A lot of people might say that YouTube is a place where you can be whoever you want to be. But in reality, there are certain rules and regulations one has to follow if they want their videos to get noticed by others. Make the wrong moves and your channel could end up like countless other forgettable channels that never got any views and eventually stopped uploading videos altogether.
So here I am, that random person on the internet with some advice for all you beginners out there who plan on starting a channel: 5 mistakes that should be avoided at all costs when making your first video! Let's get started, shall we?
Having an idea before recording is important because it helps make the video go along smoothly. You don't want to be making it up as you go along because even though things might seem funny in your head, they won't always translate the same way on camera, and a video that feels off can end up being a flop.
This one is kind of petty since it's only important from a viewer standpoint but from an 'internet personality' point of view? It's embarrassing. And not just for the person who made the video, but also for anyone involved with them at all! An intro and outro add face value to your videos--so use music you like or good fonts that fit well together. These are things people notice while they're watching your video, so don't waste that advantage.
Honestly? There is no excuse for having a terrible camera when there are cameras out there that cost the same amount as an iPad mini. A good website to check what type of camera you might need would be Digital Photography Review since they'll break down the specs of even the cheapest ones on the market right now. * To go along with this tip, make sure you have something that can record in 1080p at 60fps--that's how most "serious" YouTubers record their videos these days.
You might think that because your computer has a microphone it is good enough to get the job done, but in reality, there are mics out there that can be bought for less than $50 that will ensure your viewers get the best possible audio while watching your videos. What's worse is when people record their videos with their phone, which not only has a crappy mic built into it but also filters out all of the background noise--so you don't get to hear anything that's going on around them! That's not okay because if they're talking about something where they aren't looking at the camera, you won't know what they're doing!
This one isn't so much a mistake as it is general advice. When you first start recording daily vlogs or even instructional videos, you'll notice that the first videos are REALLY bad compared to how they'll be a few months from now. It takes time and practice to get good at any skill, whether it's running a mile or editing video footage. So don't expect your first few videos to be going viral anytime soon--you have to give yourself some time!
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