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Making YouTube Videos: Star in Your Own Video!

Making YouTube Videos: Star in Your Own Video!

by Nick Willoughby


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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119177241
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Series: Wiley's Kids for Dummies Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 576,572
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 7 - 11 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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