How to make a video? How does one become a Youtuber? How to earn money from Youtube? And how do I make these videos? What is the truth behind them? Today, I’d like to tell you all about it Shall we begin? First of all, this background should be removed because in reality, the background looks like this A green sheet hangs here Before this, I used to make use of a green screen Let me take you on a tour of my equipment This is my studio set up these days There are two lights hanging, one green sheet that hands as well. And there’s a third light down there And this is the camera I’ve even bought a teleprompter now You could ask me why I bought that The Netflix series that I have been filming- Decode with Dhruv Rathee- You can check it out if you haven’t For this series.
I was told by Netflix that the setup of my old studio was not sufficient and that the lighting wasn’t great So, they told me to upgrade my setup so that they could make videos in collaboration with me Earlier, I used to make use of this You might recall, there used to be a table here and I used to sit and make videos If you compare with the videos today, the lighting in those videos were not that great But the set up is extremely good now, as you can see, but, you don’t need such a huge and upgraded setup to start your Youtube career I started mine with merely a mobile phone In this post, I will tell you all that you can achieve on Youtube, with a mobile phone and without spending any money .
This awesome teleprompter that I have bought is actually Made In India Most of the videos that I have watched on how to start a Youtube channel- talk about technical things For instance, how to make an account on Google etc etc. But, But I’d like to tell you in detail that if you really want to make YouTube videos and want to pursue it as a career, then how can you do that? Let us look at things point by point The first thing is- recording (how to film yourself) Pick up your phone and open the selfie camera That is how easy it is to make videos But it is better to make use of the back camera of your phones, because in most of the phones, the back cameras are of a higher resolution as compared to front cameras If you do not have studio lights, then you can make use of the natural lights- the sunlight- to make videos Notice where the sunlight is coming from, right now It is coming from this side and the video doesn’t look good If I stand this way, then the light comes from behind and this doesn’t look great either It looks the best when the sunlight comes from the front Look at how my face is glowing! because the sunlight is coming from the front and hitting my face directly So, stand infront of the window and make videos for the best lighting It is very important for a youtube to look into the camera and talk .
This is a skill that you should have and this is not something that I knew right from my childhood This is not my natural talent I learnt this with trial and error over time and it requires some practice because it is not that easy to talk to objects There is no one in the room and I’m talking as if I am speaking to a human To practice, initially I adopted the idea of taking any object- say this airpod- I will keep this here and imagine it to be a person and just like you tell stories and talk to a person, I will speak to these airpods the same way Tell these airpods all that you did today This is how you can practice talking in front of the camera because the camera is an object too and what you need to do basically is tell stories to the object Let us talk about sound now This microphone that I have bought is worth 5-6 thousand rupees I make my spotify podcasts with this microphone, which is even more professional But honestly speaking, if the environmental conditions are conducive in a room, then you will not need to buy a microphone The microphone of the camera would be sufficient If the voice in your room does not echo youtube The voice in my room echoes a lot since there are not a lot of things here and the room is relatively empty The more things you have in the room, the less it will echo And so I have placed these cushions here- it reduces the echo and have bought these sheets to reduce the echo too You can make use of sheets and towels- all of them reduce echoes The more your room is filled, the lesser you would need to buy a microphone and the sound quality would improve proportionately This is the heavy weight camera that I am making use of these days But honestly speaking, it is only as effective as an iPhone if the lighting conditions are sufficient So, you can make use of whatever phones you have to make videos.
These days, almost all phones have HD recording But more important that these technical things is- before making any video, you need to have a rough script on what you are going to say in the video. Have you researched on it? There are some exceptions to this though- for example, you do not need a script while vlogging But most of the videos that are made on Youtube, require a script including comedy videos Bhuvan Bam works on the scripts of his videos for weeks! Almost all the topics require scripting My scripts look somewhat like this- the script is of 10-12 pages. There are bullet points and paragraphs .
There are sources beneath every sub topic and you can see that everything is not written line by line Things are explained here. I read them, understand them and then make you understand them and this is why it takes me 3-4 hours to make a 10 minute video because I keep repeating the lines until I am satisfied that I have delivered them perfectly and that the lines convey exactly what I want to say in a summarized manner And this is why I’s like to say that when you make your own videos, there is no reason to get flustered if you stumble or say something wrong You can take a re take Let the camera run- That is what I do. The recording goes on and I keep on speaking until I am satisfied that I delivered the lines perfectly .
After that, I cut out that part that I don’t want and keep the part that I am satisfied with during editing Editing is one of the most important aspects for a Youtuber If the editing is good, the video will do great and if the editing is sub par, then even a good content can perform not so well You will get access to several free video editing apps on App store and Google Play store But one of the best apps for free video editing, according to me is Vita App Let me give you a few editing tips, using this app It is very simple to use. For example, let me take this Switzerland clip First, choose the clip Here is the editing option. Now, for the part I want to remove.
I press edit split it and I can cut this part out very easily A music would be nice for his clip. So, I’d add some music Let’s see how it looks (and sounds) I’ll use this one If I want the beat to overlap, I can move the sound clip around and place it These sound waves tell you that the music here is changing slightly Say I want to add the fire emoji You can resize it and decide where to place it in the video You can simply place this fire emoji at the desired place. The editing is as easy as that and you can change the duration for which the fire emoji appears from here This is how memes, photos and any other icon can be added If I want to add any text , write something and I can join many clips together in this app I can add music or effects Let me give you an example A clip that I have shot for this video itself “And editing is one of the most important… ” You’ll notice that I started to speak a little late, so there is no need for the part at the beginning I normally cut out such parts You can see that I reduce this part and so the video starts from here I extend the music to this clip as well You can even add transitions in between to make the video look nicer For t there is a transition in the video If you feel that the video is slightly slow, you can increase its speed And now, the video is a little sped up You might have noticed that I zoom in on my videos in my vlogs sometimes .
This is very easy to do as well. You can simply select the effects option- and there is the zoom in effect I really like this effect You can change the ratio here- a 16:9 ratio is used for shooting videos for Youtube But for Instagram, the ratio is 1:1 You can easily change this on this app This is something that is difficult to do in most video editing apps Here, the watermark of the app is displayed. In most of the free video editing apps, there will be a water mark but, this watermark can be removed in this app Toggle the watermark switch off in the settings As for the resolution, the highest one is the best . 1080p is full HD and 720p is HD There are very few free video editing apps which have no useless ads and do not force insert their water marks either I found this to be one of the best apps for free video editing I will provide its link in the description below If you want to use it, you can check it out Editing is something that you will learn only through practice Experiment with it- where you should put some music and where you should cut the video and where the video should be sped up where effects should be added- go with your feelings Think from a third person’s perspective and evaluate how fun it is to see the video and then decide how you should edit Lighting, filming, sound, video editing.
I’ve covered all of them But the most important thing for a Youtuber remains- his content What type of content would you want to make if you wish to become a Youtuber? How will you decide what type of videos you should make and how will you excel in that? The most important thing in content is uniqueness How unique is your content? What most of the people do is look at a successful Youtuber like Technical Guruji and start making their own accounts names- Technical Rakesh, Technical Chintu, Technical Pintu But these channels will never become successful because why would people want to watch you if you are making a copycat channel? The people would obviously prefer to watch Technical Guruji because he is original He (as a channel is) larger than you and you are merely making his copy so why would people prefer to watch you? There should be some uniqueness in your content By uniqueness, I do not mean that you will have to think of an entirely new thing By uniqueness, I mean something fresh and different in your content I am not saying that since Mumbaikar Nikhil and Flying Beast make vlogs, I cannot make them My vlogging channel has some unique things in different aspects Similarly, there are some unique things in the vlogs Mumbaikar Nikhil- which are no there in mine You can distinctly see how these contents are uniquely different on their own Had I copied that style exactly, I would not have been successful Similarly, when you make content, you will have to see what aspect can you be unique in And to make any type of unique content, you either should have the talent for that or you would need to work hard but a combination of both works the best Take my example-
I feel that I am naturally talented in researching and analyzing and in videography and filmography But public speaking was something I was not good at, naturally How to speak in front of a camera This is something I have learnt through hardwork and repeated practice So a combination of all- public speaking, analysing, researching and videography when used together to make a video makes a very good one because it employs all these great skills So, you too identify some skill sets that you are naturally good at and the ones that you want to become good at Practice and make yourself even better and then, you can create unique content combining all these different skill sets And finally, when you release your videos, consistency is very important for becoming a Youtube Keep releasing your videos regularly and with every video, try improving on little things As and when you release videos, you would do more and more practice, you would become better with practice Do not think you will become perfect right with the first video Overall, I think I have covered all the aspects that you should know as a beginner to become a Youtuber and to start your Youtube career I hope you would have found this video to be informative. Share it We will meet again in the next video Or maybe the next vlog! I would like to thank the Vita App for sponsoring this video.