The videos that we typically record are not always super high quality. However, consider that the video you’re watching now is done live. Our chat room is open and hopping, as you can see in the stream. Nick wrote in and asked if I had any recommendations on software to help him make better quality videos. He currently uses Windows Movie Maker, and is looking for something cheap or free.
I think he should stick with Movie Maker. If he’s on a Mac, I would recommend Final Cut Express, or even iMovie. However, if you can download demos and try them free, I would do that. You can experiment with different programs, to see which produces the best results for you. I unfortunately don’t know of any open-source programs that will work for you. If anyone else does, please let us know.
Nick also threw in a few tips of his own, when it comes to doing videos online.
- Be original! If you’re going to make a video, don’t stage it. Staging it just makes it useless, and not so funny.
- Mooching off of someone’s fame came help. He based a film off of Leroy Jenkins that gained over 100,000 views in under a month. Put your own twist onto something.
- Don’t take insults personally, or even seriously. Some people just get a kick out of trying to bring someone down, even if your work is good. Someone saying “your video is no good” isn’t even constructive!
- Making videos is an art, and practice makes perfect. If you make a video that sucks… just redo it! You’ll get the hang of it, and be making quality videos in no time.
- If you’re serious about making videos, put some thought and effort into it. Take the time to properly edit your work. Also consider exploring different camera angles, lighting, etc.
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