Getting started with making videos for the first time? The beginning is the most intimidating and it's all about getting your first steps in. With time and with the right information and resources, video content creation will be a breeze!
After networking and collaborating with video content creators and creating our own videos, we've accumulated a number of pro-tips for anyone just getting started with video planning and production.
Here are 5 steps to creating videos for beginners!
1. Stay motivated & keep your eye on the goal.
There’s no jumping around the fact that video content creation can be time consuming and frustrating, because there are many steps involved to get it done. There’s the preparation phase, the filming phase, the editing phase, and the promotion phase. Find a way to keep yourself in alignment with your goals, stay motivated. Remember why you’re making video content and don’t lose sight of that spark that led you to launching a video channel.
2. Don't worry about going for expensive equipment just yet.
With quarantine and living during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ll see an influx of video content circulating online. Most of these creators are using their mobile devices to create video content, and you can, too. You don’t have to have professional filming equipment to get the job done, so don’t be afraid to work within your means to get started.
3. Get an understanding of lighting and space.
The quality of your videos can be significantly impacted by your space and the lighting that it has. You can either use a balance of studio lights (if available) or natural lighting so look at areas of your home (if indoors) that have light coming into the space from windows.
4. Create a video content plan.
Recording on a whim is doable, but you will save yourself the time and stress of video production if you come up with a plan prior to recording and editing your videos. When you create a video content plan, you’ll want to make sure you cover…
- The video concept (point of the video)
- Bullet points you need to cover or sequence of recordings that need to be filmed
- The vision you have for editing the video
You can log these in the Pose Planners YouTube Planner easily.
Refer to your plans as you create your video content. Go the extra mile and create a script for yourself, but don’t be afraid if you don’t read things off word-for-word. You want to create a natural flow to your videos instead of coming off as robotic so it’s 100% okay to improvise what you say as long as you cover the points you planned out.
5. Research video editing software.
There are many video editing programs available. Depending on your proficiency in video editing, you might want to consider simple programs rather than going for the big show like Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro. Save those advanced programs for when you’re more comfortable with the video creation process and want to take it to the next level.If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to reach out! Our inbox is always open via email and on our Instagram and Facebook pages. You can also drop a line below!