If you’re a avid follower of Glitz and Glamour Makeup You’ll know that in addition to blogging on the website I run a YouTube channel. The channel is branded under the same name and features hauls, makeup reviews, beauty tips and more. In today’s post I’m going to give you a behind the scenes insight into what goes into making one of my Glitz and Glamour Makeup YouTube videos and I what I do at each step. This video is a sneak peek into my latest Primark haul.
Uploading my videos
Once I have recorded my video I upload them to my computer. My camera does have a wireless facility but I could never get it to work so a trusty USB cable does the trick!
What I use to create my videos
I use Corel Video Studio Pro x6 to create my YouTube videos. The movie studio is really easy to use and although it’s a bit outdated now it allows me to easily sequence my videos together, adding in graphics and sound clips with ease.
Viewing my videos
After uploading my videos I click on each one to see them in the viewfinder.
Trimming to size
The view finder is a really easy way to see what part of the clip I need to remove. I use the two orange indexers to trim the clip.
Adding in graphics
Once my clips are all in place I pick a graphic to place my title on. Sometimes I will record a extra clip of video and place the title on that instead
This is the selection of titles that I pick from for my videos.
Incorporating my title and sound clip
After setting up my title how I like it I add a music clip underneath so it will play as the titles roll. As this is a Christmas clip I have incorporated a Christmas song into the video.
When I go through my video I make sure the clips flow seamlessly. If they don’t I will put a transition in. My favourites are fades and dissolve as they’re the most natural.
At the end of my YouTube video I put in a end clip that features my social media links. This is so I can hopefully get more followers on my channels.
Time for rendering!
Once I’m happy with my video I click on share and create video file. I tend to create mpeg videos in 1240 resolution.
Uploading to YouTube
The next step I take is to upload my video to YouTube. Always make sure you write a description as that helps your video to be picked up on google. I also add as many relevant tags as I can. Adding playlists helps viewers to find linked content easily. I upload it on private initially so it doesn’t get people seeing it in the incomplete state!
It’s all about the thumbnail
Thumbnails are what sell a YouTube video amongst a sea of identical videos. Make sure yours stands out and don’t use a image that YouTube renders
Once everything is complete I change the private settings to scheduled. I always schedule my videos to go live every Saturday. I also add a description into the share box. The video is set to share on Twitter and Google+.
End screen and cards
These are a great way to advertise other videos you’ve done and put up a request for people to subscribe to your channel.
I hope you enjoyed my behind the scenes. Do head over to YouTube to catch up on some of my latest content!