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How to Vlog: Filming and Uploading Your First Video

teacher avatar Xavier Ray, I like to help out new vloggers

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. Introdction

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. The Gear You Need

    • 4. Types of Vlogging Cameras

    • 5. How to Set Up Your Camera

    • 6. Types of Vlogging Microphones

    • 7. Lighting

    • 8. B Roll

    • 9. WTF What's The Formula (Story)

    • 10. Music

    • 11. Mind Set For Vlogging

    • 12. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Hi Everyone! In this class, we'll be discussing the step by step process you'll needĀ to know so you can film and upload your vlog.

We'll talk about how to film your vlog and the things you may want to keep in mind when it comes to filming your vlog.

Everyone's welcome. So if you've never vlogged before, or if you're just starting out or done a bunch of vlogs, everyone's invited to the class. It's always good to freshen up and you might learn something new.

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Xavier Ray

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1. Introdction: Have you ever wanted to start a vlog or upload a video to YouTube? But just the thought of that sounds way too daunting. Like, I don't know what gear to use an ANOVA working on camera. I don't even know like, what kind of microphone I be using. Like what's the difference between a lab Mike or shock and all of that sounds way too daunting. Don't worry, I got you. And if you don't know me, my name is Xavier Ray. I'm a YouTuber from San Diego, California and I've been filled in for about three years now. And since that time I again thousands of years on my channel. And a man got invited to speak at a few places while I was in the Philippines. I've learned a lot since I first started filming and uploading to YouTube. This class is geared towards people who never uploaded before or the person who might just need more guidance. If you've been on YouTube for a while or making videos, stick around, It's always good to revisit material and just to freshen up in the Skillshare video, I'll be teaching you everything you need to know in order to upload your first block, I'll be teaching you how to set up your camera, setting up your microphone. Actually, a lot of people don't know this. Audio is way more important than video quality. A lot of people can forgive a video that's 36 ATP, but they won't stand audio. I'll be teaching you how to set up your lights. Use anything for light. You could use a TV, you could use a cell phone. I'm using my cell phone a little bit for life. You can even use like your toys, like a likelihood of a teaching UP role and where to get B-roll and how important it is for making a video. And with that said, your class project is to film and upload your very first and flog for video, use whatever you've got, whether it's a cell phone, GoPro, laptop, webcam, use whatever. Use the lessons that you've learned in this class. And I'll watch everyone's videos and I'll do some positive feedback, but don't worry about a thing. All right, I got you. Hold your hand and my teaching, everything you need to know. I know what I said sounded really daunting a really after doing this over and over again, it becomes muscle memory. I hope that helps you a lot and I hope you find this information valuable. With that said, I'll see you guys in the class. 2. Class Project: Hi everyone. Today we're going to be talking about the class project. For this class project, I want you guys to film and upload your very first video. It can be a vlog. It could be a product review, movie review in what? It can even be an action figure review. Actually, I watch a lot of those videos on YouTube. This class project shouldn't be obtained by the time we're done with this class, you should be equipped with the knowledge of how to film and upload your very first video. The whole goal of this class project isn't to be perfect or cinematic, honestly, the whole point of this class project is just to get it done. It doesn't have to be perfect. I just want this class project to be the first step that you take when it comes to filming and uploading your very first video. And if you've logged are done videos before. Feel free to do another one for this class project. It's always fun to make new videos for this class project. I don't want you to buy any equipment. I want you to use whatever you have on hand, whether it's a cell phone, a DSLR, laptop, webcam, whatever you have on hand. I don't want you to buy a microphone even though we'll be talking about audio later and how important audio is. Yeah, this class project is just an exercise. I just want you guys to take your first step in filming and vlogging. This class project isn't supposed to be 19 at hall. We take every step of the filmmaking process really slowly and dissect every part of it. Okay? Talk about how to set up your camera. But yeah, if this is your first time filming or blogging, I want you to put the camera in automatic. Alright, And with that said, I'll see you guys in the other classes. 3. The Gear You Need: In this class I'll be talking about all the gear that you need for vlogging or talking head video. Actually, all the principles in this class can be applied to any type of video that you want to upload to YouTube, whether it's blogs or talking heads, or even product reviews. The first thing you need, obviously, is a camera. All right, you can't film a vlog without a camera or you can even film anything. Actually, you can't film with it. You can't film with after camera. A lot of people like to ask, what's the best camera for blogging? And the truth is, it's whatever camera you're using. Because like even if you have like the best camera in the world and you don't know how to use it, it's kinda worthless. And like I said, any camera works whether it's a cell phone or DSLR, it works. Second thing you need to as an external microphone is actually a lot of cameras have their internal microphones built inside, which can pick up a lot of unwanted noise. And honestly, we don't want that. And if you're confused on like, what type of microphone to use, don't worry. We'll discuss that in a later class. Like I said earlier, you can get away with less than HD quality video. But if your audio is really bad, yeah, people are going to click away. But that said, let's talk about our class project. So for our class project, which is uploading your first flawed, I actually don't want you to buy anything just yet. I want you to use whatever you have on ad, whether it's a DSLR camera or mirrorless. And you know, whenever in our class project, I want you to use whatever you have, the film, your first blog. I want to give you the tools that you need in order to film your first blog by the time we're done with this class. Not this class, but this overall class. I want you to just get it done. It doesn't need to be perfect. It just needs to be done. So don't worry about making it perfect. Just worry about getting it done. And the last thing you need is something to edit. All you get edit on a cell phone or a laptop. I'm actually using a laptop to edit all of my videos. And with that said, that's all you really need. All you need is a camera, microphone and something to edit on. And actually internet because you get a really upload without. And that's the beauty about making bugs. You don't really need much. She could, could actually just do everything on a cell phone. All you need is the camera and Internet, really the section pretty crazy knowing that you can make a powerful blog with an amazing message. Second, reaching millions of people just by using this thing right here. And what that sit in our next class, we'll be talking about the different types of cameras that you can use in a block or a talking head. Actually, everything that I talk about can be applied to whatever type of video that you guys wanna make online. Alright, see you guys in the next class. 4. Types of Vlogging Cameras: Hey guys, welcome back. In this video, we're going to be talking about the different types of cameras you can use to film your vlogs. And the first type of camera Everyone should have is a cell phone. Cell phones today are great and sometimes even better than some DSLRs. You have good image stabilization and good autofocus. And sometimes that low-light that image can be pretty grainy. The first two types of cameras you could use for blogging, art, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. The one thing that's great about DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, is the fact that you could change the lenses and you could get a totally different picture just from changing the lenses. So if you haven't mirrorless camera and you want to use a lens that was designed for a DSLR battery, you do need it by an adapter. The camera that I'm using right now is a cannon SH3. It's a DSLR. It's actually very similar to the candidate MD 50, which is a very popular mirrorless camera for vloggers. So my tip when it comes to buying cameras is to make sure that the camera that you're buying has good auto-focus. Some type of image civilization and a microphone jack for your external microphones. Next camera that you can use while vlogging is a GoPro. Gopro was awesome because it has a wide angle lens. So you know that every time you face a GoPro in front of you, you're in the shop through waterproof to a certain depth. They have decent image stabilization. The one that I'm using is the GoPro Hero five. The one that I'm using is pretty outdated, but, you know, principles still apply. Biggest gripe about Go Pro's is their audio. You can get a lot of bad audio when you're just using the GoPro by itself, the mike picks up on pot of random noises and it's horrible to listen to when you're in right now is audio coming from just the GoPro? The audio and this thing is not the best. I'm not very happy with the way this is. In order to fix that issue, where you need to do is buy an adapter. It's pretty bad. Pro tip. If you have really bad audio with the GoPro video is to transfer your files to your laptop or whatever your edit in on and take out the audio and just replace it with music or voiceovers. If you want to vlog with a GoPro, if you need a get like a mike adapter and an external mic, you really want to use a GoPro for vlogging. You can do it. For me. It's a big hassle and plus the batteries don't last quite as long as like other stuff like a cell phone or DSLR. Also, when you add the microphone and the mike adapter, you go pro isn't waterproof anymore. The microphone is at waterproof either. I use a GoPro 5, so I don't know exactly what kinda adapters you need for the much newer models. And lastly, a drone. Drones are great for getting, establishing shots. And just to get like a bigger picture of where your ad been tip. If you don't have a gimbal and you wanna get gimbal light footage. You could use a drone and just use that as your gimbal. Although I had a lot of trouble getting those shots on my own. So you might need a second person to get those gimballed like shots. And that's the many types of cameras that you'd use for filming your blogs. So in the next class we'll be talking about how to set up your camera. So see you guys in the class. 5. How to Set Up Your Camera: Hi everyone and welcome back. Today we're going to be talking about how to set up your camera because we have a class project and we have a lot to cover. I want to give you guys two options. The first option is super easy, like camera option, and the second option is the full-on manual option. The reason why I'm giving you guys the first option, which is the easiest option, is because when your first login you have a lot on your mind. We're super self-conscious about like how we lookup camera or is anyone watching us while we film. I just want all of that camera settings and all of that worried, just to be like taking care of through your camera. And the first option, and this is my recommendation if you've never blogged before or film that before, is to just put the camera on full auto. A lot of cameras do this. Cell phones, DSLRs, mirrorless, go pros, you could put everything unfold auto, we're learning a new skill. The easier we'll make it on ourselves, the more, you know, we could put focus on other things like what we see on camera. And later when we're more comfortable filming, we can play with the manual settings. And with that said option 2, which is to go full manual, I'll slow things down and explain how to do everything in full man. So for people who film on cell phones, so for Android users, you have to put your camera in pro mode. I don't know how to do that for iPhone. And pretty sure iPhone has that option. But if your phone is super out of date, kinda like my phone right here. Luckily, I actually do have promoted if your phone does a have the option to go full manual, there's apps out there like filmic pro. Filmic Pro is the app that a lot of my friends use. So I recommend that app because a lot of people use it. Just bear in mind that the app actually costs like 15 bucks at the time of recording. In order to undershoot full manual, we first have to choose our frame rate. I shoot at 30 frames per second. Whenever you see numbers that say 24 frames per second or 30 frames per second, that means your cameras taking 24 pictures per second or 30 pictures per second. Video is just a bunch of pictures spliced together to make a moving picture or a video. Think of cartoons or stop-motion. They're the same picture. So basically all of this that's happening right now is being captured on my camera at 30 frames per second. Which means that every second that passes by, there's 30 pictures being taken up my hand moving in order to cut out confusion. Everything that we talk about in this class. We'll pretend that everything is shot at 30 frames per second. Just to cut out confusion, because I know a lot of people film at a different frame rates. So just for this class, we're shooting at 30 frames per second after frame rate. Next is you choose your shutter speed. Shutter speed is the length of time the shutter is open when it takes a picture, picture a door opening and light hitting the sensor and closing. That's shutter speed. That's what happens when you film or take a picture. Depending on your shutter speed, it can make your picture look sharp, or you can have that blurry effect. So in order to choose the right shutter speed, we need to double that from our frame rate. So earlier we're saying that we shoot and 30 frames per second. So now our shutter speed should be as 160, because that's double 30. Once the frame rate and shutter speed is set, you can have a more natural motion blur. So we covered frame rate and shutter speed. So now we're going to talk about aperture. Aperture is like that whole new lens that brings in life. Aperture is that f number on your screen. So if you're filming then apart and it's sunny, you may want to make the whole smaller. So if it's super bright outside like this, you might want to make that hole a little bit smaller so that your picture doesn't look like this. The funny thing is, the smaller the number, the bigger the hole, and the bigger the number, the smaller the hole. The key with aperture is balanced. If it's too bright, you just want to make that hole and a little bit smaller. And if it's too dark, you you want to make the whole way big. The reason why you want to make the hole bigger because it's super dark, so you need all the light you can get. The whole key with aperture is balanced. So the darker it is, the bigger the hole, and the brighter it is, the smaller the hole. So that's basically it. Next is ISO. Iso, which is basically artificial light when filming an automatic the camera adjust the ISO for you. When filming in a dark area or low-light, the camera bumps up the ISO and make some footage brighter because it's darker so you have to make it brighter. But if the ISO is too high, the picture can get a little grainy like this is because the light in ISO isn't natural, so something has to give. So the way I try to avoid that green look is to film in well-lit areas, adjust the ISO so it's not. So I don't use as much as I need. It's okay to use a little. But when you use too much, you get that and bring the picture again, hokey to filming and manual is balanced. And again, you have your frame rate and shutter speeds set. So once that set you're good. You're going to have natural motion blur, but you're going to have to balance your aperture and your ISO. And so when it's too bright, you are going to have to make the whole smaller. So if it's not bright enough, you're going to have to make them bigger. And one key to avoid all that grain is to film in lit areas. You don't want to film in something that's super dark. And if you're filming and dark areas, you're going to have to bring light. That's the key to it. Heat to it is like really. So keep all of that imbalance and you'll be set with filming and full manual. But with that said, if filming and manual is a little too much, don't worry, just filming auto. And then when you're more comfortable, come back to this class, you know, keep re-watching the end until, you know, until you are more comfortable filming Emmanuel anyway, with that said, if this is your first time logging or filming, right, like you should go with automatic. And the reason why I want you to film it automatically is because like I said earlier, we have a lot going on in our heads while we're filming. I, for instance, whenever I feel I can't speak English even though English is my first language. And make note of your frame rate because that'll be important when the entity, all right, with that said, I'll see you guys in the next class. 6. Types of Vlogging Microphones: Hi everyone and welcome back. Today we're going to be talking about microphones and why you need an external light. The main reason why I record with an external mic is because the built-in microphones in cameras pick up a lot of unwanted noise. So I use an external microphone that's connected to my camera to solve that problem. So there are three types of microphones I want to cover in today's class. So the lab might, which is connected to your shirt and they're usually connected to a recording device. Usually people put it in like behind them. A lot of film sets use lab mix to film their projects. And after we're done filming in the editor would usually have the sync the audio to the video because they're recorded on two different devices. And that's the main reason why I don't use lab mix. Because if I did, I'd have to sync those files together. And sometimes that can take Blake maybe about a few minutes, maybe a couple hours, and that's an extra step and I don't wanna do that. You're saying Xavier one, if you connect the lab might directly to the camera. Let's say I forget that my body is literally connected to the camera right here, and I need to get a cup of water and I walk off camera. I'm going to drag that camera with me. Yeah. That's not like and with that said, let's talk about the second external Mike you might come across, and that is a shock on light. I personally use a shotgun mic to record all my bugs. There are great because they mostly pick up the audio that's in front of the microphone and a little bit on the sides and a little bit on the back, meaning they focus entirely in front. Let's say this is the front of the external microphone that this head. So if I'm talking over here, the microphone really pick up the sound. It'll be really rich. If I talk on this side, the microphone can still hear it, but not as much as if I'm over here. That's the shotgun mikes main goal is to shoot directly in front. And that's why I love the shotgun mike so much because it's super simple. Whatever you point at tours, That's what you'll record. And one thing that I really love about my Chaka is that it's connected directly to my camera. So when I'm recording the audio and video is automatically sync. I don't have to whole process of putting those two files together and sinking them in the editing. And last is the USB might, a USB mike is one of those microphones that connect directly to your laptop if you stream or film on your laptop or desktop, or even do podcasts or USB mike would be great for you. Let's talk about one microphone accessory you might need while you're filming out in the public. And that is a dead cat? No, no, no, no, not that kind of cat. A daycare is asleep that you put on top of your microphone to eliminate some wind noise. Most microphones for vlogging can use a dead cat. So if you're filming outside and you run across a lot of when you might need this filming at home, you probably don't need one unless it's super windy and your house for some reason. And the reason why we're talking about microphones today is because audio is really important. Actually, I think audio is more important to video as long as your video is not shaky or blurry or super dizzy, I think you'll be fine, but you can get away with having less than HD quality video like maybe let's say 36 ATP. And it's a little blurry. People who were forgive video, that's that quality. You might get comments in your comments section at people say your camera, get a, get a better camera. But honestly, that's fine. What's not fine is having really bad audio, like Pena audio. Once you have kinda audio, once you get back kinda audio and your video, people are gonna like not watch anymore. They're gonna skip your video And, and people don't want your boss. So paired your good video with good audio and you'll be fine. I'll say, I don't think my audio is great. Okay, I think my audio is decent. Id it is passing because I use an external mic, I set it and forget it. If the AC is running, it might pick it up. And to reduce that noise and editing, It's fine. Basically, audio is really important. And you don't want people to suffer through really bad audio. So the people who are watching your logs, let's be nice to them. Okay. Let's not give them bad audio. And that's what I'm trying to do to you guys right now. I'm giving you guys passing audio. And what that said, that's our custom microphone's. Right. Our next class we're going to talk about lighting and how to get decent lighting. Alright, see you guys in the next class. 7. Lighting: Hi everyone and welcome back. Today we're going to be talking about lighting. Lighting is very important, but in this class, we're going to make it simple. Basically, my principle when it comes to lighting is if you're not LET, you're a shadow, but if you're LET, you're good and don't worry, you guys won't get overwhelmed with this class. I'm going to give you guys the bare minimum so that you guys can be equipped to film your first plot. The first thing you can do to make sure that you're properly lit is to film during the day, the sun, the sun is the best lighting source that you can use to fill. If you use the sun as your light, you'll be fine. If you're filming that manual, you may want to adjust your aperture so it won't be too exposed like the little hole in your legs just so that it won't get overexposed. But if your attorney about filming at night, you may want to find areas that are properly lit, basically, anywhere that's light, you might want to go towards that. And remember if you're filming an auto and it's low light and it's kinda dark, your picture's going to be a little grainy. But if your setup is filming at home, maybe just the normal lights in your room to be enough. Get your video and you see it's kinda grainy. You might want to get some more lights, mind some lights shouldn't cost you too much right now I'm just using a couple of ring lights. And those ring lights to light up my face and my body. Led strips behind me aren't too light me up there just to provide a little bit of ambiance. Whenever I travel, I always try to make sure that I bring at least one light source with me because I don't know what the filmy conditions going to be like when I blog, this is what I bring with me. It's a portable LED. It does the job. All right. I can't bring the ring lights with me. The ring lights are just for home. Anyways, this is the thing that I always bring with me whenever I travel. I actually used to bring a lightsaber. I just don't have a use for anymore. So bring it with me wherever I went and it would be fun to live in places up with a lightsaber, but that thing is kinda bulky. So this is what I use whenever I go out and about. Yeah, and one major flaw about the lightsaber is I could never adjust the brightness. So when it comes to light, what you want is something that you can control like these ring lights. I can make them a little bit lighter. I could make them a little bit darker and they're perfect. Well, not super perfect, but they got the job done. So all the lights that I own, this thing right here, I'm able to adjust the brightness. I can make them lower, I can make it them higher. And that's important when it comes to lighting. You want to be able to control your environment. Funny story. And went to this haunted road in San Diego, supposedly on it. And I didn't have anything to bring with me for lights or I used a lightsaber. And the lightsaber work pretty well. What I do to make sure I'm properly live is to always have lights with me or make sure that I'm not lit area. And I always make my ISO a little bit lower than needs to be. Or I tried to make my ISO a little bit lower so there's not too much artificial light, so it's not super grainy. With that said, I hope this class has been helpful. I'll see you guys in the next class. 8. B Roll: Hi everyone and welcome back. Today we're going to be talking about B-Roll and how important B-roll is. B-roll is supplemental film or film that supports your main film. Your main film is usually called your a roll. But whenever I edit my stuff, I have my a roll or talking points in one folder and my B roll in another bureau can help make your videos pop out more. Let's see a video of me just talking about a 100 place in San Diego. So later today my friend Athena is going to pick me up and wants to head down to this place called proctor Valley Road. And if you guys don't know the story behind that, that place is supposedly super on it. We're going to go there tonight. See if you did pick up some ghostly hitchhikers or whatever. But, you know, that's going to be a little fun. Okay. That was pretty dull. It was just like me talking on, but now let's add some B-roll. So we'll later today my friend happened is gonna pick me up. He wants to head down to the Thrace called proctor Valley Road. If you guys don't know the story behind that, that place is supposedly super on it. We're going to go there tonight, see if he did pick up some ghost factors or whatever. But, you know, that's going to be a little pond. Much better. Array B-roll can help save you from clips that are unusable. Let's say you're filming an LED review for a friend or a client. And that friend or client doesn't like what you're wearing and you don't have time to reshoot again, this LED light is amazing. I'm able to adjust the brightness whether I want it lighter. They can like my product shots perfectly. So if your friend doesn't like what your way and you can cover up the whole clip with B-roll. So I'm able to save my clip by just adding B roll right over the timeline. And there we go. I have the B-roll over my existing dialogue. So let's go check it out. This LED light is amazing and I'm able to adjust the brightness whether I want it lighter, they can like my product shots perfectly. So now you save the entire clip. Anything that you've found can be used as B-roll. You can even go to royalty-free places like pixels or Pixabay. I hope this class in bureau has been helpful. And so yeah, go make some blocks and don't forget about the class project. All right, see you guys in the next class. 9. WTF What's The Formula (Story): Hi everyone and welcome back. Today we're going to be talking about one thing that you really need for all your blocks. It's nothing too crazy. It's basically a story. So this is what you're going to need for your blogs, your product reviews, you're talking head videos that are all going to meet either a story or a point to the video. Just have like, Hi, I'm over here. Hey, we're going to so and so we can't have that and honestly, it's pretty boring. Turn here now add fever here. Now. Here I know. Here at Mount Fuji, you see, it's pretty boring, isn't it? So for your vlogs in your videos, they need to have a story or something of value to the viewer for me and what I do, I'm usually helping out new vloggers making videos are given product reviews. They'll help someone who's just starting out in volume. So whenever you make a video, you're going to need to have a storage. So most stories needs to have conflict, a journey and resolution. Let's look at an old video I did back in 2020, my friend ambient and I wanted to go to this haunted wrote in San Diego action. It's supposedly on it, which is fun. But the problem here is Procter Valley set on it road. There's no lights. So wherever we're filming, we're in complete darkness. And right there is our conflict and there's no light. How are we going to record? And the last time I recorded there, it was super dark. Everything was unusable. So my solution was, you guessed it, bringing a lightsaber. It's not to bring ring lights. It's not to bring any of that. And honestly, at that time, I didn't have any of that. So we accomplished the conflict. But we were met with another problem. We were met with brain, so we had to leave. But honestly, I didn't talk about that in the video because there are so many people coming in and out of the road. So just like anyway, it's an old video and I was just starting to learn how to do storytelling for my blogs. And it was kinda like my last, last vlog before going into product reviews. And he'll be now new bloggers. That storytelling. There's usually some kind of problem. And we gotta figure out how to solve it. We gave that are accomplished the goal of the video or we fail. Either way it works. Whether you accomplish the task at hand, makes a good story. Whether you fail at doing it. It's also a good story. But yeah, that was my version of storytelling back in 2020. Honestly, it was good at the time, but I could do better. But yeah, just remember not to do. I honestly don't know what we're gonna do today. So right now we're here at the psychiatry Tower cells. And more of that here today at the bus station. So please don't do that to all in on every video needs to have either a story or something and that's valuable to the femur via, I hope this class has been valuable to you. And I'll see you guys in the next class. 10. Music: Hi everyone and welcome back. Today we're going to be talking about music on YouTube. If you're uploading your flux to YouTube and you want to add music, Yeah, Take a moment. You might want to rethink that decision. Youtube is pretty strict when it comes to music. And you can get until lot of trouble if you don't use music that you have licensed here, you can get your video, the monetize, you can get a copyright strike. You can get your video taken down or so. You can also get your channel taken. Now, when it comes to music, the safest thing to do is use music that you have a license to or to ask them musician themselves if you can add it to your block. I actually did that. I was working on a video with a bunch of YouTubers from San Diego and a local musician from LA. She was working with a record company just to make sure that when I added her music to my video, I wouldn't get in trouble with YouTube and her record label. There are paid services that you might want to look into. A lot of big YouTubers and a lot of YouTubers and general use music from Peace paid services, like, I believe one is Epidemic Sound and the other is music bed. There are plenty more, but those are like the main gotos of most YouTubers. Yeah, I use one of them myself, and it helps a lot. Take care of any problems you might have. Let's say, upload a video and then YouTube says, Hey, the song. The song is from a certain artists. You can't use that music service that I use. They go into the back-end and they handle all the licensing areas and they make sure that, you know, if I have any problems with my music, they take care of it right away. But yeah, this video isn't like to sell these services. I just use one of them and honestly helps a lot. But at the same time, if you're using music that you don't have the rights to, you're going to get m a lot of trouble and I don't want any of you guys to get to that trouble. Let's say I wanted to add BTS or black pink to one of my box and I upload it to YouTube. Youtube is going to take that down and I'm gonna get a lot of trouble. But my go-to when it comes to uploading videos on YouTube is if I felt about myself, I'm safe. If I have the licenses to the music. I'm safe too. So yeah, just make sure you're not uploading copyrighted music and please be safe. I don't want you guys to get in trouble when it comes to uploading music to YouTube. When it comes to music, you know, make sure you have the license. Well, that's it. I'll see you guys in the next class. 11. Mind Set For Vlogging: Hi everyone. Today we are going to be talking about the mindset that you're going to need when it comes to filming and uploading your vlogs. So YouTube, first one is to be kind to yourself. Do the extra work while you're filming so that when you're editing, there'll be a lot easier. Everything flows together, you know exactly where everything goes and it's a lot easier. One example of how I'm nice to myself is by using a microphone that's connected to the camera. By doing that, the audio and video are sinking into one file. I don't have to do the extra step of adding one file to another and making sure it lines up because that takes time and that's extra work. Because honestly, that could take me a few minutes to a very long time sinking up. If this is your first time logging or filming. I'm going to tell you this now. We're gonna make mistakes. We're all going to make mistakes. We're gonna get frustrated with ourselves. It's okay to make mistakes. Those mistakes will help us become better filmmakers. Let's talk about a mistake I made in my early days of YouTube. My friend took me to this road that had no lights, school, we were just there. Everything that we filmed that night was unusable because of that mistake. I've been using a lot of light. I've been making sure that I'm lit properly. Whenever I traveled to light up and go vlogs, I always have an LED with me. That's basically it. That's the mindset that I want you guys to have is just to accept your mistakes and know that these mistakes or make us better and always be willing to learn new things. You guys are here at Skillshare, listening to me talk about filmmaking and vlogging. I know that you guys have that mindset of wanting to learn. So that's good on you. That's the kind of mindset that I want you all to have. Just to be nice to yourself, be willing to make mistakes. Because how else are we going to learn? And just to always be learning? So with that said, I'll see you guys in our last class. 12. Final Thoughts: You made it since their last class. I want you guys to yourself on the back listening to me for like our belong. But yeah, we made it. We went through a lot together. We learned in all the gear that you really need is a camera and microphone and something to edit on. And also we learned the kinds of cameras that you might run into when it comes to filmmaking and blogging. We learned how to set up our camera. We learned how to set that up manually. And honestly, if this is your first time filming and blogging, I want you guys just to put it on automatic. Okay, don't worry about like having everything cinematics like this whole setup right here isn't cinematic. And we've talked about audio and how audio is super-important like it's actually more important Video and lighting always to make sure you're LET, to always make sure you're lifting. And when you're filming in a dark place, I don't want you to bump up your ISO. I just want you guys to make it a little bit brighter. And then we also learned that B-roll can make your film a lot more engaging and it can save you from unusable flips. We also learned that story is important and that every video that you make has to have a story or at least a point or something to make your viewers want to watch you. And one thing that we learned is that you shouldn't have copy written music and your videos. We're gonna get into a lot of trouble. And lastly, we talked about the mindset that you need when it comes to filming and how important it is to always keep learning and to always be nice to yourself. A lot of mistakes. And each time you make those mistakes with something new. And honestly, I want to see everyone's logs. I can't wait to see you guys upload them to the project section. I can't wait to see everyone's walks and I can't wait to see the wonderful work you guys are going to do if you guys want to keep in touch with me, actually do a lot of tutorials like this and my YouTube channel. I also do gear reviews for new vloggers. It's a perfect place if you're just starting out anyway, I can't wait to see everyone's Vox. So yeah, post them in the class project section. And yeah, I can't wait to see them. All right. See you guys.