Are you looking to learn how to create your own vlogs to upload to YouTube? It's a smart choice on both sides, my friend. With the explosive growth of YouTube as a case study, it's undeniable that video is now an increasingly popular platform for both creators and consumers (two terms, more and more, describe the same demographic). And because it's YouTube that has become the leader in online video--in fact, it's now generating more requests in the US than any other search engine save Google, it's the best option to publish there. And did I mention that it's free? Also, it supports HD? The following is a how-to guide to create videos for your blog, and doing it in a short amount of time and for a minimal cost. Toolbox for Vlogger
- Computer/Internet connection: You're looking at this article...check!
- Video recording devices: My guess is that you already have something that can record video, if not a dedicated camcorder. If so, you can get your cell phone, digital camera or webcam. If not, you don't have to worry you've just blown my "no purchases necessary" bubble--because you can purchase one on the internet or in a brick-and-mortar store nearby on the cheap.
- Editing software: Once again even if you don't know of it, you're likely to have it. Windows Movie Maker comes bundled with Microsoft PCs, and iMovie is available on Macs. Both, though basic editors, are capable of creating videos blogs.
- Desk light (optional) If you want to make sure you are looking your best you must properly illuminate your desk. Natural light from a windowsill is great, but in the event that you shoot at night You'll likely require more lighting other than the overheads.