Post-Camp Info: TubeStars Video Production

Thank you for joining us for a wonderful week at TubeStars Tech Camp!

If you are interested in continuing to produce videos here are some video production resources and info on how to purchase them. Many of these resources we in Tech Camp.

Please note that to make YouTube videos you will not need all of these items. However, there are elements like lighting and a quality camera that will increase the quality level of your videos.

List of Video Production Resources

  • Video editing software
  • Video camera (or other digital camera)
  • Lighting
  • YouTube Account.

Video Editing Software – Free Version

Shotcut is the software we have the kids use to edit their videos in post-production. Campers used many features of the software, including adding graphics, inserting text, change speed, and transitions.

A Camera Is A Key Video Production Resource

A video camera is a key element to making YouTube videos on your own. In Tech Camp, we use a high-definition webcam for image quality and versatility. The camera you use should have the ability to capture and transfer video. While you can use the camera built-in to your computer a webcam like this one lets you be more versatile with angles.

Webcams range in price from $20 to over $500. However, we recommend the one in the link above because it strikes a nice balance between cost and versatility. Smartphone cameras can also be used to shoot videos for YouTube. However, sometimes the quality of sound or video is sacrificed.

Lighting the Video

Ring Light for Video Production

Good lighting is an aspect of Video Production that can turn your YouTube videofrom good to great. In Tech Camp the kids use ring lights to help illuminate either themselves or the items they are presenting. We find this really enhances the quality of the video.

Getting the Video Seen

In order to share videos on YouTube, you will need a YouTube account. Setting up a YouTube account is quick, free, and easy. We have developed a blog article that can help you through the process entitled, “My Child Wants Their Own YouTube Channel, Now What?

Note: Kids must be 13 years of age or older to have their own YouTube account but a parent may create an account for their child if they are under 13 years of age.

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