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How To Create Your First YouTube Video At Home

teacher avatar Peter BVCCO, Video Content Strategist

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      YouTube for Beginners: Introduction


    • 2.

      BEFORE you watch YouTube you need to know this.


    • 3.

      Picking Your First Topic


    • 4.

      Why having a script is SO Important


    • 5.

      All the filming equipment you'll need.


    • 6.

      Editing for YouTube: Beginner's overview


    • 7.

      YouTube Packaging


    • 8.



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About This Class

So you're an aspiring YouTuber or video creator who wants to get into YouTube but is a complete beginner and have no idea where to start? 

What kind of videos should I make or should I just try everything? Where should I even start? You will find all those answers in this class.

After creating thousands of videos for other creators and myself - I've compiled a 2022 and beyond version for what you need to succeed in creating your very first YouTube video.

What you will expect to learn in this class:

  • understanding why you need to start YouTube today
  • how you will pick your video ideas and topics
  • the essentials to a successful script
  • all the gear and equipment you will need to film
  • how exactly you edit a YouTube video
  • what makes a person watch your video and more

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Video Content Strategist


Hi there! My name is Peter and I have been making online content and videos since I was young. I am currently a full time content creator and want to share my expertise with you. I have had several years of experience in creating online content for not only my personal brand but for professional companies and organizations to meet their video needs.

I am extremely passionate about videos and storytelling. I want to inspire other like-minded individuals to push and grow themselves as a creative in whatever their endeavors may be!

I'm all about being great and focusing on your strengths. Don't settle for average because you CAN'T win with just average. 

In my classes I will condens... See full profile

Level: Beginner

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1. YouTube for Beginners: Introduction: So you want to know what goes into a viral sensation of a YouTube video nowadays, whether it's 2020 to 20692077. And you are a complete beginner and you have no idea where to start. Or you just made a bunch of random YouTube videos and you're like, this isn't really working for me. Well, in this class, I'm going to show you exactly what goes into the thought process of a professional YouTuber. So in this class I'm going to show you everything from the behind the scenes process, from scriptwriting to understand the content you're going to make, to actually filming everything and understanding. Do you really need the bad appointment to the final understanding of YouTube packaging? What makes a good YouTube video? What makes content good content? Hey, I am Peter and I've been making YouTube videos since 2015. I've made videos for influencers from the very beginning to them starting out their YouTube channels. A very large YouTubers, including those that have a 500 thousand subscribers and even a million subscribers. I have made over a thousand YouTube videos. That means over a collective of all the platforms I've had. My videos is seen by more than 10 million people. And on top of that, I have both of my own YouTube channels add VTH Peter, and at DVC CEO, where they both have their own respective niches. And I'm going to show you everything that I wish I knew more when it comes to understanding the YouTube platform and creating content nowadays, that is actually going to create the right things that you want to put your voice out into the world, as well as actually creating good, solid content. So by the end of this class, you'll be able to break down exactly what makes a good video on YouTube good. As well as you can start your own video creation journey without the painstaking of knowing where do I start, how to begin, what is it that makes it good content and good? And you'll be less afraid to press record and start making your very own first YouTube video like a pro. 2. BEFORE you watch YouTube you need to know this.: So bear with me. You might want to start creating your first video, but before we even get to that, what you need to do first is do not touch anything. What I want you to do is go on the platform and go watch ten videos and slowly start to understand what do all these YouTube videos have in common? So chances are ten of the videos fall into three categories. One, it is entertaining. So you probably just watched a sports highlight reel. You might have just watched something that it was the current events or the singing or dancing competition. The second one is it might have been an educational video. You might have learned how to fix your kitchen sink. You might just learned are needed advice on how to tie a tie. And a third category of what type of content or video that you just watched. It's probably a combination of the first two. It was really entertaining and you learn something from it. So why do those three types of content matter and why did I categorize them in that way? What's the common theme that pulls them all together or the pull through of all these videos is that they gave a value to you, whether that means it helped you escaped or little break or help you de-stress from day-to-day to escape you, or to distract you from your day-to-day life, or it helped you in some way so you can solve a problem. Think of how-to videos, DIY. And lastly, it was a combination of the first to, all types of content will fall into these three categories. Specifically, even on YouTube, and especially when it comes to short form content like TikTok or reals or potentially other any future platform that has some sort of video content. So why the heck did I make you watch all those ten videos? Seriously? I need you to be honest with yourself and with your deepest hearts of hearts. What is it that you are inspired by? What is it that you want to show to the world and how can people get value from it? Content and nowadays is a dime, a dozen. Anyone can just pick up their camera phone and upload that onto YouTube. And my k, I am a content creator now and not really. So are you yourself, you have to figure out, are you going to turn your YouTube channel into a business? Is it extending arm that's going to promote your own existing entrepreneurial ship? Are you trying to be an influencer? Or is it that you just want to make videos for fun? Well, that's gonna be a little bit off to the side, but of course, all the things actually apply to it as well. The whole point of creating online video content on YouTube is that one, it helps build your personal brand to it creates a community. And three, if you are a complete beginner, a nobody, and you have no reputation, creating a personal brand on YouTube can encompasses all three of those aspects. Meaning of that, you can create your own little community where you can help people out, grow your own personal brand. And you can even connect to your certain viewers and online people all around the world. So the most important part of this entire class is this portion. Being able to be honest with yourself and being like, Hey, can I actually do a talking head video, meaning can I sit in front of a camera and talk and storytelling and tell you whatever it is that I'm trying to tell you in a way that gives you value, whether you're trying to learn more on YouTube, you're trying to be more of an entertainer, or are you more of the behind the scenes type of person where you don't necessarily have to be in front of the camera. You can be incomplete animated video. You can be behind the camera. You can do ASMR, that's a whole, another niche. Or it can be something of a YouTube channel where they don't even show their face. There's so many different routes to take it. But you yourself need to figure out and sit down and be like, Okay, it looks like I want to tell people about and raise awareness about X, Y, and Z. I think I'm comfortable with sitting in front of the camera and talking to my audience, like if they were a camera. So if that is your choice, you need to finally sit down. And we're going to the next step, which is finally writing and figure out what topic you're going to pick. As well as the script writing process, which is so crucial. 3. Picking Your First Topic: So what we're gonna do now is I'm going to help you pick your very first YouTube video topic. So what you wanna do, Let's say we're on the example of you wanted to have a talking head YouTube channel. Talking head means and my head is talking and I'm instructing to you, and this is April where there is no additional footage. There is no secondary camera is just me telling her story to you guys. So for this, we're going to use an example of, let's say, cameras. And all I need to do is go into YouTube and do a simple search about cameras. And one of the things that you wanna do is market research, which is why I made you in the first part, watched ten YouTube videos. Because whatever idea or YouTube channel that you have in your brain, chances are there's already an existing channel out there. So what you wanna do is, what type of content and video are they making? What's the style? What's the overall aesthetic? I am not saying go out there and copy exactly everything that they're doing. But you can sort of get a gist of this is actually something that I want to do. I put my own twist and take on it. So what I'll do now is you do a simple YouTube search and hey, it looks like there's a market for Nikon cameras. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna make my very first topic on why I chose my very first ONE, Nikon, the 5D camera as a case study. And after that, I'm going to show you exactly how you script that video, that there was an example of finding a niche topic. Everyone is always like you need to talk about broad. So you talk about more people, get more audience members, get more viewers. But in a competitive market nowadays, a more niche your topic is specifically on, let's say, a specific camera band. More likely you are about to get seen and search for. And this is the basic foundations of a YouTube search engine optimization. Where you are essentially solving a problem to a person's pain point. And I don't want to get too deep into this content marketing aspect of it. But it is one of the easiest ways of how you a standout on YouTube, create content that drives value. But as well as how you as a nobody, just help someone. And the more you help people, the more you have eyeballs on you, especially when it comes to YouTube content. 4. Why having a script is SO Important: So we're going to talk about script, writing, all foundations, all cakes and muffins, have an ingredient list. Now you going to compile your very own script skeleton. You want to know exactly what you're saying to the camera. So for example, this class right now, everything I have right here, and I'm going to show it right here. I have a skeleton of exactly what I'm going to say. Because especially nowadays where content and attention span is, so every second matters and I do not want to waste your time. Attention is currency in the script. I have exactly what I'm going to say. The subtopics and the headings and everything is in point form. And you want to have it written out in almost essay style, so you want to introduce your topic. This is known as the hook. The first two to ten seconds of every YouTube video is what will pretty much make or break your video. It will help determine the viewer of this video is right for me, or should it go somewhere else and look into the interwebs and figure out this content isn't good or bad. I'm going to watch another video, which is why having a script and understand script writing is so important for the hook, what you want is you want in the first five to ten seconds, show the viewer exactly what they're going to expect. So in this video, I'm going to talk about exactly how, what are the three best ways of how you set up your camera equipment so you don't have to spend that time and budget headache of knowing what to research kit. I'll show you that all in this video, which is why you should stay tuned and watch this video and keep on watching in comparison to, hey guys, My cat is not feeling good today. I'm feeling all over the place and my mood is kind of up and down. You know, today's video, we're going to be talking about the three types of something, but yeah. Well, what was it again? But you'll get the gist. You're writing a video essay. You want your introduction, your first, your first argument, your second argument with each one having a supportive statement, as well as your conclusion. And that is the basic of a talking head video. This applies for whether you're doing a cooking video. You're telling someone how to fix a tire. Same thing applies across the board. The more you ramble, the more people are going to call you in the comments. And your best bet is to get strands and point. But as well as don't be afraid to add your own personality and add your own little bits, which I'll talk about later, is that you can have little weird, funny edits that make you different from all the other people. Write. A good rule of thumb that I like to have is for every 30 seconds there is some sort of visual or pattern interrupt, whether I pick something up completely random. But it's still makes your tangent like this guy's kinda weird. I'm going to keep watching him. For the script writing portion. I want you to take a day or two days to actually sit down. Don't think about filming and the complications of what budget or gear and all that stuff. I'll talk about that exactly what you need, the basics, right? It's all about what are you saying to the world that is so important? How you say things on camera matter, your presentation, and exactly write it in the way where it's like a video essay. You have your intro, conclusion. Make sure to subscribe, check out my x, y, and z. That is a solid condensed packaged information where someone can actually watch the video. There's no fluff and they're like, Hey, I like this person. And as you're writing the script, you don't need to memorize everything. You want to have it in point form because you shouldn't be the subject matter expert. These should be just point forms and you shouldn't be able to riff off of them, but not ramble. 5. All the filming equipment you'll need.: So when it comes to filming, I don't expect you to be an art director. Expect you to be a content creator. So when it comes to filming, all you really need is the visual right here, the camera. All it really needs to do is shoot and ten ADP and have a external audio jack, meaning that you can plug in an external audio recorder, aka a microphone. Next is, you want to have your microphone. This is a wireless lavalier. And it doesn't really matter about brand, especially when you start off in the beginning and last but not least, is lighting because you want to be seen. And I'm going to break down exactly it a little bit more specifics of the foundations of filming. So you have your first is your visual. So right now I have my camera set on a tripod. A tripod is what holds cameras, so I don't have to use my hands or make it in some weird place. And the next portion is how you set up your camera. So I set it up in the rule of thirds. Think of it as the screen is split into three. And I am in the first, third or the first quadrant. Which is why it looks much more pleasantly or aesthetic. Because I am in the third where this portion I know for a fact, well, I edit it. I'm going to add any visual examples. But if you just want to shoot a YouTube video straight down the middle, right here, making sure you have four to five inches of headspace headroom. And that should be your normal this is what a normal video. Youtube it, it would look like next is your lighting. So what I'm gonna do now is I'm gonna show you guys how I set up my lighting. You don't really need super fancy lighting. All I have right here is just this softbox light pointed straight down at me. And really, this is all you actually need. But I actually have a secondary late just to add a little color, you're assessed relate or your backlight. Just for a little pop. And I have what we have here is a ring light projected onto my wall so that it will actually light up these posters so it doesn't look like I am in complete darkness. How you set up your main light is have it close to you as humanly possible. And you wanted to add pretty much a 45-degree angle. So I have the light right here pointed right down at me. And if I turn it off, you can see how much of a difference that actually made this backlight. You can also turn off as well, and that is just from my ring light. So I'm going to turn off each light one-by-one so you guys can actually see what they do. Now, this is a little gruesome, but this is the basics of filming at laying foundation. So to create a good YouTube video, you want good lighting. And ideally, you don't want something like this. You want to be in front of windows to the lightest pointing at your face. So your beautiful face is being lit and shown. But I'm gonna show you everything that I learned. That off my monitor actually acts as a secondary fill light as you can see right here. The next slide, when we're do is I'm going to turn on my tea light, my main source of lighting, which it gets I told you about is my soft box right here. That is my main light closest to the subject as possible as you can see, creates a little nice little shadow here and here. And as you can see, the complete background is dark and moody. So I'm going to have this little night light that have tap that. And that should give it a little bit more of a 3D or more depth to the actual video itself. And some people might actually like this look, but for me, the back is still really dark. So actually have a fill light. But if you're a complete beginner, starting off and making content, having one key light should be more than enough and just position it at a 45 degree angle right down at you. The closer the better, and making sure that it is not on frame. And now you have your own YouTube lighting setup. But I'm going to turn the backlight and because it's a little too dark. And now you have just understood the basic foundations of what AI behind the scenes, of what actually took to create this YouTube but lighting setup from a visual as to how it filmed it to the audio as well as the light it. So when it comes to the basics of filming, what we have is your aerial shot. Your aerial shot is this. Every audio and my voice and my head is matching the sequence, meaning that this is your primary footage. Next is the B-roll. So this will be takeaways or secondary shots to further emphasize of whatever that I'm trying to say, as well as it creates a pattern interrupt. So you guys don't get bored about seeing my face throughout this entire class. So you cut between your arrow and your B-roll, and that will have your basic filming understanding of creating interesting content. And of course, I know this was a overview. But once you understand the basic theory, you can start just it's all about practice, practice, practice. And over time, the more videos that I've made, the more I've got to understand lighting and my studios have changed over time. And the overall aesthetic of my videos have also changed. 6. Editing for YouTube: Beginner's overview: So this portion is, we shall be talking about editing. So after you've created your foundation of thinking on the topic, as well as script writing. And you presented on camera and you understand how to film. Now you have all this footage of you talking, doing something. Maybe you're vlogging, and now it's your turn to finally edit this. And I am a program agnostic. It does not matter what program you're using, whether it's Final Cut, avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, everything still applies when it comes to editing, all you're doing is you are cutting time. You are taking splices. You're cutting your footage in a sequential order, and that's how most editing, video editing programs work. You are cutting time to tell a story. So when it comes to the very understandings of YouTube, you need to understand that every second matters. So you take out your little gaps where you're like, what's my next line again? Or you cut out any bloopers. And the editing itself should be based off the script that you wrote in the very beginning. So you edit your introduction, maybe you have some Brandon introduction as well as you have an outro and all the editing does. It further emphasizes the story or point that you're trying to say the problem with trying to solve. And of course, the value that you are trying to drive to whoever is watching your video. So when it comes to editing content, all it is starting out from the very basic foundations is that you're cutting out any dead space or dead time where there is no audio or no action going on. You will also splicing and cutting your footage to take out the bloopers, as well as add additional B-roll to whatever it is that you're saying. The third editing tip or principle is that you're adding any motion graphic overlays like text, images, videos, or photos. That is the foundations of understanding what editing does it takes away the bloopers adds more emphasis as well as understanding that you are trying to emphasize them further, tell a story and make things a little bit more interesting by adding random junk clips maybe. But overall, if you want to get into the nitty-gritty of editing, don't sweat it too much. This is also a very learned process, which is why a lot of people don't understand that being coming a YouTuber, making YouTube content is much more difficult than just picking up a camera, press record and bring that on YouTube. 7. YouTube Packaging: In this section, we're going to talk specifically about YouTube packaging and what that actually means. So for the first part is you want to look and just scour YouTube. You want to look what videos you actually watched it in, and why did you watch it? So there are three things. I think of it as your favorite piece of cake or muffin. The outer layer, that is the title. The title is what creates curiosity. For example, a good YouTube title is, you won't believe this happened x, y, zed. In comparison to cameras one-on-one, which one would you rather click on? Which one actually intrigues and makes you curious? So it's all about curiosity. Having a compelling and catching title into the next part is also the thumbnail. A thumbnail is what gives your viewers, your audience, your prospective audience members, and community. What is it that they're about to expect within that video? Youtube causes measure, CTR, also known as click through rate. The higher the click-through rate, the more chances of your video is actually gonna be seen by people as well as YouTube algorithm is triggering and it's telling more people to watch this video because a, it has a compelling title and to a thumbnail matches that compelling title. And third, which is the most important, does that content actually is in line with the title and the thumbnail? And that in self, that whole encompassing portion is YouTube packaging. Understanding that you pedal creates curiosity, your thumbnail creates curiosity. It has good look on Google and YouTube. As an example, look at all the thumbnails. These are your inspirations, creative References, and seeing what works and what doesn't work. You can also experiment. There are lots of websites out there like Canva or you can have your own Photoshop if you're a wizard out there and start creating thumbnails are where it creates an generates curiosity. People want to click on it and wanted to keep on staying the content that YouTube packaging is what attracts the viewer or the community. But the content itself and who you are on camera, whether you're authentic and whether or not you're showing up for yourself as well as other people on the Internet that will make a good video, good. 8. Conclusion: And that guys is exactly how you create a good YouTube content, like a pro. It was a lot to take in, but each step has an interactive portion where I hoped that you were able to follow along. You sat down with yourself and you figured out what type of content you wanted to make. You thought of a script, you started filming yourself, you edit it, you put together, understood that YouTube packaging. And slowly, over time, you will have done a 100 of these videos. And the more you do it, the more comfortable you get at telling the world and storytelling, and editing and filming and understanding YouTube content. Because even though now in 2022, going into 205621, content is king. Value-driven content, story driven content, compelling, and being your ultimate authentic self do not expect to go viral off the bat. But videos that have gone rival for me as well as other clientele. Those all boat value-driven content, How can I help you not think of it as a point as, how do I get famous? How do I become an influencer? Think, how do I help you? I want you to go and do every step and link your very first YouTube video. Low. Give us some couple of screenshots. Maybe even just include your script. And I hope this class was able to help you. My name is Peter. You can reach out to me on Instagram at BBC CEO. And I hope you become a better content creator and you're watching BBC CEO seven at YouTube broke visionary collective. That's what the BBC stands for. Watching.