My YouTube Story: The First Video

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Youtube story 1.jpgThis is going to be a new series on my blog to track my YouTube story. As cheesy as it sounds, I thought it would be great for both you and me, to read the things I learn, the mistakes I make and the tips I pick up. So welcome to ‘My YouTube Story’.

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Why Start a YouTube Channel?

First things first, I’ve been wanting to start a YouTube channel for as long as I can remember. But I never had the confidence to sit in front of the camera, and soΒ I started this blog instead. I feel like it’s given me the confidence and the knowledge to start a YouTube channel and it’s helped me develop my own voice.

The Name?

This was fairly easy for my because I’ve already got a name from my blog, and so I wanted to continue with the name from here; KatieEmmaBeauty

The Equipment?

I guess I’m lucky in this respect because I already have my DSLR Camera from a few years ago, and it’s something I’m now really comfortable with. But I bought some lighting to help make my room lighter, and I went all out and bought these;

Maybe I spent a lot for someone who hasn’t even made one video yet, but I knew it was something I wanted to do, and I thought I may as well start out from the beginning with the equipment I wanted to use.

The First Video Idea?

So, I went through making notes of not only my favourite videos, but peoples most popular videos. And something that would allow you to instantly learn something about me. In that respect I came up with four ideas;

  • Morning/Evening Routine
  • What’s in my University Bag
  • Haul (probably drugstore, as there is a bag full of Superdrug stuff I still need to put away by my bed)
  • 50 Facts About Me

I decided to go with the What’s In My Bag video, as this allowed me to talk about things I carry round everyday and so feel comfortable talking about. It also allowed me to really get to grips with video editing (which was actually really fun!

Practice/Preparation?

As stupid as this sounds I did a test run. Set up the lighting and the camera, watched it back and made some adjustments. I found this really helpful!

Other than that I wanted this to be quite realistic and so I just grabbed my uni bag as it was.

Record The Video

I think this was the most difficult step. Working out where to have the camera, the angles, the lighting. And the thing we all dread, making sure you’re in focus! I chose to do this video because there wouldn’t be a lot to try and get into focus.

I recorded A LOT more footage than I needed. This was purely because this is my first video, and I’m not 100% sure what I’m doing, but I wanted it to be perfect (or as close to perfect as I could get).

Edit The Video

I used iMovie for this, but I also have experience with Windows Movie Maker which is also pretty decent. It was a simple case of cut and paste… but a lot of it.

I got my music from the YouTube Audio Library, this is an extensive library of free music to go in the background of your videos and you can get a range of music with and without lyrics. This music library is extensive! And you recognise a lot of the tracks from all the most loved YouTubers.

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I’d already used Picmonkey to edit some of my photos for this site, and so I was familiar with the program. But, it allows you to add text, and emojis/symbols onto your photos! This website is great! Here’s mine;

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Upload

Done!

It would mean the world to me if you went and checked it out!

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