Hey YouTube!! I’ve been recording digital videos for a long while. At first, I saw YouTube as just a place to upload videos. Soon, I realized what a huge community it really is, and I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to get to know people there, learn from them, exchange ideas with them. I needed to just get in there and do whatever I could to grow with the rest of you.
My earliest videos on YouTube were compliations of submitted questions. I had a slight production problem, since I was doing everything myself. I did my best, but my old stuff was rough around the edges. If you watch the progression over time, the amount of videos I was able to push through increased significantly because of the live stream. Anyway, I just had to do a video about YouTube after getting my hands on the book YouTube: An Insider’s Guide to Climbing the Charts.
Want to make a splash on YouTube? Even go viral? You’ve come to the right place. This book is written by two veteran ‘Tubers who live their art and know what they’re talking about — especially Alan Lastufka, a.k.a. “fallofautumndistro,” who has over 10,000 YouTube subscribers and millions of views. Alan and co-author Michael W. Dean show you how to make a quality video, and how to optimize, encode, upload, and promote it. This book can’t promise you’ll be rich and famous, but it can tell you how to make great video art, and what you need to do to get your work seen.
Join Alan, who makes part of his living from YouTube, and Michael, a successful filmmaker, author, and D.I.Y. art pioneer. They’ll take you from the basics of gear to making it big on YouTube, with a focus on networking and interaction. You’ll also sit in on informative interviews with YouTube stars LisaNova, Hank Green (vlogbrothers), WhatTheBuckShow, nalts, and liamkylesullivan. Alan and Michael understand viral marketing — and they know what it takes to get your work on everyone’s YouTube radar. And, once you read this book, so will you.
In the book, you will learn about:
- Storytelling and directing
- Shooting, editing, and rendering
- Creating your very own channel
- Broadcasting user-generated content
- Re-broadcasting commercial content
- Cultivating a devoted audience
- Fitting into the YouTube community
- Becoming a success story
Everyone needs to have an angle. Mine would, of course, be the live streaming. That’s just my thing! The book will teach you many things to help you be successful, yes. The most important thing you need to remember is to be yourself… and have fun along the way!
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