you are in a quiet place. This means eliminating as much background noise as possible, including the sound of clothes drying perfectly free of static.
Performance: Your first instinct may be to write a screenplay. Do not do it! Sound like you’re reading lines, and having a script around tries to do something even worse: look outside the camera to read what you’ve written. Do this and, like a fair dress, everything is ruined. It works best when a natural sound delivery is made while looking at the lens, seeming to make eye contact with the viewer. Continue and describe what you want to say: it will help you stay focused and reduce annoying “one” breaks, but do not write it word for word.