A big deal is YouTube. To explain just how massive YouTube is, I am sure you have heard the stats trying. Actually, approximately 1,000 hours of video will be uploaded to YouTube before you finish reading this post. However, this is the truth: Most of those minutes are awful. Boring, horrible quality and painful to watch.
I have good news when you want to stand out from the crowd and create high-quality videos that people actually want to watch. Your videos will improve dramatically, resulting in more recognition, more views and more sales by following just a few simple tips.
Your sound quality matters.
Are you surprised that my first tip involves sound? Do not be. To achieving a high-quality movie than video, sound is probably more important. Although I know that seems odd, to stay with me a moment. Mediocre video quality can be forgiven. However, your viewers are quickly going to click next when the sound is low, distorted or sounds like it was recorded inside a cave.
On a Lavalier microphone, I spend some money. Like the Audio-Technica ATR-3350, around $25.00 on Amazon, even an inexpensive one would do the trick. Then, run a basic noise-removal filter to the recording after recording the video. You will be shocked at how much noise it removes. Around every semi-advanced audio editor has this filter, and a quick search on YouTube will show you just how to do it. Or, to remove the noise for you for a few dollars, hire someone on UpWork.com or Fiverr.com.
Although lighting does not need to be complicated, it needs to be there. Even lighting will make a low-quality camera produce much better video, and people just enjoy watching videos that are well-lit.
To stick a couple desk lamps behind and around the screen when you record at your computer. Also you might want to invest in an inexpensive lighting kit, like this one that includes the backdrop setup, too, which can be obtained for as low as $150 from Amazon. And it pointed away from you to place a light behind you. To stand out from the backdrop and give more depth to the final look, this will help you.
Editing with jump cuts
The jump-cut method is one of the easiest and fastest ways to record a video. A jump cut is to form one cohesive video, when your video is really made up of dozens (or hundreds) of short little clips all placed together.
The advantage of jump cut videos is two-fold as follows:
- Like you will not need to memorize any long scripts, it saves time when recording.
- So keeping the viewer engaged it makes the video pace moving along quickly.
Although to write out your entire script beforehand to record a jump-cut video, to break it up into simple, easy-to-say sentences. For instance:
“Lack of the down payment, but have you ever wanted to invest in real estate? On today’s video, my name is Brandon Turner, and for buying real estate with little to no money out of your pocket, I am going to show you 3 simple steps. Firstly, it is what I call house hacking. House hacking is the process of ….”
Notice that what do the way that each line is broken up, on it is own, into short, simple sentences? It will make your recording so much easier. I simply grab a friend / spouse / kid to help after I have scripted the entire video. On the camera, we click the record button, and my helper reads one line out loud. Then, while looking at the camera, I repeat that line. And, my helper reads another line while I say that line out loud.
This continues all the way via the video, and the other person’s voice is later just edited out, leaving just one continuous, fast-paced narration.
This is an example of a jump-cut video, explained within a jump-cut video from James Wedmore:
To pick the right camera.
In addition to talk about the camera you use. To depend on your price range, you have several choices. Let’s talk about the 3 most common:
- Your laptop or computer: You can record with this when you have a camera on your laptop or desktop computer. But, I would probably recommend purchasing a separate web camera, like the quality will be much higher when your computer is more than 2 years old. Like this one, on Amazon for about $50, you can pick one up.
- Your smartphone:You can really record a pretty great video by using the built-in camera when you have a newer iPhone or other smartphone. This option may suit you just fine when you get the sound quality and the lighting quality right as I mentioned earlier.
- A digital single-lens reflex(DSLR) camera: After all, to upgrade your camera to a DSLR camera from a company such Nikon or Canon when your actually want to take your video to new heights. As well as the depth-of-field look (blurry background) that makes a video look professional, DSLR cameras can take you the clearest image.
DSLR cameras start about $400 (and go up dramatically from there), like the Canon EOS Rebel T5. Also for a more professional look with greater depth-of-field capabilities, I would recommend upgrading to a 50mm lens.
Putting it All Together
Your videos do not need to suck. Without needing to break the bank doing it, you can take your videos from “eh” to “awesome” by implementing the tips outlined in this post.
I made that uses the tips explained in this post is one of the next video. By all means, although this is not perfect, it accomplishes the purpose: getting views. And in case you are wondering how I did the pop-up text, this is instruction on that.
Check out for more great resources on making high quality videos:
Wistia.com/library: Maybe a couple of the most entertaining and high-quality educational videos I have ever seen. The team at Wistia put a lot of effort into helping you become an amazing video maker, and the training videos are 100% free.
JamesWedmore.com: One of the most respected online video trainers and for good reason is James. When not millions, of individuals make better videos, his videos and courses have helped thousands. From James, I learned the jump-cut method and use it all the time.
Fizzle.co: At Fizzle, the guys are both hilarious, they produce some incredible videos, and show their members how to do the same. When you are an entrepreneur looking to make better videos, or podcasts, blog posts, or anything else digitally-related, a membership at Fizzle may be the best $35 a month you will spend.
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