By the time I made this post, I’ve been 8 months on Youtube. I started my youtube channel this year focusing on DIY projects and sewing basics, sometimes I talked about random thoughts, tips and reviews. Slowly it has made it to over 340 subs and thousands of views, especially my tutorial videos. Before I started (and even until now) I browsed the internet on what other youtubers use and do to make their videos. So here’s mine:
- The Design Process
My video making process consists of three parts; designing, shooting, and editing. Designing is where I collect all the ideas and write them down in my notebook or post-its. Then I can categorize them based on themes; like tutorials, social criticism, travel vlogs, etc. It’s important for me to set an image about what you want audience to easily remember what your channel is about and what they can get from you. By writing all ideas down, you will not lose them because human memory doesn’t last long, then you can schedule the topics to make it less monotonous. At least before I started, I already knew at least four videos that I was going to make. This is also the part where we can try which topics are best for our channel by seeing which videos gain more views and likes. Once I knew which theme to make, I write down parts of the videos (intro, main, and closing) and elaborate what I’m going to say, shoot and need in each part. I make the outline of my scripts even when I speak in Bahasa Indonesia, to avoid missing points that I wanna say. And also because I am not a spontaneous person, I’m used to blogging and writing, recording myself in videos is another new level for me that I’m still learning to get used to.
2. The Shooting
This is where you’re gonna need to spend some budget on recording equipments. Here’s the equipments that I use:
- Camera : Canon 60D
- Tripod : Slik Tripod
- Voice Recording : Rode Shotgun Microphone (Rycote Series) and Ipod
- Documenting : Memory Card and External HD by Western Digital
3. The Editing
This part can take the longest to do of all. I only rely on Imovie in my Macbook Pro to edit video even though I actually have Adobe Premiere. Imovie is the simplest, easiest but you cant do as many things as with Adobe Premiere, but well, I use Macbook, Macbook is also not the best gear to edit movies, it’s a bit slow when I edit with other apps. I even prefer Asus Zenbook that my previous office lent to me to edit videos and photoshop. However, Macbook Pro is all I have now, I can’t afford to buy a new one. So far, I’m satisfied with my videos I created with only Imovie. Also, I’m getting old, so I’m too lazy to spend hours and days again to learn new things. LOL.
I made a video on how I make my youtube vids where I explain more about my gears, why I chose them and the goods and minuses of them. You can watch it here. My advice is to not spend time on thinking too much and start before you’re ready. Because you’ll never feel that you’re ready and that feeling and thoughts will hold you back. The sooner you start, the better. Good luck for all of us!