The Friday Roundup – YouTube Tips and NewBlue Titler Pro

Why Most YouTubers FAIL (but You can Succeed)
Last year I was roped in to edit together some simple YouTube videos for my wife and some of her friends.
My wife started the trend and because she has a husband that can edit of course I got the job!
Then her friends followed and pretty soon it was all I was doing.
Cut to today and my wife is the only one still producing…
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The Rules of Video Composition


Before we get into all the rules and regulations of video composition there is an important point to keep in mind here.
Most of the rules of composition for video are exactly the same as those for still image photography.
The reason for this is that video is just a progressive sequence of still images being displayed at a speed that mimics real life and creates the illusion…
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The Friday Roundup – On Camera Tips and more Green Screen

Sound like a PRO YouTuber on Camera
One of the most horrifying things that happens to anyone who records their own voice for any reason is that they listen back to it!
The actual horror is that they realize their voice sounds thin, totally lacking in any resonance whatsoever and nothing like they thought it would sound.
The reason for that is that we have all grown up…
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Basic Range of Video Shots


Camera shots are defined and named by the degree of closeness there is in the shot to the subject of that shot, the degree to which the subject “fills” the shot or the angle from which the shot is taken.
It can also be defined by the movement of the camera as the shot is being taken.
Rather than getting too crazy technical here let’s just confine ourselves to the three basic…
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The Friday Roundup – YouTube Mistakes and Better Titles

5 Video Editing Mistakes YouTubers Make
Some very basic and more importantly “updated” advice from Daniel this week regarding YouTube videos.
Over the past few years certain elements of a YouTube video have been identified as being essential or important to ongoing success.
Things like branded openers or intros, always asking for the Like or Subscribe and things like…
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Shooting Better Videos by Keeping it Steady


There is a style (if you can call it that) of shooting video that closely resembles a three year old watering the garden with a hose.

I don’t know if this “style” has a name or not but if you can imagine a three year old watering the garden with a hose… I think you would get the picture!

One could argue that at the end of the exercise all (or most) parts of the garden …
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The Friday Roundup – An Editing Breakdown, VideoStudio Audio and some Stranger Things

Logan Paul Video – Editing Breakdown
So before we get into the video below let me add my take on the whole deal.
Hillier Smith is Logan Paul’s video editor, he puts all of those videos together and to be clear, he is very, very successful at what he does.
The style of editing he employs suits not only Logan Paul’s content but more importantly, Logan Paul’s audience……
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Shooting Video for Editing


The ability to edit what you shoot and have it come out making sense requires you to think about how your shots will be combined together before you take them.
That doesn’t mean that every single edit needs to be meticulously planned in advance, but it does require that you have a sense of what shots you’ll need later when you sit down at the computer.
In the spirit of…
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Finding the Story in Your Videos

So rather than endlessly theorizing on all of this “finding the story” in your video stuff, let’s take a look at a simple example:
Let’s say you are attending a children’s birthday party that your child has been invited to.
You want to get some video of the event and perhaps provide a copy to your child’s grandparents.
When you are there of course the “story” of the day is…
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