Making YouTube Videos
By Ron Rybs
August 5, 2022 3:21pm CST
I have been experimenting with making videos to accompany the little articles of my historical and quirky rambles. I thought it wouldn’t take long to turn out a video, but it proved to be quite involved. At first I would get so absorbed by editing that I would forget meals. Now I stick to no more than two hours in front of the editor control panel and take a break for a cup of tea! Instead of commentating as I record the video, which didn’t turn out at all well, I now record a voice over at a later time and keep the background sounds of the video. Still have a few knots to untangle on that one. The picture shows the editor control panel as I worked on the Roman Walls video. On this editor, I can fade in/out video, make title segments and edit the voice over parts. It is quite impressive what you can do on a home computer and I have barely scratched the surface of what can be done. Still, I don’t think Steven Spielberg has anything to worry about!
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• Rockingham, Australia
That looks very complicated but from the videos of yours that I've seen, you're certainly getting there. It's a bit like photo editors. There seems no end to what you can and can't do. The old saying 'the camera never lies' doesn't hold water now.
• London, England
I short of fell into it. Once I had a video camera and wanted to make videos on my exploring walks, a video editor was the next step. You can find tutorials on YouTube on how to use one and there are even tips on making your own YouTube channel
Few years back I used to make tutorials on YouTube and was doing really good. They were based on education software videos. Unfortunately I got reported by lots of Indians and my account also got banned. They reported me because I did a giveaway and they didn’t win it. Ever since I stopped making videos on YouTube.
• United States
I am thinking of doing youtube videos for Russian diction in classically composed songs and choral pieces--there seems to be a dearth of them on youtube--and I have the language skills--so, it is just a matter of learning how to video myself speaking the text and perhaps including some IPA (International phonetic alphabet) for the text--so following this discussion!