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How to Create Good Videos on YouTube

March 31, 2015, Written by 0 comment

Creating good videos on YouTube is key to getting more subscribers and viewers on YouTube. With these tips, you’ll have great videos in no time.

Step 1: Invest in a good camera

There are many good cameras out there that you can get for around £150 that are HD. If you are doing lots of filming, such as making mini films you are probably going to need a good video camera, this also depends on your budget. We would recommend going to a site called CVP (http://cvp.com/) because they are passionate about all things such as Cine, Video, and Photo. They have also been in front line business for more than 25  years. They are also one of the leading Broadcast and Professional video solutions providers in the UK and Europe – with a comprehensive UK sales and support infrastructure, and amazing relationships with key manufacturers such as Sony, Panasonic, and Canon.

Step 2: Audio

This is more important than video. The typical viewer can stand a lousy video camera but if they can’t hear you, they’ll probably click off your video. You can buy an OK microphone for around 15-30 pounds. However, if you’re looking for excellent audio on a budget, consider investing in a microphone in the £100-£200 range, i.e. the Rode VideoMic.

Step 3: Lighting

This will improve your video quality by making your video less noisy (Grainy). Make sure your room (or wherever you’re filming) is full of lights. For a tutorial on how to get good lighting, search on YouTube or Google.

Step 4: Make videos that people will want to watch

Try to make your content original and funny, as it will help you retain your audience. If you achieve this then people will be sharing your video everywhere, on all different types of social media platforms.

Step 5: Jump cuts help, but can draw the viewer away from the video if used too often.

Most of the top YouTubers use them. However, if you are going for more of a professional look, try to avoid jump cuts.

Step 6: Make your videos short

1-3 minutes is good (especially when starting out). Remember that most people on YouTube get bored fast. If they don’t like what they see in the first 5-10 seconds they’ll leave the video, so draw them in fast. This is when it is important to be original and to be yourself in your videos. For example, you could start off doing something completely crazy or something that please won’t get to see every day.

Step 7: Editing

As stated previously, using excess jump cuts can draw viewers away from your video. Also, the utilization of titles and cool effects really makes a difference. Don’t use too many, though, or viewers will click off your video. Make sure your editing is nice and smooth before posting on YouTube. You can have a look at our 5 Best Free Video Editing Programs blog post to find out which is the best free editing program.

Step 8: Uploading

The next part is the easy part, all you have to do is upload it onto YouTube so that people can then see your amazing videos. Make sure that you also put plenty of tags that are related to your video and a good description.

James Buddrige

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