Thank you for joining us for a wonderful week at TubeStars Tech Camp!
If you are interested in continuing your video production education below is information about how to purchase the technologies we use in Tech Camp.
Please note that there are several things you need to make high-quality YouTube videos. You will need:
- Video editing software
- Video camera (or other digital camera)
- YouTube Account.
Download Video Editing Software
- Shotcut Free (used in Tech Camp)
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.
Purchase a Video Camera
You’ll also need a video camera to start 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.
Webcams range in price from $20 to over $500. However, we recommend the one in the link above because we feel it strikes a nice balance between cost and versatility. Smartphone cameras can also be used to shoot videos for YouTube but sometimes the quality is sacrificed.
Another aspect of making a good YouTube video is having good lighting. In Tech Camp we have the kids use ring lights to help illuminate either themselves or the items they are presenting in their videos, this really enhances the quality of the images.
Set-up a YouTube Account
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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