1/11/19

How I Do: Making Videos



Thanks to the internet it is easier than ever to help other people through sharing your knowledge and experience. Whether you have a way to style your hair that others might want to learn or you’re someone who can provide good advice in other areas of life, you can speak directly to those who need you through video. However, if you’re new to making content it can be a bit tricky, unless you’re employing the help video production company, so here are some tips on how you can get your voice out there to help others.

Filming
First of all, you’re going to need to know how to get the video recorded. Where once upon a time you would need all sorts of equipment to make a film, these days you can do so with a phone or a small digital camera. Now, obviously the more expensive the technology you are using the better your recordings are going to be, but we are talking about videos to help people online rather than a blockbuster movie! Most of the time nowadays your phone’s camera or a laptop webcam should be able to help you get what you need to say recorded and still look good. Here are some apps that might be of assistance:
  • Camera Pro Plus
  • Camera Genius
  • Camcorder Pro



Editing 
Once you have recorded your video, you might want to make some adjustments such as add subtitles, include other pictures or change your footage. Once again, in the past editing video was a much bigger and tougher job than it is now. You can edit the video that you have recorded on your phone, but it might be easier to use software on your laptop or PC. Depending on what you choose to do, make sure you are taking notes of what you want to do and keeping a log. You want to make sure the advice you are given viewers is easy to watch and not choppy because that will defeat the point. Here are some apps that might be of assistance: 
  • iMovie
  • Splice
  • Video Crop 
Uploading
The final step is to upload your video to your chosen outlet. If you have a blog then you should make sure that where you are uploading your content to allows you to embed a video on your website. Places like YouTube and Vimeo are pretty straightforward to use, firstly, you will need to have an account and then you find the upload button and follow the instructions. Some useful tips for you when uploading include: 
  • Make sure your video is titled appropriately
  • Use tags so that your video appears in searches
  • Include links to your blog in the description 
Helpful Videos
Hopefully, this quick guide has made it easier for you to get your video out there. The best use of knowledge is to share it and not keep it private. There are many people out there looking for help from makeup suggestions to clothing ideas and you might be the person they need.

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