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How to Start a Successful Youtube Channel as a Beginner! (Updated YouTube Quickstart Guide)

teacher avatar Dylan Reeves-Fellows ⭐️, YouTuber & Professional Editor

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      YouTube Masterclass 2022 - Welcome


    • 2.

      Starting your YouTube Channel! (Channel Focus)


    • 3.

      The BEST YOUTUBE EQUIPMENT for all Budgets!


    • 4.

      The Best Vlogging & Camera Settings for Filming!


    • 5.

      How to Write YouTube Video Scripts! (KEY FOR SUCCESS)


    • 6.

      Key Advice for Filming Your YouTube Videos


    • 7.

      How to Edit YouTube Videos! (KEY!)


    • 8.

      How to Title YouTube Video & Youtube Video Descriptions & Video Tags


    • 9.

      The Beginner YouTuber Class Project!


    • 10.

      Conclusion & Thank You!


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About This Class

Welcome to this YouTube Masterclass for Beginners! This course is going to teach you everything you need to know about YouTube in 2023. I am a YouTuber and have been creating YouTube videos for over 6 years. Currently, I have over 50,000 subscribers and over 7million views. All of the information in this course is designed to help you create a successful YouTube channel as well!

As a beginner starting on YouTube can be tough... How do I talk to the camera? How do I edit videos? What should I make YouTube videos on? Why is my channel not growing? What camera should I get? This course teaches you all about YouTube and will answer all of those questions along with giving you the answers to the below questions.

This course teaches you about the following:

  • How to start a successful Youtube channel from scratch
  • How to grow on YouTube
  • The Best YouTube tips and tricks for beginners 
  • What Is the Best Equipment for YouTube for beginners (Camera, Lights, Settings, etc)
  • How to edit YouTube Videos 2023
  • How to title Youtube videos for a successful channel

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Dylan Reeves-Fellows ⭐️

YouTuber & Professional Editor


Hello, I'm Dylan!

Im a successful YouTuber, Presenter, Entrepreneur, and Online Teacher. Below you will find the main selling points on why you should watch my classes! If you're looking to learn something new then you are in the right place - Especially if you want to learn about YouTube and Editing!

I run a Youtube channel with over 60,000 subscribers, have a podcast, and a dedicated student platform called Student Ear. I have 7 Years of Experience In Video Editing, YouTube, Adobe Products, and Business creation. BSc Economics & Finance Graduate of the University of York Professional Acting MA Graduate

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1. YouTube Masterclass 2022 - Welcome: Hello and welcome to this brand new Skillshare course. My name is Dylan. I'm a YouTuber. I've got over 50,000 subscribers. I've been doing it for six-plus years and I've got over 7 million views. Now as a YouTuber along that journey of six years of creating content, I've learned some great tips and tricks. I've learned how to create a successful channel and lots of other small things that in the past I didn't know about, but I've learned along this journey and in today's course, I'm going to be teaching you all about creating your own YouTube channel. Fundamentals of filming. What equipment is best, what do you need? How do you stand out? Because YouTube is so competitive when you're starting out today, you need all of the tips and tricks and information you could get. In today's course, I'm only giving you that and as well, I'm going to be taking you through the basic principles of YouTube, where there'd be talking to camera and filming, how to edit your videos, how to ties with them successfully, and how to start a channel from scratch and really build it up. If you have no prior knowledge of YouTube and you're looking to start a channel, then this course is perfect for you. It's going to be breaking down all of the fundamental principles of YouTube in the easy-to-digest forms. Without further ado, I hope you're going to enjoy the class. Please do the class project and leave a review if you like it. Let's jump into class one. 2. Starting your YouTube Channel! (Channel Focus): Welcome to class 1. Now in class 1, we're going to be looking at starting your own YouTube channel and really finding a focus for that YouTube channel. Because when I started out my channel, I didn't really know what I wanted to do. The first few months have just been, I was chopping and changing topic ideas, channel ideas, and I wasn't really gaining much traction. But eventually, I created my first main channel which was called Student Vlogs, where I decided that, if you can guess, I would make student vlogs of videos on exams, videos and vlogs about university or stuff like that. As soon as I started making specific content, my channel started to gain a big following. I started to get a lot more views and it really was thanks to having a very specific content focus, a very specific channel focus, and a very specific target audience. Because people, as a new YouTuber, when they see your channel they don't know what to expect. You haven't got a massive reputation. Potential viewers will look at the channel and go, "Oh, it's a video here, what's it about? I don't know. Let's just move on". However, if they go into a channel and they see that this guy is got student vlogs, is in the title. He makes consistent videos about university. If as an audience member or a viewer I wanted university content, because I can clearly see what this person is creating, it makes me feel safe and it basically enables me to let my subscription be available to subscribe to the channel because I know that I'm going to get the content I'm after. When you're starting out before you have a reputation, it is a really great thing to do to be specific because for example, here, I'm specific my content gets views, people know what to expect. Really if you're starting out right now, I think one of the first things you should do on YouTube is sit down and ask yourself, what content do I want to make? What target audience I'm trying to appeal to? Now, you might make entertaining videos, you might make informative videos, you might make educational videos, or you might make comedic videos, but having a key theme throughout your channel when you're starting out will help you so much. In terms of channel branding, you can see my channel on screen right now. My name is Student Vlogs. I'm not saying if you're going to be a vlogger you have to have vlogs in a title. I'm not saying if you want to be a tech person, you have to have tech in the title. I'm just saying, think about your branding when you're creating your channel because your branding is what's really going to help you start your channel successfully; having a clear brand and doing clear, concise content. For example, if I was making a travel channel, instead of having a picture of me just sitting down on a bike or a banner in the background there of me and some friends and a desk. Maybe you could have a massive landscape background. Maybe your channel could be called x or Bob's travels. Then starting that channel with the fundamental foundation of what your channel is about will enable you to guide your content into a certain direction and having a clear focus. This is a bit advanced when we're looking at the YouTube titling, description, and tags when you creating videos, that's what helps your views. Having a clear channel focus will enable you to be specific with those tags and titles, and ultimately that's the key to success, it helps you get on the algorithm. It helps get in the search, and as soon as you do that, you're onto a winner. Now it sounds a bit advanced right now, but just trust me, take this class to have a think about what you want your channel to be, and let's jump into the next one. 3. The BEST YOUTUBE EQUIPMENT for all Budgets!: Welcome to Class 2, YouTube equipment. When you're starting out on your journey of becoming a YouTuber, you need to find equipment that's going to make your content look good. For example, here I've got lots of equipment around. Let me pick on my second camera. You can kind of see you've got a light over here. I've got softbox light here. I've got a microphone, my iPad there with a nose on the camera on their screen, lights, lights, and a bit over there for backdrop. Really what I'm saying is you don't need all of this equipment. But when you're starting out is worth investing, let's say a small amount of money to get let's say a softbox light, which is quite cheap. This stand, you can put a mic on much like a tenor. Now this mic is way more expensive. It's £100. I'm not saying get a £100 mic. I'm saying maybe it's worth getting a £15 stand to put a cheaper mic on. I'm saying it's worth getting a softbox light because for example, without this softbox light, look how different the video will look. It looks very different and people aren't going to subscribe to my channel where they can barely see my face, and it's really dark. If I go and turn this back on, boom the quality of the content is so much better. There you've got some generic surrounding equipment. Let's talk about cameras. Right here you can see both my cameras. Here, from this small camera, looking at my Lumix G camera. You can see it's quite a big one. It's a bit more on the expensive side of things, I've been doing YouTube for a long time. What I've been doing for a long time, it's one I've been able to upgrade to. But however, I think when you're starting out, if you're looking for a perfect camera, there's one that I recently got that is designed for vlogging and design for YouTubers, and it's this one right here it's the Sony Zv-1. Now, again, cameras are not cheap, but the reason why I recommend this Sony Zv-1, it's because firstly, it can be used for vlogging, it's got a flip-out screen it's designed for blogging. I can vlog on it. It's also got a good quality lens which you can zoom in and out. Which means that even if I wanted to do a sit down video, I can even pop it on my tripod, which is over there as well, so I would definitely recommend a tripod, and I can do a sit-down video. It's got an external mic port, which means that when you upgrade, or you've been an issue for a while, you don't need to go and buy new camera. You can just upright this by getting a mic on top or pin a tripod down there. The fact there's so many small things in this camera. It does it all basically. For a YouTuber, this camera can be a vlogging camera, it can be a sit-down camera, it can be high-quality, it can do slow motion. Where it does lots for the price is one of the most cost-efficient what cameras you can get out there. If you've got a budget, then I'd start with this. However, if you don't have a budget start on your phone, cameras on your phone nowadays are such good quality, that is fine to style your channel using your phone and a cheap phone tripod. Now a key tip, let's say once you've got your equipment, so you can see right here, I've got my tripod, I've got my camera, I've got my softbox light lighting on my face from the angle. The key tip is to have lights coming at you in different directions. Because by having lights in different directions, it creates a sort of atmosphere to the video, even the screen light here. The biggest key tip is if you do get more than one light, which you might be able to do, or you might not, is to have one light behind you. Although you can't see the light, you can see this, this backdrop light behind me, and you can see it creates separation between myself and the backdrop. That separation is perfect for when you're sitting down filming a video, so I definitely recommend doing that. That's the equipment list. To recap, when you're a complete beginner, and you've got no budget, start filming on your phone, buy a cheap tripod, put it down, use natural light from the windows, start filming. If you've got a small budget, then you might want to invest in a softbox light over there, a mic stand over here, and still film on your phone. If you've got a medium-sized budget, then you might start looking into getting a camera like the Sony Zv-1, one that's going to last you a long time, one that's multipurpose. If you've got a huge budget, or you've been doing it like you're fairly wealthy, then you can invest in a nice rod mic, a stand, some other external lights, a big screen, and you can even get a camera, like a Lumix over here with a special lens. That special lens will help you blur the background. As you can see there a few different levels of equipment that you can get that will help your YouTube content based on how much you have to spend. 4. The Best Vlogging & Camera Settings for Filming!: Welcome to Class 3. Now, this one is building on from the last class where we looked at equipment. However, this time is on the side and focus of a vlogger. In last class, we looked at some great studio equipment that will serve you well for any content creation and a YouTube channel video. However, some people are mainly into vlogging, and they want to start vlogging. Now, obviously, if you're looking to start vlogging, the iPhone camera is perfect. However, if you wanted to upgrade your camera, what camera should you get? Because if you're vlogging, you don't really need as many studio lights or anything like this, however, you do need a decent camera after a while. Again, as I said in the last video, the Sony ZV-1, it's not sponsored or anything like this. This is my new camera. I got this recently, and it was about the £500 mark. However, this for vlogging is very good because that's what it's designed for, and I'm not going to repeat the same stuff as in the last class. But essentially if you're vlogging, this camera is fine as well. However, my Lumix over there that you saw in last class is a bit too big, the lens is a bit too zoomed in. Really when you're looking to vlog, you want to make sure that the camera you get to start with, basically, if you're vlogging, you want to make sure that your face is far enough, zoomed out that you can speak and show stuff. Because some of the cameras you get like a big DSLR, it might basically mean you're too zoomed in and if you're too zoomed in like this, then it's a bit bad. Finally, again on a similar level to equipment, the camera settings for both the cameras, I would say that when you're starting out on YouTube, your iPhone will do this automatically. The simple thing you want to do is have autofocus on your camera on, and to have autofocus on it will vary from camera to camera. How do you know if autofocus is on? Well, on my camera right now will say AF on, and if you're struggling to find how the turn autofocus on, simply go on YouTube, type in how to turn on autofocus, and type in your camera name, and it will come up. There's many different cameras. It's going to be different for every camera, but there is a tutorial for every camera out there. The reason why especially on vlogging autofocus is so good, is because basically focus is how sharp the image is. When the image is blurry, that's considered out of focus. When it's in focus, nothing's blurry, everything's very sharp, and it looks very good. When you're outside, and you're changing light, and you're moving about like this, autofocus is what helps keep your face in focus because that's the center of the video. However, if autofocus was off, as soon as you change angle or light, then your face is likely to be out of focus, and obviously, vlogging is all about moving around and stuff like that. Make sure autofocus is on when you're starting out for your YouTube channel, and it will give you quality content. You'll be in focus, and it sends you on the journey to success. If you're looking to be even pro person when it comes to sit-down videos, this is more advanced, but I'll tell you anyway because this class is obviously for beginners. If you're a beginner, check the autofocus like I have right now, sit down, get the lights up and talk. If you'd like to create a school effect is blurring the background while leaving yourself in focus at the front can seem like a very high-quality thing to do. Now, to do this, all you have to do on your camera settings is turn down your FF or your aperture to the lowest settings. Now, to do that, watch a YouTube tutorial, how to turn down aperture. If it works, fantastic, you'll get a blurred background. However, to turn down your aperture to a low enough level to blur out the background, sometimes it requires a lens that can be quite expensive that is capable of doing this. I've got a cheap £150 lens on that Lumix camera right there and that helps me keep down the aperture. There is a pro-tip for serious success about vlogging and let's move on to the next class. 5. How to Write YouTube Video Scripts! (KEY FOR SUCCESS): [MUSIC] Welcome back to class 4. In this class, we are almost to the point where we're going to be filming a video. However, there's one more thing that I never used to do when I started out YouTube that I now do. Ever since I started doing this, my content got so much better and the reason behind this is that I started writing video scripts. As new youtuber, if you're looking to create a successful channel, I would definitely recommend writing videos scripts before you start filming your video. For example, what is a video script? I made a whole Skill-share course on this, it's that important. But let's say I wanted to make a video where I was telling people about a university review. Let's say if I was reviewing the University of York, I've done this a few times on my channel. Basically, if I went to that video, sat down and was like, hey guys today we're going to be reviewing University of York, it's a great university because I like the lake and the campus is really good. I can get very muddly because you can keep going back and forth on the same point. There's no real structure, there's no payment or engagement reaction to the video. However, if you write a script, for example, the one on the screen right now, and you structure your video right. right the intro, I'm going to hook people into the video. How do I hook people into the video and make them watch more? I'm going to show them all of the cool stuff or tell them about all the cool stuff that's coming up in the video. I'm going to give them a small highlight reel of the video. When they see that highlight reel of the cool stuff, they're going to stay and watch the whole video because they want to find out all of the information. For example, in the intro might include something like today we're going to be reviewing the University of York and I couldn't believe it when it was ranked ninth on the league tables. The reason that it was ranked ninth is because, and you see how you, what York was ranked ninth, why was it ranked ninth? I'm going to be telling you that today. Then people know this from the very start of the video and they won't click off the video till they've found out why York was ranked ninth. By putting that in the start of the video, they know that it's going to come up. Really sitting down, planning your video, having an intro, a middle part, and a conclusion, and making sure that in the intro, for example, you have a hook by setting up a tease for the video and the middle part, you reveal exactly what it is that the topic of entitled the video is. You also structure in a way that you don't overlap any content if flow seamlessly. It really, and I cannot stress this enough, it really is one of the best things you can do when you're starting out on YouTube. To clarify, having a video script to look like you write a title, you know the topic of the video is, you then have an intro where you say, welcome back to the channel, you make people feel welcome. You tell them what you're going to be talking about today, less than only reviewing the University of York. She'd write on reveal US York. Then you'd write down about the hook wherever that may be for your video and then when it gets to the middle section, you write down your middle section, and you structure it so that you reveal the main tea's of the start in the middle section. You also structure so that you don't forget what you want to talk about and you don't forget any of the key points in the video that you wanted to say. By really writing a video script, you're able to hook the audience in, you're able to make it a very clean and concise video. It really just does help make you successful. Now, the pro tip on why scripts make your video successful is because it helps increase your watch time. By people watching more of your video, it goes higher up on the YouTube search engine because watch time in minutes, watched a video, show YouTube how good the video is. For example, if I made a video that was 10 minutes long and people are watching one minute, YouTube would say, there's 1,000 viewers that are watching one minute, this video is not very good I'm not going to promote it. However, if they see that my video's getting nine out of 10 minutes watched, they would be like, the audience are loving this video, people like this video promote it. Watch time is the biggest metric that's going to help you be successful on YouTube. How do you get watch time? You create engaging videos. How do you create engaging videos? You have nicely structured videos. How do you get nicely structured videos? You'd write a video script with a clear intro, a clear middle, and a clear ending. A video script is key. 6. Key Advice for Filming Your YouTube Videos: Welcome to Class 5, filming your YouTube videos, guys. Now if you are enjoying it please, deliver a view. But this is the class, that is what people often when they're starting out a channel they make the mistake of doing. They simply jump straight to step 5 and they start filming a video, and they're like, why is my video not getting many views? The reason behind it is that they haven't done enough planning for that channel or their videos, and we've now done all of that planning, and we've done all of the equipment gathering, so we're ready to create a quality video. We know what the video's about. We know how to hook viewers in so really, if you are at this point right now, you are on the right track to success on YouTube. Filming a YouTube video, now we know obviously the topic of our channel, the topic of the video. We've got the right equipment, and we got the plan for the video, so we're really on the filming stages. How can you possibly give an engaging video? Because we're always trying to get watch time up. We're always trying to get as many minutes watched as possible. How do we create an engaging video as we said, we got a script, we had a hook, we get nice equipment, we have a clear topic and title. Once you've done that, the things that are left to do are to deliver your script, exactly how you planned it, and then you must also be engaging, when you're delivering the video. A key tip I like to have is I have my iPad here. It's got some notes on. I put it just out of view of the camera down here on a stool so that when I'm filming my videos, I can basically refer to my scripts that I never go too far off-topic. That helps me stay in line with exactly why I wanted to achieve. Then as well, when it comes to delivery now, I'm not trained as an actor. I've got a masters in professional acting, so I know about storytelling and every YouTube video has to be a story. There's certain things you can do that really help it be engaging throughout the whole video. The first key tip I'm going to say is, be on a YouTube video animated. Because when you're in a situation like this, the only thing that's changing and moving is me. When you're filming a studio video, you have to be the source of energy and the source of engagement that people want to watch so if I'm just chilling here, sitting, and welcome back to channel everybody today, we're going to be talking about University of York. Welcome back to my channel everybody today, we are going to be talking about the University of York. By essentially having an animated voice up and down inflections, asking like, we're going to be looking at York, like surprise, thoughts, questions. A list of you is like, he seems really interested in York, and he seems like he's going to say something interesting about York. I'll stay and watch this video so the biggest thing for creating an engaging video when you're filming, is to be animated and move your hands and be relaxed and be free and don't be afraid to pull thoughts from somewhere. Pulling thought would be like, and the University of York, it's actually really good. It's like about thinking then you be like, yes, deliver the thought, instead of being like, University of York, it's actually really good. I'm just relaxed. I'm thinking like, yeah it's actually really good. I'm pulling the thought from elsewhere. Gestures are also involved, and I might also decide to change my inflection to go down, or then I might change it to go up a bit later on and this really think about upward inflections and downward inflections to clarify piece of information or to keep the viewer hooked because, upward inflections that it sounds like there's something more to be said and something more going on, so it keeps people engaged. Really thinking about your gestures, pulling thoughts, up with inflections, and being free, it can really help with a video. There are a few key tips of filming your YouTube video than as simply as a matter of turning on the lights, getting the microphone as close to you as you can, without being in the shot, making sure that cameras level, making sure that background is looking nice, and then simply hitting record and boom, you're away. It's literally like this class about filming the YouTube video. You might have thought it'd be super long. But the reason why it's not, it's because we've already done all the hard work prior to the sitting down and filming the video because we got the equipment, we've got everything implied in place. We just need to make sure that we've got energy, we're ready, and we're here to deliver the video. Thank you. Next class, let's go. We're rolling through, You're doing great. 7. How to Edit YouTube Videos! (KEY!): Hello and welcome to Class 6. Now in this one, we are going to be looking at the next step in the YouTube process and that is editing your YouTube video. We planned the video, we got the equipment and now we have filmed it in an engaging way. The next thing to do once you've filmed your video is to edit it. Now as you edit more and more videos over the years, your editing will get a lot better, always be YouTubing tutorials on how to add cool effects or do cool things within the edit. Over time, it took me many years, you'll learn how to become a good editor or you can take a shortcut and just look at my editing course for Adobe Premiere Pro because I basically break down exactly step by step how to edit a video from scratch for a beginner. But let me just take you through the very fundamentals of editing in this class and then if you'd like to learn more, you can move on to my actual course, which will take you through in a much more detailed way how to edit videos, how to add cool effects, how to make them engaging, and much more. The first thing you want to do is plug in your cameras or send the files of your film to your computer and then simply drag and drop them onto whatever video editing software you are using, whether there'll be Premiere Pro, iMovie that comes with an Apple Mac, or anything free online, simply drag and drop the files to the bottom here. Now this thing right here is called your timeline, you can see on my screen. This is where all of the clips you're going to have are going to end up. You can see here's my video demonstration clip and the first thing you want to do when it comes to video editing is you basically want to chop out all of the stuff where you made a mistake, all of the stuff that you got wrong. You can see right here in my YouTube video, this is just me walking around saying some stuff up. I don't want to have that in my videos. The first thing I'm going to do is find out where my video starts. Now I'm zooming into the timeline clip and I can see right here, bottom is audio, top is visuals. Right here is exactly where my video starts. This is where I'm sat down and I'm ready to start delivering the video. We want to minimize any dead space, which is like this bit here because nothing actually happens because we want top engagement. I'm going to start my video here. If you're on a similar software to mine, get the razor tool out by pressing C or clicking over here and then splitting the clip like this. Once you've done this, all you're going to do is get back out the mouse tool and then click over here and click Ripple Delete, which will then move the whole clip to the start of the timeline at 00 and it will delete the whole clip. Another way, once you've split the clip is to click on it, press Delete or Backspace, then go and click on the other clip, drag and drop it. Now, you're going to go through your whole video and do that for the whole video basically. I'm a bit of a pro, I can simply look at sometimes the audio clips, I can split, I can trim, then I can come up here. I'm using shortcuts right now, I can trim. You have to do exactly what I did the very first time. I'm now doing it the pro way, which is by using keyboard shortcuts, and I'm just trimming out all of the dead space. By trimming out all of the dead space in the video and all of the mistakes and all of the trip ups so I'm not repeating myself, it will give me this four minute, for example, smooth video. Where one clips ends, the other one starts. Now, once you've done this the first time, maybe go over again, make it a bit tighter. We can get our razor tool out, we can click again, get our arrow tool out, delete that, drag and drop. Now when we drag and drop one clip, the clip next to it also needs to be dragged and dropped unless you do Ripple Delete. Let's say if I use a shortcut, delete this, there's a bit of space now. Rather than drag and drop, if I Ripple Delete it, it moves everything to the right of it up a bit so it really helps out. That's what the first step within your video is going to be, making it non-wasteful and flowing. Now, as a beginner, that is the main thing you want to do. You want to make sure if your audio is quiet, highlight all of the clips, double-click, and then try and find something that says Audio Gain. Now, if your video is too loud, put minus 9 in and that will make it quieter as you can see. If I go back and I decide to highlight it and put plus 10 in, that makes it a lot louder. Find the right balance for your video volume, that is the next steps. Now we've got a perfect video that rolls in sync, we've got great volume, and then you might start wanting to add text if you're a beginner YouTuber. If we go over here, we can click on the text tool down here and then simply type in hello. Welcome to my video. Right here it's done. Then by clicking on the arrow tool, I can then drag and drop, I can move this around. We can see that it's come up in purple here. However much we decide to drag and drop this clip by trimming it, we can do what we did before, where we split it, delete it, or we can just simply go like this to extend it or this to make it shorter. However long we leave this clip on, for the top, the purple one, is how long it's going to stay on screen. Maybe I'll do a nice little welcome, as well as my audio coming through welcoming them for visual aspects. Hello, welcome to my video. [BACKGROUND] You can see right there, it's very nice. Then as a beginner, one last thing you might like to do is try and add some cool graphics. Now, for every single thing it's going to be different or add a few pictures to your video. The final thing in this class for beginner editing is adding a picture to your video, i.e, known as a graphic. Let's say I had a social media logo or a photo on my computer that I wanted to add to my video, simply all you do is find the file of that logo or picture and drag and drop that down onto the timeline. Now again, we can then move this around by dragging and dropping it while we are on the arrow tool and it's there. It lasts for as long as we select it, so I can make it shorter. But the problem is, it's far too big. What do we do when it's far too big? In Premiere Pro, we're going to click on it, so we've highlighted the logo we've just added, we're going to click on Position, it then brings up this box. We're going to make it smaller by dragging and then we're going to drag this to the side wherever we want it. I quite like placing things in the bottom right. Then we can see we've really build the foundations of our videos and now I'm simply going to play the whole video. [BACKGROUND] We've got split clip up here and boom, it flows really well. If you're a complete beginner, just do this the style with when you're editing your videos. If you want to learn a bit more, I'd recommend checking out my full course. How do get logos and stuff like that? Just go on Google and type in logo PNG or logo transparent background. Just trust me and that will sort you out. Thank you for watching the short editing class. Let's move on to the next class and remember what you want to do if you want to learn more about editing, go on my channel, Skillshare channel. Thank you. 8. How to Title YouTube Video & Youtube Video Descriptions & Video Tags: Welcome to class 7. Now, in this class we are going to be looking at YouTube video titles, description, and tags. It's the next thing in the process of creating YouTube content. Once we've edited the video and film, then obviously we've got the equipment and channel direction. The next thing to do is to upload your first video to your channel, and simply once we export the video file from last class where we edited our video, once we edit it, we finished with editing, we export the file that then goes back onto our computer and we drag and drop that file into the upload section on YouTube or we click the ''Create button'' in the top right-hand corner or the Upload button, select our file, and then it'll bring up this page right here, which you can see. We've got our video, we've got our title description and tags which are empty, and then we've got our thumbnail right here. Let's start with the thumbnail. A thumbnail is basically a picture that is going to draw your viewers into your video. I've made a separate class again on how to create engaging thumbnails, it is done in Photoshop, I'd recommend you check that out. But for an example right here, we can see I've done one-quarter brutally honest review of University of Leeds, and we've got me looking shocked. We've added some emojis, and we've added some question marks and logo for Leeds and some pictures of the town. A thumbnail is designed to give the viewer an idea of what the university is about. You can see it's about Leeds, it's about the town, the student life, it's about the nightlife, and it's actually good. It's me looking a bit confused, I'm enticing views. I'm basically been a bit sneaky and enticing them in. Let's go and this is a case study [MUSIC]. As well as that, we can see I've got my description and my title right here. In my title, the title is going to reflect exactly what your video is about. So if my video was about a review of Leeds, then you can see it right here, brutally honest review of the University of Leeds. I've got review of the University of Leeds, is Leeds uni worth the hype? Basically, what I've done here is I've got exactly what that video is about, University of Leeds, is it good or is it bad essentially? But I've also added two keywords at the front here that are going to entice viewers in because it's not just any overview of University of Leeds, it's a brutally honest one, so it really helps the video stand out. When you're titling your videos, I'll have exactly what it's about, and I'd also have two key words that draw the viewers in. So if this was, let's say, for example, a review of vitamin C tablets, I'll be like brutally [NOISE] honest review of vitamin C tablets from Argos 2022. I've really made this up, but we can see right here, it's exactly what the video is, a review of vitamin C tablets from Argos. We've got the year to show it's new, and then we've also got two key words here that could be brutally honest or something like a very strange review of vitamin C tablets. Something that's unique, that is going to draw viewers in to the video. Now again, another thing I'd like to do is, let's say I was making a vitamin C video, I'd like to go on YouTube and search a vitamin C, and then I would like to see what people have been searching for in the search engine, because this is all search engine results, people have been searching for vitamin C serum, vitamin C capsules, foods, cream, tablets, can, face wash. Then, depending on what my video is about, I would like to try and include a lot of these search engine terms inside of my description right here, and possibly inside of my title if possible. But let's say that's the title for now. When it comes to the description, you want to describe your video, so it maybe a [NOISE] review of the new vitamin C tablets from Argos that are designed to help improve your skin. Now, I might have a new sentence, vitamin C capsules from Argos, vitamin C serum to improve your skin. I hope you can see here what I'm doing, I'm describing my video, exactly what the video is, but I'm also using a lot of words that are in the search engine and search terms for vitamin C. Because by doing this, when people search for the search terms, my video's going to pop up. So really, the title and description are used for drawing viewers in and getting in the search engine. So the title make it clicky, make it intriguing, very strange, and also say what it is. Then, the description, again, say what the video is, be honest. But also try and include sentences that describe your video that have search terms in and key to search and key words in. So key words for vitamin C video would be vitamin C, health, skincare, vitamins, homemade and barriers, stuff like that. So make sure you try and include them in your description. Thumbnail, we've covered that. Then for tags, the same thing, if we're making a video on vitamin C, vitamin C serum, all stuff like that. I've got a little plug-in called vidIQ that shows me some similar key words to vitamin C; vitamin C benefits, vitamin C serum, and I'll just keep adding all stuff like vitamin C, stuff like search terms, the best vitamin C diets, best all vitamins 2022, is vitamin C good for you? Sorry about my spelling, I can't actually see my keyboard because of the mic. But you understand what I'm doing, my tags as well, I'm adding sort of like things that people are going to be searching for, key words, all stuff like that. Now, once you've done this for the title, the description, and tags, you've created a thumbnail. We're simply going to go next. It doesn't include a paid promotion, it's not made for kids. Next. Next. As a beginner, simply click that ''Publish'' button, ''Save''. If you want to schedule it, click schedule, choose a date to upload it. As a beginner, that's where I'm going to leave you. That is what I believe you need to do when uploading your video, it will then be on your channel, and you're on your way to your YouTube journey. If you'd like to see an intermediate class of this, please do let me know. 9. The Beginner YouTuber Class Project!: Welcome to the class project. Now for this course, you've obviously learned lots of different things that are of YouTube and being a YouTuber. For the class project, I would like you to use all of those things and create your own channel. I want you to include your YouTube channel name with your branding, a display patron channel art, which is in line with this. I then want you to create a filming set up in your house, and then film a YouTube video and upload it to YouTube with a title description and tags. Then send me a screenshot of your channel with a link to that channel where I can watch your video. If you would like to do this, I will then give you feedback on your channel art or channel banner, your video, and your title and descriptioning because I feel like having that experience and my experience on your first video, it will go a long way to helping you become a better YouTuber in the longer term. Please do have a go at the class project. If you do get stuck, have a look at the screenshot attached to it and have a look at my channel,, and you'll be able to see exactly what my channel is like and how I've gone about it all these years. Definitely have a go on the class project. I look forward to seeing your work. 10. Conclusion & Thank You!: So thank you very much for watching today's course. I hoped you enjoyed it and I hoped you learned lots. If you did, please do leave a review. To conclude, we've gone over exactly what you need to do when starting out on YouTube. Create your own channel, have a clear channel brand, have a great filming setup, know how to be engaging when you're filming a video. Then uploading that video, including lots of key search terms. That will really send you on your way for starting out on YouTube and it will really help get you going when creating your channel. Thank you for taking today's course. Please do leave a review if you did enjoy it, and if you have any questions at all, leave them down below in the discussion because I will answer them and I'll try to give you lots of feedback. But man, I love YouTube. There's something so satisfying about it. I also enjoy helping you guys because if I'd had the same sort of advice and if I'd had sat down and watched all of my courses on my Skillshare channel, from video editing in Premiere Pro to Photoshop, to how to write YouTube scripts, to this one, I promise you, I would have been so much quicker at expanding my channel because I would've had so much more knowledge and expertise on the areas. So if you are here, congratulations, you're on the journey to, I think, giving yourself the best possible chance of becoming successful on YouTube. I just want to say, yeah, great job. Thank you. Hopefully you check out my channel on Skillshare, and my YouTube channel, and please do check out my other courses because I feel like they really help you if you enjoyed this one. Thank you. Take care.