Comments on: How Do I Start Vlogging? Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ben Kirk Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:23:00 +0000 Since starting to watch Chris’ videos in late 2012 I have started vlogging myself and have learned a great deal over the year that I’ve been doing it.

As Chris says, above, a smartphone will do the job, but I got a dedicated vlogging camera for a few reasons: 1) battery life (as Chris said) 2) I was worried about dropping and breaking a $500 smartphone 3) The field of view on my Galaxy SII was not wide enough so my head was sometimes only half in the frame :/

I bought a Canon Powershot ELPH 330 (called an IXUS 255HS here in Australia). It is a really good camera and with a 8GB class 10 SD card takes about 30 mins of video.

I also use a mini tripod to hold the camera in front of me. I find that it gives me more control and makes it less likely that I’ll drop the camera.

I currently use Windows Movie Maker to edit – DON’T JUDGE ME! 😉 it does the job, but has a couple of limitations if you want to do the real pro-like stuff like video-in-video.

The most important thing though is keeping it interesting. Scenes need to be short and sweet and have something in them that will keep people watching the video as well as come back to watch future videos. Videos should not be longer than 10 mins until you have a decent sized subscriber base.

Anyway, that’s MY advice. Good luck and happy vlogging!

(By the way – check out my channel if you want to see how my videos turn out – )