Start your video making process with Windows Movie Maker, which is free and comes with enough features for editing and download onto your or pc or laptop. This video shows the use of windows movie maker;
Additionally, also find out how screencastomatic works. First go to screencastomatic.com, set up an account, then download and launch the software onto the desktop of your pc or laptop. You can have a video of 5 minutes to 15 minutes in length, which is the maximum allowed for the standard version.
In the first part of this post, I listed a montage as a video type. Here’s an example https://www.facebook.com/brightside/videos/998346830294060/
Depending on the type of video you have in mind, you can now save images related to the video or storyline from google [images without attribution] for your use. The images can be used directly in filming the video or can be in put in a powerpoint or google slide presentation. You can also use any personal video recordings you already have.
Screencastomatic records anything on your screen. Position or enlarge the recording area of screencastomatic over your video or images one after the other, as you want it to appear in the video.
Click record after the countdown to begin recording.
The screenshot shows part of the screencastomatic recording screen, with the various icons and their functions.
The recorder, showing the various types of recording views, the record button and other features.
You can add sound or audio by recording [your voice] directly into screencastomatic or use the sound recorder on your pc. There are tutorials on screencastomatic for your guidance. Audacity is another free software for recording sound.
Apart from what’s found in the YouTube creator studio, and Socialtimes royalty free music, there are several free instrumental and background music sites available online to download for your use.
Video marketing onYouTube involves the use of paid tools as well, most of which can be obtained from techsmith.com. Other sites are Animoto, Netflix, Stupeflix etc. These tools make the process easier and faster.
A successful video is one with many subscribers, likes and engagement such as the one from Brightside videos above.
A video with much engagement is an indication of the value viewers derive from it.
When completed, upload the video onto YouTube as a draft and add enhancements to it from the Creator Studio.
Click info and settings in the Creator Studio and under basic info, put in your
– a description of what the video is about
– tags, and
– some keywords from the video which should also be in the title and body
On the video, ask viewers to like, comment and subscribe to your channel.
After the enhancements, change the setting from unlisted or private to public.
Also in your dashboard, add a channel page cover which should also reflect the type of videos you will be publishing.
Again you can use both free or paid tools from image creation and editing software like canva.com, pic monkey etc for your YouTube channel cover;
Ways to get more views for your YouTube videos
After all this, publicise or promote your video to get more views, by sharing it on the various social media and video sites like facebook, twitter, linkedin.
Monetising youtube videos