My First in Person, Youtube Video Experience.

So, I finally got my first Youtube video up, well, not my first, but my first one with me in the video! And you know what? I really enjoyed it. Sure I was up til 3 or 4 am 2 nights in a row trying to get it done, but it was actually perfect doing it that way because with 3 boys in the house during the day, there’s no way I could have got it done without you being able to hear kids yelling or saying “Mommmmy!” in the background¬† ūüėȬ† So I have to do my videos after hours!

I usually hate seeing myself on video and hearing my voice, but this one turned out really well I think. The first take I did, I had my hair up in a ponytail and my husband watched part of it and suggested I’d look better with my hair down and that I reminded him of that blond girl off of Big Bang Theory. I can’t remember her name since I don’t watch it very much, but she’s the one that’s married to the astronaut guy. Anyway, I think I was trying to be too chipper or something, so the next take I tried to relax and be more myself.

So if you’ve been thinking about getting a youtube video up and you’re a little scared to show your face or talk in front of the camera, my advice is, just do it! I did mine late at night while everyone was sleeping so I’d be alone and noone would hear me. I am much more comfortable that way.

It’s not as bad as you think. I am naturally a shy person and hate getting up in front of people, but over the years, I have conquered that fear many times by just making myself do it! You can do it if you really want to! And with a Youtube video, you are not in front of a crowd when you record it, so just have fun. You can to as many takes as you need to to get it right and get more comfortable.

Also, I did my video in a few sections so if you need to stop and take a break, you can always do it in sections and then just use a neat transition effect when you go to edit the video. I use iMovie on our Mac and I love it. There are some cool effects you can use and it makes it really easy to edit your videos and then you can upload it to Youtube right from iMovie.

For the video camera, we bought ours from Amazon last year and it has been a wonderful video camera! I really like the sound quality on my video, since I had heard that you may want to use a microphone to get the best sound for your video. But I think this little camcorder did just find. It has a wonderful picture quality too and does great for action also. The video camera I use is the Panasonic HDC SD-60 (SD-80 I think is the newer version)

So get going and get that Youtube video done! Just do it, and I know you’ll be happy you did! I know I was :)

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