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I have always been mystified a astonished by technology. From our cell phones to our gaming consoles, it seems we’re beginning to integrate everything into one. Even five years from now, our phones will be exceptional gaming devices. They’ll have the power of current day computers, do more than our computers of today can do. And the cameras will be far beyond what we would expect. I love seeing how things change from each passing year. Ultimately our phones will somehow become integrated to better suit us. By this I mean there will soon be the day cell-phones will no longer be handheld devices.
In the wake of determining the right camera for my YouTube Channel. I’ve discovered something that makes absolutely no sense. SLR cameras from brands like Sony, Canon, and Nikon are far superior to camcorders. They offer amazing depth-of-field, mounts for external microphones, and come along with amazing photo capabilities.
The cheapest SLR cameras that still offer a punch range from $500-$800. One of the most notable cameras I have been leaning towards is the Sony Nex-5. The camera offers 1080p video at 60 frames-per-second. An interchangeable lens and the ability for an external mount. This is all packaged in a very compact camera. It’s actually the same size as all point-and-shoot cameras that fit into your pocket.
Becoming a Vlogger, as im still honing my skills in, is not as simple as you may think. You have to in some-way make your videos interesting. As well, you need to keep the viewer’s attention all while maintaining your grammar. There are just so many little things you have to account for before you can actually push to become a professional Vlogger.
First let’s start with my adventure through YouTube. I thought I could become a Vlogger a year ago but realized it’s actually not that easy to establish a constant stream of “good” content. Just like any other project or even new-business. You need to spend plenty of time to build your channel and hone your skill as a Vlogger. I stuck with it for barely a week before slowly posting per-week then eventually per-month before I had given up and sold my camera. Exactly one-year later, this past March, I decided to re-establish my presence on YouTube. My new channel, is universal, meaning I want it to house content for everyone. I’ve found many tips located all across the web regarding Vlog’s. Below are the best one’s I have found.
- Keep it short. People don’t like long-videos. We have short attention spans in today’s world so try and keep your videos under 5 minutes potentially.
- Universal content. As I said above, create different types of content so all people can find an interest.
- Editing. You don’t need any fancy software when it comes to editing. With Mac just use iMovie. With Windows use Windows Movie Maker. Both are simple to use for these type of videos but I urge you to one day upgrade to something like Final Cut or Sony Vegas. With editing you can cut out your pauses and weird moments you don’t like. This helps keep the video moving along as well. Great for beginners or those who don’t plan their videos like myself until I sit down.
- Content. Above I said Universal Content. But this has to do with your content being “good.” The thing is, there is no secret formula to YouTube. You have to chip away at it and eventually someone will discover you. The best way is to make content people find relatively interesting. You need to find your niche, what your good at, and whore-it-off to gain in popularity.
- Equipment. Fancy equipment such as very expensive cameras, camcorders, and tripods are not needed. I use a $120 Logitech HD Webcam, a Sony Cybershot H55, and a $20 tripod for the camera. As long as we can relatively see you, your fine.
- Sound. This is a pointer I discovered for myself. I found as long as you have great sound where the viewers hear your message. People will watch it. Now of course great video quality helps a lot, but be sure to concentrate on sound before anything else.