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Making YouTube Videos


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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

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.


"..excellent value for money and a must for the classroom bookshelf." (Teach Secondary, March 2017) "On the whole this is excellent value for money and a must for your classroom bookshelf" (Teach Secondary, May 2016) "An outstanding book taking children through the film making process" (Chopsy Baby, May 2016)

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