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Everything kids need to create and star in their own video!

YouTube has won the hearts, minds, and eyes of kids around the globe. Young people everywhere are making their mark on this popular platform—some of them even gaining massive followings, worldwide recognition, and the paychecks that come along with it. While lots of youngsters are happy to be spectators, others are hungry to create and star in YouTube content of their own—and this book shows them how.

Written for kids in a language they can understand, this book helps budding filmmakers and producers create their own videos—no matter the subject. It offers creators the insight on how to plan and shoot quality videos, install and use video editing tools, and post the final product to YouTube.

  • Apply tricks that pro filmmakers use for better shots, lighting, and sound

  • Edit your video, add transitions, insert a soundtrack, and spice things up with effects

  • Shoot and share your video gaming exploits
  • Share finished videos with family, friends, and the world

For any kid interested in joining the YouTube revolution, this book is the perfect place to start!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119641506
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Series: Wiley's Kids for Dummies Series
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 313,738
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 15 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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

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