Making YouTube Videos for Dummies
The fast and easy way for kids to shoot, edit, and share videos on YouTube Does your child long to create and post videos on YouTube in hopes of becoming the next YouTube celebrity? Whether looking to go viral or simply wanting to make videos for their friends, Making YouTube Videos is the place your kid should start. Written by a filmmaking expert who runs camps for wanna-be filmmakers as young as seven, this fun and friendly guide takes your child step by step through the process: from idea creation to production to sharing on YouTube. Written in a language they ll understand and filled with eye-popping graphics that make the information come to life, Making YouTube Videos takes the intimidation out of working with video technology and offers your child a friendly, trusted source for expressing their creativity. Kids will work through small projects with end-goals that help promote confidence. With content that is accessible and easy to understand, this book is ideal for youngsters who want to go solo or work with you or another adult instructor. * Introduces ideas on framing, lighting, and sound * Shows kids how to load a video, add transitions, and add effects * Provides easy-to-follow instruction on uploading a video to YouTube and setting who can see or not see their video * Explains how to grab free software and make simple edits, like cutting out scenes, adding to a timeline, and implementing transitions If you want to encourage your child s enthusiasm but don t want to endure a meltdown, Making YouTube Videos makes it easy for your aspiring filmmaker to fulfill his or her dream.
Nick Willoughby heads Filmmaking For Kids and Film Future, a pair of programs designed to teach kids aged 7-16 the various aspects of filmmaking. Nick is also author of Digital Filmmaking For Kids.
Introduction 2 About YouTube 2 About This Book 2 About You 3 About the Icons 4 Project 1: Get Started 5 Follow the Video-Making Process 6 Development 6 Pre-production 6 Production 7 Post-production 7 Distribution 8 Get Your Tools 8 Choose Your Camera 10 Webcams 12 Camera phones 12 Camcorders 14 Action cameras 16 Aerial cameras 17 DSLR video 17 Digital cinema cameras 19 Project 2: Shoot 21 Choose a Style 22 Think of an Idea 24 Structure Your Video 25 Script Your Video 26 Write Dialogue 28 Make a Shot List 29 Choose a Shot Type 31 Wide shot 32 Mid shot 33 Close-up 35 Choose Movement or Fixed 37 Record Sound 39 Built-in microphone 40 External microphone 42 Using a Microphone for Dialogue 45 Deal with Wind 46 Monitor sound 47 Light Your Video 50 Use natural light 51 Use extra lights 53 Direct Your Film 62 Direct your actors 63 Direct your crew 64 Use Shooting Tips 65 Check for continuity mistakes 65 Always get one more take than you need 66 Shoot out of order 66 Check Your Shots 66 Project 3: Edit 68 Choose an Editing Tool 68 Create a New Event in iMovie 69 Import Your Footage in iMovie 70 Record from Webcam in iMovie 73 Create a New Timeline in iMovie 74 Add Footage to a Timeline in iMovie 76 Add Transitions in iMovie 81 Add Jump Cuts in iMovie 82 Add Titles in iMovie 83 Record a Voiceover in iMovie 85 Import Your Footage into a New Movie Maker Project 88 Record from Webcam in Movie Maker 92 Add Transitions in Movie Maker 94 Add Jump Cuts in Movie Maker 96 Add Titles in Movie Maker 97 Record a Voiceover in Movie Maker 99 Project 4: Share 101 Set Up a YouTube Channel 101 Upload a Video to YouTube 104 Share Your Video to YouTube with iMovie 107 Share Your Video to YouTube with Movie Maker 110 Change Your Video Settings 112 Get More Views 115 Glossary 118